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I'm a One-Percenter...and I Support the OWS Movement.

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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by Natasliah
I'm not really sure why the mods have allowed people to continue beg for money on this thread. Even though it's a halfhearted joke, it's still not conducive to the topic.

I don't 'get' the OWS movement. I have friends that are all for it, and ones that are not, but it really boils down the to fact that I feel like they are protesting the wrong people. Yes, the large corporations have made a lot of money off of us, but we should really direct our attentions to our corrupt government. OWS is just sort of ... all over the place, and they don't seem to have any single voice. I can't really take it seriously, and I have no desire to be involved with them if they can't show some direction. I have experienced living in solid middle class, upper middle class and then the lowest of lower class. I am disillusioned with college and work places. But I feel like that is inevitable in these sort of days, and instead of a revolution against businesses, there needs to be a revolution against the government.

I see you all talk about government, but I'm not seeing the protest leaning towards that.


you had to start protesting against the government since Reagan and the Reaganomics !!!
look after that and how that man did start the screwing up of the capitalist system by neo-liberalist methods.
That was with his good political girl-friend Thatcher, that kind of witch ....
It's time people start learning about the reasons of this inhuman becoming society !
the rules of the actual system, where ONLY counts PROFIT, greedy scandalous profit for the shareholders and the CEO's wanting big bonuses ... each year the profit has to be bigger than the year before, otherwise they stop investments and delocalize and take the work from the average citizen ...
You do not believe me ? but it's just as simple as that !
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by CaDreamer
reply to post by bellagirl
 


i am 44 and i am an American, and i feel exactly the same. welcome to middle age. One good thing we are Generation X. that really means nothing, just sounds cooler than the others. lol



May I say it is a pleasure to know both of you. Also have great respect for the OP especially if he is actually a member of the rare 1%. If I can do anything to further this cause, let me know.

On my own, I am not that practical or useful (much more of a thinker) but with direction I can carry and paint!
THIS MOVEMENT IS A WELCOME RELIEF - I HAVE TO SAY - FINALLY!!!!!


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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by randomname
you can hire the guy mowing the lawn across the street and pay him $10,000 a week to rake leaves and landscape your property.

isn't that called trickle down economics and what your republican friends harp on 24hrs a day. that if the rich keep more of their money they'll pass it down.

and before you say, well a landscaper isn't worth $10,000 a week. you can pay anyone you want, anything you want. there is no fixed income, except the artificial one created by 2 party's.

but i suspect greed will prevent you from doing that, even if you wanted to. just like greed and a stupid sense of self ego and importance makes warren buffet, the second richest man in america, pay his secretary a lousy $60,000 a year. and then he has the arrogance to go on cnn and say it isn't fair more people don't have a greater share of the wealth.

you're part of the problem, don't try to be the solution because greed and power will prevent you.

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So he is greedy because he doesn't give 10,000 to some random guy ?

Wow...thank god you don't run our country.

Question:

Will that lawnmower guy really have earned 10,000 $ though, or does he deserve that much for the work he did.

It's not your choice so not your money.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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It's good to know a fellow one percenter in this site. How many of us are in this site?



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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So the question is what is behind the mask never a1 percent will post a thread like this ,it could be someone like you like me but the good thing it's bringing people together,it's all about the people not they money and I don't need 200 I need 2 mil




posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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It just seems everyone is missing the mark. Everyone says they are angry at WallStreet. Just who (personally) are we angry at? A company? An organization? We need REAL people to append the blame to. Someone in Wallstreet made the descisions and was born as a human with a name. We need to find out just who, personally, stole Americas money. We can't throw WallStreet in jail, it is a corporate veil the criminals are hiding behind and as long as we are mad at "Wallstreet" we might as well be protesting a wall. There are those who have faces and that are born of flesh and blood who are not being recognized for what they have done. We need to find these people and prosecute them....not some corporation,rather the woman running the corporation.
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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I have to say that it isn't one person that we could go after. It's not so much that ONE person caused all of this to happen as it's a corrupt system without any checks and balances (nor morals for that matter). I've talked about this before but you could call it "evolve or die." We've reached a pivotal point in human history where we can either make the choice, the CONSCIOUS DECISION, to move beyond selfishness to selflessness (christ consciousness), or we destroy ourselves and the planet along with us. Either way this situation we are all in is coming to an extreme (whether it's one or the other). The OWS movement is at least in my opinion trying to achieve real change from the ground up. It will start with us working together to make small changes in our own lives to make a difference. If we had a mixture of the protests with enough people doing small things such as buying from the local farmers market, banking with a credit union, and never setting foot inside of a walmart again we'd have real change. In fact if 30% of the population decided that the system was bunk and stopped paying into it, it would HAVE to change......... or collapse.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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It is great to hear that people who are rich and wealthy support the OWS movement. Like I said in a lot of my posts regarding OWS, OWS is not about capitalism vs communism, it is about treating many people with equality and not abusing them financially, which is rampant in today's society!



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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make a video giving away tons of money


No.

OWS is not about taking money from the rich and giving to the poor.

It is NOT about taking wealth from those who have earned it ( or even those who didn't).

OWS is about the re establishment of the" American Dream"

Anyone, through hard work should have the fair chance to make a decent living for themselves and their families. Instead, what has happened is that through a collaboration with government and MSM, corporations have been able to circumvent the rules that apply to rest of us.

Now, in the midst of a Global financial crises, we the 99%, are expected to prop up the banks. Are expected to tighten our belts, our expected to bite the bullet for the good of everyone. but the 1%, (who I do not believe are individuals so to speak) are there with their hands out, looking for a hand out.. because as MSM keeps telling us, they are too big to fail.

In the meantime we are expected to work more, for less under more extreme circumstances whilst our utility bills rise, fuel rises, and home ownership becomes increasingly out of reach.

I have no recourse to go to my representative, as I cannot employ a lobbyist. I have no voice in government because corporations drown out my voice with billions of dollars.

Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit.

It is not working, we need a rethink. I always thought communism sounded good, but it clearly doesn't work either. Socialism is an economic system in which the means of production are either state owned or commonly owned and controlled cooperatively; Again sounds good, but in practice not so much.

There must be another option.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Unless your total networth exceeds that of $1 Billion you are a 99%'r! So sorry, even millionaires are 99%'rs!



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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You are not a 1% unless you have power. Do you have power or do you just have more assets than most people? This isn't about money in the bank, it's about what you can do to stay on top and in control.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Why don't you take some of your self confessed ill gotten gains and start a self sufficient commune? You would be removing your money from the system, and helping out the unlucky. I know, you'd be redistributing the wealth, living like a communist hippie, and sociable with the lower class. As far as I can tell, Ron Paul Republicans are every Man for Himself. I've also noticed rich people don't play well with others.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Welcome to the Board!!
See how united people can be? Especially when so many people can put aside their self interests and join together to fix a broken system, it's wonderful!
This is a wonderful thread.
Nothing changes until someone moves to change it, then it does.
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