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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Sure they could have. They could have tied themselves to this group:

    I think you hit the nail on the head here. When the Tea Party was out protesting, these people were supporting them, and talking about how lucky we are to be Americans, and have free speech. Now that the other side is doing the exact same thing, free speech has become anti-American to them. Ya know, I wonder which is worse - People protesting Obama being an African who is not qualified to be president, or people protesting the corruption that has become part and parcel of the banksters. Of course, Obama not being a citizen is worse. He is not a Republican.

    Damn hypocrites make me want to puke.
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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    If that is the case it's going to backfire on him horribly.
    Probably so, but as Rep Paul Ryan, R-WI said on Meet the Press yesterday, he is incredibly disappointed because now the POTUS has flat-out embraced American against American class warfare.

    The word on the street for a few months has been that Obama was going to foment active civil unrest. I did not believe it. I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think you hit the nail on the head here. When the Tea Party was out protesting, these people were supporting them, and talking about how lucky we are to be Americans, and have free speech. Now that the other side is doing the exact same thing, free speech has become anti-American to them. Ya know, I wonder which is worse - People protesting Obama being an African who is not qualified to be president, or people protesting the corruption that has become part and parcel of the banksters. Of course, Obama not being a citizen is worse. He is not a Republican.

    Damn hypocrites make me want to puke.
    The hypocrisy here goes both ways.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Probably so, but as Rep Paul Ryan, R-WI said on Meet the Press yesterday, he is incredibly disappointed because now the POTUS has flat-out embraced American against American class warfare.

    The word on the street for a few months has been that Obama was going to foment active civil unrest. I did not believe it. I was wrong.
    So far there has been no civil unrest.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    So far there has been no civil unrest.
    700 + arrests ? That's not a bad start.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    700 + arrests ? That's not a bad start.
    If they start breaking things they will lose main street. If they get ticketed for not staying on the sidewalk it's not going to be a big deal.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think you hit the nail on the head here. When the Tea Party was out protesting, these people were supporting them, and talking about how lucky we are to be Americans, and have free speech. Now that the other side is doing the exact same thing, free speech has become anti-American to them. Ya know, I wonder which is worse - People protesting Obama being an African who is not qualified to be president, or people protesting the corruption that has become part and parcel of the banksters. Of course, Obama not being a citizen is worse. He is not a Republican.

    Damn hypocrites make me want to puke.
    My 2 cents. The problem with the protesters in this case isn't with speech, it's with certain reported disorderly behaviors such as public urination, etc. These protesters annoy me but they have the right to speak, if anything I find that the given representation in this particular demonstration is a little lacking in the comprehension department. All the above said they have as much right to speak and assemble as the Tea Party but just as little right to disrupt the daily functions of those trying to work in the areas. For a final point, I think because many don't have the whole story in this movement the anger is misdirected.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Today's Democrat Party, hardly the party that I grew up with and one that I supported.
    I really don't know what you were smoking because there has never been Democrat Party.


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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Lest anyone missed the memo;

    Al Sharpton declared that his view of the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it should be about "really, how we distribute the wealth in this country."
    Sharpton: Occupy Movement Should Be About "How We Distribute The Wealth" | RealClearPolitics
    and ..............

    NEW YORK Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement plan to leave their downtown Manhattan headquarters Tuesday and head uptown as part of a "Millionaires March" visiting the homes of some of New York City's wealthiest residents.

    Read more: Wall Street Protesters Plan 'Millionaires March' To Tycoons' New York City Homes | Fox News
    If and when folks finally protest at such as the White House, it will be to get Obama to do more to redistribute the wealth. Bank it.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    my children will live in a poorer future thanks to the fact that the boomers turned this nation from a net saver to a debtor of historical proportions. my individual children I will raise and equip as best I can to beat that, but their range of possibilities will still be constrained by the irresponsibilities of their grandparents' generation.







    they say grandkids are Gods' gift for not killing your own. How do you feel about your grandson spending his entire life working to pay off the money we borrowed from the chinese to fund your retirement?



    precisely. my generation is generally spoiled, narcissistic, and convinced they deserve a trophy just for showing up. we were raised by divorced parents who were often more interested in themselves than in us (and they taught us to be the same way). one third of us were killed before we had a chance to breathe - after all, it's all about the parents' "life choices" and "journey". we were educated under an increasingly crappy public education system, and told that we should all go to college and rack up huge debts in order to get a piece of paper that increasingly means nothing.

    The Boomers rejected what the WWII and Depression vets tried to teach them, and raised their kids in their own image. The result is a dumber America, poised over an economic precipice, yet convinced that all that was provided for us will naturally continue to come.



    i have offered up ad nauseum my preferred Social Security Reform; which I have demonstrated will in particular aid our working poor.

    however, you are, i think talking generally about the coming entitlement collapse. in which case, yes, Boomers voted themselves lavish benefits, and then handed us the check. not only is that "not going to happen", it can't happen for the simple reason that we don't have enough money to cover you. entitlement expenditures will go down - the only question is how and whether or not we will be able to control that process in order to ensure that our most vulnerable remain most protected.



    precisely. your parents generation tried to teach ya'll self-reliance and industry. Boomers spoiled their children and taught them self-fulfillment and instant gratification. you see them driving those fancy new cars? who do you think is buying them? answer: parents. so, what are the parents teaching their kids with the "wow, you made it all the way to 16 - you deserve a brand new car!" lesson?



    actually "stereotyping by generation" is a unique approach of..... (wait for it)..... Boomers.

    allow me to suggest some light reading for you. interesting stuff.



    I'm 28 - but yes.

    Who are you to generalise about two whole generations of people, and all without any supporting statistics? We are about the same age, and I happen to think the people I went to school with are smart, hardworking people.
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    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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