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Old 10-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #151
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That's a very pretty Jesus. I give him a ten out of ten for outfit and overall presentation. Good sign too.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #152
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You're right. That must have been burning oregano I smelled, ya know, when I was there. Three times to date.

Did I ever once say everyone down there was a bunch if stoned college kids looking for a good time?

No.

I said that the sheer number of that element is so massive down there that it mutes and hurts those who are actually making rational points.

So why don't you get your own head out of your ass and stop just assuming that anyone which dares to criticize a large and obvious element in that protest must be some privileged well to do right wing tea party felating douchebag.
It wasn't a 'large obvious element' when I was down there.

You must be one of those "independents" that disagree with everything but whatever Fox News is spewing
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #153
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Given the fact that Headache has actually been down there with the protestors in person (and multiple times), I don't think you're really in a position to be correcting him on what's going on.

Furthermore, the "get your head out of your ass" comment does nothing to further the discussion and is needlessly condescending. It would be great if you could skip the insults from here on out.
He's not the only one that lives near the protests you know.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:45 PM   #154
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you're not helping yourself.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #155
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that makes no sense
What about it does not make sense? I'm pretty well versed in the economics of my university.
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You must be one of those "independents" that disagree with everything but whatever Fox News is spewing
wow.
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It wasn't a 'large obvious element' when I was down there.

You must be one of those "independents" that disagree with everything but whatever Fox News is spewing
You obviously know nothing about Headache. You seem quite lost by this whole thread, honestly.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:26 AM   #158
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You must be one of those "independents" that disagree with everything but whatever Fox News is spewing
Apparently you didn't catch my previous comment. Unnecessarily condescending (and wildly inaccurate) comments like this do nothing to further the discussion. Please refrain from insulting others.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #159
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You obviously know nothing about Headache. You seem quite lost by this whole thread, honestly.


You're right, I don't know anything about him, but I'm not lost by the thread. I just disagree with his assertion that the movement consists of college potheads that have no idea why they are down there. They know why they're there. I've been there too. Just because a bunch of yoyos are sitting around a drum circle or people have stupid signs, it doesn't minimize the message that the vast majority are trying to get across. Besides, people smoke up at U2 shows. Does that mean Bono's activism can be safely disregarded? It's not just college kids down there, it's people from all walks of life. People are tired of the direction this country is taking and just because one person smelled weed, doesn't mean the movement and their message is any less poignant.

As for my fox news comment, he sounds just like my brother and father who are avid watchers of that channel.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:32 AM   #160
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Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD

The right doesn't like the movement and are resorting to anything to try to discredit it. You can draw your own conclusions.
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99% vs. the 1%. Granted it's easier to write on a sign but is anyone else nostalgic for proletariat vs. bourgeoisie?
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99% vs. the 1%. Granted it's easier to write on a sign but is anyone else nostalgic for proletariat vs. bourgeoisie?


not particularly, but then, i'm not nostalgic for the wealth inequality of 1929 either.
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proving, once and for all, that regulations kill economic growth and that if you love markets then you need to set them free, and Obama's not an American, and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd should be in jail.


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Citibank said earlier this month that it would start charging certain customers a $20 fee for low account balances.


where is the logic??

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where is the logic??

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