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2014-02-08 10:59:32 AM
Teens are dumb and whiny as fark, even kids of rich people.

Now feast your eyes in spoiled stupidity:

]www.boredpanda.com

www.boredpanda.com
www.boredpanda.com
 
2014-02-08 10:59:53 AM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-08 11:01:03 AM
Oops, forgot oblig pastebin:  http://pastebin.com/jmuNTt0Y
 
2014-02-08 11:01:16 AM
Salon = pop-Marxists. The 1% are the chief beneficiaries of QE, the Federal Reserve, deficit spending, and US foreign policy.

The system is rigged by both major parties, to favor those who pull their strings.

OTOH the system was designed by the rich to make themselves richer. I favor clawing back all corporate subsidies and tax breaks enacted over the past generation, and using that money to (a) eliminate debt and (b) provide GOOD healthcare for the poor. I favor hanging bankers out in the middle of Wall Street. Who opposes the prosecution of bankers ? Obama and Holder. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Salon.
 
2014-02-08 11:01:39 AM
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-02-08 11:05:20 AM

TheSwissNavy: Salon = pop-Marxists. The 1% are the chief beneficiaries of QE, the Federal Reserve, deficit spending, and US foreign policy.

The system is rigged by both major parties, to favor those who pull their strings.

OTOH the system was designed by the rich to make themselves richer. I favor clawing back all corporate subsidies and tax breaks enacted over the past generation, and using that money to (a) eliminate debt and (b) provide GOOD healthcare for the poor. I favor hanging bankers out in the middle of Wall Street. Who opposes the prosecution of bankers ? Obama and Holder. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Salon.


inb4 BSAB
 
2014-02-08 11:07:45 AM
Then there's this guy, who gets it. Of course this talk is banned on TED's own site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCvf8E7V1g&list=PLfLRo1Q-oUY2BA6oGSL G- cse5KDR-HkrA
 
2014-02-08 11:09:45 AM
I wonder if people with more money than Croesus ever stare out their windows and ponder if this sad little tap dance we all get to do is all there is and if, by the grace their vomit inducing avarice, they really have "won".  And whether that brief, hollow feeling when nobody is kissing their ass is what winning feels like.  I mean, sure, they just shake it off and go buy more useless, overpriced trash and then wave it around like it's the holy grail, but I can't help but wonder if they ever have the little attacks of existential angst that are the hallmark of living poor.
 
2014-02-08 11:09:46 AM
Yeah, like no poor people own an iPhone.
 
GBB
2014-02-08 11:10:16 AM
The whiniest members ARE the 1%

FTFY, subby.
 
2014-02-08 11:11:30 AM

bunner: I wonder if people with more money than Croesus ever stare out their windows and ponder if this sad little tap dance we all get to do is all there is and if, by the grace their vomit inducing avarice, they really have "won".  And whether that brief, hollow feeling when nobody is kissing their ass is what winning feels like.  I mean, sure, they just shake it off and go buy more useless, overpriced trash and then wave it around like it's the holy grail, but I can't help but wonder if they ever have the little attacks of existential angst that are the hallmark of living poor.


Nah, they're good.
 
2014-02-08 11:13:09 AM
It's all Barack's fault
Repeat until nauseous
 
2014-02-08 11:13:59 AM
FTA: Since then, America has been busy transforming itself into an unabashed plutocracy: while median household income has barely budged since the mid-1960s, the annual income of the top 1 percent has increased by an average of approximately 200 percent in real terms.


Ladies and gentlemen your 'economic recovery!'
 
2014-02-08 11:15:57 AM

offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]


That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

mises.org

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.
 
2014-02-08 11:17:36 AM
Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?
 
2014-02-08 11:18:01 AM

Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.


He probably doesn't like communism. He just hates capitalism and saw that communism is the exact opposite of it.
 
2014-02-08 11:18:37 AM

TomD9938: Nah, they're good.


cdn2.spectator.co.uk
                                                    "yeah... yeah... probably *sigh*"
 
2014-02-08 11:18:51 AM

Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.


Oh you silly, that's just because they didn't practice communism/socialism/marxism correctly!  We'll get it right THIS time!
 
2014-02-08 11:20:18 AM

Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?


That explains why white men are still being paid so much more...
 
2014-02-08 11:22:57 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

That explains why white men are still being paid so much more...


They aren't, not for the same work.  Keep blaming others for your problems, though, that'll start paying off any decade now.  Look what it did for Detroit!
 
2014-02-08 11:23:05 AM

Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?


Well American wages are still comparable to first world countries. So we're not lagging behind.

cdn.static-economist.com

/Yet.
//Or if you're poor.
 
2014-02-08 11:23:43 AM

Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?


The understanding of global economics displayed here is staggering. If only our brightest economists and legislators had played the same lemonade stand video game with four whole variables that this conclusive evidence must be based on, surely we'd all be rich and happy.
 
