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(Gawker)   You laid-off hordes of homeless need a little damn perspective. Think of other Americans for once in awhile   (gawker.com) divider line 80
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2011-03-30 06:18:04 PM
Why can't they consider the inconceivably rich, who, if forced to help these thuggish homeless people, would be reduced to being merely astoundingly rich? Twenty million is only fifteen million after taxes, you know! How are they supposed to maintain their fourth vacation mansion on less than that?
 
2011-03-30 06:18:18 PM
Someone got paid to write that?
 
2011-03-30 06:19:04 PM
So long as they keep away from me I'm okay with the homeless.
 
2011-03-30 06:19:38 PM
Why does Gawker suck so hard?
 
2011-03-30 06:20:30 PM
I hate when I'm in Montreal and I have to play stupid in both official languages just to avoid giving a bum a quarter. Here in the States, I just pretend I only speak French.

/dang smart bums, figurin' me out
 
2011-03-30 06:20:46 PM
Yes, Think of our American Indians. Now you know what they've been going through. For a century.
 
2011-03-30 06:22:20 PM

pseydtonne: I hate when I'm in Montreal and I have to play stupid in both official languages just to avoid giving a bum a quarter. Here in the States, I just pretend I only speak French.

/dang smart bums, figurin' me out


Just learn a few phrases in that tongue-clicking language. Better odds no mater where you are.
 
2011-03-30 06:22:21 PM

gunsmack: Someone got paid to write that?


It's Gawker. I don't even think anyone got a beer for it, let alone a handie.
 
2011-03-30 06:23:14 PM
I got mine. Get yours.
 
2011-03-30 06:25:54 PM

pseydtonne: gunsmack: Someone got paid to write that?

It's Gawker. I don't even think anyone got a beer for it, let alone a handie.


Never visited Gawker. Is this article indicative of the cutting-edge, no holds barred reporting they usually carry?
 
2011-03-30 06:26:35 PM

EuphoniumEuphoria: I got mine. Get yours.


Why does yours have my name written on it?
 
2011-03-30 06:27:16 PM
The US is bankrupt. What do you except? They are slashing left and right and people are complaining about every penny being cut, but we have to do it. All these social services are sure nice to have, but are completely unmaintainable. Cut everything back to just the basics and build from there. Giving people a home tax credit or first-time home buying money is nice, but not a necessity.
 
2011-03-30 06:27:21 PM
Needs a bigger "STUPID" tag.
 
2011-03-30 06:27:38 PM
That might have been funny, except way too many people probably think like that.
 
2011-03-30 06:29:50 PM
What?
 
2011-03-30 06:30:03 PM
Everytime I try to feel sorry for the laid off people, I'm reminded of my friend.

She hasn't had a job in 14 months and lives in a one bedroom handicap apartment by herself. This is located in Crystal City, VA. Extremely nice place. She isn't handicapped, yes there's a waiting list for her place. She won't move because she has lower income assistance to live there. This place is within one mile of 2 grocery stores and a HUGE MALL. But facebook is always full of "Don't have food, Grocery too far to shop there, have to eat out again, I'm poor" So one day, I look at my company's site, and find a job that she's qualified for. So I send it to her, willing to risk my reputation to help a friend, and lo and behold she texts me. "Does it make at least 47k?" Apparently, if she gets a job, she loses unemployment and housing assistance, to afford this place, she has to make 47k a year.

This is why I don't support unemployment benefits, it encourages stupid shiat like this.

/When they run out for her? she's moving back to Arizona to mooch off her retired mother.
 
2011-03-30 06:31:46 PM
Didn't get a chance to RTFA. Gawker's horrible redesign freezes my browser.
 
2011-03-30 06:34:14 PM

saintc79: Didn't get a chance to RTFA. Gawker's horrible redesign freezes my browser.


Thank your browser.
 
2011-03-30 06:37:11 PM
The best part of that article was this crank call (new window) from the comments.
 
2011-03-30 06:37:26 PM

That Wasn't a Fart:
Thank your browser.


It works for everything else out there on the internets. Nick Denton and his geocities-like design appear to be the problem here. Judging from the comments above, it seems that nothing of value was in that article anyway.
 
2011-03-30 06:38:46 PM

saintc79: Didn't get a chance to RTFA. Gawker's horrible redesign freezes my browser.



People are homeless and jobless but the rich have money.

/at least thats what I got out of "the article"
 
2011-03-30 06:39:13 PM

saintc79: Didn't get a chance to RTFA. Gawker's horrible redesign freezes my browser.


Some farker taught me that you can get the old layout by going to ca.gawker.com.
 
2011-03-30 06:40:24 PM
A person signs a mortgage but cannot afford to make the payments. They are foreclosed, kicked into the street, and given no aid.
The government signs bargaining agreements with unions but cannot afford to pay them. Workers are accused of being greedy and their rights are taken away.

