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EXERCISE IN CRITICAL THINKING ( Source cited below)

WHO STARTED OCCUPY WALL STREET? WHO IS THE FATHER OF OWS? HOW DID THIS MOVEMENT START? WHO PLANNED THIS EVENT? WHO IS PAYING FOR THE MADISON AVENUE MARKETING FIRM? THE NEWSPAPERS? THE FLYERS? WHAT ROLE DID SEIU PLAY IN THE PLANNING OF THIS EVENT? WHO IS STEPHEN LEARNER? WHO IS VAN JONES?
 WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS?
 WHO IS GEORGE SOROS?
 WHAT IS HIS RELATIONSHIP TO CAP?
IS HE A CRONY CAPITALIST?
 DOES HE PAY HIS FAIR SHARE?
 IS HE GETTING RICH OFF OF THE CORRUPT SYSTEM OF WALL STREET SPECULATION?
HOW DOES HE MAKE HIS MONEY? HE MADE $7 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR PERSONALLY THROUGH HIS HEDGE FUND AND INVESTMENTS — IS THAT OKAY? IF YES, WHY? IF NO, WHY?

ECONOMY

NAME THE TIME IN HISTORY THE GLOBAL ECONOMY COLLAPSED (AS IT IS SHAPING UP TO DO NOW) IF YOU CANNOT… PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME… WHY NOT? IF YOU WERE TO PLAN A GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE – HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE BETWEEN THE CORRUPT SYSTEM WE CURRENTLY HAVE AND THE NEW SYSTEM YET TO BE CREATED? WOULD THERE BE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES? COULD PEOPLE DIE? IF NONE, WHY? IF YES, ESTIMATE HOW MANY — AND HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY THOSE DEATHS? BY COLLAPSING THE SYSTEM (WALL STREET) AND CAUSING ECONOMIC CHAOS – HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU DIFFERENT THAN ONE OF THE CORPORATIONS YOU ARE PROTESTING?

FAIR SHARE

AGREED: PEOPLE SHOULD PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE IN TAXES. QUESTIONS--
WHAT IS THAT NUMBER? WHAT IS FAIR? IF IT’S NOT ZERO – PLEASE EXPLAIN GE (AND WHY WASN’T IMMELT ON THE RICH HOMES TOUR?) WHAT ABOUT GEORGE SOROS? RUSSELL SIMMONS? KANYE WEST?? ARE THEY WALL STREET CRIMINALS? ARE THEY NOT AN EVIL CORPORATION IN BED WITH GOV? CAN THERE BE GOOD PEOPLE IN AN EVIL CORPORATION? IF SO, HOW DO YOU JUDGE WHO IS WHO? GE PAYS NO INCOME TAX, THEIR CEO IS ON THE PRESIDENTS ECONOMIC COUNCIL – WHY DO YOU NOT PROTEST GE? DO YOU SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT OR ADMINISTRATION? EXPLAIN GREEN WEEK on NBC; IF YES IN ANY WAY…WHY? IF HE IS IN BED OR EXCUSES BEHAVIOR SO BAD THAT THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE COLLAPSED SHOULDN’T HE BE DEEMED GUILTY AS WELL? IF YES, EXPLAIN WHY. IF YES COMPARE GE GREEN WEEK ANSWER ABOVE

CAPITALISM IS DESTROYING AMERICA

ROCKEFELLER, ASTOR MELLON, AND CARNEGIE ARE KNOWN AS “ROBBER BARRONS” AND WOULD PROBABLY BE TARGETS OF OCCUPY WALL STREET. WHO BUILT THE LINCOLN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS? WHO BUILT MOMA? THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, CARNEGIE HALL,
CARNAGE MELLON UNIVERSITY, THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART? WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ROCKEFELLER CENTER AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY? DOES THIS MEAN CAPITALISM HELPED COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY? HOW DID CAPITALISM HELP COLUMBIA? DOES CAPITALISM HELP OR HURT COLUMBIA TODAY?

