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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
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So if the govt is responsible for free trade agreements, then why are these people camped out at Wall Street and not DC? Obama does not want any attention put on him as a source of distress.


Do you really think that this stuff won't reach DC? Protests are already being planned from what I'm reading. Have fun defending your beloved masters.


I'd love to see members of congress join the crowd instead. The majority of them didn't want the bailouts to happen (until they were cornered into it). The heck with going to DC, let DC go to Wall Street. They should be just as pissed as the rest of us (except for the ones that are owned by them, hah!).




posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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You don't have to explain to me what "socialism" is like it's some shock that I may be supporting it. I am a socialist. And as such, I can tell you that this protest is not about ideology. It's about theft and corruption, pure and simple. If you don't feel that it's being represented by enough anarchy-capitalists, then by all means join them!

On a federal level, I believe in your wild-west survival of the fittest capitalism... which is what counts here. There is no reason for you to defend these people that we bailed out who still foreclosed on people and still gave out CEO bonuses like it was candy. Sometimes it's okay to work with varying people for a common goal. Actually, it's always ok. So relax and try to find some common ground because they need all the help they can get. Wall Street doesn't.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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These protests are start of this: Banking Collapse



We have two basic emotions: fear and love. Unfortunately, many people will fear losing their ink paper but now is the time to embrace the change that is occurring. Think of it this way: Each time a bank closes or is taken over by the Federal Reserve, means we're one step closer to the full implementation of the Golden Age!
The game is over, my friends. They lost and we won so don't let the illusion of money, time or fear-based politics get to you. All of our souls chose to be here RIGHT NOW to make a difference in this world and to witness the start of the Golden Age.

All of our souls, without exception, thought we could overcome the fear-based mentality to make a difference in this world. The powers that be knew this and developed a structure system that kept us locked inside-the-box through the media and what we learned in school, essentially cultivating our minds to THEIR agenda. As our minds are opening up to the truth, we see through their illusion and we're opening up our potential to the unlimited possibilities that exist outside-the-box.
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Cuervo ??? the point is ... there is NO common goal ... hello ??? are any of you listening?
regardless of who is participating, we are more concerned with who is Pay(v)ing the way and that's a format many Americans denounce. There is NO plan of action. There is NO petition of grievance. There is NO recommended action to be taken by govt. Cuervo, What IS the plan?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
KIDS THESE DAYS THINK IT'S A "COOL" THING TO DO, PROTESTS AREN'T SUPPOSE TO BE FUN, THIS IS SERIOUS.


However .. if you actually look at the rather diverse demographics of those both attending and participating in these protests, demonstrations and marches ... they're not exactly school-aged kids.

late teens/early twenties to 30 - 40 - 50 - 60+ would seem a better demographic descriptive of those in attendance.

with the vast majority seeming more in the low to mid range of the above, if you will.

can't argue that there's likely quite a few there simply due to a predetermined or inclined opposition to 'authority' ... no matter what that 'authority' may be at the time...

but there also seems a rather significant number of folks in attendance who seem to have just had their fill of these United States being influenced and/or controlled by and for corporate interests on the whole.

people who had a significant portion, if not nearly all, of their 401Ks, savings, etc. wiped out back in '08 and even after ...

hence their chants of, "the banks got bailed out ... we got sold out" and such.

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me?
they're just going about it all the wrong way.

marching and chanting the above and similar, supposedly focused on bring attention to the same, yet all the while you have folks in the progressions with signs of 'i hate cops', 'police brutality must stop', 'nypd are pigs', etc ... to include a myriad of other non-related 'issues and tissues' being voiced or made known all the while.

- a focused message, demand and actual purpose
- solidarity throughout with regards presenting that same message to others during your efforts
- stay focused and within the law
- listen to law enforcement when they merely ask that you remain on the sidewalk during said march.
* can't count the number of times i heard those type requests along today's march ... with a Please added by the requesting officer(s) .. and people did, for the most part

law enforcement don't want to be there any more than those in attendance feel the need to be.

i'm sure they'd rather be at home with their families, friends and loved ones just as you and i would... country going strong, life's good or at least acceptable, things don't seem to be going to hell in a handbasket, etc...



"What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N' I don't like it any more than you men."


would seem the crux of the matter on All sides, if you will



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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The 99%.
That is how it started.





We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.


wearethe99percent.tumblr.com...

The faces of the 99%



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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AWESOME!!! Anyone who believes differently should read this ... if you still believe that public outrage is wrong after reading the article...well...you obviously haven't read it


Go protestors!!



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Another reason why we are P.O.
There are ways to fix this.




This new inequality.org site aims to be your portal into all things online related to the income and wealth gaps that so divide us, in the United States and throughout the world. We’ll endeavor, on these inequality.org pages, to point you to news and views that speak to the issues that rising economic inequality raises. And we’ll also spotlight here basic inequality background data as well as the groups and organizations working to research inequality in our world today — and reduce it.


inequality.org...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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There is a difference between the power hungry like JP Morgan who owns 70 trillion+ in derivatives, and want nothing more than to see this amount triple through inflation alone. And the self made millionaire.

If I gave you a million bucks today for some software title or small business you came up with. Would it be fair to take half of it? Would it fair to eat away at it every year?

You should not want hand outs! You really can make your own work! I can tell one sure way right now, as I used to do it when I was younger and it paid the bills just fine.

