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Protesters Storm, Occupy Hart Senate Office Building

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Looks like #OccupyWallStreet is morphing into #OccupySenate first and #OccupyCongress soon. Next up: #OccupyWhiteHouse? From a reader: "Here is a live feed to Occupy DC which has stormed the Hart Senate Office Building in D.C. – there are several dozen protestors chanting, arrests being made, and a flag that was hung upside down (sign of distress)."

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Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:53 | 1761109 GeneMarchbanks
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Coked to the gills, must be daytraders.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:00 | 1761141 andybev01
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More likely adrenaline.

It's quite a rush thinking that you may get shot.

BTW: can't anyone make a freaking 'cam' that can live stream without making everything look like it's made out of Legos?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:03 | 1761168 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Occupy EVERYTHING

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:05 | 1761178 Smithovsky
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We are witnessing the birth of American Spring

#OccupyAmerica

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:08 | 1761196 cossack55
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Occupy Germany. Oh, wait, we've been doing that since 45'.  Fortunately it did not cost anything.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:21 | 1761234 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We, or they? 

Let's occupy them, the power hungry New World Order's Military Industrial Complex that perpetrated their Fiat Ponzi upon our society, and then free ourselves of their weight, their bondage, their chains.

Occupy EVERYTHING

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:52 | 1761445 Zetetic
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Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:05 | 1761522 GetZeeGold
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At least they.....at least they.

Figured out......figured out.

The right place to protest.....the right place to protest.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:22 | 1761606 viv_savage
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Awesome!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:33 | 1761651 wanklord
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Google National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD 51), because Martial Law is coming pretty soon – and most Americans do not have a single clue what this means.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:40 | 1761690 reader2010
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They will draft them all, and send them to fight China.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6213/6232631865_79f03784ed_z.jpg

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:10 | 1762042 Ident 7777 economy
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+ 1 fixed bayonets and all that ...

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 17:16 | 1762871 nmewn
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Clearly, something futile had to be done by someone.

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 02:57 | 1764680 Mauibrad
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This is bogus, fake protest.  These OWS fuckers don't know how to protest.  Soros' training wasn't good enough.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:33 | 1762148 The Heart
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Yes brother,

Sadly, you have hit the nail on the head. Please see more in the reply below.

A quick question to interject is, what does a poor innocent bystander do?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:23 | 1761607 slewie the pi-rat
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upon googling "hart office building occupied" slewie learned that it was first occupied in 1982

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:10 | 1762049 Ident 7777 economy
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Shouldn't that be "Hartpence"?

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:39 | 1761914 Jena
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Following the Willie Sutton principle... they are taking it to where the real crooks are.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:54 | 1761446 Zetetic
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Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:14 | 1761817 Abitdodgie
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Nothing is going to change until America picks up it's guns and starts shooting cops (who should be tried for treason)then and only then will the Government give a shit about what you have to say.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:34 | 1762151 The Heart
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Yeah, just what they want you all to do.

There are a few documents that tell the story of the present and future to come that the elitist reptile-like scumbags have blatantly put out for all to see.

Agenda 21. How many of you know what that is? How many of you have read the un's own documents describing this evil agenda of the dark side? There has been great efforts to wipe this information off the net, but if you look hard you can find plenty of info still. The radiation poisoning and world contamination is part of the population kill-off because it is easier to take a dead man‘s land than a live one.:

http://www.green-agenda.com/agenda21.html

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. If you have not read this document, you really need to so you can plainly SEE the agenda in this blueprint at work, and what is still to come. More murder for power and the kill-off agenda. Do not listen to the nay-sayers or detractors that will attack this document as being false. READ IT FOR YOURSELF from beginning to end and twice if you have to and then comment please.:

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/przion1.ht

Think about it, when was the last time a govt capitulated to the real LEGITIMATE demands of the people? When was the last time this empire-corporation called the USA-govt has capitulated to the demands of any group of people? May have been close during the Vietnam war, but have we seen anything like that since? Still waiting for those days to come and according to the Protocols, they will be perpetuated and propagated so the evil empire can take control of what once was a country of free people using the force they have ready to roll out. We may be seeing the beginnings of that now in this OWS thing. Have you ever studied what they call non-lethal weapons?

Just a few of the hundreds they have:

http://www.cracked.com/article_16710_6-non-lethal-weapons-thatll-make-yo...

From this link:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/non-lethal.htm

“Political, diplomatic and economic demands dictate that future operations, where possible, minimize U.S. casualties while limiting collateral civilian casualties and collateral damage to civilian objects. Crowd control in conducting peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance missions is as likely a task for the Army as is destroying enemy armor and infantry forces in war.”

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:37 | 1762170 RSloane
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Oh yah, sure. You go ahead, we'll watch and see how that turns out for you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:23 | 1761255 MillionDollarBonus_
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This is the beginning of the PROGRESSIVE REVOLUTION. The people rightdully DEMAND that our government do the following to restore peace and liberty to America:

1. Do away with nasty free market wages and let the government determine ALL wages so that people earn a FAIR wage for the work they do

2. Introduce price controls on all consumer goods so that Americans are not forced to pay unfair prices set by GREEDY corporations

3. Introduce a jobs bill that employs ALL unemployed Americans un useful and productive occupations, giving them the jobs they deserve

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:23 | 1761280 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You should have picked the alias, "Punching Bag".

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:28 | 1761303 Smithovsky
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He gets off on pushing your buttons, probably jerks off to it, and all of you are playing into his hand (excuse the pun).

