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  •  The key difference here is that those Barons (0+ / 0-)

    had allegiance and alliance to nation states. Our current crop of barons have none of that.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 07:38:11 AM PDT

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    •  actually they didnt (4+ / 0-)
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      The US had to close Jekyl island off of Georgia during ww2, because it was thought the nazi via Uboats were visiting there and working out deals.

      The rich care about power and money and the greed, not imaginary lines.

      Bad is never good until worse happens

      by dark daze on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 07:40:00 AM PDT

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      •  Underhanded deals occured obviously (0+ / 0-)

        But that's the key, it was subversive not overtly in your face like now.

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 07:44:47 AM PDT

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      •  Lots of crazy stuff happened there (0+ / 0-)

        back in the first half of the last century.

        Maybe the U.S. closed off Jekyll Island in order to facilitate making deals with the Nazis.

        Hell, it's where a handful of rich men invented the Federal Reserve thirty years earlier. Par for the course.

        -5.38 -4.72 T. Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

        by trevzb on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 10:23:11 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, Ford was selling to the Nazis, as was (4+ / 0-)
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      Prescott Bush and the Du Ponts and many others..  The robber barons had little allegiance to their countries.

      Profit was the motive. The only motive, just as today.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 11:21:04 AM PDT

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