Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Büge » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:17 am

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Of course he's selling oil.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:09 pm

"Jesus wasn't a socialist!"
"Well, sure, he never advocated for a government or economic system to redistribute wealth because he taught that people should feel compelled to share simply because it's the right thing to do, it sh--"
"BECAUSE HE WAS A VENTURE CAPITALIST."
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:13 pm

the REAL joke is, the one time Jesus completely lost his shit and flipped the fuck out and whipped people was over money.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:06 pm

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:13 am

Everyone always likes to point out that his flipping out was because they were doing money shit in a church, but it's not like Jesus didn't just constantly fucking shit on the rich otherwise. Dude could not go 10 minutes without talking about how rich people were getting denied heaven for being a bunch of bastards.
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Postby nosimpleway » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:23 am

"If you guys ever write down all this stuff I'm saying, I want everybody to make sure to include that part: rich people don't go to heaven. I mean it. Is that the doctor over there? Get him to write it down too. It's important."

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Yoji » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:14 am

I'm legitimately starting to wonder: was I the only one who grew up hearing that Money is the Root of All Evil? Or is that just a thing weird ex-hippie light misanthropes with too many cats teach their kids?
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:57 am

It's 1 Timothy 6:10.

There's all sorts of shitty justifications these people regurgitate when confronted with the very, very clear Biblical message that greed is bad, though.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:54 am

Friday wrote:Everyone always likes to point out that his flipping out was because they were doing money shit in a church, but it's not like Jesus didn't just constantly fucking shit on the rich otherwise. Dude could not go 10 minutes without talking about how rich people were getting denied heaven for being a bunch of bastards.

Tommy Douglas, the leader of our first mainstream socialist party (the CCF, precursor to the NDP), was one of those folksy prairie ministers with a bottomless store of down-home wisdom and compassion. One quote from him I recall often is "The Bible is like a Bull Fiddle; you can make it play any tune you like."

It amuses me that the only way right-wing trash can make that work is by outright lying about what the bible says.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:09 am


i, too, remember the part of the bible where Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ stepped into the temple & saw the money changers & said "this is good to me, lmao."

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby François » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:36 am

"Well hey, it turns out you can serve God and Mammon at the same time! Who knew?"

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:38 pm

Yay!

speaking of, the national strike starts Oct 15th. I will not be engaging in any economic activity (buying nothing) for at least 1 week.

(Of course I'll get gas and buy food and stuff to stock up beforehand. It's about sending a message to our government.)
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:17 pm


Strike averted. The deal still has to be ratified, so a strike could still happen if the membership doesn't support it, but it's not happening tomorrow. IATSE's press release says:

The proposed contract addresses core issues, including reasonable rest periods; meal breaks; a living wage for those on the bottom of the pay scale; and significant increases in compensation to be paid by new-media companies.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:19 pm

Architect Resigns in Protest over UCSB Mega-Dorm - Criticizes Munger Hall as Social and Psychological Experiment with Unknown Consequences.

The idea was conceived by 97-year-old billionaire-investor turned amateur-architect Charles Munger, who donated $200 million toward the project with the condition that his blueprints be followed exactly.

McFadden draws striking comparisons between Munger Hall and other large structures to illustrate its colossal footprint. Currently, he said, the largest single dormitory in the world is Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy, which houses 4,000 students and is composed of multiple wings wrapped around numerous courtyards with over 25 entrances.

“Munger Hall, in comparison, is a single block housing 4,500 students with two entrances,” McFadden said, and would qualify as the eighth densest neighborhood on the planet, falling just short of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

a single block housing 4,500 students with two entrances

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby KingRoyal » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:31 pm

97-year-old billionaire-investor turned amateur-architect


Well there's your problem

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:18 pm

That line does jump out a bit, eh?

I like how this fucking asshole wouldn't even be around to observe the effects of his little "experiment".
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