If the Democrats don't have landslide victories it's their own damned fault.
 
2011-03-30 06:42:52 PM

Girion47: This is why I don't support unemployment benefits, it encourages stupid shiat like this.


So let's spite everyone who may need the help because you have an asshole friend?

Brilliant, and sympathetic!
 
2011-03-30 06:42:57 PM
We terminated a 30 billion dollar program that at last count had only successfully helped a single person? And that person was related to the program? Call me shocked.
 
2011-03-30 06:43:34 PM
It's not just you, Saint. Their new redesign is awful. You have to make just the right combination of site's scripts active to make it work right. The upside? If you allow only gawker.com, gawkerassets.com, fbcdn.com, facebook.com, twitter.com and google.com through and block all the other scripts (this is using noscript to block the other trash, and adblock plus on), you get to see JUST THE STORY without all that crappy site design shiatting it up.
 
2011-03-30 06:52:54 PM

joeskunk: It's not just you, Saint. Their new redesign is awful. You have to make just the right combination of site's scripts active to make it work right. The upside? If you allow only gawker.com, gawkerassets.com, fbcdn.com, facebook.com, twitter.com and google.com through and block all the other scripts (this is using noscript to block the other trash, and adblock plus on), you get to see JUST THE STORY without all that crappy site design shiatting it up.


I noticed. Also using noscript, realized that the page is too full of scripts for its own good.
 
2011-03-30 06:56:35 PM

Rufus Lee King: Koolaider: What?


Allow me to extend to you a laurel, and hearty handshake.
 
2011-03-30 06:56:57 PM

That Wasn't a Fart: EuphoniumEuphoria: I got mine. Get yours.

Why does yours have my name written on it?


Because you vote republican.

/don't know if you do, obviously
 
2011-03-30 06:57:35 PM

hailin: The US is bankrupt. What do you except? They are slashing left and right and people are complaining about every penny being cut, but we have to do it. All these social services are sure nice to have, but are completely unmaintainable. Cut everything back to just the basics and build from there. Giving people a home tax credit or first-time home buying money is nice, but not a necessity.


Stupid, especially after Republicans forced a continuation of tax cuts for the rich in December.
 
2011-03-30 07:03:52 PM
I don't know what everyone's biatching about. The financial sector posted record profits this year! They're the important ones, right?
 
2011-03-30 07:07:13 PM

untaken_name: I don't know what everyone's biatching about. The financial sector posted record profits this year! They're the important ones, right?


To all the people who have 401k's and pension plans, yes.
 
2011-03-30 07:10:26 PM

Brainwash: hailin: The US is bankrupt. What do you except? They are slashing left and right and people are complaining about every penny being cut, but we have to do it. All these social services are sure nice to have, but are completely unmaintainable. Cut everything back to just the basics and build from there. Giving people a home tax credit or first-time home buying money is nice, but not a necessity.

Stupid, especially after Republicans forced a continuation of tax cuts for the rich in December.


What do you mean "forced"? Could they have overridden a veto? Besides, one of the major causes of the economic mess we're in now is that real estate is overvalued. Do you really think the solution is to artificially prop it up even more?
 
2011-03-30 07:13:27 PM
As long as at least 10% of the houses in America are empty, I'm not worried.
 
2011-03-30 07:13:45 PM

ne2d: untaken_name: I don't know what everyone's biatching about. The financial sector posted record profits this year! They're the important ones, right?

To all the people who have 401k's and pension plans, yes.


Um, the financial sector doesn't pay for those unless you're working for one of them. (Not including "working to pay taxes to give them enormous sums of money for no reason".)
 
2011-03-30 07:23:33 PM

untaken_name: ne2d: untaken_name: I don't know what everyone's biatching about. The financial sector posted record profits this year! They're the important ones, right?

To all the people who have 401k's and pension plans, yes.

Um, the financial sector doesn't pay for those unless you're working for one of them. (Not including "working to pay taxes to give them enormous sums of money for no reason".)


The financial sector is comprised of publicly-owned corporations, which 401k's and pension funds are invested in.
 
2011-03-30 07:23:51 PM

Gyrfalcon: That might have been funny, except way too many people probably think like that.


99% of Farkers, for instance...
 
2011-03-30 07:29:10 PM

strathmeyer: As long as at least 10% of the houses in America are empty, I'm not worried.


What if they're full of ghosts?
 
2011-03-30 07:30:49 PM

ne2d: Brainwash: hailin: The US is bankrupt. What do you except? They are slashing left and right and people are complaining about every penny being cut, but we have to do it. All these social services are sure nice to have, but are completely unmaintainable. Cut everything back to just the basics and build from there. Giving people a home tax credit or first-time home buying money is nice, but not a necessity.

