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JoeMemo wrote

It's a link to a meme on reddit. It's completely pedantic to give someone reposting it here the third degree. Who cares about 'official figures' anyway? The officials are liars.

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martasultan wrote

I'm not sure where you're quoting 'official figures' from, given you're the first person to mention such; the request was for any citation.

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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

How about you or sudo do a quick gooogle search for some figures instead?

It’s 👏 not 👏 that 👏 hard 👏

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martasultan wrote

Burden of proof relies on the person making the point, not the person receiving it.

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moto wrote

I didn't make the meme...

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martasultan wrote

Then whoever did should cite sources and it's not very good of one unless they do, given it gave specific numbers down to the digit.

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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

You might wanna consider therapy for your OCD. This is the Internetz. People are gonna make unsupported statements. Even if the figures aren’t perfect, they make a valid point.

Arguing to discredit them makes you look like you’re capitalist sympathizers.

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martasultan wrote

Arguing to discredit them makes you look like you’re capitalist sympathizers.

That's an assumption to make, and you know what they say about assuming.

You might wanna consider therapy for your OCD.

It's not good to compare this to legitimate conditions that effect people a lot; OCD can be really bad depending on its manifestations.

Even if the figures aren’t perfect, they make a valid point.

Which is exactly what I said; they should have made the point with vaguer figures rather than such specific ones, which ruin credibility.

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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Well they didn’t use vague figures and it can’t be changed. Might be interesting if someone here who cares would do the leg work to validate them rather than wasting energy ordering people around to do it.

And, you should still consider therapy. I don’t mean it as an insult.

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martasultan wrote

And, you should still consider therapy. I don’t mean it as an insult.

That's rather rude, and I'd like to ask you to kindly fuck off.

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JoeMemo wrote (edited )

What study of wealth and poverty wasn't done by an official institution? They wouldn't have the funding to lift a finger if they weren't approved by an authority.

They are constantly making appeals to authority, this isn't an isolated incident. I'm sure the real figures are far worse, source: just from living in this world and having eyes.