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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2778 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

vivakomeda wrote:
No accountability.

It's everyone else's fault.

"Wall St Executives" are a conveniently opaque blob to point at.



Not at all.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:23


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vivakomeda
746 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

These people are the reason "protestors" have become such caricatures.

Mugging for the cameras and telling people how the system's beaten them down... Americans used to be better than that. Demonstrators used to have something to say, a more nobler purpose.

These people need mirrors.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:26


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vivakomeda
746 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

Let's make that a "nobler purpose".

Americans also used to be better at grammar.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:28


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2778 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

vivakomeda wrote:
These people are the reason "protestors" have become such caricatures.

Mugging for the cameras and telling people how the system's beaten them down... Americans used to be better than that. Demonstrators used to have something to say, a more nobler purpose.

These people need mirrors.



"You're blind baby, blind to the fact that you're blind"

-Public Enemy

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Oct 02, 2011, 00:29


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vivakomeda
746 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

Except for those who falsely believe they OUGHT to be free, in spite of their past mistakes.

I have no sympathy for people who are buried in student debt. None.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:30


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2778 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

vivakomeda wrote:
Except for those who falsely believe they OUGHT to be free, in spite of their past mistakes.

I have no sympathy for people who are buried in student debt. None.



Move to Texas, you'll fit right in.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:35


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
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Re: Occupy Wall Street

In addition to what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts.

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon have stopped by the protesters' camp, which is plastered with posters with anti-Wall Street slogans and has a kitchen and library, to offer their support.

On Friday evening, more than 1,000 demonstrators, including representatives of labor organizations, held a peaceful march to police headquarters a few blocks north of City Hall to protest what they said was a heavy-handed police response the previous week. No arrests were reported.

A week ago, police arrested about 80 members of Occupy Wall Street near the Union Square shopping district as the marchers swarmed onto oncoming traffic.

A police commander doused a handful of women with pepper spray in an incident captured on video and spread via the Internet, galvanizing the loosely organized protest movement.

The group has gained support among some union members. The United Federation of Teachers and the Transport Workers Union Local 100, which has 38,000 members, are among those pledging solidarity.

The unions could provide important organizational and financial support for the largely leaderless movement.

Similar protests are sprouting in other cities, including Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Oct 02, 2011, 00:50


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
5928 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

vivakomeda wrote:
Except for those who falsely believe they OUGHT to be free, in spite of their past mistakes.

I have no sympathy for people who are buried in student debt. None.



Aren't you making vague generalizations yourself?

Oct 02, 2011, 01:51


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deadlyfingers
deadlyfingers
1223 posts

Re: Occupy Wall Street

I understand the urge to vent frustrations, but what bothers me about these sorts of "protests" is their aimlessness. What, specifically, are they protesting, and what on earth are they hoping to accomplish?

If they want the government to change the tax code or impose new regulations on the financial industry, then they really ought to focus their energies on pressuring their elected representatives to do just that. If they want specific corporations to end unfair business practices, then they ought to organize a boycott or something...

It seems fitting that Michael Moore has become a spokesman for this - the man seriously wouldn't be able to put together an argument with a coherent thesis if his life depended on it.

Oct 02, 2011, 04:42


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: Occupy Wall Street

deadlyfingers wrote:


It seems fitting that Michael Moore has become a spokesman for this - the man seriously wouldn't be able to put together an argument with a coherent thesis if his life depended on it.


Really? And you've seen his films on various topics?

Oct 02, 2011, 04:43

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