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Re: “Boots Riley on the ‘regular’ revolutionary messages of his radical debut film

Will definitely check it out. Like I said, the link you provided earlier was spot on--a systematic take down of the bs narrative about Venezuela.

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Posted by dblburger on 07/06/2018 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Boots Riley on the ‘regular’ revolutionary messages of his radical debut film

Shorty,

Thanks for that very informative link! Much appreciated!

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Posted by dblburger on 07/06/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “You can thank Karen Lewis for the national wave of teacher insurrections

Shorty,

When there's a postmortem done on the U.S. economy, I hardly think anyone (reasonable) is going to be pointing at decent paying middle-class jobs as the culprit. I rather suspect the flow of wealth and income upward since 1980 is a particularily crippling factor. 500% increase in real income for the top sliver, and dead flat real income for 90% of Americans (and 0% savings). Have you noticed, too, that the concentration of wealth is starting to look like the 1920s? It's almost funny to hear what some people think takes away from government services.

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Posted by dblburger on 04/11/2018 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Georgia gun lovers take bold stand against corporate handouts—for all the wrong reasons

'Wouldn't the person who purchased the shirt for $50 feel the person who purchased the shirt for $40 received $10 of value for free?'

One would think so.

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Posted by dblburger on 03/09/2018 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Georgia gun lovers take bold stand against corporate handouts—for all the wrong reasons

Iac,

?? So because your observation tells us that clothing is on sale 'well over half the time,' the guy who used the coupon paid the right amount and the other guy overpaid? Every time you blink something new comes true. Anyway, your "interpretation" of the event doesn't change the fact that one guy's $10 better off than the other guy.

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Posted by dblburger on 03/09/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Georgia gun lovers take bold stand against corporate handouts—for all the wrong reasons

Iac,

You started with a Subway coupon, then switched to Macy's, then switched to a general view on value. How about we hold to Macy's. Two guys go in and buy the same shirt. One pays $50, and the other $40 because he had a coupon. Did he get $10 worth of value for free? One way to cut through the bs is to check their wallets. They both came in with $100. One has $50 left and the other has $60 left. So, yes, one guy got $10 worth of value for free. If you convert their dollar bills to coins, you could measure the weight difference. The explanation is that tangible.

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Posted by dblburger on 03/09/2018 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Georgia gun lovers take bold stand against corporate handouts—for all the wrong reasons

Iac,

Look, if you get a drink of water, there's three ways to say it. You hydrated, you rehydrated, blah, blah. The fact is, you put water in your body. So two guys go into Macy's and get the same shirt. One pays $50 and the other pays $40 'cause he had a coupon. He got $10 of value for free. You don't need a thesaurus to figure out what happened.

Btw, the word 'its' in the last sentence of my previous post shouldn't have been contracted.

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Posted by dblburger on 03/08/2018 at 4:57 PM

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