Occupy Wall St Debate - Bangor, ME

Discuss the national Occupy Wall St debate in Bangor, ME.

Do you identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement?

Bangor opposes
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38
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27

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Mike

Lewiston, ME

#1 Nov 2, 2011
Senile hippies stuck in the 60s.
yeahrights

Kents Hill, ME

#2 Nov 4, 2011
Sad to say but these peaceful protests aren't really accomplishing anything. The protesters are being sheep just like the rest of the compliant people in the USA. People are too terrified and scared of showing any real emotion for fear of looking CRAZY. The media often loves to portray uprisings in other countries as simply being crazy citizens and/or their government is crazy. So Americans fear doing what they obviously should do. The Americans votes are being betrayed and their rights disrespected, politicians are lying to us every day, and there is this taxation without reperesentation thing going on. There are bailouts for companies that stole our money and yet the most we do is just stand around camp fires sipping coffee and holding up signs. Of course the US government feels that the "Occupy Movement" is no threat. It's just a bunch of sheep standing around waiting for someone else to do something. A bunch of sheep that pretending they are taking action and pretending they are trying to encourage awareness for something people are already aware of. They are not accomplishing anything except proving to the government that they are not a threat to their evil doings. The Occupy Movement is full of people who are hoping and praying for some superman that will never come. Compliant sheep! It's sad but throughout history not all movements had to be peaceful to get stuff done. You need to fight for your freedoms, not stand around sipping coffee and singing folk songs. I hate to see people break the law but so isn't our government OR at least they re-right laws or bend the law to suit their needs, and all the while the American Sheeple just sit in parks waiting for the Great Pumpkin to Arrive. Pitiful. I have more respect for the people who don't join this movement because it's not a real movement at all because the words "movement and occupy" would suggest something is actually being physically done. People are to afraid of looking crazy rather than do the right thing. I for one don't care anymore and if I had enough money I'd move out of the USA to a far better country like China or Canada. ha ha
yeahrights

Kents Hill, ME

#3 Nov 4, 2011
Even though I support the movement I'm actually sad that they aren't doing anything real. I mean standing around all day and night sipping warm coffee and singing folk songs isn't going to threaten the greedy criminals in the white house.
Al Good

Sabattus, ME

#4 Nov 5, 2011
yeahrights wrote:
Sad to say but these peaceful protests aren't really accomplishing anything. The protesters are being sheep just like the rest of the compliant people in the USA. People are too terrified and scared of showing any real emotion for fear of looking CRAZY. The media often loves to portray uprisings in other countries as simply being crazy citizens and/or their government is crazy. So Americans fear doing what they obviously should do. The Americans votes are being betrayed and their rights disrespected, politicians are lying to us every day, and there is this taxation without reperesentation thing going on. There are bailouts for companies that stole our money and yet the most we do is just stand around camp fires sipping coffee and holding up signs. Of course the US government feels that the "Occupy Movement" is no threat. It's just a bunch of sheep standing around waiting for someone else to do something. A bunch of sheep that pretending they are taking action and pretending they are trying to encourage awareness for something people are already aware of. They are not accomplishing anything except proving to the government that they are not a threat to their evil doings. The Occupy Movement is full of people who are hoping and praying for some superman that will never come. Compliant sheep! It's sad but throughout history not all movements had to be peaceful to get stuff done. You need to fight for your freedoms, not stand around sipping coffee and singing folk songs. I hate to see people break the law but so isn't our government OR at least they re-right laws or bend the law to suit their needs, and all the while the American Sheeple just sit in parks waiting for the Great Pumpkin to Arrive. Pitiful. I have more respect for the people who don't join this movement because it's not a real movement at all because the words "movement and occupy" would suggest something is actually being physically done. People are to afraid of looking crazy rather than do the right thing. I for one don't care anymore and if I had enough money I'd move out of the USA to a far better country like China or Canada. ha ha
The Civil Rights Movement of the 60's accomplished a lot without using violence. All Violence does is give the Authorities a legal justification to shut the demonstration down and move public opinion against the protestors. Anyone who promotes violence should be assumed to be a provocateur in the same league as the Black Bloc/Anarchist mold.
Who's side are you on?
Al Good

Sabattus, ME

#5 Nov 5, 2011
yeahrights wrote:
Even though I support the movement I'm actually sad that they aren't doing anything real. I mean standing around all day and night sipping warm coffee and singing folk songs isn't going to threaten the greedy criminals in the white house.
"the greedy criminals in the white house."? What? You need to take your meds, dearie.
Al Good

Sabattus, ME

#6 Nov 5, 2011
Mike wrote:
Senile hippies stuck in the 60s.
So, what's your solution?

Lead, follow or get out of the way.
Ely

Union, ME

#7 Nov 7, 2011
I support occupy wall street because I believe that all forms of American government should support people first, organizations second. The strong partisan politics happening right now across the country highlight the fact that collectively, we have not yet decided whether we are primarily a democratic or capitalist nation. The fact that occupy wall street has become a national phenomena suggests that a corporate, globalized society and its corresponding governmental constituencies does not benefit the individual. Isn't that why democracy and in fact, out nation, were realized in the first place?
As a nation and as an attempted democratic culture, we have yet to reconcile the demands of capitalism with the mandate of humanity. Corporate success relies on social inequity. We see it every day in politics, in medicine, in business and on the streets and yet all it will take is for the people of the United States to
demand a greater representation of the individual
in American Government.
Corporate bail outs and special interest groups undermine the well being of every individual in this country. Demand that these detrimental activities be made just as illegal as
racketering, insider trading and anti-trust activities because in the end, for each individual out there, they are just as insidious.
Isn't American business supposed to innovate through competition? Isn't that how we, in the past have, quote-unquote, stayed-on-top?
If this is true, then the road to prosperity begins with accountability!!!

Ely

Union, ME

#9 Nov 30, 2011
The road to prosperity begins with accountability.

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