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Occupy Wall St.

By AV . ·
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I'm excited to see people protesting in the streets about the poor state of our country. I might join them one day! Though they are loosely defined right now, I think Occupy Wall St. is a revolt against greed, money and power, but mostly it???s about the power of the people when they unite for a common cause.

These signs speak for themselves. They are very honest. (some profanity)

This revolt is fueled by the joblessness in this country and the 2008 financial meltdown caused by reckless banking practices. It???s about the growing inequality between rich and poor. The banks got bailed out on taxpayer money. Failed big businesses, like GM and AIG, were bailed out. The rest of us were left a lot poorer as a result. Four long years after the meltdown, economic conditions look bleaker than ever for many people.

When I look at the Occupy Wall St. protesters, I see people that just want to have a fair shot at a decent life. Isn't that what we all want? They aren???t the Tea Party of the left. I think they are mostly apolitical, at least right now. It will be interesting to see where this growing movement goes and what effect it will have on our government and our lives in the future. I don't think its going away.

They have achieved one major thing so far. They started a conversation in this country about greed and how big money people and corporations control our government, not the people. That's a conversation worth having.

An interesting take . . .


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Like some Politicians?

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Bad Bad Bad Davette

With a side of onion rings?

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Trouble with that Ed

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Like some Politicians?

Is if you are silly enough to listen to the Pollies you'll start to pity them very quickly and when that happens the ROT gone beyond the ability to remove stage.

The silly fools actually think what they do is important and that they actually do something constructive when they are actually just Impotent Fools who we tolerate because we can not stand the thought of them being able to mingle with the General Public.

It's better to have them locked up in their Parliament Houses thinking that they are Important and hence leave the real people in peace to attempt to live our lives without Interference.


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They're part of the problem

by AV . In reply to You're right...

Neither side represents the people. They all represent Corporate America and Wall St. That's what the problem is.

There's a difference between partnering with business in a joint venture and accepting huge campaign donations to influence policy direction from wealthy donors.


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You're right.

by seanferd In reply to You're right...

It worked for the other guys, didn't it?

Actually, I don't think anything will be forced down your throat, though. Except Obama continuing to uphold the crap that was put in place before he was teh Prez.

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Even that is still better than

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Right,

The Racist Bigots that make up the Tea Party.

But the reality here is that the people who are involved in the Wall St Protest are all Commies. They refuse to believe that Greed is Good and that Private Enterprise is the best thing since sliced bread.

Shock Horror they even believe that 1% of the population shouldn't hold 90% of the wealth and 99% of the Population should at best have access to 1% of the countries wealth that they maintain.

Obviously Communist Beliefs as there is no other possibility possible.

Col [/Sarcasm]

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by dhays In reply to Even that is still better ...

The head of the C Party USA spoke to the Occupy Chicago rally and many in the crowd applauded and agreed with what was said.

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Do you have a link for that?

by AV . In reply to Communists

I'd like to see it.


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I don't get that either

by AV . In reply to Looked about and found th ...

I guess they just wanted to have their voices heard.


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Two kinds of crazy in one web page.

by seanferd In reply to Looked about and found th ...

Can't beat that with a stick.

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