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93 Responses to Another `I Am The 99%` Protester [Pic]

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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Link: Another `I Am The 99%` Protester - Probably?
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    haha that`s francis!!!!!! don`t mess with francis!!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    And the sad thing is: That the majority of people at the Occupy Protests are just about as useless.

    BTW, isn`t funny that the protestors are all about `sharing the wealth` and `taking from the wealthy`, but you steal their iPads, digital cameras, laptops and cash they have the temerity to be upset. (What? they only want to share OTHER peoples` wealth? Not their own?...I think that is the definition of `hypocrite`)
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I`m sick of this straw-man bullsh*t. Stop posting it. You`re not entertaining anyone.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    That moron is a well-known internet troll.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    "That the majority of people at the Occupy Protests are just about as useless. "
    That`s not true at all, and you know it.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    He`s a fantastic representative for the 99%!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    LillianDulci-"That`s not true at all, and you know it. "

    Occupiers wanting to be forgiven student loans(which they voluntarily took).
    Occupiers wanting to burn/kill/eat the rich.
    Occupiers wanting to `spread the wealth`. (OTHER`s wealth, of course)
    Occupiers destroying parks and infrastructure.
    Occupiers crapping on police cars.
    Occupiers exposing themselves to little children (Seattle).
    Occupiers commiting sexual assaut (Cleveland).
    Occupiers spitting on servicewomen.

    After carefull consideration: No, I don`t know it.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    MeGrendel--if you wrangle up a group of people, there are almost always going to be some stupid or bad ones in there. You can`t dismiss the message of a gathering because not every single participant is an avatar of virtue.

    The basic idea behind the Occupy movement is this: our system of laws is skewed to favor the rich getting richer at the expense of the poor. In fact, the 1% can disproportionally affect politics because they have vast resources at their disposal to do so ("campaign contributions," aka bribes). Not only are these people in a position of power, but they have repeatedly abused this power, ruining our economy (the recent economic downturn, for example, caused in part by shady business practices by insurance companies and banks.) and causing us to suffer, all the while raising their own salaries with taxpayer money (the bailout money, to be specific).

    We want the abuse to end. Through any means, whether the government is involved or not.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Dr Professor put it nicely, the people that keep posting these pics and are saying things like That the majority of people at the Occupy Protests are just about as useless. have no idea what this protest is actually about, which is getting corporate money out of government. now that you know what the protest is about, how can you really be against it? not one single person ever said that they want something for nothing, they want the opportunity to achieve the american dream, which as it stands right now, is dead.
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    Coolhandluke Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    NO I tend to agree with MeGrendel the majority of the protest are useless they just want to be given something for nothing! that is not the way the world works my friends.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    Spin it, you know you want to
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    jadoig Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    "-if you wrangle up a group of people, there are almost always going to be some stupid or bad ones in there." theres going to be a lot.
  14. Profile photo of CRAIGJ
    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    DrProfessor: Please explain how your comment is possible. “rich getting richer at the expense of the poor". By definition "the poor" have little to no money and pay no taxes. The poor are using the taxes/entitlements at the expense of the rich.


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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    @MeGrendel - You selected a few isolated cases, and applied it to all the protestors. Please stop lying to yourself and to others, thanks.

    @CRAIGJ
    "By definition "the poor" have little to no money and pay no taxes. "

    Maybe they pay no income tax, but the poor spend the majority on food and other necessities to survive. There`s still sales tax to consider, which hits the poor the hardest.

    The rich do whatever is in their power to lower their own taxes which reduces our countries revenue and overall makes things harder for everyone besides the rich, who have the ability to buy politicians to do their bidding.
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    clancy54 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Isn`t this the guy who went on a huge rage and threw a hammer across his room because he was pissed off because of a WoW expansion pack or something??
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    This guy knows what`s going on...

    But seriously: the notion that rich people make money at the expense of the poor is communist propaganda. Money has to be created by honest effort before it can be used for evil purposes.

