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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, you didn't. Your made up scenario does not explain why ACORN, proven to be complicit in the fraud, submitted fraudulent registrations. Why did they do it?
    Link? Preferably from somewhere other than World Nut Daily or any of the other right wing sources.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Well above minimum wage for non-skilled labor is far from slavery. Strike 2 for your hyperbole.
    Yeah, but just think - the Right wing dream! Slavery back and you could buy stuff really cheaply!
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Really? You must have changed some time after the Civil War.
    Actually, the Republican party was founded as an abolitionist movement. Central to it's original plank was the abolition of slavery. Before the civil war...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    l hope all people boycott this greedy walmart
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Why must you lie? Then lie about your lying lies? Are you a compulsive liar???
    Why must you evade?

    ACORN intentionally submitted fraudulent voter registrations. Thousands of them. In multiple cities. What's the point of trying to cover that up now?

    Further, what is the purpose behind submitting fake voter registrations?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yeah, but just think - the Right wing dream! Slavery back and you could buy stuff really cheaply!
    More senseless, and non-sequitur, hyperbole.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Link? Preferably from somewhere other than World Nut Daily or any of the other right wing sources.
    You're really that ignorant of what happened? You're really trying to claim ACORN was a patsy?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Actually, the Republican party was founded as an abolitionist movement. Central to it's original plank was the abolition of slavery. Before the civil war...
    Oh!!! Those Republicans. (Lincoln Republicans, the last of which, in the White House was TR, the idol of FDR, who emulated the exact path TR took to the White House, and converted Lincoln Republicans and Blacks into Democrats, then Southern Dem KKK-types, after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Bill, flocked to the GOP)

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Actually, the Republican party was founded as an abolitionist movement. Central to it's original plank was the abolition of slavery. Before the civil war...
    That Republican party has long since disappeared as you well know. A. Lincoln did not run as a Republican in 1864. Apparently some Americans still hate him with the desecration of his statue/memorial and the further cheering of this on social media.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Actually, the Republican party was founded as an abolitionist movement. Central to it's original plank was the abolition of slavery. Before the civil war...
    Slavery in the colonies helped produce a boom in the 18th century economy that provided the launching pad for the industrial revolution in Europe. From the start, colonial slavery and capitalism were linked. While it is not correct to say that slavery created capitalism, it is correct to say that slavery provided one of the chief sources for the initial accumulations of wealth that helped to propel capitalism forward in Europe and North America.



    Throughout the 1700s, what was called the “triangular trade” developed between the colonies, European mother countries (in this case England), and the West African coast. Ships carrying slave-produced sugar, indigo, tobacco, or rice departed the colonies to England, where they were exchanged for manufactured goods. Ships carrying manufactured goods, fabrics, guns, and other finished products traveled from England to Africa where their cargoes were traded for slaves. Then the ships carrying slaves sailed to the colonies, where they were sold for a cargo of colonial produce to be taken back to England—and to start the circuit all over again. By 1750, hardly any trading town in the colonies or in England stood outside the triangular trade. The profits that were squeezed out of the triangular trade formed that capital that led to the boom that made Britain the first major capitalist power.

    The clearest example of the connection between plantation slavery and the rise of industrial capitalism was the connection between the cotton South, Britain and, to a lesser extent, the Northern industrial states. Here we can see the direct link between slavery in the U.S. and the development of the most advanced capitalist production methods in the world. Cotton textiles accounted for 75 percent of British industrial employment in 1840, and, at its height, three-fourths of that cotton came from the slave plantations of the Deep South. And Northern ships and ports transported the cotton.

    To meet the boom in the 1840s and 1850s, the planters became even more vicious. On the one hand, they tried to expand slavery into the West and Central America. The fight over the extension of slavery into the territories eventually precipitated the Civil War in 1861. On the other hand, they drove slaves harder—selling more cotton to buy more slaves just to keep up. On the eve of the Civil War, the South was petitioning to lift the ban on the importation of slaves that had existed officially since 1808.

    Marx clearly understood the connection between plantation slavery in the cotton South and the development of capitalism in England. He wrote in Capital:

    While the cotton industry introduced child-slavery into England, in the United States it gave the impulse for the transformation of the more or less patriarchal slavery into a system of commercial exploitation. In fact, the veiled slavery of the wage-laborers in Europe needed the unqualified slavery of the New World as its pedestal.ÖCapital comes dripping from head to toe, from every pore, with blood and dirt.

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