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Old 10-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #141
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Unlike what some in here did to the Tea Party, nowhere in my post did I say they were representative.
It seemed like you were implying that it was part of the message of the OWS.



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Please. That's what everyone DID do to the Tea Party. So, in the name of fairness, I think I'm entitled to point out every one of these fleabaggers who advocates communism, claims 9/11 was our doing, spits on a Coast Guard officer, leaves trash behind, blocks traffic, pretends to get run over by an officer, admits to being paid to protest, gets arrested, displays blatant anti-Semitism, calls for violence...
I think you're mistaken to think any of us in here painted the mentality of the TP based on one person or one example. There were an abundance of examples, not only from the protestors that we used, but also be those politicians and leaders that associated themselves with the TP that were used as examples.

So of course you have every right to point out these things, but it reflects negatively on you if you start doing the same exact thing you accused so many other people of doing. Don't you think?

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Again, unlike what the left has done, I won't make a call one way or the other about how representative they are. But they're there, and they're damaging whatever half-way coherent message is supposedly being presented.
Um, I think you have already made that call. And like so many of us have said, we are well aware that there are crazies involved in these protests. In fact that's the big difference you haven't seemed to grasp yet. I haven't seen one person yet in here that has defended these actions you speak about, but you and a few others in here actually aligned yourself with the TP and ignored and or defended much of the abhorant behaviour displayed by your fellow protestors. That's the big difference I see so far.
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Just when you think Michael Moore couldn't be more wrong... he outdoes himself.

And Lawrence O'Donell, the reason you have to go to the commercial break is so your corporate overlords can make the profit that pays your salary and maintains the swank offices of all the 1 Percenters working at NBC's 30 Rock.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #143
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I could say the same of someone who seems to be blaming the exponentially increasing cost of college for decades now on governors suddenly trying to balance their budgets. You're ignoring the internal failings of the system- increasing administrative costs, underworked and overpaid professors, multimillion-dollar salaries for presidents, the ridiculousness of tenure, the waste that is poured into attracting new students, etc.
There are certainly other things that can be done, and a lot of them were done just this past year to combat the lowered state appropriations. But the fact remains: the main reason my school has the highest tuition of any public university in the country is because our state has cut its funding to keep no taxes on natural gas drilling.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #144
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Okay.. really? I commute 2 hours to and from work every day, where I am vastly underpaid, but can do nothing about it cause there aren't any jobs. I have three additional part time gigs that i need just to make ends meet. Got that? Three.

My finance and I, who live on the east side mind you, live in an incredibly small apartment. The person downstairs from us has the same apartment that is too small for us, only she's a single mom with three kids living with her.

Where my sympathies lie? I think it's you who have shown your true colors, not I.

I'm not trivializing 18-22 year olds. My finance and I are both still paying back our college loans, and will be for years to come, which is what will prevent us from owning a house any time soon.

I understand FULL well what is going on out there. I live in an apartment building that is full of the last of the dying middle class. Everyday I wake up at 5am to head to work, and pass by townhouses owned by Madonna and Mike Bloomberg on my way to the subway. I know a thing or two about the difference in wealth in this country. I see it from my porch. I live in a neighborhood where people who make 30,000-40,000 are a mere block or two away from those who make millions. My neighbor across the hall is a janitor. Al Roker lives down the street.

don't you dare lecture me with your bullshit about "trivializing" this movement. Have you been there? Have you gone?

The only thing that is trivializing this movement is the people who are down there abusing a legitimate protest and call for social change as an excuse to get fucking stoned.

Do yourself a favor... think before you post.
Getting stoned? The two 80 year old WWII vets are down there to get stoned? The single parents? The father of 2 who just got downsized? The kids graduating college with crippling debt and diminishing employment prospects are all there to get stoned? Stop watching Fox News and go see for yourself. These people are down there fighting for their futures..they're not getting stoned so get your head out of your ass.

As for your personal situation, maybe you'd be able to find cheaper housing outside of Manhattan.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #145
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Can you tell me why none of these kids are on campus protesting the insanely high cost of tuition, considering a college education is perhaps the largest factor in upward mobility and economic prosperity? I could relate to that a hell of a lot more than I can the myriad of unrelated demands coming from OWS, which range from "cut 80% of the military" to "get rid of capitalism and install communism" to "9/11 was an inside job."
They are, at least they have been doing every spring in North Jersey since 2002.
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There are certainly other things that can be done, and a lot of them were done just this past year to combat the lowered state appropriations. But the fact remains: the main reason my school has the highest tuition of any public university in the country is because our state has cut its funding to keep no taxes on natural gas drilling.
that makes no sense
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these {little} protests are spreading
they've had some pretty good ones in Los Angeles

and here in The O C, they are getting started

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/c...upy.html?pic=1




so what is this 17 year old expecting? why is she carrying this sign?
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Getting stoned? The two 80 year old WWII vets are down there to get stoned? The single parents? The father of 2 who just got downsized? The kids graduating college with crippling debt and diminishing employment prospects are all there to get stoned? Stop watching Fox News and go see for yourself. These people are down there fighting for their futures..they're not getting stoned so get your head out of your ass.

As for your personal situation, maybe you'd be able to find cheaper housing outside of Manhattan.
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.
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These people are down there fighting for their futures..they're not getting stoned so get your head out of your ass.
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.
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this is being labeled as a global movement

'Occupy' protests: Photos from around the world - latimes.com

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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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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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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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you're not helping yourself.
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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
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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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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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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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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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