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Date: 12/13/11 01:17 PM

54 Responses to The Occupy Wall Street Protests Are Not Done [Pic]

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    half-a-life Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Link: The Occupy Wall Street Protests Are Not Done - There are still lots of angry protesters out there.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Is this still going on...
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    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Good. the longer this goes on the better. thats how real movements get somewhere.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    They have a point. I`ll use that "rigged market capitalism" line next time I hear "free market".
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    oldrugger Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    So to follow their own logic, the government is facilitating all of this "corporatism", and yet they camp out and harass people just trying to do their jobs in the private sector. Why aren`t they camping out in front of the white house or the capital building?
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    @oldrugger - it`s been done, and ignored, I guess the feel a protest on this scale directed at the corporations is more effective.
    Also, they clearly state Corporatism as the root cause, afflicting government, not the other way round.
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    its not about the money... its about the message. now im gonna feed ya to your pouches.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Get a McDonalds job you f`ucking bums.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Or "crony capitalism", madest.
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    MrLogic Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Can we stop with all the crap from these wack jobs. They get enough publicity, why do we need them on here?
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    oldrugger Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    They are being used as pawns in a political game, and they are unaware of it. Have there been greedy crooked bank executives? You bet. But for every one of them, there are 10 greedy crooked politicians standing behind him.
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    j_dizzek_27 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    @MrLogic: agreed...though I think we should stop putting them in all the media as well. It`s really gotten old.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    "Get a McDonalds job you f`ucking bums."

    Its not about getting a job dumbfvuck......
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    What the corporations are doing is perfectly legal. If these buggers have a problem with it, they should take it up with the politicians. They are the one accepting all the money anyways.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    I love it. The level of ignorance displayed in ever comment section pertaining to this subject amuses me. Those with zero understanding about what is happening furiously typing out their meaningless and uneducated opinions.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Steelgrid-"Its not about getting a job dumbfvuck......"

    Well, not NOW. The FIRST couple of weeks it was about jobs. Right up until someone set up a table handing out job applications in the middle of them and only TWO applications were takens (Disney & Solyndra, strangely enough).

    Then they had to change their message in hopes someone would believe the next excuse.

    No one with a brain does.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Corpsecrank-"Those with zero understanding about what is happening furiously typing out their meaningless and uneducated opinions."

    ....and you`re typing here...ergo. (welcome to the club, idjit).
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    "What the corporations are doing is perfectly legal. If these buggers have a problem with it, they should take it up with the politicians. They are the one accepting all the money anyways."

    Half the reason they`re out there is to make all of that illegal... Just because something is legal or illegal it doesn`t make it right. Alcohol and Tobacco kill millions every year, but it`s ok because the Government says it`s legal.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    The Supreme Court ruled corporations are people.

    I refuse to believe corporations are people until
    Texas executes one of them for crimes.
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    SinfulDeity Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    Gerry! Gerry! Gerry!!!
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    CalicoBlacki Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    The heck with these corporate shills & brainwashed backers of the 1%. Bless those patriots out there for standing up for us. I’m sure there were plenty of people during Lexington & Concord that preferred to kiss British butt as long as they were safe and warm for now too. Keep fighting for freedom! You will always have our support from www.prairiefirenews.com in rural America.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Ron Paul would approve of this message.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    dude21862004-"Alcohol and Tobacco kill millions every year"

    Those numbers work only if you count deaths worldwide. For the US your numbers are off. It`s more like 11,000-85,000 (depending on the study) for Alcohol and Tobacco accounts for less than half a mil.

    Using your logic, other things that kill lots of people every year and should be illegal are:
    -Fatty Foods (far more than Alcohol or Tobacco)
    -Motor Vehicles
    -Sugar
    -Water
    -Drugs
    -Sex (STD`s kill over 20,000 Americans a year on over 3 million world wide).
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Gerry1of1-"The Supreme Court ruled corporations are people."

    Nope, the Supreme Court just clarified a status that has been in various rules and regulations for decades.

    Look in pretty much ANY Code of Federal Regulations and you will find this listed under `definitions`.

