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Old 05-31-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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Meh...we both know that ONLY African American athletes are bad and greedy. That is, according to our fellow CD posters.
That's what is often heard, as if nothing happens among athletes of other ethnicities. I'm sure nothing happened with Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, or Jose Canseco.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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There as many as twenty-seven million slaves today.
Don't hear much about that, do we?
Agreed but IF the US starting stomping on countries that allow slavery in 2014, that'd start a few wars so we need to just stay OUT of those cesspools in most cases.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Meh...we both know that ONLY African American athletes are bad and greedy. That is, according to our fellow CD posters.
Greed is good.

Milton Friedman On Greed - Business Insider
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: North Bronx
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It's not ironic at all. That's like saying it's ironic to make murder a crime punishable by death. Execution for a crime is not considered murder. They weren't slaves, so they didn't want to be treated like slaves. Your statement that it is ironic requires judging people who lived two centuries ago by the value systems of modern society.
keep in mind Slaves weren't brought from Africa people where.........
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Don't you pretend to be a libertarian?

Don't you pretend to be American?


It is not up to me, to choose your destiny.
Even you have a price.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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The founding fathers were progressive. Although some of them may have owned slaves, they oppossed it, and they hoped that this country would find a way to flourish without depending on slavery.
They may have opposed it but not seriously enough to do anything about it.

That's the essential flaw that constitutional literalists can't get beyond.
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