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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
843. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 16:11 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 15:59:
Would you mind reading my "where is the money going" post and telling me if you understand what I'm saying?

Is it me, or is it RollinThundr? Because "if US citizens, as a whole, are earning more money, but middle class income isn't seeing their wages grow proportionately, then where is the money going?" seems simple enough to me...

I haven't vetted the numbers myself but assuming they are correct it would have to mean the money is going to the wealthy. Which is certainly what I am seeing at my company.

Only place it can be going, right?
The people as a whole are making more, and we've ruled out it going to the government, so either we'd all be making more money, or a certain segment of us is making more money.
Numbers by year, back to the 90s, are here

I also very much like this chart:
Which shows how taxation has impacted our income equality.
Want to guess what a chart of the rise and decline of the middle class would look like?
 
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841. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 15:57 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 15:52:
Thought I had included your previous post before hitting send, it still stands though, I hate the double standard that it's ok and even excused to be an unproductive member of society just because, COLOR!

No one is "excusing" anyone for being unproductive. But many people who are unproductive need a little help to become productive - it seems to me that it would be more helpful enacting programs to do just that rather than getting mad at them (or one particular group of them as you seem to be), browbeating them, abandoning them, or disregarding them. And again, poverty isn't a 'color' issue.
Would you mind reading my "where is the money going" post and telling me if you understand what I'm saying?

Is it me, or is it RollinThundr? Because "if US citizens, as a whole, are earning more money, but middle class income isn't seeing their wages grow proportionately, then where is the money going?" seems simple enough to me...
 
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840. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 15:55 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 15:47:
Nobody in the world buys more crap than America's middle class. Corporations and businesses generate the crap we buy. It's in their own best interest to not shrink the middle class. It's flawed logic to claim corporations are the reason they're shrinking in the first place. Now, maybe in 20 or 30 years it will be a different story with China and India overtaking us. And that's only if their own massive bubbles don't burst.

Meanwhile, Obamacare continues to unravel...

Obama donor’s firm hired to fix Web mess it created


KGW-OR: As Many As 150,000 Oregonians Will Lose Health Plan Because Of ObamaCare


My point is that no one is evil, sitting in a room going "shrink the middle class!" Executives negotiate their pay. They don't think about how it will damage the economy, they think about how it will help their retirement, or how it will help them pay for their kids' college, or how it will help them go on a better vacation then the husband of the women your wife is in a book club with, or whatever, basically the same thing anyone else things about.

Like I said anecdotally about the project I led to move US jobs overseas - no one was thinking about how it impacts the US economy. Moving those 100 jobs wouldn't make a dent. But when everyone is doing it...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
837. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 15:42 Beamer
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 13:54:

As to where it's going? Out in the street more than likely, we certainly haven't cut any sort of serious spending at any level of government now have we? But no, I'm sure you'll come back and explain to us all that it's the CEO's, and big evil business.

It in the street?
Ok, so you don't know what total personal income is. That's fine, though I wish you'd Google it before you'd respond. I'll do it for you. Per the United States' Bureau of Economic Analysis, total personal income is is the sum of compensation of employees (received), supplements to wages and salaries, proprietors' income with inventory valuation adjustment (IVA) and capital consumption adjustment (CCAdj), rental income of persons with CCAdj, personal income receipts on assets, and personal current transfer receipts, less contributions for government social insurance.
In other words, total personal income is the total amount of money that US citizens earn in some capacity. I'd prefer the total private income, as it strips out all that government stuff, but I can't find that anywhere.


So, to recap:
- the amount of money US citizens earn, as a whole, has risen drastically. It's gone up 57% since 2000, which I think we'd all agree far outstrips inflation
- the taxation level has actually decreased, from about 21% to 20%
- the US labor force has fallen percentagewise from ~66% to 63%, but since the country is larger it's actually gone up about 10 million people
- by your own admission, wages have not increased


Given all this, your answer to where that massive jump in personal income went is... to the street? That doesn't make any money. Significantly more US money has been earned, taxation has decreased marginally, and the amount of people working has increased marginally.
So if that money isn't going to the middle class wages, and isn't going to the poor wages, where is it going?

