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You know that time you thought you had a good idea and now you look back at it and are either glad you didn’t do it or keep your involvement to yourself? Well here is one of those events for the “Occupiers”.



What is it?

The Occupy movement is an international protest movement which is primarily directed against economic and social inequality. The first Occupy protests to be widely covered were Occupy Wall Street in New York City and Occupy San Francisco, both taking place on September 17, 2011; these were preceded by a similar Occupy Dataran movement in Kuala Lumpur in July. By October 9, Occupy protests had taken place or were ongoing in over 95 cities, across 82 countries, and over 600 communities in the United States. As of November 17 the Meetup page "Occupy Together" listed Occupy communities in 2,609 towns and cities worldwide.

The movement was initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters, and partly inspired by the Arab Spring, especially Cairo's Tahrir Square protests, and the Spanish Indignants.The movement commonly uses the slogan We are the 99%, the #Occupy hashtag format, and organizes through websites such as "Occupy Together".According to the Washington Post, the movement, which has been described as a "democratic awakening" by Cornel West, is difficult to distill to a few demands.

On the afternoon of November 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and later on the night of November 14, authorities forcefully closed down camps around the world in cities such as New York, Oakland and Zurich. Occupy protestors immediately regrouped and vowed to continue their protests, often defiantly returning to the cleared sites.( Wikipedia)

The real 99%

It’s amazing how so many want so much for nothing. They (in the US) say there are no jobs? I know the US Army missed their quota last year for recruiting. What, you don’t want to serve your country? Well it’s a job right? You work, you get paid. But you just want, want, want from your country?? I got to call the Bullshit flag on that. Look at the warriors in the picture above. They are doing and representing the real 99% of the work that you say you represent or should I say, “deserve.”

 

Time for a CGar!

 

Comments

  1. these guys are doing “the heavy lifting”?
    Poster boards don’t weigh all that much, guys. You get back to work and protect our right to peacefully assemble.
    And thanks for your service

  2. That’s exactly our point, sir.
    Americans should have more options than having to either accept whatever crumbs the corporatists decide to throw at our feet, or become cannon fodder in pursuit of their further enrichment. Look around you. How many sons and daughters of millionaires do you have fighting and dying next to you? Fighting and dying for America has become the job of “the little people.” You may not see it now, but just wait until it’s your son’s turn to die. You may see things a little differently then.

  3. Gang-thanks for checking out the blog-now turn off the damn computer and go hang out with your family!
    Eric-I have two Marines with me whose fathers are very well off. I know of 3 Marines here working on their Master degrees and are very intelligent. Remember, our service members have the option to volunteer for the service and I’m thankful that they do because I get to see some of our Nations finest that are not crumb eaters and have a choice as they make a difference. After a short career in the Marine Corps (19 years) I have seen allot and if my son decides to join the Marines, I will salute him smartly and tell him to kick ass and carry on the Marine Corps tradition that we have earned in the past 236 years of “ass kicking”. Regardless Eric, be thankful even if only for the day.
    Semper Fidelis

  4. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs is currently around 4:1 and the availability of military jobs comes no where close to filling this gap. I suggest you attend kindergarten to re-familiarize yourself with the concept of musical chairs.

  5. Grant-tell one of those four to pack up their tent and fill the one job. It would be a great start. But you and I both know none of those 4 will do that will they?

  6. Major- So proud of you and your commitment to our country! This quote epitomizes the problem with the Occupy Movement:
    Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.
    Sam Ewing
    God Bless and Thank-you,
    Leigh

  7. I come from blue collar. I am a Marine and I am goddamn proud to say this. I am proud of my Brothers in Arms and I would happily stand next to them, laugh with them, cry with them, fight along side them, die with them, and especially die for them. I love my country, but to be honest, I love my Brothers more. My service was to the Marines. Not even necessarily the Marine Corps, but to my Brothers. We all had one choice: to sign the dotted like or not. We did. From then on out, provided we have honor, there is no choice but to follow orders. From there, the way I see it, our service is to each other. We didn’t choose to fight the Iraqis or the Afghans. Our government did. I’m not here to argue whether that was right or wrong, whether we should or should not have invaded either country or anything like that. The point is, we are Men of Honor and we did what was and are doing what is being asked of us. And meanwhile, we do our best to ensure as many of our Brothers can home as possible.
    That having been said, not everyone in the Occupy Movement is lazy. There are some legitimate grievances that are not being addressed. Yes, there are free loaders who see an opportunity to take advantage and bitch and get a free hand outs, and those people are deplorable. But likewise, even amongst our Brothers, we Marines have some bad apples. And while I know most of us here will not allow for the actions of a few bad apples to spoil the whole bunch, not everyone shares the same views. So I say, given that for the most part we are of higher moral fiber, take the high road, take into consideration that some of these people in the movement are legitimately protesting a potentially serious threat, while others just don’t have a clue. Deep down, if you really think about it, you know this is true. That many people coming to protest the same thing, they can’t possibly all be wrong. Statistically, its just so improbable it approaches impossible. Keep an open mind, but be smart about it.
    Semper Fidelis

  8. How about you all quit your bitchin’ and get back to killing innocent people around the world for our country’s quest for oil! Better yet, don’t do that, go find a real job that produces something good for the world.

  9. Hey look America, your typical “whats in it for me welfare punk” Don. I bet you voted for obama didnt you done. Pussy.

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