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The Wall Street Protesters’ Website of Tears
The Morning Spew ^ | September 30, 2011 | Penny Thawtz

Posted on 10/01/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT by Fester Boyle

The Wall Street protesters have a web site called, “We Are The 99 Percent.” This site permits the supporters and participants of the Wall Street protests (the 99 percent) to submit and publish to the site handwritten notes of their own personal hardship stories, apparently all caused by rich corporations. The idea seems to have been created to generate support for the protesters and to offer insight to the effects of the supposedly injurious behavior by successful corporations and the rich

It appears to me that the transgressions attributed to Wall Street by some of these people are rather endless and include poor health, bad loans, bankruptcy, credit card debt, huge student loans, no clothing, hunger, depression, anxiety, single parenthood, forced adoption, unemployment, foreclosure, taxes, and loss of hope, etc. Every problem a person could have is blamed on “the rich” and Wall Street. Do any of these people take any personal responsibility for their own bad decisions which may have contributed to their situation?

So I will probably get some heat from this, but I am going to post it anyway because maybe it will help some of them to get a different perspective. I think many of these people don’t seem to understand that the choices we make today, can affect us for many years to come. Many Americans are hurting and struggling to make ends meet, and some of these stories are truly sad, but some of them just seem like a logical outcome for some really bad decisions. What do you expect when you take out a school loan for $100,000.00 to earn a degree that will get you $29,000 a year? Payback is always a bitch, but more so when you only make $29,000 a year.

I do not believe these people should be protesting successful American people and businesses; they should do some serious self-examination and figure out if their own behavior and poor decisions may have contributed to their current predicament. For the most part, the stories read like a collective whine-fest with the writers complaining about how they have to work for what they want, how they must pay back money they have borrowed, how they have too much anxiety to find a job or keep one. Come on, now, really? Grow up.

Now, obviously most people do not have control over their health problems and I am sorry for anyone dealing with any sickness. We need to remember that life is hard and bad things do happen, but most bad things are not the result of someone else’s success.

My suggestion to these folks is that instead of writing online anger letters and blocking city streets, they do something constructive like get to know financial guru Dave Ramsey and learn about his philosophy on his website or radio show. Mr. Ramsey’s specialty is getting people back up and running after tough times such as these. One could also look for a helping hand at a church, synagogue or community organization, too. Americans are a good and generous people and will help.

Oh, yeah, maybe they should consider voting Republican in 2012.

 

Read on:

 

Duh! Here's a clue: If you can't afford to attend a certain school, then how do you plan on paying for it? Or are "we" supposed to pay for it?

 

Uh.... this might not be the best time to start a business, seeing as you have no money or collateral.

 

Yeah, I hate when people have to sell drugs to someone else's kids, so that they can feed their own kids. So unfair.

 

Well, now that don't seem right. Why don't you change your major?

 

Your Dad's not too bright then, huh?

 

 

Try paying the loans off.

 

Did you write that all by yourself?



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 99; protesters; wallstreet

1 posted on 10/01/2011 6:34:54 AM PDT by Fester Boyle
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To: Fester Boyle

“My mom can’t afford to buy me winter clothes after she buys her cigarettes and beer. I asked her to stop drinking so much but she’s always texting and calling her friends on a mobile phone that she doesn’t listen to me. I hope she gets a lottery scratch-off winner soon.”


2 posted on 10/01/2011 6:39:42 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Fester Boyle

Boo frikin Hoo!!! I’ll bet all you losers voted for odumbo.
You reap what you sow.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 6:41:46 AM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Fester Boyle

Seems ripe for some Seinfeldian mockery. I’m inclined to add one complaining about the misery of dingleberries and why the Wall Street banks won’t do anything about them.


4 posted on 10/01/2011 6:47:08 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Fester Boyle
I have to agree with your assessment. Alternative summary...

I've spent my life doing stupid things and now I have no money or future! Wah!

I bought something expensive and now I have to pay for it! Wah!

I'm not getting enough free stuff! Wah!

I haven't figured out how to succeed in life, and it's someone else's fault! Wah!

I'm a useless parasite produced by a socialist government, and I'm not happy! I'm the 99%. Wah!

5 posted on 10/01/2011 6:48:18 AM PDT by MCH
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To: Fester Boyle

“I am 56 years old. All the food, clothing, housing and moderate luxuries I’ve had are the result of capitalism. I am the 100%.”


