Occupy Wall Street. Police vs people in NY.

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

#1: If you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying… because if you’re good at lying, you’re good at everything.

The entire modern Wall Street ethos in one pithy quote.

DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

I couldn't finish reading it.

Farscry wrote:
You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

I don't know if that's "real" or not but I can guarantee that their are things said like that every single f*cking day in downtown Manhattan.

A college roommate of my used to work as trader down there and he had amazing stories. Years ago I had a co-worker who spend 9 years as a broker. He left so he, in his words, "could reclaim his soul".

Makes you pine for the zombie apocalypse so these self entitled corporate douche bags can be disemboweled and eaten.

Bear wrote:
Farscry wrote:
You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

I don't know if that's "real" or not but I can guarantee that their are things said like that every single f*cking day in downtown Manhattan.

A college roommate of my used to work as trader down there and he had amazing stories. Years ago I had a co-worker who spend 9 years as a broker. He left so he, in his words, "could reclaim his soul".

Makes you pine for the zombie apocalypse so these self entitled corporate douche bags can be disemboweled and eaten.

I think I'd just be happy to see them get taxed at Eisenhower levels again.

edit: or to paraphrase Grover Norquist "tax the rich until they are small enough to drown in a bathtub".

Photographer Gathers 1,000 Portraits Of Occupy Wall Street Faces [Turnstyle]

One of the things that inspired me to do this was when mainstream media gave Occupy Wall Street attention; it was very negative. [Mainstream media said,] “They’re just crazy, jobless, lazy hippies.” But there was nothing crazy about anyone there. I talked to veterans, pilots, families, students, teachers, investment bankers and even Wall Street employees.

What Would Jesus Do? Church Groups to Close Bank of America Accounts [The Stranger]
Alan Moore Meets Occupy London Demonstrators in V For Vendetta Masks [Bleeding Coo.]
Occupy Wall Street Returns to Zuccotti Park [naked capitalism]

Oakland cops complicit in covering name-badges at Occupy protests disciplined [Boing Boing]

Poor People Envy the Rich, and/or Rich Is the New Gay [The Stranger]

National Nurses United Launch 'Nightmare on Wall Street' In Support of Financial Transaction Tax [Crooks and Liars]

Greyhound took out Occupy protestors' luggage and forced them out solely because they were Occupiers. [Twitter]

Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

Even poor, stressed as hell, and stuck in Nebraska, I take solace in, not only am I happier than they will ever be, I've made a more positive and lasting impact on the world.

I win.

Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

If they're like the others, I'm sure they're pure class.

I actually thought some of those quotes were hilarious.

I am actually good friends with a guy from GS. I showed him that link, asking him if he was responsible for any of those quotes (I thought of him as soon as I saw one that was about Call of Duty). He said no, but he said he was going to steal a few lines from that site for his own words of wisdom.

Some of them are insulting, but some are pure gold:

"#1: I asked him what his life goal is, and he said “to make the obituary in The Economist.”
#2: Great answer. Hired."

I giggled.

I should note, I went to an all-boys school for seven years so frat boy humor doesn't grate on me the way it does to others. I also don't have a good sense of smell anymore...

OG_slinger wrote:
Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

If they're like the others, I'm sure they're pure class.

This thread is going to show up in a Republican ad about class warfare isn't it?

If you are in the DC area, today is Occupy Congress. Here is a list of events going on around the capital.

http://www.occupyyourcongress.info/2...

and the live stream if you are not in the area.

http://t.co/ACdQFehB

Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

So exactly which expressions of free speech deserve death in your opinions?

NormanTheIntern wrote:
Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

So exactly which expressions of free speech deserve death in your opinions?

Really? I highly doubt Farscry is actually going to go out and kill these people. I'm willing to bet that Farscry does not wish any kind of death penalty be codified into law for making such statements. It's a figure of speech to express his contempt at such statements.

Tkyl wrote:
NormanTheIntern wrote:
Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

So exactly which expressions of free speech deserve death in your opinions?

Really? I highly doubt Farscry is actually going to go out and kill these people.

I think Norman is perfectly reasonable in protesting death threats, even those made for metaphorical or hyperbolic purposes. Us liberals don't like it when the tea party does it.

Yonder wrote:
I think Norman is perfectly reasonable in protesting death threats, even those made for metaphorical or hyperbolic purposes. Us liberals don't like it when the tea party does it.

I agree that death threats should be taken seriously, but I also believe that one needs to be able to discern the difference in scale and seriousness between one person making a statement out of pure frustration and one that is made repeatedly on a national and political scale.

