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(Salon)   The whiniest members of the 1%   (salon.com) divider line 49
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2014-02-08 01:50:59 PM  
3 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: But enough about our President.


www.quickmeme.com
2014-02-08 11:01:39 AM  
3 votes:
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
2014-02-08 12:24:43 PM  
2 votes:
bunner:
img.fark.net


Look up the tomb of a old-timey plutocrat named George Pullman. He was such a vile piece of evil and so universally despised that when he finally croaked,  he had himself buried under tons of concrete and asphalt out of fear that his corpse would be exhumed & violated by the many, maaaaaaaaany people that he had done wrong.
 archaeology-travel.com
2014-02-08 12:08:43 PM  
2 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: but my question really is: Is it your money?


Of course it is.  Money is a lubricant.  It's a convenience.  The only useful thing it does is move around easily.  There's no intrinsic value and frankly, it's all just backed by 17 trillion in debt that somehow, as if by magic, we'll make good on when our great, great, great, grandkids save the world and pay off all of out kited checks.  It's a great con until people start misusing it by shoveling it all into the pockets of a few families.  Makes it look like it's gonna be worthless, soon.  Is that a Weimar in your pocket or was that our Reichstag fire?  Of course it's our money.  Money is a gentleman's agreement.  And we're all out of gentlemen.
2014-02-08 11:53:28 AM  
2 votes:
If you whiners in the 99% don't stop whining and get busy with the job creating profits for us to fill our swimming pools with to go full Scrooge McDuck, we'll fix that valve in the urinal and stop all that trickle down we do on you.
2014-02-08 11:42:34 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:42:17 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-02-08 11:27:16 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:17:36 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:09:46 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah, like no poor people own an iPhone.
2014-02-08 11:01:16 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:59:32 AM  
2 votes:
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
2014-02-09 02:10:46 PM  
1 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: a fungible token unit.


www.csmonitor.com


SKREEEEE
2014-02-09 12:10:34 PM  
1 votes:

Shades: Keep blaming others for your problems, though,


Point out where I did that, smartass, or keep your ignorant assumptions to yourself.

/in fact, just keep your ignorant assumptions to yourself, please and thanks
2014-02-08 04:12:10 PM  
1 votes:
When I see a thread like this, it isn't the 1% that I find whiny.
2014-02-08 03:59:49 PM  
1 votes:
But they work harder at whining than the poors.
2014-02-08 02:47:26 PM  
1 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: ScaryBottles: AlwaysRightBoy: jso2897: Z-clipped: AlwaysRightBoy: Correct, but not everyone contributes to society.
/otherwise very well said.

Basically, there's a certain distribution of income/wealth that is ideal for a consumer economy.  At the moment, the consumer base is too small and the rich are too rich, so things aren't moving as well as they could.  We can grow the base by taxation/redistribution, we can grow it by regulating corporate pay structures, we can grow it by shifting the power in collective bargaining... It doesn't matter much how the money gets back down to the people who will spend it, as long as it gets there.

Devise whatever philosophical reasoning you need to come up with about "who owns the fruit of who's labor".  It' makes no difference in the long run.

Pragmatism is wasted on ideologues. They are RIGHT - and hang the consequences.

But enough about our President.

The Derp store called.....

Is "derp" the cool word of the internet nowadays, because I want to be a part of it!!!!


Was "derp" before it became cool:

weknowmemes.com
2014-02-08 01:57:05 PM  
1 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: jso2897: Z-clipped: AlwaysRightBoy: Correct, but not everyone contributes to society.
/otherwise very well said.

Basically, there's a certain distribution of income/wealth that is ideal for a consumer economy.  At the moment, the consumer base is too small and the rich are too rich, so things aren't moving as well as they could.  We can grow the base by taxation/redistribution, we can grow it by regulating corporate pay structures, we can grow it by shifting the power in collective bargaining... It doesn't matter much how the money gets back down to the people who will spend it, as long as it gets there.

Devise whatever philosophical reasoning you need to come up with about "who owns the fruit of who's labor".  It' makes no difference in the long run.

Pragmatism is wasted on ideologues. They are RIGHT - and hang the consequences.

But enough about our President.


www.debbiereber.com

The Derp store called.....
2014-02-08 01:46:50 PM  
1 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: jso2897: Z-clipped: AlwaysRightBoy: Correct, but not everyone contributes to society.
/otherwise very well said.

Basically, there's a certain distribution of income/wealth that is ideal for a consumer economy.  At the moment, the consumer base is too small and the rich are too rich, so things aren't moving as well as they could.  We can grow the base by taxation/redistribution, we can grow it by regulating corporate pay structures, we can grow it by shifting the power in collective bargaining... It doesn't matter much how the money gets back down to the people who will spend it, as long as it gets there.

Devise whatever philosophical reasoning you need to come up with about "who owns the fruit of who's labor".  It' makes no difference in the long run.

