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(NPR)   One in eight humans is an elite intent on world domination of powerless innocents, you know, like Putin   (npr.org) divider line
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2022-11-24 6:29:43 AM  
So, he's submitting his audition tape to them, because it seems he has amassed a fair sized fortune, and has a lot of rich buddies who are bent on the same sort of acquisition of wealth and power. Is he just bitter that in order to keep his ill-gotten gains, that he has to stay in Russia, as opposed to summering in Martha's Vineyard?
 
2022-11-24 8:33:32 AM  
1 in 8 to hoard the world's wealth?

I mean depending on how you're defining wealth we've been there for decades.  With the oligarch class it's approaching more like one in 10,000
 
2022-11-24 8:41:21 AM  
So Poo is having to resort to Bernie Sanders talking points. Damn. That's desperation.
 
2022-11-24 8:43:26 AM  
Paging Goebbels to the thread.  Accuse others of that which you are guilty.  Joseph you have a call on the red courtesy phone.
 
2022-11-24 8:45:53 AM  

Lexx: 1 in 8 to hoard the world's wealth?

I mean depending on how you're defining wealth we've been there for decades.  With the oligarch class it's approaching more like one in 10,000


Indeed. 1/8 ... I'll take those odds over the SQ.
 
2022-11-24 8:46:31 AM  
Todays reminder that for conservatives, every accusation is a confession. Always.
 
2022-11-24 8:50:05 AM  
As long as Vladimir Putin walks the earth, Elroy will never be the boy with most toys.  He's by far the "richest human", and I think we've seen estimates at least in the 200bn range for like a decade now yes?  Just outright theft by oligarchs of Russia's coffers for 30 years will have that effect.

"Ole Musk Melon outta fire up one-a them rockets and have it land softly on Vlads dacha so he can finally be the richest boy.
 
2022-11-24 8:51:19 AM  
I am sitting here in the Cayman Islands. Most of the world's wealth has been stolen and hoarded in these various banking things around the world that belong to a shadowy group of people out of the city of london. Not London mind you the city of London. The Russian conspiracy that you guys are talking about is 100% real it's happening if you haven't noticed your country has been stripped. I wrote this up, I called it global economic equilibrium, it's the day that you are worth about as much as an Indian and have about as much as one too.
 
2022-11-24 8:52:26 AM  

major hatred: I am sitting here in the Cayman Islands. Most of the world's wealth has been stolen and hoarded in these various banking things around the world that belong to a shadowy group of people out of the city of london. Not London mind you the city of London. The Russian conspiracy that you guys are talking about is 100% real it's happening if you haven't noticed your country has been stripped. I wrote this up, I called it global economic equilibrium, it's the day that you are worth about as much as an Indian and have about as much as one too.


Oh yeah, its gets weirder if you read on John Dee and his adventures.
 
2022-11-24 8:53:01 AM  
Well, Putie.  If you offed yourself, it would be the "Golden 999,999,999".   Doesn't invoke the same level of fear anymore.
 
2022-11-24 8:59:46 AM  
As part of the elite 8, I can only offer condolences to you retched horde of malcontents. As you rip apart your neighbors, I trust this will give you some comfort.
 
2022-11-24 8:59:52 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Well, Putie.  If you offed yourself, it would be the "Golden 999,999,999".  Doesn't invoke the same level of fear anymore.


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2022-11-24 9:00:04 AM  
When you think about it, yeah your $50k job and 1000 sq ft apartment are better than all the people sharing a shack in Lagos or Mumbai, and they probably outnumber us 7 to 1.

But to think Russia is not "the West" is insane.
 
2022-11-24 9:01:23 AM  
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2022-11-24 9:02:50 AM  
This is pretty common for people who want to do evil shiat. Say you're doing it to counter the oppression of the powerful ones who say you can't. Also popular with tweens.

