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Ron Paul Supports Occupy Wall Street
Free Keene ^ | November 21, 2011 | "Ian"

Posted on 11/21/2011 11:41:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Paul spoke tonight at Keene State College, and as is being reported nationally, was “mic checked” by Occupy Keeneat the end of his speech. The occupiers said:

“We are the 99%! We will be heard! There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free, there are protesters in jail…There’s something wrong with this system. We are the 99%! We will be heard!”

He handled it graciously by smiling throughout and then by asking them if they feel better. He was also sure to point out his agreement with the Occupy Wall St. movement, saying,

“I’m very much involved with the 99. I’ve been condemning the 1%…the people on Wall street got the bailouts and you guys got stuck with the bill and I think that’s where the problem is.”

Here’s video of the Mic Check and Ron’s response, courtesy of Nick Ryder:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


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Surprising no one.
1 posted on 11/21/2011 11:41:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Figures. Sheesh.

PS I am for Cain.

2 posted on 11/21/2011 11:43:59 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (BASHING a Conservative candidate? Practice full disclosure via tagline w/your own preference)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama
Surprising no one indeed.


3 posted on 11/21/2011 11:47:32 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


4 posted on 11/21/2011 11:54:43 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clean-ups at “Occupy Wall Street” sites prove the movement is full of crap. So is Paul.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 12:20:43 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am in no way supporting Paul or OWS. However, in his statement...

“...the people on Wall street got the bailouts and you guys got stuck with the bill and I think that’s where the problem is.”

I am in total agreement with him, and the OWS, as misguided as most of them are.

Just look at Corzine and the folks profiled in “Throw Them All Out.” These people should be in jail! But, they aren’t.

It’s frustrating...


6 posted on 11/22/2011 12:31:49 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: dixiechick2000

OWS supports Obama. They are Obama2012 brownshirts.

Why blame corporations for bailouts? Blame the government for bailing them out.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 12:36:46 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would have taken a true act of courage on the part of Ron Paul to have said “say, did y’all hear what Newt had to say the other day? He told you to get a bath, and go find a job!”

Now THAT would have been interesting.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 12:36:48 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no problem with folks I don’t care for running for president, but Ron Paul is a democrat’s dream. He will run third party and siphon off enough votes in districts to help Obama.

If Paul were the true expert of history he pretends to be he would know that while it’s nice and ‘democratic’ to talk about choice and such, in reality all political parties today can be put on one of two sides. Look at Italy if you want to see what ‘choice’ means in terms of elections.

So Paul can do his thing which strokes his ego, going around talking about 9/11 and OWS, and then he will keep going long after he should have parked this silly, self-serving dream of his, and will help Obama get re-elected. His fans will say “Don’t blame us,” but I will.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 12:46:39 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: GeronL

When I see Corzine getting a $12M payout on his way out the door, and they can’t find $1.2B...I tend to blame the corp, too.

I’ve been around long enough, and have seen so much corruption in big business, to know that things aren’t kosher there, either.

This corruption goes both ways. Sarah Palin was right to call out Crony Capitalism for what it is...corrupt collusion between big business and the government.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 12:47:06 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Bump dat!

GOOD post!


11 posted on 11/22/2011 12:48:36 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: dixiechick2000

My understanding is that Corzine did not get that $12mm severance.
Now, the $1.2 billion? Still trying to find that


12 posted on 11/22/2011 1:13:23 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are you supporting Wall Street bankers who got billions of bailouts? Who put their losses on the taxpayer and kept big bonuses?
You must support that, evidently. The OWS crowd is against that.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 1:16:57 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: cowtowney; darkwing104; Old Sarge; hellinahandcart; traviskicks; ExTexasRedhead; archy; ...
"Are you supporting Wall Street bankers who got billions of bailouts? Who put their losses on the taxpayer and kept big bonuses?
You must support that, evidently. The OWS crowd is against that."

The "Occupy Wall Street" filth is about 97% communists, anarchists, anti-capitalists, Fabian socialists, anti-semites, peacecreeps, 9/11 truthers, Muslims/sympathizers, Black Panthers, radical homosexuals and that type. Do you support that?

14 posted on 11/22/2011 1:32:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Occupy Wall Street crowd is probably only about 70% to 80% as you described it. The rest are idealistic young libertarians of various big “L” and little “L” libertarian philosophies.

There are almost no 9/11 Truthers in that park.

Peter Schiff headed down to Zuccotti Park and found out a good number of the young folk there are free market capitalists, many with libertarian leanings:

18 minute interview paid for by Reason Magazine of Schiff interviewing and debates at Zuccotti Park:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGL-Ex1CD1c


15 posted on 11/22/2011 1:42:27 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander


16 posted on 11/22/2011 1:55:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Appeasement Paul supports those who support him. It is only the the OWS and blame America crowds who support him, so he only supports them.
17 posted on 11/22/2011 3:29:44 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: mkjessup
It would have taken a true act of courage on the part of Ron Paul to have said “say, did y’all hear what Newt had to say the other day? He told you to get a bath, and go find a job!”

