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2022.01.18 21:40 missvatika Feels like the world is against me

Why does it feel like the world is against me and nothing makes sense?
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2022.01.18 21:40 flyingcactus2047 A bunch of my snake plant leaves are getting these small light brown spots; could they be bugs?

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2022.01.18 21:40 litthefilter [Lowery] What 2022 could mean for Seattle & Cameroon defender Nouhou

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2022.01.18 21:40 Plaslad I'm Looking for a Mod

I've gotten pretty far into the game and have realized that it is impossible to progress any further without resetting to a repository, maybe even twice. As I haven't reset back to a repository even once thus far, I've gotten quite attached to my units, and how they are now.
Is there a mod that will preserve my units exactly as is when resetting to the previous repository?
Alternatively, if that does not exist, is there a mod that allows me quick and full freedom edits of every character to cheat them back to their prior stats and gifts?
(I've gotten everybody in my team to perfect stats and pretty minmaxed gifts/ fashion endgame, I really don't want to do it a second time, especially since a new unit of mine will be lost on repository entirely.)
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2022.01.18 21:40 TheGreatEggDog Have you ever taken a picture with an official polaroid camera?

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2022.01.18 21:40 horsemayonaise If I buy fallout first can my friends without fallout first join my world as well?

I've been considering getting fallout first, and while i'm mostly doing it for the scrapbox, the thought of having a private world is appealing for the junk farming, but i'm wondering if i can invite my friends who don't have fallout first and let them play on it with me, also, is it possible to keep the server open while i'm not online? at 140$ for a year I would hope so, since it's almost double the cost of ps+
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2022.01.18 21:40 stickylikesap Senior Consultant at a Big 4 firm, what's next?

I am currently a senior consultant on the business consulting side at a Big 4 firm with plenty of project and client facing experience. Furthermore, I really enjoy consulting and am very good at it as well (I earned an early promotion to my current role). However, I feel that I am ready for a new challenge but I am not sure where to go next. The job market is white hot and I do want to pivot to either another consulting firm or into a financial institution. My issue is that I am not sure where my skills are transferrable/what I will be good at and am feeling lost as to where to even begin to apply for roles at other firms. Does anyone have advice for me in terms of where I can look to better figure out what my next move should be?
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2022.01.18 21:40 Ben_Llama PB + Greek Yogurt + Oatmeal on celery

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2022.01.18 21:40 thefnaffan12353 I made this and ....well

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2022.01.18 21:40 wpgan [Event] Out of the Fields, into the Fire

To complement the assembled mercenaries, the Dieci di Libertà e Pace has seen fit to order more forces to come to Florence form the surrounding countryside.
[m: raising some more troops]
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2022.01.18 21:40 crytoloover Doont Buy $dbuy Chart, Price and Contract

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2022.01.18 21:40 CerradoBoy Management left us to die, we pressed the button to call for the drop pod but it never arrived.

It was a tough mission, damn you management! Has this happened to any of you before?
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2022.01.18 21:40 bassguy129 Just picked up these two 2x12 cabs for $25

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2022.01.18 21:40 Alexei17 Help please with Chinese assignment

你会希望将来老的时候有机会变年轻吗?你对你的人生满意吗?
你觉得人口老化是很严重的社会问题吗?
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2022.01.18 21:40 DrDunsparce It is 4:40

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2022.01.18 21:40 AcanthocephalaAny932 Closed the case! And it works, fully charged and been running it for 2 hours so far and more to go. From outside you wouldn't know it's now full of Lipos :)

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2022.01.18 21:40 lucxs_ Trade f4m

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2022.01.18 21:40 wistirea my new house! please give tips! :)

