Chicago Traders Launch The Counter Revolution [Pic

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It"s Occupy Wall St"s offshoot--Occupy Chicago in the Chicago financial district. But Chicago traders are fighting back.
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Male 2,850
@dang007

"I guess if you had your way all the home builders that build those second homes would be out of business, screw all those landscapers, people that build second and third cars, anyone that touches a private jet, etc."

If I built cars, and had 100 potential customers, I would much rather all 100 were able to afford to buy one car each, rather than only 1 person being able to afford 100 cars, and the rest none.

As one person, no matter how rich he is, is unlikely to buy 100 cars.

Ditto houses and most every other consumer product. The economy performs better when we`re all moderately well off, instead of 1% rich and 99% poor.
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Male 1,111
@mervviscious:

You are exactly what is wrong with the country today.

Please inform me what would be accomplished by backing a group attempting to call itself a "movement" that is so disorganized as separate entities they don`t even have specific goals or plans, and most don`t even understand the economic or fiscal reasons they are `protesting.`

If any of them had a working brain cell they wouldn`t be "occupying" wall-street. The more they clamor about in the streets below buildings where people are at their actual jobs the further it proves my point that they and their supporters are brainless in every use of the term.
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Male 256
Ah greed. No matter how you define it, both sides are fighting for their own greed. The so called "1%" are the greedy horrible millionaires who won`t come down out of their ivory towers and the "99%" are out screaming that it`s not fair that they are rich yet they would switch places with them in a nanosecond. And then come the unions. Oh crap here come the unions to tell everyone that they should ask for more because it`s "fair". And then the unions get what they want, more money and they become the 1%. The cycle of greed....
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Male 506
@chimmeychang, That`s not entirely accurate and if corporations only focus was to generate income we wouldn`t be quite as bad off as we are now.

Problem is, their only focus is to increase stock prices. It`s the moving numbers around to make costs look lower, risks look safer, profits look higher, all to increase stock for the current quarter that`s leading to dangerously irresponsible practices.

These people represent the vast majority of Americans who don`t agree on what the problem is or how to fix it, but no damn well that there`s clearly a problem and are pointing the finger at the people directly responsible for the current global economic crisis and growing gap between the classes.
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Male 532
Hey rich folks, your time is coming soon. We`re gonna drag you out of your multibillion dollar homes, kill you and drag your bodies through town square. And Piggies remember you may have the guns but have the numbers. Right now all the years of pussification by the liberal agenda have bred a bunch of useless hippies sitting on their dirty hacky sack playing arses not getting anything done. Keep pushing though and eventually somebody with charisma and a bit of an evil streak will unify them and thats when stuff will get done. It`s coming.
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Male 406
@Liquidglass: You`re exactly what is wrong with the country today, yesterday and tomorrow. How exactly do you know most don`t understand? Have you been to any of the "protests" and interviewed most who are there? Or are you just repeating what you`ve heard on Fox News? I`ll bet the farm it`s the latter. Reclaim your brain, kick your mass media habit!
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Male 684
Chances are many of the people don`t know what they are protesting, they just know something is wrong. I can tell you what is wrong, it is the callousness with which our industries are run, it is the lack of responsibility that people take that accompanies the freedoms they are allowed.The bottom line is that corperations have only one focus, generate income. They dont worry that moving all of their jobs over seas to save money on labor actually takes away from the people that can afford to buy their products, because buisness is no longer about building a company, its about making numbers for the next quarter so they can stack that next level of cards. What has developed is a very sick relationship between the consumers and corporations. Its just like a woman with an abusive husband, who makes her feel she is worthless, and that she has no choice but to take his abuse.
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Female 1,566
99% of the people "occupying" Wall St have NO IDEA why they`re there or what they`re doing, they`re standing with the crowd thinking just being there is doing something. Well I guess they`re doing something, standing on the streets, not working, demanding someone throws down money... isn`t that what homeless people do?
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Male 645
@Gerry1of1 Because we have an INCOME tax not a WEALTH tax.

I guess if you had your way all the home builders that build those second homes would be out of business, screw all those landscapers, people that build second and third cars, anyone that touches a private jet, etc.

You just do not get it. The very thing you want will not improve you life just slowly bring everyone, except of course for those in the politburo, down.
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Male 2,384
awww shame, and im from chicago, so uber shame
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Male 1,111
@mervviscious:

You are exactly what is wrong with the country today.