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:37 | 1761359 Dumpster Fire
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It's lunchtime dude how about a little common courtesy?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:47 | 1761408 Smithovsky
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Where are my manners - bon appetit

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:29 | 1761294 hambone
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MDB - you are far too moderate...we need go much further:

1- 25% import tariffs on all imports immediately and 25% more every year thereafter

2- tariffs waved for importers if min. 20% of corporations jobs / production are in aMerica (and increasing targets every year thereafter)

3- tax free...nah, tax credits, for all corporations moving production to aMerican soil

4- Rename aMerica ---> FORTRESS AMERICA, FUCK YEAH

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:54 | 1761746 Rick Masters
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So seeking to employ Americans is bad? I get your sarcasm and I raise you a noose. FU. Your free-market BS, and I am no leftist, has become a religion and you're blinded by it. US-based businesses should be just like the chinese--seek to employ, people in their own country. FU again. The fact that this is even debated this is even being being dbated sickenzs me.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:10 | 1761802 ReadySteadyGo
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You have fallen for the bullshit that what we've had is free-market, so your comparison is flawed.  The invisible hand slaps you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:13 | 1761565 mfoste1
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you are a communist

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:32 | 1761647 pupton
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Do we really know who these "protesters" are or what they want yet, really?  Obama backed the rebels (protesters) in Egypt and Lybia and we still don't know if the outcome will be better than what existed before.  Check out some of their wierd behavior, as reported by Alex Jones/Infowars:

http://www.infowars.com/occupy-agitators-sabotage-first-amendment/

I'm all for "End the Fed", sound money, individual liberty, etc. and Ron Paul.  That is why these fuckers scare me.  These are collectivist NWO types it seems...

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:18 | 1761843 Rick Masters
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They probably are leftists but there seems to be no evidence they are NWO types. Whatever the eff that means. I believe their main cause is pretty simple: bankers created and proftited from this crisis and no one has been held accountable and yet the common man is suffering immensely. But in regards to the Alex Jones crap, there's this from the article: The whole point of this experience is to eliminate the individual mind and train everyone to think, and say, and do exactly what they are told to do by a “leaderless leader” who is really a mind control manipulator.

WTF is a leaderless leader who seems not to exist yet is mindcontrolling the protesters. Huh? And IDK about Egypt but I think almost anything is better than Gaddafi. Unless it becomes an Islamic state. But that's really not our biz anyway our only biz should eb finding those shoulder-fired missiles. But it seems that the comments section on this site is on the decline i terms of good posts on the economy.

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:18 | 1761844 Rick Masters
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They probably are leftists but there seems to be no evidence they are NWO types. Whatever the eff that means. I believe their main cause is pretty simple: bankers created and proftited from this crisis and no one has been held accountable and yet the common man is suffering immensely. But in regards to the Alex Jones crap, there's this from the article: The whole point of this experience is to eliminate the individual mind and train everyone to think, and say, and do exactly what they are told to do by a “leaderless leader” who is really a mind control manipulator.

WTF is a leaderless leader who seems not to exist yet is mindcontrolling the protesters. Huh? And IDK about Egypt but I think almost anything is better than Gaddafi. Unless it becomes an Islamic state. But that's really not our biz anyway our only biz should eb finding those shoulder-fired missiles. But it seems that the comments section on this site is on the decline i terms of good posts on the economy.

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:47 | 1761711 ReadySteadyGo
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Gave you a solid green, and I'm shocked as hell that more people don't get your sarcasm.  Wow.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:59 | 1761765 DeadFinks
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Gotta love the MDB posts.  Just think the opposite of what you read!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:21 | 1761217 tickhound
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For those of you who miss Erin Burnett, she's "Seriously" defending Wall Street again.

If she's not careful, her new set on CNN is about to be OCCUPIED.

"Seriously" clip disses protests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IurmcCbOX7o

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:45 | 1761394 Idiocracy
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Erin, you pathetic teeny bopper.  Go back to the sorority house and / or junior league club house from whence you came.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:50 | 1761425 knukles
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Oh come on now, Erin's gotta be good for "something"

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:00 | 1761502 kaiserhoff
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I could find a use for her;)

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:06 | 1761529 richard in norway
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she looks like a blow up doll

 

just saying

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:16 | 1761834 ReadySteadyGo
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Hell, I'd take seconds.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:12 | 1761225 LFMayor
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yeah, cause it's gonna work even better than that egyptian one!!!1111!!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:07 | 1761192 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Occupy EVERYTHING

 

But what if I have to poop? I hope someone will shit or get off the pot.

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:09 | 1761203 SilverDosed
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Then occupy a bathroom somewhere.

#OccupyAmericasshitters

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:17 | 1761247 CrockettAlmanac.com
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What if someone else has to poop?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:28 | 1761304 fuu
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Charge rent?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:30 | 1761641 XitSam
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That's capitalist.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:00 | 1761769 fuu
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Damn.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:12 | 1761810 A Nanny Moose
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Shitter's full!!!

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 16:09 | 1762385 DoChenRollingBearing
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And if someone from a Tea Party rally would have done that?  Just saying...

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:04 | 1761518 byteshredder
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Q: But what if I have to poop? I hope someone will shit or get off the pot.

 

A: #OccupyWithPolPot

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:13 | 1761815 A Nanny Moose
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Would that require a PolPot to piss in?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:36 | 1761350 dirtbagger
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"...something is happening here, but you don't know what it is do you, Mr Jones?"

Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:25 | 1761284 JayParamedic
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White stripes video anyone?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:08 | 1762024 Ident 7777 economy
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BTW: can't anyone make a freaking 'cam' that can live stream without making everything look like it's made out of Legos?

