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2011-10-18 09:42:29 AM  

Silverstaff: while they get rich off of stock options and derivatives


People will game every system. Always.
 
2011-10-18 09:42:35 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Fark at the Protest, when the stench was strong


Sokath, his eyes uncovered.
 
2011-10-18 09:42:36 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: thelordofcheese: I think people don't understand why things are farked up, how they got farked up

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I think most of us understand exactly how they got farked up. What we don't understand is how these asshats not only got elected, but RE-elected.


That's a glib response.
But, no, those people didn't do any good. They sucked at their jobs.
But merely part of the problem.

Confabulat: spman: I just love how no one points out the fact that the entire Tea Party movement was framed as being racist just because of a few guys down south passing out KKK literature that went ignored, but no one is pointing out the blantent racism going on by a handful of people at OWS Link

Ha, that's not why people call the Tea Party racist. Some of us are related to those people.


My mom. But she's not racist. She is a crazy "Christian". An Xtian if you will. But she has Muslim friends or friends with Muslim family or something. She;'s extremely dumb, wastes money, doesn't understand macroeconomics, denies any form of evolution even though her husband works in a hospital that has actually seen germs evolve... damn, now I'm depressed.

Anyway, for the cause:
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2011-10-18 09:43:46 AM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: I have an honest questions for the OWS folks: What is the ultimate goal? What do you think will happen? I ask this because as I see it, there is little to no incentive for anyone to change anything. Sure, there's a lot of people in a park and they won't away. Super. But how does that bring change? I'm honestly asking.

/Conservative, but I see the OWS's point, and I generally agree.


That's an excellent question, and I agree with many of what I THINK are OWS goals.

OWS seems to be the civil disobedience version of the Iraq War: a sudden influx of bodies, followed by a long-term occupation with no clear exit strategy.
 
2011-10-18 09:43:47 AM  

starsrift: I have an actual serious question about all this --

Nevermind what OWS'ers want. What do they think can actually be done about their complaints? What would have to happen to stop the protests, at this point? When does this end? Who does what?


The politicians begin to worry about their phony balagna jobs?
 
2011-10-18 09:43:53 AM  

Wendy's Chili:
You're right. There's no political solution.

...other than hippie shiat like investment in alternative energy and tariffs on goods from countries with poor labor and environmental standards.

But yeah, other than listening to those tree-hugging progressives, there is absolutely nothing we can do. We may as well stay home next November and let the anti-abortionists and gun nutters pick our leaders.


You've highlighted my problem. I'm all for alternative energy and tariffs on unethical countries, but I'm against infanticide and believe that unarmed citizens are nothing more than subjects.

/WHAR MY POLITICAL PARTY, WHAR?
 
2011-10-18 09:43:57 AM  

nekom: Very fair point, but what do you want them to do? Sit there and wring their hands over unchangable facts of life or lobby for change in politics?


The point, of course, is that a change in politics would be entirely superficial. What's needed is a change in the very basis of our civilization - all assumptions should be on the table. Very basic assumptions, and expectations, should all be questioned.

Has it occurred to anyone that a civilization based on perpetual growth and industrialism is fundamentally flawed...destined to fail? The modern concept of perpetual growth is antithetical to nature and the universe. Even the universe does not grow forever, but will eventually lose energy and contract. Even a forest full of myriad life forms does not grow perpetually, but exists in a complex state of dynamic equilibrium, where the biomass is more-or-less constant over time, with individual species and individual life forms appearing and disappearing over time. There are no vacant lots in nature, and our species is devouring the planet's natural capital at a rate that cannot be sustained any longer. That's why things are starting to fall apart.

Why do humans think they can avoid this fundamental reality? These protestors should consider the possibility that their protest not only does not go far enough, but is based on the same bad assumptions that have got us into this mess in the first place. IOW, they're not only barking up the wrong tree, but they don't even seem to realize that there's one critical tree to be barking up, and they aren't doing it.

It's crunch time, all right, but not in the way most people think.
 
2011-10-18 09:44:01 AM  
Nice job, subby. Wish I could go for a visit.
 
2011-10-18 09:44:13 AM  

canyoneer: Take 7 billion people (about 5 billion too many)...


We need to kill 6 billion people, you stupid hippy.
 
