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Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses the-iron-dragon-god: c-bassmeow: snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to “splurge” on let’s say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) it’s framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. It’s framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans aren’t even saving there income… because they can’t.   (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally can’t. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. What’s left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally can’t save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving… we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save.  sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy… because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! ….. FUCK !  ^I like this
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Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to splurge on lets say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) its framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. Its framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans arent even saving there income because they can’t.  (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally cant. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. Whats left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally cant save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! .. FUCK ! 
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Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow...

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Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow...

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Being Alone, Matlock, and Yeah: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. Noam Chomskys piercing comments on the Democrats Russia stole our election! obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

Noam Chomskys piercing comments on the Democrats Russia stole our election! obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

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Twitter, Bankruptcy, and Business: Vicente Fox Quesada . @VicenteFoxQue Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can't keep. 1/5/17, 10:33 PM 27K RETWEETS 46.6K LIKES Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFo.... 20h Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating.Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this.Are you a legitimate president? 3,851 37.9K73.9K Vicente Fox Quesada。@VicenteFox.. . 21 h ﹀ TRUMP, when will you understand that l am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it 6,147 다 147K 218K Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox...-1d ﹀ Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument Another promise he can't keep わ2,526 656K ·121K Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox.. ·2d ﹀ Well done Trump. At the very end many jobs will come from forcing GM, FORD, to stay home. Why you don't do it in your own businesses 236 3,280 ·7,943 Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox.. . 2d Those who do not learn from history (GM,FORD)will repeat the same mistakes.Losing competitiveness and facing bankruptcy. Who pays?tax payers 119 1,219 2,908 Vicente Fox QuesadaVicent... 12/11/16 The whole nation is trusting its security in a guy who rather he doesn't get briefed every day about it. A presidency is not a business eight years. Could be eight years -- but eight years. I don't need that.But I do say, "If something should change, let us know." Now, in the meantime, my generals are great are being briefed. And Mike Pence is being briefed, who is, by the way, one of my very good decisions. He is terrific. And they're being briefed. And I'm being briefed also. But if they're going to come in and tell me the 41. 109 608 1,149 Vicente Fox Quesada@Vicent... 12/6/16 In this era, IT has become a crucial thing in practically everything, but dictating political agenda through Twitter is nonsense 257 732 Vicente Fox Quesada@Vicent... .12/5/16v That's a good question for @realDonaldTrump, most of his apparel is produced abroad Jac Higgins @Vette73 @VicenteFoxQue Question for @realDonaldTrump : will the tax apply to his clothing line and Ivanka's jewelry as well? h 17 204 445 Vicente Fox Quesada e》 @Vicent...-12/5/16 v Business leaders ought to stand up to his bullying. Do not let his ideas become the end of trade and peace progress 23 138 He really came for Trump’s toupée
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Church, cnn.com, and Family: Vatican TV Rome CNN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 4 DAYS CALL FOR COMPASSION LIVE POPE: DIGNITY OF EVERYONE "OUGHT TO BE RESPECTED" N 3:32 PMPT TEAM AND LOCKER ROOM LEADER" SAINTS QB DREV NEwSR00M Atlanta 6:34 PM ET CNN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 4 DAYS LIVE SANDERS: I'M A VERY GREAT FAN OF THE POPE CNN IONAGE, ILLEGALLY SHARING SECRET INFORMATION, PROSTITUTION, AND F NEWSROOM CALL FOR COMPASSION 6:34 PMET HUFFPOST RELIGION At Synod Opening Pope Francis Reminds Evervone That The Catholic Church ls Against Gay Marriage Pope Francis reminds everyone that the Catholic Church is against gay marriage at opening of synod on the family Oct 04, 2015 REUTERS Philip Pullella 00:52 Pope Opens Synod, Calls for Welcoming Church But No Gay rj4gui4r: c-bassmeow: rj4gui4r: Sanders has said many times he disagrees with the pope on social issues [abortion, gay rights,etc.] but is a fan of the pope because of his pleas for economic freedom and the obsession with hyper-capitalistic values.   I don’t doubt that, but it seems to me like the Pope is just saying what he needs to say to appeal to each audience. When he’s in more progressive countries he talks about universal human dignity and open mindedness and so on. And yet when he’s speaking to conservative audiences, suddenly he’s reaffirming the Church’s conservative values. For someone who’s called a lot of people out on their BS, I just find it surprising that Sanders would praise someone with that kind of track record, but then again I guess the Pope isn’t running for office. But still, it rubbed me the wrong way. I do agree that many praise the pope more than they should since he is indeed conservative on many issues but once again Sanders has denounced the popes views on social issues many times on national television and even right after it was revealed he was invited to speak at the Vatican. But Sanders doesnt belong to this you must be exactly like me camp, and instead wants to work with the popes message of economic inequality which he is indeed sincere about. The Pope is no angel but he is the best pope in ages and Im an atheist admitting this lol 😂

rj4gui4r: c-bassmeow: rj4gui4r: Sanders has said many times he disagrees with the pope on social issues [abortion, gay rights,etc.] bu...

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