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John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


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Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
For inquiries, please contact John Harding at jbharding@gmail.com.

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Manufacture in your own country – or die…

Buy American

Buy American

At the Cold War’s end, the aspirations of Middle Americans to preserve their country’s values collided with the profit motive of Corporate America.

President Eisenhower had warned America about the danger of the “military-industrial complex.” How right he was!

The Fortune 500 companies wanted to close factories in the USA and ship production abroad—where unions did not exist, regulations were light, taxes were low, and wages were a fraction of what they were here in America—plus their compliant lobby-run government gave them super tax breaks, even financing and guarantees against loss!

Corporate America was going global and getting rid of its American workforce, the best paid and most efficient on earth, and replace it with cheap foreign labor.

While manufacturing sought to move production abroad, hotels, motels, bars, restaurants, farms and construction companies that could not move abroad also wanted to replace their expensive American workers.

Thanks to our compliant government Corporate America got everything it wanted.

Tens of thousands of U.S. factories were shut down. Millions of their American workers were out of a job. Cheap, foreign-made goods poured in, killing the manufacturers who had stayed behind, loyal to their U.S. workers.

As U.S. businesses and services catering to the American consumer reaped the rewards of cheap foreign manufacturing, they too wanted to enjoy the benefits of cheap foreign labor. By backing of on the inflow of illegal immigrants, the government assisted them in replacing Americans with cheap foreign labor now working in America.

Since the early 90s, an estimated 40 million immigrants, legal and illegal, have entered the U.S. More Americans lost their jobs and the wages of those still working have stagnated for over twenty years—and still stagnate with no end in sight.

What was great for Corporate America, along with its owners, lobbyists, and even government officials was living death for the American worker.

Organizations such as GATT, and NAFTA were formed as alliances to let more foreign countries flood America with cheap goods mad with cheap labor.

Of course, all this makes no sense. How can Corporate America continue to profit, while the consumer market in America shrinks? Does Corporate America care? No, and why should they. Their money is in the bank, thanks to their exorbitant profits, outrageous salaries and sky-high bonuses.

And yet, the top one-percenters complain about America becoming a welfare state. What, on earth, did they expect?

The formula for the restoration on the American worker is no amnesty for illegals, and protective tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign goods into America, forcing Corporate America to manufacture in their own country—America—or die.

1 comment to Manufacture in your own country – or die…

  • JEFFGOH

    …THE NEOCONS PART OF THE ONE WORLD GOVT, PLUNDERS AND ENSLAVES THE MEN IN THE STREET. THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE WITHOUT THEM..

    THE SAME PEOPLE WHO DE-THRONED MORNARCHIES NOW SIT WHERE KINGS USED TO SIT.