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Old 05-02-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Oh, then you missed my point, none of us can answer that question. Only time and the people involved will be able to tell after everything is said and done. Who thought the protests in Egypt would go the way they went, but that still doesn't answer what the future of those protests will lead to, all we can do is wait and see, or take part and hope for the best.
I get it now....it's a lot like obamacare, we have to pass it to see whats inside it. Good Plan!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I get it now....it's a lot like obamacare, we have to pass it to see whats inside it. Good Plan!
See it however you want...
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't know: I'm not a Republican or a right winger...or a crypto Nazi for that matter.
Crypto Nazi...new buzzword generated by the haters on DU?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I guess all those in an earlier thread who predicted that cold weather was going to be the end of the OCCUPY movement look a little silly today. If anything the movement has retrenched and emerged STRONGER.
Perhaps a few politicians will take notice of the tens of thousands and stop kissing the asses of the couple dozen teabaggers still masquerading as a movement.

For a wider view of what's going on:

Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution


Power to the People.
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Stronger!!? Did you even see the "crowd".

Apathy rules more like.


Let's take a look at some of the crowd, as profiled here.



http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy6.jpg (broken link)


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Rae, 24, Artist and retail worker
First day at protests. What brings you here? “I don’t have a financial future set up for me by any institution. Not the banks, not the colleges, not Wall Street. At this point I don’t feel comfortable trying to start a family here.” Do you have a message?: “To the NYPD and the protestors: There’s a lot of tension on both sides, and a lot of hating. It’s wrong to dehumanize either side, to judge anyone based on political beliefs. They (the NYPD) are people too.”



http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy4.jpg (broken link)


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Nicolas Isabella, 24, Meteorologist
Days at protest: Five. What brings you here? “I heard about it on the news, and saw that this was a whole new mindset. I give up to date weather reports for protestors on my Twitter: @occupywallstwx. Do you have a message? “Rain, sleet, snow, hell no, we won’t go.”


http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy5.jpg (broken link)


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Sam Miller, 34, Clinical social worker
First day of protest. What brings you here? “I wanted to join the cause for change.” Do you have a message? “It’s time for change, to reinvision our deeply racist and misogynistic culture.”


http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy16.jpg (broken link)


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Ryan from Seattle, 20, Occupation: "I sit here."
Days at protest: Since this Saturday. What brings you here: “I was just hopping freight trains, ended up here.” Do you have a message?: “Kill your television.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy17.jpg (broken link)


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Nicole, 20, Occupation: "Nothing"
Days at protest: Since this Saturday. What brings you here: “I knew people that were going to protest, and I ended up staying here.” Do you have a message?: “No.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy20.jpg (broken link)


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James Marshall, 26, Artist
Days at protest: “Came down last night trying to find friends, but my phone died.” What brings you here? “I felt this protest was legitimized when people started getting arrested.” Do you have a message? “I want to be excited.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy22.jpg (broken link)


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Thor Harris, 46, Musician
What brings you here?: “I heard they were protesting against Wall Street, and I agreed.”/ First day at protest Do you have a message? “To Wall Street: Get a job, it’s not that hard.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy24.jpg (broken link)


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Lou Panico, 25
What brings you here? "My friend Kevin is part of this local movement, and I’m here with him. He’ll be back here in a minute, he can tell you all about what’s going on." Do you have a message? “This is what everyone is always thinking about, but no one does anything. Glad it’s finally happening.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy25.jpg (broken link)


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Damien Crisp, 34, Artist and art handler
Protesting since Saturday. What brings you here? “Protesting a new form of fascism: the collusion of corporations and politics." What happened to you? "I was pepper-sprayed by the police yesterday. They were trying to fragment the crowd, to get everyone running and confused. They were trying to create a scene when there wasn’t a confrontation to begin with." Do you have a message? “I’d like an apology from the NYPD.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy27.jpg (broken link)