2011-10-18 09:44:38 AM  

tacks: Yes, there are a number of individuals working in finance that get multiples more than what they're worth, and a handful more that take excessive risk with other people's money. But - everyone is guilty. Shoplifters, healthcare and welfare fraud, gate jumpers on subways, delinquint payers of credit, race card players vandals, bloated unions, tax cheats, career criminals, frivelous lawsuits, corrupt politicians, baby mommas and deadbeat dads, the whore on the street corner, your mom, are all guilty of abusing the system and raising the cost of living for all of us.


By "everyone" being guilty, you mean "poor people."
 
2011-10-18 09:44:53 AM  

Ringshadow: On mobile showers.. I was tooling around on GIS looking at hazmat decon showers and found this marvelous thing.

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Now, hazmat decon showers are apparently NOT cheap, but can someone loan the protesters one of these for a while? Because that'd be all shades of awesome.


The National Guard has mobile shower tents. They donate the use of them every year for riders at the completion of the PMC. I think the heaters are propane fired and they tap a hydrant for the water.

They work well, but there are always a few jokes floating around about showering in a tent with 50 other dudes in P-town.
 
2011-10-18 09:45:07 AM  
Is the "Occupy X" movement going to turn into the new Burning Man? 'Cause that'd be cool. Totally commercial and meaningless, but cool.
 
2011-10-18 09:45:13 AM  
Im a college student so I feel like I should be paying more attention to this. Im really glad this linked got posted, I wish I had more time to check it out for myself, but, college student, 7 weeks until graduation. I am counting on the power of Fark comments to sort this whole deal out for me, and I see we've got multiple views on it. Which is awesome, you guys rock.
 
2011-10-18 09:45:26 AM  

LasersHurt: tacks: It's just easy to single out this amorphous beast called Wall Street because 1) it's publicly quantifiable, 2) it's a really really big number when you lump all financial services together, and 3) our evolved and heightened entitlement and greed focuses our attacks on people who have what we want.

Or they're symbolic of the greed and corruption that has fully metastasized into our political and economic systems, fundamentally damaging our nation's health, and having a rallying symbol makes it easier to sell your point.

But hey you can go with the "we want rich peoples' stuff" angle if you want. You're just... wrong.


That was far more tactful than the froth I was going to post about how I like baby mammas better than CEOs. Thank you.
 
2011-10-18 09:46:09 AM  

Confabulat: It is hilarious that after all these decades, America's right-wing still can't move past insulting everyone as dirty hippies.

It's like a broken record. The people doing it today, their parents and grandparents were using that line during the civil rights movement.

"Dirty hippies."

Well aren't you guys smart!


it's especially funny when you are old enough to have been one of those hippies that the right wingers were yelling at. It was totally ineffective at stopping the anti war movement back then too.
 
2011-10-18 09:46:13 AM  
Libs supporting libs? Oh my goodness!
 
2011-10-18 09:46:20 AM  
This is why they are able to keep this going indefinitely.
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/Stolen from chris
 
2011-10-18 09:46:21 AM  

shivashakti:
That's not the message, though...
The message is that the richest 1% is gaming the system to keep themselves on top. They're in bed with the lawmakers in order to protect themselves from harm.


Rational self-interest. I've got no problem gaming the system to get mine. In fact, that's no different than what unions do. They game the system to keep theirs. The key problem is that it generally ends up pricing them out of jobs as it's easier to move those jobs to places where labor's cheaper. Mostly because as wages increase, prices increase and normal people want lower prices.

(No one from the banking crisis of 2008 was held responsible or saw any jail time.)

What specific laws did they break that should have had them in jail?

It's not about the poor complaining about the rich because they have more money. It's that the rich are actively f*cking over the poor.

Which is different from any other time in history how, exactly?

The poor are getting poorer. Unemployment continues to be sky-high. But the major corporations are still reporting massive gains. The CEOs continue to be overpaid. In the meantime, people have to work several jobs to support their families. If they can find several jobs to work. Some people can't even find one job.

Some people have always been in that boat. There's also a group out there that wants to find specific jobs, not just the ones available. This is that fictional "underemployed" group.

Government bails out these corporations but they're not 'bailing out' the people who are poor and suffering? The homeless? The people who get trapped under mountains of debt because they couldn't afford health insurance but got gravely ill and had to go to the hospital?

And I actively disagree with bailing out the corporations. Yes, it seems to have worked out financially for the government (last I heard, they actually made money on that round of bailouts), but that doesn't mean it should've been done.

It's not supposed to work like this. People are willing to work if you give them a decent job for decent pay and benefits. I'm not talking a cushy job, but just something dependable. But corporations across the board are decreasing benefits unless you're with a union.

