Amazon pulls out of NYC

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    You were right on Castro, and any school, public or private, never would any of them teach some of the good things he did. It's all about making the US look great, the others look very bad, all the time, regardless.

    I'm making my kids discuss what they've learned in school when it comes to these things and I'm going to have them read Howard Zinn. For those reading this in horror, don't worry, I'll always discuss the criticisms of him and as always teach them to be objective.

    Chomsky is the truth. I keep trying to find something with him to disagree with and I can't seem to find it. You can thank and Anarchist and Orwell for influencing him. Good stuff.
     
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    Amazon dumped $1.5 million in an attempt to buy the entire Seattle city council and it backfired. It united and grew the left there and energized them.

    Seattle is progressive and they already have $15/hr min wage and are wanting to tax businesses more to help with the increasing homeless population thanks in part to skyrocketing real estate costs.

    The labor and social justice block netted more seats.
     
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    Seattle used to be such a great city before the left ruined it with homelessness and crime.
     
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    Even with the massive incentives Amazon realized they would be overly taxed and regulated by the loonie Democrat leaders in NY.
    People are moving out of poorly-run Democrat states and Amazon woke up before making a gigantic blunder.
     
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    The one democrat state people are moving out of is Illinois - and for reasons you wouldn't even be able to comprehend. Not NY, not CA.

    In fact the rampant problems liberal and even progressive states have aren't because of that parties rule, their problems are flaws of capitalism.

    Violent, criminal drug gangs are quite simply a for-profit business venture when not afforded education, jobs, healthcare, and investment into a community rife with neglect and greedy slum lords.

    Exploding homeless populations are a direct correlation of booming real estate and gentrification.

    Many of Americas problems are side effects of capitalism.
     
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    BREAKING: Amazon still has decided to stand by it's decision to pull out of NYC for HQ2 on it's own free will.
     
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    @jt212713

    Oh boy look at that.. Amazon has opened an office nearly 400,000 sq ft in Hudson Yards in NYC with *no public financing* no paid for helipads or anything.
     
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    This didn't age well.
     
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    AOC also addresses people's claims that this isn't apples to apples: new office in Manhattan (people commute in NYC - Long Island is literally across the river), 1500 jobs vs 25,000 jobs (fantasy number projected over a 10-20 year period).

    Bottom line: these jobs to NYC came free. No cost. No taxpayer burden. Once again, Amazon paid $0 on its billions of profits.
     
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    Amazon is ruining one of my side businesses. Daily.
     
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    They are a disruptor, no doubt. It’s incredible what they’ve done.
     
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