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Mark D. Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 01:43 PM
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138. If Only.
That could happen. If only. Our differences are natural, there will always be more generous folks than others. There will always be different colors, and those who don't have the same desires. It will always be what is used to scapegoat or divide people. The elite know this, they spend a long time planning it, since they're so effing rich they don't have to occupy their time working like we do. Hard to organize, hard to even keep up with what's going on, when one works 40-60 a week, or may have a family to fit in when not working, or may be just too tired after all that to do more than pass out on the couch to prepare for the next work day. Corporations make daily demands of all of us for things they mostly benefit from. We get paid by them, so we comply. But we watch as years go by and 'belt-tightening' sees pay stagnate, inflation adjusted.

Hence the need to add more hours of work elsewhere, if you're lucky enough to find those jobs in this recession. Productivity in America at an all-time high, highest in the world. Yet I debate those who say an American worker making over minimum wage may be overpaid. When you advise them of billions going to the top brass, they defend THEIR right. They are the enablers among the masses. Keeping what minds have spare time given the above schedule/lifestyle occupied with propaganda 180 degrees the opposite of what they need. An attempt, even as flawed as it is, to make HC affordable, which the vast majority of Americans will benefit from, gets spun into being a catastrophic descent into tyranny. God help them. They don't get it. They're mislead by those Nazis. Again. Nazi = Not-See. They hope they do 'not see' what is being done to them.
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  -Class Warfare: Hundreds Protest Outside Bankers' Houses In DC IDemo  May-16-10 09:00 PM   #0 
  - Yaaaayyyyyyyy!!! "God" Bless Our Protestors!!!  patrice   May-16-10 09:04 PM   #1 
  - About Fu**ing Time  Mark D.   May-16-10 09:50 PM   #13 
  - That's what should happen. Band together to free ourselves from Economic Royalists and then  patrice   May-16-10 10:45 PM   #31 
     - That is a beautiful thought  Blandocyte   May-17-10 06:03 AM   #73 
     - Too bad we can't organize this  dotymed   May-17-10 07:33 AM   #83 
     - Remind me why "we" can't.  No Elephants   May-17-10 09:14 AM   #98 
        - Apathy for one.  dotymed   May-17-10 09:42 AM   #107 
     - If Only.  Mark D.   May-17-10 01:43 PM   #138 
  - you must join the protesters  annm4peace   May-16-10 10:57 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-17-10 03:22 AM   #62 
  - hundreds of people is a tiny rally in D.C. There are rallys that occur with a hundred thousand  mucifer   May-16-10 09:05 PM   #2 
  - But this was at a house in a neighborhood, not on the Mall.  onehandle   May-16-10 09:26 PM   #4 
     - Exactly  IDemo   May-16-10 09:33 PM   #6 
        - So true.  dotymed   May-17-10 07:37 AM   #84 
  - Great! This makes me very happy. Rec. nt  old mark   May-16-10 09:26 PM   #3 
  - me, too. make them feel uncomfortable for the crap they do! eom  Divine Discontent   May-17-10 12:32 AM   #53 
     - Seems like the least we can do....In europe, there would be riots  old mark   May-17-10 05:57 AM   #72 
  - More like this, please. Follow them home. Do this to more execs and create a movement.  onehandle   May-16-10 09:28 PM   #5 
  - SHHHH, you're not supposed to use that phrase!!! *SARCASM*  Odin2005   May-16-10 09:35 PM   #7 
  - there is class warfare go'n on.. it's war on us.. and we're lose'n > link>>  sam sarrha   May-16-10 09:37 PM   #8 
  - You also have to wonder why back during the last Awful Depression,  truedelphi   May-17-10 02:35 AM   #59 
  - Where are our state legislators on this?  Enthusiast   May-17-10 03:54 AM   #68 
     - weneedto QUIT saying Coporate Campaigh Contributions... and ALWAYS say "BRIBES"  sam sarrha   May-17-10 02:43 PM   #144 
  - Warren Buffet agrees with you  Lorien   May-17-10 03:00 PM   #145 
