They have been offered a space on the sidewalk, even to the point of preventing other pedestrians from using it, as well as a park space. They've rejected both. The first is not going to inconvenience enough people, and the second is too cold, because it is near Lake Erie.
What crap...our mayor should have them arrested.
I think there's a national paralysis as to what to do, as every mayor seems to fear any sort of conflict between police and the OWSers....and I think the OWSers continue to escalate their law-breaking, hoping for just such a confrontation. I also think these are mostly young white people, with no clue, who are being used as cannon fodder...and when I read that some OWSers are taking their babies to these events, it infuriates me. WTH takes a baby to a cold, weeks-long camping trip in October that it is hoped will turn violent?
Story on the "Occupy Cleveland" foolishness:
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I've got an idea for you folks in Cincy..... RUN THEM DOWN if they get in the way of your car. I know that's what I'd do.
The closest "City" to me is Worcester, MA; home of TEN Colleges & Univer sities. Their "Occupy" movement has less than 100 people despite Worcester being the second largest population city in New England. I've been told the groups in Providence and Hartford have more people, as does the one in Manchester, NH.
Tigger you make a valid point.... And while we are at it lets apply the same logic to all aspects of society...
1. Confiscate all privately held firearms, I mean hell there is no denying that there is a significant cost to society due to gun violence
2. Ban religion, I mean there are sexual abuse scandals and and numerous cases of fraud on behalf of tele-vangelists
3. Ya know what cost a metric ****-ton, our judicial system. Who needs due process anyways... I mean if the government thinks you are guilty you must be right?
4. We can eliminate all housing costs for our troops by simply garrisoning them in our citizens homes.
5. And come to think of it, this whole thing started by a bunch of lefties complaining as this could be considered the root cause.... we should just not allow speech that government doesn't like as well
okay absurdity and sarcasm over.....
I mean as a conservative you can't honestly be in favor of government subverting, and by threat of violence mind you, individual protections provided by the first amendment to the United States Constitution, are you? <--- hoping for an answer to this
There's been some video of OBVIOUSLY bad police conduct out of NYC; I think it was hoped there'd be more in other cities. Nothing along the lines of cracking heads, but tazing, clearly unwarranted arrests, etc. Though of late, that seems to have leveled off.You're right that they're mostly young people with no clue being egged on by a bunch of professional protestors/anarchists. The baby thing shouldn't surprise you, these are the same people for whom it's just a bunch of cells until it's born, they don't understand what kids are to begin with. As for the violence... the organizers want that but the masses don't have the heart for blood any more than the Tea Partiers do. Both movements are unwilling to shed blood or to have their own spilled, and that's why both movements have/will fail.
I know nothing about Boston's political climate, but both Cleveland and Cincinnati have Democratic mayors (the one on Cleveland is owned and operated by the Democratic party machine here in Cuyahoga County like a ventriloquist's puppet, and I am exaggerating that not ONE BIT).
There seems to be some bizarre-o belief among these "professional Democrats" that the OWSers and their bad bahevior will help get Obama re-elected. (I can't follow that reasoning AT ALL.)
So, many people are "using" the nitwits at these protests for their own political gain...and the young people apparently haven't got the wits to see that they're being used. It's very sad, and my own fear is, we'll have a tragedy before this is over -- an elderly person dead of pnemonia, or a baby lost in the crowd, etc. It's all just such senseless aggravation IMO, to almost all concerned -- except to the "professional" Democrats and their pet Billionaire, Soros.
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I just seem to be of the opinion that some (not all, mind you) of those in opposition to the OWSer's protests are really just upset that it is (at least temporarily) drowning out the drum beats from the various TP groups, yet others may genuinely disagree with the message and yet others are simply saying it's not my group... I don't like them.
Lets be honest here, here is an overly generalized version of this particular thread:
I don't know what they stand for... But I disagree with them
They are unorganized.... yet this or that group is behind it all
Yeah sure they have a Constitutionally protected right to peacably assemble to petition the government for a redress of greivences...... but only if local park camping ordinances are obeyed and it doesn't offend me
Nonetheless, it's true. IMO, the proper constraint on their rights has nothing to do with the content of their speech. I never complained about any Tea Party event, and the last time I complained about a group's conduct in protesting, it was about the Wisconsin union workers filling the state capitol building far beyond its capacity....because it was a fire hazard.
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There's not one doubt in my mind that there is a huge contingent encouraging these OWSers to seek to be arrested, or worse.
I never protested to "start a dialogue". I did so to apply pressure to my government (or to a foreign government) to stop an action I opposed, or to start one I supported. It's preposterous to protest at private companies (apart from union and strike events) unless you hope to start a boycott of their products or to damage their good will. Private companies, as opposed to our government, are not answerable to the general public.I'm not sure I agree with you here. To say politicians are using the OWSers is, in my opinion, putting the cart before the horse.... Think about it... The aim of any protest is to start a public dialog. If politicians actually start addressing these issues publicly the it would appear to me that the goal of starting dialog is met. Hell, the fact that we are debating it (to one extent or another) on these forums is proof in my opinion that it is in fact having an impact at some level. I will however agree that most of the public dialogues will most likely be kow-towing to the OWS merely up until election day at which point many of these politicians that may have enjoyed a boost from OWS will simply ignore them..... of course they also could actually get elected and start trying to address these issues just as easily.
OWSers' demands for "less greed", "less entanglement with government", etc. are just plain meaningless. There can be nothing which can be described as a "goal" at all if nobody can describe the conditions under which that goal would considered as having been achieved.
I'd fit in with most Tea Party types about as well as a card-carrying communist. I think if you read more of my posts on different subjects, you'll find that that I'm quite liberal on most social justice issues, and quite passionate about economic justice.I just seem to be of the opinion that some (not all, mind you) of those in opposition to the OWSer's protests are really just upset that it is (at least temporarily) drowning out the drum beats from the various TP groups, yet others may genuinely disagree with the message and yet others are simply saying it's not my group... I don't like them.
This is a false (though no doubt comfy) paradigm you've created for yourself about some of your fellow posters on this thread. IMO, it uses a lot of wishful thinking to avoid facing reality.
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