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Old 10-13-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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I heard a news story about Occupy Wall Street in Spartanburg today. Does anyone know where I can find information about future such events in the upstate area?

 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Bucolic Cayce, SC
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I heard a news story about Occupy Wall Street in Spartanburg today. Does anyone know where I can find information about future such events in the upstate area?
Morning Cali,

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The link above actually points to the announcement of the start of the Greenville "occupation" which begins today at 8 am at McPhearson Park and apprently lasts until 16 Jan 2012. THAT is dedication!

I'd love to stop by and show my support, but I'm on third shift the next few days, which generally brings my life to a screeching halt.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Upstate, SC
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If people have time to protest, then they have time to go to work, too. I have an acre of yard with about 15 big trees in it that will need to be raked in a few weeks. Any "Occupy ______" protesters interested?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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There is nothing wrong with making a statement for something you believe in. These are the principles upon which our country was founded.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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My only real issue with these protests is their apparently permanent nature. I mean sure - protest, let your opinion be known, get news coverage and increase awareness, etc., but at a certain point, it's time to go home - "Move along folks, there's nothing more to see here..."
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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My only real issue with these protests is their apparently permanent nature. I mean sure - protest, let your opinion be known, get news coverage and increase awareness, etc., but at a certain point, it's time to go home - "Move along folks, there's nothing more to see here..."
Thing is they have been going on for weeks. It's the "occupy" portion that has allowed this to gather any steam. Unless your movement is being bankrolled by one of the world largest media companies and a couple of billionaires, a single march or two isn't going to get a blip of attention.

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If people have time to protest, then they have time to go to work, too. I have an acre of yard with about 15 big trees in it that will need to be raked in a few weeks. Any "Occupy ______" protesters interested?
I think you've found the solution to the unemployment and income inequality problem in America... Raking leaves. If only we had more odd jobs with no insurance or benefits!

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Did you post that little response on an internet you created with no government assistance?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Just remember folks.... Nobody EVER said life was fair. You play the hand you're dealt. There ARE jobs out there - plenty of them. But people are so programmed to want a certain type of job or work. If times are tough, you sacrifice and work 2 of those kinds of jobs if you have to to support yourself or family. Then you can work your way up or into a better job somewhere else.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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If you are hungry you rake leaves, trim trees, do laundry at home, mend .. whatever it takes to put food on the table. You do not get benefits but you don't report it either. 15 trees? Take your rider with a bagger and mulch the rest. Its easy pay and mulching is good for the yard .
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