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2022.01.18 21:40 bishaarcc The hate and hypocrisy against Cr7 is unheard of

https://www.espn.com/sports/insidesocceinsidestory/_/id/33091412/lionel-messi-evolution-psg-20-years-learning-not-do-all-himself
I'm absolutely disgusted by the amount of hate and hypocrisy against the Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players of all time if not the greatest.
ESPN, SKYNEWS, Goal, you name it, these media outlets hate Ronaldo and they like to hide or minimize every possible success that Ronaldo reaches and on the other hand, they like to show every step that Messi takes, if it's a great one they will talk about it a month if it's bad one they will make it look good, but for Ronaldo, If it's a good one they might mention it one day or they might not even if he has a bad game they will talk about it all week and they will blame him everything.
Ronaldo Left Real Madrid and he moved to Seria A, not only he was the goal scorer but he was the best player in Seria A, he moved to England and he's one of the top leading goal scorers in the premier league yet they're talking about how Man United and Juventus screw up by bringing Ronaldo!
On the other hand, Messi is almost none existent in France, the guy disappeared, Ronaldo has more champions league goals than Neymar, Messy and Klian complain together.
Now ESPN is talking about the new Messi, the none scorer Messi, who is actually better than the old Messi! Apparently, Messi is getting better, that's the logic they're telling us. If this is not hate then I generally don't know what hate means.
I'm sick of hearing these haters.
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2022.01.18 21:40 CEOofYSL International Exposure In Portfolio

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2022.01.18 21:40 OliverMarkusMalloy Rulers and Peasants

