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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:59 AM
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TIMES PERSON OF THE YEAR---THE 99%???

To vote for the 99%,
which is currently in first place,
visit this page and cast your vote.



Read more: VOTE:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098498,00.html #ixzz1dVkZOx1U


Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2011?
From tsunamis to budget battles to revolutions, 2011 has been a tumultuous, news-packed year. Who influenced the news most, for better or for ill? Tradition dictates that TIME's editors choose the Person of the Year, but we want to know: if you were in charge, who would it be?



On Sept. 17, about 2,000 people amassed on Wall Street to protest corporate greed and influence in government. They didn't succeed in occupying all of the financial district, or even all of Wall Street, but they have taken and held a small urban park in lower Manhattan around the corner from Ground Zero. In the early weeks of the demonstrations, a core group of protesters set up a complex tent city from which they organized large marches and rallied around the slogan "We are the 99%." The movement has since gone national, with rallies and "occupations" in dozens of cities across the U.S., from Oakland, where confrontations with the police became violent, to Atlanta, where protesters expanded the group's mandate by occupying a house to prevent a bank from taking it in foreclosure. As they prepare for what will be a long and cold winter, the Occupy Wall Street protesters say they are deciding what will be next in their struggle, but they've already succeeded in changing the national conversation from a focus on the debt to one of income inequality, opportunity inequality and a system they say has left too many people without a voice.




Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098498,00.html #ixzz1dVkJ35VX
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/12/1035781/-The-99-Nominated-for-TIMEs-Person-of-the-Year-Vote-Now-and-Occupy-TIME-Magazine-%7C-OWS?via=siderec
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:02 PM
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1. I voted yes for the 99%, Anonymous, and the Arab youth
No for everyone else.

All the Republican presidential candidates - their "No" votes are in the 90% plus range. :)
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 01:08 PM
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24. I also voted for 99%, Arab Youth and Anonymous
If Time leaves Anonymous out, I could still support that. I've been critical of Time's cop out "awards" to collective recipients for years, but this one would be more than justified.

Bearing in mind that "winning" the title isn't necessarily an honor, one could make a case for the 1%, but their time has passed. Bernanke was the Person of the Year in 2009 and that could be seen as a paean to the early 21st century robber barons.

The 99% (in America), Arab Youth and the people of European nations such as Greece and Iceland are the prime movers. This is an international uprising of the common man against the elites who think all the world's wealth is their plaything. Let them take note: Austerity will be resisted. The present mess was caused by the elites, and they are the ones who will be held to account.

Note to Mr. Beck, who warns his brainwashed listeners to beware of guillotines: Speaking only for myself, I certainly hope it doesn't come to that, but this is about our survival. Failure of this movement is not an option. We, The People of planet Earth, are not responsible for our own oppression and we will not starve to death for the sake of those who fancy themselves Randian bermenschen. The French People of 1789 were not responsible for the dire conditions in which they found themselves. There was famine in the land, and Queen spent huge sums of money on lavish parties. They didn't call her "Mme. Deficit" for nothing. The people had the right to resist royal tyranny, to overthrow it and, finding the royals calling to foreign powers to send troops against the very French people they swore to protect, had every right to charge the King and Queen with treason, try them and execute them.

If this is class warfare, let us make the most of it.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:05 PM
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2. There's no way they would pick the 99 percent over the Arab Youth
My guess is that they might combine them and select 'the protester.'
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:07 PM
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3. Best Idea
I have heard al year!!! :bounce:
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:11 PM
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4. I voted for the 99% and Anonymous - n/t
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:16 PM
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5. This vote is largely ceremoninal -- the execs make the decision
They voted for "us" in 2006 -- I don't think they're going to do it again.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:49 PM
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8. That would make 99% of us two-time Persons of the Year, I guess.
With a good number of the 1% already having been Person of the Year twice if you count the "You" issue.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:19 PM
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6. KICK
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:42 PM
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7. Fukushima 50. Why 'the 99%'?? Most of the (actual) 99% don't actually
do a damn thing to deserve it. A large number of them voted for tea-bagging politicians who are out to destroy our country.

