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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I’m 25. I’m one of those over-educated, under-employed youths that you often hear about. I work under a precarious position as a freelancer – I’m a freelance filmmaker – and I’m representative of a lot of people here in a way, because it is a predominantly young crowd, a crowd that sees their future as being sold out and the United States is definitely not the land of the free, not the land of opportunity. We have incredible stratification of wealth here. Actually, if you look at the Gini coefficient wealth we have a greater stratification of wealth than Egypt did under Mubarak. The class struggle here is the class struggle everywhere.

    "Damn it, I went to school for a long time to be a filmmaker and if I can't get a great paying job as a filmaker after all the money my parents spent on an education, there is something wrong with this country".

    Protest will hit Wall Street: Voice of Russia
    And, he's going to milk off the system as long as he has to to get that great paying film job, too.

    I guess that high dollar education didn't explain anything to him about, "risk".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

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    Answer me this: Who is going to protect us from the government?
    Have you read the US Constitution? Have you seen the parts about the various branches of government keeping each other in check? A non-unified government, with legal constraints and the ability for portions of government to hold other portions accountable for when they break those rules... It's not that hard. As much as you're afraid of the Washington boogeymen, they're not nearly as scary as TV makes them look. Especially compared with governments of the past. All those kings and queens we romanticize so much... they held their power by butchering and torturing people. You know, the same way our last president did. The worst the US government can do to you is raise your taxes a little bit and give you free healthcare for it, or reinvigorate the economy. Oh no!
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    While I'm glad some have woken up, they should be targeting this building instead




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

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonxe View Post
    While I'm glad some have woken up, they should be targeting this building instead


    Ain't that David Rockefeller's downtown piggy bank. Is that one of the 5 Federal Reserve banks he owns? Maybe he owns 6. He wouldn't use those banks to manipulate anything. Heaven forbid! Wait a minute! Could I be suggesting that the Federal Reserve Corp is a privately owned corporation. Who are the stockholders? Now you know one big one, but he certainly wouldn't use this power to manipulate politics and save banks instead of people, or would he?

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

    Back pocket man. In this case I agree 100% with the left.

    President Barack Obama’s liberal base says he’s on the verge of selling out to the banks again.

    This time, the problem is a subprime mortgage settlement that his administration is pressuring state attorneys general to sign off on — a deal that could stop many state investigations and prosecutions about mortgage lending practices.


    Read more: Left vs. White House over mortgage deal - Edward-Isaac Dovere - POLITICO.com


    What's the problem with these investigations? Why did we have prosecutions for the S&L mess and Enron but not here? Like I said, there is plenty to protest but it's too bad that those protesting don't have a coherant arguement.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Have you read the US Constitution? Have you seen the parts about the various branches of government keeping each other in check? A non-unified government, with legal constraints and the ability for portions of government to hold other portions accountable for when they break those rules... It's not that hard. As much as you're afraid of the Washington boogeymen, they're not nearly as scary as TV makes them look. Especially compared with governments of the past. All those kings and queens we romanticize so much... they held their power by butchering and torturing people. You know, the same way our last president did. The worst the US government can do to you is raise your taxes a little bit and give you free healthcare for it, or reinvigorate the economy. Oh no!
    Raise my taxes to give me free healthcare? How is it free, then? Re-invigorate the economy? How is taking money out of my pocket to give it to a buncha lazy mother****ers, so they can sit on their porch and do nothing, going to re-invigorate the economy?

    I've read the Constitition. I've also read some history books--not to mention Animal Farm--and know that an out of control, over-reaching and greedy government that takes power from the hands of the people is very dangerous--alot like the current regime that you obviously support.


    Since you support so much government control, I can't stop asking: who will protect us from the government, when the government has all the power?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Video already surfacing of police officers grossly overreacting. Three women in a little plastic pen, officer comes up from the street, arm already outstretched with the can of mace and hoses them down. Are you ****ing kidding me? 3 women, none look over 120 pounds, you have 5 officers there in just the narrow view of the camera. They're just standing there. You're telling me this requires the use of mace?

    Anyone else notice that police tend to crackdown pretty hard on liberal protesters pretty much regardless of their actions but the tea partiers can carry a freaking gun to a protest at the same location as the President and nobody does anything?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    That's the job of the police...
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Anonymous Goes After the Pepper Spray Cop's Personal Info - National - The Atlantic Wire

    Uh-Oh... it seems anonymous has the cops personal info and has publicized it all over the interwebs. Just like the cops in AZ. :O

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    Wall Street-area pizza shop rakes in dough from hungry protesters.



    Read more: Wall Street-area pizza shop rakes in dough from hungry protesters

    Below is a list of food establishments that appear to be delivering to the protesters.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...hl=en_US&pli=1
    The editor who wrote that article does not understand what Occupy Wall Street is really about. This is not an "anti-capitalism" protest. It's about promoting TRUE capitalism instead the corporatism we have now.
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