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#181 - nah, like good dirty  [+] (1 reply) 03/04/2013 on Did this really happen? +1
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#216 - volxc (03/04/2013) [-]
Oh I got ya, ok well I agree with you
#83 - a little harsh no? Are you some kind of neo-nazi? I'm a pretty…  [+] (1 reply) 03/04/2013 on Did this really happen? 0
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#127 - davidavidson (03/04/2013) [-]
Idk, jews just really piss me off. They ahve an extreme sense of entitlement and brag about pretty much everything. Gods chosen people my ass. They control 65% of western media and poison it with sex violence and drugs and then turn around and buy off congress.

You tell me who the real good guys are in this situation.
#32 - Isreal's a pretty all around dirty country. They have one of t…  [+] (5 replies) 03/04/2013 on Did this really happen? +11
#137 - anon (03/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, exactly like the US. Especially in the way they have 100% socialized healthcare in which every man, woman and child is covered from the day they are born to the day they die by_ American tax payer money_. Wait, what?
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#97 - volxc (03/04/2013) [-]
like corrupt?
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#46 - volxc (03/04/2013) [-]
What do you mean by "dirty."
#181 - saturdayarrows (03/04/2013) [-]
nah, like good dirty
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#216 - volxc (03/04/2013) [-]
Oh I got ya, ok well I agree with you
#157 - I don't usually comment on the political *********, but if thi…  [+] (28 replies) 09/15/2012 on Mitt Romney is a Tool +117
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#2622 - DeadEyeDan (09/16/2012) [-]
Dude I love you. Thank you for saying what I'm to high to say. Thumb for you my friend
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#2216 - ribskeez (09/16/2012) [-]
Yeah, JFK was rich as shit, but he gave a fuck about those poorer than him. Romney could care less.

Please, don't ever compare Mitt Romney to John F Kennedy again.
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#421 - Razierw (09/15/2012) [-]
Voting for Obama won't directly increase your salary, yes; but for people like OP who are going through college, Romney is cutting all the financial aid and preventing you from at least having the chance to work for a better job. When you say you need to 'work harder' you need to realise a college degree is the best way to lift yourself out of the demeaning work on minimum wage
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#406 - mcroflskates (09/15/2012) [-]
I don't think he's saying he wants the president to do all his work for him and turn his 15k pay into six digits, but if we get a president that increases taxes for the lower/middle classes, that includes him. Which means that his already measly pay gets even lower, which means that if he had just enough to scrape by, now he might not. Besides, why would anyone besides the filthy rich be okay with tax breaks exclusively for the rich and for the business owners? It makes no sense to me.
#881 - anon (09/15/2012) [-]
Because when they have tax breaks, they can invest and create more jobs and money, that's the theory, on practice it becomes quite different, because of greedy companies.
#212 - johnshepherd (09/15/2012) [-]
I quite agree. My grandfather came here with a fifth grade education and became a Janitor for AT&T. He worked his goddamn ass off and you know what happened? He was a communications manager for AT&T on the goddamn NY stock exchange when he retired?

I don't have money so I can't make money is bullshit.
#921 - anon (09/15/2012) [-]
That was a long time ago, back then you could rise a corporate ladder without much schooling, there was a lot more on the job training, and the respected hard work. Now everything is about getting an education, you won't ever be above grunt work if you don't have some type of schooling past high school. I load semi trailers for a living and every one of my managers has a bachelors in business or more, one person rose up and he just retired. They replaced him with someone who graduated a university. People use examples from the past all the time, but we aren't living in the past anymore. It 's a different time, different economy, and different world.
#997 - johnshepherd (09/15/2012) [-]
I'm sorry, but job training? There is almost literally no amount of job training that can help you get from the dude who cleans shit off of bathroom floors to the dude who manages the NY stock exchange communications. That takes hard work.

Same with my dad on the other side of my family, his dad worked at a garage all his life, my dad went to an only half way decent college because he worked his ass off for scholarships and his job while getting a masters in mathematics, and a minor in physics. He then worked his ass off again when he needed to get a new job, went to law school and is not a top lawyer in AT&T, and is only a few levels away from VP. All because he worked his ass off.

Or, try my friend, who worked his ass off and is now going to yale after being from a middle-class family.

No difference in age or generation can discount the value of good hard work, so stop your whining, get your ass off the couch and get to it!
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#1375 - yipkendu (09/15/2012) [-]
Yeah... that's exactly the kind of mentality that the capitalist economic structure is built upon: The harder you work, the more you will reap.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work this way. It might have been the case a really long time ago, and still is for a very small percentage of people. But the fact of the matter is that no amount of hard work or education is guaranteed to make you successful.

