Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Follies

March 26th, 2019 at 9:25:24 AM permalink
kenarman
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Sure there are. Lenin and Stalin ended up rich.


You don't have to go that far back. Forbes has estimated the Castro family net worth at $900 million, I guess some socialists are more equal than others. Socialism doesn't eliminate rich people it just makes a new cadre of rich people.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
March 26th, 2019 at 9:36:11 AM permalink
kenarman
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Even Bernie Saunders is now estimated to be worth more than $2M. Most of it has come in the last couple of years from royalties on his 2 books which provided over $1.5M. The books of course are on his ultra left view of the US and income inequality. Hmmmm no conflict there. He declines to provide his true net worth.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
March 26th, 2019 at 10:37:28 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: kenarman
You don't have to go that far back. Forbes has estimated the Castro family net worth at $900 million, I guess some socialists are more equal than others. Socialism doesn't eliminate rich people it just makes a new cadre of rich people.


Easiest to make money at the point of a gun.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 26th, 2019 at 11:02:15 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: kenarman
You don't have to go that far back. Forbes has estimated the Castro family net worth at $900 million, I guess some socialists are more equal than others. Socialism doesn't eliminate rich people it just makes a new cadre of rich people.


Still one of the greatest quotes of all time.
March 26th, 2019 at 11:19:31 AM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: Pacomartin
Still one of the greatest quotes of all time.


George Orwell was a very insightful man.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
March 26th, 2019 at 11:30:56 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Pacomartin
Still one of the greatest quotes of all time.



And still true today, as it has been throughout history
March 26th, 2019 at 12:09:30 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
Still one of the greatest quotes of all time.


My all time favorite fiction book. Not only a great lesson, but very easy to read.

Amazing how few people learn the lesson.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 27th, 2019 at 3:27:18 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Not even 1 Senate Democrat supports Green New Deal.

Shows how shallow support for the fringe wing is.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 27th, 2019 at 5:40:28 AM permalink
pew
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Sure there are. Lenin and Stalin ended up rich.
Exactly, there's the dictator and there's everybody else.
March 27th, 2019 at 10:09:16 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Not even 1 Senate Democrat supports Green New Deal.

Shows how shallow support for the fringe wing is.


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says She Told Senate Democrats to Vote ‘Present’ on Green New Deal

Sure she did..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.