6 months later, what has Occupy prote...

6 months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?

There are 51 comments on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story from Mar 16, 2012, titled 6 months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters join a labor union rally in Foley Square before marching on Zuccotti Park in New York's Financial District.

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AntiMelting

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Mar 16, 2012
Occutard wrote:
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Perhaps if you had to live in a tent in front of the AT&T building in Atlanta you would would understand. I see you rich people coming down here to go to the old Fox Theater to watch shows and movies and have you cars valet parked.
You move your corporations because somewhere else has 1% lower tax and leave unemployed people in your wake with no insurance.
Your just upset because there are enough of us to elect a president who understands and we will do it again in November.
We don't even have internet I have to put a call in to my brother so he can post it for me. He does not have a job either cause his company moved.
Stop whining. You sound like the rest of our Liberal, adult children.
scout

United States

#22 Mar 16, 2012
Occupy has achieved several awards for anti-Christ and anti-American and pro neo-Marxist ideologies.

You rule over the USA, Karl!
Questioner

Manchester, TN

#23 Mar 16, 2012
6 months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?

Nothing, but they enjoyed the experience of protest and the feeling of being persucuted.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#24 Mar 16, 2012
We shall see... The warm weather is just coming back and as it gets hot, people will get more and more pissed.
DENG

Zhenjiang, China

#25 Mar 16, 2012
widespread movement with a legitimate cause

SECRETLY FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REGIME TO DISCREDIT CIVIL ACTION IN GENERAL IN THE UNITED STATES BY INFILTRATION OF AGENT-PROVOCATEURS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT INTO THE PROTESTS TO USE AND INCITE VIOLENCE AND GENERAL LAWBREAKING TO FURTHER JUSTIFY TIGHTENING THE LAWS AGAINST PROTESTS THERE.
PayThat CEO wrote:
Occupy Wall Street accomplished nothing because those involved insisted on sleeping in the parks. What could have been a widespread movement with a legitimate cause turned into a camping experience for college kids and a party for the homeless.
OWS did not define its goals or demands. Without some structure it had nothing to build on. There was no organization. No one to look to for guidance, which meant the movement was simply free-wheeling and going nowhere.
Had the movement taken lessons from protesters in the 60's, it might have gained ground and more supporters. The first thing they would have learned is that nothing is gained from peaceful protest. Nothing in the 60's changed until people were willing to push the limits of civility. If you are passionate enough about what you believe in, you WILL be heard and your voice won't be coming from inside a tent in the city park.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 Mar 16, 2012
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>Did you make that call on the free Obama cellphone?.
It is not the give away you think, I only get 250 minutes.
wellll

Santa Fe, NM

#27 Mar 16, 2012
Occutard wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh you laugh now and make jokes, do you think I got The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, The Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, out of the little red book, check again they are congressional acts signed by the president of the untied states. Obama knows the way and the rich will pay.
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again you make the point, commie views, commie prez, commie you .. nuff said
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#28 Mar 16, 2012
The OWS crowd did nothing except expose themselves as the filth that they are-deficating on property,raping those unable to defend themselves,and making sympathetic democrats-like the idiot Mayor of Oakland-look stupid.You notice it was after her debacle in Oakland that the liberal news media stopped giving publicity to these morans.
see the Light

El Paso, TX

#29 Mar 16, 2012
OWS is just this generation saying"the government owes me, I don't want to work"
scout

United States

#30 Mar 17, 2012
DENG wrote:
widespread movement with a legitimate cause
SECRETLY FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REGIME TO DISCREDIT CIVIL ACTION IN GENERAL IN THE UNITED STATES BY INFILTRATION OF AGENT-PROVOCATEURS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT INTO THE PROTESTS TO USE AND INCITE VIOLENCE AND GENERAL LAWBREAKING TO FURTHER JUSTIFY TIGHTENING THE LAWS AGAINST PROTESTS THERE.
<quoted text>
Not bad. BUT, the protesters support our neo-Marxist rulers. Everyone knows that.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#31 Mar 17, 2012
What did they learn? At least someone, anyone, in the crowd should know why you are there.
Occutard

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#32 Mar 17, 2012
wellll wrote:
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again you make the point, commie views, commie prez, commie you .. nuff said
Not quite, Obama studied that stuff and knows how not to make their mistakes, the commies went broke on military spending. Obama will not allow something like that to happen, he put a stop to Iraq and he will end Afghanistan next, he can create a state where the people are taken care of as they should be instead of letting them suffer so the rich can get just a little richer. Obama knows the way and he will make the rich pay their fair share.

It is a type of free market benevolent socialism not communism.
Kat

Coffeyville, KS

#33 Mar 17, 2012
Occutard wrote:
<quoted text>
Not quite, Obama studied that stuff and knows how not to make their mistakes, the commies went broke on military spending. Obama will not allow something like that to happen, he put a stop to Iraq and he will end Afghanistan next, he can create a state where the people are taken care of as they should be instead of letting them suffer so the rich can get just a little richer. Obama knows the way and he will make the rich pay their fair share.
It is a type of free market benevolent socialism not communism.
Why exactly should the people be taken care of? What makes you think someone owes you a living? What's the reason you can't take of yourself? Just because you are lazy and don't want too doesn't mean your shouldn't have too. Grow up and get off your lazy ass and take care of yourself, it's not my job.
Occutard

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#34 Mar 17, 2012
Kat wrote:
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Why exactly should the people be taken care of? What makes you think someone owes you a living? What's the reason you can't take of yourself? Just because you are lazy and don't want too doesn't mean your shouldn't have too. Grow up and get off your lazy ass and take care of yourself, it's not my job.
Those of wealth have influenced government in such a way as to create an environment where they can make an extra dollar without concern for how their behaviors effected other people. Now there are a lot of people out here who are not needed and our jobs ended up overseas in china or somewhere. Now we are in the way.

