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  • x2073 x2073 Apr 11, 2005 7:55 PM Flag

    outsourcing is good

    It kills unions - a good thing. It lets people buy better things for less so they have money for haircuts, going to the movies and so forth. It creates jobs. here (and there). Is a win win for everybody.

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    • Yup my bad, unlike some folks I can admit when I am wrong instead of putting people on ignore.

      I do have a question though, goes along with your post I quoted,

      If Iraq did NOT have WMD then why were they bribing the UN weapons inspectors. I never could figure that one out.

    • YO TJ I thought you had me on ignore!!!!


      Did you ever pay that guys $10?

    • Hey, stupid, that's what France CONTRIBUTED, not what they RECEIVED. DOH!!

    • payments on the statue of liberty

    • We all aren't like you... we are not in the Mafia... We don't have the "under the table" income you have.

    • Looks like they have outsourced your mind.

    • TJ wrote
      Last time I checked, France was not a recipient of foreign aid from the U.S. Also, last time I checked France was 100% right about Iraq, and the U.S. was 100% wrong. So maybe you'd be better off to temper your temper and ask yourself this question: Should we have maybe waited and allowed the UN inspectors to continue inspecting, as France advised? We'd be $300 billion dollars richer today, we'd have 1,500 soldiers still alive, and we'd have not killed about 15,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. Maybe the French weren't so wrong after all.
      ********************************************

      Wrong again, as usual,

      www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Debt/USAid.asp
      Check out what France got in 2003, looks to me to be about 7+ BILLION OR .41% of our GNP...

    • This was required reading in Government class back in 1965!... Ferndale High School!.. Damn!

    • Well, some minds are more easily boggled than others. You live in a society of plenty. When you live in a society where starving to death is a very real possibility, and something like half the workforce is unemployed, you'd find the Communist Manifesto more compelling reading, I'm sure.

    • You: "I'm really tired of half the world leaning on this country for aid, then spitting on Americans afterwards."

      We spend less than 1/2 of 1% of our budget on foreign aid. That's less than 1/2 of a penny from each dollar you pay in Federal tax. Think that's too much to pay? Well, I disagree. First off, we have a moral duty to help the poor. We are rich not solely by our own effort, but by the grace of God as well. How greedy can we possibly be that we'd allow the rest of the world to starve so we can live a tiny bit better, when we already live better than everybody else on the planet?

      You: "It is time to turn our backs on those who spite us, like France."

      Last time I checked, France was not a recipient of foreign aid from the U.S. Also, last time I checked France was 100% right about Iraq, and the U.S. was 100% wrong. So maybe you'd be better off to temper your temper and ask yourself this question: Should we have maybe waited and allowed the UN inspectors to continue inspecting, as France advised? We'd be $300 billion dollars richer today, we'd have 1,500 soldiers still alive, and we'd have not killed about 15,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. Maybe the French weren't so wrong after all.

      You: "England is our only true friend and ally."

      Why? Because they supported a wrongheaded decision? If you want to go out and cheat on your wife, and one of your friends says "don't do it" and the other one says "yea, go ahead, I'll give you an alibi," which one do you think is your true friend?

      You: "We rebuilt Japan after WWII with American tax money. So now they copy our best ideas, improve on them and sell them back to us cheaper than we can produce them."

      I agree, but so what? Should Japan do less than its best just because of WWII and the aftermath? Are you suggesting that they should only put forth 50% of their effort because of that? Maybe you're more UAW than you want to admit! "Do the bare minimum so you don't look too good." My goodness, just because Japan excels is no reason the U.S. can't too. It's not a zero sum game.

      You: "We as a nation of honest hard working people, really need to take a good look at those nations which call themselves our friends and allies."

      We need to take a more fundamental look, and ask ourselves "are we really as honest and hardworking as we think we are?" I suspect the answer is no. Clearly, if you are one of the thousands of innocent Iraqis who are now dead, I don't think you see Americans as being all that honest. We invaded their country on the pretext of them having weapons of mass destruction, which some of our intelligence community said all along they did not have. We have backed dictatorships and fascist rulers for decades when doing so was in our best financial interest. Maybe we're not as good-hearted as you seem to think we are. A little soul searching is always good for the individual; maybe it's good for the country too.

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