Occupy Wall Street Movement

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Do you agree with the Occupy Wall Street Movement?

Hell YES!
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50%
Fuck NO!
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33%
Don't really care.
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17%
 
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Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:43 pm

I agree!!!!

Up to a point.......

This movement has called attention to the plight of the underpaid, underemployed underclass who have had enough bullshit from the blue-blooded snurly nosed rich.

As long as the occupiers keep their protests civilized, focused, and do their thing without violence i do not see any problems with this growing movement.
This movement has literally spread all over the world. It is evident people are fed up.

As for the Tea Party, I have two words: Fuck you! :fuckoff:
The occupiers are sometimes compared to the GOP oriented Tea Party which is totally wrong. The Tea Party is a whole different animal focusing mainly on right wing solutions to the economic problems of the world.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Well, it seems now the police are getting involved in alot of these protests. Mainly the ones where the people have set up tent cities in parks, and such. If people are not raising Hell i don't see why the police have to become involved. ??? On the other hand if these people are using the bathroom everywhere, making alot of noise, and blocking traffic I guess they had to do something. I hope this was not done just to try to quiet them down because it's too late for that. lol People have gotten the point, and 53% agree with the protesters. That's not counting people who agree and are keeping quiet about it. ;)

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by NeonVomit » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 pm

I walk past the Occupy London bunch on my way to work every day. They protest against capitalism while tweeting from their iPhones and pitching tents they bought from Asda (a Wal-Mart company) and buying coffee from Starbucks. I try not to laugh but it doesn't work.
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:59 pm

NeonVomit wrote:I walk past the Occupy London bunch on my way to work every day. They protest against capitalism while tweeting from their iPhones and pitching tents they bought from Asda (a Wal-Mart company) and buying coffee from Starbucks. I try not to laugh but it doesn't work.
Boycotting companies doesn't work, usually. And, what is a person supposed to do in this tech age--do without? Everything made for consumption and use in the world is made by corporations, from clothes, and electronics to toilet paper. And I know these people probably don't wipe their ass on corncobs. :roll: :lol:

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Post by NeonVomit » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:36 am

It's the blatant hypocrisy of these people that irks me. Who can afford to spend all their time camping out? Most of my many unemployed friends are far too busy looking for a job to do something like that, and everyone else is too busy, well, working to protest. Which leads me to the conclusion that most of these people have enough economic breathing space to do that - i.e. the people who have the least to complain about the current system.
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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by NeonVomit » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:37 am

Oh and AAAAAAAAAA sucks.
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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:03 am

NeonVomit wrote:Oh and AAAAAAAAAA sucks.
At least I don't swallow. :roll:

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:12 am

I understand the frustrations with the banks.

But I don't understand their frustrations with the 1% thing. Sure, the trickle-down economics doesn't work, but those who are rich are rich because they tried and won.

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:33 am

NeverendingAbyss wrote:I understand the frustrations with the banks.

But I don't understand their frustrations with the 1% thing. Sure, the trickle-down economics doesn't work, but those who are rich are rich because they tried and won.

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.
The top 1% wealthiest Americans paid more in taxes than the bottom 95% (in 2007). Its absurd to blame them for our problems, when they single-handedly put USA on the map.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by HoldenCaulfield » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:27 am

We don't have that kind of problems here, in Tranquility Lane.

Anyway, I'm sort of glad they've got the atomic bomb invented. If there's ever another war, I'm going to sit right the hell on top of it.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by icecab21 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:27 pm

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.
A good old Reign of Terror will solve everything.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:52 pm

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.
Beheading the king and Marie might not have changed anything for the poor French back then but I bet a lot of those high and mighty wealthy French fled the country in 2 seconds flat! :lol:

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Post by Shurik » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:02 pm

I bet a lot of those high and mighty wealthy French fled the country in 2 seconds flat! Laughing
Which made France a really crappy place. And then came Napoleon.
Rich people pay a lot of taxes, that's a good thing. No rich people means less taxes.

There were series of protests in Israel too, during the summer months. Since all the protest leaders said was the same socialist mumbo-jumbo I heard when I lived in USSR, I laughed at them, becuase it was clear that those people have no idea what are they talking about.
They protest against capitalism while tweeting from their iPhones and pitching tents they bought from Asda (a Wal-Mart company) and buying coffee from Starbucks. I try not to laugh but it doesn't work.
Same thing happened here. There even was really funny interview with the guy who complained that his iPad (or some other Apple product) was stolen from the tent he put in the middle of Tel-Aviv.
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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by NeonVomit » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:27 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
NeverendingAbyss wrote:I understand the frustrations with the banks.

But I don't understand their frustrations with the 1% thing. Sure, the trickle-down economics doesn't work, but those who are rich are rich because they tried and won.

