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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The people demonstrating are "ordinary citizens".
    But they are not from Oakland.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    People's votes still matter. We're going to see how much they matter come next November. The occupiers's votes won't matter, because they're a minority and most Americans don't agree with their agenda.
    On that topic, the type of people that tag buildings and throw M80s at cops don't vote anyway.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    How is any of this affecting Wall Street exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How is any of this affecting Wall Street exactly?
    Their stress is down. Laughter is good for you.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And Marie Anoinette said "Let them eat cakes". Look what happened to her.
    The irony here is that 1. she didn't say that and 2. she was actually VERY compassionate to the poor of France despite her Austrian birth.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The People to decide... not you, the individual.
    But the individual is protected, this isn't a direct democracy. Such a thing would be absurd.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But the individual is protected, this isn't a direct democracy. Such a thing would be absurd.
    Protected yes.

    Have the power to bend the law to the odd and quirky will and desires of the invdividual? No.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its not at all shocking that you get that this is nothing more than a lib democrat get out the vote activity. People bleat on about this pretense about how they want "banks and brokers out of politics" which of course is a lie. They dont CARE...just so long as those banks and brokers back democrats. This is just the Bush era anti-war types in a new cause they can get behind. Of course...they cant protest Obama and his increased military actions, expanding the patriot act, expanding black ops prisons, and forget about GITMO, extending constitutional rights to terrorists, etc. At least you are honest enough to admit that it is what it is...a smokescreen for Obama. I can actually respect that.
    I cannot speak for others, but personally I don't want to end up with a party that bows to the hard-core left or right minority as the GOP has been doing. I don't want my politicians (regardless of party) unduly influenced by the monied institutions. I want the Bush-era tax breaks gone and capital gains taxed at a reasonable rate. I want tax incentives for employers to create jobs in the US and penalties for exporting jobs because without jobs this country will continue to falter. I want the US to quit interfering in the affairs of the rest of the world when we have no legitimate interest in the area (Al Qaeda & the Taliban remain a legitimate interest - they killed our soldiers before the war and thousands within the US). I want basic needs met for everyone - education, food, shelter, healthcare. I want my government to support a business environment that promotes start-ups and innovations instead of promotes the big guys getting bigger / richer and using business models that are best for their bottom line instead of good for this country. I am part of the 99% that are sick and tired of waiting for something to trickle down and my government actually being the government of the rich and powerful instead of the people.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    I am part of the 50% who work and pay taxes, and OWS would seriously piss me off if I had time to do more than shake my head. But I don't because I'm too busy earning not just my own living, but also the livings of others.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland protesters remove barricade at port entrance

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    You are asking me to awnser something that I already have. Police using green grass as a pretext to silence a crowd isn't valid to me. But keep stuffing that straw with "You wont awnser me." even though I awnsered it before you even asked your question. Its not my fault you see what you want and dont grasp my context.

    Oh yeah, the grass is all it is about....my God man....Get a clue.

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