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Raoul Isidro Images
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Reality and simple facts can be shocking:

http://www.upworthy.com/9-out-of-10-ame … ing-fact-2

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17kdmwf1pq9wbjpg/xlarge.jpg

But awareness can lead to radical change.

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Sep 26 13 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


OP,

Not that I am saying that you saw it that way, but I would assume this video is waaaaay more entertaining if you don't actually live in the United States.

IMHO

sad
Sep 26 13 07:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Virtual Studio
Posts: 5,481
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


A Visual Haiku wrote:
OP,

Not that I am saying that you saw it that way, but I would assume this video is waaaaay more entertaining if you don't actually live in the United States.

IMHO

sad

Only entertaining if you're the sort of guy who laughs at pictures from famine reports.

Otherwise it's somewhat sad.

Sep 26 13 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,977
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


I am actually shocked by this reality.

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Sep 26 13 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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C.C. Holdings
Posts: 594
New York, New York, US


I have a more than decent idea of how value is apportioned, this outcome is inevitable in any system with capital formation
Sep 26 13 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Visions Of Excess
Posts: 10,348
Toledo, Ohio, US


I thought Soapbox was closed? smile
Sep 26 13 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
Reality and simple facts can be shocking:

http://www.upworthy.com/9-out-of-10-ame … ing-fact-2

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17kdmwf1pq9wbjpg/xlarge.jpg

But awareness can lead to radical change.

.

Wasn't Scrooge McDuck Scottish?

Sep 26 13 08:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,977
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Visions Of Excess  wrote:
I thought Soapbox was closed? smile

As the video have said, it's not about political sides, but the reality of what this great country has become.

If only there is a quick fix solution, but there isn't one.

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Sep 26 13 08:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 15,624
New York, New York, US


Doesn't surprise me.

That's why people light up their American Flags on their lawn at night.
Sep 26 13 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,561
Torrance, California, US


Is it truly sad Americans in the lower and middle class incomes only get a small fraction of the countries total wealth though? 

I would imagine these children would disagree...

http://naturalabortionlaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Starving-Child-5-300x197.jpg

The fact is, even a portion of the homeless in our society still eat better and have better health care available to them than people in third world countries.  Do I WISH wealth was distributed more evenly across the masses?  Sure, I could definitely use more more money.  If you're reading this on a computer, Ipad, smart phone, or other device though, then you're already doing better than a lot of people in this world who have no electricity, no education, no gadgets, and no food to snack on while you read. 

I think it's all a matter of perspective.
Sep 26 13 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 26,870
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Visions Of Excess  wrote:
I thought Soapbox was closed? smile

+1

Sep 26 13 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,026
Los Angeles, California, US


The poor have bread and circuses. What more do they need?
Sep 26 13 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Instinct Images
Posts: 22,465
San Diego, California, US


Could someone summarize the video for me so I don't have to watch it?
Sep 26 13 10:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,026
Los Angeles, California, US


The issue isn't wealth or income inequality. That's just a shorthand.

The issue is political power inequality, and what the powerful can do to disproportionally game the system in their favor and against the other 99.9%.

Does Inequality matter in Rich Societies?
http://www.social-europe.eu/2011/04/doe … societies/
Sep 26 13 10:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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