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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Remember those dozens of times Glenn Beck tried to compare what's happening in America to Nazi Germany and then people like j-mac chewed it up and right wingers thought they were accurate comparisons until Lewis Black chewed him a new asshole with a 10 minute long joke about how retarded you sound when you compare things like political discourse to Nazi Germany? No? Well, neither do most of the people who think this guy has a valid point to make.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    The whole National Socialist thing seems to really confuse people which no basic grasp of history.
    Most people don't understand that socialist in the 19th-early 20th century was a catch all phrase for anybody who even had the smallest lean towards collectivism. Just as were progressive conservatives (Germany), social Catholics (also progressive), progressive racists there were Libertarian socialists, religious socialists, Muslim socialists, etc. I think in Nazi Germany terms it was called "socialism" to ward off the (ironically) liberal and individualist currents that separated whites.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Most people don't understand that socialist in the 19th-early 20th century was a catch all phrase for anybody who even had the smallest lean towards collectivism. Just as were progressive conservatives (Germany), social Catholics (also progressive), progressive racists there were Libertarian socialists, religious socialists, Muslim socialists, etc. I think in Nazi Germany terms it was called "socialism" to ward off the (ironically) liberal and individualist currents that separated whites.
    People also forgot that it was the upper/middle classes that heavily supported the Nazis because they feared the communists taking all of their hard earned money, Jews were just collateral damage. Easy for the Rich Germans to forgot about when they were sipping on champagne in Paris.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Really seriously? You want to try to make images like I do? Go for it.
    I dont give a **** about making pretty images. I care about having an actual marketable degree in a field that isnt saturated and finding a job. Hows that working out for folk?

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont give a **** about making pretty images. I care about having an actual marketable degree in a field that isnt saturated and finding a job. Hows that working out for folk?
    WHOAAA talk about stereotypes!

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Since you are not likely among the 1% either, i can say the same to you, but instead you so blindly defend abhorrent comparisons on the "suffering" of the 1% in america to that of jews under nazi jermany. That is what i condemn. If there any truth to it, the 99% would have shoved him into extermination camp long ago.

    I'm at a top business school but have no desire to slave my life away for some i-bank or become a vulture capitalist. I'm aware of studies on happiness and how after around $60k/year, wealth makes no difference, yet rich assholes like this billionaire will go to no end to step on others just to eek out an extra million. At the same time, i'm aware that some motivation is needed for anyone to bother with medical or engineering school. My solution then:

    Wealth is capped at $70k/year
    Minimum salary $40k/year

    Confiscated wealth from billionaires will cover health care for all, food and shelter for homeless, repairing america's broken roads and infrastructure, and college costs for the 10% or so who take it seriously
    All one has to do is read your post here to see why the comparison is valid.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, the poor, poor billionaires! They're so much like the Jews in Nazi Germany, being persecuted and all, rounded up and put into concentration camps where they're starved, worked to death, and gassed.

    I feel so sorry for them, and have so much empathy, I'd be glad to join them just any time and feel their pain.

    What a crock.
    And now there is talk of prohibiting the filling of any new swimming pools in California due to the drought where this billionaire resides. How much more can these people take?

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    It used to be people got college degrees in fields that left them employable and didnt spend 6 years getting an Art History Liberal Arts degree.
    They got liberal arts degrees when I was in college (1960-64), and then went out with a fresh diploma in hand and got jobs with futures. They weren't trained for their jobs in the beginning, but had proven that they could be trained, could set goals, had some language and math skills. Moreover, at least in the formerly great state of California, they could get that four year degree without paying tuition and incurring huge student debt, unlike the current generation.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    And now there is talk of prohibiting the filling of any new swimming pools in California due to the drought where this billionaire resides. How much more can these people take?
    Or when can those living with less money learn to be happy in other areas rather than resenting the rich?

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    They got liberal arts degrees when I was in college (1960-64), and then went out with a fresh diploma in hand and got jobs with futures. They weren't trained for their jobs in the beginning, but had proven that they could be trained, could set goals, had some language and math skills. Moreover, at least in the formerly great state of California, they could get that four year degree without paying tuition and incurring huge student debt, unlike the current generation.
    Your typical liberal arts degree qualifies you to be...unemployed. We have a family friend who earned his PhD in Midievil Literature. That qualifies him to be either a professor of Midievil Lit (and you would be SHOCKED at just how few of those positions there are) or a night supervisor on a loading dock at a WalMart regional center. And while THEY may not have run up that debt, SOMEONE had to pay for it.

    The point is...you cant just get a degree in a field you like and expect that to translate into a career. Granted....hell...you can take advanced classes in Beyonce now...but that still leaves you in debt and unemployed. Times change. The job market changes. If you arent following market trends and preparing for a future you are dying.

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