Showing posts with label Bus Econ 20111105 Bank Transfer Day. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kevin E. Dayhoff - Bank Transfer Day

October 19, 2011

Bank Transfer Day
Kevin E. Dayhoff

The continuing saga of the crusade against the vampire squids… I’m just saying…

While everyone was distracted by what Charles Krauthammer delightfully described as, the “Starbucks-sipping, Levi’s-clad, iPhone-clutching protesters (of the Occupy Wall Street movement who) denounce corporate America even as they weep for Steve Jobs, corporate titan, billionaire eight times over…,” a new social uprising term has entered the public discourse. Saturday, November 5 is “Bank Transfer Day.”

According to the uprising’s meager beginnings on Facebook, created by a small business owner, Kristen Christian, 27, a small art gallery owner in Los Angles, citizens are encouraged to take their money out of the blood-sucking vampire squid mega-banks and put it in smaller community banks or more specifically, credit unions.

Ms. Christian owns “Le Spec,” an independent art gallery. She spoke for many when she answered a question from Jen Doll, in a Village Voice article: Why did you decide to do this?

“Mostly just, I was tired. I was tired of being charged bank fee after bank fee after bank fee… When they decided to react so negatively to the Durbin Amendment, that made me sick…”

As opposed to the Occupy Wall Street protests, which appear to be a mobocracy of themeless, clueless anarchists on holiday, Bank Transfer Day has a well-defined and articulated goal, with a specific action plan.

Even National Public Radio, which never met a leftist cause it could not wholeheartedly support, with our tax dollars, could not fathom what the Occupy Wall Street protestors were trying to say

Much of the mainstream media and leftist Democrats want you to believe that Bank Transfer Day is an offshoot grass-roots effort spawned by the Occupy Wall Street anarchists-without-a-clue.

Nothing could be farther from the truth...

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