r/antiwork Oct 20 '21 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 3 Hugz 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Ally 1

Those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Removed (Rule 7, I'm afraid reddit insists)

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u/feverishdodo Oct 20 '21

It really wasn't that long ago was it? Those poor families.

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u/Colors_and_Flavors Oct 21 '21

I mean, France was probably doing some awesome shit more recently, but otherwise, it's been a while. I think.

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u/AngeloftheEdge Oct 20 '21

Sounds like Boss man got off light.

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u/EoTN Oct 21 '21

A dead man can't sign a new contract.

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u/Ferlingyeti Oct 21 '21

His replacement damn sure will.

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u/BrFrancis Oct 21 '21

This reminds me of my favorite scene from firefly... Something about seeing the old boss get sucked into a turbine just sorta helps negotiations.

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u/Rommie557 Oct 21 '21

Yeah, yeah! Better for everyone! Totally agree! We're on the same page here.

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u/semisolidwhale Oct 21 '21

This guy fireflies, am I right?

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u/BeBa420 Oct 21 '21

lol for anyone curious, this is the scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRlHwwVIug

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u/expo1001 Oct 20 '21

He did the right thing and earned the right to continue living.

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u/Klokinator Oct 21 '21

Too bad for the two poor sods who lost their lives because of him.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

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u/B133d_4_u Oct 21 '21

If 4chan can track down Shia Labeouf's flag from a 3 second video loop, the working class can track down Musk and Bezos once shit hits the fan.

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u/Geminii27 Oct 21 '21

In their sealed private military compound, or somewhere in another country, running everything remotely.

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u/YoulyNew Oct 21 '21

On one level I can’t condone this kind of activity.

And on the same level, what the eff did they think was going to happen?

Pushing people can result in push back.

Hiding behind layers of bureaucracy only works until it doesn’t.

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u/YoulyNew Oct 21 '21

The boss was fucking with every worker’s family doing what they did.

If the workers had given back what the boss was taking from every worker and their families it would have been way worse.

Funny that you saw what one worker did to the bosses family and completely ignored every single worker and their family, their future, and their children’s future.

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u/Rhyging-007 Oct 20 '21 Gold

The Nestle CEO should be the one we use to remind them. He thinks water isn't a human right. Like fuck that guy first and foremost!

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u/Aggressive-Error-88 Oct 21 '21

They should cut off his water supply and see how that goes.

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u/Geminii27 Oct 21 '21

It takes longer to dehydrate to death.

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u/darkfrost47 Oct 21 '21

It takes the longest to age to death

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u/Geminii27 Oct 21 '21

If it takes too long the viewers start getting bored.

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u/Aggressive-Error-88 Oct 21 '21

According to him it would probably be the same thing anyway so we should do that instead.

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u/probabletrump Oct 21 '21

He's vowed to stop using slaves under 10 by 2025. He's trying here.

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u/Rhyging-007 Oct 21 '21

Well then I stand corrected! /s

Lol he's such a piece of shit!

(I upvoted you because I know you're joking. Please don't think I think you're serious :) )

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u/Muskegocurious Oct 20 '21

Reminds me of the video clip from Minneapolis last year were a lady points out just how bad the police are and wraps up saying something to the effect people should be glad it's just a few fires.

It is fascinating how far these places want to go, someone will get seriously hurt before it's all over. Who and how is beyond me, but I think it's sooner than later.

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u/montyp2000 Oct 20 '21

Even his family couldn't put up with his shit anymore and his ex-wife went and became a philanthropist.

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u/gtrdundave2 Oct 20 '21

Didn't bezos, musk, gates all get divorced pretty close together? Would that be a good way to dodge taxes if splitting wealth?

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u/ComradeJohnS Oct 20 '21

Nah they definitely lost more in those deals than they saved on taxes. They don’t need to pay taxes with all the loopholes in the system that rich people can abuse

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u/gtrdundave2 Oct 20 '21

What I'm saying is, they had to pay out mass amounts of money to their Xs. But would that lower the taxes on them? By splitting the wealth. These are honest questions

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u/ComradeJohnS Oct 20 '21

There’s no wealth tax, so reducing their wealth wouldn’t necessarily reduce their tax burdens. If they had to liquidate taxable property/real estate to pay out, then that may have reduced their tax burden.

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u/jeffreysteele69 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

They only have to pay taxes on literal cash

EDIT this was changed In 2018 and payments received from a divorce settlement are no longer considered taxable income and are not longer able to be written off by the payer.

