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Oct 16, 2011 strangerreader commented on Seattle, Occupied.
A former Seattleite who moved to New york City six years ago, I was caught by surprise when my contract job ended just as the banks failed. I realized, when I could not find a job, I may never be an employee again. Have I been down to Wall Street to protest? No. Now I am self-employed and many of my clients work in finance. I don't mistake the face of a junk bond salesman as the face of greed, nor do I mistake the faces of a former DOW Jones president or a Credit Suisse executive. They are giving a lot of their money to me. So is the local liberal food co-op.

And I don't work in finance. I work to survive, and my survival is generating a lot of jobs for others.

You can't find a job? Stand up and make one. Occupy yourself!
Oct 16, 2011 strangerreader commented on Fuck You, Big Banks.
Sounds like none of the Stranger contributors had any basic money or banking sense.

As a youth I mistrusted the student loan system and banks. I did not go to college and for many years I did not maintain a bank account.

A former Seattleite, I now reside in New York where as a self-employed person I maintain a Chase account with no fees. I don't mistake the tellers or branch manager as the face of the enemy.

Stop acting like victims and take hold of your economy and world.
Oct 16, 2011 strangerreader joined My Stranger Face
Oct 16, 2011 strangerreader commented on Fuck You, Big Banks.
Sounds like none of the Stranger contributors had any basic money sense or read the fine print in the bank agreements.

I agree that the student loan system is a scam - and 20 years ago I felt the same way about it. That's why I did not go to college.

I don't pay any bank fees because I maintain high balances. I'm self-employed.

Quit your whining and take hold of the economy yourselves. If you still expect the answers to come from something up above, you will always remain below.
 

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