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Response to olddad56 (Reply #6)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:07 PM
femrap (13,418 posts)
14. I don't know what the answer is....
but even if I were a billionaire, I don't think I'd go to all the trouble of avoiding taxes. I'm just not that cold-hearted or selfish. They've got plenty of money. But it seems that the Wealthy and Powerful of today are sadists and get off on controlling and manipulating the masses. I would say some are downright cruel and evil.
I'll never forget a cruise I won at work (top sales team). I didn't want to go. First of all, you're on 100% commission so you don't make any money for the week you're gone and second, I didn't want to be stuck on a boat with a bunch of people...it just felt like my Freedom was limited. Then I found out you have to eat dinner with the same people every night and at the same time. It was just so regimented. And those teeny-tiny rooms and back then I couldn't watch my 49ers play Monday Night Football. And I think I was the youngest person on the ship....and every bar I went to, it was simply impossible to get a f*cking drink.
It was a Mexican Cruise (and we had been promised a Carribean cruise.) My mother and I got off at Mazatlan and bought some quartz bookends. We get into a cab to go back to the ship and the dude takes us in the opposite direction...I had to get out my bookends and act as if I was going to crush his head in...so he turned around. My mother refused to get off the boat again. We both thought we were being kidnapped.
However, the kitchen was Italian...great risotta.
So we land in Acapulco and are waiting for some bus to take us to the airport. By now, I'm just dying to get home. There were 2 couples from TX....the 2 men were extremely loud. They were playing a game....they were trying to hit the kids down on the street with quarters and as hard as possible. And when they hit one, they just howled. I was going crazy and started to go speak to them, but my mother stopped me. I think she was afraid that I would push one of them overboard. I can't stand Injustice....it just drives me crazy to see it and do nothing.
I'll never forget that. Those kids were poor. Begging is what they do. What's a few dollars to give to them? Hitting them on the head and face? I looked into the faces of evil that day. Today, they have multiplied by a zillion.
Sorry for the ramble. But I really do detest rich assholes. Thinking about those 2 men just made me nauseous.
We are truly a country of Haves and Have Nots.
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