They say I can't go to my friend's party because her parents aren't home and they saw her smoking behind the 7/11? THEY HATE ME I'LL SNEAK OUT. They say we have to wear masks? THEY INVENTED THE VIRUS I'LL HAVE A NO MASK PARTY AND THEN SMOKE CIGARETTES BEHIND THE 7/11. They say I can't invade a peaceful neighbor? I'LL KIDNAP MY OWN CITIZENS AND BOMB THEIR CITIES AND MAKE MY OWN RUSSIAN 7/11 SINCE NO ONE WILL OPEN ONE HERE. WHERE'S MY CIGARETTES?
 
2022-11-24 9:02:58 AM  
Billion? Maybe a 1000 Alphas at best. There mightbe 250,000 Betas, if that. Everything else is Gammas and below.
 
2022-11-24 9:06:21 AM  
Projection is a hell of a drug...
 
2022-11-24 9:16:09 AM  
Tiny little Moscow used to be the neighborhood tax collection enforcer for the Golden Horde a very long time ago.  Who knew the kleptocracy could keep that memory, slightly distorted.
 
2022-11-24 9:26:24 AM  

Another Government Employee: Billion? Maybe a 1000 Alphas at best. There mightbe 250,000 Betas, if that. Everything else is Gammas and below.


I think he's speaking in Rubles, and he's grossly underestimating how many ruble billionaires there are or would be if everything were calculated in Rubles...LoL
 
2022-11-24 9:27:28 AM  
LOL 1 billion

He thinks the elite numbers 1 billion

The elite numbers about 1 million; and are all very vulnerable to humanity
 
2022-11-24 9:28:52 AM  
Fascinating how it has never occurred to russians that the West is so wealthy and powerful because, for the most part, we have free societies with leaders who answer to an electorate.* You guys should try it sometime. It's pretty cool. Just look at all the amazing modern weaponry it helped us develop.

*Yes, I know this claim is going to generate a lot of "But what about" responses. I said "for the most part" for a reason.
 
2022-11-24 9:31:49 AM  

Another Government Employee: Billion? Maybe a 1000 Alphas at best. There mightbe 250,000 Betas, if that. Everything else is Gammas and below.


I am the Sigma man.  I got the slackest hand.
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2022-11-24 9:33:34 AM  
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2022-11-24 9:34:05 AM  
So 12.5%ers run everything?  That's very generous.
 
2022-11-24 9:37:46 AM  
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2022-11-24 9:43:53 AM  
Putin: *steals billions from Russia*

Also Putin: Look out, those rich bastards are going to steal from you!
 
2022-11-24 9:56:24 AM  

Lexx: 1 in 8 to hoard the world's wealth?

I mean depending on how you're defining wealth we've been there for decades.  With the oligarch class it's approaching more like one in 10,000


I'd say 1 in 12 have the personality (the Ruler archetype from Jung). Most people with this temperament learn to account for others. Most.
 
2022-11-24 9:58:35 AM  

moothemagiccow: But to think Russia is not "the West" is insane.


Just need to segment European Russia from Asian. Of course that means 80% of  their population is in the West.

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2022-11-24 9:59:16 AM  
So - the issue is capitalism -- and Russia's consistent underperformance therein.

Got it.

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2022-11-24 10:02:08 AM  
There are evil people in the world.

Most humans long for in just having enough to eat, spending time with friends and family and generally finding little victories of happiness between the grief at loss that comes for us all.

Evil people like Putin are emotionally empty and psychologically incapable of satisfaction.  They amass great portions of wealth and power but it's never enough. So, they use the power they've horded to manipulate governments to hurt the folks less well off than them.  They might subscribe to some kind of philosophical mantra but in the end what they believe is nothing but self-justification for them to cause great harm.  They are nihilists.

These evil folks are not a huge portion of humanity but conversely their amorality and driven sociopathy are excellent tools to amass the aforementioned power and wealth.  They not be in great numbers, but they are consequential enough to fark up stuff for everyone else.