All through history, there have always been two types of people: rulers and peasants.
The ruling class is much, much smaller than the peasant class. Almost all people on earth are poor peasants, like you and me. We are the worker drones. The little pawns on the chess board of life. The expendables.
Only a select few belong to the ultra rich ruling class. That's why they're called the one percent. The elite. They're a small little club. They all know each other and hang out together at exclusive galas, luxury resorts on private islands, golf tournaments at country clubs, or yacht parties in St. Tropez.
You're not part of that elite club of the ultra rich, and you never will be. You’re working class. You work for a living. They don’t. That’s why they’re not working class. In their eyes, you're nothing more than a worker bee. An ant. A servant.
Chances are, you're literally working in the service industry. Which is, let's face it, a polite way of saying you're a servant.
The ultra rich are not servers. They spend their entire lives being served by peasants like you. To them, your only reason to exist is to serve their needs. Your life only has meaning as long as your existence benefits them.
They don’t care if you’re overworked or underpaid. They don’t care if pollution gives you cancer and you have no health insurance. They don’t care that you can’t afford to pay your bills and your meds. They don’t care that you’re a homeless vet with PTSD. Your quality of life is meaningless. Because your life is meaningless, once you’re no longer useful to them.
Once they have sucked the life out of you, they throw your burned-out leftovers in the trash. You get fired and replaced by the next poor schmuck who will do your shitty job for even less money.
That’s what they call “raising productivity.” That’s when less and less people are employed and work harder and harder for less and less money. Cheap slave labor means higher profits for the ruling class. That’s why your life is shit, while they get richer and richer. The gap between the small ruling class and the rest of us is now greater than it has been in a hundred years.
You know those old-timey Charles Dickens novels about poor peasant children begging for food? We’re headed right back to those days.
Income gap between rich and poor is biggest in a century
If you feel you're falling behind in the income race, it's not just your imagination. The wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in the U.S. is as wide as it's been in nearly 100 years, a new study finds.”
-Los Angeles Times
This wealth gap that we see today is something that has really skyrocketed since about the 1980s and certainly in the past decade, decade and a half.”
-Fortune Magazine
You know what happened in the 1980s? Reagan happened. His policies, particularly “trickle down economics,” were all about making the rich richer, and the poor poorer, by taking money away from the poor masses and giving it to the one percent on top. And that’s exactly what happened.
“The tsunami of wealth didn’t trickle down. It surged upward”
-Warren Buffett
The Rise of Homelessness in the 1980s
Why, in the early 1980s, did so many Americans find themselves homeless? Why did the accumulation of personal tragedies reach epidemic proportions at the same time across the nation?
Over three-quarters of the new jobs created during the 1980s were at minimum-wage levels. By 1983, over 15 percent of Americans were living below the poverty line, even though half of them lived in households where at least one person worked.
Nationwide, between 1982 and 1985, federal programs targeted to the poor were reduced by $57 billion. Because of adjustments to the eligibility requirements, over half the working families on the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children program (AFDC) were removed from the rolls.
-KCET
Where did all that money go that the government saved by not helping poor people? Straight into the pockets of a couple of very rich people. There are countless government programs where rich people get free money. Free money for rich people is called subsidies, or corporate welfare.
"Where Is The Outrage Over Corporate Welfare?
Three-quarters of all state economic development subsidies went to just 965 corporations since the beginning of the study in 1976. The Fortune 500 corporations alone accounted for more than 16,000 subsidy awards, worth $63 billion – mostly in the form of tax breaks.
Think about that. The largest, wealthiest, most powerful organizations in the world are on the public dole. Where is the outrage? Back when I was young, people went into a frenzy at the thought of some unemployed person using food stamps to buy liquor or cigarettes. Ronald Reagan famously campaigned against welfare queens. The right has always been obsessed with moochers. But Boeing receives $13 billion in government handouts and everyone yawns, when conservatives should be grabbing their pitchforks.”
-Forbes Magazine
Fortune 100 companies received $399 billion in federal funding between the 2014 and 2017 fiscal years, according to a report from transparency organization OpenTheBooks.
The report found that in the four years measured, the top 10 companies on the Fortune 100 list received $338 billion from the federal government. Almost all of the money—$393 billion—was provided in contracts, but $3.2 billion in government grants was also given out. The report noted that the recipients of the federal funds spent significant amounts of money lobbying for their own interests.
Several recipients of the highest amounts of federal funding were in the defense or pharmaceutical industries. Lockheed Martin received almost $138 billion, and Boeing received over $82 billion. McKesson, a pharmaceutical company, received over $30.1 billion, and insurance company Humana received close to $13.8 billion.
-Newsweek
The rich ruling class doesn’t like it when you mention that there is a rich ruling class that rules over us. When you even just mention that fact, they immediately accuse you of class warfare, to shut you up and ridicule you. They don’t want the truth to get out, so they want to make sure the other peasants won’t listen to what you have to say.
The funny thing is, there always has been a class war. It’s a war the rich have waged against the poor since the beginning of time. And not knowing anything about this war puts you at a serious disadvantage.
“In a sense, you could say we’re involved in the class struggle.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
-Warren Buffett
"The history of society is the history of class struggles."
-Karl Marx
"The class-struggle is the main source of progress, and therefore the nobleman who robs the peasant and goads him to revolt is playing a necessary part"
