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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    I know plenty of Canucks who moved here .... i wonder how the opposite is
    That's not fair...they did get a lot of our draft dodgers!

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    Whenever someone does for you that you cannot do yourself, you lose control.

    A mechanic who works on your car takes over control.

    A doctor often takes control.

    Your employer who finds you work, takes control.

    I just went through a lengthy court battle (trial). My lawyer took control.

    The Fed who builds and maintains freeways around your house, takes control.

    Those who decide what country to demonize next, takes control.

    This "control" thing is nothing more than a talking point taught to you by your masters. By you talking about 'control' tells me they are still in control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin lashon View Post
    That's not fair...they did get a lot of our draft dodgers!
    Not all of the draft dodgers moved to Canada, some became real estate moguls and leaders in government. How crazy is that?
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    Not all of the draft dodgers moved to Canada, some became real estate moguls and leaders in government. How crazy is that?
    So they are now holding positions where they can steal the publics money for their own personal pleasures ? Must be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    So they are now holding positions where they can steal the publics money for their own personal pleasures ? Must be nice
    In socialist countries the politicians steal it. In our country the politicians and mega-corps steal it.

    Do you prefer one over the other?

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    Yeah Snapper, I have heard that one of em actually has spent 102 mil golfing since he got in, but it is OK because he donates his salary to charity.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

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    One of the problems the Soviets had when it came to selling goods to consumers and other nations was determining what the prices should be. The only method available was to look at prices of goods in capitalist countries. They decided that as they spread communism across the globe, they would allow one country to remain capitalist so that they could figure out how much to charge people for goods and services.

    Without competition and fair prices, the Soviets had no idea how much wheat to produce, or how much toilet paper to produce, or how many plumbers to train. If you needed a plumber to install a shower, you couldn't get one by making an appointment or offering him some extra money. Those who took appointments were booked up for years. By the time of the appointment, the need had changed, or the job was done by a diy handyman. The way to get a plumber in Soviet Russia was to get all your friends together and have a big block party, then invite the plumber over and give him plenty of food and drink and music and companionship, then talk to him about your need for a shower. That's how things got done in the days before Gorbachev and Yeltsin.

    Without competitive pricing, there was no way to gauge supply and demand and the production that was to follow. No matter how well the central government prepared the next five-year plan, there were always shortages and low quality goods and long lines and black markets and bribery and big block parties.
    Vacuum Technology:
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    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

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    How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin
    (or How the Beatles Helped to Destroy Communism)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sw6OCDiKLQ

    Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNtGbnJb0ks
    Vacuum Technology:
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    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    Not all of the draft dodgers moved to Canada, some became real estate moguls and leaders in government. How crazy is that?
    Pretty crazy. But given that the vast majority of draft dodgers were or became Democrats, it does explain a lot.

    Oh, but your making a quip, right? Dredging up the MsM accusation that Trump dodged the draft? When does evidence become relevant to the Left's accusations?


    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    In socialist countries the politicians steal it. In our country the politicians and mega-corps steal it.

    Do you prefer one over the other?
    I can't disagree, but Socialism gives license and frees the Ruling Elite of accountability.

    Preference? Of course! Capitalism! What else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin lashon View Post
    I can't disagree, but Socialism gives license and frees the Ruling Elite of accountability.
    Our Ruling Elite are not accountable either. They may risk losing an election but another one will just take his place.

    Our Ruling Mega-Corps are not accountable either. Example: What banking executive was sent to jail over the mortgage scandal that severely hurt this country? NONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Our Ruling Elite are not accountable either. They may risk losing an election but another one will just take his place.

    Our Ruling Mega-Corps are not accountable either. Example: What banking executive was sent to jail over the mortgage scandal that severely hurt this country? NONE!
    Supposedly the Banks were mandated by the Government to make more loans to minorities and others with less than desirable credit. If that is true then the Banks were just following Government orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Our Ruling Elite are not accountable either. They may risk losing an election but another one will just take his place.

    Our Ruling Mega-Corps are not accountable either. Example: What banking executive was sent to jail over the mortgage scandal that severely hurt this country? NONE!
    So Socialism is the forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin lashon View Post
    I see. So Socialism is the forward?
    I think when capitalism gets out of control with the use of its lobbyists...like has happened in this country, our politicians are powerless to stop it. That is when the ugly hand of socialism must step in to control it. If not, how else?

    Sure capitalism is better than socialism and there are examples like Venezuela to throw around. But we are not an impoverished country like they are. How about this: What aspects of Canadian socialism is unacceptable and harmful?

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