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152. In my High School Economics class
The instructor asked "Who paid the price for World war II?"

Since he had been in the first wave in the Normandy invasion I smelled a trick question. His answer: "Those who fought it."

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  -Reparations...how do you feel about it. subutane  Apr-25-06 05:29 PM   #0 
  - I think the sentiment is nice, but  LARED   Apr-25-06 05:33 PM   #1 
  - Really?  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:43 PM   #9 
  - Hence the problem  LARED   Apr-25-06 09:19 PM   #89 
     - Implementation  rollopollo   Dec-18-06 02:55 AM   #132 
  - Not only will it not improve race relations  FILAM23   Sep-19-06 02:30 PM   #118 
     - and you speak from what racial experience?  ChrisdemW   Nov-14-06 08:45 PM   #129 
        - I am.  WOP   Dec-30-09 01:14 AM   #183 
  - I donno...  liberaliraqvet26   Apr-25-06 05:34 PM   #2 
  - why exactly?  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:44 PM   #10 
  - we live in a country where most of the population...  liberaliraqvet26   Apr-25-06 05:56 PM   #22 
     - That's why most lotto winners  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 05:59 PM   #26 
     - exactly  liberaliraqvet26   Apr-25-06 06:01 PM   #30 
        - I saw that  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:14 PM   #41 
        - corporate ceo's are given large sums of money  subutane   Apr-25-06 08:31 PM   #88 
     - 40 acres and a mule  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:08 PM   #35 
        - That is factual. The promise was 40 Acres and a Mule.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 06:15 PM   #42 
        - market value  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:24 PM   #51 
        - And, for me, that is where the problem lies.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 06:54 PM   #66 
           - Said like a true Kerry Supporter  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:20 PM   #77 
              - Bush's Stance on Iraqi Reparations  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:29 PM   #78 
              - Starve the Racist Prison Beast  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:35 PM   #79 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-31-09 04:26 PM   #185 
              - Excuse me. I've been civil to you. Why are you being snippy to me?  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 07:42 PM   #80 
                 - just my own experience with the campaign  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:49 PM   #81 
                    - Wow. All these opinions on what I'm like & you know nothing about me.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 07:59 PM   #84 
                       - you already backed out of it  subutane   Apr-25-06 08:01 PM   #85 
                          - Now I have no idea what you are talking about. Cop out? Huh?  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 08:07 PM   #86 
                             - quote  subutane   Apr-25-06 08:28 PM   #87 
        - Land  rollopollo   Dec-18-06 03:03 AM   #133 
        - I wouldn't factor in  eyl   Dec-18-06 03:39 PM   #134 
           - Europe  rollopollo   Dec-18-06 07:21 PM   #135 
              - Um...  geardaddy   Jan-24-07 02:05 PM   #138 
              - Oh, and by the way it wasn't the 18th century in the UK  geardaddy   Jan-24-07 02:06 PM   #139 
        - What about giving Black People a homeland -- They get the Confederacy?  Caeia   Oct-08-10 03:53 PM   #194 
        - No  FILAM23   Jul-27-06 01:41 PM   #102 
  - American Indians  petersond   Jul-27-06 10:51 PM   #104 
  - Nope. Few if any "slaves" are still alive. None of the indians we  napi21   Apr-25-06 05:36 PM   #3 
  - Scuse me......but there are plenty of Indians alive today...  Waya   Apr-25-06 05:39 PM   #6 
  - good point n/t  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:47 PM   #14 
  - Very good point, nt  petersond   Jul-27-06 10:52 PM   #105 
  - I think....  wickedcity   Feb-13-07 02:25 PM   #146 
  - Yes, the Native situation is different than slavery because of the rezzes  sipping radicchio   May-26-09 04:04 PM   #170 
     - We cry when you litter, too  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 04:14 AM   #173 
  - You don't think  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:45 PM   #11 
  - Mentaly maybe, but my ancestors were from Germany and Ireland.  napi21   Apr-25-06 05:51 PM   #17 