    "Person: an individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company; or a government, Indian tribe, or authority of a government or tribe..." (usually does not include the Postal Service or a Department, Agency or instrumentality of the government).
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Nobody cares.
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    thejanitor86 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    i don`t know where you got 11,000 to 85,000 smoking related deaths each year in the US. but its more like 400k to 500k each year.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    MeGrendel - But they are people because they represent the stockholders and therefore corporations can enjoy the rights of "people" like freedom of speach...IE SuperPACs that launder, excuse me, spend tons of money buying elections and candidates.

    And yet, you can`t give a corporation lethal injection. You can`t put it in prison. You can`t touch it but it has power over us and our daily lives.

    Corporattions have gained more power than nations, because they are multi-national. You can`t kill one. Even if you passed laws to control it, laws only affect your limited area, and the global heads rule from elsewhere.

    We are so screwed
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32829 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    And yet, you can`t give a corporation lethal injection.
    And YET: a corporation will never:
    shoot you with a gun
    sleep with your spouse
    pee in your flower garden
    vote

    & etc.

    If the SCotUS HAD allowed the limitation, what would that mean? It would mean that the US Government has the right to decide WHO IS and WHO IS NOT allowed to buy political ads. You`d prefer that?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    @ 5Cats - let me take those in turn

    "A Corporation will never..."
    shoot you with a gun - Just polute your water with chemicals giving you multiple cancers and causing birth defects...shooting would be kinder.

    sleep with your spouse - No, they`re too busy fcuking me

    pee in your flower garden {See ground water contamination above}

    vote - Why vote when they bought all the politicians?
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    mackin Male 30-39
    210 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    Inspired by, but not limited to SCfan...I`m always amazed when someone speaks up to say "Nobody cares". It`s like saying you don`t care what people think...the very fact you`re making the statement proves your statement false.
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    @5cats the corporation wont shoot you but dont think that enough money cant get someone killed if conditions aren`t favourable for big business.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    To the idiot who made this sign: Your beef isn`t with corporations; it`s with the GOVERNMENT! Quit voting for Democrat scumbags like this one, ya stupid f***tard.


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    cleanergirl Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    "Why vote when they bought all the politicians?" On the nose, Gerry1of1.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    And YET: a corporation will never:
    shoot you with a gun
    sleep with your spouse
    pee in your flower garden
    vote
    Let me be clear about this. It is *absolutely* hilarious to see someone who is willingly ignorant about something acting to their own detriment.

    At least you`re getting an afterlife out of your religion thing.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    399 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    I always love the `Get a job!` comments. My roommate has a job. For 4 more months. Then the job that he and 600 other people had will be in a brand new mill set up in Brazil.

    That`s not 600 jobs just traded to other people in the US, that`s 600 good jobs that are simply gone.

    That`s not what the occupy protests are about, of course, but I think most of us can agree that both sides of the isle have enabled this kind of poo for too long.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    Prof: That`s actually what OWS is about. The top dogs decide that they want to get richer, so, they outsource the labor. Rather than take a cut from their incredible pay and bonuses. Then the laid off employees get unemployment pay, retraining, food stamps, foreclosure and bankruptcy. All paid for by the working people. Just so the rich can get richer. How much expensive food can a person eat, how many clothes can they wear, how many cars can they drive, how many houses can they live in, how many children can they have, how many vacations can they take, etc. Laws won`t fix it. Some people have broken value systems. They are ignorant and are found to be wanting. Maybe they will form a nice clique when they get to hell.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 12:16 am
    wow. that was deep. syke
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 2:22 am
    There`s only one reason that corporations have fought for decades to be considered people, and that`s so the people running them can avoid legal liability when something goes wrong or they do something to illegal screw over thousands of people.
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 2:26 am
    Also, anyone claiming og after the politicians is only attacking half the problem. Let`s say you get rid of all the politicians, what`s to stop the corporations from bribing the next batch? We need to clean house, completely and the only way to do that is to identify the politicans in lobbyist pockets, get rid of them, then make the entire system utterly and completely transparent and pass regulation making it so corporations can`t bribe the politicans. That`s what OWS is protesting, and that`s why every person in this country should be supporting them, because it IS happening. Anyone who thinks otherwise has their head in the sand and they need to wake up before the hammer falls on you, which it will, eventually. Unless you`re one of those coporate executives or politicians of course :)
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 7:00 am
    Illiterate moron. What he`s actually describing (for the most part) is part statism, part corruption. But no matter how you define it, it`s all Obama. Go protest at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. -- that`s where your problems were created.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 14, 2011 at 7:22 am
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Ostensibly, this seems like a legitimate complaint about crony capitalism but something tells me that this guy isn`t for regular capitalism either...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Ostensibly, this seems like a legitimate complaint about crony capitalism but something tells me that this guy isn`t for regular capitalism either...
    There`s no such thing as "crony capitalism." It`s an oxymoron line "promiscuous virginity." You can have cronyism, or you can have capitalism, but you can`t have both at the same time. Cronyism is a product of government, not corporations.

