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How the current capitalism that has been the pathway to success is failing generations after the baby boomers???  Articles from today's AARP homepage.

 

https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2019/millennial-regrets.html?intcmp=AE-HP-BB-LL2

 

https://www.aarp/org./money/budgeting-saving/info-2019/financial-health-survey.html?intcmp=AE-HP-BB-...

 

 

I have been trying to get many baby boomers to understand that the world changed from how it was when they started employment/careers.  Many after their generation, never had companies/industry that offered employment within reasonable travel from home with benefits of shared (sometimes even paid) retirement plans, paid health care insurance, vacation/sick paid time off, along with the security in employment that they had. That all changed when the agenda turned into profits for the corporation and it's share holders and workers were just that...workers.  Technology came and eliminated some positions, outsourcing became much more profitable and the government automatically assumed the money from the industry (capitalism) would get to the workers.  There has indeed become a generation that will now just be forced into retirement due to age...lack of the newest higher degree...and far too many younger generations just completed higher education out looking for employment.  Many of those younger people who have encountered massive student loan debt will indeed take any employment to pay the bills.

 

I went on far too long.....not that the lower rank and file's opinions matter to many.  Have a good day!

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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

The Momo challenge is a hoax. But the online culture and financial rewards that made it seem feasible are scary.

 

Nasty YouTube videos aren't solely the work of child-hating malcontents. They're a result of capitalist contempt for the vulnerable.

 

Everyone worries about their kids.

 

My kid is two; from the moment he was born (and probably during the few months before), each time I heard about something bad happening to a child, I went into a panicky, sickened research mode, frantically searching for confirmation that the absolute worst had happened and could happen again. Kidnappings! Monstrous priests! Car crashes! Obscure diseases!

 

Keisuke Aisawa’s surrealist sculpture Mother Bird!

 

Wait, what?

 

Aisawa, who works for a company that makes puppets and props for horror movies, made an especially scary sculpture of a bug-eyed bird lady monster that was displayed at a commercial art gallery in 2016; it made its way onto Instagram, then to the bowels of Reddit (which at that point was mostly bowel), to Kim Kardashian’s 129 million-follower Instagram, and today you probably know the sculpture as Momo, the horrible creature who tells teenagers to kill themselves on YouTube (originally WhatsApp).

 

The reports of a “Momo challenge,” in which Momo — who, I want to stress, cannot talk and is not a computer-generated image but a static picture of a sculpture — "tells" young daredevils to do progressively more dangerous things, ending in an appeal to suicide, appear to be exclusively the product of adult minds that can’t tell fact from fiction.

 

First, YouTube’s product for children — in front of which tired parents plunk their kids in exactly the same way the last generation did with Nickelodeon — is a cesspool. Underpoliced, saturated with ads, overflowing with horribly disturbing auto-generated content and constantly monitoring its tiny users for monetizable data, YouTube Kids has been the subject of multiple complaints from consumer groups and (what seems like) a new journalistic expose every month. Most recently, there was a Wired story about pedophiles lurking in the comments of children's YouTube videos that was so serious — and, notably, true — that advertisers pulled up stakes and ran for the hills.

 

Source - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/media/youtube-kids-paw-patrol.html

 

Secondly, adults and older kids who enjoy being cruel are not fictional. Cruelty is epidemic on YouTube, but it isn’t unique to the platform: Nest web-enabled video cameras and other devices are so notoriously insecure that stories of hackers breaching baby monitors and saying mean things to infants have become a crime-blotter staple.

 

So, it's unsurprising that some YouTube users have uploaded clips of cartoon character Peppa Pig intercut with clips of another YouTuber, who calls himself Filthy Frank, giving instructions on how to slit one's wrists, if not the fictional “Momo Challenge” videos. There's just no evidence that the videos like that — even the real ones — have been widely seen, let alone particularly effective.

 

Because there are straightforward financial incentives to put shocking material aimed at children on YouTube and no human review process that vets that material before it is available to kids, YouTube employs scores of people to review content that its users and algorithms flag as objectionable — but only after the fact.

 

It is miserable, traumatizing, even radicalizing work, and tech companies treat the people who do it the way they treat all their low-level employees: Work them hard, burn them out, hire the next person.

 

Again, in industries with some form of regulation, whether by regularly-enforced law or collective bargaining from the workers themselves, the burn-out-and-replace school of human resource management doesn’t dominate in the same way.

 

The people who work for Viacom aren’t somehow more moral than the people who work for Google, but the culture of Nickelodeon’s kids’ programming is, at its worst, kind of fart-centric, whereas the culture of YouTube’s programming for kids and teens includes Logan Paul making fun of a suicide victim’s corpse and PewDiePie screaming ethnic slurs.