Why?

America used to be a great country and we can be a great country again, but we have to stop doing what we're doing. We have to stop favoring the richest 1% at the cost of the 99%.

Comparatively, I'd say it's still a great country. Yes, I've traveled. Extensively and throughout my life. I'd still much rather live here than anywhere else. That doesn't mean that other countries don't have other things I'd like to see here - they do. However, the balance of what exists in America is still better, in my opinion, than any other country in the world.

/I'm the 99%
 
2011-10-18 09:46:21 AM  

make me some tea: shivashakti: Unfreakable: Damn. We did manage to connect with make me some tea and hung out with him for a while.

Sweet! Yeah, I didn't find out about him going until later. Oh well.

A few other Farkers were also at Times Square in the evening, which I found out about later. I missed that party, kinda on purpose.

Here's my set of sorta crappy pics. Link (new window)

One of my favorite ones. These guys were debating climate change, among other topics:

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Something you'll never see at a Tea Party rally: black people.
 
2011-10-18 09:46:21 AM  

archichris: HeartBurnKid: archichris: Sorry Joe, but im working overtime + since my wife lost her job. Based on the amount of public money being wasted on police presence there I guess I should pull an extra few hours this week just to cover the interest on the debt that will be borrowed to comp NYC.

So, what you're saying is that you're working a ton of overtime just to scrape by? And yet you still don't think there's a problem with the system?
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Our ancestors fought for the 40-hour work week. It's depressing to see how many people are willing to throw it all away.

Arbitrary numbers assigned to faceless robots dont interest me. I work because I have responsibilities. I have responsibilities because I accepted them to support my family. I support my family because Im a dad. I chose to be a dad for all the right reasons.

Going home at night to tell your kids that the economy sucks and they are saddled with crippling debt before they even graduate high school sucks. Arbitrary socialist fantasies like a 40 hour work week and the welfare state are the reason that debt exists. You cannot subsidize everyone to that extent and expect anything to work....makes you sound like one of the perpetual motion noobs who talks about connecting an electric motor to an alternator for free electricity......IE every-time a dollar circulates through the welfare state it loses a few percent of its economic impact or power. If you don't inject more power into the system it grinds to a halt. That "power" which must be injected into the system has to come from an ever smaller group of people like me. So we have a choice.....give up and consign our children to the generosity of the state, or work harder and longer to keep them our of that humanity destroying trap.

I chose my path when I realized all the liberalism I soaked up in college wasnt going to work in the real world. You are free to choose yours, I'll clock an extra hour next year so you can get a subsidy or something.


Oh, I've got no problem with you working a few extra hours. But those extra hours should get you ahead; it shouldn't be just to keep food on the table and the lights on. Or you should be able to spend those extra hours with your kid and not have to worry about it. IMHO, if you can't support yourself and a small family on one professional- or tradesman-level job with a reasonable amount of work hours, something has gone terribly pear-shaped somewhere.

And no, I don't collect any government subsidies. I've got a decent (if not great) job with a salary, I own my house, and I've got the basics covered. However, my salary's been frozen for two years now because of the economy, and several of my best friends at work got laid off because of the economy. Meanwhile, the freaking banks go hat-in-hand to Washington and beg for money, and get it because they're "too big to fail" (never mind that they only got "too big to fail" because the regulations expressly aimed at preventing it were repealed at their behest). They get my tax dollars, and they immediately hand it over to their execs so they can buy more ivory backscratchers or whatever. And what happens to make sure that we don't have another "too big to fail" situation in the future?

NOTHING.

NOT A GOD DAMN THING.

You want to complain about people living on subsidies, you should be out there protesting the banks too. They've been living on your tax money ever since 2008.
 
2011-10-18 09:46:29 AM  

LasersHurt: starsrift: I have an actual serious question about all this --

Nevermind what OWS'ers want. What do they think can actually be done about their complaints? What would have to happen to stop the protests, at this point? When does this end? Who does what?

Well I suppose, Little Timmy, they would like to see things changed. Perhaps laws passed to remove corporate money from goverment. Perhaps sensible taxation adjustments and repairs. Who knows, maybe even we break this stuppid political gridlock that has lead us to a 0% approval rating for congress.


Sure, I'll buy that. They want legislative remedy.

So why occupy wall street and not Washington, DC, or their congresspeople's offices?
 
