View Poll Results: Are you tired of all things OWS?

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  • No! We need 24/7 coverage until the Movement succeeds!

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  • Anti-OWS, but I like arguing about it.

    7 7.00%
  • Pro-OWS, but I'm getting tired of arguing about it.

    10 10.00%
  • Anti-OWS, sick of hearing about it.

    37 37.00%
  • Not taking sides, just plain sick of it all.

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Thread: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    With regulations like we used to have that put a firewall between investment banks and commercial banks.
    How do regulations stop someone from being greedy? Regulations change how people think?

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    How do regulations stop someone from being greedy?
    The same way that traffic regulations reduce traffic fatalities.


    Regulations change how people think?
    I don't give a **** what people think, I do happen to care about people that actually screw me however. Do you disagree with regulations against rape?
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloody Angry View Post
    By putting everyone on a level playing ground, so that we are all equal.
    Oh, so you want everybody to be equal? Haven't you read Kurt Vonnegut's book about extreme equality?
    People don't understand that differences and discrimination are two complete different things. Difference is born naturally, or developed later in life. Discrimination is unfair treatment because of difference. Discrimination is bad, difference is good and should be recognized. You're wanting difference to be destroyed.
    Jesus, this thing is in 7th grade social studies textbooks.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Oh, so you want everybody to be equal? Haven't you read Kurt Vonnegut's book about extreme equality?
    People don't understand that differences and discrimination are two complete different things. Difference is born naturally, or developed later in life. Discrimination is unfair treatment because of difference. Discrimination is bad, difference is good and should be recognized. You're wanting difference to be destroyed.
    Jesus, this thing is in 7th grade social studies textbooks.
    I don't think any Western society has every worked for equality but what they have worked for is Equality of Opportunity and you miss out the inequality which comes from birth. This is about a lot more than obvious discrimination. It is about creating a situation where all people get an equal start.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I don't think any Western society has every worked for equality but what they have worked for is Equality of Opportunity and you miss out the inequality which comes from birth. This is about a lot more than obvious discrimination. It is about creating a situation where all people get an equal start.
    A true equal start which all those idealists dream about would have the competitors born to the same wealth class, with the same looks, with the same health, etc...
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The same way that traffic regulations reduce traffic fatalities.




    I don't give a **** what people think, I do happen to care about people that actually screw me however. Do you disagree with regulations against rape?
    Their are regulations for properly raping someone?
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I don't think any Western society has every worked for equality but what they have worked for is Equality of Opportunity and you miss out the inequality which comes from birth. This is about a lot more than obvious discrimination. It is about creating a situation where all people get an equal start.
    You won't accomplish this until you can control each person from conception on. Not even all wombs are created equal.

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You won't accomplish this until you can control each person from conception on. Not even all wombs are created equal.
    it would be almost physically impossible for all people to get an equal start. the only way to do so would be to clone each and every person from the same donor and then "grow" the fetuses in identical artificial wombs.

    I know it chaps the asses of many of the liberal crowd...but the plain and simple truth is that some people are born to be smarter than others. all the opportunity in the world is not going to make a guy with an 82 IQ equal to a guy with a 150 IQ.

    This is real life you goofy ****, this isn't Forrest Gump. your kid is stupid and he can't be a shrimp boat captain.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it would be almost physically impossible for all people to get an equal start. the only way to do so would be to clone each and every person from the same donor and then "grow" the fetuses in identical artificial wombs.

    I know it chaps the asses of many of the liberal crowd...but the plain and simple truth is that some people are born to be smarter than others. all the opportunity in the world is not going to make a guy with an 82 IQ equal to a guy with a 150 IQ.


    This is real life you goofy ****, this isn't Forrest Gump. your kid is stupid and he can't be a shrimp boat captain.



    Your right Oscar and thats the reason that the rights incessant whines that anyone that isnt successful is a parasite....some people dont have the means or the opportunity to be successful...period...thats why the 1% and their rhetoric have turned me off

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Your right Oscar and thats the reason that the rights incessant whines that anyone that isnt successful is a parasite....some people dont have the means or the opportunity to be successful...period...thats why the 1% and their rhetoric have turned me off
    oh, they have the opportunity. they may not have the ability to take advantage of said opportunity but that isn't my fault. Life isn't fair. sorry, but it just isn't. some people are going to live better than others, that's the way it is, has always been and probably always will be.
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