View Poll Results: Are you tired of all things OWS?

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  • No! We need 24/7 coverage until the Movement succeeds!

    20 20.00%
  • Anti-OWS, but I like arguing about it.

    7 7.00%
  • Pro-OWS, but I'm getting tired of arguing about it.

    10 10.00%
  • Anti-OWS, sick of hearing about it.

    37 37.00%
  • Not taking sides, just plain sick of it all.

    17 17.00%
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    9 9.00%
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Thread: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You make up something and attribute it to me, then claim it makes no sense. Do you think no one sees though this? Let me know if you should decide to discuss what I actually said.
    Then what do you actually want? Wealth distribution? Are you a communist now?
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Then what do you actually want? Wealth distribution? Are you a communist now?
    Do you consider our forefathers to have been communist? It might be simpler for you to just read my posts. As I stated above, what the majority of the country wants is a reversal of the wealth redistribution that has occurred over the last 30 years.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Do you consider our forefathers to have been communist? It might be simpler for you to just read my posts. As I stated above, what the majority of the country wants is a reversal of the wealth redistribution that has occurred over the last 30 years.
    Then what are the standards of you "wealth distribution"
    Did the founders of the US even want "wealth distribution"?
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Then what are the standards of you "wealth distribution"
    Did the founders of the US even want "wealth distribution"?
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Your opposition to economic justice is noted. The majority, myself included, disagree.





    That is what the OWS is protesting. For the last 30 years tax rates have been decreased for those at the top and increased for the middle class, so more and more of the middle class are being forced into poverty to pay higher tax rates to make up for lower tax rates being paid by those at the top.
    The most important thing is what we are spending tax dollars on. From there we can debate over the means. The 16th Amendment was an attempt to make the rich pay their fair share.

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    I think the whole "Free Speech" complaint by these Occupiers is laughable. They've been allowed to hang around in these places for more than a month without getting the fire hoses, police dogs, and National Guard bayonettes turned on them. They've been granted a lot more leeway than most other groups would be by the governments and law enforcement agencies of the Cities that they are blighting with their presence. Who knows, maybe some day we'll return to some form of common sense in this country and THEN they'll actually have a point in complaining about the restriction of "Free Speech"

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    The 800 lb. gorilla in the room is that the people are allowed to assemble, we just don't have any places for that to happen. The protesters need a place to assemble and it needs to be where other people can see them. Failure to provide that place will most certainly evolve into having protesters occupying areas that are even less hospitable. That will require many more arrests.

    Do you really want to try to lock up 10,000 protesters in your city jail? That's the kind of thing that will render your local justice system inoperable.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Do you really want to try to lock up 10,000 protesters in your city jail? That's the kind of thing that will render your local justice system inoperable.
    Who ever said anything about locking all of them up? Some leave in body bags. Others in paddy wagons. Others just get run off by the sound of the bayonettes being locked into place on the National Guardsmen's flash suppressors.

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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    The 800 lb. gorilla in the room is that the people are allowed to assemble, we just don't have any places for that to happen. The protesters need a place to assemble and it needs to be where other people can see them. Failure to provide that place will most certainly evolve into having protesters occupying areas that are even less hospitable. That will require many more arrests.

    Do you really want to try to lock up 10,000 protesters in your city jail? That's the kind of thing that will render your local justice system inoperable.
    BS, no city needs to set up an urban camp site where deranged loonies can live. How about following the laws that are established by your community. If the loonies do that no arrests will be necessary.
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    Re: Thoroughly sick of all things Occupy? OWS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    The 800 lb. gorilla in the room is that the people are allowed to assemble, we just don't have any places for that to happen. The protesters need a place to assemble and it needs to be where other people can see them. Failure to provide that place will most certainly evolve into having protesters occupying areas that are even less hospitable. That will require many more arrests.

    Do you really want to try to lock up 10,000 protesters in your city jail? That's the kind of thing that will render your local justice system inoperable.
    They can peaceably assemble, but they have to follow the law in doing so. Camping on public land is not assembly and it is not permitted in most places. If they want to assemble lawfully during the day and go to their hotel rooms at night, fine by me. If you violate the law, you deserve to be prosecuted.
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