Short and confusing. <br><br>What does a renewed contract for deployment and distribution through two Texas ports (small ones, compared to the majors) have to do with the purchase of operations in the six ports we're concerned with? It reads as though this renewed contract is just that ~ renewed. But, how can a company (P&O) that's in the process of changing hands actually renew a contract for the next five years? Is P&O changing their focus (which would explain the renewal, and thus, perhaps not be call for alarm), or completely selling out their entire operation?<br><br>I have no doubt that we've lost our minds, but I sure hope we get some clarification.<br><br>Anybody doubt that some serious grease was and is being applied to this overall deal? If so, then consider ~ the WH is seemingly "shrug" OK with the whole thing. Makes zero sense.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
"Is P&O changing their focus (which would explain the renewal, and thus, perhaps not be call for alarm), or completely selling out their entire operation?"<br><br>Peninsular and Oriental, the British company that presently has the contract to operate the ports, is being purchased by Dubai Ports World, a state-owned business in the UAE.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Have we lost our minds??? <p><hr></blockquote><p>No you guys and gals have it all wrong<br><br>Bushie et al lost their minds long ago... we're still sane and can see the huge erros in judgement!!<br><br>Hollywood couldn't in amillion years write a script as weird as this schit has played out the past 5 years.<br><br>Rod Serling is looking down and taking notes !!! <br><br><br><br>David (OFI)<br>
I understand that, but I think we're as confused by a lack of info as we are by the reactions. For example, from gary's link ~<br><br><br>[color:blue]The Port of Miami-Dade is taking a neutral position, stressing that DP World would only be the majority owner in one of three terminals. But Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said Monday the matter ``raises issues.''<br><br>At Miami's port, P&O Ports owns 50 percent of the Port of Miami Terminal Operating Co., which handles about half the cargo containers at the port.</font color=blue><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Cages are startin' to rattle.<br><br><br>Frist Calls for Halt to U.S. Ports Deal<br><br><br>The Dubai firm that won Bush administrat...he White House.<br><br><br>I almost feel sorry for Scotty. Almost. Ya know, his mom (Carole Keene Rylander) is running for Gov down here in Texas. I wouldn't be surprised if poor Scotty resigns to help mom with her campaign. It would be an honorable out and less painful than a self-inflicted gun shot. Sorry, I digress . . .<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
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