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I take it none of you have posted want to join? Oh, ok, then this thread shouldn't interest you. Thanks anyway.

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Despite the current debate over FYT threads, this is still a messageboard where discussion and disagreement are welcome and expected. If you post it then be prepared for disagreement, that's the trade-off.
 

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So strange. The second link you gave, DallasChildren, only one 'Political Activist' link that worked for that site! Every other 'Political Activist' site was down.

The site also tells me to boycott 'Hollywood movies' because they 'promote liberals and their immorality' (I guess those are forever linked in the minds of conservatives, DallasChildren??) but another link from the site tells me how great Mel Gibson is with his 'The Passion of Christ'.

I'm lost. And immoral! But not immortal. Thank you and good night.

But wait, I wanna know how CNBC 'undermines capitalism and America'! Ha. That's one mighty force, that CNBC. Undermining a whole country and all.

And 'German products' also 'undermine America'. Forget OBL, it's the Kinder eggs that brought the fall of the Western superpower.
 

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Hey Briss...how about them Packers? Have you got your cheesehead hat ready?
OT: Thanks for the interest.
Umm, I don't have a cheesehead, although some would say my head is full of holes. I'm a wee bit worried about the Pack, it seems the coach is losing control of the team a bit, and people are still sore about the collapse in the Philly playoff game last year. I suppose we'll see if the Big Tuna is the real deal this year, eh?
 

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I'm afraid you are incorrect in assuming I like the Dallas Cowboys
.....and that my ID means I am from Dallas...hmmmmm...ok, I'll let you think that.
Maybe I'll see ya around at Clarke Hinkle........
 

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Dallaschildren, your first site has a link to these guys, http://www.economyincrisis.com/, & my oh my, aren't there some interesting articles there!!

"Multinational corporations have too much power" by Lynne Slawsky. a few excerpts:

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* Nearly 50 percent of the world's top economies are MNCs.
# 70 percent of all global trade is controlled by just 500 MNCs.
# 50 percent of all foreign direct investment is controlled by only 1 percent of the world's MNCs.
# 50 percent of all consumer durables, automotive parts, airlines, aerospace, electronics, electricity, and steel is controlled by just 5 MNCs.
# 40 percent of all oil, personal computers, and media is controlled by 5 MNCs.
followed by a list of corporations advising the 'World' Trade Organisation.

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On MNCs' expansive influence over WTO
* Members of WTO Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations: IBM, AT&T, Bethelehem Steel, Time Warner, Corning, Bank of America, American Express, Scott Paper, Dow Chemical, Boeing, Eastman, Mobil Oil, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, to name a few.
* Members of WTO Intellectual Property Committee: Pfizer, IBM, DuPont, General Electric, to name a few.
Now this article was about how the US is losing power because there are too many multinational corporations trying to undermine the trading power of the US via the WTO, but I find it absolutely fascinating that, unless I'm mistaken, every single one of those companies listed as having influence over the WTO is an American company. So much for the World Trade Organisation. I agree with the author in this article, the WTO is a corrupt organisation.

And there's more at that website....

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If you are broke and out of work, committing a crime may seem like the only way to support yourself or your family. At least that seems to be the response from many people who find themselves faced by that situation.
Whoa. you don't mean to say that poor people commit crimes out of desperation?? And here I just thought they were all just stupid & lazy & didn't want to work..... (& yes, I'm being sarcastic).

Now, I've actually got no idea what sort of political agenda the Economy in Crisis website has, but I think it's interesting because it shows how diverse opinion is on both sides of the political spectrum. I say that, DC, because I'm pretty firmly in the radical 'lefty' box, & I know that you are on record as being more of a 'righty'- yet there are political positions where we might find ourselves in agreement.... fascinating.
 
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