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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:16 PM
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Need Input Here: Found This Googling... l Almost Ignored It (Forbes), But Did Not... I'm Glad...
but I'm not sure why. Are minds slowly changing ???

Occupy Wall Street deserves more attention than the Tea Party - Forbes

Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2011/11/18/occu... /

:shrug:
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:23 PM
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1. DUers on Facebook share this on your Wall
Sharing and liking is how the revolution will be televised IMO
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:42 PM
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2. Good article and worth the read but he still doesnt get it
He gets close at points but still doesn't get it that the economic system is what is screwing up the whole deal. The largest of every industry, especially finance, defense, insurance, and fossil fuels buy off the government favorable treatment.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:46 PM
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3. That's Kind Of What I Got Out Of It Too...
Yet it curiously gives me hope.

:shrug:

:hi:
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:59 PM
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6. Agreed, he doesn't get it in full - yet.
But he's thinking about it, he's wrestling with the idea in a serious way. I think it could be a good first step for most conservatives.

ONTH, I routinely put up articles I consider might sway conservative friends and family and they repeatedly come back again with completely asinine interpretations of what was said, it makes my stomach turn. Sigh.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:50 PM
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4. Forbes is hotlinking Fishbone's photo
Bad form there Forbes, it's under CC, you are making money from it and using his flicker bandwidth to do it.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:50 PM
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5. I think the author gets it...
"America has a growth problem. Has had one for a decade now. An inability to create jobs turned the first decade of this millenium into the lost decade. For the first time ever, America ended a 10 year span with fewer people working, the stock market lower, wages lower, fewer people insured, interest income non-existent due to low yields and tax receipts down leading all the largest population states to the edge of bankruptcy and pension-system meltdown. Like post 1995 Japan, America seems to be in a permanent Great Recession....

Occupy Wall Street is easy for a traditionalist to ignore. One could blame their attention on left wing liberal media. But theres a trend here. Something worth understanding. Unless we invest in innovation to put people to work, this movement could become a much more serious business and social issue."

plus he totally slays the idiocy of tea
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:01 PM
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7. I Took It As... He's In The Process Of Getting It...
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 10:02 PM by WillyT
Which, BTW... is a great thing.

The awakening... in progress.

:D

:hi:
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 03:26 AM
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9. im not sure
those folks will ever grok
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:37 AM
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12. check the comments today, the author is replying to occupy supporter's comments...
I spend much time on business sites like The Economist, Forbes, Financial Times, etc.

Being macroeconomically literate IMO is important in light of the tea parties illiteracy
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:58 AM
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13. The comments are awesome
Edited on Sat Nov-19-11 08:58 AM by supernova
It's like a whole other Part II to the article.

The OWS supporters are really trying to teach him what OWS is about. And he's trying to understand, at least on an intellectual level, but admits that coming from a top down corporate world, it's difficult to comprehend. So I give him kuddos for trying to understand a completely new paradigm.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:08 AM
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15. the paradigm is a long view, in the short term we have already scored significant success...
by changing the subject from the tea parties economically illiterate cut spending now by never raise taxes by even a penny
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:04 PM
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8. Truth revealed has that effect sometimes.
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 03:30 AM
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10. im not sure
these guys will ever grok
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 03:35 AM
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11. Apparently he doesn't get the fact that Teahadists are supported by Koch whore money
Whatever grassroots elements there ever were have long since been coopted.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:01 AM
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14. He's definitely missed that bus
He doesn't seem to realize that to have a .. paraphrasing... polished bulleted agenda with a clear spokesperson/model in today's world automatically means that someone had to put up major $$$ for that.
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