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Subject:  Re: Factor an additional 5% to RE - Reparations Date:  3/27/2002  9:33 AM
Author:  Squawk1200 Number:  64217 of 726079

I think it is absolutely ludicrous to punish people for things done by others many, many years ago.

Well, where were you and the others five years ago when Swiss and German companies were getting hauled into court for WWII - era claims? Where was the hue and cry when Congress made it easier for these types of lawsuits to go forward? Why didn't you say "Yes, everyone feels bad that [the Holocaust] happened, but get over it. We learned from our mistakes. Let's move on?"

Anyone who knows anything about the legal system KNEW that once the Holocaust lawsuits were successful, it was only a matter of time before slavery lawsuits and the like followed. The time to stop this thing was then, at the beginning. Waiting to get all excited about it NOW completely plays into the hands of those who would stoke the fires of racial division.


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