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Tue May 13, 2014, 01:08 AM

best "white privilege" thread ever

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Reply best "white privilege" thread ever (Original post)
arely staircase May 2014 OP
Iggo May 2014 #1
arely staircase May 2014 #2
Iggo May 2014 #3
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #4
silverweb May 2014 #5
arely staircase May 2014 #7
Heidi May 2014 #6
msanthrope May 2014 #8
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #9
steve2470 May 2014 #10
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #11
DanTex May 2014 #12
Iggo May 2014 #13
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #14
Nye Bevan May 2014 #15
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #16
Nye Bevan May 2014 #19
FrodosPet May 2014 #22
Name removed May 2014 #20
Jeff In Milwaukee May 2014 #24
SaltyBro May 2014 #17
hfojvt May 2014 #18
Iggo May 2014 #21
Jeff In Milwaukee May 2014 #23

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:14 AM

1. Dude knows it's real, knows he's got it, and is goddam grateful for it.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #1)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:15 AM

2. the time machine bit is awesome nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:20 AM

3. LOL...the year 2.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:23 AM

4. "if you're white and, you don't admit it's great, you're an asshole" he said it.

DU Rec.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:40 AM

5. If Carlin has a comedic "heir"...

I do think Louis CK is worthy of the title.

Purely brilliant, razor-sharp hilarity that makes you think and sometimes blush.

I love this guy.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:49 AM

7. he is the best around today

for sure

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:48 AM

6. Kick, kick, kick!!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:52 AM

8. Kick. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:06 AM

9. and another kick

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:11 AM

10. kick and rec nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:48 AM

11. kicking again.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 07:15 AM

12. K&R. Pretty much covers it.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:06 AM

13. Kick.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 01:48 PM

14. afternoon kickety kick

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:10 PM

15. The fact that he's worth $8.5 million doesn't hurt either.

http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/3062692/

Note that I'm not begrudging him his fortune. He is funny and deserves to be in the 1%.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #15)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:42 PM

16. what is the cut off for 1% ? Not saying you are wrong but, I thought it would take more

than 8.5 mil to make the top 1% .... I can see him being in the top 10-20% range but, the top 1%, really ... ?

not that I worry about the top 10-20% you understand.

Just parsing facts here is all.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #16)

Tue May 13, 2014, 03:01 PM

19. "For people in their 40s, it takes a total net worth of $5.8 million to get into the one percent."

For people in their 40s, it takes a total net worth of $5.8 million to get into the one percent. For people in their 50s, it takes nearly $10 million. For people in their 60s, it takes around $11.6 million.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48800646


Louis CK is 46.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #16)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:42 PM

22. Mathmatically, there are about 3 million one percenters

So that would make 60 million twenty percenters.

I really don't see 59 million plus people, or even 29 million in America making more money than Louis CK.

Lots of successful performers are in the 1%.

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Tue May 13, 2014, 10:44 PM

24. Here's the thing...

He's just barely in the Top 1% based on net worth (it's $8.4 million to join the club).

I think the Top 1% is a bad yard stick, because it includes people like Louis CK and professional athletes who (skewed as our cultural priorities may be) actually do something to earn a living.

The richest 500 people in the United States are all billionaires. And many of them are people who simply make money by "skimming" off the wealth created by other people -- the hedge fund managers, etc., who really don't contribute anything to society.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:46 PM

17. I used to like and admire Louis CK

That is until I heard some of his vile and racist material on a radio program I shall not name. His act was sickening.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 02:55 PM

18. nah, not really very funny

or accurate.

Not that somebody needs to take an economics or history course in order to tell jokes.

But somewhat insulting.

I guess that makes it great.

"We deserve it."

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:36 PM

21. Kick.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:38 PM

23. I have trashed every sngle thread on the subject of White Privilege

except this one.

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