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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)
http://www.buzzfeed.com/fjelstud/the-best-signs-from-occupy-wall-street

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 . . .
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/opinion/kohn-occupy-protest/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

AV

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No message is even better...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to You could say the same ab ...

No message can't be hijacked.
Anyway, I dunno where I saw the "teabagger" nickname, but I thought it's a fun historical pun. What with carpets and whatnot.

Fleabaggers? How about Scumbaggers? After all the 99 to 1 % thing sets the riff-raff scene nicely.

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Actually

by jp85257 In reply to You could say the same ab ...

the "teabagger" moniker is referring to an obscure sexual practice. You know, the kind that only liberals would engage in. ;-)

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Oh I don't believe that!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to You could say the same ab ...

I think you just have your mind in the gutter.

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Ansu...

by jp85257 In reply to You could say the same ab ...

you obviously don't listen to MSNBC.

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Nazi's always have their own warped agenda.

by seanferd In reply to You could say the same ab ...

The idea would be to not let them hijack anything positive.

Corporations are a bad idea, and bad in practice. So is the deregulated financial and trading sector. If the Nazis thing "teh ebul Joos" are in control, well, that's their problem. If the OWS as a whole starts going "mmm, Nazis, yum!", then you have a point.

Coomunists - what are there, like five of them? Oooh, scary dangerous! Dial up McCarthy so he can invent some more to hunt down.

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re: "teabagger"

by seanferd In reply to You could say the same ab ...

You realize that was a self-adopted name of the teabaggers before they figured out there was another use for the concept of "teabag", right?

It's one of the reasons they are so amusing.

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How odd that they'd willingly conjure the "carpetbagger" term on themselves

by AnsuGisalas In reply to You could say the same ab ...

gutter-thinking aside, that's what the -bagger suffix in a political context of the USA triggers first and foremost, at least for me it did.

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I'm gonna echo jp's 'funny' point.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to You could say the same ab ...

What is OWS's message? 'I'm mad as **** and I'm not gonna take it any more!' will only go so far. It's great for venting the spleen and whipping up a crowd, but by itself it won't result in action or change.

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by jp85257 In reply to You could say the same ab ...

Just because someone here posts that Tea Partiers gave themselves that name doesn't make it true.

Liberals have been trying to discredit them since day one and haven't accomplished anything other than make themselves look foolish.

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Yeah! Stop trying to make the Tea Party look like a bunch a GOP puppets...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to You could say the same ab ...

They do it better themselves

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