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    Now the US can make good on it.
    But the US is ... you (and SJ and me, et al).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    But the US is ... you (and SJ and me, et al).

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    In fact Kepler can be like buffet and pay extra

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    The only current livin* slaves are Chinese sex workers blowing Krafty Bob
    Tell that to Mauritania.
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    The US inherited (and honored) the states' liabilities at the Founding. These are unpaid state debts.

    If you want to bring suit against GB and FR be my guest. That's a different claim.
    I guess I was unaware that the US government formally brought in slaves. Had been under the impression that it was individuals and companies.
    That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Tell that to Mauritania.
    Is that a city in Minnesota??

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    Is that a city in Minnesota??
    Western African nation, near the Atlantic, towards the north. While they've officially outlawed slavery at the national level, the government looks the other way. Slavery is common there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    But the US is ... you (and SJ and me, et al).

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    I did when I filed my taxes. So did you. That's how sh-t gets paid for.

    Did you miss the part where even the descendants of slaves will pay? That's how countries work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Tell that to Mauritania.
    The sister ship to the Lusitania?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    I guess I was unaware that the US government formally brought in slaves. Had been under the impression that it was individuals and companies.
    State and federal government supported slavery. Our military was used to support the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade the same way it's used today to prop up the profits of extraction industry corporations. With such things as the Fugitive Slave Law they criminalized opposition to slavery.

    Slavery was a public institution, not just a private one.
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    So when do we make reparations to Japanese-Americans and German-Americans wrongfully by the USG detained during WWII?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    So when do we make reparations to Japanese-Americans and German-Americans wrongfully by the USG detained during WWII?
    31 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Dam liberal pete Wilson

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    Bought a piece of property in St Petersburg Russia as a partner some time ago. It was lived in by 5 families who jointly owned it due to a government hand off after the fall of communism. We couldn't legally pay them cash and had to swap them for a different property. Too often those Russians would just blow or lose the money.

    Point is...if we do it, I'd favor a smaller permanent special status rather than giving people a bunch of money. Money just attracts hucksters and could be lost at a craps table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Bought a piece of property in St Petersburg Russia as a partner some time ago. It was lived in by 5 families who jointly owned it due to a government hand off after the fall of communism. We couldn't legally pay them cash and had to swap them for a different property. Too often those Russians would just blow or lose the money.

    Point is...if we do it, I'd favor a smaller permanent special status rather than giving people a bunch of money. Money just attracts hucksters and could be lost at a craps table.
    Hey, that's a good idea. Turn over Federal lands in the western US to private owners as reparations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Dam liberal pete Wilson
    Good of Nancy to sign it though...

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