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Time for a Tea Party

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posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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I think it's high time for a good old fashioned Tea Party in These united States of America ...

Anyone who is sickened by bailout after useless bailout at the expense of the taxpayer might want to consider letting our government know our concerns by simply mailing a teabag to your congressperson, senator and PoTuS on Feb 1...a very peaceful , yet potent reminder to TPTB of who really holds the power...

A great idea from Karl Denninger's forum posted HERE

Hopefully, a peaceful wake up call to those who think the electorate is asleep, may help to avoid a not so peaceful event in the future...



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[edit on 20-1-2009 by RolandBrichter]




posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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For those not willing to follow a link....

Tea Party February 1st?

Imagine pic of the immense crowd on the Mall today (or follow the link in the OP)


So long as we have an inauguration drawing this sort of crowd and not a protest about our government blowing $700 billion of our dollars so that The Pigmen of Wall Street can continue to rob our nation blind, then saddle us with the bill when their bets go bad, we will see no solution.

I cannot take credit for the idea floated on the forum, but I do like it.

It is time for We The People to send a strong message to Washington DC - no more. No more loading our children and grandchildren with debt. No more bailing out speculators and bankers who made bets they knew were unsafe at the time. No more bailing out people who came to Congress to demand the removal of leverage limits, got what they asked for, then blew themselves up with the very leverage they demanded to be able to use.

No more.

Therefore, on February 1st, which is more than enough time for Barack Obama to be seated in his chair in the West Wing, I am recommending an act of peaceful, lawful and yet unmistakable protest.

That is, to mail President Obama one teabag. Nothing dangerous, nothing illegal - just one teabag.

Send one to your Congressman and one to each Senator.

Later, when the weather is a bit warmer and fountains are running water (rather than frozen!) this sort of protest can be repeated with LOOSE tea in select cities.

But for now, let's start with the symbolism, to be repeated each and every time our government votes or intends to do something similarly stupid - which I presume will include Obama's "stimulus" package.

If we all mail our teabags on February 1st, it will send a strong message to Washington.

Pass it around the blogs and email lists - its a bag of tea folks, and the obvious parallel to the Boston Tea Party of old should be instantly obvious to everyone who receives it.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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Yes red, pardon my laziness, and thanks...


I've noticed that folks seem to have endless energy to whine, b**ch, and moan, but when it comes to actually getting off their arse to make something happen...*poof*...abject silence....

Methinks we get what we deserve...

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posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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I think its a great idea. But these days, mail that goes to congress and the president is checked, I doubt any of those tea bags will ever reach their destination.

But the idea of putting tea bags in every fountian around the country sounds like a good one! Lets hope it doesnt cause a bunch of people getting arrested for vandalizing their city/county/state property, which is exactly what it will be considered as by the resepective authority.




Cheers!!!!



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
I doubt any of those tea bags will ever reach their destination.



True, but once the MSM catches wind of it, it will ensue with a life of it's own... I'm IN



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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Really?? Thought I'd get a little more response than this..I guess I shouldn't be at all suprised....let's just sit on our hands and watch it all come tumbling down....let's just quietly take it and follow our all knowing leaders like a pack of lemmings....right over the cliff



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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No the tea bags will not make it to the Elected despicables, but the chatter about them being received will make it to ears that SHOULD hear it.

The symbolism is what is needed.

If a million tea bags came in the mail on Feb 1st It would send a LOUD message - whether the elected ones actually see them or not



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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Indeed....the whole idea here is to peaceably bring our concerns to the attention of those that can do something about it.......because if these actions continue unchecked.....the end result will be armed rebellion, and nobody in their right mind wants that.....but there are MANY that won't shy away from it if there are no other alternatives...



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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I think it's a great idea, armed rebellion seems like such a hassle!
I have added tea bags to my grocery list, they are certainly not getting my good stuff.
Seriously though, maybe include mailings to certain media types, editors of newspapers, etc. to give them the inside scoop?



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 07:23 AM
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Good idea..

This idea really seems to be taking off on the other boards, who knows...?

