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Is Occupy Wall Street at peak or just getting started?


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  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    I'm not for getting rid of Capitalism. But I think it is being sorely abused in the country. Capitalism run the right way makes this country prosperous. What we need are indictments for the many offenders but we just need to find the courage as country to put these people in jail and start doing citizen arrests.

  • MarieDevine Divine-Way Kansas City, MO
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    IF we warn them, they will turn their protest toward God ruling our nation. Warning note: 45 Communist Goals For Take Over Of America on Divine-Way includes:
    #17-19 control schools,
    #36, 37 control MORE unions, control big business
    #42 Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems. Promote student violence & insurrection for economic, political and social problems.

    The Occupy movement has a $300,000 account at Amalgamated Bank, which bills itself as "the only 100 percent union-owned bank in the United States."

    Seek a candidate who knows how to use God's wisdom to overcome our anti-God government policies. Lifelong employment is slavery by deception; a garden paradise lifestyle solves the problems we created causing pollution to our air, land, water and food, making young and old diseased. Only extinction lies in our future. The way is prepared to overcome WHEN we really want it.

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 2:13 p.m.


    Tougher american than me?

    Care more than me?

    Pretty big assumptions. Actions speak louder than words. The occupy wallstreet people should use all that energy and "goodness" to volunteer their time to make the world a better place not cause havoc and destruction.

    I actually think they are not thinking of others. Their worries- How am I going to pay for my ivy league education? Who is going to pay for my health insurance? I hear a lot of me, my and mine.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    I participated in the Occupy Salt Lake protest on the first day. I intend to particpate again. But I do not see anyting productive occurring when the Tea Party group and the Occupy group bash each other. Both groups know very well that something is seriously wrong with our economy and system of government. They just espouse different cures. This is the market place of ideas and participating in the market should not create fear,or ridicule.

  • Scotty Cameron HURRICANE, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Disneyland Annual Passes for EVERYONE!!

    There was a group of these people marching outside of the Paradise Pier hotel at Disneyland Saturday morning chanting their pointless chants, among those being "We. . .are. . .the ninety-nine percent." Maybe if they ever tell us what their point is, we'll find that they just want annual passes for every person on the planet.

    They're so clueless they don't even recognize the irony in the fact that they are using twitter and facebook and droids and i-phones and such to "organize"--all things created by the evil 1% like Steve Jobs--with "jobs" being the operative word.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    I also worry about the Government planitng a terrorist in the group to blow something up so that they can in retaliation limit our freedoms even more.

    There are people being arrested for wanting to close their bank accounts at citibank.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    just curious-how do you find these actions make better, tougher Americans and harder workers?:

    -defecating on a police car
    -spitting on a Coast Guard member
    -racking up over $3 million in NYC alone in police overtime
    -over 1000 people getting arrested
    -anti-semitic and racist comments made in tv interviews
    -being endorsed by the Communist and Nazi parties

    I find it very offensive for myself and the charity I give, not to mention the many military friends I have, that you say we have provided no service to this country.

    I care about my country because I try to be a good citizen work and work hard to provide for myself and my family, not expecting hand-outs from the government or the "rich".

    The 99% thing is a big lie-OWS refers to the 99% as the foreclosed, poverty stricken, uninsured, and working for "little pay and no rights".

    Yet, the numbers are:
    10% households in foreclosures
    15% poverty rate
    10% uninsured before Obamacare
    87.5% satisfied with job, underemployment rate at 16.2% (Gallup)

    hmm, no where close to 99%.

    What is the end goal OWS again?


  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Hopefully just getting started. But I worry about it being hijacked by the establishment Obamanoids. This is not a Left v Right issue. This is an issue about freedom and prosperity v Corporate/Banking corruption.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    If the economy ever improves, the occupiers may eventually get hired... ;)

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:56 a.m.

    easy for you to say in santa monica

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    Mountanman said:
    Fox news has the largest market share of all news channels and still growing!

    While that may be, I was pointing out that fox no longer had a need for the tea party, so no more of their corporate grassroots movement.

    I do tune into fox for cartoons (animation domination), just not news.

