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#OWS Occupies Times Square - Live Feed

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The #OccupyWallStreet crowd has shifted over to the heart of tourist New York (where no actual New Yorker has set foot.. probably ever) - Times Square. Follow the action live with this convenient live feed.


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Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:48 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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Wow! That was completely unintelligible. Can I have some of what you are smoking? On second thought ... maybe not. Sounds like the rage factor and brain damage might outweigh the hallucinogenic effect.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:57 | Link to Comment Incubus
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Wow! That was completely unintelligible.

Perhaps you should go back to school, then?

 

It's okay, we know you're only protecting your own interests.  If I was livin' fat off of decades of easy work of boomers and American "exceptionalism," I'd be taking the side that said they'd protect my gains, too.

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 07:32 | Link to Comment out on an island
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Go back to reddit

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:30 | Link to Comment walküre
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Some here are prepared to defend the status quo come hell or high water. They're accepting the corruption and the fraud because they're afraid what could be the alternative.

Middle Class = The class of people layered between the rich and the poor.

Rich know that middle class will always suck up to the top and kick down the poor.

First line of defense for the status quo of the Rich is the so called Middle Class.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:06 | Link to Comment Incubus
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The sycophantic middle class believes that they too will be able to walk amongst their wonderful upper class;  their entire American life construct is designed around the notion that they can be amongst their handlers.  Their heroes (the upper class) are everything to them; trivial information of their great superiors fill their lives.  They are nothing but shells that're filled with mass-designed ideas and beliefs and aspirations of those whom they look at with envious eyes: an entire social class of "wanna-bes."

 

Look at how they bleated their sorrows over Steve Job's death.  Who the fuck is Steve Jobs to any of you?  Consumerist trash, all of you.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:26 | Link to Comment surf0766
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I like marxists even less

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 22:33 | Link to Comment WatchnSee
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Actually the prostesters are useful idiots. Don't be too supprised if you will be executed along with your fellow citizens following your beloved revolution.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:31 | Link to Comment walküre
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Righteous men will always prefer to DIE TRYING as opposed to succumb to oppression.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 22:39 | Link to Comment katnandu
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These people are clueless and apparently aimless.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:10 | Link to Comment msjimmied
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For months on end we've heard the cynics deride the people as sheeple who are addictied to DWTS or other twaddle...big ole stupids who don't know what's going on. Guess you were wrong, cos here they are, telling you they get it. They KNOW. None of your derision or snark is going to turn them around, they've heard it ad nauseum for 4-5 years straight, and they're telling you the shit stops NOW. They've made up their minds, they've heard all you've had to say and dismissed it. You've lost.

Damn it, we've been saying this here for years. This ain't nothing new. It's about time. Where did all you trolls come from?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment WatchnSee
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The shits only starting. You are just too stupid to know what the end is.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:18 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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i want to say a word about palestine..........

 

wait a minute pal..........wait a minute............ha ha ha ha ha ............

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:18 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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"all you trolls"? It's mostly just me. And no the sheeple still don't get it. They never will OWS = (Tea Party)^-1. And will be owned by the democratic party by election time, just like the Tea Party was taken over by the other mind control team. Be a sucker, I don't care. In the end:  BankerIQ > SheepleIQ. They will be manipulated. Its easy, profitable, and fun.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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we are all adults.

WE ARE ALL ADULTS.

 

nobody stuck a gun to our heads.

NOBODY STUCK A GUN TO OUR HEADS.

 

and made us sign the student loan papers

AND MADE US SIGN THE STUDENT LOAN PAPERS. 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment walküre
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Not quite sure what you're trying to say.

Student loans is like subprime mortgages. Everyone was told to get one.

You do know that propaganda and advertising work, don't you? America was built on it. Hence the credit bubble and a consumer driven economy.

Who benefited and who made away with billions in the dark when the getting was good? The 1% of course.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:59 | Link to Comment OldTrooper
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I think you completely missed the point.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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when are the cops going to bring out the water cannons and tear gas and armored cars?  

