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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    To date, the only Occupy group to issue concrete demands is the Occupy Maine group. Here are their demands:

    National Demands

    ! We demand an end to corporate personhood.
    ! We demand the removal of private interests from public policy and the instatement of publicly funded elections.
    ! We demand a progressive tax on the wealthy and the elimination of tax loopholes.
    ! We demand re-regulation of financial institutions and the prosecution of financial criminals.
    ! We demand the return of Bank and investment firm bailout money to the People
    ! We demand an end to capital punishment.
    ! We demand the restoration of “sound” money and competition in currency.

    Local Demands

    ! We demand affordable heating oil for Mainers.
    ! We demand bringing the men and women of the Maine National Guard home.
    ! We demand amending corporate personhood.
    ! We demand viable public transportation infrastructure.

    Occupy Maine Issues Concrete Demands | Irregular Times

    OWS was a joke, is a joke, and continues to be a joke.... the punchline never came, people went home or were arrested and now the joke is old, boring and stupid.

    Time for a new joke.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    OWS was a joke, is a joke, and continues to be a joke.... the punchline never came, people went home or were arrested and now the joke is old, boring and stupid.

    Time for a new joke.
    Perhaps if OWS used recognized means as a way to protest such as boycotting the companies they are targeting rather than the nonsense and chicanery that took place perhaps they would have been taken seriously.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    OWS was a joke, is a joke, and continues to be a joke.... the punchline never came, people went home or were arrested and now the joke is old, boring and stupid.

    Time for a new joke.
    Perhaps a self-immolation is in order?

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Unlike the OWS protests there were never any rapes at any Tea Party protest, nor were there ever any mass arrests.

    Is the trend now to name the political affiliation of any person suspected of a crime or is this behavior exclusive to San Diego?
    It is par for course when it comes to politics. I am quite certain that if any leader in ows is busted for anything that the media will relate it to ows. They dont call them political scandals for nothing.

    At anyrate I was not saying that the two protest groups were on the same level. I only pointed out that the tea party is not full of perfect law abiding people either.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    It is par for course when it comes to politics. I am quite certain that if any leader in ows is busted for anything that the media will relate it to ows. They dont call them political scandals for nothing.
    If DP is any indication, it will somehow be equated to "the entire left." "Everybody that voted for Obama is a Trotskyite rapist!"


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If DP is any indication, it will somehow be equated to "the entire left." "Everybody that voted for Obama is a Trotskyite rapist!"
    lol Thats ok since it is also equated that "everyone on the right are Nazis."

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Perhaps if OWS used recognized means as a way to protest such as boycotting the companies they are targeting rather than the nonsense and chicanery that took place perhaps they would have been taken seriously.
    I think you're right. It could have gone a bunch of different ways. The way it ultimately went through was detrimental and ultimately, the movement and those involved killed it.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Perhaps a self-immolation is in order?
    They did that already... we saw it happen every night but just didn't know it. About 10% of their message was valuable and worth pursuing - the other 90% was a cross between a carney show and 1960's regurgitated university "sit-in".
    Last edited by Ockham; 03-21-12 at 11:23 AM. Reason: bloody spelling....
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Somewhere along the way you missed the whole wealth inequality issue. If they had wealth to fight with, they wouldn't need to protest against wealth inequality.
    If they didn't give all their money to the wealthy they wouldn't be dealing with the inequality or wealth gap that they are pissed about. You don't need wealth to fight back. You simply just need to stop giving money to corporations. You keep the wealth circulating among the 99% and the gap will close itself.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    If they didn't give all their money to the wealthy they wouldn't be dealing with the inequality or wealth gap that they are pissed about. You don't need wealth to fight back. You simply just need to stop giving money to corporations. You keep the wealth circulating among the 99% and the gap will close itself.
    many of the folks who are part of the 99%, are quite wealthy.

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