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Look what's happening outside Wall Street now!

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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by Skewed

Originally posted by TDawgRex
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Maybe Seventytwo has ran with your idea.
Of course, he ran into a wall.

If what you propose were to happen though...

These interesting times would get a whole lot more, um, interesting.

Remember, that is a old Chinese curse. "May you live in interesting times."


I am willing to take that path.


I'm not to sure I am.

My life is getting better slowly but surely. But that's just me. I'm used to struggling.






The path we are currently on is not going anywhere.




posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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Reuters now has it on their front page for US news:


(Reuters) - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday evening after more than 500 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.


Source:
More than 500 arrested in Wall Street protest

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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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I am accustomed to struggle as well. I could care less what they do to me.

But...What I do not want is for my kids to struggle. I want to fix it so they do not have to deal with this BS that has been going on. I want my kids to have a better country than what I have.


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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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I was discussing these Wall Street protest with my sister last night.
She reminded me of the water hoses being used on blacks in the south in the 1960's. And the dogs being unleashed to attack protesters a well.

The live rounds being fired at the demonstrators at Kent State.

We agreed that somehow, the U.S, got through these and other things, like the veterans of WWII being attacked by our army in Washington, D.C.

But there's something different about this current protest, in light of what is also occuring with the protests that have been occuring in the middle east. Will something happen to actually bring about a great change, or will it fizzle out? We just have no idea.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by pause4thought
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Pity you can't watch / listen. Moments ago the crowd were chanting "We're not the criminals!"...

"You belong with us! We're fighting for YOUR pension!"

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"We're fighting for your pension!" Now thats funny, they seriously don't think people are dumb enough to believe that do they? They also realise that if they succeed in shutting down WallStreet that stocks will drop and peoples pensions will take a huge hit?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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Their pensions have been dropping for months, with a number of Wall Street institutions reaping the benefits of having betted against a strong economy. While they rub their hands in glee many have been asking questions about who the system benefits. And whether everything is above board. (I know this sounds like I'm talking to a child...)

It's not a laughing matter. Are you asleep? Or a shill?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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And here comes Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky's statement on the Wall Street protests



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"The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course."



"Overcoming" would mean what "calamity"?

Why, this brings the memory of the Paris Commune...


The Paris Commune (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la kɔmyn də paʁi]) was a government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally, from March 28) to May 28, 1871. It existed before the split between anarchists and Marxists had taken place, and it is hailed by both groups as the first assumption of power by the working class during the Industrial Revolution. Debates over the policies and outcome of the Commune contributed to the break between those two political groups.


Karl Marx was in London at that time...

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Reprisals now began in earnest. Having supported the Commune in any way was a political crime, of which thousands could be, and were, accused. Some of the Communards were shot against what is now known as the Communards' Wall in the Père Lachaise Cemetery while thousands of others were tried by summary courts martial of doubtful legality, and thousands shot. Notorious sites of slaughter were the Luxembourg Gardens and the Lobau Barracks, behind the Hôtel de Ville. Nearly 40,000 others were marched to Versailles for trials. For many days endless columns of men, women and children made a painful way under military escort to temporary prison quarters in Versailles. Later 12,500 were tried, and about 10,000 were found guilty: 23 men were executed; many were condemned to prison; 4,000 were deported for life to New Caledonia. The number killed during La Semaine Sanglante can never be established for certain, and estimates vary from about 10,000 to 50,000. According to Benedict Anderson, "7,500 were jailed or deported" and "roughly 20,000 executed".


Read some history...


After the slaughter, Thiers said, "The ground is strewn with their corpses. May this terrible sight serve as a lesson." According to Alfred Cobban, 30,000 were killed, perhaps as many as 50,000 later executed or imprisoned and 7,000 were exiled to New Caledonia.[8] Thousands more, including most of the Commune leaders, succeeded in escaping to Belgium, Britain (a safe haven for 3,000-4,000 refugees), Italy, Spain and the United States. The final exiles and transportees were amnestied in 1880. Some became prominent in later politics, as Paris councillors, deputies or senators. In 1872, "stringent laws were passed that ruled out all possibilities of organizing on the left."[7] For the imprisoned there was a general amnesty in 1880, except for those convicted of assassination or arson. Paris remained under martial law for five years.


Keep reading...

en.wikipedia.org...

J.P Morgan has just gifted some money to NYPD. Do not think that the System will show any trace of mercy to anyone, if this by any chance, turns into some kind of serious confrontation.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:22 AM
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J.P Morgan has just gifted some money to NYPD.

Makes you wonder, doesn't it? In Portugal the police have been joining the protesters:

100,000 rally against austerity in Portugal

I for one don't believe violence is inevitable. It would only harm the cause of the protesters & I believe they are intelligent enough to have learned from history. Going by what was seen yesterday in the streets of New York the mood was extremely civil, despite the strength of feeling.

People - even in their masses - are not necessarily just 'sheep', as is often implied. Sometimes they get it together.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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The corrupted society will never give up and it must be pressured really hard to inflict necessary changes.
The people must find a way to pull the plug on the bloodstream of this beast. Obviously, a political reform is necessary, because the Congress is a place where this could be done. Only a mass movement all over the place could create a new political power to disturb and displace the existing corruption network. A nation wide awareness of this is necessary and American nation is very big and there are lots of divisions inside it. I think the task is enormous, but considering what is at stake may well produce the necessary force to implement those changes. Protest has to spread.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by pause4thought
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Their pensions have been dropping for months, with a number of Wall Street institutions reaping the benefits of having betted against a strong economy. While they rub their hands in glee many have been asking questions about who the system benefits. And whether everything is above board. (I know this sounds like I'm talking to a child...)

It's not a laughing matter. Are you asleep? Or a shill?



Oh, but it is. It's even funny that if someone disagrees that we automatically go to name calling. And I'm quite awake, nor a shill I just see things for what they are. If anyone believes for one minute that these protesters care one bit about anyones pensions then your dreaming.
Doesn't anybody find it odd that some of the biggest contributers to obamas re-election are the same "rich" people obama says we should go after? These protesters don't even know there being used by obama to deflect attention away from him and his failed administration, funny how these protests are showing up before elections.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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These protesters don't even know there being used by obama to deflect attention away from him and his failed administration, funny how these protests are showing up before elections.

The issues are not mutually exclusive. There is absolutely no reason the protesters might not include other grievances at a future point. You've simply created a straw-man argument.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Look now, people are being assaulted by NYPD.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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So, what's going on today in Wall Street?

Has the picnic ended?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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CNN now is broadcasting from Zucotti and it looks peaceful!



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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New York Times reports that truth changes in 20 minutes


i.imgur.com...

Just another proof that the MSM is bought and paid for by Wall Street/JpMorgan....



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