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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    We are selling our means of production to a communist country and indebted to them to the tune of trillions of dollars. We are pretty much owned by a communist country at this point.
    LOL. That part is true. Not exactly a great advertisement for capitalism.

    But, if it makes you feel better, China is steadily moving to capitalism. IMO they're doing it smart. The USSR decided that they wanted to be capitalist and they just flipped the switch one day. It totally destroyed the country. Their economy fell apart, their nuclear weapons ended up on the black market, their people starved... It takes decades to set up a capitalist economy. China saw that and learned from their mistakes IMO. They're on like a 40 year plan to become capitalist, and so far, it's working extremely well. Their growth has been outrageously high for many years in a row. Capitalism is good for an economy for sure, but it isn't magical fairy dust that you can just sprinkle over everything and all of a sudden everybody is rich. It requires a whole set of industries and businesses and infrastructure and institutions and sociological changes to pull off, and China is building those up as we speak. I doubt China would ever become a laissez faire democratic capitalist nation exactly the way the US has chosen to implement it. Our form of capitalism isn't exactly working out. They'll probably have their own spin on it. But in 30 years or so, nobody will be describing them as communist anymore.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    I want names. I want to look up a CV or two.

    Because I call BS.
    Even if I knew their names (which I don't) I would never give them to people over the internet.

    You don't have to trust me. Go down there and see for yourself.
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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Oh.. come on. Read the rest, and you will see it is a typo.
    I know, that's why I did the winky face!

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    The Tea Party also had similar approval ratings in mid-2010.
    I don't think that is true. Somebody else said that earlier, but couldn't find a source. Maybe it is true, but my recollection is that they never got higher than 35%.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Have you researched who is behind the newspaper? Who organized the protests to begin with? What the professors there are teaching our kids? If not, then you know very little about this movement. It's not just regular folks mad at Wall Street. It's a global movement that's been coming for a long time. And it wasn't organized by capitalist-lovers.
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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    Even if I knew their names (which I don't) I would never give them to people over the internet.

    You don't have to trust me. Go down there and see for yourself.
    I haven't been to New York since Giuliani left office and the troublemakers returned to the streets.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Says who? The faction of the OWS crowd that demands medical providers work for no profit?
    No one is demanding that "medical providers work for no profit"....that is the worst attempt at spin that I think I've ever seen on this board.

    The idea of a "for profit" healthcare industry is absurd....but it has nothing to do with Doctors and other healthcare workers not being paid a good salary. It has to do with insurance companies and the healthcare corporations not being able to profit by denying coverage and other actions unrelated to actually providing healthcare.

    I would say "nice try"...but that one isn't even close.
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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    I haven't been to New York since Giuliani left office and the troublemakers returned to the streets.
    Sorry can't help you then
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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Michael Bloombger is a horse's ass. I weep for your city.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Michael Bloombger is a horse's ass. I weep for your city.
    Agreed. It was a big mistake for NYC to elect a Republican as mayor again.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I don't think that is true. Somebody else said that earlier, but couldn't find a source. Maybe it is true, but my recollection is that they never got higher than 35%.
    Strong on momentum, but shy of real power, TEA Party?s political weight remains to be seen

    42 percent reported a favorable opinion of the TEA Party versus 40 percent unfavorable.

    It's correct that the Occupy Wall street is somewhat more popular, but that's mostly because both Republicans and Democrats dislike corporatism. Many people think they are just protesting corporatism. However, if people knew what kind of fringe opinions the Wall Street protestors have, their approval rating would drop.

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