Occupy Wall Street Fail


Angstrom
Liberal
#1081
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

I'm OK with either.

I think they are putting themselves in a dangerous situation where they will attract shady people.
If there allowed to stay in parks why not every homeless hobo. its a lose, lose situation.

Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

My issue begins at the fact that they do not have a single coherent mission.

What do you think that should be?
 
Tonington
+3
#1082
I would really like to see anyone who could accurately capture the greed of Wall Street and it's deleterious effects in one clear and concise statement. Some problems just don't distill so easilly. Maybe "Occupy Wall Street" is as short as it can be, though it's not very instructive.
 
petros
+1
#1083
If you're unaware of who it is drilling from behind you while you bite the pillow, then you've got more problems than just a dick up your *** and mouth full of feathers.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
+1
#1084
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If you're unaware of who it is drilling from behind you while you bite the pillow, then you've got more problems than just a dick up your *** and mouth full of feathers.


There's always the possibility that he's paying top dollar for the service.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#1085
Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

I think they are putting themselves in a dangerous situation where they will attract shady people.
If there allowed to stay in parks why not every homeless hobo. its a lose, lose situation.

Homeless people are part of the 99%. They have just as much right to be there as any other. Homeless, drug dealers, ex-cons, are already there.
 
In Between Man
Free Thinker
+3
#1086
"This is what democracy looks like."

No, this is what the "mob rule" looks like:

Violent OWS Protesters Prevent Woman in Wheelchair From Leaving Event - YouTube

 
MHz
#1087
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

...... without having
everything they own and have worked for trickle out'a their fingers?

......... like mortgages and rent and car payments and insurance(s)
and utility bills and so on and so forth....

Perhaps many that are theses events have already experienced going through those very things.



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Locutus
#1088
A top 1% of the 1% (Ken Langone) gives his opinion on OWS and generally what the hell is wrong.


Pick video up at 2:55 for the relevant portion of the interview.



Ken Langone: OWS Babies in Adult Bodies - CNBC (external - login to view)
 
MHz
#1089
Is that were he starts talking about having to close some Home Depot outlets because there are no customers to buy the goods he ships in from China?
 
Locutus
+2
#1090
Then these spastics start the big game and lose.


20 'Occupiers' cuffed in courthouse clash



Occupy Wall Street protesters today clashed with the NYPD on the steps of Manhattan Supreme Court — and at least 20 of them may soon find themselves inside a nearby courthouse.
Most of the protesters were arrested across from Foley Square during a tense standoff with police at about 4 p.m.
But at least one was nabbed while trying to run away.
“It’s our sidewalk! It’s our sidewalk!” several chanted as they pushed back against cops setting up netting to keep them off the steps of 60 Centre Street. Charges are pending.

Read more: 'Occupy Wall Street' protester arrested for urinating on NYPD van, 20 cuffed in clash - NYPOST.com (external - login to view)





Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Is that were he starts talking about having to close some Home Depot outlets because there are no customers to buy the goods he ships in from China?


"There is a principle which is a bar against all information,
which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail
to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is
contempt prior to investigation."


 
Tonington
+1
#1091
The Bank of Canada Governor and new global Banking Sheriff Mark Carney:
Quote:

Mark Carney raised eyebrows on Friday when he called the main message of Occupy Wall Street an “entirely constructive” expression of frustration about the economy and income inequality – an unexpected take from the Bank of Canada Governor.

 
CDNBear
+1
#1092
Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

I think they are putting themselves in a dangerous situation where they will attract shady people.
If there allowed to stay in parks why not every homeless hobo. its a lose, lose situation.

That is an issue, but I support peaceful protest and civil disobedience.

Quote:

What do you think that should be?

I'm not sure myself. I have a general issue with people who reap huge profits off shuffling paper and selling off peoples livelihoods.

Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

I would really like to see anyone who could accurately capture the greed of Wall Street and it's deleterious effects in one clear and concise statement. Some problems just don't distill so easilly. Maybe "Occupy Wall Street" is as short as it can be, though it's not very instructive.

How many front men, have made their own personal agenda the movements agenda?

I've heard it all. From end the Fed, to aliens control the gov't.

What should we run with?
 
