Occupiers set up camp at City Hall


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Submitted: Mon, 11/14/2011 - 1:13am
Updated: Mon, 11/14/2011 - 6:31pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As Occupy Wall Street nears its second month of protests in New York City, members of Occupy Wilmington have pitched their tents downtown, right between City Hall and the Historic Courthouse.

Dozens of local occupiers marched from the Federal Courthouse on Water Street to their encampment next to City Hall Saturday afternoon.

Police eventually told them to leave because the group did not have a permit to camp out in the park.

“Encampment is a freedom of expression,” Occupy Wilmington Member Angela Johnson said. “I think anything the group can do to get movement and to get involved in the community is something I’m in support of. I see other things like community actions we’re taking like volunteer work to be just as important as encampment. I think for us, this is a way of getting in front of the community and connecting and letting everybody know they are part of the 99 percent. They are not alone in this.”

“It depends on how long it takes. You’ve got to wake up citizens,” Occupy Wilmington member Joe Santos said when asked how long the group planned to camp out. “You’ve got to wake up the politicians, both locally, on state level, and on the national level. So, as long as it takes.”

“One of those things that our tax dollars pay for it,” said Maria Diaz, who had slept at the site Saturday night. “We should be able to use it and we’re just trying to do it the right way.”

“They came up and politely asked to leave and we politely decided to comply,” said Denny Best, an Occupy Wilmington participant.

Right now the group has a permit to stay on the sidewalk in front of City Hall for a month, but they say they plan to stay there as long as it takes to see a change.

“A change in the world,” said Diaz. “Until someone sees that the 99 percent of us that are here that are getting stepped on by the top one percent, until something happens to help us.”

Besides opposing big corporations, the group is standing up for several issues including better benefits for veterans and active duty service members, and promoting clean industries and small businesses in Wilmington.

“My husband and I both own small businesses and the big corporations get major funding and major tax credits and the small business community is just left to flounder,” said Lynn Harris, a participant in Occupy Wilmington.

About five stayed over night and the group will take shifts every few hours at their site.

“We’re kind of skirted under the rug a bit, we’re a bit invisible,” said Diaz. “But, just because you turn your head doesn’t mean we’re not here because when you look back we’ll still be here and we’ll still be fighting for what’s right.”

Several downtown businesses have been giving away food and discounts to the group in support of their movement.

60 Comments

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Point one out, please. Put up or shut up.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    There’s already a box on Form 1040 to allow you to pay extra tax to reduce the debt. None of them thought of using that, did they?

    BTW, allowing the “Bush tax cuts” to expire will raise taxes on the poorest American taxpayers by 5%. Ready for that, too?

  • Guest99x says:

    Common, you are not of capacity to tell anyone to “shut up”.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    This is THEIR country too. I don’t care how “poor” someone is, we ALL have an obligation to support this country. If they’d stop breeding, they might not be so poor.

  • WilliamSmith says:

    I agree with Common. “Poor people” should pay something to help their country out. But if they can’t or won’t pay any taxes then they need to at least do away with the Earned Income Credit. This gives the peolple who qualify for EIC $1500 for every child in their household. I have seen checks in the amount of $6000 to $8000 to families who pay $0 in income tax. Is that fair? Plus they are on other government entitlement programs. Section 8, EBT, WIC, Medicaid. You dumba** need to wake up!! These kind of programs keep them from trying to do better. I mean why should they? They’re living good on MY MONEY!!!
    And how much of their EIC goes to the dope man? I bet he gets more of it than the kids ever see.

  • Guest238 says:

    How do you know that they are “breeding”? Maybe there are no jobs in some circumstances. I don’t know what world you grew up in, but, in the real world all people don’t have the same opportunities.
    Where I grew up kids were kept out of school sometimes to help on the farm. Some left school at 16 because they were going to be farmers and the family needed them to work.
    Where I grew up there were people that were “slow” and they were trainable but they were never going to make a livable wage. I grew up where not everyone had the opportunity to go to college like I did and went from high school to work.
    They say unemployment is under 10% but we know it is actually much higher. How much are the unemployed paying in taxes when they have no income.
    Maybe some of these gullible people on here will go with the lies and platitudes you enjoy spouting on the web. Don’t count me as one of them.

