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Your efforts to privatize, restructure or cut these benefits in any way shape or form will not be tolerated. I am angered and deeply, deeply resent your past efforts to create a wedge between and amongst generations. If you don't abandon these efforts NOW, I can guarantee that you will wake a sleeping giant larger and stronger than your imagination can foresee. Kaye Fissinger Longmont, CO 80504-7337
Who do you think you are to garner so much for yourselves while so many suffer in real ways? You are NOT "blessed". You are damned. Jan Pesek-Herriges Menomonie, WI 54751
Goodbye, BoA! | 0
I just wanted to let you know that your attempt to impose a $5 fee on debit card transactions inspired me to cut up my BoA credit card. As soon as I get the balance on that account paid off, you will never be hearing from me again. Until YOU start reaching into YOUR own very deep pockets to keep the bottom line of your bank in the black, I see no reason to give you any more charity than I need to. Goodbye.
99% | 4
There are more of us than you. At some point this will make a difference. Join now. Dorothy Townsend-Tyers Langley, WA 98260
Hello Friend! I have some wonderful news! The world is spectacular. People are fascinating. Nature is miraculous. Love is waiting. Your life is precious. I know a lot of people seem to be in dispute with your choice of what you do for a living. It must feel very intimidating. The good news is we are patient and waiting for you. Occupy is about 100% unity, 100% love 100% peace, 100% of the time. And when you are ready to leave the corporate crime, we are 100% there for you with a safety net of love. Be brave and live in Truth, everyone can. There is love waiting outside the walls of Wall Street. Life is amazing, come see for yourself. Peace, love and cookies, Elizabeth
Occupy The Boardroom - December is a big month for open data advocacy and practice in the SF Bay Area and around the world. If you're in the SF area this weekend or next, please join one of the CityCampSF-sponsored hackathons: - Dec. 3 - Open Data Day Bay Area http://www.wiredtoshare.com/spjika/opendata_day_bay_area - Dec. 10-11 - CityCampSF Hackathon - http://www.wiredtoshare.com/citycampsf_hackathon For this 24-hour SF event, we've got specific challenges and prizes, as well as open innovation categories. We need coders, UI folks, statisticians, project managers and more. We're also in need of dedicated volunteers to help make the event a success, as well as judges who can join us on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you can help, let me know! International Open Data Day is Dec. 3, with hackathons around the world to celebrate. On Gov 2.0 Radio, one of the event's founders, David Eaves, gave us some pointers on having a great event, as well as a list of open data resources: http://www.gov20radio.com/david_eaves_open_data_day_and_how_to_do_a_hackathon Finally, we're working on an SF/California push for open data legal standards. Please sign on to the campaign and contribute your knowledge: http://www.wiredtoshare.com/structured_open_data_campaign Thank you! Adriel Hampton http://www.wiredtoshare.com/ -=-=- Adriel - 5425 DeMarcus Blvd, No. 104, Dublin, CA 94568 This email was sent to [email protected] To stop receiving emails: http://www.wiredtoshare.com/unsubscribe -=-=- Created with NationBuilder - http://nationbuilder.com/
Remember me? It's your old epal, Archander! How's life at the rockface of high finance? Still digging hard for gems? John, you've been enslaved. The beast has you by the short and curlies. Yes, I know you're comfortaby within the top 1%, but what about the top 0.000001% (the top millionth of the 1%). Aren't they exploiting you just as you and your ilk exploit the rest of us? They own it all, John, those Rothschilds, Rockefellers and the rest of them. You're really just a middle manager to them, keeping the mill running while they swan off to the croquet club. Join us, John, and make your pan pal proud. Help us rise up and take back Animal Farm. After all, to Mr. Jones the farmer, you're just livestock like the rest of us. Keep the coffee pot warmed!
Pen Pal | 0
Hey Joe, My name is Griffin Shumway, I live in Asheville, NC, and I make 10 dollars an hour. I found this website where it suggested we be pen pals. I was hoping if you are with BOA we could talk about North Carolina, It's Future, and how to bring jobs back to it. Love to hear back from you. Thank you, -Griffin Shumway [email protected]
Bank for America | 0
Bank of America has advocated policies that are harmful to democracy and I would encourage you to work to reverse that trend, It is in everyone's interest to preserve America and Bank of America should be taking a lead, not standing in the way. Profit is only as good as the currency it is drawn upon. Feel free to respond to me at [email protected]
Sie kommen aus Deutschland, jäh? Are the banks kicking people out of their houses in Germany too? Does it bother your conscience that you make a lot of money off real people' misery?