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Sam D’arcangelo, 21, Student
Protesting: "Since the beginning." What brings you here? “The political system in this country has been hijacked by special interests. There are things we can change.” Do you have a message? “To Wall Street: Nobody is telling you to give up everything, just enough for everyone to have something.”


http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy29.jpg (broken link)


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Rock Morin, 28, Photographer and out of work EMT
What brings you here? “I like to be near excitement.” Do you have a message? “Just a general sense of injustice. We want to be left alone.”


http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/guyoccupy.jpg (broken link)


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Guy Steward, 18, Unemployed
Protesting since the first day. What brings you here? "I first heard about in on Tumblr, saw the planning of General Assembly and Adbusters as early as July. They were really the first ones doing this." Did you hear Rage Against the Machine might be playing later? "They’re a little before my time." Do you have a message? “I want a horizontal-directed democracy.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy31.jpg (broken link)


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Manuel Lightheart, 31, Financial consultant and part of the Light Tribe
What brings you here? "We come out for unity, out of consciousness. We’re here for love, not hate. Would you like some ginger crackers? An apple?” Do you have a message? “Love.”


http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy33.jpg (broken link)


(would smash btw)


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Erica Restrepo, 23, "Light worker" (Spreads light and love, see #30)
What brings you here? “Feeling out the vibe...we want to bring in a lot of love.” Do you have a message? “All you need is love.”

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/09/occupy39.jpg (broken link)



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Landon Jones from Montana, 20, Future farmer
What brings you here? “I really think society needs a change, and soon.” Do you have a message? “Get involved or it’s not going to happen.”



Now granted these people do not represent every single OWS'r. But when they are getting themselves in the spotlight like this..........I just have to laugh.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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[quote=availableusername;24130678]Let's take a look at some of the crowd, as profiled here.
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Now granted these people do not represent every single OWS'r. But when they are getting themselves in the spotlight like this..........I just have to laugh.
Looked more like a hummus convention in Williamsburg.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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What losers.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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[quote=SobroGuy;24114393]Everyone needs to be "bothered" or rather woken up to what is really happening..specifically the 99%. [quote]


Sorry when a group marches under banners screaming that socialism is the way I dont have the time for them. When they can name ONE socialist society which works then.

We do have a problem however OWS are a group of over educated fine arts students who didnt do their homework, cant find work, borrowed money and are now stuck.

They made serious errors and need to think on this. Who told them to do an MFA degree at some expensive liberal arts school when certain unemployment follows?

We do have a problem with income inequality. Telling us that Cuba is a better country isnt the way to solve it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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I guess all those in an earlier thread who predicted that cold weather was going to be the end of the OCCUPY movement look a little silly today. If anything the movement has retrenched and emerged STRONGER.
Perhaps a few politicians will take notice of the tens of thousands and stop kissing the asses of the couple dozen teabaggers still masquerading as a movement.

For a wider view of what's going on:

Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution


Power to the People.

Do we look silly? Sorry NYC functioned very well yesterday. Apparently almost all of the 99% showed up for work. While they do agree that there is inequity and unfairness they know that following trust fund WHITE kids who were too lazy to study fopr degrees that improved their accss to employment, and so stupid taht they incurred hefty loans at expensive schools is a waste of their time.

While they rant and rave many kids from IMMIGRANT backgrounds (so know little about how the USA operates) know that a focus on fine arts and other waffle at expensive schools financed by student loans is a recipe for disaster. When I hear some woman with $100,000 in loans incurred because she studied for a Masters in American Literature at Columbia I can only wonder what goes on in her brain.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ah yes, photos of young people, how quickly we forget history when the last time the young took to protesting, but then again just like history people of the past too sat back and said the exact same thing thinking they would just go away...guess some of us can continue to ignore history and pretend none of this will amount to anything...yet I see the youth beginning to get involved with the politics of this country...but nevermind that, just keep pretending like the problems will just go away...
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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Whats the probability the pictured protestor complaining about misogyny is a misandrist?

"I don't like bigotry unless its my bigotry"
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