to think we could take'em?

(97 Posts)
AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Wed 10-Feb-16 10:24:15

There has - rightly, I think - been a lot of talk recently about the fact that half of the world's wealth is owned by 62 mega-rich people. The thing is, there's more than 7 billion of the rest of us - I fancy our chances. What are we waiting for? I'll go for Buffet....

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/the-62-people-who-are-as-wealthy-as-the-poorest-half-of-humanity-combined-a6818766.html

BusyCee Wed 10-Feb-16 10:34:49

I'm with you! Have had very little sleep recently (thanks, dd...) so am feeling up for both a fight and a cruise round the Med in someone else's 'liberated' floating gin palace.

Where do we gather? What time? Do I need to bring my own pitch fork?

WorraLiberty Wed 10-Feb-16 10:37:33

How big is the buffet?

What's for afters?

abbsismyhero Wed 10-Feb-16 10:39:51

any wine? im up for it!

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Wed 10-Feb-16 10:44:28

Ah, great. I have to admit my plans are hazy. Are pitchforks a bit passé?

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Wed 10-Feb-16 10:46:49

How big is the buffet?

About this big. I'm not scared.

(and we'll have soufflés for afters)

TheCatsMeow Wed 10-Feb-16 10:48:49

I'm in. Start the revolution

MidniteScribbler Wed 10-Feb-16 10:51:58

I'll come on board.

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Wed 10-Feb-16 10:53:10

Right, we're nearly a tenth of the way to outnumbering them...

MissFlight Wed 10-Feb-16 10:55:31

Yay, Revolution, count me in

TitClash Wed 10-Feb-16 10:55:35

Did someone say there was a buffet? Count me in. Can I dress up as a pirate? I can sew, I'm making a Jolly Roger.

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Wed 10-Feb-16 11:02:44

Excellent, excellent. Yes, fancy dress is very welcome. There will definitely be balloon art.

Just a few words to get our mouths frothing a little more...

1) Tax dodging, on an inconceivable scale, is simply accepted by most.

2) Suffering by the world's poorest is in fact totally unnecessary. The world is not lacking in wealth.

3) Mushroom vol-au-vents.

stubbornstains Wed 10-Feb-16 11:02:56

I'm waving a flaming brand while making appropriate mob type noises.

whattodowiththepoo Wed 10-Feb-16 11:03:29

Il sign up to fight with the billionaires.

whattodowiththepoo Wed 10-Feb-16 11:03:46

On the side of the billionaires.

RudeElf Wed 10-Feb-16 11:06:08

I'm in.

How much would we all get if the world's wealth was divvied up evenly?

CakeNinja Wed 10-Feb-16 11:10:34

<tentatively raises head out of duvet>
Is anyone making sausage rolls?

stubbornstains Wed 10-Feb-16 11:15:28

Mind you, hasn't Warren Buffet himself said that the present system of income distribution is pretty wrong?

Perhaps we should occupy a tax haven instead? Although (as this sadly slightly dull) programme shows, even when you get to some where like the Cayman Islands, there's no there, there:

www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2016/03/britains-trillion-pound-paradise

(the most notable bit is how it shows that quite a lot of people in the Cayman Islands themselves are living in abject poverty. So who the fuck is all this offshore wealth benefiting? See OP, I suppose)

stubbornstains Wed 10-Feb-16 11:17:51

Mind you rude elf, if all the world's wealth was divvied up evenly, perhaps us comfortable westerners would end up getting less? Just a thought...

InkleWinkle Wed 10-Feb-16 11:19:03

I loooove mushroom vol-au-vents!!
Count me in!

Will there be champagne also??

MissFlight Wed 10-Feb-16 11:19:34

Piss off whattodo and start your own 'arse licking the billionaires.' thread

cornflowers Wed 10-Feb-16 11:19:42

I think Buffet has signed the Giving Pledge hasn't he? Most of his wealth will be given to charities/good causes when he dies?

Gobbolino6 Wed 10-Feb-16 11:20:01

If there's champagne, I'm in.

RedToothBrush Wed 10-Feb-16 11:20:07

So how much would the billionaires give me to fit on their side compared with how much I'd get if I fought on the rebels side and won?

^ This is your problem as well as apathy and indifference.

The Rebel Forces better have good X Wing Fighters.

GiddyOnZackHunt Wed 10-Feb-16 11:21:12

I've got some sausage rolls cooked and ready to go cake. Sainsburys' Basics.

I'll get my balaclava and kaffiyeh (sp?)

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