Occupy Wall Street "isn't your average protest"

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Occupy Wall Street protesters take a yoga class during "off" hours at the site at New York's Zuccotti Park in the Financial District. Full Story
b4its2late

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Oct 11, 2011
Reporting from Zuccotti Park, Shaban shared a look at the makeshift village set up by the demonstrators. Yoga classes are taught in "off" hours. A makeshift library has at least 1,500 books. The camp even has a medical tent, and its own newspaper, called The Occupy Wall Street Journal.

Shaban noted that what began as a protest has morphed into a self-operating mini-community, with a complimentary breakfast buffet of fresh fruits and bagels.

YEA, THERE'S NO ONE WITH DEEP POCKETS AND AN AGENDA BEHIND THIS LOL.
justice or just ice

United States

#2 Oct 11, 2011
i believe the protests are based on ,THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS MORE CAPITAL ON THE WELFARE SYSTEM A TO Z ,CRIMINAL SYSTEM A TO Z ,WALL STREET SYSTEM ,ALL GOVERNMENT WORKERS PENSIONS, HEALTH ,WAGES,and those that pay for all of it HAVE TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES , FOR EVERYTHING..nobody is covering their back.you are the piggy bank for all............... AND HOPE THEIR ASSETS dont MORF INTO A LIABILITY.
b4its2late

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Oct 11, 2011
justice or just ice wrote:
i believe the protests are based on ,THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS MORE CAPITAL ON THE WELFARE SYSTEM A TO Z ,CRIMINAL SYSTEM A TO Z ,WALL STREET SYSTEM ,ALL GOVERNMENT WORKERS PENSIONS, HEALTH ,WAGES,and those that pay for all of it HAVE TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES , FOR EVERYTHING..nobody is covering their back.you are the piggy bank for all.......... AND HOPE THEIR ASSETS dont MORF INTO A LIABILITY.
I believe the government sees the taxpayer as an endless piggy bank. I think they see OUR money as THEIR money.
Churmudgeon

Ash Flat, AR

#4 Oct 11, 2011
Why do we let 535 elected people do this to us? I think the citizens have learned to vote money from the public coffers. so tose who promise and deliver the most so called free goverment money are elected and reelected. The goverment need to become fiscally responsible.
billy bob

United States

#5 Oct 13, 2011
its ashamed that those that protest ,really have a meangeree of complaints , and are either tooo young,too uninformed ,too misguided too really understand the glue that ties it all together.ITS CALLED OVERREACHING by their governmentS,themselves and the movement of theirs and their governmentsss WALLET.all men are created EQUAL,, sounds great...but the LAWS AND ACTIONS OF their 3 GOVERNMENTS tell a different story .
goshen

United States

#6 Nov 18, 2011
if the wall street protesters really want to hurt wall street. just start cancelling all their accounts tied to wall street, like credit cards, savings accounts and checking accounts and maybe 401s and iras.. DONT LET THEM PLAY WITH YOUR MONEY.. save at credit unions ,or canada banks..
No nonsense guy

Rockville Centre, NY

#7 Nov 18, 2011
They have no concept of simple economic principles, or the rights of others, or property rights. They cannot tell you the real difference between capitalism and socialism. They are victims of a liberal government
Joe On Call

Great Neck, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2011
goshen wrote:
if the wall street protesters really want to hurt wall street. just start cancelling all their accounts tied to wall street, like credit cards, savings accounts and checking accounts and maybe 401s and iras.. DONT LET THEM PLAY WITH YOUR MONEY.. save at credit unions ,or canada banks..
You have an interesting idea, Goshen, but is it workable? Are credit unions and Canada banks really accessible to the average guy? By the way, I have mixed emotions on the Wall Street protests.
I hate seeing images of bloodied young people being bludgeoned by the police and feel empathy toward them in their quest. I don't like that they are seriously disrupting those Wall Street workers trying to get through the massive mess.
No nonsense guy

Rockville Centre, NY

#11 Nov 19, 2011
goshen & Joe On Call
If you think that Canada is so much better, for heavens sake, Move there. And take those filthy Liberal Occupiers a-holes with you.
Let them Occupy Canada. Like Bill Clinton did.
BEATRICE

United States

#12 Nov 19, 2011
considering canadas DEBT is only 1 trillion , #13 on the list,and not 15 trillion,#1 ON THE LIST,and its at par with the dollar.and they have full medical coverage, and cheaper medicines ,if you dont mind freezing your tush off, or waiting for medical attention. ITS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT. might i recommend australia as a second choice..the clowns in washington have the best their is, will they through slop insurance, supplemental insurance gimmicks at the public. not to mention ,pension and meds FOR LIFE..FOR THEMSELF
Northcross

Rockville Centre, NY

#13 Nov 19, 2011
This OWS crowd is looking less and less like a bunch of pampered college kids, and more and more like Obama's union thug foot soldiers.
If the Republicans are smart they will tie Obama, Pelosi, and all the dimocrap nerds to this by playing the videos of them supporting this stupid movement... They need to occupy a jail cell.
Domino

Great Neck, NY

#14 Nov 19, 2011
Your comment is so rushed that it seems you were on your way to the hairdresser or something, Beatrice. I doubt if Goshen or I want to go anywhere right now, but Australia is a good choice.