-George Orwell
Knowledge is power. When you don’t know what the hell is going on around you, or how all the puzzle pieces fit together, it puts you in a very weak position. That’s why they like to keep you nice and stupid. The less you know, the better for them.
And that’s why the rich ruling class always wins the war they wage against the rest of us. That’s why they’re our rulers. That’s why they have all the money and power.
Ever since peasants worked themselves to death to build a pyramid for the Pharaoh, the rich ruling class has sucked the life out of the poor.
How has a tiny group of ultra rich assholes managed to control the unwashed masses all through history?
With violence and lies.
Have you ever asked yourself why the folks in Britain still defer to a Queen? What the hell makes her so special? What exactly are "royals" anyway?
During the Stone Age, there were many little tribes. (Yes, we’re gonna start at the very beginning. Sorry, but this part is important. So pay attention, numbnuts.) So there were small family clans. And when they met other clans, they killed each other, to steal each other’s resources. The only rule was, kill or be killed.
Knuckle-dragging cavemen didn’t know much, but they knew one thing: “My own tribe are the good guys, simply because I’m one of them. They won’t hurt me, because I’m one of them. All the other tribes are the bad guys, because I’m not one of them. They’re gonna eat me.”
Nothing much has changed in the past couple of thousand years. You don’t have to look very far to see tribalism in action:
“Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.”
-George Bernard Shaw
If you were a member of the other tribe, the other tribe would be the good guys to you. That’s how tribalism works. It always boils down to us versus them. They are the enemy. And “they” means everyone who is not part of your own little tribe or party or race or religion or nationality.
Tribalism is the root of all wars.
“Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one”
-John Lennon
The rich ruling class has used tribalism, a primitive caveman instinct, to their advantage since the beginning of time. They use it to divide and conquer us. They drive wedges between us peasants and make us fight each other, so we won’t rise up against our rulers and fight them.
You can observe the same old trick everywhere in America today: Red states and blue states are fighting. Christians and Muslims are fighting. Men and women are fighting. Baby Boomers and Millennials are fighting. Black people and white people are fighting.
That doesn’t just happen all by itself. There are always voices instigating these fights.
As long as poor white people and poor black people fight each other, we’re too busy to notice how we’re all being fucked over by our real enemy: the ruling class.
Poor whites and poor blacks have way more in common than poor whites and rich whites. But many poor whites hate poor blacks, and adore rich whites.
Weird, huh?
That doesn’t just happen all by itself.
We’re constantly being brainwashed into believing that the rich ruling class are great people, and that we must look up to them. If they’re rich, they’re special. They’re amazing. Their lives are interesting. Their thoughts matter. We’re obsessed with celebrity gossip about rich people. We want to dress like them. Be them. Every time a rich royal princess is pregnant, it’s big news. As if it’s so much more special, when rich people fuck.
This shit is so ingrained in our culture, so normal, we don’t even notice it anymore. Or did you ever notice that almost all books, TV shows and movies tell stories from the perspective of rich people?
Books and movies are full of stories of dukes and ladies and princes. Great houses going to war against each other, or falling in love with each other, or overcoming great obstacles. Meanwhile their peasants are just unimportant, nameless, faceless figures in the background, opening doors for rich people, standing guard, quietly serving food, or holding the horse steady, while the lord climbs into the saddle.
Dear poor white people, I have bad news for you: super rich white people are not your friends. They became super rich by exploiting people like you. That’s not what friends do.
There was a time, during the Irish potato famine, when the lives of white Irish immigrants were worth even less than the lives of black slaves. The brutal heat and humidity on the cotton fields near New Orleans made the slaves sick. Slaves were valuable property. Losing a slave was expensive.
But Irish immigrants, fresh off the boat, were a dime a dozen. So American robber barons saved their expensive slaves and made the Irish peasants work in the fields. Every time one of them dropped dead, he was replaced by the next worthless Irish peasant. It was much cheaper than losing a slave.
“America's tycoons in the 19th and early 20th centuries, pejoratively nicknamed "robber barons," built massive empires and accumulated unprecedented wealth. Many of these men gained their vast fortunes either at the expense of their factory workers or by methods that were considered unscrupulous even back then”
-Business Insider
Robber Baron
a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist of the late 19th century considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means.”
-Dictionary.com
The robber barons didn’t just disappear one day. They’re still here with us today, still fucking all of us over on a daily basis. But of course they don’t call themselves robber barons. They call themselves Republicans.
A lot of us peasants don’t even realize how the ruling class brainwashes, manipulates and controls us with lies and propaganda, to distract us and make us hate each other, while they exploit and rob us.
“The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.”
-Noam Chomsky
“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
-John Adams
The robber barons are vastly outnumbered by the rest of us. That’s why they hate democracy. They could never win a fair, honest election in a democracy.
That’s why the robber barons need to cheat.
Have you ever heard of gerrymandering? Silly name, I know. But it’s a way to cheat in democratic elections. Corrupt Republican politicians randomly redraw lines on the map and create fake congressional districts, to give themselves more votes in congress.
Basically they change the lines on the map, so that a whole bunch of Democratic voters all live in one big Democratic district, and get one congressman. And then the Republicans draw a bunch of other congressional districts on the map, with hardly anyone in it, and each of the almost empty congressional districts all get one Republican congressman each.
