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Occupy Charlottesville Holds Candlelight Vigil - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and ...

There are 28 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 15, 2012, titled Occupy Charlottesville Holds Candlelight Vigil - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Occupy Charlottesville gathered around the free speech wall in downtown Charlottesville to prove they still have a message to send more than a month after getting kicked out of their Lee Park Campout.

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George S

Jemison, AL

#1 Jan 16, 2012
No one is afraid of the unknown or truth. People simply disagree with these idiots. We do not need more air-headed organizations undermining attempts to reach democracy.

These fools are simply additional obstacles between the voters and the government.

I wish they could understand that many people are way ahead of them in understanding the sytem and its problems.

Just go away.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 16, 2012
When you don't have to be at work early the next day you can afford to stand outside in 30 degree weather late on Sunday night.

Eight people with time on their hands holding candles in front of a wall that people scrawl profanity on. What a powerful message----well, maybe to cub reporters at NBC29.....

Meanwhile the foreign students here on full scholarship at UVA study hard as they prepare to lead the cutting edge American industries and companies of tomorrrow. And this group? They'll be standing in front of cash registers as they enter their 60's.
Sis Semper

Afton, VA

#3 Jan 16, 2012
Get a clue, Occupotties, and a life will follow.
JCS

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 16, 2012
What a huge showing Occupiers! NOT! We get up in the morning and go to work so standing outside in 30 degrees temperatures does not prove a thing except that you just don't get it! Find a job, go to work, pay your bills! I do not want to be using my hard-earned money to pay people like you when you use the social service system to get money, housing, cars, food stamps, etc. Get a job and get a life! It is going to rain tonight. I hope that you all will be outside in the rain while I sit in my home watching the political debates!! Occupy this!

For the cub reporters at NBC29, great job you liberals do reporting this nonsense. You all make news instead of letting news make itself!
Bob

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 16, 2012
When they were protesting legally in Lee Park, I had no problem with them or their message.

When they made the decision to force police to remove them after their permit ran out they lost me.

They weren't evicted or kicked out. They were breaking the law. Lee Park was not their home it is a taxpayer-funded amenity.

My neighbor goes to work at 6 a.m. in 18 degree weather and stands waiting for the bus because he can't afford a car. Your sacrifice at 30 degrees does not impress me.
Really

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 16, 2012
Go get a J-O-B!!!
Really

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 16, 2012
Go get a J-O-B!!!!!
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 16, 2012
I personally think they are doing a wonderful job in conveying their message. I hope one of the small, independently-owned party stores provides them with the candles they need; I will gladly provide them with cans of 87 octane to hold whilst they light their candles.
R.I.P.: Danny Faulkner
No news

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 16, 2012
NBC 29, would you all go report some 'real news' and stop trying to 'create the stories'??!!! This is your top lead story, and MLK day gets second billing? You all are not reporting but editing. It sure would be nice not to read and see such biased stories in the news for once.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 16, 2012
Great. The only day in the entire month that I need to be in Federal court, the Occutards are holding their 8-man-strong "Occupy the Courts" protest in Charlottesville. Get a clue, Occutards. No one cares. If there was not a small risk of a confrontation of some sort that they want to be sure to get on tape, not even Channel 29 would be there.
Jack

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 16, 2012
Egypt and the middle wanted change and look what they are getting, the muslin brotherhood and sharia law. I wonder if that's what the occupiers want? Obama and his cronies are weakening the USA and pretty soon change may come but it will not be what they expected. Obama thinks he is strong but the rest of the world sees him as weak- get a clue.
Bronyn19

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 16, 2012
NBC 29 please stop with the publicity for these people.
Zion

Winchester, VA

#13 Jan 16, 2012
JCS wrote:
What a huge showing Occupiers! NOT! We get up in the morning and go to work so standing outside in 30 degrees temperatures does not prove a thing except that you just don't get it! Find a job, go to work, pay your bills! I do not want to be using my hard-earned money to pay people like you when you use the social service system to get money, housing, cars, food stamps, etc. Get a job and get a life! It is going to rain tonight. I hope that you all will be outside in the rain while I sit in my home watching the political debates!! Occupy this!
For the cub reporters at NBC29, great job you liberals do reporting this nonsense. You all make news instead of letting news make itself!
Thats the public education system in action.
Lets defund it, shut it down and start over.
twinmom

Crozet, VA

#14 Jan 16, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
I personally think they are doing a wonderful job in conveying their message...
Yeah, sure. Here is the message of the Occupy group, in case some of you were wondering:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/o...

