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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:04 AM

While you were worried about the fake threat of socialism...

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Reply While you were worried about the fake threat of socialism... (Original post)
RAB910 Jan 2020 OP
tblue37 Jan 2020 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2020 #2
LakeArenal Jan 2020 #3
PatrickforO Jan 2020 #11
LakeArenal Jan 2020 #20
PETRUS Jan 2020 #21
defacto7 Jan 2020 #4
Sherman A1 Jan 2020 #5
Wounded Bear Jan 2020 #6
KPN Jan 2020 #7
pecosbob Jan 2020 #8
Farmer-Rick Jan 2020 #10
ChubbyStar Jan 2020 #22
PatrickforO Jan 2020 #9
NoMoreRepugs Jan 2020 #12
calimary Jan 2020 #13
rainy Jan 2020 #14
onecaliberal Jan 2020 #15
griloco Jan 2020 #16
csziggy Jan 2020 #18
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #23
csziggy Jan 2020 #24
BuffaloJackalope Jan 2020 #17
SWBTATTReg Jan 2020 #19
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #25
SWBTATTReg Jan 2020 #28
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #29
SWBTATTReg Jan 2020 #31
Ohioboy Jan 2020 #26
Thomas Hurt Jan 2020 #27
warmfeet Jan 2020 #30
Crunchy Frog Jan 2020 #32
Joinfortmill Jan 2020 #33
Beartracks Jan 2020 #34
colsohlibgal Jan 2020 #35
BlueJac Jan 2020 #36
malaise Jan 2020 #37
ck4829 Jan 2020 #38

Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:09 AM

2. Damn, that's good.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:12 AM

3. So true

That I moved to Costa Rica. A socialist country. With happy people in good health and nice teeth. Prevailing wage is about $6 an hour. No school shootings. No despots stealing. President is a progressive.

Road crew equipment is usually a cement mixer, wheel barrow and a white five gallon bucket. Gas is about $5.50 a gallon.

Yes. Huge differences. We wouldn’t move back for a minute.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:47 PM

11. Wow! I just took a tour of Tronadora on Google Maps.

I'm surprised Costa Rica hasn't yet had its government undermined or even overturned by the US in the name of 'business interests.' I mean, how many times has THAT happened?

I'm happy for you, because it looks like a pretty nice place. I wish you the best. How long did it take you to learn Spanish? or did you know the language before you went?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:32 PM

20. Been here sept 1. Taking Spanish since October

Teacher says we are doing well.
We live on the South end of Lake Arenal. Beautiful view of the lake. Near a village called called Rio Piedras between Tronadora and Nuevo Arenal.
For us it’s perfect in every way. Adopted a street rescue. Life is Very Good

Spanish ignored Costa Rica as do robber Barons because it has no oil, no gold mines, no real money making business outside tourism and there is no development on lake edge or on the coast.
State owns all right of way.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:58 PM

21. Costa Rica is #2 on the "Sustainable Development Index"

It has high levels of education and life expectancy vs. its material footprint.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:15 AM

4. Hear. Hear!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:20 AM

5. K&R

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:21 AM

6. Lotta truth in that...nt

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 11:36 AM

7. Perfection!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:36 PM

8. And yet most are not deceived

One regional electorate put an actual Trotskyist on the Seattle City Council and snow-balled the movement for $15/hr. The lies and disinformation take root better in some places than others...I for one do not know why this is.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:45 PM

10. Well, the thing about lies is they have unlimited potential.

You can make up any fact, any information and any fake theory. With the truth you are limited to reality.

So, lies sound so much more interesting and fascinating. A virgin birth, a chance to see your dead love one, greed is good, free markets....anything can be made up.

That's why lies spread so quickly. They are so much more interesting than reality.