That way the Republican robber barons get more votes in congress, even though they represent far less people in their empty districts.
In order for Democrats to gain control of congress, they need to get an overwhelming majority of votes. They need to win even in those districts that the Republican robber barons specifically created to make sure the Democrats lose.
You might be thinking that’s a good thing, since you believe the Democrats are your enemies and the Republican robber barons are your friends, but they’re not. The Republican robber barons are the ones fucking you over on a daily basis. They’re not just cheating on congressional district maps. They do shady shit like that all day every day. You just don’t know anything about it.
Ohio Congressional Map Is Illegal Gerrymander, Federal Court Rules
A federal court on Friday tossed out Ohio’s congressional map, ruling that Republican state lawmakers had carved up the state to give themselves an illegal partisan advantage and to dilute Democrats’ votes in a way that predetermined the outcome of elections.
-New York Times
"Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered
A federal court in Michigan says that the state's Republican-controlled legislature unfairly drew some of Michigan's state legislative and U.S. House district lines and that a divided government will have to come up with new boundaries."
-NPR
"North Carolina’s gerrymandered map is unconstitutional, judges rule, and may have to be redrawn before midterms
A panel of three federal judges held Monday that North Carolina’s congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans over Democrats and said it may require new districts before the November elections, possibly affecting control of the House."
-Washington Post
Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering
Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a 5-2 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the electoral map violated the state’s Constitution by manipulating the district boundaries to marginalize Democratic voters, a practice called partisan gerrymandering.”
-Reuters
Pretty fucked up, huh?
And you had no idea, because no one ever told you about it. The less you know, the better for the robber barons.
But this shit is not the only way the robber barons cheat, to take our votes away.
You know what Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware, Nevada, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa…
...and California have in common?
Together, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware, Nevada, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa have 40 million residents...
...and California alone also has 40 million residents.
You know what the difference is?
Together, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware, Nevada, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa have a total of 46 senators...
...but California only has 2 senators.
So, on the one hand we have 46 senators representing 40 million people. And on the other hand we have 2 senators representing 40 million people.
Does that sound fair to you?
No, of course not.
It means that the 40 million people in California are totally under-represented. Their votes count a lot less than the votes of someone who lives in North Dakota. One single vote in North Dakota counts thousands of times more than a vote in California.
But it’s not just the people in California who’re getting fucked. Most of the blue Democratic states have a lot more residents than the empty red Republican states. But the Democrats always get a lot less senators per voter.
4 Republican senators from almost empty states like Wyoming or North Dakota, who represent only a small handful of people, can outvote the 2 senators from California, who represent 40 million people.
The robber barons don’t even have to win millions of votes in California. They can win the election with a few thousand votes in North Dakota and a couple of other empty red states.
Obviously there’s something seriously wrong with that picture. The senate and the house of congress are both rigged in favor of the rich robber barons.
A country where a tiny minority can rule over tens of millions of people is not a real democracy. It’s corrupt.
Remember when they told you before the Iraq war that Saddam’s Sunni Muslims were a tiny minority who ruled over an oppressed Shiite majority in Iraq? We were told how corrupt and horrible that is. We were told this is proof that Saddam is a dictator. What we weren’t told is that the very same thing is happening in America.
Right now congress and the senate are totally rigged against democracy, and in favor of a small group of Republican robber barons. The system, the way it is right now, makes sure that a small handful of robber barons can control millions of people by simply taking their votes away.
But it gets worse.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the electoral college before. But do you actually understand what it is?
It’s another way the robber barons cheat.
Supposedly we the people get to pick the president, right?
No, we don’t. It’s just a lie.
In reality, it really doesn’t matter who we vote for. It’s all just for show. Each state has a couple of rich robber barons, who call themselves the electoral college, and they decide who gets that state’s votes for president.
And who exactly are the handful of people in your state’s electoral college? The cheating robber baron congressmen and senators. They get to pick the president. Not you.
I’m not kidding. That’s really how it works.
The Constitution and federal law do not require electors to abide by the results of the popular vote in their states, so occasionally “faithless electors” go rogue and cast ballots for candidates other than the one to whom they are pledged. A slight majority of states require electors to cast their votes as pledged, although no “faithless elector” has ever been prosecuted.”
-History.com
Let’s say 80% of the people in a state vote for a Democrat for president. The 5 or 6 Republican members of that state’s electoral college can simply ignore the people’s millions of votes and pick someone else as president, if they feel like it.
Even if 20 million people in a state vote for a Democrat, 5 or 6 Republican robber barons in that state’s electoral college can simply pick a Republican president instead.
Seriously. Look it up.
Obviously this totally rigged system, with a corrupted congress and senate, has absolutely nothing to do with a real, free democracy.
That’s why so many people demand that we get rid of the electoral college, which was put in place by 17th century slave owners, to make sure that we slaves and peasants could never take control.