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Totin
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Lines are being drawn. Al Sharpton, Communist Party U.S.A., SEIU, MSNBC - all now supporting the Occupy movement. We're gonna eat the 1% alive guys! Hoo rah! 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:38 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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What's the key difference between the Tea Party and the OWS movement?

Tea Party: End the federal reserve system, stop the bailouts, slash gov't spending which is out of control.

OWS: banks are evil, rich people are evil.

Those are two pretty different messages. The former is conservative libertarian, the latter is pretty much a leftist philosophy (to say the least)

Back when the Tea Party was getting off the ground, most zero hedgers were for it. It logically seems that if you were for the Tea Party, you would at most be agnostic about OWS, and more likely, look at OWS as a misguided and possibly destructive element.

Now I'm not sure what's happening here. Has zero hedge been overrun by leftists, or have they always been lurking here, and we're just starting to notice?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:45 | Link to Comment Incubus
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you dipshit--stop spreading some left-right pseudodichotomy and realize the issue is and always has been classism. 

I don't know what the hell you watch, but get your head out of your ass.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:33 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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Right, we need to hate those that are in a higher "class" instead of different political beliefs.

/sarc

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 02:44 | Link to Comment Incubus
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little endian vs big endian, fool. 

"CLASS" is an issue because CERTAIN members of the kleptocracy view lower classes as nothing more than units of labor; the lower classes did not start this class war, the upper classes did.  I'm not talking about little salivating dogs with some hobbled-together wealth that're pretending to be big shots like you probably are.  I'm talking about the real movers in this society. 

I'm sure most of the protesters in this OWS couldn't care less about what the hell you own, or what the hell you think of them.  You're small fries, so is your little social group that's under the delusion that they're "somebody" because they have some "wealth" stored away.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 04:32 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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Die slave

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Incubus
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Conversely, I wouldn't want you to die.  I see hope in everyone, even you--even if it needs to be beaten into your thick skull.  People aren't hopeless, they just love clinging to various tethers, because they are afraid of any form of dynamism--whether it be good, or bad.

 

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:47 | Link to Comment owensdrillin
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No it isn't classism. It's people who want to provide for themselves and people who think they are owed everything. Don't bring it back to bullshit politics. There are way too many assholes sucking off the system and if you don't see that, you really have your head up your ass you fucking dipshit.

Sure the system is fucked, but is fucked because the cunts that want to stay in power can only do so by paying all the useless pieces of shit who want to do nothing but get fatter and more useless. That way they are more dependent on the system and they have no choice but to vote an asshole like Barack back in.

Really worked well in the USSR didn't it Incubus.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:03 | Link to Comment Incubus
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"useless pieces of shit" 

 

by whose standards?  Productivity?  Relative measure of intelligence?  The problem with societies is that people become "useless" by failure of the system.  They are not the cause of failure--they are a symptom of the failure.  I don't know what type of society you envision as your ideal society, but it's pretty apparent "equality" isn't in your scheme of it.  You think people are unequal by what measure?  

 

It's all a matter of circumstance.  Your foolish capitalist utopia will never be.  And the fact that you're still speaking of the marionette "presidency" as anything more than some figurehead, well, it shows your understanding of systems.  

 

And what the fuck does the USSR have to do with anything I said?  You fools love conjuring up images of your favorite boogeymen?  "Commies," and "niggers" and such? 

