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Thread: The 99 % or 1%?

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    That isn't what OWS wants. That's what Fox pundit types want you to believe they are after, but it has nothing to do with OWS. It's just their standard boogieman. Everything they don't like on Fox they brand communism and start tossing out conspiracy theories.

    What OWS wants is to eliminate the special advantages the rich are being given over everybody else.
    Actually, I don't watch fox news. I read about 20 different news feeds and listen to talk radio and such. I would say about 80% of what I follow is liberal or democratic. I still disagree with much of it, but that is what is available to me. I'm referring to shared posts from liberal friends, speaking clips from the assemblies, etc. I hear, but throw out, the examples meant to show a few idiots as representatives of the group as a whole.

    The whole idea of 99 vs 1 is conflict oriented imo. Redistribution tends to be a common theme and I'm not a fan of that either, because of the government control required to execute.

    Honestly, I don't care for OWS (and for reference, I'm not much a fan of the Tea Party either). However, I totally grant that it is their right to assemble and protest. Having that right is important to me in case a group comes along that I do agree with. As long as they obey the law and don't hurt others, I'm not going to rail against them.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    What do you do, if you don't mind me asking?
    I am a healthcare provider. I have a post graduate degree and love my work and earn a decent salary.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Few displays of political dementia are more disturbing and pathetic than the sight of a person losing a foothold yet vociferously defending the right of the uber wealthy to enrich themselves at the expense of the 99%.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    No, it's not silly.

    There are major leaders of this movement who are both socialists and communists who want to completely destroy Wall Street. Who created the Occupy Wall Street Journal that is providing information and opinions to the "99%"? Have you ever researched who is in charge of it and what they believe? Who organized the very first protest on Sep 17th that started it all? Who is funding it and what do they believe? Have you ever listened to the professors who are encouraging their students to attend these protests?

    There is no "boogeyman". It's right there in front of your face and for some reason you (and many other sheep) refuse to pay attention to it.
    The American Communist Party has under 2,000 members. Under 2,000. At it's peak, in the early 1900s, it only had 60,000. In the whole country. The last time they ran a candidate for president was in 1984. They got 0.04% of the vote and appear to have pretty much given up because they haven't run anybody since.

    Obviously the actual communists are a completely implausible boogieman.

    So you turn now to the "communists hiding amongst us" mega conspiracy theory of Joe McCarthy. Generally considered one of the most embarrassing, bizarre, shameful and ludicrously stupid eras of our nation's history. Really, that's who you are?

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Few displays of political dementia are more disturbing and pathetic than the sight of a person losing a foothold yet vociferously defending the right of the uber wealthy to enrich themselves at the expense of the 99%.
    Is someone with a career college certificate who paints fingernals being wronged by someone with a post graduate degree in the medical profession "enriching themselves?"

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    The American Communist Party has under 2,000 members. Under 2,000. At it's peak, in the early 1900s, it only had 60,000. In the whole country. The last time they ran a candidate for president was in 1984. They got 0.04% of the vote and appear to have pretty much given up because they haven't run anybody since.

    Obviously the actual communists are a completely implausible boogieman.

    So you turn now to the "communists hiding amongst us" mega conspiracy theory of Joe McCarthy. Generally considered one of the most embarrassing, bizarre, shameful and ludicrously stupid eras of our nation's history. Really, that's who you are?
    It never goes away.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    It never goes away.
    Speaking of going away... Why don't you head back over to pf? You're more their style of poster...

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    The 99% include doctors, nurses, airline pilots, people in retail, small business owners, teachers, salesmen, service industry workers, retired people who have carefully saved for their retirement, truck drivers, insurance agents, minimum wage workers, engineers, baristas, construction workers just to name a few ...

    The movement ...while it might get hi jacked eventually or have some events or words that do not represent the original message ... it is not about envy of someone who makes more money ... or trying to get something for free.

    The poll though was not really about OWS ... it was about where posters fell in the 99% or 1%.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    I don't care what they call themselves. If they oppose liberty and call themselves "no labels," I oppose them.

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    Re: The 99 % or 1%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Is someone with a career college certificate who paints fingernals being wronged by someone with a post graduate degree in the medical profession "enriching themselves?"
    You might need to review my posts ... that was not what was conveyed.

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