  • hugh says:

    I went down town last night or this morning at 4;30
    and when i showed up there , the people who were there were nice people , they all had concerns on whats going on!! not just in wall=st but here in our state ? like one guy was talking about our gas tax, we pay the highest tax in the south ,, at 58 % on a dollar , and that we have a port here in wilmington that the gas come in , and gets shiped out all over the south and in our state ,but yet its cheaper in ‘raleigh’ then in wilmington , then there a guy who was talking about money going out of the country every week to mexico ,,this is what came up ! if they can tax us on gas, that much why cant they tax money going out of the counrty to mexico , i did add this ,, it would help us out, on taxing that money and that could help out the roads and schools , when you hear its time to wake up ,thats someof what theretrying to tell you wake up,,, look i have gone down there and talk to some !!! there not stupit , or dum ..they hold a degree ,some own businesses, and they work hard , and go to school, to be come something , but here are a few things thay all have in common ,, they pay there tax, and there standing up for there rights ,,and people who sit back and crip and get mad at them for what there trying to stand for are hyprocites

  • Guest112212121 says:

    I think you should worry less about the taxes and concentrate more on a higher education for yourself. Your spelling and grammar are awful.

  • Guest7969 says:

    “Until someone sees that the 99 percent of us that are here that are getting stepped on by the top one percent, until something happens to help us”

    LOL…are you SURE the 99% were THERE…I’m thinking a MINISCULE portion of the 99%, amounting to ZERO, was there…

    One, STOP MISREPRESENTING ME, you do NOT represent me…

    Until you can figure out WHY corporations pay ZERO in payroll, taxes, etc…we don’t have anything to talk about! When you say, more importantly when Obuma says, that the corporations aren’t paying their fair share…what you and he are REALLY saying is that the working American isn’t paying enough…

  • Mumofthree says:

    I am perfectly aware of the role Barney Frank & Chris Dodd played in this mess. But didn’t feel the readers wanted a boring history lesson. You shouldn’t assume how educated the rest of us are, Robert Green.

  • Robert Green says:

    To the ongoing momentum of the New American Socialist Movement taking hold of a large segment of misguided people, who are angry with how they perceive Corporate America.You folks have assembled in front of the wrong place.Go to Raleigh and assemble in front of Bev Perdue’s office.She is the last remnant of a Democratic Party that controlled state government for over 100 years and ran the state aground financially with extreme government excesses.Go to D.C and pay homage to the Father of the New American Socialist Movement, whose government excesses have eclipsed all the other American Presidents combined.Corporate America has restrained their investment in America due to the continued unknowns and mandates from an oppressive regime that is not friendly to business.Given the track record of the Occupiers nationwide,you can expect property damage and unlawful behavior.Many downtown Wilmington business’ will probably endorse this movement due to the liberal nature of the downtown culture.A majority of the Occupiers are representative of the far-left,secular ideology that is destroying the country.I am not in the top 1% and neither am I apart of your delusional 99%.There will be no gray area between the two polarizing ideologies(conservative vs.liberal)come election time.

  • Guest3130 says:

    . . . have an original thought in your head, or it would die of abject loneliness. Same ol’ GOP rhetoric.

    My hat’s off to you, Trev & Mama Bear and the other 99%’ers – – your opposers here ARE the 1%, don’t let ‘em fool you for a minute.

  • Guest112212121 says:

    Are they allowed to creat such obstructions/hazzards on the sidewalk? Are they violating any ADA standards? just some thoughts.

  • Occupythis says:

    Occupy the polls where the same type of people that make the laws are being voted in every election.

    Occupy the Federal Reserve that is accountable to no one.

    Occupy The White House and Govenors Mansion.

  • Mumofthree says:

    I support the occupy movement and agree they have every right to protest peacefully. Americans need to wake up and realize the only way we can pull ourselves out of this downward spiral is to vote. Yes, vote our way out. We have people in congress who refuse to raise taxes on millionares, billionares, and big corporations. They have signed a contract with a lobbyist by the name of Grover Norquist promising not to raise taxes on these people. Thats how crooked they are. Google it…it’s true. But they will cut programs that help the elderly, disabled, veterans, and poor. And they will raise taxes on the middle class.

    In the late 90’s Newt pushed a bill through congress giving the wealthy huge tax cuts on income earned from investments and other loopholes. As a result, on average, their income has increased by 275% over the last decade. Has yours??