Like I said though, I wouldn't mind if they got taxed back to the Eisenhower Era though.

Paleocon wrote:
Like I said though, I wouldn't mind if they got taxed back to the Eisenhower Era though.

FWIW..

Romney says his effective tax rate is 15%

Yonder wrote:
Tkyl wrote:
NormanTheIntern wrote:
Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

So exactly which expressions of free speech deserve death in your opinions?

Really? I highly doubt Farscry is actually going to go out and kill these people.

I think Norman is perfectly reasonable in protesting death threats, even those made for metaphorical or hyperbolic purposes. Us liberals don't like it when the tea party does it.

True, but guns are to the Tea Party what bongos are to OWS.

Tkyl wrote:
I agree that death threats should be taken seriously, but I also believe that one needs to be able to discern the difference in scale and seriousness between one person making a statement out of pure frustration and one that is made repeatedly on a national and political scale.

It would be cool if that standard was applied to an anonymous twitter account too. Not to be pigeonholed into the guy who defends Wall St (believe me, I personally know lots of these guys are "Chet in Weird Science" level d-bags) but can we please get some perspective? It's a "hey guys send me some good stuff and I'll post it" gimmick account.

NormanTheIntern wrote:
Farscry wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I want that to be real, but it seems impossibly too good to be true.

You know, if that's real, the guy(s) saying those things are such evil f*ckers that if I had the opportunity, I might actually be willing to shoot them.

So exactly which expressions of free speech deserve death in your opinions?

None, honestly.

I fully admit this is one of the areas that really get my hackles up. People who have such disdain for anyone "beneath" them that they themselves essentially become parasites on the rest of humanity. I've met a few people like this. I loathe them. I actually felt violent urges, and that's a rarity for me.

So yes, I'm being a bit hypocritical here, and I don't know how to make myself not be a hypocrite. I actually oppose violence, but then I see/hear/read these people who are so plainly evil that part of me wants to remove them from our world so they can do no more harm.

[edit]And would I actually harm them? No. I may feel hate for them, but I don't think I could bring myself to actually harm another human being unless it was necessary to prevent them from harming others, and even then I would try to stop them with as little harm as possible.

[edit 2]Also, thank you for calling me out on that Norman, that was entirely reasonable of you to demand a reality check from me.

Tanglebones wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Like I said though, I wouldn't mind if they got taxed back to the Eisenhower Era though.

FWIW..

Romney says his effective tax rate is 15%

To be fair and in his defense, he didn't actually work for any of it so he shouldn't pay any taxes.

Edwin wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Like I said though, I wouldn't mind if they got taxed back to the Eisenhower Era though.

FWIW..

Romney says his effective tax rate is 15%

To be fair and in his defense, he didn't actually work for any of it so he shouldn't pay any taxes.


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[list]
[*]Romney tell OWS protesters that if they don't like the current situation, leave. [Crooks and Liars]
[*]Anti-police brutality rally at East Precinct [Seattle PI]
[*]WA state is considering making a state bank thanks to manage the finances thanks to the OWS [KOMO news]
[*]Occupy's 4-Month Anniversary Protest: Small, Disorganized and in D.C. [The Atlantic]
[*]Occupy Riverside Disrupts UC Regents Meeting, Confronted by Riot Police [Crooks and Liars]
[*] Chalk Drawing Occupy Orlando Protester Free After 3 Weeks in Jail [The Smoking Gun]

This is his graffiti.

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http://www.citizen.org/occupy-the-co...

I'll say that the Goldman Sachs site is both hilarious and super-disturbing. Unfortunately, I can certainly believe it's true since I heard similar talk when I worked at Microsoft. To be fair, rich software developers are less douchey than investment bankers, but they're still completely out of touch with how most Americans live. People would talk about a $10K trip to Fiji as matter-of-factly as most people talk about a weekend getaway.Or they would talk about their older Porsche being their "commuter car." I don't think many middle class people realize that the rich are quickly becoming a spoiled aristocracy. If they did, we'd have real class warfare instead of how Fox news defines class warfare (aka, questioning why the top Republican candidates for president have so many off-shore accounts).

Getting back to Wall Street, did anyone hear the interviews NPR did with investment bankers at local bars in NY? Their arrogance was amazing - not only did they think they deserved to be rich because they're smarter than the average shmuck, but also laughed at the taxpayer suckers for bailing them out.

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Totes.

Jesus hates Go players.

I was thinking tiddlywinks.

"You want sente? I'll give you sente!"