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

DOES YOUR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT THIS ADMINISTRATION AND ITS POLICIES? DID YOU OR THOSE YOU ARE WITH VOTE OR CAMPAIGN FOR THIS PRESIDENT IN THE PAST? ARE YOU CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM NOW? IF SO, ARE YOU BETRAYING YOUR IDEALS BY HELPING SOMEONE WHO HAS COMPROMISED ON IMPORTANT ANTI-CORRUPTION PRINCIPLES? IF HE HAS NOT DONE ALL THAT HE PROMISED TO DO AND IN FACT BETRAYED HOPE AND CHANGE WHAT STOOD IN HIS WAY? COULD YOU NAME SPECIFIC EXAMPLES? HE CLAIMS THAT HE IS NOT IN BED WITH BANKERS AND BIG CORPORATIONS. IS HE LYING? IS HE JUSTIFIED FOR NOT TELLING THE TRUTH IF IT FURTHERS YOUR OR HIS AGENDA? WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS A LEADER CAN LIE TO YOU AND IT BE JUSTIFIED?

INVESTIGATIONS/FINANCIAL

WHY HAS THIS ADMINISTRATION NOT DONE INVESTIGATIONS ON BANKS AND BANKERS? WHY HASN’T THIS ADMINISTRATION DONE INVESTIGATIONS ON THE FED? WHY HASN’T THIS ADMINISTRATION DONE INVESTIGATIONS ON FREDDIE OR FANNIE OR SALLY MAC? WHY HAS NO ONE EXCEPT BERNIE MADOFF GONE TO JAIL UNDER THIS OR THE LAST PRESIDENT? WASN’T THE HOPE WE WERE LOOKING FOR AND PROMISED SUPPOSED TO COME FROM A PRESIDENT THAT WAS DIFFERENT? THAT WAS BEYOND POLITICS? WASN’T THE CHANGE THAT AMERICA WAS LOOKING FOR AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM? WERE YOU WRONG ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT LAST TIME ELECTION? HOW ARE YOU SURE THIS TIME? DID AMERICA LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKE OF NOT DEMANDING A CLEAR DECLARATION OF WHAT HOPE AND CHANGE MEANT? SHOULD THERE HAVE BEEN A CLEAR PLAN TO ENSURE THAT THIS NEW PRESIDENT REMAINED ON COURSE TO DELIVER THE CHANGE PROMISED AND HOPED FOR OF AN END OF CORRUPTION AND CRONYISM? WHAT IS SOLYNDRA? WHAT IS LIGHT SQUARED? DO YOU THINK THOSE WHO HAVE DESIGNED THIS EVENT (COLLAPSE WALL STREET) SHOULD HAVE A CLEAR PLAN TO MAKE SURE AFTER THE COLLAPSE THEY WILL DELIVER THE CHANGE OF AN END OF CORRUPTION AND CRONYISM?
 DID IT DISCREDIT THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT THAT IT WAS SAID TO BE FUNDED, ORGANIZED AND OR CO-OPTED BY THOSE WHO HAD DIRECT TIES AND INTERESTS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?
WOULD IT TAINT OR HURT OCCUPY WALL STREET IF THAT WERE THE CASE HERE?

EQUAL JUSTICE/SOCIAL JUSTICE

CAN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL JUSTICE CO EXIST? IS EVERYONE ON WALL STREET PUNISHED FOR THE CRIMES OF THE GUILTY? IS EVERYONE ON WALL STREET GUILTY? IF NO, ARE YOUR ACTIONS TO COLLAPSE WALL STREET PUNISHING THOSE WHO ARE INNOCENT? IF YES, IS THAT EQUAL JUSTICE IN SEEING THAT YOU WOULD BE PUNISHING THE INNOCENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE? DO YOU BELIEVE IN FAIR TRAILS-- A JURY OF YOUR PEERS-- A CHANCE TO FACE YOUR ACCUSERS--GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT? SHOULD WALL STREET BANKERS A). LOSE THEIR JOBS B). HAVE ALL THEIR WEALTH TAKEN C). GO TO JAIL. IF YES, HOW LONG? DO THEY DESERVE A JUDGE AND JURY TO DECIDE, WHY? D) IF YES TO BOTH IN C, SEE EQUAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INCOMPATIBLY ABOVE. LYNCH MOBS THEN AND NOW DO YOU BELIEVE LYNCH MOBS (IN CIVIL RIGHTS ERA) ARE/WERE WRONG? IF SO, WHY? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LYNCH MOB AND WHAT YOU ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO DO NOW? (LEWIS, HOMES OF WEALTHY)

