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cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
This could be the start of more to come...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
What's their beef?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
What are they protesting?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
Chaz, I'm guessing that this will be lost on you, but it seems as if their main problem is the super wealthy putting profits above their fellow humans, and screwing us in the process.

:)
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:48pm PT
So, what do they intend to do about it?

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
clearly, they are protesting The Man
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
They are protesting Wall Street's "obsession" with what they consider outrageous profits,
and all done by manipulating paper that is ultimately "secured" by the work done by the middle class, as in massive mortgage backed derivative trades all backed by common folk making their mortgage payments on time.

They are protesting the rich shareholders against the middle class "struggle".

They are protesting the trillion dollar TARP "rescue" of Wall Street while main street got no bailouts.

ETC
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Unlike the Tea Party, THIS citizen uprising is indeed truly and honestly grass roots.

It receives no corporate startup or continuing funding, as the Koch Bros and Tea Party.

This grass roots effort could have real legs, especially as the Class Warfare, the inequity of held wealth in this county, continues to grow and grow and grow, highlighting the us against them divide.


All just my opinion, of course.
Timmc

climber
BC
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:58pm PT
They appear to be non partisan- thought the right wingers will feel most threatened.
I respect their right to protest and wish them luck.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Skip, I can only assume that you believe the protest is about our recent financial woes.

IMO, the last couple of years are the proverbial straw. What I'm reading suggests the vocal support of a major paradigm shift in how we conduct business as usual.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:06pm PT
Skipt...I think they are protesting keeping the wealthy out of their pockets...Activities like exhorbitant credit card interests , inflated grocery costs , energy supplies...Activities like supressing middle class wages...I'm glad we still have the right to protest injustices in America , a constitutional right...RJ
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:18pm PT
It ain't a riot, bro.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
Why aren't they protesting Obama and Solyndra??? How about GE?

Dodd and Barney Frank?

Eric Holder and Fast and Furious?

Oh yeah, that's o.k......
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
Because they can't tell the difference between hating the game, and hating the player.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
Occupy Wall Street has been dubbed the largest gathering of highly educated people in opposition of something. Or some such moniker.

When wicked smart people feel this passionately about something, it would do us some good to listen to what they have to say, whether we agree or not.

It ain't a partisan issue, it's an issue of respect.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:37pm PT
What's their solution to the problems they're spotlighting?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
I thought Americans were republicans.

No, we're conservatives. And hence the revolt known as the Tea Party.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
A glimpse into the protests;

http://zombietime.com/day_of_fail/

losers. All of them....
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:41pm PT
The Banksters virtually bring down the world economy, using LOTS of fraud and dangerous techniques in the process, and NOBODY goes to jail and there's hardly any criminal investigation.

Some people non-violently protest that and Hundreds are arrested or cited.

And some of you squarely blame the protesters.

You are cuckholders

The Bankers broke plenty of laws. They are negotiating for immunity from state attorney generals as we speak. Why do that if you are innocent? No accountability, no personal or corporate responsibility. They got HUGE government bailouts and still aren't living up to their side of the bargain by loaning again.

but yeah, all that responsibility speech from the GOP is just for poor people

cuckholders

Peace

Karl

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
WE are a nation made up of immigrants who have a wide range of opinions on a myriad of topics. Not, as Bluering says, a nation of conservatives.

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:43pm PT
The Tea Party...Puppets on a string ...A front for the Koch bros cajoling the financially oppressed to protest taxation of the elite...A noble cause...
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