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Vain Protests

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Sep 28, 2011
 
The New York Stock Exchange is now pretty much an empty building, because computers have replaced floor traders. The building is now a mere symbol.

In a few months, the New York Stock Exchange will be owned by a German-led consortium, so the American flag on the pretty much empty building is also a mere symbol.

Your beloved protesters are thus protesting empty symbols. They are clueless, which is why the rest of us laugh at them.

Henry Ford once said that, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Well, it's too late for that now; this is the world we have built. Learn to live in it.

That, or start using bottle caps as money, and bury your savings under the oak tree in the backyard. I wonder how that will work out for you?

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Ah. I see the "symbolism" threw you off.
You also forgot to mention they are not even on Wall Street. They are in a park around the corner.

"My beloved protesters" What?
I just report the news, I don't get to close to it.

However, I am concerned that although I live in NYS I learned about the protest from a friend in Germany.

Specifically, the press black-out is disturbing. It's un-american. What else is the press "protecting" you from?

I am also disturbed by Wall Streets role in Government, and the Military Industrial Complex.

The Good News:
It will all work out.
Matt Ridley's book "The Rational Optimist" just received the Hayek Prize. Check out the reviews....and the parts about non-zero sumness.
Get the book.
http://www.amazon.com/Rational-Optimist-How-P...
No News is Good News

Tully, NY

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Sep 28, 2011
 
lshmaeI wrote:
Specifically, the press black-out is disturbing. It's un-american. What else is the press "protecting" you from?
Maybe it's not really news? Some kids who need jobs are angry at the system and are staging a protest? What is ~really~ newsworthy about that? Seriously?

Americans love to protest. Hey, it's our right. But we need not rush in with cameras and microphones for every penny ante protest.

Now, if Bloomberg's thugs keep roughing the kids up, then maybe it will become news. But for now ... yawn.
Donkey Otie

Utica, NY

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Vain Protests wrote:
The New York Stock Exchange is now pretty much an empty building, because computers have replaced floor traders. The building is now a mere symbol.
In a few months, the New York Stock Exchange will be owned by a German-led consortium, so the American flag on the pretty much empty building is also a mere symbol.
Your beloved protesters are thus protesting empty symbols. They are clueless, which is why the rest of us laugh at them.
Henry Ford once said that, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Well, it's too late for that now; this is the world we have built. Learn to live in it.
What money?

What savings?

You're threatening the 99% with the loss of their money, and the loss of their savings??? Whooo, are you ever out of touch.

If the 99% do tear this whole thing down, just remember it's the 1% who have got the most to lose. BY FAR. And, that's exactly the problem.

Don't think it can't happen here. Americans aren't into freedom and democracy as much as some people, but we aren't all buffaloed, either.

Fair warning.
Think

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Donkey Otie wrote:
What money?
What savings?
You're threatening the 99% with the loss of their money, and the loss of their savings??? Whooo, are you ever out of touch.
If the 99% do tear this whole thing down, just remember it's the 1% who have got the most to lose. BY FAR. And, that's exactly the problem.
Don't think it can't happen here. Americans aren't into freedom and democracy as much as some people, but we aren't all buffaloed, either.
Fair warning.
Think! Man, think!

Your money? Money is just an arbitrary convenience that lets you turn your labor into groceries, heating oil, etc. As long as you have your ability to labor, you have lost nothing.

Your savings? You are the fool if you save money ... it is just so many scraps of paper that represents your past labor. Like labor, money is not and cannot be permanent; it fades away over the years, with time, and owing to the engineered inflation which drives our economic growth.

If you want to save, use your labor to buy assets that produce income. Of course, as the baby boomers retire and sell their own accumulated income-producing assets (and force even more inflation to deal with the costs of their social entitlements), the open-market value of all assets will decline. Don't cry ... buy more.

Henry Ford was right: most people are unable or unwilling to understand our money and our banking system. But if you remember what the good books says, that money itself belongs to Caesar, then you will never be disappointed even if you don't really understand why your money seems never really to belong to you.

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