RNF IV

16 June, 2008
Rat Fink

Random Neuron Firings

Well, well, well. It’s Monday, and look who’s in trouble. A pro athlete. Oh, and another pro athlete.

What’s a man to do with his free time, after all? You know…the NFL prides itself on making sure that these guys get plenty of off-season training; not only at the gym, but in the classroom. I read somewhere on ESPN’s site that young players and new recruits have to attend sessions on dealing with the pressures of being in the NFL — sudden fame, mostly, and the instant shower of cash that comes with it.

Apparently, at least in some cases, you can take the boy out of the ghetto, but…yeah.

Anheuser-Busch may be sold to a Belgian company? What the???

Seems like every major bastion of the American corporate infrastructure has knuckled under to foreign ownership on some level. GM, Pepsi, Ford…they all have huge ties to overseas funding.  And now Bud? What’ll the rednecks drink?

And speaking of positively weird: did you know that foreign countries are buying up more than just American retail companies? Check this out, from a USA Today article:

On a single day in June [2006], an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia’s Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years.

Foreign countries are now buying the very surfaces on which we drive the conveyances they sold to us. What’s next?

The world’s goin’ to the devil, I tell ya. You mark me.

I’m off to school, but I thought I’d leave you with a cute sign-off. Jake is my joy…

Grammie Fink out.

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Mathew
Mathew
16 June, 2008 10:18 pm

Well it’s about time we get some money flowing into our economy! Did you know that some overseas companies are actually moving factories over here because we have such a large trained workforce that will work for cheaper than in their home countries?! Pretty sweet.

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