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(Huffington Post)   Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 169
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2013-08-13 02:18:48 PM  
the rich are happier and healthier?

media.screened.com
 
2013-08-13 02:25:54 PM  
7. They're nearly twice as likely be allowed to to vote as the poor.

Fix'd.
 
2013-08-13 02:26:29 PM  
Okay, ALMOST fix'd.
 
2013-08-13 02:37:53 PM  
1. - They're assholes.
2. - They're assholes.
3. - Really - they're assholes.

OK, I'm starting to see a pattern here...
 
2013-08-13 02:50:57 PM  
So basically, they have an entitlement streak that would put everyone else's to shame.
 
2013-08-13 03:05:29 PM  
But I bet they'd still shriek if you poured a bucket of spiders on their heads
 
2013-08-13 03:06:39 PM  
So this conversation happening now...
 
2013-08-13 03:16:26 PM  
So basically the rich tend to be sociopaths? That fits.
 
2013-08-13 03:16:34 PM  

Voiceofreason01: So this conversation happening now...


well, the last time we saw income and wealth disparity this bad, it was the roaring 20s. and you know what happened next....
 
2013-08-13 03:23:28 PM  
Well, they deserve it.  That wealth was obtained through 100% hard work..  It's not like some combination of luck and varying degrees of work had anything do with it.
 
2013-08-13 03:38:56 PM  

BunkoSquad: But I bet they'd still shriek if you poured a bucket of spiders on their heads


WHAT THE fark?????
 
2013-08-13 03:48:49 PM  

what_now: WHAT THE fark?????


I'm sorry, I did not think you would be participating in this thread
 
2013-08-13 04:21:49 PM  

Weaver95: So basically the rich tend to be sociopaths? That fits.


No one has ever looked at the cause and effect of this.

It could be that smart sociopaths get rich, dumb sociopaths go to jail and the middle class is what happens when you're not a sociopath.
 
2013-08-13 04:36:55 PM  
Isn't Arianna Huffington one of the 1%? She's extremely wealthy.

I wonder if this applies to her?
 
2013-08-13 05:03:28 PM  

FlashHarry: well, the last time we saw income and wealth disparity this bad, it was the roaring 20s. and you know what happened next....


Hitler?
 
2013-08-13 05:04:04 PM  
it's time to start cutting off a few heads and redistributing the wealth. who's with me?
 
2013-08-13 05:05:08 PM  

vernonFL: Isn't Arianna Huffington one of the 1%? She's extremely wealthy.

I wonder if this applies to her?


Very few rich people will admit that they're rich. Except rappers and oil sheiks.
 
2013-08-13 05:05:35 PM  

vernonFL: Isn't Arianna Huffington one of the 1%? She's extremely wealthy.

I wonder if this applies to her?


Probably and absolutely. But "More Likely" doesn't mean "They are". I read that list and amazingly a picture of Mitt Romney popped into my head.
 
2013-08-13 05:05:36 PM  
Men more likely to have ED
Women more likely to have a negro chauffeur, negro cook, negro masseur, negro tennis coach, negro pool boy, negro etc.
 
2013-08-13 05:06:40 PM  
"you and me"?

You're assuming I'm not very rich, subby.

/up next: the difference between TFers and freeloaders
 
2013-08-13 05:06:51 PM  
files.myopera.com
 
2013-08-13 05:07:41 PM  
13) I am more likely to mug a rich person than a rich person is likely to mug me.*

*Unless said rich person is Patrick Bateman.
 
2013-08-13 05:07:56 PM  
12. They're also more likely to be happier overall

Shenanigans. Ive been told time and time again money can't buy happiness.
 
2013-08-13 05:08:40 PM  

skinink: 13) I am more likely to mug a rich person than a rich person is likely to mug me.*

*Unless said rich person is Patrick Bateman.


Well, he thinks you and him have nothing in common.
 
2013-08-13 05:09:18 PM  
13) They can afford $40,000 a plate dinners with Obama, who is more than happy to trade that bribe money for access, tax loopholes, and other perks for the rich.
 
2013-08-13 05:09:28 PM  
I have a question - does the BMW make you an asshole or do you have to be one to buy one?

/26 mins
 
2013-08-13 05:10:03 PM  

abhorrent1: 12. They're also more likely to be happier overall

Shenanigans. Ive been told time and time again money can't buy happiness.


Well studies show that once you reach a certain level of wealth you don't get any happier, because your expectations tend to rise with your wealth.
 
2013-08-13 05:10:41 PM  

abhorrent1: 12. They're also more likely to be happier overall

Shenanigans. Ive been told time and time again money can't buy happiness.


Having enough money makes you happy, but after a point it's meaningless and you start taunting politicians with $10 million donations to make them dance for you.
 