Sticking to the subject at hand of the Wall Street Riots (my term), I can sympathize with the protesters but question whether they could have done this in a better place like Central Park and camped out there.

Same media coverage and sending representatives over to the Wall Street area while waiting for an 'appointment' with the powers that be. They need a public relations person donating his/her time to their cause.

“Cat got your tongue?”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#15 Nov 19, 2011
Joe On Call wrote:
<quoted text>
You have an interesting idea, Goshen, but is it workable? Are credit unions and Canada banks really accessible to the average guy? By the way, I have mixed emotions on the Wall Street protests.
I hate seeing images of bloodied young people being bludgeoned by the police and feel empathy toward them in their quest. I don't like that they are seriously disrupting those Wall Street workers trying to get through the massive mess.
Oh... it's working alright!

Big Banks Plead with Customers Not to Move Their Money
Yes, The Big Banks DO Care If We Move Our Money
~~~~~~

650,000 customers moved $4.5 billion dollars out of the big banks and into smaller banks and credit unions in the last month.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/11/big-bank...
Domino

Great Neck, NY

#16 Nov 20, 2011
Okay, Nancy, that's progress and thanks for the insider info. I prefer CitiBank, but mostly because it's around the corner from where I live in Sea Cliff, New York. I guess dealing with the employees in my branch makes it easier to swallow the corporation's shenanigns, if there are any in my choice of banks.

Back to the Wall Street Occupation, I condemn the police for using pepper spray and other force to scatter protesters, most of whom sit peacefully on the sidewalks. I urge Mayor Mike to cease and desist this tactic, pow-wow with the chief of police and figure out some other way to control the chaos.
Revolution

Baldwin, NY

#17 Nov 20, 2011
its time for a revoultionay war...with guns and lots of violence. we need to go to washington, through the entire goverment out on its ass and start over. That is the only thing that will help...
Truth Hurts

Bellmore, NY

#18 Nov 20, 2011
BEATRICE wrote:
considering canadas DEBT is only 1 trillion ,#13 on the list,and not 15 trillion,#1 ON THE LIST,and its at par with the dollar.and they have full medical coverage, and cheaper medicines ,if you dont mind freezing your tush off, or waiting for medical attention. ITS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT. might i recommend australia as a second choice..the clowns in washington have the best their is, will they through slop insurance, supplemental insurance gimmicks at the public. not to mention ,pension and meds FOR LIFE..FOR THEMSELF
Wow, comparing a country of 34 million with a country with 10x that number... I would hope Canada had a lower debt.

I agree though, the problem is the political class in and around Washington DC. Having a different set of rules for them and the rest of the country is ridiculous. How is Charlie Rangel not in jail? Why are they allowed to used confidential information to make stock trades?
Impy

Johnstown, NY

#19 Nov 22, 2011
Canada elected a government who chose to put curing the country's debt problem ahead of being re-elected. That will *never* happen here.
The Canadian people were politically savvy enough to see what they were trying to do and re-elected them. Again, that would never happen here, we are just not politically educated enough.
Time and time again I just hear people repeating the republican party line or the democratic party line that they heard on the news without any kind of interpretation or critical thought. Politics in the US has become as much a matter of faith as a person's religion.

The whole "well if you think country X is so great then why not move there?" thing is infantile. A smart person looks at what others are doing better than him and tries to emulate and improve that.
Rather than attempt to fix a problem most of us here would just rather deny that the problem exists and persecute the person who points out the problem. If that person points out that another country is doing it a different way and we should look into it, it's straight to the thinly-veiled racism. It's juvenile and to be frank, it's why the rest of the world believes the average American is a child trapped in an adult's body. They aren't wrong and that is sad.
Domino

Great Neck, NY

#20 Nov 23, 2011
That's quite a treatise you have there, Impy. Nice job of analyzing the situation and comparing Canada with the United States. Yes, for the world power we are supposed to be, we're way behind some other, more 'civilized' countries. Thanks for pointing this out in such a polite fashion.

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