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

    Occupy Wall Street: Public Opinion Of Protesters Higher Than Corporations, Washington

    And higher than the tea party:

    "Among 1,005 adults surveyed, 35 percent had a favorable impression of the protest movement that began in New York City and gained support worldwide. Only 16 percent could say the same for Wall Street and large corporations.

    Twenty-nine percent had a favorable impression of the tea party movement and 21 percent of government in Washington. Wall Street and large corporations tied with Washington government in unpopularity, with 71 percent of those polled saying they had an unfavorable impression of big business and Washington. The tea party got a 50 percent unfavorable response and Occupy Wall Street 40 percent."
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    LOL, 39%. Hardly a mandate, and I bet those surveyed was anything but a random sample.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Waaaaiting...
    See what I mean what I call you a troll? What about the 5 dollar fees? The entire forum is watching you run and hide from your own statement. Come on Maggie. Don't be a pussy, yes that pun was intended, and just come out with it, that one too. What 5 dollar fees is the OWS rallied against?
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    See what I mean what I call you a troll? What about the 5 dollar fees? The entire forum is watching you run and hide from your own statement. Come on Maggie. Don't be a pussy, yes that pun was intended, and just come out with it, that one too. What 5 dollar fees is the OWS rallied against?
    You just aren't going to quit until one or both of us are moderated, are you? Run and hide? Hardly. If you don't know about the bank fee "victory claim" by OWS, then you don't read the paper. Maybe you're too busy cleaning up the basement. Mama due home soon? Obnoxious little ****.

    There. That oughta' do it.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well, first off they'd need a consistent "message" that I agreed with.
    See what I meant spark? It doesn't matter what OWS does because their message doesn't resonate with you. So in essence, even if they are right in their protesting, to you that matters little because you don't agree with the message to begin with. Your entire thread was nothing more than a boring attempt at going "oh my look at the OWS this is making them look bad" disguised as debate. Isn't it good to just come out with it? You had no intention of sparking real debate. Just point your silly finger and let fellow anti-OWS come in join on the fun.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You just aren't going to quit until one or both of us are moderated, are you?
    Why would we be moderated? I called you out on your statement. Now back it up.

    Run and hide? Hardly. If you don't know about the bank fee "victory claim" by OWS, then you don't read the paper.
    Bank fee victory claim? I've asked you for what seems like a half dozen times: What bank fees is OWS about? That's a very specific question. As a matter of fact, what are the list of demands by OWS? Tell us, what "fees" has this movement been about? Maybe they're written down somewhere? How could such a key element of the OWS movement not be written down somewhere?

    Maybe you're too busy cleaning up the basement. Mama due home soon? Obnoxious little ****.
    See why you're a troll? You couldn't back up your assertion and now you're mad for being called out. The best part is that I've gotten you to start talking smack not even 70 posts into the thread.

    There. That oughta' do it.
    That "oughta" do what? Are you talking to yourself?

    Here I'll make it simple for you because you seem to be the one who doesn't read any papers, being a troll and all you spend more time worrying about how you look to the rest of the forum:

    Bank Fees Are a Gift for Credit Unions - BusinessWeek

    In just a month, Christian’s Bank Transfer Day page on Facebook has picked up 35,711 “likes” and the event page shows nearly 75,000 “rsvps” for those who have closed bank accounts or plan to. She goes out of her way, there and in interviews, to stress that BTD and OWS aren’t connected, though she welcomes the Occupiers’ support. (Christian also says she hasn’t received any financial support for BTD and her links with credit unions are limited to her membership with Los Angeles Federal Credit Union and Coast Hills Credit Union.) Bank of America’s decision Tuesday not to charge customers $5 a month to use their debit cards doesn’t change her mission, Christian explained in an email interview
    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.co...ins-followers/

    On a new Facebook page called Bank Transfer Day, Ms. Christian, while acknowledging Occupy Wall Street’s enthusiasm for her idea, said the movement did not inspire her nor did it help her organize the campaign.

    Protestors involved in the Occupy Movement have certainly helped spread the word, though. For more than a week, they have been urging supporters on their hundreds of Facebook and Twitter accounts across the country to join the effort and to also attend protests scheduled on Saturday outside some banks.
    http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/11/03...bank-campaign/

    Bank Transfer Day coincides with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, which began on Sept. 17 when protesters set up camp in a New York park, sparking demonstrations and so-called occupations globally. Christian says Bank Transfer Day was not inspired by OWS and does not endorse the protests.
    So you tell us, what bank fees is OWS about?

    So in essence BTD and OWS are related the way time on this forum and being an actual veteran on this forum are related. I mean, I'm a real veteran who has spent 6 years here and yet so is a troll like yourself who has been here... for a year?
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    LOL, 39%. Hardly a mandate, and I bet those surveyed was anything but a random sample.
    Everything is relative. 35% is a higher approval rating than that given to corporations, the tea party, and congress.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    See what I meant spark? It doesn't matter what OWS does because their message doesn't resonate with you. So in essence, even if they are right in their protesting, to you that matters little because you don't agree with the message to begin with. Your entire thread was nothing more than a boring attempt at going "oh my look at the OWS this is making them look bad" disguised as debate. Isn't it good to just come out with it? You had no intention of sparking real debate. Just point your silly finger and let fellow anti-OWS come in join on the fun.
    Seriously, Cupcake, if it is the intention of OWS to unlawfully interfere with legally conducted business, how is that, in any way, a positive thing? As far as me making the movement look bad, they're doing a mighty fine job of that on their own. Look at the results of this poll. This stunt will not endear them to most people.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seriously, Cupcake, if it is the intention of OWS to unlawfully interfere with legally conducted business, how is that, in any way, a positive thing?
    Do the words civil disobedience mean anything to you? I really hope you'll go into trying to determine the parameters of civil disobedience.

    As far as me making the movement look bad, they're doing a might fine job of that on their own. Look at the results of this poll. This stunt will not endear them to most people.
    Spoken like a true forum troglodyte. Yes, this forum which is populated by people who read newspapers is what? A microcosm of the American landscape? Your opinion on how people view OWS is even less valuable than that poll posted by Catwaba. I'm actually glad they're doing this. The further they push, the more force they "make" the government use by holding hands and setting up tents, the worse the government looks. America, the country that fought so that Iraqis could demonstrate against their governments, is now clamping down on demonstrators and using a myriad of antidemocratic means in order to achieve it.

    It doesn't matter whether conservative sycophants like you or Maggie don't like them. The fact remains that OWS is now a global movement. Cities across the world are seeing millions of citizens join up in solidarity and demand the same basic changes to the status quo. They're still there and every single day a new city is being occupied New York, Montreal, Delhi Barcelona, Halifax, Cairo, the movement has now gone global. So whether a few people don't like them is irrelevant, it simply won't be stopped.

    Last edited by Hatuey; 11-16-11 at 01:32 AM.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    OWS - Just keep doing what you are doing!


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