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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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the53.tumblr.com...

So, looks like Erik Erikson and a few of his fellows decided to "fight back" against the "we are the 99%"
It's a bit slow, despite having had PR from the blaze and even WaPo
If you look at the stories, my guess would be about 60% of the posters are with a high propability not part of the 53% who pay fed income tax, but of the 43 who don't
of the 40% left, 30 are net recievers of transfer payments (The military payed for your college? Guess where that money came from!)
Anyway: we are the 53% is my recommendation if you need a laugh today.




posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Thank you for the Web site! The story of real Americans, who aren't whiny, weak-minded brats!

I began working when I was 15 because my parents didn't believe in just giving me money I didn't earn. As a result, I was able to save a bit and to buy CDs, clothes, and things I wanted.

Entering college, I did take loans but I also worked every semester to help pay my tuition and buy books as well as pay for rent and food. It was a Spartan existence but I was getting an education and had a roof over my head.

I made an impractical choice of majors and ended up bartending for 7 years. I worked hard, became a manager, and then part owner. I took additional classes in school, which i paid directly for this time.

After Katrina struck, I temporarily moved which was a mistake because I could have made insane money in home demolition and was to return within 9 months anyway, without having made a whole lot (Again, this was a choice I made. My own fault. You live, you learn)

After struggling through a couple of jobs I hated, I made the right choices and based on the fact that I worked hard at one of those jobs I hated, I made the right people notice. Now I have a job in the field I originally wanted to way back in college and am making decent money.

I am the 53%!
edit on 11-10-2011 by radosta because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Yes well the 53% are mugs. Thanks for paying the taxes while the 1% dont and the 99% cant because there is no work to be had.


To lighten the mood up

10 Years Ago We Had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash... ... ...now we have No Jobs, No Hope, and No Cash. ...
edit on 11-10-2011 by michaelmcclen because: joke.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by radosta
Thank you for the Web site! The story of real Americans, who aren't whiny, weak-minded brats!

I began working when I was 15 because my parents didn't believe in just giving me money I didn't earn. As a result, I was able to save a bit and to buy CDs, clothes, and things I wanted.

Entering college, I did take loans but I also worked every semester to help pay my tuition and buy books as well as pay for rent and food. It was a Spartan existence but I was getting an education and had a roof over my head.

I made an impractical choice of majors and ended up bartending for 7 years. I worked hard, became a manager, and then part owner. I took additional classes in school, which i paid directly for this time.

After Katrina struck, I temporarily moved which was a mistake because I could have made insane money in home demolition and was to return within 9 months anyway, without having made a whole lot (Again, this was a choice I made. My own fault. You live, you learn)

After struggling through a couple of jobs I hated, I made the right choices and based on the fact that I worked hard at one of those jobs I hated, I made the right people notice. Now I have a job in the field I originally wanted to way back in college and am making decent money.

I am the 53%!
edit on 11-10-2011 by radosta because: (no reason given)


And after this nice story I say:
For the most part of your life: No you were not.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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No you are the whatever percent that doesn't understand THE GAME IS RIGGED. You are not gaining from your labour as you should. They are STEALING from you. Start giving people a fair shot and you'll see how many are willing to work.

And let me ask you this, how many people needed your jobs more then you. How many people did you take that oppertunity away from as there are less and less jobs every year. How many people have multiple talents but can't find a way to make anything of it because some corporation or machine has already taken all their clients.

I repeat

THE GAME IS RIGGED

eta


10 Years Ago We Had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash... ... ...now we have No Jobs, No Hope, and No Cash


Classic
edit on 11-10-2011 by Ghandi because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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i think this is the whole point:
"The 99%" is a complete fabrication by whiners and leftists and weaklings.

Jobs are out there. Probably not the one you want. Not right away. No one owes you anything. Get a life.

My one consolation is that the vast majority of Americans think OWS is a big joke. Otherwise I'd be worried that Americans have become spineless.
The OP's website is a great reminder of what being American really means.
Thanks, OP.

99% of Americans are not all that sympathetic to this phony movement. The Tea Partiers were goofy but at least they were distinctly American goofballs.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Ghandi
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No you are the whatever percent that doesn't understand THE GAME IS RIGGED. You are not gaining from your labour as you should. They are STEALING from you. Start giving people a fair shot and you'll see how many are willing to work.

