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Old 10-07-2011, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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LOL, what is that a white power fist


its a fight the power fist. fight the establishment, power to the man etc.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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What are their goals?
I also don't understand what the protests are able to accomplish. Standing in the street with a sign in your hand doesn't take a nickle out of the elite's pockets. They are probably laughing. The time and place to effectively protest is at the voting booth in November 2013. Vote out ALL incumbents. Every one of them.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Funny, I was in NYC last weekend and went to that area twice (City Hall and Brooklyn Bridge specifically) and did not see or hear them- except in the media. I know several Wall Streeters who are laughing all the way to the bank so I don't think their intended target is too concerned nor will what they are doing is going to illicit change. Change will only happen when we all vote them all out.
Also, we want jobs to stay in America, but we are unwilling to pay extra for goods made here. We can't compete with the low labor costs of foreign countries. I am making a major effort to buy only products made in the USA.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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I also don't understand what the protests are able to accomplish. Standing in the street with a sign in your hand doesn't take a nickle out of the elite's pockets. They are probably laughing. The time and place to effectively protest is at the voting booth in November 2013. Vote out ALL incumbents. Every one of them.
Ooops! Make that 2012
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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I also don't understand what the protests are able to accomplish. Standing in the street with a sign in your hand doesn't take a nickle out of the elite's pockets. They are probably laughing. The time and place to effectively protest is at the voting booth in November 2013. Vote out ALL incumbents. Every one of them.

Mubarak, gadafi, asad, louis 16, and then some brits in the late 1700s were all laughing at some picketers..
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I went to Occupy Atlanta, and it was AWESOME! The event was a really great way to come together as a city and get the message across that these fat cats are not going to be able to keep thier money. The leader was GREAT and he had a great message!

Of course, the Conservatives are already commenting on what they thought was strange behavior, and this video was uploaded to drudge report under the headline:

"VIDEO: 'Occupy Atlanta' in strange group chant, ritual..."


Occupy Atlanta Silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis! - YouTube

Awesome to see Atlanta get some national attention!!!
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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I welcome any movement that takes apart and then reforms the current banking/financing system that's in place in America now. I also think that there should be a march on the U.S. corporate media as well.

The fact that CNN, ABC, FOX news and all the various subsidiaries of these organizations are not covering the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in any meaningful way is inherent proof of the pervasive corruption in our Constitutional Republic-styled system.

America's "fourth estate" is at risk of being demolished as long as we the people allow the moneychangers to determine what is news and what isn't.


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Someone wake me up when folks realize that the right wing AND the left wing are bad. Two sides of the same rotten coin.


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I also don't understand what the protests are able to accomplish. Standing in the street with a sign in your hand doesn't take a nickle out of the elite's pockets. They are probably laughing. The time and place to effectively protest is at the voting booth in November 2013. Vote out ALL incumbents. Every one of them.
This country was founded partly on the right to protest peacefully without worrying about punishment. Who knows, maybe it starts a movement. Trust they are shaking quietly...
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Well,while we're at it, why not protest professional sports? How about those football, basketball and baseball players making millions for playing a game? Last time I checked, they did not have to go through seven years of college at expensive private schools to get a job. Oh yeah, their college education was paid.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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What's really funny to me is that if we actually implemented the wishes of these "occupy" folks, the economy would crash and the country would be in anarchy. They advocate for public seizure of private property and a soviet style economy. Their signs come right out and say that they oppose capitalism. They blame banks for foreclosures, when the blame is people who took loans they couldn't afford, and many of the people I've heard on the news are the typical naive, academic types who didn't learn anything from the failed experience had by socialism and communism in eastern Europe in the 20th century. I'm not making a political statement here....more of a historical one.

If you contrast these folks with the Tea Party, the difference is striking. The Tea Party platform is to reduce spending and borrowing, both outcomes that objectively would be good for the economy. Some folks oppose those aims on political grounds, and that's a separate conversation, but most economists and even Democrats agree that reducing the federal deficit and debt are good things to do. The arguments come in when you start to talk about the HOW to achieve those goals.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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What's really funny to me is that if we actually implemented the wishes of these "occupy" folks, the economy would crash and the country would be in anarchy. They advocate for public seizure of private property and a soviet style economy. Their signs come right out and say that they oppose capitalism. They blame banks for foreclosures, when the blame is people who took loans they couldn't afford, and many of the people I've heard on the news are the typical naive, academic types who didn't learn anything from the failed experience had by socialism and communism in eastern Europe in the 20th century. I'm not making a political statement here....more of a historical one.

If you contrast these folks with the Tea Party, the difference is striking. The Tea Party platform is to reduce spending and borrowing, both outcomes that objectively would be good for the economy. Some folks oppose those aims on political grounds, and that's a separate conversation, but most economists and even Democrats agree that reducing the federal deficit and debt are good things to do. The arguments come in when you start to talk about the HOW to achieve those goals.
Whoa there, Neil. Gonna make way too much sense for this crowd.

There are certain truths that transcend political party, ideology, and nationality . . . one of them is spending more than you make is NEVER sustainable.

Another is that youth will always be angry at something . . . parents, teachers, government, police, rich people, laws, rules, authority, establishment.
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