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  1. 24 Oct '11 00:59 / 1 edit
    There are stories out there indicating that the over half a million dollars in donations raised by the Wall Street protestors is being hoarded by a finance committee of some kind. In fact, the protestors seem to be splitting off from one another.

    Hilarious!!

    http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/10/ows-finance-committee-hoarding-donations/
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    24 Oct '11 02:05
    Originally posted by whodey
    There are stories out there indicating that the over half a million dollars in donations raised by the Wall Street protestors is being hoarded by a finance committee of some kind. In fact, the protestors seem to be splitting off from one another.

    Hilarious!!

    http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/10/ows-finance-committee-hoarding-donations/
    What exactly do you find "hilarious"?

    There's a Finance Committee that oversees the spending of donated money to make sure it's put to the best use. That's SOP in any non-profit organization.
  3. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    24 Oct '11 03:35
    Originally posted by whodey
    There are stories out there indicating that the over half a million dollars in donations raised by the Wall Street protestors is being hoarded by a finance committee of some kind. In fact, the protestors seem to be splitting off from one another.

    Hilarious!!

    http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/10/ows-finance-committee-hoarding-donations/
    Nobody said they were communists.
  4. 24 Oct '11 03:37
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    What exactly do you find "hilarious"?

    There's a Finance Committee that oversees the spending of donated money to make sure it's put to the best use. That's SOP in any non-profit organization.
    Apparently there are those in the OWS movement who have asked for some money and have been denied, thus sparking division.

    I guess what is hilarious is that people continually give money to various entities whether they be government, corporate America, or committees like this. Then when they do they become disillusioned with how it is spent or not spent.

    When will people ever learn?
  5. 24 Oct '11 03:41
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Nobody said they were communists.
    There is no such thing. There are only people who say they believe in equal redistribution. Then when they get the big pot of money they have dreamed about they liive high on the hog like everyone else.

    Hilarious!!
  6. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    24 Oct '11 03:44
    Originally posted by whodey
    Apparently there are those in the OWS movement who have asked for some money and have been denied, thus sparking division.

    I guess what is hilarious is that people continually give money to various entities whether they be government, corporate America, or committees like this. Then when they do they become disillusioned with how it is spent or not spent.

    When will people ever learn?
    If I had given money to OWS to support the movement and they had turned around and paid $8,000 to replace some guy's drums I would be miffed. If the story is accurate, the Committee made an excellent decision. If it upsets one guy who puts his personal welfare above the goals of the movement and he decides to quit, good riddance.
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    24 Oct '11 03:45
    Originally posted by whodey
    There is no such thing. There are only people who say they believe in equal redistribution. Then when they get the big pot of money they have dreamed about they liive high on the hog like everyone else.

    Hilarious!!
    Who in OWS is "living high off the hog" from the donations? Stop lying; not even your article makes such a spurious claim.
  8. 24 Oct '11 04:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    If I had given money to OWS to support the movement and they had turned around and paid $8,000 to replace some guy's drums I would be miffed. If the story is accurate, the Committee made an excellent decision. If it upsets one guy who puts his personal welfare above the goals of the movement and he decides to quit, good riddance.
    So if they are not going to use the money to support the protestors then what are they saving it for? What would be a good use of half a million dollars? Will they start buying off politicians perhaps? If so, they will need a heck of a lot more money than that.
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 Oct '11 04:17
    Originally posted by whodey
    When will people ever learn?
    You think people need to "learn" not to give their money to whatever cause they want?
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    24 Oct '11 04:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    So if they are not going to use the money to support the protestors then what are they saving it for? What would be a good use of half a million dollars? Will they start buying off politicians perhaps? If so, they will need a heck of a lot more money than that.
    Stop being such a partisan idiot; they don't have to buy the protesters every damn thing anyone of them wants. The funds are for the movement, not for the whim of ever person walking into an OWS encampment.

    They have a Finance Committee who's decisions are reviewed by a General Assembly. That seems like a reasonable arrangement; funds are going to the needs of the protesters - over $1,000 a day is spent to feed those in the OWS camp in NYC for example.
  11. 24 Oct '11 04:22
    Originally posted by FMF
    You think people need to "learn" not to give their money to whatever cause they want?
    People need to learn that when they give their money away it vanishes. They are placing their faith in that entity to "do the right thing" with that money.

    Personally, I think direct charity is the way to go and bypass the endless bureaucracy that is slowly strangling us to death.
  12. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 Oct '11 04:25
    Originally posted by whodey
    People need to learn that when they give their money away it vanishes. They are placing their faith in that entity to "do the right thing" with that money.
    So you are saying people should not give their money to whatever cause they want? Have you never given money to a cause or organization?
  13. 24 Oct '11 04:25
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Stop being such a partisan idiot; they don't have to buy the protesters every damn thing anyone of them wants. The funds are for the movement, not for the whim of ever person walking into an OWS encampment.

    They have a Finance Committee who's decisions are reviewed by a General Assembly. That seems like a reasonable arrangement; funds are ...[text shortened]... the protesters - over $1,000 a day is spent to feed those in the OWS camp in NYC for example.
    Well apparently there are those in the movement that think they should be doing more with their money than what they are. In fact, it is no different with Wall Street. Sure they get an allowance from Wall Street to live on in various forms, but its simply not enough is it?
  14. 24 Oct '11 04:26
    Originally posted by FMF
    So you are saying people should not give their money to whatever cause they want? Have you never given money to a cause or organization?
    Whodey does not tell people what to do with their money, government and Wall Street do.
  15. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 Oct '11 04:27
    Originally posted by whodey
    Well apparently there are those in the movement that think they should be doing more with their money than what they are. In fact, it is no different with Wall Street. Sure they get an allowance from Wall Street to live on in various forms, but its simply not enough is it?
    So the only actual "allegation" you are levelling at OWS is that people have different opinions there?