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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. If anything, Organized Labor is trying to prevent slavery
Edited on Sat Dec-27-08 11:02 PM by BeatleBoot
Especially in this economy.

I think you are on the same side as the OP, but yet you try to pick a fight.

And I feel bad about that.

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  -Labor unions built this country Omaha Steve  Dec-27-08 08:15 PM   #0 
  - Hear, hear!  tbyg52   Dec-27-08 08:25 PM   #1 
  - Amen! Yes they did! n/t  firedupdem   Dec-27-08 08:28 PM   #2 
  - I had a thought this week ...  Trajan   Dec-27-08 08:38 PM   #3 
  - well, no... pretty much slave labor/unorganized repressed labor built this country...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 08:45 PM   #4 
  - I guess we need some definitions here ....  Trajan   Dec-27-08 08:47 PM   #6 
  - don't ask me. ask the op...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 08:58 PM   #7 
     - At the end of the Civil War  Trajan   Dec-27-08 09:15 PM   #10 
        - "At the end of the Civil War"...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 09:37 PM   #14 
        - Explain ....  Trajan   Dec-27-08 10:36 PM   #20 
           - I wouldn't hold my breath - that poster is obviously just trying to piss on the OP's assertion by  apocalypsehow   Dec-27-08 10:47 PM   #22 
           - please do not "hold your breath", as your intentions are clear. breath dear one... n/t.  CasualWatcher9   Dec-28-08 12:23 AM   #36 
           - i did. read the above post. YOUR agument need work... n/t.  CasualWatcher9   Dec-28-08 12:21 AM   #35 
        - Nothing was built?  Thothmes   Dec-28-08 09:01 AM   #42 
  - No, that was after the "starting" of this "country" ...  ColbertWatcher   Dec-27-08 09:06 PM   #9 
  - built. verb. to establish. to construct. to form. to create.  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 09:18 PM   #11 
     - To me, it seems you think "built" means "started."  ColbertWatcher   Dec-27-08 09:26 PM   #13 
  - unbelieveable  Two Americas   Dec-28-08 12:40 AM   #38 
  - So true, Omaha Steve and thank you for carrying on!!  Breeze54   Dec-27-08 08:46 PM   #5 
  - Thank you for posting this letter. kick and rec. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Dec-27-08 09:03 PM   #8 
  - Unions were technically illegal in the US until 1938, but that didn't stop them  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 09:19 PM   #12 
  - "Unions were technically illegal in the US until 1938"  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 09:47 PM   #16 
     - Read my daily posts on labor history in the labor forum  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 10:10 PM   #18 
        - yeah i totally get you. my problem is that you seem to think the usa began in 1930. it didn't...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 10:49 PM   #23 
           - If anything, Organized Labor is trying to prevent slavery  BeatleBoot   Dec-27-08 11:00 PM   #26 
           - Need I say more?  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 11:06 PM   #30 
  - Unions built the Middle Class, too.  Octafish   Dec-27-08 09:41 PM   #15 
  - no fucking doubt. but that is is not what "built this country" means as the op asserts...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 09:58 PM   #17 
     - Write to The Arizona Republic  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 10:21 PM   #19 
     - I bet he won't  BeatleBoot   Dec-27-08 10:44 PM   #21 
     - i'm not going to write to anyone. i asked you a direct question. answer it.  CasualWatcher9   Dec-27-08 10:59 PM   #25 
        - Do you know that your entire post, especially the final question, is a cliched rhetorical trope?  apocalypsehow   Dec-27-08 11:01 PM   #27 
        - To CasualWatcher9  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 11:23 PM   #33 
        - I'm going to bed  Omaha Steve   Dec-27-08 11:33 PM   #34 
     - Oh Poo Poo .....  Trajan   Dec-27-08 10:51 PM   #24 
  - Union made  dcsmart   Dec-27-08 11:03 PM   #28 
  - Don't forget the "week-end"  BeatleBoot   Dec-27-08 11:05 PM   #29 
  - Tobacco built this country.  ellisonz   Dec-27-08 11:17 PM   #31 
  - Thank you, Omaha Steve. Schools never teach labor history so  Libertyfirst   Dec-27-08 11:22 PM   #32 
  - sorry, dear steve. your arguments hold no water. unions did not bulid this country...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-28-08 12:39 AM   #37 
  - Unions!!??  texastoast   Dec-28-08 01:05 AM   #39 
  - i agree with you... and to quote you... "We NEEDED unions..." absolutely!  CasualWatcher9   Dec-28-08 01:26 AM   #40 
  - Not a single link or references to other posts  Omaha Steve   Dec-28-08 08:39 AM   #41 
  - I waited for CasualWatcher9 to reply all day  Omaha Steve   Dec-28-08 03:51 PM   #43 
  - You durn toot'in they did  madokie   Dec-28-08 04:01 PM   #44 
  - It's not rocket science  LibertyorDeath   Dec-28-08 06:48 PM   #45 
  - K&R. It's disgusting how much ani-US labor sentiment there is even here on DU.  Edweird   Dec-28-08 09:01 PM   #46 

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