People trying to make money from the terrorist attacks.

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  1. Kevin Coleman

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    I read a story about how E-bay was doing a good job of not allowing people to sell stuff like postcards with the WTC's picture on them so people with no morals wouldn't be allowed to make a profit from the terrorist attacks. I applaud them for taking this stand.
    What I don't understand is the other day I was watching Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel and he was running through a whole list of company's that were going to see their profits rise becuase of the attacks and he was shamelessly recomending people to buy these companies so they could get in on a piece of the action?
    What makes these people any better than the poeple on E-bay trying sell stuff to make money on this trajedy? Do you guys see a difference? Because I sure don't.
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    mike -
    that's totally different. i see your point and completely agree. i was basing my response more off of kevin's post, especially...
     
  5. Kevin Coleman

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    He wasn't talking specifically about security companies or telecommunications companies I can kind of understand that. He was talking about alot of the construction companies that have to go in and clean it up. He was commenting on the fact that not very many of them are publicly traded but he did note a few construction companies that he thought should be bought right now.
    I found it sickening. What bothers me is people probably would never have bought those companies before sept. 11th. Hell they probably had never even heard of the companies before but why should that stop them from profiting from it? I may not have it word for word but that is the point he was trying to get across. I think anyone actively trying to profit from Sept. 11th is dispicable no matter how they go about doing it.
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    Now that's really disgusting. I also read the story that many people are peddling dirt and debris from the site of ground zero, and specifically trying to lure in the families and friends of the missing since many of the bodies will never be found. Again, that's utterly disgusting.
    But to report on those stories, and equate them in the same regard as some sound businesses that have a job to do, such as the clean-up and restoration on NYC, telecom, security, etc. is a totally different matter in my book. Just my two pennies.
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    If they are dealing with stock markets, how the profit is made is irrelevant. Nike had kids making shoes in China, hundreds of thousands of other companies exploit workers, the environment and whatever else they can to make the bottom line. Reporting on what sectors will be hit and which ones will improve as a result of Sept 11 is part of business reporting, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. This is part of the capitalist system we all hold so dear. You don' actually think all the profits made by these companies doesn't come from someone's misfortune do you?
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    So far,Ive seen t-shirts, the evangelist channel is selling VHS tapes and I saw a commercial for a coin last night.
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