I call it exactly I just said. Do those words look unfamiliar to you?
There's an attempt at cleverness here. Get on with it.
That is the most batshit crazy bullshit so far.
Here are some of the things that statement indicts "corporations" for
take houses illegally despite not having the original mortgage. (really?)
agism and racism in the workplace
poisoned the food supply through neglegence
profit off torturing animals
hold students "hostage" with tens of thousands of dollars (which is unjust because education is a "human right")?
used the military to enslave people
decline to recall faulty products
intentionally hide inactive ingredients
perpetuate "colonialism" at home and abroad
torture innocent civilians overseas
They're seriously trying to tie this up into one evil theme: "Corporations".
I thought this was about the bankers. This is an indictment of pretty much every industry there is. Are you fucking kidding me?
This statement makes them seem more childish than ever. People (yes "people", this evil shit didn't flash into being with the legal definition of "corporation") have been doing this shit since time immemorial. The difference is now there's an internet to brag in front of. These people should pick one cause and attack it until their satisfied and then pick another. The fucking gaul this idiots have to just assume that they can bring down the whole of society and start from scratch.
Because they can't find a high paying job.
Don't they know they're going to have to explain the gaps in their resume?
These aren't the 99%. If you backed up to a global scale they'd be right back in that 1%.
I suppose bitching on the Internet would be a much better use of their time
http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index....groundid=00580Many journalists, it seems, pay lip service to the First Amendment, but turn their backs or grow disdainful when people actually exercise these rights in the streets. In such a climate, idealistic activists such as those at the tar sands pipeline and Wall Street protests, obviously, can be safely ignored by the major news media or condescended to as not being rooted in the practical, real world. Real grown-ups don’t need to protest.
What are you doing to aid the cause? seriously.
I'll tell you one thing. If these morons aren't careful they'll wind up putting a republican in the white house.
Or more likely the tantrum will be forgotten as these kids get on with the process of living life and eventually hopefully learn how to pick fights that can be won.
This is perfect timing with the new season of South Park though. Hopefully they'll be on next week's episode. Definitely the one after if not.
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I thought this old piece from 1999 Seattle WTO protests was interesting because of the similarities.
"In general, the examinations found critical deficiencies and shortcomings in foreclosure governance processes, foreclosure document preparation processes, and oversight and monitoring of third party law firms and vendors. These deficiencies have resulted in violations of state and local foreclosure laws, regulations, or rules and have had an adverse affect on the functioning of the mortgage markets and the U.S. economy as a whole."
On a large enough scale you can find oversights and mistakes in any situation.
There were laws that were violated, but there were laws. You're not going to get people to stop breaking laws by protesting.
The childish rant woudl have you believe that this problem is systemic and ubiquitous, but what we're talkign about is violation of laws that were supposed to be there to prevent such things.
Some of these laws could probably be shored up, larger penalties for violating them, sure. Campaign for that. write your congressman about that.
Or stand on the street and scream about that and pet torture and WMDs. See which one gets more traction.
Or play devil's advocate / contrarian brat on a music forum. See how well that works!
We're having "inspired-by" protests here as well starting this weekend. I'm going to attend - the protests are right in front the building i'm working in right now.
The holding students hostage thing would work better if they were (and they possibly are) specifically talking about these schools that are basically scams like the Art Institute that use the government and the laws protecting schools to trap unsuspected kids into paying for useless classes and degrees.
jackstraw must be a hoot at parties... if he's invited to any.
These schools have only incentive to sign up as many people as they can and then let the system get them the money. Doesn't matter if the students have success or even if they can graduate. They are all slaves now.