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NBC's Ann Curry Rants: It's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Some Have More Money Than Others

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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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I don't see a problem with some people having more money than others.... some people are better educated, better trained, more productive, more clever, connected, in the right place at the right time, born into the right family, married into the right family, can actually get things done with purpose......but it would be nice to see people not accumulate so much friggin money! When you pay corporate heads tens or hundreds of millions of dollars A YEAR.... that's money that isn't spent on good stuff at the corporation, if nothing else! I have to wonder how much the total pay of the top 10 of 20 or more of the head honchos is vs the Research and Development programs... or health care for the workers.... or donations to charity or local needs. Wouldn't people like to see Corporations doing that? Screw the yachts and 10th homes, the 20th car, the gold plated everything..... give some back, if only because you can't possibly need so much money! Do something genuine for humanity other than an amount your accountant says is good for the right tax break or so you can attend some charity gala ball. Start a new trend in corporate responsibility. Let's see..... 100 million dollars a year.... divided by 365 days a year.... wow, how productive can one person be to earn that?




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
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So, in your opinion, would all this have been better if the thread was never started ?


Im very happy you made the thread. I give an assist in on your Score Sheet. Nice pass
edit- or was it a Turn Over?

And of course I watched the 38 second clip. I also read the transcript. That is how I know you took her out of context and left out the words 'work for money'.

She never says its unfair that "some have more money than others' like your ludicrous headline infers.
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That's fine.

I used the article's headline. Common practice.

If the title is inaccurate, then we need people to point it out.

Not everybody sees and hears things the same way.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Ann Curry is worth $10 million and makes a $2 million a year salary from NBC.


Has she given ALL her money away yet?

Till then,she needs to shut her mouth.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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Ann Curry is worth $10 million and makes a $2 million a year salary from NBC.


Has she given ALL her money away yet?

Till then,she needs to shut her mouth.


Why does she need to give her money away?

What does that have to do with anything? She has a 'social conscience' and is talking about a social issue. She isnt saying people cant be rich. She is saying that everyone should play by the same rules.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:16 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus



Why does she need to give her money away?

What does that have to do with anything? She has a 'social conscience' and is talking about a social issue. She isnt saying people cant be rich. She is saying that everyone should play by the same rules.


You didnt know?

Rules don't apply to the rich. They had protests about it................



I find it Ironic,that those in the Media,Actors,Politicians,etc,all stand on their soapboxes,and give their 2 cents,all the while not doing ANYTHING about the ills in the world. I say Hypocrites. The Lot of them.
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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She is doing something about it. She is making it an issue.

And the protests are not about the 'rich'. Are you in the 1%? If you are you should be more like her.

If you are not in the 1% you cheer against yourself. That seems dumb.

Do you think you are 'rich'? Is that it? Worried some socialist 'hypocrite' is going to steal your pot of gold?
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
reply to post by sonnny1
 


She is doing something about it. She is making it an issue.

And the protests are not about the 'rich'. Are you in the 1%? If you are you should be more like her.

If you are not in the 1% you cheer against yourself. That seems dumb.

Do you think you are 'rich'? Is that it? Worried some socialist 'hypocrite' is going to steal your pot of gold?
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First,thanks for adding me to your foe list. I am honored,to join such a fine group.


Now,lets get to your rant.

What issue is she addressing with her money? ANYONE can get up on a soapbox,and talk about the ills of the world. Hell,I just did. I am sure I do more for my community,then this woman. 100% sure. This women ooze's money. She might have earned it,but she is talking about discrepancy's,that shes playing along with ! To be honest,I have more respect for those on this site,who actually went to an Occupy Rally,then her! Oh,BTW,I also went to an Occupy Rally.


Im worried that people are too blind to see the game being played on them,by people like her. The divide and conquer shtick.

The rest of your rant,I wont get into. I am not the 1%,or 99% or 23%. I am an American,who works hard,and doesn't need my Government to babysit me,or tax me to death. That sums it up.......

Have a great night......



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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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Have a great night......


Aww. I agree,you should get some rest.

It sounds like you are jealous of her success. You should be happy for her that she has made so much money. And if you have a 'social conscience' then you would agree with what she is saying. She is saying that we cannot have one rule for the rich and another rule for the poor.

And no problem about the add
I look forward to coming across you in the future.

Sleep tight.

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Im worried that people are too blind to see the game being played on them


Im worried about this too.
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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For all people who agree it's 'unfair' that some have more than others and feel that they have a duty to do something about it or support a movement to do something about it, please donate your 'share' to the nearest shelter, church, org, website, non profit, etc.

You have no place to talk if you won't back it up with action.

Lamenting about the morality of it on ATS is just hot air.

You want things to be 'even', then support the Government in more taxation. Join a local Communist Party Meetup. Join any Marxist Meetup. Join any group that advocates redistribution actually.

Then when the Government decides what is 'fair' and how much YOU owe into the pot, don't complain. Don't say a word. Because you imbeciles think that the Government is going to stop with 'rich' people. They're not. You' don't understand Government apparently. It is THE GOVERNMENTS JOB TO LOOT THE CITIZENS.

Some of the posters here are absurd.

As if a Doctor or Physicist should make as much as a high school P.E. teacher. Or that a Millionaire is a scoundrel because he or she worked hard to have a business which is profitable and you couldn't?
You're going to convince Doctors to go to school for 8 years PLUS to work for $18.00 or something? Out of their "love" of their career and an overwhelming call to duty to help in the fight against 'inequality'?

LOL yeah right.

Yeah it's unfair some have more ANYTHING than others. Long ago some had better access to water sources. Better terrain. Better weapons. Better livestock.
There's always going to be someone who has more. But too many people BITCH about their lot in life and think they deserve that 'more' simply by existing. It's a weak mindset for cowards.

