My last poll was about at what point do you turn to cannibalism, it was evenly divided for waiting until lunchtime, waiting until all food supplies ran out, and never. Nobody thought it was a good idea to start early and take a bite out of the nearest passenger as soon as the plane lands.
Hopefully you will never find yourself in this situation but if you reach a point where you think cannibalism is your only means of survival, or if you think your fellow passengers might turn to cannibalism. Ask the stewardess you can have one of those bags of peanuts. Being the sole survivor of a 35 minute delay is a major social faux-pas.
On to our next poll:
A law firm, that specializes in robo-signing Foreclosures, had all their employees dress up as Hobos to mock the people they kicked out onto the street. To get back at them this Halloween people could dress up as the things that scare the top 1% the most. Which costume do you think is the scariest to them?
The city of Oakland sent over 100 police armed with tear gas and flash grenades to clear out protesters they accused of “Illegal Camping”. Dozens were wounded and an Iraqi Veteran suffered a concussion. Judging the intensity of the response, Illegal Camping must be as big a fear to the 1% as Godzilla is to the Japanese.
Not to get off on a tangent, but in a lawsuit I am in, the Plaintiffs lawyer, James P Dady (502) 587-5400, (I can give out his number as he is too much of a coward to return his phone calls) asked this brilliant question:
The computations by which the principal balance claimed by Plaintiff were computed are accurate as detailed on the statements of account attached hereto as Exhibit “A”.
Needless to say Exhibit “A” had no math.
I've seen a trend on comments where people defending the current inequality call math a, “condescending tone”. Mostly because the current economic policies can't be defended against simple math.
A large part of the 2008 Meltdown was because the major banks pumped up the derivatives market to $75 Trillion, 1.5 times the Global Domestic Product. Now they are at it again. Bank of America is gambling their customers accounts on derivatives they say are worth the same as the Earth's GDP. Altogether the major banks have leveraged the derivatives market to be 3 times the Net Worth of the planet Earth.
If the investments pay more than 3 times the Net Worth of the Planet everything is okay, if not... well nobody really knows what a crash that big means, it's never happened before.
They believe that money has nothing to do with reality. Unfortunately every time someone bets against reality, Reality wins.
So, which costume is the scariest to the 1%
As always vote on the upper left-hand corner of the page.
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE