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Date: 10/05/11 11:26 AM

46 Responses to Chicago Traders Launch The Counter Revolution [Pic

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    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Doesn`t seem like any counter at all, just a simple statement.
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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 11:47 am
    FIND THEM AND KILL THEM! BURN THEM ON A STAKE!
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Good on them!
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    brownsugar3 Male 18-29
    306 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 11:51 am
    It was such a weak protest
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    The 1% doesn`t OWN 40%, they PAY for 40% because your lazy ass refuses to work.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    @ 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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    It would be better if they were pissing on the protesters from those windows.
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    @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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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    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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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I am in many ways a 1%`er.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    OH wait, not because of wealth though
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    You would think they can afford something more then cardboard!
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    That`s a rather "Let them eat cake response" now how did that work out again???
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Meh.
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    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Let them eat cake.
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    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    McGovern1981 - you beat me to it.
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    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    "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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    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    @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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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    lol. i had to look at it a couple of times. thought it read "we ate the 1%". derp
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    you probably can`t even see it from the street...
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    EPIC WIN!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    October 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    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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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Open a window and piss on the dirty hippies below.

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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    "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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    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    And they`ll be 100% dead and/or trapped when someone torches the building
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Nice!
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    I can`t believe the cops would still protect those non-nice individuals
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    October 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    Good, that way everyone knows which offices to raid.
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
    120 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    @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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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    "Make the rich pay" K. Marx "The first thing we do, is hang all the lawyers" W. Shakespear
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14622 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Surely teasing rioters is incitement?
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    @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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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    @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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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    October 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    awww shame, and im from chicago, so uber shame
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 6:55 am
    @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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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 8:15 am
    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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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 9:19 am
    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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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 9:53 am
    @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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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
    532 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    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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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    @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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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
    256 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    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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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    October 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    @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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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    October 7, 2011 at 8:52 am
    @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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