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Forum Post: Titanic America! SINKING FAST without the first-class.

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 25, 2011, 5:19 p.m. EST by godsbestjoke (122)
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How convienient that the rich always seem to get to safety before anyone else. The time has come for the 99% of us stuck below the water-line to RISE-UP and TAKE the life-boats from those greedy bastards who dont give a damn about the rest of us. How long will we just sit by and watch our lives become more and more worth...less? I for one am going to TAKE my seat because I've been patiently standing in line for far too long!



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[-] 2 points by Samcitt (136) 12 years ago

Avoid the crewman who is releasing the life boats half full! You have a good point though, go kick their asses!

[-] 3 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

lol Right?

THIS time they WILL get their asses kicked; but not by choice, but by necessity.

[-] 1 points by Samcitt (136) 12 years ago

Did you get your seat in the end?


[-] 1 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

Is it WRONG to even ASK for a seat on the life-boat?

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 years ago

Let's at least attempt to repair the ship before we abandon it.

[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 12 years ago

ya right, ur living in a dream world, even when you post something online, its nearly always, you idioit this, you moron that, you need to be hunted and killed. the 1% won the day I asked my neighbor how much he makes and it was improper to ask. And when you do share how much you make, you are bragging. God forbid someone at the bottom should ask his neighbor how he makes his money, starting with how much, this is how the rich have pitted us against eachother. Like the other day when my truck got burgularized, why the hell didnt the theif take from a rich house, dont he know where to find them? they all live up on the hills on the east side of the valley. Its pretty funny that our entire city is divided rich on the east, and workers on the west side of the valley. After all it was pretty obvious looking at my truck that i am a working man.

[-] 3 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

Right? I don't get that either...poor folk stealing from one another.

I don't normally condone theft, but damn, if you're gonna steal at least steal from someone who's got something worth stealing and can afford to replace it with some of that "hard-earned" money they stole from us!

[-] 2 points by DiMasciosBridge (170) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

Middle-class is the "NEW RICH".


[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 12 years ago

People who steal things have no morals so I don't know why you would expect them to steal only from the rich - as if stealing from the rich is ok in the first place. That just makes zero sense.

And why should people tell people how much they make? It is really no one's business. You are right though, when someone does answer people think that they are bragging.


[-] 1 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

I once read that the only real sin...is no TRUE attempt.

[-] 1 points by Pertello (80) 12 years ago

I'm gonna climb on a door floating by and grab a whistle from somebody and get saved. Haha. Love your sinking ship analogy. Only problem is, in reality you and I are stranded adrift in a canoe and the 1% are sailing by in a $2M yacht!

[-] 2 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

That's true too, only my canoe is not only stranded and adrift, but leaking on all sides! And it doesn't matter how loud, or how much I scream for help they just can't seem to hear over the musical gala or the roar of the engines.

[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 12 years ago

at least we will be able to see the target from far away.

[-] 0 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 12 years ago

Greek Film Shows Way Out of Debt Bind

"Debtocracy" a 75-minute documentary made for $15K has inflamed popular resistance in Greece by casting the debt crisis in a new light. Watch the full length with subtitles - click link:


Seen on the Internet by over a million Greeks, the film convincingly argues that the debt is a neo-liberal ("Economic Hitman") scam and there are strong precedents for repudiating it.

The brainchild of Costas Lapavitsas, an economist and professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, the film introduces the concept of "odious debt" which was used in 2003 by the United States to renounce Saddam Hussein's $120 B debt to Russia and France.

Defined by Russian economist Alexander Sacks in the 1920's, "odious debt" is incurred by a despotic power, "not for the needs or in the interest of the State, but to strengthen its despotic regime, to repress the population that fights against it, etc., this debt is odious for the population of all the State."

He went on. "This debt is not an obligation for the nation; it is a regime's debt." Sack called it "a personal debt of the power that has incurred it." When this power falls, that debt "consequently . . . falls with the fall of this power."

