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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    I agree.

    But, that is a far cry from suggesting there is little difference between capitalism and communism, especially in a country that has been ravished by a murderous communist dictator.
    Which is why the president did NOT say that. Maybe you should watch the clip. If you can point to a time code spot where he DOES say this, I'll never comment in this thread again.

    If you CAN'T find it, you have to apologize.

    Are you man enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    I agree.

    But, that is a far cry from suggesting there is little difference between capitalism and communism, especially in a country that has been ravished by a murderous communist dictator.
    Which is still not what your Prez stated in that speech.

    "The life expectancy of Cubans is equivalent to the United States, despite it being a very poor country, because they have access to health care. That's a huge achievement. They should be congratulated. But you drive around Havana and you see this economy is not working. It looks like it did in the 1950s. And so you have to be practical in asking yourself how can you achieve the goals of equality and inclusion, but also recognize that the market system produces a lot of wealth and goods and services. And it also gives individuals freedom because they have initiative."
    - Barack Obama, President of the United States
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BadFTesAPzY#t=83
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    Which is still not what your Prez stated in that speech.
    “So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said.

    “Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added.


    That is exactly what he is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    “So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said.

    “Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added.


    That is exactly what he is saying.
    I guess you're not man enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post

    That is exactly what he is saying.
    ^Snowflake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    “So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said.

    “Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added.


    That is exactly what he is saying.
    Right, that quote makes the brother a blood curling commie, I can totally see that.

    Is this a Texan thing? You're almost Russian with that kind of stubborn pride. That's the danger of communicating with the rest of the world, you might just broaden your perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    Right, that quote makes the brother a blood curling commie, I can totally see that.

    Is this a Texan thing? You're almost Russian with that kind of stubborn pride. That's the danger of communicating with the rest of the world, you might just broaden your perspective.
    The "brother" said what he said.

    Hurling personal insults at me does not change what he said.

    Just saying ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    The "brother" said what he said.

    Hurling personal insults at me does not change what he said.
    So because he says we should use what works, he's saying there's no difference between capitalism and communism?

    You hear what you want to hear. You're lagging behind, man. There's no shame in the golden mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    So because he says we should use what works, he's saying there's no difference between capitalism and communism?

    You hear what you want to hear. You're lagging behind, man. There's no shame in the golden mean.
    LOL ....

    I see you conveniently left out the previous sentence, thus changing the context of Obama's statement, and then accuse me of hearing what I want to hear.

    Classic .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    LOL ....

    I see you conveniently left out the previous sentence, thus changing the context of Obama's statement, and then accuse me of hearing what I want to hear.

    Classic .....
    I think you need to get out more, darling.

    And being compared to a Russian is a personal insult to you? Funny, 'cause once I somehow insulted a Russian by saying he acted American.

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