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:facepalm: You're a shining example of the US education system.

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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

facepalm.gif  You're a shining example of the US education system.


I did go to public school, so that should tell you something.
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I'm not writing any narrative but just pointing out facts. You do not like the facts so you tell me I'm wrong and just pull bullshit out of your ass and claim they are facts without any proof. Please provide me credible proof the top 1% own 75% of shares. They own a great deal of them but not 75%.

Wealth disparity vis a vis capitalism is not the given you seem to think it is. You point to various Euro social democracies and tell us how great they are. Why don't you go educate yourself a bit and dig up the GINI index on wealth (not income) in some of those countries?
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But, you're trying to write your own narrative here. The difference is mine is factual, and yours is not. I am not surprised by that chart, as I already knew a large amount of shares are owned by the public (wasn't sure on the numbers by date, so that was interesting). 1% of the US people own 75% of the shares, and that's a fact. The narrative you're trying to write (much more sneakily than I) is, that by the public owning large amounts of shares, the wealth divide is somehow not as great, or that socialism wouldn't work in decreasing it. You're calling me out for creating a narrative, but you yourself are creating a parallel one.

You're using subterfuge, to get me to admit to something other than the principle I am speaking of, in the hopes that foolish people will think, that I have somehow lost my argument, and I won't do it, because I'm not stupid enough to fall for it.

Here's what you said earlier:
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And, I don't expect to sell the idea to greedy people who aren't humanists. In my subjective opinion, they are bad people, and what's wrong with the world.

The reason Scandinavian countries are doing the best right now is myriad, but a large part of it is because they are more socialist leaning. More socialist = better. That's not subjective.

Russia ended in failure, because it was a state capitalist, dictator-run, fascist state. Socialism wasn't a part of soviet Russia.

"Scandinavian countries doing the best." "More socialist = better."

Now go do your own research and come back and talk to me intelligently about the GINI coefficient of wealth in some of the social democracies in northern Europe. Not the co-efficient of income but the co-efficient of wealth. Then think what this shows in regards to what you feel is the necessary outcome of greater equality.
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I can't believe such an obvious troll has lead so many of you on for so long.
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

I can't believe such an obvious troll has lead so many of you on for so long.
I'm a child of the sixties it's a trip down memory lane or a trip across the bridge to Berkeley to be more specific
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Why do socialists love Harvard/Yale/Stanford educated economists so much?
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Why do socialists love Harvard/Yale/Stanford educated economists so much?


It makes them think they are smarter by proxy. That way they don't have to read the shit they cite, just the abstract, and then since it's from a prestigious school it has a built in cache of value.
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They funny thing is he presented the video like there's no chance we might have already seen it. You'd have thought he'd learn his lesson making assumptions about us after the whole, "You'll make more under socialism. Oh, you're the CEO of your organization?"
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

They funny thing is he presented the video like there's no chance we might have already seen it. You'd have thought he'd learn his lesson making assumptions about us after the whole, "You'll make more under socialism. Oh, you're the CEO of your organization?"


I guarantee you there's no way he watched that video. It's an hour and a half long.
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It makes them think they are smarter by proxy. That way they don't have to read the shit they cite, just the abstract, and then since it's from a prestigious school it has a built in cache of value.

Aren't those schools private, competitive, selective, and run by capitalists?
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Aren't those schools private, competitive, selective, and run by capitalists?


They run on rainbows and sunshine.

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Half of the Cuban men's field hockey team at the Pan American Games in Toronto defected to the United States, a player and sources close to the Cuban delegation said.

The sources said eight of the 16 Cuban players had deserted, while team member Roger Aguilera put the number at seven, just the latest in a rash of Cuban defections across several sports.

"Everyone knows what happened to our team, we have seven of them in the United States," said Aguilera, after the decimated Cubans were hammered 13-0 by Trinidad and Tobago.

Short of manpower, Cuba could only field eight players instead of the standard 11 plus five substitutes.

They are not the first Cubans to defect during the Pan Am Games, after four rowers disappeared last week, including silver medalist Orlando Sotolongo.

It is not uncommon for Cuban athletes to defect, with baseball, boxing and volleyball -- sports where Cuban stars can command big salaries internationally -- particularly hard hit.

At the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, eight members of the Cuban delegation defected.

In January 2013, Cuba eliminated legal barriers to foreign travel, but that did not end the defections of artists and athletes, who remain susceptible to the lure of higher pay abroad.

In an attempt to stem the losses, Cuba raised salaries of athletes, and began allowing them to sign contracts with foreign clubs.

But the defections have continued, including at this month's football Gold Cup, despite a historic thaw in ties between communist Cuba and the United States.


I don't understand why people are defecting from the worker's paradise that is Cuba. Don't these players know they can earn more under socialism than in America?

Hey, anybody know how many Americans defected to Cuba last year?
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

They run on rainbows and sunshine.
I don't understand why people are defecting from the worker's paradise that is Cuba. Don't these players know they can earn more under socialism than in America?

Hey, anybody know how many Americans defected to Cuba last year?
Pretty sure you can't defect from the U.S .if you want to live there just go . Nobody's stopping you
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Aren't those schools private, competitive, selective, and run by capitalists?
Some posters seem to be having difficulty differentiating political systems , economic systems and human rights from each other and the fact that their relationships are not inferred one from the other and are I fact only historical or coincidental
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Aren't the English selling their daughters into the grooming houses? To be deflowered and corrupted by the Saracens, England's newest masters?
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Venezuela and Cuba are socialist, aren't they?
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