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The Protests Against Washington And Wall Street Begin

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September 18, 2011 – Comments (8)

It's about time.....watch the Gardner Bros. react with horror.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-16/wall-street-protesters-vow-to-occupy-lower-manhattan-for-months.html

Are my sheep finally waking up?

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#1) On September 18, 2011 at 10:48 AM, blesto (30.93) wrote:

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
 - Theodore Roosevelt

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#2) On September 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM, wolfman225 (65.22) wrote:

"Reform movement" my tired old azz.

Glenn Beck was warning about this months ago. There was an audio recording of coments made during a Democrat/Progressive strategy meeting in NYC. The speaker was referencing this action as something "more confrontational" than the usual protest or picket. His vision is not to have their points heard, but to "shut down all activity in the financial institutions". His plan also calls for "violent resistance" to any attempts by authorities to restore order.

The meeting was sponsored and led, in part, by the SEIU and other labor and Progressive organizations. The intent is to foster chaos that they believe will somehow benefit their goals of achieving/retaining political power.

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#3) On September 18, 2011 at 7:46 PM, devoish (95.76) wrote:

Best wishes,

Steven

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#4) On September 19, 2011 at 12:34 PM, wolfman225 (65.22) wrote:

No comment Steven?  You post this but don't offer an opinion on their activities?  You aren't seriously advocating for violent mob rule.  Are you?

 

I particularly like the sign on the lower right that proclaims the idiocy that "A Job Is A Right!"  Sounds like the same kind of self-righteous BS spouted by the AFL-CIO members that terrorized the port in Longview, WA.  They attacked the port facility, and some of the security personnel (in defiance of a Federal court order), causing many tens of thousands of dollars in damages because they believe they have the sole "right" to work the port.

No one has the "right" to any job.  That implies that the primary purpose of all businesses and corporations is to provide paychecks and benefits to the population, as opposed to providing such goods and services as needed/wanted by the people in return for a reasonable profit, as determined by those same customers (if they think the prices are too high, they will give their business to another provider).  The only right anyone has to a particular job is the right to compete for it, based on their ability, experience, and work ethic.

To claim that anyone has a right to a job is insane, even evil.

Too harsh?  Then where does it end?  If someone has a "right" to a job with a certain employer, doesn't it follow that they also have "rights" to a certain level of income? Benefits? Vacation? Paid sick time?

As soon as you ascribe the label of "Right" to what is more correctly termed a privilege you have introduced a form of slavery of one to the whims of another.

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#5) On September 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM, devoish (95.76) wrote:

wolfmann,

You have your own opinion, somehow it seems that is enough for you. I am not sorry if the video I posted makes it clear that 'occupy wall street' is not as you described. My opinion was not necessary when the people in the video can speak for themselves.

Best wishes,

Steven

 

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#6) On September 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM, truthisntstupid (93.32) wrote:

Dang it, wolfman, did you have to bring Glen Beck into this?

I agree with you, but am embarrassed to find myself agreeing with that boob.

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#7) On September 20, 2011 at 12:24 PM, wolfman225 (65.22) wrote:

^ Sorry, truth.  But, like him or not, you have to admit he's been right more often than not. 

I don't completely agree with all of his views, either, but he's been awful prescient about the uprisings in the Middle East (Arab Spring) and the coming financial collapse in the EU, as well as his warnings about the domestic financial situation concerning gold (remember the Congressional hearings into his alliance with Goldline and his/their "manipulation of the public" into buying gold?  He was accused of ripping people off and getting rich by selling his gold into the buying panic that he created. Yet, those who took his advice have seen their investment increase some 300-500%.)

Discounting the news simply because you don't like the source is a kind of willful blindness.  Mr. Beck himself repeats at least once or twice each broadcast that his listeners need to investigate for themselves, to not just take his word as a given but to verify the facts independently.

As for Occupy Wall Street, as I said, he was reporting on this being in the works several months ago.  The organizers at the time were saying they wanted "Arab style" uprisings in the U.S. that would be every bit as disruptive (the vid by Steven notwithstanding).

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#8) On September 21, 2011 at 4:31 AM, wolfman225 (65.22) wrote:

Oh, Steven, it's early days yet.  We'll see how things progress when the protesters fail to get the attention or the results they believe they deserve.  So far there's been very little in the mainstream press about this.  These kids aren't going to have all that much fun if they don't get to be on tv, much less if they think they are being ignored (and they are).  Personally, I'll be interested to see just how big a mess they leave behind, ala the Wisconsin Capital building occupation and the Obama rally at the National Mall.

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