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June 16, 2004 1:43 PM   Subscribe

You Too Can Profit From The War on Terra "You’d think with both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars well under way and with the war on terrorism being more than two years old that the share price of any bullet proof vest manufacturer would be fully valued. Not so! The company that manufactures the amazing life saving bullet proof vests that Sgt. Travis L. McKinney wrote to from the Iraq front line is not only undervalued but is a screaming takeover candidate that is poised to enjoy an up to 450% increase in its stock price." Operators are standing by...
posted by owillis (10 comments total)

This will make a fine addition to the portfolio.
posted by homunculus at 2:01 PM on June 16, 2004

Let's not forget there is money to be made on the domestic front too!
posted by moonbiter at 2:18 PM on June 16, 2004

posted by wendell at 2:22 PM on June 16, 2004

this is a good post. some scary shit there.

if only you hadn't attached such an inflammatory and mocking title to it. if only.
posted by Miles Long at 2:51 PM on June 16, 2004

Keep the dream alive Miles Long {join hands?}
posted by Witty at 3:04 PM on June 16, 2004

Metafilter: inflammatory and mocking since the turn of the century
posted by owillis at 3:29 PM on June 16, 2004

Perhaps related article from The Seattle Times:

Citizen Cyberspies
Ordinary citizens are taking the fight against terrorism personally, heading to the Internet themselves to find out what the enemy is up to.
posted by arielmeadow at 4:47 PM on June 16, 2004

The business of war in Iraq

Making a Killing: The Business of War

and of course:

Reconstructing Iraq

*puts on sterile gloves, rubs Preparation H over MilesLong's inflamed sensibility*

posted by matteo at 5:23 PM on June 16, 2004

The newsletter may well be recommending Pacific Safety Products, symbol PSP. I've heard scuttlebutt that they've been in use by the US Army on a limited basis (maybe friends mailing soldiers a vest?) and have performed admirably.

I should see if I can tour their testing facility.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:24 PM on June 16, 2004

*puts on sterile gloves, rubs Preparation H over MilesLong's inflamed sensibility*

aaah, that's much better.

the point i was trying to make is, people aren't going to listen to you if you come on all Bushitler and Dumbya and shit. But this is a serious issue. What they used to call war profiteering. But now it's somehow a good thing. ugh.
posted by Miles Long at 6:48 PM on June 16, 2004

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