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London bankers warned to dress down amid violence fears

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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It's hilarious that the protests are dubbed anti-capitalists. Your overseers are beaming with pride at their work that they can get the rabble to attack the very system they are trying to destroy.

What masterful brainwashing it truly is to first collapse the system using heavy handed government/socialist control tactics, such as creating boom and busts cycles by controlling currency and creating easy credit (e.g. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae), and then when the system is dying to shift the blame over to those nasty capitalists.

They will have the masses crying out for even MORE government intervention to save the day. I've noticed that the slavish mouthpieces of the socialists and NWO types like Newsweek have been calling out for the end to capitalism. Marx must be smiling from his place of torment in hell. Well what do you expect with government controlled education and government controlled media. Of course everyone will want socialism. The more power invested the new 'messiah's hands the better right?




posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963

 
Most of Europe has had some sort of activity lately...

Romania
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I can assure you there is nothing happening in Romania, I read Romanian newspapers everyday and have family and friends living there. There's too much apathy in that country, people have done enough street fighting and protesting in the 90s. And the crisis is not yet severe enough to wake people up from their apathy.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 03:35 PM
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I think it's a Great thing that People all over the World stand up for their rights. The sad thing is that great people with spines get out there and do the dirty work and then some spineless weeny comes in later and takes over after the war has been won and acts like they had something to do with it.

Hurray UK! Make your thoughts be known to the World!!!!!!!!!!!




posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 06:37 AM
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I won't vote anyone other than Labour at the next election, that is for definate. I just can't understand them anymore.They talk about the enviroment, yet they let the multinationals do as they please. Build powerstations, sanction nuclear station's and airports. Let the constructon industry regulate themselve's and reck our countryside. Who is the boss? They might as well not be there and let the lunatic's take over the asylum. As it is MP's are so stupid they let their thick relative's run their expensis and make themselve's a laughing stock in the eye's of the public.
Then they let who was a highly respected spin doctor and now a Lord sell off ourt postal service! I could do a better job than that lot put together, given half the chance. We must start at grass roots level first to build this country up again. YOU DON'T RUB COUGH MIXTURE ROUND YOUR FACE IF YOU HAVE A COUGH! Think about it...



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 07:10 AM
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The BBC has been working overtime to to spread propaganda on behalf of the government in the last few days.
There was even some guy on there saying how these protesters were "damaging the economy" because it would prevent bankers and office workers from buying their sandwiches!


The arrests were very well reported too, making sure everyone knew that if they had material of a "political nature" they too were considered a threat to the nation!

And of course they bring up the cost of policing it, trying to place blame for more expense on the protesters. The fact remains that they could have this meeting by video-link and save all of our economies millions more.

There are a few things that everyone needs to know and do over the next few days...
1. Don't trust a word the BBC says on what is happening in London.
2. Preferably look for any footage yourself on YouTube.
3. Take everything you read and hear with a pinch of salt and try to decide who would gain from people believing it.

I have no doubt that a segment of the protesters will be going to cause chaos. And a part of me thinks that this has to happen in order for the government to actually pay attention.
But I also believe that the UK government and the Police are about to show their true colours. And I hope that their actions are caught on film for the world to see.
How the Police handle this will tell a lot about the state of our country, and with the current people in positions of power, it will likely get dangerous very quickly. That woman (you all know who she is) is one of the most dangerous people in such a position. She will make a lot of bad decisions, and her decisions will be draconian and heavy-handed.

