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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Clearly you missed the analogy to the "demonization" of a group of people.
    It doesn't even come CLOSE.

    For those who truly call for all rich to have everything taken away, that's wrong and that's in an extreme minority.

    For those who say the rich should contribute more in taxes because they have benefited the most from society... you can hardly characterize that as "demonization".

    Certainly nothing remotely comparable to the demonization that jews endured under the third reich.

    It does a great deal of insult to the people who actually went through the holocaust and what preceded it to suggest this gentlemans comparison is anything but crap.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Substituted in place of poor taste choice
    I can not believe that you choose to jump in with both feet, quoting the very thing that should have caused you to rethink your posting of that pic....I would love to unleash just what I think of you at this point, but there are rules.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It doesn't even come CLOSE.

    For those who truly call for all rich to have everything taken away, that's wrong and that's in an extreme minority.

    For those who say the rich should contribute more in taxes because they have benefited the most from society... you can hardly characterize that as "demonization".

    Certainly nothing remotely comparable to the demonization that jews endured under the third reich.

    It does a great deal of insult to the people who actually went through the holocaust and what preceded it to suggest this gentlemans comparison is anything but crap.
    Go back and actually read the OP article, and accompanying op ed by the man in question. It has nothing to do with taxes. That is just you trying to misrepresent the premise of the thread....So knock it off already.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I can not believe that you choose to jump in with both feet, quoting the very thing that should have caused you to rethink your posting of that pic....I would love to unleash just what I think of you at this point, but there are rules.
    I might actually get a thread started about me in the place not to be mentioned?

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I might actually get a thread started about me in the place not to be mentioned?

    first time for everything
    I rarely travel to the basement, but displaying the disgusting character you are here it is a distinct possibility.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I rarely travel to the basement, but displaying the disgusting character you are here it is a distinct possibility.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post

    Fail....Broken pic.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    is that some sort of sick comedy?...considering this sub human killed part of one side of my family
    nazi-jokes-hitler-meme.jpg

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    I don't see the big issue with how he compared it after reading the link.

    Just so people know, any bad behavior is likely related to some violation of some well known ethical rules. It is not surprising that if Nazis were doing bad things, they were violating those rules. That he blames progressive demonization of the rich as the first steps in similar characterizations (jews are bad therefore government should do something about it) should not be some big deal.

    Yes, everyone using Nazis is a common fallback, and we should invest some time and effort into coming up with some more acceptable yet still well known comparisons. We see it on DP every day too.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Fail....Broken pic.


    I know you wanted a reply but couldn't come up with one, so you were Stalin

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