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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:04 AM
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ATTENTION FREEPERS
Edited on Sun Nov-08-09 02:13 AM by krispos42
Shut the fuck up with your whinings about "socialism". You wouldn't know what it was if it popped out of your keyboard and mooned you.

And your definition of "freedom" leads me to believe you couldn't pick it out of a lineup either.





Find yourself on this graph, then find the rich fucks. Maybe you can really figure out who's suffering and who isn't.






<ETA: more graphs>


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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:08 AM
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1. you have such a way with words!!!
:rofl:

Nighty nite :hi:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:16 AM
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2. Thank you
See you tomorrow... :hi:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:20 AM
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3. Well this may be the catch 22 of the ages

If anyone reading this post could understand your graph it is highly unlikely that they would be a Republican.


You may have to transfer the essential points into either a cartoon story board,




a puppet play




or a Biblical Diorama


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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:24 AM
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4. Lego Jesus? Is that for real?
I need that kit. :-)
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:32 AM
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5. The Brick Testament!
http://www.thebricktestament.com /


Learn your Bible the Lego Way!
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:34 AM
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6. Good point. I'll give them a primer on the 3rd one
If they can't get the first two, they probably are dabbing white-out on their computer screens whenever they make a boo-boo.

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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 02:59 AM
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7. Okay, here's how the 3rd graph works
(that's the bottom one with all the colors, Freepers)


Imagine that you took all of the tax returns from 2006 and put them in a big-ass pile. Not a big ass-pile... that's Limbaugh's turf and I don't want to go there.

Now, imagine you have this giant pile of 1040s. But they're not in order. So you put them in order. You put the smallest amount of taxable income on the bottom. Then the 2nd-smallest amount on top of that one. Then the 3rd on the 2nd. And so on.

When you're done, you have a giant stack with the richest people on top and the poorest on the bottom. Great, now you're done with step one.

Step two is to find out how much money, in total, was earned by those people in that giant stack of 1040s. So you bring out a scientic calculator ('cuz that cheapie one from the dollar store ain't going to cut it) and add up all the gross incomes in that pile. You'll get about 8.7 trillion dollars in total, assuming the IRS's web site is accurate.

Now we can interpret (figure out) the graph. Let's say you have 100,000,000 forms, for simplicity's sake. That means that a group of 1% of the stack (a 'percentile') contains exactly one million forms in it.

If you take the percentile at the very top, the first 1 million tax forms on the stack, if you take them off the stack and add up all the income, you'd find that the sum is about two trillion dollars. That means that the top percentile of people, the top million or so income-earners took home 23% of ALL incomes. 23% of 8.7 trillion bucks goes to the 99th percentile, or the top 1%.

Okay, now take off four more percentiles from the top. That's percentiles 95 through 98. The next 4 million income-earners, the top 5%-1%. They took home 15% of that 8.7 trillion bucks, about 1.31 trillion bucks for those 4 million people.

Now take off 5 more percentiles, percentiles 90-94. The top 10%-5%. They took home 12% of that 8.7 trillion, about a trillion bucks.


So the top 10%, collectively, took home 50% of all income, well over four trillion bucks. Four trillion bucks spread among 10 million people.



Of course, there were really about 135 million tax forms filed, so add about a third more to the population numbers to have a realistic amount of people.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 06:22 PM
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18. Thank you for explaining that, I was trying to figure it out, lol.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 12:07 AM
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20. You're welcome
It's important to know... when you or your kids take standardized tests they report what percentile the score is in, for example. Or what your income level is.
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LatteLibertine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 03:51 AM
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8. Well precisely
what we have is corporate welfare, corporatism and crony capitalism. A good site that shows the distribution of wealth and the effects of our rigged system is below. Their "free market" is not free at all and largely mythical.

http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth....
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 05:05 AM
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9. Yeah so just shut the fuck up you bastards!
:D
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 05:12 AM
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10. ...But what about Bipartisanship??????
:rofl:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 12:31 PM
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11. Idiocy is not a thing to compromise with
If a freeper says "Hey, let's get wasted and go re-shingle the roof", there's not a whole lot to compromise with there.

:-)
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 12:35 PM
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12. Word!
:rofl:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 03:13 PM
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15. Have I got a PM for you.......nt
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 06:13 PM
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17. Good story...
Almost a Darwin Award!

:rofl:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 07:55 PM
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19. Yeah - the guy wore Tee shirts with pics of Hitler and some motto about
how he was misunderstood.
He once attacked his brother with a dumbbell bar and broke his jaw.

A real psycho piece of work.

mark
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 12:46 PM
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13. Love the Blue Dog cartoon. So true!!! nt
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 12:50 PM
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14. Freepers can't read graphs, silly
:rofl:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 03:23 PM
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16. Recommend. Great graphs.
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