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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    If Obama did that, he would be praised as someone who cares about Black Lives and is promoting racial equality and Black Lives Matter.
    I didn't suggest you speculate about what others might do. I suggested you ask yourself what your reaction would be in that circumstance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Again, this video was about more than one guy at the beginning shouting "White Power" - that was not the central theme or focus of the video. The MSM is making it out as if the video is promoting white supremacy as if Trump retweeted the Grand Dragon giving a racist speech to the KKK.
    Trump retweeted a video that includes a man loudly and clearly hollering "white power," Sparko. He currently holds the highest office in the land. I realize you want to excuse pretty much anything he does - but this is a stretch even for you...
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    I'll list the failures; please list the rest for us:

    Trumpís failed businesses:
    1. Trump Steaks
    2. GoTrump
    3. Trump Airlines

    4. Trump Vodka
    5. Trump Mortgage
    6. Trump: The Game
    7. Trump Magazine
    8. Trump University
    9. Trump Ice
    10. The New Jersey Generals
    11. Tour de Trump
    12. Trump Network
    13. Trumped!

    Trump companies that sought bankruptcy protection:
    1. Trump Taj Mahal

    2. Trumpís Castle
    3. Trump Plaza Casinos
    4. Trump Plaza Hotel
    5. Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts
    6. Trump Entertainment Resorts
    You left out his "charity."
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    There's no difference between the two. A brand is a business.
    Well...no...not exactly. If a business has only one brand - then yes - the brand and the business are essentially equivalent. But many (most?) businesses have multiple brands because hitching your wagon to a single brand is the ultimate in a lack of diversification and exposes the business to significant risk.

    That being said, I don't know how Trump structured these various ventures - whether they were as separate businesses or as a single entity with multiple brands. His tendency to spawn businesses like rabbits spawn offspring suggests it was probably a brand per business. I suspect his "many businesses" model was largely due to tax issues. Multiple smaller businesses can take advantage of tax loopholes not available to larger businesses. The same is true of real estate businesses.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Well...no...not exactly. If a business has only one brand - then yes - the brand and the business are essentially equivalent. But many (most?) businesses have multiple brands because hitching your wagon to a single brand is the ultimate in a lack of diversification and exposes the business to significant risk.

    That being said, I don't know how Trump structured these various ventures - whether they were as separate businesses or as a single entity with multiple brands. His tendency to spawn businesses like rabbits spawn offspring suggests it was probably a brand per business. I suspect his "many businesses" model was largely due to tax issues. Multiple smaller businesses can take advantage of tax loopholes not available to larger businesses. The same is true of real estate businesses.
    Selling products under the Trump name is one of Trump's ventures. That's what he was doing in this case. Bought beef, rebranded it as "Trump Steaks" then sold them (and afaik still sells them) in his restaurants/hotels and also used to sell them in some store that stopped selling them because they were too expensive (hence them ending up on a "failed" business list).

    Anyway, counting failed businesses is a bad way to count whether someone is a good businessman and counting failed brands is even worse. As I said earlier I know guys with 1-2 dozen failed brands who run successful businesses and are multi-millionaires. It would be absurd to call them "failed businessmen". Failure is a normal part of business and life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Trump retweeted a video that includes a man loudly and clearly hollering "white power," Sparko. He currently holds the highest office in the land. I realize you want to excuse pretty much anything he does - but this is a stretch even for you...
    Do you think House Dems like Pelosi are supporters of slavery because they wore Kente Cloth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Any billionaire who hasn't had one of their ventures fail is an anomaly.

    Except Trump has many business failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Do you think House Dems like Pelosi are supporters of slavery because they wore Kente Cloth?
    No, because Kente cloth has no relationship to slavery.

    Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kente_cloth#:~:text=Kente%20cloth%20has%20its%20origin,inventing%20the%20art%20of%20weaving).


    Kente cloth has its origin from the Akan-Ashanti kingdoms in Ghana. The origin of kente is in the Akan empire of Bonoman. Most Akans migrated out of the area that was Bonoman to create various states. The Ewe people of Ghana claim that they originated kente weaving (they don't claim inventing the art of weaving).

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    In fact the wearing of Kente cloth supports the native cloth making industry.
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    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeareís Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    when I used the Sam Hyde "the weak must fear the strong" meme as my avatar I was instantly rebuked by a very outraged mossrose.
    You have every reason to fear The Pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    No, because Kente cloth has no relationship to slavery.

    Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kente_cloth#:~:text=Kente%20cloth%20has%20its%20origin,inventing%20the%20art%20of%20weaving).


    Kente cloth has its origin from the Akan-Ashanti kingdoms in Ghana. The origin of kente is in the Akan empire of Bonoman. Most Akans migrated out of the area that was Bonoman to create various states. The Ewe people of Ghana claim that they originated kente weaving (they don't claim inventing the art of weaving).

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    In fact the wearing of Kente cloth supports the native cloth making industry.
    well...

    Source: Akan people


    The ashantis waged wars on neighboring states in their geographic area to capture people and sell them as slaves to Europeans (Portuguese) who subsequently sold the enslaved people along with guns to the Ashantis in exchange for Akan gold. Akan gold was also used to purchase slaves from further up north via the Trans-Saharan route. The Ashantis purchased slaves to help clear the dense forests within Ashanti. About a third of the population of many Akan states were indentured servants (i.e. Non-Akan peoples). The Ashantis went from buyers of slaves to selling slaves as the dynamics in the Gold Coast and the New World changed. Thus, the Ashanti people played a role in supplying Europeans with indentured servants, who were later enslaved for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2006 Ghana apologized to the descendants of slaves for the role the Ashantis had played in the slave trade.



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    So pandering Pelosi and suck up Schumer were wearing the kentes of those who captured and sold slaves.






    Kind of fitting for those who want blacks to remain on the Democrat plantation

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    well...

    Source: Akan people


    The ashantis waged wars on neighboring states in their geographic area to capture people and sell them as slaves to Europeans (Portuguese) who subsequently sold the enslaved people along with guns to the Ashantis in exchange for Akan gold. Akan gold was also used to purchase slaves from further up north via the Trans-Saharan route. The Ashantis purchased slaves to help clear the dense forests within Ashanti. About a third of the population of many Akan states were indentured servants (i.e. Non-Akan peoples). The Ashantis went from buyers of slaves to selling slaves as the dynamics in the Gold Coast and the New World changed. Thus, the Ashanti people played a role in supplying Europeans with indentured servants, who were later enslaved for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2006 Ghana apologized to the descendants of slaves for the role the Ashantis had played in the slave trade.



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    So pandering Pelosi and suck up Schumer were wearing the kentes of those who captured and sold slaves.






    Kind of fitting for those who want blacks to remain on the Democrat plantation
    A rather duplicitous reply, albeit with some truth to it. Slavery is not a white on black horror. Indeed the entire ancient world operated on slavery in various forms.

    However, I do hope being a good Christian you have never worn those infidel/heathen pyjamas.
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