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Old 10-07-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone been following the Occupy Wallstreet protests? I have actually been following it long before the mainstream media bothered to give it a minute. I think they need to get more organized to get anything done, but the movement is certainly growing.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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Has anyone been following the Occupy Wallstreet protests? I have actually been following it long before the mainstream media bothered to give it a minute. I think they need to get more organized to get anything done, but the movement is certainly growing.

Hipster confirmed. Also, yes, we've been following it in the other Occupy ____ thread(s). I suggest you go there with this.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Hipster confirmed.


This.

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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Has anyone been following the Occupy Wallstreet protests? I have actually been following it long before the mainstream media bothered to give it a minute. I think they need to get more organized to get anything done, but the movement is certainly growing.


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Old 10-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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I get the impression that those people just want to protest so they're trying hard to figure out what to protest.
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After 2 years of tea party chuckleheads dominating the media narrative, finally a protest movement that actually makes sense. You have to thank the NYPD for the free publicity.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #8
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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I get the impression that those people just want to protest so they're trying hard to figure out what to protest.

I posted this in the other thread, but I think it's pretty relevant here also:

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #10
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I get the impression that those people just want to protest so they're trying hard to figure out what to protest.


Yeah and in the meantime, their 'protest' is just them wasting their time doing this:
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Yes. They may be lacking concrete goals but even vague anger directed at the people who actually caused the financial crisis makes more sense than anger directed against unions, taxes, immigrants, etc.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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If anyone bothered to look past the charade the media is putting on, it's pretty clear just what #Occupy is protesting. They're disorganized, but the movement is almost unambiguously poor v. rich, exploited v. exploiters. I just don't see where the confusion come in.
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Yes. They may be lacking concrete goals but even vague anger directed at the people who actually caused the financial crisis makes more sense than anger directed against unions, taxes, immigrants, etc.

Financial crisis?

last i checked the recession in 08 was caused by morons taking out mortgages for hundred thousand dollar houses on 40k incomes.

the recent market turmoil is caused by greece, italy and spain for the most part.





these are just a bunch of lazy hipsters mad at "the man" and dont even know why they are rioting.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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these are just a bunch of lazy hipsters mad at "the man" and dont even know why they are rioting.

What? First of all, they aren't "rioting." If anyone is out of line, it's the police. Secondly, that's a myth. People know what they're protesting against.
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http://wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/intv-o06.shtml
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What? First of all, they aren't "rioting." If anyone is out of line, it's the police. Secondly, that's a myth. People know what they're protesting against.
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http://wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/intv-o06.shtml


ive read the description on their site, they have no idea why they are rioting.


i also just read that wsws description until they compared the riots to egypt and the middle east riots (libya, syria), laughed at the stupidity and arrogance, and closed the page.
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i also just read that wsws description until they compared the riots to egypt and the middle east riots (libya, syria), laughed at the stupidity and arrogance, and closed the page.


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ive read the description on their site, they have no idea why they are rioting.


i also just read that wsws description until they compared the riots to egypt and the middle east riots (libya, syria), laughed at the stupidity and arrogance, and closed the page.

They aren't riots! They're peaceful protests. Quit trying to marginalize them by taking nonsensical cheap shots.

If you look at it in context, those comparisons aren't too far fetched. All they meant was these protests are in the epoch of mass protests all over the globe.
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If you look at it in context, those comparisons aren't too far fetched.


Why don't you compare and see for yourself:

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They aren't riots! They're peaceful protests. Quit trying to marginalize them by taking nonsensical cheap shots.

If you look at it in context, those comparisons aren't too far fetched. All they meant was these protests are in the epoch of mass protests all over the globe.


A protest with no point is like a meeting with no discussion -> a waste of time and resources.



on a seperate note, you tend to think anything that disagrees with your view is "a cheap shot" or "people spiting you" (as noted in the ace thead) insecure much?
and im not trying to sound like a prick (which i likely do) but really....


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Financial crisis?

last i checked the recession in 08 was caused by morons taking out mortgages for hundred thousand dollar houses on 40k incomes.

No that'd be the cause of the housing bubble, although I find it hard to blame buyers too much when those mortgages were pushed heavily on them by brokers so they could be repackaged into securities and sold to investors. That's what actually caused the crisis. It's sad really, because the device banks used to overleverage themselves based on these BS investments, when invented at JP Morgan, actually worked to disperse risk. But people get greedy and irrational and that's how the collapse of banks like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns happens.

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these are just a bunch of lazy hipsters mad at "the man" and dont even know why they are rioting.

Who are we talking about? I haven't noticed any riots lately.
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