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Forum Post: Occupy for Dummies

Posted 8 years ago on March 12, 2012, 9:58 a.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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I found this clip, cartoon. The simplicity reminded me of the educational book series, "for Dummies". I suggest you give this to people that have little ability to understand, or to those being obstinate.




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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23281) 8 years ago

That's a good video. Thanks.

[-] 1 points by demarquis (15) 8 years ago

Nice, although the description of derivatives and credit default swaps is somewhat simplistic. Also, the bankers never broke the law (since they help write it, they never had to). Many of the banks that offered the sub-prime mortgages that formed the basis of the derivatives did practice fraud. But mostly, the big bankers were greedy and stupid, not criminal.

Also, the clip lets the Federal regulators, esp. Alan Greenspan, off too easily.

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

It is what it is for sure. I'm more inclined to see it as mismanagement in general, sprinkled with fraud.

[-] 1 points by Rael (176) 8 years ago

If the level of discourse and political sophistication in this forum is any indication, the title is redundant.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

watched the whole thing

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

cash flashes blast exposed eyes 0 reeling from the wheeling and dealing 0 distracted tracking stacking chips 0 vision on derision deferred

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

A good primer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScS9Re_osac

It addresses the true issues.

It is not divisive in any way.

It identifys the issues and areas of concern that have us living in a toxic environment.

No left No Right No Middle No Up No Down No Rep No Dem No Conservative No Liberal No Progressive




[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

thx dude

[+] -6 points by onetime (-67) 8 years ago

What is there not to understand about OWS? It is a violent group full of hatred, rapes, murders, social unrest, etc

[-] 4 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

Nobody believes that, including you. It has no effect because it can't be taken seriously. Why would you waste your time to post that. If you don't like the direction of Occupy, jump in with your 2 cents or spend time working with the political groups that support what you do. Nobody with a professional interest in trolling would post such nonsense, so get involved. It doesn't matter if it's Occupy or another group. Stop wasting your time.

[-] -2 points by onetime (-67) 8 years ago

So what you are saying is that OWS is violence free?? No arrest, rapes, etc and that I am making this shit up??