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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:37 pm

fisticuffs wrote:I can hate you and still take your money. It's called capitalism.

Right, because there is no morality in capitalism. So why does capitalism run our country and Western civilization?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby rabble » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm

city2countrygal wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:I can hate you and still take your money. It's called capitalism.

Right, because there is no morality in capitalism. So why does capitalism run our country and Western civilization?

[raises hand]
Because the richest capitalists like it that way and the rest of us let 'em?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:23 pm

Right, because there is no morality in capitalism.


In some circles of the right capitalism is the only morality.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:55 pm

fisticuffs wrote:In some circles of the right capitalism is the only morality.

Agreed, in some circles, probably in the left and right parties?
Maybe they can both start to learn the errors of their ways.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:14 pm

rabble wrote:
city2countrygal wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:I can hate you and still take your money. It's called capitalism.

Right, because there is no morality in capitalism. So why does capitalism run our country and Western civilization?

[raises hand]
Because the richest capitalists like it that way and the rest of us let 'em?

Not everybody does, You are not forced to purchase goods and services from these people.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:18 pm

A kid selling lemonade on the curb is capitalism.

A company acting immorally to get ahead is just greed.

Hate the greed.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby rabble » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:21 pm

narcoleptish wrote:A kid selling lemonade on the curb is capitalism.

A company acting immorally to get ahead is just greed.

Hate the greed.

So if I only buy things from kids on the curb, I'm not supporting the one percent.

Damn. I thought it would be more complicated than that.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:34 pm

narcoleptish wrote:

A company acting immorally to get ahead is just greed.


Would WEATRUST count?
Its odd how when open to competition, they lowered there cost to Appleton alone by $3,000,000 this year alone.
Were they overcharging by $3,000,000/yr previously just out of greed?
Sounds like a case of price gouging to me.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby indycoyote » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:15 pm

C'mon Gorcon, everyone knows blacks drive PONTIACS.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:27 pm

indycoyote wrote:C'mon Gorcon, everyone knows blacks drive PONTIACS.

I get it, because we are poor and think they are Cadillacs.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:28 pm

jasonx5 wrote:
Were they overcharging by $3,000,000/yr previously just out of greed?
Sounds like a case of price gouging to me.


Price-gouging seems like a pretty good example of greed to me.

rabble wrote:
So if I only buy things from kids on the curb, I'm not supporting the one percent.


The first kid who opens a gas station in their driveway will have my business. Greed and collusion give capitalism a bad name for sure, but what different system would people prefer? Greed's not going anywhere

Some of the most progressive minds I know used to lose their shit over the lack of choices for cable TV.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:41 pm

narcoleptish wrote:A kid selling lemonade on the curb is capitalism.

A company acting immorally to get ahead is just greed.

Hate the greed.

Agreed to hate the greed. But how to actually do something about it? [The control capitalism has on our country.] Are you willing to give up your iPod, or pay more for it?

I'd pay more for it. And I don't need the next latest version every time one comes out. Who is with me? Conscientious consumerism?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby wack wack » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:48 pm

narcoleptish wrote:Greed and collusion give capitalism a bad name for sure, but what different system would people prefer? Greed's not going anywhere.


Capitalism with significant regulation. Let the collective mind defeat what individual desire can't.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:51 pm

That I like, wack wack.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:18 pm

city2countrygal wrote:
narcoleptish wrote:A kid selling lemonade on the curb is capitalism.

A company acting immorally to get ahead is just greed.

Hate the greed.

Agreed to hate the greed. But how to actually do something about it? [The control capitalism has on our country.] Are you willing to give up your iPod, or pay more for it?

I'd pay more for it. And I don't need the next latest version every time one comes out. Who is with me? Conscientious consumerism?

You would pay more, maybe. You do understand you are asking a lot of a group that largely agreed with cancelling school for 4 days to go scream chants at the Capitol for being forced to pay more for their own health and retirement?
Can you imagine what will happen if you go and fuck with the price of their personal entertainment devices?


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