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Smile at Me-World Peace via International Friendship

[ Thursday, October 07, 2004 ]

 

Outsourcing

By now you have heard that there is going to be a shortage of flu vaccine in the U.S. this winter. The factory that produces the bulk of our supply, an overseas factory, is contaminated and must shut down. This leads to two questions. If we can't re-import American made medicine from overseas why are we importing medicine made overseas at all? I'll leave that loaded query for another day. The more important question is why we are leaving ourselves dependent on overseas production of essential products when we don't have enough jobs here in the U.S. for everyone who wants to work?
It isn't only medicine. Japan is asking for restrictions on arms exports to be lifted from them. That way they can produce parts of a new U.S. millitary missle system. Forget about a sagging aerospace industry in this country,
give the jobs to an overseas plant that would be vulnerable to attack from North Korean missles. Missles that couldn't, at this time, reach plants in the U.S.
There are a lot of levels that the logic of outsourcing fails on. It might make more sense if we could follow the money, but that's a shell game that is beyond the average citizen.

David Blaine [1:32 PM]

[ Sunday, October 03, 2004 ]

 

Fighting for God and Country

In the beginning God made man,
but man couldn’t understand God,
so man created god in man’s
own image. Then man wanted a box
to hold this new god, so he invented
religion. Wars were fought over
religion, and man thought that war
was good, so another box was invented,
politics. This is how the mantra grew,
"god and country". Then there were two
excuses to fight wars.
Now it is time for moral people
to reject this box mentality,
to let God out of the box of religion
and into peoples hearts; to let people
out of the box of politics, release people
from geographic borders of man’s making
and let brothers and sisters live in peace
around the globe.
But the evil ones want us in the box.
They say,
"War is good business, invest your son. "
It may be time for a new war,
time to burn the boxes.

David Blaine [6:11 PM]