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Occupy Wall Street is Really Silly

  1. cooldad profile image59
    cooldadposted 5 years ago

    Wow, finally, people realize that there are a lot of dishonest people involved with Wall Street.  Incredible.  Hey protestors, you are a bit late. 

    Thanks for protesting the obvious.  I'm going to start protesting against cancer tomorrow, I heard it's bad too.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose you think (thought)the Tea Party was silly, too? There is a fair amount of overlap between the two.

      1. cooldad profile image59
        cooldadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I do think the Tea Party is a bit silly, yes.

      2. Aficionada profile image92
        Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very neat to hear you say that, Ralph.  I have thought that for some time; but I know that in matters related to politics and economics, you have more credibility than I ever could or will.

      3. Sally's Trove profile image100
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Interestingly, the local Patch report on this week's Doylestown PA Occupy protest included this bit of news:

        Some noted seeing members of the Doylestown-based Tea Party group Kitchen Table Patriots drive through the intersection waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.

        “This is what Doylestown looks like when we come together,” said Marlene Pray, Doylestown Borough Council candidate..."

    2. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How many of the people who are protesting have jobs? How many of the people protesting work for Wall Street or corporate America?

      Just interested - does anyone know?

      1. cooldad profile image59
        cooldadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder how many of the protesters buy products that are produced by the very people they are protesting?  I'm sure someone on Wall Street profits from the sale of patchouli.

        1. livelonger profile image91
          livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Better late than never.

          The idea of a protest isn't to get all sympathizers involved. It's to raise an issue with the general public that might be otherwise ignored.

          Belittling them by making insults about hippie cultural habits weakens your argument, not theirs.

    3. cooldad profile image59
      cooldadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What happened here? Yesterday it seemed like there were many more posts and now they are gone?

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    You have a more constructive approach to suggest? Because we have pretty much cured a bunch of cancers and are working hard on the rest to the tune of many millions of dollars and person-hours.

    1. cooldad profile image59
      cooldadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      @psycheskinner: well we should always do what we can to look for cures for cancer and other diseases, because there is a chance to find a cure.  But there is no cure for GREED.  Greed will always be a plague to the world.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    You are correct. We've known about the problem for quite some time. And yet nothing has changed. If the protests can force the issue. They've accomplished something that simply knowing about it wasn't able to.

  4. cdub77 profile image91
    cdub77posted 5 years ago

    They are protesting here in Portland, Oregon as well. Many downtown streets have been filled and the city government has come out in support of the protests. Photos of hundreds and thousands of people choking of downtown have been on the headlines most nights.  Everyone I have talked to has a job and is not at it while they protest.  I asked a few guys and they came from different walks.  One guy, who was very young, was in IT, and two more worked security at a bank.  I can't remember anything else off the top of my head. 

    Everyone is normal from what I can see, at least from what's happening in my city.  There are literally thousands of them too.  It's impressive.