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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    From OccupyWallStreet:
    #OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy … join us! We're now in DAY 15.

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    Does the American Left have the guts to pull this off?
    What will happen this Saturday when thousands of us descend on Lower Manhattan and start walking towards Wall Street?

    If the police try to stop us, how will we respond?"

    Does this put anything in context?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by petaluna View Post
    From OccupyWallStreet:
    #OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy … join us! We're now in DAY 15.

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    Does the American Left have the guts to pull this off?
    What will happen this Saturday when thousands of us descend on Lower Manhattan and start walking towards Wall Street?

    If the police try to stop us, how will we respond?"

    Does this put anything in context?
    Uhh what "context"?
    Is this supposed to be "bad rhetoric or something"?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    It figures that you would watch MSNBC and Rachel Maddow. She is about a left as one can be.

    Stop watching propaganda and you will see real news.

    By the way from a comment by someone reporting on the protesters it seems they all need a shower.

    Maybe they will keep acting up and get a shower from a water cannon.

    The ones who were arrested need to face jail time.
    I suspect the men with Washington at valley forge were fairly ripe.

    These people are taking their lives in their hands going against the basic American worship of mammon.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Seems to me that it's about spoiled rich kids wanting attention. As I said way back, there needs to be a protest of Wall Street and their co-conspirators in D.C. but nobody is going to take those who I accurately described in my earlier post seriously.

    Someone thinks that people are going to rally around this but unlike so many protesting the rest of the country actually has to work and doesn't have time to pay attention.

    If this was to work you would have to get people willing to pull their money out of these banks. You would have to find people with real complaints......Not those who wasted 6 years in college having their parents paying for their every need and now are complaining because it's time to get a life and the easy life isn't there for them.

    Nobody believes the dweeb in the scarf is having it rough because of Wall Street.



    I've not seen any real goals. Now the discussion that guns are the solution doesn't do a thing for the arguement of gun rights, but I most certainly would like to punch the little rich kid wearing the scarf and overcoat.

    Find some people who have actually been harmed and isn't argueing for the very solutions that caused many of the things they say they are against.
    On my way home from my office I had NPR on and the reporter was interviewing two 20 something kids who were part of this protest. Talk about rambling disjointed psychobabbling nonsense. One was whining about being able to pay off his college debts. Of course the reporter didn't ask him WTF he was majoring in but I suspect he wasn't a phi beta kappa in engineering from Cornell or RPI. The other one was going on and on about the"rich" and then claiming "We aren't anti wealth" but the top 1% can outvote the rest of us.


    hard to take those morons seriously



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

    Okay......this is the left with it's typical reaction.......chaos.....for which they will blame everyone else except themselves.....especially the Police...........for doing their job trying to keep a city of 8 million people from coming to a grinding halt.......and to hell with the residents and workers, or the old or sick who are now in grid lock......so a bunch of latter day hippies (some of them millionaires) can mill around and feel smug.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I suspect the men with Washington at valley forge were fairly ripe.

    These people are taking their lives in their hands going against the basic American worship of mammon.
    More like a bunch of whiners who want a piece of Mammom for themselves.

    or bored losers who want something to do to make themselves feel as if they matter



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More like a bunch of whiners who want a piece of Mammom for themselves.

    or bored losers who want something to do to make themselves feel as if they matter
    Turtle this is going to get bigger I believe...its already spread to other cities if you scroll up I provided a link...
    This is more organized than I at first thought....they have goals and demands...which are worth nothing at this point..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More like a bunch of whiners who want a piece of Mammom for themselves.

    or bored losers who want something to do to make themselves feel as if they matter
    Turtle one thing you need to do man...you need to try and understand that there are many people hurting..I realize you dont know that pain..but it very real for many and im not talking about the societies dirtbags..im talking about people that always got out of bed and went to work everyday....cant get a job..no more unemployment and have kids to feed...can you even try to put yourself in their shoes...listen, believe this...there are GOOD americans that worked every day of their lives...that have lost everything, they have nothing to show for years of work
    You do realize millions have lost their homes and everything they have right ? You do realize the american dream is DEAD suspended right now, not for you and not for your buddies..but for the majority of americans.....you cant blame your usual beatboys for that ...Unions, public workers etc....turtle you really need to step down and really take a look around and being honest and admitting the rich and corporations have alot of blame in all this....being so stonewall thats it everyeone elses fault makes you look small...and I know your smarter than that.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    ďFor years, too many Wall Street executives made imprudent and dangerous decisions seeking profits with too little regard for risk, too little regulatory scrutiny, and too little accountability."

    This Obama quote is typical of his attitude towards Wall Street and US corporations in general and now these ďspontaneousĒ demonstrations break out. Iím sure itís just a coincidence and the white house has nothing to do with it. Iím sure itís not an attempt to motivate his base which has been disheartened by the fact that we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan and Gitmo is still open and the economy sucks. Thereís no way this could be orchestrated by the white house, the DNC or any other pro Obama group.

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


    This Obama quote is typical of his attitude towards Wall Street and US corporations in general and now these “spontaneous” demonstrations break out. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence and the white house has nothing to do with it. I’m sure it’s not an attempt to motivate his base which has been disheartened by the fact that we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan and Gitmo is still open and the economy sucks. There’s no way this could be orchestrated by the white house, the DNC or any other pro Obama group.
    This occupation is equally critical of Obama.
    "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."

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