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Al Capone and the Depression soup kitchen

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by basilio, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. basilio

    basilio

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    Aways something interesting to find when you start fossicking on the net.
    The Famous Capone Soup Kitchen
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    A lot has been said by many people about this subject. Was Al Capone was a real benefactor or was Capone just using the needy for his own self publicity etc....
    Let's take a look at the facts on how and why this soup kitchen came to be. Even with words from Capone's own mouth!


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    http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id230.htm
     
  2. SirRumpole

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    I don't really understand the relevance of Capone to today, except that I think you are trying to compare him with Trump.

    As bad as Trump is, I don't think he's sunk to Capone's levels, yet.
     
  3. basilio

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    Time will tell.

    Your quite right. I don't believe Donald Trump has ever financed a soup kitchen for the down and out. I just thought this was an interesting element of a "colourful" businessmans life.

    (Please note. In the end Al Capone was only convicted of 3 miserable tax evasion charges. Any other allegations are totally unproven. Just like Donald Trump (at this stage). Ask Tisme..)
     
  4. moXJO

    moXJO menace to society

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    Probably missed the most important part.

     
  5. luutzu

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    As president, Trump's actions make Capone's like a teenage girl doing a round of shoplifting.

    Which, judging by a recent cop's tasering of a 13 year old shoplifter... is very serious indeed.

    If you do a death count where his orders alone directly cause... and after excluding all the war and droning where it's "war" and war is hell... his farkery killed about 5,000 just reading the headlines, in his first year.

    There's about 4,000 Americans living in Puerto Rico dead because his administration does not give a damn about brown people. It's "only 62 dead", he said on his visit a week after the hurricane. Then after a few rolls of paper thrown around, he got his guy who got their guy to hand out packages of food that didn't arrive until weeks later... water, electricity... meh... That inaction and racism alone killed over 4,000 (brown) Americans.

    Then there's the defunding of UNWRA... a UN refugee body helping Palestinians in concentration camps all over Israel's colonies. Imagine living in a prison and this orange idiot decided it's all good to give your capital away, then cut all your food because... because you don't want peace.

    Then there's the travel ban against all people from some 7 countries, all of whom happen to be Muslims. Wanna study? Need treatment for your illness? Tough titties.

    But those are other people so who cares. He got to be strong and tough, to protect Americans. It's not like he doesn't need to do it but does it anyway because he's a prick... country first.

    In country... literally gave the richest Americans $1.5Trillion tax cuts. Hand them another $500B beginning of the second year...

    Then claim that there's no more money for students, poverty stricken kids' school lunch; no money for public schools with a working heater, or A/C in summer...

    Compare that to Al Capone... talk about petty crimes. Talk about the pirate and the emperor.
     
  6. Tisme

    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    Back peddling as usual, while juggling oranges labelled as apples.:rolleyes:
     
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