Re: Nobody remembers Spain?
Not offended at all. Perhaps it is bigheadded of the companies from the US to remember this day in such a manner. But, we remember Pearl Harbor every year, and many of our citizens consider this a worse attack than Pearl Harbor. It was not only a sneak attack, it was a sneak attack on a civilian location (well, the Pentagon wasn't, but the Trade Center was). It is not about terrorism as a whole, but about a single terrorist attack of such magnitude. And, no, we don't have any such celebration for Spain, but, we are the US. Why should we have a rememborance for something that occured in another country? I'm not trying to "conceited US. American who doesn't care about the rest of the world", I'm trying to respect my heritage. Create a rememberance in Spain for your many years of suffering. Do yourselves the honor, why do you need us to?
I wasn't trying to be rude, or mean. I'm not even sure that I agree with everything I said. But if asked to argue why the US companies should remember this day above many others, that would be part of my arguement. This post, unlike my one further up the page, was not written in anger or frustration. It was an attempt to communicate.
Re: This just reminds me why we are this way....
> Out government are doing all the
> possible. We don't have capital
> punishment , we respect the human
> rights, not like the USA government.
Not like the USA government? Ever heard of the Bill of Rights, also known as the first 10 amendments to the constitution? If it weren't for that, the government of the US might feel it had the right to track you down and KILL YOU for critizing it. But, it doesn't. It doesn't need to, it doesn't want to. If the citizens of the country are dissatisfied with our governemt, we have the constitutional right to disband it and create a new one. We haven't needed to yet, we just vote in the next election. Have you ever read the constitution? It is amazing to think that some "colonials" upset with their mother country sat down and wrote this for the right to have their own governement. Sure, it's needed amendments, and some amendments have been mistakes, but those tend to get corrected.
I admit, I am an American Citizen who has never been out of the US. But, after reading comments like those, I'm not sure I want to go. I am quite fond of my human rights here, and I know my government will not put the death penalty upon my head without just cause and due process. The only reason I am not totally against the death penalty is I don't want to pay for your housing and food the rest of your life because you got mad at someone and killed them in a fit of rage. And, by the way, the death penalty is NOT legal in all 50 states. That is a state issue, not a federal one. Praise the states in which it is illegal, try to pursuade the others to agree with your side, instead of grouping them all as one.