  - YES!!! And woohoo Trenda  sandnsea   May-16-10 09:39 PM   #9 
  - BofA is Nightmare. Period, Nationalize the Banks and Oil Corporations  Riverman   May-17-10 11:58 AM   #125 
     - That is socialism  sandnsea   May-17-10 01:39 PM   #137 
  - While i LOVE the idea of this!  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 09:42 PM   #10 
  - Okay, I'll bite. Why do you think we should not "go to their houses"?  FailureToCommunicate   May-16-10 09:48 PM   #11 
  - I don't like the idea of having his family put through this.  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 09:50 PM   #14 
     - And what about the families that have been thrown out onto the streets?  lonestarnot   May-16-10 09:57 PM   #16 
     - Now your sounding just as bad as they are...  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 09:59 PM   #17 
     - Yeah and I mean it too.  lonestarnot   May-17-10 12:31 AM   #52 
     - What goes around, comes around  architect359   May-17-10 01:12 AM   #54 
        - we have put up with much more... it's your turn  fascisthunter   May-17-10 06:38 PM   #151 
        - neener fucking neener!  lonestarnot   May-17-10 09:54 PM   #153 
     - Oh Boo Hoo!  SammyWinstonJack   May-17-10 09:18 AM   #100 
     - False equivalency much?  No Elephants   May-17-10 09:40 AM   #106 
     - You don't care about his family like he doesn't care about someone elses...  AlbertCat   May-17-10 01:04 PM   #133 
     - You don't care about his family like he doesn't care about someone elses...  AlbertCat   May-17-10 01:13 PM   #134 
     - +1  leftstreet   May-17-10 12:49 PM   #131 
     - The family does not benefit from the corruption of the bankster??  Angry Dragon   May-16-10 10:11 PM   #19 
     - Did his children decide to do it tho? no. would it be fair to blame you for something your parents  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 10:16 PM   #20 
        - His children benefit from the corruption  Angry Dragon   May-16-10 10:25 PM   #23 
        - I see your point, but I still feel its morally wrong to attack someone who didn't directly do it.  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 10:29 PM   #25 
           - I may have missed it but  Angry Dragon   May-16-10 10:33 PM   #26 
           - Do the police wait till a bank robber is at the office before arresting him cause his kids might be  bjobotts   May-17-10 12:03 AM   #49 
        - I do not think his children should suffer for their father's callousness...  rasputin1952   May-16-10 11:27 PM   #43 
           - Very well put, Rasputin.  Hekate   May-17-10 03:48 AM   #66 
           - I see it as the kids are hostages  wial   May-17-10 04:01 AM   #70 
           - bad parenting  redneckchris   May-22-10 01:26 PM   #155 
           - Amen, brother.  pattmarty   May-17-10 07:22 AM   #78 
           - What exactly -  Mike K   May-17-10 02:05 PM   #140 
              - You may consider my position unreasonably pious...  rasputin1952   May-17-10 03:52 PM   #149 
     - go see a family evicted or see their stuff left in the house  annm4peace   May-16-10 11:00 PM   #35 
     - Nonsense.It's been a waste of time to protest at corp offices. It is personal now. They don't give  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:20 PM   #40 
     - +1000  Sherman A1   May-17-10 03:22 AM   #61 
     - Virtually All Wall Street Banks Under Investigation....  Capt. Jack   May-17-10 02:30 PM   #143 
     - Your sense of proportion is terribly distorted, to say the least...  Iowa   May-17-10 02:51 AM   #60 
     - You're right.  Mike K   May-17-10 02:11 PM   #141 
     - The threat should have been real.  Enthusiast   May-17-10 03:57 AM   #69 
     - Hey, eventually ya gotta pay for what you fucked up. I have no...............  pattmarty   May-17-10 07:19 AM   #77 
     - It is our jobs as parents to protect our children  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-17-10 08:07 AM   #91 
     - There families' are laughing their ass off at the yokels they are fleecing.  olegramps   May-17-10 09:13 AM   #97 
     - His children benefit - maybe they need exposure to a new idea  adigal   May-17-10 11:16 AM   #119 
