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post #31 of 5340
So then by that rationale the Catholic not-for-profit hospitals that are fighting the abortion part of the ACA should be exempt. Good to know.
post #32 of 5340
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So then by that rationale the Catholic not-for-profit hospitals that are fighting the abortion part of the ACA should be exempt. Good to know.

Let's not get carried away here.
post #33 of 5340
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Today's musing involved Black Friday and Wal-mart again. I'm noticing multiple headlines on the national media pages about fights at Wal-Marts due to Black Friday.

Here: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/11/29/exp-costello-spain-walmart-fight.cnn.html

Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/28/walmart-fight-black-friday_n_4357939.html Great headline too: Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Vibe goes so far as to rank the top five Wal-Mart fights: http://www.vibe.com/article/black-friday-war-zone-top-5-walmart-fights

What I'm not finding in the national headlines are things like the stun gun fight that two women apparently had in a mall (in Chicago maybe?) The shoplifter shot by a cop, the guy that got knifed in a So-Cal mall, etc. Are these violent acts not as important? confused.gif
post #34 of 5340
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This list of factoids was assembled recently by Tom Corley who seems to be along the lines of the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" kind of guy.
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1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

I have found the reactions to this list very interesting.
post #35 of 5340
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post #36 of 5340
I find it incredibly hard to believe that 80 percent of wealthy people are focused on a single goal.

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post #37 of 5340
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I find it incredibly hard to believe that 80 percent of wealthy people are focused on a single goal.

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I read that a couple of times too. I think it's probably poorly worded and is trying to convey something along the line of, "80% of the wealthy have set one major goal." I could be wrong.

One of the factoids I have seen dismissed many times is the one concerning exercise. It's always along the lines of, "Yeah, the poor have no time to exercise because they're working two jobs or cannot afford a gym membership." Because I guess the wealthy only work part time (the thought one job can take 60-80 hours a week never crosses their minds) and exercise can only take place in a gym?

I'm not claiming to be "wealthy" but I always thought the whole writing down your goals thing a little hoakey. I guess that's my pleb nature showing? Anyone write down their goals?
post #38 of 5340
Most wealthy people I know have two goals:
1. Oppress the poor
2. Make more money so I can further isolate myself from the poor.

In that order.
post #39 of 5340
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Yes, but those two goals distill to one over arching goal: keeping people off your lawn...except the landscapers of course.
post #40 of 5340
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I read that a couple of times too. I think it's probably poorly worded and is trying to convey something along the line of, "80% of the wealthy have set one major goal." I could be wrong.

One of the factoids I have seen dismissed many times is the one concerning exercise. It's always along the lines of, "Yeah, the poor have no time to exercise because they're working two jobs or cannot afford a gym membership." Because I guess the wealthy only work part time (the thought one job can take 60-80 hours a week never crosses their minds) and exercise can only take place in a gym?

I'm not claiming to be "wealthy" but I always thought the whole writing down your goals thing a little hoakey. I guess that's my pleb nature showing? Anyone write down their goals?

I am a little obsessive about these things, but I think it is helpful to separate goals from activities and have both. This is my basic list:
Acitivities:
Morning --- Rise from bed, Dumbbell exercise and wall-scaling, Study electricity, etc
Daytime -- Work
Evening -- Baseball and sports, Practice elocution, poise and how to attain it, Study needed inventions

Goals:
No wasting time at bars
No more smoking or chewing
Bath every other day
Read one improving book or magazine per week
Save $
Be better to parents
post #41 of 5340
Harvey's goals:

Get laid.
Drink.
Survive long enough to get a sexy robot body and live forever.
post #42 of 5340
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

One of the factoids I have seen dismissed many times is the one concerning exercise. It's always along the lines of, "Yeah, the poor have no time to exercise because they're working two jobs or cannot afford a gym membership." Because I guess the wealthy only work part time (the thought one job can take 60-80 hours a week never crosses their minds) and exercise can only take place in a gym?
I have a hard time thinking of anyone who I consider to be successful who works fewer than 55 hours a week. And I would guess that I can count on both hands the number of people who I have talked to who aren't financially comfortable who would consider working more than 40 hours a week. I'm sorry you were born forty years too late to be able to live comfortable while working forty hours a week. Life is tough. Get a fucking helmet.
post #43 of 5340
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Today's musing is more along the lines of journalism or journalistic editing. I'm not sure what to think of an opinion piece where the title is a straw man.
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$7.25 an hour is not a living wage

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/02/opinion/trumpka-owens-minimum-wage/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

I would like to see the citations for the below. It might be true but I'd like to see the source.

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All the wage increases over the past 15 years have gone to the wealthiest 10%, according to the Economic Policy Institute. All of them. And almost all, 95%, of the income gains from 2009 to 2012, the first three years of recovery from the Great Recession, went to the very richest 1%.
post #44 of 5340
I'm not sure why high school students living at home and now covered under their parents' health plan need a living wage.
post #45 of 5340
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All the wage increases over the past 15 years have gone to the wealthiest 10%, according to the Economic Policy Institute. All of them. And almost all, 95%, of the income gains from 2009 to 2012, the first three years of recovery from the Great Recession, went to the very richest 1%."

The EPI is a notorious socialist organization funded almost entirely by unions. I'm not saying they're lying whores but they're lying whores.
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