Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Less than Zero

Greetings good citizen,

Um, the stock markets ‘slow start’ this morning (it was doing, er, ‘irrationally well’ by today’s close) was attributed to, er, smaller bank earnings…but, amazingly enough, earnings that still managed to ‘beat expectations’.

Now, how the fuck do you make sense out of that?

The same way you’re supposed to make sense out of this drivel!

Below is a chart showing the majors most likely to get into the 1 percent (excluding majors held by fewer than 50,000 people in 2010 census data). The third column shows the percentage of degree holders with that major who make it into the 1 percent. The fourth column shows the percent of the 1 percent (among college grads) that hold that major. In other words, more than one in 10 people with a pre-med degree make it into the 1 percent, and about 1 in 100 of the 1 percenters with degrees majored in pre-med.

Of course, choice of major is not the only way to increase your chances of reaching the 1 percent, if that is your goal. There is also the sector you choose.

A separate analysis of census data on occupations showed that one in eight lawyers, for example, are in the 1 percent — unless they work for a Wall Street firm, when their chances increase to one in three. Among chief executives, fewer than one in five rank among the 1 percent, but their chances increase if the company produces medical supplies (one in four) or drugs (two in five). Hollywood writers? One in nine are 1 percenters. Television or radio writers? One in 14. Newspaper writers and editors? One in 62.

Is there enough smoke for ya?

What bonehead is trying to point out is that the ‘super rich’ actually comprise considerably less than ‘one percent’ of the population.

So much so that some people who qualify for the top percentage are actually ‘working stiffs.’

Which is to say (shamefully) that the gulf between the very rich and the rest of us is wider than the current 99% vs. the one percent the OWS movement has popularized.

Sadly, the bottom of the top dectile (top 20%) scrapes the upper edge of the federal poverty guidelines!

Just to give you an idea of how badly ‘out of whack’ things have become.

More disturbingly, we remain in no position to do anything about it…so we must watch in horror as our civilization is subjected to the mindless repetition of the ‘smash and grab’ tactics that passes for commerce these days.

Understand, good citizen, this will continue until YOU get up off the sidelines and put a stop to it.

I think I have provided a plethora of information regarding what COULD happen if you continue to ‘sit on your hands’.

You don’t need me to tell you that every day of inaction brings us that much closer to Banana Republicdom.

A place where if you don’t work you don’t eat and there are no jobs…so you will have to steal your food or attempt to kill it on your own…and those rodents are tougher to kill than your Kitty cat makes it look…

But you might also notice that Fluffy doesn’t eat what she/he kills…and it’s probably not a good idea for you to do it either.

But you won’t have a choice if you let this continue, and your ‘elected representatives’ aren’t about to put a stop to it if you fail to force their hand!

It’s easier for them to take the money and look the other way.

More interestingly, we only ‘used to’ have laws against such things…now we don’t.

It will take some getting used to the idea that we DON’T have a legal system anymore.

We have made the inevitable leap from the rule of law to its polar opposite, the rule of man.

And has been proven repeatedly in the past, an unjust society cannot stand. No one is eager to defend injustice.

Those who benefit from injustice feign to draw attention to what they do because they fear retribution. Injustice is acceptable only as long as it remains hidden. Once the victims start to mount up, suddenly, nobody knows nothing.

Well, good citizen, we have us a whole pile of victims due to the injustice of ‘globalization’.

Here the ‘owners of commerce’ steal your job while simultaneously turning you into a ‘captive customer’ for products you used to produce for yourself!

But this is what happens when you allow an individual to ‘own’ (for their own personal profit that which we all need to live.)

We are left with a stark choice, good citizen. Either we put an end to ‘personal income streams’ or kill off the surplus population.

Solution A is outlined in A Simple Plan…and solution B is ‘unthinkable’ (unless you’re some sort of conservative douche bag!)

Did you hear what that Gasbag Gingrich said in South Carolina?

He’s gonna ‘teach the poor to ask for jobs!’

How clueless is this idiot? What jobs is he talking about? How fucked up is it that he doesn’t know the answer himself…like most politicians he has NO FUCKING CLUE how to go about solving the unemployment crisis (without setting off an international incident/world war!)

Because you KNOW if this butt-fucker is thrust upon us (by the corporate owned media) he’s gonna pretend there are ‘plenty of jobs’…(which will IMPLY the unemployed are simply ‘too lazy’ to ask for them.)

I am going to ask you, non-rhetorically, just how ‘angry’ that set of circumstances will make you?

Because it is, as matters currently stand, extremely unlikely that ANYONE will be elected come November…because we won’t be holding elections for some goofy reason or the other…

Elevated terrorist threat…pick one!

But that doesn’t mean Newt (or someone just like him) won’t emerge as our new, er, ‘appointed leader’.

What about it good citizen, if they suddenly announced an ‘emergency change of government’ what they fuck would you ‘do’ about it?

Same thing you always do, eh?

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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