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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I'm sorry, did anyone here suggest that a sizeable minority of Conservative rallies get violent??????

    dude, what are you talking about??
    Please don't twist my words, again.

    You said there is no evidence that a "even a sizeable minority of Liberal rallies turn violent," and so I respond by saying that for conservatives that must also be true.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It is propaganda to video-tape live action violence from a certain group from a certain party?

    I guess showing the riots from G20 was just propaganda---nothing to see?
    Not at all wake.

    The phenomenon I mention is real.

    It may not be applicable to your argument, Im not totally up to speed in the thread.

    But FAR more video could be presented of PEACEFUL protests than of those that turn violent.

    One video of violence jangles our sensibilities MORE than a hundred boring videos of people walking around with signs settles them.

    Violence is more interesting to our predator brains than peacefulness is.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Please don't twist my words, again.

    You said there is no evidence that a "even a sizeable minority of Liberal rallies turn violent," and so I respond by saying that for conservatives that must also be true.
    no one here is suggesting that Conservative rallies tend to be violent...nor even a sizeable minority of them.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Please don't twist my words, again.

    You said there is no evidence that a "even a sizeable minority of Liberal rallies turn violent," and so I respond by saying that for conservatives that must also be true.
    The difference is that YOU were the only one who claimed that a majority of liberal rallies turn violent.

    We're still waiting for you to post anything more than anecdotes
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The middle class hasn't been growing since the 80s when there were far more single income households than there are today.
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    The United States has the highest percentage of single-parent families (34% in 1998) among developed countries...There was a dramatic increase in single-parent families in the United States in the last three decades of the twentieth century; only 13 percent of families were headed by a single parent in 1970. Over one-fourth of children in the United States lived with a single parent in 1996, double the proportion in 1970.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I think you're over simplifying the situation. Yes, these protesters have alot of grievences, but to assume they are ignorant as to what's behind their anger and frustration is foolishness in and of itself.
    not really. these people have been interviewed left and right for weeks now. I have not seen a single one of them demonstrate the breadth and grasp of the issue that Michele Bachmann displayed, for cripes sake. Instead it's geniuses like this guy:



    I literally spent 30ish, 45 minutes looking through these things (different debate, same general subject). The only guy I've found who is an organic part of this protest that seems to actually be educated in what he's talking about is this guy:




    True, not everyone who has gotten involved with the Occupy movement are participating for the same reason(s), but that by and large is why so many people are showing up at these Occupy protest events: their disdain for how capitalism has overwhelmingly influenced our national politic is at the forefront of their outrage. They know that government is no longer "for the people" and it certainly is no longer comprised "of the people" as evidenced by Congress being made up of so many career politicians and/or millionaire politicians.
    Bipartisan Term Limit Reform?

    Don't sell this movement short. The People are keenly aware of what's happening in Congress these days and have known for years. It's just that they've finally decided to take a stand and start speaking out about it.
    you're about two years late to the party.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    There's nothing rational about personally attacking thousands of people whose personal lives you are completely ignorant of.
    why not? you libs do it all the time with the wealthy. why shouldn't I do it with a bunch of assholes who are impeding traffic, stinking up the city and generally making a nuisance of themselves



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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you libs do it all the time with the wealthy.
    you just did it again. you personally attacked/generalized thousands (millions this time) of people without personally knowing them. it's completely irrational. moreover, you base your answer on "they did it first!" which is equally irrational. what's more, you address this to someone who doesn't generalize or personally attack "the wealthy" as a general group thereby taking out your frustrations with other individuals on an individual who has not taken part in that behavior, making your post even more irrational.

    So your post is now 3x more irrational that your initial post and you seem proud of it. Never change.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    you just did it again. you personally attacked/generalized thousands (millions this time) of people without personally knowing them. it's completely irrational. moreover, you base your answer on "they did it first!" which is equally irrational. what's more, you address this to someone who doesn't generalize or personally attack "the wealthy" as a general group thereby taking out your frustrations with other individuals on an individual who has not taken part in that behavior, making your post even more irrational.

    So your post is now 3x more irrational that your initial post and you seem proud of it. Never change.
    As a group, they are idiots. Nothing "personal" about it.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    As a group, they are idiots. Nothing "personal" about it.
    Calling someone an idiot is the definition of personal because you're making a judgment about them as...a person.

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