Started by zarus tathra, August 08, 2014, 11:05:10 PM
Quote from: Moralnihilist on August 30, 2014, 06:38:16 PMI started my first company with less than $10,000.00 to my name. I don't bother with a company car. My newest gym took over a million to open owing to buying the building and equipment up front. Look I don't know what the fuck your problem is but frankly I don't give a shit. You are nothing more than a bitter old loser who resents those that have pulled themselves up from nothing. My family was frequently on food stamps when I was growing up, there were several times that we were evicted from our own home. I started fighting because there was a tough man tourney at the bar I was bar backing at and I hadn't eaten in 3 days. It was fight and win or don't eat. Im not one of those rich assholes that forgot what its like to have to work for a living. I don't take advantage of my financial situation(in fact I give most of it to charity). Do I have nicer things than most people? Yes. Does this automatically make me some sort of villain? No. Do I expect some sort of praise for this? Again no. So again apa I invite you to go fuck yourself.
Quote from: stromboli on August 30, 2014, 08:40:53 PMOK, last broad statement and I'm done. This nation was founded by entrepreneurs. The Americas were the land of opportunity in a very big way back in the 15th and 16th century. People like T. Jefferson and G. Washington and B. Franklin were believers in new ideas because the had the latitude and freedom to do so. At least one reason for the Revolutionary War was the fact that the Brits were crimping their style. Everything about our history has been about entreprenurial efforts by men to build their dreams. "Men To Match My Mountains" by Irving Stone tells of the "winning" of the American West, and it is a good example of what I'm talking about. Easterners came to California looking for Gold, William Randolph Hearst's daddy George built a mining empire, Brigham Young carved out his own empire in Utah and the Great Basin. A good example of what I am talking about is the Hearsts. George was a ruthless man (See "Deadwood" when it comes back on) who built an empire on mining, and also owned the San Francisco Examiner newspaper. WR took over the Examiner and built the largest publishing empire of its day and was one of the most powerful men in America, and the richest. It was wealth, and wealth wrested from not only ceaseless effort but also cuththroat dealings and manipulations. Btw, WR is one reason you're not smoking pot right now. He was one of the people that campaigned against Marijuana and Hemp because hemp would have made cheaper paper, and WR Hearst owned major timber concerns that supplied the paper that was being used by the newspapers. Control was what he sought, to divert money to his coffers and denying that right to others.
Quote from: zarus tathra on September 04, 2014, 05:45:51 AMI think a more distributed, Internet-based system of inspection would be good for society. It would be both less arbitrary than government-based inspection and much more rigorous simply by virtue of there being more eyes on the system. Kind of like Yelp, but more sophisticated.
Quote from: PickelledEggs on August 30, 2014, 07:57:57 PMWow. Well that escalated quickly...
Quote from: Icarus on September 04, 2014, 07:33:56 AMI think hackers would agree with you.