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« on: March 30, 2012, 04:12:44 pm »
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Didn't quite realize it at the time of the thousandth post (would've made it something special), but I am now a thousand-poster, after more than 3 years on the forum. My actual thousandth post was a rebuttal of something opebo said, will quote it in a second.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 04:13:19 pm »
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I don't know...could you please enlighten me?

Millionaires are the class enemy, Vosem.  They kill the rest, so the rest should return the favor.

Calling millionaires a coherent 'class' is a stretch, but I suppose you could say that. But millionaires certainly don't kill 'the rest'; slightly more than 80% of US millionaires are self-made, which means they've survived being part of 'the rest' to become millionaires themselves.

They certainly don't kill people -- in the US, the likeliest murderer is someone with a low income killing someone of similar social status.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 04:22:11 pm »
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1.2 post per day. LOL. Wink


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I highly doubt it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 04:39:48 pm »
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1.2 post per day. LOL. Wink


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I highly doubt it.

True. But that overstates class mobility in the US - most self-made US millionaires come from center- or upper-middle class households -- not millionaires, but their parents made several hundred thousand per year, and they upped the ante a little -- only 1/3 of US millionaires have a net worth of more than $3 million. I'm using the Chamber of Commerce as a source (obviously somewhat biased).

The one person I've known in my life who had a net worth of more than $3 million was a family friend who died several years ago. He lived in Manhattan; he was a self-made man who worked as a dentist for the very rich and powerful, eventually becoming very wealthy himself. When I knew him, he had been retired for several years, and was a little bit of a crank. He had foreign policy views similar to Jacobtm; he was very opposed to the Iraq War and so on and so forth. He was the exact opposite of ostentatious; he didn't own a car, preferring to use public transportation; once, he dragged my uncle along into spending five hours trying to find a certain type of shoe for a price several dollars lower than it was usually sold. After not finding it, he decided to buy a different, cheaper kind of shoe. His economic views were quite conservative - he came from a working-class background and truly believed anyone with a good education and sufficient determination and luck could become just as successful as he was. His wife had died several years before we met him, and he was estranged from his only son, though I never knew the details. When he died, he left his money to a veterans' charity.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 05:32:53 pm »
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Congrats Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 05:34:17 pm »
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It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 07:12:28 pm »
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You are now a YABB God Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 05:09:52 am »
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You are now a YABB God Smiley

I find it a bit ridiculous that after 1000 posts you have reached the highest rank in forum hierarchy even though some people here have over 50,000 posts.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 05:16:55 am »
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It's a flat hierarchy. Now all we need to do is abolish the rank above God (Mod). Cheesy
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I may conceivably reconsider.

Knowing me it's more likely than not.
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