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How Occupy Wall Street Plans to Take Down Bank of America--And How You Can Help


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

Cal
- 840 days ago - alternet.org
While there's almost nothing B of A does that is for the people, it sure as hell is paid for by the people. Now activists are pushing to break it up before it breaks down--again.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:07 am
Noted.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:22 am
They should shut them down and the criminals running it should be prosecuted and stripped of their ill gotten bonus and salary. If I had my way , we'd lynch the whole damn greedy bunch of them. I just don't know why they (and so many like them) keep getting bail outs and bigger salaries and bonus checks!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:41 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:10 am
It's becoming more and more obviouse that in the U.S.,...crime does pay..at least the gently worded 'white collar' cimes...which are still crimes, serious ones as many effect a lot of people,their lives,their families,their futures and on and on but our system treats them as to be expected with equally as gentle slap on the wrist for those who finally get caught and charged. It's that 'charged' that appears to be lacking in too many cases. A handfull of greedy people took this nation to it's knees nearly and many continueing with their same or worser business practices when it comes to sticking it to their customers/tax payers. About time to break these blood suckers of our society were sent a clear message to shape up or ship out, so ta say.
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:15 am
..." about time to break these blood suckers of our society up and sent a clear message..' ...or so that is what I thought I was typing... [sigh.]
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:54 am
TU Cal...have never had any dealings with BoA but would gladly replace the CEO for a lot less money than he's making and could probably do just as good a job.
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:16 am
Thanks
 

annelies j. (71)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:27 pm
We have our home mortgage with them, and we want to re-finance really badly. Unfortunately that would costs us more money again. We've already lost so much of the value of our house that we hate to spend anymore money on this. But we may not have a choice...... HATE them!!!
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday April 9, 2012, 2:55 pm
If we don't take BOA down now, WHEN they fail again we will all go down the tubes with them
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Monday April 9, 2012, 3:44 pm
I have never banked at BoA and never will but I would LOVE to see them taken down by OWS no less. They are the bottom of the barrel and deserve to topple.Go OWS!

Annalies, I feel for you as you are already in enough trouble and are stuck with those scumbags. I hope things work out for you and that you are one day free of their chains.

 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:26 pm
Interesting article. Thank you.
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:08 pm
I agree with Ellen completely, I wish I could send her a green star.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:39 pm
Who owns America? We don't.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 12:20 am
Yep, BOA needs to be brought down.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:34 am
Everybody in my family has now switched from BOA to a Credit Union or a local bank -- we USED to bank at Seafirst, a local bank, but then it was TAKEN OVER by BOA......
We feel very happy about what we've just done!

And I am getting lots of attention for my BOA Credit Card necklace..... I just cut up my former BOA credit card into four strips, made holes in them and strung them on a necklace of beads..... looks classy, people love the idea! {Wish I could show you.....}
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:39 am
{The BOA credit card is bright red, and the beads are shiny small red plastic ones interspersed with Peace Signs -- so my Credit Card Necklace makes a statement and is really showy! I hope it starts a trend..... }
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:52 am
At the same time that I moved the last of my money out of BOA {it is good to do it in stages, in case you have checks out there that will be drawn on the bank}, at the same time I wrote a VERY NICE, polite letter to the Bank Employees, telling them WHY I was moving my money.

I said that I had no quarrel at all with them, the bank employees had always treated me nicely. I also said that while I understood that times were hard and it was tough to look for another job in times like these, I thought they should CONSIDER NOT WORKING for a Company that was so EVIL.
They were very nice and polite about receiving my letter, too -- which I handed to them in person the very last time I ever went inside that bank!!!
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:01 am
thanks
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:46 am
noted & read
 

William F. (5)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:51 am
The bank which held our mortgage was purchased by BoA. We've been trying for years to move it to a local institution, but we're underwater and no one is willing to refinance.

I can't wait until the market returns (or we pay down enough of it, which should only take a few years, I suppose).
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:42 am
No corporation should still be "too big to fail."
 

wendi huffman (4)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 10:20 am
noted & thanks for sharing
 

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:30 pm
Are we surprised at more corporate thuggery. Absolutely not. This is the excesses of capitalism. Is socialism really so bad, if it helps to moderate this type of activity. What is wrong with a society which helps people to support the community as well as their own.
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 4:36 pm
This bank needs to be left alone to die--and then, the criminals who run it need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!
 
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