This Whole "Occupy Wallstreet" thing seems like theater of the absurd.

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by theingloriousbasterd
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Not prrotesting a system that is only a "free-market" in name and has made us all peasants/surfs would be absurd.

If you think Washington D.C. is running the show, then you need to wake up my friend.

The world is ran from NYC, especially Wall Street.

"Money talks and B.S. walks" The money is in NYC and the B.S. is in D.C.

The people doing this are real patriots. I am as proud of them as I am of our soldiers who signed on on the behalf of the people, even if they have been misused and abused by TPTB.

edit on 3-10-2011 by theingloriousbasterd because: typo



OH my god thepeople suporting this movement dont get it. That isn't to say that some of you might not be very nice people but you really just don't get it.
Greece is about to default.
Nobody in the financial world cares a drachma about a bunch of rabble rousers shouting "this is what democracy looks like". They care about the European banks that might go out of business by the end of the month because that is what a depression looks like.
This country ( a Constitutional Republic btw) has never had a democracy, but we have had a depression and we aren't interested in another. The rest of this is just so much noise.

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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Hey, first post.. I've been reading ATS for a while, excellent site. I've just been banned at GLP for expressing my opinion on this. Over at GLP many of them think this is just bull#. "What are they even protesting about?" "Thats what the left does best".

It's NOT just the left, people from all political beliefs are speaking out. I used to love expressing how 'Liberal' I was.. until I realized every party is corrupt, and the only difference is the Left is more 'nicey nice' with dealing with the agenda.

It's so much deeper than just "we want jobs". These people realize we are totally being #ed with. The 99% of the people are suffering, while the 1% are thriving. The same 1% who bailed out the auto makers, who are losing profits, cutting jobs. The same 1% who bailed the banks out, while we keep paying more and more.

The 99% are feeling the job losses.
The 99% are feeling inflation.
The 99% can see how unequal everything the 1% is doing.
The 99% can see police brutality right on Wall St. The same brutality they've been watching on sites like this.

How about $670+ BILLION dollars being spent on wars and military in the US, which is SIX TIMES as much as what CHINA spends. Can't we all agree and say that is wasting money that we don't have?

We see billions being spent on new oil pipelines, instead of investing in new technologies like solar and wind, which would create a massive amounts of jobs.

The 99% can see what we need to change. The 1% do not want to change.

I say hurrah to the Protesters, these are the people who will be the heroes in the eyes of the younger generations to come. Like all the respect I give to the hippie's back in the '60s protesting Vietnam, this is a much bigger deal in the grande scheme, and these people really are making a difference. They aren't on the internet reading about all the bull# we're all aware of, they're actually doing something about it.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:15 PM
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Sure Greece will default, and everyone else will too.

But look at the mentality of the people! They are aware of what's going on in the Gov't! They are informing everyone else too. The more this grows, the more real info people learn about their gov't. The more people know about this outrageous ratio, the more they want to change it. Go down that rabbit hole, and you become pissed off and angry like me, and want to change everything. Once the market crashes, you'll have so many people wanting to expose and change other things, it will become a chain reaction.

Its so exciting, especially looking at Anonymous. Anyone sporting a mask really demanding change, they are the one's who won't give up. I bet you almost all of them read ATS and DU. That's all you need to read to get livid, man.

Also, all these people realize its not even being covered on the news, and they're figuring out (if they didn't already) how Media is controlled by the gov't too. Fuuck, everything is controlled by the gov't. It's so sickening!


So many things they are observing just being in Manhatten.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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I'm off to join GLP.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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anyone who truly thinks that the youth of the world are angry today because they don't feel like doing hard work is absolutely deluded. you've fallen for it, you are a complete slave.

it's honestly sickening the disrespect that comes out of the weak when people finally stand up to say something in a country mostly full of ignorant, complacent morons.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Great OP! I think it would be funny as hell if:

1. The leaders of wall street hung their junk out the window of their offices and took a wiz on the protesters while blatantly laughing their butts off.

2. The folks on Wall Street just said screw it, it aint worth it, and took their ball and went home.

3. The protestors realized they dont have jobs because they have bad hygeine, tattoos, and cant pass a drug test. I suggest they take a bath, get a haircut, and dress and act like someone worthy of a job.

The funniest thing, is that rich, fat heifer Michael Moore up there telling everyone about people paying their fair share. If he wants to share, why dont he give his 50 million to charity. If anyone had a brain they would find out what luxury hotel his fat a$$ is staying in. You know he isnt spending his night in the streets.
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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Not all older and/or conservatives feel that way. While I agree with most of the poster you quoted.... I also understand what you are saying. I am glad to see young people standing up, but right now they are very vague, and their backing stinks to anyone not into socialism. There are many red flags about this movement to the average American.