 

"Useless pieces of shit" sure worked in the concentration camps didn't it owensdrillin?  Anyway, I'm more saddened by the fact that you're a delusional waste of a human being, man; at what point did you become some shadow of whatever the hell you were?  You really should get yourself sorted: go find god, or whatever the hell else'll make you feel alive and stop hatin', bitch.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 18:12 | Link to Comment Ranger4564
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You've taken money, which was nothing but a tool to facilitate COMMERCE, and made it into a goal which you claim is your right, as PROFIT.  It's you who does not understand why you even like who you are or why you hate humanity.  Get a grip, step away for a bit, take in some fresh air... the only reason people want handouts is because they're not allowed enough when wealth is being divided based on input / output.  We as a society also need to help those who are less capable, whether that's intelligence, drive, initiative, whatever.  Or you might as well kill off most of humanity.  Oh wait, someone has you beat to that game.  I guess you were not the smartest / meanest / most likely to survive person after all.  What do you do now?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:29 | Link to Comment surf0766
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They are revealing themselves all over the place. Like cockroaches running when the lights come on.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 08:19 | Link to Comment greenfire
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Wow, big-talkin' Banzai.  You must get around, having spoken to a broad cross-section of these folks from all over the world, eh?  And you have them all figured out and put into a tidy box.  I was one of the 300:1 writing in opposition to TARP. I told my elected representative to not support failed institutions in a so-called capitalist system.  I heard Santelli's rant, but then I watched that nascent movement get pwned by big bucks and all the fears of older white folkmagnified tenfold by the weepy Morman and other well paid shills.  OWS is the next logical escalation, but if your ideology doesn't allow you to see that, by all means, continue to protect the status quo.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment greenfire
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Your moribund ideology didn't allow you see us.  We've been agreeing about the fraud and corruption the whole time. Get your head around it. Maybe if you dropped your blind faith in utopian free markets, you could also see beyond the other dated labels -commie, pinko, hippie, etc.  Maybe you're making money from it, but most aren't. It doesn't mean you're better, or that they are losers. It's only that simple to someone dug into their ideology like a tick.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Fucking psyops plaugue. They're like all over this....

...what are you affraid about?

Perhaps THIS:

http://abstrusegoose.com/404

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:48 | Link to Comment owensdrillin
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All I see is a bunch of useless university grads/unemployed bums hanging around who have absolutely nothing else to do. Gen Y is a joke and better put the coffee on as they are about the most worthless group of people in the history of mankind.

Times are a changing and western societies are in for a big wakeup call. It may take a little more than getting up at noon, making a cardboard sign, and wandering around in the centre of a major city to facilitate change. Have any of the protestors ever had a real job where they were responsible for themselves without any government/parental assistance in their lives? I really doubt it. 

I visited New York last year and my main thought when I left was how long does this island survive if the people that actually produce shit quit sending it to there. How many people actually make anything in Manhattan other than deli sandwiches and garbage. The world is fucked up and these protestors are a joke and the worst joke is that they think they are relevant in this world. Good luck with that one.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"How many people actually make anything in Manhattan other than deli sandwiches and garbage."

I think they just send their physical garbage to Jersey...the digital garbage is spread everywhere ;-)

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:22 | Link to Comment walküre
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Why are they unemployed when the bankers were enabling them with loans to afford the useless tuition? Because the same bankers put the shackles on Americans while skimming off the top until the American economy was milked empty!

Put the shackles on the bankers. Let them taste their own medicine.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:46 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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You need to educate yourself about what angry crowds with nothing to lose and no where to go have historically done.  You sound like a 12 year old.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 08:07 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Nothing to loose and even less to contribute.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 18:15 | Link to Comment Ranger4564
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You should change your name to just Evil.  No Dr, as a Dr would know better.  And you are evil.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:53 | Link to Comment YesWeKahn
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This wall street thingy is so friken hard to occupy, we've been trying for many weeks. Even Berlin fall within days.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:01 | Link to Comment owensdrillin
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Maybe take more than cardboard with you next time and get there about the same time as the fucks that are destoying the world.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:24 | Link to Comment Incubus
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because peaceful protest isn't going to change anything in a society based on the type of mass psychology America has.