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.
The top 1% wealthiest Americans paid more in taxes than the bottom 95% (in 2007). Its absurd to blame them for our problems, when they single-handedly put USA on the map.
What about the other 4%? WHAT ABOUT THEM??
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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by icecab21 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:40 pm

the top 1 has more wealth than the bottom 95 of course they would pay more in taxes unless taxes are regressive.

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:58 pm

icecab21 wrote:the top 1 has more wealth than the bottom 95 of course they would pay more in taxes unless taxes are regressive.
The point is that taxes aren't linear. The bottom 47% pays zero incomes taxes. Not just a percentage of their meager income- none whatsoever.

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The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment.
Of course, these policies are very popular among the bottom 40%. Buying votes is a big part of the democratic system.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:58 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
NeverendingAbyss wrote:I understand the frustrations with the banks.

But I don't understand their frustrations with the 1% thing. Sure, the trickle-down economics doesn't work, but those who are rich are rich because they tried and won.

Unless we see a French Revolution, nothing's gonna change.
The top 1% wealthiest Americans paid more in taxes than the bottom 95% (in 2007). Its absurd to blame them for our problems, when they single-handedly put USA on the map.
What about the other 4%? WHAT ABOUT THEM??
Indoor voices please. :roll:

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by icecab21 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:39 am

The point is that taxes aren't linear. The bottom 47% pays zero incomes taxes. Not just a percentage of their meager income- none whatsoever.
100% of people pay no income tax at that level. everyone gets the deductions. the rich get the deductions, the poor get the deductions, the rich have access to more deductions.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:16 pm

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by Derrick Rose » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:20 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:Oh and AAAAAAAAAA sucks.
At least I don't swallow. :roll:
Forever the optimist eh?? :)

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by miditek » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:35 am

Meanwhile in Tehran....

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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:45 am

I heard on the news tonight that the occupiers in NYC were planning something really big in February--something really controversial and possibly dangerous. I hope they are not that stupid because that could turn many against them. :err:

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Post by doc_holliday » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:45 am

don't the 1% pay less taxes with all the fiscal paradises and being friends with the government and all that bullshit?

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Post by browneyedgirl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:59 am

doc_holliday wrote:don't the 1% pay less taxes with all the fiscal paradises and being friends with the government and all that bullshit?
Seems like it.

what is that saying? the food the rich throw in the garbage is better than what half the world eats.

People in the USA are very wasteful, and take what they do have for granted, plus there is the snobby attitude that even middle class is guilty of many times. I think one day we will all pay for this "selfishness" and everyone will know what real hard times is really like.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by Frantic Eyes » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:19 pm

miditek wrote:Meanwhile in Tehran....
Here's the list of countries Iran has attacked in the last 200 years:




Last time I checked USA's list was a bit longer.

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:32 pm

doc_holliday wrote:don't the 1% pay less taxes with all the fiscal paradises and being friends with the government and all that bullshit?
No. As I have stated many, many times, the top 1% pay 40% of the total taxes and the bottom 50% contribute nothing. Literally. 0%.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by icecab21 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:48 am

what would you rather have

20000 in tax breaks and make 20000 a year paying 0%, or 1 million in tax breaks and make 3 million and have to pay a effective tax rate of 20%?

noone pays tax on the first money they earn. the rich get the same tax break as the poor and more. the rich are able to get more tax breaks in addition to the tax breaks the poor get.

that is income tax
if we look as fica taxes
poor people pay it on 100% of what they earn.
rich people pay it on a smaller percentage depending on how much they make as they only have to pay up to a certain amount or make their money off previous money.

if we combine income and fica taxes, poor people can be paying 15% between their own and company costs with rich people paying less because of breaks and shelters that rich have access to.

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:49 am

icecab21 wrote:what would you rather have

20000 in tax breaks and make 20000 a year paying 0%, or 1 million in tax breaks and make 3 million and have to pay a effective tax rate of 20%?
Don't get me wrong- I would rather be Bill Gates and pay high taxes than some broke negro with a urinary tract infection.

I just don't understand this obsession people have with blaming their problems on others. Is it Bruce Dickinson's fault that you drive a bad car?

People should just work on improving their lives instead of tearing other people down.

That being said, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and all those other spoiled shitheads can eat my pubic hair. I've been collecting them in a bucket under my desk for the last ten years. :)

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Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Post by CCCCCCCC » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:05 am

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
icecab21 wrote:what would you rather have

20000 in tax breaks and make 20000 a year paying 0%, or 1 million in tax breaks and make 3 million and have to pay a effective tax rate of 20%?
Don't get me wrong- I would rather be Bill Gates and pay high taxes than some broke negro with a urinary tract infection.

I just don't understand this obsession people have with blaming their problems on others. Is it Bruce Dickinson's fault that you drive a bad car?

People should just work on improving their lives instead of tearing other people down.

That being said, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and all those other spoiled shitheads can eat my pubic hair. I've been collecting them in a bucket under my desk for the last ten years. :)
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