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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    I too read this report Annie and was totally amazed at Oxfam's findings. What irked me even more was that much of this wealth is hidden offshore and not taxed.

    Isn't it a larf that they said all this wealth is owned by a group of earthlings who could fit into a railway carriage or a double decker bus! Wonder when any one of them used either of these modes of transport 'cept maybe on The Orient Express!

    I was keen to find out what a trillion dollars looked like so I Googled and found that if this amount in $100 notes was piled one on top of the other, it would be just over
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    This is beyond obscene...

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    Obscene----maybe it seems that way because so many struggle while so many have nothing at all.

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    And do you think that this is a major worldwide conspiracy?
    That all the worlds corporations, all the multi nationals are in it together, so they all meet up every so often to talk strategy ?

    I don't do conspiracies, I can see how the worlds finances can get to a critical point then it all dominoes out of control.
    I have never understood the way it works other than it's dangerous, what with "Futures" and Confidence in Share values etc. etc.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    No I don't think it's a conspiracy. I did in 1968. I predicted what would happen. I'm pissed off I didn't protect my interests better since I knew.

    A conspiracy is done in secret. What is happening is Out in the Open, Right in Your Face. Nope, no conspiracy necessary.

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    But you reckon they are all working together ?
    I don't.
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    What do you mean by 'working together'? Their interests collide, they are as governments, they own & control. Are they in a plot to deliberately impoverish people? I can't see that. They are just involved with themselves, for themselves. I doubt if they even think of us at all. They are multi-national, their finances are more important to them then mere nationalism, although most like to see themselves as patriotic & doing good for their individual countries, but in fact, they are their own country & have international influence.

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    You have to feel sorry for the rich guys. It would take a whole lot of work to spend that kind of money. How many private islands, mansions, private jets, and yachts can one person use? It must be terrible to be in such a situation.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    You have to feel sorry for the rich guys. It would take a whole lot of work to spend that kind of money. How many private islands, mansions, private jets, and yachts can one person use? It must be terrible to be in such a situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
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    Okay, I was being sarcastic. But when I think about it, it really would be difficult to spend such huge amounts of money, assuming that it was only being spent selfishly and not benefiting others. Even private islands are not that expensive... Just spending the return on investments would be challenging. I don't really feel sorry for the Scrooge McDucks out there but I'm glad I'm not one of them.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

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    If I were one of them I wouldn't be one of them as after taking decent care of myself, I would use that money to directly help people. When I was daydreaming about winning the lottery, I imagined picking a struggling, but good, family (or two) & giving them a million dollars.

    The main difference between rich & poor is money.

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