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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

It’s not likely I’ll get much more out this weekend. I have the relatives from Oklahoma visiting,and will be pretty busy. Have a good weekend folks!

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

Earlier this month, Peter Jennings decided Toby Keith’s new song, Courtesy of the Red White and Blue wasn’t appropriate for ABC’s 4th of July celebration. Apparently it was too violent, or maybe contained the word “ass.” As I said earlier, this from the network that brought us “NYPD Blue.”
Here’s the words, from Toby’s own website. As Sean Hannity said, “What’s wrong with this country?!?!”

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

I find myself agreeing with Charles Krauthammer more and more often. Bush did open up the idea of Democracy in The Middle East. It’s about time.
Peace Through Democracy (washingtonpost.com)

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

Well, of course it was all in fun. I mean, doesn’t every culture dress their infants up as homicidal terrorists?

Baby photo raises row in Mideast

“A cousin of the wanted militant, whose name was not released by the Israeli authorities, told Reuters that the young boy had been dressed as a suicide bomber for fun during a family party.

“What’s all the fuss about? It was all a joke,” he said, declining to be identified.

Children have been seen dressed up as suicide bombers at school ceremonies and rallies supporting militants spearheading the uprising against Israel’s occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories taken in the 1967 Middle East war.”

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

Well, of course it was all in fun. I mean, doesn’t every culture dress their infants up as homicidal terrorists?
Baby photo raises row in Mideast
“A cousin of the wanted militant, whose name was not released by the Israeli authorities, told Reuters that the young boy had been dressed as a suicide bomber for fun during a family party.
�What�s all the fuss about? It was all a joke,� he said, declining to be identified.
Children have been seen dressed up as suicide bombers at school ceremonies and rallies supporting militants spearheading the uprising against Israel�s occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories taken in the 1967 Middle East war.”

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

This article fits in well with two preceding it. Daniel Henninger speaks of the real cost of the 9th Circuit’s decision about the Pledge this week.

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

I’ve been trying to put some kind of perspective on the corporate meltdowns. I know people in St Charles, IL who have lost their jobs through Arthur Andersen, and others who work for WorldCom. I think Peggy Noonan has it about right today. It’s not so much a scandal as a tragedy. I especially like these seven principles of a corporation. How does yours match up to these?

Edward Younkins of the Acton Institute distills Mr. Novak’s philosophy into “Seven Great Responsibilities for Corporations”: satisfy customers with good services of real value; make a reasonable return to investors; create new wealth; create new jobs; defeat cynicism and envy by demonstrating internally that talent and hard work will and can be rewarded; promote inventiveness, ingenuity and creativity; diversify the interests of the republic

All this requires morality, and employers and employees with ethics and Character, who can see beyond the bottom line. Ethics and Character were out of fashion in the last decade of the twentieth century. About time for a comeback, don’t you think? Maybe the comeback of Character has begun under the Radar. Take a look at the story below this one, from Breakpoint.

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

This article fits in well with two preceding it. Daniel Henninger speaks of the real cost of the 9th Circuit’s decision about the Pledge this week.

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Posted by Mark on June 28, 2002

I’ve been trying to put some kind of perspective on the corporate meltdowns. I know people in St Charles, IL who have lost their jobs through Arthur Andersen, and others who work for WorldCom. I think Peggy Noonan has it about right today. It’s not so much a scandal as a tragedy. I especially like these seven principles of a corporation. How does yours match up to these?

Edward Younkins of the Acton Institute distills Mr. Novak’s philosophy into “Seven Great Responsibilities for Corporations”: satisfy customers with good services of real value; make a reasonable return to investors; create new wealth; create new jobs; defeat cynicism and envy by demonstrating internally that talent and hard work will and can be rewarded; promote inventiveness, ingenuity and creativity; diversify the interests of the republic

All this requires morality, and employers and employees with ethics and Character, who can see beyond the bottom line. Ethics and Character were out of fashion in the last decade of the twentieth century. About time for a comeback, don’t you think? Maybe the comeback of Character has begun under the Radar. Take a look at the story below this one, from Breakpoint.

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