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Offline happyg

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« on: February 04, 2014, 01:14:15 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 01:20:40 PM »
Global consumer sales corporations with more than half their sales outside the USA find it in their best interest to support any policy that redistributes wealth from rich countries to poor countries.  That is why so many of them support initiatives like amnesty and global warming.  Big business likes big government to impose policies that erect barriers to entry and change the rules of the game to favor them.  That is one major reason we should oppose big government.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 09:00:21 PM »
Global consumer sales corporations with more than half their sales outside the USA find it in their best interest to support any policy that redistributes wealth from rich countries to poor countries.  That is why so many of them support initiatives like amnesty and global warming.  Big business likes big government to impose policies that erect barriers to entry and change the rules of the game to favor them.  That is one major reason we should oppose big government.

Absolutely.  And why republicans/conservatives should avoid like the plague policies that are designed to favor big business at the expense of small business.

That being said, trying to lock the borders against all would-be immigrants is simply stupid.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 09:02:07 PM by Oceander »

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 09:23:37 PM »


I don't believe this.  I believe they realize they're a global conglomerate.  If they're going to spend a gazillion $$$ for 30 seconds of exposure, you may as well get the most bang for the buck.

What I also believe is that they are stoking the story to incite one of "those" crazy right-wingers to say or do something bigoted.

You cannot boycott Coca-Cola. You'd drive yourself insane.  They're in everything.  Not just soda pop.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 09:43:59 PM »
My wife's niece posted this on Facebook:


She had the caption:
This meme is dedicated to all the racist bigots who are condemning Coca-Cola for singing 'America the Beautiful' in a multitude of languages (You might want to take a seat for this one):...


So, I posted this:
Katherine Lee Bates was a life-long Republican who supported the Democratic candidate for President, John W. Davis, in the 1924 elections because Calvin Coolidge opposed the formation of the League of Nations. Interestingly, John W. Davis was a proponent of race segregation. He even argued against integration in Briggs v. Elliot, a companion Supreme Court Case to Brown v. Board of Education.

Neither she nor her friends have commented.

Why do I post this here?  Because it is typical of the bending and distortion of history for an agenda.  All her friends were tripping over themselves about how the changes always come from liberals, etc. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 09:47:30 PM »
I see a lot of this sort of distortion on FB, Lando...

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 09:48:34 PM »
I see a lot of this sort of distortion on FB, Lando...

Yes
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 10:10:19 PM »
If they had picked a different song, there probably would have been little if any dust up.
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