Get into the right social circles (lawyers, businessmen, politicians), have a very specialized job (Neurosurgery), and/or get very lucky and you might make it somewhere. Most people will be lucky enough to be able to pay off their student loans and still make enough money to enjoy their property.
#1404 - johnshepherd (09/15/2012) [-]
I see. Your issue is with the debt that students take on, at least in part. Might I suggest a solution: These days, student loan debt is non-forgivable upon bankruptcy, unlike any other debt. That means, if you go broke, you still owe the school. Since the government often helps pay for schools, school boards look at this as a theoretically infinite supply of money. If loan debt was made forgivable upon bankruptcy, colleges would have to make their prices realistic so they could get the money they charge. Just a thought.
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#1482 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
Eliminating student debt would be great. Too bad the banks would flip their shit if almost no one took out loans. Banks control the economy.

As long as the 1% benefit from the rest of the population being fucked in the ass repeatedly, that is one thing that will not change.

Private and prestigious college costs are realistic considering the "quality" of education you are guaranteed, the space you occupy, and the resources you consume. You're not just paying for some guy with a phd to lecture you. You're paying your professor, the management, the water/electricity you might be using, and the prestige of just being there.
#1593 - johnshepherd (09/16/2012) [-]
And how precisely does the "one percent" get money from everybody else having massive debt? I'd really love if you could explain that to me.
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#1913 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
1% of the population controls 43% of the wealth of the nation. The 1 percent are executives, doctors, lawyers and politicians, among some others. Even then, only a very small number of these professionals make enough money to be considered a part of this 1%. Yes, plenty of executives, doctors, lawyers and politicians do struggle.

The 1% are people the make over 27 million dollars a year. When I mentioned the 1%, I meant the banks/businessmen that form a part of this and are influential in economic decisions in the country.

Capitalist economy protects the interests of those actually becoming wealthy and successful. It's actually something like 4% of the population controlling 80% of the country's wealth. Working class only has about 10% of wealth and everything they do will just go towards making that 4% wealthier; Members of congress and many influential people are included here.

In the end, capitalism is basically just one huge conspiracy between the elite against the people that make them rich, which is anyone that works for a salary and consumes. We are literally brainwashed into adopting the mindset of the pack and thinking we will be at the top someday. No one wishes for that 1 or 4% to disappear, to some degree, because you wouldn't be able to be part of the elite in an unlikely day.

I'm sorry, I think I said too much. I feel like I wasted my time now.

Article about this:

Documentaries that you might like:

"Default: the Student Loan documentary"
"College Conspiracy"
#2058 - johnshepherd (09/16/2012) [-]
Assuming that you are right about 1% controlling 43% that just means that they have a lot of money. You haven't provided evidence of our debt helping them, only made assertions that it is so. All I'm asking for is definite, or at least plausible trains of logic leading to that conclusion.
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#2108 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
The article talks about that, and more.

It's as simple as this:

-We work for the people that control most of the wealth. They give us part of their money as a salary.
-As consumers, we inevitably spend that salary on everyday needs, products, and whatever we think we actually need.
-Money, like matter, doesn't disappear, it just ends up somewhere else, somehow.
-The money we spend ANYWHERE inside this country will inevitably fall on the lap of the people that control most of the wealth because they are, in some way, linked to big businesses.
-Aside from the money we receive as salary, that money doesn't return to us. Big businesses trade with other big businesses.

So all of the money we get, ends up in their pockets again (plus interest in the case of banking).

Even people on welfare aren't seen as an issue for the most part because things like food stamps is just government money being spent on private corporations. It will end up up there anyway.
#2146 - johnshepherd (09/16/2012) [-]
Interesting, but, given your statistic, the majority of the money in the world is actually in the hands of the 99%, albeit in differing amounts per person. While debt does mean that we see less of our money, we also have to realize that the money goes to the schools a good portion of the time, and to the banks the other half, neither of which indicates that there is a connection between them and your 1%. The bank wants to keep its money, and so does the college.
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#2245 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
The length of my knowledge has reached its limit.
#2255 - johnshepherd (09/16/2012) [-]
Also, I looked at the article you posted.

Thanks for posting it, it's nice to see somebody who actually sources his info for once. There's just one problem: your source has no known credentials and himself fails to provide any data for his stats or backing for his stats, meaning that logic dictates that I discount them.

