by Grand Forks Herald
November 1, 2011 at 8:13 am in Grand Forks Herald
The local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement will hold its first demonstration Wednesday at a busy Grand Forks intersection. Continue Reading
Tags: demonstrations, GF and EGF, GF Politics, occupy grand forks, occupy wall street, Politics, protests 38 Comments »
By most, if not all, ‘economic’ numbers I’ve seen, I think Wall Street has been very good to ND.
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Wall Street did not plant oil in the Bakken Formation.
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“Wall Street” is pulling it out and putting people to work doing it. Were you planning on doing it yourself once you got around to surveying it, manufacturing your own equipment and then extracting the oil someday? I would have LOVED to have seen you do that yourselves.
That darn “Wall Street”, always doing efficiently what lazy hipsters with portable drum kits and lots of personal time on their hands claim could have been done better…eventually.
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All this “Occupy” sickens me. A bunch of mis-guided people hating on what makes this country great. If they opened their eyes and looked at what America once was they might understand that they don’t have a clue how great this country really is.
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That’s the point. They’ve looked at the old America where jobs weren’t exported to China just to save a few pennies and watch all the money go to the top. If you look at the economic disparity in this country (compared to what it was) it’s pretty easy to see their point. And I don’t think they are “hating on what makes this country great”, in fact they are demonstrating just the opposite. Peaceful demonstrations are a basic right in this country. Myself am not a participant but I definitely agree with what they are doing.
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Yes…we should return back to our Jesus-loving, racist, ways. Send our women back to the kitchens where they belong!
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How are they misguided?
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The Duluth Tribune has a video on their on-line site from the occupy Duluth group and it is laughable. A young lady gives a tour of their site with “here is the living room, here is the library, here is the kitchen” and on and on. It reminds me of 3,4 and 5 year olds playing house.
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Yup, that oil just magically jumps right of the ground and turns into petroleum, not to mention transportation.
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Not sure I understand your point, Richard. Are you saying that Wall Street is directly involved in the production of petro? I’d say they’re directly involved in price speculation of commodities.
My point is, North Dakota’s economy is good because of newly accessible oil + no economic housing bubble. Occupy Movement is mostly concentrated on fraud and reform in the finance sector. God forbid the people occupying care about issues larger than North Dakota.
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People exercising the rights granted to them by the Constitution sicken you? Really?! Why do you hate America so much?
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descendantz, I don’t think they so much hate America so much as they hate anyone who would rock their little boat. I’ve been watching this theme on a few other papers’ threads, and I’d almost guarantee that if this one should make the “most discussed this week” page, you’ll see a batch of monikers you’ve never seen before, all totally negative about the Occupy Movement.
Never mind that American citizens are trying to excercise Constitutional rights, this batch will deny those rights exist. For anyone else.
Power to the People!
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Little boat? More like a yacht.
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That’s why it takes so many to rock it, Hyper.
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Odd bac, but so far, I haven’t seen any comments about ‘denying’ the right to demonstrate.
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No, instead people just slander and call us OWS folk “pot-smoking, misguided, jobless hippies”. Immediately, when I see people saying stuff like this, I imagine them being old men in a nursing home that have nothing better to do than to play cribbage and reminisce about “back in their days…” Well, welcome to 2011 where every aspect of everything has changed since the “good ole days”. We have continually progressed as a society up until about 2008. Then, progress jumped off a cliff and died.
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I’m with them 100 percent. Our fore fathers were the first occupiers. Don’t let the one percenters-with all the dough-get you down. Maybe some real justice will be served on those that just about brought this country down.
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Any of you critics read Thomas Friedman’s column about Citibank today?
To put it mildly, I’d say that politics today is all a big Koch up!
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hahahha occupy….lame. You embarrass the hippies…you have no direction at least they had a reason.
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There is plenty of direction. The direction is a road of many different ways to possibly fix this crapheap of an economy.
As soon as the weather turns cool, the slackers will slither back into their parents’ basements!
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I suppose they could go to Oakland.
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Compared to most of the world’s nearly 7 billion people the OWS protesters ARE the 1 percenters. The’ve never felt real poverty like billions of people in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, or Mexico.
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So now it’s our turn?
