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Mark Steyn: Corporate Collaborators - Standing with the 99% means supporting the destruction...
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 5, 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 11/05/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT by neverdem

Edited on 11/05/2011 6:42:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A man who witnessed the Whole Foods attack, but asked not to be identified, said he was in the store buying an organic orange when the crowd arrived.

There’s an epitaph for the republic if ever I heard one.

No, it wasn’t. It was municipal policy. In fairness to the miserable David Lannon, Whole Foods was in damage-control mode. Men’s Wearhouse in Oakland had no such excuse. In solidarity with the masses, they printed up a huge poster declaring “We stand with the 99%” and announcing they’d be closed that day. In return, they got their windows smashed.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marksteyn; occupyoakland; ows

1 posted on 11/05/2011 6:24:53 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 11/05/2011 6:29:48 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

“I’m a proud member of the 1 percent”

I’d advise to resist the temptation to say that.

Instead, point out that if any % applies it is 47%. The 47% who don’t pay income taxes.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 6:37:55 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: neverdem

He’s absolutely right.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 6:38:28 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: neverdem
faute de mieux

Now there's a phrase that encapsulates the Republican presidential field!!!

5 posted on 11/05/2011 6:42:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 6:43:00 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: neverdem

Not a fan of lawsuits but anyone injured by the Occupy types should sue Oakland city council et al for allowing, even promoting the violence.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 6:56:17 PM PDT by relictele
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To: neverdem
Mark Steyn understands the zeitgeist better than anyone else I know.
9 posted on 11/05/2011 6:58:14 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Please be careful to remember also, that not all people in the lowest income brackets are liberals. Please also remember that not all of them WANT to be there... I don’t ever want to run the risk of being confused as a socialist just because I may not be as wealthy as someone else. It’s not as though ANYONE pays no taxes at all. Perhaps not income tax, but plenty of other taxes.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 7:05:48 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: neverdem

OWS is nothing more thsn s brownshirts shake down of corporate America to fund the Obama campaign.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 7:13:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: LibertyRocks

Most of the 1% are Democrats as is most of Wall Street


12 posted on 11/05/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: LibertyRocks

Please be careful to remember also, that not all people in the lowest income brackets are liberals. Please also remember that not all of them WANT to be there... I don’t ever want to run the risk of being confused as a socialist just because I may not be as wealthy as someone else. It’s not as though ANYONE pays no taxes at all. Perhaps not income tax, but plenty of other taxes.


Right on!


13 posted on 11/05/2011 7:19:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: neverdem
At heart, Oakland’s occupiers and worthless political class want more of the same fix that has made America the Brokest Nation in History: They expect to live as beneficiaries of a prosperous Western society without making any contribution to the productivity necessary to sustain it.

They "occupied" the Plaza in St Augustine today. Many of them seemed to be Northeast retirees, mostly former civil service employees or from the quasi-academic professions, who attend the local Unitarian church (or whatever the Unitarians call their gatherings). Sadly, we can't even blame it on the young.

Anarchists and retired teachers for statism.

14 posted on 11/05/2011 8:38:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: neverdem

One business untouched by the maggots in Oakland was a true Conservative one. When the mob got to the front door of an office building in the area, they were met by the owner with a shotgun in his hand. The mob moved on.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 9:10:34 PM PDT by gusty
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To: livius

I once knew a Unitarian missionary.

He would knock on people’s doors, but he didn’t know why.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 9:12:06 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: neverdem

17 posted on 11/05/2011 9:40:10 PM PDT by Space Patrol Hoppa
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To: NonValueAdded

D’accord.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 9:40:15 PM PDT by Space Patrol Hoppa
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To: NonValueAdded
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19 posted on 11/05/2011 10:09:07 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: JLS

Add me please. Long a Steyn fan.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 11:18:43 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: neverdem; JLS

Bump for the morning crowd...


21 posted on 11/06/2011 3:01:05 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: neverdem
Corporatism IS Collectivism IS Communism


22 posted on 11/06/2011 3:31:57 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: neverdem
7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; 9 not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example. 10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. .... II Thessalonians 3: 7-12
23 posted on 11/06/2011 5:25:31 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: JLS; neverdem; All

“The government class enthusiastically backing the breakdown of civil order is making common cause with the leisured varsity class, the thuggish union class, and the criminal class in order to stick it to what’s left of the beleaguered productive class.”

And here I thought *I* was the only one who was seeing that! Thanks, Mark! Now I know for certain I’m not crazier than normal, LOL! :)


24 posted on 11/06/2011 6:39:52 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: LibertyRocks

Are you not paying income tax?


25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:31:40 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: FreedomPoster

The only time anyone heard the Lord’s name mentioned at the Unitarian church was when the janitor fell down the stairs.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 10:06:38 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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