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The Occupied Amendment.... (not sure if serious)

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by LastOneStanding, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. http://www.theoccupiedamendment.org/

    What do you guys think?
    More info about this amendment is under the cut
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  2. Anonymous Member

  3. Anonymous Member

    2/3 of the state legislatures?
    lol
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  4. hey man.. we were sure the SOPA bill in all its ridiculousness wasn't going to pass and it did, what makes you think this will fare any better? just sayin'
  5. rof Member

    My cock will make all the difference.

    It does that.
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  6. Anonymous Member

    Constitutional Amendment
    vs
    US law

    or are you really that clueless?
  7. Anonymous Member

    Term Limits.

    That is all.

    No need for Lobbyists to waste time trying to get into Senator's pockets if at most a single person can serve 2 terms. They would have to start over to often for it to be profitable.
  8. Durandarte Member

    This.

    And the people behind the corporations have rights. The Occupy movement is de-humanizing people just because they have money.
  9. Anonymous Member

    The people behind the corporations can do what they want, as people.
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  10. Anonymous Member

    We are demanding fair representation in a democratic society. One look at citizens united and it should be apparent that corporations are de-humanizing us because they have money. We are not de-humanizing rich people, we are de-humanizing rich organizations that think are people.
  11. Glenn Beck Member

    Citizens United is something more than citizens unionizing?
  12. Anonymous Member

    Corporations are not faceless entities. They have people with rights too you know.
  13. xenubarb Member

    And the 1% does that to us because we don't.
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  14. Anonymous Member

    Sure, but I'm not sure I see your point. Organization made up of individuals with rights via employment =/= individuals with rights. People within a corporation have the right to have their voice heard as individuals. They do not however have the right to spend ungodly amounts of money to make their that only their voice is heard on a particular issue. The demand of fair representation through regulation of campaign contributions in no way infringes on the rights of individuals within corporations.

    When a wealthy elite holds the pocketbooks and representation of our political system we, by definition, no longer live in a democracy, we live in what is called a plutocracy.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plutocracy
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  15. Anonymous Member

    more like a bribocracy
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  16. demarquis Member

    I am going to copy extensively from this place: http://www.occupytogether.org/discuss/#/discussion/comment/7587

    Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed an amendment to the Constitution intended to overturn corporate personhood. It's not clear to me how the Occupy Amendment and the one proposed by Sanders are related, if they are.

    The story is here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/08/sen-sanders-files-amendment-to-end-corporate-personhood/

    A petition you can sign is here: http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6c

    However, I actually like this one by Senators Udall and Bennet better: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/...pose-bill-to-overturn-citizens-united-ruling/

    Things may be breaking loose... maybe...
  17. Major Boyle Member

    This is more typical communist dreck. Under common law, a corporation is a moral person. It has the same property right,s speech rights, religious rights that US citizens have but it does not have the ability to vote. Corporations could not function without being moral persons.
    Why is it that union special interests or eco-crazy special interests are good, but corporate special interests are bad? The answer is that the Marxists want to destroy capitalism. Seriously, how could anyone think destroying wealth is going to produce prosperity?

    Anonymous has been coopted by the commies. Tell me, what does the Occupy movement have anything to do with the Internet? What's next, Anonymous becoming a political party? For a group that likes to say NYPA, I'd say Anonymous has become the bum boy of the professional left.

    I'm sure the public will support Anonymous' cyber terrorism and theft of people's money. Governments will postiviely love us.
    Now you're going to get raeped as they pass more and more restrictions on the internet and anonymity because some dumbasses do not understand you can't tug on Superman's cape, etc.
  18. xenubarb Member

  19. Yes, we're all Marxists trying to destroy Capitalism because we want these rich corporations that DON'T PAY ANY TAXES AND MAKE WAY TOO MUCH MONEY OFF HONEST HARDWORKING PEOPLE to pay their fair share. We also need to close some loopholes but getting them to pay taxes and abide by laws like everyone else just might be a good start.
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  20. Major Boyle Member

    Corporations don't pay any taxes? ORLY? See:http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/news/1004/gallery.top_5_tax_bills/jump.html

    Apparently, you think workers should all work for the government, since you hate working for corporations so much. Or aqree you expecting everyone to be self employed?

    Want to abide by laws? Okay, how about enforcing the 5th amendment: "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law". Plenty of court cases have made due process mean equal treatment, so progressive taxes are unconstitutional. The constitution doesn't talk about fairness, it talks about EQUALITY.

    How about enforcing No Taxation Without Representation? You know, the reason the US exists today? Last time I looked, corporations didn't have the vote.

    Socialism is dying. You've run out of things and people to tax. It's going to be hilarious watching the OWS crowd having to learn to fend for themselves.

    Face it. The Occupy movement is the equivalent of spraying some more perfume on a lump of shit to try and convince the gullible public to buy into it.
  21. Everyone hates working for corporations. The OWS crowd have been fending for themselves and are getting tired of losing when the game is rigged against them. Its time for real change, I only hope I see it in my lifetime.
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  22. Major Boyle Member

    The OWS crowd are living off the largesse of the taxpayers. How could they take off for months from their jobs, unless they had no jobs or were being paid to protest?

    The only change you will see is an end to the welfare state because it's not possible to pay for all the entitlements. Take a look at what's happening in Europe. Eventually, there will be no more money for bailouts or handouts and then the music stops. Ooops.
  23. Anonymous Member

    Dox?
    Most government money has strings attached. You can't just pop off to a tent and keep getting checks. If you're collecting unemployment (which you paid into previosly), you have to show that you were looking for work.
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  24. Major Boyle Member

    So again, where do they get the money to live? How do they get time off from their jobs? Unless they have an employer that likes to have his work force run off for months at a time, they HAVE to be unemployed. Or, someone (like Soros) is paying for them to protest.
  25. Anonymous Member

    Wow, the Occupy bickerfest is the lamest thing to appear at WWP ever. It seems Occupy only need some FOX news coverage to get the feeble-minded fired up. Authors, IT professionals, business owners, and those in the Education field are just a few who have unconventional work schedules. You should have heard of telecommuting before. People collecting Unemployment Insurance have to be actively seeking work, and the money that they collect is from a fund they have paid in to. They also have to go home to get their mail. So, these people you have apparently been monitoring, who spend a month at a time in a single location, are more probably financially independent hippies, who have communist servants bring them their food, water, laundry, and solar iPhone chargers.

    Sorry about the derail LOS.
  26. Anonymous Member

    In an Occupy camp, what are their expenses?
    You don't have a breakdown of full-time vs. part-time occupiers. Some of the full-time could have been union supported.

    OWS had sizable donations for food and stuff, you might look there.
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  27. yep, all that tax payer money for unemployment? Do you work a job Major Boyle? Look at your pay stub and notice the money being taken out. Are you part of a union? Then you pay union dues. Guess who's paying for your unemployment....you are dumbass.
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  28. naveman Member

    banks are what happend to Europe and neo- liberal economics http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/South_America/Disasters_Neolib_Argen.html http://www.globalissues.org/article/39/a-primer-on-neoliberalism and corps. are not people bad laws can be changed http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/history_corporations_us.html http://www.ratical.org/corporations/SCvSPR1886.html And this is what I think about all of this http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...sing-thatchers-funeral-fitting-tribute-legacy
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