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

    Veterans Join Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations

    "A potentially powerful new element joins Occupy Wall Street as military veterans in uniform took to the streets in New York, marching from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Zuccotti Park Wednesday, enlisting the campaign to spotlight issues of social and economic injustice.


    Veterans have "a unique opportunity to continue serving here at home through our participation in this civic movement for change,'' said Andrew Johnson, president of the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War, which organized Wednesday's march.


    Veterans could take an increasingly visible presence in OWS. Some 2.3 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and almost half a million veterans last year went to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care.


    Their grievances tend to be deep and personal as they face the challenges of coming home from war. The unemployment rate for veterans, at 12.4 percent, is due to climb as thousands of military personnel flood out of the ranks into an extremely competitive job market, with the Defense Department cutting back on manpower this year and in the years ahead.


    Many Iraq and Afghan war veterans have come home with mental health issues, including post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. While the VA is scrambling to provide therapy, counseling and employment support for these veterans, many veterans say such services are scarce and difficult to find."
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Wrong. The use of force by police is restricted by law. It is a crime for the police to use force simply because of how they feel.



    Then you're watching the wrong video





    Too bad your opinion is contradicted by the facts
    That's nothing. Look what the cops did to this guy:

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

    these protests are not against US government, but against a capitalist exploitation system which has invaded the world countries for long years.And these democrat actions can be an important model for the other societies.İf the head of the world capitalism faces such a fact,it means that we will experience very interesting changes globally in later times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's nothing. Look what the cops did to this guy:

    That is the biggest edited piece of **** ive ever seen.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    That is the biggest edited piece of **** ive ever seen.
    Everything that the cops do that looks unfavorable in your opinion is edited...
    Please tell us how this is "edited"?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Everything that the cops do that looks unfavorable in your opinion is edited...
    Please tell us how this is "edited"?
    What happened before hand?

    What happened after?



    And, I'll do my best to argue like Im from the OWS side...

    "You can't prove its not edited can you?"
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    What happened before hand?

    What happened after?



    And, I'll do my best to argue like Im from the OWS side...

    "You can't prove its not edited can you?"
    Well this doesnt really matter what happened before or after...

    The man was walking up and down the street doing nothing..... What was he doing that was so wrong?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well this doesnt really matter what happened before or after...

    The man was walking up and down the street doing nothing..... What was he doing that was so wrong?
    Standing in front of the trajectory of a rubber bullet?
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    OWS has transformed public opinion

    "For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of Americans favor wealth redistribution."

    "for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth and political power at the top.

    Score a big one for the Occupiers.

    Even more startling is the change in public opinion. Not since the 1930s has a majority of Americans called for redistribution of income or wealth. But according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, an astounding 66 percent of Americans said the nation’s wealth should be more evenly distributed.

    A similar majority believes the rich should pay more in taxes. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, even a majority of people who describe themselves as Republicans believe taxes should be increased on the rich.

    I remember the days when even raising the subject of inequality made you a “class warrior.” Now, it seems, most Americans have become class warriors."
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    OWS has transformed public opinion

    "For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of Americans favor wealth redistribution."

    "for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth and political power at the top.

    Score a big one for the Occupiers.

    Even more startling is the change in public opinion. Not since the 1930s has a majority of Americans called for redistribution of income or wealth. But according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, an astounding 66 percent of Americans said the nation’s wealth should be more evenly distributed.

    A similar majority believes the rich should pay more in taxes. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, even a majority of people who describe themselves as Republicans believe taxes should be increased on the rich.

    I remember the days when even raising the subject of inequality made you a “class warrior.” Now, it seems, most Americans have become class warriors."
    God damn... I've sunk down to my lowest faith in humanity in a LONG TIME!!!

    Cause of course, BILLIONAIRES and EVEN OBAMA support this you KNOW it's bad news...

    Let's just officially shred the constitution and everything that made this country a beacon the world over. Let's rename it also, since it's clear now that these people desire it to be called the "fascist states of america". Stupid people.

    Anyone that buys into this being a good idea is either a lazy POS or a moron that doesn't know what goes along with this "redistribution of wealth" concept.

    Oh, and BTW, those rich people asking to get taxed more : THEY WILL EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM THESE TAXES as well.

    What these people want is to take the middle classes wealth : families earning 250-500k per year and redistribute it amongst the poorest.

    Yay... I can't wait for capital controls, and my food card that will never have enough funds for the food... I can't wait for the lineups. Oh, and I especially can't wait for the secret police who will ensure that everyone is happy with the new policies.

    "Oh, you went broke paying all these new taxes, don't worry, we've got a nice warm bed for you in the freedom ghetto"

    Hail Obama. (Or the person that comes after him)

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