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Person--Someone:: : Listen, you're lacking knowledge. No one is against new ideas that can serve the good of the people, if this idea can only serve the rich because it is too expensive that is exclusion. Also, it's not easy boycotting technology since we are now force to use computers, phones, Ipads etc.Again this is not just an idea to communicate with others but they make it in such a way to force us to buy it. So we do because we have no choice and we're just trying to survive.You think you can set up a job interview today by sending a note and not having a cell or house phone--NOT.They want you to go paperless by paying online--yes it requires a computer.Banks make a lot of interest from your savings then they throw you a couple of cents to shut you up.The government bails out failing banks but won't bail those people that can not now pay their mortgage because it went from $1,850 a month to 3200 dollars a month due to higher interest. And over half are college grads--go figure. Any average smart person knows that this is not about jealousy against the rich. When government falls short in their deficits they turn to the working class for more tax dollars but not the rich. Because they have the power and powerful attorneys they can afford to pay. Have you been to 3rd world countries there's only rich and poor no middle class, you either have it or you starve and eat scraps and hand out from tourists.
We get it, we get it already - America belongs to the wealthy & to hell with the rest of us. Now even the wealthy chinese want to come here - it is a land of the wealthy & the tax free (not sure how that will work) - thought that was what Dubai was for?
Revolt America - stop spending money!! Buy only food & the necessities - pocket away your cash - this is what feeds these fools.
People on both sides of the coin seem soooo angry and for what? Those who are ok will still be ok tomorrow and those who are not, will still be fighting to turn it around. Well I hope they will be still fighting to turn it around, rather than sinking in it. I live in the City with the highest unemployment rate in the country, one of the highest foreclosure rates if not the highest and homelessness among what used to be the middle class growing daily. A place where the leadership has decided to place all of its hopes on a 6 mile "Strip" of land that is over developed, over crowded and bordering on unattractive. BUT, I have nothing but blessings and honor for those who have managed to make and maintain wealth during this amazingly hard time for everyone. If for no other reason than this, if they can do it , i can do can it too! So flourish on SF, Naples, D.C. and all the other cities playing host to the wealthiest American.
In every struggle there is a silver lining if we just open our eyes wide enough to see it. I'm no tree hugger wanna be reincarnated hippy, I am just a person who is TIRED of the anger, hatefulness and blame that seems to be more abundant than kindness and tolerance. Reading it is exhausting, watching it is exhausting, listening to it is exhausting and if I'm exhausted being a spectator I know the participants are.
Finally, allow me if you will to put this small caveat on my post? I am not among the wealthy, nor am I among the homeless, but I am among the many who are perfecting my "triple threat." I have two bachelors degrees and a masters degree and have no prospects of ever making the kind of money my education dictates, but I also have an amazing ability to sing and write music and, if I don't say so myself, I am pretty damn good looking. So when I couldn't get a job with all my very expensive education I decided that I would utilize all the other gifts GOD gave me. So I started singing background and writing music for other people and booking modeling jobs and I am doing pretty damn good. I challenge everyone that is angry and complains to find your "triple threat!" Even if you have kids they need to see you fight through this. If you don't try you are teaching them it's ok to go down without a fight.
This summer Los Alamos was evacuated due to a fire threat, and guess who took them in, yup the people in the valley. The lab was highly protected ( as it should be) but the Santa Clara Pueblo who took great care of there land was not given the same resources and much of their land was katter affected by rains and flooding destroying the riparian area and the drinking water of the poor people there. As they say money talks and power reigns
Living here I hear the people talk down to and about the people in the valley. I heard a high school English teacher scoff about the ability of the kids int he high schools in the valley. I could have slapped her. Of course they kid up here perform higher look who their parents are. I would like to see Mrs. B. teach down there and get the same results.
Yes I live here but am not so proud of the attitude of my fellow citizens. There are good people here but unfortunately they are out numbered by the privileged, arrogant and greedy majority.
" we are smarted, we are richer there for we are better people then you lowlanders" (not)
In January, I was on a fishing excursion that left Tin City in Naples, FL. The guide told us all sorts of stories about some of the mansions that we passed. Some included the founder of Steak 'N Shake, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, etc. We also passed a yacht called Knee Fixer... the first orthopedic surgeon of the artificial knee. So, why are people so obsessed with begrudging someone for coming up with great ideas and becoming CEOs of their company and then becoming rich? How many of the people that are participating in "Occupy Wall Street" have IPhones, IPads, Androids, Facebook accounts, etc? If they really are against big businesses, why not just boycott purchasing them? Why not just cancel your accounts with AT&T, Verizon, computer accounts, etc? As a group, they should collective throw away all their technology. When Steve Jobs passed away, the Occupiers never said a word about him not deserving all the money that he "earned" for coming up with great ideas. Frankly, there are many CEOs that have come up with ideas that benefited the general public. When I was a college student, the personal computer was two years away from making its presence on college campuses. We had to punch cards. Yes, many of the Occupiers don't even know what I am talking about, but the developers of the personal computer, including Steve Jobs, made the rest of my college career easier and less frustrating. Another thing that the Occupiers never mention are the professional athletes and entertainers that are millionaires. The NBA owners and the players are fighting over what to do with the fan's money. Why isn't there a huge push to boycott going to football stadiums, baseball stadiums, etc? Why did Katy Perry attend an Occupy rally? She is part of the 1%. Are athletes and entertainers significantly more talented than CEOs? To be fair, I think Aaron Rogers deserves every nickel that he earns. As, I believe that Tom Hanks deserves everything that he earns as an actor and a director. I also believe that Bill Gates deserves everything that he earned for his talent and his vision. On the other hand, there are crooks that took advantage of their position to make personal gains... those people need to be brought to justice. If the laws allow for misconduct, then the laws need to be revised and the laws need to be harsh. America is a land of opportunity. The people that work hard and maximize their talent should be rewarded. If Americans are willing to pay for their products or talents, then they have earned that nickel.