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Comparisons between Americans and global income inequality are invalid and misleading.

It's an inaccurate and misleading argument to say that the majority of Americans are the 1%. The American people can only control income distribution policies only in the U.S. (at least in theory). As a democracy, we vote for public spending programs on transportation, education, social security, etc. in order to re-distribute the wealth (somewhat).

We cannot control how other nations chose to distribute their wealth. For example, in Norway, revenues from their energy production are owned by the government which distributes the wealth evenly making their entire population middle class. In Nigeria and Mexico, oil revenues are kept by the companies that extract the oil.

Shaming Americans about their income relative to a global standard is ridiculous as we have no control over their internal policies which impoverish their citizens.

This video is dedicated to Perry, Santorum, Jindal, and Graham (based on poll nos.)

USA Network's Mr. Robot's Season Finale Delayed a Week Because of Today's Shooting

“The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia,” reads an official statement from USA. “Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”


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This is a great show, and I'm a little surprised that it does not get as much discussion on DU as it deserves.

Bulldog snoring. Wakes up. Licks his owner's head.

Bulldog lip snoring after a hard day of playing

Comedian Bill Burr destroys Steve Jobs and in turn destroys the glorification of corporate America

Bernie just does not get it. He simply does not get it.

Bigots are going to tune out your economic message for the simple reason that ALL Americans would benefit. They don't want that. They don't want Single Payer, free college tuition, more infrastructure spending, etc. if it means that non-White people will get them too.

Bigots don't care about income inequality. That's why they say things like Trump, a billionaire, is one of them. Meaning, HE'S WHITE.

They would rather live in poverty with no healthcare, no education, no jobs, a bad environment so long as Blacks and Latinos have less than them.

Jeb was terrible. An empty suit.

Had nothing compelling to say. Didn't look presidential at all. Acted like he was entitled to the nomination. Reminds me of the rich kids in class who never really tried.

A stress relief video for you

If life, work, your family, the primary season, whatever is stressing you out, here's a video to relieve some of your stress:

This entire presidential campaign season is turning out to be a clusterf**ck of epic proportions

Do you agree?
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