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  •  I believe if you look at the picture at the top... (6+ / 0-)

    ...of THIS story, from February 11th, 2009, you'll only see one Jew--Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein--in it, and it's a picture (especially from a wider angle, which I didn't include in this LINK) of all of the major Wall Street CEOs of the time.

    So, both as a Jew and as a someone who believes in fact-based reporting, I tend to find it very off-putting when I read comments such as yours, especially in MY posts.

    As someone who's grown up in close VIEW of those with massive wealth, all my life (although never having experienced wealth, personally--nowhere near that, by any stretch of the imagination), I can honestly say that it sure as hell isn't "teh Jewz" that control our society. Not even close...not by a longshot.

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:29:04 PM PDT

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    •  That's not what I meant. I was referring to the (3+ / 0-)

      impact the relationship with Israel has on foreign policy in the Middle East.
      I'm criticizing Israel.  If you can't handle that so be it.  I thot it was time to stop mincing words.

      "America is the Terror State. The Global War OF Terror is a diabolical instrument of Worldwide conquest."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:31:59 PM PDT

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    •  Today's power elites ignore religion. (2+ / 0-)
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      There is a paraphrase of Gibbon (it reflects Gibbon's views fairly accurately) which goes "Religion was regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.")  The Jamie Dimons and Vikram Pandits of the world do not care about religion, they're too busy trying to steal from each other and everyone else.

      Theory of the Leisure Class has something to say about their psychology.

      •  They only care about religion enough to (1+ / 0-)
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        manipulate those susceptible...

        Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

        by Words In Action on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:00:34 AM PDT

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