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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:14 PM
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Chicago traders taunt ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters with ‘We are Wall Street’ leaflets
Someone in the Chicago Board of Trade dropped leaflets on top of “Occupy Chicago” protesters Wednesday afternoon as they rallied alongside unions in the city’s financial district.

“We are Wall Street,” the leaflet said. “It is our job to make money.”

“Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves,” it continued. “What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours.

Do you really think we are incapable of teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping?” the leaflet asked. “We aren’t dinosaurs. We are smarter and more vicious than that, and we are going to survive.”

While the group is protesting against the consolidation of economic and political power, they have not stated they want to abolish Wall Street. Their proposed list of demands includes specific policy changes, such as reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and campaign finance reform.

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/27/chicago-traders-t...

Image of leaflet at link...much too large to post here.

Chicago Traders Mock Protesters: ‘We Are The 1 Percent Paying For This, You Are Paying For 1 Percent Of It’ | Today, demonstrators from Occupy Chicago continued to protest economic inequality, undeterred by the arrests of 175 of their members by the city for staying overnight in Grant Park. As demonstrators marched past the Chicago Board of Trade, financial traders above dropped flyers upon them that said, “We Are The 1 Percent Paying For This, You Are Paying For 1 Percent Of It.” Here are some snapshots of both sides of the flyers:





http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/10/20/349636/chic...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:16 PM
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1. arrogant bastards
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:19 PM
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2. And if they do lose their jobs and take positions teaching 3rd-graders . . .
For the first time in their careers they'll be doing something useful.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:52 PM
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21. Third graders would eat them alive. /nt
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:49 AM
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28. They'll be teaching after the teachers' union is destroyed and they all have to take pay cuts.
Give them something of their own medicine.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:17 PM
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35. take their pictures and put them on the web. world wide (in)fam(y)
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badhair77 Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:23 PM
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3. Shades of "let them eat cake."
Arrogant bastards, indeed. Karma will come back to bite them.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:26 PM
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4. They're becoming less popular than used car salesmen
I admit they have guts to go out in public and admit they're part of a group that most Americans now think of as shit.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:29 PM
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5. All this over a mere 4.5% raise in taxes.
And maybe another 10% on Capital Gains. No one wants to destroy Wall Street, we just want it to be fair. Fairly taxed and fairly regulated. Make a zillion dollars, I don't care, just don't fucking rob everyone else to get it.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:31 PM
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6. After we bailed them out too.
LET THEM FAIL!
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:32 PM
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7. Their money comes from
the profits they make off the WORK of others. They steal the value of our LABOR.

Fuck them.

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dd2003 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:37 PM
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8. not entirely true
They make money off anything... CME trade commodities, mbs's, cds's, and stocks....You name it, they trade it.... And inflate the prices so that we pay more for their bonus's.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:57 PM
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9. You make a good point
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:59 PM by Cal Carpenter
They've basically bled the working class dry at this point, so they are abstracting the value of that labor by further commodifying money itself, to make more money off of money. (I'm too brain-fried at the moment to describe what I am trying to say very well, LOL)

Just another bubble to pop, and when it does the ensuing 'crisis' will be worse than the last, but not as bad as the next...

But the super-wealthy won't lose their homes or struggle to feed their families or go to the doctor.

Sigh.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:47 AM
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27. Those stocks, mortgages, and bonds that underlie derivatives would be meaningless without labor.
If people are out of a job, they default on their mortgages, and that, in turn, makes plenty of those financial instruments that contain bundled mortages incapable of being valued.
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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:00 PM
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10. They win when we lose
They make their money betting against us.

That is what they mean when they "buy low and sell high".

They get us suckers to buy their stock and then when it crashes they buy it back at pennies on the dollar.

When the 3.1 million of God's Children totally screw up and the ponzi scheme blows up in their faces we bail them out.

Fuck the 1%



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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:02 PM
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11. "You little people are just gonna have to eat cake." (smirk)
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Lizzie Poppet Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:10 AM
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25. "French Revolution Reenactors"
It's like they're trying to get marched to the scaffold...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:59 AM
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29. Maybe they should get leaflets like this
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:11 PM
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12. Occupy Chicago should consider this sign...