 

Violence is the only means to effect change in this society: we are not India.  When the masses are willing to bear blood on their hands, then we will see results.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 11:23 | Link to Comment mfoste1
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completely agree......they can protest all they want. Im america people will just write you off if you try to accomplish anything this way. You must take what you want by either fraud or deception or force. This is reality in america, sad but true. There will always be collateral damage in situations like these, we must accept this. All it will take is one rock to be thrown.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:18 | Link to Comment walküre
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Funny how the establishment of R&D is trying to verbally destruct OWS with cliches that are 40 years old and couldn't be further from the truth. People that protest are for the most part well educated citizens that don't get distracted by "Dancing with the Stars" or the NFL propaganda scam.

This protest has been years in the making and it won't fade away quickly. It's growing and it is far from reaching climax yet.

QE3 or further bailouts under these circumstances. Forget it. Sure, we could suspect that the opponents of these measures are behind OWS. Or maybe not. Soros says he's not behind it. He actually came out to say that. Must have felt the heat turned on him by some of his peers.

Keep up the good fight!

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 08:06 | Link to Comment greenfire
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No doubt.  "Get a job, you dirty hippie?" Really? How f-ing old and out of touch is that cliche?  It must be on pg. 12 of the .gov astroturifing handbook. Old as Nixon...

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 00:31 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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This is only going to get bigger.  The more they ignore the demands of the protestors, the bigger these crowds are going to get.  And eventually it will turn violent for one reason or another.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:31 | Link to Comment surf0766
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Urine throwing from a classless few.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Bob
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TPTB had better get their saboteurs in there quick, then, because popular support for this non-violent "movement" is exploding nationally. 

Soon there won't be any argument for the folks on the ground to move to an aggressive footing . . . consumer and worker strikes will be far more powerful, efficient, palatable and accessible for participation to all. You can be part of this movement without getting out of bed. 

Hell, sleep in and set the DVR. 

Look out bitchez. 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:30 | Link to Comment Dan The Man
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Doesn't anyone see the reichstag possibilities here?  One well placed CIA spook can light up goldman sucks with a mollie and then the troops get to Kent state them all.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:33 | Link to Comment Incubus
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Ah, the 5th of November: self-fulfilling prophecy, bitchez. I hope this thing really takes off over the rest of this month.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:41 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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It won't. By Nov. it starts getting cold in NYC. Also college mid-terms.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 07:43 | Link to Comment out on an island
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For someone with a Kissinger icon you sure live up to the title of tool.  You think you're awake but you're just having a nightmare - losing control must suck for someone like you.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Bob
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Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/quotes

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 04:40 | Link to Comment ExploitTheMarket
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""The guilty parties live in Greenwich, CT. Work on Park Avenue and Washington, DC, and they are more than happy to see Occupy Wall Street all the way downtown on Wall Street.  Because of the lack of organization, the Occupy Wall Streeters think they are protesting something symbolic: the greed of Wall Street. The rich bankers are 5 miles north laughing their way to the bank.""

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:03 | Link to Comment g
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Well OWS is a good start. However, they should be more focused on the politicians, After all the politicians are the ones with the power they chose to become corrupted. If the politicians refused to become coopted and bought out, and chose to represent the people and the peoples interest, then Wall st, would have no influence. I hope OWS transitions into the political arena. I respect OWS because they are not backing any particular ism. All the isms (communism, liberterianism, liberalism, conservatism, socialism, etc) have failed us, there are in fact a plethora of historic examples to this effect.

 

Critical thinking people, we are going to need a new paradigm, that does not fit into any of the above constructs. We will have to take from each ism what we believe will work best to meet our goals. We all want to be free, we all want equitability, we all want truth.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment RSloane
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The only 'paradigm' we're going to get out of this is four more years of Obama and Bernanke.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment greenfire
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Here's what Mish has to say about it:

Bailing out the bondholders ever is simply wrong. Those who take risks need to pay the price.

These protests are just a start of what we will see if bondholders and banks are bailed out again on the backs of taxpayers.

Think thses folks on the street don't get it.  Think again.  Now, I'm not a big fan of Mish's on unions, 'caus I'm not really down with child labor and sweatshops - call me crazy - but he's spot on about the banksters, and there has NEVER been an example of a perfect free market economy in the history of the world.  That thinking is as utopian as any liberal peace & love vision.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:36 | Link to Comment Texas Ginslinger
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Lots of chat in Livestream/globalrevolution talking about bringing down all corporations.