6 posted on 10/01/2011 6:50:40 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Fester Boyle

Basically what most of these protesters (that is the ones who aren’t professional protesters) are protesting is the fact that life has been unfair to them. Join the club. And then quit complaining.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 7:11:30 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Fester Boyle

Basically what most of these protesters (that is the ones who aren’t professional protesters) are protesting is the fact that life has been unfair to them. Join the club. And then quit complaining.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:12:49 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Fester Boyle
This is what people do who do not have any real faith. I have prayed at times in my life and an opportunity would present itself for a job. It may not to be come rich but I survived. It is so sad. These are people without real faith.

My parents raised 7 kids it was tough at times. Most had hand me downs at times. Back then mom and dad did not have to pay for college either. You earned it. You live among your means not above.

. Philippians 4:6-7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Matthew 6:25-34 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:42 AM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
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To: Fester Boyle

These people have all made their choices and refuse to accept the fact that there are consequences for choices. They are living with them now and want to blame anyone and everyone else for the choices they made. And want your and my tax dollars to bail them out.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 7:26:26 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Fester Boyle
Also I have met people who are complainers who were offered jobs and opportunity elsewhere but had to move. But did not want to move. Well! Hello!! Wake up call!!

You find this out after you hear their story about complaints then you see the missed opportunity at the end of the same story that would take them out of it. I have seen this time and time again.

11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:26:56 AM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
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To: Fester Boyle

I, Cripplecreek take a special kind of pride in being the worst kind of poor in the eyes of the democrats.

I don’t care what my neighbor has and feel that he is entitled to what he’s earned. I live within my means and own my own home as a result. I have two beater pickup trucks and blame no one.

I am 100% me.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 7:36:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Fester Boyle
wankers...
13 posted on 10/01/2011 7:43:44 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Fester Boyle

I’m expected to get up by 0500 and work a 10 hour day so the government can take my earnings and bestow it on entitled, infantile communist brats.


14 posted on 10/01/2011 7:44:30 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: cripplecreek
You have two beater trucks? You selfish pig. Don't you see how life would be better for all if you're spread that extra truck around....
15 posted on 10/01/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Fester Boyle

Gee you mean that degree in Peace and Environmental Studies, Marxist Studies or Womyns Studies doesn’t guarantee a job? I am saddened deeply saddened. (heavy sarcasm)


16 posted on 10/01/2011 7:46:27 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Fester Boyle

The overarching theme of these pathetic self-pity letters is education and college loans. Most of them mention that they cannot get a job in their ‘degree’ and then proceed to tell everyone how pissed off they are because they borrowed so much money with no means to pay it back.

The reason they cannot get a job ‘in their degree’ is because their educations are worthless! Worthless trivia and invective gleaned from uber-liberal professors who are responsible for filling their heads with worthless mush. Instead of being pissed off at that 1%, they should be beating the shit our of those worthless professors who took their money.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 7:49:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Fester Boyle
I'm 65 years old. I grew up in the shadows of Bethlehem Steel and my whole family (Mom included) worked there. I worked there in the summer to put myself thru college (only one in my family to go). (BTW, the unions succeeded in putting Beth Steel out of business.) All during college I held part-time jobs, sometimes working midnight shift. I busted my ass for 43 years (so far) and hope to be able to retire by the time I am 80. In my first 30 years I worked 15 years of overtime (uncompensated) and kept my skills current on my own dime. I helped start a couple of businesses and at one time we employed almost 100 people. Gov't over-taxation and regulatory strangulation drove us under. I saw my parents driven into poverty via over-taxation to provide life-styles to welfare recipients who lived better than my parents!

You "99%-ers" need to put on your big girl panties and quit whining. You've made a lot of terrible decisions and you need to get your heads out of your a**es and realize that the progressives in gov't, education & media have conned you to prop up their power. You have been seduced and you fell for it hook, line and sinker. Now that you are paying the price for your decisions you want me to bail you out. Ain't gonna happen. The people you have chosen to follow think even less of you than I do, and yet you continue to follow them like they are the Pied Piper. If you can read you should read the story of the Pied Piper. You will note that the children (you) followed the piper and were never seen again.

18 posted on 10/01/2011 8:16:57 AM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: Gaffer

You are right. “Big Education” is deceiving, brainwashing and impovershing people. They then blame the productive in society for their ills.


