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    #OccupyWallStreet Tweet of the Day (Post of Day added)

    #OccupyWallStreet Tweet of the Day (Post of Day added)

    Also known as the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance.

    From perennial perennial, @IowaHawkBlog:

    Update:  For a great post see Start the Revolution Without Me, by reader Teresa in Forth Worth:

    You say that you hate all of these big, evil corporations?  Well don’t just stand there, show them that you REALLY mean business – stop using their products and services!

    Starting with Facebook (estimated net profit for 2011 – $1 Billion).

    Then, you’ll have to stop using Google (2nd QUARTER profits, 2011 – $2.5 Billion).

    You’re gonna have to give up your iPhone while you’re at it (Apple (2nd Quarter profits 2011) – $6 Billion).

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    Revolution/The Beatles 1968

    http://youtu.be/KrkwgTBrW78

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    Mark30339 | October 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    While the protester list of grievances is unworkable and full of inconsistency, THE BASIC ISSUE DOES HAVE TRACTION. The financial demands for just having basic shelter, food, transportation and medical care are unworkable. And like it or not, the bailouts from 2008 to the present have been the largest transfer of funds from the poor to the rich in history. (Second place is probably the insatiable spending by colleges and universities that ride the backs of debt-ridden students.) In the early 80’s I made about $7/hr part-time when I attended college and paid about $750 a semester for in-state tuition. My college kid makes $15/hr part-time and pays about $4,000 a semester for in-state tuition.

    The financial struggle I had as a youth is not nearly as daunting as the struggle we’ve dumped on the current generation.


     
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    David R. Graham | October 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    “Awing1” is a moby.

    “And like it or not, the bailouts from 2008 to the present have been the largest transfer of funds from the poor to the rich in history.”

    True.

    “My college kid makes $15/hr part-time and pays about $4,000 a semester for in-state tuition.”

    Why isn’t he in a trade or engineering school? Fossil fuel and defense companies drive the technological development of “Western Civilization,” always will. (Who drives technology drives civilization.) Their logistics trains and down-stream effects are manifold and, in trade and engineering skill sets, essentially recession-proof. Unless, through family connections, they have a “job” waiting for them before they matriculate at a post-secondary institution, a young person today is insane to seek admission to a liberal arts college or university. Unless through their current employer’s auspices a young person today has a position waiting for them, they are insane to seek admission to a post-graudate program.


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