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Old 10-15-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Actually recession/depression is not the 'norm' things will get better and the protests will end. That's the most accurate prediction in this thread. Personally I'd prefer to vote for Mitt over Barry this time around and get that executive order which finally puts an end to Chinese currency manipulation.

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No, why weren't they out protesting against the greed going on in front of them then...proactive instead of reactive...because at the time they were salivating to cash-in and live the easy life. Well, guess what, life's a b*%)h...get used to it. Get used to hearing the word ''no''; it builds character...lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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You are right, Hillary Clinton was treated badly. I hate that Obama smokes, that's a serious character flaw for a president, being addicted to something the govt. absolutely swears is addictive and deadly.
She should be the President of the United States...but was thrown under the bus by her own party and the black community she supported for 40+ years...
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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Actually recession/depression is not the 'norm' things will get better and the protests will end. That's the most accurate prediction in this thread. Personally I'd prefer to vote for Mitt over Barry this time around and get that executive order which finally puts an end to Chinese currency manipulation.
Despite these protests and all our own self-interest in having someone else bail us out, I hope these kids are prepared to deal with the Chinese hegemony taking place...if they think the U.S. is evil and ruthless, wait until we're butting heads with a powerful China and its in the position the U.S. is today.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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Actually recession/depression is not the 'norm' things will get better and the protests will end. That's the most accurate prediction in this thread. Personally I'd prefer to vote for Mitt over Barry this time around and get that executive order which finally puts an end to Chinese currency manipulation.
Barry's a nice guy but an inexperienced light-weight; a total anti-Bush. I can't stand when he's doing that black southside Chicago style-speak...that ''c'mon now..." reminds of southside real estate huckster-agents I had to deal with...
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I got a feeling China is not as strong as they say, and that they might actually end up dealing with the biggest bubble burst of all. If it happens like that, and I have a funny feeling it will, it could play out any number of ways. I just hope the U.S. is ready for space war, cyber war, and real war with China.

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Despite these protests and all our own self-interest in having someone else bail us out, I hope these kids are prepared to deal with the Chinese hegemony taking place...if they think the U.S. is evil and ruthless, wait until we're butting heads with a powerful China and its in the position the U.S. is today.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I got a feeling China is not as strong as they say, and that they might actually end up dealing with the biggest bubble burst of all. If it happens like that, and I have a funny feeling it will, it could play out any number of ways. I just hope the U.S. is ready for space war, cyber war, and real war with China.
I hope you're right, but doing business with China could help us; I just don't trust them. Even the commies in China are manipulating capitalism...wonder what the ''hippies'' at Dilworth Plaza think of that? In the '30s, the Soviet Union was the economic answer of the day. Today, in Philly, they were using Cuba as the example...it's come to Cuba as the socialist/revolutionary role model country? What a joke...
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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When I see that, I get angry too. I don;t know if it's just the more radical protesters that get the attention. I'd hate to see the whole movement ruined by delusional 'socialists'. Anybody who thinks Cuba is a model of anything but despotic corrupt leadership deserves the big spank. I'm just not willing to condemn everybody out there just because of fools like you describe.

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I hope you're right, but doing business with China could help us; I just don't trust them. Even the commies in China are manipulating capitalism...wonder what the ''hippies'' at Dilworth Plaza think of that? In the '30s, the Soviet Union was the economic answer of the day. Today, in Philly, they were using Cuba as the example...it's come to Cuba as the socialist/revolutionary role model country? What a joke...
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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I support banks but also see their faults as well. American banks were gullible to pass out loans without questioning the means of American consumers, they weren't strict about it and that's their problem that they recorded losses but its not as delusional as the consumers purchasing multiple homes or overpriced homes that their salaries, or lack thereof of salaries due to job cuts/downsizing would support. The housing crisis was a fiasco that revealed the vulnerability in economic expansion, the delusion that the economic prosperity will continue forever and nothing can bring it down. It's a capitalist economy, greed is the backbone to the American economy. To look out for your best interests first and foremost and your close partners, investors, alliance. Of the 7 billion that inhabit this world, do you suggest we ask each and every person of their feelings? Corporate decisions need to be made without the interference of emotions, many people want their money at the end of the night and wants to peacefully move towards a bigger tomorrow. Capitalist economies are not driven by emotions and emotions have no such place to be there.

Greed is rightfully justified IMO. Money is what importance is derived from, nothing else. More money makes you more powerful, if you don't have the money to be in the discussion then you're average aka a commoner who has no place to file complaints. NY is my favorite city not because of its history, location, food, etc but because of the ambition, power, money, grandeur of opportunities offered there that no other American city comes close to offering. It's the most important capitalist economy in the world IMO. The distractions these protesters cause for executives is unwarranted, time in NY is money and these protesters are wasting time thus wasting money that can be fed into profits.
Let alone the cost to cash strapped cities that many of these people pay not taxes to...
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Not seeing much competence on either side of the aisle. At least Mitt Romney has a frickin' MBA from Harvard, might be a handy bit of background for a president facing a bad economy.

The fact is that sleeping on the sidewalk in any city's downtown is dangerous. How many kids did you talk to, to come to the conclusion that they are arrogant.

Clearly you feel animosity towards idealistic kids putting their safety on the line for what they believe, and that's a shame. Nobody has been hurt so far, except for the protesters that the police have roughed up... and that's definitely not in Philly, where I think the police and the mayor support the movement.
Nobody has been hurt by the police...but there are many mentally unstable people living at the ''occupation''; the young woman sexually assaulted is someone I would consider being hurt.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Yeah, I generally hate that... It's caused a big clash in my life as I grew up with not too much and white, but a lot of my social circles by default are upper middle class white b/c of schooling/workplace. Can't stand it really, they are so out of touch sometimes it is frightening. I've also big fallouts with many of my academic friends, I'm very aware of ivory tower attitudes. They should actually go live in the ghetto for awhile or in a third world country and see how the "real world" works. For this reason I have a lot of black/south american/asian/non-american friends. It's a big reason I like major metros from people of all walks of life and stick away from the suburbs and smaller less diverse areas of the u.s., too damn sterile and sheltered, disconnected from reality.
I still remember going to that obnoxious coffeehouse in Chicago, Intelligentsia...more than a couple of the workers would say they're working there to see what it's like to live on minimum wage and ''struggle''...so obnoxious, patronizing and elitist.
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