First official statement - is this legit?

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    They know what they can do to our you know whats. SO fuck em.
     
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    We would need an OWS member to answer that.

    They seem to be out at the moment, buying guns from the ATF and heroin from the DEA....so we will have to wait for a bit
     
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    It's not difficult to secure a podium (read: soapbox) in this country.
    What you do with it is another matter.
     
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    Reads like Obama Thesis
     
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    I have a question about their statement. Who is this mysterious 'they' that is constantly referred to? :lol:
     
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    nobody cares..........
     
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    Its because the protests lack any cohesion or single message. Free form protest seems like a good idea, but so far all they are doing is screwing up some park space, disrupting traffic, and making the NYPD concentrate less on actual crime in order to babysit them.

    Why don't they try to take over the NYSE floor, or charge into some investment bank office? They would get arrested but they would get thier point across far more effectively.

    The lack of spine of these protesters was summed up by the brooklyn bridge incident when they claimed NYPD told them to go on the roadway. What type of protester takes directons from the police?
     
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    I care. I agree with about 80% of their punch-list.

    I'll tell you what, when someone can explain to me why Corporate profits and CEO pay are at Record highs during a National & International Recession, I'll be a little less skeptical.

    My company, for instance, is growing at 8% per year and is on a hiring freeze, making us work harder and our wages have been frozen for three years. They cite: "the economy," yet are in the Forbes 500, go on Fox Business touting success, and rang the opening "bell" a day in September.

    But that's not just me. A HUGE hunk of the Middle Class work for Corporations and are afraid to leave because of job security/the economy. What does this mean? The Corporations can demand more and justify a wage freeze. The wage freeze, in turn, makes it more difficult to buy from Small Business (because small business means higher price because they don't have the producing power of a Corp.), and in-turn, taking away their own workers' buying power in this economy (the middle class), it keeps the rest of the economy's neck down under its boot.

    This is not a game, this is real life. This is not politics, this is real life. This does not take one who's involved in Politics to see that Wage inequality is on a huge rise in this Country, and it doesn't take Rocket-Science to discover what that does to our ever-sensitive Economy.

    Class war indeed. Job-creators are using their "job creation" status as a tool to manipulate the entire economy in their favor.

    When you look at a chart of who owns the wealth in this Country, the balance is way off and unsustainable.

    There's a fix for it, but people wouldn't like it and would call it facist or socialist or what have you.

    If you cap CEO pay at a PERCENTAGE, then the CEO keeps the incentive to grow the Company because the bigger the Company, the bigger real wage his percentage becomes - - - and it also acts as a stop-gap measure for the Economy/Middle Class becoming way out of balance. A strong middle class is the back-bone of a good economy, and the wealth inequality occuring right now is the real issue.

    The "occupy wallstreet" theme is the correct one, and it doesn't matter how many retards are in the crowd.
     
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