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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Damn you Big Chocolate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post

    It's native to the Americas, if it disturbs her that Africans grow it, then she is free to start her own organic child free cocoa farm.
    Ya, and the candy bars will go for $20 a piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Ya, and the candy bars will go for $20 a piece.
    And then the idiots will protest that the chocolate barons are putting profits before everything else. Can't win for losing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Okay, Donna isn't taking the kids Tricker-Treating this year because of some weird PC notion that crawled into her head and died there

    Years from now her kids can complain to a $150 an hour head shrinker that their Mom f*cked their childhood because she was more worried about some kid in a third world country and didn't give a rat's ass about how her own kids turned out.
    Yes, and he'll have a jar of candy next to the Kleenex box by his couch, just for them. They'll deal with the emotional fallout, but the resulting eating disorder will be harder to treat.
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    And then the idiots will protest that the chocolate barons are putting profits before everything else. Can't win for losing.
    I always thought that Willy Wonka was exploiting the Oompa Loompas, now we know that he's got them overseeing the real victims of big cocoa.

    So, what does this make, as far as things liberals aren't allowed to eat because they are exploitive? Grapes, lettuce, coffee (unless it's Starbucks), meat... Now we know the real cause of hunger in America. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Ya, and the candy bars will go for $20 a piece.
    The ones in the health food store average about $2 and go to as much as $3.50.

    Seriously, I doubt that it's that much cheaper to farm cacao/cocoa/whatever in Africa.
    But you never know. Apparently American farmers think that bell peppers are worth $1.68 a piece, and watermelons $7.50. I bought an apple the other day that was $1.42.... one dollar and forty two cents for an apple!

    On the bright side, frozen blueberries and frozen blackberries are delicious and cost a fraction of what Publix thinks the fresh ones are worth. I'm not going to pay $4.58 for 20 or 30 blackberries.... the fucking things grow wild. So does asparagus. Are there really people who must have these things and will pay whatever the asking price is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    I'm sure you meant to say the Republicans don't ignore the facts if they conflict with their ideals, while the Democrats tend to ignore every fact that interferes with either their philosophy or their prejudices. I'm sure you wouldn't have deliberately told an outright lie about which side of the political fence is most prejudiced and most likely to ignore facts, right?
    Name one fact that you think conflicts with your ideals as a Republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Name one fact that you think conflicts with your ideals as a Republican.
    From each according to his ability to each according to his need. Good enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    From each according to his ability to each according to his need. Good enough?
    This does not make any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    From each according to his ability to each according to his need.
    That's actually a pretty profound concept and asks a lot of human beings in terms of overcoming human nature. Civilization is overcoming human nature. Civilization is a system of agreements which allow us to work all day and sleep at night without having to stay up to guard the cave door. Civilization is the specialization and division of labor.

    What allows non-violently achieved wealth to happen is division of labor. Bill Gates cannot be rich if he has to do the same things in the course of a day that you and I have to do. The idea of a just society is that we would value the work of the laborer as much as we do the professional.

    Who makes us safer and allows us to prosper? A prison guard or a doctor? The answer is that they both do. The prison guard keeps the criminals locked up so we can sleep at night and work in the daytime and the doctor keeps our illnesses and pains at bay so we can sleep at night and work in the daytime.

    While doctoring might always be considerably better paid than prison guard, the reason there is such disparity isn't because of the things we are told to admire in doctors, ie how long they went to school and how long it took to become a doctor. The real reason is that the number of doctors is artificially controlled to keep demand higher than supply and to feed the false sense of security the public has that their doctors must be good to have made it through the gauntlet of medical school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gutless Coward KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    This does not make any sense.
    That's because you're a fucking idiot without an iota of common sense.
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