Please inform me what would be accomplished by backing a group attempting to call itself a "movement" that is so disorganized as separate entities they don`t even have specific goals or plans, and most don`t even understand the economic or fiscal reasons they are `protesting.`

If any of them had a working brain cell they wouldn`t be "occupying" wall-street. The more they clamor about in the streets below buildings where people are at their actual jobs the further it proves my point that they and their supporters are brainless in every use of the term.
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Male 1,111
@mervviscious:

You are exactly what is wrong with the country today.

Please inform me what would be accomplished by backing a group attempting to call itself a "movement" that is so disorganized as separate entities they don`t even have specific goals or plans, and most don`t even understand the economic or fiscal reasons they are `protesting.`

If any of them had a working brain cell they wouldn`t be "occupying" wall-street. The more they clamor about in the streets below buildings where people are at their actual jobs the further it proves my point that they and their supporters are brainless in every use of the term.
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Male 14,835
Surely teasing rioters is incitement?
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Male 1,810
"Make the rich pay" K. Marx "The first thing we do, is hang all the lawyers" W. Shakespear
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Male 120
@yoda141 like it or not, they HAVE to, by not only law, but by contract. I`m sure there are a lot of cops who would love to stand with the 99%. But by the videos of the cops pepper spraying EVERYONE, it would seems there are quite a few of them that just want to flaunt their power. Give it time, cops will cross over to.
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Male 11,740
Good, that way everyone knows which offices to raid.
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Male 266
I can`t believe the cops would still protect those non-nice individuals
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Male 1,448
Nice!
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Male 555
And they`ll be 100% dead and/or trapped when someone torches the building
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Male 776
"all this will do is add fuel to the fire. this shows how out of touch traders are with reality and shows how hard they are going to fall when reality decides to stop peacefully protesting and get a little physical about things."

Only to see the next generation of people-smarter-than-you become the next 1%.
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Male 186
Open a window and piss on the dirty hippies below.

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Male 2,345
all this will do is add fuel to the fire. this shows how out of touch traders are with reality and shows how hard they are going to fall when reality decides to stop peacefully protesting and get a little physical about things.
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Male 734
EPIC WIN!
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Male 2,790
you probably can`t even see it from the street...
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Male 3,061
lol. i had to look at it a couple of times. thought it read "we ate the 1%". derp
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Male 3,364
@Solvent: You have little room to talk. Sucking off guys in dark alleys doesn`t qualify as work. Grow up and take a look at what`s going on in the country.
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Male 234
For those that think the 1% control most of the wealth how about you go read some data from the us census, or other government publications.
They do own ~36% of the wealth, and their income has grown disproportionate larger than the other 99% since 1970s. This isn`t class warfare, or liberal ideology. It`s hard census data nad basic economics.
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Male 1,054
"The 1% doesn`t OWN 40%, they PAY for 40% because your lazy ass refuses to work."

This is why "Cheesing" is so dangerous.


Just say no to cat pee, kids.
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Male 119
McGovern1981 - you beat me to it.
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Male 119
Let them eat cake.
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Male 6,737
Meh.
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Male 14,334
That`s a rather "Let them eat cake response" now how did that work out again???
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Male 878
This seems a touch arrogant. Reminds me of the days on the football terraces in England, when London fans would taunt Liverpool supporters by chanting, "we`ve got jobs, you haven`t."
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Male 25,416
You would think they can afford something more then cardboard!
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Male 886
OH wait, not because of wealth though
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Male 886
I am in many ways a 1%`er.
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Male 1,793
We all need to get behind the protesters... you people are brainwashed into believing that you are helping this country by backing the 1%... We are the 99%
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Male 206
@Solvent: "The 1% doesn`t OWN 40%, they PAY for 40% because your lazy ass refuses to work."

Dumbest. Comment. Ever.
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Male 15,832
It would be better if they were pissing on the protesters from those windows.
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Male 38,506

@ Solvent, the 1% pay 40% but own 85% of the wealth. Why don`t they pay tax on the other 45%? Must be nice to get all those tax breaks. Couldn`t afford an that second vacation home or hire illegal alien nanny to raise their children if they didn`t get a tax credist for it. Poor 1%, I feel for them, I really do.
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Male 2,841
The 1% doesn`t OWN 40%, they PAY for 40% because your lazy ass refuses to work.
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Male 306
It was such a weak protest
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Male 749
Good on them!
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Male 203
FIND THEM AND KILL THEM! BURN THEM ON A STAKE!
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Male 1,623
Doesn`t seem like any counter at all, just a simple statement.
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Male 570
Link: Chicago Traders Launch The Counter Revolution [Pic [Rate Link] - It`s Occupy Wall St`s offshoot--Occupy Chicago in the Chicago financial district. But Chicago traders are fighting back.
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