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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:13 PM
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15. And here's a little tune for an Occupy Chicago singalong...
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badhair77 Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:33 AM
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26. I love that sign in that instance.
Perfect.
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:12 PM
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13. Time to turn off the elevators.
Keep them all locked up there, til they're forced to feast on each other's entrails to survive. Tarantino will direct.
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GaYellowDawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:12 PM
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14. Ha.
Those motherfuckers wouldn't last one week in a landscaping job and wouldn't last two days in a 3rd grade classroom.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:31 PM
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16. Rick Santelli, is that you?
Show yourselves, cowards!

:nuke:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:38 PM
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17. The more of these psychopaths do landscaping, the better off we'll be.
They can survive all they want. I just don't want them to prosper.

And I don't fear a few thousand traders or a few tens of thousands of high-level financial executives entering the middle-class workforce.

1) It's a drop in the bucket; there are millions of people in the middle-class workforce.

2) Most of them will retire rather than take a 5-figure job.
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ArcticFox Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:39 PM
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18. Is it even possible they'll give up any of what they have without a real fight?
These bastards won't cede an inch until there's a knife to their throats.
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Worship Money Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:47 PM
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19. (Sigh) They're just making it harder on themselves
People wouldn't be protesting if they didn't feel the need to become pornographically rich over the corpse of this country and 99% of its citizens.

So, they have every *right* to make ill humored attempts at mocking the protesters, and to bitch and moan over a situation of THEIR doing. But actions have consequences. Their reckoning is a question of when, not if at this point. Not if. They are only making things worse for themselves when the time comes.
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ChazInAz Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:08 PM
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20. Keep it up, fellows.
We're coming for you.
And there's an awful lot of us.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:07 AM
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22. +1,000,000,000 x 1,000,000,000 - n/t
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:27 AM
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23. So they'd rather flip burgers


and hoist shovels, than have to follow fair rules and pay slightly higher taxes?


Real vicious. :rofl:




:rofl:


:rofl:


:rofl:






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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:14 AM
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30. Not too bright, are they?
:evilgrin: This is what happens when accountability is thrown out the window.

Arrogant psychopaths don't when to STFU.

Instead they taunt the 99% who were forced to bail their sorry a$$ out.


Not too bright, are they? :dunce:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:54 AM
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34. They make up for their idiocy by being VICIOUS


Woowoo...I am SO scaw -ed! Aren't you?


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:29 AM
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24. Too stupid for words.
Bloody Nora, just shut up. You stupid fucking idiots, just shut up.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:21 AM
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31. They create no use value..

they are parasites.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:05 AM
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32. They are, as we used to say, cruisin' for a bruisin'.
Jump, you fuckers!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:52 AM
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33. When someone stands
on a rock wall, and throws stones at the people below, the very stones they use, from that wall.. starts to crumble and eventually collapses. May their wall collapse on them!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:25 PM
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36. "Do you really think we are incapable of teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping?"
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 05:25 PM by Warren DeMontague
Yeah. I do.

Having spent a significant amount of time in and around LaSalle st. myself, I'd say a good number of you are incapable of even using the stairs instead of the elevator.
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SomethingFishy Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:30 PM
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38. MY thoughts exactly.. they overestimate themselves
seriously. They live in a bubble and would get eaten alive in the "real" world..
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:05 PM
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39. It's this idea that everyone who isn't sitting in an office making 'creative financial instruments'
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 06:06 PM by Warren DeMontague
out of other peoples' mortgages all day isn't doing 'real work'. It takes EFFORT to lift that phone to my ear.. and my ear HURTS, after a while! :nopity:

Ooooh, you wait to pee? Shit, bub, let me get you a fucking medal. Try serving drinks on your feet for 10 hours. Or clearing blackberries.

I'm sure these fuckers think that teachers 'get to' play with children all day, and landscapers 'get to' be out in the fresh air.

Know what, Jackass? If you think it's so easy, do it for year. Put your money where your mouth is.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:28 PM
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37. "Our 35% tips" ... yeah, right.
Again, having spent more than enough time around some of these schmucks, I can tell you with near certainty that whoever wrote this screed is DEFINITELY a shitty tipper.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:06 PM
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40. paying for what you deluded, ignorant fools?
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