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iPhone 6.0 per Jobs (RIP Steve) and AAPL marketing five-year plan ...

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:55 | 1761115 Cassandra Syndrome
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Now we're talking, bitchez

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:29 | 1761216 Bob
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"We don't believe in the Democrats . . . Obama represents the 1%, the Corporatocracy."

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:55 | 1761116 jimijon
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Occupy the IRS. Then abolish it too.... if we can print 13 Trillion to Banks and non US entities, then what is the IRS for? Fear?

In fact.. no income tax on labor... rentier taxes, consumption takes, tariffs.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1761176 vast-dom
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IRS and taxes are just another instrument to maintain more at subvert the status quo. Remeber the 2nd Amendment is theoretically an insurance against taxation w/out representation; which is what we are suffering through today.

 

The greatest fear of gov and wall st. is if the protestors exercised their 2nd Amendment Rights and showed up to The Wall and gov buildings armed! 

Privy to these illegal banking and gov $kaMs, our Founding Fathers would be personally protesting with their muskets TODAY and escorting Bernank et. al to the firing squad or noose.

 

Put to you in Country Simple terms.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:19 | 1761257 Oh regional Indian
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Not really Vast, it's been a huge lie for a long time. Those founding fathers? Hah! haaaaaah!

Eurocrats, working for their euromasters. Hardy patriots or founders, really.

Ben franklin, worth reading up. JQA too. 

it's been a long lie, tiring to keep digging and finding new shit. Deeper shit.

ORI

Truth about America

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:26 | 1761276 vast-dom
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How about framing it as such: the actual Constitution, as document/text, is, relative to the bs going down today, a most rightous insurance policy. 

 

You can certainly pervert any historical biography and/or event. But if you honor the spirit of the Constitution, then you can shove all the revisionist theories, legit or not, up your arse. Okay Poonjab?

 

=The Truth about NOT being a FUCKTARD=

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:40 | 1761370 karzai_luver
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if the spirit had been respected then the current fascist gvt would not have been.

 

thus if those who tell others to honor the spirit will not abide the rules they say they honor , but only in spirit then fuck you bitch.

 

Better to be a fuctard than a crying useless  two faced hypocrite.

 

You "spirit in the sky"  freaks are useless. Just die already and get your spirit rewards.

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:45 | 1761379 vast-dom
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Precisely why these protests are VAILD. Son. RIGHTEOUS.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:11 | 1761531 vast-dom
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My above is unassailable, unless of course your low IQ is threatened and/or your shit for brains have short-circuited. Cheers.

 

PS Poonjabi cleary your bacteria infected masala and drinking water has given your feeble mind the runs. Even more reason to protest and support any and every doc/text that ensures some semblance of survival in the face of oppression. Unless of course your dirt poor diseased lands provide the dellusion of safety in that which you are so used to; namely, shit.

 

Hope you drink Cocla-Cola too, after they've destroyed local drinking water supplies. That's voting with your hard-earned cashish -- the only true vote left.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:33 | 1761652 Vergeltung
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I'm with ya.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:08 | 1761948 Dr. Acula
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>the actual Constitution... a most rightous insurance policy. 

It's a document signed by people who died centuries ago.

You CANNOT use the U.S. Constitution to defend yourself because you are NOT a party to it.
(Padelford Fay & Co. v The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Savannah 14 Georgia 438, 520)

It hardly applies to the States in practice; for example, they are ostensibly required to accept only gold and silver as legal tender (Article 1 Section 10).

Look at Article 1 Section 8: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises ... To borrow money on the credit of the United States". It is inherently immoral to commit robbery - to collect "taxes" or "protection money" using threats of violence. It is immoral to borrow money and issue "bonds" (slave futures) while using unwilling third parties and the unborn as collateral. The Constitution contains the germ of immorality. Sooner or later it's bound to bloom into something repugnant.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:29 | 1761307 Abiotic Oil
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Even Ghandi said one of the most heinous crimes the British committed was the disarmament of the Indian people.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:56 | 1761469 Oh regional Indian
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It's Gandhi, and he was as bad the "founding fathers". Patsy. 

And vast dom above, less said the better.

ORI

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:59 | 1761766 buyingsterling
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What a load of crap. I don't care if Ben Franklin was King George's little brother. These men produced the Constitution, the most brilliant document in history. They didn't live to see how it was bent or twisted, or they'd have been more explicit in many regards, but a lack of foresight is not evidence of ill intent.

 

If you 're right, there's probably no hope for humankind, all governmental systems are evil. But the anarchist dream is nullified by the existence of nuclear weapons in many hands. Those that hold the the nukes are the government.

The founders showed that even in this chaotic age, sane government and sane money are still possible because they made it work before. If their system had failed utterly we'd have little of hope to point to. Pointing to any other system as a potential salvation is madness, nothing protects property and liberty as well.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:40 | 1761873 Dr. Acula
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>Pointing to any other system as a potential salvation is madness, nothing protects property and liberty as well.

You don't depend on a bureaucracy to provide you with cheeseburgers. You choose a well-known provider - McDonalds or Burger King, for example. Or you choose a local restaurant. Or you have your neighbor make a cheeseburger for you. Or you make your own cheeseburger. Or you choose not to eat a cheeseburger at all.

Security and arbitration services are like any other economic goods and services. So, why is it you think you need a bureaucracy to provide you with security and arbitration services, but you don't insist on this when it comes to cheeseburgers?

