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Chicago Traders Throw McDonalds Applications At Occupiers

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In yet another exam­ple of the insen­si­tiv­ity of the rich towards the mid­dle class, Chicago Traders once again went to their win­dows and threw McDon­alds' appli­ca­tions down to the Occupy Chicago pro­test­ers below.


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Sheryl G (359)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 6:59 pm
Perhaps no one ever informed these insenstive low life Traders, that back in April of 2011 McDonalds announced it would hire 50,000 people. They received ONE MILLION applications from desperate people who needed employment. They hired 62,000 most of the positions were part time.

I'd like to see those Traders live on part time income from McDonalds, but it is even more agregious on their part that ONE MILLION people HAVE ALREADY applied to McDonalds.

Myself personally. I think those applications should be collected and shoved them where the sun don't shine on the ones who had the cold hearts that did that. They best be careful they may find their sorry arses out there one day.

Pat B (356)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 7:27 pm
The traders have enough money to help a lot of folks...and these low life 'B's' do this. They're Scum. Pure and simple. TY, Dandelion for this. I'm passing this everybody KNOWS!

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 7:42 pm
What, they got no litter laws in Chicago? The cops should have had those asses in thousand dollars suits collecting those applications for disposal, just where you suggest. And then jailed!

Kenny V (173)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:04 pm
Do they have any applications to litter for environmentalist vegans against corporate america? They think we would want their corrupt greedy jobs and bloated ,superficial ,destructive desires .I would sooner serve contaminated waste where they feed.They should be careful when insulting a mob?So delusional, It just shows how blinded they truly are. Thanks Dandelion...

Kathy B (106)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:43 pm
How do they get thru life without a soul?

TomCat S (125)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:43 pm
I's like to see one of theose greedy bastards live on burger flipping pay!

Suruna WTF (38)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:53 pm
It really makes you wonder what it takes to 'create' such people. May they soon find their humanity, they seem to have lost it. If they consciously agreed to the greed poison, well, karma due. 5

This show of detached arrogance should serve as a warning as to just how bad 'that' mind set is, and 'it' is the majority in Congress. Occupy brings us together, but we must continue with attention to each our owns' state's legislation, and DC. They will use this as a distraction as long as they can, so, All On Board, however you can.

Susanne R (236)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 11:05 pm
Lynn forwarded a YouTube video to me that was forwarded to her by Henriette which outlines a way to get back at the Wall Street banks. Trust me, it's a great idea. It involves collecting all the mail solicitations you receive from the Wall Street banks that include a postage-paid envelope, filling that envelope with the heaviest junk you can fit into it, along with a message expressing your outrage, and mailing it back to them. I was going to flatten out empty toilet paper rolls, write a message on them, and stick them in the envelopes. But after reading this post, I'm going to include job applications for McDonald's and/or trash from any McDonald's purchase I make. I think they deserve to be inundated with McDonald's trash --and have to pay postage for it to boot!

The link for the video appears below. I've found that I'm no longer able to create links but I'm going to try anyway. If it doesn't work, please use the URL I'm providing. You won't be sorry!

The URL is:

My attempt at creating a link:

James Travers (6)
Monday November 7, 2011, 5:50 am
Can't send you another green star this week Sheryl, but I'll second the motion on collecting those applications and "disposing" of them properly.
Ok, Chicago traders. Let that be your "let them eat cake" legacy

Carol H (229)
Monday November 7, 2011, 6:11 am
noted, thank you Dandelion

IE Ries (237)
Monday November 7, 2011, 6:22 am
Yet again, this simply demonstrates what they financial industry REALLY thinks of the public, and how little they value your life and your existence. You exist to give what little you have to them, otherwise, you are simply an inconvenience in the way of their pursuit of wealth and power.

Don't forget this insult, people, remember it well: the rich of the world really DO want everyone else to exist as their servants and slaves.

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Monday November 7, 2011, 6:34 am
I think you are misunderstanding these kind, gentle souls on Wall Street.

These guys in the tops of these lofty ivory towers ordered the lower down financial department to throw McDonalds gift coupons to the Occupiers..

The problem was that the various departments had to get authorized by the various department heads, who were at a very loud party eating crunchy food, which was also very loud.. So they misundestood the order.

They threw out the applications for McDonalds, because they did not hear the coupons part at the end, just McDonalds...

