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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    July 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Link: Study Proves Rich People Are Assholes - Deep down, we all already knew this.
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    of course we already knew it but its good to see that its now backed up by a good university research
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    so its basically the fundamental attribution error at work. also, some rich people are rich cause they dont spend money on cars, and some cars people think are expensive are dirt cheap. are rich people non-nice individuals? sure, but at the same time i`ve never seen the head line `millionaire arrested for apple picking`.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Nice guys finish last.

    Next.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    hey how come the title can say @$$ hole, but i can only say non-nice individual?
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    `millionaire arrested for apple picking`.

    Whut?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    I`ll admit that there is a correlation between income, net worth, and the kind of car you drive. That being said, I personally know people who make $15/hr., live in $500/mo. apartments, and drive Beemers. I also know multimillionaires who live in modest houses and drive beaters. I wonder if the people who are driving like @$$holes are truly rich or just poser pricks.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    Watch out! Liberal scientists that conducted research at the most liberal university happened to find something that makes conservatives look bad. Breaking news there! Has to be the most honest and scientific study ever!
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    July 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Well the top 1% runs the country and look at the state of it. I`d say this is right on track. But we already knew this.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    July 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    Well, Mitt Romney certainly conforms to this model. And I do too.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2013 at 12:39 am
    @1:28
    That`s a poo load of rich people driving in a big group! Or did I miss something?
    @3:47
    You rolled again because you got doubles, not because you`re rich. Dafuq?
    @4:05
    "drat yeah you do! MUAHAHA!!!"
    @7:26
    Almost as if he was asking the banker for some money? And you desperately want to prove a point?

    This guy thinks the bozos that still drive themselves around our society are bad? Then image the ones with hundreds of millions of dollars stored away just to make them feel secure.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 14, 2013 at 1:09 am
    Driving a BMW doesn`t make you rich, having a driver or driving a Ferrarri would be a more fair test.

    Given that the game is rigged of course people feed off of positive feedback and become roostery, glad they proved a known thing.

    But he`s literally stating that wealthy people are lucky somehow and that it has nothing to do with themselves or their own hard work in real life. Which proves to me he`s as broke as a joke himself. Furthermore if he`s so against it lets see how much he`s donated of his salary to charity.

    Save for some trust fund babies (which usually end up losing it all anyway) most millionaires are self made and their wealth is a directly attributed to their hard work and skills. To call a poor or rich person a flip of the coin is an ignorant statement.

    "people who give are happier and live longer lives" Thanks for `proving` a point clearly shown by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone so many years ago, douchebag.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 14, 2013 at 1:31 am
    On second thought, why doesn`t the head of this department study the people who give the funding to his studies...after all they are all A@@holes according to him.

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    McTabbin Male 18-29
    88 posts
    July 14, 2013 at 2:22 am
    I`m not surprised at this study and the fact the rich folks are jerks. As far as I`m concerned, we still live in a medevial world that hasn`t changed in the last couple thousand years. It wouldn`t take much with the loss of electricity and gas to plunge us back into the dark ages.

    Democracy. Wealth. What a joke. No doubt if we had the power or leverage over people in a way we could control them. We`d be arseholes too - especially towards uneducated people who feel they can criticize the government without first having learned how the system even works.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2013 at 2:52 am
    elkingo
    "Watch out! Liberal scientists that conducted research at the most liberal university happened to find something that makes conservatives look bad. Breaking news there! Has to be the most honest and scientific study ever!"

    Objectivity isn`t your strong point is it? The researches cleary state that these results are the same for any political orientation. and that it has to do with percieved wealth, now you can argue wether it`s wealth or status. that would be an intresting point. not being partisan when there is no need for it.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2013 at 4:56 am
    And yet everyone wants to be one of them. But really, I wonder if you could say this about any other group. Let`s say....Muslims.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 14, 2013 at 7:27 am



    "Alfred, I hear someone`s been badmouthing rich people."

    "Just take it in stride, Master Bruce."
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2013 at 7:53 am
    Are they rich because they are non-nice individuals?
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2013 at 8:11 am
    why does the title say @ssh0les but I can`t say non-nice individuals?
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    MrHyde Male 18-29
    494 posts
    July 14, 2013 at 9:12 am
    @LiquidGlass

    BMW drivers are often rich. Perhaps they aren`t multi-millionaires, but they`re extremely rich compared to the rest of the world.

    Also, you`re wrong there - Becoming wealthy is almost always luck. Most rich are born into the wealth, which is unrelated to their work (unless they jumped out of their mother mid-birth and found the nearest rich womb). Then, the ones who earned their money still got lucky - You`d have to be incredibly naive to think that a guy who goes from rags to riches worked any harder than a a highly dedicated factory worker simply trying to make ends meet. Even Bill Gates, who became the world`s top billionaire, became such out of monopolies and pure luck with meeting the right shareholders.

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    chalket Male 50-59
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    July 14, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Damn! elkingo and Tupinambis were neck-and-neck for stupidest interpretation of this video, then Liquidglass comes along out of nowhere and blows them both out of the water! Way to go guys, keep that idiot flag flying!
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 5:31 am
    MrOrange - The whole point is with these studies is that the bulk of wealthy people are conservative. Portray them as "not generous, nice, etc etc." ... sure liberals might also be wealthy, but these studies are designed to make a point; not be objective.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 5:35 am
    For example, in the "monopoly" game. It leaves out a lot of information. How are you "generous" in monopoly? You buy, sell, and trade. That is it. It is a game of capitalism; nothing more, nothing less. How do you measure people being more or less generous in a game that doesn`t allow you to give anything? (spoiler: you don`t.)

    The notion of pretzel eating is stupid. People snack more when they are successful in games. If they are loosing, they are concentrating more. it has nothing to do with entitlement.

    "Give me back 140, I am going to buy Mediterranean Avenue." is not exactly "barking orders" either. It is a statement of fact.

    The whole "science" of this, and other, studies are designed to make a point. So what if they smudge the lines of a few things on the way, right?
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 5:42 am
    I can talk about research design all damn day for that matter, chalket. It is what I do as part of my living. These studies are biased, for many different reasons.

    I consider myself a Christian. So, if I conducted a study finding that Christian prayer effectively alleviated 90% of depression and anxiety would it be meaningful? Hell no. Because it would be biased as all get out. If that study was conducted with an atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, and Pagan as fellow researchers, it might raise a few eyebrows.

    However, when liberals conduct research that furthers the agenda of "everybody that is rich is an a$$hole!" because they don`t like the voting habits of rich people; it hardly is considered science. Berkley science is not really considered science, much like creationism is really considered science. You can call them both "science" or "scientific" all day. It simply doesn`t make it so.

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