2014-02-08 11:25:26 AM
20 years??   and he would have gotten out in 2 or 3.  don't exaggerate.


poor little rich kid.  ):   its tough all over.
 
2014-02-08 11:26:47 AM

Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.


Well, since Soviet style Communism is the only possible alternative to a laissez faire plutocracy, I guess we're f**ked.
 
2014-02-08 11:27:16 AM
The thing is, we don't need the top 1%. These people could be completely removed and the country would actually operate better without them. I don't understand why people can't see this, but I'm ready to help with the extermination when everyone else wakes up.
 
2014-02-08 11:27:39 AM

offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]



lol.  don't kill 'em.  just send them all to an island where they can kill each other and screw each other over for a dollar and a cent.
 
2014-02-08 11:28:53 AM

baconbeard: Yeah, like no poor people own an iPhone.



the Smart Money buys an Android (Samsung, etc) and pockets the rest, rather than pay the Apple advertising/marketing tax.
 
2014-02-08 11:29:35 AM
I was reading a different article about that kid in Texas the other day. Apparently, the defense attorney was upste about all the flack his expert witness's "Affulenze" theory was pulling. Said it "distracted from the facts" of the case.

-16 yr old
-THREE TIMES the legal limit
-Traces of Valium in his system
-70 mph in a residential area
-four dead
-one paralyzed (passenger and I wonder what he thinks of his cool, rich pal now?)
-one hospitalized with internal injuries and broken bones (passenger and ditto)
-Gets 10 years probation
-Sent to a half mil per year rehab facility. Half mil per year! Is it anything more than a spa at that point?

Pretty sure I didn't need "Affluenza" to hate this kid. Those facts, right there, would prevent me from pissing on him if he were on fire.
This is one of those instances where I feel like I *have to* be missing something, right? I mean, no one can do all that and just...walk away, can they? Can they?? I know this is where we make jokes about "money solves all problems" but this is one of the few times where I've actually wondered how much you got for your soul?
 
2014-02-08 11:30:46 AM

jxb465: The thing is, we don't need the top 1%. These people could be completely removed and the country would actually operate better without them. I don't understand why people can't see this, but I'm ready to help with the extermination when everyone else wakes up.


They aren't the problem - a system that diverts an unconscionable percentage of society's wealth into their coffers is. killing them will accomplish nothing except to replace them with other, worse people.
We have to cure the violence inherent in the system.
 
2014-02-08 11:32:13 AM

Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.



you are making a moot point.  anyone with an IQ above 60 knows that Communism is not the answer.  History shows this over and over.

Democratic Socialism, on the other hand, has a bright future, even if it takes another 50 years to get it.

unbridled Crony Capitalism is on its way out. Period.  its days are numbered.


so when things do change for the better, you can say 'i remember first reading about it on Fark way back in around 2014'.


you're welcome.
 
2014-02-08 11:32:48 AM
I wonder if his "affluenza" would stop a sniper's bullet.
 
2014-02-08 11:33:54 AM

super_grass: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

Well American wages are still comparable to first world countries. So we're not lagging behind.

[cdn.static-economist.com image 794x1219]

/Yet.
//Or if you're poor.


Hmm. I wonder if they've averaged in all the $0 annual salaries that the millions of unemployed people in the US are making these days.
 
2014-02-08 11:34:10 AM

Shades: The My Little Pony Killer: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

That explains why white men are still being paid so much more...

They aren't, not for the same work.  Keep blaming others for your problems, though, that'll start paying off any decade now.  Look what it did for Detroit!


Seems like you're blaming women and immigrants.
 
2014-02-08 11:35:07 AM

jxb465: The thing is, we don't need the top 1%. These people could be completely removed and the country would actually operate better without them. I don't understand why people can't see this, but I'm ready to help with the extermination when everyone else wakes up.

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They don't see it because every single aspect of our culture is nudge and wink, don't tell mommy what's going on in your room at night and if you play along, you get into the club.  We actually believe that we're just one or two iconic, stuff we can't afford, luxury purchases from getting a spot in the VIP section.  Seriously.  You keep the plebes barking sh*t at each other, convinced that the reason they don't have a pot to piss in is because of the other poor, dumb sonofab*tch up the road who hasn't got a pot to piss in either, and you can clean out the safe while they cheer you on.  "That male / female / black / white / brown / gay / straight / deist / atheist is RUINING THE COUNTRY AND KEEPING YOU DOWN, MAN!"  *snort*  And we eat it with a spoon.
 
2014-02-08 11:35:20 AM
UNDER A [crony] CAPITALIST SYSTEM, MAN EXPLOITS MAN.
UNDER A COMMUNIST ONE, ITS JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  ----renowned American Economist John Kenneth Galbriath.

you're welcome.   'crony' is my addition. but it still applies to unbridled-by-that-pesky-government capitalism.
 