It’s a rigged system that allows the robber barons to decide who gets to be president. It’s a rigged system that makes sure the super rich robber barons will always rule over the rest of us.
And that’s why Trump became president, with a narrow lead in electoral college votes, even though Hillary had several million more votes.
When Trump brags about his electoral college victory, what he’s really saying is that the robber barons elected him. Not the people.
The robber barons have totally rigged the system in their favor, to oppress the rest of us. And they’re counting on you being too dumb to know this.
These are actual tweets, written by Trump himself a few years ago:
"The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."
u/realDonaldTrump - Nov 6, 2012
"This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!"
u/realDonaldTrump - Nov 6, 2012
So, just a few years ago, even Trump himself admitted that the electoral college is total bullshit. But now he suddenly brags about being president because of the electoral college. Because he’s counting on you being too dumb to know what that actually means.
It’s much easier to exploit people when you’re a dictator and there is no real democracy, and no democratic laws that can stop you. If everyone actually had a fair say in what happens around here, we the people would outvote the robber barons every time.
In a real democracy, where every person gets a vote, and every vote counts equally, the robber barons wouldn’t stand a chance.
We’d vote against them and their corruption, and we’d pass laws to stop them from robbing and exploiting us. They wouldn’t have any more power over us. We’d throw these greedy motherfuckers in jail.
So the robber barons do everything they can to undermine democracy. They confuse and manipulate us with lies. They drive wedges between us, and turn us against each other, to prevent us peasants from thinking clearly, and uniting as one powerful force.
United we stand, divided we fall, remember?
Through the use of propaganda and blatant lies, the impotent rage that exploited peasants feel about their shitty lives is being redirected, away from the real culprits, and directed against each other. That’s why a lot of peasants falsely believe they’re not being exploited by robber barons, but by other peasants.
And then suddenly we bicker about “wedge issues” that divide us, when we should really be working together to stop the robber barons from exploiting all of us. We should be passing laws that reign them in.
Instead, we pass laws about who gets to use which toilet.
Some people are up in arms over the little holiday pictures on Starbucks coffee cups. They claim it’s an evil conspiracy against Christmas. Yeah, that’s not a typo. They seriously believe there’s a war on Christmas. Supposedly the other peasants hate Christmas soooo much, they want to ban it!
What a bunch of bullshit.
And there’s a national debate over whether the temperature in the office is sexist.
Seriously.
On average, men have a higher body temperature than women. That’s why women freeze more easily, and they like the thermostat set at a higher temperature. Men sweat more easily, so they like the thermostat set at a lower temperature. And this cooler temperature in the office results in a “hostile work environment for women,” some people say.
Here’s an idea: wear a fucking sweater.
Are these really the biggest problems we face right now? No, they’re distractions.
While we scream at each other over this bullshit like a bunch of angry clowns, the robber barons fuck all of us over a little more. Maybe we should all focus our attention on that, instead of bickering about trivial first world problems and attacking each other on Twitter over the most ridiculous nonsense.
Choose your battles wisely. Work together, and focus on the important stuff.
Anyway, let’s get back to the Stone Age for a minute:
Some Stone Age tribe was a little bigger and stronger than their neighbors, so they raided the neighboring tribes, killed the men, kidnapped and raped their women, and stole their resources.
It was kinda like The Walking Dead, but with more rape and less zombies.
Being good at killing makes your tribe even stronger. Killing your neighbors becomes easier and easier, as you grow stronger and stronger. Your tribe prospers, while the other tribes perish. In a dog-eat-dog world, tribalism is an evolutionary advantage.
American-style predatory capitalism is also a dog-eat-dog world, just like the Stone Age. Big corporations eat small ones. And in the end, there will only be one all-powerful corporation left, and it owns everything.
Have you ever played Monopoly? It's a board game designed to teach kids capitalism. And what happens in the end? The winner has all the money, and everyone else has nothing. Woohoo! So much fun! That's literally how America works. That's why there are a few super rich people who own almost everything, and tens of millions of dirt poor people who have nothing.
It’s happening as we speak:
The retail apocalypse continues to tear through America.
More than 5,800 store closures have been announced so far in 2019, as Victoria's Secret, JCPenney, and Gap shutter dozens of locations.
1,100 closures were announced in a single day in March. Ten retailers have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation so far this year.
The closures and bankruptcies are leaving their mark on malls and shopping centers around the country.”
-Business Insider, April 2, 2019
Most mom-and-pop stores don’t stand a chance in today’s America. Big corporations put mom-and-pop stores out of business with unfair business practices, and lots of free money from the government.
Just ask a small local store owner how he feels about a new Walmart or Target opening nearby. Or ask the owner of a small local burger joint, how he feels about a McDonald’s or Burger King opening across the street. Or ask farmers how they feel about giant farm corporations killing off family farms one by one.
Trust me, they’re not happy about it.
Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?
The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans.”
-The Guardian
"Wisconsin, the Dairy State has lost over 1,390 dairy farms since Trump became president due to his continuing trade war."
-John Lycardi
To protect family farms and mom-and-pop shop owners, Democratic politicians in small towns try to pass laws and regulations, to ban giant corporations from opening chain stores downtown.
Democratic laws and regulations are there to protect the little local shops, restaurant owners, and family farms from the giant corporations.
But then the giant corporation accuses the Democratic politicians of being “anti-business” and bribes some of the local “pro-business” Republican politicians, to get rid of the regulation that would have protected the people of the town.