19 posted on 10/01/2011 8:17:07 AM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: Fester Boyle

Wow. For the sake of your bastard child, at the very least, you need to cut your protest short and work a little harder at least trying to find a job.

Hey, you're already on Wall Street, why don't you try passing out a few resumes? LOL

20 posted on 10/01/2011 8:35:03 AM PDT by Kenton (Barack Obama - Lowering American Expectations Since 2008)
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To: taillightchaser
Notice how none of them hold the President accountable?

If Bush, or any Republican was President, every note would have his / her name prominently displayed.

We are living in the Greatest Nation on Earth, and all we have to show for it are a bunch of Whiners who get to Vote themselves money rather that working and sacrificing to ensure their future financial security. It's all someone Else’s fault, wa, wa, wa.

As my Father told me many decades ago, “nobody owes you a living”. I guess these idiots didn't get the message.

21 posted on 10/01/2011 8:53:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Kenton

Bastard child? How would you know that? She may well have been married to the dad when she got pregnant-who knows? In young people speak “single” mom or dad means single now. Single parent mom or dad is the same but means the other parent is not involved. I have a daughter that is a single parent mom now, she was most definately married when she had her son. Don’t be so quick to judge everything...there are many dads now that just bail out when things get the least tough- or get on drugs as one of my son-in-laws did.

I agree she should be looking for a job instead of protesting. She better tough up. People under 50 haven’t seen hard times since they were old enough to worry about a job, they have no idea what it means to have to struggle. I was not a parent in the Carter years but I was a young adult on my own and it was tough for me just to take care of me. I had two jobs, worked in an office in the daytime and in a bar on weekends. I had a college degree that no one wanted to hear about. I couldn’t even feel sorry for myself because both my parents survived the Depression and after hearing their stories growing up I would have been ashamed to complain.


22 posted on 10/01/2011 8:55:59 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Fester Boyle

Funny, all of them seem to have computers and cameras. Moneymaking opportunities abound!


23 posted on 10/01/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: sauropod

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24 posted on 10/01/2011 8:59:13 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Fester Boyle

Photos of people who will never amount to anything but free loaders.
If they think it’s bad now keep voting democrat and wait for stage two of their plan.


25 posted on 10/01/2011 10:21:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Fester Boyle

For the one wanting to open up a business.. pretend to be ‘green’ and ask for a loan to open up a ‘solar business’. The government will give you millions of other peoples money!


26 posted on 10/01/2011 12:06:01 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Fester Boyle

An employer with 100 jobs open could walk into the middle of this crowd and offer to hire 100 of them, and he wouldn’t get more than two. These people are not there to protest, they are there to revolt. This is the “America Fall,” according to Van Jones. That is what keeps them warm at night sleeping on the street. The thought of killing this country.


27 posted on 10/01/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Fester Boyle

28 posted on 10/01/2011 7:13:50 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Trillian

ROFL!!! Funny!!!!!


29 posted on 10/02/2011 5:30:06 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
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To: All; Fester Boyle

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=351141


30 posted on 10/02/2011 9:42:33 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
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To: johngrace

Proverbs 18:2

2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in airing an opinion.

ECCLESIASTUS/SIRACH Chapter 2
1 My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal.
2 Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disaster comes.
3 Cling to him and do not leave him, so that you may be honoured at the end of your days.
4 Whatever happens to you, accept it, and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient,
5 since gold is tested in the fire, and the chosen in the furnace of humiliation.
6 Trust him and he will uphold you, follow a straight path and hope in him.
7 You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; do not turn aside, for fear you fall.
8 You who fear the Lord, trust him, and you will not be robbed of your reward.
9 You who fear the Lord, hope for those good gifts of his, everlasting joy and mercy.
10 Look at the generations of old and see: whoever trusted in the Lord and was put to shame? Or whoever, steadfastly fearing him, was forsaken? Or whoever called to him and was ignored?
11 For the Lord is compassionate and merciful, he forgives sins and saves in the time of distress.
12 Woe to faint hearts and listless hands, and to the sinner who treads two paths.
13 Woe to the listless heart that has no faith, for such will have no protection.
14 Woe to you who have lost the strength to endure; what will you do at the Lord’s visitation?
15 Those who fear the Lord do not disdain his words, and those who love him keep his ways.
16 Those who fear the Lord do their best to please him, and those who love him will find satisfaction in the Law.
17 Those who fear the Lord keep their hearts prepared and humble themselves in his presence.
18 Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, not into any human clutches; for as his majesty is, so too is his mercy.