 

But we don’t live in a society willing to admit that parents aren’t omnipotent and omnipresent, and we haven't come to a consensus that protecting our children involves electing responsible public officials who will make sure that businesses won’t profit when their negligence brings harm to those children. We’d rather believe in a bird monster that whispers heartless suggestions to our kids' ears than in a money monster that whispers heartless suggestions in ours.

 

 

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Should Government Babysit our kids - No

 

But When Your Government Has a Aggressive Inhumane Policy That Says Seperating 1 year old Children from their parents and never reuniting them is good - well reasonable people can understand how non-government people encouraging troubled people to slit their wrists and find other ways to kill themselves becomes more acceptable

 

 

Source - https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/momo-challenge-hoax-online-culture-financial-rewards-made-it-s...


What have MOMO and the 9th Circuit's requirement that families be separated to do with Capitalism?


Great question @rk9152 ...  I have yet to hear an actual answer to your question.

 

What I find strange about this thread is that when you think about it, without Capitalism, the US government would not have ANY money for the socialists to redistribute.  So what part of the concept is the catastrophe?  Having the money?

 

 

 

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The KGB has been feeding the GOPerBase lies and conspiracy theories for quite some time, and since those PsyOps Warriors are really good at their jobs, the poor Republicans have no idea their beliefs have been subtilly warped to believe OUR Government is THE ENEMY.  IMHO, they got the idea from Ronny Reagan who so famously entoned “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

 

Seeing how many American's bought this notion, it's irrational to think the Russians would not wonder what OTHER lies about their Government could the American people be coaxed into believing.

 

So they began floating trial balloons about the moon landing being a hoax, the barcodes being a way of tracking your every move, etc. When they found a YUGE group of people would BELIEVE AND REPEAT those absurdities, they just kept the ball rolling and by 2016, made about 70,000 folks in 4 States THINK lil donny trump was going to solve their problems.

 

Voila', they destroyed the effectiveness of our entire intelligence establishment by putting a gutless Toad who got his information from the National Enquirer and InfoWars into the White House! The fact he owed them $650Million he could not repay really sealed the deal because their ToadPOTUS could not seriously oppose them without facing financial ruin.

 

The REAL beauty of the KGB's bloodless coup is the ones they influenced to vote for their Toad will NEVER admit it, and will do everything in their power to prevent the deception from being exposed.

 

 


You have a point. The KBG has been operating a well known effort to weaken us through division. I'm sure that the cooperation they are receiving from the "Resistance" and several posters is much appreciated.

 

BTW - was it those PsyOps people who told you about the WH reading material? Or was that just another of "those" facts?

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@mandm84 wrote:

It's a tuff crowd mick , when your dealing with an uneducated and wilfully blind faux flock.


Does that mean you do or do not think that a negotiator must be willing to "walk" if the situation warrants it?

 

By what standard to you label those of a differing view "uneducated"?

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The KGB has been feeding the GOPerBase lies and conspiracy theories for quite some time, and since those PsyOps Warriors are really good at their jobs, the poor Republicans have no idea their beliefs have been subtilly warped to believe OUR Government is THE ENEMY.  IMHO, they got the idea from Ronny Reagan who so famously entoned “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

 

Seeing how many American's bought this notion, it's irrational to think the Russians would not wonder what OTHER lies about their Government could the American people be coaxed into believing.

 

So they began floating trial balloons about the moon landing being a hoax, the barcodes being a way of tracking your every move, etc. When they found a YUGE group of people would BELIEVE AND REPEAT those absurdities, they just kept the ball rolling and by 2016, made about 70,000 folks in 4 States THINK lil donny trump was going to solve their problems.

 

Voila', they destroyed the effectiveness of our entire intelligence establishment by putting a gutless Toad who got his information from the National Enquirer and InfoWars into the White House! The fact he owed them $650Million he could not repay really sealed the deal because their ToadPOTUS could not seriously oppose them without facing financial ruin.

 

The REAL beauty of the KGB's bloodless coup is the ones they influenced to vote for their Toad will NEVER admit it, and will do everything in their power to prevent the deception from being exposed.

 

 

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@mandm84 wrote:

RIGHT over your head 9152 !!


Any details on that - or is "just insult" the extent of your understanding of the word "discuss"?

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It's a tuff crowd mick , when your dealing with an uneducated and wilfully blind faux flock.

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RIGHT over your head 9152 !!

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GOP SENATOR McSally testified in Congress today about how even a decorated Officer in the US Air Force has no chance against the US Capitalistic Machine that puts the Power in every aspect of American Life into the hands of a few at the top

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Kleptocracy.png

 

 

 

Trump the GOP & The Career Dems in Congress Have Turned America into a Kleptocracy

 

 

Source - https://www.wfae.org/post/update-dan-river-coal-ash-spill

 

 

 

 

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