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Old 10-20-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Here is person who obviously prefers ignorance to education. Really, the engineers, scientists, etc. at MIT are studying underwater basketweaving? The students at Harvard are all just hippies without a goal? Where do you get your information? Where have you been living?

I know high school students who take all AP courses, work their rear-ends off, make sure they participate in many extracurriculars just to have a chance to get into these schools. Most of them don't because the elite universities are just that--the best of the best.

I love how some people, namely Republicans, celebrate mediocrity.
What have your "elite" universities churned out? Politicians and bankers robbing the country blind is what. They're elite enough to not get caught I guess.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Unverifiable claim is unverifiable, again.
Just like your and others' claims that all the protesters are unemployed and/or homeless are unverifiable.

My own claim is quite verifiable: The Good Hodgkin's. Would be quite a lot of work to fake, don't you think?

Heck, I don't even *like* the Occupy movement and you've got me fighting you.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Wall St Pros raise American flag and drop jolly roger to get close for a killing shot

Wall st Pros a leftist, socialist fringe group has nothing to do with mainstream America.

They drop the name of some issues that all Ameicans are in favor of changing in an attempt to infiltrate mainstream agenda and validate their existence.

They are the antithesis of American values and culture and should not be confused with anything positive.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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What have your "elite" universities churned out? Politicians and bankers robbing the country blind is what. They're elite enough to not get caught I guess.

True, plenty of dishonest bankers have come from elite universities, but my husband, and many people like him, has a Ph.D in physical chemistry. He, and many others from elite universities have helped to develop smaller and smaller chips which enable you to have cell phones, all kinds of safety devices and cool stuff in your cars, satellites, etc. etc. How about the research doctors who find cures for diseases?

Would you like us all to live in the stone age and not encourage intellectual development?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Yeah, it's ok to bailout big business and failing banks and then do nothing to prevent them from continuing in those failed policies so that they can be bailed out AGAIN by us. But we shouldn't want a bailout, we should just bend over and take it.




Everyone is fed by the private sector, funny how those we most depend on are also the poorest among us. And the govt is involved, they regulate produce and meats so we don't all get sick because some farmers would prefer to make a profit than to pay for safety. But continue being delusional.
No I am a Paul supporter and believe in the real free market where you rise and fall on your own accord. What we have now is fascism {Mussolini brand} of co operation between corporations and the state. I do not support nor would I ever ever vote for someone who has voted for subsidies or bail outs.

Now how about you my Friend, if you voted for Obama/McCain you voted for the biggest pushers of the bail out? How about your Rep ? your Senator? if yes to any of the above your hands are not clean. And you and everyone that voted for a leader that voted for the bail out are a accomplice.

A wide majority of the American people were against the bail outs but a funny thing happened on election day. Those who voted for the bail out were mostly returned to office, so would it be suffice to say that our problems are self inflicted.

My advice to OSW is to go to a mirror and look into to it, the problem is with those we elect and not holding them accountable. Instead we have have a bunch of whinny babies that are just as bad as the banksters looking for a bail out on their student loans. OSW and the banksters are 2 peas in the same pod and I find both disgusting.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Would you like us all to live in the stone age and not encourage intellectual development?
You're asking THIS forum that question? Seriously...
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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I see you're from Hoboken. Out of curiosity, how many people at Occupy Boston have you met? Have you met me- a 23 year old who had to work full time through cancer to keep insurance and started an MBA (for free through work) 2 weeks after chemo ended? Or my friend working the medic tent - a trained EMS who works for the Red Cross? Or the retired women who worked hard their entire lives to support their families and are now watching their children lose jobs left and right, and worry about their grandchildren's future? Or the veterans who come back to this country to find no jobs and no support? Or the students who might have a cushy life now, but know that many others are not so lucky? Or the man I'm seeing who grew up in the foster care system that dumped him on his 18th birthday. 10 years later, he runs a successful internet business but he realizes that he is one of the lucky ones.

Sure, there are some homeless people and unemployed people. But many more are normal people like you and me who know that they are one illness, injury, or job loss from devastation. I've lived through it and may very well die before my 25th birthday because of the advanced state of my cancer when it was caught due to the medieval medical care system of this country. Feel lucky that you haven't.
I know plenty from NY, most are unemployed. Very few have your angst over healthcare. Their main issue is income inequality and lack of jobs. Its like a tower of babble at Zuccotti park. Each protester has something different they want taxpayers to give them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Are they the unions lperhpas they are the one that go to lunch to cmoke dope and crink buildig thsoe american cars they want to sell.
They're probably not the 'suits' who happily eliminate jobs for Americans, offshore their production to overseas sweat shops, and happily count the profits made from selling Americans down the river while crying for more tax breaks, eh?
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Some great perspective here:


Keith Boykin: Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Some more great perspective.

A Couple More of Those ‘Egregious Crazies’ at Occupy Wall Street - By Charles C. W. Cooke - The Corner - National Review Online
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