    The protestors aren`t for separation of state and economics; they just don`t like the CURRENT corporations that are being supported by the state and they want different things being supported.
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    ilovesean23 Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    talking about politics on IAB is the stupidest thing ever. none of you even know the difference between a democracy, a republic (which is what America actually is supposed to be, democracies were feared by the founding fathers) and I could go on and on and on but it`d just be wasted on you. do your own research. becoming rich through lawbreaking is not earning your own money through hard work. pick up a book kiddos <3 IAB is where I come to escape the calamity of man, not to hear it degraded by people who spit propaganda because they can`t figure out how to work a library or pick up a research paper.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    @ilovesean23: MARRY ME. :O

    I`ve never, EVER, heard anyone on the internet talk about the difference between a republic and a democracy and why America is the former. :D
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    AKA a IAB user
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    i-am-ninja Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    @clancy54

    i think it is he looks like him and the posters in the back are the same i think
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    "none of you even know the difference between a democracy, a republic"

    Well, ilovesean23, you are obviously retarded. For there are many different types of democracy, and a republican democracy (also known as a republic) is just one of those types.

    That`s right, pitiful waste of bantha spluge, there is no difference between the two, because a republic is in fact a democracy. Now get an education.
  23. Profile photo of M_Archer
    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    @RobSwindol: Uh...no.

    A republic is a system of government where certain officials, with extremely limited power, are elected into government positions by a vote. These people run the specifics of the government, not the fundamentals.

    A democracy is the system which Ancient Greece ran upon: majority rule. If the majority says to execute a person, the person is executed e.g. Socrates.

    Get your facts straight before you go around insulting other people.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    DrProfessor-"rich getting richer at the expense of the poor."

    Please explain that. What exactly has `Da Rich` taken from the poor? Do they go into their houses in the middle of the night and steal the money they hid under the bed?

    SmilinSam-"one single person ever said that they want something for nothing"

    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website.

    Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment. (i.e. we want it even when we nothing to earn it).

    Demand four: Free college education. (in return for nothing)

    Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. (we don`t wont to pay all those loans we took out, for nothing)

    That`s technically not `one single person`, that`s the entire group.
  25. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    LillianDulci-"selected a few isolated cases, and applied it to all the protestors."

    Well, that seemed to be the standard for when it was the Tea Party demonstrating. In fact, they had to make crap up (there`s still a reward for anyone who can provide proof of the Democrats claims that they were spint on).

    Please provide where you were opposed to such generalizations on the part of any conservative movement.

    LillianDulci-"There`s still sales tax to consider, which hits the poor the hardest."

    Sales (and usage) taxes are the fairests taxes around. You pay taxes on what you use. Are you suggesting that Da Rich should have to pay 20% taxes on a can of Pork-n-beans while Da Poor not pay any at all? Do Da Rich somehow get more use out of that can?

    As to how much those taxes are a % of their income, that`s irrelevent.
  26. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    I think this is a much better representation of the 99% personally:


    That was a stroke of Genius.

    There was also another brilliant pic of a dude dressed as Jesus holding a sign that said, "I threw out the money lenders for a reason." (The one I found was too big) :-(
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Republic: democracy in which the will of the majority doesn`t overcome the rights of anyone.
    Democracy: basically mob rule. You can all vote to kill somebody, theoretically, in one. In a republic the rights of the individual are respected despite what the majority wants.
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    Aedran Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    @M_Archer,
    The U.S.A. is a Federal Republic-Democracy. We are a combination of many types of government because we operate at city, state, and federal levels.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    QueenZira-"I think this is a much better representation of the 99% personally:"

    I agree. It demonstrates how, no matter how `enlighted` and `artistic` they are, when it comes to real art they suck. Wearing a berret and drinking a Starbucks Latte doesn`t make one an artist. Their `Golden Bull` looks more like Donkey from `Shrek` taking it up the rear.

    They must have spent a whole 15 minutes with masking tape and a can of gold spray paint.

    And, as usual, their `point` is useless.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    S`matter Grendel? They`re retelling the Biblical story of the Golden Calf, going back to their religious social justice roots. U mad Bro?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    QueenZira-" They`re retelling the Biblical story of the Golden Calf"

    I got the fact that they are trying to relate the `Golden Calf` to the `Charging Bull` of Wall Street.

    Unfortunately for them, they failed. It doesn`t look remotely like either.

    I`m sure that in their drug-induced stupor it may have seemed to make a little sense. But, unfortunately for them, no ones going to come down off the mountain with all of their demands writ on a couple of tablets to be fulfilled.

    In reality it was a failure. But I`m sure they`ve grown used to that sensation.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    "Are you suggesting that Da Rich should have to pay 20% taxes on a can of Pork-n-beans while Da Poor not pay any at all?"
    I didn`t suggest that at all. Why are you trying to claim I`m making an argument when I was simply correcting the statement that "poor people don`t pay taxes" when they do?