Your bank took over Wash Mut and our mortgage. You tormented us for 9 months promising a re-fi you never intended to give us. Your bank prefers to keep the present high-interest loan, knowing that if we default the feds are on the hook for 100%. You are working for a heartless, greedy institution. Does it bother you that you put people out on the street homeless?
Your Highness and/or Madams, I know you probably didn't mean to do it, but the 99% is pregnant with anger from you screwing them out of most of their money and sense of security. It must have seemed like a normal thing for you to wrench as much money as possibly from your minion customers by charging them all kinds of fees and high interests on loans. Strapping students for decades with loan interests so that they can never get out of debt was smart I must admit for your bulging profits. Those same students who when finished with their education and can't find good jobs commensurate with their education and expertise. It must have seemed like a normal thing for you to buy yourself a Congressperson or more so that they will do away with every regulation to curb your gargantuan appetite for money and power. It must have seemed like a normal thing for you to help in the concept of never ending wars, all over the world, so that your company can bleed green while the rest of us bleed red, figuratively and literally. Just wanted you to know that the power and strength of the people will undo your manipulations and greed. The people have awakened and will use every effort to make sure that your time of corrupt behavior is up and we're ready to let you know, in a smart and peaceful way. Wishing you and yours a heart.
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Dear Edith- You have such a lovely smile, especially for someone who profits on the backs of the poor and the vulnerable. Do you believe humans are mere capital; tools to be used, output to be maximized? You may be young and beautiful now, but as long as you persist in working for a company that epitomizes greed, your beauty will turn as hard as your heart. You will soon become as ugly as the rest of them. Get out now dear Edith!
Dear Mr. Price, You may have noticed something happening in this country and around the world lately. People are standing up to tyranny and over-reach by power elites, not just in the Arab world, but here as well. People here and over there are beginning to realize that we have one important thing in common: power elites are enjoying rich and bountiful lives at the increasing expense of the middle classes. Much like the European revolutions of 1848, the Arab Spring and Occupy movements have come to manifest a boiling point in regards to how much abuse and extraction people are willing to tolerate from financial and political elites. You, as the leader of a financial institution that has become unpopular because of it's policies and practices, are in a unique position to decide how you will fare in this new era of middle class revolt. Reform, and be a leader in a new paradigm that treats consumers with more respect and fairness, or continue as you have been and encourage more antagonism and hostility that may result in increased regulation or even the break-up of banks like yours. Even if neither of those things comes to pass, you surely must have noticed the hemorrhage of accounts away from your bank to smaller credit unions and home-town banks. Radical reform at your bank is the only way to stop your brand's free-fall from favor. Cheers,
Just a quick note to thank you so very much for my personal bail out, on my Wells Fargo credit card. I was late for one minimum payment of $34, a few years ago, and before even being 30 days late, I owed the astonishing fees of over $600. Well, needless to say I could not afford the said fees and chose not to pay.......ever again. Eventually the account was sold to a junk debt buyer company, that calls itself a collection agency. They hired a lawyer who filed suit against me in the local District Court. I answered the court summons with the request to see the original signed paperwork on the debt. For some odd reason, I have not heard another thing about this suit, since my request. Now the really funny thing is that now I am retired with my sole income derived from Social Security and cannot have this income attached, by law, for any unsecured debt. So, once again THANK YOU, so very much for my personal bail out. It has really helped me out a lot by forgiving this debt and now I wonder.....Do you think it would be possible for Wells Fargo to issue me a bonus, at the end of the year? That would be a really nice thing.
