Wednesday, March 05, 2003
MAKE THE PIE HIGHER
by George W. Bush
I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.
Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?
They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Monday, March 03, 2003
If the U.S. imperialists ignite a war on the Korean Peninsula, the war will turn into a nuclear war. As a consequence, the Koreans in the north and south and the people in Asia and the rest of the world will suffer horrifying nuclear disasters.
If the U.S. war hawks unleash another Korean war of aggression, the army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe out the aggressors.
The radio smuggling is part of a growing public and private effort, including foreign radio broadcasts, to crack an information monopoly in the North that has helped keep the Kim family in power for nearly 60 years. So tight is the information blackout that defectors report that they believed that their country — one of the world's poorest — was wealthier than South Korea and that the United States donated rice as a form of tribute to the powerful Communist state.
I, for one, would certainly prefer raining radios rather than smart missiles.
With 11.2 percent of credit card bills reported overdue at the end of January, Mr. Kim said he and other economic officials were "worried about the side effects" of any measures that might artificially aid the economy.
The rate of overdue bills on credit cards, which have caught on as a national fad over the past two or three years, was up from 8.8 percent at the end of December. The risks are such that financial regulators have repeatedly urged banks to tighten the rules on individual loans, including mortgages.
Against the background of looming war in Iraq, the government offered a measure over the weekend to trim tariffs and other taxes on oil imports after the central bank forecast 5.5 percent growth this year, down from earlier estimates.
The high levels of consumer debt is what South Koreans get for copying the behavior of many Americans. Will Korea be able to nip this problem in the bud before it becomes unmanageable?
Sunday, March 02, 2003
Chinese billionaires like Ho do not always possess political acumen but it is usually difficult to take them for a ride. Ho told the SCMP that senior level North Korean officials "told me that there really was a chance to prevent a war and (they) said that Saddam Hussein could step down two days before the US and Britain started to bomb Iraq and he (Saddam) could call democratic elections".
Ho goes on to say that "one of the conditions of those elections would be that none of the candidates would be allowed funding from the US, ensuring that there was no American interference in a future Iraqi democratic state. Anyone who did accept money from the US would be shot"--presumably by a Saddam who had not entirely stepped down prior to the election.
Ho extolled this initiative by saying that "it could be (Saddam Hussein's) trump card. North Korea is willing to give Saddam and his family a mountain in North Korea."
Probably too weird to be true.