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Old 10-02-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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All I can do is shake my head after reading some of these posts. If you remember anything about this movement let it be this: we are all the 99% - employed, unemployed, GED, PhD, civil servant, temp worker. The top 1% does not care about you.
As readily witnessed from some of the posts on this thread. People only caring about number one. We need a government that is responsive to the people and corporations that have a sense of patriotism. If companies are selling here they should be employing here as well.

We have so few exports that I doubt a trade war would harm us any more than we now are.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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I'm all for protesting but this anonymous group just really bother me. From a personal point-of-view, most the people I know who protest do so because they just want to seem cool and want to seem apart of something bigger than themselves. Which is understandable to an extent but if you're going to protest, I feel you have to do it because you really want to change something. Most the people I know I just feel want to go protest to scream, yell and act like and try to reenact they are hippies in the 60's-70's. We have the right to protest but I feel like there's better ways than to post up stupid signs and wear stupid costumes and say dumb corny stuff that's really not going to amount to anything.

I don't want to look at it in a pessimistic view but I feel like they pretty much know what's going to happen when they "Occupy Wall Street".
All those whom I know protesting are protesting with complaints around one big issue, the sell out of the US government which no longer represents the people of this country, but represent mega international corporations instead. THAT is your issue.

This is why they are at Wall St.

In the last depression we had people tented in our nation's capitol. Those with nothing have nothing to lose.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Gaining steam.

Occupy Wall Street protest: NYPD accused of heavy-handed tactics | World news | The Guardian
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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The Guardian? Really?
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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I have a suggestion for people who question the effectiveness of protesting, pick up a copy of 'A People's History of the United States' by Howard Zinn.

If you enjoy playing with your kids on the weekends, or being able to get home and watch the game instead of working 12+ hr shifts, not having to go in if you caught a cold that morning, being able to visit family on the west coast for a week, then you must be grateful for the labor protests of the 30's.

That is, if you're fortunate enough to actually have a job.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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The Guardian? Really?
Yes

Is this your rag of choice? NYPD warned Occupy Wall Street protesters they'd be arrested if they blocked the Brooklyn Bridge - NYPOST.com
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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Nope. Daily News on the train, Wall Street Journal at lunch.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:26 PM
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Google "4chan /b/" for insight as to who these protestors are. They're racists, lovers of child porn & basically shiftless losers seeking "lulz". Anonymous isn't legion...it's a ruse...
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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I have a suggestion for people who question the effectiveness of protesting, pick up a copy of 'A People's History of the United States' by Howard Zinn.

If you enjoy playing with your kids on the weekends, or being able to get home and watch the game instead of working 12+ hr shifts, not having to go in if you caught a cold that morning, being able to visit family on the west coast for a week, then you must be grateful for the labor protests of the 30's.

That is, if you're fortunate enough to actually have a job.
Not the same folks at all nowadays.

These people (who are of my generation) have been coddled their entire lives. They grew up in a country where there were no bounds and you could have everything you wanted.

Please do not compare my generation to those pre WW2. Those people had it hard. America pre WW2 wasn't for the meek.

My generation feels entitled to things that they frankly don't deserve.
There's no question that our political system has become a Kleptocracy but my generation is just as corrupt in their line of thinking.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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» Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call For Totalitarian Government, Re-Election Of Obama Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

WTH?!
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