Mom and pop can’t compete with the giant corporation, so they end up losing their store or farm or restaurant, and have to work as employees at the giant corporation, for minimum wage.
"Most jobs created since the recession have been low-paying
Three-quarters of U.S. jobs created since the 2008-'09 financial crash pay less than a middle-class income, according to an Axios analysis of U.S. Labor Department data."
-Axios News
"Trump administration is America’s No. 1 low-wage job creator
When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised to be a workers’ champion who would deliver “better wages” for America’s working people.
But 18 months into his first term, President Trump has neither pushed Congress to take legislative action to raise the federal minimum wage - which has been stuck at $7.25 for a decade - nor taken executive action to boost pay for 12.5 million workers who work in private sector jobs.
As a result, Trump is now CEO of America’s top creator of poverty jobs: the U.S. government.
A new study from Good Jobs Nation - Promises Broken #1 - shows that Trump’s federal government funds more than 4.5 million jobs in the private sector that pay less than a living wage of $15 per hour. By failing to take action to raise wages, Trump is responsible for more low-wage jobs than our nation’s largest 20 employers combined, according to our research.
As a result, more than one in three private sector workers who serve the American people - from aiding seniors with their Medicare benefits to helping our troops prepare for combat - earn so little that they rely on food stamps and other public assistance programs to survive.
-TheHill.com
Half of fast food workers rely on some form of public assistance to supplement their low wages, costing taxpayers roughly $7 billion annually.
A separate study released Tuesday by the pro-labor National Employment Law Project focuses on the cost of employees' government-funded benefits at the 10 largest fast food restaurants. The study found that employees of McDonald's alone receive a total of $1.2 billion in public assistance benefits annually.”
-Business Insider
So, thanks to giant corporations paying their employees shit, many of the employees are so dirt poor, they need food stamps to survive.
And although mom and pop both work full time, they can’t pay their bills. They have to sell their house and move into a trailer park.
Meanwhile the super rich who own the giant corporations rake in all the profits and make billions on the backs of their underpaid workers. They make billions, while the rest of the country slowly drowns in debt.
"Americans are way more in debt now than they were after the financial crisis"
-HousingWire.com
"Household debt hit another all-time high."
-AmericanBanker.com
"Red flags emerge as Americans' debt load hits another record"
-Reuters.com
That’s why life in Republican-run red states is so shitty, the small towns are all dirt poor and dying, and there are trailer parks everywhere.
Big corporate chain stores suck the money out of those towns, and into the pockets of some robber baron who inherited the giant corporation from daddy and never worked a day in his life. Because robber baron junior is not working class. Working is for worker bees. Working is for suckers.
American capitalism means a giant corporation pays their workers as little as possible, to put as much profit as possible into the pocket of the robber barons.
And while the giant corporation pays its employees next to nothing, it charges its customers as much as possible, to put even more profit into the pockets of the robber barons.
Then the super rich robber barons tell the poor peasants that it’s their own fault they’re poor, and accuse them of being lazy bastards who shouldn’t expect handouts from the government.
Then the super rich bribe some corrupt Republican politicians to give them huge tax cuts and subsidies, so they make even more money.
And to pay for the tax cuts and subsidies for the billionaires, the corrupt Republican politicians cut the food stamps for the poor workers, who work for the robber barons for next to nothing.
This whole scam is known as “small government.” It’s code for fuck the poor.
“My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”
-Grover Norquist, Republican politician
The whole purpose of government is to protect the weak from the rich, to make sure the rich don’t eat the poor, the way they used to in the Stone Age, or medieval Europe, when there was no government and no laws stopping the strong from robbing the weak.
Rich robber barons still don’t like it when the government stops them from exploiting the poor. It cuts into their profits.
While the super rich get richer and richer, everyone else gets poorer and poorer. Just like in Monopoly.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that there is something seriously wrong with this system. Capitalism is a system that puts rich people on a pedestal, legalizes greed, and enables the rich to exploit the poor.
It’s morally wrong.
What kind of a God would support something so immoral? Would Jesus support the exploitation of the poor by the rich? No, of course not.
If you think of yourself as a follower of Christ’s teachings, if you consider yourself a good person, you are morally obligated to be against greed. It’s your duty as a good person to be against exploitation. It’s your moral duty to be against predatory capitalism.
“And one day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth.’ When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
"Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The problem with capitalism is that extreme wealth ends up in the hands of a few people."
-Richard Branson
"U.S. capitalism is a mechanism for looting the many for the benefit of the few."
-Paul Craig Roberts
“Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism."
-Bill Gates
"You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker."
-Malcolm X
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
-John Maynard Keynes
"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class."
-Al Capone
"What Trump represents is a restoration - a restoration of true American capitalism."
-Steve Bannon
"Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in - democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It's not about any of those things now. It's about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed."
-Michael Moore
"The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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2022.01.18 21:40 Intellectual_Avocado I want to address something (really long btw)

