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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The lack of context makes this a stupid and useless question
    But with regards to the role of the person involved, presupposing they do it correctly, which do you personally prefer?
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But with regards to the role of the person involved, presupposing they do it correctly, which do you personally prefer?
    Both equally as they both have a role to play for society.

    (It would have been nice of the OP had asked it this way)
    Last edited by tacomancer; 08-19-10 at 06:18 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    What does the politician live for? What does the politician strive for? What does the politician obsess about? What ONE thing must the politician always consider in order to remain in his profession?

    THE VOTE.

    What the busnessman live for? Strive for? Obsess about? Does maintaining his occupation rely on consideration of a single entity or multiple entities?

    BANKRUPTCY; PROFIT; COSTS; SAVINGS; INVESTMENT; LOANS; RISKS, etc

    Remember that the next time a politician promises you your own personal pony.
    At the same time many of these concerns travel to the politician's occupation and impact that vote, even if those criteria are nearly out of his or her control or factor into governing styles, amendments, and so forth.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 08-19-10 at 06:19 PM.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    I don't admire or not-admire people based solely on their occupation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I don't admire or not-admire people based solely on their occupation.
    And I don't have much respect for the opinion of anyone who would. I known "admirable" people from a myriad of walks of life and real jerks with similar histories.

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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.
    Tell me how starting wars, crushing civil liberties, excessive regulations for business is productive for society?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    necessary evils are never to be admired, merely tolerated and that is what politicians are
    Exactly
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    My interpretation of the question was which profession you admire more. Not an actual person.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Crack dealers are just supplying a demand and making money the best way they can given their circumstances.
    Of course, their circumstances are totally beyond their control, right?
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Of course, their circumstances are totally beyond their control, right?


    Sometimes, yes. You can't controll getting laid off or other major setbacks. When you grow up and see all the law abiding citizens in your neighborhood busting their ass working 2 jobs and barely surviving and on the other hand see the drug dealers with nice cars, nice clothes, nice things it distots reality.

    I'm not saying it's right but it is what it is.

    If there wasn't a demand for the drugs dealers wouldn't sell it. They don't force people to buy drugs.
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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?
    I don't know - did the firefighter set the blaze before he went to fight, killing a child and her mother?
    Is the Doctor a quack working out of a storage shed?
    Do the nurses secretly kill their patients?
    Do the teachers molest their students?
    Are police officers under-the-table thugs acceptign a blind eye to crime?

    Is the minister a pedophile?
    The blood-splatter-analyst a serial killer?

    Is the crack dealer only a crack dealer because it's the life that thug Mom and Dad thrust him into when he was 10 to satisfy their own drug habits?
    Dictators - again, some are bad and some are good.

    Occupation doesn't mean a ****ing thing, apparently.

    Oddly - I could think of more real-life examples of a "bad" cop/officer/lawyer/judge/politican/priest/teacher than I could good examples of a crack dealer/gangster/rapist.

    Seems that crime is afoot and comes in all colors.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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