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Randomthought Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 02:56 PM
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This is what we are up against
This email was sent around work today:

From:________
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:20 PM
To: __________
Subject: Actual quote from protesters occupying street of Toronto's stock exchange - this says it all



Actual quote from protesters occupying street of Toronto's stock exchange...



"It's weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their world view have been at work for two hours already. And then when it's time to go, they're still there! I guess that's why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That's the power of greed." - Jeremy, 38


My reply:
A little Googling and I found that this was comment made at the one week anniversary party of copy-cat protest and was meant as satire. Shame on _______ for not fact checking


the person who sent it around
then replied
Neither ______ nor I have the time, nor are we paid to, fact check these sorts of things. Nonetheless, Im positive this is a common feeling among the OWS cabal, that they indeed have no concept of hard work / long hours it takes to get to the mythical 1%.

It that point I gave up--waste of time
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Randomthought Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 03:23 PM
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1. actually I gave it one more shot
"I dont agree but passing around phony quotes is still low in my opinion. If no source is referenced thats a clue. BTW it took me less than 30 seconds to get to the bottom of the phony quote. Thats very little time."


If someone on the left passed around a phony quote we would be drawn and quartered.



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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:35 PM
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2. Time & pay comment
I like that part. Where the person said he/she didn't have the time (which, as you said, was seconds) and didn't get paid to fact check. But is he/she getting paid to forward idiotic emails when he/she should be, like, WORKING? And he/she is "positive" of the "common feeling" about "hard work/long hours". Oh, please. How many of the 1% got there strictlly with "long hours"? Ask the Kochs. They got theirs the old-fashioned way: inheritance.

Good for you, Randomthought. It's very hard to work with those people, I know.

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Randomthought Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 10:07 PM
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3. Thanks for your support
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 10:08 PM by Randomthought
I will admit it was very tempting when I replied to the email
to hit "reply all" rather than "reply" but publicly embarrassing this person could have lead to my dismissal- maybe but at least a lot of crap. I can't afford to lose my job-it doesn't pay much but it does provide health insurance for my husband and me. He was laid off in Jan of 2009 from Seagate where he was a senior software engineer for almost 20years.
He has masters degrees in Math & Computer Science but this idiot has an MBA so of course he knows all about working long hours.
My husband has only been able to get "consulting" jobs-temp with no benefits. this guy (obvious if you could see him) hasn't missed any meals.
The scary part is he is picking stocks for my retirement plan.
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