    "As to how much those taxes are a % of their income, that`s irrelevent."
    Actually, no it`s not, since some politicians will try to lower income tax and raise sales tax, things like that will hurt the most for the poor people who are already spending all of their money to buy the basic necessities.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    "Please provide where you were opposed to such generalizations on the part of any conservative movement. "
    I didn`t comment much publicly about the tea party, except that I was extremely against their general views. I don`t ever recall pointing out a tiny few people and acting as if those tiny few were the majority. I may have said something about certain people in a certain situation being stupid or acting stupidly or whatever, but if I ever generalized about the tea party, it was because it was something that they *supported* in general that I don`t support. But even if I did, I was stupid and I was wrong, because you can`t take a few people spitting at some people or misbehaving and apply it to a giant group of people.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    "But even if I did, I was stupid and I was wrong"
    By this, I meant "But even if I did try to say that a tiny few people were the majority..."
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    The 99% are anybody who aren`t the 1%, it doesn`t matter how the drat you live your life or what the drat your values are. If you aren`t part of the top 1% you ARE the other 99%! This isn`t some magical 150% world!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    I-IS-BORED-"The 99% are anybody who aren`t the 1%"

    The "99%" is a sound bite. They don`t have 99% support. They don`t even have 9.9% support.

    Their entire `We are the 99%` bull is just delusions of relevancy.

    I`ll pay more attention to them when they become part of the 53%.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    As I said before, Occupy Wall Street is about the 1% of the wealthiest people and businesses in our country using their money to run politics. It`s about returning power to the 99% of us who have a voice and a right to vote. It`s about people being elected honestly and fairly and not being bought into and bribed in office. It`s getting off course and confusing at this point but I still believe in and support the original protests. I`m sorry that people come out and join a protest for the "fashion" of it, but believe in the original cause because in THAT, you ARE the 99%
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    LillianDulci-"correcting the statement that "poor people don`t pay taxes" when they do"

    See, another debating `tactic`. When it`s pointed out that certain portions of our society don`t pay Income Taxes, the left automatically drops the `Income` part and says `THEY PAY TAXES` *slobber*slobber*.

    Of course, there are taxes that EVERYONE pays. But the fact that the 9 cent tax everyone pays on a can of pork-n-beans represents 0.00075% of a poor person`s income while only represents 0.00000018% of a richer person`s income is totally irrelevent.

    Personally I think everyone should pay taxes. If you don`t have a dog in the hunt, you`ll vote for whoever promises you the most of other peoples money.
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    Locke357 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Well, the 99% does include every kind of person from society
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    Aedran Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    @Locke357, yes, but they are including people who aren`t protesting in their protest. For example, I am a part of the 99%, but I am not protesting. Why? Because I believe that through hard work and effort you can achieve anything. I am currently living on less than 13,000 dollars in order to live on more than 60,000 dollars in two to three years. I don`t expect handouts. I don`t expect forgiveness for loans I take out of my own free will. When I became an adult, I became responsible for myself. I knew that I needed to major in something that was in demand that I could do for the next 20-40 years, not what I like to do.

    So no, protesters, I`m not protesting Wall Street. I don`t want to be included in your stupid protest and I don`t want to be associated with it in any way. So stop saying you are THE 99% and say your real number. Cause I know for damn sure it`s less than 50%.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    I think he means he literally is 99% of America`s mass :-P
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    @HalfpintRoo - So how exactly do the 1% force the other 99% to vote for the candidates they want??? I wonder how many of these OWS`ers actually vote.
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    Billito Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    @Viking864:

    It isn`t about who voted for who.

    Have you ever voted to give Congress members a raise they didn`t deserve? Did you vote where to give bailout money? What tax loop holes to close and which to leave open?

    Sure, we can vote for the guy that says he will change the system. Last time we did that, we got Obama.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:02 am
    Aedran: i didnt read your whole post (call me whatever you want) but it caught my eye when you said "I knew that I needed to major in something that was in demand that I could do for the next 20-40 years, not what I like to do."

    its stupid that society is like that. nobody should be forced to be something that they arent or something that they dont want to be or they shouldnt be...at least thats what they have been telling the kids right? life is supposed to be enjoyable with as few hardships as possible and no life she have more worth than the other.

