Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48

Thread: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

  1. #1
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    ...nation's biggest banks.

    Occupy Oakland has voted to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo Bank -- just days after the bank's windows were smashed by Occupy protestors during the group's attempt to stage a general strike in Oakland.The decision was posted at Occupy Oakland's site for its general assembly. According to the link, the group made the decision to deposit the $20,000 with Wells at a meeting on Monday night. Wells Fargo quickly trumpeted the decision in emailed comments. "If this report is true, it demonstrates that even Occupy Oakland understands -- first-hand -- the value and service that Wells Fargo provides its customers," Wells spokesman Ruben Pulido said.
    What??? November 7th....Credit Unions!!

    hypocritical: adjective
    1. Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise.
    2. Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue.
    3. Occupy Oakland voting to deposit $20K with Wells Fargo Bank.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19296946
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  2. #2
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    This truly is a facepalm moment.
    Boston: City of Champions. New England Patriots: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Boston Red Sox: 2004, 2007 and 2013 Boston Celtics: 2008 Boston Bruins: 2011 Boston University Men's Hockey: 2008



  3. #3
    Global Moderator
    Rage More!
    Your Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    26,362

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Have to put the money somewhere
    Eat me, drink me, love me;
    Laura make much of me

  4. #4
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Have to put the money somewhere
    How about a credit union? You know, the place they were pushing everyone else towards.

    It makes me nutz that posters on one side of an issue can't ever be fair to the other side. Anyone who doesn't see this as hypocrisy is just being a partisan hack.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  5. #5
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Have to put the money somewhere
    and you know where I'd like them to put it?
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  6. #6
    Sage
    Ontologuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,516

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    It's always a tough moment when occupiers and the like realize that they must play in the ballpark of the team that they despise, as it's still the only game in town.
    You don't trust Trump? Well, there's only one way to leverage him to do what's economically right for us all: Powerful American Political Alliance. Got courage?! .. and a mere $5.00?

  7. #7
    Pontificator
    iliveonramen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    On a Gravy Train with Biscuit Wheels
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    9,199

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Occupy Oakland intends to eventually place the funds with a credit union
    Occupy Oakland has delayed placing the funds into a credit union because the group is maneuvering to be considered a specialized type of organization. It wants to become an "unincorporated association," according to the Occupy Oakland minutes.
    The group has filed papers with California's Secretary of State to gain that status. An unincorporated nonprofit association is formed for the purposes of an ad hoc common effort, which can range from a bake sale to major group activities.

    "It takes time to transfer funds to a credit union," one of the general assembly members stated, according to the minutes posted on the website. "We need to help people in jail now."

    It seems like they are pretty much forced to go via Wells Fargo in order to get the status they want as an organization? If that is true it once again shows how laws and policies push money towards banks.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

  8. #8
    ThunderCougarFalconBird
    roughdraft274's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    11,071

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How about a credit union? You know, the place they were pushing everyone else towards.

    It makes me nutz that posters on one side of an issue can't ever be fair to the other side. Anyone who doesn't see this as hypocrisy is just being a partisan hack.
    It clearly explains why they aren't going with a credit union in the article you posted. Seems like they are doing what they have to to get their people out of jail and intend on placing the money in a credit union when they have the time to do so but apparently that takes alittle bit longer and they need the money for bail now. It's a silly move by them but it's what they had to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

  9. #9
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Have to put the money somewhere
    Yeah, I'm baffled as to why they didn't choose a credit union. Obviously you're not going to put 20 large in a shopping bag, but you can do better than Wells Fargo!

    Edit: Nevermind, what they did makes more sense after reading the entire article.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  10. #10
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: Occupy Oakland members vote to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo, one of the ....

    Even though they probably did the right thing, it is still pretty funny.
    Boston: City of Champions. New England Patriots: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Boston Red Sox: 2004, 2007 and 2013 Boston Celtics: 2008 Boston Bruins: 2011 Boston University Men's Hockey: 2008



Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •