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Magnus Eisengrim
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I've been reading (and lightly participating) in the various threads concerning the current Occupy movement.

Without joining them, or condemning them, let's all see if we can think of ONE thing each that we think would be worthy of raising your voice about.

It is true that unemployment is high. It is true that a small number of people control the great bulk of the world's capital. It is true that many insiders got rich through the abuses that were coupled with the financial collapse.

Are you in solidarity with the protestors on any single issue? If you could tweak your nation's "rules" in a single way, what would it be?

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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I'd like to see white collar criminals convicted of felonies put in regular prisons.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Getting the money out of politics (from all sides) would go a long way towards solving these problems; I would like to see publicly financed elections.
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Term limits for ALL politicians and no running again at a later time in the future!

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This topic is REALLY not political.
You know why don't act naive.
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On 2011-10-18 18:03, HerbLarry wrote:
This topic is REALLY not political.



...the way his hooves just seem to glide...
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-10-18 17:02, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I'd like to see white collar criminals convicted of felonies put in regular prisons.

Wow. Didn't expect that from you.
Does that include actually going after white collar criminals in the first place?
I'll settle for that sentiment from a majority of the US, even if they say they don't want to identify with OWS.
You don't happen to know any crusading DA types do you? Smile
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I'd like to see temporary nylon housing given tax breaks in the colder months!
Or as Gloster nearly said,,,,Now is the discount of our winter tents.
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I'd like to see all the foreign invaders leave and the Native Americans get their continent back. Smile
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On 2011-10-18 18:45, Ray Tupper. wrote:
I'd like to see temporary nylon housing given tax breaks in the colder months!
Or as Gloster nearly said,,,,Now is the discount of our winter tents.
Ray.

Good one, Ray.
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Actually believe it or not some of them complained about way too high taxes, some complained about high unemployment.

I think what this protest brings to light is the following. Each side (right and left for lack of better terms.) are really a lot less far apart than the extremes may allow us to believe. I think right in the heart of the new "Occupy" movement there are several things I can agree with. I do not find this all that shocking mind you.

I wonder if there is a way to simply give each party back to the "middle" and see where we end up?

(In reality also, the Tea Party has a lot in common with these folks as well.)
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Something that would be worthy of raising one's voice about?

Certainly:

Limited government. Fiscal responsibility. Fair taxes. Freedom.

(A democratic republic requires self-government, from the individual level upwards.)

I don't know if that is in "solidarity" with the OWS movement or not; from what I see it is an olla podrida of doctrinaire albeit small-c communists and "useful idiots."
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On 2011-10-18 17:02, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I'd like to see white collar criminals convicted of felonies put in regular prisons.


They don't go to regular prisons? Where do they go?
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On 2011-10-18 19:06, Steve_Mollett wrote:
I'd like to see all the foreign invaders leave and the Native Americans get their continent back. Smile


They had it for a long time, but just never did anything with it! (that's a joke, btw).

On another note, this is the first time I've seen an emoticon that could actually take a dump!
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On 2011-10-18 21:57, Chessmann wrote:
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On 2011-10-18 17:02, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I'd like to see white collar criminals convicted of felonies put in regular prisons.


They don't go to regular prisons? Where do they go?


Club Fed, e.g.

"Location: Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Opened: 1962
Capacity: 800
Population: 792
Amenities: Open dormitories hold 50 men who sleep in two-man cubicles. Softball, basketball, soccer, flag football, universal weight machine, free weights.
Vocational training offered in diesel and small-engine mechanics; dental assistant apprenticeships.
Prisoner perks: Eglin has an active music department that sponsors a number of inmate bands and also has a stash of instruments that prisoners can check out. Also of note is the camp's strong religious studies program that even goes so far as to offer Native American practitioners a small hide tent that can be used as a sweat lodge. "
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Here's another, in Nevada:

"Location: North Las Vegas
Opened: 1990
Capacity: 415
Population: 588
Amenities: Men sleep four to a cubicle in open dorms that hold up to 40. Softball, basketball, soccer, flag football, universal weight machine, free weights, stationary bikes and stair stepper machines, as well as pool and pingpong tables. Classes offered in leatherworking and general art.
Prisoner perks: The dormitories at Nellis are air conditioned, which is unusual for a system that's generally bereft of any creature comforts. And Nellis' gym is better equipped than those at other camps. Most prisons just let inmates pump iron, but Nellis actually has cardio equipment (albeit very old), including stationary bikes and stair climbers."
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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