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Date: 10/11/11 01:58 PM

34 Responses to Chris Hedges Verbally Smacks Down Kevin O`Leary

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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Link: Chris Hedges Verbally Smacks Down Kevin O`Leary - On the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    I don`t watch the news and avoid anything political/ financial/ businessy...

    Can someone summarise all this for me? - What is `occupy wallstreet`?
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    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    *see "Canadian Broadcasting Corporation"*

    Hmmm, probably bullpoo.

    *skip*
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Hedges was right, O`Leary is a `nutbar`.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    I think the incivility of anonymous commenters on Internet articles and blogs is gradually making its way into traditional media, so that now people think it is acceptable to personalize every discussion with name-calling and trolling.
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Oh Snap!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    I don`t bekieve I`ve ever seen more unprofessional behaviour on TV as this Krvin O;Lrary shmuck. Not even on Fox "News".
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Chris Hedges sure seems to have a chip on his shoulder.

    To his point that Goldman Sachs should be prosecuted, I wonder why he apparently sees no government culpability. Barney Frank et. al. forced the sub-prime mortgages via banking regulations. That`s were the problem started. Not saying Goldman Sachs are innocent, just that they responded to shockingly bad government meddling in the private loan industry.
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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
    411 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    CBC is a Canadian gov`t owned channel...nuff` said. O`leary is a tool.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    "Don`t take this the wrong way, but you sound like a left-wing nutbar."

    What`s the right way to take this? Is that guy serious?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    zing.. so much for professionalism
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    @Oldfrt: It`s gonna get worse now that corporations are considered "people".
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
    244 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    The nut bar stated his real position when he said: "sub prime mortgages were pushed on people who couldn`t afford it". Those people were offered a deal and they took it, which our government made happen through moronic banking regulations.

    Occupy wall street is f`n hilarious and ineffective.
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Kevin`s a bit of a goof, but his business accument is great. He`s worth listening to, sometimes...
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    "CBC is a Canadian gov`t owned channel...nuff` said."

    Yet it`s still the newstation with the most objective reporting I`ve seen. CBC radio is a standard for me on my commute home, they allow both sides of the story to be told and let you make the judgement (O`Leary and a couple others not included, those kinds of people can`t be avoided unfortunately).
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    The government encouraged sub prime mortgage lending in the first place to sell the American dream in return for votes at the next election. Tony Bair did near enough the same thing here; spent a ton of money he didn`t have to temporally improve peoples standard of living , then after he`d done enough networking he buggered off and left the mess with Brown. The banks were just greedy middle men who worked with the government to make it happen. The government should take ultimate responsibility.
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    @bentley,

    Well said, people HAVE to take some sort responsibilty for their own actions.
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    FartSmeller Male 50-59
    33 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    He is a leftist nutbar. What he complains about is exactly what you`d expect from the power he has given government. The power to hand over trillions of tax dollars to market losers. Thank you leftist nutbars. Don`t call your mega-government with tentacles in everything "deregulation" please.
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    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Everyone miss the boat on 3...
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    @ Beternal "Can someone summarise all this for me?"

    Sure, it`s about
    a)a bunch of people saying `hey, the banks have screwed us over for long enough`

    b) the banks saying `hey, we`re all in this together.... cept the bonuses we`re still paying out....... to us.

    c) the government saying `hey we agree with you peeps... but not really specifying which peeps they agree with and secretly wishing they could tax protesting.

    d) the lucky people with good jobs telling everyone else that only drugged up hippies protest.

    and e) the people who claim it`ll never change things..... right until things change, and then at that point they`ll claim they were at the vanguard of the movement all along.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36654 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I don`t blame banks or corporations. They were given an opportunity to make profits and they did. That IS the purpose of their existance.

    I blame politicians who shold us down the river to povertyville.
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    RulerZod Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    I think CrakrJakass got the names mixed up.

    but Hedges was right, and O`Leary was a moron.
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    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
    356 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Listypoos nailed it well.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3889 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    The very ending is worth the boring first half.
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    Roland Male 30-39
    298 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Another great example of a conservative reduced to name calling rather than having a dignified and respectful discussion. When people are verbally assaulted for calmly expressing their opinion that is called bullying, and it is becoming the norm thanks to the right wing media, right wing politicians and right wing supporters.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    Sorry. I can`t listen to that negro`s lies. Had to shut it down.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    October 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    I knew I could count on the I-A-B community to take this "beatdown" headline with the usual grain of salt and zero in on some of the willful ignorance and hypocrisy of this guest (admitting, of course, the knee-jerk rudeness and unprofessionalism of his host). One thing I`d like to add has to do with Hedges` statement about the imminent crises in Greece, Spain and elsewhere. It`s more significantly the consequence of corporate and international socialism than `unbridled capitalism,` ala Marx. To expand upon some of the sentiments expressed by Oldfrt, Mal_bb and "Fart Smeller" (geeze, not the most honorable of usernames I`ve cited), there wouldn`t BE an imminent collapse if we let toxic assets PERISH UNDER THE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF THE MARKET PROCESS. Countries bailing out other countries that suck is no more fruitful than governments bailing out financial institutions which suck. They`re also sitting on those assets so they don`t flood the market with EASY CREDIT again.
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 12:11 am
    I thought Kevin was going to get told (because he`s an non-nice individual) but it never happened...
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 12:13 am
    PS the guy below me i think had issues....although he can speak words
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 1:09 am
    The guy below you is you.. Idiot.
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    Cruzy Male 18-29
    39 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 4:56 am
    The guy below me just served the guy below him .... booom
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 6:04 am
    Read up. Reagan administration started all this.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    October 12, 2011 at 8:09 am
    Is it ok that I don`t know who either of these people are? When I hear pulitzer prize winning reporter and author I immediately think self-promoter attention whore look what I can do buy my book if there`s action somewhere I`ll be there trying to leech off of it.

    The one guys says the protesters don`t even know the names of the firms they are protesting and the other dude says they know bank of america. LOL

    They don`t know what they want. And further more they have let anyone that has any kind of grievance with the government into their rally because they wanted more warm bodies to count and have ended up with chaos.

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    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    October 13, 2011 at 10:41 am
    The guy below me can below me.

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