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Date: 10/28/11 08:43 AM

15 Responses to Occupy London Make Demands: They Have A Plan?

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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Link: Occupy London Make Demands: They Have A Plan? - What do you think, I-A-B? The London protesters look like they have a gameplan. Any different from OWS?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Just another guy telling us what everyone knows while not offering one concrete, or even general, "solution" to the "problem".
    Business vote over there? And I was pissed that "corporations are people" here in the US. At least they can`t vote, they just buy politicians.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2011 at 9:21 am
    What`s the race distribution of the 1%? Don`t look too hard for solutions. Ultimately you may not like what you find.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2011 at 10:38 am
    They dont have any kind of plan. Theyre no lifers who have never held down a job and try to play the crying game at anyone around them. Pretty much every person in the UK hates them.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 11:08 am
    Not sure why that`s flag`s used in the thumbnail. It was only in use until about 1800. The current flag should have red diagonal stripes on it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    I demand a longer lunch break and cookies
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    @draculya - the 1% in UK and USA would presumably be mostly white. I don`t see why this is something to be surprised about, both nations have been predominantly white for some time, so obviously the richest people in the country would be of the native race.
    The top 1% of China are Chinese, Japan - Japanese...
    I fail to see the relevance of what you are implying.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7596 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    tedgp- erm- no, they don`t.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    "so obviously the richest people in the country would be of the native race.

    Sooo where are all the rich native Americans? :o
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    "Sooo where are all the rich native Americans? :o"
    They are counting the money from all their casinos.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Business vote over there?

    Sort of, in a very limited way. In that one very small area of London (and only that one very small area of London) votes can be cast on the basis of working there rather than living there. The rationale is that since they spend most of their waking life in that area it`s more relevant than where they sleep. Few people live in that area - it`s a business area, not a residential area. The people who work there but don`t live there outnumber people who live there almost 50:1. The main issue is that their votes are generally proxied to their employers, so in that sense business do vote (but only in that square mile and only on some issues that are wholly contained within that square mile).

    Essentially, it`s a semi-autonomous economic district. It`s been a distinctly seperate area for a very long time.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    squish it like a bug, like roosterroaches, the financial institutions are everywhere and in everything. Their undue influence MUST curtailed, and sooner the better. The longer this infestation of Democracy is allowed the harder it will become to clean it up with out breaking something...
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    Had no idea how corrupt it was over there. Revolution I say! Right after tea
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 3:02 am
    I have a feeling the full demands are more complex; The Guardian just simplified it for the readers. Hope works better then yelling "Change!", "Fix it!" and "Transparent!" alot.
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 3:27 am
    @Gerry1 from wiki .

    The principal justification for the non-resident vote is that about 330,000 non-residents constitute the city`s day-time population and use most of its services, far outnumbering the City`s residents, who are fewer than 10,000. Nevertheless, the system has long been the cause of controversy. The business vote was abolished in all other UK local authority elections in 1969.

    Bodies employing fewer than ten people may appoint one voter; those employing ten to 50 people may appoint one voter for every five employees; those employing more than 50 people may appoint ten voters and one additional voter for each 50 employees beyond the first 50.

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