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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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So why are you attacking OWS they didn't and don't want to take your money...that's the point. Some side shows in there might, but they are the exception not the rule.




posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by tangonine

Originally posted by ShogunAssassins
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Yet another person who just doesnt get it. Wants to say the systems broke but doesnt want anyone to do anything about it. Wants to complain and moan like someone taking something away from him when no one is. Wants to talk about "entitlement-bred" but doesnt want to look at that issue in society or fix it.

Glad to see you all fired up, just a shame its for no good cause. Maybe if you put a fraction of that energy into doing something, the world would be a better place.


I get it. Oh, believe me, I get it. The system is broken, but what i DO ABOUT IT is vote, and I call and e-mail my representatives and senate members. For you to imply I don't do anything is incorrect. I do what I can within the law.

Where was the "moan" part? seriously? you're just throwing rocks hippie.


And how has that worked out for you? Has it worked any better than the other millions of people that have done the same thing without any significant changes?



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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With respect OP your life the way you recounted it sounded more like a nightmare than the American dream.

I'm glad you are out of debt and settled financially but just because you suffered so much doesn't mean that suffering is right. People should work and get what they deserve. They should not be forced to spit blood whilst others at the top of the pile are living the high life.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Only a fool would think that every man with a wealth greater than 10 Million is suddenly against all the other Americans



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by muse7
You just gotta love those hard core right wingers

When right wingers protest they get called "grass root movement" and you mostly hear praise coming out of the talking heads, because most of them are paid by the GOP

but when a liberal protest, they get called a hippie


I'm somewhere to the right of John Wayne (and if you do your research, he started out as a hippie liberal union scumbag socialist commie).

So what's your point? Hard core left winger?



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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What you see here are people going against a few ideals that some conservatives hold very close to heart.. Thats where all the anger comes from. Half these people here preach about our constitutional rights, unless its for a cause they dont agree with. Then to hell with the constitution..
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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by tangonine

Originally posted by TinkerHaus
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tangonine, how did you pay for school?

Military benefit?



It took me 9 years to get my BS (was on active duty for 6 of that). I had to take out loans for the last 2 years to the tune of $4000. My graduate degree was all out of pocket: $20,000. I was one of those idiots that though that the $100/month for the GI Bill would be better spent on beer, so I opted out.... I wasn't very smart, back then. LOL


Just for a reference point you should research what the same degrees at the same institutions would cost today. Then realize this is a trend that continues.. By the time your kids have kids they may have very few options as far as working hard and paying their own tuition. This is what we are protesting for - your kids and grand kids.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Sorry but voting is a WASTE OF TIME. You deserve what you have for working hard. I
you. The system is broke and voting will not fix it. It's time for the people to stand up and take back what was taken.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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That line you guys just drew and decided to stand on the left or right side of? Yeah, it doesn't mean a single damned thing.

It's an imaginary line created to make you act the way you are acting now. Forget the line and ask yourself what's right? Calling someone out based on what side of the line they stand on is a diversionary tactic.. Rise above it people.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Some people are simply content and comfortable in this illusion we call America. Some people will not know how to function without the governments teet ready and waiting for a sucker.

I suppose some people could feel a little threatened by the protesters now that I think about it. What will those people do when we do destroy the current status quo and take their teet away from them that they have become so accustomed to.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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He made his world a better place and doesn't want it threatened. But looking at both your statements, I think neither of you are seeing what these occupy protests are. They're allegedly protesting the profiteering/economics/etc going on with corporate activities. Other protesters are using the momentum in their cause. Regardless of the backgrounds, you have 2 different agendas. The ad I found on a New York craigs list for getting paid to protest on wall street said a lot. This agenda I suspect is the same for why Barry and other politicians 'support' the protests, those people responsible for legislating/regulating us into our current crisis.
FDA SWAT raids of an amish farm over milk? You realize there are forced underachievers. More and more, it's who you know, not what you know or can do.
The other agenda is to make a positive difference. They are protesting in the wrong locations. Go to the source. Occupy Washington DC!

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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by freethinker123
With respect OP your life the way you recounted it sounded more like a nightmare than the American dream.

I'm glad you are out of debt and settled financially but just because you suffered so much doesn't mean that suffering is right. People should work and get what they deserve. They should not be forced to spit blood whilst others at the top of the pile are living the high life.