IT was also odd coincidence that at the time, McDonalds was going through the building handing out job applications to these Wall Street traders, because they heard that many of them were going to be laid off in the coming financial collapse.

Finally, the Wall Street traders loved the Occupiers so much, they figured that the Occupiers should have first crack at the jobs, and they would wait for a later job.

At least, this is what I think I heard on Faux News...


wooddragon xx (88)
Monday November 7, 2011, 6:50 am
Cheers Dandelion...

As MJM wrote about the litter laws. They should have been arrested for littering the side walk.

As to Susanne's link: I have been doing that for years now, sending back the credit card applications, writing; No, I don't want your f credit card and putting all my junk mail in the envelope. The only thing I haven't done is weigh the envelope down with a brick!! Mmmmm... Maybe next time!! :0)

Sheryl G (359)
Monday November 7, 2011, 7:04 am
Ah, good ole' FAKE News......thanks Green Road for sharing their spin on it. Those writers will do well in the fiction book writing department.

Thanks Susanne for the information. I too have been doing that for years Wooddragon, sending back the junk mail and have added my comments back even before a Wall Street Occupy existed. I use to tell them the were a bunch of Legalized THEIVES. I don't get much of their mail anymore so I think they now have me on their Do Not Mail List.

Hee hee hee........good one, a brick inside. I like that.

wooddragon xx (88)
Monday November 7, 2011, 7:55 am
Hehehehe... If I could get that brick in the post box... I would! LoL

Dandelion... there was a song playing in my head when I was reading this;
The harder they come, The harder they fall

They will get what is coming to them...

Douglas S (1)
Monday November 7, 2011, 8:14 am
Scum bags!! Thanks and noted.

IE Ries (237)
Monday November 7, 2011, 8:30 am
"Faux News"

I love that, thanks for posting it, Green Road! :)

Wooddraggon said "here was a song playing in my head when I was reading this;
The harder they come, The harder they fall "

You know, there's an old Zulu proverb that is fitting for this occasion, and really lends credence to that song in your head. It goes like this:

"The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his ass."

[waits for Carole to appear and bust a gut laughing! :D ]

Past Member (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 9:12 am
ok well i think we can send these ass clowns a real message. i will be printing out mc'ds apps on the backside of used paper and mailing them a few. also right a review on their page.

google their page cause the link to their review page is about 5 miles long

and their address
Chicago Board of Trade
141 West Jackson Blvd # 339A, Chicago, IL 60604-2900
(312) 435-3590 ‎


maybe you got time for a phone call today too :)

Past Member (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 10:04 am
Following all the advice here, I received an application for a Citibank credit card in the mail and as they rank as THE WORST of the lot according to an Alternet article, I sent them back the statistics on said article and told them on no uncertain terms, p!ss off! And did it on their dime, with the postage paid envelope that came with the app... Going to keep doing that, it gave me warm and fuzzies! And also made me feel like I had stood up and finally said something.... Not that the poor schmuck in the mail room will get what I did....

Past Member (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 10:09 am
Talk about a disconnect!

Suzy F (94)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:06 pm
A-HOLES who have got theirs.

Roger Skinner (14)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:19 pm
Yeah, that's what we need, more part-time minimum-wage jobs so we have more workers living below the poverty level who have no chance of competing against the 1%.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:33 pm
Thank you Victoria for placing that information on the thread. We always need to take the next step to the story after we read it. That is action. We have many creative people on C2 we can get our message back to them.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:36 pm
It should of posted Two French Fries Sort A Happy Meal.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:56 pm
My dearly departed mom always used to say, "The big ones fall hardest." I await that day.

Claudia O (73)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:44 pm
"Let them eat cake." Is that what they are saying...because that didn't work out too well for the royalty. Just sayin'

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:44 pm
It is short sided of traders as ten days to a week before they dropped McDonald's aps at protesters the corporation announced that it was increasing customer prices & laying off employees. Typical Corp Amerika!

Ray M (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:50 pm
Prime example of JERKS.

Marco C (31)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:08 pm
Just wait, they will get theirs, what comes around, goes around. Don't let up on the peaceful, pressure. They are not broken yet and are still wild on the oates feed them by the Cheney presidency during the Bush years and are feeling indestructible because they successfully blackmailed America with the to big to fail ploy.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:28 pm
thanks Dandelion. sorry about the early morning there/their thing in my earlier post :P so just to take it bit further.. :]

i recommend using the back of paper that has already been printed on with stuff you dont need anymore [reuse and reduce :P !!!]..just nothing with any of your info on it :P you can also save on your colour ink by setting your printer properties to print in grey scale/use only black in/lower quality, you can save colour ink cartridges by doing this...i digress :P

i havent thought of a way around the postage yet. :)

Sheryl G (359)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:39 pm
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.