COPS

ARE COPS GOOD OR BAD? ARE THERE GOOD COPS AND BAD COPS? IF THERE ARE BOTH GOOD AND BAD POLICEMEN HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE? IF YOU WERE A COP, A GOOD ONE NOT BAD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO RIGHT NOW IN THIS SITUATION ON WALL STREET? IF YOU WALKED AWAY (AS A COP) AND ALLOWED THE CROWD FREEDOM TO DO AS IT WISHED, WOULD YOU BE A HERO OR A COWARD? WOULD DAMAGE TO PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PROPERTY BE DONE IF THE POLICE WOULD LEAVE? DOES THAT MATTER? COULD INNOCENT PEOPLE BE HURT? DOES THAT MATTER? IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR GROUP ANSWERED THERE ARE NO INNOCENT HERE — DOES THAT MATTER? IF NO, PLEASE CHECK ANSWER FOR CONSISTENCY ON LYNCH MOBS AND JURY TRIALS? DEFINE MOB RULE – IS THIS GOOD OR BAD? THERE ARE MANY PRISONERS THAT HAVE BEEN WRONGLY ACCUSED AND CONVICTED. IT HAPPENS THE WORLD OVER BUT ESPECIALLY IT SEEMS IN AMERICA. THE RECENT EXECUTION IN GA (ACCORDING TO YOU) IS MERELY ONE EXAMPLE. IN LIGHT OF THIS AND KNOWING WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY INCARCERATED? IF THE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT, HOW WILL YOU ASSESS AND FIX IT? IS IT FAIR TO LEAVE THE POSSIBLE INNOCENT BEHIND BARS WHILE THAT PROCESS IS GOING ON?

COLLEGE: Many of the signs on Occupy Wall Street complain about student loans.

WE AGREE: MANY HAVE STOLEN FROM US. NO ONE SHOULD PAY WHAT YOU ARE PAYING (HAVE PAID) FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRICE OF EDUCATION? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRICE OF THAT PRIVATE COLLEGE EDUCATION RISING 8 % JUST LAST YEAR? HOW MUCH MONEY IS IN YOUR UNIVERSITIES ENDOWMENT FUND? IS THERE NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO LOWER TUITION COSTS?

MOM & DAD

ARE YOU SINCERELY WORRIED ABOUT YOUR PARENTS AND WHAT THEY FACE AS WELL AS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR YOU? HAVE YOUR PARENTS WORKED HARD FOR THEIR HOME AND WHAT LITTLE MONEY THEY HAVE SAVED DURING THEIR LIFETIME? IF YOU SUCCEED IN COLLAPSING WALL STREET, WHO IS HURT AND WHO IS HURT THE MOST? YOUR PARENTS? YOUR FRIEND’S PARENTS? UNION PENSIONS ARE INVESTED IN WALL STREET
-- YOUR UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT.THE AVERAGE AMERICAN (401K) IS INVESTED IN WALL STREET. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LIFETIME OF WORK BY YOUR PARENTS IF YOUR ACTIONS CAUSE A COLLAPSE OF THE SYSTEM?

FOREIGN COUNTRIES

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ANY GOVERNMENT ABROAD WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE OF THE UNITED STATES THAT WOULD HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR FREEDOMS? DO YOU BELIEVE THAT US TROOPS SHOULD BE CALLED HOME? DO YOU BELIEVE TOUR TROOPS ARE BABY KILLERS OR PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO WERE EITHER MISGUIDED OR USED, OR . . .? WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE TROOPS OVERSEAS IF THERE WAS AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE? DO YOU BELIEVE IF YOU DON’T PULL THE TROOPS OUT BEFORE A COLLAPSE THERE WOULD BE A GREATER OR LESSER CHANCE OF MORE KILLING? DO YOU BELIEVE THAT FORCES ON EITHER SIDE COULD OR WOULD USE AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE AS AN EXCUSE FOR MORE KILLING? WOULD YOU HAVE PLAYED ANY ROLE IN THAT POSSIBLE KILLING BASED ON YOUR ACTIONS HERE TO COLLAPSE WALL STREET? IF NO; DO THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS? IF YES; IF THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS… DOES THAT INCLUDE THE DEATH OF INNOCENTS IF NOT WHY? IF YES, EXPLAIN WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT THAT GEORGE W BUSH, WHO ALSO THOUGHT HE WAS RIGHT.

