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    I blame governments for not taxing rich people, more than blaming rich people for not volunteering to give money to the government. Nobody does that. If I was filthy rich, I'd probably do a foundation and decide how to benefit the world before trusting the US government to do something productive with my money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
    I blame governments for not taxing rich people, more than blaming rich people for not volunteering to give money to the government. Nobody does that. If I was filthy rich, I'd probably do a foundation and decide how to benefit the world before trusting the US government to do something productive with my money.
    They're one in the same though. They've been writing the rules as long as most of us have been alive. To actually tax them more you'll need to power through all the obstacles they've set up in the political system, along with the objections of their mewling supporters

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    Also "charity better, US govt wasteful rabble rabble" is what happens when you've ingested all the austerity talking points but still want to be woke/socially progressive in some way. The US govt already does a lot given its constraints, the problem is it does not do enough

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    Warren Buffett has called for higher taxes on the rich. Hasn't resulted in any.

    I am not saying charity replaces government spending, I'm saying if I was rich, I would do my own charity work before donating money to the government beyond my tax obligation.

    I, of course, support raising taxes on the wealthy.
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    Yeah fuck Bill Gates, it shouldn't be remarkable that someone who was a piece of shit gives some of his money back to the populace. Better than Bezos, but I don't recall him lobbying the population to not let wealth like his wxist in the first place. People are still enslaved or starving in his own country, problems like that don't exist to such an extent in the richest (for a little while longer at least) country on Earth if you have no billioniares. I suppose take it from him last if he's so nice about giving away pennies from his hoard.
    yeah fuck bill gates for erm

    *checks notes*

    spending a fucking shitton of money improving women and childrens lives across the globe

    get a grip, the fuck have you done that matters on your time/money vs his

    yes he was some IT nerd at the time that IT nerds made loads of money, and yes some of his business has been dodgy along the way. on the other hand, his foundation has directly saved or improved millions upon millions of peoples lives

    reductionists like yourselves are so insufferable sometimes - he hasn't solved all the worlds ills so fuck him for even trying?
    If he had paid proper taxes and not ran a monopoly perhaps he'd not have to spend billions out of his pile of hundreds of billions to fix things? Hurr durr he's so rich and nice. Yes my money should fix the world too, except I am not a magic rich man with more money than I should ever have, while people are fucking starving this dude is waltzing around spending a small portion of his fortune. Please, defend him and the rest of them more though.
    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    Yeah fuck Bill Gates, it shouldn't be remarkable that someone who was a piece of shit gives some of his money back to the populace. Better than Bezos, but I don't recall him lobbying the population to not let wealth like his wxist in the first place. People are still enslaved or starving in his own country, problems like that don't exist to such an extent in the richest (for a little while longer at least) country on Earth if you have no billioniares. I suppose take it from him last if he's so nice about giving away pennies from his hoard.
    yeah fuck bill gates for erm

    *checks notes*

    spending a fucking shitton of money improving women and childrens lives across the globe

    get a grip, the fuck have you done that matters on your time/money vs his

    yes he was some IT nerd at the time that IT nerds made loads of money, and yes some of his business has been dodgy along the way. on the other hand, his foundation has directly saved or improved millions upon millions of peoples lives

    reductionists like yourselves are so insufferable sometimes - he hasn't solved all the worlds ills so fuck him for even trying?
    If he had paid proper taxes and not ran a monopoly perhaps he'd not have to spend billions out of his pile of hundreds of billions to fix things? Hurr durr he's so rich and nice. Yes my money should fix the world too, except I am not a magic rich man with more money than I should ever have, while people are fucking starving this dude is waltzing around spending a small portion of his fortune. Please, defend him and the rest of them more though.
    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    fun fact, Gate's fortune is now larger than when he pledged to give most of it away.

    so no, bill does not get a pass for doing the minimum that can be expected of a reasonable human being.
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    Yeah fuck Bill Gates, it shouldn't be remarkable that someone who was a piece of shit gives some of his money back to the populace. Better than Bezos, but I don't recall him lobbying the population to not let wealth like his wxist in the first place. People are still enslaved or starving in his own country, problems like that don't exist to such an extent in the richest (for a little while longer at least) country on Earth if you have no billioniares. I suppose take it from him last if he's so nice about giving away pennies from his hoard.
    yeah fuck bill gates for erm

    *checks notes*

    spending a fucking shitton of money improving women and childrens lives across the globe

    get a grip, the fuck have you done that matters on your time/money vs his

    yes he was some IT nerd at the time that IT nerds made loads of money, and yes some of his business has been dodgy along the way. on the other hand, his foundation has directly saved or improved millions upon millions of peoples lives

    reductionists like yourselves are so insufferable sometimes - he hasn't solved all the worlds ills so fuck him for even trying?
    If he had paid proper taxes and not ran a monopoly perhaps he'd not have to spend billions out of his pile of hundreds of billions to fix things? Hurr durr he's so rich and nice. Yes my money should fix the world too, except I am not a magic rich man with more money than I should ever have, while people are fucking starving this dude is waltzing around spending a small portion of his fortune. Please, defend him and the rest of them more though.
    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    fun fact, Gate's fortune is now larger than when he pledged to give most of it away.

