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Forum Post: Goodbye, Occupy Wall Street

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 7, 2012, 11:44 a.m. EST by stevebol (1256) from Milwaukee, WI
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I can see there's no place for non-voters in OWS. Congradulations to OWS and the democrats on your victory. Congradulations should also go to the republicans for finally realizing that they have an empathy problem,. It was a gutsy move for people to vote 3rd party in solid blue states and I'm sure you'll have fun with your new baby. After 12 long years I am finally free. I owed the democrats a vote after voting for Nadar in 2000. I took care of that in 08' and their guy took it in 2012 without my help. There doesn't seem to be a place for me in OWS or the duopoly but I'd just like to say, good luck to us all and God bless the USA and the whole world too!! Over and out.......

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[-] 2 points by bestevidence (170) 1 year ago

'bye

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

The election is over. We must focus on remaking the system, from the ground up, horizontally, w/ direct democracy. Do you know how that is progressing?

We must fight for the change that will help 3rd parties succeed. (movetoamend, nationalpopularvote, opendebates)

And we must agitate all pols for change the benefits the 99%.

The election is over! There is much work to do!

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 1 year ago

Exactly, now we must educate as well by presenting the the real facts, figures and statistics to all willing. Sure noticed the lack of thru the elections. Do you know any more information about that 43 trillion suit by the spire law firm. Sure would like to know how all that happened .

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

haven't seen anything else on it.

[-] -1 points by stevebol (1256) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Nah, I boycotted this election and we need to back off. Nothing good will come of boycotters going at it with people who followed Chomsky's advise on voting. I'll stop posting here soon enough and find something else to do.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3015) 1 year ago

No need for that surely? Keep pitching in ideas and that way we all gain and we don't lose your voice here. Things are going to get rough but interesting and the more the merrier. Also thank you for that 'PuffPost' link about marijuana legalisation on another thread recently.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

How about becoming a Congressional Watchdog.... You would be posting online about Corruption, I guess.

What was Chomsky's advise on voting BTW.

[-] 2 points by stevebol (1256) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Chomsky said if you're in a solid blue state, vote Stein ( third party). If your'e in a swing state, vote Obama.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

Thanks

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Well good luck in all your good efforts.

[-] 0 points by stevebol (1256) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

You too.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Well, if you've looked at the numbers, yea... and it's like "duhh." And why do you think you were encouraged here?

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (4810) 1 year ago

This country was founded by 1% land owners waging a war for independence. This counrty can be changed by people among the 99% waging a life of independence.

Credt unions, mutual insurance companies, worker-owner cooperatives, can be the foundation for urban Independence Colonies in which people become less dependent upon the 1% and their government and start forming a new society and economy to weaken the powers that be and strengthen the people.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

My family owned literally thousands of acres and they were not 1%ers.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (4810) 1 year ago

Jefferson , owning 5,000 acres was, Washington was, as well as Randolph, Madison, Monroe, and others.

What wealth percentage of the population do you estimate your family had been back then?

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Based on town records, documents, literally thousands and thousands of hours devoted to the genealogies of numerous families and local histories, I'd have to say that my direct paternal ancestors owned far less than even 1%, despite their thousands of acres - most families who left MA Bay were of this category. Washington here is misleading, by the way. He was involved in land speculation west of the British imposed sanction of the Appalachians that involved millions of acres; aside from an obvious desire for recognition and status, his defense of liberty also manifested itself in other ways.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (4810) 1 year ago

Fascinating.

[-] 0 points by 37thBarrel (1) 1 year ago

learn how to spell congratulations first ...maybe now the election is over you might wanna take a few english classes