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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUP View Post
    I should be grateful? That's going too far.
    There's some equally disgusting things being voiced in the UK, on recent economics radio show which was later televised on the BBC news network, three of the UK's leading banks really, really attacked the public, not just the protestors, for being the cause of the crisis, ie it wasnt the banks offering risky, reckless and unsustainable loans but the people taking them up on the offer who were irresponsible.

    The guy interviewing and presenting the discussion was compelled to play devils advocate and say he understood how people made the distinction between someone who was a professional finanical planner and a mere consumer.

    That's before you even get to the rub of board rooms awarding themselves bonuses with bail out money, ie taxes, or prospering from the revenue derived from cutting public jobs and spending.

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    wait, you think he's not a troll? eek.
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    I recommend that everyone opposed to the OWS read Matt Taibi's "Griftopia" and then see what they think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    I recommend that everyone opposed to the OWS read Matt Taibi's "Griftopia" and then see what they think.
    Russia Times has much less biased coverage than American news networks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    Russia Times has much less biased coverage than American news networks
    Hmmm, I should check that out. Thanks.

    Taibi's book is good, though. I'd recommend it, as well as khanacademy's YouTube lessons about mortgage backed securities (which covers the 2008 bailout situation in more detail.) They're really interesting, especially if you don't come from a finance academic background (and a lot of times even if you do...I know more than one finance major without a fucking clue.)
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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...st-dozens.html
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_19188593
    Oh downtown is a fucking mess..... helicopters, area quarantined with police in riot gear, protesters going nuts. Typical Oakland mess: whenever they can, anarchists, etc., take advantage of situations. They're now calling it, "Oscar Grant Plaza", stirring shit with the police, which proves that some of this had nothing to do with the movement. There are alot of people who just like stand-offs against the police in Oakland and surrounding areas; they hate the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUP View Post
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...st-dozens.html
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_19188593
    Oh downtown is a fucking mess..... helicopters, area quarantined with police in riot gear, protesters going nuts. Typical Oakland mess: whenever they can, anarchists, etc., take advantage of situations. They're now calling it, "Oscar Grant Plaza", stirring shit with the police, which proves that some of this had nothing to do with the movement. There are alot of people who just like stand-offs against the police in Oakland and surrounding areas; they hate the police.
    That's how it was in Pittsburgh during the G20 protests. It was crazy, I couldn't get downtown because the military had blocked it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    Russia Times has much less biased coverage than American news networks
    I think you mean RT, which is Russia Today. It is state owned, so it has bias, as do all news sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilisa View Post
    I think you mean RT, which is Russia Today. It is state owned, so it has bias, as do all news sources.
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    yes, but in this case it gave more thorough coverage than most of the american media I've checked. perhaps it's less biased because it is dealing with foreign news as opposed to it's own news?
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    American news is absolutely fucked, so I imagine anything might be better.

    I'm still miffed that Dave Ramsey had the nerve to say that the protestors had it wrong in targeting Wall Street. That's the biggest bunch of bullshit I've heard since the 2008 election.
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