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Date: 10/24/11 02:00 PM

16 Responses to A Businessman Occupies Wall Street

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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Link: A Businessman Occupies Wall Street - David Intrator gives his take on OWS and in doing so makes the protests seem the only logical move.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Needs about 1500% less hyperbole.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Why that whiny, lazy, stinking hippie bum! He`s just too shiftless to GO GET A JOB and stop living on the dole, handouts... Commie can pull himself up by his own bootstraps!!!

    Oh Wait.
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Why is it that every other sentence he says is put in quotes?
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Firstly this is starting to look like another wolf in sheep`s clothing. The 1% joins in and have things passed to appear to appease everyone but nothing actually changes at all, LOL!

    Give it 2 more months, there won`t be a soul occupying anything in New York, not if you like your toes.

    But I`ll tell you what, if they all manage to tough through a New York winter they will have some credit given to them, especially if some people die in the process!
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    "But I`ll tell you what, if they all manage to tough through a New York winter they will have some credit given to them, especially if some people die in the process!"
    Hm what? No.
    If ppl cant see that theres an issue with the system, no amount of protesting will change that, no matter how long you do it for.
    Just like ppl have faith in god, ppl have faith in the system, and nothing will ever change their mind no matter how much proof you shove in their faces. In fact, shoving proof in there face of how completely, utterly and obviously wrong they are only tends to reinforce their opinions.

    And about ppl dying: If a couple of ppl dying of cold in a rich country was enough of a wakeup call to change things, well there would be no OWS in the first place.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Just because he`s a businessman and he supports the OWS protests does not "make the protests seem the only logical move". That`s some sort of appeal to authority fallacy.

    That just makes him a hypocrite.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    People act like all these protesters want are handouts, BUT when the banks got handouts they didn`t give a drat. And as far as a capitalist system is concerned, we have not been living in one. We live in a debt based system.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The system we have currently in place is not new, we`ve done it before. 150 years ago there were Corporate Barons. The uber-rich 1%. The Vanderbilts, Rockerfellers and the Astors. Then 98% was the uber-poor. 1% in between.

    If you want to go back to that sit on your ass. Rick Parry wants to eliminate the minimum wage. All the candidates favor getting rid of SSI & Medicare. Meanwhile, don`t bother saving because it`s legal for Wall Street to steal your money.

    If you don`t mind your children working in facories instead of going to school, then just sit on your ass and do nothing.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    Just because a businessman joins a protest doesnt mean that he is speaking on behalf off all businessmen.
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    Jangha Male 30-39
    27 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    Whenever you quote a pundit, make sure you have a library of books behind them. This fellow is alltogether meh.
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    BluishOrange Female 50-59
    87 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Lol, enough with the fallacies, Archer. Go study up on something besides the art of arguing. And while you`re at it, read a novel that wasn`t written by Ayn Rand. Broaden your little mind.
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    BluishOrange Female 50-59
    87 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    That`s so true that there`s no need to mention it, Fatninja01. Perhaps you had a point to make but got distracted.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    @Gerry1of1- I can`t even get my kid to wash some dishes.I`d laugh my ass off watching her slave her life away in a facorie, the way I did.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Yeah you can mock him but he is right about the economy, and many who sympathize with OWS. The main message I`ve heard from the beginning is restoration of capitalism and justice. Seems pretty logical too, in the context of the problems that we are facing.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    Yeah i agree, the OWS have nothing on real radicals. Go to Europe or Down here to see people fighting for their rights.

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