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    But too few will recognize...
     
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    Oh we see it, just dont give a shit. I am sick of payin for it, and so are most people.

    Great, we have cultivated a global empire rich with profits for our owners. Big deal. Ill get excited when they stop robbing me to pay for it.
     
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    The US has done much good worldwide in the name of democracy and good will. It's corperations, and the government minions that they buy, have also done much evil in the name of profits.
     
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    Some people are masters at gaming systems to achieve power.

    That is going to be a real propblem in every society regardless of what kind of society is formed, what kind of economic system is used, and what the laws of the land say about power, too.

    Our society right now appears to have given so much power to CAPITAL, and that inappropriate and unequal power structure is perverting this society from what it once was into something wholly unwelcome for MOST citizens.

    A big part of the problem is, I think, thanks to the rulings of the SCOTUS regarding the rights of corporations.

    On that issue I agree with our fellow OWS citzens 100%.
     
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    Many corporations know that the US is becoming more business unfriendly. That's why they are moving out of the country. While unemployment lowers in China and India, it rises here. The OWS (bowel) movement doesn't have to be the most popular, just the most violent and/or disruptive.

    The protesters against capitalisim really believe that they can damage or completely stop corporate enterprise. They can't. They can only stop it here. The company will still go merrily along someplace else. The left threatens a general strike without even bothering to wonder what a strike by employers would do. Much of the pain we're experiencing now is a sort of strike by employers who are hesitant or refuse to hire until obama is gone and the country ceases its hostlity to employers. It can get much worse and no doubt will. There is such a thing as the consequences of actions.
     
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    no, big businesss wants a free tade agreement with Asia. They want a place to expand product placement and sales. To reach billions with new prducts. Consumers here in the USA are paying bills or saving their monies. Bad for huge corps. They (corps)will never die or give in, not enough external pressure. These people on protests are at least doing it within their right to protest something they feel left out of.
     
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    You're sick of living in a more peaceful, prosperous world?
     
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    So the world is more peaceful and prosperous than during the Second World War?
    Wow.
    How many civilians has the US military killed since that time?
    How much profit has Wall Street earned from the mass murder?
    Should North Koreans, Vietnamese, and Iraqis thank Goldman Sachs for their misery?
     

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