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    There are thousands of people marching today and not a single word from televised news stations yet.

    http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


    https://occupywallst.org/
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    It seems so, its been since the 17th and mainstream media has blips here and there. It's in Chicago and LA (starting today in downtown LA).

    We had more coverage of all the Muslim countries falling apart, I felt like for London we just had snippets of a really fucked up picture.
    Strange. Hmm.

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    that's because these "occupy wall street" protesters aren't 100% sure what they're protesting. it's a non story. they seem to be really upset with the banks, but by protesting wall st. they seem to be taking an anti-capitalism stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    that's because these "occupy wall street" protesters aren't 100% sure what they're protesting. it's a non story. they seem to be really upset with the banks, but by protesting wall st. they seem to be taking an anti-capitalism stance.
    How very obtuse of you. I'm surprised you didn't throw in a "stupid hippies" at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    that's because these "occupy wall street" protesters aren't 100% sure what they're protesting. it's a non story. they seem to be really upset with the banks, but by protesting wall st. they seem to be taking an anti-capitalism stance.
    Thanks, Fox News INDIE EDITION

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Thanks, Fox News INDIE EDITION
    I fucking love this post

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    i have no problem with them protesting, i'm just not sure what they're protesting, and i don't think they know either.
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    Yeah I heard dozens were arrested.
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    Protesting the bankers and financial powers, wanting the government to acknowledge and publicly lynch those in charge of the financial powers.

    A lot of people are pretty upset that our government "bailed out" the banks, who are now all starting to charge fees for using basic things such as debit cards or checking accounts, and yet still giving HUGE bonuses to executives and they act like the bail out never happened. "Everything's back to normal, Dad's not mad anymore. Lets act like shit heads again"

    The middle class and lower income families are affected by bullshit fees (that keep rising), banks saying, "Oh sorry you're broke? We gotta take that shit right now". Most smaller banks/credit unions now no longer have free checking (let alone exist), or require you to put a large amount of money for a minimum ($1000+) to use it without fees. People moved to the big banks and the same thing happened again. You can't really do much in this country without a bank account, so you're forced to get fucked by these guys as your money dwindles away and your income shrinks.

    The credit ERA is over for most of America, and those who profited the most off it are just laughing their way to new ivory back-scratcher. People are pissed off and want someone's neck.

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    so they're mad at the banks and the government, not the stock exchange?
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    You best be trollin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsblend420 View Post
    I feel so bad for SOME of those people. I want to slap about 99% of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fetuspiniata View Post
    I feel so bad for SOME of those people. I want to slap about 99% of them!
    Why?
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    Why don't I feel bad for all of them? Or why do I feel bad for any of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fetuspiniata View Post
    Why don't I feel bad for all of them? Or why do I feel bad for any of them?
    You said you wanted to slap about 99% of them, so I doubt you genuinely feel bad for any of them.
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    Someone let me know when the dum-dums have stopped "explaining" this to everyone. If you want a real analysis, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Someone let me know when the dum-dums have stopped "explaining" this to everyone. If you want a real analysis, that is.
    I don't need an explanation but I'd love to hear the non dum-dum version.

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    Here's a report on FOX that supports the protestors!

    The description on this one seems to imply that an old man unable to hear his IFB in a crowd is somehow a media blackout conspiracy, even though he talks for about 3 minutes.

    Here's a television report on how there are no television reports.


    You can say some of the reports are dismissive or focus only on the arrests, but to say it's not covered is simply wrong. And the dismissive reports do make some good points...the number of protesters are no where near what they originally wanted, and there's no clear message coming from them.

    EDIT- I do agree it's undercovered, especially at first. If this thread had been made 2 weeks ago, I wouldn't be here calling the OP an idiot.
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    In all seriousness I totally support these protests
    I really hope that we are beginning to have a grass roots movement to counter the " Tea Party"

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    Some corporate bootlicking bloggers have reported that most protesters were there in promise of a free Radiohead concert, then saying that Radiohead was merely trying to make its way to play some sold out show. What happen to them? Aren't these the things they used to sing about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elChurro View Post
    Some corporate bootlicking bloggers have reported that most protesters were there in promise of a free Radiohead concert, then saying that Radiohead was merely trying to make its way to play some sold out show. What happen to them? Aren't these the things they used to sing about?
    they've been protesting this 3 weeks now. that radiohead show was a rumor that the band quickly cleared up. a free show had nothing to do with why they are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    they've been protesting this 3 weeks now. that radiohead show was a rumor that the band quickly cleared up. a free show had nothing to do with why they are there.

    All I'm saying is that with songs like Electioneering, Fitter Happier, No Surprises, Dollars and Cents, Sit Down Stand Up, and countless others, you would think they would at least give a nod to these people.

    Sell outs? or chalk it up to artistic expression. Whateva'.

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    There were 600 people arrested over several days during the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. The NYPD just arrested 700 in 5 hours
    So far, the JP Morgan donation [to nYPD] is an isolated example. But the high odds of continuing deep budget cuts at the state and local level open up the opportunity for corporate funding of preferred services, and with it, much greater private sector influence on the apparatus of government. This is a worrisome enough possibility to warrant a high degree of vigilance by all of us.
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    wasn't the main reason for the arrests because they were blocking the brooklyn bridge?
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    Last edited by guedita; 10-02-2011 at 10:27 AM.

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    If someone hadn't hoaxed them, no one would have ever thought of it. Or are you saying that anytime anyone protests in support of something an artist supports, that artist should drop everything and go play a free show for them? Never mind the logistics, permits, etc. I knew it was a hoax from the first post I saw...I just thought the protesters were the ones hoaxing.
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    These people need to quit protesting and get jobs so they can pay back their student loans - Goldman Sachs needs the money! Oh wait, they already got their money ...

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    ...filed a lawsuit against Education Management Corporation (“EMC”), the country’s second largest for-profit college company, alleging that two of its for-profit colleges in Minnesota--Argosy University and Art Institutes International--unlawfully collected state taxpayer-financed student financial aid. The Pennsylvania-based for-profit EMC is 80 percent owned by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and other private equity funds.
    Seventy-six percent of for-profit college students attend institutions owned by Wall Street investors, according to U.S. Senate data. Reports by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) in 2009 and 2010 found widespread problems at some for-profit colleges, including abusive and misleading sales tactics.
    About 2,000 for-profit colleges enroll about 11 percent of all higher education students but receive about 25 percent of all federal financial aid, totaling about $32 billion per year, according to the GAO and Time Magazine. The GAO has questioned the cost of some programs. In a 2010 report, the GAO found that tuition at for-profit colleges was often significantly more expensive than at nearby public colleges. Indeed, the national average for tuition at a for-profit college is approximately six times higher than at a comparable community college, according to U.S. Senate data. On average, the largest 15 for-profit colleges received about 86 percent of their funding from federal student loans. If students default on federal loans, taxpayers—not the for-profit colleges—pick up the tab. In other words, taxpayers subsidize the private equity funds and investors who own the for-profit colleges when students who attend them default on their federal student loans. Although for-profit colleges enroll only about ten percent of the nation’s undergraduates, their students make up almost one-half, of all loan defaults, according to data released on September 12, 2011 by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Multiple state attorneys general have filed similar suits, and there have been large settlements in the recent past with similar corporations like the Apollo Group - who joined forces with the Carlyle Group a few years ago to take their business model global.

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    Put yourself in permanent debt to have a piece of paper.

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