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Old 11-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #16
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The 'destination' golf location that everyone has screamed would be so beneficial to Branson, but that the individual golf courses would not agree upon because they were owned by various entities could come to fruition with the golf courses owned by one individual... yet instead of being happy about the possibility, people gripe.
Conservatives couldn't POSSIBLY have wealth envy... could they??

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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Most golfers who come to Branson recognize that it would be helpful/beneficial to Branson if they could buy a package vs. deal with individual courses. Often they didn't realize all the options available when they flew in, and find out about some of the courses available only after getting to Branson. Dh has been paired up with lots of golfers over the past few years who have ask him if there are packages available, or how to get a deal, folks who have flown in for conferences or other purposes, who would have liked to make it a destination with their friends.

Why the courses didn't cooperate with one another and offer a package is beyond me - it may not be the only reason they are selling out to JM, but a part of it. Can't blame JM for being smart enough to know when to step in, and if he owns the courses, it only makes sense that he should decide which ones stay open, which ones close, and he can determine if he wants to make Branson a golf destination, and line his pockets with a few more $$$ in the process.

It stinks for the courses, the employees and the golfers who may be left behind, but reality is that everything we do has consequences, if the courses had worked together sooner, maybe it wouldn't be this way... we will never know.
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Guess you've never been part of a POA community that is very proud of itself, and seeks no help/cooperation from others.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #19
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Guess you've never been part of a POA community that is very proud of itself, and seeks no help/cooperation from others.
How's that working out for ya now?
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #20
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"despite what the Chamber(s) and local Politicians would have us believe, Branson is not doing all that well."

That was the only reference to politics in my original post... I edited the AB part out, and that's all...

The point I was trying to make before the Obama and the TEa PArty were invoked was the fact a businessman with a successful track record is buying up properties...

It is reminding me of Vegas... Individuals or small groups of individuals, and the mafia, all owned the casinos until they grew too large for them to handle and were corrupted by greed and mediocrity and nearly ran into the ground... That's when the larger corporations came in, bought up a lot of property, remodeled, renovated and gave Vegas a new image...

It's starting to happen here... Just because someone's father, grandfather or great grandfather was a business owner and a performer doesn't mean they are in any way, shape or form qualified to do either... Everyone wants to keep it business as usual, and that mentality has gotten us to where we are today...

I'd much rather have Morris here than the majority of any other corporation or business magnate simply because he has a proven track record in this area and sees what needs to be done to keep it alive...

The new era is arriving, and the crossroads are in sight...

If you want to continue to walk with the blind sheep then go ahead... My eyes are wide open...
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That is what it will take to ensure Branson's long-term survival as a tourist destination. Central Florida was filled with small "mom and pop" attractions... and dieing as a tourist destination... until the big corporations moved in.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #22
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As long as It greatly benefits him!
Such a great civic minded person that he never bothered to re-open the dock at the landing because It wasn't turning enough profit for him.

Sounds like a press release direct from BPS headquarters.

Isn't this what being a business is about? Profit?

Never understood the anti-Johnny Morris crowd. Always upset because of the money he generates. Jealous much?
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Morris has the money and bought it for market value I would guess. Who cares what he does with it. It belongs to him.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #24
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I may be the resident "lib" around here (although I don't think I'm REALLY all that liberal) but I have no problem with people accumulating wealth. Whether it is through hard work or wise decisions (or both), I think it is appropriate that they are rewarded for it. I do have a problem with CEO's who have been removed for their incompetence being rewarded with multi-million dollar "golden parachutes". Somehow being rewarded for failure just seems wrong.

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