sleekjet
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Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:46 am

II Cor. 4:17-18
 
ikramerica
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:54 am

Westfield runs many shopping malls throughout the country, including security. They are a foreign company who runs malls in England and Australia. Shopping centers are just as much a target for terrorism as anywhere else, as proven in other countries in the past.

Stop the presses!!!!
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AeroWesty
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:55 am

Just can't trust those Brits, can we? Next thing you know they'll want to tax our tea!
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spartanmjf
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:55 am

And BAA-Maryland operates the concession/retail program at BWI.

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toltommy
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:02 am

Wondered how long it would take until this became "news". Guess we'd better keep quiet about BAA's involvement at PIT...  shhh 

I wish I had more time to worry about this, but I have to go. Seems I need to go gas up my Honda (japanese owned, built in Ohio), either at Shell (Dutch) or BP (British). Then I'll check the tire pressure on my Michelins (French) before driving to Chicago. I'll be using the Indiana Toll Road (soon to be managed by a Spanish/Aussie group), and the Chicago Skyway (already managed by same group).

Wish me luck. According to the loony left, I should be in fear for my life, huh? Somehow George W. Bush let all this happen. How can I safely get to Chicago?  yell 
 
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 4):
How can I safely get to Chicago?   

Can one safely get to Chicago? And, If so, would you be safe there?

Joking aside, that's a great post you made.
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:38 am

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 4):
Wish me luck. According to the loony left, I should be in fear for my life, huh?

The loony left? I don't think many people consider Matt Drudge a leftist.
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spacecadet
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:48 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
The loony left? I don't think many people consider Matt Drudge a leftist.

His whole point for posting this kind of thing is to make mistakes on the conservative side (like the Dubai port deal) look "less bad" - because someone else has done the same or similar things before. He does this all the time - any time bad press comes out about people or parties he supports, he digs up some nugget that is supposed to make the critics look hypocritical. (And I guess some people don't realize this is what he's doing.) The problem is, airports and seaports are completely different, specifically in the laws that deal with how cargo is handled and inspected. That's why the seaports deal is such a big issue and the airport issue less so. And honestly, I don't personally see it as "racist" that you give more scrutiny to a company from a country that has directly participated in the financing of terrorists (and only became an official "ally" after 2001) vs. a company from a country that has been a US ally for at least 100 years and has not been involved in hostilities against this country since the main infantry weapon was the musket.

Or maybe the Indianapolis airport deal really is part of some nefarious plot to get revenge for the War of 1812.
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toltommy
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:50 am

True, Drudge is not considered part of the liberal media. Usually he posts links to news found elsewhere. However, the majority of the outrage over the "port deal" is coming from the left. It's pandering to their base, who does not have any idea just how global our economy is. If Hillary, Harry Reid, or Chcuk Schumer can make use of this, they'll be happy to do so.
 
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 8):
If Hillary, Harry Reid, or Chcuk Schumer can make use of this, they'll be happy to do so.

70% of Republicans, according to a recent poll, believe DPW should not operate ports in the U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) is leading the fight for his conservative base on Capitol Hill against the deal.

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 8):
Chcuk

Did you miss Drudge's commentary about misspellings on Barbra Steisand's website today?
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Tom in NO
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:59 am

He's only about 10 years late with this one.....talk about extremely old news.

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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:24 am

Let's not forget all those security-related lightbulbs manufactured by radical companies like Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. [Royal Philips Electronics].
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:30 am

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 8):
However, the majority of the outrage over the "port deal" is coming from the left.

and that's incorrect.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Just can't trust those Brits, can we? Next thing you know they'll want to tax our tea!

of course we can trust the Brits. they're our allies in all of this, remember? it's the Arabs you have to watch.
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RE: Drudge Sez Foreign Company Runs Indy Airport

Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:35 am

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 4):
Wondered how long it would take until this became "news".

wait until Lou Dobbs, The Whiner him gets a hold of it..

oh lordie, he's speaking about this subject right now...
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