    If they close those loopholes, as President Obama has tried to do several times but has been blocked by Congress, the revenue from that alone would bring in more than what comes in from income tax annually.

    We need to pay attention to what goes on in Congress, how they are voting. If they aren’t working for all Americans…they don’t serve another term. Vote someone else in who will. We are 99%!!

    And it does make me sick to have people whine about taxing the top 1%. Why shouldn’t they pay their taxes like everyone else? Why don’t we have lobbyists working for us getting huge tax breaks for the middle class?? Unless you are in the top 1% it does make you look foolish to waste your time defending all the breaks they get.

  • GuestHUH? says:

    How is it all of you “occupy” people think that gathering in front of public buildings is going to bring about change? The only thing you all are doing is causing already cash strapped cities money to have to provide police protection and clean up after you when you leave your mess. If you are angry at the “rich people” then take it out on the rich people where it hurts them, in their pocketbook. Don’t like your bank charging higher fees for debit cards, change banks, or better yet, stop using your debit card. Don’t like big corporations not paying their fair share of taxes, stop shopping at the walmarts, exxons, apples, etc. It’s called a boycott. I personally think it’s disgusting that ball players, movie stars and entertainers make millions and millions of dollars, and us regular people are forced to spend an entire paycheck to go and see a movie or a game. Well I don’t, I refuse to pay that amount to make rich people richer, I choose to boycott sporting events and movie theaters. Seems to me if everybody stopped paying for these “luxery” items for a couple of months, the richy rich entertainers might realize that they are part of the problem. Then again, if you are stupid enough to pay $15 to see a movie,$100 to see a football game, $20 to buy a CD/DVD, you are probably one of the ones that bought a house that you knew you couldn’t afford to pay for, and are now whining because your house is being taken away from you by the bank..

  • Guestwhat says:

    What you’re suggesting is not a solution. Protestors don’t hate the wealthy or want to take there money away. They only want them to pay their fair share. There has always been a place for public protest in America, and it has created change many many times.

  • anne says:

    Well said!!!!!!!!!!

  • WilliamSmith says:

    If you want equality you need to ask the ones getting EIC to quit taking my tax dollars. These parasites aren’t paying income tax but are getting thousands every year for breeding more parasites. So include these when talking “fair”.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    The wealthy already pay “their fair share” plus a whole lot more.

    How about the 49% of people who DON’T pay income tax chipping in to support their own country?

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    You could not argue with a single point made in the post!!! Rhetoric? Or fact? Please tell me what part of the post you find incorrect genius.

  • Guest2011 says:

    Who are you really affecting? The wealthy or the average American? Let’s see….you block public sidewalks with your chairs, signs, protesters, and tables, and you trash public parks with your garbage. I would say the answer is you are affecting the average American. Seriously if you want to see change then make change but stop being an inconvience and bother to the average American. If you do not like the big banks and corporations then simply take your business elsewhere. That is always the best way to show your discontent and to attempt to bring about change. Downtown is bad enough with all of the construction tearing the streets up with out protesters adding to the hazards and poor quality of our beautiful downtown.

  • Mumofthree says:

    One way to help our local economy this Holiday Season is when posible to buy from local retailers. Think of a gift card for a favorite restaurant, hair salon, coffee shop, etc.

    Getting back to one of our Wall Street problems I’d like to make sure that the “too big to fail” problem isn’t looming again. We have fewer Big Banks now and am afraid we will be at their mercy. Still they are losing millions. Did you hear that 2 top CEO’s at Fannie & Freddy who each have 900,000.00 a year salaries also each got a 2 million dollar bonus this year!! And they are still wanting money from the government…us!

    BTW: Why is Congress trying to take away our United States Postal Service? It does not cost tax payers a dime. It pays for itself and is a service that has worked for America. Why take it away and put fellow Americans out of jobs? We need to write or e-mail our representative in congress and tell them to leave the USPS alone.

    Something tells me if they do away with it lots of Americans will lose jobs but some big business will take over & make lots of money.
    There has to be profit for someone or they wouldn’t waste their time.
    Don’t let this happen!!

  • guesty says:

    The USPS pays for itself? Really? You might want to check out this article.

    http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2011/pr11_094.htm

  • Robert Green says:

    In regards to Freddie and Fannie for getting over-compensated CEO’s.Educate yourself before posting.It shows your ignorance.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Do I start…have you even been paying attention…the USPS is LOOSING money and cannot sustain itself…it cost the taxpayers LOTS of dimes!! Yup you an uneducated FLEA bagger!

