A Comment On Wall Street 'Protests'

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    "My take is that we shouldn't envy what others have and try to demonize successful people. We just need to work hard so we can aspire to succeed. We're in the greatest country in the world. There are no shackles holding us down. The only shackles that prevent us from succeeding is the thought that other people are responsible for our own failures.

    A quick message to everyone who supports this "occupy wall street" movement protesting corporations:


    - throw away your ipods, ipads, and ibooks. those products are made by one of the wealthiest and most successful corporations in the world.
    - stop organizing your events on facebook and twitter, and delete your accounts. yeah, those guys are rich too.
    - make sure your pants don't say levi, express, old navy, etc.
    - be sure to read your pamphlets by candle light and get rid of all your light bulbs because they're made by corporations. oh, and don't get your candles from yankee candle co. they're evil, right?
    - get rid of your corporate made car. buy a bike... but not scwhinn. er, actually you should ride a horse or walk. but make sure your shoes don't say nike.
    - sit on the floor instead of a chair. your seat could be made by ikea or laz-e-boy. oh, and make sure you don't sit on a floor manufactured by tile corporations or lumber companies. they're probably evil too.
    - throw away your michael moore dvd collection. he's actually one of the biggest capitalists in hollywood. you don't even have a TV anyway, right? those are made by corporations.
    - get rid of your fancy shmancy smart phone. you'll never guess this, but it was made by a corporation too. you don't need txting or the internet! those things are fueled by corporate funding.
    - call out your favorite bands, like radio head, for using fender or gibson guitars. make sure they use non-corporate instruments while they spread their propag.. er, message.
    - no more stoves or microwaves.
    - no more ramen noodles or mac 'n cheese. there goes your cheap meals.
    - no more video games.
    - no more cameras to capture your revolution.
    - no more books.
    - no more gps.
    - no more jon stewart.
    - no more weekend at the movies.
    - no more farms.
    - no more radio.
    - no more electricity.
    - no more AC or heat. unless, of course you burn wood. but then you're destroying the ozone layer.

    and if you happen to think it irony [or poetic justice] to use the tools made by the corporations to protest the system, i disagree. it's just plain hypocrisy."

    Wish I could take credit for this, but it was in my morn emails....
     
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    Yep.

    Why are these idiots on Wall St. anyway.

    They should be in DC where the laws, regs and oversite originate.

    Any idea which left wing groups are behind this??
     
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    Almost each and every one of those products you mentioned originated in a government lab or was part of a government/private partnership.

    So tax-payers are funding wealth. Nothing wrong with people getting rich. There is something wrong when they are not equitably sharing profit.

    Even "Kraft" cheese didn't become a super duper corporation on thier own. They got a contract during WWII from the government.
     
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    Van, Watermelon Man, Jones.
     
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    I would differentiate between those who make things and those who trade things.
     
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    I just added an OP on that subject, exactly!
     
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    Links?
     
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    So? What's the difference?
     
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    Just for once I'd like to open a PC thread and find her actual thoughts instead of someone else's.
     
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    Yep Van Jones, Zuckerberg , Sorrros ,and Piven.
    These protester's are against the top 1% earners and yet the leaders of this movement are the top 1% earners. Sorros and Zuckerberg.
    Talk about mindless robots. :eek:
     

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