Craig Zimmerman (86)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:48 pm
Most of the futures traders produce nothing except higher prices in basic commodities which causes unbelievable hardship in poor countries.

reft h (66)
Monday November 7, 2011, 11:06 pm
noted. I guess they never heard how much of a bitch Karma can be....

Marianna Molnar (9)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 12:23 am

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 2:35 am
The higher they sit,the harder they fall.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:51 am
Showing their true colors, black like their hearts...

Patricia E G (52)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 11:25 am
Save your postage monies people
and all your JUNK to McDonalds too.
When Tempting, a long long time ago I
had worked in the mail room of a giant
corporation. We were told to just throw
any additional insignificant material in the
trash. No one with clout will see your mail.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 1:02 pm
Karma's coming for them...and so is a reckoning.....

Lori K (56)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 2:26 pm
And therein lies the reason for the occupation. The gross arrogance! The sense of entitlement. The feeling that everyone protesting is only qualified to work at McDonald's. These are the people that took their multi-million dollar bonuses that were paid for with tax derived bailout money. Of course they are laughing at the rest of us. They completely screwed the entire country financially, then our elected "leader" gave them millions that came from our hard work.

The fact that they did not have the decency to refuse the bonuses speaks volumes. They don't think they have to play by the rules. They have no shame. They don't see themselves as venal, soulless, and money grubbing. They're pathetic losers, with the depth and complexity of a slug (and that's an insult to slugs everywhere), but they see themselves as "winners". Our educational system in many instances teaches people to go for the jugular. Compassion and empathy are for the weak. It's a sad shame, but it's the reason why this country, and the rest of the world, is in such a terrible mess.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 4:00 pm
The Chicago Traders are really a pathetic bunch of people. Arrogant and self centered.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 4:32 pm
Already sent a packet of junk mail to Citibank. Wow! did that ever feel good! Our economy has been constipated by these cold hearted bastards, that sure is good to loosen up some of their postage spare change. Did anyone take pix of the McDonald's applications being thrown
? Seems like a good thing to put on the internet and "show" to the Fox followers what's going on. Look whose littering now! Hey, they have to come out of the building sometime and face the commonfolk. Hope someone spits in their latte.

Susanne R (236)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 6:40 pm
I like the way you think, Gloria! I hope that the employees they insulted at McDonald's spit in their lattes too!

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 6:43 pm
Can you cut and paste/tape the postage permit to a heavyweight package and mail it back to them?

Ed G (1)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 9:42 pm
I used to work in the securities industry in Chicago 20 years ago. This article does not surprise me whatsoever.
A lot of the traders are blue collar types who have found a living getting paid well to ply their trade. For the most part they have $$ for eyes and do not want to see anything but $$$. A lot of them have moved out of the city and either into the far northern suburbs or inch ever further south. Of course you have a few western suburban types, if anything those have more sympathy for the unemployed (not much mind you). In essence they want to distance themselves from the unwashed as they don't want to remember they were there not so long ago.

Kathy Javens (104)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 7:28 am
Noted. In time, Karma will take a bite out of their asses and even though I do not eat at Mc Donalds, I will go in and order something just to hear one of THEM say "Would you like fries with that"?

Jae A (316)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 12:42 pm
Those throwing the applications out the windows aren't anywhere near being one of the 1%..they just work for those that are so perhaps they will soon wish they'd held on to some of the apps when they too lose their jobs.

Oh well, earning an above average wage isn't a substitute for class, so what more can be expected of these Wall Street desk jockey trash types who are too stupid to know they aren't one of their bosses who are in the 1%. Who knows, maybe one day they too will wake up to their own reality ...and perhaps even figure out what 'having class' is all about, but for the majority of them I doubt that will be the case.

Phyllis P (232)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 3:23 pm
Those arrogant idiots are going to get theirs one's just the law of Karma. Maybe next time they take one of their kids to McDonalds....maybe someone will spit on their burger. Bastards

Judy C (91)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 6:13 pm
Hopefully they at least got a citation for littering!
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