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rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-11 04:41:41 UTC
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The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.

This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.

Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.

http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
El Castor
2017-08-11 09:19:30 UTC
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The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-11 16:40:10 UTC
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The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").

One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
El Castor
2017-08-11 20:21:32 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
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The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Relax. If he was poor would he would be a nice guy? There are good
people and psychopathic assholes -- some are rich and some are poor.
The poor ones break the window of your car and steal your Macy's bag.
The rich aren't immune from being loons, but they can also save 15,000
acres of forest and give it to Yosemite, or like William Kent they can
buy Muir Woods to save it from a water company and give it to the
federal government to be preserved for posterity. Teddy Roosevelt
wanted to name Muir Woods after William Kent, but Kent insisted that
it be named for John Muir. Next time you are in Muir Woods, give
Kent's memory a nod.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 00:53:38 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:21:32 -0700, El Castor
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Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Relax. If he was poor would he would be a nice guy?
Maybe, maybe not, but if he were poor at least he wouldn't
have the power to deprive others of community possibilities
just so that he could clench them to himself alone.
Post by El Castor
There are good
people and psychopathic assholes -- some are rich and some are poor.
It was mentioned in discussions about him that very
successful people are often psychopaths, because
psychopathy can carry with it many qualities that are
conducive to being successful in control, such as a
dedication so great that it makes one willing to
sacrifice "normal" human values for the purpose of
achieving one's ends. When you look at very
successful people under capitalism, from at least
the robber baron era of Rockefeller and Hill and
Vanderbilt, the psychopathy is easy to spot.

I posted not long ago an excerpt from Shaw's
"Major Barbara" in which her self-made very rich
father expresses those very psychopathic qualitities.
Here's a small piece of it again.

