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Attention Protestors..You're Probably Part of the 1%

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Rocketman1981, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. LosPollosHermanos

    LosPollosHermanos Houston only fan
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    meaningless huh? What do you know of meaningless!!!?!?
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  2. mc mark

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    college republicans are idiots
     
  3. rhadamanthus

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    Telling protesters upset with high unemployment (among other things) to "get back to work"....

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  4. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    No kidding. I guess this all goes back to the Republican delusion that unemployed/poor people choose to be that way. Disconnected idiots.
     
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    You are a right. Objects do not create permanent happiness. Buying a car won't keep you content forever, but studies have shown that it elevates your mood making purchases (no matter how fiscally small or large) every once in a while. One can assume that repeating this habitually will lead to consistent happiness. (Obviously you can't make a series of large purchases if you don't make an NBA player's salary so small is the way to go!)

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...money-can-buy-happiness-if-you-spent-it-right
     
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    more lifestyles of the 99%.

    Many “Occupy Wall Street” protesters arrested in New York City reside in more luxurious homes than some of their rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found.

    For each of the 984 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in New York City between September 18 and October 15, police collected and filed an information sheet recording the arrestee’s name, age, sex, criminal charge, home address and — in most cases — race. The Daily Caller has obtained all of this information from a source in the New York City government.

    Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States.

    Some of the homes where “Occupy” arrestees reside, viewed through Google Maps and the Multiple Listing Service real estate database, are the definition of opulence.

    Using county assessors and online resources such as Zillow.com, TheDC estimated property values and rents for 87 percent of the homes and 59 percent of the apartments listed in the arrest records.

    Even in the nation’s currently depressed housing market, at least 95 of the protesters’ residences are worth approximately $500,000 or more. (RELATED SLIDESHOW: Opulent homes of the ’99 percent’)

    The median monthly rent for those living in apartments whose information is readily available is $1,850.



    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/02/n...reet-protesters-live-in-luxury/#ixzz1cYV6MQII
     
  7. AXG

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    Spoiled rich kids?
     
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    That's "the definition of opulence"? a 5th floor walk-up studio?

    Man, what happened to you to have downgraded your standards?

    Obama must have hit stereo salesmen pretty hard. Are you living in NYCHA housing now?

    Maybe you should pile the kiddos in the back of the family truckster and head west to the red states? You may have to sell a kidney or indenture one of the children for gas money though if things are as bad as you're implying.
     
  10. rhadamanthus

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    What we have here is the now classic "Al Gore-ing" of any populist activism.

    Just like Al Gore was given a stupidly hard time for not wearing home-made hemp clothes and riding a bicycle to every speaking engagement to maintain his "stop global warming purity", the protesters are being labeled as "hypocrites" for not suffering as much as some arbitrary standard a fox news host thinks is needed.

    Of course, the mathematics behind "99%" seem lost on these folks.
     
  11. SamFisher

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    EXCLUSIVE - protesters chauffered to site in lavish multi-million dollar coaches; aka the height of opulence:


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  12. jo mama

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    when i was in college and poor as s*** i lived in a house valued at $350k. i had no idea i was a 1%er all those nights i was selling cd's so i could go buy ramen for dinner.
     
  13. Northside Storm

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    love it.

    "You're richer than Africans, now please ignore the fact that we invest in the companies that own Africa, and make sure of that fact!"
     
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    Next time some unemployed people are getting their electricity shut off by the utility company (because they had to choose between paying their electric bill and paying their rent), they should really just be happy because people in Burundi don't even have electricity!

    Makes perfect sense! Why is anyone angry?
     
  15. DaDakota

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    Great point, NATIONALIZE electricity, it should be free for all.

    DD
     
  16. Northside Storm

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    A man once spoke a dream---

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    It was crushed by financiers who wondered how you can make money off of the social optimum of electricity for all (quick hint: you don't.)
     
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    Lol, they live in New York. I didn't know you could even buy a house that cheap in New York.
     
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    Hmm.....the daily caller obtained the info from a single "source" in the city government. This is journalism at its finest!

    There is a paradigm shift going on in our country (and the world) and some people are going to keep using the same tired 20th century propaganda I mean PR tactics to try to stop it.

    Change is coming and the entrenched power on both sides of the political spectrum are at risk.
     
  19. basso

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    did you see the houses?
     
  20. basso

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    how would you cover the costs of creating and delivering it, and maintaining the national grid?
     

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