    gimme some o that 1% people money and ill have nothing to complain about.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:36 am
    99% of what?
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 2:58 am
    For those of you unawares of the fact, Grendel is the name of a troll. A good rule on the Internet is not to feed them.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    October 19, 2011 at 3:35 am
    In my perfect world you`d be boiled for soap.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 5:00 am
    Real talk, If the richest billionaires of our country evenly distributed the wealth among all U.S citizens, even guys like this that don`t deserve it, we would all have over $100,000 right now.
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 5:17 am
    Only 40 hours?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 5:30 am
    Agent005smith: that`s not right. Total US assets are valued at 54 trillion dollars. The top 1% has half of that so if you restributed 27 trillion dollars to 300 million ppl (approx US pop), each would get around $6000.
  51. Profile photo of fianzo
    fianzo Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 5:39 am
    "Agent005smith: that`s not right. Total US assets are valued at 54 trillion dollars. The top 1% has half of that so if you restributed 27 trillion dollars to 300 million ppl (approx US pop), each would get around $6000."

    27,000,000,000,000/300,000,000

    27,000,000/300

    $270,000/3= Roughly $100,000 per person if everyone had an equal share. Not sure on your maths....
  52. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 5:49 am
    Fianzo my bad... i should have used a calculator. I guess thats why I`m not the top 1%
  53. Profile photo of connor53
    connor53 Male 13-17
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    October 19, 2011 at 6:41 am
    And if we all got the $100k you guys keep talking about inflation would spin out of control.
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    Doorman Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 6:56 am
    @paperduck: I am sure of one thing, you are not good at all with Maths!
  55. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 7:17 am
    And guess what else -- the wealth in the US is not static, more can be created by the private sector. Wealth cannot be created by government, only destroyed. In fact, redistributing wealth causes some of it to be destroyed by bureaucracy and the disincentives created for the private sector.

    Bottom line, what the top 1% has does not affect what the bottom 99% have. If they want more, they don`t have to steal it from the top 1%, more can be created by small businesses and entrepreneurs if only the government would get the hell out of our way!!!
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 7:23 am
    So we are suggesting giving more money to people that make poor money decisions? I hadn`t heard that plan before. Sounds brilliant.
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    ilovesean23 Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 7:44 am
    Actually, dear kiddos, THIS is the list of demands. looks good to me :D

    https:// sites.google. com/site /the99percentdeclaration/

    obv erase the spaces
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    jaymeister Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 7:53 am
    @AvatarJohn
    I guess you don`t UNDERSTAND what a % is . Think about what you have said........or wait until the media tell you what to think...AGAIN.
  59. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 8:32 am
    collegebound-"nobody should be forced to be something that they arent or something"

    So, if your lifelong dream is to be a Telegraph Operator, everyone should have to give up telephones or either subsidize your wages just because you `want` to make a living at an obsolete occupation?

    collegebound-"life is supposed to be enjoyable with as few hardships as possible"

    Interesting concept. Of course, it bears on resemblance to reality. What do you base that asinine theory on? Life is not easy. Life is not fair. It`s not too cheap, either.

    collegebound-"gimme some o that 1% people money and ill have nothing to complain about."

    It`s not yours. You`re not entitled to it. Want some of it? Earn it. (And I`m sure you`d find SOMEthing to complain about).
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Tiredofnicks-"Grendel is the name of a troll"

    Your literary knowledge and your facts (as usual) are incorrect.

    Agent00Smith-"we would all have over $100,000 right now."

    And in six months time, the poor would be poor again (because they would have spent it on their `needs` like smartphones, laptops, big rims etc) , the rich would be rich again (by providing those smartphones, laptops, big rims etc) and the liberals would be complaining about how `unfair` it is.

    You`re basic fallacy in logic is that the economy is a zero-sum game. It`s not.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 8:44 am
    vv Mcgrendal - you forgot about how they`d blow it at the casino and on lottery tickets. That be some smart investin`.
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    Qwase Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 9:04 am
    ROFL
  63. Profile photo of CRAIGJ
    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 9:09 am
    @LillianDulci..The poor only pay for necessities huh.... So flat screen 60" TVs, spinner rims,5" bright orange nails(see the clip about the woman going off about paying for water) $200 hair do, and a basket full of cheetos and beer are necessities huh. And don`t tell me that’s a minority because it`s not.
    Tell me, who do you think pays for all this?
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 9:58 am
    @CRAIGJ - I said the poor, not the people who pretend to be poor, or are poor because they spend all their money on extravagant things (like my father who is too poor to pay his child support because he spent all his money going on a cruise)
  65. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:01 am
    @MeGrendel - The person I was responding to is the one who dropped the "income" from "income tax". They said "By definition "the poor" have little to no money and pay no taxes." They were directly claiming that poor people pay no taxes. They didn`t say income tax, they didn`t specify, they said NO taxes. So I was correcting them. Please learn to read the full conversation instead of making asinine assumptions.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:34 am
    The protestors denounce greed, yet they want all of that to be seized by the government so they can have it.

