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Originally posted by silent thunder
Is class warfare about to become...well, real class warfare?
I'm actually shocked it hasn't happened yet.
The threatening email was delivered to polticians and contained fairly detailed scenarios of what could happen if they didn't pass legislation the writer wanted:
“How hard is it for us to stake out one of the obvious access roads to some tech company, tail an employee home and toss a liquor bottle full of flaming gasoline through their nice picture window into their cute house...You’re going to do [renew the surcharge], or we are going to sow the kind of choas [sic] you are unequipped to deal with,” the email said. “And you’re going to find yourself in a country where you and your wealthy friends are gonig [sic] to be hunted.”
With protest in the air and the economy looking gloomy as ever, is violence hovering in the wings? Is the letter a credible threat against politicians and the rich? The ramblings of a lone angry man? Representative of harder-edged, more militant rage simmering among the general populace? A "false flag" desgined to stir things up (this being ATS we must at least entertain the possibility...) Or something else?
Be safe, America. I'm far away but you know I love you.
edit on 10/6/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FriendlyGopher
Obviously a false flag.
-Tech companies employees generally aren't the wealthy ones.
( Draw the attention away from Bankers, Traders and Oil companies?)
- The US policy on terrorist treads is to ignore them.
( This bill HAS to be rejected because of this email... brilliant)
Originally posted by Vikus
Originally posted by TheBandit795
reply to post by Skewed
Originally posted by Skewed
Personally, I say strip them of their wealth and possessions. Give them a reset so to speak, reset them to zero and put them out on the streets without a pot to piss in.
They will be wealthy within a few years again... The same way a poor person who wins a million dollar lottery becomes poor again and deeper in debt within several years...
Then I guess it is back to killing the wealthy again...
No wonder why communist type governments kill millions.
Originally posted by torsion
What are the odds that the person who originated the threat is a social parasite living on benefits? A non-working non-contributing leech. Don't know how many choose the freeloading lifestyle in America but there are millions here in the UK who live parasitically. They also appear to be the only ones not affected by the recession - they can still afford their alcohol, mobile phone fees, taxi fares, designer clothes, Sky TV subscriptions and other non-necessities that hard workers have had to forgo.
Kill the wealthy? What's the point? Stop funding the parasites? Now there's a good idea!
My brother recently died of a cerebral hemorrhage, due to a car accident 6 months before that he refused ER treatment for (he didn't want to incur the debt, since he was between jobs, had lost his health insurance coverage, and at age 50, was not doing so well at landing a new position in the computer networking field he'd been in for the last 30 years). That tragedy is exactly what it's like to live in a true capitalistic society, and if it's dog eat dog for the winners, then it should be dog eat dog for everyone.
And it's no use trying to insist on rules concerning who can eat who and what constitutes food in this carnivore paradise. Not when the other side has just discovered a new way to win. All's fair in love and war - they say.
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
So what amount of money makes someone "rich"?
Whom will be the judge of where that limit will be?
Will the people who have been struggling their entire life to build something with their mind and hands be in the danger zone as well?
Originally posted by Partygirl
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
That e-mail is a joke. Whether it was meant to be serious or planted by someone to cause an uprising........it's a joke. One Million dollars makes you rich? Maybe in Uganda. But certainly not in America.
A million doesn't make you rich?!?! I'm pretty sure if you total up all the money I will be able to earn in my lifetime it will not reach $1 MM. (unless we have hyperinflation lol).
But hey, if you say so...then I suppose you wouldn't mind paypalling me a million...heck, a hundred thousand would be just fine. Even ten thousand will do. I'll take a hundred, why not. Can you spare me $25 until next payday? Cup of coffee?
edit on 6-10-2011 by Partygirl because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheBandit795
$1 million doesn't make you rich (If you blow it on a huge house and a Ferrari for example). How you handle the $1 million is what makes you rich (If you use it to create an income of $50000-$1000000 or more a year for the rest of your life for example).