Page 2 of 71 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 708

Thread: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

  1. #11
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I bet most of those there can afford to be there because of the money their parents made on Wall Street. That's the only problem I have with this so far.
    Thats quite an ignorant claim if i dare say myself....


  2. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Seen
    03-16-12 @ 11:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,624

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Thats quite an ignorant claim if i dare say myself....
    You know otherwise?

  3. #13
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You know otherwise?
    I have a question... Do you?
    Do you have any proof to back up that claim?


  4. #14
    Unnecessary Middleman Bardo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    10-27-11 @ 06:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    605

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    They represent everything I don't like about protesting. They have no goal, no plan of action or organization. Even if someone to listen to them, they couldn't reach a consensus on what they want. Yes, wallstreet has truly ****ed our society recently, but this isn't going to help matters any. The Arab protestors know what they are doing, this is just ridiculous.
    It's only a few days old. There were sporadic, unorganized protests throughout the middle east for years until they started taking on a more organized structure with a single, clear objective. Also this situation is more complex than just ousting a dictator. It's going to take time for the movement to articulate itself.
    "It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell

  5. #15
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Seen
    03-16-12 @ 11:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,624

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I have a question... Do you?
    Do you have any proof to back up that claim?
    It's my bet. Just as if I bet red, I do not know that it's going to be red but based upon what I know at the time, red is my bet. Even if it comes up black, red was not an ignorant bet.

    So, we can agree that your bet is simply different than mine? Would that make your bet, ignorant?

  6. #16
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It's my bet. Just as if I bet red, I do not know that it's going to be red but based upon what I know at the time, red is my bet. Even if it comes up black, red was not an ignorant bet.

    So, we can agree that your bet is simply different than mine? Would that make your bet, ignorant?
    Ok so sense i have no proof where these activist come and how much money their parents make.... But you made an acquisition saying that their parents gave them money they made from wall street to travel to NYC... Usually when someone makes an acquisition (such as this one) they have some proof to back it up. They dont play the card of "well do you have proof that they didnt" card like a child...


  7. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Seen
    03-16-12 @ 11:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,624

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok so sense i have no proof where these activist come and how much money their parents make.... But you made an acquisition saying that their parents gave them money they made from wall street to travel to NYC... Usually when someone makes an acquisition (such as this one) they have some proof to back it up. They dont play the card of "well do you have proof that they didnt" card like a child...
    Well, then, perhaps it's the DNC footing the bill........

  8. #18
    Sage
    Khayembii Communique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,879

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Considering the fact that they don't really have a clear cut message or mass support, I don't think this is going to go anywhere.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

  9. #19
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Well, then, perhaps it's the DNC footing the bill........
    The Democratic National Convention? The guys that bailed them out????
    Sure.....................


  10. #20
    Global Moderator
    Custom User Title
    LaughAtTheWorld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seoul/Chicago
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:34 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    9,541

    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    I find the protest incredibly stupid.
    Despite Wall Street causing the recession, despite the fact that many of the corporations and the corporate workers there are very greedy, despite the fact many of them committed many crimes, they are responsible for most of the US economic growth. Without them, the US wouldn't be a country we all know.
    If it wasn't for Wall Street, the protestors wouldn't even have enough money to protest.
    "The misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all" - Joan Robinson
    "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries" - Winston Churchill

Page 2 of 71 FirstFirst 12341252 ... 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
  •