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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    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?
    Same sort of group, yes. (Enron-specific individuals are either in jail or dead for the most part)
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    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.
    Lobbies of various sorts, (not just business corporations), supply our legislator with favors of sorts and in return, our legislators provide the interests with favorable legislation. Sometimes that legislation directs taxpayer money to those who the lobbies represent.

    It's kind of a truism that I have been bitching about for a while.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dragon View Post
    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?
    Are there any martians or dragons involved in this scenario?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Same sort of group, yes. (Enron-specific individuals are either in jail or dead for the most part)
    Which raises the question as to why nobody has been charged in this mess.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    You know this from experience?
    It matches my experience. More than that I can't say.

    I don't mean that people are protesting w/o any idea of what that individual person is protesting, but rather that many individuals don't necessarily know what their neighbors are protesting, and, that the number of things that individual protesters have mentioned is very diverse and lengthy.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Let 'em protest.

    This is the most effective - and cheapest - election gains the Republicans can possibly ask for.

    These are truly pathetic people. This is what happens when you don't bother to raise your children.
    some of those barking loons ought to be featured on RNC advertisements. Like one twit who said that the military budget needs to be cut back 100%



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    some of those barking loons ought to be featured on RNC advertisements. Like one twit who said that the military budget needs to be cut back 100%
    Especially if the GOP were running against the OWS.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    It matches my experience. More than that I can't say.

    I don't mean that people are protesting w/o any idea of what that individual person is protesting, but rather that many individuals don't necessarily know what their neighbors are protesting, and, that the number of things that individual protesters have mentioned is very diverse and lengthy.
    That's true. There are a lot of different political ideologies present in this protest. But thats part of its strength.
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    Re: Big Win for 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters?

    Since I am unhappy with the status quo in re our govts and their intimate and inappropriate relations with lobbyists, I am in favor of the protests even if I am not in favor of the individuals or their causes.
    I doubt that they will make the situation worse.
    I may be wrong.

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

    These people have no problem with wealth redistribution just as long as it's directed at themselves and the needy few. They have no issue with the concept, just the results; That's why i can't take most of them seriously.

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