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Old 09-04-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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the word greed to me, is a word made up by jealous people, to describe individuals that have the things they want. your thoughts?
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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I think the same thing about the word cheap, To describe people smart with money
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Yes, of course, "greed" is as made up work to just bash people such as Bernie Madoff, owners of large corporation that market pharmaceuticals that kill, foods that are genetically engineered and tainted, chain stores like Walmart that outsource jobs and manufacturing to China, insurance companies that gouge the average American. These entities are really saints and heroes. How dare anybody call them greedy, a word that has no meaning.

America's Disease is Greed

Greed drives the murders of the narcotics world. Greed is responsible for the exploitations of teen sports stars by colleges and for the mess in the pro sports world. It is also the cause of the use of performance drugs by young athletes. Greed is responsible for the bad advice lawyers gave the Church years ago to beat victims of sexual abuse into the ground. It is behind the scam artists who steal from the elderly.

Greed may have been a more serious problem for Americans, say, in the era of the robber barons. But the Garys and the Morgans and the Carnegies were a small bunch of men. Now their greed has seeped down to a much larger segment of the population.

America's Disease is Greed
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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the word greed to me, is a word made up by jealous people, to describe individuals that have the things they want. your thoughts?
I disagree. Greed isn't about what you have, it's about your attitude regarding what you have. You can be a millionaire and not be greedy, or you can be a greedy person of relatively moderate means. Greed comes about when your desire for material possession consumes you and begins to adversely affect your personality. Millions of people are probably envious of Paul McCartney's wealth, but I doubt they'd call him greedy (probably time the cue some anecdote about how he stabbed a bunch of people in the back to get control of his Beatles money, but meh). But there are people in cutthroat industries with much less money than him who probably fit the bill.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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yes, of course, "greed" is as made up work to just bash people such as bernie madoff, owners of large corporation that market pharmaceuticals that kill, foods that are genetically engineered and tainted, chain stores like walmart that outsource jobs and manufacturing to china, insurance companies that gouge the average american. These entities are really saints and heroes. How dare anybody call them greedy, a word that has no meaning.

america's disease is greed

greed drives the murders of the narcotics world. Greed is responsible for the exploitations of teen sports stars by colleges and for the mess in the pro sports world. It is also the cause of the use of performance drugs by young athletes. Greed is responsible for the bad advice lawyers gave the church years ago to beat victims of sexual abuse into the ground. It is behind the scam artists who steal from the elderly.

Greed may have been a more serious problem for americans, say, in the era of the robber barons. But the garys and the morgans and the carnegies were a small bunch of men. Now their greed has seeped down to a much larger segment of the population.

america's disease is greed
americas disease is far left bOlshEviks
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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huh? madoff was a criminal. you didn't answer the question, you merely posted a link to an extremist organization. define it.

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Yes, of course, "greed" is as made up work to just bash people such as Bernie Madoff, owners of large corporation that market pharmaceuticals that kill, foods that are genetically engineered and tainted, chain stores like Walmart that outsource jobs and manufacturing to China, insurance companies that gouge the average American. These entities are really saints and heroes. How dare anybody call them greedy, a word that has no meaning.

America's Disease is Greed

Greed drives the murders of the narcotics world. Greed is responsible for the exploitations of teen sports stars by colleges and for the mess in the pro sports world. It is also the cause of the use of performance drugs by young athletes. Greed is responsible for the bad advice lawyers gave the Church years ago to beat victims of sexual abuse into the ground. It is behind the scam artists who steal from the elderly.

Greed may have been a more serious problem for Americans, say, in the era of the robber barons. But the Garys and the Morgans and the Carnegies were a small bunch of men. Now their greed has seeped down to a much larger segment of the population.

America's Disease is Greed
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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americas disease is far left bOlshEviks
A very lame response to a very real problem.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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the word greed to me, is a word made up by jealous people, to describe individuals that have the things they want. your thoughts?
Greed to me is when someone wants more than they need, especially at the expense of others.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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you've just described 99% of americans.

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Greed to me is when someone wants more than they need, especially at the expense of others.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Greed to me is when someone wants more than they need, especially at the expense of others.
Who are you tell someone else what they need?
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