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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I admire the person, not the profession.
    But how often does the profession shape the character of the person? Was Mother Theresa a saint because she was born a saint? Or did her profession shape the way she acted in society? Surely you can admire Obama for his countless large scale "reforms," none of which can happen to a simpleton with no occupation.

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    They both have their good and bad..
    But really, who benefits the collective good of a society MORE? Who BUILDS America from the bottom up?

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    And yet you spend much of your time complaining about politicians for what they are productively doing for society.
    And what productivity are you referring to?

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Good politicians are good

    Bad Politicians are bad

    Good Businessmen are good

    Bad Businessmen are bad

    Good politician vs. Bad Businessmen = Good politician

    Good businessmen vs. Good politician = Good Businessmen

    Next class we'll teach you how not ask questions that can't be answered in a black and white fashion.
    I'm sorry not every poll can have that wonderful "I don't know" third option. I don't care to include a "No opinion" option. If you have no opinion, then why bother participating in the poll?

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Honest businessmen create.

    Honest politicians don't exist.

    Not a hard choice.

    To make it plain....if they're not honest, they're criminals. And criminals aren't rated highly by normal people.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 08-19-10 at 04:39 AM.

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Remember that the next time a politician promises you your own personal pony.
    And when the promise of the pony materializes, ask yourself who's getting the horse ****.

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Let me give it to you in a simple term. You ever seen something on TV and thought "Oh why didn't I think of that?" It makes perfect sense. If people didn't think like that we wouldn't be where we are today technologically nor as a society.
    Do you even recall what you said?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?
    I'm reminded by something my grandfather once told me, "Give people something they need and can't live without but don't know they already need it." Whoever can do that gains my respect.
    Before I go further, do we both distinguish the difference between WANT and NEED? I don't NEED that ridiculous contraption on television. My bodily survival does not depend on a girdle that will give me six-pack abs by knocking my testicles around.

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    If I have to pick I'd say the businessman. Businessmen create jobs and products.
    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Do you even recall what you said?



    Before I go further, do we both distinguish the difference between WANT and NEED? I don't NEED that ridiculous contraption on television. My bodily survival does not depend on a girdle that will give me six-pack abs by knocking my testicles around.
    Maybe you just don't understand the power of good business and blurring the line between need and wanting?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Is it hard to admire firefighters for being firefighters? Or paramedics, doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers, etc? Is it difficult NOT to admire dictators, crack dealers, etc?
    Let's say there's a firefighter who goes home and beats his wife and molests his kids. I don't admire this person, regardless of his occupation. He's a piece of ****.

    Now let's say there is another guy who got laid off from his job and is having so much trouble making ends meet his kids are starving. He's at the end of his rope, so he decides that dealing crack and risking his life and freedom is worth it to keep his kids' belly full. I don't agree with his choice, but I do admire the fact that he's willing to do whatever it takes for his kids.
    Last edited by Tucker Case; 08-19-10 at 10:07 AM.
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