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  • A Less Reluctant Empire

    Any thoughts?

    Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with the website, but it didn't seem too partisan, one way or another, at first sight, although one never nows, with all the national (political) AND international (war-related) propaganda going on at this time.

  • #2
    This is kind of unrelated but also interesting


    • #3
      While we are discussing politics, I received this in my e-mail from a friend. I can not verify the accuracy of these claims and statements but thought them to be interesting:

      Ahhh, the hypocrisy of politics, isn't it great??

      You should send this to everybody in your address book----
      Shortly after reading the following e-mail content, I happened to look at
      the label of a jar of Heinz sandwich slice pickles. Yep...."Made in
      Mexico". Check some of your Heinz products.

      "Sen. John Kerry keeps talking about U.S. corporations leaving this
      country and setting up shop in foreign countries, taking thousands of jobs
      with them. He is right, because that has happened. However, he is trying to
      blame it on George W. Bush.

      As far as I know, Bush has not moved one factory out of this country
      because he is not the owner of a single factory.

      That cannot be said about Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
      According to the Wall Street Journal, the Kerrys own 32 factories in
      Europe and 18 in Asia and the Pacific. In addition, their company, the Heinz
      Company, leases four factories in Europe and four in Asia. Also, they
      own 27 factories in North America, some of which are in Mexico and the

      I wonder how many hundreds of American workers lost their jobs when
      these plants relocated in foreign countries. I also wonder if the workers in
      Mexico and Asia are paid the same wages and benefits as workers in the
      United States.

      Of course they're not. However, Kerry demands that other companies that
      relocate should pay the same benefits they did in the U.S. Why does he
      not demand this of the Heinz Company, since he is married to the owner?

      If Kerry is elected, will he and his wife close all those foreign factories
      and bring all those jobs back to America? Of course they won't. They're
      making millions off that cheap labor.

      Just a little political "food for thought".....


      • #4
        Bugsie, check out the US news and Wrold Report June 7th pp56-57 a nice article by Niall Ferguson.


        • #5
          Mac1, you are right about the Heinz issue, but after all, the Kerry-Heinz relationship makes Carwile-Matalin look like ideologic harmony.