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    Quote Originally Posted by testsubjectalpha View Post
    If people run around in public in the midst of this virus pandemic and don't wear masks and don't social distance and congregate in groups and even walk up your ass in the grocery stores while you yourself are practicing safe measures, is the medical industry guilty of racial profiling?
    If two trains are speeding toward each other on a Monday, does a turkey get to go to market?
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    What is worse, paying for laborers that are productive, or paying a 'social safety net' payment to those who think that working is beneath them?
    "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick Henry

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    something along the lines of "lynching" comes to mind...............
    Good point.


    The protestors are just idealistic idiots, however. They want someone to hand them something rather than working and creating a business like Bezos did.

    That reminds me -- I need to order something -- I'll buy it from Amazon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    It's not a real threat, it's symbolism. The point is eventually people are going to stop being wage slaves of the billionaire class and fight back.
    Too easy. Quit. Nobody is stopping them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Here's the thing: If most businesses exploit their workers in such a way (they do), eventually you have to choose either between starvation and working for those companies. Not much of a choice when there's effectively a gun to your head.
    Or develop skills that make you valuable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    It's certainly not pulling up your own bootstraps. $245k is a significant amount of money. How big would it have gotten without that free money? And why is it okay for Bezos to get an opportunity to turn free money into billions but not okay for the average American?
    Because his parents weren't going to give that money to a non-family member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Too easy. Quit. Nobody is stopping them.
    Starvation, homelessness, and disease kind of are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Or develop skills that make you valuable.
    Eventually you’ll still be left with the same problem, there won’t be enough “valuable” positions to go around.
    "Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Eventually you’ll still be left with the same problem, there won’t be enough “valuable” positions to go around.
    Then you go into business yourself. There is plenty enough financial aid for small business start ups.
    The down side is that it requires effort and work. If you aren't going to work for it, you shouldn't get a hand up.
    I started out working for the other guy. I didn't like the pay and the hours were ruthless. (construction) So I started up my own business. I wasn't ruthless and often times went without a check to make sure my crews got paid, during the initial start up.
    Eventually, I owned two houses outright, and had a thriving business that I sold when I retired.
    It is important to point out that I did not come from money. I only hand a few hundred in the bank and never got a loan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Starvation, homelessness, and disease kind of are.
    Get a job somewhere else for what they believe they are worth.
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