Is it possible that competing entrepeneurial providers of security and arbitration services could outperform monopolistic, bureaucratic providers?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:47 | 1762193 vast-dom
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Hey Doc I don't use my monies to support garbage like McD's Burger King Coca-Cola and the likes. Similarly, I don't rely on my gov't for jackshit; quite the opposite really. 

 

But if you are myopic enough to not understand the implications of the above and the means by which to bend it all back to an approximation of justice, then what else can be said in this here forum?

 

PS by the same token that justice is implicit in government policy, a moral tax for the preservation of the just state is a legitimate demand; as opposed to the perversions of justice more at criminal enterprises, as exercised more at executed by today's global political parties, Bernank, Wall St. et. al. How we define fairness and such is the reason we are in this mess. I hear chanting outisde my window here on the UES! The zombie holocaust may have just begun.............

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:43 | 1761390 wombats
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+1776

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:57 | 1761476 johnQpublic
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+1861-1865

 

consider for a moment, what was then a righteous uprising of the southern states against exactly what happens to be wrong right now

slavery aside of course, which was just a rallying talking point for the north

states rights, and smaller govt, evil central bank, taxing of the south to support cities in the north

take care that the OWS 'revolution' does not end in the same rotten course as last time

aany revolution type activity we go through will be far more akin to the civil war than the revolution

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:32 | 1761896 Rick Masters
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Slavery was a rallying point? The whole was about slavery. The compromise of 1820 and 1840. The mason-dixon-line. the civil war was faought and the south rebeled because lincoln said that slavery would not be allowed in the frontier lands of what is now the west and south west. no new states could have slaves. for slavery to perservere as an economic model it had to grow. if it didnt it and the southern way of life would die. thats why it was fought. there were many important events leading up to it and a lot of compromises, this is when reason i view compromise with a jaded view in politics, but it is being changed by our current hardly facist gov't (oh, and neither was the last one). if obmaba is a facist so is bush. and vice versa.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:25 | 1762098 Rick Masters
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if you gave my comment a negative, you need to head to the library and pick up any history book, even one written by jefferson davis, cause everything thing i said is a fact. its not an opinion. its not a view of history. its what happened.

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 05:59 | 1764814 richard in norway
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why did the slave state delaware side with the union

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:06 | 1761186 whstlblwr
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Occupy Federal Reserve. This recent move to march billionaire home is distraction. Stupid. Occupy Wall Street need to split up, there are some there fans of Obama who want more bailout?? then stay at park, the other more savvy, who against bailout, against reward of failure, against taking taxpayer money to support failure, against Federal Reserve printing money that cause inflation, march to Federal Reserve.

Tea Party you lost our support when you decide to be against movement. It's not just the Unions at protest, you can come with Tea Party voice. But instead 35% of Tea Party now say they support Herman Cain. LOL!!!!

This is man you support. Man with direct oversight to push employees in failing stock. He's crook.

"Cain served on the board of directors throughout Aquila's ill-fated trading misadventure and the subsequent collapse of the company's retirement fund. In fact, he chaired the board's compensation committee, which, according to the lawsuit, had direct oversight of the push to get employees to invest more and more in Aquila stock. As chair of the compensation committee, Cain also saw fit to dole out $30 million in bonuses, not including stock options, to the top five execs at Aquila in 2002, with the company's stock plummeting. A month after the Kansas City Star reported on the hefty bonuses in July 2002, the company laid off 500 employees, and the losses to employees holding company stock had reached hundreds of millions of dollars.

The spectacular failure of Aquila's trading venture practically wiped out the hard-earned retirement savings of veteran employees. Richard Itteilag, a plaintiff in the Aquila class action, lost 87 percent of his savings. Robert Goodson, a 20-year Aquila employee, lost 75 percent. Michael Reinhardt lost a staggering 94 percent. All told, thousands of employees saw their retirement funds eviscerated thanks to Aquila's Enron-esque activities. (In 2007, Aquila settled with the employees for $10.5 million. Not long after, Aquila merged with other Midwestern energy companies and now no longer operates as Aquila.)

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:48 | 1761410 sschu
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Occupy Federal Reserve. 

I was in WA DC a couple weeks ago on a family vaca and we walked by the Federal reserve a couple times.  There were two armed guards in front with automatic weapons (could get close enough to see what they were).  The place had an odd, kind of eerie feel, very stark and empty.  

I wonder why they do not try and OFR, maybe they know what would happen if they tried.

sschu

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:53 | 1761961 Rick Masters
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Thanks for the info on Cain. Can't believe this isn't being rpeorted. wait. scratch that. i would be shocked if they did report it. i used to be a journalist. was laid off two months ago. i've been one since  i graduated in 2004. and the media and the ones who thrive in it have no morals. have no sense of right and wrong. its sickening evironment and i need a new career. it takes so much out of you if you have any sense of duty. it ruined my marriage.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:00 | 1761768 Raging Debate
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Ya. Cain's platform plank is 'your all jealous shedup' is kind of strange even for a Banana Republic.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:55 | 1761118 real
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the occupiers are heroes.   but im sure on this site most will criticize and go blah blah blah.  get out of your fucking houses and do something.  it seems so many 40, 50 and 60 year olds are just so damn scared to do anything but sit in there houses and hide.  
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:58 | 1761131 i love cholas
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Maybe you should take your own advice and get off of your computer and DO SOMETHING

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1761160 New_Meat
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I'm sure that the local community college has e.g. remedial spelling and other advanced courses. - Ned

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:43 | 1761388 Abiotic Oil
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"This is the 'shift' key.  It can be used to capitalize a letter for grammatical correctness, such as at the beginning of a sentence.  This cues the reader that a new sentence has begun and aids in comprehension."