Sack also considered a debt odious when, "the loans incurred by members of the government or by persons or groups associated with the government to serve interests manifestly personal - interests that are unrelated to the interests of the State." A bribe is an example of a manifestly personal interest.

Now, in order for a debt to be deemed "odious," Sack said that the lender must also be aware that the loan is "contrary to the interests of the nation."

In this case, Professor Sack said, "the creditors have committed a hostile act" against the people. They can't therefore expect that a nation freed from a despotic power will assume the 'odious' debts, which he called "personal debts of that power."

These criteria apply to Greece.


[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 12 years ago

I don't know about you but my life is not "worthless". As a matter of fact I have always contributed to the betterment of society.

Do you really think a person is "worthless"? I don't think so. They may not have what they want but they are not "worthless".

[-] 3 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

To some degree you're right. It does take person of "worth" to sacrifice their own life and happiness for the betterment of the already well-to-do. Without the "people of worth" I suppose life would be a bit tougher on the "haves".

I repeat: How much longer will we just sit-by and watch our lives become worth...less?

[-] 6 points by DiMasciosBridge (170) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

I don't think he said people are worthless. What I heard was, that THEY have been treating us as if we weren't worth AS MUCH as they are. Simply because they have more money.

We've been rowing like slaves to get them to a place called financial-freedom while they shit on gold-plated toilet-seats and bitch about us wanting enough healthcare to do so!

It IS time to take a seat. Let THEM row for awhile.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 12 years ago

So who are these people you talk about who are sitting on "gold plated toilet seats?

Are they not "successful AMERICANS" or would you consider them ASSHOLES because of their success.

When you comment about others and their successes you my friend don't have the "where with all" to understand how to be come successful for if you did, you would put that energy towards doing that instead of complaining about the success of others.

That's what's wrong with todays society - can't figure out how to become successful and complain because they are 25 years of age in debt up to their eyeballs because of their stupid decision thinking that a college degree will get them a "hugh financial position" and when it doesn't happen they blame others.

I don't have a college degree, and I have been very succesful without it. I don't complain about what others have because if I want what they have I will work towards getting it instead of complaining about it.

I am an American just as you and all others who complain. The only difference between me and being successful and those of you who aren't is "desire" to do so and in time it happens.

Never had a problem getting what I wanted in life for that very reason.

[-] 2 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

Very pleasantly said. (I wouldn't go so far as to call them assholes though).

It's not envy...really. It's just that a lot of folks have been "successful". Sometimes though, (as history keeps reminding us), the "success" of some comes at the peril of others. In defining "successful", it appears that you place a lot of emphasis on the importance of money. Not a bad thing.

[-] 2 points by Saydee (33) 12 years ago

I AGREE! I consider myself successful when I'm helping others, or even when I'm helping myself, but I DO agree.

There are a lot of successful DRUG-DEALERS, MURDERERS, etc... Makes you think.

[-] 2 points by godsbestjoke (122) 12 years ago

That's right. Success is a term that is used too loosely most times.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 12 years ago

It has nothing to do with "success" of some comes at the peril of others". I have never been in "peril" in my "successfulness". I may have worked for someone while doing it but that was my decision.

Now with regard to my emphasis on the importance of "money". It all depends. If I want to buy something and I don't have the money to purchase it, I figure out a way to either get the money or buy it at a cheaper price.

I am not "obsessed" with having hugh wads of money in my pocket as some people do - just enough to satisfy my "wants and needs" without being concerned about others.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 12 years ago

It all depends on the "individual".

People think their life is worthless because they can't connect the dots to learn how to be otherwise so, they feel "worthless" and "worth less" as you say.

So, to erase the "worthless" and "worth less" notion, a person has to have "self-worth" to be able to rise above those terms.

Self worth gives a person the ability to "succede" and be able to handle all "challenges" life has to offer and still have a positive attitude to succede.

It's not about being "worthless" or "worth less" but all about having "self worth" so that you won't become "worthless" or "worth less".