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Old 11-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #31
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You have a farm and internet, not exactly what I consider poor.

I live on a small farm.

The internet?

I'm posting this reply on dial-up.

I guess I'm $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:29 AM   #32
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I live on a small farm.

The internet?

I'm posting this reply on dial-up.

I guess I'm $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
And then there are those that own no land whatsoever, barely have a roof over their head and can't even afford dial-up let alone a computer. Surely you are bright enough to see these differences.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:46 PM   #33
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And then there are those that own no land whatsoever, barely have a roof over their head and can't even afford dial-up let alone a computer. Surely you are bright enough to see these differences.

Can you say that again?

I'm trying to understand.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #34
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Can you say that again?

I'm trying to understand.
I have no idea how to make this any clearer.

Yes, you and I may be poor compared to Donald Trump, but in the overall scheme of things we are rich compared to others.

Your very first comment in this thread that started this whole "conversation" was full of fallacies.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #35
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How does that help the poor?

Me?

Selling watermelons by the side of the road.

How does that help the poor?


If you don't know....I guess you don't know
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:35 AM   #36
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You're selling watermelons to the subsistence farmer in rural Nigeria by the side of the gravel road? That's cool!
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Me?

Selling watermelons by the side of the road.

How does that help the poor?


If you don't know....I guess you don't know
I give up
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Haiti. Case closed.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #39
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Haiti. Case closed.
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Inequality is, after all, the foundation of a capitalist society. When individuals work hard, or innovate, they receive outsized rewards.
I know, why don't they just work harder? Then they wouldn't need our help...

Rush and INDY keeping it classy by using Haiti as a political argument
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Haiti. Case closed.


yes, because capitalism just magically appears when we wish it to.
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Haiti. Case closed.
Sure, it's neat to close that case, I mean it isn't as if the Western capitalist powers had ANY NEGATIVE IMPACT on Haiti. It was the lazy socialist Haitians who brought it on themselves.
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Sure, it's neat to close that case, I mean it isn't as if the Western capitalist powers had ANY NEGATIVE IMPACT on Haiti. It was the lazy socialist Haitians who brought it on themselves.
Yea, that's what I said.

The success most Haitian-Americans find here in America after coming to our country speaks to their talents and work ethic. Too bad they have to leave their home to realize their aspirations to succeed.
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Yea, that's what I said.

The success most Haitian-Americans find here in America after coming to our country speaks to their talents and work ethic. Too bad they have to leave their home to realize their aspirations to succeed.
Shouldn't we build a wall for that kind of thing...
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I know, why don't they just work harder? Then they wouldn't need our help...
Perhaps if the French had allowed for a free capitalistic society to develop there, instead of a socially darwinistic, slave-exploiting mercantalist society...
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There 5 levels in the economy. Primary (raw materials), secondary (produce), tertinery(shops), service (finance, tourism, etc) and Quardinary (IT). The primary level of the economy is what comes out of the ground.

A Janiter invented the hoover by using a sucker and a pillowcase. JK Rowling was a single mum on unemployment benefits. Capatalism is good. Alan Sugar and Richard Bransen came from working class backgrounds. It enables the working class to get there work out of poverty if they have an idea. Socialist Russia didn't, it just left millions in poverty.
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