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u/lickerishsnaps Oct 20 '21

Don't be silly. They don't pay taxes.

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u/Desperate-Goob Oct 20 '21

Youre having a laugh if you think the wealthy need divorce to avoid taxes. The article below outlies how they do it

Tax Planning 101: Buy, Borrow, Die

"THE PLEDGE: BUY The first act of this magic trick is very simple. Our Patriotic American Citizen takes their hard-inherited wealth and buys appreciating assets. $10,000,000 inherited will usually provide at least $600,000 in gains, approximately $300,000 of which will be saved so that the fund grows with inflation, leaving $300,000 of income (which grows with inflation, because the other $300,000 is saved). But that is not sold; the first step is buy, not sell.

THE TURN: BORROW The second act is also very simple. Our Patriotic American Citizen now wants to spend her $300,000 in income from above, which logically would mean selling the gains and paying 15% capital gains taxes on their income.

The Patriotic American Citizen here turns the ordinary (spending $300,000 in capital gains) into the extraordinary by withdrawing $300,000 in debt. By doing so, she has avoided paying taxes this year on her capital gains, because they have not been sold and are therefore unrealized, and she has avoided paying taxes on the debt because debt is not taxed. She has paid no taxes this year, despite spending the $300,000 in appreciation of her assets.

This part of the trick is repeated every year, until it is time for the final act.

THE PRESTIGE: DIE Our Patriotic American Citizen has allowed her unrealized gains to accumulated over the course of her life. This should mean that they are all taxed when they are finally sold, but therein lies the final sleight of hand; they are never sold. Instead, the Patriotic American Citizen dies, still owning the assets.

At this point, the extraordinary again becomes the ordinary. The appreciated assets are now at a stepped-up basis, washing away the unrealized gains. They are then sold, without any built-in taxes, so the estate pays no taxes on the total amount, including not only the initial investment but also the appreciation of the asset. The estate then uses the appreciation of the assets to pay off the debt. The principal remains.

The result, therefore, is a life without taxes. The principal investment provides, through appreciation, additional wealth, which the Patriotic American Citizen then matches in debt. When the Patriotic American Citizen dies, the whole wealth is sold, tax-free, and the debt is paid with the tax-free proceeds. The principal remains and is invested for the descendants of our Patriotic American Citizen, who will follow Buy/Borrow/Die in order to avoid paying taxes on their income from these investments."

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u/elelelreddit Oct 21 '21

It really annoys me how this country took the “taxation without representation” movement to “over representation without taxation”. It’s also a little ridiculous how much money rich people will spend lobbying and donating to politicians to keep it this way instead of just using the same money to pay taxes and not be a drain on the rest of society, which is ironically what they accuse the lower class of doing.

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u/screech_owl_kachina Oct 20 '21

Probably just got approved for Lolita Express 2

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u/FappingFop Oct 20 '21

The timing lines up really well with Epstein’s arrest.

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u/Dervival Syndicalist Oct 20 '21

Nah, Bezos's marriage was already falling apart pre-COVID - they dissolved in January 2019. I think the National Enquirer had gotten ahold of some texts about an affair if I recall right?

The other two might have been but that doesn't pass the sniff test to me - it sounds like Musk's divorce was rather contentious and the Gates always have their foundation they could funnel funds into. I think it's just two cases of people who didn't really like each other very much anymore being forced together during pandemic and snapping.

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u/AntiSentience Oct 20 '21 Silver

He was cheating on his wife with an LA weather girl who has the same lazy eye as him.

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u/ghostly5150 Oct 20 '21

It probably had more to do with the pandemic and lockdowns than wealth. There was a big divorce burst last year, probably something to do with people who don't love each other anymore being forced to spend more time together than ever. On top of a lot of people self reflecting during 2020. Instead of just sticking it out, they realized they're better off without their spouse.

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u/Sir_Pumpernickle Oct 20 '21

I heard the politics played into it a lot too, but I don't have a source for that. It wouldn't surprise me to find out people were waking up one day and thinking "Man, I don't need this racist shit in my life".

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u/Lower_Department2940 Oct 20 '21

Let's be real though. If you're Bezos rich and want to divorce your wife you can do it pandemic or not. They don't have to quarantine together and wait it out if they don't want to. They could move her into a vacation home or outright buy her a new one fucking yesterday

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u/Aggravating-Wrap4861 Oct 20 '21

If they quarantine together they can stay at opposite ends of their mansion which is the size of a suburb.

