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Wall Stree Protestors

Tureaz'47

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 2:46 am

Caltrek!


Don't you know that "Fox news" have infiltrators wherever you post?


They know what they're talking about when it comes to "DENIAL."


"Viva la resistance."


Tureaz'47

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 2:51 am

I like Michael Moore's rendition on the "tea party, being the 'tea-tanic' party."


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 10:10 am

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Oct. 04 2011, 2:42 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:40 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:21 pm

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>So, I'm going to ask again - What exactly are these people protesting?  I've been down there and even I can't tell.

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They're protesting capitalism - they don't believe that people should be able to have what they earn.

Sounds like a "Fox News" rhetoric to me.

Considering that I don't watch Fox News, I wouldn't know.  I just watch the video clips that I find on the internet and listen to what the protesters actually say.  I take them at their word.


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 10:11 am

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Oct. 04 2011, 2:51 am

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>I like Michael Moore's rendition on the "tea party, being the 'tea-tanic' party."

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Considering that Moore makes millions and millions complaining about capitalism....


Corwin8

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 11:11 am

What these 'protesters' and I say that with a small measure of contempt, fail to realize is that they are promoting anarchy, in the name of some bullshit 'social justice' agenda.


One was holding a sign downtown here in Boston. It said 'Wall street stole my house'


How?


Did someone from some big evil bank force her to take out a loan?


Nope, she had to sign about 500 pieces of paperwork just to get it. No one had a gun to her head. Yet when she can no longer make the payments on her house because her job at Starbucks won't cover her morgatge, the bank forecloses. Still not stealing.


These kids should be protesting the government who bailed out Wall street with your tax dollars, but like most kids they are upset at the wrong group of people. Next they expect me to pay for their student loans. Why not, all they really want is their shot at free stuff, from the government.


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Mantaray

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 12:19 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:21 pm

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>So, I'm going to ask again - What exactly are these people protesting?  I've been down there and even I can't tell.

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I know its not allowed to be reported or taken seriously but:  Occupy Wall Street is a symbollic gesture of discontent with the current economic and political climate.


 

Mantaray

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 12:22 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 04 2011, 10:11 am

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>Considering that Moore makes millions and millions complaining about capitalism....

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This too sounds like Faux News propoganda sound bites.


 

SLagonia

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 1:42 pm

Quote: Mantaray @ Oct. 04 2011, 12:19 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:21 pm

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>So, I'm going to ask again - What exactly are these people protesting?  I've been down there and even I can't tell.

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I know its not allowed to be reported or taken seriously but:  Occupy Wall Street is a symbollic gesture of discontent with the current economic and political climate.

 


So in other words, they're angry and they have nothing else to do than throw a party in the middle of downtown and pretend they stand for something.


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LtPondwater9

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 3:05 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 04 2011, 1:42 pm

Quote: Mantaray @ Oct. 04 2011, 12:19 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:21 pm

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>So, I'm going to ask again - What exactly are these people protesting?  I've been down there and even I can't tell.

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I know its not allowed to be reported or taken seriously but:  Occupy Wall Street is a symbollic gesture of discontent with the current economic and political climate.

 

So in other words, they're angry and they have nothing else to do than throw a party in the middle of downtown and pretend they stand for something.


 


People do it all the time.


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FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 04 2011, 5:26 pm

Quote: Mantaray @ Oct. 04 2011, 12:22 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 04 2011, 10:11 am

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>Considering that Moore makes millions and millions complaining about capitalism....

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This too sounds like Faux News propoganda sound bites.

 


Here's one person's set of "demands" on the "Occupy WallStreet" website:


http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-for-occupy-wall-st-moveme


Extremely anti-capitalist.


caltrek2

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Report this Oct. 05 2011, 6:02 am

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 04 2011, 1:42 pm

Quote: Mantaray @ Oct. 04 2011, 12:19 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Oct. 01 2011, 6:21 pm

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>So, I'm going to ask again - What exactly are these people protesting?  I've been down there and even I can't tell.

