Occupy Wall Street strikes me as misdirected in the worst way. The problem is the facilitated capital concentration of the “1%” on Wall St and in corporate business? Guess what, thats not the fault of the people on Wall St. Some protesters, like those who marched to Washington to put pressure on…
I don’t claim to be an expert on the Occupy movement, in fact I know next to nothing about it. I’m too wrapped up in the events of our past (as a History major) to be reading headlines, unfortunately. However, I feel this opinion is misguided. The Occupy movement as I interpret it isn’t against the people who work on Wall St. (and those who are taking it out on the people who work there should reassess the focus of their protest) but the idea of Wall St. Wall St. is the center of American capital. It’s where America’s corporations do their trading. It symbolizes the plethora of wealth that the corporations have. I think that this idea is what the people are protesting.
I don’t know about anyone else but I feel that there is a problem with my family’s house devaluing by a significant amount of money, but our taxes doing the inverse. I have a problem that one of the largest corporations, GE, got off paying zero (0, that equals nothing in case it wasn’t understood the first 2 times) taxes last year. How is it that our country’s largest money earners pay the fewest taxes? When one of our country’s richest men is telling the government to tax him more because he feels that paying less in taxes than his secretary is wrong, I think it’s time to re-align our government’s aims. The fact that last year the individual income tax accounted for $898,549,000,000 compared to $191,437,000,000 of corporate income tax is disgusting (http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=203). While the number of contributors to the former category is larger than the latter, the income received by the latter vastly outweighs the former. I think that this is the focus of the protest.
Who is your favorite president and for what reasons?
I’d have to choose the Roosevelts. Both were awesome and they had balls. Teddy took on big business and earned the title of “Trust-Buster.” Not to mention the fact that he started the National Park service which is awesome for self-explanatory reasons. FDR was a badass in his own right. He singlehandedly got us out of depression and took on the Supreme Court while doing it. And he did all of this while battling polio. And for those who disagree with the Depression statement and say that it wasn’t FDR but the War that lifted us out of the Depression, take a deeper look at what the war did for us. It took millions of young men and gave them jobs as soldiers (CCC anyone?). Because these young men weren’t in the workforce it created a ton of jobs which allowed for a bunch of other people to take their positions. Now because this was all GOVERNMENT sponsored (by the war) it was doing exactly what the New Deal was trying to accomplish (WWII = New Deal on Steroids). For those that still disagree, pick up a fucking history textbook. FDR wanted to enter the war prior to Pearl Harbor, he knew that this would help the economy. Suck yourselves, you ignorant conservative assholes. Oh and both were Secretary of the Navy prior to being president. TR and FDR = all that is man, the rest of us = little girls.
How would you improve your fantasy team, given the knowledge you have of the season now?
As of now, there’s nothing I can really do to make any improvements without making myself weaker in another position. The things that hurt me the most were injuries. I don’t think I went a single week where I didn’t have at least one starter got injured. If I could go back I think I’d change my draft strategy. For example, this year I tried to go Wide Receiver-Wide Receiver the first two rounds and it didn’t really work. I think next year I’m going to go back to what I did last year and go RB first round then Wide Receiver the next two rounds.
What music do you listen to most often? As in the album or playlist you put on when doing things, or as background music.
It really depends on my mood. Like right now I’m listening to Matisyahu and The Faint, weird combination. But I enjoy both. Sometimes I’ll feel like listening to Megadeth or Led Zeppelin or Fleet Foxes or whatever. It depends on whatever I have the urge to listen to at that moment. Some of my favorite bands I won’t listen to for months but then come back to them and listen to only them for months. My favorite band is Iron Maiden. After seeing them live for the first time I didn’t listen to anything else voluntarily for about 18 months, no joke.
I just auditioned for season 2 of the Glee Project! Please view my video, like it, and if you’re feeling extra nice leave a comment. Even if you don’t like, “like it”… just playing… not really lol. But seriously, thanks in advance to those who are awesome enough to take a couple minutes out of their lives to do this.
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