Lies can be carefully constructed to explain away most anything. But to get to the truth you have to research and study. The truth is limited by reality. Lies are unlimited.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 04:05 PM

22. Very profound and inherently true

I also find that a great deal of people preferred to be lied to, it is much more soothing. Yet, bedtime stories are often much darker than many realize.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:40 PM

9. I like it. Because it is true.

These people who call themselves capitalists aren't, most of them. They are just working schmucks like the rest of us. Unless you have invested capital in a physical plant that now employs people to produce some good or service, and you are making profits directly off the labor of your workforce, you aren't a capitalist.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:47 PM

12. Drop the mic. Nail meet hammer.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:52 PM

13. BOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!! What a great graphic!

Freakin’ nailed it.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:14 PM

14. Here's a link to follow David

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:21 PM

15. K&R

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:45 PM

16. And I got the RealBible written in RealEnglish by

Jesus!

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Response to griloco (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:51 PM

18. That must be fascinating

I'd love to read Jesus' first hand account of how he woke up in the tomb and how he surprised his followers by returning from the dea. His description of their shocked faces would be knee slapping funny!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:38 PM

23. I saw the quote: "Where the hell am I?"

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:40 PM

24. LOL! That would be appropriate. nt

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:48 PM

17. Truth

 

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:08 PM

19. Always nice to have this post pop up again and again, reminding us all of who the real culprit is...

in our society...predatory capitalists, no less. When is enough money, enough?

And this thing about not paying decent wages (or fighting against increases in the minimum wages all of the time), not paying a larger bulk of taxes, etc., do you realize that w/o society as it is today, you wouldn't had made your money without all of us and the stability we enabled in this Country in order for you billionaires and millions to have your money.

Maybe quit complaining so much and share a little bit of the wealth? Or else...recessive and aggressive taxes will be the law of the land, and billionaires and millionaires will finally pay a bigger share of their wealth for this great country of ours.

Don't keep bringing up your pathetic excuses and threats, long overused, that higher
taxes will cost jobs, keep wages low, etc., when in fact, taxes are among the lowest ever, wages are still stuck in the 1970s, and jobs are coming out the wazoo, mostly all low paying, minimum wage jobs that people need to have 3 of them in order to make ends meet).

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:40 PM

25. Here's where Das Kapital hits the best-seller list again.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:35 PM

28. And your point being ... what?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:40 PM

29. The working class will revolt again. Unions will rejuvenate. It's cyclical.

They just need to pay attention for once. Like we do.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:40 PM

31. I hope so. Unions have done all of us a huge favor by standing up for the common person, ...

and frankly, I'm sick and tired of hearing about the woes of the wealthy not making enough money, etc. Haven't they got enough already? Their class (upper 10%) already have way too much compared to the rest of us who are struggling to make ends meet. Ridiculous in a country of plenty, eh?

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:43 PM

26. And..

because you lost all of those things, you also lost your freedom.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:26 PM

27. who says they need anything else?

the comment presupposes that the sick f**ks care about anything else.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:40 PM

30. Never,

not once, not a single time, have I worried about socialism.

I worry about being consumed, I mean eaten, by this sick system, I mean capitalism, that so many seem to worship.

Unrestrained capitalism will kill us and most of the species on this planet.

Capitalism promises life, while taking it from us.

It promises wealth, if only you just work hard enough.

It's all a filthy lie.

Buy into it, and you will be consumed as well.

On the other hand, have a nice day!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:42 PM

32. And that's exactly how they want it.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:57 PM

33. True

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 10:08 PM

34. Accumulation of wealth isn't capitalism. That's just half of it.

Accumulation of wealth is just greed. Capitalism is a SYSTEM -- the wealth must be reinvested, redistributed, it must be kept flowing within the system for the system to sustain itself. At least, that's one of the metaphorical ways I look at it.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 10:12 PM

35. Amen

What do people think Medicare Is? It is Democratic Socialism.

Millions voting directly against their own best interest, through manipulation, are putting the country in jeopardy.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:24 AM

36. K&R

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:26 AM

37. Great post

Rec

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:25 PM

38. Exactly what needs to be said

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