Thursday, February 20, 2003

Oh please. This is getting ridiculous. The boating industry claims an "Iraq" effect??? Once Iraq is settled, what is the next excuse not to hire workers or expand? Could it be that too many companies are miss-managed and don't have the knowledgeable workers to effectively do business in a recession based economy? In 2001 the excuse was Sept 11th. Then the excuse was Enron. Now it is Iraq. What's the next excuse corporate America-excessive duct tape supplies flooding the market? Corporations have to get it through their heads that once people start working again (i.e. quit shedding jobs in a knee-jerk fashion) people will buy boats. It really is a simple equation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Iraq and the Economy.
Oh please. This is getting ridiculous. The boating industry claims an "Iraq" effect??? Once Iraq is settled, what is the next excuse not to hire workers or expand? Could it be that too many companies are miss-managed and don't have the knowledgeable workers to effectively do business in a recession based economy? In 2001 the excuse was Sept 11th. Then the excuse was Enron. Now it is Iraq. What's the next excuse corporate America-excessive duct tape supplies flooding the market? Corporations have to get it through their heads that once people start working again (i.e. quit shedding jobs in a knee-jerk fashion) people will buy boats. It really is a simple equation.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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The war on terrorism should not have begun on September the 11th. It should have not begun on August 1998 or in New York 1993 (The first trade center attack). It should have began when Islamic fundamentalist (Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini) issued a fatwa against British novelist Salman Rushdie for writing a book.

According the Iranian government’s logic, this fatwa cannot be reversed because its original issuer (Khomeini) has since died.

The profoundly evil nature of this position should not be taken lightly. In fact, this act alone should have cause the level of uproar and condemnation that we see the world body undertaking today on the topic of terrorism. I do believe that this act on the part of the Iranian government (if you even want to give them that title since it assumes structure, logic and civil conduct) should not reflect on those who practice Islam and worship Allah who also recognizes this immoral act

One should not have to address another human being with reasons as to how evil this action of applying death sentences against another human being who has a difference of opinion.

Imagine if our world existed using the same logic practiced by the Iranian government. Suppose, as a result of viewing an Anti-American protest in Tehran, the President of the United States issued his own fatwa and with the arsenal of the United States military, launched multiple nuclear missiles at Iran?

Would the world recoil and shame or confront the United States? I would surely hope so. But, because the United States is not guided by the same logic as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, those in power in Iran can sleep easy at night.

This act by Iran was a clear indication of what the free world continues to face because of the after effects of European colonialism and religious fanaticism.


Monday, February 17, 2003

[2/16/2003 8:37:29 AM | John Mackey]
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Today I asked myself, is my existence and the existence of the world going to be overrun by forces that can only work in mob rule and advocate simplistic and irrational objectives? Slowly this world that I exist in is returning to the state of primitiveness that we equate with the Middle Ages (“Dark Ages”). The forces are guided by an organization whose aims and motives are conspiratorial at best. This organization pretends that their political interest is in securing peace through the avoidance of war. This claim is an insult to my fellow countrymen who died as a result of another group of savages’ declaration of war on my country and its existence. This organization is the so-called United Nations. Never in my life have I felt so exasperated by the political manipulation and out-right treachery forged by the European countries that once claimed to be allies. How many times must America remind its reluctant allies that they exist because of our overly altruistic support? Whether or not those protesters marching in the streets today in the capitals or Europe would like to remember, but they cannot deny the level of suffering that would have befallen them had the Soviets or the Nazis claimed their own countries as territory (i.e. France and Western Germany). The anti-Americanism as well as the anti-Semitism that now occupies Europe is astounding and shocking. These Europeans claim that President Bush is the problem with the world, that he is a cowboy bent on world domination. Let me say here what needs to be said to the Europeans. Your culture, your failed and pathetic political systems killed upwards of 70 million people in the 20th Century alone. The question of Iraq is simple. Do we allow an unstable civilization (the Middle East) the opportunity to advance their capabilities to destroy the West so as to appease their own internal feelings of inequality? To the millions of people marching today in Europe and else where (including my own country) I ask them if they have bothered to ask the Kurds, the Iranians, the Iraqi people and the Kuwaitis if Saddam Hussein is worth defending and marching in solidarity? Maybe we should ask the Israeli people how they feel knowing that he acquired those weapons to actually destroy the state of Israel? I ask the protesters, do you want to support a man who can achieve the goals of men like Hitler and Stalin? After all, wasn’t it the political culture of Europe that provided the means to do so? Let us not forget that war was declared on America first (as I include Iraq in the same category as Islamic terrorists). I don’t want to give the impression that I find war as an admirable course of action. The rational and compassionate mind knows better. However, the only rational system produced by man (capitalism and democracy) is being threatened as we speak. The sad irony is that we are now also threatened by the very organization that our rational system created-The United Nations

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Today I asked myself, is my existence and the existence of the world going to be overrun by forces that can only work in mob rule and advocate simplistic and irrational objectives? Slowly this world that I exist in is returning to the state of primitiveness that we equate with the Middle Ages (“Dark Ages”). The forces are guided by an organization whose aims and motives are conspiratorial at best. This organization pretends that their political interest is in securing peace through the avoidance of war. This claim is an insult to my fellow countrymen who died as a result of another group of savages’ declaration of war on my country and its existence. This organization is the so-called United Nations. Never in my life have I felt so exasperated by the political manipulation and out-right treachery forged by the European countries that once claimed to be allies. How many times must America remind its reluctant allies that they exist because of our overly altruistic support? Whether or not those protesters marching in the streets today in the capitals or Europe would like to remember, but they cannot deny the level of suffering that would have befallen them had the Soviets or the Nazis claimed their own countries as territory (i.e. France and Western Germany). The anti-Americanism as well as the anti-Semitism that now occupies Europe is astounding and shocking. These Europeans claim that President Bush is the problem with the world, that he is a cowboy bent on world domination. Let me say here what needs to be said to the Europeans. Your culture, your failed and pathetic political systems killed upwards of 70 million people in the 20th Century alone. The question of Iraq is simple. Do we allow an unstable civilization (the Middle East) the opportunity to advance their capabilities to destroy the West so as to appease their own internal feelings of inequality? To the millions of people marching today in Europe and else where (including my own country) I ask them if they have bothered to ask the Kurds, the Iranians, the Iraqi people and the Kuwaitis if Saddam Hussein is worth defending and marching in solidarity? Maybe we should ask the Israeli people how they feel knowing that he acquired those weapons to actually destroy the state of Israel? I ask the protesters, do you want to support a man who can achieve the goals of men like Hitler and Stalin? After all, wasn’t it the political culture of Europe that provided the means to do so? Let us not forget that war was declared on America first (as I include Iraq in the same category as Islamic terrorists). I don’t want to give the impression that I find war as an admirable course of action. The rational and compassionate mind knows better. However, the only rational system produced by man (capitalism and democracy) is being threatened as we speak. The sad irony is that we are now also threatened by the very organization that our rational system created-The United Nations