    Bribery is a word that liberals use to describe government extortion.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    Protester: "DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED"
    Me: "Okay, what`s your solution?"
    Protester: "Well, um... DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED!"
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    "Protester: "DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED"
    Me: "Okay, what`s your solution?"
    Protester: "Well, um... DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED!""

    Wow what a completely ignorant little scenerio here. Not all protests start with a plan. You dont have to know how to fix it to not like the current situation. You protest in hopes that someone out there can come up with a better way to do things that are already done.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    There`s only one reason that corporations have fought for decades to be considered people...
    So sorry @chrn368: Corporations are Constitutionally "people" from day 1. It`s "Citizens United" who are trying to TAKE AWAY their existing rights. Facts, aquaint yourself with them.

    @ProfWorm & @OnOff: For sure! And HIGHER TAXES and MORE restrictions and BIGGER Governement will stop outsourcing in it`s tracks! Why, everyone who left the USA for cheaper tax rates will come running back when the rates go UP!!!
    Numbskullz...

    Ok, the first part of my `arguement` wasn`t very effective. How about the second part:

    If the SCotUS HAD allowed the limitation, what would that mean? It would mean that the US Government has the right to decide WHO IS and WHO IS NOT allowed to buy political ads. You`d prefer that?

    How about THAT, eh?
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    middlewaytao Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    The media has no intent on conveying the message of corporate wealth in elections and politics because themselves, the media, sells a pretty dollar in political advertisements. Local stations even upgrade equipment in sync with election money.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    Protester: "DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED"
    Me: "Okay, what`s your solution?"
    Protester: "Well, um... DOWN WITH CORPORATE GREED!"
    There`s an old saying, "You don`t have to be a chicken to know a bad egg".
    I don`t have to be a political expert with all the answers to know there`s a problem with our government. THEY are the experts and were entrusted to make sure we never reached the point we are at.

    I think the solution starts with a constitutional amendment that only private individuals may donate or fund-raise for political candidates. Take corporations out of politics!
    Corporations are NOT people.
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 9:32 am
    @5Cats
    well, now you have just proven to me that you know absolutely JACK about what you`re talking about. corporations were "people" from day one? WRONG. in the late 19th century we added the 14th amendment to the constitution (look it up if you wanna know which it is) and from there corporations spent years in court cases gaining their "people" rights by abusing an amendment that was never meant for them. try again, adolf.
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 9:37 am
    @5cats

    furthermore i would like to add, you are canadian. you can go ahead and STFU when it comes to your "opinions" on MY COUNTRY`S politics.

    athankyou.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 10:52 am
    @cityncolour, Be sure to shut your own trap about China, Iran, N. Korea, the Euro-zone, or anything non-American.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    The US Supreme court is hearing a case regarding a Corporation and if it can be held accountable for torture and murder. Corporations can`t be liable for human rights violations, only people can. But Corporations are people so . . . that`ll be interesting.

    5Cats, seems that corporation murdered anti-oil protestors. So much for "corporations won`t kill"
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 10:33 am
    This was the message of the tea party. Main stream media picks the craziest people out of the protests and slaps that label on them. Tea Partiers are against OWS, OWS against Tea partiers. THEY ARE SAYING THE SAME THING! (except the lowlife handout seekers in OWS. I`m hoping they are the exception to the rule.)
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    Jonix Female 18-29
    74 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    --There`s no such thing as "crony capitalism." It`s an oxymoron line "promiscuous virginity."--

    I believe that would be called a "tease." Trust me... it`s very, very possible.

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