"The street" is as logical an answer to that question as "blue."
Also, SHUT UP about government spending when asked about this. We're talking solely money citizens earn. Government spending is not part of this conversation. You keep trying to bring it back there because you do not understand what we are talking about.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Love Gigabit Seattle? Nov 1, 2013, 15:27 Beamer
 
merc248 wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 15:11:
I'm in the Seattle area - both McGinn and Murray are Democratic. The general consensus is that McGinn is all for gigabit internet, reforming the police force, more bike lanes, better public transit (and expansion of the light rail service), etc. Murray is generally anti-McGinn, and his only platform so far seems to be, 'yeah, well, we're going to stop the bike lanes from expanding, and McGinn is divisive.'

Lots of folks have been huge fans of McGinn around here, so I've huge confidence that he'll win the mayoral race again.

Right now most of the newer apartments are actually doing a good job with high speed - gigabyte internet is around $40-$60 in new developments.

When $10 less gives you 5x-10x faster speeds than Comcast...
Wonder what will happen to those startups when the city's plan moves in.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 14:38 Beamer
 
I thought I'd read recently that OLED was basically being given up on as a TV solution.

I guess that isn't true? Which is nice to hear.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
835. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 12:49 Beamer
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:20:
Beamer wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:12:
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:07:

Do I need to type it in all caps so it sinks in? WHEN YOU KEEP PRINTING MONEY, SPENDING HAND OVER FOOT, CAUSING INFLATION AND MAKING THE DOLLAR WORTH LESS WITHOUT RAISING WAGES YOU'RE GOING TO SHRINK THE MIDDLE CLASS!

Beamer: BUT BUT THE RICH! IT's ALL THEM CEO'S!! No you fucking moron it's not entirely big business. You can't pick and choose what factors affect the economy to suit an ideology, reality doesn't fucking work that way.

Wait, wait, wait.
You hit an important thing here, RollinThundr. "Without raising wages."

Stop now. Why aren't we raising wages? Like I said, the total personal income in the US is significantly higher than it's ever been. I can post the graph later on, when I'm at work (it's in my laptop sitting next to me and I don't feel like booting it.)

So, if there is more aggregate income in the US than ever before, and taxation percentages have decreased, why have we not raised wages? Were is that money going?

No, seriously, where is that money going?
That isn't rhetorical, in response to that giant rant you just made, I expect an answer.


edit "ADHOM!"

No shit there are poor white people lots of them, however they aren't given a pass by the media and everyone else based on skin pixelation which is more racist? Dishonest reporting and mentality? Or pointing it out?

It's most certainly rhetorical because you know or you think you know where it's going right Beamer? THOSE EVIL 1% CEO'S CLASSWARFARE RAWR!!
Bitch please.


Why did you quote something that doesn't mention race?
And why didn't you quote the part where I say I don't think rich people are evil if you're going to then pretend I said rich people are evil?



Lastly, sorry, this is why I constantly call you an asshole: you say something stupid, get called on it, then pretend it never happened.
RollinThundr, you complained that wages aren't rising. But taxation also isn't rising and personal income is rising. So, RollinThundr, where is that income going?
Please answer this question.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2013, 12:05 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:16:
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:14:
Keep voting for that Feinstein cunt, Californians. She's doing fucking GREAT!

On the plus side, this is the first thing I've seen the US mostly united on in forever. And it's the first time I've seen politicians not spinelessly giving in to popular opinion over what they feel is best for the country.

I just wish they'd picked a better thing to stand their ground on.

You're aware there's a bill that will basically tell the NSA to knock all this shit the fuck off, right? While at the same time, Feinstein and her horde are creating bills to tell the NSA "MOAR!"