Romans 2:9-29

9 Trouble and distress will come to every human being who does evil — Jews first, but Greeks as well;
10 glory and honour and peace will come to everyone who does good — Jews first, but Greeks as well.

11 There is no favouritism with God.

12 All those who have sinned without the Law will perish without the Law; and those under the Law who have sinned will be judged by the Law.
13 For the ones that God will justify are not those who have heard the Law but those who have kept the Law.
14 So, when gentiles, not having the Law, still through their own innate sense behave as the Law commands, then, even though they have no Law, they are a law for themselves.
15 They can demonstrate the effect of the Law engraved on their hearts, to which their own conscience bears witness; since they are aware of various considerations, some of which accuse them, while others provide them with a defence . . . on the day when,
16 according to the gospel that I preach, God, through Jesus Christ, judges all human secrets.
17 If you can call yourself a Jew, and you really trust in the Law, and are proud of your God,
18 and know his will, and tell right from wrong because you have been taught by the Law;
19 if you are confident that you are a guide to the blind and a beacon to those in the dark,
20 that you can teach the ignorant and instruct the unlearned because the Law embodies all knowledge and all truth-
21 so then, in teaching others, do you teach yourself as well? You preach that there is to be no stealing, but do you steal?
22 You say that adultery is forbidden, but do you commit adultery? You detest the worship of objects, but do you desecrate holy things yourself?
23 If, while you are boasting of the Law, you disobey it, then you are bringing God into contempt.
24 As scripture says: It is your fault that the name of God is held in contempt among the nations.
25 Circumcision has its value if you keep the Law; but if you go on breaking the Law, you are no more circumcised than the uncircumcised.
26 And if an uncircumcised man keeps the commands of the Law, will not his uncircumcised state count as circumcision?
27 More, the man who, in his native uncircumcised state, keeps the Law, is a condemnation of you, who, by your concentration on the letter and on circumcision, actually break the Law.
28 Being a Jew is not only having the outward appearance of a Jew, and circumcision is not only a visible physical operation.
29 The real Jew is the one who is inwardly a Jew, and real circumcision is in the heart, a thing not of the letter but of the spirit. He may not be praised by any human being, but he will be praised by God.

Galatians 5:10
10 But I feel sure that, united in the Lord, you will not be led astray, and that anyone who makes trouble with you will be condemned, no matter who he is.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 2:43:49 AM PDT by jesus4life
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To: Fester Boyle

Alas,woe is me!
I’ve defaulted on my government subsidized student loans because the evil, capitalist, running, lackey-dog, overseers won’t honor my Ivy League doctoral degree in poodle grooming.

I have been reduced to scouring spitoons at the Young Republican Club as my second job. (Luckily they’re good tippers or I’d have to quit my Zumba class) Each and every morning, I rise at the crack of nine, drag myself to Starbucks for a double skinny latte, and then it’s off to the unemployment office or grocery shopping with my EBT. Swiping the card is tough because my fingers are sooo tired from polishing the brass spitoons. Even so, I put on my best Old Navy and Abercrombie protesting garb and head to the anti-Wall Street demo.

I’m hoping that, if I can get pepper-sprayed, I’ll be eligible for disability. They turned down my spitoon driven carpal tunnel claim, aka “polisher’s pinky”.

I am the .00099%!


32 posted on 10/03/2011 3:25:49 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Fester Boyle

I heard one woman whining about most of the wealth being held by a few people. Well, most folks come from families. Most of the adults in families hold most of the wealth in families, so it’s pretty much got to be expected that most of the wealth is controlled from the lowest levels of society by a relative small number of people.


33 posted on 10/03/2011 3:34:51 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: All; Fester Boyle
I know this is a couple of days old post but for all you Protesters:

The Pity Train has derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On,

and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get Over It.

Any complaints can be forwarded to 1-800-Waa- Waaa .

This is Dr. Sniffle Reporting LIVE from Quitchur Bitchin'.

If you like this, repost it.

If you don't...suck it up cupcake, life doesn't revolve around YOU!

ROFL!!!!!

34 posted on 10/03/2011 11:52:57 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
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