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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:51 AM
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"Oxfam International is a confederation of 17 organizations working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice."

Hmmm... an organization that needs money and hates "injustice" finds wealth "inequality" to be a major economic threat... what a sales pitch.

You'll have to do better than that.




posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 04:47 AM
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and I can make this change ..........

how again.. ?

but anyways .. welcome to ROME ..



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 04:57 AM
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This isn't about Oxfam, it is about global elitism and the World Economics Forum's report.

If you have a problem about them, tell them instead of me. thanks.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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This is about the top 100, the 1%, of EXTREME wealth, earning £100+billions per YEAR, whilst their companies typically outsource to China etc for a pittance, their middle income workers are just scraping middle class and glad to have their job, probably making daily sacrifices in the name of commuting and minimal home / family / quality time, they are the aspiration for the lower workers probably scraping by, glad to be in work at all, possibly in debt, struggling with their bills and living pay check to pay check, again probably sacrificing quality family time / scared about losing their precious job. Then there are the lowest ranking workers, the outsourced unhappy labour, child / forced or otherwise, working impossibly long hours in inhumane conditions, the kind of workers that we occasionally hear about sending messages in firecrackers about how they are forced to work for nothing, where effective slavery is enforced by violence and other human rights atrocities. If they are paid at all they are glad for the income from their job despite the hazards, this worker group is the aspiration of those of no income.

Each strata is kept sufficiently in fear of losing their status and income so they keep treading the wheel, eager to please their 'masters' of the higher strata under whose mercy their lifestyle and family depends.

Such a sick system. It will take a major revolution or a major event to fix it. Either way such systems have been building to this for a long time, it used to be kings and aristocracy and peasants in tithe working the land, then they had their hunting rights and right to land removed, same for most colonialisation, now they are kept in virtual slavery to money and industrialisation.

It has reached a point where there is realisation.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 05:41 AM
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Great video. There is a lesson here to be seen for all of us on the middle to bottom 99%.

Proverbs 27:26
The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

The lambs are the children of God. What does the Shepherd do with the sheep? The wool is pulled over their eyes. The rest is then sheered off and washed white as snow.

Isaiah 1

"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

The wool in question is the sin of a repentant heart. That wool is washed and given back as a new robe. The robe is the body our soul wears. Those who are masters today will be servants later. Those who gladly serve now will be masters of the world to come. Why is the price of the field paid by the goats? They took their reward. The meek earn their future reward from the suffering they do now.

I simply thank the goats for paying the price to clean my wool. All life comes from ONE soul. That soul is then clothed by the body of believers that comprise the body of Christ. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He does not need our testimony.

1 Corinthians 10

16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

Why does Christ not need our testimony? He is currently dividing the sheep from the goats.

John 2

23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

What did he tell the goats? Immersion into the water is for repentance. We are born into this river of life so we can turn from our greed and selfishness and serve others daily.

Matthew 3

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Water puts out fire. The same sun that melts wax also hardens clay. Water keeps the clay malleable. A hardened heart cannot be reshaped. It is hardened clay with a facade and can only be pitched in the fire.

Glass and Ceramic - Hidden Secrets of the Breat of God

What is the Mark of the Beast? Selfishness

2 Timothy 3

3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

----MARK THIS! 6+6+6 is 18. How many identifiers above can you count?


6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

The True Reason for Global Financial Meltdown
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 05:49 AM
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SLAVERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I've known this since I was 14 years old my first job.and I suck at math.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:14 AM
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That's my point precisely. I pretty much agree with everything you say.

