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Old 10-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #201
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I can't, and I spend more time around them than probably anyone else in here.

Like 2861 said, when the protest you're talking about takes the form of large numbers of young people camping out for weeks on end right smack in the middle of America's most populous city, inevitably some public order issues are going to arise. Go to the OWS protests that have taken place in Indianapolis for example, which are much more limited in scope, and it's a very different story.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:55 AM   #202
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I think there are a few banks in the U.S. that still do something like that. If I'm not mistaken, it's generally only for their best customers (like they fucking need it).

It's not like there aren't options out there for banking. Yes, it is not convenient to drive to hell and back or to mail-in your deposit at a single bank or credit union location. But seriously, this is like the airline industry nickel and diming the customers to death, except that I think there are more choices in banks to service you than airlines. This is one time that consumers really do need to vote with their dollars.
haha, i know.

exactly. like steved said, i wish they'd just be honest and tell people they're adding charges and fees to increase their profit margins. be honest about it, because anyone who wants to take a few seconds to search on google will find out their fake reasons are just that, fake.

stuff like this is why i bank with kiwibank (much to ian's chagrin as he works for a different bank, haha), which is owned by the nz government, and in america i bank with a smaller bank. i'm lucky in that there's some smaller banks right by my parents' house, and it will suck whenever i move back to the states and move away because i'll have to switch banks. but i've never regretted closing my bank of america accounts.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:18 AM   #203
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Advocating armed insurrection is ok when we do it! Anyone else is a Commie Muslim Liberal UnAmerican Obama loving Socialist traitor!
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #204
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if the tea party were to show up and march through manhattan totting automatic weapons, there would be a rather large police response, as there should be. they wouldn't be met with pepper spray and batons... they'd be met with drawn weapons.

new york city gun laws are incredibly strict. just look at plaxico.

and as for the tea party protests in new york... yea...



cops & barricades? yep, got 'em.


there's plenty of fine, reasonable things to rip the tea party fucknuts apart on. let's stick to ones that are relevant.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:29 PM   #205
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haha, i know.

exactly. like steved said, i wish they'd just be honest and tell people they're adding charges and fees to increase their profit margins. be honest about it, because anyone who wants to take a few seconds to search on google will find out their fake reasons are just that, fake.
Well in the case of banks, it's to replace lost income from other sources. They were forced to give up certain fees, and so they replaced them with new fees.

But either way, even if it was to merely increase their profitability, why would they or should they admit it? It's terrible customer relations to announce "we want more money, so we'll charge you". And we rarely, if ever, see this in any business. When Coke increases prices on cola, or Starbucks increases prices on coffee, they don't ever say the reason why. But isn't it obvious?

I get what you're saying, you wish they were honest with you, because that would make you less angrier. Sort of like in a breakup you would wish your significant other is honest with you. But it in business it is an immensely terrible customer relations strategy.

Same thing in politics: nobody ever runs on a truly honest platform. Obama would have never been elected had he said that the economy will suck, and we will face hardship for the next four years. And even though that would be honesty, the people and media would still destroy him, and he wouldn't have been elected. It's all about public relations.

At the end of the day, if the fees really turn out to be needless and excessive, they will definitely come down via competitive forces.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:42 PM   #206
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There's an Occupy Melbourne being held right now. Fucking pathetic
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Exactly. Looks like they're all self-unemployed hipsters who saw what was happening in NY and thought it would be cool, even though they don't understand what they're protesting about. Where's the tear gas and water cannons?
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4pm Friday. I'm off to #OccupyThePub.
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Exactly. Looks like they're all self-unemployed hipsters who saw what was happening in NY and thought it would be cool, even though they don't understand what they're protesting about. Where's the tear gas and water cannons?
Is that you, Andrew Bolt?

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It's not achieving anything but traffic delays. It's not Wall Street. And if they're so outraged then why hasn't there been protests before? Why just small-scale apply Occupy Wall Street?
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Things like what anonymous did today helps my dislike of a movement that I should like.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:29 AM   #215
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http://www.celebitchy.com/187359/kan...et_protesters/

Kanye West wore an outfit worth over $30,000 to join the Occupy Wall Street protesters

He should protest his own stupidity for paying that kind of money for a plaid shirt and jeans. Then again he probably got them for free.
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he should fire up the autotune and cut a new single

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mama why did you have to die"
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Pathetic post.
Agreed.
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Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy Wall Street protests for its show "True Life."

"True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street" will premiere on Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. et. Four MTV embeds protested in Zuccotti Park with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and immersed themselves in the cause.

The special will take viewers to "the front lines" of the Occupy Wall Street protests and follow the four embeds as they become "swept up in the cause." The special will focus primarily on the point of view of the younger demonstrators whose anger is seemingly focused on the concept that they graduated college and expected to find employment, but have been having difficulty in finding steady jobs during the recession.
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The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.

The document from the Vatican's Justice and Peace department should please the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn. "Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority," was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions. "The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence," it said. It condemned what it called "the idolatry of the market" as well as a "neo-liberal thinking" that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems.
"In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviors like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale," it said, adding that world economics needed an "ethic of solidarity" among rich and poor nations. "If no solutions are found to the various forms of injustice, the negative effects that will follow on the social, political and economic level will be destined to create a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid," it said. It called for the establishment of "a supranational authority" with worldwide scope and "universal jurisdiction" to guide economic policies and decisions. Such an authority should start with the United Nations as its reference point but later become independent and be endowed with the power to see to it that developed countries were not allowed to wield "excessive power over the weaker countries."

Asked at a news conference if the document could become a manifesto for the movement of the "indignant ones," who have criticized global economic policies, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Vatican's Justice and Peace department, said: "The people on Wall Street need to sit down and go through a process of discernment and see whether their role managing the finances of the world is actually serving the interests of humanity and the common good. We are calling for all these bodies and organizations to sit down and do a little bit of re-thinking."

In a section explaining why the Vatican felt the reform of the global economy was necessary, the document said: "In economic and financial matters, the most significant difficulties come from the lack of an effective set of structures that can guarantee, in addition to a system of governance, a system of government for the economy and international finance." It said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) no longer had the power or ability to stabilize world finance by regulating overall money supply and it was no longer able to watch "over the amount of credit risk taken on by the system."

...The document acknowledged that such change would take years to put into place and was bound to encounter resistance. "Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation's powers to a world authority and to regional authorities, but this is necessary at a time when the dynamism of human society and the economy and the progress of technology are transcending borders, which are in fact already very eroded in a globalised world."
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Tea Partier Or Occupy Wall Street Protester?

Can you tell them apart? It's not as easy as you'd think. Highlight the text under each photo for the answers.
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