View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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  • Yes, Soviet type of communism

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  • Yes, community type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • Yes, religious type of communism

    2 1.77%
  • Yes, other type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • No, not possible

    61 53.98%
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
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    Hmmm? I suspect Forest Gump might take issue with this_

    Sorry Angryoldguy; but I simply couldn't resist playing the "Gump Card"_

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    To save the poll from influence, I will spare my opinion for the time being.

    So, is communism possible in the USA?
    It is not only possible, it is happening...
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Hmmm? I suspect Forest Gump might take issue with this_
    I'm sorry but Forest Gump has other meaning than mediocrity or retarded-ness.
    He is not to be taken literally.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    This was never about me. You made it about "you".
    But I will humor you and answer your question...

    I worked my ass off as I learned my trade. Often 60 hours a week. Bloody hands. Bloody fingers. Bloody sun blisters. etc.
    I worked my ass off when I started my business.
    And during that time I made very little.

    Now I mostly do proposals and make considerably more money.
    I no longer even have to drive back for the presentation. Now days I can simply email it.
    Today I worked for about 45 minutes this morning. Was awarded a contract this afternoon. I'll never set foot on that one until I go to collect my check, because it is a small one.
    I do not work very hard for the money I make. But I do provide the best services found within 100 miles.

    The guys that work for me, now that is a different story. I take really good care of them. Even bought someone a set of false teeth for 800 dollars as a Christmas bonus and gave my foreman 10% of my BP settlement.
    But they work harder than anything you ever saw.
    If I paid more I'd have to bid more. And if I bid more I'd go out of business. I have no control over that.

    So now you have some insight as to why I view things as I do.
    I've lived both sides of the coin. And each and every day I see and hear about the suffering of those that work so very hard for so very little.
    So, IOW... you were just talking out your ass when you made the post I quoted... thanks for clearing that up
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so were you lying when you posted this?:



    or are you admitting that you did not work for the money you have?
    I think that Painter considers himself to be " the exception to the rule". I have news for him. There are numerous "exceptions to the rule". He just doesn't see them.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    There is only 4 ways to make "big" money, that I've been able to perceive.

    1. If you are very talented, AND study and work hard, and a little luck, you can be a surgeon, or a rock star, or movie star, or a CEO, or a professional athlete, and be well paid.

    2. If you can think up something new, and that means a lot of work discovering what Doesn't work. As Edison said, the 600 elements he tried weren't failures. He discovered there were 600 ways NOT to make a light bulb. If you invent something valuable like a new operating system, or electronic device or ENERGY source, you can be well paid.

    3. If you do something valuable, provide a service, no one or few people WANT to do, like go to sea, or pick up garbage, you can be well paid.

    4. You can outsmart other people. Stocks, politics, or sue in the courts, ect. you can get rich. I'm sure these folks study very hard to become successes as well. I'm just not convinced of the intrinsic VALUE of their "services" so I didn't seek that sort of career. I would include in this category, criminals that try to outsmart the law. That's not to say, the first bunch mentioned are criminal minds. Arguable maybe!

    Other than these, I guess you'll have to work for a normal wage and struggle to make ends meet.

    If I overlooked any method of making "a good" salary, I'd sure like to know!
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by yobarnacle View Post
    There is only 4 ways to make "big" money, that I've been able to perceive.

    1. If you are very talented, AND study and work hard, and a little luck, you can be a surgeon, or a rock star, or movie star, or a CEO, or a professional athlete, and be well paid.

    2. If you can think up something new, and that means a lot of work discovering what Doesn't work. As Edison said, the 600 elements he tried weren't failures. He discovered there were 600 ways NOT to make a light bulb. If you invent something valuable like a new operating system, or electronic device or ENERGY source, you can be well paid.

    3. If you do something valuable, provide a service, no one or few people WANT to do, like go to sea, or pick up garbage, you can be well paid.

    4. You can outsmart other people. Stocks, politics, or sue in the courts, ect. you can get rich. I'm sure these folks study very hard to become successes as well. I'm just not convinced of the intrinsic VALUE of their "services" so I didn't seek that sort of career. I would include in this category, criminals that try to outsmart the law. That's not to say, the first bunch mentioned are criminal minds. Arguable maybe!

    Other than these, I guess you'll have to work for a normal wage and struggle to make ends meet.

    If I overlooked any method of making "a good" salary, I'd sure like to know!
    What do you consider big money, though?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    What do you consider big money, though?
    100 grand annual or more.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    big money starts in the 7 figger range bubby
    but you don't get that kinda cash working for it

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    big money starts in the 7 figger range bubby
    but you don't get that kinda cash working for it
    I see we have come full circle. I couldn't of said it better.

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