Everything Is A Rich Man's Game

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  1. Lois Winters

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    With the onset of Technology and an entirely new generation getting rich by appealing to us dumbos about creating a community, or even writing for periodicals if not a book, the founders were slated to get rich, Facebook and Google ran away with the spoon right over the moon, and we were hooked. They know more about us than we know about ourselves. Biggest scam ever, and it's too late to go back. We are addicted.

    Those who are the technology geeks will get richer than rich while we just watch.

    Sorry, it's late and my eyes are closing. If you'd like, I'll elucidate more on this tomorrow if you'd like.
     
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  2. Marie Mallery

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    Yes, Lois I'd like to hear more. Good night.
     
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    Well, as time progresses, so do we. More and more businesses and corporations become automated, and with that, fewer humans are actually gainfully employed.

    This poses a conundrum for society, as the question arises as to how will people live? Idle hands make a devil's workshop, as the old saying goes.

    This starts the Silicon Valley billionaires asking the governments to propose a law giving each human a standard of living income, as they don't want the rabble climbing over their walls to rob them blind or slaughter them for their spoils.

    With the spy satellites connecting with Google, Facebook, Alexa, etc, the mic is always on, and the ears are always listening. You can turn your smartphones off, but if you carry it with you, Google knows where you are. The more data collected about you, the more enslaved you become.

    Try to make a phone call or, even receive one, without the NSA listening in.

    It takes the geniuses to figure out how to prevent all this incursion into our private lives, but I fear for most of us, that time has long passed.

    Wait for robots to greet you at your favorite shops and offer to be your personal shopper. I can feel it coming, and soon.





    Watch robots greet you at your favorite stores and offer to be your personal shopper. I am expecting that very soon now.
     
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    Thank You, I have to agree with this, sadly I don't see any argument against it. Good report Lois.:)
     
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    Wasn't it C.S.Lewis that said, " republics become democracy's which become socialist, in time become communism. Attempt at a Para quote.
     
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    From the beginning of time until the end of time, the big fish eat the little fish, and the little fish don't like it. We are all little fish
     
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  7. Thomas Stillhere

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    Well if you use windows 10 and up be sure to turn off any GPS apps that came with the system. 10 had a couple but not for what most people think. They were there because the government wanted to be able to quickly locate terrorist knowing they all used windows systems. George Bush single hand-idly killed every privacy listed in our constitution when he signed that illegal Patriot act. Today it has cost us billions if not trillions with all the silly laws and fettered right to move freely as we please. People were already sheep by then and now it is too late to say no to his mess. He was a terrible President !!! The only other one worse was Stalin and only because he was murdering millions along with his complete rule. It always seems the draft dodgers do the most harm, Bush for dodging combat simply because poppa got him a free pass in the air guard. Slick Willy because he was a pervert then Bush of course came along. We haven't had a president since Eisenhower who would drop the hammer on a foreign enemy not send them billions of dollars like that kenyan. I think it's pretty clear who all the bad guys of the US Government really are. One day they will mess up and allow a person who puts all of the survivors or still living in Prison for their crimes against America. Sure hope I am still around
     
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  8. Mary Stetler

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    Hoot! Is your avatar your house?
     
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  9. Hoot Crawford

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    lol - nope - I just added because there is a thread about avatars. It is picture of a Buddhist Temple on the Big Island of Hawaii. I took the picture while I lived there.
     
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  10. Marie Mallery

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    A long long time ago" are lyrics in a song about America ' Bye Bye American Pie', ironic you'd use that term.
     
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  11. Jeff Elohim

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    What does everyone say, or someone say, happens to someone if someone, either poor or rich or unknown, reveals the truth ? zog ? oops... zig-zag... Historically perhaps, what happens to whistle-blowers who openly publish specifics, like chiniquoy "once upon a time" did ?


     
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    I think more people are standing up to be counted for the truth. This might make liars will lay down for a while but then they resurface.
     
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    Why would they "lay down for a while" ?

    They control the world economy, governments, religions, commerce, schools, etc etc etc
     
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    I agree that it is a rich man's game. It has always been since the beginning of civilization.
    Think about it. The powerful have always ridden on the backs of the poor. Worse, they don't care one tiny bit about the pain they cause.

    Take the cost of housing for example. The main problem is that new housing is NOT keeping pace with the exploding U.S population. The U.S. is arguably the richest nation on earth, yet the powerful do next to nothing about the astronomical cost of housing. If those in power wanted to, really, really wanted to, they could easily engage in a massive housing building program ... on a NATIONAL level.

    I could imagine a national program akin to those national programs of the 1930's.
    First step would be to require that every bit of vacant city land be used for housing.
    2nd step, would be to auction off every abandoned house like those cities like Detroit where thousands of thousands of homes are abandoned and rotting way.
    HUD, could do this , BUT the federal gov't doesn't have the 1st clue on how to build/create on the cheap. So, it would take a separate NEW program similar to that housing program started by Pres. Jimmy Carter. (I've forgotten the name of that program)
     
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    Oh, but they do. They buy up and build up property all over the nation without regard to cost, thereby making it unaffordable for a lot of other people to buy land or homes. They also tend to support the non-profits and government agencies that are acquiring land and properties, taking them off the market.
     
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