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Tue May 26, 2020, 12:00 PM

Pic Of The Moment: So Much For "We The People"



Trump's Economic Adviser Calls Americans Facing Unemployment 'Human Capital Stock'


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: So Much For "We The People" (Original post)
EarlG May 26 OP
stopbush May 26 #1
BlancheSplanchnik May 26 #2
2naSalit May 27 #40
gordianot May 26 #3
Maven May 26 #4
ThoughtCriminal May 26 #5
skypilot May 26 #6
Canoe52 May 26 #7
yaesu May 26 #8
dameatball May 26 #9
silverweb May 26 #10
pazzyanne May 26 #13
silverweb May 27 #45
Saviolo May 26 #20
silverweb May 27 #46
Hermit-The-Prog May 27 #39
silverweb May 27 #44
2naSalit May 27 #41
Cyrano May 26 #11
Evolve Dammit May 26 #12
El Mimbreno May 26 #14
littlemissmartypants May 26 #21
Gothmog May 26 #15
LakeArenal May 26 #16
hadEnuf May 26 #17
ancianita May 26 #18
littlemissmartypants May 26 #23
ancianita May 26 #29
2naSalit May 27 #42
MFGsunny May 26 #19
littlemissmartypants May 26 #22
MFGsunny May 26 #27
Yonnie3 May 26 #24
littlemissmartypants May 26 #25
ancianita May 26 #30
yuiyoshida May 26 #26
tclambert May 26 #28
Aussie105 May 26 #31
The Mouth May 26 #32
HotRod Deluxe May 26 #33
Tom Yossarian Joad May 26 #34
George II May 26 #35
PatrickforO May 27 #37
PatrickforO May 27 #36
Aussie105 May 27 #38
tanyev May 27 #43

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:06 PM

1. I hate that grinning asshole.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:08 PM

2. There's a punchable face. 😒

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #2)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:30 AM

40. Indeed.

Serious competition for Ted Cruz.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. Some of that stock is not worth much and is defective.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:20 PM

4. Parasites.

Sociopaths.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:29 PM

5. The same was true for most economic downturns

In 1929 and 2008 we didn't get bombed into depressions but they still lasted until we put Democrats in charge.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:43 PM

6. On top of how f***ed up it is...

...that he sees us that way, there is the simple fact that it would have taken fewer syllables to just say people or citizens.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:07 PM

7. It's kinda catchy "we the human capital stock, in order to form a more perfect union..."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:13 PM

8. We the people are a new commodity traded by the wall street banksters. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:34 PM

9. It's not often that someone I have never heard of jumps up so many notches on my hate ladder. This

guy must have real talent. A real, natural shithead.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:38 PM

10. They've been acclimating us to this for some time.

Remember when companies had "Personnel Departments"? Remember when the name was changed to "Human Resources"? I still hate that term and had the same reaction then as I'm having now. I also believe it was/is very deliberate.

The oligarchs want us to accept being called and self-identify as a "resource." A "capital" resource, it turns out, just like cattle: "human capital stock." We have a dollar value and that's what we mean to them, nothing more and nothing less, just like any livestock, and we are easily disposed of if we aren't sufficiently productive.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:11 PM

13. Shines a bright light on their attitude toward poor, elderly, VA, medically fragile, etc. nt

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #13)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:52 AM

45. Yes it does.

And a horrific attitude it is.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:54 PM

20. Well, of course.

Why would people be called "human resources" if they weren't meant to be strip-mined.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #20)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:54 AM

46. That's the idea.

The language has been changed to reflect our true function in the oligarchs' society -- and it seems that most have just accepted it.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:20 AM

39. And "customers" became "consumers"

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #39)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:51 AM

44. Yes!

That's another one that pisses me off. TPTB have been attempting to systematically reduce us, living human beings, to our monetary function in the oligarchs' economy as our only worth. Most people have simply accepted the language that has been changed over time to reflect this, which points to the effectiveness of the ploy.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:32 AM

41. +++

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:43 PM

11. Moooo

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:55 PM

12. The basket of despicables. We are past deplorable. We're in mob boss/ robber barron territory now.

It is a crime syndicate

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:29 PM

14. "human capital stock"...

