User Profile: skunkbear

skunkbear

Member Since: November 01, 2012

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  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 7:18am

    DAD, “Accomplishes nothing since we have never had a conversation with it always being your way or no way…”

    There is no “your way or no way”. There are only facts and reason and they alone should guide a conversation.

    “And as of this writing, it appears that 52 approve of my post and a negative one approve of yours…”

    Facts and reason are not subject to a popularity poll.

  • September 1, 2014 at 10:34pm

    JP. “The craft unions are on their death beds. Most union members work for the government.”

    Do not disagree. The entire system is collapsing within itself so that it has come down to everyone for themselves at the expense of everyone else, of all against all.

    The question then arises as to what then is the cause of all of this and therefore how can it all be resolved?

  • [3] September 1, 2014 at 10:19pm

    BIG MICK, absolutely agree!!!

    Disengage from these foreign entanglements now!

  • [-3] September 1, 2014 at 10:09pm

    DAD, “Not in the mood to debate.”

    Then maybe you should not have posted here. The point of posting is to open up a discussion for debate.

    “So there you have it folks, not to celebrate labor but to qualm a civil uprising during the industrial revolution and to get on the good side of unions.”

    This statement of yours makes for a valid reason to critique your original post. It appears that you are siding against the unions without expressing their point of view in the debate. AKA spin.

  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 9:53pm

    CITY, “It is never necessary to do evil to accomplish ‘good’.”

    So the killing of innocent civilians is indeed an evil, no matter what “good” it may produce?

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  • September 1, 2014 at 9:48pm

    ANABASIS, “There are different types of unions.”

    I prefer to think of them as craft guilds. But your point is well taken.

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  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 9:46pm

    BRIGOTT, “Of course, that would require a truly free economic system without government coercion.”

    It would also require a truly free monetary system without government coercion. But since this has been made illegal via the US Constitution the point is moot.

  • [-7] September 1, 2014 at 9:39pm

    ANGRY, “Do these people have any idea what a $15 per hour minimum wage would do to the whole economy?”

    Much the same was said about what the effects of a 40 hour work week/overtime pay/a safe work environment/employee benefits/pension plans/etc would do to the whole economy.

    Not that I am arguing for/against any of this. I am only pointing out that it is not all that black or white.

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  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 9:13pm

    GRIMMSTER, “Ironic, that a day to celebrate labor, is a day where no one works, or most don’t…”

    Was Wall Street open today?

  • September 1, 2014 at 9:11pm

    CRAZY, while I have many disagreements with the unions’ methods you are exactly right about the very positive gains the unions have brought to the “American Standard of Living”.

  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 9:07pm

    ONE, “I worked today in peaceful protest of communist ideology and labor unions.”

    If you are self employed then that is your choice and it is respectable.

    If not, did you really work in protest or did you work because your boss said you had to work? Did you get time and a half?

  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 9:02pm

    Good thing then that the Teamsters as well as the rest of the unions did not listen to Jesus.

  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 8:57pm

    MODERATORMICHELE, “…all you could smell was weed.”

    And that is a good thing if it is quality stuff.

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:53pm

    TJLCCEQ, “I love a good history lesson. Especially one with no spin on it.”

    Actually, there is a big spin on this “history lesson”.

    DAD failed to mention (aka spin) what the Pullman strike was about.

  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 8:46pm

    DAD, “…he had deployed 12, 000 fed troops to stop a strike at the Pullman Co in Chi-town which was ‘interrupting’ mail trains and making railroad executives nervous.”

    Where is it the federal gubment’s responsibility to send in troops to interfere with a private matter – no matter how “nervous” the railroad executives may have been? Was this not itself a gesture to get on the good side of the “railroad executives” at the expense of the unions?

    Two,

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  • September 1, 2014 at 8:30pm

    “”Finally the US is going to uphold its Constitutional duty to make Somalia secure!”"

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:19pm

    CULPER, pretty much agree. Unfortunately the banksters own the US amerikan war machine and no matter who the current pretend commander-in-chief is the banksters will always get their wars because US amerikans will continue to mindlessly feed their children into the immoral MIC.

    “”For God and Country”"…

  • [-1] September 1, 2014 at 2:54pm

    VERY, “All these events in that area of the world were set in motion
    by our invasion of Iraq.
    100%”

    Close but not quite. US amerikan meddling in the ME started in depth after WWII. But your point is still valid. obuma did not cause this mess.

  • September 1, 2014 at 2:47pm

    CHIEF, “…there are some people in the world who just need to be removed..”

    Please point to where exactly in the US Constitution that the federal government has the authority/responsibility to rid the world of evil?

    Also, there is a difference between “isolationism” and non-interventionism.

  • [-4] September 1, 2014 at 2:40pm

    DARKENING, “the kenyan will be impeached before the end of his term!”

    Wanna bet? obuma is completely unimpeachable.

    And this letter is utter nonsense. Sounds to me that this guy is just trying to get hype for his book.

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