I pointed out that media giant Gannett made a 10 million dollar investment in Livestream, the very same chat room, and the response was that I was a liar.

Hard to take this so-called movement seriously.

The chats refuse talk of violence, yet they show video full of violence.  Go figure.

 

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Marley
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Smell that? That's the smell of a true movement. You think they're just hippies and you can only guess what they think of you. Watch and learn what a real movement looks like. Don't hear anyone out there worried about someone taking there guns away. Don't hear anyone out there talking about if government doesn't change there will be a bullet box.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 10:03 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/04/13/kuttners_peril_critiques_obamas_ties_to_wall_street/

 

READ UP ON WHAT THE CLOWN IN CHIEF DID TO COMPLY WITH THE Wall Street Trash WHILE NOW AFTER THREE YEAR OF FAILURE AND CLASS WARFARE WANTS TO JUMP ON THE BACK OF THIS MOVEMENT HE IS MOSTLY TO BLAME FOR.  WHAT A FUCKING DISCGRACE THIS GROUP IN DC IS.

 

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 10:54 | Link to Comment Raging Debate
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I get the real reason 35% of all people on earth are going to die soon. Mankind has a giant leap of research and education to attend to on the study of bi-polarity or ying-yang. The Chinese or Hindu historical archives provide some clues as to how to deal with these cycles in society but this ancient understanding should be explored and measured using modern science.

I suppose such an expansive study will probably have to wait until the priests of finance have shrunk to 10% instead of 40%.

What you should all perhaps consider is that this is how you should frame your opponents desires. The 'Agency' problem is that middle men shuffling paper should never be paid more than 20% vig and in most sectors, 5%-10% net is the norm for compensation.

Both groups both for and against OWS feel they are fighting for a living in a shrinking pie environment, but only one group is literally just began to go hungry. I have four colleagues that are hard workers, good family men. They are upper middle class and made it through round one of the depression. Three are now pursuing hunter-gathering outside of their region leaving their families behind. Should they feel happy about this? The last colleague went down to NYC and OWS. He feels the country he once knew is long gone and their is no future unless he does something about it. And there is one person whom is no longer my friend or colleague at all. He milked unemployment when he didn't need it and lives with his girlfriend for the sole reason she has inheritence coming.

I asked him about two years ago what he would do if the food shelves were empty one day and he told me he would use his guns to rob and kill to survive, law of the jungle suits him just fine. His favorite politician? Bill Clinton. Both the left and right have been seriously impacted by tge crime wave and cascading moral hazard of the last twenty years or so.

Conservatives and liberals were deceived and took the debt-induced ckma pill.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 11:21 | Link to Comment phat ho
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Order out of chaos = higher level of complexity ....... Bitchez!

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 11:32 | Link to Comment bankruptcylawyer
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i don't know what happened , but since ows , the hit counts have gone through the roof on ZH, and the comment ratings have also similiarly gone thorugh the roof.

 

what's going on?

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:14 | Link to Comment greenfire
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Cognotive dissonance in the Tea Party, bitchez.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Jeff the Gorilla
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Why Occupy Wall Street is SO much bigger than you think