2014-02-08 11:35:47 AM
Noted: other people's money belongs to the people who don't make that money.
 
2014-02-08 11:36:20 AM

Via Infinito: super_grass: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

Well American wages are still comparable to first world countries. So we're not lagging behind.

[cdn.static-economist.com image 794x1219]

/Yet.
//Or if you're poor.

Hmm. I wonder if they've averaged in all the $0 annual salaries that the millions of unemployed people in the US are making these days.


That would make America look better considering that its has a lower unemployment than almost all of the Euros.  I think.
 
2014-02-08 11:36:56 AM

austin_millbarge: Then there's this guy, who gets it. Of course this talk is banned on TED's own site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCvf8E7V1g&list=PLfLRo1Q-oUY2BA6oGSL G- cse5KDR-HkrA


Thanks for the link.  That concept seems so obvious, but is completely unaccepted by those who set policy.
 
2014-02-08 11:37:07 AM

Linux_Yes: UNDER A [crony] CAPITALIST SYSTEM, MAN EXPLOITS MAN.
UNDER A COMMUNIST ONE, ITS JUST THE OPPOSITE.  ----renowned American Economist John Kenneth Galbriath.

you're welcome.   'crony' is my addition. but it still applies to unbridled-by-that-pesky-government capitalism.


Why? There has never been, and never will be, any kind of "capitalism" other than Crony capitalism - the system we call capitalism has always run on cronyism.
 
2014-02-08 11:37:55 AM

grumpyoldmann: I wonder if his "affluenza" would stop a sniper's bullet.



my guess is that it wouldn't even slow it down.  ((:
 
2014-02-08 11:38:04 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

That explains why white men are still being paid so much more...


Hey, look who's here!
 
2014-02-08 11:38:05 AM

Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.


You're right. Anarchy's where it's at.

www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org
 
2014-02-08 11:38:11 AM

Shades: Clemkadidlefark: offmymeds: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

That would be funny except for ..

The Black Book of Communism

[mises.org image 200x300]

You wouldn't like Communism. Read the book.

Oh you silly, that's just because they didn't practice communism/socialism/marxism correctly!  We'll get it right THIS time!


Yeah! Capitalism for the win!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-08 11:39:04 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: Noted: other people's money belongs to the people who don't make that money.


No, not really - no intelligent adult would say that, and nobody does. That's a strawman argument - fit for middle school, but way too weak for Fark. 4chan, maybe.
 
2014-02-08 11:40:57 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Shades: The My Little Pony Killer: Shades: Always whining about wages being stagnant or falling since the 1960s, never saying WHY they've done that.  I'll help:
- Women entering the workforce in droves
- 1965 Immigration Act opening the floodgates to poor, uneducated immigrants

If you increase the supply of labor, the cost of labor drops.  Gosh, whodathunk?

That explains why white men are still being paid so much more...

They aren't, not for the same work.  Keep blaming others for your problems, though, that'll start paying off any decade now.  Look what it did for Detroit!

Seems like you're blaming women and immigrants.


If there is an abundance of labor but a small demand for labor, what do you think happens to the value of labor? Anyone? Anyone?

This is why your kind that demand an increase in minimum wage while demanding amnesty for all illegals are pulling on both sides of the rope.
 
2014-02-08 11:42:17 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-08 11:42:34 AM
It's time to reboot the board game.  There's no more free spaces, there's no more silver on the etch a sketch screen, there's nothing to capitalize.  You crawled up your own asses and did an Ouroboros.  You can sit around and nibble on gold bars and drive your Maybachs into the sea off of your yachts when you get bored and call it a life or put the capital back in play and man up to the table.  Your little Nancy assed cocoons of insular wealth are just gonna kick off guillotine fandango v.2.0, otherwise, and you know it.  Well?  Got any balls left, you fat, arrogant pricks or are they in your Caymans deposit box?
 
2014-02-08 11:44:15 AM

jso2897: Linux_Yes: UNDER A [crony] CAPITALIST SYSTEM, MAN EXPLOITS MAN.
UNDER A COMMUNIST ONE, ITS JUST THE OPPOSITE.  ----renowned American Economist John Kenneth Galbriath.

you're welcome.   'crony' is my addition. but it still applies to unbridled-by-that-pesky-government capitalism.

Why? There has never been, and never will be, any kind of "capitalism" other than Crony capitalism - the system we call capitalism has always run on cronyism.


but 'ideally', Capitalism that is reigned in by government has its pluses.  but once those same capitalists buy off Legislators and the Press, then all bets are off.

so, on paper, it could work well, but in reality, not so well.  that is human nature.
 
2014-02-08 11:45:02 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: Noted: other people's money belongs to the people who don't make that money.


I take it you're speaking to the investor class?
 
2014-02-08 11:45:51 AM
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