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The difference between myself and a billionaire. (50,000 years)

Ya, 1 billion dollars. But what is it really?

I see homeless going through the dumpsters regularly in my neighborhood. I always think "how close am I to being there?" Currently I estimate about 6 months without any income and I would be there. Today I thought, "how long for a billionaire?" At the same expense rate, a billionaire could go for 50,000 years of no income before they were homeless.


Edit - was off by a zero. It would take 50,000 years not 5,000 for the billionaire to go homeless.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:56 PM (14 replies)

I see right wing arguments on both sides

of the poly no poly argument. They are loving this. Troll fest.

I believe we should allow any relationship between consenting, non-related, human, adult persons that they desire.

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:45 AM (41 replies)

TPP, because you can too!

You too can become a prosperous owner (manager) of southeast asian labor. Profits are sure to come your way using proven race-to-the-bottom (expenditure lessening) strategies. Get on board with the TPP or get left out of this next century's economic prosperity.

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Wed Jun 24, 2015, 12:35 PM (17 replies)

EVERY Iraqi killed by U.S. since 2003 is a murder victim.

We have perfected murdering innocents on foreign soil and are seeing the results of bringing this mindset back home.


Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said Jim Bueermann, a former police chief and president of the Washington-based Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

A national debate is raging about police use of deadly force, especially against minorities. To understand why and how often these shootings occur, The Washington Post is compiling a database of every fatal shooting by police in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty. The Post looked exclusively at shootings, not killings by other means, such as stun guns and deaths in police custody.

Using interviews, police reports, local news accounts and other sources, The Post tracked more than a dozen details about each killing through Friday, including the victim’s race, whether the person was armed and the circumstances that led to the fatal encounter. The result is an unprecedented examination of these shootings, many of which began as minor incidents and suddenly escalated into violence.

(more @ link)
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:13 PM (1 replies)

Drop the gun! I don't have a gun. Bam! You are dead.

Give up the wmd's! We don't have any wmd's Boom! One million of you are dead.

I wonder where these cops got their training?
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jun 21, 2015, 11:01 AM (9 replies)

Had to

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 11:30 PM (0 replies)

Could a Sanders Presidency lead to

Could a Sanders Presidency lead to investigations and prosecution of war crimes regarding the invasion of Iraq? Certainly he has the moral footing to pursue such actions if he wished to. Thoughts?
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 08:47 PM (35 replies)

Here is what needs to change

At an all employee meeting at my place of employment (a multinational conglomerate) the following was stated by the company CEO (slightly paraphrased because I did not record it)

"There is a new class of investor who does not care about employees, does not care about our families, does not care about what the company is doing, does not care about the environment, and does not care about our local communities. They only care about short term gain on our stock price. We need to do everything in our power to give them their desires. It is essential that every employee at our various companies maintain the same thought process as our investors. Their desires trump all."

This is what the fight is about.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 01:51 AM (1 replies)

The political divide, as I see on DU.

Simple breakdown as I see it social/economic issues.

Bigoted Reaganomicist (Repuke) - Non-Bigoted Reaganomicist (Third way) - Non-Bigoted Non-Reaganomicist (Democratic party)

Where does third way belong? Imo, in the repuke party.

Which party does the third way belong in your opinion?
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Mon May 18, 2015, 01:19 PM (7 replies)

yes, a scam the rich play on the rest of America.

3rd way is just "Reagonomics (D)"
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:26 AM (0 replies)
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