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Peter Schiff Video Blog - August 17, 2010 (Dollar Resumes Its Decline, Reaction To My Unemployment Blog)

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August 17, 2010 – Comments (3)

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#1) On August 17, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Boogpckr (43.09) wrote:

We need leaders who tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear.

C.B.

-unemployed since June 1. (not receiving unemployment)

-would rather starve than sacrifice my principles and take government handouts.

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#2) On August 17, 2010 at 3:18 PM, kdakota630 (29.54) wrote:

Unemployment Insurance Doesn't Work - By John Stossel

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#3) On August 17, 2010 at 5:10 PM, MyDonkey (< 20) wrote:

Boogpckr: I call your bluff.

If you really were starving (and were unable to get food from friends or family), I bet you'd resort to stealing food to survive. And if you were caught and put in jail for stealing, you'd get free food there. If you refused food in jail (i.e. went on a hunger strike) and died of starvation, you certainly wouldn't be remembered as a hero, although you might gain fame as one of the biggest fools in history.

But at least your death would be voluntary. In 16th century England, people were killed for being unemployed. Under King Henry the 8th, up to 72,000 people were executed for this reason.

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