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    99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Now it gets real! People do have have the power.

    DEALBREAKER.com

    7 Oct 2011

    OccupyWallStreet Organizers Planning to Walk Money Out of Banks On November 5

    By Bess Levin

    Protestors are calling the event “Bank Transfer Day” and are encouraging people nationwide to participate November 5. The Facebook page for the event states the following: “Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.” So far over 6,500 people have RSVP’ed for the event.










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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Most of those 6,500 people probably have no money in the bank.


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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    It's over 20K now, by the way. Guy Fawkes, eh? Wasn't he part of some plot to bring down the government and assassinate a king?


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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It's over 20K now, by the way. Guy Fawkes, eh? Wasn't he part of some plot to down the government and assassinate a king?
    **** Guy Fawkes. He was a religious extremist who wanted to overthrow the king and put a catholic monarch in place, under foreign support if needed. He was fighting for a more centralized and more religious government, why he's a hero nowdays I don't know.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Now it gets real! People do have have the power.

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    So, what's this supposed to accomplish, exactly?

    If banks go out of business, aren't people going to lose their jobs? I'm confused as to the motives of the occupiers, exactly.
    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: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    **** Guy Fawkes. He was a religious extremist who wanted to overthrow the king and put a catholic monarch in place, under foreign support if needed. He was fighting for a more centralized and more religious government, why he's a hero nowdays I don't know.
    I don't get it either. This group Anonymous (one group that organized the WS protests) has him as their "mascot" as well.


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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, what's this supposed to accomplish, exactly?

    If banks go out of business, aren't people going to lose their jobs? I'm confused as to the motives of the occupiers, exactly.
    Who cares! No money in the bank for those rich bankers and their rich wives! Wooooohoooo! Freeeedom!

    Seriously, I think they're all just morons.


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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I don't get it either. This group Anonymous (one group that organized the WS protests) has him as their "mascot" as well.
    Because the movie "V for Vendetta" took the character "V" and turned him from an anarchist to a generic freedom fighter, and it look
    s cool.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Because the movie "V for Vendetta" took the character "V" and turned him from an anarchist to a generic freedom fighter, and it look
    s cool.
    So they're just idiots.


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    Re: 99%: "Walk Money Out of the Banks to Credit Unions on Bank Transfer Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, what's this supposed to accomplish, exactly?

    If banks go out of business, aren't people going to lose their jobs? I'm confused as to the motives of the occupiers, exactly.
    Nobody is going to lose jobs. Even if someone does somewhere, it simply means somewhere else has to hire someone else. If they did lose jobs, they are jobs that should have been lost when they screwed up so badly in the first place.

    I imagine this will be like the "don't buy gas on Wendsday" thing but it doesn't bother me. If they accomplish something against all odds, good for them.

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