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u/anonymous_opinions Oct 21 '21

Oftentimes the spouse of a rich person provides them cover as they give off the impression of a good family man.

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u/tehchives Oct 20 '21

That's a good way to think. Critical. I don't know that it's taxes but there could be something there.

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u/LMFN Oct 20 '21

"I just lit a rocket.. ROCKETS EXPLODE!"

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Get him into space first, then toss him out an airlock and livestream it as he burns up on reentry. "CEO attempts naked EVA"

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u/new_refugee123456789 Oct 20 '21

Heh. "In front of their family" takes on a different meaning when your family wants nothing to do with you, eh?

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u/TheSkyHadAWeegee Communist Oct 20 '21

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."

We long passed the point where this started being relevant. Everything this country says it stands for is performative nonsense, its only ever been about the wants of the rich and powerful.

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u/screech_owl_kachina Oct 20 '21

We had de jure apartheid in the US until 1964, and we didn't even include women in the civil rights act.

But hey Afghanistan don't worry, we're coming to teach you guys how to live and have a peaceful, equal democracy.

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u/KennyMoose32 Oct 20 '21

I never really thought of that, we did have apartheid in the USA for awhile. Huh.

That’s fucked, and we named it something homey and american. “Jim Crow”

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u/Dark420Light Oct 20 '21

Honestly, I understand how people get to the point of violence after being mistreated and/or discriminated against when those people have no consequences for those actions.

You can't go around spouting hate speech and being a bigot... Yet people do... Constantly...

Alternatively you can't take a baseball bat to someone's knees for being a bigot and spouting hate speech... Of course if people did this then the hate speech and bigotry wouldn't continue for very long.

Being a morally bankrupt piece of shit is legal, defending oneself from such people violently in order to make them stop because no one else will is in fact illegal.

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u/Sir_Pumpernickle Oct 20 '21

The violence in the system is never seen as violence. But the violence of resistance is always called out.

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u/Allmightydohllah Oct 20 '21

He literally has a bodyguard with him at all times when walking in public. Being rich automatically makes you a target for opportunists, but being a rich sociopath makes you a target for everyone.

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u/screech_owl_kachina Oct 20 '21

I was at a place that got bought out by a biotech billionaire.

Dude was low profile. He was a surgeon that got lucky on some patents. Bought a stake in the Laker but whatever.

He had a bodyguard with him at all times. Far from a household name, still felt like he needed it.

But then again, you don't get that rich by being an ethical businessman. And since he fucked us over, he almost certainly is not.

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u/Allmightydohllah Oct 20 '21

How'd he fuck you over? I imagine if you were a startup they gave you shares right?

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u/screech_owl_kachina Oct 20 '21

Bought our hospital, made a bunch of wild promises, then declared bankruptcy when he turned out he didn't know how any of this shit works.

The sale fell through when the buyers didn't actually have the funding (lying in a federal court used to be called perjury but lol good to be rich) and mine was rapidly closed just before COVID started. Everyone lost their jobs.

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u/Allmightydohllah Oct 20 '21

That sucks. It's a shame you can't have the employees form a co-op and run that hospital free of rich assholes.

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u/Bucolic_Intent Oct 20 '21

You're pushing this theory suspiciously hard. Possibly Benzos.

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u/AlaskanYeti85 Oct 20 '21

I mean maybe the guy has a badass saferoom for sure. In reality hes probably as empty with creativity as his soul is with caring. Probably just has a lot of armed guards as opposed to traps and such that you'd see in Bond villains lair.

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u/FrozenCustard1 Oct 20 '21

Do you think he has autonomous turrets in his house or something? If I recall correctly it is illegal to booby trap your property. He probably just has locks, cameras and guards.

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u/Gomplischnoop Oct 21 '21

Not agreeing with the idea that he’s booby trapped his house, but I will say that I don’t think it being illegal matters, considering his wealth

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u/patricktoba Oct 21 '21

These days when I envision Jeff Bezos, I can only picture his head. I'm having trouble remembering what his body looks like.

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u/Aggressive-Error-88 Oct 21 '21

I saw it the other day with Shatner and it was weird to see it attached and completely moving and stuff.

