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Grab Your Torch 'n Pitchforks!

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 03:57 AM

Grab Your Torch 'n Pitchforks!

Hundreds of people trying to save their homes from foreclosure flocked to Connecticut's wealthy Gold Coast this weekend to give financial kingpins a piece of their mind.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 03:57 AM
And so it begins, peacefully I hope.

While I think some ppl got loans that should not have, the
ppl that were not allowed fixed rate loans and have been
forced into ARM loans for no good reason have every
right to be mad if their credit was decent.

Bailing out Billionaires to make the working class homeless
to see the bail out funds go to be used for bonuses is
just Plutocracy.

Can you imagine getting a bonus for doing a bad job ?

I cannot...

Excerpt of the Article:

Homeowners are fed up – and many are frustrated that those who lead the companies that gave them their subprime mortgages live in luxury while they struggle so hard to meet their loan payments and not fall behind.

On Sunday, hundreds of angry homeowners and volunteers traveled in vans and minibuses and protested outside Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack’s multi-million-dollar mansion to tell the wealthy finance czar how they really feel.

The group, led by Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), also went to Greenwich Finance CEO William Frey, among others, as part of what NACA calls the “Predator’s Tour.”

Sporting bright yellow shirts that read, “Stop Loan Sharks,'' protestors demanded more accountability from the CEOs of the financial institutions responsible for the millions of unaffordable mortgages in the state and across America.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 11-2-2009 by Ex_MislTech]

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[edit on 2/11/2009 by Hal9000]

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 05:23 AM
I don't think this will accomplish anything. Well, it says "None of the protesters were arrested.", in past tense. So, it already happened and I do not think anything was accomplished, except maybe this article.

We need more than a few hundred, or thousand, people protesting and being upset.

Sorry, we are screwed until more people realize something is wrong. Most people are still in denial, and possibly too lazy to do anything anyway. Not saying Americans are lazy -- We just don't like confrontation unless backed into a corner.

Come on America, get upset!!!

It is too late to fix the economy or get lost homes back... But... Oh what am I doing? Too many people do not care, and we don't know what is coming. Nobody does.

Just be prepared to defend yourself when your neighbors are starving and decide your dog looks tasty.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by LostNemesis

That's right, bury your head until your own personal world gets disturbed.

Your avatar is hypocrytical to say the least, did you kill the target you were shooting at?

This whole story is about people acting and not just talking about it like you have here. And you don't join them because you obviously still have your home.

You're right about needing more than a few hundred or thousand, but are you part of that problem or part of the solution. And cannot KNOW what is coming but you sure as hell can steer the future with ACTION.

Put your gun away, get a yellow jacket and GET OUT THERE. It's your future in their hands, why wait till it's too late to complain or fight?

Good luck.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:10 AM
nerbot - I see you doing a lot to fix problems caused by irresponsible bankers... And, of course.. let me guess, British or European? At least not all are so 'hypocritical' or hateful. Yeah, ask whether someone is wielding a walking-cane or other blunt object before making assumptions about what they are doing. (That was totally off-topic, btw.)

To OP: I am surprised this is not getting more attention. Maybe as I figured, this one article would be about it as far as the exposure these people get.

[edit on 11-2-2009 by LostNemesis]

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:22 AM

Originally posted by LostNemesis
nerbot - I see you doing a lot to fix problems caused by irresponsible bankers

Yes, I go to the root of the problem and don't give them my money or borrow from them. If I can't afford something, I wasn't meant to have it.

I'm sorry if my (off-topic) comment offended you, it wasn't meant to.

I was wrong.


Let's hope that this is the beginning of the "wave" that sweeps america eh? It's got to start somehow and somewhere. I'm sure many more stories will come to light from these protests.

Keep at it with your cane/blunt object..
(just don't point it in my direction.) And yes, I'm English and live in the E.U.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:44 AM
Prediction: coming to a town near you... massive protest marches this summer in the USA over the banking establishment's abusive treatment of the American people...abuse that is escalating now instead of reversing.

