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Day Of Mild Annoyance

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Day of FAIL: Nationwide anti-capitalist revolution flops

September 17 was supposed to be the Day of Rage, the starting point of an anti-capitalist revolution that (in theory) was going to sweep the country coast-to-coast. As I noted yesterday, “The plan is to protest in state capitals and major cities across the nation, but the focus of the revolution will be in New York, where a hoped-for 20,000 anti-capitalists will ‘occupy’ Wall Street.”

I dutifully sent my operatives out to cover what were to be three of the largest Day of Rage protests — in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — so humanity would have a full record of this pivotal moment in history.

Really, I should have learned my lesson by now: The bigger the build-up to a protest, and the more grandiose the promises, the louder the sound of the bellyflop onto the dustbin of irrelevancy.

In other words: “Day of Rage” was a massive FAIL.

This photo essay includes photos from all three protest sites (NY, SF and LA) integrated together, to give you the feel of the fizzled revolution as a whole.


I'm soooooo surprised. News flash, most Americans aren't far left socialist wana-be's.




posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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Maybe "Day Of Mild Annoyance" was a bit of an over-statement.

Thanks for the update.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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How is it a free market system, when the banks and corporations literally write the laws? For their own benefit, I might add. They might provide things that I use, but they provide little that I need. I will not be a slave thankful for the pig guts that master so graciously bestows upon me for my nourishment. Without master's help, I'm sure I can get my own ham. We should treat corporations as people only when we can imprison or execute them, as people.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by Gannicus

I'm soooooo surprised. News flash, most Americans aren't far left socialist wana-be's.



Most Americans want Wall Street regulated though. Position limits implemented on the New york Mercantile Exchange and so forth. Because, "With liberty comes responsibility."
edit on 19-9-2011 by LilDudeissocool because: I cut down the quote



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by lildaddy985
reply to post by neo96
 


How is it a free market system, when the banks and corporations literally write the laws?


There are no free market capitalist systems in existence. Most systems that say they are, are actually plutocracies like the U.S. system.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Well, I admire their desire to get involved and at least attempt to have a say. I am older and I believe our hope is our younguns. It has to be, because the rest of us are just waiting to die. I am baby boomer and I am worn out from 30yrs of labor, raising a family, and sending my men off to war. We have no more new ideas, so you young people, don't let the ridicule stop you.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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yeah, kiddies. join your little hands with barry, julian and wael and >>change the world



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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I feel sorry for you. It is obvious you are afraid because ridicule is a reaction to fear.
All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by MOMof3
reply to post by psyop911
 


I feel sorry for you. It is obvious you are afraid because ridicule is a reaction to fear.
All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

Momof3, your heart is in the right place. Really. But this was doomed to failure from the start.
It didn't involve EVERYONE.

It was focused on the socialism-anarchist-code pink crowd.

It has ramifications that affect us all. We just need to focus on solutions.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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yeah i can think who controls wall street?

who writes and enforces their laws their rules and their regulations and who created that thing that control all the wealth of this country the federal reserve.

the government and people like those who "protested" and those who hate banks and corporations without them

WITHOUT THEM WHERE WOULD YOU BE?

living in a cave playing with sticks pennyless because you dont have anything that they provide that we all use on a daily basis.

you need them but no dont beleive in a free market or anything of the sort you want control and that control is strangling this country lets control them even more.


Are you F'n serious. Where would we be without banks? No one needs banks. You must be out of your mind. Banks have given us a false sense of success. Given us the ability to fall into debt. Banks make it easy to get that credit card so you can get that new Tv. Or Car loan, or House. Tell me sir. If you have a 30 year loan on your home and lose your job. What then? If you can't pay your mortgage and they foreclose on your house. You still owe them the money for the house plus interest. Even if they resell the home. You still owe the entire amount on that home. I'm sorry were would we be without banks? We would not be in debt. We would have to save our money and buy things when we can afford it. Banks have created a I need to have it now society. Now, Now, Now. You know MandT bank last year made 2.5 Billion. Not million Billion on overdraft fee's alone. MandTbank (AKA the Bank of New York) charges 37.00 per overdraft. Do the math and you tell me if you think millions of people have overdrawn their accounts? I don't think so.

MandT and Bank of America are notorious for flip flopping information to their advantage. One of which is the Biggest to Smallest swap. this is where they hold the Biggest charge in your account knowing that you may bounce a check or credit card charge. Bouncing the Largest first, than the second largest and so on. In turn maximizing the overdraft fee. So if you were five cents off on an overdraft they bounce three charges instead of one. BOA and MandT bank both have pending class action law suits over this dishonest policy.



Banks are the reason we are in this mess. They will be the ones that have forced us into caves rubbing two sticks together. While you sit there and defend them. They are taking your money and getting richer. Banks are a ponzi Scheme. Maybe your should do your homework sir. Banks don't give a crap about you and your opinion just your pocket and how deep it is and how much they can take from you.

Ever notice that you don't see many taking banks to court. Why? Because the crooked bankers have all the money that they need to shut you up.

You sir are wrong. America has no need for banks, except to protect your money. That's what they are supposed to do. Protect your money. How protected sir do you feel with your money in a bank. In light of the current economic cloud?



