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Do you support the efforts of Occupy Wall Street?

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Yes 45%
867
No 54%
1026
1893 total votes

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1 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

They have a cause. A cause to be disruptive and anti-establishment, very similar to what we experienced back in the 60's.

You can't blame them for trying something, anything in an attempt to bring the change that was promised. Blaming Wall Street is more of a reaction to the problem than who is really responsible for their current plight.

I personnally believe protesting before Congress and the White House would be more beneficial.

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2 commoncitizen (949 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Vindy, right on!!! Protest to the ones that caused all of the problems

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3 howardinyoungstown (591 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

If you live in the city limits of Youngstown YOU are one of the 99%!

Why are people so complacent about Wall Street Banks getting $16 trillion from the FED for free and $1.2 trillion in taxpayer funded bailouts, and yet none of their executives have been investigated or charged with any crimes. And they still are refusing to lend on Main St.!

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4 ghostofjohnyoung (163 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Wall Street cheats aren't doing it on their own.

The last few of generations have been happy to receive money, favors, bribes, loans, freebies, etc. from Wall Street.

If we look at the public "investments" including retirement, that's what they are mostly invested in, Wall Street cheat companies.

I have a like / dislike of the Occupy "movement". If it were organic and grassroots I'd like it much better. Problem is, it's just a Democrat operative program to counteract and imitate the Tea Party movement started by Doctor Ron Paul.

All the money we spent bailing out the too big to fail, could have paid off all consumer debt in the country. That means people would have shiny clean open lines of credit to buy more goods.

That would have been far wiser "waste" of the bailout money since our economy is oh, 80% based on consumer spending (just my guess).

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5 djicey99 (50 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

all i have to say is gas at record highs and no one gives a care!!
I'd like to see oil speculators speculate under threat from general field marshal, wilhelm keitel!!!!!

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6 howardinyoungstown (591 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The occupy movement is a grass roots movement, you must be watching Democrat controlled media that is spinning the movement if you think we are an arm of the party, we come from all parties and none, we want an end to the corporation controlled 2 party monopoly on our government.

We want a government OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, and FOR THE PEOPLE!

Money is not SPEECH and corporations are not PEOPLE!

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7 TylerDurden (367 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

How come so many of the 99% have $500 iPads? I thought Apple was an "evil" corporation.

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8 Boar7734 (66 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like some here have been drinking the protest koolaid and need an optirectomy. Just where do the occupiers expect their home mortage, auto loan or educational loans/grants will come: Financial companies. If the agrument is Dem's or Republicans or Tea Party support or get your slate of candidates to run on election day; and of course vote. Just remember like your Facebook pages having your name in the paper or being seen on TV voicing your oposition against the establishment may encouratge a future employeer hire the next person. Recommded reading is "Who Moved My Cheese".

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9 blutarsky (25 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

i think it is every democrats right to gather, stink, get high, and protest people that have jobs.

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10 cmrosko (14 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

judging by all of the no votes it's clear to see that the vindi online has either allot of low information voters...or greed driven 1% wanna bees.
wise up; http://www.businessinsider.com/what-w...

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11 cmrosko (14 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About;

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-w...

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12 reasonable (5 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Many of those who protest against the Supreme Court's decisions to treat corporations as persons are not against corporations, per se. They are against the use of corporations to influence elections and to engage in billions of dollars worth of corporate lobbying to shape law and public policy to their advantage. You can like your IPad and still protest the abuse of political power by corporations.

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13 Stan (9923 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The working oppressed will be liberated by welfare . . ..

http://images.cheezburger.com/complet...

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14 Freeatlast (1990 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The working oppressed will be liberated by welfare
Stan the man for sheriff . He has all the right answers , he knows what to do our man Stan
Write in Stan for sheriff and he will clean up our streets so they will be white again
Write in Stan the man
We need this guy in charge

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15 ghostofjohnyoung (163 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

/ Money is not SPEECH and corporations are not PEOPLE! /

Tell that to the US Supreme Court who has ruled corporations have equal rights to citizens.

Sad, but true.

/ How come so many of the 99% have $500 iPads? I thought Apple was an "evil" corporation. /

I don't think anywhere near 99% of them have iPads. But, many of them do have iProducts and Adroid devices.

Indeed both lines of products are indeed evil. Made by communists, slave labor, child labor and other forms of mistreatment to human labor.

The protesters should start liberating themselves and their pocketbooks by abandoning these devices and their high monthly extortion services and the 24/7 monitoring of them via such.

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16 redvert (2007 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

TylerDurden (247 comments) posted 2 days, 2 hours ago

How come so many of the 99% have $500 iPads? I thought Apple was an "evil" corporation.

Now now, they get to pick and choose who is good and who is bad. Well actually they are told who to protest.

That said, I am not a 1%er but I am not a member of your 99%er crowd. I achieved financial security because I worked for it. Some of you scumbags should try that.

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17 howardinyoungstown (591 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Just an update most of those involved in the #OccupyYoungstown movement are:
1. Employed or own their own businesses.
2. Have their own homes/familes and thus responsibilities.
3. Are involved in other organizations actively involved in improving Youngstown.
4. and many have AA, BA, BS, MA, MS, and Phd degrees.

I would think that many of those ranting on here would be capable of coming downtown and actually talking with those of us standing up for all of our rights.
We are having another rally this coming Saturday and you are all invited. At the last rally we had speakers from all political, ethnic and economic backgrounds. At least 5 of the speakers were black, at least 2 from the Gay & Lesbian community, people from the city and from the suburbs. I am a member of the Green Party and we had speakers that identify with the Tea Party as well as Ron Paul.
I think you would be hard pressed to find a more diverse group of people in the Mahoning Valley.

While repealing SB5 by voting no on Issue 2 is important to me and many others in the OY group, it is by no means our only or primary issue.
I think that if we were to take a vote every one of us wants to either overturn the SCOTUS CitizensUnited vs. FEC decision or fight for a Constitutional amendment to keep all big money out of the political process.

If you have anymore questions please come down to Federal Square and ask us, we have been talking with bankers, stock brokers, lawyers, police officers, city workers, and everyday people just stopping by to get cash out of the ATM.
We would be happy to share what we have with anyone willing to listen or share their experience.

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18 Freeatlast (1990 comments) posted 2 years, 6 months ago

We need Stan the man to get these low life scum off the streets
GO STAN VOTE STAN

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