Occupy Wall St Debate - Lenoir, NC

Discuss the national Occupy Wall St debate in Lenoir, NC.

Do you identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement?

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GV4L

Morganton, NC

#1 Nov 2, 2011
Waste Of Time
dedsgeshy

Lenoir, NC

#3 Nov 2, 2011
I don't feel that it is right to expect others to hand over money that they have worked themselves into the ground for. Most of the rich are rich because they kept their noses to the grindstone..Do you want someone with nothing to take away half or more of what you have? I think not.
Caldwell Guy

Enfield, IL

#4 Nov 2, 2011
The occupy crowd wants big government, the tea party bunch wants big business. Both are killing American society and most of us don't feel welcome in either party. I guess i am too liberal for the republicans and too conservative for the democrats.
Many of us will either vote for 3rd party this year or sit it out becuase the choices offered do not fit the views of most Americans. The extreme right and left wings are not where most of us are.
fuzzelled

Charlotte, NC

#5 Nov 4, 2011
sign of discontent with things...I'm with them on this, but they have an unclear agenda. So what? You are pissed. So what?

I heard something the other day that resonated with me and may be appropriate. The issues before America are no longer best described as being either Liberal or Conservative, but rather Constructive or Destructive (I think Steve Jobs said this). I think this is right. If the OWS crowd has a message AND a solution they would be considered constructive. Without a positive agenda, they are destructive.
CG NJ

Lenoir, NC

#6 Nov 4, 2011
GET A JOB
fzld

Charlotte, NC

#7 Nov 4, 2011
CG NJ wrote:
GET A JOB
Although you took a rather mean swipe here and whiffed, I think you may have given the OWS crowd a legitimate platform. The reason for their angst is that Wall Street took risks, lost big costing many people JOBS, and then got a bailout.

PS: I have a job, thank you.
James

Lenoir, NC

#8 Nov 8, 2011
They need to get a JOB and stop acting like idiots. Most of them are only brainwashed fools with nothing better to do.

Where did the idea for this movement start? It's time people started THINKING and PAYING ATTENTION to who is starting crap like this and WHY.
James

Lenoir, NC

#9 Nov 8, 2011
fzld wrote:
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Although you took a rather mean swipe here and whiffed, I think you may have given the OWS crowd a legitimate platform. The reason for their angst is that Wall Street took risks, lost big costing many people JOBS, and then got a bailout.
PS: I have a job, thank you.
Nothing about what that person said is mean.

GET A JOB implies take care of yourself and stop mooching off of the American PEOPLE.

MOOCHING is mean. And, it is OBVIOUSLY ruining our country.

If people are able, they should WORK and PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES.

I love it how people, when confronted with TRUTH and have no VALID RESPONSE, they resort to emotional "you're mean" comments.

How freaking manipulative and CHILDISH.
piney

Newton, NC

#10 Nov 9, 2011
will do nothing
Samo

Angier, NC

#11 Nov 11, 2011
After reading these comments, I see that most of you are thinking this is a one country thing. It is a world wide problem. A small persent of people own and controll over 90% the the worlds resources. These people are not the people that started out with very little and now make a good liveing. These are the people who have billons of dollars. While others are not able to go to school or find work. I know what most of you will say to what I'm saying."that's the way it is love it or laeve". But you know it's not right for a very few to have all the power and money while others starve. I'm not talking about people who have a few million they worked hard to get.
Look around you most of us have to just get by the best we can and have limited opportunity. Will our kids want to carry on in a world where 99% of the people share 10% of the resources? I'm just and old country boy with very little and I can see that the problem is and I understand.
bigger

Lenoir, NC

#12 Nov 11, 2011
Samo wrote:
After reading these comments, I see that most of you are thinking this is a one country thing. It is a world wide problem. A small persent of people own and controll over 90% the the worlds resources. These people are not the people that started out with very little and now make a good liveing. These are the people who have billons of dollars. While others are not able to go to school or find work. I know what most of you will say to what I'm saying."that's the way it is love it or laeve". But you know it's not right for a very few to have all the power and money while others starve. I'm not talking about people who have a few million they worked hard to get.
Look around you most of us have to just get by the best we can and have limited opportunity. Will our kids want to carry on in a world where 99% of the people share 10% of the resources? I'm just and old country boy with very little and I can see that the problem is and I understand.
I see the problem as well, but I also see where this thing is going. Which is worse, having limited resources available that you can freely walk into a store and purchase if you have the money, or having access to everything that you could possibly want just as long as you have the mark of allegence to the one who will come along and calm all this down?

Thanks, but I came up hard, and I know what it is to do without.
I'd rather do without.
Orwell

Bowling Green, KY

#13 Nov 11, 2011
dedsgeshy wrote:
I don't feel that it is right to expect others to hand over money that they have worked themselves into the ground for. Most of the rich are rich because they kept their noses to the grindstone..Do you want someone with nothing to take away half or more of what you have? I think not.
SHAME ON YOU PROPAGANDIST

Break down of the Occupy Wall Street people.

