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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    So you don't want the government to intervene if, say, 99.9% of the country were making four cents an hour, and the other .1% were making millions upon millions?

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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Hey this is indeed good news everyone. I can't source this but apparently bloomberg received some phone calls from elected officials urging them not to "clean" the park and that if they didn't they would make his life horrible (I'm paraphrasing by the way). I just saw this on the last word on Msnbc.

    Btw I have been down to Liberty Plaza twice in the last two weeks. The numbers are steadily growing and it is EXTREMELY organized. It is also made up of very intelligent people. The people who criticize them are people who have no idea what they are talking about because they just mindlessly listen to political pundits who are stuck in the 19th century.

    I am very proud to be a part of this growing movement and if you are against corporate plutocracy, you should join them.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I feel like the owners of the Park chickened out and will use the cleanup operations protesters have embarked upon as the reason.
    I personally believe the Park's owners are afraid of the riot that was sure break.
    I also believe that some of the unwashed masses are hoping for a spark to set off riot to give these fools a chance to loot etc.

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    I still don't even know what they're protesting about

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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I still don't even know what they're protesting about
    yes you do. you would be foolish not to. It's very obvious what they are protesting about.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    yes you do. you would be foolish not to. It's very obvious what they are protesting about.
    I've been in platoon activities for about 18 per-day for a while. We don't exactly have CNN on the IED lane. Mind cluing me in?

    All I get on news feeds are "the protesters are over here"...and "the park needs to be cleaned". I have no idea why there are protesters at all to start with.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I've been in platoon activities for about 18 per-day for a while. We don't exactly have CNN on the IED lane. Mind cluing me in?

    All I get on news feeds are "the protesters are over here"...and "the park needs to be cleaned". I have no idea why there are protesters at all to start with.
    The country is literally run by corporations who use the power to further enrich themselves at taxpayer expense and that's starting to annoy some people.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    @Jerry

    "Occupy Wall Street is an otherwise unaffiliated group of concerned citizens who have together with the purpose of holding Wall Street (as the drivers of an increasingly undemocratic power structure) accountable for their fiscal recklnessness and criminal perversion of the democratic process."

    The above is taken from the flyer they hand out down at Liberty Plaza.

    My apologies. I thought you were just being difficult. The media is trying to spin the protests as "meaningless".
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    @Jerry

    "Occupy Wall Street is an otherwise unaffiliated group of concerned citizens who have together with the purpose of holding Wall Street (as the drivers of an increasingly undemocratic power structure) accountable for their fiscal recklnessness and criminal perversion of the democratic process."

    The above is taken from the flyer they hand out down at Liberty Plaza.

    My apologies. I thought you were just being difficult. The media is trying to spin the protests as "meaningless".
    Nothing to apologize for, most of the time I am just being difficult :P

    So are these corporate entities the same folks responsible for Enron etc?

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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I've been in platoon activities for about 18 per-day for a while. We don't exactly have CNN on the IED lane. Mind cluing me in?
    All I get on news feeds are "the protesters are over here"...and "the park needs to be cleaned". I have no idea why there are protesters at all to start with.
    It's not actually clear that all of the protester know either, so don't feel bad.
    Most people over don't know what they're protesting either.

    afaict
    It's all somehow tied to a sense of collusion between moneyed interests and politicians.
    After that, it gets fuzzy, murky, and much more diverse and vague.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    It's not actually clear that all of the protester know either, so don't feel bad.
    Most people over don't know what they're protesting either.
    You know this from experience?
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