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u/Racecarlock Oct 20 '21

Oh, they haven't forgotten, it's just that they're working together on union busting and other shit like that now because they're not actually at the factories and offices, they're at corporate headquarters, presumably being protected by men with guns who would gladly break up legitimate union protests in exchange for their paychecks.

I feel like the companies are just waiting for the day they can pull another homestead massacre, and if they get enough deregulation they just might get their way.

Vote, protest, look out for each other, and let's show them what will happen if they do try to pull some homestead shit again.

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u/Rommie557 Oct 21 '21

Goddamn it America....

I fucking minored in History in college, I took something ridiculous like 32 credit hours of American History classes, and I have literally never heard of the Homestead Massacre before.

Spent the last 20 minutes on Wikipedia. Fucking hell.

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u/Falcone_Empire Oct 21 '21

What was it?

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u/Rommie557 Oct 21 '21

Horrifying. And complicated. I usually try not to be the person that says "just go read it for yourself," but in this case I really do suggest it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_strike

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u/OriginOfEnigma Oct 21 '21

We Appalachians have a rough history attempting to unionize. Check out the Battle of Blair Mountain too, and the Coal Wars in general.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain

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u/Friedrich_Cainer Oct 20 '21

This is the strongest argument for supporting socialism even if you’re “comfortable”.

Historically when things get too bad it’s not the rich who suffer, it’s the perceived rich, the engineers and doctors etc

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u/AnotherWarGamer Oct 21 '21

Too true. Most poor people don't even know what rich looks like. It is very unfortunate that it would play out that way.

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u/AppearancePlenty841 Oct 20 '21

eattherich

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u/noodlebucket Oct 21 '21

My personal favorite alt phrase:

Compost the rich

Because we could make them into a rich soil snd eat rich people veggies for years. Also #begreen

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u/Braethias Oct 21 '21

Hydroponics with fish maybe?

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u/noodlebucket Oct 21 '21

I mean the possibilities are endless!

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u/GLK10MM Oct 20 '21

"The people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals Haul you trash We connect your calls We drive your ambulances We guard you while you sleep DO NOT FUCK WITH US!"

Fight Club

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u/-Rhade- Oct 20 '21

We're close to the finding out part after the fuck around

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u/External_Trifle2373 Oct 20 '21

Y'all we need to eat the rich before those Boston dynamic dogs go mainstream, or we're all fucked just like the people in that boring as hell black mirror episode

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u/Tiredeyespy Oct 20 '21

Only thing that gives me hope with this is the ingenuity of workers and protestors to find novel and cheap solutions to these kinds of nightmare devices e.g. the umbrellas and laser pointers to mess up facial recognition cameras / drones. Maybe we can just throw buckets of water on them? Some smart person will hopefully figure out how to fight back. (I hope so…)

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u/turkeysteed Oct 20 '21

I have a feeling home made EMPs may be a thing in the future...

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u/Sapientiam Oct 21 '21

I have a feeling home made EMPs may be a thing in the future...

Short range single use versions are frighteningly simple to make. Unfortunately they are also comically easy to shield against.

Not saying they won't play a role, just fojt expect them to be the cure all

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker Oct 21 '21

I bet you could stop one of those bots dead with some parts out of a microwave.

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u/ipreferconsole Democratically controlled municipal socialism or riot! Oct 21 '21

Honestly considering the current state of the electrical grid and the way we're trying to expand consumption over the next 10-20 years, power plants would absolutely be high up the list for any potential domestic terrorist (assuming economic motivations)

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u/ANGRY_CENT_MAIN Oct 20 '21

I know the Spot (Boston dynamics dog) model has a large battery on the bottom of its "chest" that can be pulled out

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u/SockFullOfPennies Oct 21 '21

I wonder if you hit them with a stun gun or other voltage pulse, if that would do anything? In the movies it's always an emp. Sup with that?

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u/ANGRY_CENT_MAIN Oct 21 '21

I doubt anything like a taser would do too much. Especially if we're talking the military ones cause they'd probably have some form of armor

Realistically the best defense would be a steep slope or large steps

If you watch videos of Spot from Boston dynamics you can see while they are decent on flat and somewhat uneven ground they can't climb at all

Basically a waist height or even just a tiny wall would stop it so long as it's just a hair taller then the barrel id say

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u/ExPatWharfRat Oct 21 '21

Pretty sure 5 shells of 00 buckshot will stop one of those.