You want more then go get it. Learn how to if it's important to you. You may just find out that you were happier with LESS in the beginning.What people should want MORE of is friendships, an understanding of themselves, inner peace, love, family, relationships, confidence, elf esteem....those are the things that give a sense of having something. Not 'more'.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:02 AM
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That all seems to be very off-topic. The issue is 'one rule for rich,another for the poor' That is all.

But are you calling Ron Paul a Marxist commie?
www.la.org.au...

I want Ron Paul to be elected and I take offence to you impling that Ron Paul is a Marxist commie. He is nothing of the sort. You are being McCarthyist.
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
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Have a great night......


Running away so soon? Aww

It sounds like you are jelous of her success. You should be happy for her that she has made so much money. And if you have a 'social conscience' then you would agree with what she is saying. She is saying that we cannot have one rule for the rich and another rule for the poor.

And no problem about the add
I look forward to coming across you in the future.

Sleep tight.


Well,I didnt know you wanted to "talk" about it.

Im game.......


Originally posted by Germanicus
It sounds like you are jelous of her success.


Not even one bit.

Im sick she has a mouthpiece to talk about the ills of this world,yet shows me NOTHING,that she is actually taking that next great step,to doing something about it.

My 'social conscience' must be evolved,much higher then hers or yours.

Actions speak louder then words............Or are you going to disagree with that premise also?


Originally posted by Germanicus
She is saying that we cannot have one rule for the rich and another rule for the poor.


So where is she,in the grand scheme of things. Well off ? Rich ? That's the obvious point,you don't WANT to talk about.If shes Rich,then what her real point in all this? Is she trying to actually make one?


You do know, a Poor man knows this almighty wisdom,she is providing to the world,don't you?

He doesn't even need a soapbox,to understand,his place.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:05 AM
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Originally posted by PaxVeritas
For all people who agree it's 'unfair' that some have more than others and feel that they have a duty to do something about it or support a movement to do something about it, please donate your 'share' to the nearest shelter, church, org, website, non profit, etc.

You have no place to talk if you won't back it up with action.



Spot on Pax!!!


That's my whole point. You said it eloquently.......

If you are not doing ANYTHING,you have no right to even talk about it! MHO



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
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That all seems to be very off-topic. The issue is 'one rule for rich,another for the poor' That is all.

But are you calling Ron Paul a Marxist commie?
www.la.org.au...

I want Ron Paul to be elected and I take offence to you impling that Ron Paul is a Marxist commie. He is nothing of the sort. You are being McCarthyist.
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If you took my post as calling Ron Paul a "Marxist Commie" then you are either insane or have been up to late typing at the screen. Which one is it?



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:08 AM
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Additionally, my little rant there was not about the OP but to the sentiment of some posters here. I didn't even watch the OP video.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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Im sick she has a mouthpiece to talk about the ills of this world,yet shows me NOTHING,that she is actually taking that next great step,to doing something about it.


So you are saying that the only solution is for the 'rich' to give away all their money? hmm That seems to be the exact opposite of the rest of the stuff you say. So you want the rich to give away all their money? Thats crazy. America is doomed if thats all you can come up with.

All she wants is for people to be treated the same at the airport as far as security goes regardless of their wealth. Is that so wrong?

And she is hardly on a 'soapbox'. Its her job isnt it? She is a talking head. Thats howshe made all that money that you want her to give away.

In one breath you defend the 'rich',in the next you want them to give all their money away?
And you are calling her a hypocrite?



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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Did you read the link? Your McCarthyist version of what a 'Marxist commie' is fits Ron Paul very nicely.

Youshould read the link then you will understand


Edit- Maybe Ron Paul should give away all his money or 'shut the hell up' like another poster suggested

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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
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Did you read the link? Your McCarthyist version of what a 'Marxist commie' is fits Ron Paul very nicely.

Youshould read the link then you will understand


Edit- Maybe Ron Paul should give away all his money or 'shut the hell up' like another poster suggested

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Please enlighten about 'my version' of a "Marxist Commie" since I didn't give it. What is "my version'?



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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I wonder. . . .
If I were wealthy enough to have a vehicle and a driver to take me from place to place, would that be considered unfair?

I earned, I have enough to afford that luxury.

If people are upset because I have the abilit to afford said luxury, then isn't it more telling of them and not of me?



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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You want things to be 'even', then support the Government in more taxation. Join a local Communist Party Meetup. Join any Marxist Meetup. Join any group that advocates redistribution actually. Then when the Government decides what is 'fair' and how much YOU owe into the pot, don't complain. Don't say a word. Because you imbeciles think that the Government is going to stop with 'rich' people. They're not. You' don't understand Government apparently. It is THE GOVERNMENTS JOB TO LOOT THE CITIZENS.


You seem to think anyone that wants things to be more 'even' is a commie. A commie that should join a 'Marxist' group.

I wonder how much Marx you have read. I have read alot,but Im no Marxist. Im a National Socialist that isfor Autarky,hence my support for Ron Paul.

Ron Paul wants to stop the IMF amongst other things from looting the taxpayer and thus create a more 'fair' government. So you just called him a commie Marxist.
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus


In one breath you defend the 'rich',in the next you want them to give all their money away?
And you are calling her a hypocrite?


Yawn.......

I am saying,and I REALLY don't know why you don't get it, is this.

If you have a soap box,DON'T talk about the discrepancy,DO something about it !

Show the world,that your just not another pandering, social media dog, trying to score sympathetic points,for a cause she obviously DOESN'T believe in !

Pax showed you this,I have shown you this,unfortunately,YOU don't understand it.

A hypocrite is someone who doesn't stand by their talk/actions. I do.

I cant spell it out,any simpler for you.


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