Well, at least the rest of us.
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Our turn for what? To be hungry? To live in a corrugated metal shack with a dirt floor and no electricity or plumbing? To not be able to attend a school? Certainly not to own a car or even a motorbike in many cases. Maybe it would do the OWS people good to experience that for awhile. Then they might be thankful for all that they DO have instead of spending so much time envying those who have more than they have. I certainly won’t waste my time envying or protesting even though by American standards I don’t even qualify as middle class.
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That is what the OWS movement is trying to prevent. We do not want our economy to be like that of a developing countries’. If you are okay with the country going down the crapper, then so be it.
If you have a retirement account it is linked to Wall Street. So if Wall Street does well so does your retirement account(s). I don’t want the reverse.
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And how many people’s retirement accounts have been doing all that well, redarmy?
Let’s see…for the last couple years, Moneymarket has been paying around one half of one percent. CD’s are doing a whopping 1.5 to 2 percent. And stocks have been losing the whole time.
Hate to burst your bubble, but Wall St isn’t doing all that well, even after all the bailouts they got.
But, if you’re happy with your dwindling retirement, it’s your right to put them down.
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Wow a little hatred bac. I manage my account and I have been making money. Not all stocks lose. If you take a little time each day you too can make money on your retirement.
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What’s with the ‘hatred’ thing? I reread my last post, and I don’t see where I conveyed any kind of hatred. Or did I strike some nerve?
Sorry if you have to put so much time into your retirement plan. Maybe you should have gotten out of the markets when they were peaking?
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Odd how some have so suddenly fallen silent in the face of just a few facts.
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By some of the language here it’s apparent that some are totally clueless to what the movement has come out of and what it’s goal is. People are fed up with the way Wall Street has basically taken over the country and put the economy on an uneven playing field. They’ve put so much money into the government that there’s been a consistent erosion of many of our economic safety nets that were bourne out of the great depression. Add to that they managed to not only bring the economy to its knees, but get a bail out and not have one person answer for the criminal behavior that brought us there. And then as a final insult they gave themselves huge bonuses for their rotten deeds and invested the bail out money abroad instead of helping America get back on its feet. “Too Big To Fail” No…..Too big to have to worry about failing. They’ve become so big and with too much power over what’s supposed to be a democracy that we’re slowly moving the clock backwards towards early 20th century conditions. That’s what the occupied movement has been created from and their primary goal is to show those holding all the cards that no amount of propaganda is going to keep the people from revolting business as usual. Changes have to be made, and when Wall Street has created the best government their money could buy then people have to find other means to get their message across.
The right wing pundits can attempt to minimize this all they want, but the fact that the movement has grown instead of dying down (Especially considering the time of year) is actually having some effect. Unlike the teas who were a bought and paid for demo group this is actual grass roots and that isn’t missed by politicians or Wall Street.
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I want free stuff. All of you who make more then I do owe me. Give me your money.
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Where have you heard that? Who has actually said that? On the other hand who is actually getting a lot of free stuff from those of us who do pay taxes…..Big business like big oil….They make billions and still get taxpayers money….But hey….Don’t look up there…After all you plan to be up there yourself some day right?
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Solon is just an example of the kind of baboons most of humanity has evolved from. Solon, just like your everyday, run-of-the-mill monkey, has a one track mind. He can be bought out with just the right number of bananas and loves it when society picks the ticks out of his own hair for him. However, when society demands more payment for the picking of the ticks, he jumps up and down and throws his poo at them, shouting that they do not pay enough into the banana pile. Little does he know that picking ticks does not produce all that many bananas…. Even with college degrees, many people are landing jobs that are similar to “picking ticks”, yet are expected to give 1/4 of earned “bananas” to the Government. The remaining 3/4 of “bananas” is enough to just get by in life. Of course these people are going to be pissed when there are monkeys out there running around making more “bananas” than one could “eat” in 100 lifetimes, yet still pay smaller percentages to the “banana pile”. What a dumb metaphor, but this is what I think some people have devolved into.
And I strongly think that Solon is getting his ‘nanners’ from the public trough.
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And you guys get your baloney directly from the DNC and Karl Marx.
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We have the best government money can buy — and yes — that is a Koch and bull story!
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