Occupy Wall Street's 'We are the 99 percent' tops Yale list of year's most memorable quotes

There are 16 comments on the Dec 18, 2011, The Washington Post story titled Occupy Wall Street's 'We are the 99 percent' tops Yale list of year's most memorable quotes. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The growing scrutiny of the rich dominated this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian who anointed the Occupy Wall Street protesters' slogan - "We are the 99 percent" - as the year's best.

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Founding Father

Centerport, NY

#1 Dec 19, 2011
67% of Americans disagree with the "Occupy" mentality according to the Topix poll. Clearly it's not the 99%...

Silly (and misguided) Ivy Leaguers ... Americans do not begrudge success amongst their fellow citizens ... They encourage it!
conservative crapola

Springtown, PA

#2 Dec 19, 2011
Here's your reality check:

OWS is is seen as more favorable than the baggers by a 2-1 margin. And the tea party has polled as more hated than atheists, muslims, gays and the christian right almost ties the baggers for unpopularity.

"...(poll)found just 28 percent with favorable opinions of the Tea Party, while 53 percent took an unfavorable view of the movement....The movement’s numbers have steadily declined."

Malcontents, to say the least, and fading fast.
Solcialist State

United States

#4 Dec 19, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
Here's your reality check:
OWS is is seen as more favorable than the baggers by a 2-1 margin. And the tea party has polled as more hated than atheists, muslims, gays and the christian right almost ties the baggers for unpopularity.
"...(poll)found just 28 percent with favorable opinions of the Tea Party, while 53 percent took an unfavorable view of the movement....The movement’s numbers have steadily declined."
Malcontents, to say the least, and fading fast.
Here's your reality check:
The point was that OWS called themselves the 99% and the poster said that's inpossible since 67% disagreed with get. What about that post didn't you understand?
conservative crapola

Springtown, PA

#5 Dec 19, 2011
Solcialist State wrote:
<quoted text>Here's your reality check:
The point was that OWS called themselves the 99% and the poster said that's inpossible since 67% disagreed with get. What about that post didn't you understand?
67% percent of voters on a Topix poll doesn't represent America. Clear?
Solcialist State

United States

#6 Dec 19, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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67% percent of voters on a Topix poll doesn't represent America. Clear?
What makess you an expert, but hey we already knew from other polls that that number is about right. Clear? BTW with your logic then you and your kind don't represent America right? Rolling Eyes.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#7 Dec 19, 2011
you can call yourself anything. "hey, i am 100% right all the time!" but that does not make it so. most of america is in-between the extremes. i would be very surprised if 5% of americans support what these people drumming and sleeping in tents in public parks are doing...
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#8 Dec 19, 2011
Solcialist State wrote:
<quoted text>What makess you an expert, but hey we already knew from other polls that that number is about right. Clear? BTW with your logic then you and your kind don't represent America right? Rolling Eyes.
We do through '16. Clear?
Solcialist State

United States

#9 Dec 19, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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We do through '16. Clear?
Just because you say so? Explain 2010 Nov elections then? Your post are nothing but hate filled speech toward anyone that doesn't agree wit you and you really aren't taken seriously here in Topix. Have a good day!
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#10 Dec 19, 2011
Solcialist State wrote:
<quoted text>Just because you say so? Explain 2010 Nov elections then? Your post are nothing but hate filled speech toward anyone that doesn't agree wit you and you really aren't taken seriously here in Topix. Have a good day!
Boehner scolded the militant baggers months ago and told them they will play his game. Not one accomplishment for them after that 'revolution' from November '10.
hahahahahahaha....read through the hate-filled posts of those of the anti-government, anti-obama, anti-everything right.. Birds of a feather, here in the cozy Topix nest. Everyday is good.
Solcialist State