  - I see no problem w/going to their houses...  rasputin1952   May-16-10 09:50 PM   #12 
  - I think it's a good thing to go to their house. Their families should  mbperrin   May-16-10 10:06 PM   #18 
     - No physical damage done to the house or family that took no role in their fathers decision  MIprogressive1   May-16-10 10:18 PM   #21 
        - Now be a nice boy and go back to the comic book fantasy world.............  pattmarty   May-17-10 07:26 AM   #80 
        - What mental harm? Do you think that the children of rapists, murderers,  mbperrin   May-17-10 07:31 AM   #82 
        - No physical damage done -- yet.  Mike K   May-17-10 03:32 PM   #148 
  - They don't seem to have a problem going to other's houses  IDemo   May-16-10 09:51 PM   #15 
  - wow, best argument of all  wordpix   May-16-10 10:21 PM   #22 
  - These bankers made more money foreclosing on your house than refinancing  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:31 PM   #44 
  - Lawyers were well paid and couldn't wait. You pay for 15yrs and in 90days they took it all away  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:33 PM   #45 
     - There is no accounting or justification for their behavior except having the money taken away from t  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:52 PM   #48 
  - I concur...  EXneoCON   May-17-10 06:29 AM   #74 
  - Exactly...  butterfly77   May-17-10 08:02 AM   #88 
  - Excellent reply.  FailureToCommunicate   May-17-10 09:09 AM   #95 
  - Wow! That picture is worth 1000 words!  proudohioan   May-17-10 09:38 AM   #105 
  - G.S.M.  HughBeaumont   May-17-10 11:49 AM   #124 
  - They should feel fortunate this is 2010  rpannier   May-16-10 10:46 PM   #32 
  - And fortunate this is America.  KillCapitalism   May-17-10 12:23 AM   #50 
     - As would their kids.  Igel   May-17-10 10:44 AM   #112 
  - They don't mind sending the Sheriff to people's houses to throw  sabrina 1   May-17-10 02:07 AM   #57 
  - I applaud the technique. The bankers' decisions impact lives in a very personal way.  Hosnon   May-17-10 06:42 AM   #75 
  - Normally I would agree...  notesdev   May-17-10 12:25 PM   #128 
  - Bravo!!!  elias49   May-16-10 10:28 PM   #24 
  - This is long long overdue.  donheld   May-16-10 10:40 PM   #27 
  - Where were the tea baggers??  lunasun   May-16-10 10:41 PM   #28 
  - They were busy holding a protest rally against  rpannier   May-16-10 10:44 PM   #30 
  - Yeah I read all the rants about ...why isn't Obama  lunasun   May-16-10 11:05 PM   #37 
  - It makes no sense because  Enthusiast   May-17-10 04:02 AM   #71 
  - Of course this has received round the clock coverage on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, et al  rpannier   May-16-10 10:43 PM   #29 
  - Nice! Keep it up! But "angry mob"?  alp227   May-16-10 10:56 PM   #33 
  - Agreed. but 'nicer language?'  elleng   May-17-10 03:44 AM   #65 
     - Don't know about that.  Igel   May-17-10 10:49 AM   #116 
  - Help those who go out and protest  annm4peace   May-16-10 11:02 PM   #36 
  - k  defendandprotect   May-16-10 11:10 PM   #38 
  - let's hope this starts a trend..  unabelladonna   May-16-10 11:14 PM   #39 
  - They've made it personal. People lost their life savings and their homes  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:24 PM   #41 
  - These corrupt greedy uncaring bastards should be "shunned", not allowed to hide behind their childre  bjobotts   May-16-10 11:25 PM   #42 
  - Banker makes enough money to set himself and his family up for generations  hulka38   May-16-10 11:34 PM   #46 
  - This should have been happening YEARS AGO!!  Hulk   May-16-10 11:40 PM   #47 
  - I'm right there with you..  butterfly77   May-17-10 08:07 AM   #90 
  - Banks=the new Mafia  madriver   May-17-10 12:27 AM   #51 
  - Go America!  McCamy Taylor   May-17-10 01:29 AM   #55 
  - It really does feel like  Iwillnevergiveup   May-17-10 01:43 AM   #56 
  - Excellent idea. The class struggle needs to be multilateral and comprehensive.  David__77   May-17-10 02:34 AM   #58 
  - How nice of Huffington to label this as 'class warfare;' just what we need!  elleng   May-17-10 03:36 AM   #63 