I'm writing to you today to briefly discuss the idea of all these financial constructs being traded. Artificial mechanisms like Bermudan Swaptions, Naked Credit Default Swaps, and so on. All of these “financial products” have proven to be incredibly destructive to our economy at large. I submit to you a simple, honest, non-heckling question: Why do these things exist in the first place? In the world of investment banking, there was a time when most of the money invested went into the stock market, bonds, gold/silver, and the like. Now we have large consumer banks using customer's deposits as their capital requirements for risky trading in derivatives and securities that contribute nothing to the economy at large. Think about that for a moment – all these financial constructs serve no practical purpose. You can't take your children to school in a MBS, you can't play a DVD with a Credit Default Swap, you can't make music with a Futures Contract, and so on. All of these artificial financial constructs being traded (which in reality are just a page of algebra, when you get right down to it) all meet the dictionary definition of being literally useless. This type of trading introduces incredible risk and volatility into an already risky and volatile marketplace, puts ordinary people's retirement savings at risk, plays havoc on smaller publicly-traded companies stock prices, and wastes the intellectual resources of people who are, literally, rocket scientists and astronomers by putting them to work behind a trading desk rather than being productive in their primary field. I write to you, specifically, due to your position. You are in a place to do something about this. You can help stop the trading. You can help restore balance to the economy. You can help level the playing field once again. You can be a hero. Thank you for your attention, I sincerely hope you give this issue some consideration. -Timothy Smith [email protected]
Seriously? | 1
Hi John! I live a decent life on about $80k per year and although I don't set the world on financial fire, I am blessed to have all I need and enough to share with those less fortunate. I just cannot figure out how you spend your annual salary, much less anything extra like a bonus. I don't get a bonus, but that's okay by me if it allows my company to employ some other people. I'm in HR so I see the backend of exec comp and... seriously??
You're the MEN! | 0
Psych. Remember when your life was a struggle. Trickle down only works if it trickles. Hope you sleep well tonight.
Mortgage worries | 1
Dear Ms. Runstad, I see you are on the board of Wells Fargo. Looking at names and pictures of Wells execs and board members, I have to say that the board is a much more diverse group than the executives; I wonder why that is? As a board member, is it your job to make sure the bank remains profitable for the shareholders? Because, as a shareholder I'd rather feel secure in my own home than earn dividends or see a higher return on my shares. Knowing that Wells Fargo isn't going to mess up the housing market even more than it already has. And I want everyone to feel safe. It is taking a while to divest ourselves of financial stocks, so if you'd work on my behalf to repay the bailout money and keep people in their homes, that'd be great.
I'm part of the 99%. You know, the ones that the GOP thinks needs to take a bath and get a job. I've tried to get a job for over 4 years, but I have bad credit due to medical bills and no one will hire me. Would you hire a 57 year old with chronic health problems? No one else seems to want to. I have a BSBA with over 35 years of work experience. I bath regularly, I'm a conscious worker, intelligent, and have a strong work ethic. I started volunteering with my local Occupy417 movement to contribute to my local economy and get the voice of the 99% heard in government. Government doesn't seem to listen to our voices about the need for financial regulations, health care reform, stronger regulations to protect our air, water, and food, and the need to get corporate dollars out of the people's government. What do you think I should do? Suffer in silence....or speak up for the millions who are suffering in our country? Are you so insulated from the homeless and hungry that you don't see them? I urge you to volunteer at your local homeless shelter, soup kitchen or health clinic for awhile and see the truth of what our country has become. I am not alone...there are many less fortunate than me. Some can't take a shower daily because they have no home; that also makes getting a job tough. They are arrested and become criminals just because they have no where to go to the bathroom or sleep. The jails take away their money, and when they are released they get a Bank of America card to get their money, but they have to pay a fee to BOA to get their own money back. Do you really have to make a few bucks off the most vulnerable in our society. Couldn't you give those struggling to survive a break? As a former Accountant and Auditor, I believe your risk assessment needs a major overhaul. Your risk is high for failure too.