United States

#11 Dec 19, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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Boehner scolded the militant baggers months ago and told them they will play his game. Not one accomplishment for them after that 'revolution' from November '10.
hahahahahahaha....read through the hate-filled posts of those of the anti-government, anti-obama, anti-everything right.. Birds of a feather, here in the cozy Topix nest. Everyday is good.
Your point again? could careless what you say, but I sure read alot of your hate filled post, so who are you bad mouth any poster. Purhaps you should lead the way and post respectfull post.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#12 Dec 19, 2011
Step 1:
Find a depository which fits the following criteria:
1. Large cash reserves.
2. Much of the cash reserves should represent deposits from an illegal activity (ie. drug transactions). For this example we will use Banco Nacional de Panamá, a depository which is protected by General Manuel Noriega. The depositor will be Pablo Escobar. Finding the proper depository would be the function of the CIA, and in this example we will use William Casey.
Step 2:
Arrange for a loan from this depository. We will use the name of George Bush in this example for the person obtaining the loan. We will use the amount of $8 billion for this example. Sometimes the depository will not be very cooperative. If this occurs, the CIA will coerce or intimidate the depository officials into cooperating. Ultimately, the loan will be made.
Step 3:
Split the loan proceeds in half. One half ($4 billion) will be sent to Iran to purchase "super bills" at the rate of two "super bills" for one authentic bill. Thus,$4 billion in cash buys $8 billion in "super bills." (NOTE: A "super bill" is a perfectly counterfeited U.S. bill. These bills are printed by an Intaglio press which was sold to the Shah of Iran in the late '60s, early '70s. The Shah was also given the plates, ink and paper necessary to successfully print U.S. dollars in large denominations. This was given to the Shah by the CIA. Unfortunately, the Shah left the press, plates, ink and paper for the Iranian Revolutionary Councils when he fled in late 1978.) The second half of the loan ($4 billion) will be sent to a CIA launderer selected by the CIA (Casey) for his or her ability to move large sums of money around the world as a matter of ordinary business. For this example we will use the name Nana Debusia.(Debusia is the grandson of Guyana's first democratic leader and owner of many U.S. and foreign banks.)
Step 4:
Repay original loan to depository in "super bills." (Give Banco Nacional de Panamá$8 billion in "super bills" to replace the authentic currency it loaned.) These "super bills" are placed in the reserve vault and, as long as they are not withdrawn by the depositor, their existence will not jeopardize the value of the U.S. dollar. But, because they are perfect in every way, to put the "super bills" in circulation would eventually devalue the U.S. dollar by flooding the monetary marketplace with U.S. currency.
Step 5:
Arrange to sell Iran something of value for the authentic currency used to purchase the "super bills." In this example, we will use arms, ammunition and replacement parts for military equipment.(We will use the name Oliver North as the example of a person arranging the sale of arms to Iran.) In other words, the CIA now arranges to sell Iran $4 billion worth of arms and equipment in order to get the original $4 billion of authentic currency back. Now, the CIA has $4 billion to use in funding covert activities without relying on Congressional authority and funding. If caught, the CIA can report the source of funds as being from an arms transaction with Iran.
http://www.stewwebb.com/CIA%20Gene%20Chip%20T ...
scooter

Greenfield, MO

#13 Dec 20, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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We do through '16. Clear?
you are a dumb ass,that is Crystal CLEAR.
conservative crapola

Bowmansville, PA

#14 Dec 20, 2011
scooter wrote:
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you are a dumb ass,that is Crystal CLEAR.
You're a led around by the nose con. Good luck with that.
laughable

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Dec 20, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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Boehner scolded the militant baggers months ago and told them they will play his game. Not one accomplishment for them after that 'revolution' from November '10.
hahahahahahaha....read through the hate-filled posts of those of the anti-government, anti-obama, anti-everything right.. Birds of a feather, here in the cozy Topix nest. Everyday is good.
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so we can compare that to the 4 year ago
anti-government, anti-bush, anti-everything left
talk about birds, blue footed booby maybe
conservative crapola

Bowmansville, PA

#16 Dec 20, 2011
laughable wrote:
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so we can compare that to the 4 year ago
anti-government, anti-bush, anti-everything left
talk about birds, blue footed booby maybe
It was anti-con government, anti-failed and deceptive repukes. anti-bush?....no the Constitution showed him the door. Thank God.

Rebuke the repukes in '12.
Regular Jane

Centerport, NY

#17 Dec 20, 2011
conservative crapola wrote:
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It was anti-con government, anti-failed and deceptive repukes. anti-bush?....no the Constitution showed him the door. Thank God.
Rebuke the repukes in '12.
These Occupy idiots all have their fingers pointed at the wrong target ... The problem is WASHINGTON, not Wall Street ...

If it's Occupy Washington, count me in ... Otherwise, get off my lawn!

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