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UMass students rally at student union as part of OWS movement; profs urge change to socialism
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Posted on 10/16/2011 3:59:43 PM PDT by matt04

More than 200 students gathered outside the University of Massachusetts Student Union to continue their call for economic justice as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which enters its 26th day.

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Student after student on Wednesday told stories of parents losing jobs and health care, or of having mounting student debt caused by what they say is Wall Street greed. Some bore signs reading “1 percent stop bogarting your stash.”

There were chants of “one solution, revolution,” and a call to spread the word about Occupy UMass so there would be enough students and others to occupy a UMass building – likely the Whitmore Administration Building. Two economics professors spoke about the need for economic change.

“We need to change the system,” said assistant professor Deepankar Basu “if we want to get rid of the problem.” He said capitalism “creates inequalities… it leads to imperialism and war.”

Professor David Kotz said there is more than enough money for all to live comfortably. He said, for example, if the military budget was reduced to its late 2000 level, $23.9 million would be available – enough money to pay the cost of a UMass education at the in-state rate for 19 million students.

With a change in the economy ‘there would be a decent lifestyle for everyone in this country,” he said. “No rich person is getting richer by creating jobs.” He said the way to equity and jobs for all those who want and are able to take one is a systemic change to socialism.

“Capitalism has had its days and it’s failing to meet the needs of the majority,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: amherst; occupywallst; ows; umass
With help from liberal professors, they managed to get 200 students, out of approx. 27K.

And where did these idiotic professors get their Economics degrees?

1 posted on 10/16/2011 3:59:50 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Is economics one of the humanities?


2 posted on 10/16/2011 4:00:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: matt04

for example, if the military budget was reduced to its late 2000 level, $23.9 million would be available – enough money to pay the cost of a UMass education at the in-state rate for 19 million students.

But wouldn’t 19 million students lead to over crowding,
and think of the parking problem!


3 posted on 10/16/2011 4:02:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Hearing these kids talk about how their parents are out of
work and suffering, did it occur to them to maybe drop
out of college and get a job and HELP THEM???


4 posted on 10/16/2011 4:04:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: matt04

Economic Justice would have professors making minimum wage.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 4:04:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: matt04

Maybe you can give the commies from your home state a few kind words MITT!


6 posted on 10/16/2011 4:04:46 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: matt04
Ha...A-holes.

At my college the socialists have been trying to rile people up to occupy. So far they've been ignored. I had the privilege of scraping some of their rotten flyers off the walls.

7 posted on 10/16/2011 4:05:51 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: matt04

This OWS schieit is getting way too much ink. I mean electrons.


8 posted on 10/16/2011 4:06:05 PM PDT by Blado (Herminate Bambi with Extreme Prejudice! Beat Bambi with a Cain! Yes, We Cain!)
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To: tet68

Much less than the 527 million Endowment UMass has.


9 posted on 10/16/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
With a change in the economy ‘there would be a decent lifestyle for everyone in this country,” he said. “No rich person is getting richer by creating jobs.” He said the way to equity and jobs for all those who want and are able to take one is a systemic change to socialism.

And we will have nothing to envy... (the slogan of North Korea)

Wonder when they start debating on how many people will need to be liquidated...

10 posted on 10/16/2011 4:08:43 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: matt04

Probably got their “Degrees” from.... UMASS. Doesn’t have the brains to realize that a once famous country tried exactly what they preach. Do they know how it turned out?
I doubt it.
The Communists mottoed a revolution on merely three sylables....” BREAD...LAND...PEACE”
The UMASS students have 2 mottoes, each with 8 syllables.
a. GIMME GIMME———GIMME GIMME
b. I WANT I WANT-——I WANT I WANT


11 posted on 10/16/2011 4:11:00 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: matt04

I am all in favor of socialism in Massachusetts. All socialists should move to Massachusetts to take advantage of its “enlightened” policies.


12 posted on 10/16/2011 4:12:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: matt04

Bet there’s no tenure in commie countries. Why don’t they just move to Cuba and see how they like it?


13 posted on 10/16/2011 4:12:57 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: matt04
“one solution, revolution,”

Bring it on chump!

14 posted on 10/16/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: matt04

It sounds like they came from India.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: matt04

Sounds to me like assistant professor Deepankar Basu needs to give 2/3 of his salary to the poor students. That may equalize things a bit and he’d get to practice a little socialism.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 4:21:13 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Economics is classified as a "social science," the weakest category of studies daring to claim the title of a science, and which is fatally contaminated by politics.
17 posted on 10/16/2011 4:24:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

But does any tomfool in the humanities get to pontificate on economics? Without even a math degree?


