Someone else really needed that $5,500 Mac – OWS theives
A $5,500 Mac? I’m assuming 18 year old Nan Terrie owned a MacBook Pro loaded with software which she values at $5,500, and it totally sucks that someone stole it, but isn’t that the entire premise of this movement? Some people (the have-nots) are being left behind and they are getting screwed by the rich (the haves).
From the New York Post.
“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.
If you own a $5,500 Mac… at 18 years of age… Why can’t you get alone with a $2,000 Mac? Oh, never mind…
This movement is suggesting the 1 percent – at least in part – do not deserve what they have. They may claim it was stolen, but that’s not the case at all. If someone committed a crime to steal money, that person would be prosecuted.
You own that $5,500 Mac Nan, and someone out there thought you did not deserve it, so they took it. Nan, don’t you think a huge part of the crowd you’re camping out with would simply take a $5,500 Mac from a Wall Street banker if they thought they could get away with it?
Well, we know some part of your crowd thought it was perfectly acceptable to steal your Mac and help themselves to cash.
Hat tip to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air notes…
Who’d have thought that a crowd of people demanding the seizure of wealth from banks, corporations, and the wealthy might also have a few thieves? I’m shocked,shocked to find theft occurring in a group that has hijacked private property it refuses to leave. I can’t imagine that a crowd that demands free higher education and the forgiveness of tens of thousands in student debt would also think of someone’s Mac or an iPhone as equally as communal as a college education.
I can’t afford a computer and software totalling $55oo, and I work!?? She must be a 1% mole!!? Who “needs” a computer and software that expensive??
And why do they assume that the thieves are “cat burglars” or “sneaked into” Zuccotti landfill, I mean, Park??? As Jim noted, they were probably just doing some small scale wealth redistribution.
At least there were no minorities there, so they can’t blame them!
How fitting for a movement that believes in “confiscation” of wealth.? I wonder if the “owner” sees the irony.
Actually, by us giving recognition that the device [airbook] has a price tag of “X”? – brings us down to their level.? I was a student once and wrote with a Montblanc fountain pen with a gold tip/several tips- costing more than half my school year.
I still had a horrid handwriting but looked daring behind the quill.
I dunno: pointing out the irony (and gross hypocrisy?) of presumably unemployed OWS activists owning high end (expensive) tech toys made by “evil” corporations while complaining about “the rich” would only bring us down to their level if we were writing about it on high tech macs.? And complaining about the rich.? Or something.
I can’t wait for winter to test their resolve.
LOL, actually the lack of smilie-faces killed my sarcasm.? My education was free [european universities] and the pen is a traditional thing – or was and I still use it to this very day.
I completely agree with your sentiments and only expect abercrombie, K?ppen and Northface to protect the young.? [Add battery operated socks.]
Sorry??? She took a mac worth 5,500 bucks to an open camp-0ut, full of strangers, in New York city -? a protest advocating the division of wealth??????? I see common sense is not a pre-requisite for attending!
A very crafty Robin Hood is casing Zuccotti Park.? Who — in their right mind — would bring something like that to an environment that could turn into a riot at any minute?
Was this young lady exercising ‘pride of ownership’ by toting this $5500 mac along with her???? For shame.
In the end Mommy will buy another.
That laptop belongs to the people therefore it was not stolen it was ?just reappropiated to those who needed it more.
A survey was taken of 200 occupiers, here is the result:
So, you can see here that 4% or 8 people want redistribution of wealth to be the goal (of 200)
When the WSJ wrote about the poll they said ” a large majority are bound together by support for a radical redistribution of wealth.?
See how the WSJ has become a Murdoch rag, like Fox news. It’s beyond spin, it is downright lies.
1) The majority of self identified respondees are Democrats.? No Republicans.
2) You don’t get to a “redistribution” question until #22, where more than 3/4 of? the respondents say that the rich should pay more (“fair” share).??? On #23: when asked if taxes for everyone should be raised, almost 2/3 say no.? More redistribution.
3) #25: and even split on bank bailout necessity.? Do they know what they want yet?
4) #26: 70% want more government regulation of banks, auto(?) and the economy.
5) #27: on “the moral responsibility of government to supply guaranteed healthcare, education and retirement”, 2/3 agree.? Cradle to grave socialism.
The best stuff is the unintended message to ?bama, i.e. Did you vote for him last time? (Q7; 74%), and “will you vote for him again? (Q10; 48% yes).?? Q15: ?bama approval poll: 44% yes, 51% no.? From predominantly Democrats.
Here’s another poll, from the 10/18/11 New York Magazine (hat tip to Powerlineblog), titled “Are you smarter than a Wall Street Occupier?” http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/10/occupy_wall_street_quiz.html
Read it and weep.? I fear for the future.
I just hope these folks think long and hard about what it is they want and what happens if they actually get it.? Remember, Lenin wanted Russia to be better for its citizens and it turned nto the Soviet Union with a repressive gov’t, state controlled media and Siberia for dissenters, if you were a member of the party you got perks that the commoners don’t get.? The lines outside the store in town that got in a shipment of toilet paper.? China was going to be better, Czechoslavakia was going to be better, Cuba was going to be better and so on.? That wall they want on the border to keep Mexicans out could very easily become the wall to keep the Americans in!
Flash mobs like this aren’t renowned for their deep thought.?
As for the repeats of the socialist model that will work “this time”, I believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
If nothing else the OWS movement is making people aware of the unholy alliance between DC and Wall St.
I think that the evil plans to turn over SS to Wall St and medicare to insurance cos. will definitely be fought by a new, more educated populace.? (I keep seeing? more reasons why the GOP is losing it over this movement…the more and more I think about it.)
Evil?? Why is business any more evil then government??? At least with a business, you can choose to patronize them or not.? Government monopolies don’t allow that.? See ?bamacare.?
I just want the opportunity to pick the method of my retirement and my health care, not the “evil” politicians.? It is fundamental freedom vs. socialism.? A more educated populace doesn’t need the government to do everything for them.? Someone just forgot to tell this group.
Did you see my reference to the article “Are you smarter than an OWS person”?