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      You brought up this same opinion in the past when...

      You brought up this same opinion in the past when we discussed the BMW plant in SC and your position on 3rd world labor costs never stuck to the wall then and won’t now...nice try, however. The...
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      I agree that American jobs have been going...

      I agree that American jobs have been going off-shore for the lower labor cost factor, but...

      You might want to read articles on China's 2000 entry into the WTO, who championed that cause (Clinton...
    3. You guys should see the rest of his current...

      You guys should see the rest of his current collection...just goggle for images.
      Seems he also has 2 white Ferraris (a FF and a California), a Ford GT, a Bentley, DB9 and so on...
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      Remember though...that Euro-style assistance...

      Remember though...that Euro-style assistance comes from Euro-style income taxes and VAT. For some of the better run countries in Europe...you are looking at ~60%.
      You get great assistance, however...
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      There's no self pity here...as I have no...

      There's no self pity here...as I have no political aspirations.

      As for truth...574 pages and you haven't written much or any or found any. Let me know when you have 1, just 1 single solution to...
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      Here's my stance... For the bottom x% of...

      Here's my stance...

      For the bottom x% of society, whether they suffer a physical disability, mental illness, post war PTSD, disease and so on...our fed and state govt should take care of them (and...
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      It's 16% for blacks, 8.5% for whites. (2010-2012...

      It's 16% for blacks, 8.5% for whites. (2010-2012 BLS data) Probably better today.

      Which is in line with the 2:1 US ratio that's been the US norm for 60 years.

      It's also a lower unemployment...
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      Forget what I saw early on...I see it today, I...

      Forget what I saw early on...I see it today, I see it in my extended family, it's a 2015 problem as much as it has been anytime in history. A big part of that struggle is their own doing and instead...
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      I support that plus free vocational training (to...

      I support that plus free vocational training (to provide an alternative to HS/college). I also support a min wage increase if it produces significant reduction in govt cheese.
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      I'm not asking anyone to bootstrap it to become a...

      I'm not asking anyone to bootstrap it to become a high earner. I just want them to understand that pointing the finger at govt and industry isn't going to result in any magic solution to their...
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      vwtool...in post # 14307 you quote me...yet I...

      vwtool...in post # 14307 you quote me...yet I never wrote those words.

      Westsideseal...I am making the case that if you hustle, have goals, don't mind getting your hands dirty...your odds at...
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      The parts of my story you are missing are these:...

      The parts of my story you are missing are these:
      1) I never studied STEM in undergrad
      2) I worked 80 hrs a week during summer/winter breaks all through college; landscaping, pizza delivery and...
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      Forget the college part...just the "preparation...

      Forget the college part...just the "preparation for life" part is what's missing all too often in today's society. Our welfare state makes it too nice an easy...
      There' so much more an 18+ yr old...
    14. Fair enough. All I remember was the $20K painted...

      Fair enough. All I remember was the $20K painted on the windshield as I passed the dealer every day in my "95 SHO...for a new car with zero miles...sitting 2 yrs on the lot.

      I paid sticker for a...
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      Agreed. But when reading into vwtool's...

      Agreed. But when reading into vwtool's consistent commentary, it's evident that he never puts any onus on the individual...only that private industry and government intervention is responsible for...
    16. As was said...horrible depreciation. Mine was 1...

      As was said...horrible depreciation. Mine was 1 year, 10K miles, loaded, mint condition, $27,300 sticker.
      That last GenIII SHO, I believe it was 1998. There were 2-3 on my local dealer lot in 2000...
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      Or they can do what I did and many others have...

      Or they can do what I did and many others have done when part of the bottom half...

      Go to college for 7 years, look at and go after marketable skills and work hard and become a part of the top...
    18. I test drove a new 93 Corrado VR6 at Tischer VW...

      I test drove a new 93 Corrado VR6 at Tischer VW in Laurel, MD (where my family bought all their cars). Just couldn't get over the sticker and bought a red '88 Scirroco 16V instead.

      Then in '96...
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      Agreed on that they existed...however the % of US...

      Agreed on that they existed...however the % of US homes getting it was miniscule.

      To give context to the younger crowd...back in the day (1970s) the 6:30PM EST evening news drew per night:

      CBS...
    20. Hey now... Citi had visa cards with your photo...

      Hey now...

      Citi had visa cards with your photo on it 20 years ago...
      ...not that it helped do anything!
      :)

      And fwiw...my kids get taught and use the metric system alongside the US system in...
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