  - He "tried to blend in with the crowd"? roflmao. SIEU did this? GO UNIONS!  Hekate   May-17-10 03:44 AM   #64 
  - When these crowds reach  Enthusiast   May-17-10 03:52 AM   #67 
  - WE need to Bring Them DOWN. nt  orbitalman   May-17-10 07:18 AM   #76 
  - YES! hope this is just the beginning.  RainDog   May-17-10 07:24 AM   #79 
  - kick,kick,kick &recommend  butterfly77   May-17-10 07:28 AM   #81 
  - good on them, they ought to try the limbaugh megastation too  certainot   May-17-10 07:40 AM   #85 
  - These bankers made FORTUNES betting against the odds of people failing.  Dappleganger   May-17-10 07:41 AM   #86 
  - GREAT. But where was the SEIU and others during health reform  joeglow3   May-17-10 08:00 AM   #87 
  - My idea of YES WE CAN!!!!!!!! Applause, applause :)  Jefferson23   May-17-10 08:02 AM   #89 
  - Was this even on the news? First I heard of it.  Bonhomme Richard   May-17-10 08:11 AM   #92 
  - " demand banks stop lobbying against Wall Street reform."  KansDem   May-17-10 08:22 AM   #93 
  - K&R  drm604   May-17-10 08:48 AM   #94 
  - Fantastic K & R  madmax   May-17-10 09:11 AM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-17-10 09:17 AM   #99 
  - "You people" ? No need to get defensive. Perhaps develop your argument more.  FailureToCommunicate   May-17-10 09:26 AM   #101 
  - It just bothers the hell out of me that everyone posting does not care what their families  MIprogressive1   May-17-10 09:31 AM   #102 
     - You're right. You're the only poster on this thread who has any heart whatever.  No Elephants   May-17-10 09:42 AM   #108 
     - At some point his family will find out that their father figure is a money grubbing pig  progressoid   May-17-10 09:52 AM   #110 
     - Expect the other side to continue doing it as well  joeglow3   May-17-10 12:20 PM   #127 
     - This is your idea of compassion? To quote your post above,  mbperrin   May-17-10 10:51 AM   #117 
  - The banksters have already invaded a lot of our homes.  laughingliberal   May-17-10 10:48 AM   #115 
  - Good imitation of Kohlberg Level 2.  Igel   May-17-10 10:53 AM   #118 
  - bullshit... what's heartless is how these rich people and their kids have no fucking clue  fascisthunter   May-17-10 11:18 AM   #121 
  - Their families get the benefits  notesdev   May-17-10 01:58 PM   #139 
     - I went to prep school with a lot of rich kids ...  cap   May-17-10 03:20 PM   #146 
  - These bastards are no different than the Mafia Monsters.  olegramps   May-17-10 09:33 AM   #103 
  - Something about this does not pass the smell test.  No Elephants   May-17-10 09:34 AM   #104 
  - finally people get it. the pols are just puppets--go for the guys pulling the strings  yurbud   May-17-10 09:49 AM   #109 
  - Well said! nt  raccoon   May-18-10 08:47 AM   #154 
  - Wow! some little blowback from being led, by the nosering, down the garden path  ooglymoogly   May-17-10 10:09 AM   #111 
  - Outstanding K&R  madmax   May-17-10 10:44 AM   #113 
  - Beautiful  Phlem   May-17-10 10:47 AM   #114 
  - People are Fed Up with Our GOvernment's Inability to Hold People Accountable  fascisthunter   May-17-10 11:16 AM   #120 
  - I agree!  hamsterjill   May-17-10 03:29 PM   #147 
  - Maybe if people started protesting  Abq_Sarah   May-22-10 02:40 PM   #156 
  - I am going to look up this group  adigal   May-17-10 11:23 AM   #122 
  - Funny how the article says "Class Warfare"...  SoapBox   May-17-10 11:49 AM   #123 
  - Civil protest is in order because these people get a free ticket from enforcement  peacetalksforall   May-17-10 12:09 PM   #126 
  - RW Outraged  boycottfaux   May-17-10 12:28 PM   #129 
  - Glad to see people doing instead of just talking....  fatbuckel   May-17-10 12:48 PM   #130 
  - K&R  leftstreet   May-17-10 12:50 PM   #132 
  - kick --  defendandprotect   May-17-10 01:17 PM   #135 
  - I hope the Mainstream media covers this  perdita9   May-17-10 01:19 PM   #136 
  - Bless the protesters.  avaistheone1   May-17-10 02:12 PM   #142 
  - Out of Lambs will come Lions  lovuian   May-17-10 06:11 PM   #150 
  - Class warfare has been dismally unilateral (pro-ruling class, that is). eom  inna   May-17-10 08:33 PM   #152 

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