And let me ask you this, how many people needed your jobs more then you. How many people did you take that oppertunity away from as there are less and less jobs every year. How many people have multiple talents but can't find a way to make anything of it because some corporation or machine has already taken all their clients.

I repeat

THE GAME IS RIGGED


So chanting and whining like a little brat is going to get you justice? Make it happen yourself or accept your failure.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by radosta

Originally posted by Ghandi
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THE GAME IS RIGGED


So chanting and whining like a little brat is going to get you justice? Make it happen yourself or accept your failure.


and what did you think OWS is?
If you go to a rally you might see there is more going on then chanting.
Or perhaps you have a better idea as to what should be done? No right, you don't see there is a problem, I forgot.
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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It seems that most of the people are proud of their suffering and are literally gluttons for punishment. They are bragging about their struggles and the pain that they are being put through and are literally justifying their plight while worshiping at the alter of the American Dream. I guess they feel it somehow makes it right.

It really is unsettling, almost a form of Stockholm syndrome, to be held hostage but to cling to their captors while holding onto a false reality, a status-quo, a dream that will never come for most, regardless of how hard they work. To be disillusioned enough to defend the ones that are using and abusing you, that are destroying any future, all for the hope of someday profiting from a system that will eventually throw you, and your children away. To promote a system of generational slavery as a way to justify your current suffering, to make sense of it, to deal with it.

I personally know many that had the exact mentality that these folks had. They worked hard, went to school, DID EVERYTHING RIGHT, and now they have been thrown away like trash by their corporate masters. They have lost everything and are unable now to provide for themselves or their families. Struggling to survive, their health deteriorating, and their future gone. By getting to this point, their eyes have been opened and they now know there is only an American Illusion, meant to enslave and pacify the masses while neutering the people of their power.

The Utopia that is constantly made fun of and attacked is possible with the technology of a decade ago. But the primal greed deep within the very soul of man is too strong, and will not allow a world free of pain, suffering, inequality, and intolerance. Instead, trading a world of prosperity, creativity, and love for one of personal wealth at the expense and suffering of a great multitude of others.

Sadly, the cost of the current path of our greed will ultimately lead to self destruction, as the excesses continue up until the final breath is exhaled from the last human in the universe.
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Well here is the situation in the UK

Graduates warned of record 70 applicants for every job

Class of 2010 told to consider flipping burgers or shelf stacking to build skills as they also compete with last year's graduates

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A record 32 people are applying for every job in London on average, more than three times the amount for any other region, the latest analysis on jobs has found.

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Three quarters of employers 'require 2:1 degree'

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So does that sound like 53% of the population are being catered for? not on your nelly! at most thats 5% of the 99% that are able to find empolyment and you have the audisitity to side yourselves with the 1%.....for shame , for shame.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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One of my closest friends is a perfect example. Finished highschool with honours, went to university for business and now works 2 jobs, one selling cell phones and the other as a bank teller. The rest of the people he works with don't have degrees but also don't have the gargantuan debt that university brings. Weren't we basically told as kids if we went to university and got a degree wed pretty much be guaranteed a good paying job that would support a family? I'd say about 5% of the people i know with a uni degree actually now work in the field they studied for and want to work in. If they wanted to work selling cell phones why go to university for 4 years and have 6 figures in debt. Then be told now you have to climb the corporate ladder and step over peoples heads to get more pay.

it is insanity



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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I'm not the 99%
I'm not the 1%

I am Sparticus!

Actually, just the 53%


S&F



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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We are the 53%....LOL

We are the sheep that work 3 crappy jobs and give 50% of our income away blindly....
We are the sheep with upside down mortgages, 7 year car loans, and 33% credit cards....
We are the sheep that follow what "leaders" tell us to do, even when they dont follow the same rules....
We are the sheep that happily pay $750 per month for health insurance because we are to stupid to notice...
We are the sheep that the media wants out there in the public eye because we support the government welfare...
We are the sheep that give half of every dollar to our welfare recipient government while we bitch about welfare...
We are the sheep that sit in our debt, and support the ones who create it for us...
We are the sheep that confuse Patriotism, with "the right thing to do"...
We are the sheep that "keep up with the Jones'es", no matter what debt it causes...
We are the sheep that like shiny things....
We are the 53% and the government likes us....