I’ve been a viewer of the dream smp since the beginning of 2021 and recently people have been called racist and ableist for having Lmanburg flags, doing cosplays, creating art. Etc I really like the fandom because it felt like a positive space where I could be myself but recently if you are shown to participate in it you are seen as a bigot. I’m trans queer and extremely supportive of poc content creators and causes. I’m worried that I can’t be in the fandom without being seen as a bigot just because there are some problematic people involved in it. I want to continue watching it but I’m worried that it will mean that I’m supporting bigoted ideas. I think that I might have to permanently remove myself from it because I’ve been taking a break recently and I just realized how hated the fans are. I feel guilty even watching streams and tik toks involving it. I’m not saying that enjoying it makes you problematic but I am saying that it makes me feel guilty. For example the creator of FNAF is considered problematic and I don’t really want to give my option on that, I still love the FNAF franchise because it’s my childhood. I still love Harry Potter even though JK Rowling doesn’t think that I should have a voice. But at the same time the Smp is made up of the people and their personalities so if they are problematic then can you really still enjoy it? I don’t listen to GRLwood anymore because of the lead singer even though she’s not the only one in the band. And the whole appeal of the band is the people in it especially the people who run it. Can I still enjoy the fandom without supporting what it was built on or would leaving just be the best choice? It’s a really tough decision and I want to talk about this because it’s something that’s been on my mind for a while. I would love to know your thoughts! :)
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2022.01.18 21:40 VeterinarianMain9872 Alternate History Question

Hello. If the Titanic never sank on its maiden voyage, how many of the maiden of the maiden voyage passengers would still be alive? Or if you believe they all would have passed away, when do you think the last would have died? Assuming someone could have lived to 115-120, they would have been a young child on the voyage.
So, how many original passengers would be alive or when would the last one have died?
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