2013-08-13 05:11:05 PM  

BunkoSquad: But I bet they'd still shriek if you poured a bucket of spiders on their heads


i.imgur.com

What a bucket of spiders may look like

/extra crispy, original recipe
 
2013-08-13 05:12:03 PM  
1) No shiat
2) No shiat
3) No shiat
4) No shiat
5) No shiat
6) No shiat
7) No shiat
ETC. ETC.

Good use of the obvious tag subs.
 
2013-08-13 05:12:29 PM  

abhorrent1: 12. They're also more likely to be happier overall

Shenanigans. Ive been told time and time again money can't buy happiness.


They can afford to rent it.

/thank you Weird Al
 
2013-08-13 05:12:29 PM  
10. They see a different Internet than we do.

This is very interesting. It means they see the world differently because it's filtered for them. It's one thing to do this willingly by selectively watching only certain cable news but it's another have your supposed free will internet surfing created for you based on marketing. But the best part is you are still allowed the illusion of feeling as if you see the world clearly and objectively.
 
2013-08-13 05:12:29 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: 13) They can afford $40,000 a plate dinners with Obama, who is more than happy to trade that bribe money for access, tax loopholes, and other perks for the rich.


This is an excellent observation; based on hours of studying it out, I've come to the conclusion that this network of fundraising dinners is literally unprecedented prior to the Obama Administration.

/ Way awesome post... you said it friend!
 
2013-08-13 05:12:41 PM  
"Yes, they have more money."
 
2013-08-13 05:13:45 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I have a question - does the BMW make you an asshole or do you have to be one to buy one?

/26 mins


Buy?

assets.cobaltnitra.com
Can you imagine being a sucker who has to look at this in the parking lot everyday:

yohanan.org
 
2013-08-13 05:13:50 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: 13) They can afford $40,000 a plate dinners with Obama, who is more than happy to trade that bribe money for access, tax loopholes, and other perks for the rich.


And I'm sure Obama invented that.
 
2013-08-13 05:13:52 PM  

vernonFL: Isn't Arianna Huffington one of the 1%? She's extremely wealthy.

I wonder if this applies to her?


Of course not dahling.
 
2013-08-13 05:15:48 PM  

Mugato: WhoopAssWayne: 13) They can afford $40,000 a plate dinners with Obama, who is more than happy to trade that bribe money for access, tax loopholes, and other perks for the rich.

And I'm sure Obama invented that.


Better not be a pancake brinner.
 
2013-08-13 05:16:17 PM  

FlashHarry: Voiceofreason01: So this conversation happening now...

well, the last time we saw income and wealth disparity this bad, it was the roaring 20s. and you know what happened next....


The rich started a war to kill millions of the poors?
 
2013-08-13 05:16:49 PM  
10. They see a different Internet than we do.


Wait, their porn looks better?
 
2013-08-13 05:16:53 PM  

BunkoSquad: But I bet they'd still shriek if you poured a bucket of spiders on their heads


You win the thread.
 
2013-08-13 05:18:20 PM  
13. The rich taste better with a fine chianti and fava beans.
 
2013-08-13 05:18:48 PM  
In the car study, Prius drivers were just as obnoxious as BMW drivers.
 
2013-08-13 05:19:22 PM  
Even though generic versions of brand-name medications are just as effective, headache sufferers with wealth are more likely to spring for brand-name medications like Tylenol,

lol wut?
 
2013-08-13 05:19:49 PM  

UsikFark: Can you imagine being a sucker who has to look at this in the parking lot everyday:


i bought mine, rather than leased, because i drive 20k miles a year.

/plus i know that every day is two words.
//harumph!
 
2013-08-13 05:20:05 PM  

BunkoSquad: But I bet they'd still shriek if you poured a bucket of spiders on their heads


If I were rich, I'd breed clown spiders.

i182.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-13 05:20:10 PM  
Their bodies have a different chemical makeup. The bodies of the that are associated with healthy lifestyles, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Exeter. Meanwhile, the bodies of the poor tend to contain toxins associated with cigarette smoke.

lol wut?
 
2013-08-13 05:20:38 PM  
You know how you feel when you see those sponsor-a-hungry-child commercials with all those sad images of starving children in third world countries? You think "God, how awful. I can't even imagine living in such conditions. To think that is the only life they know." Well, that's how the very rich react when they hear how you live your life.
 
2013-08-13 05:20:43 PM  

FlashHarry: the rich are happier and healthier?

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Yeah, no kidding.

Although the happiness gains related to money supposedly peak around a salary of $70,000-$80,000USD.

After that, more money, more problems, and a more expensive hedonic treadmill.
 
2013-08-13 05:20:49 PM  
FTFA: The bodies of the rich tend to contain chemical toxins that are associated with healthy lifestyles

WAT
 
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