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  •  We need to fuck with them... (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, Situational Lefty

    not occupy them.

    Simple annoying things like taking a group of would be occupiers to your local Bank of America and have them all apply for loans. Overwhelm the branches with groups of loan seekers and the beauty of it is if they stop you from applying for a loan you can claim discrimination and sue.

    Kind of like Fight Club when Tyler pissed in the soup at work and then joined a class action lawsuit against the Hotel over the urine content in their soup.

    I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

    by jbou on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 01:02:49 PM PDT

    •  The people you'll annoy are not decision makers. (2+ / 0-)
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      Kickemout, caul

      Any person that you can see face to face when you walk into a bank has absolutely zero influence on anything.

      And even if they did, it wouldn't matter. Only politicians have the power to change anything.

      •  If you do it at enough banks (3+ / 0-)
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        JayRaye, gulfgal98, Situational Lefty

        then you will eventually annoy the decision makers through the disruption of service due to overuse.

        •  My friend, you are dreaming. (1+ / 0-)
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          caul

          Even forgetting for a moment that it's illegal to fraudulently apply for a loan, any losses resulting from the disruption would be miniscule compared to the money they'd lose from changes in policy.

          •  Who said you're fraudulently applying? (0+ / 0-)

            You aren't lying on anything. They probably won't give you a loan but if they do you can just take it and not pay it back. That'll cost them some money. Just having to review thousands and thousands of extra loans will probably cost them a decent chunk of change.

            •  Did you know that credit checks when applying (2+ / 0-)
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              AoT, caul

              for credit can hurt your credit score?

              I remembered that just now and laughed in disgust. Jesus, they have so much fucking power that the ways they can screw us over are just limitless.

              You'll never wrangle that power away on our own. That sort of power can only be gained through elections. Nothing else can touch it. Elections are what gave them that power, and that's the only thing that can take it away.

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