6 months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?

There are 20 comments on the Mar 16, 2012, Worcester Telegram & Gazette story 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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Since: May 11

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#1 Mar 16, 2012
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.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#2 Mar 16, 2012
History will show that Occupy Wall Street was the beginning of the revolution against the assault on the Middle Class, the Unions and the poor.

After reading this article I didn’t realize how much OWS has achieved, and how much it has affected our politics… it was amazing, when you think about how Santorum and Gingrich went after Romney with arguments taken straight from OWS. And the political landscape looks so much different since President Obama started making his argument for a second term based on some of OWS issues.

OWS will have a bigger and lasting positive impact on this nation; unlike the tea-baggers movement who have accomplished nothing but talking about Kenya, birth certificates and other racist silliness.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#3 Mar 16, 2012
Once the job market recovers, these loons will disappear.

<can't be free-loading in the park when you have to go to work>
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 16, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
History will show that Occupy Wall Street was the beginning of the revolution against the assault on the Middle Class, the Unions and the poor.
After reading this article I didn’t realize how much OWS has achieved, and how much it has affected our politics… it was amazing, when you think about how Santorum and Gingrich went after Romney with arguments taken straight from OWS. And the political landscape looks so much different since President Obama started making his argument for a second term based on some of OWS issues.
OWS will have a bigger and lasting positive impact on this nation; unlike the tea-baggers movement who have accomplished nothing but talking about Kenya, birth certificates and other racist silliness.
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yes all the poor downtrodden union shills are so underpaid and starving.
Telmark

Chico, CA

#5 Mar 16, 2012
Six months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?

Well, let's see:

Bill H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011” recently passed in the US House of Representatives and latter in the Senate. This bill would make it a felony to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests.

BTW, it seems that not a single Democrat, and only a few Republicans, voted against this bill.
Occutard

Hollywood, FL

#6 Mar 16, 2012
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.

Since: Mar 11

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#7 Mar 16, 2012
Telmark wrote:
Six months later, what has Occupy protest achieved?
Well, let's see:
Bill H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011” recently passed in the US House of Representatives and latter in the Senate. This bill would make it a felony to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests.
BTW, it seems that not a single Democrat, and only a few Republicans, voted against this bill.
Sounds a lot like Russia or China doesn't it? The goverment is out of control and must be stopped before we end up with a King or Queen. Oh,wait a minute,Obama thinks he is the King,my bad.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 16, 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.
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my goodness, how commiesque of you, put the red armband and little red book away and step away from your commie koolaid ...

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Mar 16, 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.
This is the United States of America,not China or Russia.If you love socilism/marxism so much then you should move to either one of them,you will love it there.
Marine Corp FAT

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Mar 16, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
History will show that Occupy Wall Street was the beginning of the revolution against the assault on the Middle Class, the Unions and the poor.
After reading this article I didn’t realize how much OWS has achieved, and how much it has affected our politics… it was amazing, when you think about how Santorum and Gingrich went after Romney with arguments taken straight from OWS. And the political landscape looks so much different since President Obama started making his argument for a second term based on some of OWS issues.
OWS will have a bigger and lasting positive impact on this nation; unlike the tea-baggers movement who have accomplished nothing but talking about Kenya, birth certificates and other racist silliness.
History will show that you are a fake, phony, fraud, just like Obama. Now take off your imposter Marine uniform and show us the Brownie uniform which so delights you.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#11 Mar 16, 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.
Giving the government more power and control is a sure fire way for EVERYONE to be 'less free'.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness does NOT include forcing the people to pay for other state's economic shortfalls.

Nor does it include limiting corporate ownership to a single company (which by the way, would include limiting STOCK ownership to only a single company - which is even DUMBER)

And giving the government the power and authority to FORBID ANY company to move their business to another state is HORRORFYING.

Your way of thinking sounds more like a combination of communism AND socialism. We already KNOW that doesn't work.

You are a FOOL to promote such NON-SENSE!!
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

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

"SQUAT"

ITS THE GAS STUPID!
Occutard

Hollywood, FL

#13 Mar 16, 2012
lolol wrote:
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my goodness, how commiesque of you, put the red armband and little red book away and step away from your commie koolaid ...
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.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#14 Mar 16, 2012
Occutard wrote:
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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.
At first I thought that NOBODY could be THAT STUPID.

Thanks for proving me wrong!!

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#15 Mar 16, 2012
Occutard wrote:
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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.
LOL!!!!! Where do you come up with this crap?

