We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
So I'm supposed to feel sorry for people who have made bad choices in their lives? I feel sorry for them for not having been coached to live within their means, something that alot of us HAVE been able to do AND get post graduate degrees.
Its pretty important to note that the unemployment rate for people over 25 with a bachelor's degree is 5%. 4.6% for whites with a bachelors degree. The trough unemployment rate was 3%.
I had 15k in debt. I'm 41 and will have it paid off this month. If someone told me I had 136k I don't think I'd even try. That's some fucked up math there.
So where's all the wealth going? A lot of it is going to the very rich, and there's an argument to be had about that. But an unimaginable amount is simply being poured down Death's gullet in our frantic and delusional attempts to live forever, no matter the cost or consequences.
This arbitrary 99% number that everyone loves to rally around is just lost on me entirely. It means essentially nothing.
and what lasting change to American society has the tea party achieved?
i hate it when i see people saying this about home ownership. if middle class people don't own their homes, who does? the rich do, that's who. if you don't own your home, you rent... and you spend your life tithing a percentage of your income to some rich guy with nothing to show for it at the end.
yes, if you borrow money to buy a home, you pay interest to the same rich people. but at least every month you are building equity in something that's real.
With an unemployment rate around 9%, that means 90% or so of us are employed.
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believe me, if rental properties were not profitable there would be no rental properties.
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On October 2nd, it is clear that the bunker mentality among those who wear the shield and carry the baton is inimical to a free society.
Ending the militarization of police is our one demand.
Led by WALTER WATERS of Oregon, the so-called Bonus Expeditionary Force set out for the nation's capital. Hitching rides, hopping trains, and hiking finally brought the Bonus Army, now 15,000 strong, into the capital in June 1932. Although President Hoover refused to address them, the veterans did find an audience with a congressional delegation. Soon a debate began in the Congress over whether to meet the demonstrators' demands.
As deliberation continued on Capitol Hill, the Bonus Army built a SHANTYTOWN across the Potomac River in ANACOSTIA FLATS. When the Senate rejected their demands on June 17, most of the veterans dejectedly returned home. But several thousand remained in the capital with their families. Many had nowhere else to go. The Bonus Army conducted itself with decorum and spent their vigil unarmed.
It's not a big deal, but I'm pretty sure that Carlin wouldn't want to be used as a tool to promote protests he would see as pointless and hopeless. (I mean, the closer from from that special is about how Carlin wants to watch the world burn).
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That Burnett piece was so dumb. TARP has been paid off so everything is fine?? Idiot.
The rise of the anti-war left pushed the Nixon team to extreme, often illegal ends – most infamously with the plumbers, who plugged the leak of classified information, and of course the Watergate burglary.
I've seen this a few places the last couple of days, and I have to say it's misrepresenting Carlin. Taken in context, that rant is about how the game is already over, and that the vast majority of Americans were screwed from birth and cannot and will not change the way they think. It's not a big deal, but I'm pretty sure that Carlin wouldn't want to be used as a tool to promote protests he would see as pointless and hopeless.
What is the alternative?? Because if Obama is "balls deep," the GOP is Wall Street's never once cleaned after use, battery-powered sex toy.
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