What I was trying to show was that some form of mixed/welfare economy won't torpedo America, as shown by the experience of other countries.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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Maybe I'm just weird, but I could care less about "wealth distribution". I am by no means wealthy. I have plenty to eat, and a nice place to live. I don't need more. The wealthy that I know personally had to work their ass off to get where they are. 60+ hour work weeks and no relationship with their family. I on the other hand work 40 hours, don't give my job a 2nd thought when I'm home, and get to spend time with my wife and daughter. I wouldn't trade that for a million dollars. On the flip side, the poor I know (which have nicer things than me, such as clothes, tvs, cable, smart phones, food budgets etc.) were the ones that never could keep a job, and goofed off back in high school. I think everyone is where they deserve to be. Deal with it.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:35 AM
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Originally posted by sandmannc40
This is socialism. They complain about the 1%. They pay most of the taxes in this country. Where there are almost 50% of Americans pay no taxes and most of the 11 Million Illegals pay no taxes.

So now you have someone who makes up a chart to complain about how much the 1% makes in this country.

Does the top 1% or even the top 10% hire people? Did they work as hard as the bottom 50%? I would suggest they worked harder than the bottom 70%. They now are at a point they can enjoy what they made, and people like this one wants to demonize them.

Why is the bottom 20% so far down? Did they go to College? Did they work hard, or are they sitting at home playing video games wishing they had more money?

They BOZO talks about how unfair it is that the top 1% rakes in 40% of what the nation produces. But they also worked for that 40%. True some of them were born into money, some actually MADE the money. They worked 18 hours a day, 7 days a week for years to get where they are today, and this guy wants to rant and rave on how unfair it is that the 1% has so much of the money.

It's called Capitalism, where the harder you work, the more you make and the higher up the ladder you go. If you are one of the few that makes an object everyone wants, and you are able to make it for $0.02 and sell it for $19.99 and millions want it. Guess what you could move from the bottom of the pay scale to the upper middle class.

If you bitch about it, and do nothing but create a chart that shows how much the top 1% makes over the bottom 20% does not help your cause. It just shows how much of a socialist you really are.

This is what propaganda media pumps out each and everyday. This is what government schools teach nowadays. How to be a victim instead of how to be the top 1%. We have no respect in America. We have an America that can't read, can't do math, can't do any critical thinking. Because Schools no longer teach that.

The schools today, put out little propaganda books that these students have to read, take a 5 question test on it and then every year say how much better our students are performing.

Have you ever seen inside your teachers class? I mean really watched what they do each and everyday?

I have. Not a pretty sight. They complain everyday about having to be in school with these kids. If they spend actual 4 hours a day teaching it would be something. But in that 4 hour period, they take kids to potty break about 5 times, they take them to recess twice, lunch and have snack with them. Taking up the better part of 2 hours. But complain that they are spending too much time with them. Now remember your child goes to school 7 hours a day. Now out of that 7 hours your teacher sends them to activity, for about 2 hours a day and the other time left is actual time they are at recess and lunch.

Teachers say this is their only break during the day. But wait, they have no kids for an average of 3 hours a day, and out of the remaining 4 hours they are out of the classroom going to potty, and break or other classes.

Then the actual time they do spend with the kids are putting a movie on the smart board. They say we need technology to teach better. NO!!! I disagree. Before computers kids graduated being able to read, write, do math. science, government, history. today teach to the test. If they test. There are many lower grade schools that do not test.

You have to remember, Schools are no longer a place to learn, they are just a high priced baby sitting service.
There are a few teachers who actually work, and want to teach kids. Most are there for a year round paycheck for working 9 months out of the year.

Next time you have questions about what your child does all day. Ask if you can visit your childs class. You won't, because they will not allow you to see behind the curtain. They will say it disrupts the class.



I'm probably easily in the top one per cent, and I inherited the lot so I don't really do any work.

Certainly I'd much rather be me than the teacher you describe who is always 'lazing about' taking kids on bathroom breaks.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77
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You statement is true.

Not every wealthy person is smart, especially if they inherited their wealth.

Not every poor person is stupid. That's also true. However, if you're smart and poor, you have a much better chance of figuring out how to get out of the poor lifestyle. If you're stupid and poor, your chances are very limited and if you bring children into the world, what chance are you giving them?


Can't disagree with the first part of what you say. But I assume you're not advocating some form of eugenics?

