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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by birtikidis
    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    If these people put as much effort into getting a job, unemployment wouldn't be so high.

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of effort and creativity people can put into complaining. If they could only channel those efforts into something positive, we'd all be in much better shape right now as a country.

    I bet no one in the "1%" ever got there by joining one of these protests.
    Maybe finding jobs would be easier if they'd stop signing free trade agreements that shipped jobs to third world countries. How anyone thinks it's a good thing is beyond me. I don't know why anyone would think that ANY of these insane dictators that we're working with would actually share wealth with their people. I really hope that when it's time to go to China or Columbia to get these a$$holes out of power people remember who lined their pockets.
    I don't get why anyone wouldn't want free trade. It could effectively lower costs for everyone and take advantage of a worldwide economy.

    So we have to compete with billions of people for jobs. It's a net positive if we can adapt. It frees up the enterprising people in America to start businesses and lifts everyone out of menial jobs.

    At one time 98% of Americans made money farming. Then along came the industrial revolution and farming was around 2-3% of our economy 100 years later. And everyone had so much more post industrial revolution.

    Once we tear down borders and think of people as people and work together in a world economy, we'll all be the richer for it in the long run.

    The internet has effectively broken the barriers between countries and languages and culture. It's only a matter of time until governments catch up to the walls that have already been removed between people.

    I say send jobs to India, Brazil, China, Russia, etc. A rising tide lifts all boats. The economy is driven by the consumer. 70%. The richer all the people in the world become, the more money that will drive the economy and we'll all be better off for it.

    I hate the idea of nationalism. There's really no reason 3rd world countries shouldn't have the same opportunities that we do.

    Gov'ts around the world just need to get out of the way and let people prosper.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    If these people put as much effort into getting a job, unemployment wouldn't be so high.
    Or, some people have to work two jobs because one of the companies they work for only
    made a billion dollar profit last quarter and they can't afford to hire more full time
    employees in these "tough economic times."

    Oh yeah, and they took away our Christmas bonus, which believe it or not was a turkey
    voucher. Yep, a turkey voucher. Oh, and it would be nice if they could turn the heat on
    in the winter so freezing employees don't have to break the lock off the thermostat.

    I'm not asking anyone to spread the wealth, but how much is enough?

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    If these people put as much effort into getting a job, unemployment wouldn't be so high.
    Or, some people have to work two jobs because one of the companies they work for only
    made a billion dollar profit last quarter and they can't afford to hire more full time
    employees in these "tough economic times."

    Oh yeah, and they took away our Christmas bonus, which believe it or not was a turkey
    voucher. Yep, a turkey voucher. Oh, and it would be nice if they could turn the heat on
    in the winter so freezing employees don't have to break the lock off the thermostat.

    I'm not asking anyone to spread the wealth, but how much is enough?
    They could have enrolled you in a jelly of the month club...

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    Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey **** he is! Hallelujah! Holy ****! Where's the Tylenol?

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    The jelly of the month club would be an improvement.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    The jelly of the month club would be an improvement.
    That's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    They're angry at the banks for receiving bailouts (so am I) but there is no anger towards to the politicians who gave our money to the banks. Instead, they want even bigger government to redistribute the wealth.

    Sounds like a budding communist revolution to me.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    I bet no one in the "1%" ever got there by joining one of these protests.
    They're too busy paying 38% of the tax bill, which according to the leftists is not their "fair share".

    The 50% of people who don't pay federal income tax had better hope things don't get "fair" anytime soon.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    If these people put as much effort into getting a job, unemployment wouldn't be so high.

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of effort and creativity people can put into complaining. If they could only channel those efforts into something positive, we'd all be in much better shape right now as a country.

    I bet no one in the "1%" ever got there by joining one of these protests
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    They don't have to join protests - they just rob and steal from the 99%. They stay a lot warmer that way, and they get to take showers too!
    Rob and steal? You're thinking of Congress. You choose to give your money to a private company. You are forced at the point of a gun to give it to Washington.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    Gov'ts around the world just need to get out of the way and let people prosper.
    I've only been here a few days, but I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    The jelly of the month club would be an improvement.
    That's the problem. We've come to expect bonuses and perks as human rights. It was nice when companies would provide full health care, matching 401k, bonuses, etc. I'm sure nobody thanked them when they did, but they sure damn them when they don't go above and beyond their contractual agreement when they hired you.

    Which was to pay you for working.

    America has become pillow soft. If Brokaw's generation was the greatest, this may be the weakest.

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