Let's dissect this here.

The Emergency Economical Stabilization Act aka Stimulus Bill. This was a failure as expected. More government spending on BS projects. Did it create jobs? Only a handful in some sectors. What did this actually accomplish? Nothing. The entire $787B package was borrowed at interest. The actual cost is more like $3T due to the interest applied. And where was it borrowed from? Of yeah the banks.

The Auto Industry Financing. Again I can only laugh. This weird idea that companies are too big to fail is not Capitalism as lefties like to think it is. It is Crony Capitalism. You have to capital in order to have Capitalism. GM and Chrysler did not. So instead of letting them fail. Here, we will borrow money at interest from bankers and give it to them. GM and Chrysler have both lost money and we are still on the hook for the balance and interest applied.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Your seriously not championing this are you? Let me ask you a question, who wrote the bill? Answer: Big Pharma wrote it. This is why the day your beloved President signed it, the stock price values of all of the insurance and pharmacuetical companies went through the roof. Providing them record profits and more control. Also, the latest cost projection (Not dipshit $900B total) is around $2-3T. All borrowed at interest.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. LOL! This was a bailout for the banks that sold toxic assets. The exact same securities that they were creating and pushing people into, they were betting against them. And when the bubble burst and they could no longer get the money for the bad assets, they got bailed out. All of the money that was giving to them was borrowed at interest.

So you, me, everyone, is on the hook not just for the balances, but, also the applied interest. So who benefits here? The people? I laugh at you if you think so. The same bankers that created the mess win because they get their principle and interest applied.

And not just that. What is the other thing all of these crap laws have in common? Oh yeah, that's right, their unconstitutional. That's right, Article 1 Section * does not describe the powers of these laws as being giving to the Congress. So the laws are unconstitutional, also meaning, Obama's signature is also unconstitutional.
Occutard

Hollywood, FL

#16 Mar 16, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
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LOL!!!!! Where do you come up with this crap?
Let's dissect this here.
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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.
Kat

Coffeyville, KS

#17 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.
You don't HAVE to live in a tent in front of AT&T, I'm sure your momma would let you move back in the basement anytime, she actually left it just like you did for you when you're done with camp.

There are not enough of you to elect a president of anything, especially not an entire country. Hell no one even knows or cares what you are doing anymore. You could have made a positive difference if you and your ilk had any common sense, and perhaps just a hint of self respect but you blew it with your stupidity and your ignorance of how to even protest effectively. The occupy movement is a joke and no one even pays attention to you anymore. You couldn't even show enough intellect to police your own camps and were too lazy to even clean up after yourselves which just cost the rest of us tax payers more money to pay for cleaning up after your lazy ass'. Face it, you and the occupy movement blew it and are nothing more than an annoyance and a joke.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#18 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.
First of all, I am not one of the 1%. Am I comfortable? yes, because I am lucky enough to have a good job with our family owned business. So don't make assumptions of me being a 1%.

Now I fully commend the exercise of the rights to free speech and the freedom of assembly, however, the Occupy movement has done zero, zilch, zippo, in regards to getting anything accomplished. Majority int he Occupy movement believe that Obama will save them and punish the 1%.

This is freaking laughable at best. Obama is controlled by the very same people you want him to go after. The merge of corporations and government is fascism. Not Capitalism. The occupy movement is ignorant. What your asking for is the wolf to guard the hen house. It is not going to happen.

But once in my life I was very near to living in my car. What did I do? I joined the Navy to give me some form of education and direction for my life. Established myself on my own.

So do I have sympathy for those that "choose" to live in a tent outside of building? Nope. You have the drive to do something, then do it. But do not expect sympathy from others. If others help you, that is charity. If you bitch enough to have a government force others to help you, that is theft. And it will not be the top 1% that helps you, It will be forced upon them from those with in the 99% while the top 1% gets off with nothing but campaign contributions to either Obama or Romney.

Since: Mar 11

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#19 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.
Did you make that call on the free Obama cellphone? You say that you live in a tent and have a brother,why don't you live with him? Could it be that you are either lying or even your own brother won't put up with your lazy butt? People that earned their way in life don't owe you or anyone else a thing.If you want or need something in life go out and earn it like other people do.Wake up,it is sad to go thru life with your hand out thinking that you are owed everything,get at least a little pride,you would feel much better.The liberal/socilist loons like you are idiots.Just saying.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Mar 16, 2012
they achieved 6 months without a shower or a job

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