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How Conservative Media Treated Women In 2013

Wow I've never seen so many scared "men".

Ugh, that made me feel ill.

At 3:04, I really liked the bit that was double sexist.  YEAH THESE WOMENS IN THE MILITARY ARE MAKING MORE SEXUAL ASSAULT COMPLAINTS AND NOW ITS A WAR ON MALE SEXUALITY!

Such creep, such gross.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Holist crap
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:45:04 am »
 :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:26:39 am »



eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! <3

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Holist crap
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:15:43 am »
Hmm, yes.  I see it now.  It IS pretty punchable and lulzy, anyway.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Holist crap
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:00:37 am »
The pupils need to be slightly off, I think.  Make it properly punchable.

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What?  No. Tell!

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Why, what are they doing?

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Good on yer, Alty.

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Yeah, that would probably have been a much better way to plot the data.

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So, the argument is that the majority of Americans are middle class, and the very poor and very rich have a low population?

I did some poking around, and it turns out to be a fairly tricky question to answer accurately.  First off, there's no commonly agreed-to definition of what "middle class" means, in regards to income.  Because of this, your friend's friend can shape his argument however he pleases.

Also, lots of people like to call themselves middle class, which means the range could be anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000.  So it seems the actual question itself may be meaningless, because "middle class" appears to be a social construct, rather than an economic one.

Then you have the problem of families.  A $50,000 income is pretty good for an individual.  But each added dependent changes how we see that income.

But let's go on.  Let's say in 2002 (where I'm getting these numbers) an individual income of $50,000 could widely be agreed to as "middle class" in most parts of the country.  And let's top it out at $100,000.  That sounds fair, right? Ok, let's go to the numbers:

http://commadot.com/income-breakdown-in-us/



Looks to me like there are 92.5 Million people living below middle class, 26.6 Million firmly in the middle class, and 10.8 Million above middle class.  Which ain't no diamond, it's a pyramid.

Definitely a pyramid.  That 1-50k is awkward, though, since they lump poverty with working and middle class.

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It's a diamond only if you accept an arrow-shaped object as meeting the definition for "diamond" http://www.businessinsider.com/the-tax-debate-about-5-of-us-households-2012-12

This is helpful as hell...


Not a shape, but this should give you a better idea of what shape it would be:



...especially when paired with this.

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So there's this guy who's a friend of a friend of mine. He said that the economical situation in America is like a diamond; there's the 1% at the top, the very rich; there's the middle class, which comprises the most people; and then there's the poor, at the bottom, another 1%. 

Your friend is ignorant.

Not my friend, although he's okay when he isn't spouting such obvious bullshit.

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...and I would like to see evidence supporting or, preferrably, destroying this statement, so I can either know something new or shove it down the ignorant's throat.  Unfortunately, I don't know where to start searching, and I am wondering if perhaps I can get a link or name to start reading.

The expanded version of what the hell I'm talking about:

So there's this guy who's a friend of a friend of mine. He said that the economical situation in America is like a diamond; there's the 1% at the top, the very rich; there's the middle class, which comprises the most people; and then there's the poor, at the bottom, another 1%.  This guy is pretty okay, but every time I listen to him talk for an extended period of time he says something completely ignorant, but I don't have citations on me, so instead of correcting him with data all I can basically say is "Nuh uh!" and it aggravates me to be so ignorant myself. 

It's just a hope that someone can point me in the right direction and I'm not expecting anything, I'm just hopeless at researching is all.

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Hey, new guy.  Do you play the card game at all?

Never spoke to someone about the card game, so I haven't even looked at it yet.

I have heard that it is very very similar to the Cthulu card game, play wise.  With more detail, I've heard that the mechanics are really good, if a bit confusing when you're first learning them, and the game itself is fun.  Do you have a local game store that has in-store gaming?

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That's Texas money!

More like, is money that a struggling small business can pay.  BUT OMG. 

:noodledance:

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