# What exactly is greed?

1. Aug 5, 2008

### Jordan Joab

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed

7. Aug 6, 2008

### stickythighs

Re: Greed

I remember that baseball players with multi-million dollar incomes went on strike in 1994 because they weren't getting paid enough. Well, boo hoo hoo. Someone else can get out the violen, but I won't be playing it.

8. Aug 6, 2008

### Jimmy Snyder

Re: Greed

Greed is a terrible thing. We started out with a single 25" cathode-ray TV in the den. This was used by my wife for watching the Mom Channel except when my kids wanted to watch "The Lion King" for the 500th time so we slipped the tape in. I felt this was unfair, so I insisted we get another TV for me to watch the Dad Channel. I would have been satisfied with 25", but my wife said that as ruler of the house, I should have a bigger screen, so we got a 31". This didn't work out as I had hoped because as my kids got older, they wanted to watch the Daughter Channel and the Son Channel. So I got two more TV's for the kids, a 35" for her and 51" for him. Then "Monk" became popular. Everyone was divided on whether to watch their favorite channel, or Monk. So we bought a 102" tv for the living room. This almost worked, but for the fact that when walking from the den to the living room, there was a blind spot where we couldn't see any TV at all. That's when I got a flat panel TV for every wall in the house. This seemed to satisfy all needs except for my daughter's boyfriend. When he came over, none of the TV's was set to the Boyfriend Channel, so I got a few more TVs for him. Some of these are on the ceiling or on cabinet shelves. I got some TVs for the basement, attic, closets, garage and just to be safe, one more for the den. I got a few more still in boxes in case company comes over. Do you think I'm too greedy?

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9. Aug 6, 2008

### rootX

Re: Greed

I think you are a liar (it is hard believe everything that's in bold) which is another terrible thing. And how's the boyfriend channel is different from the son channel?

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10. Aug 6, 2008

### Jimmy Snyder

Re: Greed

Oh yeah? Well what about the Lion King 500 times thing?

11. Aug 6, 2008

Re: Greed

Dont' be jealous of someone who makes $50 million, be jealous of the one who pays it out. Better yet, be jealous of Bill Gates and be done with it. 12. Aug 6, 2008 ### rootX Re: Greed If a kid start watching Lion King at age of 0-0.5 and keep on watching it to 4-5...500 seems pretty reasonable estimate. I was hoping to see something real and reasonable :shy: there when I started reading.. and so it looked pretty crazy when I reached the bold part! 13. Aug 6, 2008 ### rootX Re: Greed This is greed ... http://ghostoftj.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/20060924-new-4-greed.jpg Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2017 14. Aug 6, 2008 ### WarPhalange Re: Greed That's not greed. I'm sure he's letting them eat cake. 15. Aug 6, 2008 ### JasonRox Re: Greed What about the Girlfriend Channel you *******!? 16. Aug 6, 2008 ### lisab Staff Emeritus Re: Greed That's what makes jimmysnyder's posts so hillarious....he can smoothly transition from real and reasonable to whacky and you don't realize you're in whacky until the end . 17. Aug 6, 2008 ### JasonRox Re: Greed Those kinds of posts happen all the time in other forums. Lots of the them make me laugh! 18. Aug 6, 2008 ### Jimmy Snyder Re: Greed Flattery will get you everywhere. Here is one who really knows what he is doing: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=TwaPoli.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1" [Broken] Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017 19. Aug 6, 2008 ### neu Re: Greed There's only so much wealth in the world. If person X earns$1,000,000 a year then what they earn over the average income has to be compensated by other poeple's income.

No-one needs $1,000,000 per year, it is surplus to requirement. The lifestyle it breeds is surplus to requirement. It is greed. If you think it isn't greedy to earn$1,000,000 a year then you need to reassess what you think a person's needs actually are.

I read an article by Poly Toynbee on the delusions of the high earners w.r.t the average income and lifestyle. It's incredible the ignorance that such sucessful people can posses to try and justify their exuberant lifestyle.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/aug/04/workandcareers.executivesalaries

In britain we have a situation where the top 10% of earners are taxed less than the bottom 10%. You can argue that is situation has arisen to try and lure big buisness to this country to benefit the economy. But then you have to ask, why do fat cats demand to pay less tax than the cleaners they employ?

To think I felt flashy buying a smoothie that wasn't in the reduced section of the supermarket the other day.

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20. Aug 6, 2008

### mheslep

Re: Greed

Jimmy Snyder's TV budget is closing in on \$1M. Absent these devices he risks marital and family disaster. Frankly, I think we need some ear marks in the federal budget to support him for the good of us all, as he's now too big to fail.