13 Observations on OWS

  • GQjock

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    Nov 16, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
    by Lemony Snicket
    Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance

    1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.

    2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.

    3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

    4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.

    5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

    6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.

    7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.

    8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.

    9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.

    10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

    11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

    12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.

    13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.
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    Nov 16, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    GQjock saidby Lemony Snicket
    Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance

    1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.

    2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.

    3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

    4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.

    5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

    6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.

    7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.

    8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.

    9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.

    10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

    11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

    12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.

    13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.



    My observations are:

    1. Self Pity
    2. Self Entitled
    3. Greed
    4. Jealousy
    5. Violence
    6. Threats
    7. Hatred
    8. Disrespect
    9. Negative Energy

    Have you seen what these people look like? Who would want to hire them in a good economy and most of their degrees are a waste.





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    Nov 16, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    GQjock saidby Lemony Snicket
    Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance

    1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.

    2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.

    3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

    4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.

    5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

    6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.

    7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.

    8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.

    9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.

    10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

    11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

    12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.

    13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.



    My observations are:

    1. Self Pity
    2. Self Entitled
    3. Greed
    4. Jealousy
    5. Violence
    6. Threats
    7. Hatred
    8. Disrespect
    9. Negative Energy

    Have you seen what these people look like? Who would want to hire them in a good economy and most of their degrees are a waste.



    You've just described the conservaposse on here, except those of you who refuse to show your faces.
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    Nov 16, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    ^ wait, did that guy just say all those people are unhireable and a waste?

    Wow, no wonder they're all gathering around complaining lol
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    Nov 16, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    I wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.
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    Nov 16, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    This is pretty hilarious... How some people can see things from only one vantage point for SO LONG, and ignore all the logical arguments from both sides is beyond me..

    There is imbalance in this world - but for FUCKS SAKE, OPEN YOUR EYES. Work harder, play the "game" as the rules already state - you can't change them that easily.... Focus only on the true injustices, or you'll go nowhere... these 13 points make the 99% look even more retarded... Nobody thinks this way, but, by banding together and holding ground, they somehow think they can magically change the world... Jesus Christ (he was delusional, too).

    I'm totally a 99%-er, by the way. But not your kind of 99%er.
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    Nov 16, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    Thats the thing these people are well off compared to others in the world. If they cared at all they would be helping poor people in third world countries instead of complaining about people who have more than them.
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    Nov 16, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
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    Nov 16, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    Going by your logic I never want to hear you complain about anything ever again. What you don't have equal rights ? So what, you could be living in Uganda!

    The "someone else has it worse" argument is so fucking idiotic it hardly warrants the snark I put into this post.
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    Nov 16, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    Going by your logic I never want to hear you complain about anything ever again. What you don't have equal rights ? So what, you could be living in Uganda!

    The "someone else has it worse" argument is so fucking idiotic it hardly warrants the snark I put into this post.


    It isn't Idiotic at all. The OWS wants people to take care of them. Well why dont they take care of people who have a lot less than they do, that way they wont sound like such hippocrites.
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    Nov 16, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
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    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    Going by your logic I never want to hear you complain about anything ever again. What you don't have equal rights ? So what, you could be living in Uganda!

    The "someone else has it worse" argument is so fucking idiotic it hardly warrants the snark I put into this post.


    It isn't Idiotic at all. The OWS wants people to take care of them. Well why dont they take care of people who have a lot less than they do, that way they wont sound like such hippocrites.


    I'm sorry, I wasn't aware you had..."issues".
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    Going by your logic I never want to hear you complain about anything ever again. What you don't have equal rights ? So what, you could be living in Uganda!

    The "someone else has it worse" argument is so fucking idiotic it hardly warrants the snark I put into this post.


    I havent really complained about lack of equality here. But we arent talking about rights we are talking about wealth. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
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    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..


    I don't even think he realizes what it is he just said.
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    TropicalMark said
    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..


    I don't even think he realizes what it is he just said.


    Let's just enjoy his agreement.
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    TropicalMark said
    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..


    I don't even think he realizes what it is he just said.


    Let's just enjoy his agreement.



    What agreement are you talking about? The citizens of the USA are in the top 1% of the wealthiest in the world. The Occupy people (who are part of that 1%) complain about what they dont have, while others have much less in other countries. Why dont they give to those people? Unless you do agree with that.
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI wonder why OWS is so concerned with the top 1% here, as opposed to realizing they are in the top 1% of the world, and they should be grateful for what they have.


    We have worked bloody hard for all we have, and also work hard to put anything we want in the shopping cart too; or that new watch worth 5K. We have nothing to be grateful for; because we worked for it, Those who put their hand ot should be grateful for anything they get.
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    Nov 16, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    Christian73 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    TropicalMark said
    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..


    I don't even think he realizes what it is he just said.


    Let's just enjoy his agreement.



    What agreement are you talking about? The citizens of the USA are in the top 1% of the wealthiest in the world. The Occupy people (who are part of that 1%) complain about what they dont have, while others have much less in other countries. Why dont they give to those people? Unless you do agree with that.


    Yea they didnt get it dude, dont worry such concepts require higher thinking, something that they cant comprehend.
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    Nov 17, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    My observations are:

    1. Self Pity
    My Dear Chris -Sock Puppet ... it isn't self pity when you are actually Doing something that is effective out on the street
    2. Self Entitled
    Gee ... that sure sounds like the pot calling the kettle black doncha think?
    3. Greed
    Greed huh? You know how to read a wealth distribution chart my man?
    4. Jealousy
    There is a difference between jealousy and having a sense of fairness
    5. Violence
    Ummm .... dude who was it that got tear gased again?
    Who had riot police descend on them in the middle of the night?

    6. Threats
    Against? What they scaring you with their pup tents? ...lol
    7. Hatred
    Sorry ... you got them mixed up with those Tea Bag people
    8. Disrespect
    And who is that they need to RESPECT? ... YOU ..?
    9. Negative Energy
    Negative energy ? ... You gettin all New Agy on Me now>
    You're like bringin me down man ... you're really buggin man
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    My My My My My ...... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 17, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    Christian73 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    TropicalMark said
    Chainers said. What we have here is the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world complaining that they dont have enough.

    Its bullcrap and you know it.
    Thats the FIRST truth you've told in here..


    I don't even think he realizes what it is he just said.


    Let's just enjoy his agreement.



    What agreement are you talking about? The citizens of the USA are in the top 1% of the wealthiest in the world. The Occupy people (who are part of that 1%) complain about what they dont have, while others have much less in other countries. Why dont they give to those people? Unless you do agree with that.


    Yea they didnt get it dude, dont worry such concepts require higher thinking, something that they cant comprehend.
    Sorry diaperboy, but to be among the richest 10% of adults in the world required US$61,000 in assets, and more than US$500,000 was needed to belong to the richest 1%, a group which — with 37 million members worldwide — is far from an exclusive club.

    Numbers courtesy of the study on The World Distribution of Household Wealth by the Helsinki-based World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University. And that was in 2006 dollars!