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99%? Who wants to be a part of the 100%?

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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I think your entire point is nonsense.

The 99% is waiting for some representation. If the 1% wanted to join us, they wouldn't spend a quarter million on Country Clubs and gated mansions.

The Class War started a long time ago and it was the "Haves" that started it. They've kept us distracted by having the poor fighting the poor. People worried about gays, mexicans, Sharia law -- whatever nonsense to keep people divided.

It's pretty hard to have a lot of sympathy for the "Earners" because I never got to decide my poop doesn't stink and my own ideas were worth a million dollars a day.

These guys aren't any smarter or harder working than I have been -- it's just easier to stay motivated when you have success.

>> However, your concept that they are somehow SUPERIOR and WORTHY would fit in well with the Royalty -- we just aren't supposed to be fostering that sort of "super citizen" concept in this country.




posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Most likely?/ So you are saying you THINK maybe this is true??

I am willing to bet for every evil rich person you can name one could be countered that made their fortune on their own merit and sweat.

Why do you think the OLD money is so disgusted with the NEW money? Old money is handed down over generations...sometimes MANY generations for sure...

New money are self made people. One of the main bitches from the Old Money is TOO MUCH NEW MONEY!!! Who the HELL do they think THEY are??

My father only had an 8th grade education and he went from growing up in the Depression dirt poor to owning 160 acres of land through a Federal Patent.....that means he REALLY owned it...not just lived there and paid the government for the privilege...he owned the water rights, mineral rights and more... He did lots of legwork to make things better for his neighbors too...

and then there is Bill Gates, the Jobs guy who just passed.... MANY peeps make a fortune from nothing.... mostly because they have the DRIVE to do so...Some don't have that drive, why should they get Bill Gates money? Personally I can't stand Bill Gates but you can't say he inherited what he has....and there ARE others who are self made people... if you look



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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What do a few lucky, and even smart people, that took massive risks that paid off 20 years ago, have to do with the average American, and their chance at making it to those people's status, by working hard?



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Get real.

That 1% is NOT American - they're global corporate entities. The owners have NO loyalties - not national, not religious, probably not even personal.

You don't get rich without putting money first; you don't get filthy stinking rich without making money your only priority.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Sorry for your troubles. Really. But getting angry at the bankers or the wealthy helps you how?

Again, it's thelaws that inhibit potental treatment, not a banker.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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He's not even close to the upper 1%.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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luck didnt have a damn thing to do with it gates started out of his garage and so did jobs and wasniak

hell jobs started with a few thousand and turned it into a multibillion dollar company.

give me a break


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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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luck didnt have a damn thing to do with it gates started out of his garage and so did jobs and wasniak

hell jobs started with a few thousand and turned it into a multibillion dollar company.

give me a break


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And he even dropped out of Harvard!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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You are really bad at noticing the BS, and good at mislabeling things. Bill Gates got lucky, nothing more. For every guy like him, there's probably literally millions that weren't so lucky.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
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He's not even close to the upper 1%.


He may not be. But he is part of the "haves" that the "have nots" want to bring down, string up, and kill.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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bunch of clueless leading the hopeless around here success has never been handed out to anyone like they want.

those people who become successful reached deap within and took their own destinies into their own two hands and made their destiny.

handout out like free money and look at all those who think that they will stay exactly where the are for the rest of their lives.

and just have their little wall street pity party with the woe its me attitudes.

winners make it losers cry about it
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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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I wouldn't want to kill anyone, ever. Sadly, your hard working friend is the guy that's going to get robbed most likely, while those that are actually in the 1% of wealth, are leaving the country.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Frankly it's like saying dog is only 99% without the fleas.

Dog must have fleas to be 100% dog
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Not the best logic...

Yay I'm on the 14th page!

edit on 8/10/2011 by SassyCat because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
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I wouldn't want to kill anyone, ever. Sadly, your hard working friend is the guy that's going to get robbed most likely, while those that are actually in the 1% of wealth, are leaving the country.


Personally I think it's more like .000001% that we're speaking of.

It's like the criminal element in any group of people. It's never the majority. Most people in general, regardless of income level/social strata, are good people. I'm all for arresting, prosecuting and putting away real criminals. Not condemning wealth for the sake of it.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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Failure at Harvard, but good at making obscene amounts of money? Sounds like luck rather than a hard working person. If he was a hard worker, he'd have graduated, or gone back to graduate. He's lazy.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
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Failure at Harvard, but good at making obscene amounts of money? Sounds like luck rather than a hard working person. If he was a hard worker, he'd have graduated, or gone back to graduate. He's lazy.



Uh, no. Like Zuckerberg, Gates(who was an MIT student) left to pursue success in the private sector. And it worked for him.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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I wonder what the luck to hrs put into a goal or a project ratio is???

I wonder how many of the millions of havenots put even 1/3 of the time into making it as Gates did???? Dedication is not luck



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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I wonder how honest Bill Gates is about anything. Do you really make all that money, and then have the guts to admit that it was luck? No way, no one is ever lucky. Admission that luck had something to do with it, makes them feel inferior, and look less perfect. When you have that much money, you buy perfection.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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The entitlement lifestyle is a refusal to understand that God within is the source of all life and that one must be attached to the inner Self and make one's way righteously. Instead they blame everyone else around them for life's indignities. They say, those evil rich people made their money off the backs of the poor and therefore we should have the right to take it back from them.

And you know what? Some of the rich did get rich that way, and they will ultimately pay for it. But not everyone is unrighteous.

We must always look within to find the answers instead of the State or some political leader.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Great post sir.

And I agree. But one of the best ways to deal with it is to elect people who WILL remove the power of government and reduce it to a level that makes it 1. unprofitable to co-opt and 2. making it impossible for government to instill fear among wealthy individuals or anyone else.

We have candidates and people all around us that are more than willing to say 'no'. And instead of placing them in the limelight we ignore them for what is "electable".

The whole culture in this country and how we view government needs to change. "Government is a fearful master". We should take those words to their meaning.



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