18 posted on 10/16/2011 4:26:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s time for a redneck revolution


19 posted on 10/16/2011 4:27:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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20 posted on 10/16/2011 4:30:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: matt04

“told stories of parents losing jobs and health care, or of having mounting student debt caused by what they say is Wall Street greed.”

The problem is Obamanomics. Anyone see any anti-Obama signs in these protests? No. What a farce.


21 posted on 10/16/2011 4:33:26 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Fast & Furious: Holder gone by the end of the year.)
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To: matt04
From the nazi list of demands in the 1920s

We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.

The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand: … an end to the power of the financial interests.

We demand profit sharing in big business.

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

We demand … the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of national, state, and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education …

We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents…

The government must undertake the improvement of public health – by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor … by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.

We combat the … materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of the common good before the individual good.


Sound familiar kiddies?
22 posted on 10/16/2011 4:34:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: Brilliant

Socialists are like locusts. They use up the resources and move on. I’ve heard many Mass. people are already destroying New Hampshire now.


23 posted on 10/16/2011 4:35:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: matt04

Any professor advocating the end of capitalism should be fired and deported if not a citizen.


24 posted on 10/16/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT by Hacklehead (The purpose of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: EEGator

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”..
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A....

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that.


25 posted on 10/16/2011 4:51:15 PM PDT by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: tet68
Tuition costs $1.25 per student?.

I think the professor has been smoking grass.

26 posted on 10/16/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Brilliant

“I am all in favor of socialism in Massachusetts.”

This nation is NO LONGER capitalism.

Public schools are SOCIALISM.
SS is SOCIALISM.
Welfare is SOCIALISM.
Taxes are progressive, that’s SOCIALISM.

Fiat currency supports, wait for it, SOCIALISM.

The truth is that SOCIALISM is what needs to be GONE.

And that includes the BAILOUTS FOR BANKS,
CRONY SOCIALISM AT ITS WORST.


27 posted on 10/16/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: matt04; tet68; All
 
      $ 23,900,000 [anti-war savings]
      -------------------------------  =  1895 students
      $12,612 [in state tuition]  

28 posted on 10/16/2011 5:13:36 PM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: matt04
He said capitalism “creates inequalities… it leads to imperialism and war.”

Totally dude! 'Cuz like socialist countries never have rich dudes and war and stuff.

29 posted on 10/16/2011 5:40:46 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: matt04

Harvard.


30 posted on 10/16/2011 5:44:11 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: matt04
Student after student on Wednesday told stories of parents losing jobs and health care, or of having mounting student debt caused by what they say is Wall Street greed.

Keep protesting jackasses you will have $100,000 in student debt, a useless BA degree in revolution studies and your picture and name on someones facebook page to keep you unemployable for all but the most menial jobs.

31 posted on 10/16/2011 5:52:36 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2banana
Wonder when they start debating on how many people will need to be liquidated....

Larry Grathwohl, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated The Weather Underground, claimed that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States government. In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that:
"The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the revolution succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order."

32 posted on 10/16/2011 6:00:10 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: Brilliant

Oh please.... Don’t do that to us! We have many, many little towns all around Mass that are full of conservatives. Problem is, all the big cities pull in illegals and dead people to vote for these morons. We are out numbered!

Not all Mass are liberal idiots! Check out a map sometime when voting occurs.... Most of the towns go red except all the larger cities/slums with tooooo many people in them.


33 posted on 10/16/2011 6:01:52 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

Agreed. I have friends and relatives in Western MA and most are at least conservative by MA standards. The People’s Republic of Cambridge can have them.


34 posted on 10/16/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I’m willing to bet the great majority of economics professors in this country are of the extreme left-wing variety. My step-daughter had an econ prof in her college who awarded a special prize to anyone who could “disprove” the Laffer Curve theory. My step-daughter won the prize. I had a difficult time controlling my laughter when my wife told me how her daughter had won the prize by “disproving” the Laffer Curve theory.


35 posted on 10/16/2011 7:22:24 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bgl.


36 posted on 10/16/2011 7:30:10 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: cripplecreek

How ironic that someday soon germany may have to go to war with the US to defeat the new nazi’s - ozero and his goons.


37 posted on 10/16/2011 7:36:13 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: matt04
...enough money to pay the cost of a UMass education...why should a UMass education cost anything? - since the protesters are so anxious to see "corporate greed" ended, it seems the best place to start would be institutions of higher education which make unconscionable profits and should be required to open their doors for anyone who wants an education - for free......
38 posted on 10/16/2011 8:59:35 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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