Locutus
#1093
OWS Protester Arrested At McDonald's


An Occupy Wall Street protestor was arrested early Friday after a violent rampage at a McDonald's that refused to offer him free food. The NYPD says it happened at about 2:45 a.m. at a McDonald's near the make-shift tent city in Zuccotti Park.
Fisika Bezabeh, 27, went into the world's largest restaurant chain and demanded free food, apparently craving a burger over the gourmet food being served in the park.
The people behind the counter, who are working instead of protesting, were not about to offer the man free food.
Bezabeh then turned violent, ripped a credit-card reader from a counter and threw it at workers before police arrived and arrested the protester.

Read more: OWS Protester Arrested At McDonald's (external - login to view)
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#1094
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

The right wing media has attempted to smear the OWS movement in Oakland by saying it has engaged in violence. Many participants in those rallies say they had no part in that violence at all. Recently, videos of agent provocateur actions have been posted on you tube to show who really committed the violence:
Copwatch@Occupy Oakland: Beware of Police Infiltrators and Provocateurs - YouTube
Agent Provocateurs found to be cause of violence at OWS Oakland - Baltimore Sun talk forum
Black clad agents committed violence and, as you can plainly see from the videos, OWS participants tried to stop them from committing those acts of violence. Then the police allowed them to escape and blamed innocent participants for crimes they did not commit. These police crimes are reminiscent of the same actions taken by the corrupt COINTELPRO during the J Edgar Hoover era in the FBI.
Conservatives on this forum often say government is the problem. If they are consistent in their beliefs, they should be just as vehement in condemning the actions of those criminal police. So let's hear from them.

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Of course they are , "Many participants in those rallies say they had no part in that violence at all." I know just like the get away driver of a car during a bank robbery " I had no idea they were robbing the bank officer". Your there during a riot, you are guilty if caught, lucky if your not. The police acted within the law.
 
Locutus
+2
#1095
'South Park' Mocks Occupy Wall Street, Michael Moore & The Media


The beauty of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's ability to make a new episode of "South Park" from scratch in just six days (external - login to view) is how topical they get to be. Even though the show is about a bunch of 4th graders, their world quickly becomes a perfect microcosm for whatever current event or scandal is rocking the news that particular week. This week, of course, it's all about Occupy Wall Street (external - login to view).
After the kids of South Park Elementary complete the Presidential fitness test, they're angered to hear that everyone did poorly because 1% of students (Eric Cartman, specifically) failed miserably and brought the average score down. The rest of the kids -- the 99%, if you will -- decide the system is flawed


'South Park' Mocks Occupy Wall Street, Michael Moore & The Media (VIDEO) (external - login to view)
 
petros
#1096
Quote:

The right wing media has attempted to smear the OWS movement...

What/who is the left wing media?
 
Locutus
+1
#1097
Worth repeating.






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petros
#1098
Quote:

#4 Our dollar is being systematically destroyed by the Federal Reserve. An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 will cost you $116.78 today. An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 will cost you $457.67 today.
#3 The Federal Reserve made $16.1 trillion in secret loans to their friends during the last financial crisis.
#2 The Federal Reserve is a perpetual debt machine. Today, the U.S. national debt is more than 4700 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created back in 1913.
#1 According to a new CNN/ORC International Poll, 27 percent of all Americans have never even heard of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Fed Reserve eh? Will Ron Paul fix their wagon?
 
CDNBear
+1
#1099
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Fed Reserve eh? Will Ron Paul fix their wagon?

Only if it's little, and red.
 
MHz
#1100
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Fed Reserve eh? Will Ron Paul fix their wagon?

I hear Jesse Ventura is also now thinking of reentering politics, I assume they both have similar viewpoints on most internal issues. Ron Paul would be assignated before he could dissolve the Fed (under today's attitudes)
 
petros
+1
#1101
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Only if it's little, and red.

How about a '72 Country Squire? They don't make 'em with such nice simulated woodgrain these days.
 
CDNBear
#1102
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

I hear Jesse Ventura is also now thinking of reentering politics, I assume they both have similar viewpoints on most internal issues. Ron Paul would be assignated before he could dissolve the Fed (under today's attitudes)

assignated?

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

How about a '72 Country Squire? They don't make 'em with such nice simulated woodgrain these days.

Very true.

What ever happened to that old world craftsmanship?
 
petros
+1
#1103
The MACtac factory in the old world burned down. Nothing left but a crispy polymer goo. Sad. Really sad.
 
MHz
+1
#1104
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

How about a '72 Country Squire? They don't make 'em with such nice simulated woodgrain these days.

'These days' that is called a condo.
 
