First up some "I am the 99 Percent" stories.
I have a certain amount of sympathy for vets. I know the problems they face upon return but many thousands have managed to return to civilian life and find paying work in less than a year. If you're a vet who needs work I empathize. In all seriousness please drop me a line. The Sarge, The DO and I will find work for you. Joining this rabble does you no good. They despise you and will turn on you in a New York minute the instant you're no longer of value to them. We love you and will honestly help.
This genius didn't even bother writing out his sad story on blank paper or poster board. Oh those wacky Socialist Party USA folks.
We ran into some financial issues recently. Nothing Earth shattering just some difficulties. My wife decided to go back to work and take on a new client. Elapsed time to accomplishing both of those goals? 1 week. Don't tell me it can't be done. If you're jobless it's because you believe there are jobs that are beneath you.
If you're in debt it's because of a series of choices you made not because someone forced you to sign the papers at gun point.
Uh, 2008 was like 3 years ago. See my advice above. Quit whining and start knocking on doors and dropping applications. I'll bet you I can find you a job in a hell of a lot less time than 3 years. You might not like the work but it'll be honest and will let you retain your dignity.
Let me tell all you students a little story. Pay attention children, an adult is speaking here and you may learn something. My daughter (The DO) chose to obtain her Associates degree through the local Community College. It satisfies most of the basic requirements for a four year college and she got to stay at home while she attended. She also did well enough in High School to get a scholarship that covered almost the entire expense. She worked part time, studied hard and graduated right on time. She's currently working toward her Bachelors. Her Air Force husband is working on his Masters while serving his country and taking care of his family. When he's done he'll be educated, experienced and imminently employable on the civilian or government (think 3 letter agency) market. They're not only not in debt but doing quite well financially due to their hard work, common sense and spendthrift attitudes. They buy nothing they can't pay for not do they ask someone else to take on any debt they may accrue. See how that works? If they can do it so can you. If you're in debt with student loans that was a choice you made. If you thought that money was free it's because you're a moron not because of the system. You signed the papers so you knew and agreed to the terms.
The organizers and protesters seem to think 99 percent of America is just like them.
And of course it's not limited to just New York. Coming soon to a city near you.
Now most of you know that the term 'One Percenter' refers to patched members of outlaw motorcycle gangs. It's often displayed on patches and tattoos as 1% er. It's a reference to an alleged comment by the AMA that 99 percent of riders were law abiding (the AMA denies they ever said it). It's purely gang theater, sort of a 'Me Too' badge worn by thugs, losers and the criminally insane. No, don't want to go there. Still, I just can't resist the pull. I know, how about this:
I am The One Percent.
And damn proud of it.