And if you don't have time to read this, because, like me, you are gainfully employed and must sneak a peek at the news whenever you can, the story is about how the Occupy Wall Street group broke into a home in NY that was in the midst of foreclosure, started renovations while squatting in it, spending ~$10,000, and are "giving" it to a family, like they are Habitat for Humanity or something. This is occurring with Occupy's full awareness that the home is still legally owned by a single father trying to raise two young children, who hasn't been able to meet the mortgage payments because he lost his job.

The only question I have is "Why aren't law enforcement and our elected leaders willing to stand up to this lawless group of headline-seeking bums?"
JCS

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 16, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
I personally think they are doing a wonderful job in conveying their message. I hope one of the small, independently-owned party stores provides them with the candles they need; I will gladly provide them with cans of 87 octane to hold whilst they light their candles.
R.I.P.: Danny Faulkner
Candles won't help them other than to shine the light on their faces! Vigil? If anything light a candle for this special day commemorating the life an times of MLK!

Take your candle-lighting selves to the employment office and get a job!

I hope the Party store shuts the door in their faces instead of providing candles to these insignificant people!

Gt a job and get a life!
JCS

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 16, 2012
Maybe NBC29 can provide some candles! They have the money to do it! Look at the greed of NBC29 when they negotiated with DISH?

Today is date 16 that I have not watched NBC29. They are other options to getting the news and being informed! I do miss seeing Norm's weather forecasting.

Lay down candles, lay down candles tonight in the rain you people who have no idea!
anarchist

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jan 16, 2012
George S wrote:
No one is afraid of the unknown or truth. People simply disagree with these idiots. We do not need more air-headed organizations undermining attempts to reach democracy.
These fools are simply additional obstacles between the voters and the government.
I wish they could understand that many people are way ahead of them in understanding the sytem and its problems.
Just go away.
Spoken like a true right wing zealot. Your rationale sounds almost scary.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 16, 2012
I brought my son to the downtown mall Sunday afternoon and, again, experienced the beautiful heights of pretension that is Chville. From the ultra-skinny parking spots in the municipal lot (I suppose I should have brought my Prius to park) to the people on the Mall. A great big "Ugh!"

Then I meandered to that large, useless board of color (we do not use the word "black" in a world class city) and along to the architecturally-consistent canvas tent. I bowed in front of city hall to honor Hizzoner Marblemouth, then strolled back among the bums, buskers, dirtbags with signs and second-rate vendors. I then wasted bytes of digital camera space taking photographs of Miller's, since that's where "The Dave" got started.
I then bought my son an overpriced toy car at a toy store located just steps from million dollar bricks. I want to buy local, you know...and I know that the car was manufactured by one of those dreadlocked Occupiers stenching up the mall.

I paused to listen to fire sirens, realizing the fire chief was hopefully responding in the red, speeding fire chief's vehicle...a little Prius in which he can barely fit his turnout gear. And I thought: "What if the poor person to whom those trucks are responding has no fire insurance? Can we all help them pay for their damages...may be have a charity ball and invite Sissy Spacek? Or maybe just protest those greedy homeowners insurance companies!

Finally, I wept a little, because I saw some people holding signs saying they were jobless. I thought: "There has to be 0% unemployment! We cannot have this. WWMD?("What would Marx do?')" I dried my eyes in my sustainable, recycled handkerchief.

Then I drove home with my son, sat down at my computer, and started prepping for my new work week.

R.I.P.: Joe Hoerner
anarchist

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 16, 2012
Were it not for having to go to the post office to pick up my mail( I can't trust my neighbors) I would never go to the Mall. The seat of hypocracy and the home of corruption.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jan 16, 2012
anarchist wrote:
Were it not for having to go to the post office to pick up my mail( I can't trust my neighbors) I would never go to the Mall. The seat of hypocracy and the home of corruption.
The post office has to be locked up at night or else the bums would be using it as a hotel and bathroom. You don't see NBC29 talking about these little known downtown mall realities. At night Holly's Undiscovered Treasures go from store to store testing the doors to see if anyone got careless and left one open. If so a group of mobile felons gets a free room for the night and a warm place to leave a duraflame log as a sign of their thanks to the clueless city council that trips over itself to enable the social parasites that love the mall.

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