Angstrom
Liberal
+1
#1105
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If you're unaware of who it is drilling from behind you while you bite the pillow, then you've got more problems than just a dick up your *** and mouth full of feathers.



You made me spray the whole sip of my drink. where the hell is my Scott towels. LOL
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+3
#1106
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

OWS Protester Arrested At McDonald's


An Occupy Wall Street protestor was arrested early Friday after a violent rampage at a McDonald's that refused to offer him free food. The NYPD says it happened at about 2:45 a.m. at a McDonald's near the make-shift tent city in Zuccotti Park.
Fisika Bezabeh, 27, went into the world's largest restaurant chain and demanded free food, apparently craving a burger over the gourmet food being served in the park.
The people behind the counter, who are working instead of protesting, were not about to offer the man free food.
Bezabeh then turned violent, ripped a credit-card reader from a counter and threw it at workers before police arrived and arrested the protester.


Read more: OWS Protester Arrested At McDonald's (external - login to view)

Evidently they are protesting for free Big Macs.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
+1
#1107
Quote:

Where were these guys commiting volence?

Eagle - did you see the you tube video in the link?

Occupy Oakland General Strike Video of protests at Whole Foods - YouTube



Occupy Oakland General Strike - Protesters Attempt to stop Provocateurs - YouTube



Peaceful protesters were shouting ''NO VIOLENCE''. And note comments made by people in youtube. Unlike this forum which is so filled with right wing delusionals, they know the truth. BTW, notice how the guys in black drew the letters MLK on the wall. Can you imagine real liberals profaning Dr Martin Luther king's name way when he condemned violence? Not likely.


Think this hasn't happened in Canada? Guess again:


Police Admit Using Provocateurs To Stage Riots - YouTube (external - login to view)


Those who deny: EPIC FAIL.
Last edited by gopher; Nov 6th, 2011 at 12:16 AM..
 
In Between Man
Free Thinker
+3
#1108
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Eagle - did you see the you tube video in the link?

Thanks for the laugh! Those aren't "agent provocateurs" just because someone on Youtube says so!

Quote:

And note comments made by people in youtube.

See! See! It must be true guys!

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Unlike this forum which is so filled with right wing delusionals

FILLED with right wingers? Have you seen the poll? (external - login to view)

Wrong again.

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BTW, notice how the guys in black drew the letters MLK on the wall.

The people you think are "agent provocateurs" are members of the "black block". They're far-left, they support the socialist Occupy movement, they usually call themselves "anarchists", and they're prone to start violence. They're not police officers.

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Think this hasn't happened in Canada? Guess again:

Yeah, we've all seen that video before. In this case those real agent provocateurs were trying to ENCOURAGE OTHERS to vandalize and get violent. The anarchists in Oakland ACTUALLY DO COMMIT vandalism and get violent. See the difference? Plus, if you were an agent provocateur would your mission really permit you to commit violence, or would you only be allowed to encourage it?

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EPIC FAIL.

Yup, that sums up your posts so far.
 
CDNBear
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Yeah, we've all seen that video before. In this case those real agent provocateurs were trying to ENCOURAGE OTHERS to vandalize and get violent. The anarchists in Oakland ACTUALLY DO COMMIT vandalism and get violent. See the difference? Plus, if you were an agent provocateur would your mission really permit you to commit violence, or would you only be allowed to encourage it?

That's the cirque de Quebec for ya.

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Yup, that sums up your posts so far.

His posts? His whole life.
 
Locutus
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Rex Murphy: Forget Wall Street, Occupy Hollywood


You hear it in every little encampment in every city that has a franchise in the current “Occupy” protests: The righteous tent-and-yurt people are against “greed.”
They see greed as the demonic dynamo of a rapacious capitalism (and its maidservant, “income inequality”). And what represents greed better than mega-payoffs, dazzling bonuses and stock options, for very little actual work, and sometimes even when performance is far below par? It is only to be expected that the high-flying brokers, bankers and CEOs that cluster like flies around the honey pots of Wall Street, who waltz off with payoffs that would shame a Croesus, are the occupiers’ main targets.
I suggest, however, that by limiting their wrath to the sharks and swine of Wall Street, they are, if I may say, shortchanging themselves. There are many venues and theatres of greed other than the stock market. And they are tenanted by agents of ferocity and appetite equal to any gold-lusting shill at an investment bank. Greed has many McMansions, and they are all worth the “occupying.”




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