Will you be attending Occupy Wall Street(or YOUR CITY?)

aBeastlyLittleThing aBeastlyLittleThing
if so, what city will you be occupying??
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
yes! i have/am already!
5  (6%)
yes, when it starts in my city!
7  (8%)
no, i don't agree with the cause
31  (36%)
no, i want to, but my work/family schedule doesn't allow
12  (14%)
i'm going to try to, but i'm not sure
3  (3%)
infamous other!
28  (33%)
Total votes: 86
Poll is closed
10/06/2011
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
"The Cause" is not defined yet. Occupy Wall Street is reflective of the anger most of us have at the outrageous compensation they get for doing what we perceive is very little work - then being so bad at it that we're suffering through this terrible economy.

The problem is no one - including me have any good ideas for what to do about it.

It'll be interesting to see what policy changes evolve from the 'leaderless' group. If it's truly leaderless it will dissipate to nothing. If leaders emerge we'll see what they propose. The big labor unions are trying to hijack the movement - if they succeed, not much will happen because the popularity of unions is so low nationwide.

If you are going - report back to us on what it is that we should be supporting! Best of luck to you.
10/06/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
Other: No, because it would be a futile waste of my time.
10/07/2011
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
No, because I am too busy working and actively looking for better jobs. These kids are in the pockets of the corporations they think they are protesting, because no one loves monopolies more than the megalithic government they're trying to set up.
10/07/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
News to me, was clueless about the event!
10/07/2011
wetone123 wetone123
These people are really clueless about what they are protesting about. The very elite they protest to is backing them! Why? I think that will become apparent in the not so far future.

That being said, I do believe most of these protesters think in their own minds that they are doing something good. If only they had studied the whole situation!

Another note: The 1% is sponsering this protest and donating to the NYC police department to arrest these people as well! Almost like a war, huh?
10/07/2011
married with children married with children
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
These people are really clueless about what they are protesting about. The very elite they protest to is backing them! Why? I think that will become apparent in the not so far future.

That being said, I do believe most of these protesters ... More
its sad, like watching sheep being led around. I have very bad feelings about what kind of damage they can do.
10/08/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
if so, what city will you be occupying??
Id love to go except I have this thing called a job. And while those hippies are marching I am going to be working to feed my family. Oh im sorry did I let that conservative out of the closet again LOL.
10/08/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
its sad, like watching sheep being led around. I have very bad feelings about what kind of damage they can do.
As Sloppy said I have bad feelings about this. Never underestimate the force of stupid people in large numbers.
10/08/2011
hjtee hjtee
I live in a community of 800, so there won't be such a protest, but I probably wouldn't anyway.
10/08/2011
married with children married with children
Quote:
Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
As Sloppy said I have bad feelings about this. Never underestimate the force of stupid people in large numbers.
amen. I have tried explaining that to co-workers, but they just dont get it.
10/09/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
"The Cause" is not defined yet. Occupy Wall Street is reflective of the anger most of us have at the outrageous compensation they get for doing what we perceive is very little work - then being so bad at it that we're suffering through ... More
Agreed.

Maybe I'd be more supportive if I knew what the heck it is that they are REALLY trying to get done!

I just hope it doesn't interfere with my travel plans as of next weekend, but if I manage to wade through the crowds I'll come back with a full report
10/09/2011
Peggi Peggi
Well, they at least had a report on the "purpose", but not really what they want to specifically accomplish...

link
10/09/2011
big b big b
the dumb f****** dont have clue
10/09/2011
Peggi Peggi
I spoke to someone about this issue, and here's the answer to the question a couple of us have!


It with remain LEADERLESS and is meant to be that way, We must ALL learn to be leaders - NOT followers.

It's meant to show the common person will not stand for being abused by corrupt politicians and the government any longer.

The leaderless movement is by design I feel.

This represents the common person and the common people have no leaders or subordinates

it's a lesson in true direct democracy. If it motivates everyday people to use their voices and make sure their voices are heard and acted upon by their elected officials then we have accomplished something. The Revolutionary War was fought and won by a minority of the population. Most of the colonists were happy with "business as usual" and being subjects of England.
10/09/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
I spoke to someone about this issue, and here's the answer to the question a couple of us have!