UNDERSHAFT [his energetic tone dropping
into one of bitter and brooding remembrance]
I was an east ender. I moralized and starved
until one day I swore that I would be a fullfed
free man at all costs--that nothing should
stop me except a bullet, neither reason nor
morals nor the lives of other men. I said
"Thou shalt starve ere I starve"; and with
that word I became free and great. I was a
dangerous man until I had my will: now I
am a useful, beneficent, kindly person.
That is the history of most self-made
millionaires, I fancy. When it is the history
of every Englishman we shall have an
England worth living in.
Post by El Castor
The poor ones break the window of your car and steal your Macy's bag.
Small potatoes compared to what the wealthy can do, and do do.
Post by El Castor
The rich aren't immune from being loons, but they can also save 15,000
acres of forest and give it to Yosemite, or like William Kent they can
buy Muir Woods to save it from a water company and give it to the
federal government to be preserved for posterity. Teddy Roosevelt
wanted to name Muir Woods after William Kent, but Kent insisted that
it be named for John Muir. Next time you are in Muir Woods, give
Kent's memory a nod.
I mentioned that the Sun Microsystems guy is engaged in
some ventures that are indeed to the good of man, and
which even will try to make the environment better and more
accessible to other people. However, in the Martin's Beach
situation, you see the merciless, selfish, inconsiderate iron
hand that is the mark of the psychopath. Such people may
do a lot of good, but if you hope for things from them, you
may end up getting trampled under their determined
selfishness. They can't be trusted, you can only hope for
the best, but as Martin's Beach demonstrates, the best is
sometimes far from what you will get.
El Castor
2017-08-12 04:15:29 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:21:32 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Relax. If he was poor would he would be a nice guy?
Maybe, maybe not, but if he were poor at least he wouldn't
have the power to deprive others of community possibilities
just so that he could clench them to himself alone.
Post by El Castor
There are good
people and psychopathic assholes -- some are rich and some are poor.
It was mentioned in discussions about him that very
successful people are often psychopaths, because
psychopathy can carry with it many qualities that are
conducive to being successful in control, such as a
dedication so great that it makes one willing to
sacrifice "normal" human values for the purpose of
achieving one's ends. When you look at very
successful people under capitalism, from at least
the robber baron era of Rockefeller and Hill and
Vanderbilt, the psychopathy is easy to spot.
I posted not long ago an excerpt from Shaw's
"Major Barbara" in which her self-made very rich
father expresses those very psychopathic qualitities.
Here's a small piece of it again.
UNDERSHAFT [his energetic tone dropping
into one of bitter and brooding remembrance]
I was an east ender. I moralized and starved
until one day I swore that I would be a fullfed
free man at all costs--that nothing should
stop me except a bullet, neither reason nor
morals nor the lives of other men. I said
"Thou shalt starve ere I starve"; and with
that word I became free and great. I was a
dangerous man until I had my will: now I
am a useful, beneficent, kindly person.
That is the history of most self-made
millionaires, I fancy. When it is the history
of every Englishman we shall have an
England worth living in.
Post by El Castor
The poor ones break the window of your car and steal your Macy's bag.
Small potatoes compared to what the wealthy can do, and do do.
Post by El Castor
The rich aren't immune from being loons, but they can also save 15,000
acres of forest and give it to Yosemite, or like William Kent they can
buy Muir Woods to save it from a water company and give it to the
federal government to be preserved for posterity. Teddy Roosevelt
wanted to name Muir Woods after William Kent, but Kent insisted that
it be named for John Muir. Next time you are in Muir Woods, give
Kent's memory a nod.
I mentioned that the Sun Microsystems guy is engaged in
some ventures that are indeed to the good of man, and
which even will try to make the environment better and more
accessible to other people. However, in the Martin's Beach
situation, you see the merciless, selfish, inconsiderate iron
hand that is the mark of the psychopath. Such people may
do a lot of good, but if you hope for things from them, you
may end up getting trampled under their determined
selfishness. They can't be trusted, you can only hope for
the best, but as Martin's Beach demonstrates, the best is
sometimes far from what you will get.
My, you are a real hater, aren't you.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 05:59:04 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:21:32 -0700, El Castor
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Relax. If he was poor would he would be a nice guy?
Maybe, maybe not, but if he were poor at least he wouldn't
have the power to deprive others of community possibilities
just so that he could clench them to himself alone.
Post by El Castor
There are good
people and psychopathic assholes -- some are rich and some are poor.
It was mentioned in discussions about him that very
successful people are often psychopaths, because
psychopathy can carry with it many qualities that are
conducive to being successful in control, such as a
dedication so great that it makes one willing to
sacrifice "normal" human values for the purpose of
achieving one's ends. When you look at very
successful people under capitalism, from at least
the robber baron era of Rockefeller and Hill and
Vanderbilt, the psychopathy is easy to spot.
I posted not long ago an excerpt from Shaw's
"Major Barbara" in which her self-made very rich
father expresses those very psychopathic qualitities.
Here's a small piece of it again.
UNDERSHAFT [his energetic tone dropping
into one of bitter and brooding remembrance]
I was an east ender. I moralized and starved
until one day I swore that I would be a fullfed
free man at all costs--that nothing should
stop me except a bullet, neither reason nor
morals nor the lives of other men. I said
"Thou shalt starve ere I starve"; and with
that word I became free and great. I was a
dangerous man until I had my will: now I
am a useful, beneficent, kindly person.
That is the history of most self-made
millionaires, I fancy. When it is the history
of every Englishman we shall have an
England worth living in.
Post by El Castor
The poor ones break the window of your car and steal your Macy's bag.
Small potatoes compared to what the wealthy can do, and do do.
Post by El Castor
The rich aren't immune from being loons, but they can also save 15,000
acres of forest and give it to Yosemite, or like William Kent they can
buy Muir Woods to save it from a water company and give it to the
federal government to be preserved for posterity. Teddy Roosevelt
wanted to name Muir Woods after William Kent, but Kent insisted that
it be named for John Muir. Next time you are in Muir Woods, give
Kent's memory a nod.
I mentioned that the Sun Microsystems guy is engaged in
some ventures that are indeed to the good of man, and
which even will try to make the environment better and more
accessible to other people. However, in the Martin's Beach
situation, you see the merciless, selfish, inconsiderate iron
hand that is the mark of the psychopath. Such people may
do a lot of good, but if you hope for things from them, you
may end up getting trampled under their determined
selfishness. They can't be trusted, you can only hope for
the best, but as Martin's Beach demonstrates, the best is
sometimes far from what you will get.
My, you are a real hater, aren't you.
Of predatory capitalism, yes.
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2017-08-11 22:13:46 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
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The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.

https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/

Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**

· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **

· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*

·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***


· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **

·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***


· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
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Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.
https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**
· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **
· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*
·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***
· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **
·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***
· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
Good point. The capacity of the liberal to bitch and moan because
someone has more, is beyond measure. Poor things, they are caught on
the horns of a dilemma. Marxists at heart, but they know Marxism
doesn't work. Must be like some horny bastard shipwrecked on a desert
island with 20 beautiful women -- who all have the Clap. (-8
billbowden
2017-08-12 04:06:40 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:13:46 -0700, "billbowden"
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Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.
https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**
· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **
· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*
·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***
· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **
·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***
· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
Good point. The capacity of the liberal to bitch and moan because
someone has more, is beyond measure. Poor things, they are caught on
the horns of a dilemma. Marxists at heart, but they know Marxism
doesn't work. Must be like some horny bastard shipwrecked on a desert
island with 20 beautiful women -- who all have the Clap. (-8
Young liberals are understandable, but not old ones. As the old saying goes:
"If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart, and if you
are not a conservative when you are old, you have no brain."
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 05:25:54 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:06:40 -0700, "billbowden"
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Post by El Castor
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:13:46 -0700, "billbowden"
Post by billbowden
Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.
https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**
· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **
· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*
·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***
· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **
·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***
· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
Good point. The capacity of the liberal to bitch and moan because
someone has more, is beyond measure. Poor things, they are caught on
the horns of a dilemma. Marxists at heart, but they know Marxism
doesn't work. Must be like some horny bastard shipwrecked on a desert
island with 20 beautiful women -- who all have the Clap. (-8
"If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart, and if you
are not a conservative when you are old, you have no brain."
I've heard that as "A young man who is not a liberal has no
heart, but if he is still a liberal as an old man he has no brain."

