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    The following is something I would hope & want to result in violent protests in the United States.

    "Bailing out our banking system again"

    This "would be" something no AMerican should ever again accept. I did everything I could to persuade my federal representatives from doing it the first time (along with thousands of others), but to no avail.

    They have told us "we have to do this..." and they'll tell us that again. I truly hope there are millions of Americans who like me would "take to the streets" if this were to ocurr again.

    Not one dime of our tax dollars should ever bail out our banks again. When I saw our "Bailout" money go toward paying bonuses, I felt betrayed by my own gov't and I'll do everything I can never to allow that to happen again...EVERYTHING!

    I hope there are more of you out there.

    P.S. What spurred me to post this is that I've heard/read some speculate that more bailouts may be required in a few short years.
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    Let's start with regular protests.
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    Been listening to Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck again, PR?

    Is there some reason we need to bypass peaceful demonstration and go right to violent protest?

    What kind of violence would you like to see? Would ordinary rock throwing work for you or are you kinda hoping for a full-auto type revolution?
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    we are loafs.

    we rolled over on our constitutional rights after 9-11
    we rolled over on bailouts in 2008
    we rolled over on wasteful spending for the last 30 years
    we rolled over on wage inequality
    we rolled over as our educational system hit the $#!tter
    we rolled over as they export labor overseas


    we are so full of $#!t as americans it is rediculous. We are robbed bind, and come back for more each and every time.



    The only time we get protests these days is over healthcare. YEAH thats right, american people get upset at other people seeing the doctor.


    BTW...new 'TEEN Mom' on MTV tonight, set your DVRs!
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    Without regard to your call to violence, my understanding is you regard a bailout as unacceptable (and my assumption is that means any bailout on the taxpayer's dime.)

    I assume that we also want to avoid corporate welfare, which allows the government to prop up the giants of finance and industry via favorable business conditions (in which corporations typically pay no taxes, yet have "free speech" rights come election time?)

    Do you in fact favor proactive legislation requiring banks to b responsible for insuring, as an in industry, against catastrophic risk management policies (or lack thereof?) In other words, since cascading bank collapses are not acceptable, you favor much tighter government regulation?

    Or you just want to say that you want to kill somebody?
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    Violent Riots Get Results
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    Right....they certainly fixed Newark and Detroit in '67, didn't they?
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    What were they rioting over---:confused:
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    I'm all for passing laws that prevent the banks from doing what caused this recession; but I don't see the sense in letting the entire economy fritter away to nothing on some silly principle. When both sides of the isle agree that drastic actions need to be taken to prevent an economic armageddon, you do what you have to do.
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    The kind where no one gets hurt Mrs PFiVA!

    How about "verbally-violent" then?

    I honestly can't recall the last time I listened to Bachmann or Beck, but if you're curious, here's my source of information.

    Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis Amid `Upbeat' Davos - Bloomberg

    Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis Amid `Upbeat' Davos

    "“The fundamentals haven’t been addressed at all,” Wilkinson, a London-based partner at consulting firm Oliver Wyman, said in an interview at the Hotel Morosani Schweizerhof. “The things that caused the previous crisis -- loose monetary policy and trade imbalances -- they’re actually bigger now than they were then.”

    Wilkinson’s report, titled “The Financial Crisis of 2015: An Avoidable History,” isn’t so sanguine. The 24-page study describes how banks, unwilling to accept the lower returns on equity, or ROEs, that result from higher capital requirements, may fuel a new bubble by chasing high returns in commodities or emerging markets. Regulators, by focusing their restraints on banks, may drive risk-taking into unregulated funds that also pose danger to the system."


    So if Beck and Bachmann have been saying that the first bailout was the biggest RAPING of America's middle-class, then I agree with them mainly because that would be correct.
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    but that is excuseable exactly....

    ONE TIME

    Not ever again sdaniels can the middle class hand over 100's of billions only to have some of it used to pay executives bonuses and ward off the collapse of bank stock. We can survive and we will survive, but we can't let wealth be transferred from the middle class to our wealthiest citizens. To me, that truly would be worthy of violent revolt...and if it happens again, I do hope we have just that...just saying

    There is no excuse for it to happen again and I really don't care if "THEY" say our economy will tank if we don't bail them out AGAIN.
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    Is it capitalism if we continue to prop up failure?


    will you revolt, will any of us?
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    lol...nice touch on the last line!

    As you know, I've favored regulation here on this board. But I've been reading about how regulation actually caused this recession...Yes, it was POOR regulation, but still regulation that allowed for this PFiVA.

    I do agree with your proposition that banks insure themselves...why hasen't anyone ever asked why they haven't up til now?
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    Revolt has to be specific, organized and well planned in a country this large. We can't all just march with sticks and stones without a cause or goal.

    One thing is certain though....

    "The Revolution WILL be Televised"!! :D

    How about this then....if it is announced that our banking system will again be bailed out, let's head to Washington and not leave until they change their minds
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    So you're saying yesterday afternoon was a waste for me?

    maybe that's why people were giving me funny looks...
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    I think you'd be a great protester Chico!
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    The Revolution SHOULD be Pay Per View! might as well make some money while we are at it
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    Nice to have one of this country's finest chiming in on this!:americaflag:

    Think you could get an old F-16?
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    I'm in 100%.

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