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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    No, I don't support OWS. Protests against Wall Street and the government deregulations that have led to near economic collapse, yes. But two months of camping in public parks, attacking film crews, vandalism, blocking public buildings and private businesses, blocking intersections and roadways, this affects real people, people who are part of this 99% are being hurt. They've got a jillion different messages... protesting Wall Street, protesting university tuitions, protesting the damned establishment, protesting capitalism, who the hell knows what this mixed-up bunch of modern day hippies are even saying?

    As I said somewhere else, it's like Woodstock sneezed and a thousand droplets of snot infected the entire nation. I'm as mad as the next guy over what government being in bed with big business for the past decades has wrought, but I'm not willing to turn to tromping on the rights of others, breaking laws and advocating anarchy as a solution.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    No, I don't support OWS. Protests against Wall Street and the government deregulations that have led to near economic collapse, yes. But two months of camping in public parks, attacking film crews, vandalism, blocking public buildings and private businesses, blocking intersections and roadways, this affects real people, people who are part of this 99% are being hurt. They've got a jillion different messages... protesting Wall Street, protesting university tuitions, protesting the damned establishment, protesting capitalism, who the hell knows what this mixed-up bunch of modern day hippies are even saying?



    As I said somewhere else, it's like Woodstock sneezed and a thousand droplets of snot infected the entire nation. I'm as mad as the next guy over what government being in bed with big business for the past decades has wrought, but I'm not willing to turn to tromping on the rights of others, breaking laws and advocating anarchy as a solution.

    I agree also with their purpose and their complaints...but everyone has to realize that mingling amongst the protesters are the seediest side of life in NYC...alot of the crime reported Id bet isnt coming from all OWS protesters but the criminal element blending and mingling into the crowd...any large gatherings in the city bring out the street crawlers...its time it gets cleaned up...theres many other regular people that cant to work for too long and its harming them....the OWS made their point

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    But on the plus side, Conservatives will call OWS heroes or victims if they start killing the police and arming themselves.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    I support the protesters rights to do this but if they get gassed, batoned and run over by the police, that is their own fault. I think they would better serve the movement by focusing on organizing, putting people in power like the tea partiers to really make change. From what I've seen though, they will probably just stay stay trapped in their idealism...
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Best thing to do with Hatuey is to ignore him. He'll go away...
    5 dollar fees right? Please tell us more about OWS. I just want to hear about your vast knowledge of the movement itself and how it has rallied around these 5 dollar fees that are hurting so many people. C'mon MaggieD. This is your chance to play with the big boys instead of using hyperbole and hiding behind X Factor, as a matter of fact, the both of you, c'mon down. Tell us what OWS can do in order to effect change in a way you'll approve of.

    Should they elect bat**** insane people like the Tea Parties have? Should OWS have their own Bachmans?

    Should they listen to "lawful" orders to disperse by the same establishment that they're trying to change?

    I'm just anxious to hear this. Tell us all about your watered down version of civil disobedience is.

    Sit around, eat hot dogs, wave flags and call each other patriots?

    Maybe you could enlighten myself as well as the rest of the forum on this.

    I'm waiting.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    5 dollar fees right? Please tell us more about OWS. I just want to hear about your knowledge of the movement itself and how it has rallied around these 5 dollar fees that are hurting so many people.
    That's funny. Know what I'd like to hear? One intelligent post on this thread from Hatuey.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's funny. Know what I'd like to hear? One intelligent post on this thread from Hatuey.
    You get called on your statement and you don't even have the vagina to back it up with any substance. I'm still waiting. What are these 5 dollar fees that the OWS movement is about? Tell us all about them and how millions of people across the country have joined in demonstration against the tyranny they support. My ears are just burning to listen to you elaborate on your amazingly intelligent thoughts on the matter.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You get called on your statement and you don't even have the vagina to back it up with any substance. I'm still waiting. What are these 5 dollar fees that the OWS movement is about? Tell us all about them and how millions of people across the country have joined in demonstration against the tyranny they support. My ears are just burning to listen to you elaborate on your amazingly intelligent thoughts on the matter.
    Know what I'd like to hear? One intelligent post on this thread from Hatuey.
    Waaaaiting...
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    5 dollar fees right? Please tell us more about OWS. I just want to hear about your vast knowledge of the movement itself and how it has rallied around these 5 dollar fees that are hurting so many people. C'mon MaggieD. This is your chance to play with the big boys instead of using hyperbole and hiding behind X Factor, as a matter of fact, the both of you, c'mon down. Tell us what OWS can do in order to effect change in a way you'll approve of.

    Should they elect bat**** insane people like the Tea Parties have? Should OWS have their own Bachmans?

    Should they listen to "lawful" orders to disperse by the same establishment that they're trying to change?

    I'm just anxious to hear this. Tell us all about your watered down version of civil disobedience is.

    Sit around, eat hot dogs, wave flags and call each other patriots?

    Maybe you could enlighten myself as well as the rest of the forum on this.

    I'm waiting.
    Well, first off they'd need a consistent "message" that I agreed with. Beyond that, I'd have a more positive POV if their marches (or whatever) didn't result in riots, vandalism, defecation on police cars, etc. Oh, and the TEA party was never about 'civil disobedience'.

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