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:55 | 1761976 Rick Masters
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Periods are also great for letting people know sentences have ended. comments hardly need to grammatically correct. they just need to be readable.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:44 | 1761389 karzai_luver
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Yeah, maybe he can get a course in how to be a twit and blow bankers.

seems you got a gold star.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:56 | 1761980 Rick Masters
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+100 thanks for the laugh!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:27 | 1761884 Abitdodgie
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Here is something you can all do without leaving the confinds of your house STOP PAYING TAXES.that is unless you just yellow in which case go live in another country because revolution is comming

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 15:49 | 1762254 real
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I live 100 miles to the east.  Have been there twice with my kids.  The cost is more then i can really afford being in the trades but know there is not anything more important, mostly for my kids to see that taking action is much more then words these days.  I have too add,  as we were walking onto the Brooklyn bridge i was very aware of what we were doing. it was an incredible feeling.  For me, i was doing all i could that day to bring attention to this movement.  I was standing up to the corruption that has been written about so much on zero hedge and many other places,  and just being right there with this energy for all of the hero's of ows, its like being at the birth of a new age.    oh, and yes how terrible my grammar. its embarrassing, but i feel so strongly about justice and going out and doing something peaceful about it, i will take the shots
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:00 | 1761142 Gene Parmesan
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the occupiers are heroes. 

What's their solution? I'd like to hear their goals before we start casting them in bronze. 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:11 | 1761223 whstlblwr
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What's your solution. Ass hole. You sit there to criticize. Why don't you go and make voice heard. Instead you troll message board. Is new Homeland Security rule trolls have two word identity. Gene Parmesan

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:15 | 1761238 Gene Parmesan
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My solution is one that doesn't involve socialism, unions, support from Obama, etc. Unfortunately, my solution seems to be at odds with that of the folks doing the protesting. 

What country are you posting from, comrade?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:19 | 1761259 whstlblwr
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Really what is your great solution and if so great why don't you educate people at protest. We like to hear from you. It's great lazy excuse to sit at home and say at odds, Go speak your mind.

I'm US citizen, asshole.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:26 | 1761295 Gene Parmesan
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My great solution involves individual accountability, allowing people and corporations to fail, equal treatment under the law as opposed to an implied guarantee of equal results, a small government that enforces all laws rather than selectively enforcing laws only when it's convenient or politically correct to do so, and a whole bunch of other shit that was at one time accepted as common sense.

Something tells me that all of these dipshit college students and aging hippies aren't interested in my solutions though. They seem to be focused on getting their student loan debt wiped clean, or toppling every corporation in sight so that the workers can take over.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:32 | 1761317 whstlblwr
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Well Gene Parmesan if these your great solutions, that are good ideas, you feel right at home at protest. There are many there agree with you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:36 | 1761349 Gene Parmesan
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Not according to all the signs I've seen pictures of, but hey, if they agree with those concepts, then maybe they're not so bad after all.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:53 | 1761741 TuesdayBen
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For American citizen you much write like Russian.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 17:33 | 1762960 Smithovsky
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Great catch.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:47 | 1761406 DCFusor
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I'm about 99% with you here Gene -- common sense unfortunately isn't so common, and it's becoming doggone rare indeed of late. 

But that last sentence -- didn't UAW move as fast as possible to *get out* of control of GM when they had it for a bit during the bailout, since they took so much stock?  I recall laughing my ass off about it, since it kinda made sauce of their supposed "common sense" -- how could they advocate against management, and do the divide and conquer thing when they were management as well as labor?  Nope gotta get out of that situation as fast as possible -- they realized quick that being management in a place where workplace is poisoned by us vs them mentality (caused largely by themselves) is not a good place to be, and rather than raking it in and screwing the workers, it was really going the other way as much as anything.

My entire career I've refused to work at a union shop of any kind.  Anyplace you have two bosses, and have to pay one to poison the atmosphere with an us vs them mentality doesn't deserve my talents.  I never had trouble getting or creating a job, because I've got the talent to create value.  No employer ever shat on me because they realized that.  Seems to me unions/managment situation is just a box full of losers on both sides, wish they'd leave us alone and go self destruct together.

Some corporations, not all, actually are evil and do need toppling.  We let them be "persons" but that's not a good deal unless we make them completely persons - do crime, go to jail.  Die when you can't live anymore.  You're not allowed to live forever and make longer term schemes of domination come true. You're not allowed to weild power over your consituents without their approval -- that's government (even WITH approval), not a "person".  That'd be a little more "common sense", eh?  If I have to be accountable for my actions, why not them just the same, real jail time if like Sony, you root a ton of computers.  Or for Microsoft if you abuse monopoly with lockin and refuse to document for interoperability;  or simply, have to give money back for defective product and damages caused by it, rather than being able to tax every computer on earth, whether it runs their shit or not.  Or having to clean up your own mess if you spill a bunch of oil.  I'm subject to all those limitations, why not corps?

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:59 | 1761471 Gene Parmesan
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Forgive me for painting with a broad brush, particularly with respect to the comments on unions and corporations. Just trying to highlight what I see as troubling details that are being reported back from the protest front.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:30 | 1761639 tickhound
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2nd hand reports, remember.

Similar to the toothless redneck the media never seemed to have trouble finding when doing "tea party" reports a while back.

