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  •  You do live in a magical world (1+ / 0-)
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    But I was asking you a serious question. If you don't like not having money, or if you don't feel like you have enough, then go out and make some. I didn't say it was easy, but it's certainly possible.
    You're fucking kidding me, right?
    That guy's money has nothing to do anybody's life choices.
    Except that it does, or haven't you been paying attention. More money means more speech, means more political power.  Being filthy rich means that you aren't subject to the same law as the rest of us.
    Being pissed at corrupt douchebags and blogging to the choir isn't doing anything.
    Obviously not to the choir when we've got folks like you willing to apologize for any sort of excess. Spreading bullshit about how I can just go make money(Seriously though, WTF?  You really live in an alternate reality if you think that's how it works.)
    •  I'm not apologizing for any kind of excess. (0+ / 0-)
      Except that it does, or haven't you been paying attention. More money means more speech, means more political power.  Being filthy rich means that you aren't subject to the same law as the rest of us.
      And I'm certainly not screaming that rich people aren't subject to the same laws while I do absolutely nothing about it. You're unwilling to call for the impeachment of the President even though you presumably think he should be impeached for corruption. Your protests are impotent expressions of anger on a blog to people you've never met and will likely never meet.

      Here you are, saying that all of our public officials are corrupt, and that rich people get away with everything, and yet you're not willing to do a goddamned thing. Not one goddamned thing. You just hide your impotence behind anger that does absolutely nothing for anyone.

      If you're serious that our President and other elected officials are so corrupt that they are willing co-conspirators to a fraud being perpetrated on the American public, then your unwillingness to follow through is the problem, and you have only yourself to blame for the fact that rich guys get away with everything. If you see this fraud and corruption, then you have a responsibility to do something about it. You have a responsibility to do something that would actually entail some risk. But the thing is, you don't have the courage to do anything except whine.

      I asked you upthread why you don't go out and make some money if you don't like not having as much as you would want. You thought that question was completely unrealistic because you lack courage, and you can't imagine doing something that would entail some risk. So you snort derisively that I live in a fantasy land because you can't imagine yourself actually going out and making more money. It's too hard, right?

      Same thing with the impeachment of the President. I ask you why you don't call for his impeachment, and why you don't start a movement to call for his impeachment and change the culture of corruption of Wall St. and in Washington. Your answer? 'Well, ... the alternative would be worse, and impeaching him wouldn't do anything.' If impeaching Obama won't do anything, then why are you screaming for the arrest of Wall St. executives? That wouldn't do anything either.

      Your answers are bullshit because you don't have the guts to do anything but rage on a blog. That's why I think all this anger at Wall St. is just one big jerk off.

      •  You clearly live in a world in a different world (0+ / 0-)

        than most of us and have obviously bought in to the nonsense lies.

        Your answers are bullshit because you don't have the guts to do anything but rage on a blog. That's why I think all this anger at Wall St. is just one big jerk off.
        It makes you look stupid when you make claims about what someone does or doesn't do when you obviously have no idea what they're actually doing.  Accusing me of being a coward is hilariously idiotic.  I do and have done numerous things.  Shit, I quit my job and got a one way ticket to New York to help start occupy wall street.  But, no, you deign to throw insults and call me a coward.
        I asked you upthread why you don't go out and make some money if you don't like not having as much as you would want. You thought that question was completely unrealistic because you lack courage, and you can't imagine doing something that would entail some risk. So you snort derisively that I live in a fantasy land because you can't imagine yourself actually going out and making more money. It's too hard, right?

        Same thing with the impeachment of the President. I ask you why you don't call for his impeachment, and why you don't start a movement to call for his impeachment and change the culture of corruption of Wall St. and in Washington. Your answer? 'Well, ... the alternative would be worse, and impeaching him wouldn't do anything.' If impeaching Obama won't do anything, then why are you screaming for the arrest of Wall St. executives? That wouldn't do anything either.

        You're seriously naive if your being honest at all.  You really do like in magic capitalist land where risk is the only thing it takes to make money.and all it takes to get rid of corruption in government is some good old fashion elbow grease and "risk".

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