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Old 11-02-2011, 02:10 PM
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It's the new Spring Break....

...but now with exciting "Urine Scent".
Rich white kids slumming it with the hardcore activists. It reminds me of the guys who show up to a wilderness hike with brand new North Face jackets but don't know how to read a map or make a fire.
"Go home, wannabe."

NYC arrest records: Many Occupy Wall Street protesters live in luxury - Yahoo! News

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:16 PM
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Or more likely, they're stuck living in the basement of their parents' $300k homes. Not to mention $300k doesn't get you much in NYC
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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Not to mention $300k doesn't get you much in NYC
Ding-ding-ding, we have a winner! Prices tend to be $500+ per sq ft in areas where you'd actually want to live.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:24 PM
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Ding-ding-ding, we have a winner! Prices tend to be $500+ per sq ft in areas where you'd actually want to live.
I remember there was a thread on here a while back and a member from the midwest (I don't remember who it was, but I think they are gone now?) refused to believe that you couldn't live in a nice place in NYC on something like 30-40k a year. We all laughed until we realized he was serious.
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But the reports stated that the arrestees came from all over the country, especially the Northeast...not just NYC. In many areas of the country (even outside of NYC), $300,000 will get you a nice pad.
Point is: the OWS movement credence will become compromised if too large a percentage of the protesters are the privileged children of the well-to-do.
These kids are dropping the names of private schools during heated debates. Not smart if you want to keep street cred.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:49 PM
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I remember there was a thread on here a while back and a member from the midwest (I don't remember who it was, but I think they are gone now?) refused to believe that you couldn't live in a nice place in NYC on something like 30-40k a year. We all laughed until we realized he was serious.
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Are you saying there should be some sort of income test for free speech rights?
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I remember there was a thread on here a while back and a member from the midwest (I don't remember who it was, but I think they are gone now?) refused to believe that you couldn't live in a nice place in NYC on something like 30-40k a year. We all laughed until we realized he was serious.
The buy/rent price ratio is also way out of whack. You MAY be able to rent a decent place in parts of Brooklyn for $1000-1100/mo if you look hard. While buying the same apartment would cost $150-175k and you'd still have monthly maintenance costs + taxes of ~$3-400/mo.
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I don't even want to think about where you would have to live in NYC to get by on $30K/year.
On a bench in Battery Park?
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Thats funny. It seems like a lot of people have a vested interest in talking down or at the very least minimizing the OWS movement. Why is that? What are they afraid of?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:01 PM
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Are you saying there should be some sort of income test for free speech rights?
Yes. That's exactly what I was hinting at. Thank you so much, Jolly. I wasn't sure how to say it so I was beating around the bush. I'm thankful that the forum has someone such as yourself that can read between the lines and really get at the heart of any post.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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In other words, you really don't know what you're trying to say. It certainly seems like a hard argument to wrap one's mind around, that somehow some group of people is precluded from protesting or expressing one's belief because he lives in a nice house, I guess your real point was to show us all just what a ridiculous idea that is, wasn't it? That all OWS protestors are somehow supposed to be poor folks and all and that others just don't have a right to say anything if they are not, right? Is that just a ridiculous idea?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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Thats funny. It seems like a lot of people have a vested interest in talking down or at the very least minimizing the OWS movement. Why is that? What are they afraid of?
How is this minimizing this movement. This is not talking down a movement. It is, though, humorous to see the same thing happening in NYC that happened during the Civil Rights era with wide-eyed college kids trying to join up with the Black Panthers and other, less non-violent, protesters.
The old pros find them charmingly naive at first and then rather pedantic and then just wish they would go away.

BTW, I fear nothing they can say or do.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:06 PM
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That's still the other 99%. You gotta break $350k/yr to make the top 1%.
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I can say that you either don't understand sarcasm or that you intentionally are a jerk.

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