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Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Windsor
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Hahahaha. Wow. Thanks for the list, major. These people are wackier than I thought. If they would stick the the real issue at hand, which is more oversight and regulation of the financial sector, they might have some credibility.

I especially like how they want to 'fast track' away from fossil fuels, and at the same time decommission all nuclear plants. How much power do they think those solar panels and windmills actually produce? Hint... NOT ENOUGH!

This is starting to remind me of the protests in Spain earlier this summer when I was there. Young people camping out in the plazas and protesting because it seemed like the thing to do.

 
Old 10-07-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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I don't think anyone considers all corporations evil just the ones that buy votes because they are in bed with politicians like big oil and banks. Last time I checked Gap, Apple, Microsoft, Sony, etc..., did not spend mega amounts on campaign contributions. At least not to those considered rotten by the generation protesting.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Might want to do a bit more research, at least regarding Sony.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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10 am @ HemisFair Park, right now.

http://influenceexplorer.com/organiz...2ee1f4883c4125
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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99.5 is not a political station by any means, but they did have a funny take on the whole protesting this morning.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Originally Posted by majormadmax View Post
Yeah, has anyone seen their "demands?!?"



That is directly from their website! And I include the phone number because it was posted on the page!

This just goes to show you how disorganized this movement really is.

At least most folks in SA realize how ridiculous stuff like this is, and steers clear of it!

But what made me laugh this morning was a protester with a sign that said "Down with Corporations" while he was wearing an Adidas sweatshirt!

It reminded me of this graphic...



To call them idiots would be an insult to idiots!
From the same website that Mr. Majormadmax is citing (of course):

"Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands."

I'd comment, but it seems that every time I do I end up upsetting someone, who then sends me a DM.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Windsor
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Originally Posted by JuneOf48 View Post
From the same website that Mr. Majormadmax is citing (of course):

"Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands."

I'd comment, but it seems that every time I do I end up upsetting someone, who then sends me a DM.
Interesting...

By all means comment. That's the whole point of a forum... to exchange ideas and information and debate. That's what makes it fun.

Half of the threads I post in get locked, I get nasty messages from people who don't like my replies, I don't care.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Interesting...

By all means comment. That's the whole point of a forum... to exchange ideas and information and debate. That's what makes it fun.

Half of the threads I post in get locked, I get nasty messages from people who don't like my replies, I don't care.
I have been, but people complain because they don't like my views, and then the posts get deleted (as will this one, most likely).

I'd just like to restate the obvious: San Antonio is a majority-minority, Democratic-voting city with an economy supported heavily by public expenditures (i.e., education, healthcare, and military). People reading this forum--both SA residents and potential SA residents--should keep those "facts" in mind.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by JuneOf48 View Post
From the same website that Mr. Majormadmax is citing (of course):

"Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands."

I'd comment, but it seems that every time I do I end up upsetting someone, who then sends me a DM.
Yeah, there seems to be no shortage of lists of their demands...

PROPOSED LIST OF DEMANDS (please help edit/add so this can be submitted for consideration to those maintaining the official list) | OccupyWallSt.org Forum

But I really laugh at this one comment...

Quote:
There is NO official list of demands
Really? They have no idea of what they want or are trying to achieve? This only further demonstrates the disjointedness and ridiculousness of the so-called "effort;" much less the hypocrisy of it all!
 
Old 10-07-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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It would be interesting for someone who was there yesterday to post comments of the event, what was said. Surely someone reading this forum was there..
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