I'm not sure I'd call that united.

What I mean by united is the people. It's one issue virtually every non-politician has the same view on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 12:05 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:54:
Kitkoan wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:31:
My friends and I wouldn't buy a plasma tv because of issues with screen burn. Two of my friends both bought these big, beautiful plasma tv's and were told that the old problems of screen burn had been fixed.

They're not fixed, but if you just 'burn in' your TV for 50-100 hours, it will basically never crop up. I can play GTA5 for 18 hours straight and have no issues whatsoever, but I was careful to avoid anything with static images for the first 100 hours, and ran it at 50% brightness as per Panasonic's recommendation.

(And I actually prefer the 50% brightness to the 100%, so we still have it at 50.)

Yup.
I've done hours upon hours of gaming, and only noticed any image retention twice. Once was the Gears of War reload icon, and once was the Borderlands 2 map. This was after, like, 6 hour gaming sessions, and even then only noticeable on commercials with a white background.

I ran the scrolling lines for 5 minutes and it was gone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2013, 11:16 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:14:
Keep voting for that Feinstein cunt, Californians. She's doing fucking GREAT!

On the plus side, this is the first thing I've seen the US mostly united on in forever. And it's the first time I've seen politicians not spinelessly giving in to popular opinion over what they feel is best for the country.

I just wish they'd picked a better thing to stand their ground on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 11:14 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:11:
That sucks. My Viera plasma is a wonderful TV.

They're the only TVs I'm willing to buy. I suggest them to everyone that doesn't watch in sunlight (though, that's most people I know, so I ultimately tell them to go LCD, then have to explain what the hell LED is, then regret every getting into the conversation.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
833. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 11:12 Beamer
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:07:

Do I need to type it in all caps so it sinks in? WHEN YOU KEEP PRINTING MONEY, SPENDING HAND OVER FOOT, CAUSING INFLATION AND MAKING THE DOLLAR WORTH LESS WITHOUT RAISING WAGES YOU'RE GOING TO SHRINK THE MIDDLE CLASS!

Beamer: BUT BUT THE RICH! IT's ALL THEM CEO'S!! No you fucking moron it's not entirely big business. You can't pick and choose what factors affect the economy to suit an ideology, reality doesn't fucking work that way.

Wait, wait, wait.
You hit an important thing here, RollinThundr. "Without raising wages."

Stop now. Why aren't we raising wages? Like I said, the total personal income in the US is significantly higher than it's ever been. I can post the graph later on, when I'm at work (it's in my laptop sitting next to me and I don't feel like booting it.)

So, if there is more aggregate income in the US than ever before, and taxation percentages have decreased, why have we not raised wages? Were is that money going?

No, seriously, where is that money going?
That isn't rhetorical, in response to that giant rant you just made, I expect an answer.


edit "ADHOM!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
832. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 11:09 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:04:
Because Prez, if you suggest culture change, automatically out comes the "you're racist!" card. Want to know the reason blacks have such a hard time being productive? It's simple, the majority have no sense of a family unit or a structured environment, women popping out kids with multiple fathers, often no father figures, drug abuse, etc.

Your making the uncomfortable mistake of equating "poor" with "black". I lived in a depressed area in cetral Pennsylvania where 46% of people living there were on public assistance of some kind. And every last one of them was white - virtually the entire community of some 12000 people was white. Poverty knows no race. It would be folly to pretend that poverty doesn't affect a large portion of the African American community, but it is not the black culture in my opinion that leads to poverty; otherwise 100% of blacks would be poor. Poverty is a culture unto itself, wherein the attitude is defeatist acceptance that there is no way out and personal dignity is slowly stripped away.

Heeeheehee!
"Prez, I get called racist every time I say that, to fix poverty, we need to fix black people!"