Banks are now in the process of squeezing harder to attempt to drain every drop of cash they possibly can out of the public. The Three G's of corporate banking are now in full aggression mode... GREED, GIMMICKS, GOUGING.

Credit card companies are rushing to put the screws on people before any new legislation is passed that will prevent them from abusing people to the max.

Obama's team and Congress are pouring 3 trillion into an approx 50 trillion dollar black hole of phony "assets" (toxic, you know) that was created as Obama admits when banks had a dollar and played as if they had 30 dollars. This is fraud folks! Who is going to jail for fraud? They're using this Madoff guy as the only scapegoat for all the fraud and he's still sitting in his luxury penthouse!

Here's the outrage... Congress is not passing severe banking reform legislation. Instead, they are rewarding the banking fraud perps with more and more free money!

There is no such thing as trickle down economics actually helping the middle class or poor class of people. It is a crock.

Again, my prediction is that organized protest marches on a massive scale will happen this summer in major cities all across the USA.

Perhaps Obama means well but I believe he still does not grasp the real roots of this crisis and he's trying to stop a raging elephant with a pea shooter. Look, Obama is getting his advice from the same criminals who perped the fraud on the economy.

Leveraged 1 to 30 or 1 to 40? Folks, that is a crime. Many top bankers should be indicted on fraud charges now.

Will the protest marches solve anything? I don't know, but I was around when marches helped put the brakes on the hideous Vietnam War.

Obama is going to be in political hot water if the stimulus does nothing for the average person and if they do not enact very severe baking reform the looting of the people by the banks will continue and get worse as is happening right now.

Rant over. For now.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by LostNemesis

The reason it's not getting attention is because people are already on the brink of rising up and just gasoline on the fire.

Things like this is what keeps these bigwigs awake at night.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 12:10 PM

Originally posted by switching yard
Prediction: coming to a town near you... massive protest marches this summer in the USA over the banking establishment's abusive treatment of the American people...abuse that is escalating now instead of reversing.

Sorry to say this but your opening statement says it all......

Why wait for "summer". Do you only protest when the sun is shining?

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Nerbot - Glad you are not 'feeding the beast', so to speak. More of us need to do this. Got to admit, that is the best place to start.

Next, we could stress how wrong 'Taxation without Representation' is.

Not directed to Nerbot...

We can definitely stand to teach people around us about what is going on, and potentially join the people in the article with many others....

Maybe, just maybe... if enough people were UPSET, those in power will take notice.

But it might take enough people hitting them where it matters -- Their pocketbook.

I am willing to join the protests, when they come to my town. Hopefully we all are.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 12:34 PM
The prediction about summer marches is based on the fact that most people are now shocked, stunned and in "wait and see" mode. It will take until summer in the USA before there is enough mass outrage to hit the streets.

People are hoping against hope that Obama will somehow save the day. But I just don't see that happening. What I suspect is that the powers in Washington are trying to buy time. The thing is that most of the effects of the stimulus package probably won't kick in to results until 2010. Too slow.

Most people are maxed out. Banks need more hard cash from Average Joe right now because banks cannot get enough handouts from Uncle Sam to cover their "casino" debts. So, banks and their subsidiary credit card companies are busy putting the hard squeeze on people. Apparently the "banking establishment" has put enough dough into Congressional campaigns over the years, lobbying, and putting their own into the top advisory roles that they've got the White House and Congress snowed.

People are on a slow boil right now. But listen for the kettle whistle to blow June/July?August. Look at history. When the USA had massive protests, it has always been in the summer, always. That's just when things boil over.

Obama will be selling his stimulus plan hard in the coming months to try to turn attitudes around, but meanwhile I suspect things will continue to crash and banks will definitely continue to pick your pocket. When folks get fed up, you'll see the protests but like I said, it is a slow boil, unfortunately, because taking it to the streets right now would be ideal.

You're preaching to the choir when you suggest we all should protest right now, but I don't see it happening until summer.

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