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Sun Jul 5, 2015, 08:56 PM

 

The difference between myself and a billionaire. (50,000 years)

Last edited Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:35 PM - Edit history (4)

Ya, 1 billion dollars. But what is it really?

I see homeless going through the dumpsters regularly in my neighborhood. I always think "how close am I to being there?" Currently I estimate about 6 months without any income and I would be there. Today I thought, "how long for a billionaire?" At the same expense rate, a billionaire could go for 50,000 years of no income before they were homeless.

Crazy.

Edit - was off by a zero. It would take 50,000 years not 5,000 for the billionaire to go homeless.

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Reply The difference between myself and a billionaire. (50,000 years) (Original post)
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 OP
3catwoman3 Jul 2015 #1
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2015 #2
Skittles Jul 2015 #4
Cleita Jul 2015 #3
U4ikLefty Jul 2015 #5
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #6
U4ikLefty Jul 2015 #9
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #10
U4ikLefty Jul 2015 #15
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #16
libdem4life Jul 2015 #7
U4ikLefty Jul 2015 #8
krispos42 Jul 2015 #11
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #12
lonestarnot Jul 2015 #13
SoapBox Jul 2015 #14

Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:03 PM

1. Fascinating...

...perspective. It could make a good visual aid/graphic.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:05 PM

2. Neil DeGrasse-Tyson had an interesting analogy....

He was talking about how much money had to be on the ground before he would bend over and pick it up.

A penny? Nope

A Nickel? Probably not.

A Dime? Closer.

Fifteen cents? Borderline.

A Quarter? Yeah, Neil would bend over for a quarter. So he compared that to his annual salary.

Then he did the math and compared his result with the net worth of Bill Gates.

He figured there would have to be $47,000 on the ground before Bill would bend over and pick it up!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:29 PM

4. I always pick up a penny

see a penny, pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:15 PM

3. To the greatest page.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:35 PM

5. Since you are pro-polygamy...what if the billionaire wants to marry seven women?

Never mind, I'm sure a homeless man would get the same opportunity.

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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:38 PM

6. Happy trollday to you.

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:48 PM

9. Troll marriage for all...hell, troll group-marriage for all!!1!1

Never mind all of history.

BTW, where was your pro-polygamy stance BEFORE the SCOTUS ruling?

Please link.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 6, 2015, 11:22 PM

15. Nice BS attempt, but FAIL!!! You posted about swingers

in that post.

The trolls are folks who decided SUDDENLY to advocate for polygamy.

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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 7, 2015, 09:11 AM

16. U fail

 

It was a post of support for gay marriage, to counter the bullshit theme of "all new poly marriage people are bigoted against gays." Leave me alone, this OP has ZERO to do with the subject you are trolling about. Bring it up in a pertinent thread.

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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:41 PM

7. Quick...Where are the applications? LOL

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:44 PM

8. I'm not sure if it's a great deal, on one hand I've got a billion dollars on the other hand

I have seven wives.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 10:36 PM

11. I did the math one day.

If you had a regular office color laser printer that could print on both sides of the paper, and you could print four $100 bills per sheet, it would take a century and a half to print out the Koch brother's fortune.

Just ponder that for a while. A Ricoh printer humming away since the Civil War, and all that output going to two people.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 10:40 PM

12. Just absurd.

 

"Why do we allow this?" while others are homeless and/or starving is the next question.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:00 PM

13. Because we are ignorant in the ways of stopping it apparently.

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:34 PM

14. At least in the end...they can't take it with them!

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