Yes, that's racist.
Black people aren't even the majority of poor people, it's just that black people are... no I'm stopping this. Fuck this conversation. This is another rabbit hole. I don't wan to discuss how racist it is to think that the problem is the people and not the society (what, is it a genetic thing?) I want to discuss taxation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
829. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 11:07 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 10:45:
He really isn't incorrect. Yes the poor in America have it better than the poor in almost every other country, but he was talking the income gap. Yes, the standard of living has improved for the poor, but at the same time the rich (who I have nothing against, believe me - hell I wish I was one of the "evil rich"! ) have seen their incomes and wealth skyrocket, meaning the gap remains equally as large.

"Evil rich" is a buzzword. I don't think the rich are evil. I don't think they are doing anything inherently wrong. They are doing everything they are legally allowed to do, and when you're up there, it's hard to see any moral objections. For one, you're surrounded by other super-rich, so your view is a bit warped. For another, everything you're doing is for the good of something, so you feel justified. I spent 3 weeks in Asia visiting factories in an effort to move some of my former company's US production offshore. We had a perfectly good business case for it. Our products would be cheaper, we'd be more competitive, etc. It's easy to see why this didn't bother a single person, other than the guy in charge of manufacturing who knew he'd have to lay off a third of his employees, but most people dismissed his complaints as him being irked he'd lose power in the company.

There was nothing evil about any of it. Reduce 100 American employees, pick up 300 Thai employees, move all that money out of the US? But it would help us keep our prices low! (In truth, we weren't even talking about dropping prices, just not worrying about having to raise them.)


And I am not talking about "making the poor rich," to directly quote Mad Max. Again, it's a strawman that I'm calling the rich evil (I'm calling the rules broken) and it's a strawman that I'm talking about making the poor rich (hell, I'm more talking about the middle class.) What I'm talking about is creating more incentives for more jobs in America.
Nothing else.
The more people with jobs, the more people that spend money.
The more people with better salaries, the more money they spend.
The more money people spend, the healthier the economy.
The healthier the economy, the more money we all make.

The single most important factor in how healthy an economy is isn't whether the government is in a deficit (has RollinThundr explained why this is his only concern yet? I didn't see it, I'll check his history), and it isn't total money earned, it's total money spent inside that economy. Having a few extremely rich people means less money spent than having many extremely rich people and a whole lot of middle class people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
827. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 11:00 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 07:39:
He did clarify that he was talking about federal taxes not state and personal taxes not business. Also he wasn't talking about the conditions of the poor but the wealth inequality from top to bottom.

This is why it's difficult talking with these guys.
They don't understand taxation. RollinThundr clearly doesn't understand the economy. Claiming that high personal taxation doesn't encourage more jobs? And then accusing me of not understanding things?

Of course, unlike him, I am willing to explain my position:
1) Back in the 40s-60s, we had very, very high personal taxation on very high incomes. Essentially, the people at the ultra high end (read: not a single person here) was taxed upwards of 94% on income over a certain level (today it would likely be around 1 or 2 million)
2) This was pretty much a salary cap. In essence, it meant that the people at the upper end couldn't earn infinitely, as they had prior
3) Yet, oddly, corporations still earned just as much as they did
4) Since the corporations were earning as much, but paying the top end less, they had an excess of funds. These funds had to go somewhere, so they went into expansion, which created more jobs
5) Since the corporations had excess funds, they didn't have an issue with having excess employees, either. Today, when a department has 100 people, but someone upstairs thinks the work could be done by 90, 15 people get cut. Back then, it didn't much matter


During the rise of the middle class, the CEO to Worker ration plummeted. CEO to employee pay ratio was 20:1 in 1950. It was 42:1 in 1980. 200:1 in 1990, 300:1 in 2000, fell a bit with the dotcom bubble, was 240:1 in 2006, and while I don't have a more current figure, Ron Johnson was 1700:1, and the head of the AFL:CIO is 354:1.

