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October 19th, 2017
Adam Carolla Explains the Occupy Wall Street Generation
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agentdoublej

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 To me even if the rich do get more opportunity in this country you have an opportunity to become rich so that would even it up for me.I could see if you werent allowed to move up in class then that would be an issue.You cant get mad because someone was building their empire while you were chilling at your friends house smoking weed.Life is what you make
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the 1% are lonely, give them a hug
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I think the problem with the whole OWS/99%er movement is the convolution for what they really stand for.

Part of me thinks it's a bunch of lazy people with entitlement issues, the other part completely agrees with the corruptness of lobbyists, corporate loop holes, blah blah blah.

The 99% movement does not equal the Occupy Wall Street movement.  There is some crossover, but some bullshit in both.

That's why I think this stuff is so polarizing, it hits people for pros and cons and people resonate with various aspects and then extrapolate all sorts of weirdness.

Like the 99%er tumbler website where people think they should have their $100,000 of college tuition reimbursed because they can't find a job.

I don't think the people that STARTED in Manhattan, had this in mind at all...

Just wondering what the consensus here was...
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This is great, great thread Brad. I'd like to continue the free education

 
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 Some of the uninformed comments here make me want to give up on humanity. Since when does everyone automatically have a finance and econ degree? I had to go to college and grad school to get mine.
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Brad- wrote:
The 99% movement does not equal the Occupy Wall Street movement.  There is some crossover, but some bullshit in both.

It doesn't? Either way, I've been conflating the two as just sort of an outburst of a silent majority who are getting screwed over by the vested interests. They don't necessarily know what they want or how to get it, but given that the crash was caused by a gaping hole where regulation is supposed to go, and given that the appropriate after-the-fact stimulus measures have been made impossible by the right wing, I know where I think it should end up. 
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"I think the problem with the whole OWS/99%er movement is the convolution for what they really stand for."

Why would you expect such a large movement to have perfectly consistent demands and goals? Their concerns lie predominantly with the extreme and growing inequality in wealth of the country and the fact that the voting power of the populus has been nullified by monied interests. I find both to be legitiment concerns.
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what a dumb twat, he needs to learn some humility
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Brad- wrote:
Part of me thinks it's a bunch of lazy people with entitlement issues, the other part completely agrees with the corruptness of lobbyists, corporate loop holes, blah blah blah.


Yeah my brain kind of turns off whenever anyone mentions entitlements and debt forgiveness. The thing is our governement has to LOWER spending (entitlements) and raise taxes to pay back the $114 trillion in unfunded liabilites.
What makes me laugh is that the large investment banks fucked the world economy by over-leverging and make some ridiculous gambles. After they fucked up and went bankkrupt, they were able to get the government to pay them out huge bonuses: $2.1 trillion in taxpayer money since 2008. Investment banking seems like a solid profession. Take extreme risks, gamble the money. If you win, you're richest fucking person in the world. If you fuck up and lose, taxpayers bail you out and you get millions of dollars in bonuses for being an idiot. Then you get to go to the strip club and get the world's hottest escorts to give you blowjobs all night and even finger your asshole if you pay for it.
PICKUP IS FOR CHUMPS!

For the more intelligent folk that have any interest in big finance/global economic collapse: 


Taleb on the Federal Reserve/monetary policy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmrZsqGMGSo


4 DA DUMMYZ:
http://usdebt.kleptocracy.us/


This is probably my last post on finance/politics... I've been thinking a lot about big money the past couple months, hence why for the first time in a few years I'm sitting on my computer on a Thursday night instead of getting drunk and chasing skanks.

All for the greater good:  MONEY FOR PICKUP!!!
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 Say fellas, how about that whole Global Warming scam, eh?
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