A thoughtful compilation and analysis of some important, but underreported and under-researched news stories, with particular focus on keeping the People informed about all Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.
-----The 'Civil Flag' -- Forgotten Flag, or Flag of Fraud and Fiction?
-----Status of the 'Fair Tax Act of 2005' (H.R. 25; S 25)
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Thursday, March 10, 2005
China's Lenovo has won US government approval to buy the personal computer arm of iconic technology firm IBM 09 March 2005
So Lenovo is going to be allowed to buy IBM after all. That's a problem. Lenovo is a company based in the People's Republic of China. The PRC does not have a separation between business enterprises and their government/military. It is not uncommon for an active army general or other government official to also be a CEO in a Chinese corporation. This makes any Chinese company that provides important products for the U.S. government a very real security threat. I can't believe the government authorized this deal. Even if it weren't a security threat, I still wouldn't be able to recommend ever buying another IBM product since to do so would be to subsidize a tyrannical regime that represses its own citizens and has openly promised to militarily crush Taiwan if they persist in asserting that they are a free republic. It's a real shame, too. I have found the ThinkPad to be an incredibly reliable laptop, and I was looking forward to buying a new one.
---------Lenovo's IBM bid gets US go-ahead
---------Lenovo-IBM deal gets green light _____________________________________________
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