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October 29th
2:52 PM EST
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actuallyyourethe47percent:

#Ihaveneverbeentoanothercountry

I loathe people like this, the ones who think every other country on Earth is a third or fourth world shithole and America is some kind of utopian paradise. Newsflash: It isn’t. Most of Europe has a standard of living much, higher than America’s. Same with economic, political freedoms.
I mean, we’re a country that forbids people from marrying or in some cases, adoption, if they don’t have the “correct” sexual orientation. We’re a country that will let people die of preventable diseases because the idea of letting the government cover medical bills is anathema some of us. We’re a country where one political party has essentially ground the government to a halt because of some twisted idea that it will prevent an incumbent president from being reelected. We’re a country where those brave enough to stand up against the corruption and bullshit, who are willing to exercise their natural born right to protest, are ridiculed, admonished, slurred, slandered, libeled, and condemned by the rich and people too busy with their heads buried in the sand to see how they’re being fucked over.
No, the United States is not the greatest country on Earth. At this point, it’s questionable if we’re even a good one.

actuallyyourethe47percent:

#Ihaveneverbeentoanothercountry

I loathe people like this, the ones who think every other country on Earth is a third or fourth world shithole and America is some kind of utopian paradise. Newsflash: It isn’t. Most of Europe has a standard of living much, higher than America’s. Same with economic, political freedoms.

I mean, we’re a country that forbids people from marrying or in some cases, adoption, if they don’t have the “correct” sexual orientation. We’re a country that will let people die of preventable diseases because the idea of letting the government cover medical bills is anathema some of us. We’re a country where one political party has essentially ground the government to a halt because of some twisted idea that it will prevent an incumbent president from being reelected. We’re a country where those brave enough to stand up against the corruption and bullshit, who are willing to exercise their natural born right to protest, are ridiculed, admonished, slurred, slandered, libeled, and condemned by the rich and people too busy with their heads buried in the sand to see how they’re being fucked over.

No, the United States is not the greatest country on Earth. At this point, it’s questionable if we’re even a good one.

October 14th
6:43 PM EST
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occupywallstreet:

VIDEO 4: NYPD officer runs over observer for the National Lawyer’s Guild with a scooter, and leaves it on him, before another officer lunges in with a baton. They later “brutally dragged the injured man away, flipped him over, and kneed him full force in the small of the back as they handcuffed and arrested him.

Disgusting.

October 13th
8:47 PM EST

Right wing labels Occupy Wall Street "antisemitic"

Because that’s what they do. Whenever the Right encounters something they don’t like, they label it as “antisemitic” and “anti-Israel”, because evidently, everything revolves around a country in the Middle East.

October 12th
11:34 PM EST

That whole “Iranian assassination plot” is overblown bullshit

Bullshit because just because they wanted to do something doesn’t mean it was going to happen. Back in the 90s, Saddam Hussein wanted to assassinate George H.W. Bush while the former president was visiting Kuwait. He dispatched three guys from his intelligence service to do it and they were arrested as soon as they arrived in Kuwait. The plot was never considered a serious threat by anything other than opportunists wanting to build a case against Iraq. This whole Iranian thing is just a rehash.

Overblown because hey, it’s distracting almost everyone from the protests, isn’t it? I’m not saying the whole thing is manufactured, fabricated, but I am saying that the mainstream media is using it to bury the protests.

2:52 PM EST

We Are The 53%: Or a bunch of well off white guys bitch and whine about the We Are The 99% Movement

In the mind of conservative bloggers/pundits, this is the most logical response. Talk about missing the point.

2:40 PM EST
Via
And what does any of that have to do with economic inequality or irresponsibility? What does your whining about believing in Jesus and the “power of prayer” have to do with people not being able to afford medical care, or finding a job, or even having enough to eat? If you really believed in Jesus, you would be out there with the protesters, demanding equality. If you were a real Christian, you would support welfare, free health care and the betterment of your fellow man.
No, you don’t believe in Jesus or his ideals. You believe in the bullshit organization that uses a dead Jewish carpenter as a front to propagate their equally bullshit ideology and consolidate a disproportionate amount of power and influence over human civilization under the guise of promoting this selfless ideals.
Jesus was not a conservative. He believed in equality, of treating people the same and helping the sick, the poor, the helpless. If you were really a follower of Jesus, then you’d know what he said in Matthew 19:21: “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou  hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and  come and follow me.”
You sir, are neither a Christian or a follower of Jesus. You are a Christianist.

And what does any of that have to do with economic inequality or irresponsibility? What does your whining about believing in Jesus and the “power of prayer” have to do with people not being able to afford medical care, or finding a job, or even having enough to eat? If you really believed in Jesus, you would be out there with the protesters, demanding equality. If you were a real Christian, you would support welfare, free health care and the betterment of your fellow man.