If you think about much of the evil shiat we've seen in our lifetimes, take out the natural disasters such as hurricanes and you have at it's base a series of choices that evil folks like Putin have made that have led directly to suffering, death and misery for millions of people.  It's been that way throughout history and it's the same in recent history from Karl Rove's "we are history's actors" to Putin's invasion of the Ukraine.
 
2022-11-24 10:03:39 AM  
If the number is 1 billion I don't see how that can be considered elite.
 
2022-11-24 10:05:24 AM  
a cabal of 1 billion global elites seeks to hoard the world's wealth and resources, leaving the rest of the planet to suffer and starve

Golden billion?  Pfffft!  That's off by orders of magnitude.
 
2022-11-24 10:07:26 AM  
Can't say that's the most appealing face to put under the slogan "Together Forever".
 
2022-11-24 10:08:04 AM  

lilbjorn: a cabal of 1 billion global elites seeks to hoard the world's wealth and resources, leaving the rest of the planet to suffer and starve

Golden billion?  Pfffft!  That's off by orders of magnitude.


Yeah, a handful of people control the majority of the world's wealth. And they aren't people ideologically opposed to Putin and his cronies.
 
2022-11-24 10:08:48 AM  
86 individuals control more wealth than the bottom 3.5 billion

The Rise of the Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else | ENDEVR Documentary
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2022-11-24 10:13:36 AM  
Jokes on them, my Eeveelutions and I are part of the Elite 4
 
2022-11-24 10:18:55 AM  
Hey now, I'm a "Might *for* Right" Dictator, that'd be dedicated to dominating the guilty and the powerful!

That doesn't even take being an elite, just a strong moral compass to exorcise tge world's evil, and empathy for the innocent and powerless.

Humanity doesn't have long if someone *doesn't* step up and save us from ourselves!

Or we can vote giant asteroid, ymmv.
 
2022-11-24 10:19:21 AM  
As one of the 1 in 8 I just want to reassure you all that it isn't true. Now, back to work.
 
2022-11-24 10:27:31 AM  

moothemagiccow: But to think Russia is not "the West" is insane.


Don't let their rich guys and fancy people fool you. At best it is an economy that has been stuck in the "emerging" stage for a good while while the rich loot it.

https://russialist.org/one-russian-in-four-lacks-an-indoor-toilet-one-of-many-signs-there-are-now-four-distinct-russias/
One Russian in Four Lacks an Indoor Toilet, One of Many Signs There are Now 'Four Distinct Russias'

The below article about other countries uses a much stricter standard: indoor flushing toilet for the sole use of their household
https://tradingeconomics.com/france/share-of-total-population-not-having-indoor-flushing-toilet-for-the-sole-use-of-their-household-eurostat-data.html
In the table of countries given, Slovakia is the worst with 1% of households failing this criteria.
 
2022-11-24 10:45:32 AM  
lol that's rich coming from a billionaire thief who has stolen all his wealth
 
2022-11-24 10:48:23 AM  

major hatred: I am sitting here in the Cayman Islands. Most of the world's wealth has been stolen and hoarded in these various banking things around the world that belong to a shadowy group of people out of the city of london. Not London mind you the city of London. The Russian conspiracy that you guys are talking about is 100% real it's happening if you haven't noticed your country has been stripped. I wrote this up, I called it global economic equilibrium, it's the day that you are worth about as much as an Indian and have about as much as one too.



    Is it too hot out today?
 
2022-11-24 10:53:49 AM  
So Putin is a cryptobro? Who knew?
 
2022-11-24 11:10:24 AM  

runwiz: If the number is 1 billion I don't see how that can be considered elite.


He is playing to the developing world/global south. Compared to them, anybody in the industrialized world is rich. I hear 99.6% even have refrigerators.
 