If you do go you'll see this partisan crowd, is hardly partisan at all.  "Obama should be jailed" was the extent of O'support I witnessed... personally, for two days.  just sayin'

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:37 | 1761674 Gene Parmesan
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Good.

I did also see a picture of some relatively attractive young lady who was naked but for a couple of coats of paint, so maybe I should give the movement a bit longer to find itself before picking sides.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:21 | 1761858 ReadySteadyGo
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I think I love you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:26 | 1761876 JayParamedic
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So what are you so afraid of? :D

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:10 | 1761805 Breaker
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"Really what is your great solution and if so great why don't you educate people at protest. We like to hear from you."

Really, you are blowing smoke. I've seen plenty of videos now of the protestors and the NLP "repeat after me" stuff with the barely concealed hyper-earest hyper-progressive crap. I saw similar, and equally appalling stuff in the 60's (in the 60's, they called themseves Maoists). I see no evidence whatsoever that these folks are interested in small, limited, constitutional government--at least not the guy with the mic, who runs the show or the union enforcers. Even the OWS demands that are coherent would require an enomous expansion of government power and revenue.

I swam a bit in the idealistic, change the world with better leaders sea in the 60's until I met the organizers (on that note, I suppose you have heard Bill Ayers has just joined in with the OWS guys).  The leaders, like Ayers, were hideous folks with hideous goals. I recognize the same type in the videos as were running the show in the 60's. No decent person would have anything to do with Bill Ayers or his progeny 40 years later.

So while I thank you for your invite (and you may well be sincere), I know that neither you nor Bill Ayers nor any of the other folks on the videos I’ve seen are interested in small, limited, constitutional government. Get rid of Bill Ayers and his ilk, the union enforcers, and the Code Pink types and stop the NLP repeat after me program-the-third-graders stuff and that might convince me there are folks there that are worth talking to. Until then, I can only conclude the OWS protestors, regardless how sincere some may be, are not doing anything to control who is controlling their movement. That means they are either naïve (ala 90% of the protestors in the 60’s) or they think Bill Ayers and his progeny are good guys. Only experience fixes naivete. Only justice fixes evil.

Repeat after me: "A government that" "A government that" "is powerful enough" "is powerful enough" "to bail out" "to bail out" "Wall Street" "Wall Street" "and to subsidize" "and to subsidize" "student loans that" "student loans that" "put students in debt" "put students in debt" "to subsidize professors" "to subsidize professors" "is powerful enough" "is powerful enough" "to enslave you" "to enslave you" "and cause the mess we are in." "and cause the mess we are in." "So we must" "so we must" "reduce the size and power" "reduce the size and power" "of the government" "of the government" "by about 90%" "by about 90%" "and put the people" "and put the people" "who caused it to be so big and powerful" "who caused it to be so big and powerful" "in jail" "in jail."

Everyone wiggles their fingers in the air--he wants to put bad guys in jail! I think have 'em programmed. But then I start talking about reality.

"That means" "That means" "No bail outs or subsidies" "no bail outs or subsidies", "to corporations, labor unions, or ACORN" "to corporations, labor unions, or ACORN" [things are starting to get uncomfortable] "No free health care" "No free health care", [what, is he crazy?] "No green energy subsidies" "No green energy subsidies" [booing starts] "No trillion dollar initiatives to save rain forests" [crowd is now murmering about lynching] "No trillion dollar initiatives to save rain forests", "No subsidized student loans" "No subsidized student loans" [That's it. They rush the stage] "No trillion dollar subsidies to unions", "No trillion dollar subsidies to unions", [As I am overwhelmed, I am yellyng] "No $20 an hour minimum wage", "No $20 an hour minimum wage" "You get to rely on" "You get to rely on" "your own initiative" "your own intiative" "to build your life" "to build your life."

Most of them are young and not ready to think about reality. The ones who know where this is going dream of leading a reality that is not a good one.

And by the way, what is your solution? I've told you mine. But you seem to keep avoiding that question with questions.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:31 | 1761894 Abitdodgie
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You need to change from a citizen(14th Ammedndment) to a sovereign if we all did that the Government would become powerless

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1761241 LFMayor
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So meat-whistle blower  you're actually deep in the action,  live, onscene, but tasked with scanning your mobile and making sure that posers on Zero Hedge don't comment and blaspheme the sacred movement?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:20 | 1761263 Gene Parmesan
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He's obviously not paying attention if he thinks someone from DHS would be expending any effort whatsoever at trying to undermine the protests.

Back to our regularly scheduled, government sanctioned class warfare.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:21 | 1761267 whstlblwr
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I'm at work fuck head too lazy to come up with clever retort.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:29 | 1761309 LFMayor
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you best unstick your ass from that chair and get back to groping old women's depends, before your supervisor catches you dicking off.  You'll get all the pron you need from the scanners, anyways.

and a big Thanks for manning the line line and keeping us safe, hero.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:35 | 1761338 whstlblwr
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Wow, that WAS clever, LOL!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:41 | 1761377 LFMayor
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thanks.  I'm at work too, but it's a small airport

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:15 | 1761826 buyingsterling
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I'm with you, WB. We could all do something more. The fact that we're here doesn't mean we do nothing, this is the most educational website around, and I learn more from readers than articles. I'm lazy like the rest of us, but I'm giving to Ron Paul. If you live near one of these protests, make a sign and go, you'll feel good about it. I'm too cowardly to go to the Dallas end the fed rally, though it's only three hours away; I've got some unresolved tax issues. Weak, I know. I've got kids and a business. Oh well. Give to Ron Paul, at least you'll feel like you've done something concrete.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:59 | 1761767 RSloane
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Guess what fucktard, we're all trolling a message board here, including you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:36 | 1761345 JayParamedic
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All these comments...but Gene is right. This protest needs a direction. Clearly it has the passion, judging by the mess last night in Boston. The 'Powers That Be' are handling this with a light show of force (last night approximately 16 police vans, both B.P.D. and Mass. State Police) as well as some 300+ officers in riot gear. The Veterans for Peace were the first ones arrested at the second encampment, some forcibly (by video accounts). Flags, including Old Glory, were pulled out of the ground as the marchers/occupiers stated they were veterans for peace and were United States citizens.