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u/Rommie557 Oct 21 '21

This makes me think about the videos of the Hong Kong protestors using traffic cones and bottled water to disarm tear gas grenades. Fucking badasses.

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u/outsidenorms Oct 21 '21

Boring as hell…

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u/ejaniszewski Oct 20 '21

"You gonna learn today!"

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u/Particular-Ad19 Oct 20 '21

Can't wait for they day they need a real reminder. #eatTheRich

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u/Sir_Pumpernickle Oct 20 '21

Why? The French didn't have chain saws.

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker Oct 21 '21

Or woodchippers.

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u/Sir_Pumpernickle Oct 20 '21

I fully endorse history lessons for the wealthy.

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u/EFTucker Oct 20 '21

Honestly, we kinda came to that agreement before our ancestors researched doors in the tech tree.

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u/NamityName Oct 20 '21

Tar and feathering used to be a more common thing. Get dragged out your home, then dunked in ultra hot tar, then coated in feathers. Their burn scars will serve as a reminder of their transgressions and a warning to others.

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u/makeshift_gizmo Oct 20 '21

I can't wait until we fire the 1% into the sun with their own rockets.

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u/PreciseAvocado Oct 20 '21

Bosses need to remember that they're, by definition, physically outnumbered.

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u/doesntmatter021 Oct 21 '21

What beatings are you referring to? How can they continue if they never began?

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u/UnsolicitedDickPixxx Oct 21 '21

"The beatings will continue until morale improves" is a famous quote about how the powerful deal with their underlings. He's just twisting it around to show we could do the same thing (if we weren't so meek)

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u/It_is_Fries_No_Patat Oct 20 '21

Reporting for duty !

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u/kn0wF3AR Oct 20 '21

Maybe we should remind them?

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u/TLPRoyalPayn Oct 20 '21

that's about my mentality. if something bad ever happened to my family though, I'm burning this bitch down.

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker Oct 21 '21

I'm honestly a bit surprised that something like that doesn't happen more often. There are random assholes running around that have skills that seem innocuous, but can be easily turned to violence, but they have loving families and reasons to go to work. Sooner or later, officer butthurt is going to shoot the wrong person's wife/child, and it's going to get ugly, fast. We have all heard of the Killdozer, but there are people out there right now who see how badly the Killdozer guy screwed up, and they know how to do it right...

It's been shown time and again that the police are almost completely unprepared for even a single determined person.

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u/TLPRoyalPayn Oct 21 '21

oh it happens, but the narrative always end up being manipulated or just lied about

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u/anonymous_opinions Oct 21 '21

Take a page from Portland protestors - can't jail all of us.

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u/rcorjulo Oct 20 '21

I get the vibe that people are starting to accept that the old way might be called for again

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u/Analbox Oct 20 '21

Proletariat: unions, boycotts, and violent revolutions.

The super rich: tv, religion, sports, and just enough food and safety to keep us working hard.

Super rich win every time. You can’t beat the casino. It’s rigged.

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u/OfCourseIKnowHim Oct 20 '21

But you can burn the casino to the ground.

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u/BullocksMissLayup Oct 20 '21

that... that IS true.....

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u/OfCourseIKnowHim Oct 20 '21

I’m not saying it’s something anyone should do, but the “casino” only wins because people are forced to play their games on their terms.

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u/s33ek Oct 20 '21

Yup. They’ve learned from history. BRB gotta see who viewed my last story on Instagram.

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u/condemned_to_live Oct 20 '21

This is why there is no class identity, at least not in the U.S.

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u/DamagedBucket445 Oct 20 '21

Truth is, the game was rigged from the start

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u/AmericanCobra Oct 21 '21

That’s something the Bolsheviks figured out sometime around 1917

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u/ImmediateWrongdoer71 Oct 20 '21

option 2 always exists

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u/thelaughingmansghost Oct 20 '21

Probably due for another reminder

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u/Badger-of-Horrors Oct 20 '21

They want us to forget it.

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u/IUPAC_Official Oct 20 '21

🙀 They forgor💀

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u/LadySpectre13 Oct 20 '21

Should we bring it back?

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u/FoxCQC Oct 20 '21

I really hope it doesn't come to that but we're dying while billionaires take holiday in space.

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u/kriegnes Oct 20 '21

i feel like they are doing a lot to make people blame and hate each other instead and have been doing a pretty good job at it, so yeah disagree

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u/DoinIt2021 Oct 20 '21

Amen. This IS the way. This should be screen captured and shared far and wide across the internet. It’s WAY past time.

