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Author Topic: The Occupy Movement Poll
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Post The Occupy Movement Poll
on: November 9, 2011, 22:47
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I'm not even going to bother trying to set this one up as an official poll since since I wouldn't be able to embed it and collect votes here. But anyone reading this, please feel free to join the conversation.

What do you think of the Occupy movement currently underway in the United States?

-People before profit!

-Fully expect the movement to go global before this is over.

-Change is not always easy but it is inevitable and constant. I expect good things to happen because of these protests. I believe that the protestors are making a difference.

-Respect the protests but don't sincerely expect that any solutions or lasting changes to result from all this. The system can't be fixed or replaced that easily.

-Feel that the protestors need to simplify their demands and focus on just a few issues in order to accomplish anything.

-Why is this movement even newsworthy? The protests are basically all about money, aren't they? Class warfare. Rich verses poor. The haves vs. the have nots. Very old problems, then - right? Why do people expect changes now, all of the sudden? How do you elimate poverty without causing others to be impoverished?

-Don't understand the agenda of the protestors.

-Occupy movement? Never heard of it.

Courage & Peace

calmmounta-
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Post Re: The Occupy Movement Poll
on: November 9, 2011, 22:48
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What do you think of the violence occuring around some of these protests?

-The violence is understandable. People are - and have been and will continue to be - frustrated.

-The violence is unfortunate but worthwhile since it does seem to capture the media attention. That's got to help spread the message, right?

-Isn't it sad that people have to either cause or risk violence in order to be taken seriously by the authorities?

-The violence is unnecessary and counterproductive. Peaceful citizens who might have otherwise joined the protests are now withholding their support.

-Arrest the idiots. They're holding us back.

Courage & Peace

Bull
Post Re: The Occupy Movement Poll
on: November 19, 2011, 14:20
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What is the Occupy movement?

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Post Re: The Occupy Movement Poll
on: November 21, 2011, 16:59
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IT SEEMS THE VIOLENCE COMES FROM THE AUTHORITIES.
EXPECT A DEATH TO OCCURR, FOLOWED BY ESCALATED EFFORTS OF THE AUTHORITY TO KEEP THE PROTESTORS DOWN. IF AND WHEN THE MASSES JOIN THE FIGHT, CHANGE CAN OCCURR. THE RICH THAT KEEP GETTING RICHER ARE ALL DOING SO BY EVIL, SELF-SERVING POLITICS AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.
I DON'T THINK THERE IS A PEACEFUL SOLUTION. PEOPLE ARE STARVING. ALL THEY HAVE LEFT IS THE FIGHT AGAINST THE WORLD LEADERS WHO STOLE OUR TAXE MONEY WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVES, OUR HOMES AND JOBS, AND OF COURSE WHEN THEY ALL GOT BAILED OUT, THE POWERS KEPT THE MONEY.
THIS IS A SERIOUS SITUATION...NOT JUST SOME ANNOYING PAN-HANDLERS ON THE STREET.
THIS WILL GET BIGGER AND BIGGER BECAUSE THE 98% IS MUCH BIGGER THAN THE 2% THAT RUNS THE WORLD.

calmmounta-
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on: November 21, 2011, 22:37
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Bull - The Occupy movement is, currently, several groups of people who are protesting the current economical situation. They are gathering in public places, on the steps of capital buildings and in front banks, especially the banks that were deemed 'too big to fail'. These citizens have a lot of issues to represent and have been shown to voice opinions on everything from immigration laws to healthcare benefits and beyond - but the need for jobs, the protection of the middle class and the ridiculousness of income inequality seem to be their core themes. Some of the protestors have resorted to violence to express themselves while others have had violence used against them.

While generally viewed as an American movement, the protest has already gone global. Protests have been recorded in sixteen other countries with more expected to join before the year is over.

There have been some valid issues with crowd control. Peaceful protestors have, unfortunately and unwittingly, provided a semi-safe haven for criminals and sex offenders. After committing an offense, these idiots flee to the protests and try to use being part of the crowd as a means to escape arrest. In part because of this, the perception of the group has been tainted and violence from authorities has esculated. More and more camps have been shut down forcefully.

RVD-san, about at least one public death resulting from this... You're prolly right but I hope that you're wrong. And do you think that a death will really inspire the majority to join the movement? Wouldn't it scare people away?

Anyway. The movement started in September. We are, as of now, in week 11. Currently it remains unclear what the long-term results of these protests will be. However you can read more about the movement and stay updated here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

Courage & Peace

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