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  •  occurs to me we're being flimflammed (0+ / 0-)

    by the Wall Street cadre, here.

    Wasn't it just last week the damn Dow was at an all-time high ever?
    The gamblers and fixers and con artists and moneychangers and numbers gamers who make us all think we can't survive without the Stock Exchange and Wall Street's tyranny need to be relegated to the exact same dustbin as the health insurance "industry." Wall Street is to the American working and middle classes as heartworm is to a dog.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu May 16, 2013 at 11:01:44 AM PDT

    •  Well, at least we may take heart from (1+ / 0-)
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      BroadwayBaby1

      V. I. Lenin's witticism that capitalists will sell you the rope with which to hang them :)

      •  FTR: Nobody has ever been able to authenticate... (0+ / 0-)

        ...that alleged quotation by Lenin.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:22:44 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, I have heard that the quote is (0+ / 0-)

          somewhat apocryphal, although I read somewhere that Lenin is reported to have said it to a member of the Soviet Comintern ca. 1921.

          I do think it's funny as hell (in a black humor sort of way), mainly b/c it captures a dark truth about the 'profit motive.'

          Thanks for the annotation, though.

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