Giuliani: Obama Owns Occupy Wall Street

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Giuliani: Obama Owns Occupy Wall Street
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Sat, 11-05-2011 - 1:41am

I used to have some respect for this guy, but now I'm having serious second thoughts...

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/04/giuliani-obama-owns-occupy-wall-street

Former New York City Mayor

 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 11:00am
I've never cared for Giuliani. To me, he's always liked hearing himself talk a little too much. ;) Occupy Wall Street has arisen from Congressional unability & unwillingness to rein in corporate greed. To me, it's not nearly as "political" as the Tea Party.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 11-06-2011 - 9:31pm
Obama doesn't "own" OWS. The "class warfare" comment is classic conservative crud. Rather than acknowledge that there are abuses by the powerful and a widening gap between the "haves" and the "have nots", the GOP prefers to blame those who point out the abuse. Nothing really new.

Maybe Rudy is hustling for a new position in what he hopes will be a Republican administration. I don't see how OWS can "take the presidency down" unless Obama lauds the movement AND it takes a turn towards the dark side by way of violence. Obama is too intelligent to do the former when he cannot know if the latter is a possibility.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:48am

This flag represents the 'cause' of OWS movement IMO.

Occupy wall street flag 2011 11 3

An Occupy Wall Street protester holds up an American flag with corporate logos replacing the stars on Nov. 1, 2011, in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111103/occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 02-14-2005
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 4:12pm

Ooooh, I love that flag.

Terri

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 5:32pm

Doesn't look like Monsanto is on that flag.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 12:03pm

"Some of Monsanto's innovations and practices have been laudable (trying to tailor seed for successful germination, growth, and harvest in specific challenging climates)"


Not so laudable in India, for example.....


>"When India's seed economy was forced by the World Bank to become globalized in the late 1990s, economic conditions within the nation's agricultural sector almost immediately took a nosedive for the worst. Much of the common Indian seed stock turned from saveable heirloom varieties to patented, genetically-modified (GM) varieties that expire after a single use and require the application of expensive and cumbersome pesticides in order to grow, which plunged many Indian farmers into abject poverty. And nearly 25 years later, the devastating effects of this corporate takeover of Indian agriculture has resulted in countless suicides, 200,000 of which have occurred just in the past ten years."<
Segment from.....
http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html (2011)

The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html


1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India (2009)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/1500-farmers-commit-mass-suicide-in-india-1669018.html


 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 3:42pm
I have been in a Monsanto research facility and got a guided tour from a person who had no discernible motivation to do more than explain what the purpose of the facility was. Didn't have anything to do with heirloom seed or India. They were pursuing development of seed which would germinate and grow faster in climates which had shorter summers and therefore, less time between planting and harvesting. In a hungry world where arable land has such climate variation, I see such research as worthy.

Yes, they have also been monopolistic. Never said otherwise.

So many things are in shades of gray; rather than black and white.

Jabberwocka