    They live by force, but they survive on other people producing; what a massive double-standard.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:35 am
    Shoot. It feels weird... being part... of the 1%...? 1% meaning people who don`t play World of Warcraft naked 40 hours a day and don`t eat mc d`s, right?
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Dear IAB,

    When I asked you to start posting more half naked men on here, this is NOT what I had in mind.

    Sincerely,
    Lost
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:39 am
    "The protestors denounce greed, yet they want all of that to be seized by the government so they can have it."

    lolwut
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 10:46 am
    @Thetas: To clarify my statement, I`ve seen too many pictures of "OMG TAX THE RICH WARBLEGARBLE" posters being held by the protestors.
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    Jonix Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 10:54 am
    @M_Archer: Are those posters mass-produced? I think I`d like one.
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    Jonix Female 18-29
    74 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 10:54 am
    "Actually, dear kiddos, THIS is the list of demands. looks good to me :D

    https:// sites.google. com/site /the99percentdeclaration/ "

    I think this is exactly the kind of thing this country needs. MeGrendel sounds like an angry, angry man... but I`d really like to hear his genuine thoughts on these demands rather than listening to him relentlessly mock "da general public" to no avail.
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 11:01 am
    @LillianDulci..I am talking about the same people. They are on welfare and working the system. Again,they are entitled at the expense of the "rich", and contribute NOTHING!!
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 11:13 am
    @LillianDulci.. and if you want to get technical fine, they pay SALES TAX on things they buy with the welfare money they get from "THE RICH" tax money. So in reality they are still not contributing anything to the tax base that they are abusing.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Looks 99% fake.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 11:20 am
    @CRAIGJ I don`t support people on welfare abusing the system, it should be for people who need it for the necessities. I also don`t support rich corporations abusing the system; banks earning money by giving loans to poor people that they know can`t afford to pay them back, and betting against the loans to make more money, for example. I don`t support corporations buying politicians who are supposed to work for general public and not for the people who fill their wallets. Why do you hold so much animosity toward the poor who hardly affect your life, when the rich are just about destroying the country because of their greed?

    Also, you can be poor but still have a job.
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    @LillianDulci Then you must not support the majority of people on welfare. Please explain to me how the “RICH” are destroying the country when they are the ones paying MOST of the taxes? And by the way do you have the same point of view for unions buying of politicians which is a far bigger problem. As far as giving loans (Freddie & Fanny) to people how could not afford them.. you can thank Barney Frank & Chris Dodd for that. The greed that is destroying the country is for the entitlement crowd.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    "Please explain to me how the “RICH” are destroying the country when they are the ones paying MOST of the taxes? And by the way do you have the same point of view for unions buying of politicians which is a far bigger problem."
    I already explained the first so I don`t know why you`re asking again. One of the big factors is them buying politicians to reduce what they have to pay, to reduce regulations, things like that, which harm the country but benefit the rich. There`s a reason why the majority of the country is being hurt by the recession, and the richest people are profiting. Also, I wouldn`t say that unions buying politicians are a bigger problem. However, if them buying politicians hurts the majority of the country then yes, I`m opposed to that too.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    lol
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    "The greed that is destroying the country is for the entitlement crowd. "
    Like the rich ? They`re the ones profiting off destroying the country, making it worse for the average American. They`re the ones who feel too entitled to be punished for their mistakes which hurt the country. They`re the ones who, when they get punished, they are basically given a slap on the wrist and are still left with a profit from their corruption. They`re the ones causing the economic situation because of their own greed.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    onix-"like to hear his genuine thoughts on these demands "

    My thoughts on all of it would take to long. Just the preamble has major flaws in it.

    99Percent Declaration-"WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

    Logical fallacy in the very preamble. When they can delivery a petition that has 309,329,486 U.S. Citizen signatures, they can make that statement. Until then the rest of the declaration can be ignored as useless.