We have a decline of the middle class. People here are really going to claim that executive salary inflation isn't part of it? The US is making more money than ever, but the average American is making the same amount as he was 15 years ago.
Where is the money from the middle class going?
- It isn't going to taxation - simple math shows that taxes are lower than they were (see my post yesterday)
- It isn't going overseas, because the total personal income is significantly higher
- Then were could it be going? Hmm, what has risen proportionately since the heyday of the middle class. What could it be? I know! Executive pay!



Anyway, Mad Max, I don't know what your qualifications are, but I know RollinThundr is a low level municipal IT guy in Salem, MA. Salem doesn't have a very significant IT structure, so I'm guessing he's maybe an associates degree, maybe a mid-level bachelors followed by some certification, but almost definitely no economics background, which shows clearly from his posting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 10:40 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 09:26:
With Pioneer gone, Panasonic was making the best. With Panasonic gone, eh. I don't think there will really be any truly outstanding plasmas available.

They say this is the first year Panasonic passed Pioneer, too.

I have a 58VT25 that I love. I'm very tempted to buy the top of the line this year, because I somewhat expect it to be hoarded like the Kuros were, but the VT25 is from 2010. Like others, not sure I can justify it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
808. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2013, 23:55 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 17:34:
First of all, are you dreaming? Where has higher taxes, during a recession, encouraged businesses to do anything other than close up and move to another state or country? That's what we're talking about. And that's precisely what is happening here in liberal Connecticut. Higher taxes when the economy is still shit only makes it worse for everybody. Taxes are raised when the economy is doing well. When industry is booming. Especially post-WW2 industry when there was the US and nobody else. Those are the periods you are referencing but don't even realize it because you either don't know or deliberately ignore facts.

Also, if the $17 trillion debt doesn't matter then neither should taxes. How about eliminating all tax, ignore the debt, and let the fed continue printing trillions and spending it on more bullshit. Yeah, that never worked before but somehow OBAMA.

Businesses can't move to another state to avoid federal taxation.
Businesses won't move to another country. Does John P. CEO want to relocate his family to China or Ireland? No. He wants to relocate his jobs there, but not himself.

Regardless, I am not proposing corporate taxation. In fact, I'd advocate the lowest corporate tax rate possible, perhaps even 0%. You'll still get that money when it passes through to employees. Low corporate taxation encourages more business here. High individual tax rate over a certain threshold encourages more jobs within those businesses.
Sad that you're confusing personal and individual taxation.

Furthermore, our economy follows not taxation but rather disparity of wealth. We did best when the poorer were moving towards the wealthier. We've done worse when that has reversed. And damn, we're pretty much back where The Jungle was in terms of gap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 23:53 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 23:41:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 21:25:
Xbox Live Gold Members get “A World of Keflings” and “Iron Brigade” Free in November

Pathetic.

Iron Brigade? They mean that Kinect tank title? It's like they're actively trying to make people quit.

No, no, it's a DoubleFine game.
Still pathetic given what people expected, and what PS does.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Turns 5
79. Re: Fallout 3 Turns 5 Oct 31, 2013, 21:48 Beamer
 
shihonage wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 20:20:
Hey man, I'm being overly subjective. After all, from a certain point of view, Mariah Carey's "Glitter" was a profound coming-of-age story.

Well, every video game is Glitter relative to a good book, right? If we were to compare across genres.

Again, the inherent nature of a game being interactive and, for the most part, hours upon hours long greatly diminishes the quality of the story.
 
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49. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 21:04 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 20:24:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 16:40:
And if you ever listened on a quality set of speakers, you would find that it sounds like absolute shit and isn't at all worth it when local, high-quality encodings would easily blow it away in terms of audio quality and ease of use.

That's what I find. Even buying the songs online many aren't really good enough to be put into a good home or car system. Ripping from the CD seems best still. Where's Neil Young's 300 idea at?

For walking to work, listening on my work laptop, or putting as background music at a party, it's perfect.

For other things, I have a fairly robust vinyl collection that makes mp3s sound like crap.
 
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