It with remain LEADERLESS and is meant to be that way, We must ALL learn to be leaders - NOT followers.

It's meant to show the ... More
If it as you describe it will dissipate. People don't have the time or energy to keep protesting and not getting any results - it's kind of the definition of anarchy. The unions are trying to organize it, but their heavy handed tactics will likely kill everything (movement) they touch.
10/09/2011
Rarity Rarity
I can understand why they would feel upset but their demands are unreasonable and are not something I agree with.

I live in NYC and I would feel too afraid of getting pepper sprayed to go near the area. D;
10/09/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
If it as you describe it will dissipate. People don't have the time or energy to keep protesting and not getting any results - it's kind of the definition of anarchy. The unions are trying to organize it, but their heavy handed tactics will ... More
Fully agreed.

I don't see this lasting long. People will soon become tired and/or bored with this and move on to something else.
10/09/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I think it will last longer than most of you seem to give it credit for.

That said, I adore how organized they are. The whole human megaphone thing makes me lol every time.
10/13/2011
TumorCrunch TumorCrunch
Quote:
Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
if so, what city will you be occupying??
i will be going for sure. )ct 15th, Phoenix, az.
there IS a cause, they've made it abundantly clear, you'd know that if you didn't get your news from TV, and did a little reading.
10/13/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
if so, what city will you be occupying??
they did it in lex. i protested by closing my chase account.


i personally dont see protests creating change this day and age. also i'm lazy. mostly the latter.
10/13/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
As Sloppy said I have bad feelings about this. Never underestimate the force of stupid people in large numbers.
very well said
10/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
The French Revolution, Part II: America Strikes Back

Just give it a few years. The youth without jobs (because there aren't any) won't have a damn thing to lose by getting heads to roll. We're reaching a breaking point.

BTW - "What are your demands?" should never be answered. "Demands" are what terrorists and hijackers want - and that's how the politicos/elite want to portray this 'attack on capitalism'. It's not a demand, it's a scream of frustration.
10/15/2011
oldman oldman
What is, "inamous other"?
10/16/2011
FieryRed FieryRed
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
"The Cause" is not defined yet. Occupy Wall Street is reflective of the anger most of us have at the outrageous compensation they get for doing what we perceive is very little work - then being so bad at it that we're suffering through ... More
From what I've listened to and read, "The Cause" is mainly a demand that the collusion between large corporations and the federal government be stopped. You know, the multi-millions of our tax money given in "bailouts," and the laws passed that favor certain corporations over their competition.

You are incorrect in thinking no one has any good ideas of what to do about it. Here is just one example of some very good ideas: link

Leaderlessness does not by any means guarantee that the movement will fade away. Each individual should be his/her own leader, and in this case, each individual is choosing for him/herself whether to participate or not, and then whether to go on participating.
10/17/2011
Destri Destri
Quote:
Originally posted by TumorCrunch
i will be going for sure. )ct 15th, Phoenix, az.
there IS a cause, they've made it abundantly clear, you'd know that if you didn't get your news from TV, and did a little reading.
Well said! I would go in a heartbeat, but I don't have any way to get to it and no money for a bus or a taxi. The no money thing is exactly why I would go. We live on SSI and we are so far below the poverty line we can't see it with binoculars.

There is a cause, and a damn good reason to protest. Anyone living in poverty or who has been unemployed for a long time would get that.
10/17/2011
Inwitari Inwitari
Other: Am not really sure this would even bring about any change, since there doesn't seem to be a unified goal on this. I feel I could be wasting my time or the effort would not be worth the hassle. Also, I am temporarily disabled and pretty much confined to my bed for now. Leaving the house for more than a few minutes isn't an option
10/17/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
No, I don't care. My friend went to the one in chicago though.
10/17/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
I don't really care either way. While I may or may not agree its not that pressing of a matter for me personally.
10/17/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I haven't really looked into it. I've been too busy with work, school, and Eden.
10/17/2011
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