The poor did not create the mortgage crisis which created the economic crash which left a lot of us out of jobs, rich people did. They played a dangerous game with finances chasing greed and eventually the house of cards came tumbling down and now everyone has to pay for their mistakes. I say that is not right, if government is going to let them do what they want to the detriment of the country's economic health and then the government needs to needs those who are suffering because of it. The rich need to pay the tax which supports that help.
Le trou de Balle

AOL

#35 Mar 17, 2012
They proved that when you are a minority, voting or protesting does not work in a pseudo representative Republic.

And yet the violence of the 1960's did work (forcing the hand of Johnson).

And although the tea party achieved to sabotage and derailed some of the agenda in Congress by ensuring the election of people with ideas based on racial, poverty, and subsidies fear, VIOLENCE HAS PROVEN TO WORK IN THIS SYSTEM!

A widespread violence that can paralyze the police has proven again and again to work in getting the politician to pay attention to the little guys instead so feaking lobbyists or multinational or some farmers in the midwest.
Kat

Coffeyville, KS

#36 Mar 17, 2012
Occutard wrote:
<quoted text>
Not quite, Obama studied that stuff and knows how not to make their mistakes, the commies went broke on military spending. Obama will not allow something like that to happen, he put a stop to Iraq and he will end Afghanistan next, he can create a state where the people are taken care of as they should be instead of letting them suffer so the rich can get just a little richer. Obama knows the way and he will make the rich pay their fair share.
It is a type of free market benevolent socialism not communism.
The housing crisis blame belongs to the banks AND those that signed the mortgages they KNEW they could NOT afford. It's not the fault of someone else or anyone else when YOU make stupid decisions like that. Just because you could get in a house damn sure didn't mean you could make the monthly payments to stay in it, then you want to blame someone else because you were stupid? Bullshit!!! The rich happen to pay more than their fair share because they actually pay the majority of the taxes in this country and most of you lazy protest campers didn't have a job to start with. Some of you were in college which you walked away from so instead of getting an education and doing something productive with you life and possible becoming a 1%er you decided it was better to become a protester and camp in public places, trash the place, shit on cop cars, and allow woman to be raped in your campsite, all for WHAT??? You have decided to make decisions that turned the majority of the citizens against you with your behavior and screwed up what opportunity that all of you had to make a true difference in this country. The best thing you could do now is go back to your parent's house, shower, and return to school and do something with you lazy self's....then maybe you might be able to earn some respect....self respect, try it. Anything would be an improvement from the joke the OWS protesters have become!!!!
see the Light

El Paso, TX

#37 Mar 17, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
Why exactly should the people be taken care of? What makes you think someone owes you a living? What's the reason you can't take of yourself? Just because you are lazy and don't want too doesn't mean your shouldn't have too. Grow up and get off your lazy ass and take care of yourself, it's not my job.
That's like saying the people are a bunch of stupid, illiterate people. Maybe all Liberal's have to be taken care of like infants, but not those of us who want to work an control our own thoughts.
see the Light

El Paso, TX

#38 Mar 17, 2012
Occupy people are this generation of lazy and I don' want to work, " The Government should take care of me".I can't do anything on my own.
Occutard

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#39 Mar 17, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
The housing crisis blame belongs to the banks AND those that signed the mortgages they KNEW they could NOT afford. It's not the fault of someone else or anyone else when YOU make stupid decisions like that. Just because you could get in a house damn sure didn't mean you could make the monthly payments to stay in it, then you want to blame someone else because you were stupid? Bullshit!!! The rich happen to pay more than their fair share because they actually pay the majority of the taxes in this country and most of you lazy protest campers didn't have a job to start with. Some of you were in college which you walked away from so instead of getting an education and doing something productive with you life and possible becoming a 1%er you decided it was better to become a protester and camp in public places, trash the place, shit on cop cars, and allow woman to be raped in your campsite, all for WHAT??? You have decided to make decisions that turned the majority of the citizens against you with your behavior and screwed up what opportunity that all of you had to make a true difference in this country. The best thing you could do now is go back to your parent's house, shower, and return to school and do something with you lazy self's....then maybe you might be able to earn some respect....self respect, try it. Anything would be an improvement from the joke the OWS protesters have become!!!!
It is the governments job to regulate those banks which are owned by the rich not the poor. When they don't do their job and accept corrupt influence from the wealthy they wreck the system. That is why they should pay. If a poor person steals a loaf of bread to eat they go to jail when they get caught, we are not talking about a loaf of bread but hundreds of billions of dollars. You see anyone on wall street going to jail, not hardly.
Bernard Continelli

Alplaus, NY

#40 Mar 17, 2012
Occutard wrote:
The people and Obama are behind us now and this year will work on more goals.
1. Pass the equal corporate dispersion act. No corporation will be allowed to move its operations to another state to find lower taxes and lower paid workers.
2. Pass the equalization of opportunity act. No person or corporation will be allowed to own more than one company at a time.
3. Successful states much pay an excise tax to support surrounding states in trouble without enough tax revenue.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, The Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Obama knows the way and the rich will pay. We just need to continue the fight to go down the right path.
I'm totally for a law that would at least regulate whether corporations could be allowed to take their opertions OVERSEAS (but not interstate, they'd still be free to do that)- depending upon the situation at hand, as well as closing the tax loopholes on those which DO in fact operate overseas. THESE two particular sentiments are NEITHER communistic nor even socialistic, and there's NOTHING in the U.S. Constitution that says our economic policies must be compatible with the Libertarian Party platform, only that our economic-based laws follow "the rule of law"!

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