My hope is that enough of them will learn and have their eyes opened even more, to see beyond a lot of the propaganda they are being fed.

Much of what people are seeing on the streams makes many of the protestors look and sound like spoiled brats having a little fit in the store because they got told no candy. I am not trying diss them, I am explaining what MANY peeps see.

All that said, these protestors are perhaps the best start to the citizenry coming together....it wont happen if they alienate the general public. Should they do that the only options left to them will be to go home or become an angry mob....

This is no time for citizen to be fighting citizen.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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This is the American version of looting the streets of the UK. The "poor" "not taking it anymore" and causing meaningless drama. One day I was watching the news and there they were. Standing around without a real cause. You couldn't have put it any better. I say break out the tasers and round em' up. Joking, of course.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by Convicted
The funniest thing, is that rich, fat heifer Michael Moore up there telling everyone about people paying their fair share. If he wants to share, why dont he give his 50 million to charity.


I have seen this same concept many times.

It doesn't make sense for multiple reasons....



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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You seem really sincere and level headed : ) I like hearing what you have to say and I hope your peers are listening.

Percentages are a very dicey thing. I think lots of people disagree the split is 1/99....I agree the ratio is very corrupt and needs corrected but it really isn't THAT bad. My biggest worry with percentages is that these protestors have started something that, if gotten out of hand or exploited by TPTB and do something stupid that makes things worse or very harmful to the innocent, then you rouse the 3%ers.....very dicey situation that has many Americans holding their breath....

It just coincidentally would be something pleasing to TPTB...

The danger is if they become hell bent on tearing down *the system* and don't follow the Constitution... If this continues to grow as a socialist, left wing, environmental, redistribution of wealth movement.. Everyone but the far left will be against them.

They need to tread very mindfully...



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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Well tell Bill Gates and Warren Buffet that.
They each are giving at least $50 billion dollars away.
I guess they are just stupid with money.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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Sheep will be sheep.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Would you not agree that the entire way this country is operated needs to be stopped, rewritten and reinstated?
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No, I would not agree. I do agree the government has become very corrupt and many things need to be changed and corrected. I acknowledge all of us are to blame for being so complacent in watchdogging our government. I even agree it is time to start protesting, while I disagree with your perceived enemy I understand the desire.

What I completely and utterly disagree with is the need to stop and REWRITE the entire way this country is run. I believe in the timelessness of the Constitution. We have strayed very far from our founding document and I want it RESTORED NOT REWRITTEN

I believe the majority of Americans are still willing to defend and uphold this piece of paper to their dying breath.

I can empathize with this protest and even applaud the sincere.... And I don't even agree with it.... but if the intention of this movement is to toss the Constitution there will be hell to pay down the road.

It does nothing but serve the agenda of NWO if that is what they are about...



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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I am 33, own a successful business and will be at the protest next week. Stereotype all you want, it won't change the fact that people are awakening to the massive theft perpetrated by billionaires for decades. Shillery is despicable btw so shame on you.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:01 AM
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I submit my support for any opposition to these elites, because I don't like them.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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Well tell Bill Gates and Warren Buffet that.
They each are giving at least $50 billion dollars away.
I guess they are just stupid with money.
No, they have just been gifted with government grants.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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Originally posted by gncnew
The reason the cops are called out is because downtown NY is pretty much THE busiest place on the planet. If the protests are blocking traffic - both vehicular and pedestrian - then effective operation of the city itself stops.

While I may or may not empathize with the protestor's agenda, this is just a blitz to try and gain as much media attention as possible.

What exactly are you even protesting? There seems to be no consistant agenda or actual action the protests would like. It's ideologues and/or board youth that have no jobs just "protesting" Wall Street?

WTF is that exactly? What is the point? "We want rich people to know we're not going to take it anymore"?

What about the poor single mom who's a receptionist for Mr. Wall Street but can't get to work because you're blocking the streets?

Better yet, why isn't this happening in Washington DC? Why not march on the White House? They're the ones that "bailed out Wall Street" after all? They took your money and gave it to the "rich" people...

I'm also sick of hearing whiny girly men and chicks screaming like they're being skinned alive every time a cop gets near them with their iPhone camera rolling.

"Occupy Wall Street" = "Board Attention Whores" looking for YouTube hits.


Or was the reason the cops were called out because JP Morgan donated an "unprecedented 4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation"?

You have to admit, the timing is impeccable, isn't it?

Source: JP Morgan
(Yes, that's JP Morgan, not a conspiracy blog or some YouTube rant)



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:11 AM
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Our Corporations are clearly fleecing anyone dumb enough to follow their governments...and that "their" seems to be "us". Why?



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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Point is every now and then the elite get so haughty the eventually have to give some back. You all just have not sorted out those levels. I have.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:19 AM
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We always have.





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