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Oil is our #3 export today

Of course this will happen. Oil independence and National Security are slogans not policy; policy is profit driven...because energy is privatized and corporations are the policy makers.

http://www.worldsrichestcountries.com/top_us_exports.html

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Mar 25, 2014, 03:45 PM (0 replies)

And, the Bill Gates Foundation is trying to dismantle public education...

"Waiting for Superman" was his charter school propaganda campaign. The entire movie was about Americans not being competitive with the ROW. If you read between the lines: Gates is rationalizing why he won't pay top dollar to American IT workers and engineers. By convincing America that we our education is wonting, he gets cheap labor from overseas. Take it a bit further, he and Apple are in a race to get their products into to schools. Tons of money to be made. Philanthropy, turned propaganda, turned profit motive. I wonder how many Bill Gates Centers there will be???? That Bill Gates, he's a swell guy.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Mar 25, 2014, 12:53 PM (0 replies)

Oh, and as for Bill Gates...

He's just another Carnegie and Rockefeller. No one gets that disgustingly rich without fucking people over both on their way and to remain on top (it's a contest). Each turned philanthropic. Douchebags often turn philanthropic. Why you show so much reverence for Bill Gates should be the title of your next thread: "Why do we glorify douchebags once they turn philanthropic?"

Philanthropists love to stick their name on everything.

Here's The Gates Center at, fittingly, Carnegie-Mellon University.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Mar 25, 2014, 12:29 PM (1 replies)

Here's what I wrote on my Facebook page

Put this 13 minute video on your bucket list.

This is the most important lesson you'll ever learn in your entire life.

This isn't about Dems vs. Republicans. This is about the super wealthy vs. you! I do have friends who make 10x the income I make, but even at that, they aren't part of this club, the super wealthy.

We live in an Orwellian society in which the wealthy have sold us the idea that the world is upside down. Specifically, contrary to what the rich and corporations are telling you, it is they who are the mega welfare queens.

Let the *self-identified* welfare queen and professor from UC Berkeley explain the whole thing in 13 minutes.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 06:46 PM (1 replies)

Counters! Counters are the wealth proxy of every message board

Not a fan of counters.

People are people and people place more importance on what a member with 20,000 posts (units of wealth) says relative to one with 100 posts.

People who count post totals (wealth) and Rec totals are classists.

That sucks, Number23 (lol at the irony), but it's true.

I learned this on a forum where I have, like, 30K posts. The owner of the forum asked me to tone it down because new people, let's just say "revere" me based solely on my post total. I was all, WTF????? But that's people, and that's what people do. I told the owner to reset my counter to 5000 so that I just fit in.

I assume counters are important for message boards, but since that time, I've always thought they should be hidden. I really don't like that about human nature; the reverence people show those who've accumulated wealth.

As for Steve, I hadn't heard of him until very recently when he was talking about the lack of media coverage being devoted to some shady Romney shenanigans. That was my first interaction with him, and he and I had a brief but friendly interaction, one in which he educated me on the matter. Afterward, I noticed he had a blog, so I clicked on it. Pretty cool stuff.

Then, idk, 2 weeks later he turns up in this thread and gives me an undressing.

What would you do?

My guess is the classists here would take their beating and go away with their tails between their legs.

But that's not how I roll. Many people didn't like my thread from the start and attacked me. I smacked right back. Steve attacked me, I smacked him, too. A lot of people simply wouldn't do that, but that's their problem, and don't be mistaken, it is a problem.


Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 12:29 PM (1 replies)

Thanks for this thread...!

I'm alone but not lonely and pretty certain that when I die, it will take several days for people to even know I'm missing. Maybe a week or more.

Well, I have more to say but cannot continue now.

Great topic, thanks again
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Mon Mar 17, 2014, 10:05 PM (1 replies)

One of the most important threads in, like...forever

Thank you!

K&R
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:45 AM (1 replies)

All the faith he had had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life.

Here's tomorrow's lesson. I see too much of this and I blame you, the teacher.

I know "there, their, and they're" drive every Grammar Nazi nuts, but for the most part, I don't find them indicative of anything. Everyone is guilty of misusing them on occasion. The following, however, I find indicate ignorance.

then/than, then is being used exclusively
supposed to, not suppose to
used to, not use to
should have, not should of (would of, could of)
no one, not noone
cannot, not can not
Chris's, not Chris'

Fix those and my life will improve immeasurably.

TIA




Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

Look, the dude in the cockpit wanted to be viewed as a victim, not a villain (period)

tragedy shrouded in mystery, mission accomplished

Fill in the blanks in between.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:59 PM (0 replies)

guns are to Democrats as abortion is to Republicans

Lightning rod, red meat to rally the base and pit the 98% against each other.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:52 PM (0 replies)
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