  • Mumofthree says:

    Yesterday 24 of the top 1% went to Capital Hill and asked Congress to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire. You can Google it and read the details if you haven’t already. If they listen, and let them expire it would be a start on helping to fix our problems. Then they could cut off the Wall Street Lobbyists & kick Norquist out of the country. He doesn’t believe in the Constitution let him find another country. Our government bailed out the banks and they still want more money. They need to be restructured and regulated. Most of the greedy gobble-ups at the top, including the ones who have wormed their way into Capitol Hill, need to be shown the door. That will be the only way to really get us back on the path to a stronger America.

    To the 24 who went to Capitol Hill yesterday & the Occupy people you make me proud to be an American!!

  • Guest238 says:

    C’mon and tell the people the truth. Some of that 49% are so poor they don’t have to pay income tax.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …there would be NO money to run the government, because you worthless bums produce about as much value to society as the average TANF recipient.

  • Challengetheworld says:

    The cops will find you because you keep raping and stabbing each other. Maybe they would get to you faster if you would stop wasting their time on your pointless method. Again, I respect some of your arguments but your group is misinformed and lacking the knowledge to create change.

    You may be at town hall, BUT DO YOU REALIZE, there is no one in there to hear your message? The council members and the Mayor have jobs. Jobs that require them to be at work, which, by the way, isn’t inside City Hall. Maybe you think they are in there but in reality they are in there quite infrequently, such as during TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS. So, you can sit outside and protest but the only person hearing you is the janitor. Judging by your overall santiation record at “Occupy”, I’m thinking he isn’t too happy with you. Since, he will probably be the guy to have to clean up all your trash once you wake up and realize this is the wrong way to get your messsage across.

  • Guest99x says:

    Hey, Trevolution….. great call! Maybe you could go a little lighter on those to whom you refer as “haters”.

    A lot of these folks are on the doorstep of geezerdom. They still gush at the invocation of the memory of the patron saint of forgetfulness, RR.

    Remember, even these haters are useful. Without them there wouldn’t be any audience members for professional rasslin’ and television evangelists.

  • Challengetheworld says:

    I think this entire movement has merit in its arguments but it is failing to produce results because of the method in which it’s message is being conveyed. The problem is some of your protests, such as the one promoting higher taxes has merit to many liberals and conservatives. However, nothing is going to change while camping outside City Hall.

    First and foremost, the “Occupiers” would be much more productive in their argument by simply commiting to the cause. Camping, failing to go to work, asking for change and demanding you will stay is not helping your argument, it is hurting it.

    You gave the example of police officers and firefighters needing a pay increase. I totally agree with you that this needs to happen, however, by your group squatting on the steps and camping in public is hindering this effort. The city is having to pay for more officers to watch over you and you are creating a civil disobedence. This cannot be ignored by the city and the police, so, they have to commit resources to dealing with you. This takes away from the departments overall budget, which, in a full circle, hurts the people you are trying to help.

    Finally, as you state above that you have jobs, how do you have so much free time to camp outside and protest? I think some of you have jobs, such as being self-employed but the others that don’t could serve this time much better by learning a new skill or further educating themselves. Or even just being out there looking for a job in general. You ARE NOT the 99%. For you to be the 99% you would have to be in the billions. You are the 1% of people who complains but doesn’t really understand how the government works to be able to
    change it. I respect your right to peacefully protest but its not really peaceful when people are being raped and murdered while camping in public. For you to speak on behalf of “99%” of Americans you would really need their permission. I am not in the 1%, and you certainly don’t have my permission.

  • Trevolution says:

    Honestly there is plenty of room for people at our encampment that want to debate our cause. I extend the invitation to anyone who disagrees with us to come down and PEACEFULLY debate with us in the form of assembly on our tenets. Most people fear what they don’t understand, and judging by a lot of the hate-speech and stereotyping I have seen on this message bored I have a feeling many people don’t understand the movement. Probably because they have never been there in person. The internet can mask many things, but the true value of our beliefs will stand naked in the streets.

  • WilliamSmith says:

    Lots of people die everyday in this town from hunger?

