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Old 10-28-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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I support a peaceful protest or demonstration anywhere. But, I hope they are cleaning up the crap off of the public grounds and the city is not giving them porta potties since they weren't given to the Teaparty crowd. As long as they don't totally trash the area and it doesn't cost me a penny, I don't care.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Don't care what the TeaParty did or didn't get... some of those TeaParty folk are also at these demonstrations.

I would think people would want porta potties... learn from the last demonstration and make it easier to clean up. Denying sanitation while demanding cleanliness seems counterproductive.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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City officials say they're not required to allow restroom facilities on city property for demonstrations.
Also from this article it appears they have trouble with the leader of movement.
Read more: Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/21/2712248/rifts-threaten-occupy-charlottes.html#ixzz1c5DOt1HA - broken link)

and Two protesters arrested for walking on Charlotte street (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/23/2715580/two-protesters-arrested-after.html - broken link)



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Old 10-28-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I drove past there at 6 am today. Honked my horn for a while to show my support!
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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I fully support all of those who wish to exercise their 1st amendment right here in Charlotte

The only issue I have is the failure to recognize that there are regulations to this free speech. Time, place, and manner can be regulated to a certain degree.

timeplacemannertest
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Don't care what the TeaParty did or didn't get... some of those TeaParty folk are also at these demonstrations.

I would think people would want porta potties... learn from the last demonstration and make it easier to clean up. Denying sanitation while demanding cleanliness seems counterproductive.
The city could use fine monies collected. The TeaParty demonstrations were denied porta potties. Demonstrations are a act of freedom, just don't crap in the grass unless you pick it up with a plastic bag.

I would agree with the city designing and placing signs in public areas depicting a human bending over picking up crap with a bag as they do for pets.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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City officials say they're not required to allow restroom facilities on city property for demonstrations.
Also from this article it appears they have trouble with the leader of movement.
Read more: Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/21/2712248/rifts-threaten-occupy-charlottes.html#ixzz1c5DOt1HA - broken link)

and Two protesters arrested for walking on Charlotte street (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/23/2715580/two-protesters-arrested-after.html - broken link)


It would be priceless to hear these two explain their interpretation of the purpose and expectations of the demonstration.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I wish they would arrest more people for impeding traffic. They could make a killing arresting these thugs, punks and a**holes on Independence and Idlewild.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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[quote=anifani821;21219169]What "demands" are these Occupy folks making?

I thought they were all just camping out, carrying signs and complaining about rich folks not paying enuff taxes- and seem to be angry about life in general - but I didn't realize they had actually made any demands.

I didn't realize that the Tea Party had made any demands, either, unless you consider expecting politicians to balance the budget to be a demand.[/QUOTE

One of the biggest complaints that I hear the "OWS" make is being ripped off by utility companies and high gas prices. They are angry because they believe there is no opportunity in america anymore, and that the top 1% couldn't care less about this country or the future generations. (Not my opinion, their's)

How many times in the modern history of this country has it had a balanced budget? We had a balanced budget a decade ago under a Democratic president. Not that I am excusing the current president, but he turned a deficit into a BIGGER deficit. I don't recall seeing a TEA party around when our last president turned a SURPLUS into a DEFICIT.

Since I am pragmatic and moderate, not partisan and ideological, I support neither of these movements, but they things look, OWS greatly outnumbers the TEA parties, and historically, revolutions begin with young people, not senior citizens.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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"Keep government hands off my medicare!" - Classic Tea Party line.

reminds me of the Iraq war supporters who screamed about Saddam having WMD's... most of them were in shock when they found out how he got them. LOL.
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