Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Ralph. Please keep your remarks about Japan to yourself. 

Edmonton Journal - Story - canada.com network: "Klein labeled Japan's safety program, which tests every slaughtered cow for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, an overreaction and called it 'absolutely useless.'"

One of the first lessons that they teach you in Marketing 101 is not to insult the customer. If you do, they may think you arrogant and rude and decide not to buy your stuff. I though Ralph understood this when he chastised a couple of our Federal politicians who had called our American friends "stupid" because of their Iraqi war adventures.

Calling Japan's beef safety program 'absolutely useless' was - (how shall we say this nicely; how about) absolutely stupid. It is insulting and it isn't the first time Ralph has insulted the Japanese over this issue. Japan only buys about 3% of Canada's beef exports but their demand that Canada and the US separate their beef supply is a major factor in preventing the US border from being opened and until this happens this industry is in deep trouble.

Do Albertans a favour Ralph and go up to your hunting lodge until this thing is fixed. The beef producers can't afford your help at a time like this.

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