Maybe it will turns some heads??



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posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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I'm pretty sure the symbolic tea bag will be received with the same reaction as the envelope full of baby power and quite a few folks will end up at least under investigation.

Everything is terrorism these days and with Obama wanting to be the next Lincoln I wouldnt be surprised if he invaded a state, shipped all the Gitmo prisoners to said state and dumped every tea bag sending American in said state.

I admit I'm too chicken to risk it. I'm afraid to sneeze lest I be charged with a biological act of terrorism.



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 07:36 AM
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Why not just deliver 20 pallets of empty boxes emblazoned with "ACME Tea Company" in large bold print to the steps of the capital.

No need to risk the backlash of sending tea bags. Most of the recipients would probably send you a thank you note and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea while reading the WAPO in a nice soft leather chair.



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

I admit I'm too chicken to risk it. I'm afraid to sneeze lest I be charged with a biological act of terrorism.


Not chicken, just cautious...I'm with you, I've thought this through and there are several ways to send a letter that makes it darn near impossible to identify the sender.....

Yes, this act will be considered dangerous and a threat, but that is precisely the reason for doing it.....wake up or....??



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
Why not just deliver 20 pallets of empty boxes emblazoned with "ACME Tea Company" in large bold print to the steps of the capital.

No need to risk the backlash of sending tea bags. Most of the recipients would probably send you a thank you note and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea while reading the WAPO in a nice soft leather chair.



Probably right....much like the British in 1775...



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 08:28 AM
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I like the idea, not being an American I feel out of this little battle, but I would gladly take part if I were.

The problem is, this is actually a viable option for government, in fact it is the only option left.

The bailouts, while I detest them as much as the next person, are the last attempt to stabilize the economy. They know that once this fails (sorry, IF it fails
) there is no other option left.

What they have to ensure now is that every dime or penny the banks and corporations receive is used as desired by government, and not sunk into a black hole reserved for the bankers. This is what they should have done in the first instance, not doing so has made the situation far worse than it would have been.

They need to state clearly, to all citizens, who is getting what, and what it must be used for. These corporate machines have to allow their workings to be open to public scrutiny and monitoring.

They will continue to plow money back into the failing economy, because that is the only thing they can do, with restrictions. They'll hope that it stabilizes, but if it doesn't (as I suspect it won't) all that money thrown in will be immediately wiped anyway. That is how severe the crisis is. The risk is the complete annihilation of everything financial.

The only questions I have are; how long are they going to carry on giving money out to failing industries and systems before they decide it's pointless and more dangerous than not to continue?
And what will actually happen when this decision is made?

My bet is that we'll see it all fail, and every nation will close its international finances. Then each nation will release its new currency, effectively pressing the reset button while insulating themselves from every other external risk.

It would take decades to be able to open up global financial systems again. And I actually think that this could all be a good thing.



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by detachedindividual
My bet is that we'll see it all fail, and every nation will close its international finances. Then each nation will release its new currency, effectively pressing the reset button while insulating themselves from every other external risk.

It would take decades to be able to open up global financial systems again. And I actually think that this could all be a good thing.


For the most part, I agree.....and I also think that this would be not only necessary, but beneficial...if we can "reset" in the right way....That's a big if, because this whole scenario, when looked at on the whole, looks contrived....for what purpose is anyone's guess, but my gut tells me it's a power grab....(insert you're own theory here)...and THAT is what I'm on guard for...Not just for this country, but all countries....

There is a growing group of private AND public citizens from every country and every walk of life that are watching events very closely and preparing a ready defense against this tyranny....The opportunity for a peaceful resolution is fading with each passing year..



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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Count us in for two!

Can someone write a form letter that could be included with the letter? Maybe refer to it as a response to the "No Bankers Left Behind" Bill



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posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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FedUpUSA has a nice card that you can print up on your computer and send with your tea bag


Don't forget to digg the site too



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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Excellent
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There seem to be many similar events scheduled for the entire month of Feb....



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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count me in yayaa!!!

this is a greater step towards some kind of unity that we have long been needing



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