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    Thieves preying on fellow protesters(Edited)

    It's social justice and wealth equality carried to its ultimate end. Doesn't feel so good when someone else is in their pockets, does it?

    Thieves preying on Wall Street protesters - NYPOST.com

    Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

    “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

    “I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”



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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Clearly, theft is the same thing as a communal system that is supported by the consent of the people.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    You mean the two wolves and the sheep that take a vote on what to eat for dinner?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    It's social justice and wealth equality carried to its ultimate end. Doesn't feel so good when someone else is in their pockets, does it?

    Thieves preying on Wall Street protesters - NYPOST.com
    Why are they crying about it? They want redistribution of wealth. The gal who lost her Mac? Why does she deserve to have a Mac? The guy who stole it had as much as right to it as she did.

    What a great post!
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    It's social justice and wealth equality carried to its ultimate end. Doesn't feel so good when someone else is in their pockets, does it?

    Thieves preying on Wall Street protesters - NYPOST.comOccupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

    “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

    “I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
    They can shell out almost six grand for a lap top and they are protesting wealth inequality or some other nonsense like that? Six grand can get a 50-60 inch screen screen tv, a decent computer to play any game out there, a PS3,X-Box360, some prostitutes and a bunch of other **** and still have change left over.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    You mean the two wolves and the sheep that take a vote on what to eat for dinner?
    You mean like the government and the owners do?
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Clearly, theft is the same thing as a communal system that is supported by the consent of the people.

    Yes it is. Me and ten of my friends decided that with our consent we should go down to your house and take some of your stuff it would still be theft.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why are they crying about it? They want redistribution of wealth. The gal who lost her Mac? Why does she deserve to have a Mac? The guy who stole it had as much as right to it as she did.

    What a great post!
    I actually don't want them to take anything the wealthy already have.

    Id just like to see mechanisms in place to prevent them from grabbing almost all of the new wealth in the first place.

    Leave some fruit on the trees for someone else.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I actually don't want them to take anything the wealthy already have.

    Id just like to see mechanisms in place to prevent them from grabbing almost all of the new wealth in the first place.

    Leave some fruit on the trees for someone else.
    Really? What are some of the success stories in government interference in markets?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Really? What are some of the success stories in government interference in markets?
    Child labor laws, environmental laws, labor laws, etc.
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