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US ditches plans to restrict access to technology
| Dec. 13, 2005
| Edward Alden
Posted on 12/13/2005 11:50:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
The US administration will reject proposals to restrict foreign researchers' access to militarily sensitive US technologies on the basis of their country of birth.
Dave McCormick, US under¡©secretary of commerce, writes in today's Financial Times that the administration has decided not to change the current standard, which bases the restrictions on an individual's most recent citizenship or permanent residence.
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He says: "We believe that by acquiring permanent residency or citizenship in another country, foreign nationals have demonstrated strong ties to their adopted country and are subject to rigorous screening processes by our closest allies."
The decision will be greeted with relief by US universities and big companies, which had feared the administration would impose restrictions that would make it particularly difficult to employ Chinese nationals.
The commerce department's inspector-general had warned last year that current regulations inadequately protected sensitive US technologies and knowledge from transfer to China and other potential US adversaries.
US security agencies have also been pushing to tighten the rules, fearing that some Chinese were using citizenship or residence in allied countries to gain access to controlled US technologies with military applications.
The proposal would have forced US companies and universities to apply for an export licence before sharing such technologies with anybody born in China or other controlled countries, such as Iran and Syria.
But US universities, where most science and engineering graduate students are foreign-born, said the regulations would be costly, difficult to implement, and would effectively bar many foreign researchers.
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Damn it. This is what happens when U.S. technology is stolen by foreigners.
posted on 12/13/2005 11:54:58 PM PST
by peyton randolph
(Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
I realize thaat we've probably already lost most of the jewels but this still seems stupid.
This is one of those times I just want to throw my hands up in the air and scream.
posted on 12/13/2005 11:59:06 PM PST
(Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
speechless I am
posted on 12/14/2005 12:00:13 AM PST
*sigh* *pours drink in honor of those that still defend our freedom, while being stabbed in the back*
posted on 12/14/2005 12:00:49 AM PST
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
--Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 BC
posted on 12/14/2005 12:08:04 AM PST
To: catbertz; All
lets just do away with security clearances altogether, they are icky and racist /SARC
posted on 12/14/2005 12:09:09 AM PST
Permission to use part of your quote for my new and improved tagline?
posted on 12/14/2005 12:10:13 AM PST
By all means. Shout if from the rooftops. Michael Savage quotes it from time to time, but it still rings true some 2,047 years later.
posted on 12/14/2005 12:13:33 AM PST
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." ........................... this is a great definition to define the Dem-go-rats/MSM/Liberals
posted on 12/14/2005 12:42:21 AM PST
by Prophet in the wilderness
(PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
To: peyton randolph
Can't read The Onion, it makes my eyes water (from laughing).
posted on 12/14/2005 12:50:21 AM PST
(A "democratic socialist" is just a communist who happens to be outgunned!)
To: peyton randolph
GW is pulling a Clinton. Remember the depy of energy.
posted on 12/14/2005 12:52:19 AM PST
("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
"The decision will be greeted with relief by US universities and big companies, which had feared the administration would impose restrictions that would make it particularly difficult to employ Chinese nationals.
And they are certainly in it together. Things have changed, folks. Corporations spend a heck of a lot of revenues to make sure that universities keep leftist policies. It's a consequence of employment, anti-family and labor policies over the past 25 years or so. ...example:
The following filed briefs in favor of "affirmative action" in the Michigan "Grutter v. Bollinger" (Michigan University) case. No one is pushing the corporations to do it. They started it, and they pay their own revenues to continue it.
American Bar Association
American Council on Education, et. al.
Civil Rights Project of Harvard University
Clinical Legal Education Association
Fortune 500 Corporations that filed briefs in favor of "affirmative action" for Michigan University
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
Ernst & Young
Johnson & Johnson
Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Proctor & Gamble
General Motors Corporation
Law Deans of Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, New York and Yale University, and University of Pennsylvania
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law
Michigan Attorney General
Michigan Public Officials
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, et. al.
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
Ohio State University
Thirty-six Faculty Members of The Ohio State University College of Law
UAW (International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers
posted on 12/14/2005 1:58:20 AM PST
("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
We're never going to learn.
I think the go-along-with-business-as-usual, leftist, beuracratic mentality in wWashington is so entrenched that it will probably take a massive strike on the capital that wipes it out before we can start to rebuild the mechanism of the Federal government from scratch before we can rectify the situation.
(Note: I specialize in run on sentences.)
posted on 12/14/2005 2:30:37 AM PST
(Murtha is a surrender monkey)
I guess this is what happens when a nation sell itself.
posted on 12/14/2005 3:03:35 AM PST
by The Duke
The Chinese are just stealing secrets that Americans are too lazy to steal.
Another "W" administration winner. He has a dead hand on the rudder of state.
posted on 12/14/2005 4:22:40 AM PST
Has the US governmnet ever heard the term "Sleeper Agents " ?
To: peyton randolph
The really sad thing is that nothing was learned from what the venona cables told about the WWII manhattan project.
Basically The russians learned from multiple sources in the Manhattan project about what was going on nearly as fast as roosevelt and truman.
posted on 12/14/2005 6:04:44 AM PST
We employ Red Chinese Communists - at our peril!!!
Here would be my simple rule - Red Chinese need not apply. (Overseas Chinese, on the other hand, no problem).
posted on 12/14/2005 8:51:52 AM PST
(Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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