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  •  I am one of those workers. I will join a General (4+ / 0-)

    Strike on May 1.  I will encourage my fellow workers to do the same.  I am also a member of a Union, and we are already talking about it.  "Just one website" will become a hundred thousand of them.  It has to start somewhere.  You sound a lot like you would be happy to throttle it in its infancy.  You are not helping, you are hindering.

    If you have nothing to contribute to this movement, then get out of the way, because we will be 'moving' without you.  The comment above that says that OWS is the base of the Democratic Party - isn't just some bullshit.  I and most of my Occupy friends (and I have been to several), are very liberal, predominately Democrat, and angry as hell.  It's more than just young people.  I see seniors all the time.  We are all angry that our Constitution is being trampled on.  We are all angry that Corporations are ruling our country.  We've had it.  I am not alone.

    At the fast pace of today's society, three months is an Eon.  Calling for a General Strike might not get every worker out there to do it - some have no choice but to work, or starve - because they would lose their job.  Those of us that can get away with it will do it.  We don't need to 'corral' anyone.  All we need to do is spread the word.  Occupy has already had an enormous, visible effect on our world.  We are still only just getting started.  It's been four months.  Look around you.  No politician is ignoring it now.  Not one.

    So stay home, and keep taking it in the backside.  No one is forcing you to comply.  

    #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

    by Evolutionary on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 01:04:11 PM PST

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    •  maybe it was a bit much (3+ / 0-)
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      to say it is the base as if it is an interest group since it seems to sweeping, but what are the seniors going to do: vote for romney and paul ryan's budget? Yeah, I'm sure.

      What about the poor and the unemployed, the ripped off, and the ethnic? I'm not sure when the Republicans cared for their vote that would be news to me. Everyone wants the Democratic party to be energized, and for the people to make the change they believe in and blah blah blah, but all of the sudden people take action and we have to put on the brakes I mean what is going on?!

      •  "The ethnic"? (1+ / 0-)
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        Pretty sure we're all "ethnic."

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 01:49:48 PM PST

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