Occupy Wall Street Has Begun!

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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by Smell The Roses

Originally posted by OldCorp
I would have thought by now someone would have pointed out the fact that it's a Saturday...


Wouldn't this have been more effective on a weekday? Exactly what are they shutting down? And last question: How much you wanna bet that come Monday morning the police will have cleared the last of them out?


Could actually be a strategic move depending how you look at it.
edit on 17-9-2011 by Smell The Roses because: Oh and I think I smell a catalyst



you know what, they are protesting at the wrong spot anyway. the banks and corporations take advantage of the laws on the books. they should be on the steps of the senate and the house. the potus and wall street get the blame, but the rules are made on the hill




posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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I see a lot of corporations are going to love this occupation, especially the peanut butter corporation.

Water, banana, apples, bread, spoons, etc...



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
I see a lot of corporations are going to love this occupation, especially the peanut butter corporation.

Water, banana, apples, bread, spoons, etc...


Exactly! And perhaps it's unavoidable that some large corporations might profit a little bit. But think also of the small boost to the local economy, the street vendors, the pizza places, even the trickle down effect of the cops getting some overtime pay and their kids having extra allowance money to spend etc...

I've seen people all over the net wanting to contribute. But since this was organized as a disorganized protest there should not be any entity gaining monetarily from it. At least the nyc homeless will have some company for the next few weeks.


Instead of keeping people out the police need to drop their baracades and let people in. The police only duty should be to serve and protect the citizens, NOT the corporations. Better yet the police shouldn't be there at all. (Or at least not in force.)



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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I wonder if it occured to them that a lot of working class people that invest in the stock market for their retirement (401k's, ect) will take it in the shorts if they do manage to shut wallstreet down? Don't think those people'd be to happy with this protest.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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reply to post by Troublesome
 


I have been trying to keep up with what is going on there. Hopefully all goes well. The obvious thing is they have decided to treat them like Ron Paul in the sense of ignore them and hope they go away. I don't believe this is going to work with them than it has with him.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Chance321
I wonder if it occured to them that a lot of working class people that invest in the stock market for their retirement (401k's, ect) will take it in the shorts if they do manage to shut wallstreet down? Don't think those people'd be to happy with this protest.


There has been a lot of people's 401k's that were wiped out in 2008 due to a corrupt economic system. Madoff made off with $60 billion in people's money, most likely with the help of the SEC. Enron wipedout there workers income faster than you can say Chance321. I can go on and on but your worried about the protesters shutting down Wall Street??



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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anybody else having a problem with the live streaming??



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Tens of thousands? That seems very unlikely.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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Living in London I have not heard nor seen any sign of protests in the city so is it true? Second my advice is to be totally peaceful and to watch out for agent provocateurs placed into your ranks by the government to undermine the legitimacy of the protest.
Should anyone start causing trouble for the love of Humanity surround them, strip them naked, take pictures of their faces to post on facebook and then hand them into the police lines. Because if you police your own demonstrations then the police wont have to wade in with riot shields.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by AkumaStreak

You don't think we could have a healthcare and bare essentials infrastructure that's off the capitalist grid while still being mostly capitalistic? I think we can and we should.

Capitalism should be for non-essentials. No one wants to get sick. If we have a not-for-profit nutrition shake avail. for those who would benefit from it, would that be so wrong? It would prob. taste like ass, and capitalism could continue as usual for entertainment/non-essential pleasures (aka going to TGI Friday's, heh). People would still pay money for non-essentials, like their Kanye West CDs.


People producing what we need is not capitalism. Money is NOT capitalism.

Capitalism is not the only system that has free-markets.

Even under social anarchism we can use money as a tool of exchange, what we have to be careful of is the people who try to use money to make money, an unproductive system of wealth collection.

Socialist cooperatives are not non-profit, that is the point, businesses still make profit, but instead of the profit going to a private owner it goes to those who do the work. This increases motivation, and evens out the distribution of wealth, so we don't have such a huge rich-poor divide. Which BTW gets ever wider, so much for capitalism huh?

edit on 9/18/2011 by ANOK because: Anarchy Peace and Bananas



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
I would have thought by now someone would have pointed out the fact that it's a Saturday...


Wouldn't this have been more effective on a weekday? Exactly what are they shutting down?




They all had the day off from work and school so they were able to attend the "Occupy Wall Street" gig.
Come Monday most will be at work or in class.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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Good on 'em.

Whether they are in the 'right' place is irrelevant.

Wall Street is the symbol of the wealthy financial elite, and it is here that the protesters are beginning the work of reclaiming our country, for the people.

Peaceful protest works.

Demands are met, negotiations made.

We can deny the right of a corporation to donate to political parties, and the right to be considered a 'person.'

Close tax loopholes, and build in some rational, environmental clauses that make companies clean up their pre AND post consumer waste.

What we can't do alone, we can do together.

Corporations are in the perfect place to make a great deal of positive difference in social systems, yet they prefer to focus solely on executive personal profit.

It is time...



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
The potus and wall street get the blame, but the rules are made on the hill


In reality wall street controls the government, the rules are made at their behest.

We have a government ran by, and for, capitalists. It was most obvious during the last Bush regime. We had the oil industry in charge of the ship. Doesn't this make it obvious why 911 happened, and we went to war in the ME?

To save us from terrorists? Give me a break. It's the same old game of conquer and control that has been going on for centuries. The ME has been on the radar for centuries also, the west has attempted to control it many times.
Not just because of oil, but because the west is trying to force global economic control.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by OldCorp
I would have thought by now someone would have pointed out the fact that it's a Saturday...


Wouldn't this have been more effective on a weekday? Exactly what are they shutting down?




They all had the day off from work and school so they were able to attend the "Occupy Wall Street" gig.
Come Monday most will be at work or in class.

Irony. The same protesters have to go to work so they can pay into their 401K's.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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headed to Manhattan on Monday. If theyre still there, I'll report back



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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www.flickr.com...

Special Message For Wall Street - My Heart Goes Out to Them! so sad!



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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Get your invitation right HERE ...if I wasn't in Australia, Id be up all night with everyone! PEACE AND SOLIDARITY!



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:07 AM
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This is exactly what we as Americans need to do.

The best way, and the only way that these protests continue is if we can set down clear goals that have to be met. The most important thing right now is 1) to show that the people are tired of being told how to live and 2) that we will not tolerate the obliteration of our rights any longer. I do not think that it is too much to ask to allow every person the right to food, water, shelter, education and medicine. Taxes should be proportional and we should bring back the jobs that we have sent overseas to not only to create jobs for Americans, but also to stop the exploitation of other countries in the name of profit. Corporate voices should no longer drown out individual ones.

This is possible, it is logical, and it is fair, and if we can unite on this or something like this then no major revolution needs to occur, no blood needs to be shed, and the American people will have something real to latch onto to give them strength when they need it most.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by Evanzsayz

Originally posted by WhiteHat
and I found this on CNN

Wall Street protesters inspired by Arab Spring movement

posted in Tech section

At least is a start. S&F
edit on 17-9-2011 by WhiteHat because: (no reason given)


GO FIGURE! CNN would have to put a twist on the story just like everything else...arab's influenced us. Get a life CNN obviously your a bunch of retards


Just wanted to point out, this is not spin, it is the truth. The movement was inspired by the Arab Spring Movement, it explicitly states as much on their campaign website (emphasis mine):



Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants


Besides, why is being inspired by something Arab such a bad thing? Are you so incredibly bigoted to think nothing good or inspirational could come from that part of the world?



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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Wow. this is one of the best thread I have seen around here. Just amazing





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