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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by SonicBlue03, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1920007620100120?type=marketsNews

    Anyone here have stock in S&W?
     
  2. SlickJoeSD

    SlickJoeSD Astoria, OR Member

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    Idiots :(
     
  3. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Fry em good!!
     
  4. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Wow, this sounds like a tough one. Seems if you want to sell to these crap third world countries, graft is always required/involved. If you don't, you don't "do business". Then get caught in a sting.
     
  5. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    yup-- durned if ya do, durned if ya don't.

    Its comforting to know our own FBI is keeping the planet safe by tieing up dozens of agents on sting operations to entrap American business people. What they leave out of the equation is that, in most cases, bribes, kickbacks, price deals, are simply part and parcel of dealing into many of the named countries. It's what runs the third world. Pretty scary when "business as usuall" lands one in the pokey.
     
  6. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Afghan National Police uses Smith and Wesson Sigmas and their Army uses Ford Ranger pickups... I wonder how much stink it will cause if the govt. starts enforcing these laws when it comes to planes, tanks, and missiles and Boeing, Northrop, Lockheed-Martin, BAE systems, etc start laying off thousands of union workers?
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This has been going on forever. You don't do biz in some of those countries without greasing some palms. It's the cost of doing business.

    If they want a successful bribery sting that would round up dozens of folks without traveling all over, the FBI could just put some monitoring devices in the "back rooms" of congress.

    Just sayin'.
     
  8. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    If they want a successful bribery sting that would round up dozens of folks without traveling all over, the FBI could just put some monitoring devices in the "back rooms" of congress.

    oh, we couldn't let them do THAAAATT.... that would be an invasion of their privacy and a disruption of the "legal process".

    Yeah. Right.

    And Jordan Raptor, you are on to something there.. if the FBI and CIA reallly begin to enforce these laws, that will just about put "done" to all US trade into third world countries...... at which point there WILL be thousands of overpaid union workers laid off, as the business of our manufacturers will be taken by the likes of China, Argentina, India, Brasil......


    funny how these laws are ignored for ages, then when they want to make a particular industry or company look bad in the eyes of the public, they suddenly find a "compelling national interest" to be preserved. I thought it rather disgusting they waited until the major arms convention was just getting underway before nabbing these "perpetrators" minding their own business. talk about sleazy politics.
    Oh, and Gunner, whilst we're about wiring the back rooms of congress, let's wire the meetingrooms of the FBI where they plan out these stink operations.

    hah, meant to type "sting", but I think "stink" works at least as well. Typo left....
     
  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Now wouldn't that be fair. Same treatment across the board? Too bad it won't ever happen.
     
  10. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Portland area Member

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    Agree this is very selective enforcement. We should be rooting out corruption of US officials and let other countries worry, or not, about their own companies and politicians.

    I work for a multi-national company. We are not allowed to sell products to China or India unless we open plants and offices in their country. Is that bribery? Our employees are not allowed by company policy to pay bribes, but try to get a company issued laptop out of India without slipping the customs official a couple of hundred bucks to "expedite."

    I support the "clean up Congress first!" idea.