EGYPT

HOW DID THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION TURN OUT? IS IT BETTER THAN WHAT THEY HAD? HAVE THEY ENJOYED FREE, FAIR AND DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS THAT WERE PROMISED BY AUGUST OF THIS YEAR? WHAT DATE WERE THEY ACTUALLY HELD? WHO IS CURRENTLY IN CHARGE OF EGYPT? DO YOU BELIEVE IN MILITARY RULE? WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE UNDER IT HERE? WHAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MILITARY RULE HERE AND IN EGYPT? THE MEDIA CLAIMS YOU ARE THE SAME AND ARE STRIVING FOR THE SAME IDEALS AS THE YOUTH THAT OVERTURNED THEIR OPPRESSIVE AND CORRUPT SYSTEM. IS THIS TRUE? IF YES, IF YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO LIVE UNDER MILITARY RULE WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU HAVE TO CORRECT THE INJUSTICE OF THEIR SYSTEM? IF YOU ANSWER THAT YOU DO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY. WASNT AMERICAN INSERTION INTO GLOBAL POLITICS WHAT CAUSED THE HATRED FOR THE WEST? HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE FIGHTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND NOT HELPING THOSE WHO WILL DEVELOP A REPRESSIVE REGIME?
 IS IRAN A REPRESSIVE REGIME?

POST REVOLUTION

IF THOSE WHO TAKE POWER, AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLAPSE, BETRAYED THE REVOLUTION AND THE PEOPLE BY NOT FOLLOWING THE PLAN (THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN DEVELOPED) WHAT SHOULD THE PEOPLE DO? WOULD THOSE NEW LEADERS STEP DOWN OR WOULD AN EVENT LIKE THIS NEED TO BE STAGED AGAIN TO FORCE THEM OUT? IF THEY DIDN’T VOLUNTARILY STEP DOWN WOULD YOU SEEK TO HAVE THEM ARRESTED? IS VIOLENCE AN OPTION TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF REVOLUTION? CAN YOU SOLVE VIOLENCE WITH VIOLENCE? SHOULD THE PEOPLE BE ALLOWED TO HAVE A GUN IN CASE THOSE IN CHARGE DID BETRAY THE REVOLUTION? IF YES, WHY? AND WHY DOES THIS NOT APPLY TODAY? IF NO, WHO AUTHORIZES THE USE OF FORCE AND WHAT FORCE IS ALLOWED? WHO PROTECTS THE IDEA OR YET TO BE FORMED IDEAS OF THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRACY? WHO WOULD ARREST THOSE WHO BETRAYED THE REVOLUTION IF THE SYSTEM HAS COLLAPSED AND THE COPS WERE ALL EITHER FIRED OR JAILED? ARE JAILS NEEDED? IF YES, WHO RUNS THE NEW DEMOCRATIC JAILS FORMALLY KNOWN AS THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX? ASSUMING THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE CITIZENS POLICE FORCE ENACTED TO REPLACE THE CORRUPT SYSTEM THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE, WHAT SYSTEM OF TRIAL WOULD YOU ENGAGE? CHE SAID, “WE DON’T NEED A TRIAL TO CONVICT THE GUILTY”. DO YOU AGREE? IF NO, WOULD THERE BE A JURY? WHO WOULD BE THE JUDGE? WHAT WOULD THE RULES OF EVIDENCE BE? WILL THE PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS? WHAT ARE THEY? HAVE THEY BEEN WRITTEN DOWN ANYWHERE? IF NO BECAUSE YOU WERE PLANNING ON DOING THAT AFTER THE COLLAPSE, AND THE ABOVE SCENARIO PLAYED OUT, WOULD YOU REGRET THAT DECISION? IF YES, WHAT WERE THEY BASED ON? WHERE DO MAN’S RIGHTS COME FROM? IF THEY COME FROM A COMMITTEE OR LEADERS, WHY THEN CAN’T THE LEADERS YOU NOW SAY BETRAYED THE REVOLUTION CHANGE YOUR RIGHTS AND DECLARE YOU A TRAITOR TO THE REVOLUTION? HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED IN HISTORY? IF YES, WHERE? WHAT WERE THE CONDITIONS? WHERE THERE WARNING SIGNS? DO ANY OF THOSE SIGNS EXIST NOW?