  - they came here by their own choice  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:54 PM   #20 
  - I'd be quite surprised if you were either.  napi21   Apr-25-06 06:00 PM   #29 
  - In a Nation of Such Obscene Wealth  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:21 PM   #49 
  - I think you better check again on the nation of wealth thing.  napi21   Apr-25-06 06:33 PM   #58 
  - You didnt ask me but...  OKCandHouston   Aug-14-07 12:37 PM   #154 
  - with American Indians  petersond   Jul-27-06 11:04 PM   #108 
  - My white Irish ancestors were slaves  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:04 PM   #31 
  - I think demanding Reparations from Britain is a Brilliant Idea  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:56 PM   #83 
     - If those who had suffered were still around, I'd be all for it  Juniperx   Apr-26-06 10:22 AM   #90 
  - you are a fool if you think most irish immigrants came to the u.s. by choice  miscsoc   May-06-10 04:44 AM   #191 
  - Great Aunt died on the Titanic. Can I sue them?  elehhhhna   Apr-25-06 07:04 PM   #69 
  - The Cunard Lines owe you bigtime, elehhhhna!  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 07:05 PM   #71 
  - :) Hey...:)  petersond   Jul-27-06 10:59 PM   #106 
  - At least your ancestors made the choice whether they wanted to stay or leave  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 04:12 AM   #172 
  - It shouldn't  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 05:58 PM   #24 
  - No I dont.  Racecar60   Dec-14-07 11:13 AM   #165 
  - The American Indians are still being kept on reservations  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 05:54 PM   #19 
  - Slight correction  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-25-06 06:26 PM   #53 
     - Funny thing  petersond   Jul-27-06 11:10 PM   #109 
     - The term "reservation"  turtlelowe   Aug-18-06 09:37 PM   #114 
  - There are American Indians still suffering  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 07:09 PM   #74 
  - Hey...:)  petersond   Jul-27-06 11:01 PM   #107 
  - Some things for you to chew on  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 03:51 AM   #171 
  - Sure. After we are done making the board of Halliburton rich  RC   Apr-25-06 05:36 PM   #4 
  - I wasn't here then and neither was anyone else alive  Caoimhe   Apr-25-06 05:38 PM   #5 
  - Still repeating it....  Waya   Apr-25-06 05:40 PM   #7 
  - You are an American right?  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:46 PM   #12 
     - To whom do you suggest these payments go?  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:06 PM   #32 
     - lineage  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:16 PM   #43 
        - What group other than the American Indians  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:19 PM   #47 
        - well right now....  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:26 PM   #52 
        - I totally disagree  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:38 PM   #59 
           - On the offchance that this ticks people off.....  Waya   Apr-25-06 06:44 PM   #62 
              - The topic is controversial enough! Don't look for more!  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 07:01 PM   #67 
              - There were no proper channels  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 07:04 PM   #70 
              - Actually,  FILAM23   Jul-27-06 01:49 PM   #103 
                 - You mean no IMPORTANT law that was in effect  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 04:32 AM   #175 
        - African Americans.  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 04:28 AM   #174 
        - Genealogical records  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-25-06 06:46 PM   #64 
     - Not my debt  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:21 PM   #48 
        - Do you feel America should pay it's Debts?  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:27 PM   #54 
        - Yes, of course  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:40 PM   #60 
           - There are a ton of African Americans in my area who suffered injustices  noamnety   Apr-25-09 10:40 PM   #168 
        - There are plenty left who still suffer...  Waya   Apr-25-06 06:40 PM   #61 
           - I agree with American Indians  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:46 PM   #63 
  - It would give racists more ammunition  IanDB1   Apr-25-06 05:40 PM   #8 
  - base an act on its own merits  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:47 PM   #13 