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I know its not allowed to be reported or taken seriously but:  Occupy Wall Street is a symbollic gesture of discontent with the current economic and political climate.

 

So in other words, they're angry and they have nothing else to do than throw a party in the middle of downtown and pretend they stand for something.


Excise the word "pretend" and you have got it exactly right.


Political organizations are called parties for a reason. Protesting capitalism is very much about protesting the basic alienation found in work in a capitalist system. Alienation that incliudes a psychological component. Throwing a party is a way of reclaiming one's humanity. Yes, there should be joy in that. That should not be taken as a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.


Remember, one of the things that the portestors are doing is to figure out how to feed themselves and provide shelter for each other as the protest proceeds. This very much is a demonstration of an alternative approach to organizing our society. It is quite telling, and something many organizers are fully aware of, that they still must depend on corporate institutions to spread their message and provide them with contributions to keep them going. Perhaps they will learn how to break free of that dependency. Elements of the existing order and of existing technology will most likely be incorporated. Nothing wrong with that, as long as it is done in a conscious and thought out manner.


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caltrek2

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Report this Oct. 05 2011, 6:06 am

Quote: Corwin8 @ Oct. 04 2011, 11:11 am

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>What these 'protesters' and I say that with a small measure of contempt, fail to realize is that they are promoting anarchy, in the name of some bullshit 'social justice' agenda.

>One was holding a sign downtown here in Boston. It said 'Wall street stole my house'

>How?

>Did someone from some big evil bank force her to take out a loan?

>Nope, she had to sign about 500 pieces of paperwork just to get it. No one had a gun to her head. Yet when she can no longer make the payments on her house because her job at Starbucks won't cover her morgatge, the bank forecloses. Still not stealing.

>These kids should be protesting the government who bailed out Wall street with your tax dollars, but like most kids they are upset at the wrong group of people. Next they expect me to pay for their student loans. Why not, all they really want is their shot at free stuff, from the government.

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I think many are protesting the bail out of Wall Street that the government carried out.


How telling that it is the Republicans who are blocking the appointment to the head of an agency whose primary goal is consumer education. Clearly, they do not want folks to understand the 500+ pages of gobble dee gook that they must sign just to borrow money to buy a house 


As Americans, we sometimes suffer from too much pluribus and not enough unum. - Arthur Schelsinger, Jr.

caltrek2

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Report this Oct. 05 2011, 6:07 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 04 2011, 5:26 pm

Quote: Mantaray @ Oct. 04 2011, 12:22 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 04 2011, 10:11 am

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>Considering that Moore makes millions and millions complaining about capitalism....

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This too sounds like Faux News propoganda sound bites.

 

Here's one person's set of "demands" on the "Occupy WallStreet" website:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-for-occupy-wall-st-moveme

Extremely anti-capitalist.


Yes, I liked it too. 


 


At least you are trying to understand what they want by visiting their web site. That is a good sign.


As Americans, we sometimes suffer from too much pluribus and not enough unum. - Arthur Schelsinger, Jr.

caltrek2

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Report this Oct. 05 2011, 6:08 am

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Oct. 04 2011, 2:46 am

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>Caltrek!

>Don't you know that "Fox news" have infiltrators wherever you post?

>They know what they're talking about when it comes to "DENIAL."

>"Viva la resistance."

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Of course I know Fox TV fans are around. Not only do I know it, I am counting on it. Maybe they will begin to understand that they have no monopoly on outrage with the existing order.


As Americans, we sometimes suffer from too much pluribus and not enough unum. - Arthur Schelsinger, Jr.

caltrek2

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Report this Oct. 05 2011, 6:09 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 04 2011, 10:11 am

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Oct. 04 2011, 2:51 am

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>I like Michael Moore's rendition on the "tea party, being the 'tea-tanic' party."

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Considering that Moore makes millions and millions complaining about capitalism....


So. by your standards, he is a success?


As Americans, we sometimes suffer from too much pluribus and not enough unum. - Arthur Schelsinger, Jr.

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