I am a 1%, and you dirty bikers know what I mean!!!!
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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We aren't whiny children who think we are owed anything.

We believe in personal responsibility and making our own success.

We believe in taking responsibility for our own failures, learning from those failures, and using them to build future success.

We take adversity as it comes and keep at it until we achieve our goal.

We do not cry and whine when things do not go our way.

When life throws a roadblock, we figure a way over or around it.

At the hardest times, it is okay to accept help, but make sure the debt is paid as soon as you climb from your hole.

We do seek to hold those accountable who do wrong by others, however we don't take the easy road and blame "the rich guy down the street" out of jealousy.

You guys are doing more and more to ensure that mainstream America thinks you are a bunch of worthless turkeys. There was some sympathy a couple of weeks ago. Now, more and more I hear more "normal" people talk about how stupid the Occupy thing is.

The above posters who consider hard work, determination, personal responsibility, and self reliance to be "mugging or slaving" for the 1% epitomize the inherent anti-Americanism of this movement.

I have no sympathy for you. I am not the 99% nor the 1%.

I am me.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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This is one of my favourites, because he makes the mistake of stating numbers:
30.media.tumblr.com...

Oh, you take home 200.000$? Good for you!
I am going to assume that that's before taxes.
Leaves you 160.000 shy of the top tax bracket.
So, you will have to make your business 80% more profitable before you will pay a few cent if the top income bracket gets raised by 2%...
Good luck...



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Are you new?

There is one thing that truly successful and wise people all share. Humbleness.

Why? Because they understand that they didn't MAKE a damned thing happen. They were simply one of many who were graced with the good fortune to become successful.

Think you had it rough, I'll show thousands more that had it rougher, worked harder, are ten times smarter and did everything right but just didn't work out.

There is something to be said for having a good work ethic, being honest, and on and on. but it is not a guarantee like some people seem to think. That lack of understanding of such a simple concept is what angers so many people. Also, there are some people that just didn't have the opportunities for education and all the other advantages, maybe it's not the worst thing in the world to allow them jobs that can at least support a simple modest family, but no, you'd rather see them suffer. You all make me sick.

My advice to others is don't expect most of them to see things for what they are, there will always be simple minded people that only see things in black and white and love all the tribalism. Anyone with eyes can see the unfairness and how rigged the system is.

Don't worry, the 53% will soon dwindle as even they are forced to face the hard truth and realize they've been duped, just as many of us have already known for some time and simply see the protests as something close enough to what we've been waiting for to voice it.

Enjoy your little smug world while it lasts. Tick tock.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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You are inherently wrong.
Unless they were born into it, everyone who achieved success did so because of the choices they made. Luck has nothing to do with it. That is an excuse for failure.

People are not equal. They are only guaranteed equality by law. Superiority absolutely exists. It just doesn't have to do with race, gender, religion, etc. No tribalism here, pal.

You call me smug? That is the most laughable thing I've read on here. OWS reeks of smug. The smugness is stifling.
So go on and cry like a weakling, and sit on your butt and complain while grownups do real work.
Enjoy your bongos and mindless chanting while you don't work or look for a job and then complain that no one will give you one.

America hates losers. And that's why America is growing to hate the OWS movement. They are. It's true. Sorry to break it to you.
The Eastern European socialists who have been hired to fan this whole thing probably didn't count on American Exceptionalism being real.
It is.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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Wow. Just wow. Your attitude is not only selfish but childish as well. You missed the point Paschao was trying to make as well. It's about being appreciate of fortune and opportunity. You are not superior to anyone my friend, you just think you are. I'd also be willing to bet anything you're a Fox news watcher and right wing radio listener because of your gross ignorance to the movement and what it's really all about. You can't see past your own little world and it shows.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Yes well the 53% are mugs. Thanks for paying the taxes while the 1% dont and the 99% cant because there is no work to be had.


To lighten the mood up

10 Years Ago We Had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash... ... ...now we have No Jobs, No Hope, and No Cash. ...
edit on 11-10-2011 by michaelmcclen because: joke.



This comment deserves more stars.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:58 AM
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I love it! I am part of the 53%!

Sadly, it's only 53% that believe in personal responsibility. The other 47% wants what you have.

/TOA



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