  - That's a good point, too. I agree with the merits. n/t  IanDB1   Apr-25-06 05:48 PM   #15 
  - How about a Hate Crimes and Discrimination Tax  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:08 PM   #34 
     - Interesting  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:12 PM   #40 
        - Except for the American Indians  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:19 PM   #46 
  - I agree  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 05:50 PM   #16 
  - I have mixed feelings.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 05:51 PM   #18 
  - you raise some good issues  subutane   Apr-25-06 05:55 PM   #21 
  - I don't think I could decide if this would work as a nation unless the  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 05:57 PM   #23 
     - I agree n/t  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:09 PM   #36 
  - You can't put a price tag on it....not literally....  Waya   Apr-25-06 05:58 PM   #25 
  - OK now we are talking  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:10 PM   #37 
  - ???  Waya   Apr-25-06 06:19 PM   #45 
     - existing repartions movements  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:31 PM   #57 
  - You are correct. There is no literal price tag.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 06:11 PM   #38 
  - With American Indians.  petersond   Jul-27-06 11:22 PM   #110 
  - Of course we should pay reparations.  damntexdem   Apr-25-06 05:59 PM   #27 
  - American Indian  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 06:11 PM   #39 
     - What I want to be called  turtlelowe   Aug-18-06 09:51 PM   #115 
     - I think it depends on which nation you belong to.  geardaddy   Jan-24-07 02:30 PM   #140 
  - Best wishes on your thread~ I have  goclark   Apr-25-06 06:00 PM   #28 
  - thanks for the tip  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:07 PM   #33 
  - PRECEDENT: JP Morgan already paid 5 million in reparations  bushmeat   Apr-25-06 06:18 PM   #44 
  - thanks for helping  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:28 PM   #55 
  - I say that the US should honor all its treaties with the tribes  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-25-06 06:21 PM   #50 
  - There you go.  subutane   Apr-25-06 06:29 PM   #56 
  - Of course, one can never regain a culture lost  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-25-06 06:49 PM   #65 
  - That, imho, is the most heinous part  Juniperx   Apr-25-06 07:02 PM   #68 
  - There where times.....  Waya   Apr-25-06 07:07 PM   #73 
  - this is what they were really after  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:53 PM   #82 
  - I think money continues to be mentioned because everything has a dollar  Kerrytravelers   Apr-25-06 07:06 PM   #72 
     - nope I think you got it  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:12 PM   #75 
        - resources  subutane   Apr-25-06 07:19 PM   #76 
  - Honor the 'Tribes?.. here's a start  YellowdogIam   Aug-25-09 02:37 PM   #179 
  - Instead of looking to the government  Maine-ah   Apr-26-06 03:56 PM   #91 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-06 08:27 AM   #92 
  - jim crow is an example of government sanctioned discrimination  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:43 PM   #157 
  - this is how I feel  anewdeal   May-11-06 08:26 PM   #93 
  - 40 Acres and a Mule could be good for the economy.  Tenseiga   Jun-20-06 08:56 AM   #94 
  - Two racists don't make a liberal  Gamey   Jun-25-06 12:35 AM   #95 
  - Reparations  uptownsteve   Jun-26-06 07:50 PM   #96 
  - Being biracial has been my...  phikshun   Jun-28-06 03:13 PM   #97 
  - I agree  moose65   Jul-10-06 09:55 PM   #98 
  - Telling a more accurate history helps, but  turtlelowe   Aug-18-06 10:03 PM   #116 
  - but the American Indians have found a way !  index555   Dec-15-06 01:08 PM   #130 
  - I agree  vincent_vega_lives   Jan-31-07 11:30 AM   #143 
  - There are SO many things to consider....  moose65   Jul-10-06 10:10 PM   #99 
  - When ever this is brought up  Indy_Dem_Defender   Jul-15-06 12:06 AM   #100 
  - just move on already!!!  iraqifreedom2006   Jul-23-06 02:25 AM   #101 
  - Money, in the case of American Indians  petersond   Jul-27-06 11:32 PM   #111 
  - it's not the discussion that CREATED racism  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:41 PM   #156 
  - Is the son responsible for the sins of the father?  IrishPagan   Aug-08-06 10:46 PM   #112 
