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What are your thoughts on Occupy Wall Street?

lt_corrinaI think it's wonderful what all the people are doing in all the cities around the country right now in reference to the Wall Street crash and all the problems. And I also think they should take that and take it to the banks and the mortgage companies. I think it's wonderful and I'd like to see more of it.

Corrina Shirley

Santa Cruz | Student

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lt_steve

I think it's a great thing. I like the fact that it shows there's still some fight within us in this country to change things. Not sure how far it will get but I'm just really positive about what is happening over there.

Steve Watson

Santa Cruz | Web Hosting

lt_anthony

I think they’re making a good point. The problem is complex but they're highlighting some of the important problems that are facing America and the rest of the world globally.

Anthony Shaffer

Santa Cruz | Software Architect

 

lt_carey

It's awesome that we’re moving in the right direction trying to pay attention to where our money is going. And that we all need to take responsibility for where our money, our taxes, revenue—all of our financial fluidity is flowing to, and making sure it's not flowing into the pockets of the upper one percent elite folks. I think the movement itself is critical at this juncture so that people wake up and take a closer look.

Carey Bell

Santa Cruz | Nursing Student

 

lt_john

I dont agree with it. Jobs are scarce right now, and I feel it would be better to work with the business community to develop jobs. When you occupy something it leaves a bitter taste for the people that are there and also the people that provide jobs. I dont know much about the movement, it seems like everybody thats there has different opinions, it's not centralized. I think we all have to get together and cooperate so there will be jobs in this country.

John Smith

Santa Cruz | Unemployed

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written by Claire Cheer, December 17, 2011
Right now, the Occupy Movement is like a many-headed Hydra, each extension thrashing about wildly, gnashing teeth, exuding flames and chanting heated rhetoric. In time, out of fatigue, realizing that such disjointed, nonspecific agitation is not making much or is losing headway, I think, the Movement will begin to better organize nationwide activities, outlining specific means to gain ends not yet clearly stated. The movement has been most effective, it has people's, the right people's attention; and though the going is rough, they have shown much courage, have been open to criticism and suggestions, and with hope, remains a democratically-run revolution and not become a cult phenomenon dominated by one obsessed leader or a small inner circle.
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written by Paul B, October 20, 2011
If you want a clear synopsis of what the bankers and stockbrokers have done to threaten the whole existence of the middle class, and why the Occupiers are so angry, see the excellent blog by Josh Brown - the Reformed Broker, at http://www.marketsqueeze.com/2...-is-hated/

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written by Not so SantaCruz, October 19, 2011
Perhaps if a message was on point, but alas it's a clusterf*#k of crybaby antics.. So real change comes from this? C'mon be real.
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written by LRE, October 19, 2011
There is much more than whining going on....there is a concentrated effort to wake up the American people and get the message out that WE can change things, WE can take care of our problems and WE have the resources. The system has been rigged for decades and people of the world demand accountability and real change. Cone down and see what it's all about before you criticize what you don't understand. There is a broad cross-section represented and your voice will be heard. General Assemblies are M-S, 6pm. Sundays at 2pm. Working Groups tend to meet after. Get involved! Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!
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written by slp, October 18, 2011
Occupying anything isn't the answer. While people are protesting, they are wasting time they could be using to ACTUALLY do something about it. They're not taking action. They're essentially whining about how everything is everyone else's fault. There's no way I would ever support this "movement."

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