Traffic on the Occupy Wall Street site averaged about 400,000 visitors a day during the sample week (October 7th), which represents more than 10% of the population. 1619 people completed the survey.

Age

Not surprising, nearly 2/3 of the protesters are under 35. But one in three is over 35 and one in five is over 45.

Racial/Ethnic background

81.3% of respondents considered themselves White, 1.3% Black\African American, 3.2% Asian,.4% Native American Indian, 2.9% Mixed, 7.7% Hispanic, and 3.2% considered themselves some other group.

Education

Only 7.9% of respondents lack at least some college.

27.4% have some college (but no degree), 35% have a college degree, 8.2% have some graduate school (but no degree), and close to 21.5% have a graduate school degree.

Employment Status

70% of respondents had jobs. 50.4% worked full time. 20.4% worked part time.

Only 13.1% are unemployed.

Income

47.5% of the sample earns less than $24,999 dollars a year and another quarter (24%) earn between $25,000 and $49,999 per year.

71.5% of the sample earns less than $50,000 per year.

15.4% of the sample earned between $50,000 and $74,999.

The remainder 13% of the sample earn over $75,000 with close to 2% earning over $150,000 per year.

Politics

27.3% of respondents considered themselves Democrats, another 2.4% said they were Republican.

Interestingly, a very large proportion of the sample, close to 70.3%, considered themselves Independents.

Cordero-Guzman concluded that the 99% looked like the 99%.

The one way they did significantly differ was in gender. 67% were male. 30.9% were female and 2% preferred another gender designation.

92.5% of the respondents either strongly or somewhat agree with the protests. Over 91.8% believe the movement is likely to grow.

SHAME CORPORATE PROPAGANDIST
SHAME
Gainfully Employed

Lenoir, NC

#14 Nov 11, 2011
I make over 100K a year, and so does my spouse. We own our home. We are raising two straight A children in Caldwell County. So if you're going to start in on the Occupy Movement as being a bunch of "hippie welfare druggies" you can save it. We have seen millionaires and billionaires hijacking democracy and we are fed up.
CaNC

Marion, NC

#15 Nov 15, 2011
OWS is totally unfair to the property and business owners that are being harmed by this "occupation" of private property.
No More

Elizabethton, TN

#16 Nov 15, 2011
Republicians are like Dragon.
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#18 Nov 18, 2011
Republicans oppose OWS because they fear that they are all democrats. Democrats fear OWS because they have no clear agenda and cannot be harnessed into the political machine. OWS has been fluid in agenda and direction, fueled by anger at not having the opportunity for jobs. This is what people do when they see no future . It will probably get more contentious if the economy gets worse. I see the OWS as a potential vehicle of significant change that might actually save our nation, economy and traditional culture. The disparity between the 400 most wealthy and the 300,000,000 others who have to share the 30% of what is left was created by a government that is for sale to the highest bidder. The OWS people are todays patriots. With God's help, they will change that.
Orwell

United States

#19 Nov 18, 2011
CaNC wrote:
OWS is totally unfair to the property and business owners that are being harmed by this "occupation" of private property.
Over 30,000 People Rally in New York City (NYPD estimated 32,500), including organized contingents of workers, students, and other members of “the 99%”

"Our political system should serve all of us — not just the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington," said participants . "We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy."

occupywallst.org

POWER TO THE PEOPLE
farmallred

Terrell, NC

#20 Nov 20, 2011
bunch of old left over hippies ,,trying to get the brain dead youth to stand in the street and stink with each other ,,if they all had jobs how the h@@@ are they camping in parks and taking a dump on public property ,,,raping women,,shooting each other ,,,just a bunch of trash that needs to be delt with as such TRASH!!!!
Jack

Lawndale, NC

#21 Nov 20, 2011
Really? In Lenoir? Go clean the roadside of the local pigs trash or visit someone in a nursing home.
Orwell

United States

#22 Nov 20, 2011
farmallred wrote:
bunch of old left over hippies ,,trying to get the brain dead youth to stand in the street and stink with each other ,,if they all had jobs how the h@@@ are they camping in parks and taking a dump on public property ,,,raping women,,shooting each other ,,,just a bunch of trash that needs to be delt with as such TRASH!!!!
The above poster is a paid for propagandist working for an advertising Corporation. He wants you to have hate in your heart and is only trying to confuse the good people of America. Don't give yourself to this unnatural man. He wants to use you and tell you what to think.

The people are waking up to how America is ran by a Corporatocracy. Going to the voting booth every couple years to pick which Corporate puppet we want to lead America is not going to cut it anymore.

Occupy is to get money out of politics. And stop allowing mega Corporations to control America's democracy.

Is this to hard of an idea for your dumb ass to understand?

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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