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Comment: Re:Read the Declaration of Independence (Score 1) 402

by kid_oliva (#34613120) Attached to: UN Considering Control of the Internet
Let me drop some facts on you about the American wealthy:

* Only 19 percent receive any income or wealth of any kind from a trust fund or an estate.
* Fewer than 20 percent inherited 10 percent or more of their wealth.
* More than half never received as much as $1 in inheritance.
* Fewer than 25 percent ever received "an act of kindness" of $10,000 or more from their parents, grandparents, or other relatives.
* Ninety-one percent never received, as a gift, as much as $1 of the ownership of a family business.
* Nearly half never received any college tuition from their parents or other relatives.
* Fewer than 10 percent believe they will ever receive an inheritance in the future.

America continues to hold great prospects for those who wish to accumulate wealth in one generation. In fact, America has always been a land of opportunity for those who believe in the fluid nature of our nation's social system and economy. More than one hundred years ago the same was true. In The American Economy, Stanley Lebergott reviews a study conducted in 1892 of the 4,047 American millionaires. He reports that 84 percent "were nouveau riche, having reached the top without the benefit of inherited wealth."
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/stanley-millionaire.html

Comment: Too True (Score 1) 762

by kid_oliva (#34593770) Attached to: Stargate Universe Cancelled
The acting was the only thing that kept it going. When they focused on developing the characters, they ended up with some of the better shows. The ineptitude of the command structure is ridiculous. Our men and women in the Armed Forces are smart than they are portrayed.

I will miss Robert Carlyle's character and David Blue's character the most, followed by Peter Kelamis.

Comment: Re:Read the Declaration of Independence (Score 1) 402

by kid_oliva (#34593590) Attached to: UN Considering Control of the Internet
You seem to be missing the point. It is not about lower taxes it is about equal taxation. The infrastructure is there for all to use. If the wealthy use the infrastructure better than you do that is your problem. Learn how to use the infrastructure better. You seem to have a problem with people who make money. You want the rich to pay for goverment and then get upset when they run it. But wait... did you not want them to pay more and they do pay more in percentage, I would guess they pay more than you do unless you make more tham $250,000. If the burden of society is on the rich and they are paying for most of it, which they do http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2007/12/the-rich-pay-fo.html, then you should be fine with the elite running the country. It is clear however you are not, yet you want them to pay for most of everything. I hate to break it to you but you can't have your cake and eat it too.

We out spend any other nation when it comes to war. Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for that, although Democrats do get us involved in more: WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War. http://nationalsecurityzone.org/site/why-the-u-s-outspends-the-world-on-defense/

Public education is the biggest failure. http://www.ed.gov/blog/2010/12/international-education-rankings-suggest-reform-can-lift-u-s/

We out spend everyone on healthcare as well. http://www.oregoncatalyst.com/index.php/archives/2593-Chart-1-US-Gov.-outspends-world-on-health.html


The problem here is that you want people to change their morality. You do that through social means, not the strong arm of goverment.

Comment: Tell me how you really feel (Score 1) 402

by kid_oliva (#34590376) Attached to: UN Considering Control of the Internet
Wow... I applaud your passion, but do not necessarily agree with your statements. I assume by tax cuts, you are referring to the Bush tax cuts that have passed the House and Senate. I will diverge here for a second because they were not true tax cuts when implemented because they were not followed by a decrease in spending.
Back to the focus, Why do you feel that people who make more money should pay more percentange of the money they make? Everybody has the oppurtunity to work and make money. My friend's parents who came from Croatia 50 years ago started out with a suitcase and that was it. They now own a home, car, have raised a family, etc. My other friend's father-in-law, who is of Hungarian descent, started this company, http://www.edenpure.com/, as well as this one, http://www.ballbike.com/. He started with nothing 15 years ago.

These people have worked hard to get where they are and I do not believe they should have to pay a higher percentage of tax because they are sucessful. It is counter-intuitive to punish someone for success. Yes, it is punishment to pay a higher percentage of your money to government, no matter how altruistic they may want you to believe they are. The goverment did not make these people wealthy. They worked hard and came up with services or products that people wanted. In fact depending on what business you go into, the goverment hinders competion to the status quo in the way of regulations, specifically telecomm.

Another thing, it is the prerogative of everyone to invest their money how they see fit. It seem that you might be saying that it is unAmerican if you don't invest your money in the stock market. I hope you are including George Soros as one of your sad f'ers. If you are not then your are not being honest with yourself.

It is sort of funny that taxation was one the things that started the whole American Experiment into motion.

the fact remains that wealthy Americans are fucking traitors for refusing to pay their fair share for the government and the infrastructure that made their wealth possible.

Back then our ancestors were tired of taxes and the crown. Yet your rhetoric would probablly be not out of place in the Empire of Brittian at that time. "the fact remains that wealthy Colonists are f'ing traitors for refusing to pay their fair share for the government, infrastructure, and war that made their wealth possible."
I guess somedays nothing changes...

Comment: Re:Their greatest trick... (Score 1) 402

by kid_oliva (#34588994) Attached to: UN Considering Control of the Internet
I know this will draw the ire of some, if not many, but do you not get tired of propping up Republicans for your straw-man or non sequitur arguements. Do you really think Nancy Pelosi, Julius Genachowski, or Barack Obama have your best interest at heart? The elite are elite despite their party affiliation. There is little difference between elitest in the Republican and Democrat party. They both want to control you. It just of matter of do you get pissed on first, then defecated on or defecated on first, then pissed on.

People need to wake-up. Nothing has changed under Obama, just as nothing changed under Bush 2, just as nothing changed under Clinton, just as nothing changed under Bush 1. These people do not care about us like you do for your best buds. They see us as people who do not know how to run our lives and will do it for us.

I can tell you lean Socialist by your quote, which is fine. I just do not think that government is the answer. After all, it is ran by people.

Comment: Re:The Difference between a Troll and a real Monst (Score 1) 421

by kid_oliva (#29605001) Attached to: Jack Thompson Sues Facebook For $40M
If he was really serious about changes the morals in America, he would do so by helping those in need. In my opinion, people as a whole may listen to the guy who screams the loudest, but they are inspired by the guy doing what they themselves want to do but are either too afraid or too lazy to do.

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