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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:18 PM

A word from a member of the 1%

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Reply A word from a member of the 1% (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2013 OP
Laelth Mar 2013 #1
Jake2413 Mar 2013 #18
pansypoo53219 Mar 2013 #2
Egalitarian Thug Mar 2013 #3
babylonsister Mar 2013 #4
Populist_Prole Mar 2013 #8
socialist_n_TN Mar 2013 #12
Egalitarian Thug Mar 2013 #14
Jake2413 Mar 2013 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2013 #5
Wounded Bear Mar 2013 #6
Make7 Mar 2013 #7
Populist_Prole Mar 2013 #9
moondust Mar 2013 #10
TBF Mar 2013 #11
WillyT Mar 2013 #13
kairos12 Mar 2013 #15
judesedit Mar 2013 #16
a2liberal Mar 2013 #17
Canuckistanian Mar 2013 #20

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:33 PM

1. Very possibly true. k&r n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 07:20 PM

18. Not "possibly" very true....

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:55 PM

2. like the way back machine DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THAT!

duh.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:14 PM

3. He is the one I've never understood, and I know several of them.

 

On the one hand they fully understand that this insanity is doomed. That it will inevitably bring about disaster so terrible that no one can predict, or really even comprehend, the global consequences of it. Yet, they have enthusiastically jumped in and exploited the insanity to their own benefit.

Do they believe that, if they can get enough before it collapses they will be spared? Or perhaps they think they can do enough good with their ill-gotten gains to make it a wash, that they can buy forgiveness a la Carnegie?

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:21 PM

4. I bet no one would take any responsibility; they

probably consider themselves little cogs in a big wheel. And it is big.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 01:01 AM

8. I believe correct answer is your second paragraph

It's a matter of knowing it can't ( and won't ) go on forever and a desire to solidify their gains as much as possible to insulate themselves when the ton of bricks fall.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 01:13 PM

12. The system doesn't allow them to do anything else.....

If you don't grow and expand, you lose. That's capitalism. So yes, even if you KNOW as a person, that it's unsustainable, the system won't let you do anything other than what you're doing. That's why an overthrow of the capitalist system is needed.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 04:34 PM

14. I don't disagree that we need to create a 21st century economic model to replace this one,

 

but the people I know/have known don't have to do anything. They could easily walk away and do whatever they like because they're rich and they're liquid.

Personally, I'd like to spend the rest of my life traveling around handing out money to people that I meet that need it. I think that would one of the most rewarding things that a person can do.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 07:26 PM

19. I think it comes down to pure Greed.....more for me the hell with everyone else.

You remember the bumper sticker "whoever dies with the most toys wins".....there you go.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:43 PM

5. Fear is a strong motivator.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 12:02 AM

6. K & R for truth...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 12:02 AM

7. Didn't that already happen in the '90s?

Prior to tax rates going up under Clinton weren't there numerous warnings, from Republicans that voted against it, of harm to the economy?

Religion can't be disproven to a believer.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 01:05 AM

9. One K&R and a zillion BINGOs!

It's the long view that scares them.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 01:06 AM

10. Kick for Nick.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 11:18 AM

11. Nailed it. K&R nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 01:29 PM

13. HUGE K & R !!!


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 06:27 PM

15. Clinton's tax increases in 1994 prove this

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 06:31 PM

16. Exactly.Then all of their sheeple will know they've been lied to all of these years.Of course, being

sheeple, they won't believe it even if it's smashed in their faces. Poor wretched examples of human beings. Where did their individual minds go? Are some people that susceptible to complete brainwashing?

The GOP will say it's because of everything and anything.... except, the fact that

more tax money coming in = more revenue = less deficit.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 06:38 PM

17. Nick scares them

They refused to post his TED talk on income inequality. They only posted it on their "extra" channel when there was an outcry about it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/nick-hanauer-ted-talk_n_1524435.html

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 08:01 PM

20. Orthodoxy.

Exactly.

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