  - Pure lie  Lurking_Argyle   Aug-09-06 01:20 AM   #113 
  - Interesting little fact  turtlelowe   Aug-18-06 10:13 PM   #117 
  - Wow..great logic.  jeffrey_X   Sep-22-06 10:45 PM   #119 
     - Reparations are another term for wealth-redistribution...  jacklambert   Sep-25-06 03:54 PM   #120 
     - "reparations" are about trying to hold dead politicians to a promise  index555   May-12-07 11:45 PM   #148 
  - Absolutely not, for the following reasons.  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-12-06 05:15 PM   #121 
  - Regarding other groups receiving reparations....  fortyfeetunder   Oct-21-06 11:41 PM   #122 
  - and they should not have have  Houtxguy   Oct-31-06 04:17 PM   #124 
  - apples and oranges  Vorta   Nov-02-06 01:14 PM   #126 
     - the reason slaves never got reparations  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 06:10 PM   #162 
  - well said  miscsoc   May-06-10 04:41 AM   #190 
  - No way  Houtxguy   Oct-31-06 04:12 PM   #123 
  - There is no point in arguing with you  fortyfeetunder   Nov-01-06 11:21 PM   #125 
  - What an arrogant thing to say.  Vorta   Nov-02-06 01:17 PM   #127 
  - "No point in arguing"  index555   Dec-15-06 01:13 PM   #131 
  - why didn't america ever pay the ex-slaves when they were alive?  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:53 PM   #159 
  - In a perfect world  crumb77   Apr-17-10 06:39 AM   #189 
  - Big mistake for 3 key reasons:  Infinite Hope   Nov-06-06 11:22 PM   #128 
  - It is not hard  NOLALady   Jun-30-07 02:21 AM   #153 
  - Why should I...?  IDARNG_Loki   Jan-13-07 10:48 PM   #136 
  - since when are YOU the US government?  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:58 PM   #160 
  - Reparations for all who were sold into slavery regardless of race? n/t  jody   Jan-23-07 09:18 PM   #137 
  - I think that paying reparations to anyone who's been sold into slavery is an excellent idea.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jan-31-07 10:51 AM   #142 
  - Stock Options  jcrew2001   Jan-25-07 08:22 PM   #141 
  - What about Black Americans who descendants came  vincent_vega_lives   Jan-31-07 11:32 AM   #144 
  - Most whites...  wickedcity   Feb-13-07 02:08 PM   #145 
  - the people, including black and indian people  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:50 PM   #158 
  - Most whites are the beneficiaries of oppression, however  Chulanowa   Jun-01-09 04:49 AM   #176 
  - Well....  samscafe   Mar-04-07 07:45 PM   #147 
  - Irish and Italians  one more state   Jun-03-07 01:44 AM   #149 
  - no way  skippysasquirrel   Jun-12-07 01:45 AM   #150 
  - That's not the point....  jeffrey_X   Jun-12-07 02:52 PM   #151 
     - the disconnect is a privilege  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 06:05 PM   #161 
  - In my High School Economics class  Turbineguy   Jun-26-07 02:45 PM   #152 
  - absolutely agree  noiretblu   Nov-06-07 05:39 PM   #155 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-07 06:38 PM   #163 
     - sure...talking about reparations makes white people more racist  noiretblu   Nov-11-07 12:16 PM   #164 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-21-09 03:18 PM   #166 
  - I Don't Deny  ChelseaCenior   Apr-17-09 04:50 PM   #167 
  - I am mixed about it: one the one hand, I understand what you are saying  sipping radicchio   May-26-09 04:02 PM   #169 
  - Reparations a react of hatred.  DMCrealist   Jun-06-09 04:01 PM   #177 
  - I'm all for that  jcarterhero   Jul-18-09 01:24 PM   #178 
  - The native Americans should be given help  ffellini7080   Aug-26-09 01:55 AM   #180 
  - I'll take my forty acres and cash for the mule. Make that  Fire1   Dec-18-09 07:49 AM   #181 
  - If blacks get reparations so do indentured Irish and Scotts taken to this country  PeaknikB   Dec-21-09 12:26 AM   #182 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-31-09 04:07 PM   #184 
  - Chapelle" Show  Happy Friend   Feb-23-10 09:24 PM   #186 
  - I'll bite.  NOLALady   Mar-02-10 01:51 PM   #187 
  - I recently did a show on this topic and ..  NiloTheAngryLatino   Apr-08-10 09:24 PM   #188 
  - Personally I do not like it.  Glassunion   Jul-16-10 06:11 PM   #192 
  - Speaking as someone with Native American ancestry...  DLine   Jul-23-10 09:31 PM   #193 
  - Reparations  popsicle ricky   Jun-27-11 05:58 AM   #195 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-17-11 06:13 PM   #196 
  - I'm Cherokee  Quartermass   Nov-12-11 11:51 PM   #197 
  - I am in favor.  Mazdak   Nov-16-11 10:59 PM   #198 
 

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