    Richie can you give a reference or a connect the dots? or do you mean cause Obama didn't shoot the protesters for exercising the most basic American right, he's supporting, no creating them?

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    You know what I think is irking the conservatives more than anything? The youth will no longer listen to them! Take the power that you have, protest peacefully and be part of the solution. The conservations can continue to sit on their chairs and do nothing more than argue about it on their computer minitors and talk about how unAmerican you are. I'm proud of the youth of America and for their decision to make their voices heard. They have just as much right to exercise their opinions as any other American has.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    Mountanman claimed "Fox news has the largest market share of all news channels and still growing!"

    The word you left out was "cable". They have the largest share of cable news channels, not broadcast news. Fox cable news has less marketshare than some of the new Fall shows already cancelled on ABC/NBC/CBS.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Oct. 17, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    Just getting started. For those of you who are afraid of the cold, I wouldn't apply your own standards of toughness and comittment to these people. They are made of much sterner stuff than you. They care more than you do, they are more willing to sacrifice than you are and they are tougher people(and better) Americans. To you who are truly part of the 99%, (whether you admit it or not)and have never done a single thing in service of your country--be content to stand on the side of the road and wait for the 1% to invite you to the party.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 9:18 a.m.

    PS obama and george soros are at the heat of this monster.

  • Cora Smith BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Some people commenting above seem very content on having the ultra wealthy and large corporations making the politics what they are here in America. How strange. Some people like the idea that the only way for someone to run for office in America is to be a millionaire with plenty of lobbyists filling their pockits with money in return for future favors which will hurt the middle class, the poor, and our children. How strange. Some people on here like the idea of having health care unavailable for the poor and middle class, as long as polititions have care for life. How strange. Some people commenting here like the idea of the wealthy 1% folk having 80% of the nations wealth. Sad.
    I like the moral, and decent idea of "if we as Americans all do good, we are all better off"
    What ever happened to the Golden Rule? Why have so many become un-moral?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    snow flies, they are gone.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 17, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    @ Happy valley...Fox news has the largest market share of all news channels and still growing! There must be a reason for that, don't you think? Meanwhile, the cartoon channel has a larger market share than MSNBC. Honest thinking people want the news, fair and balanced and not left wing drivel that the rest try to pass off as news!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    LovemesomeCougars said: "small group of misfits"
    Wearing costumes, and carrying AK47's, to presidential speeches, to shout out, "show us your birth certificate" is patriotic?

    It's gone worldwide at this point.
    Is Dnews really in such a shell?
    Check out news from other countries.

    Sorry Foxes teahaudist party is no longer needed, or glenn and team radio would still be organizing you guys.
    You've become a liability to their agenda.

  • LovemesomeCougars LAYTON, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    Tens of thousands of Ocupiers worldwide compared to one million TEA Party protesters at one event in DC last year.

  • LovemesomeCougars LAYTON, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    The AP wants average people to believe that this small group of misfits are larger and more powerful than the enormous TEA Party protests in recent years. There Ocupiers are "tens of thousands of protesters worldwide" compared to one million law abiding, flag waving TEA Partiers.

    All of this nonsense is a fabricated distraction to take the attention away from this administration's disastrous first term.

  • FractalTheorem West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    The thing that will make the group disperse is the coming winter. Even global warming can't keep those New York City winters away...

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 7:41 a.m.

    Just getting started. Karl and Obamas redistributive plan is comming together nicely, though.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    Obama gives 99% support to the Wall Street protesters, with all the arrests occurring, but denounces the Tea Party movement. This is just another glaring view into Obama's radical character and heart, and his repeated attempts to divert the public's attention away from his failures in Washington. Is this the leadership he has to offer? Washington and those who follow politician's drumbeat are solely to blame for the problems America faces. No wonder the world mocks and hates us!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:26 a.m.

    Does it really matter? This is a group that doesn't offer any new insights to the problem. They can tell you the difference between the latest iphone and droid phone but do not have a clue regarding economics.

    How did that whole comunist thing go over in Europe last century?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 16, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    Just getting Started.