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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 01:02 AM
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22. Is that what the problem is??
The Dubai ports company is a publicly owned company as opposed to privately owned? Because we've had plenty of publicly owned companies here like Qantas and Telstra, and I've strongly opposed the govt selling them off every time they shed more and more of those companies. Anyway, I'm now wondering if some of the ire is because publicly owned companies don't seem to exist in the US and are seen as kind of socialist, and Americans seem to think that the govt actually gets in there and gets its hands dirty operating these companies....

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  -Hypocrisy at DU? (UAE) Charlie Brown  Feb-22-06 12:36 AM   #0 
  - Have you read ANY of the posts about this?  FreedomAngel82   Feb-22-06 12:37 AM   #1 
  - Apparently not...  Mayberry Machiavelli   Feb-22-06 12:43 AM   #6 
  - Why does ANY OTHER COUNTRY have control of our ports?  stickdog   Feb-22-06 03:22 AM   #49 
  - I haven't read all the posts on DP but I find there are many more  Crazy Guggenheim   Feb-22-06 12:39 AM   #2 
  - fancy meeting you in here  Wetzelbill   Feb-22-06 01:40 AM   #40 
  - Nationwide all day long almost everybody has voiced concern for  Old Crusoe   Feb-22-06 12:41 AM   #3 
  - Is it hypocrisy for me to just WISH that the Israeli's operated our ports?  XOKCowboy   Feb-22-06 12:41 AM   #4 
  - Yeah! Why can't everyone just trash the UAE?  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 12:43 AM   #5 
  - If this had been an Egyptian or Jordanese firm  Charlie Brown   Feb-22-06 12:47 AM   #9 
     - Sorry, but I don't believe that...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 12:50 AM   #11 
        - so, what do you think of UAE's treatment of gay couples?  Charlie Brown   Feb-22-06 12:52 AM   #14 
        - What the fuck does that have to do with the ports contract???  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 12:53 AM   #15 
        - So perhaps Bin Laden Construction should bid on Levee contracts in NO?  philarq   Feb-22-06 12:57 AM   #19 
           - or maybe the US govt could bid on it?  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 01:03 AM   #24 
  - I agree with you!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 12:45 AM   #7 
  - Ditto.  beam me up scottie   Feb-22-06 12:50 AM   #12 
  - Yup.  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 01:12 AM   #31 
     - Well, as long as you're not blaming white straight christian men,  beam me up scottie   Feb-22-06 01:13 AM   #32 
        - I am bad that way...  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 01:20 AM   #35 
  - Exactly  FreedomAngel82   Feb-22-06 12:52 AM   #13 
  - No shock there...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 12:55 AM   #17 
     - and yet if this had been an Algerian, Lebanese, Jordanese or Iraqi firm  Charlie Brown   Feb-22-06 01:01 AM   #21 
     - You're not the only one who's brought this up.  beam me up scottie   Feb-22-06 01:06 AM   #26 
     - ..........  Crazy Guggenheim   Feb-22-06 01:11 AM   #30 
     - You didn't question the credentials - you made some ignorant comments...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 01:14 AM   #33 
        - um...  beam me up scottie   Feb-22-06 01:34 AM   #38 
           - And?  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 03:25 AM   #51 
     - Oh please...  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 01:02 AM   #23 
        - Uh. Gimme a break! ;)  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 01:11 AM   #29 
           - Puh-leaze!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 01:18 AM   #34 
              - Quit telling me I'm wrong about what I think...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 03:31 AM   #52 
                 - Oh the irony!!!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 03:56 AM   #54 
                    - But I haven't told you what you think, bta...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 04:20 AM   #55 
                       - Au contraire  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 04:37 AM   #57 
                          - Nowhere in that post did I mention yr opinion on the ports contracts...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 04:46 AM   #58 
                             - Spin it anyway you want...  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 05:07 AM   #60 
                                - I'm not spinning it at all...  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 05:14 AM   #61 
  - I read earlier about the real truth of this matter. If you  anitar1   Feb-22-06 12:46 AM   #8 
  - It has nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with security  melody   Feb-22-06 12:47 AM   #10 
  - Because a UAE company bought the company that provides the service.  MazeRat7   Feb-22-06 12:54 AM   #16 
  - Serious difference between P&O operating the ports and Dubai company  philarq   Feb-22-06 12:55 AM   #18 
  - Is that what the problem is??  Violet_Crumble   Feb-22-06 01:02 AM   #22 
  - And, needless to say, vice-versa...  regnaD kciN   Feb-22-06 12:58 AM   #20 
  - At least one wouldn't...  Behind the Aegis   Feb-22-06 01:04 AM   #25 
  - On DU? Yer kidding.  LittleClarkie   Feb-22-06 01:09 AM   #27 
  - I still haven't made up my mind on this issue..  flaminbats   Feb-22-06 01:10 AM   #28 
  - There is a GLOBOCORPORATIST perspective and a  stickdog   Feb-22-06 03:24 AM   #50 
  - If the Dutch and the French help us here in New Orleans, then FUCK the USA  Swamp Rat   Feb-22-06 01:34 AM   #36 
  - If Israel had gotten the deal  noblecooley   Feb-22-06 01:34 AM   #37 
  - Damn, dude!  beam me up scottie   Feb-22-06 01:36 AM   #39 
  - hmmm... this is an odd thread  Wetzelbill   Feb-22-06 01:41 AM   #41 
  - Oh, not really.  Bluebear   Feb-22-06 02:33 AM   #45 
  - Israel has done its share of deplorable things as well.....  physioex   Feb-22-06 01:55 AM   #42 
  - Does the Israeli government own its own corporations?  BuyingThyme   Feb-22-06 02:30 AM   #43 
  - You harp about Du a lot, ya know. nt  Bluebear   Feb-22-06 02:32 AM   #44 
  - The UAE is seven guys with absolute power  MADem   Feb-22-06 02:54 AM   #46 
  - And yet not only do some Duers defend them...  Dutch   Feb-22-06 07:25 AM   #65 
  - Setting up a straw dummy just to knock it down and  EST   Feb-22-06 03:02 AM   #47 
  - Nah  Charlie Brown   Feb-22-06 03:14 AM   #48 
  - The hypocrisy is that the US supports the UAE at all  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-22-06 03:34 AM   #53 
  - Because  noblecooley   Feb-22-06 04:27 AM   #56 
     - The UAE sure does have a lot to offer the US  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-22-06 05:59 AM   #64 
  - British, Arab, Israeli, or Chinese, the same concerns apply.  Eugene   Feb-22-06 05:05 AM   #59 
  - To answer your question: No  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-22-06 05:20 AM   #62 
  - That was the point, wasn't it?  Blue State Native   Feb-22-06 07:32 AM   #68 
  - Watching all this....  PsychoDad   Feb-22-06 05:36 AM   #63 
  - Hyperbole. Only the US should own and operate US ports.  HypnoToad   Feb-22-06 07:27 AM   #66 
  - Outsourcing on every level needs to be STOPPED. n/t  AzDar   Feb-22-06 07:30 AM   #67 
  - The hypocrisy is in the xenophobia that makes the UAE a bogeyman.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-22-06 07:41 AM   #69 
  - I'm gonna lock this.  Skinner   Feb-22-06 08:01 AM   #70 

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