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CaptainExplosion said:
Ok, I don't want all Iranians dead, but one thing I said still stands; World War III is on the horizon and it's not even been four days into the new decade.

Thanks for nothing, America. You and your orange Nazi pigman "president" have practically killed us all. -_-

The death of the Iranian general has its own thread on here, and over there hardly anyone is expecting World War III. There's one guy who hopes it happens though.



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RolStoppable said:
CaptainExplosion said:
Ok, I don't want all Iranians dead, but one thing I said still stands; World War III is on the horizon and it's not even been four days into the new decade.

Thanks for nothing, America. You and your orange Nazi pigman "president" have practically killed us all. -_-

The death of the Iranian general has its own thread on here, and over there hardly anyone is expecting World War III. There's one guy who hopes it happens though.

If you think I'm that one guy you're mistaken. I hope for the best, but I can't stop expecting the worst.

Not only is WWIII on the horizon, but in addition to Australia being on fire, racism running rampant across North America, wealth inequality being even higher, and brainless warmongers getting elected to public office, it's like we really are in the 1920s again. -_-



CaptainExplosion said:
RolStoppable said:

The death of the Iranian general has its own thread on here, and over there hardly anyone is expecting World War III. There's one guy who hopes it happens though.

If you think I'm that one guy you're mistaken. I hope for the best, but I can't stop expecting the worst.

Not only is WWIII on the horizon, but in addition to Australia being on fire, racism running rampant across North America, wealth inequality being even higher, and brainless warmongers getting elected to public office, it's like we really are in the 1920s again. -_-

You really need to study some history.

The wealth inequality has been getting higher, but today hardly anyone has to fear about having enough to eat each day, unlike 100 years ago. Racism in North America was on a whole nother level in the 1920s. Wars used to be a cyclical thing too.

If you asked a person from the 1920s if they were willing to exchange their spot with yours in 2020, they'd take that in an instant because your problems are miniscule in comparison to the state of the world back then. You have this habit of skipping quickly from fact to exaggeration to overexaggeration to outright paranoia, so of course the world around you seems to be incredibly worrying.

Of course there are always problems that humanity has to solve in each and every decade, but keep it real. People of 100 years ago would slap you for how much of a wuss you are.



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CaptainExplosion said:

...wealth inequality being even higher...it's like we really are in the 1920s again. -_-

Ok, I'll bite.

What is so damned wrong with wealth inequality?

So data is apparently only widely available back to 1929 (https://www.pbs.org/fmc/book/9money3.htm), but average incomes for the middle fifth of the country have risen from $15,000 in 1929 to $47,000 in 1998 (insert comment to make you mad that even a minimum wage family would earn more today than in 1929).

The average middle income family can buy three times more than in 1929.

But apparently we are more concerned with the rich being even richer yet...why are people so OBSESSED with other people having more money than them? The family that owns the company I work at is worth billions of dollars...but I live a pretty damned good life, which has seemingly got better and better over the nearly 30 years of my life. So what the hell is the big problem?

While it really isn't even part of my argument (as I'm just arguing that wealth inequality isn't that big of a deal)...we quite frankly do it to ourselves by continuing to buy the products from the giant corporations, rather than supporting local businesses (or even starting your own businesses).



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Lets remember that there weren't even social programs in the 1920s like there are now.

Many people who are jobless (or incapable of getting a job), while not living a lucrative life, literally receive more in assistance than the average income was in the 1920s.

So maybe don't compare our current situation to the 1920s lol.



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Baalzamon said:
CaptainExplosion said:

...wealth inequality being even higher...it's like we really are in the 1920s again. -_-

Ok, I'll bite.

What is so damned wrong with wealth inequality?

So data is apparently only widely available back to 1929 (https://www.pbs.org/fmc/book/9money3.htm), but average incomes for the middle fifth of the country have risen from $15,000 in 1929 to $47,000 in 1998 (insert comment to make you mad that even a minimum wage family would earn more today than in 1929).

The average middle income family can buy three times more than in 1929.

But apparently we are more concerned with the rich being even richer yet...why are people so OBSESSED with other people having more money than them? The family that owns the company I work at is worth billions of dollars...but I live a pretty damned good life, which has seemingly got better and better over the nearly 30 years of my life. So what the hell is the big problem?

While it really isn't even part of my argument (as I'm just arguing that wealth inequality isn't that big of a deal)...we quite frankly do it to ourselves by continuing to buy the products from the giant corporations, rather than supporting local businesses (or even starting your own businesses).

This is a problem will you not understand because you completely mischaracterize what the problem even is.  It is not an issue that some people have more money than other people.  It is the combination of the acceleration of the gap between lowest and higher earners and the lack of equal distribution of additional wealth to those that generated said wealth.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Why is the acceleration of the gap a problem in an economy where everybody is better off than they were?

If I'm doing twice as good in 20 years (as are the majority of people) but we have 10 trillionaires instead of a bunch of billionaires, I quite frankly wouldnt give two shits. I don't have an issue with the business OWNERS making more money than the workers who choose to work for them, who choose to negotiate the salaries they work for, who choose to negotiate the PTO, and who quite frankly, still get a paycheck when the business is in the shitter and the owner is losing boatloads of money.



Money can't buy happiness. Just video games, which make me happy.

Baalzamon said:
CaptainExplosion said:

...wealth inequality being even higher...it's like we really are in the 1920s again. -_-

Ok, I'll bite.

What is so damned wrong with wealth inequality?

So data is apparently only widely available back to 1929 (https://www.pbs.org/fmc/book/9money3.htm), but average incomes for the middle fifth of the country have risen from $15,000 in 1929 to $47,000 in 1998 (insert comment to make you mad that even a minimum wage family would earn more today than in 1929).

The average middle income family can buy three times more than in 1929.

But apparently we are more concerned with the rich being even richer yet...why are people so OBSESSED with other people having more money than them? The family that owns the company I work at is worth billions of dollars...but I live a pretty damned good life, which has seemingly got better and better over the nearly 30 years of my life. So what the hell is the big problem?

While it really isn't even part of my argument (as I'm just arguing that wealth inequality isn't that big of a deal)...we quite frankly do it to ourselves by continuing to buy the products from the giant corporations, rather than supporting local businesses (or even starting your own businesses).

Out of curiosity, how does inflation come into play for this average income comparison between 1929 to 1998? 



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There is this assumption that every single worker is being taken advantage of, but is SO ridiculously valuable and the owners job is just so damned easy.

Start your own business then. It literally costs like $50 to claim your name through the state.

Now, if these businesses were completely boning us, and using their enormous hordes of cash to charge us ludicrous prices but also keep us from starting competing businesses, yea...the government should get involved and we have a problem. Outside of medicine (which is an entirely different discussion regarding whether it is ok), this just really doesn't happen for the normal consumer though.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Ok, I don't want all Iranians dead, but one thing I said still stands; World War III is on the horizon and it's not even been four days into the new decade.

Thanks for nothing, America. You and your orange Nazi pigman "president" have practically killed us all. -_-

I agree. Your only choice is to hide in an underground bunker, with no communication to the outside world, and bring enough supplies for decades.