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Forum Post: OWS Nothing More Than A Glorified Flash Mob.

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 5:24 p.m. EST by Pertello (80)
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I've been watching this movement for what now? Like 50 days? And I'm waiting for a solid message to emerge. So far we have thousands of people with thousands of agendas fighting the police in major cities instead of the actual perceived enemy: the banks. Yeah, I know 650,000 people moved their money yadayada, but that is a drop in the bucket compared to the holdings of these banks worldwide. You stuck a tiny splinter in their toe, annoying but not fatal. Case in point: does Bloomberg look worried? No, just mildly amused and slightly bored. So please, as a marketing tool why don't you all just send a clear message to the rest of the world before they see you all as nothing more than a bunch of smelly hipsters with nothing to do, nerdy hand signals and cult-like chanting. Please take this in the spirit in which it is intended: constructive criticism.

Ok, let the eggs and tomatoes fly (Pertello ducks behind giant grinning mask)



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[-] 3 points by kerbauer (74) 12 years ago

I do believe the politicians and banks are worried. They may publicly act calm, but we are used to politicians "acting" a certain way in front of the camera. Come on Pertello, we are talking about POLITICIANS here. Most could also get side jobs as actors. Of course they are not going to panic on TV or make it seem like OWS is getting to them. They are trained and taught how to give speeches and must appear calm even in the most terrible of situations. If you think loosing 650,000 customers SO FAR is no big deal to any bank, I would say you are wrong! This is not a trend any bank or business wants to see!

[-] 1 points by packetStorm (128) 12 years ago

It has been suggested that TPTB are worried ... and these transparency / direct democary memes [OWS] are there latest attempts to retain power.

Is OWS ... spontaneous or controlled. That is the question ...

[-] 1 points by seaglass (671) from Brigantine, NJ 12 years ago

If you don't get what the message is and its pretty obvious your never going to.

[-] 1 points by Pertello (80) 12 years ago

Was that a complete sentence?

[-] 0 points by seaglass (671) from Brigantine, NJ 12 years ago

FU troll!

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 12 years ago


[-] 0 points by OWSisawaste (133) 12 years ago

OWS is creating a class of people that are not willing to work for themselves and just want the government to had them money and a house and food. Well news flash, people have to work for a living and some people have to work even harder for a living. Thats the way the world works. BESIDES, ISN'T AMERICA THE 1% OF THE WORLD? we have the best living and the best overall country in the world.....we also run the fricken world! so welcome to the 1% you are trying to destroy, its America, we are the 1% of the world and if you do't like it feel free to leave....

[-] 0 points by paulg4 (82) 12 years ago

Complain Complain.....no action how do you expect anything to change, I guess your a 50% happy with you 26,000 for life, have fun!

[-] 1 points by Pertello (80) 12 years ago

no way am I part of the 1%! I am and always will be in the 99%. I want a more cohesive message and a more organized group to represent my interests. Maybe that's not possible without clear leadership. This is like watching a birth: bloody, painful but ultimately possibly a beautiful young life full of hope and promise. Maybe I just don't like seeing how the sausage is made.

[-] 0 points by happybanker (766) 12 years ago

Groupon was up huge after the IPO today! CHA-CHING!

[-] 1 points by paulg4 (82) 12 years ago

See it working for ya!

[-] 0 points by happybanker (766) 12 years ago

Quickest $25k I ever made. Did you get some?

[-] 1 points by paulg4 (82) 12 years ago

No but I made a killing on toilet seat covers! Market -247.87 for the week, as predicted