2011-10-18 09:47:13 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-18 09:48:02 AM  

canyoneer: Has it occurred to anyone that a civilization based on perpetual growth and industrialism is fundamentally flawed...destined to fail? The modern concept of perpetual growth is antithetical to nature and the universe. Even the universe does not grow forever, but will eventually lose energy and contract. Even a forest full of myriad life forms does not grow perpetually, but exists in a complex state of dynamic equilibrium, where the biomass is more-or-less constant over time, with individual species and individual life forms appearing and disappearing over time. There are no vacant lots in nature, and our species is devouring the planet's natural capital at a rate that cannot be sustained any longer. That's why things are starting to fall apart.


Absolutely. I've been saying it for years, there are too many damn people on the Earth. That's a big part of the problem. When I was born 37 ago, there was something like what, 4 or 5 billion here? Now we're pushing 7 billion and the rate is accelerating. We're in a population bubble. Happens all the time in nature, we're not immune to its effects.
 
2011-10-18 09:48:21 AM  
I wonder how many homeless people are mistaken for protesters, and vice versa.

Could make a fun game show!
 
2011-10-18 09:49:24 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh, I've got no problem with you working a few extra hours. But those extra hours should get you ahead; it shouldn't be just to keep food on the table and the lights on. Or you should be able to spend those extra hours with your kid and not have to worry about it. IMHO, if you can't support yourself and a small family on one professional- or tradesman-level job with a reasonable amount of work hours, something has gone terribly pear-shaped somewhere.


I STRONGLY agree with you for the first part, and I agree with you on the second part in the deepest socialist depths of my heart, but I know that just ain't gonna work that way anymore. Automation and a glut of population vs. productive jobs (not make-work) means we're kind of stuck right now in a bad position with respect to wages. The 2-wage household is sadly going to be necessary until we either have fewer people, more localization (ie: small farms, small productions), or... I don't know what.
 
2011-10-18 09:49:38 AM  

shivashakti: mbillips: When your message seems to be "I don't have enough money because bankers,"

That's not the message, though...
The message is that the richest 1% is gaming the system to keep themselves on top. They're in bed with the lawmakers in order to protect themselves from harm.

(No one from the banking crisis of 2008 was held responsible or saw any jail time.)

It's not about the poor complaining about the rich because they have more money. It's that the rich are actively f*cking over the poor.

The poor are getting poorer. Unemployment continues to be sky-high. But the major corporations are still reporting massive gains. The CEOs continue to be overpaid. In the meantime, people have to work several jobs to support their families. If they can find several jobs to work. Some people can't even find one job.

Government bails out these corporations but they're not 'bailing out' the people who are poor and suffering? The homeless? The people who get trapped under mountains of debt because they couldn't afford health insurance but got gravely ill and had to go to the hospital?

It's not supposed to work like this. People are willing to work if you give them a decent job for decent pay and benefits. I'm not talking a cushy job, but just something dependable. But corporations across the board are decreasing benefits unless you're with a union.

America used to be a great country and we can be a great country again, but we have to stop doing what we're doing. We have to stop favoring the richest 1% at the cost of the 99%.


DING DING DING!

We have a winner.
 
2011-10-18 09:49:54 AM  

make me some tea:

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Bag dog was really cute. He liked his ears scritched. :)

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Man, bag dog is awesome. Need more pictures.
 
2011-10-18 09:50:05 AM  
 
2011-10-18 09:50:47 AM  
Fark = instantly better at any kind of journalism than any real "journalist"
 
2011-10-18 09:50:55 AM  

make me some tea: Bag dog was really cute. He liked his ears scritched. :)


I just hope you didn't try to give him a plate of broccoli.
 
2011-10-18 09:51:10 AM  

thelordofcheese: I just think this whole vague thing is much like the War on Drugs and the War on Terror

I think people don't understand why things are farked up, how they got farked up, nor how to fix things with all of the changes that have happened since things started to get farked up. It's been 30 years - and 5 more of preparation - of things getting farked up.

I think a lot of people are there for selfish reasons, even simply to have a feeling of belonging.


This is just the beginning. Every movement starts with stuff like this, where people are just gathering together, realizing they aren't the only ones concerned about these issues and willing to do something about it. In this case, the issues are particularly intractable given that the real causes behind our current mess aren't any specific issues but systemic(even global) stuff like political corruption, wealth inequality, and the opaque influence of extra-governmental orgs, like the Big political parties, on how governments operates. However, as time goes on and this movement, like Civil Reform, Prohibition, Civil Rights, and the anti-Vietnam movements before it, metastasizes into concrete pressure groups, social institutions, and policy organizations, we'll see both actions and solutions becoming more concrete and focused.

