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#1 - slamweiss (05/09/2012) [-]
"The Times had estimated the threshold for being in the top 1 percent in household income at about $380,000 [per year]." The young adults portrayed in your picture aren't in the top 1% you ******* idiot, this is why 12 year-olds aren't allowed to vote.
#3 to #1 - reaganomix (05/09/2012) [-]
How large is the earth?
#5 to #3 - slamweiss (05/09/2012) [-]
Not even relevant man. If you dont trust a well know paper get ready cause youre gonna become a conspiracy theorist when you grow up... just saying.
#7 to #5 - reaganomix (05/09/2012) [-]
God, you must be a retard. This has nothing to do about the household income in America. The world's population is 6.8 billion. That is a very large number.

Now take into account all the poor and down trodden people around the world that don't live in America. There are a ******** of them.

China, India, Africa, Asia, Central America, etc.

The people in the Occupy movements look like the 1 percent to those people because unlike Third World countries, we are far better of than they are.

Also, the Times thinks Americans are idiots, which is true of course if someone like you is not able to notice what the image actually means.
User avatar #8 to #7 - Daeiros (05/09/2012) [-]
yes and those people are downtrodden because the mega corporations that the OWS people are protesting came in and snatched the land they were using for agriculture. those poor people were not poor until wall street got a hold of them.
corrupt backroom government deals and predatory loans lead to exxon and nike owning most of africa, and american law does not apply in africa, and african law won't dare bite the hand that feeds, so now people who were quite well off have been forced from their homes and given deadly jobs making less then enough money to afford less food then they were easily able to get before "progress" came and "developed" their nation.
so yes, while in comparison to those in third world countries, OWS people do have it pretty good, but still not as good as they should have it. i hate people who say it could always be worse, it makes me want to punch them in the stomach, shrug and say hey, be happy it wasnt your face, right? there is no real excuse for poverty, it is artificially created out of pure unadulterated greed for the sake of greed. when my parents were my age, they made half the wages i do, but paid 1/8th the rent i do. one step closer to slavery and it's only getting worse.
those in the middle of the food chain are best suited to bring down the parasites at the top because they have the resources to not be entirely consumed with the challenges of day to day survival, and can stop to think and recognize the source of the problem and do something about it.
#9 to #8 - reaganomix (05/09/2012) [-]
Them being poor farmers does not make anything better and their poverty extends farther than 'mega corporations'. The poor people were given jobs that provide a wage, just like during the industrial revolution, they were paid low wages, just like during the Industrial Revolution, and just like the industrial revolution, their standard of living will increase because of the benefits this industries have.

I am valiantly opposed to corporate influence in government, but these industries will lead to the rise of their standard of living. The problems in Africa extend farther than just some corporations. Personally, I blame European imperialism because they effectively destroyed progress in Africa.

Also no one really cares about what happens to the Africans, it is just a facade. If we really cared, instead of handing Africans clothes--effectively ruining a profitable business in Africa, we should teach them how to make and run businesses. Capitalism is the best way to take a country out of poverty, no country has ever become wealthy from socialistic ideology.

Every society has a 'poor' class, it is not just greed, every country runs on greed. Soviet Russia ran on greed, Communist China runs on greed, Cuba runs on greed. Pure capitalism with no corporate influence is the best way to take people out of poverty.

China's military patrol the boarder in Hong Kong because many Chinese were running away into Hong Kong, a true free market. They run to Hong Kong because they know that their standard of living will increase. Of course, I want the 'poor' to live better, but I feel a capitalistic model with little influence from large corporations is ideal.

To me, Occupy Wall St seems very socialistic and many of them want a larger government. What they fail to realize is that Corporations will use the large government to **** over the common man. The real parasite is a large government.
User avatar #6 to #5 - reaganomix (05/09/2012) [-]
What is the world's population?
User avatar #2 to #1 - reaganomix (05/09/2012) [-]
Let's play a game
#4 to #2 - slamweiss (05/09/2012) [-]
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