2022-11-24 11:25:06 AM  

major hatred: major hatred: I am sitting here in the Cayman Islands. Most of the world's wealth has been stolen and hoarded in these various banking things around the world that belong to a shadowy group of people out of the city of london. Not London mind you the city of London. The Russian conspiracy that you guys are talking about is 100% real it's happening if you haven't noticed your country has been stripped. I wrote this up, I called it global economic equilibrium, it's the day that you are worth about as much as an Indian and have about as much as one too.

Oh yeah, its gets weirder if you read on John Dee and his adventures.


Forget to switch accounts?
 
2022-11-24 11:38:19 AM  

dsmith42: runwiz: If the number is 1 billion I don't see how that can be considered elite.
He is playing to the developing world/global south. Compared to them, anybody in the industrialized world is rich. I hear 99.6% even have refrigerators.


You count.  A lot more than those third-world countries.  Your consumption is what drives world domination.  If you're too elite to start wars, just buy them out.  Oh please--like the elite crowd at Fark doesn't know that.
But what are you going to call it, so it doesn't look so bad?  I know-- the economists have already taken care of it.  You're the neoliberals. You're the farkers who claim to be "liberals" but are bigger hypocrites than the Republicans, who at least make no secret of killing off half the planet so that they can prosper.

It's funny, I look up all kinds of things, and it still took me years to come across that word in economics.  And it wasn't in economics--it was an environmentalist.    It seems like it was just pulled back and vanished, unlike all the destruction and death and waste that came along with it.  I can only assume that economists, like fashion designers, have to keep making up new things all the time, or people might realize that they really have  no reason to exist.  And neoliberalism sounds kind of bad when the planet is melting.

But they did you all a big solid before they retired with their blood money--they invented neoliberalism, so that you pigs don't have to feel bad about having more than anyone else in the world, and keep shopping besides.  So you're just coasting here--the millennials have inherited the putrid Boomers neoliberal ideas and self-centeredness, so you're good to go with all the greed and selfishness you want.  No one is apparently smart enough to see what they're doing, since they've become stupid in their  bubbles of convenience, and you can avoid all blame for what you're doing now.  Just blame it on the farking Boomers, fark, they invented it.

It's not your fault that you were born to alcoholic parents and now have to become an alcoholic too.  Nothing you can do about it.

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/Just like no one can ever remember any of my posts about consumption vs. population.  Nothing you can do about it.  You're just the number one excess consumers on the planet, again.
 
2022-11-24 11:57:51 AM  

Gr3asy: Hey now, I'm a "Might *for* Right" Dictator


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2022-11-24 12:00:12 PM  

RasIanI: So - the issue is capitalism -- and Russia's consistent underperformance therein.

Got it.

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Sigh Capitalism is a small group of greedy farkers stealing from you.
Socialism is a small group of government greedy farkers stealing from you
Communism is a bunch of libertarian assholes stealing from you.

You pick an economic system and there will always be a small group of greedy  shiat bags at the top who fark it all up for everyone else. This is because people by nature are not good or kind they are greedy shiats who only care about themselves.
 
2022-11-24 12:05:00 PM  

dsmith42: runwiz: If the number is 1 billion I don't see how that can be considered elite.

He is playing to the developing world/global south. Compared to them, anybody in the industrialized world is rich. I hear 99.6% even have refrigerators.


Refrigerators?  Those lucky duckies!
 
2022-11-24 12:08:27 PM  

dsmith42: He is playing to the developing world/global south.


Yes, that, and he's playing to people in the comfortable parts of the world who have genuine concerns about inequality, too, and he's probably fooling more than a couple. (I can only imagine how Fark's favorite Canadian tankie would react to this story...)

But wise, thoughtful people ought to always remember that a murderous kleptocrat with his own personal geopolitical aims ain't the one to lead the conversations on how to solve the world's wealth and poverty problems. We have to assume he's bringing this up only to further his own agendas.

Yes, we need to fix this, but Putin ain't bringing all this up in good faith borne from concern for the world's have-nots. Everything he says should be dismissed out of hand.
 
2022-11-24 12:15:10 PM  
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