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"Twenty-nine trillion dollars!

By HEYYOU following x   2018 Sep 10, 9:28pm 903 views   5 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    

" We could have provided free college tuition to every student or universal health care, repaired our crumbling infrastructure, transitioned to clean energy, forgiven student debt, raised wages, bailed out underwater homeowners, formed public banks to invest at low interest rates in our communities, provided a guaranteed minimum income for everyone and organized a massive jobs program for the unemployed and underemployed. Sixteen million children would not go to bed hungry. The mentally ill and the homeless—an estimated 553,742 Americans are homeless every night—would not be left on the streets or locked away in our prisons. The economy would revive. Instead, $29 trillion in fabricated money was handed to financial gangsters who are about to make most of it evaporate and plunge us into a depression that will rival that of the global crash of 1929."

1   bob2356   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 11, 6:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The sky is falling, yawn. After dinner I will faint. .
2   jazz_music   ignore (7)   2018 Sep 11, 10:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says
The sky is falling,

You have to be numb to it, right?

Probably they will put the government into corporate receivership over it and we won't have to be bullshitted quite so much any more to win votes because voting will matter even less. --although it might become a mandatory ritual with stiff penalties for non-participation.

Numbness happens.

In the 50's and 60's we became numb about the subject of destruction by nuclear weapons. The benefit of that is the whole line item subject expense of "Civil Defense" went away.

There are now 30,000 nuclear weapons waiting to be detonated in the modern world where between 10 and 100 would be necessary to end ALL our lives on the planet.

In 1945, the Los Alamos scientists concluded it would only take between 10 and 100 "Super" bombs to end the world. pic.twitter.com/01I8ypmIP0— Alex Wellerstein (@wellerstein) December 15, 2014

They reached this conclusion at a very early point in the development of nuclear weapons, before highly destructive multi-stage or thermonuclear devices had been built. But the scientists had an idea of the technology's grim potential. "The 'Super' they had in mind was what we would now call a hydrogen bomb,"

Numb numb numb we are, and costing the wealthy as little as humanly possible.

We appear to be in existence to work all possible hours until we die young, or fight for the forces of corporate imperialism until we die young.

Numb numb numb we are.

We are capital.
3   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Sep 11, 10:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says
The sky is falling, yawn. After dinner I will faint. .

Jazz says:
"You have to be numb to it, right?

Probably they will put the government into corporate receivership over it and we won't have to be bullshitted quite so much any more"
Strategist almost dies of laughter.
4   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2018 Sep 11, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Twenty-nine trillion dollars!

Bot Test Number 12.
5   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2018 Sep 11, 11:08am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bush/Rep/Con financial crisis of 2008.
Fools believe in "fabricated money".
Having debt,being dependent on a steady income & not enough assets to survive a personal or societal catastrophe is on my bucket list.

For those unable to read the first paragraph-

"During the financial crisis of 2008, the world’s central banks, including the Federal Reserve, injected trillions of dollars of fabricated money into the global financial system. This fabricated money has created a worldwide debt of $325 trillion, more than three times global GDP. The fabricated money was hoarded by banks and corporations, loaned by banks at predatory interest rates, used to service interest on unpayable debt or spent buying back stock, providing millions in compensation for elites. The fabricated money was not invested in the real economy. Products were not manufactured and sold. Workers were not reinstated into the middle class with sustainable incomes, benefits and pensions. Infrastructure projects were not undertaken. The fabricated money reinflated massive financial bubbles built on debt and papered over a fatally diseased financial system destined for collapse."

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