I do not think anybody has EVER accused Ron Paul of having courage. His answer to any conflict is to appease.
18 posted on 11/22/2011 3:35:03 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The "Occupy Wall Street" filth is about 97% communists, anarchists, anti-capitalists, Fabian socialists, anti-semites, peacecreeps, 9/11 truthers, Muslims/sympathizers, Black Panthers, radical homosexuals and that type.

You mean the Paulbots don't you?
19 posted on 11/22/2011 3:37:29 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: rideharddiefast
From Occupy San Francisco:

Occupy San Francisco Oct 16 2011

Flyer handed out at Occupy San Francisco:

flyer passed out at Occupy San Francisco Oct 16 2011

20 posted on 11/22/2011 3:38:40 AM PST by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: zipper

Who is John Galt?


21 posted on 11/22/2011 3:41:04 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul tends to mention the Tea Party and Occupy crowd in the same breath, and treat us as equals. There couldn’t be more difference between the two, but Paul doesn’t see anything except the protest.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 3:43:18 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can you just imagine the puerile mutants in that audience???????? Holy crap!


23 posted on 11/22/2011 4:03:44 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Paul is a dolt.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 4:14:33 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: JerseyHighlander

It’s much easier to paint the whole OWS movement as all communists and left wing nut jobs. Otherwise, we have to think a little.

Several posters don’t like Ron Paul. Their answer is to broad brush everything.

If you listen to the Schiff interviews, you learn that there are:

1. those who are against government involvement in college education funding because it has left us with a ruined college costs
2. Those who think it was government that ruined the housing market
3. Those who think bailing out banks while they pay themselves bonuses is not a good idea


25 posted on 11/22/2011 5:08:25 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Paul supports OWS because Ron Paul is a NUT! Just like most of them are.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 5:45:20 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; flat; unkus; gonzo; libertyhoundusnr; mazda77; 70th Division; JLAGRAYFOX; ...

In my opinion, the useful idiot filth in the OWS movement wouldn’t last long in any of the Muslim countries. They would be first on their not-wanted list and targeted by the fanatics for removal in any of those countries. If these vermin could read and comprehend history, they would know that they’re being used and quite expendable to any dictator including the mentally-challenged Liberals today and this Regime.

OWS aka Obama’s Army put the real face on Liberalism in the USA today.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 8:17:20 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: dixiechick2000
I am in total agreement with him, and the OWS, as misguided as most of them are.

OWS has correctly identified the villains. The aims of their leadership may be suspect, but they have plenty of rank-and-file members who would be right at home in the Tea Party, once they gain a little non-MSM clarification about what the Tea Party really is.

Dismissing them as nothing but a group of smelly anarchist hippies is a profound mistake that is going to haunt a lot of Republican politicians, who will end up taking the blame for the Corzines of the world long before Obama ever will.

28 posted on 11/22/2011 8:22:09 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Watched a video out of Syria last night showing how they deal with protestors. Was not pretty.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 9:50:09 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Occupier folks should be supporting Ron Paul....not the other way around.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 9:59:51 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: cowtowney

You’re right, I don’t like Rep. Ron Paul. But that’s not why I said what I did about OWS. The “Occupy” movement is a construct of ACORN, adbusters, the unions, the Obama people, Soros and International ANSWER. Astroturf, rather than grassroots.


31 posted on 11/22/2011 12:21:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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32 posted on 11/22/2011 5:03:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dixiechick2000

Corrupt government invites it. They punish companies who don’t go along.

Those who don’t blame government for its own actions are OWSers.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 5:07:38 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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34 posted on 11/22/2011 8:37:59 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; 2ndDivisionVet

Case and point from my last thread.

Kudos!


35 posted on 11/22/2011 8:39:46 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: cowtowney

You might be right that Corzine didn’t receive the $12mm parachute.

Reports today seem to be saying that he made his own bets using client and corp. money to cover them, and he lost.

Interesting turn of events.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 11:30:32 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

GOOD post!

The rank and file who were the original members of OWS have legitimate claims...even those dumb students who graduated with degrees that left them with no marketable skills. They all, rightly, have a reason to be POed.

The problem is that anarchists, who have never been known for their cleanliness, the homeless, and now, apparently, in Oakland the Weather Underground have infiltrated their ranks.

It’s the ‘60s all over again.

Doncha just love that we have all of the media that we do now, instead of just the three networks?

I totally agree that dismissing OWS as a bunch of smelly hippies is a mistake, even though there are now more of them...the smelly hippies and anarchists...than those who have real grievances.