How are you today? Well & happy I hope! I'm quite curious about you. I hear that a lot of people are sending you negative messages lately & I'm sorry to hear that. I'd sincerely love to know what your views are. If you'd take a minute to answer a few questions I'd appreciate it. If you're too busy to share your answers w/ me would you at least consider my questions? 1.) What is the main thing you hope to accomplish in your lifetime? What is the legacy you hope to pass on to future generations? 2.) How much material wealth is enough to make you feel secure? 3.) Are you a spiritual person? 4.) How do you feel about this quote; "A society's level of civilization is determined by the standard of living of its' poorest citizen." 5.) Do you believe that we humans are all interconnected & responsible for each other's wellbeing? 6.) Do you ever feel like something inside of you is asking you to draw a line between need & excess in your life? If so, where have you drawn that line? Is any excess worth the suffering of a fellow human? If not, does your excessive lifestyle give you fulfillment? 7.) TEST OF INTELLIGENCE: Very few people are capable of 'higher thought'. Are you one of the few? One way to tell is by trying to think empathetically. i.e. walking a mile in someone else's shoes. Are you capable of imagining the thoughts & feelings of the majority who are not as wealthy as yourself? 8.) What do you think the meaning of life is? 9.) If you were able to end a great deal of human suffering by sacrificing something you forgot you even had, would you do so? 10.) Is your work fulfilling? Would you continue to do it for the rest of your life if you had to do it for free? 11.) Do you think a person can truly value wealth if it is just handed to them; if they didn't have to work for it? 12.) Do you believe that there is a type of wealth that you CAN take with you? Do you believe there is a type of beauty that is eternal & does not need to fade w/ age but increases w/ wisdom & maturity? 13.) When was the last time you spent time in nature, meditated, took time for introspection, or had a conversation w/ 'God'? 14.) If you knew that in your lifetime you could prevent a civil war in our country, how much time & energy would you be willing to expend to do it? What if it was a world war? 15.) Do you worry about overpopulation? Do you believe that the Earth contains ample resources to support it's current population in an acceptable standard of living? What is the lowest acceptable standard of living ,in your opinion, for humans? For fellow Americans? If you suddenly lost all of your wealth today, would you be comfortable w/ this standard of living for yourself & your family? 16.) How much gratitude did you feel for the last meal you ate, for the comfort & safety of your home, for the quality of healthcare you received the last time you really needed it, for the clothes you're currently wearing? Does material excess dull the senses? 17.) How true is the love of your spouse, significant other or the one you hope to spend your life with? Would they still love you if you were never wealthy? If your wealth was lost overnight? Would you still love them if the situation was reversed? What do you see as the glue that holds families together? 18.) Do you believe in the 'ripple effect'? How much do you believe your thoughts & actions affect the world around you? What if you KNEW that your actions definitely affected the attitude of the entire world; would you change anything? 19.) Do you ever grow tired of having to grasp for anything that feels 'good' or profitable & rejecting anything that feels like a liability or 'bad'? What do you think life would be like if you no longer had to do that? What if you realized that all of your fears were meaningless? 20.) Do you ever think that you require a lifestyle of excess because you are more sensitive than other people or because you are used to it? What if you KNEW that this way of thinking was instilled in you by economic terrorists to trap you & to prevent you from questioning it? What is the worst thing that would happen if you became poor right now? What if you walked out in a crowded street in a poor town today & handed out money until half of your wealth was gone? What if you left all of it to charity? I won't ask you to do anything like that! For today I'll ask that you do 1 thing; SMILE! Be grateful for what you have & consider it's meaning. There is another type of wealth out there. If you choose to experience it you will never be the same again. You ARE the catalyst for change. The world is depending on the light of YOUR spirit to return it to balance. We are all human & we all have problems sometimes. In this time it is dangerous to have any problems along the way. Most of us are stuck toiling away for companies we despise. More & more small businesses are going under, more people are homeless, & more people are unemployed. You may look at us & think we are not as delicate, sophisticated, intelligent or civilized as you are. You may believe we don't dare to dream. I assure you this is not true. The 99% are not looking for handouts, just fairness, democracy, equality & hope. America has been victimized by economic terrorism. The terrorists have entrapped many people into servitude through debt. They have also entrapped the 1% with fear, greed, & a very false sense of wealth. It won't be easy for any of us to reverse the effects of this attack but together we CAN do it! If you value your freedom, democracy, the constitution or are feeling convicted about the living situation of your fellow man then it's time for action. If you're on the fence about whether to care or how to help please email me anytime! [email protected] Thank you for your time & have a great day! Susan B.
pen pal | 2
Would you like to be the pen pal to a first grade teacher in California? This would allow you to see just how low income students live life in Hesperia, CA. Free lunch and all...