Occupy Long Beach marches downtown

Occupy Long Beach marches downtown

There are 35 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Oct 8, 2011, titled Occupy Long Beach marches downtown. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Protesters with Occupy Long Beach met Saturday morning in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center and marched along Ocean Boulevard.

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Since: Sep 10

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2011
Whoa
Karl Marx

Phelan, CA

#2 Oct 9, 2011
Exciting times! The least among us Rally in support of destroying private sector employment opportunities in LB and around the Nation.

Obama 2012! America MUST be destroyed in order to form the Orwellian Progressive Utopia.

...Join the Movement!..."Let's leave absolutely NOTHING worth having to our kids and grand kids!" Vote OBAMA 2012!
The Mad Man

Glendale, CA

#3 Oct 9, 2011
The revolution has begun!!! Be proactive about this and accomplish something!
The Professor

Van Nuys, CA

#4 Oct 9, 2011
Study the French Revolution .. Most would be surprised to learn that the Monarchy was only part of the equation, but was also brought on by rage against elitist monied interests/landed gentry who had beat down the the then working class.

The current gross inequity of wealth in our Country is an affront to our democracy and is not even a postive factor in the long run for the wealthy class and financial markets.

Root out Greed.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#5 Oct 9, 2011
The Professor wrote:
Study the French Revolution .. Most would be surprised to learn that the Monarchy was only part of the equation, but was also brought on by rage against elitist monied interests/landed gentry who had beat down the the then working class.
The current gross inequity of wealth in our Country is an affront to our democracy and is not even a postive factor in the long run for the wealthy class and financial markets.
Root out Greed.
Ronald 3005 California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags in retail
The Professor.

Do you have any suggestion on how to get the taxpayer supported Thug people off their butts and put them to work? Despite the transfer of $Billions $Dollars of hard earned taxpayer money that was extracted from the hard working "middle" ("worker") class, the Thug people prefer prison to doing honest labor. What would you suggest?

Source: http://goo.gl/OV9yd

Ronald
goldilocks

AOL

#6 Oct 9, 2011
Ronald wrote:
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Source: http://goo.gl/OV9yd
Ronald
We used to have about 1/3rd of the population involved in family farming. Then, food prices were set too low for these farmers to make a living, and they sold out to the large multi-national food cartels. But, for these food cartels to make a profit, they brought in foreign workers who work cheap but aren't provided extras like medical care, which is dumped on the public or we the people. And, the identity of "we" gets destabilized.
Seth Adams

Phelan, CA

#7 Oct 9, 2011
goldilocks wrote:
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We used to have about 1/3rd of the population involved in family farming. Then, food prices were set too low for these farmers to make a living, and they sold out to the large multi-national food cartels. But, for these food cartels to make a profit, they brought in foreign workers who work cheap but aren't provided extras like medical care, which is dumped on the public or we the people. And, the identity of "we" gets destabilized.
Not everyone in LB can be classified as common street trash. Only the democrats who voted to destroy prosperity and enslave our children to the BigUnionDemocratic politicians who are destroying our childrens futures.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#8 Oct 9, 2011
goldilocks wrote:
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We used to have about 1/3rd of the population involved in family farming. Then, food prices were set too low for these farmers to make a living, and they sold out to the large multi-national food cartels. But, for these food cartels to make a profit, they brought in foreign workers who work cheap but aren't provided extras like medical care, which is dumped on the public or we the people. And, the identity of "we" gets destabilized.
goldilocks.

Exactly. The reason that the 60s 70s revolutionary crowd *(now in power)* are able to maintain their rule, while at the same time conditions within the worker *("middle")* class community steadily decline is because things are seldom as they seem.

A good example of this is the Bracero program. The Bracero program worked well for everyone involved, Mexico, the farmer, the nation, Mexicans who worked in the fields, and who returned to their wives and children after the harvest season ended, and hard working American taxpayers and consumers.

During the revolution, revolutionary activists and their Big Union Boss compatriot pals campaigned - sometimes violently - for the end of the Bracero program and replacing it with the permanent residency of hard working Mexican peasants who, it was claimed, would happily return to work the fields after being provided permanent entry into the country, while at the same time they enjoyed better accommodations in the form of better and permanent housing.

That was not what happened. Ever more demands are being made for the importation of Mexican peasant farm workers even though millions of the Mexican peasant class have gained entry and have produced millions of children. In fact, in inland and east coast States where American farm workers had previously followed the harvest season from the southern States up into Canada, more and more demands are being made for the importation and for the employment of Mexican and Central American peasant farm workers.

As in most such cases, we tend to chalk up this seeming anomaly to what is called "unintended consequences". Of course when it comes to clever Revolutionary Government, most consequences are not really unintended. The fact is that one of the favorite forms of taxation is the property tax whereby home "owners" pay increasingly higher rents to revolutionary Government taskmasters to support such post revolution extravagances as the employ of high paid $$$ big School $$$ Government political indoctrination specialists.

By ending temporary residency of Mexican farm workers under the Bracero program, and turning them into permanent residents, revolutionary Government was able to increase the rent hard working home "owners" pay revolutionary Government in the form of property taxes. That was a consequence that certainly was not unintended.

Ronald
Rob Johnson

Phelan, CA

#9 Oct 9, 2011
We should be getting used to this junk by now.
Good things happen to good people and bad things happen to Californians.