My point? Gene is right, this needs a solution (or direction, IMHO). Chaos is fine and everything ends up submitting to entropy in the end, but in order to get your message across to the masses in a succinct and effective manner, absolute, effective and most importantly (I can't stress this enough) CLEAR goals must be set in place as talking points for the people we elected to hear and understand.  Simply showing unrest is doing nothing but making you look like a child throwing a temper tantrum in a toy store.

Is Gene trolling? In a word, no.  Simple communication is needed by this group and it will eventually (pronounced: hopefully) get there. Until it does, you're going to keep hearing Fox News align it with the 'extreme left', and msnbc continue to suck it right into the left wing as well.

I'm a registered Republican, 30 years old, and I fully support this protest. I will be marching in Phoenix, in support of OWS, and I'm sure not a single person in the crowd is going to be upset AT me. Maybe...WITH me, but definitely not AT me.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:51 | 1761427 Gene Parmesan
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I agree entirely that the passion is there, and that there's great potential for... something. What that something is though remains to be seen. The whole movement appears to be rudderless, and there's a damn good chance that it ends up going in what I would consider to be the wrong direction. The wrong directionists would seem to have the jump on grabbing that rudder, and based on the prevailing tone and message of the protests I'm afraid they wouldn't meet with much resistance. Good for you for doing your part to help sway its direction (in whichever direction you see fit).

I don't think we've even begun to see what the people are capable of, and if I had to guess I would speculate that these protests will end up evolving into something much, much bigger before all is said and done.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:52 | 1761440 DCFusor
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The real reason they need a stated, and (sadly) simple purpose is that just like the TEA party, they'll be co-opted if they don't.  First paid shill who is eloquent will take it over, seen it happen time and time again -- and then it will be captive to that "vision" provided by someone cynical enough to harness the people power.

The TEA party resisted, loudly, the right-wing-religious nuts for what, a couple of months before they took it over with help from the Kochs and republicans?  I even heard a debate between the TEA party guys and one of those right-wing-nut outfits, with the latter demanding entrance and power, and threatening the party with huge losses if they didn't come around.  I was momentarily really happy at the response -- we'll let you wing nuts in, but our message is ours, not yours.  Didn't last too long.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:12 | 1761811 JayParamedic
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Well as of the fiasco on the Brooklyn Bridge, it's now in the media, as a mainstream point every night.  Fox is calling it a incoherent drug party, and Rachel Maddow and the rest of MSNBC is pretty much taking the OWS protests under the left wing...waaaaaaaaaay out on the far left end of it.  I'd rather see a people's movement. No parties involved. Maybe not having people wielding power, calling them mobs.  Your voters are now 'mobs'? The OWS protestors are felons? I believe the original Tea Party was full of felonies if I remember correctly. Also, inb4 someone calls me out on using an edited version of a Jon Stewart joke. it's the truth.  The last thing this protest needs is politicians saying that it's ok, or it's a disgrace...at this point, it's not their call. They're part of the problem, and we have all seen it.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:46 | 1761942 Raging Debate
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Try to think of these things a bit more simply. A mugger comes along, robs a woman and rapes her. He sees people in the other side of the park and realizes he may not getaway with the crime. He turns to the sobbing, panting girl and puts his fingers around her neck...

Meanwhile, uncle bob is in China wondering if the loot was enough for a new shining city on a hill or if the locals need their own park rapist..

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:43 | 1761931 toady
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I made a real attempt to understand the tea party, what was there message, what were they trying to do, who was leading the movement, etc.

All I ever heard was that they didn't have any leader or message so they could not be 'co-opted' and that they REALLY liked the constitution, except the parts they didn't, and they wouldn't tell me which was which so I couldn't use that information against them.

No leader, no message, no 'platform' =
going nowhere.

I hope these 'occupiers' do better!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:04 | 1761167 Schmuck Raker
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Stick to the Class warfare.

YES, the occupiers are heroes.

NO, YOU are not there either.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:05 | 1761180 Moneyswirth
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"Do something"?

You mean like crap on cop cars, while blogging about my idleness and ignorance on my $2000 Mac Book that I'm sure was paid from Daddy's trust fund, while sipping my $7.50 Soy Chai Sum Dum Fuk latte and chasing it with a $5 bottle of Fiji water?

No thanks.  Most Americans ARE indeed doing "something", which is to say they're working to pay for their homes, put food on their tables for their children, etc.  Most "40, 50 and 60 year olds " don't have the time to act like upper-middle class white douchebags currently "occupying" wall street, all the while paying taxes to support your idleness.  

Go out and produce something, vagrant.  

Reality is hard, I know.   

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:10 | 1761209 CrockettAlmanac.com
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He reminds me of Frank Burns as the 4077th takes incoming artillery:

 

Frank: Somebody do something! Anything!

