m Some stout British men would say, selling the Olympic torch on E-Bay before the 2012 summer games in London, is almost sacrilegious. Some Americans would say, selling the very American Iconic AMC Theater Chain is short of selling the country. But, welcome to the new world of globalization. You make your money now, and damn the sophomoric memories of history and nation.
It's a new world baby, and the world needa more trillionaires!
First: one of the most iconic American Companies has been sold, to China. Yes.
Movies are an American Invention. From the sweatshops of Thomas Edison, to two guys named Dubinsky, movies almost defined who we were. The Dubinsky brothers bought an old theater in downtown Kansas City and they built an entire empire of movie houses. AMC started the multiplexes we see all over the world.
But AMC is no longer America. China now owns our Theaters. They own our debt, our biggest beer company---What's next?
China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world's largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal. "This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world's two largest movie markets," said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda. AMC owns 86 theaters with 730 screens in China. The $2.6 billion deal also now owns AMC's 5,048 screens in 347 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
" As the film and exhibition business continues its global expansion, the time has never been more opportune to welcome the enthusiastic support of our new owners," said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president of AMC.
Glad you're happy Gerry. I'm going to Regal Theaters from now on.
Second: In England, 8,000 Olympic Torch bearers were chosen by many different people, to have
the HONOR of carrying the Olympic torch throughout England this summer. Each Olympic Torch costs around $782 dollars, and what are these proud torch bearers who were chosen to be honored doing?
They are selling their torches on E-Bay.
some runners merunners put their torch up for sale even before they had carried the flame! Believe it or not, most of the runners asked for a minimum of £100,000 ($158,120) while some even offered the white-and-gold torchbearer uniforms along with the torches.
Well, Nobody Thinks picking 8,000 torch bearers and giving them each a different torch in the first
place was really a big waste of money. One torch should have sufficed.
Nobody Wonders what loonie elite on what elite loonie Olympic committee thought that stunt up?
As for AMC, I still haven't gotten over Anheuser Busch being sold to Belgium.
Last week the big talk was about the great success of the new blockbuster Marvel comic movie "The Avengers." It's a great movie made in the way only America can do... but I did noticed something rather
In one scene Captain America said something that sort of shocked me: When asked to put his uniform on which had the American Flag on the front...he said, "That's a bit old fashioned, don't you think?"
Yes. Captain America actually said he thought America was a bit old fashioned.
The rebuttal remark came back quickly:"I think maybe we could USE some good old fashioned right now." (Not exactly right, but you get the gist.)
Nobody can't help but wonder: How much do you wanna bet that the line:"We could use
some old fashion right now." was NOT seen in China. They just let Captain America say, "That's a bit old fashioned, don't you think?"
America is being sold as "old fashioned." All over the world.
Yes, it's old fashion to want your biggest American CEO's to not go for the big buck, and your British
Olympic runners not to sell out for money.
But money is the game now. So----- I'm all ready to move forward!
Let's sell Obama and all the evil ones in Congress to the highest bidder on E-Bay.
As far as I can tell, America is up for sale---let's get rid of them, I'm ready to start over.