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Old 10-21-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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Watched it last night and was fascinated, but of course, they didn't do that, someone else did that!
I believe this is a series running on the history channel, but I think it can be viewed on line.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Watched it last night and was fascinated, but of course, they didn't do that, someone else did that!
I believe this is a series running on the history channel, but I think it can be viewed on line.

The Men Who Built America — History.com TV Episodes, Schedule, & Video

They sure as heck were not socialists, despite what liberals think.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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And monopolies and watering down stock was made illegal for a reason.

Even Rockefellers own great great grandson said he didn't agree with how old jd got there.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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And monopolies and watering down stock was made illegal for a reason.

Even Rockefellers own great great grandson said he didn't agree with how old jd got there.
I agree and competition was fierce, I'm sure there were a ton of shady deals made with very little regulation in place, but even so, it still goes on today to some extent. If you get a chance, watch it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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They sure as heck were not socialists, despite what liberals think.
I don't know any liberals who think that socialists built this country. I guess this is what has become of conservatives today...this whole thought process that paints liberals as socialists...to the point of single-mindedness.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I saw it, too. Fascinating, but at the same time, they existed in an era without TRUE competition. Monopolies we allowed, stocks could be fraudulently watered down in value, etc.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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President Kennedy's father made his fortune on illegal bootlegging. Nothing much was made of it by the media.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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My favorites builders were the likes of J.P, Morgan and Henry Frick. Morgan who during the Civil War bought 5,000 defective rifles from the federal government for $3.50 and then sold them back for $22 each, and Frick for the wonderful damn that he helped to build above Johnstown.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Somehow I can't picture this country becoming the United States of America if political correctness and equal opportunity were in place.....
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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They sure as heck were not socialists, despite what liberals think.
No they were not! It's called "rugged individualism", and Obama despises it.


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