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Old 10-26-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If the populations didn't keep growing and the factorys and JOBS keep leaving the U.S., everyone could have better somewhat capitalist lives. Even those cleaning toilets can have good lives compared to where they've come from, no toilets in many countries.
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If the populations didn't keep growing...
That's the common denominator with every issue we have.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:11 PM
 
Location: CA, heading to AZ...
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My beef with America is that 2-3 weeks of vacation a year is simply not enough time to do anything.
Awww, poor baby......
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My beef with America is that 2-3 weeks of vacation a year is simply not enough time
I agree entirely. But however many weeks away from work we might get...
the other weeks will still add up to way too many hours.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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Even those cleaning toilets can have good lives compared to where they've come from, no toilets in many countries.
I'm skeptical there are any countries without toilets but wouldn't that be a sight to see? Some guy in his janitorial outfit starting in awe at the strange white porcelain seat with a huge hole in the middle he his charged with cleaning.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I'm skeptical there are any countries without toilets but wouldn't that be a sight to see? Some guy in his janitorial outfit starting in awe at the strange white porcelain seat with a huge hole in the middle he his charged with cleaning.
What?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_defecation
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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So you seriously believe that the existence of people who defecate in the open means there are no toilets in that country and those who do so don't know what a toilet is? Which immigrants make it all the way to USA not knowing what a toilet is?

I peed on a wall last week behind a row of yuca plants, I guess I no longer no what a toilet looks like.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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So you seriously believe that the existence of people who defecate in the open means there are no toilets in that country and those who do so don't know what a toilet is? Which immigrants make it all the way to USA not knowing what a toilet is?

I peed on a wall last week behind a row of yuca plants, I guess I no longer no what a toilet looks like.
Well, there's this:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-05-...omen-and-girls

60% crap in the open. That's 600M people, BTW.

And WTF does immigration have to do with this, did I say anything about that?
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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“If you simulate this economy, a variant of the yard sale model, you will get a remarkable result: after a large number of transactions, one agent ends up as an “oligarch” holding practically all the wealth of the economy, and the other 999 end up with virtually nothing. It does not matter how much wealth people started with. It does not matter that all the coin flips were absolutely fair. It does not matter that the poorer agent's expected outcome was positive in each transaction, whereas that of the richer agent was negative.”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ty-inevitable/
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Boston
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income inequality is the life's blood of our capitalist system. long live income inequality, separates the winners from the losers in most cases.
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