    Show me ONE….ONE documented case of ONE dying from starvation in this town.

  • The Non-Stick Surface says:

    LOL! I’m confused… First you insult everyone… Cus that really furthers your cause… then you ask everyone to come down and discuss your point… Perhaps you should have started with that and ended with calling everyone sheeple! HAHAHA

  • Katie says:

    I would certainly like you to inform me of what roads you speak of…that don’t need to be repaired, since they were just repaired? Thanks

  • deputy 25 says:

    why dont you go and protest against Michael Moore[ film maker] who owns a $2 million home and a park ave apt in New York. he is on your side! but i guess he is part of your 99% maybe, so he is off limits??? by the way, college degrees doesn’t mean you have common sense. how about all the crimes that are being committed by your group. murder, rape, unsanitary conditions, urinating on HELP WANTED signs and refuse to take a job paying $8 an hr. defecating in the streets and on the sidewalks and on police cars. assaults. the T party was called terrorist and they did not have nothing like this. no where near it, but were labeled nazi’s and terrorist by your beloved speaker at the time, Pelosi. why dont you go and occupy a job somewhere, u r not going to change anything but your reputation and criminal status. a bunch of followers and not leaders. losers

  • Challengetheworld says:

    You are not representing 99% of anything. So please, enough with that. Come up with some better representation. If you could represent 99% of Americans it wouldn’t be America anymore. Lets stop trying to throw everyone in that “tent”.

  • WilliamSmith says:

    Please tell me where you get your statistics from?

  • Mama Bear says:

    Trev-truer words cannot have been spoken. We have jobs, why does everyone think that we’re beggars? We’re regular everyday people, just like yourselves. If you’re against our movement, come talk to us. We are peaceful and open to all arguments. Ignorance is rampant, because of the mindless hive propaganda has created. It is time for the 99% to realize what we have power to do.

  • Trevolution says:

    I get my statistics from the various occupy movements I have attended, and from the numerous people I have talked to at each. Let me guess you get yours from the “fair and balanced” mass media mouthpiece for slavery incorporated? Try seeing things with your own eyes, not through a box in your living room!

  • WilliamSmith says:

    Well, aren’t we sensitive? So you believe what everyone tells you just because it didn’t come from a “box in your livingroom”?
    I simply wanted to know where you got this information.
    And slavery? Really? LOL…you fools are halarious!!!

    Thank you for that gem of the day! :)

  • Non-StickSurface says:

    Wow… Everyone is so emotional about this… It’s so exciting. So the Occupiers got a legal permit to loiter and rant about…. Stuff the rest of us are only vaguely aware of. That’s great and good and very American… Based on the information in the WWAY article their issues seem legitimate. However, this still begs the question… Will their efforts make much of a difference? The answer is… No… Did they target the right place? Once again, No… Are they 100% committed to their cause of overthrow of the status quo? Apparently not as long as it requires a drive to a place of actual political power.

    So I ask… Who cares?

    No matter how good their intentions or motivations nothing is gonna change except they will smell bad and eventually go home. Is that the end game? Stand there until someone feels sorry for you? That’s the part I don’t get about this whole Occupy thing… No plan, no organization, no endgame, nothing… Just a lot of standing around until something happens…

    Their best plan is for some kind of Kent State thing… That would create the kind of social injustice of the big government stifling free speech that the Occupy people would love… Unfortunately that’s pretty unlikely since there is only handful of them. The best they could hope for is an attack by a local garden club… Or a book club. That would be pretty cool.

    Also… trevolution… It’s good to see your still posting… But your argument sucks… Stating that your statistical argument is somehow more valid just because you heard it from other like-minded people is hardly a vehicle to an accurate statistical cohort. You then attack a valid question by deciding that all other statistics come from Fox news. That’s as silly as expecting spontaneous social and governmental change by camping out and waiting. Lucky for you folks I can settle this… Being a 99% person is just a title and hardly reflects any valid numbers on any planet. It’s just a marketing gimmick designed to maintain some form of social relevance. The end.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …I’ll certainly try!

    Never, EVER under-estimate my disdain for parasitic societal leeches whose only motivation is existing on the labors of others.

  • Guest7766565 says:

    These protests are completely pointless, useless , and waste tax payer money because of the public services needed to facilitate them.
    Thanks for pi&^ing away more of our money morons!