Hawkeye: Right, Frank. Let's do anything.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:38 | 1761364 JayParamedic
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+1 for MASH ref.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:48 | 1761417 Dumpster Fire
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Col Flagg was my favorite:

 

"I've trained myself not to laugh or smile. I watched a hundred hours of the Three Stooges; every time I felt like smiling or laughing, I jabbed myself in the stomach with a cattle prod."

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:25 | 1761285 whstlblwr
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Your words show your ignorance.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:31 | 1761315 Abiotic Oil
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Funny they are against capitalism, whilst passing tweets on their iPhone, which was designed marketed and sold by a free market capitalist.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:48 | 1761413 karzai_luver
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funny , you left out one step there shill.

 

tool time again.

 

at least try to be semi-honest once in a while.

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:47 | 1761714 reader2010
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I am sure your precise description would fit the radical guys, such as Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson back in the days, and I can go on and on. 

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6232633727_66dda12fb6_z.jpg

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:05 | 1761182 LoneStarHog
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Many of those 40,50, and 60 year-olds are veterans who have fought for the Country.  What is your damn history? What branch of service and years? If you are not a veteran and/or leaving for the frontlines of the movement, then even though your 1st Amendment was protected by others and you would never be told to shut the hell up by one of us, we can still say WHAT HAVE YOU DONE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:34 | 1761334 Enceladus
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@real (stupid) ZH has been on this and early: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/watch-latest-attempt-occupy-wall-street-weekend-live

They also were on The Empire State Rebellion called for by ANONYMOUS.

And if you have ever read the posts here you would see a long list of 'pro-occupy' types so while your at Camp Wallstreet catch up on your reading, see who your friends are. 

Alas as far as the 40+ their not scared just tired. Tired of working, tired of debt, tired of pols, tired of carting their adult kids etc. cut them some slack. My guess is if you get pummeled by the man or pepper sprayed or the market takes a 40% hit, they'll join like an expirenced division in strategic reserve. They won't sit by to long as their darling and 'unique snowflakes' are bullied.

So to sum up Hero: buy silver, read before you opine, defualt on your credit card, get punched in the nose, and call your mom. 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:59 | 1761496 spiral galaxy
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Do something?!!? Scared?!!?

Mmmm...took personal responsibility for my education, health, job, etc., and to vote/elect & correspond/meet with elected officials as to the direction of this country.  I've also turned off the TV.......which went a long way in promoting my health, well being and furthering my career.  Also participated in the first Tea Party rallies in my business attire hoping my voice of concern would be heard re: wanton waste of my hard earned tax dollars.....on top of the Vietnam anti-war, anti-draft rallies.

As for "scared"......only one time and that was when I came back from Nairobi after the '98 terrorist bombings with a heighten appreciation of how great this country is and how clueless and unappreciative the electorate is in terms of freedom and opportunity.  As a result, the clueless have given us Obama, Pelosi and Reid....besides Frank and Schumer.  Now the clueless 'occupy' because...??  But being clueless they can be manipulated and have no other skill sets of value to offer society.   Frankly, you're the one who should be scared as now you've voted to morally, ethically and monetarily bankrupt a country on the 'hope' of an empty suit who is now laying the foundation for your future. 

Enjoy!

 

 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1761125 Mercury
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Max entertainment = #OccupyBridgehampton

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:58 | 1761132 KingZola
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Wish the Europeans would follow our example and start #OccupyDexia or #OccupySlovakia

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:40 | 1761921 Rynak
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Actually, if you remember a bit, spain is already in "occupy everything" mode, and interestingly they never needed a bia... err, i mean DIRECTION.... and weren't "co-opted"..... that is, unless you consider anyone you dislike being among them "co-opted".

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:59 | 1761134 Royal Fleming
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some people just want to watch the world burn...

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:59 | 1761137 AldoHux_IV
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One hopes we can occupy our country once again and take it back from those who have destroyed it.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:59 | 1761138 ElvisDog
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Well, from what I see now from the live feed, it's just some people milling about. Where are the "Don't Tread on Me" flags??? Looks like a nice, well-behaved demonstration of Free Speech but hardly on the same level as storming the Bastille.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:28 | 1761306 whstlblwr
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Right, "Don't Tread on Me Flag's" after consistent effort by Organized Tea Party to press followers to avoid.

Protestors shitting on cars, a bunch of drug dealers there avoiding law, don't go you'll be brainwashed to vote Obama, LOL!!!!

Tea Party coopted by corporate big daddies.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:59 | 1761139 vast-dom
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It's certainly a start. But the catalyzing event is still required. 

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:08 | 1761200 BobPaulson
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Unfortunately this often means a protester getting shot. In the case of Iran, this still wasn't enough because the iron grip of the state was too great to be affected by massive protest.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:31 | 1761312 LFMayor
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it's not nice to tease...

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:00 | 1761143 RobotTrader
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Dow green

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1761145 SheepDog-One
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DOW +5....Robo so desperate he deems that post-worthy? Just give up, loser.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:05 | 1761181 narapoiddyslexia
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Gold yellow. Silver white. Dow right where it was on April 26, 2006. More than FIVE years ago, Robo.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:14 | 1761228 narapoiddyslexia
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Sorry. didn't go back far enough.

On December 29, 1999, the DOW closed at 11497. Now its at 11,432.

Robo? Any comments?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1761242 narapoiddyslexia
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On December 31, 1999, gold was at 282. Its now at 1664.

Robo? Any comments?

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1761245 SheepDog-One
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DOW is less than it was 12 years ago, meanwhile everyone is huddled under a pile of coats in their closet muttering 'The FED banksters haz won'....whatever, COWARDS!

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