ENERGY

NOW THAT THE ECONOMY HAS COLLAPSED IN AMERICA BUT NOT SOMEHOW AFFECTED THE REST OF THE WORLD, HOW CAN WE AFFORD MIDDLE EASTERN OIL TO BUY GASOLINE? IF YOU SAY WE CANNOT AFFORD GASOLINE AND THAT IS A GOOD THING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, LET’S FOR ARGUMENT SAKE AGREE: THEN HOW DO WE FUEL TRACTORS FOR FARMING ON THE SCALE NEEDED TO FEED THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ELSE WHERE? HOW IS SAID FOOD TRUCKED TO STORES HERE IN NEW YORK IF TRUCKERS COULDN’T AFFORD FUEL? HOW DO YOUR PARENTS GET FOOD FROM THE STORE TO THEIR HOME? NOW THAT THE POLICE FORCE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A CITIZEN PATROL, ARE YOUR PARENTS SAFE WALKING THE STREETS WITH FOOD IN AN AREA AFTER THE CURRENCY HAS JUST COLLAPSED? IF ONE OF THEM WERE HURT OR KILLED DUE TO A SCENARIO LIKE THIS, WOULD YOU BE IN ANYWAY RESPONSIBLE? IF THEY WERE HURT AND COULDN’T RECEIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT IN TIME BECAUSE THE EMS COULDN’T AFFORD GAS FOR THE AMBULANCE WOULD YOU IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE? HOW WOULD THE HOSPITALS PAY DOCTORS AND EMS WITHOUT A CURRENCY? WHY WOULD DOCTORS OR NURSES BE AT WORK? TO ENSURE THEY DID GO TO WORK, WHO WOULD PROTECT AND FEED THEIR FAMILIES WHILE THEY SERVED? HOW DO THE DOCTORS AFFORD GAS TO GO TO WORK? WHAT SYSTEM OF ELECTRICITY IS RUNNING THE HOSPITALS?

CRONY CAPITALISM

DEFINE CRONY CAPITALISM. WHEN THE GOVT TOOK OVER GM, GAVE ALL THE BANKS TARP MONEY AND ALLOWED COMPANIES LIKE GE TO PAY NO TAXES WHILE MAKING BILLIONS AND SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS – IS THAT CRONY SOCIALISM, CRONY CAPITALISM OR CRONY STATISM? IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? IN ALL THREE SCENARIOS WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, THE SYSTEM OR THE CRONYISM? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO END CRONYISM? HAS YOUR APPROACH EVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE? IF YES, LIST ALL EXAMPLES OF ATTEMPTS FAILED AND SUCCESSFUL. WHY DID THEY FAIL? HOW DID THOSE THAT FAILED BEGIN? WHO LEAD THE WAY ON THOSE FAILED ATTEMPTS? HOW DID THOSE WHO BEGAN THE REVOLUTION FAIR IN THE NEW SYSTEMS? WHO IS THOMAS PAINE? WHAT WAS HIS ROLE IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION? WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? WHAT DID HE LEARN ABOUT REVOLUTIONS? HOW DID THE FRENCH REVOLUTION END? WHO TOOK POWER IN FRANCE? WAS THAT GOOD OR BAD FOR THE PEOPLE OF FRANCE? WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN AMERICA? DO YOU HAVE HOSTILE FEELINGS ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS? WHY? IF YOU ARE READING THESE IN A GROUP OF LIKE MINDED, OPEN MINDED AND EDUCATED PEOPLE — TAKE NOTE – HAVE THEY PROVOKED ANY SERIOUS DISCUSSION. IF NOT WHY? IF SO, DID YOU DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO GET THOSE IN WASHINGTON TO INVESTIGATE AND ARREST THOSE WHO WILL NOT “CHANGE” AND BEGIN TO DO BUSINESS IN A LEGAL AND NON CORRUPT WAY? WHY DIDNT THAT WORK? IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON THEM HOLDING ON TO POWER PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING: A). WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE? WILL THEY BE YOU? OR THE LEADERS YOU HAVE NOT YET CHOSEN? B). HOW WILL YOU ENSURE THAT THOSE WHO DO TAKE POWER ARE NOT CURRENTLY PART OF THE PROBLEM? C). WHO WILL FUND THE UNIVERSITIES, HEALTHCARE, K-12 EDUCATION, HOMELESS, AND POOR WHILE A NEW SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO STABILIZE THE POPULATION, REPLACE THE CORRUPT SYSTEM OF CORPORATISM, BIG MEDICINE, BIG OIL AND BIG FARMS? 
D). WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE MILITARY AND THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX?

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/10/17/questions-for-the-occupy-wall-street-crowd/

Those of us who are willing to answer these critical questions will be far more likely to have informed discussions. Let's see how we do in Lawrence!

