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  •  Occupy out of line, off message. (4+ / 0-)
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    peregrinus, leevank, MKSinSA, samanthab

    The 1% are not the union dockworkers and others hanging on to their jobs after massive layoffs at the port.

    Occupy's message was Occupy Wall St, the big banks that created the recession, foreclose on homes, destroyed retirement savings and jobs with financial scams.

    Nothing to do with labor issues at the port. There are unions workers all over the San Francisco Bay ports. It is is the  birthplace of the union waterfront labor.  IF the unions and the workers organized to shutdown the port or protest conditions, that's one thing. They didn't.

    Occupy is attacking those workers vs. keeping to Occupy's original message.

    Occupy is doing the work of the 1% when it attacks working people trying to survive. The people Occupy put out of work today are living paycheck to paycheck and now that paycheck is smaller due to Occupy going off message.

    •  Did you read terminal port drivers' letter? (1+ / 0-)
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      Obviously not.  For somebody here since November 26th, you sure have a wide group of dislikes, starting and finishing with Obama, various posters, Occupy and an expert criticism of every kind of community and organizing done at this site..  Hellfire missiles?  that's what Obama has in mind?  That's in your post.

      You know jack about "message", except your own.

      Occupy is doing the work of the 1% when it attacks working people trying to survive. The people Occupy put out of work today are living paycheck to paycheck and now that paycheck is smaller due to Occupy going off message.

      You know very little except various slanders out of the corporate media about what has been happening at the ports and what went down today.

      Longshoremen got paid today.  Others got a weather related day off, and there were other factors at work.

      You could have read this entire diary and the thread comments carefully (and learned somethings) before unloading your dismissal.

      But based on the brilliance and intensity of your 40 odd posts  on site so far, you won't. You already have your mind made up and your agenda to spread confusion , ignorance and doubt   F.I.D.  

      If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever, you're dreaming. *YUP!* h/t Hamden Rice

      by BeeDeeS on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 09:52:54 PM PST

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      •  Did you read hospital, hotel, ag workers letter? (0+ / 0-)

        Workers in many lines of work have similar issues.

        The drivers didn't call for or plan or support or organize any job action regarding working conditions.

        Occupy does not speak for or represent the port workers.

        This was Occupy claiming that by shutting down the port workers jobs they would be "striking against the 1%" which is bogus.

        Occupy Wall St made sense because that is where the problem is.  Occupy everything makes no sense and only hurts working people living paycheck to paycheck.

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