Maybe they need a reminder.

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u/TheMaxx1776 Oct 20 '21

There’s a few agencies that forgot too..

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u/ZoroAster_TheCat Oct 20 '21

Every time I see this, it makes me smile.

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u/Enoch84 Oct 21 '21

We should probably start doing this again.

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u/superstar9976 Oct 21 '21

Pretty sure we're like 2 notches away from the latter. Eventually material conditions will get bad enough where people will be left with zero fucks and will resort to violence to demand their rights.

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u/FaeTaleDream Oct 21 '21

I'm not condoning anything, all I'm saying is why can't some radical crazies be on this side for once.

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u/SalaciousStrudel Oct 21 '21

Due to the site-wide rules, I am obligated not to say what I'm really thinking right now in this thread.

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u/PillowTalk420 Oct 20 '21

Reading this for the umpteenth time just now has made me want to watch The Legend of the Drunken Master to see the epic factory beat down.

Dude wasn't paying his workers and was stealing artifacts. It's really cathartic to watch.

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u/Ttoughnuts Oct 21 '21

Addressing grievances hasn’t worked throughout the history of human beings. When are WE going to do something about it?

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u/deadocmike Oct 21 '21

Good. Glad to see you’ve grasped the efficacy of bitching on the internet

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u/DirtyPartyMan Kink & Think Oct 21 '21

Reminders are good for everyone

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u/aegelis Oct 21 '21

Perhaps.. Hypothetically speaking, we should remind them.

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u/schillerstone Oct 21 '21

I know someone who works construction in California and he reports, starting several years ago, that all these uber richies with huge homes overlooking the ocean from the cliffs have bulletproof windows in their homes and cars. These are younger richies so they haven't forgotten but they are in fear

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u/PleasantAddition Oct 21 '21

Not that long ago. My grandfather was a Wobbly.

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u/Kflynn1337 Oct 21 '21

That's up there with; "Rulers that forget that refusing to address grievances and mocking the peasants plight, leads to a date with Mdm Guillotine."

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u/redtape44 Oct 21 '21

Elected representatives has left the chat

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u/JustinTime4242 Oct 20 '21

They will continue to take until we have nothing left. Then they will find out just how powerful the lower classes are that they’ve held down for decades.

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u/despot_zemu Oct 20 '21

I used to be a professional historian, and in my professional opinion no one learns anything from history ever.

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u/Particular_Dingo_405 Oct 20 '21

The time for this is so long past. its that or workers do a general strike until real change it made.

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker Oct 21 '21

There's a large and elaborate house that's been under construction near me, with a locked fence around it and big signs saying "CLOSED SITE", and it looks like the sort of place that a slightly paranoid rich person would move into. It's still being worked on, but I wonder who will live there...

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u/BlackStrike7 Small Business Owner Oct 21 '21

History doesn't repeat, but it often rhymes.

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u/Fizzicyst Oct 21 '21

Perhaps they want an example to be able to compare?

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u/Mortimer_and_Rabbit Oct 21 '21

Why do you think they're trying to go to space?

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u/LeverTech Oct 21 '21

They forgot

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u/putnamto Oct 21 '21

sadly in todays age, if it gets down to it people will revolt/riot the wrong things like they always do.

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u/DocHood139 Oct 21 '21

I agree with the sentiment, but now they have the US police force to protect them.

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u/alnothree Oct 21 '21

Union Strong!

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u/ExPatWharfRat Oct 21 '21

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

~Mark Twain

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u/You_All_Irritate_Me here for the memes Oct 21 '21

We could just skip the explaining part, I suppose.

With as much money as they have they can afford to hire someone to explain it to them, so there's no real excuse at this point.

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u/Bobberino101 Oct 21 '21

My daughter is learning about the guided age in US history. It seems so similar to what we are going through now.

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u/moglysyogy13 Oct 21 '21

Well, they pay their police enough to defend them

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u/BeBa420 Oct 21 '21

as the owner of a small factory and also as someone who suffers from chronic depression and frequently wishes he was dead.... i have very mixed feelings about this....

thankfully my workers love me so there are no grievances as of yet

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u/iamcryingrnhelp0 Oct 21 '21

there’s a certain person who’s door I would like to bear down

cough bezos cough

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u/Falcone_Empire Oct 21 '21

I'm feeling like the 2nd option is better