View Poll Results: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

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  • Yes, they very much represent their complaints & agenda.

    24 18.32%
  • They represent some of their complaints & agenda, but also have their own unique/radical ideas.

    30 22.90%
  • Not really, their ideas are more represent the complaints & goals of the poor and radicals.

    23 17.56%
  • Not at all! They only speak for a radical fringe!!

    54 41.22%
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, they don't represent the 99%. They claim to but they don't. I'm not sure they even have majority support.
    last poll I saw was 20% support, 31% don't, and the rest don't care.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    last poll I saw was 20% support, 31% don't, and the rest don't care.
    in other words, 69% have expressed no opposition to OWS
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    in other words, 69% have expressed no opposition to OWS
    And no support.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    The results of this poll are interesting. Thank you for starting this thread, Catawba.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom From al View Post
    I am not worried about success I am concerned about intent.
    That kind of irrational fear of intent-without-threat is what led us to invade and occupy one of the most defenseless countries on the planet.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    The results of this poll are interesting. Thank you for starting this thread, Catawba.
    Excellent point. The poll speaks in volumes.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    in other words, 69% have expressed no opposition to OWS
    Josie is right. Trying to screw the facts in a poll to make it favorable doesn't fool most people.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    let me get this straight. attempts to launch campaigns of violence (potentially you could call this terrorism) aren't important unless you are actually successful at achieving your goals.


    their failure does not excuse them. hopefully these idiots wind up in prison for actual serious sentences.
    You do not understand the purpose of either the OWS protesters, or the Vietnam war protesters. When earlier, we blocked the main entrance to Wright Patterson AFB, it wasn't because we thought we could shut down the base, it was to draw attention to the injustice and unnecessary harm being caused by US policy. In that, we were successful and our demonstration was reported on by Time magazine with much public debate that would not have happened without the protests.

    I haven't heard of any violent actions proposed by OWS.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    if you're nonviolent and willing to go to jail - fine. unfortunately, that does not describe OWS.
    You haven't read the news???? Thousands of the OWS protesters have been willing to be arrested so far for non-violent civil disobedience.


    yes. if you will recall, hostage taking in the pursuit of political goals is terrorism. if OWS starts taking hostages, then they deserve snipers.
    OWS has not taken any hostages. Calm down.

    yes. that is why this plan is abysmally stupid. not only does it harm the people that OWS claims to be speaking for the most, it pisses off the vast majority of Americans who do not approve of such tactics and do not wish to have their pay reduced or lose their jobs so that OWS can throw a temper tantrum.
    The great majority of the tens of thousands of OWS protesters have harmed no one and have an approval rating 3 times higher than the Republican Congress.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    The results of this poll are interesting. Thank you for starting this thread, Catawba.
    Taking nothing away from your powers of observation, I didn't start this thread.
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