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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm just going to address this portion. Sure, techincally it is POSSIBLE. But is it likely? It is possible to win the lottery, but not likely that most will. And too often, good people can't see their real options. And it is not unreasonabel to note that the person who starts the race with a two lap headstart will likely win more often than the one who doesn't, or who is held back by some burden. So, while it is again technically true that success is POSSIBLE. It is fair to ask how likely it is? And to not praise those who get the head start too much or condemn those who have much to overcome too much. We should try and keep some perspective.
    For most of those I've seen in the video's I'd day it's most certainly possible. Appearances are deceiving and I admit that is what I am going off of, but that all appear to be middle/upper class whites.

    Most of them will be doing the very things they are complaining about today. IMO.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    For most of those I've seen in the video's I'd day it's most certainly possible. Appearances are deceiving and I admit that is what I am going off of, but that all appear to be middle/upper class whites.

    Most of them will be doing the very things they are complaining about today. IMO.
    As I said, I was only addressing one point, as overall for people in the country and not just the video. But being blind or hindered is limited to race.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    all I can think of, watching these people, is the Die Hippy Die episode of South Park.


    yeah man! those corporations are acting all... corporationy! Hey, let's have a music rock festival! that'll show them!



    these people are pathetic.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    This thread is proof that if the Boston Tea Party were held to today, the rightwing would call them dirty hippies and want them thrown in jail

    And the funny thing is, the BTP was about the same issue, corporate greed
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all I can think of, watching these people, is the Die Hippy Die episode of South Park.


    yeah man! those corporations are acting all... corporationy! Hey, let's have a music rock festival! that'll show them!



    these people are pathetic.
    and your opinions of the Tea Party? They seem to have a lot of time to stand around and hold signs up as well.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    and your opinions of the Tea Party? They seem to have a lot of time to stand around and hold signs up as well.
    I don't know did they stand in front of a building for weeks on end? Wait..are you saying they take time off of work for a day to go to an event that is only going to last for a few hours? Wait..so you are saying... No...are you saying that...no it can't be, could it? Are you saying they have lives? Something to do tomorrow to better themselves that they can't and won't just stand around for weeks on end not working to better themselves? I sure hope they asked for free stuff. Wait..they didn't? Well ****, the comparison just falls right on its face. Don't you just hate that?
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm just going to address this portion. Sure, techincally it is POSSIBLE. But is it likely? It is possible to win the lottery, but not likely that most will. And too often, good people can't see their real options. And it is not unreasonabel to note that the person who starts the race with a two lap headstart will likely win more often than the one who doesn't, or who is held back by some burden. So, while it is again technically true that success is POSSIBLE. It is fair to ask how likely it is? And to not praise those who get the head start too much or condemn those who have much to overcome too much. We should try and keep some perspective.
    So you and the Wall Street protesters want to make success probable rather than possible. How do you plan on doing that?

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So you and the Wall Street protesters want to make success probable rather than possible. How do you plan on doing that?
    Stop paying for Wall Streets failures with bailouts

    I thought the right supported ending bailouts
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    and your opinions of the Tea Party? They seem to have a lot of time to stand around and hold signs up as well.
    I think the Tea Partiers have made their point and many Politicians understand it. Now they're just waiting around for the elections while the left continues to draw attention to their idiocies.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Stop paying for Wall Streets failures with bailouts

    I thought the right supported ending bailouts
    The government should not have passed the ridiculous banking regulations that led to the mess we see now. Fanny and Freddy should never have been created,

    The right, by and large, does not support bailouts. The Left obviously does.

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