I wish everyone in London well, and I hope that locals, protesters and workers are all safe from harm throughout. The bankers, their mansions and their shop fronts I couldn't care less about.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by da pickles
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it happened with the polltax riots in london in 1990 there was very little coverage of what went on . i only found out about the riots 18months later. if this saturday is anything like the link below then i fear all hope is lost
www.youtube.com...
well, you have it on good authority that saturday went off in a very good spirited way. Stilt walkers, brass bands and lots of singing/chanting. It was a very english affair


Tomorow, however, may well be very different. I'm trying to blag the day off so I can join in the festivities. mid week protests for those who don't live in london can be a bugger to get too.

edit to add, but yes, we're fighting back


[edit on 31/3/2009 by Acidtastic]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic

Originally posted by da pickles
reply to post by Common Good
 


it happened with the polltax riots in london in 1990 there was very little coverage of what went on . i only found out about the riots 18months later. if this saturday is anything like the link below then i fear all hope is lost
www.youtube.com...
well, you have it on good authority that saturday went off in a very good spirited way. Stilt walkers, brass bands and lots of singing/chanting. It was a very english affair


Tomorow, however, may well be very different. I'm trying to blag the day off so I can join in the festivities. mid week protests for those who don't live in london can be a bugger to get too.

edit to add, but yes, we're fighting back


[edit on 31/3/2009 by Acidtastic]


From what I have read, both sides of this (TPTB and the protesters) seem to expect a violent protest. And the "G" meetings seem to attract that response regularly.

I hope any anger is squarely directed at the bankers and leaders though. And I think it is inevitable that banks and symbols of corporate greed will face destruction.
There was even a suggestion that banks and large multinational companies should hire security to form a Human barrier at their shop front.

If you do go, stay safe, and report back. I wish I could go, not to throw bricks through windows, but to join the voice of anger in the hope that the government might finally realize just how angry this country is with them.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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www.guardian.co.uk...

todays (slightly unplanned) protests have gone off in good spirit. people turned up with tea and cake


Even having fun with the police it seems (in the article) dress down, so you don't get cake crumbs on your suits!!



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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Yes , we as bankers have been told to dress down to 'blend in' , Sorry but before all the flaming starts I didn't cause the crisis , even though I work for a central bank in England.

Yes we will probably be at the centre of the 'protests' even so much that I will probably be looking down at the protests when I get a chance.
Mainly for the fact that I can watch the Policy Farce beat down on the peaceful protesters.
Seeing as a lot of CCTV cameras have been turned off, ( resolution problems my a*se), Policy Farce officers being issued with Tazers and CS gas.
I want to videotape any 'incidents' that occur, I still think that the Policy Farce will have 'plants' in the crowds specifically to start trouble to give them an excuse to come in heavy handed into the peaceful protest.
I also think ( I hope not though) that there will be a major incident ensuring that the Government get the excuse to implement more civil liberties restrictions.

I can't help but feel sadness that the 'dubious' protesters will be trying to hurt the rest of the banking staff that have had absolutely NO impact on the crisis, like me , they have just been trying to do their job to provide an income for their families, these protesters that have been saying "burn a banker" ( I shouldn't say protesters , sounds like I'm tarring them all with the same brush) the anarchists ( reportedly) that have been saying this seem to think that someone who's life events have lead them to this particular job have had the direct actions that have caused this worldwide problem.

We have issues as well, we have had to make do with what we have got, our jobs aren't secure as much as the next man, but the protesters don't seem to realise that the problems really issue from those in charge , those that issue the orders, that make policy, the rest of us just want to keep our heads down and go home at the end of a day's work .

I for one hate the financial scum that have ruined the economies of the world but as an individual have had no chance to change anything, if you want to blame someone , blame the bosses NOT the staff.

So let the flaming begin simply because I'm a 'Banker' ( should be just called bank staff)



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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Originally posted by DataWraith


I can't help but feel sadness that the 'dubious' protesters will be trying to hurt the rest of the banking staff that have had absolutely NO impact on the crisis, like me ,
no protester is going to attack the normal workers, who are just trying to earn a crust. They will be going after the main men, the police and the goverment. You are quite safe. Don't buy into the propaganda, go to work in your suit, and be proud to do so. You have a life that needs supporting, and whist there are banking jobs (won't be long before that's a thing of the past) then there will be bankers.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 08:27 AM
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I know they state "bankers" (and I do too) as the cause along with the governments, but they really mean those who run the banks and those who make these decisions. I don't think any of them actually see the regular employee as responsible for anything.