Comments

autie 3 years, 2 months ago

Maybe if you hit that key on the left side of your keyboard right in the center. It is called "Caps lock". Then ask your questions in managable parcels instead of a shotgun approach with dozens of subjects at one time. One cannot have meaningful dialogue in this format.

Jana Rea 3 years, 2 months ago

You are probably right about the format, so I made some changes that help hopefully. thank you for your suggestion.

Cai 3 years, 2 months ago

The all caps lock thing still needs to go. Its the equivalent of shouting angrily, and doesn't foster dialog. Psychologically, it's harder to read. Visually, it's almost painful.

Finally, even if you acknowledge that you 'borrowed' a source, unless you actually credit said source AND have permission to be reprinting it, it's still plagiarism. As a 'college town' (cited from your title), you think we'd know that plagiarism is bad...?

Jana Rea 3 years, 2 months ago

thanks Cal, I am learning the hard way--in public. I appreciate your feed back and of course you are right about the caps. I revised this blog on a more recent one but i still make reference to the list as a borrowed source intended for dissemination; I thought that was sufficient. If I am not claiming it to be original, I am puzzled why it is plagiarism. Still checking it out . . .

Cai 3 years, 2 months ago

I saw the second post after this one, so you've my apologies for picking on something you'd already corrected.

It's still plagiarism because you don't say WHERE you got it from. Just that you got it from somewhere else. You have to give credit to the person that wrote it, not just acknowledge that you didn't.

Jana Rea 3 years, 2 months ago

and again I appreciate the correction in the civil manner it was given. I have learned you are correct about the need to cite the source even if I disclaim authorship which I did. So i have corrected that as well. So, back to the search for the truth of the matter. . . i hope. Thanks again.

somedude20 3 years, 2 months ago

The answer to all of your questions is Forty-two! "I checked it very thoroughly," and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is"

parco814 3 years, 2 months ago

"From a Borrowed Source"--I did an Internet search and the first hit was Glenn Beck's site. Not that this discredits the LJW blog; not that I care. My impression is that the quiz, whatever its source, sends the message that capitalism is the secular religion of the US and that those who question its authority are heretics to be punished. I do care about that; I don't like it, because questioning authority is essential to Americanism. Nothing is sacred, nothing is immune to criticism. Or so I thought. But just as communism was the secular religion of the Soviet Union, some want capitalism to be the secular religion of America.

Daniel Dicks 3 years, 2 months ago

Nah, I think the taint of Glen Beck pretty much discredits it. What a yawner.

Fossick 3 years, 2 months ago

Dude, All I'm hearing is:

"Oh flundered gruntbuggly, Thy micturations are to me As plurdled gabbleblotchits On a lurgid bee That mordiously hath bitled out Its earted jurtles Into a rancid festering Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts And living glupules frart and slipulate Like jowling meated liverslime Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes And hooptiously drangle me With crinkly bindlewurdles, Or else I shall rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon See if I don't. " (from a Vogon source)

Col. Custer is correct. The caps lock can be your friend or your enemy. Because he's your friend, he's the enemy of the rest of us.

pure_republication 3 years, 2 months ago

Parco, Capitalism is what made America great! Is not a religion, but a way of life as is Christianity. I love America and what is has become, but not what it is becoming! I loved the way of life in the 50's and 60's and 70's and 80's and 90's and 00's and most of 01's. It was changed drastically then and still is changing. I do not like the change, but this lady, yayarea speaks truth like I like to hear!

Keep going yayarea! Preach it sister! Let the world hear your voice!

athinkingmajority 3 years, 2 months ago

The only way to limit crony capitalism, (corporationalism) is to limit the power in Washington D.C. Any time unlimited power is given to a government to pass laws in favor of some, and to the disfavor of others, you will have any number of groups in full force trying to buy laws in their favor. General Electric is an example, AARP is an example also. Both are only doing it because they have found that it helps their company/association stay relevant.

If we limit the federal governments ability to spend so much money, and pass laws favoring certain groups, we would end crony capitalism at the federal level. When we have a government that doles out trillions of dollars a year, and gives billions in tax breaks per year, you are inevitably going to make it cost effective to spend millions on lobbyists to get things your way. Take power away from governments and you fix the problem. Give them more power through asking for more regulations, and you get more crony capitalism.

Franklin 3 years, 2 months ago

Question with boldness, be who we were on 9/12, the truth has no agenda, WE SURROUND THEM! Keep it up.

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