Originally posted by gncnew
[quote[I didn't say Oz, I said Washington DC, big media impact there. And they're protesting "Greed"? How cute is that. What's next - "Mean
People"? How about something actually concrete and not quite so ambiguous.
I know you didnt say Oz, i was simply stating that these protests wouldn't have the same media impact if they occurred far away from where the
epicentre of the issue is. Would you protest a starbucks in new york by camping out in LA? No.
Read above response... this is like protesting "bad intentions"... and yep, most of those people in the pictures look like they've got
NOTHING better going on, hence the make-shift coffee shops with laptops everywhere.
You might not like the actual reason of why people are protesting but guess what? They can protest for that reason and furthermore, if they wanted to
protest "Mean people" They can do that to! I know, shocking isnt it? That's what the democratic dream is all about!
And what else do you expect them to be doing? They cant stand and shout all day, gotta take a break at some point or another. Make shift coffeeshops?
Good idea me thinks.
Yes, there is a major flaw. Rich people give out jobs... sorry, that's the way the world works. The real source of the problems is from our
Government. Besides... what's rich? To people in the 3rd world, every single one of those misfits is "rich"... so should they all be shut down
Rich is relative.
Rich people are rich because other people made them rich. This whole notion that "rich people create jobs so we should all cower around them and
bow" is absolute nonsense. They NEEDED other people to make them money, They seem to forget that. You can be a big oil tycoon but you aren't gonna
make billions if no one is gonna bust their ass for you, sorry, that's the truth of it. The real source of the problem is the big business buying
the government. The government in america is OWNED. they have been BOUGHT. Money is the cancer here and you dont seem to realise it.
As for the people in the 3rd world, lets flip this picture shall we? Why are they so poor in the first place?
Who's greater good? Her kids? What if she can't make it to work, loses her job, and then they're homeless? Who's greater good? The 20
year old smart ass without a lick of life experience because now he can say "I was there man!" when he's 40?
Give me a break... the "greater good" is a socialistic theme that implies shared misery = common good. It's an illogical leap of faith that would
rather see everyone suffer than only some succeed. Screw that.
Your right, people should pack up and go home. This women needs to cling desperately to her #ty low paid job so she can continue to pay tax and prop
up the wealthy. Any 20 year old taking part is GAINING experience in doing it. This is life, protests happen, a 20 year old needs to know WHY they
happen. I believe its the collective misery thats got a few thousand people protesting for change for the BETTER. Yano, so were not all miserable at
the end of the day?
Where do you think the financial "mess" started. The Federal Reserve is a governmental institution. You can hate the players or hate the
Hating the players is easy but ineffective. Hating the game though... America is run by government. It's continuously eating up more and more of
the GDP. We have no manufacturing jobs because of tax structures that make it impossible to produce goods in this country profitable.
Offshoring occurs because our regulations have made it impossible to produce ON SHORE. Ask Apple, they offshore. But I guess they're not the "evil
rich" because we like their fun trinkets and cool ads? Or because it's sexy to have a macbook?
You mean the federal reserve that was lobbied by the banksters? Ohh look at that, wall street interfering with government again - Coincidence isnt it?
Wall street IS the government. Money talks, and look at the kind of crap its coming out with. Perhaps they're paying you to post crap on this site
And more than once has a ridiculous person with an iPhone tried to make themselves e-famous by videoing something and making it out to be more
than it appears (cough cough "Don't Tase me Bro!")
Your bound to have idiots/troublemakers within ANY and EVERY movement.
I'm actually typing during my lunch hour - at work... on a forum for people to discuss things. Now, if I came out in front of your office
building with 300 friends to protests "bad teeth" - and thus kept you out of your office all day long until I got some media time... then yep, I'd
be an attention whore.
By your own admission, this thread is attention seeking. You wouldn't have started it if you didn't want someone to discuss YOUR views with. Your no
better then anyone else who's posting videos, blogs and taking part.