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The Anti-Corporation Movement Around the World.

In America, we are starting to see a large citizen push-back to the wealthiest corporations and individuals in the world. On a larger scale, these types of protests and movements are popping up all over the free world. We see similar movements in Australia, Greece, and all over Europe for that matter. A recent call to arms released by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement said this:

"We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent."

Simple and profound, this statement documents the beginning of what can be described as a revolution. Class-warfare is brewing. This movement is catching steam quickly.

Questions to guide the debate:
1 - Is this the beginning to true social reform?
2 - What can this type of protest and movement achieve?
3 - Is "class-warfare" a reality or fabricated?
4 - Is this an anti-capitalism movement?
5 - What are the consequences of challenging establishments like Wall Street?

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  • Oct 6 2011: "We are getting kicked out of our homes." The homes you could not afford but signed agreements to buy anyway.

    "We are denied quality medical care." Because you cannot pay for it.

    "We are suffering from environmental pollution." Because you possess a throwaway mentality.

    We are the 99 percent and we are spoiled with an entitlement mentality.

    Here is an idea. Stop complaining and invent something. Stop begging and do something creative. Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook. You can invent the next pet rock for all I care but do something that warrants reward through value creation.

    By complaining like this, one becomes a miniature tyrant.
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      Oct 6 2011: I think you missed the point Bob.
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      Oct 7 2011: Yes we all don't get the ailments we can afford.

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