Bluegrass

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While the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spread to more cities, the one that has been planned for months by a collective of people and causes begins today in Washington DC's Freedom Plaza and, like the others, will continue for an indefinite amount of time.

The initial blackout of mainstream media coverage, like Occupy Wall Street, is likely today.

Yesterday, Obama White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, finally acknowledged the current protests, albeit in a condescending tone. He said, "I haven’t discussed it with [President Obama]. I’m sure he’s aware of it because he follows the news." White House on Occupy Wall Street: `We understand’ - The Plum Line - The Washington Post

This month marks the start of the 11th year of the Afghanistan occupation, which contributes to the US's near 50% of the world's defense spending. It also marks the beginning of the 2012 federal budget, during a time when Wall Street financial corporations and other corporations dictate public policy, while using taxpayer money as an investment.

It's going to be interesting. I'm off to the protests here, and will share what's going on. If you are in D.C., give us an update.

October 2011 | Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed
 
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Question for Michael: If all conditions were the same, and there was a republican in the white house, would you still champion & support this protest?
When 100,000+ protested in DC in 2005, were you there?
 

michaelr

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Question for Michael: If all conditions were the same, and there was a republican in the white house, would you still champion & support this protest?
When 100,000+ protested in DC in 2005, were you there?
I was a Tea Party Member since 2007. I protested Bush on many fronts. I was at the Battle of Seattle way back then protesting the WTO and then the police.

To answer your question, hell yes.

I don't travel east of Colorado.
 

Singularity

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Carney's a moron. He should at least try to spin this to Obama's favor. It wouldn't be that hard.

Once again we are confronted with a "liberal" president who is afraid of his own people, because Wall Street disapproves.
 

Rasselas

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Question for Michael: If all conditions were the same, and there was a republican in the white house, would you still champion & support this protest?
When 100,000+ protested in DC in 2005, were you there?
If there were a Republican in the White House, these protests wouldn't exist because people would still be trying to accomplish their goals by electing a Democrat. It's the fact that both parties turn out to be quisling tools that gives rise to these protests.
 

Babba

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If there were a Republican in the White House, these protests wouldn't exist because people would still be trying to accomplish their goals by electing a Democrat. It's the fact that both parties turn out to be quisling tools that gives rise to these protests.
That's exactly it.
 
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That's exactly "horse"shit.

Well Mike, that's good, I guess I'll have to take your word for it...but the tea party didn't exist before 2009, and it's a conservative movement, while the 1999 battle in Seattle was a liberal, left, anti-capitalist protest. Doesn't make sense, given your posts here, but so be it.
 
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If there were a Republican in the White House, these protests wouldn't exist because people would still be trying to accomplish their goals by electing a Democrat. It's the fact that both parties turn out to be quisling tools that gives rise to these protests.




...and no soldiers killed! No torture! No protests. I guess they're not "all the same".

You know what a republican wants a democrat to believe? They're "all the same".