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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm starting to think that the only way for OWS to "win" support is for them to call themselves Branch Davidians and start killing cops and DEA agents. Maybe that will get them the support of Conservative hacks.
    God no! Don't call yourself the Branch Davidians, the government will hole you up in some building and set fire to it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    if you mean Wall Street, between the Hudson & the East River, I could care less.

    if you mean the stock exchanges, that is impossible...nor is it their plan.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Absolutely not. I recalled seeing an article from Wired, which tried to connect them to the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley. If it was a proper comparison, so is Nathan Glazer's condemnation of a movement he at first supported:

    "The student radicals come from the fields that have a restricted and ambiguous place in a contemporary society. They remind me more of the Luddite machine smashers than the Socialist trade unionists who achieved citizenship and power for workers. This is why the universities stand relatively unchanged-because despite their evident inadequacies the student radicals have as yet suggested nothing better to replace them with."
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    I think their time came and went. At first, it was a great concept. Now it's just a joke. They need to go home.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if you mean the stock exchanges, that is impossible...nor is it their plan.
    Didn't Rage Against the Machine get Wall Street to close early or something once?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Jon Stewart said "No one's gonna be down with that" if they start throwing trash cans through Starbucks windows. Well, we've got several rapes, spitting and throwing stuff at cops, public defecating (another one happened today), refusing to leave private businesses, blocking traffic from leaving, jumping and pounding on cars, using children as human shields to block people from leaving a building or driving their cars...

    I wonder if he's still on the OWS bandwagon?


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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if you mean the stock exchanges, that is impossible...nor is it their plan.
    It is the plan of some in the Occupy movement.


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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    It is the plan of some in the Occupy movement.
    evidence, please.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    So let me understand this, they're trying to deny people assembling peaceably?
    Can't make this **** up.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    God no! Don't call yourself the Branch Davidians, the government will hole you up in some building and set fire to it.
    But on the plus side, Conservatives will call OWS heroes or victims if they start killing the police and arming themselves.
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