Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #31

I’m 26 years old, and have a masters degree.  I work in my field but need four jobs to pay my rent. Today I couldn’t go to work because there is no gas in my car and I don’t have enough money to buy any. My 4 jobs combined literally don’t even pay enough for me to go into work.  I look for another job, or a better job every day.  There are none!  I am the 99%  www.occupywallstreet.org

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Gridley Snarfwort

2011 was the year of the Arab Spring. Winter is coming, and the "occupy" movements are shutting down for now. 21012 is very likely to be the year of the American Spring, as millions of disenfranchised Americans are finally fed up with millionaires with no care or connection to them eliminating their jobs, their dreams and their hope. Just watch, friends.. the American Spring is coming....will YOU participate?

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Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R.5 years ago

slave wages are alive and well in america. a masters degree, 4 jobs and no gas, insufficient to pay rent, a bit odd to say the least, but maybe the part-time hjobs are only a few hours a week and the commute is a great distance

Ronald Berkshire
Ronald Berkshire5 years ago

The economy is changing around now, China had opened up its border in support of importation from foreign countries such as North America, Europe, Australia & New Zealand. I think the work force needs more specialize people now, instead of just landing with a Master Degree.

Elle B.
Elle B.5 years ago

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” ― Bertrand Russell

PS. All fossil fuel extractions imbalance, damage and ultimately destroy natural environments and resources. You are the ones subscribing to some illusory romantic notions that somehow humans can just do whatever they so choose because they are able and want to and yet disregard and dishonor all of nature and natural laws. That is human stupidity pure and simple.

Elle B.
Elle B.5 years ago

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of omissions that the stories do not serve as honest, accurate, comprehensive histories of any of the peoples now on this continent - giving credence to a litany of falsehoods and deceptive generalizations. Had we joined the ways of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, et al, we could be faring well now instead of perpetuating delusion and demise with silly tales born of the fear, greed and ignorance of overextended ego individual and collective. Stop the constant erroneous editing of history--get over yourselves. Those of caucasian DNA wreaked the dominating deceitful havoc that we now live. We caucasians have never been ONE people that IS a LIE and always has been and i refuse to participate in it. I am not like you nor of you, and will never be unless you face the errors and falsehoods of your own minds and making. People not of caucasian ancestry are still systemically abused and oppressed everyday in this nation as are many sincere caucasians. Constant Marketing Based Management false images bombarding wavelengths 24/7 have successfully convinced multitudes to live de-humanizing lethal lies. Grow up, sober up, find humility and truth, remedy your sick, lost and/or absent souls...then maybe we could all begin to heal and discontinue living the serial lies and denies so many of you constantly perpetuate. I AM SO SICK of all the impostors who refuse to be human.

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are alway

Elle B.
Elle B.5 years ago

Some positions here are arrogant, petty, trite, trivial, tawdry and false. You do not know what you are talking about. You have no truth. The vast majority of First Nation peoples were peaceful initially. They did not like what was happening to them because it was born of ignorance and deceit and violated all they knew to be true. Many fought fiercely for their peoples and their way of life which was GOOD. The GREAT First Nation leaders and peoples did not break agreements they made to live in peace. This was also true of some sincere white founders and settlers. There were Covenant Chains, Council Fires, Wampum Belts, the Great Tree of Peace that were honored from first encounters and many treaties that were signed later in trust. Indigenous peoples had Harvard graduates in the 1600's who then died of "white" disease. Indigenous peoples and genuine caucasians could have won if they had not trusted and worked with the diseased, deceptive whites. Maniacal opportunists, profiteers, criminals, crooks, and religious fanatic nuts won out. Caucasian migrants were always a very mixed bag. The honorable heritage most whites like to lay claim to is actually that of a small number that were looking for "liberty, freedom and justice for ALL." You fail to recognize that whites were the invaders, usurpers and destroyers across this vast land. Like so many who do not know the true history of this nation...you subscribe to versions so slanted, cherry picked, embellished and full

Catherine Buchanan

roger b., it seems to me you have a hard time understanding the basic english language and noticing the difference between deliberate and non-deliberate actions. someone coughing on you is a non-deliberate action. the passing out of thousands of blankets infested with small pox is a deliberate action, which is the equivalent of biological warfare, the first time a planned such as this was put into action.

"the american indians would have whipped us if given the chance"? you do need to study american indian history and not from the white man's point of view.

and fyi, it sounds like you are assuming i am white. what a narrow mind you have.

Rob Keenan
Rob Keenan5 years ago

I have a hunch,Tamara H. ,that you would find a problem even with "the WHOLE story,because that's what you and the rest of the Right Wing trolls who post here are the least bit interested. What all of you are interested in ,with story after story,is blaming those who tell them for not having jobs there aren't enough of,or not having the good job that isn't there.We,via the Federal government ,could change that; the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates there are about $2 trillion in roads,bridges,etc,that are in very bad need for repair,which could employ millions of out of work construction workers,an economic sector which I think has around a 12 % unemployment rate.This in turn would spark the kind of consumer spending that would lead to economic recovery.

Catherine Buchanan

roger b, "catherine lied". you are so full s**t. yes, one act a policy does make because amherst recognized that the american indians did not have any immunity to fight the small pox disease so it spread like wildfire and that action was DELIBERATE, meaning IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON WAS INTENTIONALLY USED, YOU DUMB ASS!

tamara, you make no sense: there are many, many ENGINEERS unemployed right now because there is very little infrastructure maintenance and development and cuts in taxes means cuts in programs that protect your drinking water and so on. i am one of those engineers who was unemployed for two years, diligently looking for ANY type of work, including fast food and book stores. i am over qualified or my skills were not specific enough. you obviously have not one single clue as to what types of jobs have been effected. if you are going to say something then you should at least be accurate about it.

i have an engineering degree, a minor in chemistry and a masters in biology and I HAD A VERY HARD TIME FINDING EMPLOYMENT!

Dandelion G.
Dandelion G.5 years ago

In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. As of 2007, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 34.6% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 50.5%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 85%, leaving only 15% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers). In terms of financial wealth (total net worth minus the value of one's home), the top 1% of households had an even greater share: 42.7%.

Economist Edward N. Wolff at New York University (2010).

No wonder the Laborers and the bottom 80% can work from sun up to sun down and still be left in the dust. The economic system is rigged that only a few gain at the expense of the majority.