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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    with all power comes responsibility money is power
    Donate your property to the homeless, hypocrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Its a quick and interesting read


    they make money to compete with the jones


    it leaves them with unsatisfied lives


    when you place things over people you empty the human soul

    its too easy for the wealthy to get caught in that


    it leaves them empty and feeling like life is shallow


    wealth makes it harder to be happy when you reach a certain level of wealth


    what fools
    I actually agree with you. Hmm, maybe I should get tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Feel free to pay for someone else's healthcare right now with your own money. Nothing is stopping you.
    Get a sense of humor and S T F U!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf_Twitler View Post
    Get a sense of humor and S T F U!
    So you have no desire to pay for other people's healthcare yourself, just as I suspected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    "Love" is a silly concept, IMO.
    Get a kitten. Your frozen, shriveled heart will thaw.
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    ...trump had one overriding problem that Dowd knew but could not bring himself to say to the president: "You're a fucking liar."


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    Quote Originally Posted by christiefan915 View Post
    Get a kitten. Your frozen, shriveled heart will thaw.
    I'm not the one pretending that rich people are miserable assholes and condemning them (selectively). That would be your soul-mate Desh.

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    The study says the very wealthy are happier than those with lower levels of wealth:

    "Taken together, these results suggest that, among millionaires, wealth may be likely to pay off in greater happiness only at very high levels of wealth, and when that wealth was earned rather than inherited."

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    Hello evince,

    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    I say we do what the founders planned


    Well fettered capitalism
    The Constitution does not say we will be a capitalist nation.

    Our economic system has been left for us to work out as the times evolve.

    It has become rather apparent that we need a combination of capitalism and socialism.
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    the post office was written right into the constitution by the founders


    they didn't even insist it pay for its self (that's new)
    it is s socialist program


    and yes the founders liked capitalism

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_Clause



    Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress "To establish Post Offices and post Roads".[1]



    The Postal Clause was added to the Constitution to facilitate interstate communication as well as to create a source of revenue for the early United States.[2][3] There were some early disagreements as to the boundaries of the Postal Power. John Jay, in a letter to George Washington, opined that the postal service should not be burdened with the responsibility for handling newspaper delivery, and also suggested that the Post Office be placed under the supervision of the executive branch (a suggestion which later led to the creation of the Post Office Department).[4] Thomas Jefferson feared that the postal service would become a source of patronage and a waste of money. Jefferson also expressed doubt at granting Congress the power to designate post roads, as he considered road building to be a state responsibility.[5]

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    Hello evince,

    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    The research Norton has conducted illustrating this phenomenon is dispiriting. In a paper published earlier this year, he and his collaborators asked more than 2,000 people who have net worths of at least $1 million (including many whose wealth far exceeded that threshold) how happy they were on a scale of 1 to 10, and then how much more money they would need to get to 10. “All the way up the income-wealth spectrum,” Norton told me, “basically everyone says [they’d need] two or three times as much" to be perfectly happy.
    Too funny. So one of them will be perfectly happy if he has as much as another. But the other has to have 2-3 times that much. Tail-chasing fools.
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    Hello A-Moose,

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    I actually agree with you. Hmm, maybe I should get tested.
    LOL!

    What good is money if you don't use it to buy lots of things? Houses, yachts, planes, investments, elite memberships.

    But then you have to worry about all the things you have. Is everything being taken care of properly? Whoops! Now, all of a sudden you got a lotta stress.

    The individual with far less, but still plenty to have the needs covered is not so burdened, freed up to be happier and enjoy the simpler things in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    The study says the very wealthy are happier than those with lower levels of wealth:

    "Taken together, these results suggest that, among millionaires, wealth may be likely to pay off in greater happiness only at very high levels of wealth, and when that wealth was earned rather than inherited."
    Desh never read that far, it seems.

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