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Occupy Wall Street Discussion Thread - October 6, 2011, 08:52 AM

So what is this protest about????

I know its something about the rich and equality and shit like that but what is it really for???
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October 6, 2011, 09:55 AM

Yes, mostly college students that can't get jobs. And regular folks too. Its aimed at the "1%-ers" that continue to accumulate power while the country goes broke, expensive wars ongoing, politicians who are bought by the 1%-ers. I think many of them are legitimate gripes.

I did see some sort of official posting of their demands, and it was pretty ridiculous. Some legitimate demands that I would support, but IIRC too many of them were in fact handouts. It was not realistic.

[EDIT: The list of demand was not real. It has been hyped by the right wing media but its not legitimate]

I will say that I am sick and tired of govt bought and paid for by corporate interests, banks that got bailed out, failed CEO's that still get paid millions. You've heard it all before.

I do applaud them actually standing up and making some noise about it.

Saw a youtube vid of some B of A customer wanting to w/d his cash and they wouldn't let him do it. I don't know all the details of it so hard to say what was really going on.

Most folks around here in DC area I don't think have a realistic view of what's going on in the rest of the country. Most people in this area are on the govt tit, directly or through govt contractors. And I don't think they really know or understand what other regions of the country have been enduring.

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Chicago Mercantile Exchange protects identity of "WE ARE THE 1%" sign maker





The Chicago Board of Trade has made their own very public statement last night. In the windows facing Jackson and LaSalle St., downtown Chicago, the Chicago Board of Trade has posted signs in their windows saying:
"WE ARE THE 1%!"
It seems to be an arrogant and flippant way to respond to the protesters of Occupy Chicago, associated with Occupy Wall Street, who state, "WE ARE THE 99%!"

"This is a full-on endorsement—an exact copy, in fact—of Occupy Wall Street’s assertion that current society consists of a greedy and callous 1% that wields a staggering amount of influence, counter to the interests of the 99%," an Occupy Chicago press release sent this afternoon read. "Likewise, its placement is an act of shocking arrogance showing the world that the highest class is listening to the voice of the people and mocking it wholesale."
The release continued, “'There couldn’t be a better advertisement for our movement,' said Daniel Massoglia, an occupier and first year law student. 'Our country is being held hostage, our democracy has been taken from us, and the whole nation is now treated to cake at the hands of Marie Antionette 2.0.' ”
So, who’s to blame for the sign and its brazen message of preeminence? Thus far, exactly zero percent of the self-proclaimed one percent has been ballsy enough to fess up. And CME Group Inc., the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, is protecting the party responsible by keeping mum. When I called CME Group to inquire, spokesperson Laurie Bischel was obviously expecting questions on the subject.
“Let me pull out my notes,” she said. “What I can tell you is that signage was placed on the building by a tenant of 141 West Jackson, not by CME Group, and the signage has been removed.” Bischel would not name the tenant or identify the building floor. Previous reports have claimed the sign was hung on windows of the building’s 8th floor. However, a previously published newsletter by CBOT restoration contractor Design Installation Systems says the building’s clock base is on the 10th floor, suggesting the windows that displayed the sheets of paper are perhaps a couple floors above ten.
I also asked Bischel if CME Group would like to take the opportunity to denounce the WE ARE THE 1% statement. “You know what?” she responded. “I don't have any information for you besides what I just gave you.”
Down on the sidewalk at the corner of Jackson and LaSalle, many of the Occupy Chicago protesters were taking the sign's message as a big middle finger—but not neccesarily a surprise.

“I’ve already had a bunch of these trader guys walk by and defend their greed from the top down,” said protester Dan Holland, 35, of Naperville, who works in a retail warehouse. “Good for them that they got all that money. They just keep stealing from us.”
“I thought [the signs were] extremely disrespectful,” said Corey, 35, a Chicago Public Schools special education teacher. “Also, it’s just a load of political rhetoric.”



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This was the list of demands i saw... Turns out its not real. I left the link, but deleted the text

Proposed List Of Demands For Occupy Wall St Movement! | OccupyWallSt.org Forum

See the post underneath the headline....

Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands.

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October 6, 2011, 10:19 AM

Obviously they are no longer teaching history in college.


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October 6, 2011, 10:19 AM

^^^ is that all?

So, do I get a refund for my college tuition that I paid for?

I can understand the frustration of going to college, graduating, and then not finding any jobs, but maybe that degree in communication that you got might have been better suited with a more applicable one in today's market?


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October 6, 2011, 10:23 AM

^ These people are complete fucking morons.

Open borders and a guaranteed living wage. Sure, no one in the world would flood over here. Guaranteed living wage regardless of employment, who the fuck is going to go to work!?

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Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.





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Actually I made a mistake. Its a list of demands by an anonymous user of that forum - Not the orgnizers. It is so unrealistic I bet it was posted by someone opposing the protest.

I have to remember...everything I read on the internet is not necessarily true...

This was posted under the headline at linked webpage:



"Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands."

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