Friday, April 10, 2009

America Sure the Fuck Did Win in Iraq

Naysayers, those nattering nabobs of negativism, who deny the success of The Surge in Iraq must now contend with the reality of expanding entrepreneurship and wealth in the nation that leftist traitors would have abandoned. Just look at what the US has achieved for only 4700 dead Americans (plus some number of Iraqis):
Business, not bombs, is booming at Baghdad car dealerships, as well-heeled Iraqis are indulging in a passion long out of reach - spiffy, new cars.


Hassan Saleh, who sells Japanese and South Korean four-wheel-drive vehicles and American-made Hummers at another east Baghdad dealership, attributes the boom to better security, which has given Iraqis the confidence to treat themselves to luxuries.

"Nowadays, most people are not afraid of driving fancy new cars in the streets. Two years ago, that meant imminent danger of being kidnapped for ransom," said Saleh, who sells about 10 cars a month from his dealership - up 50 percent over 2007.


"Despite the world economic crisis, Iraq is still the land of big opportunities and flourishing business," said Hassan, the dealer in east Baghdad. "And more and more people are getting rich."
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You see. Iraqis will all be rich and happy. A lasting gift from America.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

This Is How We Do It

The evolution of local police forces into paramilitary armor-clad storm troopers is nothing new. But I cannot fathom why this occurred. No doubt it was all done according to procedure.


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Capitalism at Work

The key is "surplus value", the difference between what it costs to produce a good and the price it brings.

Here's how it works in one industry:
During his time there, [funeral home employee] Napper said, as many as 200 corpses were left on makeshift gurneys in the garage, in hallways and in a back room, unrefrigerated and leaking fluids onto the floor. Some were stored on cardboard boxes or were balanced on biohazard containers. At least half a dozen veterans destined for the hallowed ground at Arlington National Cemetery were left in their coffins on a garage rack, Napper said.


What was supposed to be a dignified end to thousands of lives had instead deteriorated into a haphazard operation, Napper said, more about money than honoring the dead. Part of the largest funeral services conglomerate in the world -- Houston-based Service Corporation International -- the company did not want to spend money to address the issues, Napper said supervisors told him.
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Any questions?