Sorta like "livestock"?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:30 PM

15. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:44 PM

16. There really isn't a bottom to scrape, is there?

You’d think they would eventually hit bedrock. But no. They dig deeper into the abyss and find more molten spew.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #16)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:55 PM

17. They live in a pool of shit.

No bottom is necessary.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:58 PM

18. It's like glimpsing an internal dispatch from the US Nazi plantation's overseers --

that life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and employment are privileges that should never be conferred by austerity capitalism just because some silly "constitution" says so.

This is what we get for listening to the Chicago Boys who organized out of the Mont Pelerin Society's (Friedrich Hayek, Frank Knight, Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises, George Stigler and Milton Friedman) plans for silly democracies. Yes, Charles Koch has been one of that society's presidents, by turn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Pelerin_Society

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Boys



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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #23)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

29. Yep. We're back there. The old plantation language. Rev. Barber knows.

This time, it's 40 million paycheck-to-paycheck whites and blacks together, whose taxes have been taken, the social contract's in shreds, and the guarantee of the feds using our money for us -- that we entrusted them with -- is nothing but a sucker's bet.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #18)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:34 AM

42. ++++++++++++++++!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:40 PM

19. When "human capital stock" likely equals "chattel" of older times with these folks.

The flagrant inhumanity and dispassionate debasing of WE, THE PEOPLE is strong with this mal-administration!

Pathology personified.

YET, we RESIST.
YET, we PERSIST.

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Response to MFGsunny (Reply #19)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:55 PM

22. The term has historic American significance.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #22)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:01 PM

27. Exactly. TYVM for Rev. Barber's reminder! I had not seen it before. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:58 PM

24. "human capital stock"

I thought the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the 13th Amendment of 1865 ended the treatment of humans as stock or as a capital asset.

Fuck you Hasset.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:58 PM

25. Where the term originated...

Human Capital Stock, Rev. Dr. Barber Tweet
Before 1865, American insurance companies sold policies to protect “human capital stock.” But the 13th amendment abolished the practice of owning human beings. Some folks need to be reminded.

https://t.co/HN0unJK2DR

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #25)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:27 PM

30. "Human stock" was always a corporate term. Racial capitalism was always the foundation of

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what insurance companies did, like investing in slaver shipping in previous centuries, and selling "policies" in black neighborhoods in the 20th century.

Without the word "owning" being explicitly used re humans, the corporations and racial capitalists still own everything in the system that humans have trusted to live in equality and pursue opportunity. Now, with the nation's assets being stripped and monopolies taking over, there is neither.

From corporate campus to plantation to reservation. Humans are now disposable, due process and rule of law be damned. Nothing personal, just business.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:00 PM

26. It won't be too soon ...

Before we toss these bums out of office.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:07 PM

28. Sounds like something a slave owner would say.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:06 PM

31. Disposible human work units.

Always been that to bosses, now its out in the open.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:22 PM

32. Shit, we've been "Human Resources"

for decades.

It used to be the 'Personnel" department, but 'human resources' is how they really think of us.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:18 PM

33. Could be worse

At least we're not human stock excrement like that beaver toothed bitch!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:32 PM

34. It's as if the ghost of Ayn Rand has possessed the entire Trump administration. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:07 PM

35. What is "human capital"? Are we back in the 1850s again?

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Response to George II (Reply #35)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:51 AM

37. Ah, hello George. I was just commenting on another thread

that our federally funded workforce development system uses the term 'human capital' all the time, and has since around the mid-2000s. That says something bad, not necessarily about the people performing the services at the local level, but certainly about federal policy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:49 AM

36. This Hassett sure is a smug man, isn't he?

Disgusting. And 'human capital stock' is just a euphemism for slaves. It was then and it is now.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #36)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:26 AM

38. and they are keen to go back to work because . . .

they are out of money and have no choice.

Slaves is the right word. Don't work, you don't eat.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:59 AM

43. Geez, pretty soon they'll be dividing us into 13 districts.

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