My personal response to that is "A young man who is not
a liberal has no heart, and if he is still a liberal as an old man
he has succeeded in not losing his heart."
El Castor
2017-08-12 07:35:47 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:06:40 -0700, "billbowden"
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Post by El Castor
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:13:46 -0700, "billbowden"
Post by billbowden
Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.
https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**
· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **
· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*
·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***
· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **
·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***
· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
Good point. The capacity of the liberal to bitch and moan because
someone has more, is beyond measure. Poor things, they are caught on
the horns of a dilemma. Marxists at heart, but they know Marxism
doesn't work. Must be like some horny bastard shipwrecked on a desert
island with 20 beautiful women -- who all have the Clap. (-8
"If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart, and if you
are not a conservative when you are old, you have no brain."
I've heard that as "A young man who is not a liberal has no
heart, but if he is still a liberal as an old man he has no brain."
My personal response to that is "A young man who is not
a liberal has no heart, and if he is still a liberal as an old man
he has succeeded in not losing his heart."
So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 12:47:56 UTC
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 13:24:59 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.

Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 13:47:51 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
El Castor
2017-08-12 20:47:32 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
mg
2017-08-12 21:31:37 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
I don't know much of anything about "Marxism". However, I
don't think there are any examples in human history where
either pure socialism, or pure capitalism, has ever been
tried. I do suspect, though, that if they were put to the
test that even socialists wouldn't like pure socialism and
even capitalist wouldn't like pure capitalism.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-08-12 22:39:03 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
Until you stop spouting off without any concern
for logic or relevance or anything but hysteria,
there's no point trying to talk to you.
El Castor
2017-08-13 07:54:43 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:47:32 -0700, El Castor
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
Until you stop spouting off without any concern
for logic or relevance or anything but hysteria,
there's no point trying to talk to you.
OK, I graciously accept your capitulation.
rumpelstiltskin
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:47:32 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
Until you stop spouting off without any concern
for logic or relevance or anything but hysteria,
there's no point trying to talk to you.
OK, I graciously accept your capitulation.
You can't top the fool you already made of
yourself, but keep working on it.
El Castor
2017-08-13 19:38:49 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:47:32 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:35:47 -0700, El Castor
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So give us some examples of the success of Marxism. A country where
Marxism flourishes?
If you accept that modern socialism is the creation of
the thinking of enlightened figures who found society as
it was unsatisfactory, which conspicuously includes Marx,
that would be all of Europe and also the best of the USA
as we know it. That includes our Kaiser Permanente,
of course. The USA is of course a "mixed economy"
now, not just raw capitalism as was the case in the
USA as late as the era of the Robber Barons.
P.S. I just checked over my posts in this thread,
and confirmed what I thought, that I never brought
up Marxism in it. That's some kind of logical error or
debating trick on your part, though I don't know the
name of it.
"Strawman". I just thought of the name.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Not that I don't admire Marx - I do - but there's
never been a purely Marxist country just as there's
never been a purely Platonist country, both for
pretty much the same reason.
Well, you admire Marx and hate capitalists, so I think it's fair to
ask you for an example of a Marxist success story -- which you can't
supply. Why do you think Marxism has failed where it has been tried?
Until you stop spouting off without any concern
for logic or relevance or anything but hysteria,
there's no point trying to talk to you.
OK, I graciously accept your capitulation.
You can't top the fool you already made of
yourself, but keep working on it.
Still waiting for an example of the triumph of Marxism, and barring
that, an explanation of why it has failed everywhere it has been
tried. Won't -- or more likely, can't.