Distraction...

Do you think we will see uniforms in the streets next summer? lol

BTW, given that OWS is going to try to Occupy Black Friday, that is foolish. I would never, ever try to get in between a Black Friday shopper and his/her good deal. It will be a death match akin to getting in between Michelle and a burrito. lol


37 posted on 11/22/2011 11:43:41 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: GeronL

“Corrupt government invites it. They punish companies who don’t go along.”

The Ford Motor Company...they resisted and are doing very well.

Corrupt government is like vampires in that they have to be invited in. ;o)

Sure...there have been companies that they have strong armed. But, it’s because they wanted them out of existence, like the oil companies.

What bothers me more than anything is that this government has circumvented the law so many times WRT shareholders, who have the first claim in any bankruptcy. That doesn’t invite investing.

“Those who don’t blame government for its own actions are OWSers.”

I have watched hours of webcam footage from the OWSers. The movement has been taken over by a very large group of extreme leftist radicals. The Weather Underground is in Oakland, now.

I know this was the ultimate goal, but the original kids who were unhappy with their situation have a legitimate beef.

This is the Carter administration on steroids. Back then, college grads were happy to get jobs as hamburger flippers. Now, after the way those kids were handed a bunch of bull about having any kind of degree will give them a leg up in life, and finding out that their skills aren’t marketable...it’s pretty sad.

As one who has a daughter who graduated from PharmD school in 2007, and still owes about $80K on her student loans, I hope those loans aren’t forgiven. Paying back loans is a lesson everyone needs to learn.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 11:58:50 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Allegra; onyx
photos showing 99% of the OWS scum are commies at best!

Can't clearly remember who it was, but a great Freeper (Allegra? Onyx?) posted this a while back:

""Libertarians are insane. I am sick of their adulation for Ron Paul"

"Shhh...Do you really want to antagonize all of the libertarians?"

"What difference would it make? They don't vote the (R) ticket anyway!"

39 posted on 11/23/2011 12:03:40 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: dixiechick2000

“The Ford Motor Company...they resisted and are doing very well.”

Ford took bailout money thru their credit department

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/12/report-ford-took-federal-funds-too.html


40 posted on 11/23/2011 2:15:51 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Ron Paul is nuts!

OWS is a target rich environment.


41 posted on 11/23/2011 5:19:36 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Yehuda

Happy Thanksgiving Yehuda!

Wasn’t me.


42 posted on 11/23/2011 8:21:41 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It figures, they’re Ron Paul’s cheerleading squad....sheesh the guys close to 80 yrs. old and it shows...he’s re-living his flower child hippie days. Some know how to grow older...Paul’s stepping backwards.

“..I’m very much involved with the 99. I’ve been condemning the 1%…the people on Wall street got the bailouts and you guys got stuck with the bill and I think that’s where the problem is.”


43 posted on 11/23/2011 8:35:31 AM PST by caww
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To: onyx

Happy Tday anyway!


44 posted on 11/23/2011 12:37:17 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda
YES!U2!

:)


45 posted on 11/23/2011 12:44:01 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Placemark.


46 posted on 11/23/2011 8:29:40 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: cowtowney

From your link...

“Yesterday, the federal government released the names of companies and the amounts of loans handed out during the financial crisis of 2008 to keep loans flowing as credit dried up everywhere. A number of those companies were the lending arms of automakers.

Automotive blog Jalopnik broke down which automotive lending companies got the most help, and leading the way was Ford Credit, which borrowed $15.9 billion. GMAC, GM’s financing arm which provided auto loans beyond the GM family of vehicles, took $13.9 billion. BMW took $6.2 billion. Chrysler $4.9 billion and Toyota $4.6 billion.”

Ford CREDIT...not Ford.

“The GM and Chrysler loans were completely separate from those two companies’ government-financed bankruptcies.”

You are nothing but disingenuous.

Shame on you.


47 posted on 11/23/2011 11:34:58 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: cowtowney

I’m sorry...I need to walk that back a bit. You may not be disingenuous, just uninformed.

The credit companies are separate from the actual car companies. Because of the economic meltdown, their credit arm was in real trouble.

However, the actual car manufacturers are a different story entirely.


48 posted on 11/24/2011 12:09:42 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and, apparently, an evil Capitalist.)
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To: cowtowney
You won't be muddying the waters here...OWSers are anti-capitalist, anti-conservative leftists who want to destroy America and bring an end to our capitalist system.

Don't give us your aloof little dumbass platitudes about "having to think a little." Anybody posting as an apologist for this mishmash of assholes is no conservative.

49 posted on 11/24/2011 12:22:14 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: dixiechick2000

“Ford took bailout money thru their credit department”

Can you read?


50 posted on 11/24/2011 10:07:41 AM PST by cowtowney
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