The advice to "dress down" and so on, is an attempt to scare people, and to label protesters as the "evil ones" capable of anything.
That is the goal here. There have been several attempts by the BBC and the government to paint a nasty picture of the people heading to London for the protests, and this is just another part of it.

I would say that people should be concerned about their safety if they are in a financially related building, embassy or shop deemed to be a corporate giant though. Just because while the violence may not be directed at the people within, it most certainly will be directed at those buildings because they are symbols of everything that is wrong right now.

I hope you do get the chance to watch the Police carefully, and report and share that with the world through any means possible. I think there needs to be a lot of footage of everything happening in London throughout this week.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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I'm scared. What are they trying to do to us ordinary folk? The rich have certainly got richer. Mission accomplished. There is nothing to make money from anymore, because the ordinary people have had the pips squeezed out of them, just as the banks said that they would do about 15 years ago. Oh yes we were likened to oranges and that's what they said. Check out the old testimonial's. Beleive me it was true. I have a photographic and piedatic memory, so i'm told and i can't forget anything! I wish i could, because it only take's something small to trigger it and it come's back in a little documentary. The warning signs were there and nobody would listen. I'm just ordinary and that's how i want to be. I warned about Bush and no one would listen, i warned about Katrina and no one would listen. I warned about loads of things and no one would listen. I know Barack is trying to do good, but even he know's the super rich have taken the money and run! Gordon still feel's he has to apease the rich for some strange reason and Mandleson is a turncoat. Shut the banks down and have smaller community banks. No more paychecks every month as a little brown envolope will do with our hard earned cash...every week please! We don't need banks. It is all a myth! Come on wake up everyone!



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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How do British Bankers usually dress?

Do they stand out in a crowd, with a uniform that screams, I'M A BANKER?

How do they dress differently from other Brits, anyway?

Seems silly to me, to ask people to change themselves for a job.

If they do a disguise, I hope they get compensated extra for it!



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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I'd have fun with it anyway.

I would wear a pink wig, like Britney Spears did a couple of years ago.
Show up wearing no, underwear!

Bring my dog to work in a purse...............LOL I do have a purse sized dog!

This is about the silliest thing I have ever read!



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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Used to be the old way , with a smart pressed suit, a bowler hat and a brolly . These days its a pair or khakis, a t-shirt and a brolly ( when the sh*t starts flying).



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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Another thing while i'm on here. If my memory is correct and it alway's is. How are we going to evidence this if it is illegal to photograph a police officer?



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Well said.

Which is why I believe a measure of pain is necessary to jolt people back into understanding what is important in life.

It took two to tango- the man who made the loan (douche bankers) and the man who took it.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by da pickles
reply to post by Common Good
 


it happened with the polltax riots in london in 1990 there was very little coverage of what went on . i only found out about the riots 18months later. if this saturday is anything like the link below then i fear all hope is lost
www.youtube.com...


Nope not necessarily, due to the media involvement people demonstrating know to take extra measures, I expect a whole flurry of video phone snippets will flood the net in the next 48 hours. Which in turn will overload the ATS servers

I also predict something big is going to happen (a false flag maybe) and all protesters will be labelled 'terrorists' watch this space................



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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latest update
news.bbc.co.uk...
www.walesonline.co.uk...

i cant believe that bankers had the audacity to wave money at the g20 protesters from there offices.
what is disturbing is how quick the protest news is vanishing from the news sites , within 10 mins i had a job to track down a story i had been reading previosly



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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A lot of people has been saying that the 'banker's' ( should actually be , the Ignorant bankING staff - as the 'bankers' are the bosses and those who make policy, not the average bank office staff) have been 'waving' notes at the protesters.
Whilst I disagree with the waving ( in fact it disgusts me ) people bleat on about seeing banking staff waving notes, then they get angry and mouth off about it, how about providing a picture to prove they were waving notes at the protesters.
If not its all hearsay and thats not helpful to the goals of the demonstrations.



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