Skip to main content

I'm confused by the 99% Protesters

I just watched and read an article about how Kevin Rose, an employee of Google Ventures, a tech start-up company and previous host of Diggnation and The Screen Savers on TechTV, had his home protested by an anti-tech army. They’re angry because:
  1. The tech boom in San Francisco brings in entrepreneurs who get paid a lot of money.
  2. They don’t get any of this money.
  3. They have to work for these entrepreneurs at low paying jobs.
Hearing these people protest is like hearing a five year old complain they can’t get the toy they want. These protesters seem to think that because start-ups get handed all this money, they don’t actually have to work, that they get to sit around all day. Starting, running, and maintaining a business is extremely hard tedious work that takes experience, non-stop care and dedication. I can’t even imagine the amount of stress these people have to go through all day with the uncertainty of their business sustaining. You can’t just sit back and enjoy the ride, because that ride will end abruptly and painfully. These 99% protesters are horribly misinformed about how businesses work, and frankly it pisses me off. These self-entitled assholes complain and whine that they don’t just get handed this money that they think they deserve for some reason.
Sure, there is a real problem with the rent situation in major cities and the fact that minimum wage does not cover living expenses in the modern world. But at the end of the day, a business is a business, they cannot afford to just hand out money. Something has to be done, but the idea that businesses and individuals have to pay for these people is ridiculous. I honestly want to see one of the 99% protesters make a shitload of money and count how much of it goes to other people who don’t make as much. We’ll see how much they actually care.
If they actually want progress, they need to stop demanding outrageous requests, and to stop appearing to just want attention to get attention. Progress comes from maturity and unity, not bitching about someone else’s wealth.

Popular posts from this blog

Piratz Tavern has Closed, and I'm Glad

If you've ever seen the show Bar Rescue, you know that in most episodes, bar owners are decently pleased with the renovations that happen at the end of the episode. Understandably, some of the owners aren't pleased because they loved the bar they had, they just wanted it to be successful. To those owners who quietly took down the updates, or even kept them, that's cool. It's your business, do what you gotta do. One episode in particular did more than just some updates, however.

In the episode, a pirate bar in a corporate part of town in a state without an ocean called for help to Jon Taffer. Apparently, a bar with a pirate theme and a complete staff of costumed pirates in a state not known for pirates doesn't work very well, and the owner was over $900,000 in debt. Taffer found the usual mistakes: bland drinks, bad food, and cocky owners. When Taffer suggested to move away from a pirate theme to the owners and bartenders, it was like he suggested they cut their arm…

2013 Jeep Patriot Review

If what you're looking for in a vehicle is the most patriotic sounding car, look no further than the Jeep Patriot. Or an American Motors Eagle. Oh, if I could've been a car buyer in the '80s, the Eagle would've been my ride. And honestly, they have a lot in common: they're both car-based crossovers designed to give 4WD when you need it. The only thing the Patriot is missing are those sweet door handles and the gigantic windows. And wood paneling.

The Jeep Patriot was designed to be a baby Liberty/Wrangler for those who want better fuel economy in an SUV with a Jeep logo on it. In 2007 when the Patriot was released, there was no Renegade, or Cherokee to provide for a fuel efficient alternative, your other choices were the Compass, which looks like a baby Grand Cherokee, the tank Liberty, and the family-sized Grand Cherokee and Commander. Now that the Jeep lineup has the Renegade, Compass, and Cherokee, where does the Patriot fit in? Well, it won't for long, beca…

Jeep Patriot Base Model Questions

I have a 2013 Jeep Patriot Sport. The "sport" is Jeep's nice way of saying the buyer didn't pay a lot for this car, at least compared to what they could've paid. My particular Patriot has no power windows, locks, and mirrors. However, it does have:

Air conditioningLight up cup holders4WDSpeed sensitive intermittent windshield wipersThis thing that stops the car from rolling backwards when on a hill, which is nice with the manual transmissionA flashlight in the ceilingThe visors extendDecent four-door speakers Now, I'm not complaining, I bought the car because I like it a lot, I just thought it was funny how much comes standard, or can be optioned in besides power convenience.