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1 hour ago, Kiwibrown said:

im not one for defending billionaires, but it is not nothing, and i would like to believe that they did with some charitable spirit. 

From what i have seen i like Jimmy more than most on here. 

I like most on here more than Jimmy.

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56 minutes ago, LETSGOBROWNIES said:

Anyone who feels the need to announce publicly their tax deductible charitable contribution that amounts to 0.00057692307 of their net worth is a ball bag, 100% of the time.

I don’t give bonus points for someone “wanting to do something” when their actions are the reason they haven’t done the thing.

When he’s scamming truckers?  Bro...  don’t get fooled by a sound bite during a press conference.

I hate the money argument. I don’t know how much you make or how much you’re worth.

 

Let’s say you earn 50,000 a year and own a 150,000 house. Have you donated? I mean clearly you have the financial means to donate $1000.

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8 minutes ago, candyman93 said:

I hate the money argument. I don’t know how much you make or how much you’re worth.

 

Let’s say you earn 50,000 a year and own a 150,000 house. Have you donated? I mean clearly you have the financial means to donate $1000.

Me?  Yes.  I also didn’t have a press release in the process.

And money is absolutely relevant. Middle class families don’t have all the money themselves or their children or their children’s children will ever need.

They aren’t making a decision between the sum going into a savings for a time when it might actually be needed, retirement, their kid’s college, whatever, and donating.

People like Haslam are literally moving irrelevant numbers on a computer screen.  That money will never be missed.

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Posted (edited)

I’d you’re interested @candyman93

Not 100% what we’re discussing, but it adds some context and is entertaining imo.

Edited by LETSGOBROWNIES

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One thing i learned far too late in life is that you dont get a participation trophy for defending billionaires nor do you need to do it for them since they can pay someone to do so if they chose to pay for it

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20 minutes ago, mistakey said:

One thing i learned far too late in life is that you dont get a participation trophy for defending billionaires nor do you need to do it for them since they can pay someone to do so if they chose to pay for it

Billionaires are hoarders and you shouldn't celebrate someone's disorder.

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1 hour ago, mistakey said:

One thing i learned far too late in life is that you dont get a participation trophy for defending billionaires nor do you need to do it for them since they can pay someone to do so if they chose to pay for it

Which billionaires have you defended?

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6 minutes ago, Kiwibrown said:

Which billionaires have you defended?

Plenty in the past i defended the whole of how we worked as an exonomy

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9 minutes ago, mistakey said:

Plenty in the past i defended the whole of how we worked as an exonomy

Got ya. 

 

Your view on the economy or the people change? 

 

Im all for a mixed capatilist/ socialist economy. The  priority needs to be the people.

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11 hours ago, Kiwibrown said:

Got ya. 

 

Your view on the economy or the people change? 

 

Im all for a mixed capatilist/ socialist economy. The  priority needs to be the people.

i have not found a political description that fits me
i bend towards the arch of freedom and anarchy and am always antifacist
but i understand that money is necessary as a tool to exchange for things
and i like owning personal property cause i deserve nice things as i tend to martyr myself for the benefit of others, so i need to indulge myself to feel whole
as ai technology gets better i feel like we can solve universal healthcare with robots

basically i'd love to find a way to dockerize/containerize a small village and when a village gets to big we just spin up a new village and grow horizontally, decentralized.  it would limit the power of governments, big corporations and increase the power of the people but in a way that gets not that chaotic and we have a sense of community

 

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21 hours ago, LETSGOBROWNIES said:

Me?  Yes.  I also didn’t have a press release in the process.

And money is absolutely relevant. Middle class families don’t have all the money themselves or their children or their children’s children will ever need.

They aren’t making a decision between the sum going into a savings for a time when it might actually be needed, retirement, their kid’s college, whatever, and donating.

People like Haslam are literally moving irrelevant numbers on a computer screen.  That money will never be missed.

That's the part that annoys me. A lot of notable people will make a donation to a cause only because it makes them look good. If they really gave a crap, they'd donate some money and not feel the need to make a public announcement about it.

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19 minutes ago, DawgX said:

That's the part that annoys me. A lot of notable people will make a donation to a cause only because it makes them look good. If they really gave a crap, they'd donate some money and not feel the need to make a public announcement about it.

It’s also tax deductible I’m sure, so while generous, it also benefits them.

Im glad their doing it, but the fanfare around it....

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What does bother me, is the tax payer paying for sports stadiums. 

 

Along with all other forms of corporate welfare. Businesses should be allowed to fail.

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