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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Whatever, the important thing this shows is wide support for this movement among both liberals and conservatives. That is what is surprising to me.
    I think that's what the new talking point is... I've heard it on television now and repeated over and over again. From a purely political view, I think it's very important to repeat that over and over in order to get the OWS crowd credibility...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That would make sense... I mean a few thousand people in NYC can't be cheap to feed... or to clothe, or to provide soap and water, bathrooms. It's a wonder no one's asking who these benevolent donations are coming from isn't it? I know when I go to NYC, just for lunch I'll spend $25 bucks easy. Coffee is $7 and I'm not talking Starbucks here either.
    The clip I saw they were simply making sandwiches. Still a good bit of expense for all the people that were there and for however many days it's been.

    I'm not too concerned until we see where this turns into something I do not see as of yet.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

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    The clip I saw they were simply making sandwiches. Still a good bit of expense for all the people that were there and for however many days it's been.

    I'm not too concerned until we see where this turns into something I do not see as of yet.
    Best way to find the root of a belief is to follow the money....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I think that's what the new talking point is... I've heard it on television now and repeated over and over again. From a purely political view, I think it's very important to repeat that over and over in order to get the OWS crowd credibility...

    Doesn't seem to be a talking point for Republican Congressman Buddy Roemer:

    Republican Buddy Roemer: First Presidential Candidate To Support Wall Street Protestors
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Doesn't seem to be a talking point for Republican Congressman Buddy Roemer:

    Republican Buddy Roemer: First Presidential Candidate To Support Wall Street Protestors
    Yeah... don't know who Buddy Roemer is, but I'm sure Buddy isn't my representative, nor does he speak for me. Is this supposed to prove something?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yeah... don't know who Buddy Roemer is, but I'm sure Buddy isn't my representative, nor does he speak for me. Is this supposed to prove something?
    Just an example of bipartisan support for not providing bailout's to Wall street while letting main street continue to sink.
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Best way to find the root of a belief is to follow the money....
    This is the arguement the "left" (sorry generalizing here) used to dismiss the Tea Party. You buy that?

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Doesn't seem to be a talking point for Republican Congressman Buddy Roemer:

    Republican Buddy Roemer: First Presidential Candidate To Support Wall Street Protestors
    Yeah, and Buddy is probably the last one..

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    This is the arguement the "left" (sorry generalizing here) used to dismiss the Tea Party. You buy that?
    In the Tea Party's case, it's true, though. I mean, their funding came from the Koch Brothers, various big name republicrats, etc.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "Cain and Geist dont get the Occupy Wall Street movement because it is anything but about Washington. One thing thats become clear to me, being on site at two Occupy communities (Im visiting Philly and NYC today and tomorrow) is that people no longer have faith in elected officials. Get corporations out of government, get corporate money out of elections are very common signs and chants.

    The members of the Occupy communities see the Occupy movement as an alternative, as an extra-legislative approach to making change happen. Members of congress, overall, are failing to respond to the interests and needs of their constituents, instead, taking care of the corporations who pay their campaign TV advertising budgets."

    "This is a truly bottom up uprising, an awakening among the 99% of Americans who are being mistreated and exploited by big multinational corporations, with the help of a congress and White House that have sold the middle class out."
    Those Who Say Occupy Wall Street Movement Should Go To Washington Dont Get It WAMMToday
    But it's not doing anything. The BEST this can HOPE to do, is to inspire some POLITICAL CANDIDATES to "promise" to represent the people over big business IF he/she gets elected. If people feel they are no longer being represented by the folks we have empowered to do just that, THOSE are the ones to go after. But no one wants to do THAT, because THAT means taking responsibility for our poor choices. Owning up to the fact that WE inflicted these people onto ourselves. Doing that means admitting that, by far and large, most americans know next to nothing, really, about their chosen race horses they bet on from year to year. Most folks vote on TV ads, and wall street demonstrations is NOT going to make a difference there, I promise. Most folks couldn't tell you how their own senators voted on key issues if their LIVES depended on it, even though to properly educate yourself on what kind of votes they make is a task of, what, 20 minutes, tops? Before the internet, we all had an excuse. No more. But yet there they are, flying the flags of their anger into the wrong faces, giving voice to their grievances to the wrong ears, ears of people who wouldn't make any changes even IF they had the power to do so, because they have NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO ANYONE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    Picketing wall street has not, in any way, harmed wall street. Last I checked, the DOW is up. My 401K is gaining. If ANYTHING, they are using products made and sold to them BY those large corporations, namely, one of the most evil I can think of, Nestle Foods. Those sammies those folks are eating, those pizzas, they are all made with ingredients likely supplied by Nestle and their many subsidiaries, as is the bottled water they are probably guzzling by the gallon. Way to hit "the man" where it hurts, lol.

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