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Well, I guess there are mason jars you can keep buried in the backyard.


Not that I'm against that, but I don't know of any mason jars that provide car/home loans.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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give me a break they are because too many people in this country make bad decisions with the cash they make

credit cards? dont need them loans dont need them xbox360.ps3 name brand must got to have items.

americans are lousy with their money they make the wrong choices.

the wants of americans have put them right where they are their wants have exceeded their wallets

but blame someone else blame the people who employ them and who make everything they use.

nah



And Banks exploit that every chance they get. I suppose your ok with that. The ability to easily obtain a credit card has nothing to do with people not controlling their money. Banks flash that get money now crap in students and young naive kids to almost immediately put them into debt. They market right to them.

Banks offer the temptation to free money. They don't ever make it obvious that the interest rate is this or that. The put all that stuff in the fine print that well no one ever reads. Wanna fix the problem in the country abolish fine print.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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ok banks make you sign on the dotted line and they never give you t he oportunity to READ THE FINEPRINT

no no its there fault!!!

i feel quite secure all my crap is paid off and i have zero liabilities

and my money is underneath my matress and in my vault.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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I understand your point. But the day will probably come that we will wish for these peaceful protests. I have been here before. My high school days was one of fear because of the draft, civil rights issues, riots. My high school was rioted by college students and kids were hurt and property was destroyed. High powered guns and ammo was about unheard of then, but not now.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool

Originally posted by Gannicus

I'm soooooo surprised. News flash, most Americans aren't far left socialist wana-be's.



Most Americans want Wall Street regulated though. Position limits implemented on the New york Mercantile Exchange and so forth. Because, "With liberty comes responsibility."
edit on 19-9-2011 by LilDudeissocool because: I cut down the quote



Ah, so maybe that's the catch....the program is really to promote the Bilderbergs Global economic tax, and you guys went for it whole hog....good work! It's a fact that Richard Trumpka wants a global economic tax,

www.theblaze.com...
Trumpka says here that American afl-cio have been working for financial reform.... uhuh..."Americans for Financial reform"..".create a robin hood tax" "Create a financial transaction tax"

SO maybe that's what the real organizers of the protest really want to achieve. They were making a list of demands which I hadnt heard yet, so I should really hear that.
edit on 19-9-2011 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by bftroop

Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Terrorist
 


give me a break they are because too many people in this country make bad decisions with the cash they make

credit cards? dont need them loans dont need them xbox360.ps3 name brand must got to have items.

americans are lousy with their money they make the wrong choices.

the wants of americans have put them right where they are their wants have exceeded their wallets

but blame someone else blame the people who employ them and who make everything they use.

nah



And Banks exploit that every chance they get. I suppose your ok with that. The ability to easily obtain a credit card has nothing to do with people not controlling their money. Banks flash that get money now crap in students and young naive kids to almost immediately put them into debt. They market right to them.

Banks offer the temptation to free money. They don't ever make it obvious that the interest rate is this or that. The put all that stuff in the fine print that well no one ever reads. Wanna fix the problem in the country abolish fine print.


When the WH talks about regulating the financial sector, you know it's just about more govt takeover and bureaucracy. Please see my post on the global financial taxes the socialists are pushing. Why are the unions involved in this????



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by MOMof3
reply to post by psyop911
 


I feel sorry for you. It is obvious you are afraid because ridicule is a reaction to fear.
All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

Momof3, your heart is in the right place. Really. But this was doomed to failure from the start.
It didn't involve EVERYONE.

It was focused on the socialism-anarchist-code pink crowd.

It has ramifications that affect us all. We just need to focus on solutions.


Yes, and look what happened when I posted a Tea Party perspective(which by the way was pretty moderate I thought).



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool

Originally posted by lildaddy985
reply to post by neo96
 


How is it a free market system, when the banks and corporations literally write the laws?


There are no free market capitalist systems in existence. Most systems that say they are, are actually plutocracies like the U.S. system.


Karl Marx was railing against Capitalism in the 1800's. How much do you think the rhetoric has changed since then? We certainly were far more free market oriented a hundred years ago before the socialists expanded govt intrustion.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool

Originally posted by Gannicus

I'm soooooo surprised. News flash, most Americans aren't far left socialist wana-be's.



Most Americans want Wall Street regulated though. Position limits implemented on the New york Mercantile Exchange and so forth. Because, "With liberty comes responsibility."
edit on 19-9-2011 by LilDudeissocool because: I cut down the quote


Oh that's rich...you accuse me of being brainwashed by Fox news and here you are spouting DailyKos and Huffpo. Good work man. And guess what, you just confirmed for me what I posted, that socialist global taxation is flying under the banner of regulating Wall Street. You think that George Soros is really going to let the WH regulate what he does in the marketplace?
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by lildaddy985
reply to post by neo96
 


How is it a free market system, when the banks and corporations literally write the laws? For their own benefit, I might add. They might provide things that I use, but they provide little that I need. I will not be a slave thankful for the pig guts that master so graciously bestows upon me for my nourishment. Without master's help, I'm sure I can get my own ham. We should treat corporations as people only when we can imprison or execute them, as people.


Bureaucratic regulations make it less free not more.




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