    99Percent Declaration-""shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY"

    Elect a general assembly? For what? The Consitution already assignes who makes the laws, who enforces the laws and who reviews the laws. This National General Assembly would have no constitutional standing.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    99Percent Declaration-""shall elect Two Delegates, one male and one female"

    Hell, why not deem 20 delegates each: You can include
    -Heterosexual Male (I know, the `oppressor`)
    -Heterosexual Female (in collusion with previous)
    -Homosexual Male
    -Homosexual Female
    -Bisexual Male
    -Bisexual Female
    -Transgendered
    -The guy who still watches Doogie Howser, M.D.

    While some of the ideas may sound reasonable, the logic behind them is based on how they `feel`, not on fact or law. Others are just plain dumb and a way to get something for nothing. Like I said, why not just demand a unicorn in every pot?

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    xerch Male 18-29
    195 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    People like this fat guy is destroying the economy.
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    Jonix Female 18-29
    74 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    @Grendel: Well, I didn`t ask for a literal translation of the well-known fallacy behind their moniker, but okay. Did you look for spelling errors while you were at it? Some people just gotta maintain their blind rage, I guess.

    They want to elect a general assembly in attempt to correct a government they feel is corrupt which, if I`m not mistaken, is a move protected under the US Constitution. I`ll admit I`ve kept a fair distance away from politics because I can`t stand all the BS, but I don`t think all of the proposals are so far outside of reality.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    @Jonix, if you`re going to put forth a `Manifesto` or `Declaration` in order to try and change the very economy of a nation, the least you could do is not make false claims in the preamble.

    Trying to insinsuate that you represent a group of people you obvously do not represent (i.e. 99% of the population of said nation) just means the the entire document is not to be taken seriously.

    Mentioning Warren Buffet in a Declaration has the same effect.

    Expanding the EPA`s ability to shut down businesses is asinine.

    Dictating that one representative must be male, and one female, shows how infantile the entire document is. Why no specify one must be white, one must be black, every fourth must be latino and every tenth must be a homosexual? Or, just let them vote for who they want.

    Using terms like `carbon neutral`, `fair`(without defining it), `Military Industrial Complex`, `green energy` demonstrates that the writers have very little basis in real
  86. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    I do like how the Declaration lumps Unions in with the other groups who `control politicians`. That`s suprising seeing the make-up of the Occupy protests.

    And, as for looking for spelling errors: While I would like to think an `important document` (which this does not qualify) would at least be proof-read, I`ve made enough spelling errors in past posts that pointing out others would be hypocritical. I`ve done it, but only in a joking manner.
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    ‘The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money’ I believe that is from Margert Thatcher. When you bleed the corperations dry and they fail,who is going to support you?
  88. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    @Jonix, if you`re going to put forth a `Manifesto` or `Declaration` in order to try and change the very economy of a nation, the least you could do is not make false claims in the preamble.

    Trying to insinsuate that you represent a group of people you obvously do not represent (i.e. 99% of the population of said nation) just means the the entire document is not to be taken seriously.

    Mentioning Warren Buffet in a Declaration has the same effect.

    Expanding the EPA`s ability to shut down businesses is asinine.

    Dictating that one representative must be male, and one female, shows how infantile the entire document is. Why no specify one must be white, one must be black, every fourth must be latino and every tenth must be a homosexual? Or, just let them vote for who they want.

    Using terms like `carbon neutral`, `fair`(without defining it), `Military Industrial Complex`, `green energy` demonstrates that the writers have very little basis in real
  89. Profile photo of M_Archer
    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    The "we are 99%" slogan is the most infuriating slogan of all time. What does it imply? Does it imply that the 99% somehow has more rights than the 1%? Does it mean that the 99% has the right to lynch the 1% because they`re the majority? Does the fact that they`re the majority give them any special privileges over the minority?
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    @Billito:
    1) I didn`t vote for Obama, I think he is a great speaker but lacks substance.

    2)We might not directly vote on their pay raises, but we do and can vote them out of office the next time around, it`s what a Republic is.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    I just kinda want to shoot anyone with a comment longer than 3 sentences.

    Funny post.
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    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    October 21, 2011 at 4:48 am
    @M_Archer

    Yeah, thats called Democracy...
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    Louiszwu Male 50-59
    1 post
    October 23, 2011 at 4:42 am
    We always fail to learn from history. The last 30 years have seen those, for whom no amount of power and money will ever be enough, game the system to there advantage. While doing so, they`ve managed to convince a significant number of not very bright people to vote against their own interests - to be actually proud of the fact that they`re getting screwed. So every couple of hundred years it`s necessary to "storm the Bastille" to set thing right - at least until the greed and corruption build up to a tipping point again.

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