    so no, bill does not get a pass for doing the minimum that can be expected of a reasonable human being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post

    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mewninn View Post
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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Coutu View Post
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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.
    listen to your fucking self for christs sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.
    listen to your fucking self for christs sake
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    Jack, calm down, take a breath and just...calm the fuck down mate. I mean this in a caring way!
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    Yeah fuck Bill Gates, it shouldn't be remarkable that someone who was a piece of shit gives some of his money back to the populace. Better than Bezos, but I don't recall him lobbying the population to not let wealth like his wxist in the first place. People are still enslaved or starving in his own country, problems like that don't exist to such an extent in the richest (for a little while longer at least) country on Earth if you have no billioniares. I suppose take it from him last if he's so nice about giving away pennies from his hoard.
    yeah fuck bill gates for erm

    *checks notes*

    spending a fucking shitton of money improving women and childrens lives across the globe

    get a grip, the fuck have you done that matters on your time/money vs his

    yes he was some IT nerd at the time that IT nerds made loads of money, and yes some of his business has been dodgy along the way. on the other hand, his foundation has directly saved or improved millions upon millions of peoples lives

    reductionists like yourselves are so insufferable sometimes - he hasn't solved all the worlds ills so fuck him for even trying?
    If he had paid proper taxes and not ran a monopoly perhaps he'd not have to spend billions out of his pile of hundreds of billions to fix things? Hurr durr he's so rich and nice. Yes my money should fix the world too, except I am not a magic rich man with more money than I should ever have, while people are fucking starving this dude is waltzing around spending a small portion of his fortune. Please, defend him and the rest of them more though.
    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    fun fact, Gate's fortune is now larger than when he pledged to give most of it away.

    so no, bill does not get a pass for doing the minimum that can be expected of a reasonable human being.
    Lol... Most charitable foundations are self sustaining (or even make a small profit to expand)...


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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.
    listen to your fucking self for christs sake
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    Jack, calm down, take a breath and just...calm the fuck down mate. I mean this in a caring way!
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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.
    listen to your fucking self for christs sake
    This.

    Jack, calm down, take a breath and just...calm the fuck down mate. I mean this in a caring way!
    >When even the leftist echo chamber of FHC tells you to calm your passion...
    To be fair, for a leftist echo chamber, FHC has a remarkably high number of rightwing stooges masquerading around. v0v
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    im not defending them all - people like bezo's are cancer for society, but you're picking a very odd hill to die on for giving gates crap. a small fortune? are you fucking kidding? or are you this angry about *the world* that you just don't have perspective anymore?
    The idea that he's nbd because he's just "one rich guy" is patently absurd. The whole problem is that he's one extremely rich and powerful guy.

    The Gates Foundation is also an org that pushes charter schools to dismantle the American public education system and its unions, so you've really got to be a rube to be taken in so easily by this guy.
    yeah, the right wing Gates bullshit as usual misses the mark and goes for a useless made up issue while the real issues of why Gates sucks are swept aside by the charity doing things that are nice. It's not like Microsoft is not just like the rest exploiting the areas and people of the world hes going to help. Pretending Gates is unique and that it excuses him is insane. Do a little research before assuming he's a great man.

    Also Dorvil, they don't just not volunteer to give money to government, and i don't see buffet actively fighting for taxes on his wealth. He's quite happy to go along knowing it may never happen. I ask you again. Someone that rich has the power to feed or house millions of Americans. They don't, they won't, they never will. While he has more wealth than he'd ever need, kids die from cancer treatments not being available, lack of food security, etc etc. Thats in his own country. Now imagine how little of a fuck he cares about a kid in Africa lol. This seems like the mark of a decent or respectable human being? Asking middle class Americans to donate to causes instead of seizing this absurd wealth from bezos and the rest is fucking madness.
    listen to your fucking self for christs sake
    This.

    Jack, calm down, take a breath and just...calm the fuck down mate. I mean this in a caring way!
    >When even the leftist echo chamber of FHC tells you to calm your passion...
    To be fair, for a leftist echo chamber, FHC has a remarkably high number of rightwing stooges masquerading around. v0v
    I try to be very aware of my inherent bias, and am comfortable with being labeled a socialist, as it hides my real agenda.
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    I wait for the day when the US will wake up and rename the imperial system to Freedom Units or Liberty Measurements
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortior View Post
    I wait for the day when the US will wake up and rename the imperial system to Freedom Units or Liberty Measurements
    this will literally happen the moment any metric movement gets off the ground.

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    I'm not sure pivoting the "debate" towards metric vs freedom units is the wisest move...

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    Yelling calm down instead of actually replying to points brought up is a great tactic, definitely convinced me that you had a point and could argue the reasons I don't think anything Gates has done is remarkable. But yes I will calm down because typing words on the internet truly enraged me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckslayer View Post
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    I wait for the day when the US will wake up and rename the imperial system to Freedom Units or Liberty Measurements
    this will literally happen the moment any metric movement gets off the ground.
    The us already uses the metric system to some extent. Its probably true that trump doesn't know about it


    

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