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Forum Post: Bring on the comet.

Posted 4 years ago on Sept. 3, 2014, 4:12 a.m. EST by StillModestCapitalist (343)
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America and the world, if you want corporations out of politics, then stop giving so much of your money to corporations.

Newsflash: Apple, Motorola, Microsoft, Sony, Columbia, Ticket Master, AT&T, Verizon, Disney, Universal, Netflix, Pfizer, GSK, Dreamworks, Facebook, Starbucks, and GE are all corporations.

"But we can't reduce our support for any of the above. We need our horribly over-priced smart phones and tablets, latest operating systems, video games, CDs, DVDs, and digital downloads, Hollywood blockbusters, live shows, mostly unnecessary meds, social networking, lattes and mostly unnecessary medical testing. We can't live without any of it. So we'll just go on as we always do complaining about the influence of corporations while we hand over even more of our money to those corporations giving them even more influence over our sold-out government."

Like I've said many times, the masses are at the very least 1/2 to blame for the concentration of wealth, the corrupt government influence, the high cost of living, and everything else they complain about. This includes OWS supporters. For this reason, true reform will not come until after a comet smashes into the Earth. Hopefully, the survivors will learn from our pathetic failures and colossal ignorance.

By the way, I God damn well do practice exactly what I preach. I have been since long before OWS was formed. I bought my 8 year old laptop and OS used, I sign on using dial-up, I haven't bought a new CD, DVD, or video game in 8 years, I've NEVER paid for a digital download, I don't attend concerts, I haven't taken a drug of any kind since the age of 18, I've seen a doctor only one time in the last decade, I complained about the outrageous bill and got it reduced by 50%, I don't use Facebook, I never click on internet ads, I use a very basic $20 cell phone and I pay less than $200 per YEAR for service.

I support small unincorporated businesses whenever possible and I keep my support of the corporate world to a minimum. I've been doing so since long before OWS was formed. If I weren't such a God damn one in a million FREAK of society, then OWS never would have been necessary to begin with and this page never would have been created.

But never mind all that. The line for the new horribly over-priced smart phone will be forming soon. Better sell a limb, pack up your tent, food for a week, and get over there right away.



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[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

Up until relatively recent times,the financial management style of Americans has for the most part been "Easy come,easy go." Now that things have changed-(Not so easy come,way too easy go)-perhaps the US will become a Nation of Savers,like some other people I can think of.That seems unlikely to me,anyhow.People who spend money in a profligate and reckless manner really should not be considered creditworthy.Yet in our Nation of Spenders,most people have access to all types of credit.Must be part of The Plan.Elsewise it don't make sense.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33633) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

OH - short on money? - credit card(s) maxed out? - get a payday loan to update your phone.

( not aimed at you - just a continuation of what you already posted )