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Old 10-16-2011, 01:08 AM
 
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Or do you think they'll subside? Looking at what's happening in New York, Rome, etc....I'm really intrigued by the entire scenario that's unfolding.
Will the protests make any difference?
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I'm wondering how fox news is reporting it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Over 70 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Arrested In New York City | Fox News

For self-described conservative or libertarian sources

Occupy Wall Street: Beyond the Caricatures - Reason Magazine

Occupy Wall Street vs. Jobs - Michael Tanner - National Review Online

SUV Burned, Spraypainted With Slogans 'Consistent' With Occupy Wall Street | The Weekly Standard

Internationally I think some of these places might have been protesting anyway due to local austerity measures or high unemployment or both. Greece was having pretty boisterous protests before "Occupy Wall Street" and concerns have risen in the rest of Europe with or without the North-American group. I say "North American" as I guess a Canadian magazine may have had some involvement in the movement. The "movement" gives more a title or solidarity or something. Anyway I think it will either form some kind of political influence, like the Tea Party has, or become a nuisance. Possibly there's other options I'm not thinking of.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm wondering how fox news is reporting it.
I saw the Fox link the above poster has here yesterday, before he/she posted it. I think Fox has an agenda, rather than just reporting what's happening. The fact that they point out 1 person quit his job to come to the protest; the other quote they have is some spectator appalled at the scene, saying that these people need to get jobs. Doesn't pertain, but I think Fox is known for that
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Will the protests make any difference? No.

The people who are protesting have no idea what they are 'protesting' about. They are just disrupting peoples everyday lives with, in my opinion, no just cause. For example, cars are being burned in Rome - not acceptable.

If you ask me most people are content with their life and have no desire for change, most people do not even like change, if a massive revolution suddenly started I'd be quite scared - I'm fine with how my life is now.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Will the protests make any difference? No.

The people who are protesting have no idea what they are 'protesting' about. They are just disrupting peoples everyday lives with, in my opinion, no just cause. For example, cars are being burned in Rome - not acceptable.

If you ask me most people are content with their life and have no desire for change, most people do not even like change, if a massive revolution suddenly started I'd be quite scared - I'm fine with how my life is now.
Many of us live comfortably. But you have to admit much of the world is reaching a tipping point with massive debt, high unemployment, stagnating economies and increasing inequality. We live in a time of economic fear and uncertainty. I think it is unsustainable over the long-term.

The goal of the protesters may be misguided, but their sentiment is not. You can't blame people for taking to the streets.

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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The world's countries are slowly moving to a general civil war.
The demonstrators in Rome have already wounded people , plundered a church, destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary (in Rome!)
It'sonly a beginning.
Soon the neighbourhoods where these demonstrations/riots take place will be weary of the general anarchy and groups of vigilantes will counteract. Moreover, Governors and Mayors will have to call the National Guard to restore Law and Order.
The **** is going to hit the fan, mainly in the US ,and in Europe .
Meanwhile, the "bankster" will go on living the high life, nobody is going to invade their MacMansions, secluded vacation spots and yachts...
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The **** is going to hit the fan, mainly in the US ,and in Europe .
Meanwhile, the "bankster" will go on living the high life, nobody is going to invade their MacMansions, secluded vacation spots and yachts...
I wouldn't be so sure. In this day and age, people know or can figure out where those are located with a little bit of research.

Look at what I found just doing a quick google search: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-...r-homes-2010-4
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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The world's countries are slowly moving to a general civil war.
The demonstrators in Rome have already wounded people , plundered a church, destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary (in Rome!)
It'sonly a beginning.
Soon the neighbourhoods where these demonstrations/riots take place will be weary of the general anarchy and groups of vigilantes will counteract. Moreover, Governors and Mayors will have to call the National Guard to restore Law and Order.
The **** is going to hit the fan, mainly in the US ,and in Europe .
Meanwhile, the "bankster" will go on living the high life, nobody is going to invade their MacMansions, secluded vacation spots and yachts...
Doesn't it tick you off though? That the "banksters" are living the high life while all this happens? Why do they get off scot free?
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Doesn't it tick you off though? That the "banksters" are living the high life while all this happens? Why do they get off scot free?

Don't have an opinion, really. Ask rather the Lehman Brothers, or, better, Mr. George Soros...
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