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July 29, 2017



Made in America v Made in USA


A tiny tempest in a teapot turned up the other day: Trump noising about whether it was better to point to “Made in America” or “Made in USA”.  At the apparent behest of the bulk of the industry sorts in attendance [and their motivations may be open to conjecture], he leaned toward the “Made in America”.  This was allegedly largely because of the similarity with “Make America Great Again”.

But it’s wrong.

We think Trump is blowing it again.  He seems, to us, too often to do too little contemplation, too little serious thinking, before acting.  Action is often good; action without Reason tends to not work out well.  Like with the tweeting.  We’ve noted before that he might be ahead to put in at least twice as much thought to the processes and his engagement while reducing his output by half, at least resulting in providing fewer and more difficult targets for his opposition.

“America”, as a reference to The United States of America, is simply no longer a reasonable application of the term.  As we have long noted, the term “America” is most appropriately a reference that is hemispheric: there are about 3 dozen nations in The Americas  -- South, Central, and North --  and the peoples of each of those nations are, reasonably, “Americans”.  “America” worked and well, in an earlier day.  But geo-political and even economic realities have changed, as well as communications.  Today, there is ample cause to be more precise in language…which is why we operate as “Usann”, for “United States of America, Native or Naturalized” [and why we are open as well to the similar acronym of “Tusann”, for “The United States of America, Native or Naturalized”].

So, Mr. Trump, operate on the premise of “Made in The USA”.  Unless, of course, you actually intend to insult all the neighbors in the hemisphere by pretending they have no legitimate claim to the term “America” (and variants).


BTW, what may well be the best evidence we’ve ever come across in support of this position is an old piece of video of Obama being most awkward in a display of some discomfort as he fumbled in trying to find an appropriate phrasing, in making remarks following a meeting of The Organization of American States.  [It was quite comical.] 



We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”, largely designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the US to adopt positions in line with such.  Do you really want the UN telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?


Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution.  More, here.  Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site by way of our "Action Items" page to sign
[making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].

Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.

We need 100,000 signatures, and would rather have twice that  -- how about a half million?


We've a companion petition also accessible through the "Action Items" page with the objective of maintaining and even improving this petition access as a tool for responsive government [novel concept, huh?].  Signatures also requested for that one.





September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging.  Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.

This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections].  A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise.  [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]

Too often, we may go on too long.  We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.

One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time.  We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].


That will have to do for today: life interrupts.


Addendum, October 4, 2011

Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.

Addendum, October 6, 2011

We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.

Addendum, December 9, 2011

We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much.  Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first.  We hope this makes things easier for visitors.


Change is not sufficient; we need improvement.






(general) PLAN

Exercise integrity, and encourage others to do so: Support each other, and encourage others to do so;

Educate ourselves, and encourage others to do so; Use the term Usann, and encourage others to do so;

Resist tyranny, and encourage others to do so; Exercise authority over officials, and encourage others to do so;

And take the country back, one day, one moment, at a time.

Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.

We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.


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