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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
    As jmotivator already pointed out, Nazi Germany didn't just erupt in Krysatal Nacht as a spontaneous event, it was a build up of years of demonetization that preceded it....
    Ehhh...from the get go the Nazi's used violence and intimidated and were willing to use undemocratic methods to try and gain power.


    You don't have to look to Nazi Germany (which is just not accurate period) to see a time when anti-rich/anti-big banking sentiment was high in the US. Just look to the Great Depression. No concentration camps for rich people. Just higher taxes and more regulations for banks.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I am sure it was obvious to everyone else.
    good one! Right on par with Pee Wee Herman.

    I disagree, human nature never changes. There were even armed marches on washington back then, something that didn't occur today.
    Maybe there should be...You progressives would probably have convulsions at the sight of an openly carried gun.

    The object lesson of Iraq will always remain. Regardless if it were progressives, I will (and currently) do regard it the exact same way (remember, even the term liberal is considered derogatory by many in this country), there is no credible threat nor is there actionable evidence that something like the FBI should look into.
    If you want to continually look like someone who just can't let some things go, then by all means, but it doesn't make your argument look any better. As for the FBI, I doubt that Holder's DoJ would do anything to look into crimes committed by groups he ideologically agrees with....Isn't it sad when the Atty Gen. Office is politicized?

    I agree with Nasa?
    Oh come on, you know what I was saying....Now who's being obtuse?

    also this: Wait until "rich" is described as what you have. is not a complete sentence, i have no idea what you are trying to say, but I am sure its just more overly emotional goobledygook
    ok, I don't believe that you don't know what I was saying but let me re phrase....Wait until your level of income, and or what you own is considered to be more than what someone else has, or unfair, then you may not feel like you do now. Is that better?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    now stop putting words in my mouth. i'll make sure that the back stoop is concrete, and i'll be courteous enough to ring the doorbell.
    Hey, your the one that said you'd place a burning substance on his porch....Now unless you can control fire as you run away, then the potential for a house fire exists, and you'd be responsible....
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Iraq was a war we should not have fought and we fought it for the wrong reasons, so yeah it is a big deal.
    Wrong thread.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Rich people feel demonized? Who the hell cares? Go buy a Lexus and get on with your life. No ones coming for you. Not yet.

    Uh huh....
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    good one! Right on par with Pee Wee Herman.
    just pointing out the obvious

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe there should be...You progressives would probably have convulsions at the sight of an openly carried gun.
    Tell that to the revolver in my closet or to my girlfreind, whom she and I are discussing taking pistol classes this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If you want to continually look like someone who just can't let some things go, then by all means, but it doesn't make your argument look any better. As for the FBI, I doubt that Holder's DoJ would do anything to look into crimes committed by groups he ideologically agrees with....Isn't it sad when the Atty Gen. Office is politicized?
    The FBI takes terrorism very seriously and so does homeland security. A mass action like this would be considered terrorism. However, there is a huge difference between background grumbling, which is always going on (the NSA calls it chatter, I think) and something actionable.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh come on, you know what I was saying....Now who's being obtuse?
    Yes, you are making the illogical statement of me not being concerned meaning I am for it. I was making fun of it because if you are not determined to be logical there is no point in using logic against your argument, making it worthy of dismissal.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    ok, I don't believe that you don't know what I was saying but let me re phrase....Wait until your level of income, and or what you own is considered to be more than what someone else has, or unfair, then you may not feel like you do now. Is that better?
    My level of income has already achieved that threshold.

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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
    Uh huh....
    America hardly has a revolutionary consciousness. It hasn't in a long time. It probably won't again for a long time. Maybe it will take another depression, or another collapse similar to what happened in 2007-2008. But these "liberals and progressives" do not pose any real threat. You're giving them far too much credit.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    The FBI takes terrorism very seriously and so does homeland security. A mass action like this would be considered terrorism. However, there is a huge difference between background grumbling, which is always going on (the NSA calls it chatter, I think) and something actionable.
    I don't think Holder does take it seriously....Tell me, what happened to the NBP for intimidating voters in '08? What happened to NBP for calling for, and putting out a bounty poster with reward on George Zimerman's head? Nothing, or very little.

    Yes, you are making the illogical statement of me not being concerned meaning I am for it. I was making fun of it because if you are not determined to be logical there is no point in using logic against your argument, making it worthy of dismissal.
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    There are usually two reasons for apathy, 1. it doesn't touch your life, so you don't care, or 2. you agree with the actors being discussed, so you don't fear their repercussions, I think #2 is the most likely with you.

    My level of income has already achieved that threshold.
    Yeah, yeah, I know....You and Trump have houses in Florida in the same neighborhood, and all by the age of 23...Your a regular wiz kid, and a billionaire that's why your on an anonymous political web site wasting time....
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    America hardly has a revolutionary consciousness. It hasn't in a long time. It probably won't again for a long time. Maybe it will take another depression, or another collapse similar to what happened in 2007-2008. But these "liberals and progressives" do not pose any real threat. You're giving them far too much credit.
    Maybe....Maybe not. No harm talking about it though.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    What do you expect from a nation that was formed by Nazis?

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” - Thomas Jefferson

    Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life, and virtuous Industry. - Benjamin Franklin

    As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others.
    Alexander Hamilton

    The great object [of political parties] should be to combat the evil: 1. By establishing a political equality among all. 2. By withholding unnecessary opportunities from a few, to increase the inequality of property, by an immoderate, and especially an unmerited, accumulation of riches. 3. By the silent operation of laws, which, without violating the rights of property, reduce extreme wealth towards a state of mediocrity, and raise extreme indigence towards a state of comfort. - James Madison
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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