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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think you are missing the OWSers point. They feel as though the bailout benefited the wealthiest disproportionately. And that these people were the very same ones whom brought the nation's and the world's financial system to the brink of collapse.
    So they are protesting at City Hall in Philly?

    Do these poor dumb buggers not know that they should be protesting in Washington DC rather than where they are now?

    Either they don't know how levels of government work, and that's a strong possibility, or they don't want to embarrass their man in Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yes it will. As of this point I don't really think the Occupiers have the balls to bleed for their cause, but then again the Police don't seem to have the balls to test that theory either.
    Well, I mostly agree. Very few, but probably some, OWSers would go to the mat for their cause so to speak. I think police will do just about whatever their civilian leadership calls on them to do.

    Here in Baltimore, the city council, mayor, police, and protesters are in the midst of some unofficial negotiations that are certainly interesting. I think the hope of the city government is to deal with the occupiers in whatever way will cause the smallest number of overturned apple carts.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

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    Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance - Philly.com

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    At a cost of $400,000 a week, the cost to the city's residents could quickly run into millions of dollars at a time when the city has already been forced to cut back on some services because of declining revenues. Should these protesters and those in other cities be required to cover the costs to the city, so that its residents, often those most vulnerable and dependent on city services, do not have to face further cutbacks because of Occupy Philadelphia?
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do these poor dumb buggers not know that they should be protesting in Washington DC rather than where they are now?
    It's a free country, they can protest where they like. It's not like they need to BE in Washington for Washington to see them. It's called TV...transmits images over great distances.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Only about half of TARP has been paid back and estimates are after all is said and TARP will cost about 50 billion.
    So we all agree bailouts are BAD...right?

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance - Philly.com

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    At a cost of $400,000 a week, the cost to the city's residents could quickly run into millions of dollars at a time when the city has already been forced to cut back on some services because of declining revenues. Should these protesters and those in other cities be required to cover the costs to the city, so that its residents, often those most vulnerable and dependent on city services, do not have to face further cutbacks because of Occupy Philadelphia?
    If the police minded their own damn business, instead of attempting to disrupt and intimidate peaceful protests, the cost to the city would be ZERO.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So we all agree bailouts are BAD...right?
    What is bad is getting into the situation where they are needed.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Only about half of TARP has been paid back and estimates are after all is said and TARP will cost about 50 billion.
    Whose estimate made when? Last March, the Treasury claimed that it had already realized a profit of $6 billion from the bank bailout and expected that to grow to a profit of $20 billion. The CBO last March said it expected a loss of about $19 billion from the auto bailout and mortgage modification program.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's a free country, they can protest where they like. It's not like they need to BE in Washington for Washington to see them. It's called TV...transmits images over great distances.
    Do you genuinely feel that protesting in Philly bothers the politicians in Washington? Is that the message you're getting back from Barrack Obama and his administration?

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you genuinely feel that protesting in Philly bothers the politicians in Washington?
    As much as those politicians would be bothered by them protesting in DC, yes. I don't think that will change.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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