lcabarney 11/30/08.....uneducated thoughts to yourself.....
If I were truely unschooled, I would not have voted for the right President to lead this country going forward in the midst of such chaos; but someone spouting a mean spirited view, as I had wrote, can obviously not see the forest for the Right Wing Hills of war profiteering. I have had a first hand view of what that is about; in 1965 I was thrust into a war to "keep the communists at bay",we didn't want them coming to our country disrupting our way of life,(as if). The first place we went to in South East Asia was a rubber tree plantation; I was told that if the "enemy" should target this for distruction we will quite certainly have to fight to hold this to the last man,(the graduate, "..remember plastics boy plastics..), these plantations were soon obsolete. Later that season after traversing many klicks and being involved in a skirmish requiring a dustoff for dead and gravely wounded; we arrived at our planned objective,just as the jungle suddenly ended. It was a moonless night, so even the blue light night scopes we used at the time were not clear as to all that we were seeing; so maintaining personal and radio silence, we set a listening post and individual fire zones, while waiting until dawn. Our initial orders were to move to the objective, set up and hold at all cost. The sun came up that morning and a Huey H1 arrived with a 50 caliper anti-aircraft machine gun and a dozen or so cases of mines and various explosives. Prior to the chopper landing we cleared and perimetered the area,revealing a previously dug reinforced gun emplacement directly in front of a French Coca Cola Headquarters and Bottling Plant; with huge digging and grading machines spread all over the makeshift clearing as though the drivers suddenly stopped them without completing there work. After a limited discussion as to how we would handle this situation, since casualties had occurred in getting here, without knowing what the "objective" was.... we set charges to all the outlying machinery and the factory, dismantled the machine gun and pulled back to the jungle and waited.... This obviously was not the end of the story but that is all that is necessary here. Yes even with our Tax Laws as they are; leaning more toward Big Business than to the Middle Class; Outsourcing brings greater profits for the Corporate CEO's and cronies and lower overhead; and in some cases less oversight as to how things are made. You add even more insult to what you would like to be a onesided statement on your part; after dubbing me reckless for aluding to Dickie and Halliburton and Blackwater etc.; you write about union busting so that the Corporations can reap even more excessive prifits. I have come late in life to this, but I am a Union man and now know without Unions in this country poor products and unbridled profiteering would be the norm not the exception. Yes we need more regulatory control over corporite greed and the Banking Industry as this bailout has helped greatly the Greed aspect of all this; since giving money without a directive as to how it is to be spent; buying up companies and pay out unearned Dividends to Stock Holders, and let's not mention the Junkets... History of the Human expierence tells us that given opportunities to do better makes most people optimistic; you seem to be laying a great deal of blame on main street for what was a Corporate Greed Grab and much of it Bate and Switch; check out the loss of jobs in our America; I am not surprised that people find it hard to pay their bills and Mortgages, shirking!!??? I don't pretend to know what planet you are living on, but I am here in the middle of this one, Bless America, Slainte'
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