No, you don’t believe in Jesus or his ideals. You believe in the bullshit organization that uses a dead Jewish carpenter as a front to propagate their equally bullshit ideology and consolidate a disproportionate amount of power and influence over human civilization under the guise of promoting this selfless ideals.

Jesus was not a conservative. He believed in equality, of treating people the same and helping the sick, the poor, the helpless. If you were really a follower of Jesus, then you’d know what he said in Matthew 19:21: “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

You sir, are neither a Christian or a follower of Jesus. You are a Christianist.

October 10th
1:00 AM EST

The only way I can see the Occupy protests being successful is with a general strike

Emphasis on general. I’m not just talking unions going on strike, I mean people in general go on strike, so many that the country grinds to a halt and is forced to address the issues. What’s happening now in New York, Chicago, D.C., and elsewhere is just half the battle and like the G.I. Joe cartoon, knowing is the other half of battle. A general strike can be super effective, just ask the French. In 1968, there was a massive protest, coupled with a general strike that not only brought France to a complete stop, but almost caused the collapse of the government. At one point, Charles de Gaulle fled Paris and flew to West Germany, where he apparently intended to take refuge, but was convinced to go back to France by the general in charge of the French force there. Unfortunately, the protests sputtered out and failed at the end, but that’s not my point. The point is that massive protests, combined with a general strike almost brought down a government, showing that the two, when used together, can do things.

12:00 AM EST

As much as I admire the Occupy protests, I don’t think they’re going to accomplish much

The best outcome I can see is someone in Congress putting up a bill to help reduce student loan debt a little. Even then, I’m skeptical if it would pass, let alone be effective. Unfortunately, the mainstream media, when it has dained to report on the protests, have portrayed it as nothing more than teenagers and twenty-somethings idealists (amongst other things), totally naive about the world, and that’s how the rest of the country sees or will see the protests.

I don’t think the protests are going to have the longevity needed either. OWS has been going on for about twenty-three days and I predict that it’ll start winding down by next month. You can shake your head and proclaim “no way, man, the protests will last until change happens!”, but I just don’t see tens of thousands of people staying away from home and their families for a long period of time. It won’t break up all at once, but a gradual decline as protesters pack up their stuff and head home. The corporations, the media, the politicians, they know this, so they’re just letting it run its course. Afterward, the right wing media and politicians will vilify the Occupy Protests, while the left will glorify it, snap their fingers and go “drat!” at the “missed chance” to change the country.

More than anything, I wish and hope that I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

October 9th
12:54 AM EST
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cellarghosts:

kingstonsucks:

currentsconvulsive:

OccupyWallStreet - ‘The Marines are Coming to PROTECT the Protestors’
October 1, 2011 - TAMPA, FL - The Occupy Wall Street movement may have just received an unexpected surprise – United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.
Army serviceman Ward Reilly posted the following on Facebook: “I’m heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform.
My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let’s see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets. A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.
http://www.munciefreepress.com/node/24503

 Fuck yeah!

sweet.

Oh yeah, that’s a totally appropriate picture to include, marines in full combat gear and armed. That’s really the image you want to project? Of soldiers going into an American city, armed? Fuck you.
The quoted portion of the article clearly says that they’re going in their dress uniforms, not their combat gear. What, you couldn’t find one fucking image of marines in their dress uniforms? Was your brain not capable of figure that one out, or are you just too much of a fucking moron?

cellarghosts:

kingstonsucks:

currentsconvulsive:

OccupyWallStreet - ‘The Marines are Coming to PROTECT the Protestors’

October 1, 2011 - TAMPA, FL - The Occupy Wall Street movement may have just received an unexpected surprise – United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.

Army serviceman Ward Reilly posted the following on Facebook: “I’m heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform.

My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let’s see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets. A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.

http://www.munciefreepress.com/node/24503

 Fuck yeah!

sweet.

Oh yeah, that’s a totally appropriate picture to include, marines in full combat gear and armed. That’s really the image you want to project? Of soldiers going into an American city, armed? Fuck you.

The quoted portion of the article clearly says that they’re going in their dress uniforms, not their combat gear. What, you couldn’t find one fucking image of marines in their dress uniforms? Was your brain not capable of figure that one out, or are you just too much of a fucking moron?

October 3rd
9:32 PM EST
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leftish:

OCCUPYWALLSTREET.ORG

Warner Bros. wants me to occupy Wall Street? Alrighty then.

leftish:

OCCUPYWALLSTREET.ORG

Warner Bros. wants me to occupy Wall Street? Alrighty then.