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On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:30 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by rumpelstiltskin
The selfish rich a****** who sealed off Martin's Beach in
clear violation of California's Coastal Access Laws has finally
lost in court AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF APPEALS, and it's not
over yet. That hideous selfish rich jerk intends to appeal it
all the way to the Supreme Court if he can. Kids who were
13 when they wanted to surf at that traditional surfing beach
are 20 now. It makes me want to spit, and it intensifies my
hatred for the cult of wealth that infests the USA.
This is being hailed as a victory, but it's no victory at all
because of the length of time it took, and the years during
which people were denied access to that beach, and it's
still not over. I don't know how that creep can live with
himself, but like many rich people he's not even human,
he's just a monster.
Capitalism sucks. It benefits the very worst people.
http://tinyurl.com/yd2qsqck
Sorry about the beach, but those "very worst people", have
occasionally done one or two good things. Bill and Melinda Gates have
given $28 billion to charity, and Microsoft has created 121,000 jobs.
Warren Buffet pledged to give 99% of his estate to charity. When
loggers were set to cut down 15,000 acres of land next to Yosemite,
John D. Rockefeller bought the forest and gave it to the park, and
Rockefellers have contributed land and buildings to Acadia National
Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Virgin Islands National Park, Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Canyon,
Haleakala, Lassen Volcanic, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah
national parks, Antietam, Big Hole, Fort Donelson national
battlefields, Capulin Volcano, George Washington Birthplace national
monuments, and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. Etc, etc, etc
etc, etc, etc -- and so forth.
Oh, we should be falling to our knees in gratitude for the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's table (to borrow a
phrase from Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism").
One of the commentators responding to the Martin's
Beach fiasco noted that the billionaire was doing good
stuff for the environment elsewhere, but he'd completely
ruined his reputation at least locally by barring the only
land access to the best surfing beach in the county to
thousands of kids for seven years now. Who the hell
does he think he is? A rich bastard, and proud of it, is
who he is. He gets what he wants and everybody else
can go f. themselves.
Just be happy if you have more than $61,000 in assets, you are among the top
10% richest people in the world.
https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
Got $2200? In this world, you're rich. Assets (not cash) of $2200 per adult
place a person in the top 50% of the world's wealthiest.*
· If you made $1500 last year, you're in the top 20% of the world's income
earners.**
· If you have sufficient food, decent clothes, live in a house or apartment,
and have a reasonably reliable means of transportation, you are among the
top 15% of the world's wealthy. **
· Have $61,000 in assets? You're among the richest 10% of the adults in the
world.*
More than ten times that, and I know how lucky I am, because
I'm such a lazy and shiftless piece of [censored] that I'm lucky I
have anything at all.
Post by billbowden
·If you earn $25,000 or more annually, you are in the top 10% of the world's
income-earners.***
I haven't worked at all since 1999, but I pull in about $50K
a year from my pension and social security plus I have
investments. Marx and Engels would have me taken out
and shot immediately, and they'd be right to do that. But I
live in the good old USA where fairness doesn't count, so
I'm sitting pretty.

I should quit bitching, but I won't, because everybody
has to have a hobby.
Post by billbowden
· If you have any money saved, a hobby that requires some equipment or
supplies, a variety of clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition),
and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world's wealthy. **
Nobody in their right mind would call me a fashion maven. I wear
jeans and T-shirts and sneakers all the time. I only have one car
which is a 1998 Ford Escort that used to be my mom's, that I got in
2004. I mostly use it for shopping and laundry so I probably haven't
even put 20,000 miles on it myself. It's a wreck now. since
somebody piled into it while it was parked near the surprisingly
accident-prone intersection of Eureka and 18th, but the insurance
company gave me full book value for it which was only $3K, which I
sent to my sister because it was really her car. It still runs well
enough for shopping though. I'd be leery of driving it to Las Vegas
or anything like that, since it was patched up with scotch tape and
spit by my son to make it safe enough to drive in town. Actually
he did a good job of fixing it up, but we both agree that long
freeway trips are inadvisable. I don't own my own home, praise
Allah, because I definitely don't want to introduce THAT kind of
a hassle into my life.
Post by billbowden
·If you earn more than $50,000 annually, you are in the top 1% of the world's
income earners.***
· If you have more than $500,000 in assets, you're part of the richest 1% of
the world.*
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Not only should you quit bitching, you should stop being a fraud. You clearly have not problem living the 'good life' many millions don't. What do you do for the less fortunate besides bitch about the richer rich not doing enough? Your entire life story is 'self-centered'. Villifying the richer rich make you feel better but you are just like them.

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"When shaming abuses of our commons, it’s important to keep in mind the phenomenon of the “fundamental attribution error.” Basically, the fundamental attribution error suggests that we are more likely to think another person misbehaves because something is broken inside them while we are more willing to view our own misconduct as the result of situational factors.
When protecting our commons, we should first privatize or regulate as appropriate. But, if you must shame, shame with empathy."

Ben Carter is a consumer rights attorney in Louisville. He writes for The Courier-Journal, where this piece first appeared. 
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