We vote to be less than other Americans every chance we get. Ask any one, anywhere...every one knows that California's best days are behind us. We signed our State's death warrant again last November. How 'bout that DREAM ACT!
Lyle

United States

#10 Oct 9, 2011
Should the marchers should be heading to their local Home Depot to disassemble the kiosks harboring the people taking their construction jobs? Just wondering.
LOL

United States

#11 Oct 9, 2011
As the sixties "protesters" were mostly goofballs, and the deranged, the media jumped on the bandwagon because it served their purposes to try to end the vietnam war. This time, we have the same band of unemployed or teen idiots, but the media doesn't quite know what to do with them.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Impeaching Obama for ordering the assassination of an American citizen abroad MIGHT get the media's attention. Calling for the recall of Gov. Brown for giving away your college money from the DREAM act to mexican citizens who are here illegally, might be a good idea, since these illegal "students" will be competing with you for higher paying jobs in a few years. Hardly the "people just looking for better lives" by picking grapes, as your leaders told you for years, is it?

Of course, the coverage will be negative, but at least the press won't be standing on the sideline kicking their little shoes in the dirt while you protest.

Bottom line, the problem with the protesters is... they have no balls. For now, they're there for comic relief.
Sue Robbins

Phelan, CA

#12 Oct 9, 2011
LOL wrote:
As the sixties "protesters" were mostly goofballs, and the deranged, the media jumped on the bandwagon because it served their purposes to try to end the vietnam war. This time, we have the same band of unemployed or teen idiots, but the media doesn't quite know what to do with them.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Impeaching Obama for ordering the assassination of an American citizen abroad MIGHT get the media's attention. Calling for the recall of Gov. Brown for giving away your college money from the DREAM act to mexican citizens who are here illegally, might be a good idea, since these illegal "students" will be competing with you for higher paying jobs in a few years. Hardly the "people just looking for better lives" by picking grapes, as your leaders told you for years, is it?
Of course, the coverage will be negative, but at least the press won't be standing on the sideline kicking their little shoes in the dirt while you protest.
Bottom line, the problem with the protesters is... they have no balls. For now, they're there for comic relief.
Congrats.......yours was the best posting of the day.
Seth Adams

Phelan, CA

#13 Oct 9, 2011
You gotta be a real self loathing Moron to support Obama at this point. If your retirement depends on your corporate 401K you would have to be really masochistic to support his drive to destroy Capitalism and your own FUTURE in the bargain.

There is still hope for him here. California voters may be too stupid to connect the dots.
protestertariat

United States

#14 Oct 9, 2011
Insane messiah wrote:
Whoa
Dude! Iphones ROCK!
sonny and cher

United States

#15 Oct 9, 2011
The tea-partiers were generally over 50, had college educations, and jobs. The "occupy my butt cheeks" protesters are generally in their teens and early twenties, not college-educated, not what anyone would call well-read, and jobless.
They are mostly the socially dysfunctional who would be in the exact same life position had the Hispanic Housing Meltdown never occurred. Living at mom's house, texting to Facebook on their iPhones.

Question: How can you folks protest for a solution when you don't even understand a fraction of the problem?
Bob Salazar

Phelan, CA

#16 Oct 9, 2011
sonny and cher wrote:
The tea-partiers were generally over 50, had college educations, and jobs. The "occupy my butt cheeks" protesters are generally in their teens and early twenties, not college-educated, not what anyone would call well-read, and jobless.
They are mostly the socially dysfunctional who would be in the exact same life position had the Hispanic Housing Meltdown never occurred. Living at mom's house, texting to Facebook on their iPhones.
Question: How can you folks protest for a solution when you don't even understand a fraction of the problem?
You can't compare today's Californians with citizens in other States. Citizens in the other 49 States wouldn't have trusted Jerry Brown with their childrens lunch money let alone their childrens futures.
consenseless

United States

#17 Oct 9, 2011
Check out the "occupy atlanta" crowd.
Nerds gone wild! Hilarious!

Since: Sep 10

United States

#18 Oct 9, 2011
The Professor wrote:
Study the French Revolution .. Most would be surprised to learn that the Monarchy was only part of the equation, but was also brought on by rage against elitist monied interests/landed gentry who had beat down the the then working class.
The current gross inequity of wealth in our Country is an affront to our democracy and is not even a postive factor in the long run for the wealthy class and financial markets.
Root out Greed.
I don't think that there's anything wrong with greed, per se. I just think that there is something fishy going on in high places in the financial industry. I think that these people who are at the top of the derivatives market share a large part of the responsibility for how quickly things went downhill a few years ago. They were trying to make money out of nothing, which is smoke and mirrors no matter how you look at it, and it was only a matter of time before what they were doing took its toll on the market, and eventually the American working class.

It is no surprise that the working class, unemployed or in fear that they might be laid off, are upset right now. Blaming those who are down and out not only does nothing to solve the problem, it just pisses people off and exacerbates the desire for people to have "rage against the machine".

Right or wrong, these protests are a natural reaction to the times.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#19 Oct 9, 2011
sonny and cher wrote:
The tea-partiers were generally over 50, had college educations, and jobs. The "occupy my butt cheeks" protesters are generally in their teens and early twenties, not college-educated, not what anyone would call well-read, and jobless.
They are mostly the socially dysfunctional who would be in the exact same life position had the Hispanic Housing Meltdown never occurred. Living at mom's house, texting to Facebook on their iPhones.
Question: How can you folks protest for a solution when you don't even understand a fraction of the problem?
I don't think that in 21 days of this whole occupy thing that anyone can accurately describe exactly who these people are.

But anyway, what do you think the problem is, and what is the solution?

Since: Sep 10

United States

#20 Oct 9, 2011
Seth Adams wrote:
You gotta be a real self loathing Moron to support Obama at this point. If your retirement depends on your corporate 401K you would have to be really masochistic to support his drive to destroy Capitalism and your own FUTURE in the bargain.
There is still hope for him here. California voters may be too stupid to connect the dots.
Why would Obama want to destroy capitalism?

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