Lots of folks have asked the question, "What will define the lives of the 80s-00s generations?" I would say that this currently nascent political reform movement is making a strong showing as the answer to that question.
 
2011-10-18 09:51:33 AM  

canyoneer: nekom: Very fair point, but what do you want them to do? Sit there and wring their hands over unchangable facts of life or lobby for change in politics?

The point, of course, is that a change in politics would be entirely superficial. What's needed is a change in the very basis of our civilization - all assumptions should be on the table. Very basic assumptions, and expectations, should all be questioned.

Has it occurred to anyone that a civilization based on perpetual growth and industrialism is fundamentally flawed...destined to fail? The modern concept of perpetual growth is antithetical to nature and the universe. Even the universe does not grow forever, but will eventually lose energy and contract. Even a forest full of myriad life forms does not grow perpetually, but exists in a complex state of dynamic equilibrium, where the biomass is more-or-less constant over time, with individual species and individual life forms appearing and disappearing over time. There are no vacant lots in nature, and our species is devouring the planet's natural capital at a rate that cannot be sustained any longer. That's why things are starting to fall apart.

Why do humans think they can avoid this fundamental reality? These protestors should consider the possibility that their protest not only does not go far enough, but is based on the same bad assumptions that have got us into this mess in the first place. IOW, they're not only barking up the wrong tree, but they don't even seem to realize that there's one critical tree to be barking up, and they aren't doing it.

It's crunch time, all right, but not in the way most people think.


3.bp.blogspot.com
Approves.
 
2011-10-18 09:51:47 AM  

canyoneer: The point, of course, is that a change in politics would be entirely superficial. What's needed is a change in the very basis of our civilization - all assumptions should be on the table. Very basic assumptions, and expectations, should all be questioned.

Has it occurred to anyone that a civilization based on perpetual growth and industrialism is fundamentally flawed...destined to fail? The modern concept of perpetual growth is antithetical to nature and the universe. Even the universe does not grow forever, but will eventually lose energy and contract. Even a forest full of myriad life forms does not grow perpetually, but exists in a complex state of dynamic equilibrium, where the biomass is more-or-less constant over time, with individual species and individual life forms appearing and disappearing over time. There are no vacant lots in nature, and our species is devouring the planet's natural capital at a rate that cannot be sustained any longer. That's why things are starting to fall apart.

Why do humans think they can avoid this fundamental reality? These protestors should consider the possibility that their protest not only does not go far enough, but is based on the same bad assumptions that have got us into this mess in the first place. IOW, they're not only barking up the wrong tree, but they don't even seem to realize that there's one critical tree to be barking up, and they aren't doing it.

It's crunch time, all right, but not in the way most people think.


Changing the very nature of humans is beyond the reach of anyone. It would be like protesting in an effort to get the sun to rise in the west. At least they are attacking something that they feel they can actually change.

Doom sayers have been warning of the nightmarish problems of overpopulation forever (and some day they WILL come to pass, not sure if we're quite there yet), everybody is aware that we're going to run out of oil, likely even food and water some day, but... what do? You're right, these are problems no politician can fix, which is why they appear to focus on what little things they actually do have power over.

My advice? Invest in whiskey. When the entire world economy collapses, people are going to want to get bent. I'll be laughing at those who stockpiled gold. GOLD? You can't eat that!
 
2011-10-18 09:51:54 AM  

Liese: I really liked the picture of the american flag with a price tag on it. It is true that that picture alone tells a story of what OWS is about.

I also liked the saying on the sign in the pic after that. "If the left wing and the right wing are broken, how can the bird ever fly". Nice.


I wish people would stick to upper or lower case though. It looks like "FIY".
 
2011-10-18 09:52:54 AM  

Heron: Lots of folks have asked the question, "What will define the lives of the 80s-00s generations?" I would say that this currently nascent political reform movement is making a strong showing as the answer to that question.


That would be lovely.
 
2011-10-18 09:53:15 AM  

starsrift: So why occupy wall street and not Washington, DC, or their congresspeople's offices?


