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This is a Man and a Company that GETS IT! A celebration of what America should be about!

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 8:46 AM

I have made no secret of my distain for big businesses that put profit ahead of morality. Kind of like, all for me, and screw the rest of you. GSK is an extreme example, but it is happening far to often today, therefore my distain. I have never been a fan of this company , but not for the reason I gave, I'm just not a fan of yuppydom. (My new word)

Please, take time to read both articles. This man and the company he runs and represents are taking a huge risk, but you know what? They are right!

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/howard-sch...

http://www.starbucks.com/indivisible


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Both of you proved my point. It's wrong to condemn the whole, when it's only the few at fault.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 12:40 PM

Just a quick comment, Roy.

NO, the religious right will not justify the bombings of abortion clinics, etc. The ones who will try to justify it are no better than the zealots of other religions. They're just WRONG!!

-- Posted by texasred777 on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 11:28 AM

There are those who explanations as justification, you know who I am referring to. He won't comment on my blogs, thank God. Here we can have rational dialogue.

That about hits the nail on the head.

Look back at the bombings at abortion clinics, ambushes and murders of abortion providers, the religious right will justify it in a heartbeat.

Go figure.

Stay cool today.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 11:15 AM

Marvin, I never have tried to justify their actions, just simply provide a possible explanation for their actions and behaviors. Religious extremest of any sort can provoke very ungodly behavior.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 10:17 AM

I will Mike. Got yard work today, work work tonight.

Stay cool if you can. It was really nice chatting with you.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 9:09 AM

Be careful Mike, it almost sounds like you might agree with my assessment as why they hate us.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 7:03 AM

A simmering pot can take a long time to boil over. The Shah of Iran was most likely the straw that broke the camels back. Our continued support of royal dictatorships has done little to endear us to most in the middle east. Fanatics have a way to get otherwise rational people to act irrationally.

Lastly, what right do we have to dictate to other countries what form of government they should have?

We holler and scream a right to self determination, then purposely try to undermine or overthrow governments that we don't approve of, that are the people's choice. They decided what form of government they wanted. We need to butt out!

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 6:43 AM

Mike, look back in history, not the sterilized version we learned in school. Look at the old maps of the middle east, circa 1900, read about how we financed and orchestrated the overthrow of a Democratically elected government and installed a Dictator because that government was going to nationalize their oil industry and make us and the world pay a fair price for their oil. And you wonder why they hate us enough to fly airliners into buildings? They don't have the resources to wage conventional war against us, so it's hit and run or suicide attacks.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 7:27 PM

Don't forget big business. War makes great profits.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 7:56 PM

Mike, prior to Pearl Harbor, we did our best to stay out WW2. We made no pacts with the Japanese. They picked the fight. No one here on earth will ever know if anyone in authority knew the attack was coming. Lots of theory's, nothing else.

Now, on to Marvin. You are absolutely right! Put ankle bracelets and wires on all of them. Outlaw book deals, speaking engagements, positions in law practices, interest groups, etc. for 10 years after they serve their 6 year terms. President, 1 6 year term, Senator, 1 6 year term, Representative, 3 2 year terms. Blind trust all of them, including their families. Build a 535 unit apartment building, all 1 bedroom units. That is where they will live while in office.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 6:22 PM

I've watched that one a few times myself and went to it in a theater when it first came out, back in the early 70's. I'm thinking 71?

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 3:27 PM

Nope I vote my way! I read a lot of books more then newspapers. I also watch a lot of documentary movies. I'm reading a book now about the Kennedys when they were in the white house. I have many books about the Kennedys from the old man on down. I even have that PT 109 book.

I watched a movie last night about Tony Blair and his relationship with Bill Clinton. Pretty good movie, If your interested I can give you the name, I rented it through netflix.......

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 12:36 PM

I'm voting America........ No one has ever told me how to vote!

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 11:03 AM

I agree with you Roy.....And it's nice that a CEO cares about our Country

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 1:46 PM

Corporate America has gotten out of hand. All for me and screw the rest of you. Do you agree or disagree with my assessment?

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 1:30 PM

Strange comment Mike.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 1:26 PM


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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.