Quote from: macal on February 25, 2018, 06:21:50 PM I grew up in Towanda. Communism wasn't really a big threat to me. Vietnam was the issue of the day. We f#cked that all up.I take it from your post you did not serve. I've no criticism of that, even though I myself volunteered for service in the United States Army. Your decision is OK.But have you no empathy for the many Americans who served, and the large numbers who were killed or injured in Vietnam? And are you unaware our adversary there was principally a communist force, reinforced by other communist nations (Soviet Union and Red China)?If you felt no threat from communism years ago in Towanda, it is only because of Americans willing to fight and die to preserve our freedom and liberty, and protect us from the scourge of communism. Believe me, macal, communism is a very destructive force. It is alive and well today right here at home. And if you are not concerned about this, you should be.
I grew up in Towanda. Communism wasn't really a big threat to me. Vietnam was the issue of the day. We f#cked that all up.
Yea, Capitalism has been working very well for me. I don't mind kicking in for our Socialist programs.
How much are union dues?
The Chinese invented Capitalism.
So you fought in those jungles?
Quote from: macal on February 25, 2018, 04:11:40 PM How much are union dues? Going down memory lane, I believe I was paying 2 hours earnings per month to The United Steelworkers, working in the basic steel industry. And as an aside, Trading Places is a great movie. My favorite scene is where the Duke boys, played by Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy, explain how they make their money in commodities trading as brokers. And as they explain it, whether their clients make any money or not, they still get their commissions. Which beats by a country mile the petty scams perpetrated by a small time street hustler such as the one played by Eddie Murphy.