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Old 02-11-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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To what? I have to scratch my head every time I heard statements like those? Why do you want to bring this country back to slavery and Jim Crow? Do you realize that this country was founded on principles that only benefited the elite? Women weren't allowed to vote. Blacks weren't considered humans.

 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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To what? I have to scratch my head every time I heard statements like those? Why do you want to bring this country back to slavery and Jim Crow? Do you realize that this country was founded on principles that only benefited the elite? Women weren't allowed to vote. Blacks weren't considered humans.
How about not going back that far,just pre Reagan era where one income families could make a decent living

You should really consider changing your username if these are the type threads you are going to start.
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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To what? I have to scratch my head every time I heard statements like those? Why do you want to bring this country back to slavery and Jim Crow? Do you realize that this country was founded on principles that only benefited the elite? Women weren't allowed to vote. Blacks weren't considered humans.
Thats what the GOP sees as utopia
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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If you have to ask, you will never know. Most of the best stuff in the world was made or designed by us at one time. A time where if you weren't the college type, or didn't have the money to go, you could still get a job that paid well. If a tycoon got out of line, he found a group of men waiting for him outside to "adjust" his attitude. He valued their hard work and efforts just as much as his own. Forget the cruise with 2k bottles of wine and lobster by the moonlight. He hosted a company picnic that had steaks, burgers and BBQ ribs for his employees. In turn, the employees would be driven to perform for him and may even die trying. He wasn't whispered about in the bathroom as the ****. His products were some of the finest things ever crafted and still praised items today. That's just for starters.

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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To what? I have to scratch my head every time I heard statements like those? Why do you want to bring this country back to slavery and Jim Crow? Do you realize that this country was founded on principles that only benefited the elite? Women weren't allowed to vote. Blacks weren't considered humans.

Blacks were never not considered human. Where did you hear that?
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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If you have to ask, you will never know. Most of the best stuff in the world was made or designed by us at one time. A time where if you weren't the college type, or didn't have the money to go, you could still get a job that paid well. If a tycoon got out of line, he found a group of men waiting for him outside to "adjust" his attitude. He valued their hard work and efforts just as much as his own. Forget the cruise with 2k bottles of wine and lobster by the moonlight. He hosted a company picnic that had steaks, burgers and BBQ ribs for his employees. In turn, the employees would be driven to perform for him and may even die trying. He wasn't whispered about in the bathroom as the ****. His products were some of the finest things ever crafted and still praised items today. That's just for starters.

Rick Derringer - I Am a Real American - YouTube
Rick Derringer....that's him AFTER he got saved.
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Blacks were never not considered human. Where did you hear that?
Then tell me...what were they considered to be in Alabama circa let's say....1950?
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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How about not going back that far,just pre Reagan era where one income families could make a decent living

You should really consider changing your username if these are the type threads you are going to start.
--Treat the native peoples of North America as equals and build a country with them together.

--Never allow slavery on the North American continent.

--Do not allow Admiral Perry to force relations upon the Japanese. The Pacific War never happens, no rape of Nanking and Hitler probably never declares war on the US. The US remains an agricultural and isolationist country. The Military-Industrial complex never arrises. Today we have a country much like Australia except more free. We cooperate with Great Britain for defense needs but have a very small military force ourselves. We are a wealth nation with very little debt.

--Adopt a listen first, shoot last foreign policy.
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Rick Derringer....that's him AFTER he got saved.
It sure is!

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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If you have to ask, you will never know. Most of the best stuff in the world was made or designed by us at one time. A time where if you weren't the college type, or didn't have the money to go, you could still get a job that paid well.
Yes, backed up by a union!

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If a tycoon got out of line, he found a group of men waiting for him outside to "adjust" his attitude.
Please give an example.

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He valued their hard work and efforts just as much as his own. Forget the cruise with 2k bottles of wine and lobster by the moonlight. He hosted a company picnic that had steaks, burgers and BBQ ribs for his employees. In turn, the employees would be driven to perform for him and may even die trying.
Not out of his pocket.

A lot did die, due to lack of workplace safety laws.

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He wasn't whispered about in the bathroom as the ****. His products were some of the finest things ever crafted and still praised items today. That's just for starters.
What are you smoking? Everyone has always complained about their boss.
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