Black People : Brooklyn "Wall street" Protestors set up by NYPD on Brooklyn Bridge

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peacefull protestors, legaly marching
    across the Brooklyn bridge,
    towards Wall street,
    were ordered by NYPD to walk only
    on the walk way and not on the road wich is illegal,
    then flipped the script and then told them to walk on the road,

    then arrested them;
    www.commondreams.org/further/2011/10/1
     
  2. Shikamaru

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    If they were really serious about protesting Wall Street, they would take their money out of the markets and place it squarely in gold and silver coin :) or some other market.

    They would seek to privatize the services need for their household instead of purchasing such services from others.

    The movement of dollars away from Wall Street would be THE single most effective protest any group can make.

    Those who are working, stop making contributions to your 401(k) and see how that goes over for them :).

    When the dollars stop following, everyone pays attention and are more willing to negotiate!!

    Case in point: South Carolina and the Confederate Flag flown at the capital.
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brother I am having a dificult time trying to uderstand
    your reasoning on this ish
    1, What would make you assume that these paricular folks, are still investing in stocks
    or have enough discretionary
    funds to invest in anything?


    2 Therfore how can they
    boycott Wall street?
     
  4. Shikamaru

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    1. True. I am working on assumption. Just as you are assuming these particular folks have not resources to invest in the markets. The question then becomes how many of these protestors have 401(k)s and other accounts involved in markets?

    2. Wall Street is a market of businesses and their shares. I'm sure many of the products that one buys throughout their day are made by producers who are listed on Wall Street.
     
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    Indeed, these people are probably major stocks, bond holders and big traders of wall street. I hope foolish Black people don't go participate in this thing and get themselves arrested for no reason.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Absotuly
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (Unable to edit on the device I am using)
    To say folks will protest something they have investments in..... is like saying the peace activists in the 60s,
    were not hippies or peace activists, but realy consevative war hawks.
    What do Black folks say about the protest?
    What does Cornell West say?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH6J5rGSX4A


    What does Charles Barron say?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFRqn8Ve29w


    And those involved?

    The Transit Union 70% Black
    Nurses Union 25% Black
    UFT 30% Black

    But I see your point!

    it would be more beneficial for Black folks to protest Washington for taking the leash off of
    that rabid Rockweiller, and letting it destroy the hopes and aspirations of millions of black folks, with derivatives and hedge funds that dissolved jobs and pensions, and ilegal subprimes, that made may homeless or in foreclosure
     
  8. Shikamaru

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    Would be better to slowly build an estate not dependent on the markets at the same time mitigating one's risk exposure to them.
     
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