OT:The Rich Get Richer.....greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
And the poor get poorer. Well folks, it seem official now. CNN today said the poor to middle income are only ahead approx. 1% for the year as opposed to rich whose incomes climbed 15% in the same time period. One of the reasons mentioned; returns on investment in the stock market and stagnent minimum wage. Of course TAXES might have something to do with it...not likely that would get a mention, though.
-- Gia (email@example.com), January 18, 2000
I think Ted made $900 million on the AOL-Time Warner merger.
-- Ed Yourdon (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2000.
What about Ted Turner? Is he rich or poor? Did they mention him?
-- Earl (email@example.com), January 18, 2000.
We (I) cannot relate to their riches, just as they, cannot relate to our earthly proverty. Guess we must be the only one without stocks, bonds, bullion. Only middle people, striving to make a living off of land and labors. Do you see us? Hear us? You have taxed us into proverty. Where does the line of Grandeur of The White House and the common folk meet? I hope if anyone reading this post, have one smidgen of earthly protest, shall send forth this message. I say, we be silent, no more.....(Gawd, hope the FBI/CIA don't welcome me the new day).
-- Average Folks (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2000.
---you nailed it, average folks. About the only "riches" around here are happiness, a feeling of security from accumulating those preps as could be got, also an accumulation of skills-and I guess these made from scratch chocolate chip cookies I'm munchin on.
--the whole globalist agenda revolves around creating a world wide state of "masters" and "slaves". No room whatsoever for a middle class. Of course, those terms won't be used, but the results will be the same. Use the tax, use the "justice" system, use foreign wars and intrigues, use greed and envy and avarice-Behold the International, the entity that knows no borders, has no loyalty then unto itself, and will control your life. More databases on you, more profiling, more regulations, more credit, more efficient means of mass murder, more sanitized news, more, more, more-and less of what's important.
-- zog (email@example.com), January 18, 2000.
You have more courage than anyone I have yet to see post on this forum. You say what you feel, and show no fear in doing so. And rather eloquently I might add.
And I would assume that all the I.A.s monitoring this forum probably think likewise. Remember assimilation of data is their business. Right Farmboy's?
-- ~***~ (~***~@earth.ebe), January 19, 2000.
The elite rich shadow government rules the earth, there is no doubt, and they are extremely busy gathering all the wealth for themselves. Guess what, who do you think will be ruled, and who will be doing the rling when Christ returns to earth. No I am not a religion nut, but dont sell me short, He is going to make the playing field level for all the players when He returns, and I feel it will be soon.
-- Notforlong (Fsur@aol.com), January 19, 2000.
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven."
-- Just a Nobody (in this world's eyes) (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
A lot of folks look good on paper because of stocks, but if we have a downturn they could lose that 15% pretty quick. One of the dangers here is that many houses are financed by pledged stock, and if the valuation drops the lender could call for more stock to be pledged, or could demand other collateral. That could snowball into fire sales of stock and houses, forcing people to sell suddenly-cheap stock in a falling market.
Numbers on paper are nice, but ephemeral.
-- bw (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.