P.S. JP Morgan Chase just gave a 4.6 million donation to the NYPD.
www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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that link is rather old news and incomplete.
who own the Fed? who also own Goldman? not seeing any similarities yet?
ok then, pissed without a purpose ... vietnam ring any bells?
protesting everything but nothing (in writing anyway), what is the point of that?

more power to those willing to risk their lives without having any goal.
the world is full of idiots searching for their 15min of fame ... seems this group still can't compare to the crowds appearing at Idol auditions though.

at least some are beginning to see and understand the absolute dizzying aspect of running in circles ... at some point the beginning and the end all seem to blend together and in this case, i truly hope the end is as uneventful as the beginning was.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Donkey_Dean
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There is a difference between the power hungry like JP Morgan who owns 70 trillion+ in derivatives, and want nothing more than to see this amount triple through inflation alone. And the self made millionaire.

If I gave you a million bucks today for some software title or small business you came up with. Would it be fair to take half of it? Would it fair to eat away at it every year?

You should not want hand outs! You really can make your own work! I can tell one sure way right now, as I used to do it when I was younger and it paid the bills just fine.
edit on 1-10-2011 by Donkey_Dean because: (no reason given)

Yes,you are right.
If a philanthropist makes millions,he should only pay his fare share in taxes.
If a CEO of a bank is getting millions in bonuses for a failed banking system,that is where I have a problem.
Tax those bonuses to the point the get nothing.
It comes down to greed.
A story of someone so selfless that he foregoes his salary so that the school system could have more money for their students.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years. Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns. "How much do we need to keep accumulating?" asks Powell, 63. "There's no reason for me to keep stockpiling money." Powell's generosity is more than just a gesture in a region with some of the nation's highest rates of unemployment. As he prepares for retirement, he wants to ensure that his pet projects survive California budget cuts. And the man who started his career as a high school civics teacher, who has made anti-bullying his mission, hopes his act of generosity will help restore faith in the government he once taught students to respect.

www.thefiscaltimes.com...

I don't won't handouts.I want to work.I am lucky that my wife makes good money.
I am content and so is my family.
Greed and power is the evil of our society,and it is time to keep it in check.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by Honor93
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that link is rather old news and incomplete.
who own the Fed? who also own Goldman? not seeing any similarities yet?
ok then, pissed without a purpose ... vietnam ring any bells?
protesting everything but nothing (in writing anyway), what is the point of that?

more power to those willing to risk their lives without having any goal.
the world is full of idiots searching for their 15min of fame ... seems this group still can't compare to the crowds appearing at Idol auditions though.

at least some are beginning to see and understand the absolute dizzying aspect of running in circles ... at some point the beginning and the end all seem to blend together and in this case, i truly hope the end is as uneventful as the beginning was.


You obviously haven't read the article...mostly because it tells you exactly who owns what


Those protests are 100% justified. Not sure how much they'll accomplish in the end, but maybe, just maybe, it'll wake people up...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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That reads like his pissed he can't get a job and keeps getting layed off.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by aivlas
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That reads like his pissed he can't get a job and keeps getting layed off.

Yes,it does.
You know why?
Cause there is no work out there for skilled workers.
You know why?
Cause no one is building anything.
No new homes,no new office buildings.
Everything is stagnant right now and businesses are holding on to their money and not expanding.
Banks aren't loaning money cause they screwed up by gambling on bad loans..



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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I would like to take this opportunity, to add the voice of the father of RAP and HIP HOP, Gil Scott Heron, who recently died. RIP Mr. Heron. He was a poet activist whose music highlighted not only the economic injustice but the political fallacy of democracy as practiced in the place that pretends to have invented it (it was Romans) and pretends to defend it.

The first song, explains why CNN is silent and FoX is Faux about it. Its called, "The Revolution will not be televised.". The second song laments the plight of the urban people, during the space race. Its called, "Whitey On The Moon".

Have a listen and enjoy and familiarize yourself with his work. He had a PHD in English and was a poet and an American troubadour of truth. Enjoy! The third is a track about Ronnie Ray-Gun.......Perhaps his most political protest about America in the 80's.


www.youtube.com...
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Just had to mention that the arrests today made the front page of cnn.com. Nice to see they are finally reporting on things, although slanted, the word is getting out.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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So because his a vet he should get higher piority over other people looking for jobs?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ

Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by MrXYZ
 

that link is rather old news and incomplete.
who own the Fed? who also own Goldman? not seeing any similarities yet?
ok then, pissed without a purpose ... vietnam ring any bells?
protesting everything but nothing (in writing anyway), what is the point of that?

more power to those willing to risk their lives without having any goal.
the world is full of idiots searching for their 15min of fame ... seems this group still can't compare to the crowds appearing at Idol auditions though.

at least some are beginning to see and understand the absolute dizzying aspect of running in circles ... at some point the beginning and the end all seem to blend together and in this case, i truly hope the end is as uneventful as the beginning was.


You obviously haven't read the article...mostly because it tells you exactly who owns what


Those protests are 100% justified. Not sure how much they'll accomplish in the end, but maybe, just maybe, it'll wake people up...

that article tells who owns what?? in your dreams.
these protests are a joke so far.
interesting that you'd refuse to answer any of the above questions because you already know the answers aren't in your propaganda piece but hey, who am i to spread some truth amongst the abyss known as NY?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by aivlas
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So because his a vet he should get higher piority over other people looking for jobs?

Just an example of many.
There are many qualified workers out there out of work.
Maybe if you would click on the link and see the many faces of this,you would be better informed.
And,no,I will not provide it again,cause it is there in the post you responded to.





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