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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    For now they are mostly using non-violent civil disobedience as used successfully by Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and the Vietnam protesters, among others. If these actions do no bring about change, then its likely people will turn violent as they have in other countries with great wealth disparity.
    I wasnt referring to violence. I am talking about fighting back financially. OWS members continually support large businesses and keep giving their money to the wealthiest people in the world. The wealthy arent stealing the money from the "99" percent. The "99" percent are giving them their money. They are lining up to do so. People complain about the wealthy having too much money then line up at wal-mart, mcdonalds, starbucks ect. Kraft/Marlboro are huge as hell but the 99ers kitchens are stocked with their products.

    They want to fight back, they need to do it financially. Stop supporting businesses who's views arent in line with theirs. Otherwise they are just a bunch of loud mouthed, crying hypocrites.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Class war has been waged on the working class by the 1% for the last 30 years, so please excuse me while I laugh in your face that you think the working class is getting to uppity to suit you. We all should be thankful people are not rioting and looting here yet as they are in some other countries with great wealth disparity.



    Over and over I've been saying its not a matter of envy of the rich, it is the simple fact that consumers are needed to drive a consumer based economy, and when most of the wealth is concentrated at the top, out of reach of consumers, the economy cannot prosper.

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    I dont see how the 1% have been declaring class warfare for the last 30 years. You dont give a man your money then get mad because he has it. Thats just silly

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    It's only class warfare when we start fighting back. The battle has been too one-sided for too long. Not a big fan of all that occupier sillyness, but make no mistake. Class warfare has been alive and well for decades. Wealth distribution has been migrating to the top a LOT longer than rightwingnuts have been whining, "Wealth distribution, class warfare, wah, wah, wah....."

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    You have 2 organizations one is the Tea Party the other is Occupy..........The difference is:

    1. The Tea Party: Protest against the Hussein Obama Admin peacefully...Wave flags and sing patriotic song...Follow Police orders etc.

    2. Occupy: riot in the streets.......many organizations there including Communists, Socialists that dominate the rallys out shouting the honest people. They agenda is to overthrow the gov as we know it........There have been cases of riots, rape, vandalism, urinating and ****ting in the streets.......The Tea party people police them selve. after a rally the clean up the area.....When the occupy people leave it looks like a disasster area.
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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    The Tea Party is nothing like the Occupy movement. The Tea Party people play by the rules and they take a bath at least once every other day.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks the the class war by the 1% over the last 30 years, we now have the highest disparity of wealth in this country since before the Great Depression, and you expect people to just take it without fighting back?
    So you feel that if the rich were poor as well everyone would be happier?

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    I will never understand why our left wing friends hate the wealthy so much.....Most have worked hard for the money and don't need the left to redistribute it.....I have one question for you lefties............Have you ever got a job offer from a poor person?
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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    It's only class warfare when we start fighting back. The battle has been too one-sided for too long. Not a big fan of all that occupier sillyness, but make no mistake. Class warfare has been alive and well for decades. Wealth distribution has been migrating to the top a LOT longer than rightwingnuts have been whining, "Wealth distribution, class warfare, wah, wah, wah....."
    So...what exactly are you 'fighting back' against? You pretty steamed at those multimillionaires in the democrat party...musicians...athletes...all those folks? Say you want a 'revolution'? Who has 'oppressed' you? Which rich man has stole your nickels and dimes? Which 'man' is keeping you down?

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I will never understand why our left wing friends hate the wealthy so much.....Most have worked hard for the money and don't need the left to redistribute it.....I have one question for you lefties............Have you ever got a job offer from a poor person?
    Doesnt make any sense for them to hate on the wealthy. You'd think they would at least have the courtesy to say hey man...thanks for paying your share...and our share...and our kids share. Its always a laugh riot watching them...as if it is 'the rich' that caused them to be such pathetic dismal failures. Take EVERY PENNY from the rich...and that makes those whiners better off...how again?

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Doesnt make any sense for them to hate on the wealthy. You'd think they would at least have the courtesy to say hey man...thanks for paying your share...and our share...and our kids share. Its always a laugh riot watching them...as if it is 'the rich' that caused them to be such pathetic dismal failures. Take EVERY PENNY from the rich...and that makes those whiners better off...how again?

    If the rich were to give the OWS crowd all their money they'd have it all back in a few years.

    In general terms, the rich are smart and hard working whereas, as we have see, the OWS crowd are often neither.

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