http://www.tickbytick.co.uk/home/why-occupy-wall-street-is.html

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Occupying Wall Street:
In less than a month, thanks to the speed of modern computer communication, a protest of a few people in
lower Manhattan has spread across the US and is now spreading across the world. This is the “Occupy
Wall Street” movement, which is now being translated into the “Occupy Everywhere” movement. The
reasons for the outrage being expressed by these people are almost as numerous as the people taking part.
But there is one common source of their anger - the knowledge that they have been lied to systematically.
In our Early September Issue (Number 686 - September 4, 2011), The Privateer included a classic quote
from Henry Paulson: “I was never able to explain to the American people in a way in which they could
understand it why these rescues were for them and for their benefit, not for Wall Street.” It is true that
the American people never “understood” what Mr Paulson and his successors did and are still doing.
Most of them still don’t. The one thing that they DO understand - and so do their counterparts all over
the world - is that it was NOT and is NOT for their benefit.
The only surprising thing about the “Occupy Wall Street” phenomenon is that it has taken so long to
coalesce. The fact that it HAS now coalesced proves that the days of fixing a debt problem by throwing
more debt at it are numbered. While the markets try to stay in midair indefinitely on a debt wing and a
bailout prayer, the economy they supposedly serve collapses out from under them.
Today, it all rides on the promise that - “we’ll do something!” “But nobody is to know what it is!!”

From "The Privateer" Issue #689 - http://www.the-privateer.com

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Ben Dover
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Pretty much the whole list we call the "Bill of Rights" were not rights before they were seized. They become rights the moment you have the power to take them and remain so so long as you have the power to hold them.

But the rights idea aside, it is a really good idea to educate your people. You need a populace with a clue in order to keep pace with the rest of the world.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Penniless Pauper
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Arrest Ben Bernanke for counterfitting!

Article 1 Section 8

The Congress shall have the power to coin money!

I am the 99%

Stand together America or fall Divided!

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment Tater Salad
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Nice crisp history lesson.  Bigger government is NEVER good.

 

http://savingtherepublic.com/Political_Spectrum.html

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Of one thing you can be sure....OWS and Arab Fall don't have the cure ! Thank you all for making Monedas 2011 look like the bridge over troubled water and paragon of virtue that he is ! We all weren't born to be Generals ! Rush, Monedas, Al Gore and a few others !

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Monedas
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OWS is to intelligent political discourse, what Rap is to poetry ! These are the Goons who will be employed by Acorn for Confiscation Pogroms ! Monedas 2011 Show me what stupidity looks like !

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 19:26 | Link to Comment frieswiththat
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Its like a pep rally at a high school for the mentally challenged. Hundreds of retards staring off in different directions.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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Here we go! Can't say I didn't warn you sheeple ...

"The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.

In a call previewing Obama's upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares," about Washington's laggard response to the financial crisis.

Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the "interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented" — the first time the White House has used the term to differentiate the vast majority of Americans from the wealthy."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-draws-closer-to-occupy-wall-street-says-obama-is-fighting-for-interests-of-the-99-2011-10#ixzz1azfBjlUk By next November "The 99%" will be on big blue signs right next to the "O". And the drones parading around NYC will have evaporated. But it will bump turnout for the old community organizer. Good on him! I love to see something so well played - especially when its manipulating sheeple.
Mon, 10/17/2011 - 02:10 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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Here's an interesting article by Brandon Smith, 10/15/2011

BREAKING POINTS: RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF PAINFUL CULTURAL SHIFT

Through the ages, nations and cultures of spectacular proportion and prominence have risen to prosperity, and fallen to chaos, on very particular and fundamental principles. In some cases, these great and terrible declines have taken centuries to culminate (as was the story of the Roman Empire), and only a few years in others (the Soviet Union comes to mind). In every example of societal destabilization, however, there were many signs of danger long before the final plunge; some unique to each particular culture, and some common to all. One of the most enduring and frightening similarities between crumbling nations is an overwhelming belief amongst the people that they have somehow “advanced” beyond the need for concern. Each self-destructing society presumed itself invincible. Each country thought itself the pinnacle of human potential, only to discover yet again that in abandoning or subverting the principles of freedom, and the bedrock pillars of conscience, reason, and wisdom, they had become merely another footnote in a long marathon of footnotes.
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1) The Rise Of Moral Relativism

2) The Displacement Of Cultural Subsections

3) Distraction Over Substance

4) When Law Becomes Tyranny

5) Force Over Reason

6) False Paradigms And Mistaken Enemies

7) Desperation And Loss Of Will

 

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