I wonder this myself sometimes. I fully support OWS and what they stand for, but I wonder how much more effective they'd be if they focused their numbers where it counts. What if the protesters took some of that money that they've raised and used it to buy train/bus tickets to Washington? I realize a great number of them couldn't make that trip, but for the hardcore 24/7 protesters, why not?
 
2011-10-18 09:53:20 AM  
Your blog is borked, but the front page of your website isn't. I suggest getting premium pellets for the gerbils powering your server Joe.
 
2011-10-18 09:53:27 AM  

Confabulat: I understand why normal Americans might want to protest Wall Street billionaires.

But I sure as hell can't figure out why normal Americans want to DEFEND Wall Street billionaires.


Because anyone who disagrees with these people is de facto supporting Wallstreet? You can't simply stay home, make fun of these folks, then vote for people who won't keep sending public money to Wallstreet?

Well I guess that makes sense. You're either with them or against them, right?
 
2011-10-18 09:53:29 AM  
back in 08 I travelled to NYC twice per month for work. I managed to get in on a couple of the early Anti-Co$ protests...and it's nice to see a few familar faces in the pics (and I don't just mean the V masks).
 
2011-10-18 09:54:18 AM  
I still want to know how they can legally block access to public streets.
 
2011-10-18 09:54:31 AM  

fireclown: Ringshadow: Now, hazmat decon showers are apparently NOT cheap, but can someone loan the protesters one of these for a while? Because that'd be all shades of awesome.

[inkwelleditorial.com image 400x300]
This and some plastic sheeting. They aren't the best showers ever, but they've gotten me through some projects.


Black yardwork trash bag with a corner clamped and snipped off.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:07 AM  

Bob16: it's especially funny when you are old enough to have been one of those hippies that the right wingers were yelling at. It was totally ineffective at stopping the anti war movement back then too.


I think you are vastly underestimating the effect of public protest.

shArkh: Ah, If only Charlie Chaplin were there. (new window)


Awesome link. I still can't figure out what the hell is going on at 2:03, though.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:08 AM  

archichris: Sorry Joe, but im working overtime + since my wife lost her job. Based on the amount of public money being wasted on police presence there I guess I should pull an extra few hours this week just to cover the interest on the debt that will be borrowed to comp NYC.

But seriously its nice that my favorite news aggregator site has a strong liberal presence in its staff. No sarcasm involved.



You know what's going to help?

Coming into the thread and swinging around your gigantic bootstrappy cock with stories of how you're so f*cking high and mighty and how you're doing the right thing and it's everyone else who's wrong.

Really, that's going to help.

That must be why you're doing it.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:21 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: thelordofcheese: I think people don't understand why things are farked up, how they got farked up

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I think most of us understand exactly how they got farked up. What we don't understand is how these asshats not only got elected, but RE-elected.


And maybe they learn that if they turn an apathetic eye towards elections in good times it is likely to come back to haunt them.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:25 AM  

archichris: SweetSaws: "a few of the more southern / midwestern types would yell "GOD BLESS AMERICA!" or "DIRTY HIPPIES!" at the occupation."

Divisive labeling of people who disagree with the protest.

Prejudice is ok when the left does it. We've known that for 20 years right?


You work an hourly wage job and you attention whore on a humor website. I think your problems pre-date 1991.

/When people don't respond to your comments it means they don't care, not that you should post more.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:49 AM  
Not a lot of black faces in the mob. Using lib guidelines that label Tea Party rally's, ows is full of racism and hatred.
Should've taken some photos of a thermometer and the exits. When the temp drops the children will start heading home to the caregivers. Having accomplished nothing.
 
2011-10-18 09:55:52 AM  
periodically, and a few of the more southern / midwestern types would yell "GOD BLESS AMERICA!" or "DIRTY HIPPIES!"

Nothing like leftwing bigotry. Hypocrisy much?

What exactly is a "southern/midwestern" type? I'm sure many of the liberal farkers who live in the Midwest and South appreciate your stereotyping.

And we ALL know only the most intelligent and enlightened live in NYC...
 
2011-10-18 09:55:58 AM  
This comment from the comments section was great:

I asked if they were opposed to Wall Street 'greed,' were they aware that a natural consequence of this position was that they couldn't retain any credibility the next time they said that we can't legislate morality
 
2011-10-18 09:56:02 AM  

canyoneer: Even the universe does not grow forever, but will eventually lose energy and contract.


Not so fast, not sure we know this beyond theories...

I like the rest of your points tho.
 
2011-10-18 09:56:03 AM  
OWS vs teabaggers.

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