  • Mama Bear says:

    “These protests are completely pointless, useless , and waste tax payer money because of the public services needed to facilitate them.”

    So you are aware, we understand and value your views. We understand that you are not aware of what is truly going on at this time. We Occupy not to anger you, but merely to make you aware. We pay our taxes, we have college education, and we have jobs-much like yourself. We may have not missed many meals, but there are lots of people in this town as well as across the country that die every day from hunger. America was founded on Democracy, we have the right as much as you to voice an opinion. Please keep in mind that in Wilmington, our tax dollars are in service as well. For repairs for roads that do not need repair, since they were just repaired. Our tax dollars pay for ridiculously expensive signs that welcome you to Wilmington, instead of a pay increase for police, fire fighters or teachers. Small business is taxed to death in our town, yet giant movies get breaks. If you cannot appreciate that all of us in the 99% are real people, with real problems, perhaps you should bring that up. As for our signs, well, perhaps you should come and point out our errors in person. We welcome your assistance. Remember that the 99% includes people who have had to drop out in order to support their single mother families. They are those from small farm towns who do not have access to the internet. They are those whose first language may not be English.

    I understand your anger towards our movement, because it means that we will no longer be complancent. It means that we will come together and fight for equality. I understand and respect your views, I welcome you to our encampment for a civil discussion. Ultimately, whether you like it or not we are the 99%, and we have a right to be heard.

  • Luke says:

    Run their butts off, congregate within the law. If you want the law changed, then go through the process, vote run for office, etc.

  • Peyton Garrett says:

    While I understand your right to free speech and your right to protest,with the proper permitting, If You damage or litter any of the green areas around the courthouse, I will be the first to call for your arrest and what ever civil damages to restore any physical damage to these grounds There is a place for everything and the green area around the courthouse are Not the place.

  • Guestwho says:

    Sounds like the perfect place to me.

  • Trevolution says:

    you can call the cops on the courthouse all you want…..there’s no protesters there. Were all at the town hall……..Nice try though, good to see the misinformed haters are still spewing their verbal diarrhea against our cause.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot spend your way out of debt.
    You cannot further brotherhood by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character by taking away peoples’ initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

  • Take a quote says:

    When you take such a mighty quote from someone, you really should give them credit…

    William John Henry Boetcker wrote these in a pamphlet called The Ten Cannots in 1916.

    Just so no one thinks you crafted such strong and wonderful words…I have no problem with your thinking, and a very strong conservative myself, however, you have to give credit where credit is due!!!

  • Guest3573571 says:

    they looke like homeless people with the cardboard signs

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Well, how can we expect them to know anything about Economics when they can’t spell words that any fourth-grade student has mastered?

    Oh…to the woman (?) standing behind the idiot who can’t spell, it doesn’t look like you’ve missed a meal recently. Things can’t be that bad….

    Oh, but thank you very much for pushing America back toward the conservative side of the spectrum. The head and body lice outbreak in Portland, the rapes in New York City and Cleveland (along with Occupy Baltimore telling women NOT to report rapes), the overdoses in Portland, Vancouver and Toronto, attacking police in Atlanta, and the “drug sales tent” broken up in Boston have tipped the entire world off to your general quality, worth, AND your ability to survive in the kind of world you want all of us to live in!

    In closing, let me assure you that you do NOT speak for the 99%; you are simply a passing parade of inconsequential twits who will accomplish nothing. Here’s hoping that most of you follow the example of your loser comrade up in Vermont, who ended his protest the correct way.

  • Guest1165 says:

    Can you BE any more condescending?

  • Das Weibstück says:

    This has gotten old. Go back to your pathetic lives.

  • Bob says:

    Possibly after the protesting is over they could go back to school and learn how to spell, ….and then get a job!

  • trevolution says:

    Ah good to see the mindless stereotypes still exist in the minds of the sheeple. You neglect the fact that the majority of these protesters nationwide are either a) College Graduates b) still enrolled in school and juggling multiple jobs to pay for it or C) Veterans of the armed forces? It’s fine, hopefully you will wake up soon and actually come to a movement instead of condescending to it over the internet :)

  • Guest4396 says:

    As long as these people are not disorderly they have every right to protest without any permit. At least they are doing something instead of just sitting back complaining.

  • Guest3 says:

    I agree. There is an old saying, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. At least they are standing up for what they believe in.

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