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Old 02-11-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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Cool, so even though I still work I can pay my basic bills from the assets I've accumulated. How do I know which people I own, want to make sure those slackers are earning their keep!
You need to move a few notches up to get more personal with extraction of value, until then collect what is given by an impersonal, abstract value extracting machine doing labor squeezing on your behalf.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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You need to move a few notches up to get more personal with extraction of value, until then collect what is given by an impersonal, abstract value extracting machine doing labor squeezing on your behalf.
So how do I confiscate your time, your health, frequently your dignity and your sanity to facilitate my earnings? That's no fun just being a bystander, I want to be an active owner.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Please...

We're falling out of love with our billionaires because there haven't been any really neat or likeable ones lately.

Mark Zuckerberg is constantly wearing a suit defending himself in Congress.

Elon Musk is getting slammed for some of his shady tweets about valuations of Tesla

Bezos is similarly not enjoying record popularity

The fact is that I think that we, as a society, turn them into pop culture icons. We take the neat illustrations on Google's homepage or Mark Zuckerbergs hooded sweatshirts or Steve Job's black turtlenecked persona and make them out to be more than what they are; which is brilliant businessmen focused on maximizing the profits and success (be it short or long term) of their respective enterprises.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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So how do I confiscate your time, your health, frequently your dignity and your sanity to facilitate my earnings? That's no fun just being a bystander, I want to be an active owner.
If you feel an immediate urge to extract value in person there are still some low entry barrier business opportunities out there where accumulation of capital gets really raw and nasty. All you need is to divert a portion of your immense impersonal investment gains to start an in your face bottom feeding operation and then you have to wait for me getting desperate enough to sign up. Simple. Luckily having CD economic forum experience under your belt you can represent just about any depravity under the Sun as an opportunity extended to the downtrodden.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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Silly analogy. How much redistribution it would take for a top 1% to fear about having food on the table? If I lose my car that fear sets in immidiately. What loss does it take for a 1% er to experience similar worries?
Why are you calling it a "loss"? It's quite simply theft.

If it's not yours, and you force someone to give it to you, you are stealing.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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Whats to like? They are all sociopaths.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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If you feel an immediate urge to extract value in person there are still some low entry barrier business opportunities out there where accumulation of capital gets really raw and nasty. All you need is to divert a portion of your immense impersonal investment gains to start an in your face bottom feeding operation and then you have to wait for me getting desperate enough to sign up. Simple. Luckily having CD economic forum experience under your belt you can represent just about any depravity under the Sun as an opportunity extended to the downtrodden.
But you said owners are doing that to you now, why the need to start a new business and wait?

I can tell you're a real fan of capitalism. Do you ans Winterfall vacation together?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I admire rich people and the freedom of choice that they have.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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I admire rich people and the freedom of choice that they have.
Your comment made me think of an excerpt I read from an interview with a millionaire. It did not say if he was self-made. (I'm thinking not).

The question was, if he could start all over from $0, how would he go about rebuilding his wealth?

"I would get an entry-level job, as a dish washer, and save up $500. Then I would buy a nice suit and go to parties."
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:40 PM
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Location: Naples FL
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Hehehe!

With each post, heís looking more and more like Winterfallís alter ego.
I was thinking exactly that
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