The point is that the inequality gap makes it harder for even intelligent people in poverty. This doesn't mean they should automatically receive all kinds of handouts, just that some equal access to benefits like education might be a good idea.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by Dfairlite
And again to the lazy whiners: yes you can work your way up.

a thousand NEW millionaires are made each day. Why aren't you one of them? Simple, you would rather bitch and moan that you're not rich while others are. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, not the system, YOU. That's not to say the system is anywhere near perfect, but that it's not as flawed as you want it to be to satisfy your ego.

www.businessinsider.com...

That is utter nonsense. True some people do become rich, but the vast majority of people never do because their income barely meets their minimal living expenses, they can't afford an education or to relocate so they are trapped. It's called wage slavery for a reason. The system is gamed to keep a certain percentage of people at a level where they have no choice but to accept low wage jobs, or starve.its no fault of yours if you could not afford college and prevailing job markets and wages don't allow upward mobility because its now a service economy. The day where people can pull themselves put of poverty is largely over. it takes money to do that that very frw people have.That right wing myth is a dead horse that no one should waste their time beating anymore.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 07:40 AM
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Yes, that video is spreading like wildfire! The question is, what does one do about it? Impose a 100% tax when net worth exceeds 1 Billion? Who, after all, needs more than 1 Billion?!

Imagine if those people were forced to fund projects like deep space exploration? A colony on Mars? Lightspeed propulsion? Cancer research? We really could make this world a much better place to live rather than squabbling with each other over a dollar while the rich get richer.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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We face the same problem here in the UK and have done since 1979 when the balance of wealth was shifted from the people to the corperations (Tory Policy).... selling off the nationalised industries. Now the Tory Government expects these same corperations to supply Jobs and Wealth in a trickle down effect to the poor, but it's not working the way they planned.
The recent realisation that the peoples money they gave to bank bail outs is lost and furthermore the said banks are not lending out to businesses to encourage growth in the economy...


Our Tory Government isn't too bothered though because they only cater to the Rich...... the Poor, well they can just have the leftovers... The Tories then turn to the Middle Class who are now working harder than they have ever before and declare, "It's the poor and the disabled that are making you work harder" Next will be the Immigrant Card. Meanwhile deflecting any blame from the Rich who are busy stockpiling and they are the real Tory Taskmasters...

I said it before and I'll say it again.... The Crash of 2008.... Tory Banking Consultants
How Far would you go to regain power over one of the top five richest nations in the world... Something drastic because after years of misery under Thatcher and Major they needed a miracle to ever get back into office.

It Seems that both the US government and the UK government are playing from the same playbook.


S&F Thankyou for sharing this video... Everyone should share it.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77
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Workers do have the right to organize right now.


I understand that.... that's why I said "protect unions". There is a concerted effort in this country to destroy unions waged by the corporate elite.


Most minimum wage jobs are done by people who don't have a family. So when you raise the minimum wage you hurt high school and college students trying to make a little extra money.


No... That's wrong.

Contrary to stereotypes and the repeated claims of minimum wage opponents, the overwhelming majority of low-wage workers are adults, not teens, and they contribute a substantial portion of their households’ incomes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three quarters of minimum wage earners are 20 or older.


Source

24.9% of the work force earning minimum wage are parents. And I don't care about College students trying to make a little extra money. I care about the single mom working 40+ hrs a week who barely makes enough money to feed and clothe her children.


I think that companies that outsource should face a huge tax penalty to the point that it would cost more then they could save.

I don't believe that spending more money on education is the answer. You can research the Kansas city school district if you're interested. They spent over a billion dollars to create some of the best schools with high paid teachers and it hasn't helped the students. (It may have helped some individual students but statistically it was a waste of money) I do think that we could change the school system so that in the eighth or ninth grade students would take a test and if you don't pass you should be provided an education geared towards learning a trade rather then pretending that you're college bound. That way for those not in the college bound group, they would have some skills when they got out of high school .


