I never liked Caribou Coffee, nor Starbucks, etal, but I love fried chicken. Church's has every right to do business as they see fit. I have every right to eat where I see fit. It won't be Church's.
Branching out, with limits
In many ways, the 2005 initial public offering for Caribou Coffee was like any other.
It contained information about the popular coffee chain's growth strategy, an industry overview and its financials.
But Page 16 of its prospectus may have left some would-be investors scratching their heads:
"Our compliance with Shari'ah principles may make it difficult for us to obtain financing and may limit the products we sell."
Arcapita's diverse holdings, which include Southland Log Homes, Cypress Communications, Church's Chicken and American Pad & Paper, show that a company with strict investment guidelines can succeed in the United States, the world's biggest --- albeit secular --- economy.
Arcapita Bank, founded in 1997 as First Islamic Investment Bank, had $2.3 billion in assets at the end of June.
I hope the Church's Chicken employee handbook doesn't mention sharia to resolve employee disputes. That could give a whole new meaning to chicken fingers.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
When asked about President Bush's comments that having US troops in Iraq for another 50 years would be acceptable was, "Maybe 100. That's be fine with me. As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, that'd be fine with me, and I hope it would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaida is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day."
The quote, and the real intent of the quote, is obviously about stability in the Middle East, but Howard Dean twists it to his intent which is furthered by using terrorist footage of American troops being blown up.
Instead of addressing the obvious, that the "religious" terrorists are murderers that do not represent the majority of Iraqis, Howard Dean uses the murderers as an example of what will be the norm for 100 years.
This is negative campaigning at its worst and Howard Dean and Democrats should be ashamed, but as a fellow member of the United Church of Christ with Moyers, Obama and Jeremiah Wright there is little possibility that shame will cross his mind.