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Old 09-01-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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All I know is this:

For all the big talk around here about who built what (mostly a bunch of foolishness featuring people trying to exalt their own ancestors) NONE OF YOU FOLKS HERE ON C-D HAVE BUILT A DAMN THING!!!!

We're all a bunch of recipients benefiting off of the hard work of people that are since LONG DEAD!

So please, come off of your high horses with the self congratulatory nonsense and misplaced sense of accomplishment.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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All I know is this:

For all the big talk around here about who built what (mostly a bunch of foolishness featuring people trying to exalt their own ancestors) NONE OF YOU FOLKS HERE ON C-D HAVE BUILT A DAMN THING!!!!

We're all a bunch of recipients benefiting off of the hard work of people that are since LONG DEAD!

So please, come off of your high horses with the self congratulatory nonsense and misplaced sense of accomplishment.
You are starting to sound like Obama when it is obvious he is losing a debate. Hang in there, though.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by desertdetroiter View Post
All I know is this:

For all the big talk around here about who built what (mostly a bunch of foolishness featuring people trying to exalt their own ancestors) NONE OF YOU FOLKS HERE ON C-D HAVE BUILT A DAMN THING!!!!

We're all a bunch of recipients benefiting off of the hard work of people that are since LONG DEAD!

So please, come off of your high horses with the self congratulatory nonsense and misplaced sense of accomplishment.
I thought this thread was about the blacks as the only ones who build this country. They just say that many put blood sweat and their lives to build this country and many are still doing just that today.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:06 PM
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Oh for god's sake don't play into the daily racial troll thread.

There were all sorts of Europeans who were exploited as indentured servants and tenant farmers. Many of whom worked side by side in the same fields with their African slave brothers and sisters.

African Americans didn't build America, but we sure as hell put in more than our share.
Now that's a true statement!
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:10 PM
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All I know is this: NONE OF YOU FOLKS HERE ON C-D HAVE BUILT A DAMN THING!!!!
That's not true - I built a sling shot one time. Of course I broke a couple of windows - but hell that created jobs so I could say that I have my share of contribution to the infrastructure and employment of this Great Nation.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Ah Shucks 12% of the population built America while the other 88% sat around sipping iced tea served to them by the 12%, ain't ever gonna believe that garbage I know my families history when they sailed here in steerage long after slavery was ended as trash and overcame it and winded up on top. takes work and work and more work to make it. The Italians were treated like crap and still succeeded cause that's what they are and were more than the 12% looser left behind cry babies
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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Republicans built America? Nonsense! -- It was built by the blacks!




Definitely not so. This country was built by the sweat of many different people of many nationalities. To say the blacks built America is a farce to say the least.
I agree you can't point to one group of people and say unequivocally "They built America".
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Yes, it was built on the back of Black Slaves. Why is everyone denying this?

Only AFTER Slavery was abolished, that Immigrants were exploited.

If Slavery wasn't abolished, I'm sure most of you wouldnt be here.
You can't be serious. Lots of people came in the 17th to 19th century as indentured servants. They entered into contracts to pay for their passage to the new world. They endured harsh conditions, but at least at the end of their contract they got a small piece of land usually.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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According to my source the irish had a lot to do with it. Naturally, they were paid poorly.
Seriously?

The steel workers who built the Empire State Building were mostly Mohawk Indians from Canada. There might have been some other nationalities on the girders, but...

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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It was built by the people who bet their entire property and lives to live in a new world where they were not sure whether or not they would even make it.
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