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    What does everyone here at TWT think ? I prefer marching against the Federal Reserve Bank , myself , yet I am really excited Americans are starting to stand up and fight for their beliefs again .
    Personally ,I grew up during Watergate and the Pentagon Papers era and EVERYONE seemed so disillusioned with the government at that time that apathy set in . I grew tired of watching (sometimes participating) in rallies where we got our heads bashed in for demonstrating . I was under the impression we had that right . But after several ass kickings and arrests a man's civic duty starts to wane .
    LBJ and Nixon pretty much curtailed anyone from believing there was any hope for American Politics . Kennedy was killed for implementing certain programs( or so we were told ),the gulf of Tonken NEVER happened .LBJ lied , Nixon lied then was pardoned by Ford , Carter was impotent and Reagan traded arms for hostages to win the election . then Bush ,Impeachment ,Bush.....ad infinitum.
    So , back to protesting Wall street . do these people have a set agenda ? are their goals realistic ? what exactly do they hope to achieve ??
    I learned a long time ago to never follow a man without a plan . do these people know what they are doing ??
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Some words on the NET are that they are Soros creation aimed at promoting Socialism however most of the people seem a bit aimless. Just anger & energy with no set plan.

    Dylan Ratigan actually has tried to use this energy to fire up a Constitutional amendment that will get money out of the government. He had Ron Paul on today & told him he sent the proposal his way. Ratigan says he has 100K signatures so far.



    Then there is Romney who thinks it is class warfare & Cain who things poor people have only themselves to blame.

    Romney describes anti-Wall Street protests as "class warfare" - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    Herman Cain to "Occupy Wall Street" protesters: Don't blame Wall St, blame yourself - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    They ought to march on Washington rather than Wall Street, imo. Of course, if they could come up with a coherent reason for what they are either "for" or "against" then maybe I'd have a different opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    They ought to march on Washington rather than Wall Street, imo.
    They're in Washington.

    This seems to me like the lefts version of the tea party. Lots of angry people, no real direction, vague demands, getting in Sully's way on the subway and on the National Mall...
    There's no such thing as a pretty good aligator wrestler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    They're in Washington.

    This seems to me like the lefts version of the tea party. Lots of angry people, no real direction, vague demands, getting in Sully's way on the subway and on the National Mall...
    Whether you like the Tea Party or not, I don't think their demands are vague. For the most part they have a pretty solid platform.

    On the other hand, both groups are overwhelmingly white, so they do have that in common. I suspect the Tea Party has a much higher employment rate and collective IQ, but that's just my guess. The occupiers seem to be late teens or early 20's and they are coming to the realization that not everything in life is going to be handed to them. It's gotta be Wall Street's fault, it's obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Whether you like the Tea Party or not, I don't think their demands are vague. For the most part they have a pretty solid platform.
    A few weeks into the tea party movement's demands were 'less taxes!' a few weeks into occupy wall street and there demands are 'Less greed!' or something equally retarded. The tea party's platform has solidified a little in the past couple years though they still haven't offered any real solutions. The wall street protesters' platform will also probably solidify as time goes by, but it's also not likely that they'll have any real solutions.

    At about the same length of time into their respective 'movements' the occupy wall street and tea party movements seem, to me, to be in pretty much the same place. Except one is mostly made up of idiot leftists who normally dress in stupid getups and the other was mostly idiot conservatives who dressed up in stupid getups specially for the protests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    ... Except one is mostly made up of idiot leftists who normally dress in stupid getups and the other was mostly idiot conservatives who dressed up in stupid getups specially for the protests.
    For those who think one movement is ridiculous and the other is not
    Quiz: Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party? - Slate Magazine

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    Alex Jones is trying to start a whole OCCUPY THE FED movement. I think that that is the real target though I don't think that AJ is the guy to be trying to lead something like that.

    Now we have Obama finally saying something about this



    I have already read how liberals have been spinning this as Obama supports this when he is in the bankers pockets all the way.

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    If Obama is successful in pinning this on the GOP then it will be an all-time great re-direct. Obama and Dodd-Frank are the two primary reasons why the banks are raising fees right now. Wall Street voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008, although I could never figure out the logic for that.

    Please, please let Obama be toast next year. I don't really like any of the R's, but please get this community organizer out of the White House.

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