OWS may be intending to speak for 'the 99%' but they aren't REALLY the 99% ... if they were, a whole lot of offices, stores, factories and farms would just have to shut down because there'd be no one to work there, they'd all be at their local Occupy.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:25 PM
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9. Well, I'll be damned! Kim Kardashian isn't winning!
(I figured I might as well jump on the bandwagon and help her not-win!) IIRC, the criteria they use to select the whatever-of-the-year is who had the greatest impact -- for good or ill. Using that yardstick, even a skidmark like eric cantor could wind up as Slug of the Year!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:34 PM
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10. I voted for the 99% and the 50
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:35 PM by rocktivity
then voted "No" on Kardashian and everyone I felt shouldn't have been within 100 miles of being nominated.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:39 PM
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11. I have to say that Time Lost all legitimacy to me after Zuckerman last year. /nt
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 12:31 PM
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23. So you were OK with Hitler in 1938, Nixon in 1971, and Bush in 2004? (nt)
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 09:41 PM
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28. They were people that mattered in a very negative way
That facebook guy was just pandering to a fad. I'm totally disgusted with the Zuckerman hype.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:41 PM
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12. 99% is at 83%!
Thanks!
Results
83%
17% Voted Yes
Voted No

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098498,00.html #ixzz1dWPZh2Bw
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:43 PM
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13. The 1% are dead last.
Less likeable than Casey Anthony!

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4moronyears Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:53 PM
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14. Glad to vote for the 99%'er
:)

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:12 PM
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15. Hell yeah, done and kicked.
+1
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:49 PM
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16. Done, and passing it along -- thanks! nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:52 PM
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17. Haha - Cantor! 4% Yes, 95% No! nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:58 PM
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18. WIth the 99% and Anonymous topping the "winners" I think it's
an indication of how We The People are waking up.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 06:47 AM
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19. The final page is a real treat! at this point, anyways... hope this link gets you there-
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 06:55 AM
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21. results as of Sunday morning... whoo hoo!
Most Popular

Rank Name Total Votes in favor of this candidate
1 The 99% 31492
2 Anonymous 18540
3 Arab Youth Protesters 7547
4 Steve Jobs 6416
5 Fukushima 50 3854
6 SEAL Team 6 3663
7 Casey Anthony 3258
8 Gabrielle Giffords 3155
9 Warren Buffett 2785
10 Barack Obama 2636
11 Elizabeth Warren 1808
12 Hillary Clinton 1732
13 Lionel Messi 1601
14 The 1% 1570
15 Ai Weiwei 1541
16 Kate Middleton 1273
17 Angela Merkel 1133
18 Charlie Sheen 935
19 Recep Tayyip Erdogan 867
20 Admiral Mike Mullen 729
21 Herman Cain 431
22 Silvio Berlusconi 425
23 Nicolas Sarkozy 309
24 Mitt Romney 242
25 Paul Ryan 241
26 Kim Kardashian 226
27 Rupert Murdoch 188
28 Michele Bachmann 188
29 Eric Cantor 172
30 Dominique Strauss-Kahn 106
31 Reed Hastings 73
TOTAL

LEAST POPULAR:

Least Popular
Rank Name Total Votes not in favor of this candidate
1 The 1% 11056
2 Casey Anthony 10820
3 Michele Bachmann 8381
4 Kim Kardashian 6633
5 Herman Cain 6153
6 Anonymous 5072
7 Silvio Berlusconi 4935
8 Steve Jobs 4891
9 Eric Cantor 4834
10 The 99% 4781
11 Kate Middleton 3673
12 Mitt Romney 3646
13 Charlie Sheen 3552
14 Rupert Murdoch 3543
15 Barack Obama 3327
16 Hillary Clinton 3323
17 Paul Ryan 3140
18 Reed Hastings 3015
19 Warren Buffett 2881
20 Dominique Strauss-Kahn 2626
21 Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2599
22 Lionel Messi 2560
23 Nicolas Sarkozy 2372
24 Arab Youth Protesters 2258
25 Gabrielle Giffords 2186
26 Angela Merkel 2046
27 SEAL Team 6 1982
28 Admiral Mike Mullen 1870
29 Elizabeth Warren 1501
30 Fukushima 50 1394
31 Ai Weiwei 1356
TOTAL 122406


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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 08:36 AM
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22. Eric Cantor
is still anal leakage. Pass it around and get Eric Cantor/anal leakage to the top of Google.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 06:54 AM
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20. Crazy eyes Bachmann is at 2% yes..
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geek_sabre Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 02:04 PM
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25. I'm kind of pulling for Gabby Giffords, personally
Or Seal Team 6
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 02:56 PM
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26. Kicked, Recommended, and Voted.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 07:54 PM
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27. This is the greatest and most important moment of our lives
so of course I voted for the 99ers. History in the making.
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