“Well, in a word, yes. The suffering of humanity should make us stop and feel for those who have so little that they are barely hanging on to life. Rich or poor in America, we have more than the poor of Sudan. That doesn't mean that it is fair and just that one man has billions while millions go hungry. Really, I missed your point if there was one.”
Yuzer Naim on Jan 25, 2014 at 23:36:57
“So how much of your money should you be required to give to help the poor in Sudan? 10%? 50%? 75%?”
“I shed a tear for the immense suffering our wealthy must face in their daily struggle. Truly there is no worse fate. Our founding fathers neglected putting safeguards in place to ensure that the über rich not only get to amass all of the wealth, but that they don't have to admit that the other 99% of us exist. My heart goes out to you, you poor, poor billionaire...”
“Many of these people are one hospital stay away from having to live in their car, and then having to struggle to find a source of water, such as a public bathroom, to wash themselves. Don't kid yourself.”
“Who has the capital to just start a fast food restaurant willy nilly like that? Typical "free market" answer to a problem. I thought the free market is perfect. Why, then, is there anything wrong with workers demanding a social contract be in place to provide them with a living wage?”
“$200bil a year and we would still be outdoing China. All of that other money could go to making people healthy and more economically secure. There should be a government run agency to employ everyone who is out of work. Simple as that.”
“Swtizerland has a lot of hidden issues, one being they have been funneling money from seedy people for over a century. Drug cartels keep their money there.
The calorie intake comparison puts us into perspective.
Why is it a good thing that Russia and the US are both exporting weapons on a mass scale?
That doesn't appear to be a problem in the rest of the developed world. It is better for women to have economic security as a non issue when considering having a family. Those maternity laws protect women from being fired for choosing to have a kid.
Our incarceration rate, and our crime rate, are embarrassingly high. And if incarceration did anything to reduce crime, then our crime rate should be lower, no?
I KNOw this will be hard for you to understand, but some people believe it is rational, a just use of common sense, and even patriotic to examine the faults of ones own country. All of this observation is a crucial part of the democratic process. Should we unflinchingly support our country no matter what? Is that what you are suggesting? Honestly, the last question is so absurd, that if you actually believe that only people are are blind ultra nationalists should want to live in this country, you need serious help.”
“I bet one white male cookie that these guys belong to the political party that has been getting affirmative action to maintain its majority in the House. Over a million fewer votes and still in the majority? That is a form of affirmative action I would like to see disappear.”
maninaustin on Oct 1, 2013 at 23:27:08
“That's not an example of affirmative action. The is an example of the gerrymander.”
“Until there are generational dynasties of alums to Princeton and Harvard, and people with "old money" with immense power and privilege from all racial backgrounds, and not just white people, I think it should stay.”
Derek Wayne 47 on Oct 2, 2013 at 07:50:04
“So you are agreeing that it is demeaning but saying it is okay until the wealth gap is closed?”