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Old 10-06-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Seems like Acorn is hijacking the movement



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Old 10-06-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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**** these people the more I think about it.

If they were the "haves",they'd be doing the same **** to the "have nots". What are they protesting?That they can't have the same boomer lifestyle as parents? Why do they feel entitled to it?

If given a substantial payout, most of these people would walk out and gladly rent a 3500 apt in NYC and go on consuming like pigs at the trough.

They are just as corrupt as they people they're protesting. This has little to do with actual values and everything to do crying about not getting their piece of the pie. These aren't reformers. They're the small level goon who ******* that he doesn't get a cut of protection racket that is operated by his bosses.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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Well, I said way earlier in the thread that I'd be surprised and annoyed at demonstrators outside my workplace in Jersey City - well, it happened today, so I have to eat my words.

However, there weren't many AT ALL. It was really quite underwhelming. There were more of us inside the building gawking at them and commenting what idiots they are than there were of the protesters.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:53 AM
 
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**** these people the more I think about it.

If they were the "haves",they'd be doing the same **** to the "have nots". What are they protesting?That they can't have the same boomer lifestyle as parents? Why do they feel entitled to it?

If given a substantial payout, most of these people would walk out and gladly rent a 3500 apt in NYC and go on consuming like pigs at the trough.

They are just as corrupt as they people they're protesting. This has little to do with actual values and everything to do crying about not getting their piece of the pie. These aren't reformers. They're the small level goon who ******* that he doesn't get a cut of protection racket that is operated by his bosses.
And how do you know this? The voices in your head?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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And how do you know this? The voices in your head?
I know this because when we had the exact same system in place but times were good, these people were absent. We've had the same paradigm for at least the past 3 decades. When they stood to benefit from it, they had no (major) gripes with it. Now that they don't, they all of a sudden find a voice?

Is there beef with the corrupt system or the fact that they aren't able to benefit from the corruption?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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English please.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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I know this because when we had the exact same system in place but times were good, these people were absent. We've had the same paradigm for at least the past 3 decades. When they stood to benefit from it, they had no (major) gripes with it. Now that they don't, they all of a sudden find a voice?
I imagine that most of the protesters were not even born 3 decades ago and the ones that were were probably in diapers or Pre K. You think they should have been up in arms then?
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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To placate the noble and righteous protestors they should offer to move Wall st. to another country. Wouldn't be hard, every other country in the world would be willing to take on the burden of money it generates. Perhaps Greece would graciously accept it. Just the NYC and NYS taxes it pays would fix their problem.
This is the problem. Wall St would make such a move and think nothing of the lives ruined in such a decision. Our well being is increasingly dependent upon the arbitrary dictates of the market or of a corporate analyst somewhere. The people are increasingly becoming the serfs of another sort of feudal system.

Over the centuries humanity has increasingly organized a society to provide a good life for us all. Our current society increasingly only serves the needs of a few. The system does not work. It is broken. More and more people are understanding this.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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It is getting ridiculous down there. While I don't agree with the protesters, nor what they stand for (I may be biased due to the fact that I do want to be an investment banker), I respect that some of them have valid points.
However, the other half are wasting the city's money by because police officers have to be payed overtime - and that comes out of MY pocket as well as everyone else in the city. I talked with one group who had cardboard signs that said "Abolish the IRS. Take down the government!" They said when they voted for Obama, they voted for change.

Half of these people know NOTHING and are brainwashed. And while I did not vote for Obama, I do relaize that he can not fix the whole economy in one term. You can't walk into Washington and just change everything. And abolishing the IRS - well, no comment there. I asked them how much they paid in taxes last year and most of them said they worked off the books as freelance artist. Oh! So they want to punish Wall Street when they do pay taxes to help support our country, but then they don't even pay taxes themselves.

Half these people need to go home and stop wasting my money. The other half that has a valid reason to protest and know what they stand for I have no problem with.
I would venture that half the tea party supporters are air heads, too. Both the tea party and the Occupy people DO share discontent with the current situation.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Well, I said way earlier in the thread that I'd be surprised and annoyed at demonstrators outside my workplace in Jersey City - well, it happened today, so I have to eat my words.

However, there weren't many AT ALL. It was really quite underwhelming. There were more of us inside the building gawking at them and commenting what idiots they are than there were of the protesters.
What an attitude. I would feel sorry that there are so many who want jobs and cannot get them. I would feel thankful that I was working and brining home the bacon.
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