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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Occupy Wilmington was back at it again this afternoon, sharing the group’s message with drivers at one of the city’s busiest intersections.

Protestors took their movement to the corner of S. College Road and Oleander Drive this afternoon. The Wilmington protesters waved signs, played the drums and even used a loud speaker as part of their demonstration.

The movement is part of the wider national group that says it represents the 99 percent of people suffering in the economy. Protestors had specific reasons for being there.

“I’d like them to pass some legislation that would help not only people get jobs, but that would help us to save our homes,” protestor Kris Gupton said.

Another protestors, Brian Cox, said, “I would like to see a more equitable distribution of the wealth in this country, but more than that I’d like to see a better future for my daughter.”

Protestors say they can achieve their goals by continuing these demonstrations, sharing their message on Facebook and by letting congress know what they want.

Members of Occupy Wilmington say they will hold another protest October 29 at Riverfront Park.

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Commonsensenotcommontoday
2016 years 2 months ago

It’s called “Understanding Wall Street (5th Ed)” by Little and Rhodes.

The statement that “everybody else in society assumes the risk when they fail” is pure, over-the-top hyperbole. What about the shareholders, who lose all their investment? How about the bondholders, who often get pennies back on the dollar? Do you even know why common shareholders get an apology and bondholders may get something back?

You act as if we’ve spent 150 years bailing out corporation after corporation. Large corporations fail regularly and the government simply watches thenm die, come back as a ghost of what they… Read more »

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Commonsensenotcommontoday
2016 years 2 months ago

How can you expect to be respected or taken seriously if you don’t know the facts and spout pure opinion?

Have you actually READ the documents surrounding the TARP program; the ones that were made public by JudicialWatch under an FOI request?

Are you aware that JPM, GS, USB, BK,WFC, and several others all told Paulson that they neither wanted nor needed the TARP money, and certainly had no desire to issue preferred stock to the governmnet? (At which time Paulson made the famous statement, “You’re not getting out of this room until you sign those papers”) The TARP was… Read more »

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#occupier
2016 years 2 months ago

yes, i built my computer from scratch. i bought some of the parts, scavenged others. recycled others. still, ows is right. we have been robbed.

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#occupier
2016 years 2 months ago

what we resent is socialized losses and privitized profit. it’s common sense. corporate america just set up risky investments they knew would collapse and sold them to customers. then they dipped into the public till screaming save us, save us. then they took the profit, and didnt generate capital as a good capitalist should. they sat on the cash, csinct

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2016 years 2 months ago

So the computer that you used to type your comment on…did you build it yourself from scratch? How about overbloated bandwidth service subscriptions that timewarner, comcast, and at&t provides without giving you a low cost minimum bandwidth option to choose from that isn’t part of a sales gimmic that only lasts for one year. Taxes have been cut for them and their prices keep going up because they’re spending your money on lobbying congress for a tax holiday on tax deffered profits that were transferred to offshore subsidiaries that serve no other purpose but for tax evasion. North Carolina republicans… Read more »

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