I appreciate the response, but my life has been about friends, learning and growing, and I'm just fine. Was it tough when I was younger? certainly, but there was never a moment where I blamed the govt, the universe or anyone else: it was what it was and I made due. My family never starved (ask the 8 cats). Self Reliance. Fortitude. Determination. these are the principles I was fortunate enough to have had my parent convey to me, and they're what this nation is founded upon.

not entitlement. not expecting someone else to take care of you. Get it done. Quit whining.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by mr10k
reply to post by sligtlyskeptical
 


Only a fool would think that every man with a wealth greater than 10 Million is suddenly against all the other Americans


He is though. Learn how stocks aka shares actually work, then you'll see why the big hitters are out to screw everyone else. When a business crosses the line into a corporation, they gain more capitol to expand, but lose the longevity of their business in the process, and screw both employee and consumer in an attempt to please investors, that are only worried about grossing their investment dollar.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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So because these people want those who committed fraud and caused a financial collapse to go to jail, they have entitlement issues?

Because they want regulations to stop such things from happening again, they have entitlement issues?

Let me ask you an honest question:

Did you ever think that maybe if these companies weren't outsourcing left and right or laying off people by the thousands even though they turned a decent profit, that we wouldn't be having problems with these people?

The people are actually complaining because they want to work, want to repay their bills, and they can't find a job that pays enough for them to do so.

Some entitlement issues, right? To be angry because you can't work... ... Sounds like a spoiled little brat to me
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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by KoolerKing
reply to post by tangonine
 


Sorry but voting is a WASTE OF TIME. You deserve what you have for working hard. I
you. The system is broke and voting will not fix it. It's time for the people to stand up and take back what was taken.


On a local level, voting is exceedingly important. It is absolutely not a waste of time. When was the last time you emailed or called your senators/representative? Bring the hammer!

Your failure to participate in the republican (that is: representative) process makes is less effective. Get on it!



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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We all make our world better places, but how does that help the world? If you look around you, thats the mind set that we have had for how long now? It just has not really fixed anything. I noticed someone with a 99% bit in their sig that used a pic of some kids from Africa starving saying that the real 99%. And just how long have those children been starving while everyone thinks the same and about themselves? How many generations?

Sorry, but at this point in history if we worked together we could get past most of our major issues. For me thats more what OWS about.. There will always be "the rich" but that doesnt really say everyone cant have a good world at this point and time in mankinds development. I guess i just like to think we are beyond the small mindedness of the past.
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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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[...] you will not take it from me. This. Is Liberty.


Actually, it is not. It's Greed.

The funny thing is, the "1%" are driven be greed ("dont take from my hard earned money")..and the "99%" are driven by greed also (because THEY say that the 1% are taking their money).

Again: Greed, Greed, Greed...no matter what side you are on.

This is why your society will rot and fail, because NEITHER side is ready to make compromises, and its more important to each individual to have a dollar more in the pocket...regardless how many unemployed, non-insured and non-eucated your society has. As long as YOU have a dollar more i your pocket, you don't care about the homeless, unemployed or whatever other # is going down, you think your life "is good" while everything around you is going to #s.
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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Personally, it sounds like you were raised to just bend over and take it like a dog.
But, I could be wrong.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
reply to post by ShogunAssassins
 


So because these people want those who committed fraud and caused a financial collapse to go to jail, they have entitlement issues?

Because they want regulations to stop such things from happening again, they have entitlement issues?

Let me ask you an honest question:

Did you ever think that maybe if these companies weren't outsourcing left and right or laying off people by the thousands even though they turned a decent profit, that we wouldn't be having problems with these people?

The people are actually complaining because they want to work, want to repay their bills, and they can't find a job that pays enough for them to do so.

Some entitlement issues, right? To be angry because you can't work... ... Sounds like a spoiled little brat to me
edit on 1-11-2011 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)


I guess we do...we feel entitled to justice.
So that makes us underacheiver entitlement whores.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by JiggyPotamus
 


Some people are simply content and comfortable in this illusion we call America. Some people will not know how to function without the governments teet ready and waiting for a sucker.

I suppose some people could feel a little threatened by the protesters now that I think about it. What will those people do when we do destroy the current status quo and take their teet away from them that they have become so accustomed to.


America isn't an illusion. It's an ideal founded upon individual liberty. I'm never content or comfortable... I always seek to exceed expectations. THIS is what our nation was founded upon: the strength of individual achievement..

NOT the collective. the collective drags you down. It suppresses you and makes you think it's ok to be average. Achieve, Excel.





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