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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #210 on: February 15, 2019, 12:22:32 PM »
You're the one pushing the narrative, Chad

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #211 on: February 15, 2019, 01:04:38 PM »
Colbert on Twitter:

  "I'll give you this Amazon: Telling people you're going to Queens and then bailing is one thing New Yorkers can relate to."


Ocasio-Cortez via Twitter:

"Yeah I’m laughing @ this. Amazon was not coming to my Congressional district, had no concentrated outreach to us that I’m aware of, yet w/ no effort I defeated the richest man in the world? Doesn’t add up. Story that’s not being told: the local community organized to reject it."


Odd commentary from Colbert who got well over 12mm in Tax benefits when he signed with CBS for effectively just not leaving the city:
https://therealdeal.com/2014/07/24/tax-breaks-will-keep-colbert-at-the-ed-sullivan-theater/

Also, Ironic that she has been on his show many times but never pressed him on it.

While 12mm is pittance comparably is does come across to most as wholly hypocritical.

Hey, atleast he's not Jimmy kimmel in black face, progressive progress I suppose.





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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #212 on: February 15, 2019, 01:30:12 PM »
You're the one pushing the narrative, Chad

Chad? No.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #213 on: February 15, 2019, 02:00:18 PM »
The people hit the hardest were the Plaxco property owners that were going to sell a part of their campus. I guess they are going to build more luxurious ultra expensive housing. Not really permanent jobs. Too bad Google doesn’t want to come to Queens.

Funny meme:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vVAgwEfAlHw/XGZy-MfadtI/AAAAAAABEqA/MRh6h-XtNr06WZ3b_oJFzkB51kS0PkwbQCLcBGAs/s1600/massacre.jpg

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #214 on: February 15, 2019, 02:05:09 PM »
You're the one pushing the narrative, Chad

Chad? No.

i apologize. that was an unfair low blow. sorry.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #215 on: February 15, 2019, 02:05:40 PM »
The people hit the hardest were the Plaxco property owners that were going to sell a part of their campus. I guess they are going to build more luxurious ultra expensive housing. Not really permanent jobs. Too bad Google doesn’t want to come to Queens.

Funny meme:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vVAgwEfAlHw/XGZy-MfadtI/AAAAAAABEqA/MRh6h-XtNr06WZ3b_oJFzkB51kS0PkwbQCLcBGAs/s1600/massacre.jpg


The use of Guns as political props is offensive. It's funny I'm joking....

Offline Paul11372

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #216 on: February 15, 2019, 02:06:19 PM »
You're the one pushing the narrative, Chad

Chad? No.

i apologize. that was an unfair low blow. sorry.


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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #217 on: February 15, 2019, 02:30:04 PM »
AOC is at the tippy top of the anti-Amazon movement.

Socialism in action.

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« Reply #218 on: February 15, 2019, 02:34:09 PM »
NYC literally lost billions of dollars, >25,000 jobs, business diversification via the tech industry, and a reputation as world class global city.

The embarrassing theatricks by NYC/NYS politicians and their wannabes, like Spartacus Jr. here, are a cry for attention: 'look at me, I'm your savior.'

The braggadocia by the amateur socialists is more base; it just makes them feel good that they beat up the rich white kid.

But, hey, we've still got Roosevice Avenue.

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« Reply #219 on: February 15, 2019, 02:43:43 PM »
Posted by Gordan: "Frankly, it's people like you that are used as cannon foder (sic) to die in wars that benefit the wealthy."

Wars started by people like you. Those brave souls that step up to stop the insanity. Who you mock.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #220 on: February 15, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
By Gordan: Frankly, it's people like you that are used as cannon foder (sic) to die in wars that benefit the wealthy.

Wars started by people like you. Those brave souls that step up to stop the insanity. That you mock.

wat

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #221 on: February 15, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »
wat

Not very loquacious for someone who posted a 500-word pro-socialism TLTR screed on a local neighborhood chat forum.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #222 on: February 15, 2019, 03:34:16 PM »
NYC literally lost billions of dollars, >25,000 jobs, business diversification via the tech industry, and a reputation as world class global city.

I forgot to include AMZN's proposed partnership with NYCDOE.

But, hey, we've got those H-1Bs to rely on. Our kids can always find a job on Roosevice Ave.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2019, 05:06:08 PM »
It wasn't an ideal arrangement, in a sane world no corporation as profitable as Amazon should be receiving incentives to come to one or another town.  But it's not a sane world and there were something like 20 states competing for HQ2.  That said, it would have brought in around $90 million and $160 million a year to an increasingly cash starved city and state, respectively. 


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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2019, 09:24:06 PM »
This is great news for Queens and Jackson Heights. Amazon never had our community's best interests at heart.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2019, 09:24:06 PM »