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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
    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....
    well, it is "Nazi Germany," after all. when in Rome....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    well, it is "Nazi Germany," after all. when in Rome....
    I am disappointed in your cavalier attitude. It is just this sort of crap that leads a segment of our country to believe that they may be in some level of threat as time goes on....But to you it seems all like a big joke. What I am doing here is pointing out that regardless of ones level of status or income in this nation, why should they be threatened?

    It is sick.
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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
    "Feel Sorry"? no...But clearly you have some sort of animosity toward those better off than you, otherwise you'd not be mocking them.
    I'm not mocking people better off than me. I'm mocking a billionaire who is crying that he's being mistreated, comparing his treatment to that of the Jews in Nazi Germany for heaven's sake! How absurd is that?

    Yes, I like to mock the absurd, it's true.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    I still can't figure out what we're even arguing about here. Is j-mac defending the quote or just trying to say it isn't as bad as people are claiming?
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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.
    the NBP incident was classified as voter intimidation, not terrorism. Also a bounty for someone is not terrorism, if zimmerman had been killed, it could be called accessory to murder, if not it is a conspiracy to murder.

    In neither case was the goal to affect public or legal policy.

    Here is the definition of terrorism as the FBI defines it for your reference so you don't make this mistake again.

    "Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

    Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
    Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
    Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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.
    I choose door #3, there is no credible threat or logical reason to be concerned as the probability as I can judge it, is quite low in regards to something happening. Some guy on the internet telling me to be concerned is not a legitimate reason without evidence to back it up.

    If someone's sayso was all it took, I have two words: Alex jones.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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....
    I didn't say I was rich, I said I make enough that some would deem too much. For example, the grumblings of the hourly production workers at the factory I work in. They are quite jealous of what I make I get the "sure must be nice" comment all the time.
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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't say I agree with him fully, although, there is something in the air concerning progressives that is disconcerting to say the least...The outright hate for those who have made lots of money, rooted in mostly jealous rage could boil over, but I don't think we are there now...What he says is spot on though.
    "Agree with him fully?" Ugghhh... yeah, what's happening to the wealthy in the United States (everything they want from Congress) is at least partially like what happened to the Jews in Europe during the Third Reich.

    Unprecedented wealth inequality in the United States damaging our economy and high over representation of corporate interests in Washington and something's wrong with progressives. Yep.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I still can't figure out what we're even arguing about here. Is j-mac defending the quote or just trying to say it isn't as bad as people are claiming?
    J-Mac finds that he tends to do better when he sticks to fuzzy premises. When he starts threads based on factual claims that can be looked into and discredited, he tends to fare poorly.

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

    If criticizing the rich is called nazism, what is it called when the right criticized LGBT's?
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    J-Mac finds that he tends to do better when he sticks to fuzzy premises. When he starts threads based on factual claims that can be looked into and discredited, he tends to fare poorly.
    His technique is to stay in the offensive, make any accusation he can (no matter how silly) and to try to get his debate partner off balance.

    He can be amusing for a while, but he eventually gets boring as he isn't much of a challenge.

    At some pint he will make a point worth making. I want to be here to congratulate him when it eventually happens.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    If criticizing the rich is called nazism, what is it called when the right criticized LGBT's?
    Feminism!!

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