Pragmatism is wasted on ideologues. They are RIGHT - and hang the consequences.

But enough about our Presidentmy mother, the whore.



See? Now we're BOTH really clever! :D
2014-02-08 01:24:35 PM  
1 votes:

0z79: 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!

.....You kind of come across as a bigoted, old, redneck fool with white hair growing out of his ears, still hanging around and complaining that women and blacks have the right to vote.


Let's explore your theory- businesses could cut their payroll by X%, and get the same exact output in terms of quality and quantity, but refuse to do so because they're all so raaaaaaaaysis. Makes perfect sense!
2014-02-08 01:22:32 PM  
1 votes:

Z-clipped: haywatchthis: criminals

I did say "generally".  However, a thousand petty criminals that steal $1000 worth of stuff from WalMart, and then sell it and spend the money still contribute more than one shady investment banker who pockets a cool $1million under the table and sticks it in an offshore account.

You follow me?


Oh yes - I'm sure he possesses a full and intimate understanding of the concepts you are discussing.
No doubt.
Really. I mean it.
Stop laughing.
2014-02-08 01:10:53 PM  
1 votes:
Rich kid kills people DUI & gets probation, but poor people have to show ID to buy food cuz fraud will not be tolerated.

Y'know, armed insurrection is starting to look appealing.


/Who the fark could be knocking on my door this early on a Saturday...??!?
2014-02-08 12:48:41 PM  
1 votes:

eil.com

2014-02-08 12:33:01 PM  
1 votes:

haywatchthis: or our ruler could give us tasks to do in exchange for food and shelter


*taps watch*  That doesn't seem to work well, so far.
2014-02-08 12:28:49 PM  
1 votes:
Capitalism is no more a way of life than roller skating and it is no more a solution than a pair of gloves is a winter outfit.  It's one cog in a set of wheels that, when properly maintained, regulated and attended to by honest folks, keeps the world turning.  If you want people to vote for your dog in the dog show, take your dick out of it and stop kicking the other dogs, you self important, blithering greedheads.
2014-02-08 12:19:40 PM  
1 votes:
Awwwwww. The richies are upset.

img.fark.net
2014-02-08 12:16:49 PM  
1 votes:

Top Geezer: //oh, and Perkins, Jamie Dimon, the Koch boys, and all the rest?  Pitchforks, torches, and tumbrels. We've got a remedy for your affluenza.


As near as I can tell, stepping away from the urgency farm and looking at the actual crap being flung, this seems to be the entire end game of their existence.  Not all that impressive, IMO.


i.imgur.com
2014-02-08 12:14:04 PM  
1 votes:
jso2897:  "The solution is simple - put a third of the workforce on a permanent, comfortable public dole, and tax the wealthy to pay for it. Create an artificial seller's market in labor, and let them bargain for the human labor they need. We no longer live in a biblical society where all must work in order to eat - we should quit letting phoney moralists persist in the lie that we do."

Collective bargaining, right? If so, then I'm good with it.

Used to be that the unions were infiltrated and taken over by by the criminal underworld. Now they're being stomped on by the criminal (read: corporate) upperworld. Given a choice between the two, I'll throw in my lot with the former, thank you.

/trollin' right back atcha, bro.....
//oh, and Perkins, Jamie Dimon, the Koch boys, and all the rest?  Pitchforks, torches, and tumbrels. We've got a remedy for your affluenza.
2014-02-08 11:48:32 AM  
1 votes:
Remember when your social studies teacher said that honest, God fearing men threw off the yoke off oppressive classism to create a new, free ountry where all men were created equal?  What she was trying to say is, " a bunch of English bankers found the mother lode and started writing debt against it for people to go and settle it and send the profits home and things got a little pear shaped until they regained control in Dec. 1913".  Welcome to the ass end of that business plan.
2014-02-08 11:46:32 AM  
1 votes:

super_grass: Teens are dumb and whiny as fark, even kids of rich people.

Now feast your eyes in spoiled stupidity:

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All I can think is that I want to strangle each of those idiots with the intestines of their own pets. And their parents.

/And their parents' pets, too
2014-02-08 11:45:51 AM  
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2014-02-08 11:39:04 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:38:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:35:47 AM  
1 votes:
Noted: other people's money belongs to the people who don't make that money.
2014-02-08 11:35:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:34:10 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:32:48 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder if his "affluenza" would stop a sniper's bullet.
2014-02-08 11:32:13 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:29:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:27:39 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:26:47 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:25:26 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:23:43 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:22:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:13:09 AM  
1 votes:
It's all Barack's fault
Repeat until nauseous
2014-02-08 11:11:30 AM  
1 votes:

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.
GBB
2014-02-08 11:10:16 AM  
1 votes:
The whiniest members ARE the 1%

FTFY, subby.
2014-02-08 11:09:45 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:59:53 AM  
1 votes:
i291.photobucket.com
 
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