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I am the 1%

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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So are you implying that the 1% that you are fighting against are the uber wealthy that use their money to influence the rest of the world like the Rockefellers and Rothschilds for instance?




posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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I am below the poverty line.


Therefore you are not among the 1%

Thank you, please drive through.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
Due to the recent occupation movement of daily life in America I felt the need to re-introduce myself.

I am the 1%.

I do not borrow money.
I do not accept welfare or unemployment.
I am not a member of a labor union.
I am under-employed and for a long time was unemployed (without help from the government).
I am below the poverty line.
I do believe that if I can not perform my job at a satisfactory level I should be fired, or for any other reason.
I respect the right of my employer to terminate my position, even if it is because he or she just doesn't like me.
I believe I have the same opportunity as everyone.
I believe I can make the most out of any situation.
I do not protest against those who are successful.
I do hope someday to be successful.
I still believe in the american dream.
I do not believe the answer to government corruption is more government.
I do believe in my children.
I do believe in myself.
I believe in family.
I believe in friends.
I believe in neighbors.
I do not believe that you know what is in the best interest for me or my children.
I do not believe that I know what is in the best interest for you and your children.
I do believe that there is a 1% of wealthy americans who have achieved the American Dream.
I do not believe that that qualifies them as being criminals or oppressive.
I do believe that to have 99% there must be 100% and that is true in every circumstance, there is always going to be a top 1%.
I do believe that capitalism is the driving force behind freedom.
I believe in freedom.

Please leave me alone.

I am the 1%.


I understand where you are coming from here. For those who say you can't be part of the 1% because you aren't a millionare or billionare, they are missing the point.

If the "99%" is anti-capitalism and anti-American dream, then you want to affiliate with the other "1%". In that case, count me in with the 1% as well. I think there is still opportunity here for us. I personally haven't had that million dollar idea, but I know that I COULD! The opportunity is there.

I also think that anyone with half-a-brain would realize that 99% of Americans do NOT agree with the OWS. 99% of Americans do NOT agree with their agenda. The OWS supporters say they are the "99%", but they made that number up for emphasis.

Thank you for this post. I agree with EVERYTHING you said.

For all of the detractors--I also understand that a lot of wealth is centralized in the hands of a few. I'm not wealthy--far from it; however, I also don't have wealth or power envy. I'm happy with my life. If I lost every material posession I had, I would STILL find a way to be happy with my life. I could figure out a way to be happy if I had to live in a box. I'd make it the best darn box I could.

I personally don't care if the Bilderbergs or the NWO or TPTB or whatever have a lot of wealth or power. I DO wish we'd stop playing their games (these political party games) and elect some leaders who would break the cycle here in America.

I think there will ALWAYS be powerful families and "elites". There always have been, for the entire history of recorded civilization, and there always will be. So what? How does that affect my happiness??? It doesn't unless I let it.


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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Thank you. That sums up a lot of it.

There are however whose so called 1% who are a part of the problem too, they are not capitalists though, neither are those who are joining this movement.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:24 AM
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I understand where your coming from,just shut up,vote and ignore what's going on and blindly salute the flag and continue to let you and your family be screwed over.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:09 AM
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This is kinda funny, kinda sad. OP, you don't know what you're talking about. Rather, you don't understand what other people are talking about when they mention the "1%". "The" 1 percent, you are not.

You being all for capitalism and the dream of what America is supposed to be about, I get. Fine. But understand... all this protesting, anger and feelings of resentment from cats on ATS and at the protest sites... all over this country... that's a direct result of one hard to swallow fact. This "capitalism" we've been living... doesn't work. Meaning, it creates more problems than it solves. And the "American Dream" we've been chasing... isn't real. It isn't based in liberty or justice. It provides only for those willing to step on the backs of others in order to attain "success". For a society of people that are supposed to be capable of model civility at the peak of human civilization (heh, go ahead and lol), such a way of doing things seems hypocritical and counter-productive. And not a lot of people notice that the structure they are apart of, is in itself helping to create their problems.

But there are people who have always known that this was the case. They knew this because they are the ones who have been deliberately keeping things this way. So they can have more. Not caring that they are stepping on your back, holding you down. Not caring, while knowing full well that you do not have enough.

This is the 1% people are talking about. And you wanna lump yourself in with them... smh

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Well I will only say that the reason our so called capitalist country doesn't seem to be working for any of us right now is because of the socialists in the white house, the judicial system and congress.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:39 AM
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..You aren't the 1%. You just don't have much of a grasp on what is going on. I know you are trying to label yourself as a different type of 1% (I hope that's the case or you are just being ignorant), but even then you are not.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:40 AM
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Well you seem to have a clear grasp on it so tell me.

What crimes did the 1% commit specifically and what exactly is the desired outcome of the OWS movement?



