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Old 05-04-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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I do, because if it weren't for communism, I'd have been born and raised in Germany, not Puerto Rico. My family lived behind the Iron Curtain, unlike yours. No wonder you have no idea what you're saying when you criticize capitalism. You should have paid less attention to your uninformed university professors' rants and thought for yourself more.
1) Were you born in Puerto Rico?
2) How do you figure Puerto Rico would've become a colony of Germany?
3) Are you aware what the relationship of Puerto Rico and the U.S. is? (I'm beginning to think not)
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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I do, because if it weren't for communism, I'd have been born and raised in Germany, not Puerto Rico. My family lived behind the Iron Curtain, unlike yours. No wonder you have no idea what you're saying when you criticize capitalism. You should have paid less attention to your uninformed university professors' rants and thought for yourself more.
My family has the same story, doesn't mean I have to currently back Capitalism. Both systems are extremes. Plus communism also had its benefits: superior education, less crime, and better family structures. And let's not act like it wasn't in the USA's best interest to fuel the Cold War.

I rather be in Cuba than Mexico. . .
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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My family has the same story, doesn't mean I have to currently back Capitalism. Both systems are extremes. Plus communism also had its benefits: superior education, less crime, and better family structures. And let's not act like it wasn't in the USA's best interest to fuel the Cold War.

I rather be in Cuba than Mexico. . .
I don't back unfettered capitalism like the Libertarians do. Properly regulated capitalism, with a strong unionized workforce, is the best economic system. Fascism, laissez-faire capitalism (what the Libertarians want), and communism (and it's cousin socialism) are the worst systems

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1) Were you born in Puerto Rico?
2) How do you figure Puerto Rico would've become a colony of Germany?
3) Are you aware what the relationship of Puerto Rico and the U.S. is? (I'm beginning to think not)
1. Yes
2. I didn't say that. I said I would have been born and raised in Germany since my direct ancestor would have stayed behind.
3. Of course. I'm from there, after all.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I don't back unfettered capitalism like the Libertarians do. Properly regulated capitalism, with a strong unionized workforce, is the best economic system. Fascism, laissez-faire capitalism (what the Libertarians want), and communism (and it's cousin socialism) are the worst systems

1. Yes
2. I didn't say that. I said I would have been born and raised in Germany since my direct ancestor would have stayed behind.
3. Of course. I'm from there, after all.
So your ancestors are Germans.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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So your ancestors are Germans.
I know where this is going and it's justified given posters complaining
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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I don't back unfettered capitalism like the Libertarians do. Properly regulated capitalism, with a strong unionized workforce, is the best economic system. Fascism, laissez-faire capitalism (what the Libertarians want), and communism (and it's cousin socialism) are the worst systems
What's the difference between "regulated capitalism with a strong unionized workforce" and European Socialism
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Average GDP is huge and the average American lives better than the vast majority of the world. We can always do better, true, but why can't that be a function of fewer, smarter regulations rather than just carpetbombing corporate America like a monkey throwing s**t at a wall?

Left to its devices, Corporate America had no problem selling the public Thalidamide to pregnant mothers, building a school and a suburban housing tract over the site of a toxic waste dump called Love Canal, paving the streets of Times Beach Mo with waste oil containing Dioxin, selling a nice little car that had a chronic stability proble called the Corvair (Ralph Nader came to national attention because he wrote a book about the Corvair called "Unsafe at Any Speed"), selling a cancer causing sweatener called Cyclomates, and the list goes on to the present day. How does building an airliner without an APU but nice Li batteries that could and did catch fire causing several of those emergency landins (unless you have actually been on a plane having to do that landing you will never have the joy of a hot landing at some airport that may only have a minimal runway for the roll out) grab you? Corporate America has earned its regulatory leash from an irate American public and the consumers figuratively and literally burned from their encounters with their products!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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What's the difference between "regulated capitalism with a strong unionized workforce" and European Socialism
The EU does not have a socialist economy. It's social democratic, there's a big difference. Calling the EU a socialist economy is a Rush Limbaugh talking point.

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So your ancestors are Germans.
And Spanish
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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ROFL! OMFG. This post is a perfect illustration of how right wingers think, or at least how they want everyone to think they think.
So you have nothing meaningful to add to this discussion? Okay, didn't think so.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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The EU does not have a socialist economy. It's social democratic, there's a big difference. Calling the EU a socialist economy is a Rush Limbaugh talking point.
Haha what?

Search "social democratic" on Wikipedia you'll see a big picture of flag with the words Socialism

It's socialism. . .
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