Stupid, especially after Republicans forced a continuation of tax cuts for the rich in December.

What do you mean "forced"? Could they have overridden a veto? Besides, one of the major causes of the economic mess we're in now is that real estate is overvalued. Do you really think the solution is to artificially prop it up even more?


Stupid, bordering on animalistic:

"This wasn't the bill I would have wanted," said Sen. Franken. "If there were a better way, I would do that in a heartbeat. But today we are forced to decide between taking a stand against irresponsible tax cuts for millionaires versus helping struggling families. And given that choice, I simply can't turn my back on all the Minnesotans that desperately need the help this bill will provide."

/yes, forced
//at least...anyone with a soul was forced, I'm sure you don't qualify
 
2011-03-30 07:33:32 PM
Full Text (new window)
 
2011-03-30 07:37:25 PM

ne2d: The financial sector is comprised of publicly-owned corporations, which 401k's and pension funds are invested in.


They're part of the total options for investment, yes. My company, for example, doesn't prefer to use them. They push company stock pretty hard for the 401k. So, at least for me, it doesn't help. Our company's doing well, though, so that does help.
 
2011-03-30 07:39:09 PM

Brainwash: Stupid, bordering on animalistic:

"This wasn't the bill I would have wanted," said Sen. Franken. "If there were a better way, I would do that in a heartbeat. But today we are forced to decide between taking a stand against irresponsible tax cuts for millionaires versus helping struggling families. And given that choice, I simply can't turn my back on all the Minnesotans that desperately need the help this bill will provide."

/yes, forced
//at least...anyone with a soul was forced, I'm sure you don't qualify


Democrats are still harping on that "tax cuts for the rich" canard, huh? This is why nobody (should) take(s) them seriously; unfortunately there are a lot of gullible idiots in this country, most of Fark chief among them.
 
2011-03-30 07:42:42 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Democrats are still harping on that "tax cuts for the rich" canard, huh? This is why nobody (should) take(s) them seriously; unfortunately there are a lot of gullible idiots in this country, most of Fark chief among them.


Well, the gullible idiots likely don't know what the AMT is nor why I would be mentioning it in this context.
 
2011-03-30 07:55:45 PM
Meh. If I have a social obligation to care for the less fortunate they should have the social obligation to not be less fortunate.
 
2011-03-30 07:57:22 PM
Every Republican I know fits into 1 of 3 categories:
1) Wealthy (500k yr) people who would be dumb NOT to be Republicans
2) Religious freaks who believe that a vote for a democrat is a vote for child murdering and hot man on man action in schools
3) Poor as fark retards who the first group has convinced will be allowed in the club as long as vote against their own best interest forever
 
2011-03-30 08:00:40 PM

untaken_name: Well, the gullible idiots likely don't know what the AMT is nor why I would be mentioning it in this context.


If you told them the AMT was the Automatic Marijuana Tax, you could probably get them to call their congressman and demand its repeal!
 
2011-03-30 08:05:05 PM

Eponymous: untaken_name: Well, the gullible idiots likely don't know what the AMT is nor why I would be mentioning it in this context.

If you told them the AMT was the Automatic Marijuana Tax, you could probably get them to call their congressman and demand its repeal!


Nah, Congress would just rename it to "Not the AMT. No, really, we mean it."
 
2011-03-30 08:05:36 PM

Magnanimous_J: Every Republican I know fits into 1 of 3 categories:
1) Wealthy (500k yr) people who would be dumb NOT to be Republicans
2) Religious freaks who believe that a vote for a democrat is a vote for child murdering and hot man on man action in schools
3) Poor as fark retards who the first group has convinced will be allowed in the club as long as vote against their own best interest forever


Sounds like you need to get out of your mom's basement more often.
 
2011-03-30 08:06:41 PM

Magnanimous_J: 3) Poor as fark retards who the first group has convinced will be allowed in the club as long as vote against their own best interest forever


Wait, that sounds more like democrat voters to me. But your first two were spot-on. I would say for republicans, though, that those poor farks actually think they ARE part of the club...that's the main difference I see.
 
2011-03-30 08:13:21 PM

Eponymous: Magnanimous_J: Every Republican I know fits into 1 of 3 categories:
1) Wealthy (500k yr) people who would be dumb NOT to be Republicans
2) Religious freaks who believe that a vote for a democrat is a vote for child murdering and hot man on man action in schools
3) Poor as fark retards who the first group has convinced will be allowed in the club as long as vote against their own best interest forever

Sounds like you need to get out of your mom's basement more often.


What a fresh and topical insult! I've never heard that before! You have implied that I am a coddled, lazy underachiever and you have use an iconic example of that group to shame me! I am vanquished, good sir!

In one fell swoop, you have dis-proven my argument and made a fool of me personally! I bow to your superior internetting.

Consider my previous statement withdrawn.
 
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