The KC story is one of corporate greed and political coruption. A quick search online bears that out. An interesting aspect of the KC story is that segregation remained after all that money was poured into the districts. Which is one of the points I made earlier. Unless students who come from poor families are given access to the same networks that upper-middle class and wealthy students have access to, the problems of poverty will never decrease.

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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
This is about the top 100, the 1%, of EXTREME wealth, earning £100+billions per YEAR, whilst their companies typically outsource to China etc for a pittance...

This is about The TOP ONE PERCENT of America's Wealthiest Tax Payers
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We ARE Talking About U.S. CORPORATIONs.
NOT
Individual Human Beings. There isn't ANY Human Being IN The World 'earning £100+billions per YEAR' as far as I know

Here is a list of LEGAL Tax Paying Personalities / Entities that make up a partial list of THE TOP 1% of the Wealthiest Persona's IN the USA

1. Exxon Mobil - $486.4 Billion

2. Walmart - $446.9 Billion

3. Chevron - $253.7 Billion

4. Conoco Philips - $251.2 Billion

5. Apple - $156. 5 Billion

Total for above Top 5 Corporations = $1,594,700,000,000.00
or
Roughly $1.6 TRILLION dollars
NOW
The Top 5 Wealthiest Americans
are:
Bill Gates - $67.0 billion - Microsoft

W. Buffett- $53.5 billion - Berkshire Hathaway

L. Ellison - $43.0 billion - Oracle Corporation

C. Koch - $34.0 billion - Koch Industries

D. Koch - $34.0 billion - Koch Industries

THESE Billionaires^^^ have a Combined Wealth OF $231.5 Billion
&
IS NO WHERE Near the $1.6 TRILLION dollar Combined Wealth of just 5 of THE USA's TOP 1% Tax Paying Legal Entities aka The Corporations... ~rore
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:37 AM
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There is a bible Proverb that comes to mind

Proverbs 30:8


Give me neither poverty nor wealth



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:57 AM
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The post I made is in reference to the Global Economics Forum report that I posted and another poster argued about this threads video being made by a ''bozo''.

I posted in reference to a quote from an article that stated this, it is a quoted statistic. Besides declared earnings of billionaires is possibly a minimalist percentage of the reality figure. I know very rich people that know of plenty of ways of legally inhabiting various places on Earth whilst having secret banking and paying minimal tax. There are loopholes and these are exploited.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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I think that a great place to start in term of ending this cycle of weath inequlity would be to nationalize the energy industry...

why should private individuals, be allowed to profit off of this essential aspect of todays society? seems to me, that if you take away the profit, it would either lower the overall costs of service or increase the efficiency of the infastructure.

as it is now, the only people able to profit off this industry are the same people that are already rich...



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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As food, water and energy become more scarce for everyone, in the coming years and decades, wealth will need to be divided more equitably. The rich will have to take care of the poor. If they don't, they will put themselves and the whole world at risk.

Even at the level of nations: rich countries will need to share their wealth with poorer nations, for the sake of their own stability and security.

As the New Message from God says: "The very rich will have to give up their very silly little games, their indulgences and addictions, to really get out and help people. Otherwise, they too will be overthrown. The anger towards the rich will become so severe that the rich will have nowhere to run in the future if the world goes out of control."

This is from the revelation entitled "Rebellion, Revolution and War"



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by kalisdad
I think that a great place to start in term of ending this cycle of weath inequlity would be to nationalize the energy industry...

why should private individuals, be allowed to profit off of this essential aspect of todays society? seems to me, that if you take away the profit, it would either lower the overall costs of service or increase the efficiency of the infastructure.

as it is now, the only people able to profit off this industry are the same people that are already rich...


While I certainly think your goal is laudable, and god knows the energy industry is full of swines,I think the private sector is pretty vital to resources' efficient exploitation. It's much better at R&D (the tech stuff they do to drill for oil now is pretty amazing) and its hunger means that new methods and territories are discovered fast.

Of course there's some pretty huge downsides to that hunger too!





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