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:43 AM
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You don't get it either. Have faith in capitalism all you want. Have that "i could still have that million dollar idea" mentality. See it to fruition and have a million dollars.. that still doesn't make you the 1% and you will still be getting screwed by them. Rich doctors and lawyers are still the 99%. Why can't you guys get this?

This is about corruption and conflict of interest between wall street and the government. That's it.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:46 AM
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I would have to say that you are wrong. I would say that the ills that have been afflicting us all in the past, and the ills that continue afflicting us now, have less to do with some random sub-categorization of people that you've chosen (I could just as easily blame republicans or democrats and then post a bunch of links in my favor), and more to do with all Americans as a whole. We did this. We're continuing to do this. This is our fault.

Sure... there are lots of individuals that group together and form groups and committees and various other organizations in order to use their numbers to push forward general agendas. They either try to mold reality outside of their own little perceptual bubbles to make everything outside themselves just like inside their little worlds, or they simply try control everything around them because they think they can, or they should.

But when they cross lines...when they begin negatively affecting people's realities they have no business interfering in by warping perceptions around them, stealing livelihoods, dictating behavior, destroying life... and they go unchecked... who's fault is that. Yea it's their fault for doing it. But it's our fault for letting them.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:46 AM
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Are you insane?
They took billions of dollars of tax payers money, they have paid for politicians in congress manipulating the laws to benefit them. You guys are blowing my mind with ignorance.

I have said over and over again we need to go after wall street and the government equally as they are complete partners in this crime. Of course wall street are the ones that made the government complicit because they had the money to infiltrate the government.
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:51 AM
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Prove it.

Stimulus money went out to save the AIG and GM and the autoworkers Unions that steal money and jobs from the rest of us americans, which by the way are still failing. The point is, we can not afford to pay them, because the UNIONS trample on the rest of America.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:06 AM
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You are not the 1%

This is not an introduction - you have been trolling most of the OWS threads for the past few days.

Back under your bridge till you learn to play nice.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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I don't have to prove anything conflicts of interest between government and businesses are all around you. How about you go out and learn something new. Do you have blinders on? Can you not see the shape the country is in? Are you in the position you are in in your life because you are lazy?

You don't even have to go to wall street for conflict of interest between businesses and government at Perry and Merck, Scott and his wife's clinic, Cheney and Halliburton and that's not even the big wall street stuff. Well Cheney and Halliburton is pretty significant. The stuff that wall street does is on a much bigger scale, but just knowing those examples of govt officials getting in bed with businesses for gain should make it a no brainer that higher ups in office are in bed with bigger business. That's why I was blown away that people back Perry. He's already known to be corrupt and people are still wanting to get him in the big leagues so he can take it to the next level with wall street.

Do you really think that wall street isn't doing this? Seriously I would love to know why you think that if you do. Because you are pretty lonely in that line of thinking.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:33 AM
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Here ya go. Examples of wall street interference in government policy via financial lobbying.

www.bloomberg.com...

The 10 biggest U.S. banks by assets spent more than $11 million on lobbying from January through March, up from the $10.3 million during the same period a year ago, when Congress was debating the most extensive federal banking regulations since the Great Depression.



Wells Fargo spent $1.9 million on first-quarter lobbying this year, up from $1 million last year. JPMorgan increased its spending to $1.8 million from $1.5 million. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) spent $1.3 million, compared with $1.2 million a year earlier.


www.huffingtonpost.com...


Two economists at the International Monetary Fund crunched the numbers and determined lobbying by lenders and other U.S. financial interests encouraged the watering-down of regulations that contributed to the 2007 meltdown of the mortgage market.

Tracking the fate of federal legislation during the six years before the mortgage-driven financial crisis, the economists found that what mattered even more than the amount of lobbying was whether legislators were being lobbied by former members of their own staff.



"This is consistent with several explanations," they concluded, "including a moral hazard interpretation whereby lenders take up risky lending strategies because they engage in specialized rent-seeking and expect preferential treatment associated with lobbying.

In other words, they do it because they have good reason to believe they can get away with it."



bed time

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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Here's an idea. Since you claim to represent 99% of the populations in the countries where these protests are taking place, why don't you go out and ask 99% of the populations if they support you. I guarantee, you won't get more than 20%. You don't represent me, or anyone I know. As far as I'm concerned, you will never represent the true 99%. You are nothing but socialists, communists and unionists seeking to remove our personal liberties and freedom to make money and create big businesses. Suck it reds.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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No you can't prove any of it.

Big difference. And what is this about Bush and Cheney?



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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I am failing to see where any of the greedy capitalists have broken any laws and who exactly and what crimes did they commit.

Do you know?? I didn't think so.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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I am the 1%


Unfortunately the T&C will not permit me to inform you as to what else you are.


Studies have shown that roughly 1% of adult males over the age of forty are living at home with their mothers.
Perhaps you are a 1%er but it is nothing to be proud of.
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