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 Catawba View Post
    They are unemployed because the "job creators" aren't using their tax cuts to create jobs. Hell of good reason to eliminate those tax cuts, wouldn't you say?
    Nope, they're unemployed because they're all protesting out there and making a humiliation of themselves instead of getting a job
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Yes, they're willing to be arrested for assaulting police and bystanders, as well as doing drugs and denying access to public areas to thousands
    We have thousands of arrests for civil disobedience for patriotically standing up for their beliefs. vs a handful of arrests by trouble makers that have infiltrated the movement. It must infuriate those on Wall Street that these protesters without the benefit of big money are changing the political debate in this country to the concentration of wealth and power and its negative effect on the people and the economy.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Nope, they're unemployed because they're all protesting out there and making a humiliation of themselves instead of getting a job
    So it was the protesters that brought about our 9% unemployment and not the Bush Recession?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We have thousands of arrests for civil disobedience for patriotically standing up for their beliefs. vs a handful of arrests by trouble makers that have infiltrated the movement. It must infuriate those on Wall Street that these protesters without the benefit of big money are changing the political debate in this country to the concentration of wealth and power and its negative effect on the people and the economy.
    Yeah, standing up patriotically for their beliefs are okay as long as they don't assault or vandalize.
    I'm sure that hundreds of "infiltrators" also exist and have false backgrounds
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So it was the protesters that brought about our 9% unemployment and not the Bush Recession?
    Read the post again
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Yeah, standing up patriotically for their beliefs are okay as long as they don't assault or vandalize.
    I'm sure that hundreds of "infiltrators" also exist and have false backgrounds
    In any protest movement of any size there will be some trouble makers. Even Gandhi could not maintain perfect non-violent protests, especially in the beginning.

    From what I have observed of the protests happening around the world today, ours are the most peaceful.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In any protest movement of any size there will be some trouble makers. Even Gandhi could not maintain perfect non-violent protests, especially in the beginning.

    From what I have observed of the protests happening around the world today, ours are the most peaceful.
    OWS is the most peaceful?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    OWS is the most peaceful?
    According to all the news reports I have seen, the protests going on today worldwide have been much more violent. Which of the worldwide protests can you point to that have been less violent?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    According to all the news reports I have seen, the protests going on today worldwide have been much more violent. Which of the worldwide protests can you point to that have been less violent?
    Korean protests against university fees, Korean protests against the FTA, etc...
    There are lots more, but they are only Korean protests. That's because the mainstream media, as well as its audiences, prefers more violent and radical protests. The OWS fits perfectly, so that's why it became famous
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Korean protests against university fees, Korean protests against the FTA, etc...
    There are lots more, but they are only Korean protests. That's because the mainstream media, as well as its audiences, prefers more violent and radical protests. The OWS fits perfectly, so that's why it became famous
    So I will have to take your word that Korean are the only protests on the planet that are more non-violent than the OWS protests?

    uh oh, what's this:

    "SEOUL, South Korea — The government of President Lee Myung-bak sealed off major rallying points in central Seoul on Sunday after hundreds of citizens and police officers were injured during a protest against United States beef imports.

    Police buses cordoned off plazas and intersections where large crowds have gathered almost daily since early May to demand that the government renegotiate the deal. Police officers blocked subway entrances and alleys leading to those rallying points.

    Still, protesters broke into several groups of hundreds and marched Sunday evening, engaging in sporadic shoving matches with the police.

    Justice Minister Kim Kyung-han said in a statement on Sunday, “We will chase those who instigate violent protests and those who use violence to the end and bring them to justice.”
    Beef Protest Turns Violent in South Korea - NYTimes.com


    "Union leader warns of violence during G20 protests in South Korea"
    Union leader warns of violence during G20 protests in South Korea - CSMonitor.com

    "S. Korea: Protests turn violent near APEC venue(Photos of Pinkos Acting Up)
    S. Korea: Protests turn violent near APEC venue(Photos of Pinkos Acting Up)
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