If you want to show a trend, I'm all for it, but that sort of thing takes extensive research, a large budget and all together too much free time.
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#2294 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
In fact, it's so "Not-New" that major criticism dates back to Karl Marx texts which would be over 150 years old now.
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#2280 - yipkendu (09/16/2012) [-]
I only linked that particular article because it condenses a lot of information in a very accessible way.

None of this is new. There's buttloads of research, studies, texts, and articles on the subject. Finding it is as easy as a google search or two, a visit to your school library, or a college course of two to show you the best sources.
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#692 - anon (09/15/2012) [-]
That's awesome. America used to be about being able to come here poor as dirt and if you worked hard, you could succeed, and if you didn't work, well, you didn't get paid. Now we're turning into a social democracy where people can sit on their asses all day and still get money while the rich are characterized as evil for their hard work and success. People talk as though the "poor" in this country live horrible lives but in truth they're at least in the top 15th percentile for our world; they have cable TV, good cars, expensive smart phones- the list goes on. I do believe that we should have welfare but only reserved for the extreme cases, such as a single mother of 5 who just lost her job. But even then, it should only be until she finds stable work again, which she will be required to do. Sorry about the rant, I just am pissed of because every day, where I live, I see the "poverty-stricken" children of illegal immigrants with Iphones, designer clothing, multiple pairs of 300 dollar shoes, and their parents roll up in cadelacs and Lincolns and yet they recieve free lunches as well as wellfare checks in the mail everyday. And who's paying for it? People like my dad who's past retirement age yet works every damn day and weekends to support two kids going into college. This whole "poor" shit and welfare, which started out for good, has become a scam and a destroyer of our nation and its freedom.

"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money."
- Thomas Sowell, Look him up he's a genius
#2235 - ribskeez (09/16/2012) [-]
I was with you until you brought up the aprt about poor families with Cadillacs and Lincolns. I don't know what state you live in, but that pretty much sounds like bullshit to me.

Also, calling being poor a "scam" is a TAD bit too far.
#2713 - kevlarx (09/16/2012) [-]
thats how it is in illinois. also out here in mi, people who can barely afford food and have cars that barely run spend all there money on t.v.s and the like
#198 - grenbowe (09/15/2012) [-]
If you have something to offer to our society, than you have the potential to be successful. It's just a matter of hard work.
#177 - anon (09/15/2012) [-]
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you didn't read the entire post...
#169 - anon (09/15/2012) [-]
just saying the guy at the beginning, almost verbatim, agrees with your view of the bullshit idea of born poor, stay poor

he even said that he is working minimum wage (or close to it) while in college, so hopefully that will take him somewhere...
#206 - While i think most of this is funny, anyone claiming that the …  [+] (1 reply) 07/03/2012 on Gun MEGA comp +2
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#211 - therealpokemon (07/03/2012) [-]
Where the FUCK does it say that in the second amendment? I want a legitimate explanation, not a shitstorm.
#1 - sometimes I like to think about how badly toph, katara, and aa…  [+] (8 replies) 06/14/2012 on Fire Ferrets? +14
#5 - jesseee (06/15/2012) [-]
thats not even a match. remember when they first met toph how she was fucking up all those big ass dudes? she doesnt need anyone to help her
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#2 - aldheim (06/14/2012) [-]
Actually, they'd probably be pretty bad at it.
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#4 - killerliquid (06/14/2012) [-]
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#11 - aldheim (06/15/2012) [-]
They're unfamiliar with 1: the rules and 2: the style.
Obviously the pro-bending style of bending was developed because it was better for pro bending matches.
In an actual all out fight, yes, Toph, Katara and Aaang would win.
But not in a pro-bending match.
#6 - delibirdfan (06/15/2012) [-]
In an actual game yes, since there are rules to it (apparently). If it was a straight up match, then Bolin, Mako, and Kora are effed.
But so far in LOK, most of the bending isn't even as bad ass as it was in the original series.
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#7 - killerliquid (06/15/2012) [-]
Katara, Aang, and Toph are pretty good dodgers
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#9 - sketchE (06/15/2012) [-]
they may be great benders but its all about how you use it. toph would have trouble defending against the water and fire she couldnt see. that would also make aiming a little more difficult for her. aang wasnt great at firebending because of his passive nature. katara would probably be the best but she seemed to rely on ice too much to be good
#8 - delibirdfan (06/15/2012) [-]
If it was an actual game in the stadium, they would be sent back for breaking the rules (unless they learn them). Other than that they would win easily.
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