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"We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike" - Adolf Hitler, May 2, 1933.

Posted by PowerToThePeople 
Just sayin'.


"When they say there’s not enough money, they mean there’s not enough money for YOU." - Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2011 10:52PM by PowerToThePeople.
PowerToThePeople Wrote:
> Just sayin'.

It's a good start.
I checked this quote on All Great, Think, Brainy and Wiki and it is nonexistent by anyone including Adolf Hitler. But a couple of quotes he did make:1) "People will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one." 2) "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." I guess this was a test, huh?
I'm starting to wonder if famous people every said anything people think they said. Maybe, they were just boring.

What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a year?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/04/2011 06:24AM by HHH.
It's possible it's a misattributed quote.

This was the closest thing I could find to corroboration...

"Hitler was invited to a meeting at the Schroder Bank in Berlin on January 4, 1933. The leading industrialists and bankers of Germany tided Hitler over his financial difficulties and enabled him to meet the enormous debt he had incurred in connection with the maintenance of his private army. In return, he promised to break the power of the trade unions. On May 2, 1933, he fulfilled his promise." -from Aggression, Otto Lehmann-Russbeldt, Hutchinson, London, 1934

May 2nd is when the trade unions were abolished in Germany. The quote might be fake, but that all happened.
No I do not believe any of your BS I just want you to know where i stand on the socialist unions in this country,

From the the one nation socialist union rally.
Interesting- it's not part of the government. It's an independent company...
Actually it's an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1971 as an "independent establishment of the executive branch", responsible for providing postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.
Having worked for the post office for a short period, I can tell you that the real cost of delivering a piece of mail should still be 23 cents. The waste is unbelievable.
That would be real nice. I'm paying through the nose to deliver my books across the country.
Have you ever considered that maybe that's not Cascade in your picture books, OD?
OD, I sell all kinds of books. Most of them are vintage or out-of-print rare editions.

For instance I just listed a first edition of Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater last night along with a posting for a first edition of Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman.

You should try to read sometime. It is fun and you learn things.

But you think reading is just for "welfare losers".

"Reading is fundamental,..." - Indy!

"Just to the welfare losers like you. " - Olde Dude

What's that first edition of Steal This Book worth? Just wondering...
Easily a few hundred dollars depending on the condition. Signed, it could fetch over a few grand.

Even the first mass market paperback printed later fetch a nice little sum.
"Having worked for the post office for a short period, I can tell you that the real cost of delivering a piece of mail should still be 23 cents. The waste is unbelievable." -Indy

And if the Post Office was privatized and handed over to the likes of FedEx, we'd most likely be paying $2.50 or more to mail ship a Christmas card.

Where else on the planet can you send a birthday card from Long Beach to a little town in Maryland for 44 cents and it gets there in about 4 days?

The USPS is a bargain.
I agree! It's always been cheaper and (usually) faster than most other parts of the world.
Please share the source of your quote. Is it from an unpublished diary or memoir? Even if the source has been discredited I would like to know the source or this quote.

Thank you for the information.
I don't think it has been discredited. I forget where I found it, but it can be found on many web sites.

Hitler did ban trade unions, so it's possible that the quote is authentic.
James, who is it who has pointed out that the quote may well be mis-attributed? When it was pointed out, we accepted that it may in fact not be something that Hitler said. Far from trying to defend what might be untrue, we have acknowledged that what BS Detector pointed out is quite likely the case. Those of you on the far right NEVER do that. Ever.

In your flailing attempts to discredit those of us on the left and accuse us of what you are guilty of in here you don't pay very good attention, James.

They are talking about us and this thread at the DailyKos. Look for the third, non-grey background, paragraph reading:
"To counter this kind of response, a quote has begun making its way through the internet (you can see it here, but it's all over the place), attributed to Hitler himself on May 2, 1933:" at [] THe word "here" is a link to this thread.

The article goes on to say that the quote is probably not true, but that in fact it's just what Hitler did, as reported by William Shirer in his book, "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich".
Cascade, I've got a lot of political books that the late 2nd husband of my Grandmother left (he couldn't take them with him) . One that comes to mind is "The Politician" about LBJ. I've been wondering about selling them in a way you do. Quick guestimate about a 100 or so of them.
If there are people using the postal service while bitching about the price of mailing a letter:


How stupid is it to talk about 'private corporations' and the bitch about the business model status of the postal service?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/2011 01:29PM by Jamaica.
CIC, it's impossible to tell without seeing them, knowing the condition, edition, provenance, etc.
Thank you for researching this quote. I have passed on a couple of quotes before only later to find them misattributed and/or just plain wrong. I have tried to let anyone I shared them with know immediately. I have since corrected my methodology. Second sourcing can be hard on the Internet as many sources are just reprints of un-footnoted sources.
Me- I agree. Sourcing is tough sometimes, but to get as close to, or at the original source is essential.
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