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

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    Looks like every single one of them has clothes, has eaten well and can most likely afford tickets tot eh next Dave Matthews concert coming along.

    The shame is some of them, when they grow up, will not ever have the chance to realize what fools and useful idiots they were back in 2011.

    Some of them will never have the satori that will teach the ones who do that they are the richest, freest, most comfortable and prosperous 99% in the history (and geography) of the entire world.
    I'll pass on to the middle class that you said they are doing the best ever in history. I am sure they will feel much better!
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You think they look like they own most of wealth in the country do you?
    I think they look like the 1% of the country that are worthless little punks that don't have a job because they don't want a job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'll pass on to the middle class that you said they are doing the best ever in history. I am sure they will feel much better!
    Is all you got quippy little one lines, sarcasm and feigned outrage?

    I am the middle class. Most likely on the low end of it. I don't pay very much in income tax.

    And I think things can get better.

    But compare this time to any other time in history.

    I am free from most terrible diseases of the past, inoculated against many.
    I can turn a knob and get water that is safe to drink. IN A PARK as well as my home.
    I am free to worship God as I see fit.
    I am free to pursue my own happiness.
    I am free to run my business.
    I have good food.
    I have access to a worldwide communication system with endless information.
    If I am hurt there are hospitals nearby (I owe one a lot of money for helping me after an accident 2 years ago).
    I have had a free basic education, and can read and write.
    I had many choices as to further education after that. Some of which were financially possible for me.

    This list could go on and on.

    No time in history has it been better to be the "common man". Never has a single voice had so much amplification. Never has freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity been better. I can hardly imagine the technological advances which will help my children.

    And as to location I have been overseas in less developed nations. I helped people who had no medicine or clean water. I have close friends who went to Haiti after the earthquakes to help people be cured of cholera.

    So to be alive at this moment in history, and a part of western civilization...

    I think some of the people and ideas in the OWS movement have merit.

    But I think many are some of the most ungrateful, unenlightened FOOLS in the history of the world.

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

    Tensions are now rising to the point where people are getting arrested for closing out their bank accounts. Citibank and undercover cops locked in customers who wanted to close their accounts. One lady managed to get outside, but then about six police and one under cover thug was needed to apprehend her.

    Jump ahead to 1:25

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    Is all you got quippy little one lines, sarcasm and feigned outrage?
    It seemed the best response to a post of quippy little one lines, sarcasm and feigned outrage.

    I am the middle class. Most likely on the low end of it. I don't pay very much in income tax.

    And I think things can get better.
    So do the protesters, that is why they are standing up to assume responsibility for making it happen.

    But compare this time to any other time in history.
    Ok, lets compare back to the decades when we had a more progressive tax system and the Glass-Steagall Act

    I am free from most terrible diseases of the past, inoculated against many.
    I can turn a knob and get water that is safe to drink. IN A PARK as well as my home.
    I am free to worship God as I see fit.
    I am free to pursue my own happiness.
    I am free to run my business.
    I have good food.
    I have access to a worldwide communication system with endless information.
    If I am hurt there are hospitals nearby (I owe one a lot of money for helping me after an accident 2 years ago).
    I have had a free basic education, and can read and write.
    I had many choices as to further education after that. Some of which were financially possible for me.

    This list could go on and on.

    No time in history has it been better to be the "common man". Never has a single voice had so much amplification. Never has freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity been better. I can hardly imagine the technological advances which will help my children.

    And as to location I have been overseas in less developed nations. I helped people who had no medicine or clean water. I have close friends who went to Haiti after the earthquakes to help people be cured of cholera.

    So to be alive at this moment in history, and a part of western civilization...

    I think some of the people and ideas in the OWS movement have merit.

    But I think many are some of the most ungrateful, unenlightened FOOLS in the history of the world.
    I am glad you are doing so well! That doesn't negate the fact that 1 in 6 people in this country live in poverty today, That is more than at any time since the great depression. This at the same time the rich have gotten richer.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Tensions are now rising to the point where people are getting arrested for closing out their bank accounts. Citibank and undercover cops locked in customers who wanted to close their accounts. One lady managed to get outside, but then about six police and one under cover thug was needed to apprehend her.

    Jump ahead to 1:25

    How can they do that?
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    How can they do that?
    Calling for a bank run IS against the law.

    What this DOES demonstrate is how close to the edge these banks must be if they are actually having that law enforced in such a manner.

    Oh, and maybe not get a crowd of 50+ people and announce that you are cancelling your account... Nothing can really prevent a bank run that is spontaneous however, except for a bank holiday, which would be claimed for a "bank restructuring".
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Calling for a bank run IS against the law.

    What this DOES demonstrate is how close to the edge these banks must be if they are actually having that law enforced in such a manner.

    Oh, and maybe not get a crowd of 50+ people and announce that you are cancelling your account... Nothing can really prevent a bank run that is spontaneous however, except for a bank holiday, which would be claimed for a "bank restructuring".
    I've been reading about this further. It seems the arrests had nothing to do with a "run on the bank."

    "two dozen were arrested on charges of criminal trespass when demonstrators entered a Citibank bank branch near Washington Square Park and refused to leave, police said. One protester was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest.

    Citibank said in a statement that police asked the branch to close until the protesters could be taken away. "One person asked to close an account and was accommodated," Citibank said."

    Thousands of protesters fill NYC's Times Square | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    It be easier to elect a president and representatives that will go after the fed and won't bail out big banks/corps. Who will let capitalism, free markets go to work and repeal laws that they lobbied for to make the field anti-competitive. That will make them **** bricks so hard that... well there is no word for it. But this requires people to get into politics like if it was American idol. That and people to stop watching bias msm and go alternative. I support the cause but I don't think they'll get a solution out of it other then Obama somewhere making a teleprompter speech....or abloish govt and do a remake i guess.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I've been reading about this further. It seems the arrests had nothing to do with a "run on the bank."

    "two dozen were arrested on charges of criminal trespass when demonstrators entered a Citibank bank branch near Washington Square Park and refused to leave, police said. One protester was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest.

    Citibank said in a statement that police asked the branch to close until the protesters could be taken away. "One person asked to close an account and was accommodated," Citibank said."

    Thousands of protesters fill NYC's Times Square | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com
    There is hope for you yet, you really can see and accept the truth and the facts on rare occassion.

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