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February 28 2006

The Sea Ports

Normally I link the new stories, but there are so many of them out there, just search on “Dubai Ports“. For those who don’t know the story, the English company that manages six of our biggest sea ports has been sold to a company from Dubai named Dubai Ports World. They will take over all the aspects of operating these major commerrace centers. Democrats and Republicans alike feel this is a dubious idea at best since two of the 9/11 hijackers came from the country of Dubai.

Ok, here’s my take…I could care less if the company was Canadian, no foriegn country or company should be running our ports. I was not aware a company form England was doing it before now, I’m not even in favor of that. This is not xenophobia speaking, this is the idea that the sea ports are an amazingly important aspect of our commerece and security, and it should not even be an American company running them, but the goverment itself. I am not one for huge goverment, but this is just one of those things that should be watched over very closely in my opinion.

While I know the goverment won’t be taking over, I think there have to be better alternatives.



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