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Occupy Protesters Rally Against Congress In Capitol

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Occupy Protesters Rally Against Congress In Capitol


www.chicagotribune.com

Demonstrators from the Occupy movement rallied outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest against the influence of money on Congress.

Occupy protesters from around the country who gathered on the rain-soaked lawn carried signs saying, "Face it liberals, the Dems sold us out," "Congress for sale" and "Congress is not for sale."

District of Columbia officials are starting to show signs of impatience.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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They finally got the right idea.

They have moved to the city where it matters, and now maybe they won't be able to be ignored.

Love the Occupy movement or hate it, it is their right as a US Citizen to gather and have their voices heard.

I don't know, does anyone think they are starting early this year?

Or is this going to fizzle out after a few tear gas grenades and bottles of pepper spray?

www.chicagotribune.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Oh noes what excuse will those critical of OWS have now?
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
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Great photo.

Okay don't get me wrong here. I understand it OWS and the "movement" but lets try to be real and honest here. Protesting in the past may have got resaults, but in this day and age this prolly won't get anyone very far. The gov't will push you back and make everything nice and peaceful.

After all we are going toward this type of mentallity "Confront, Contain, Detain". But that's just my opinion. Everyone has one and that's mine. Seems like these OWS people need to cut their losses and get their jobs back or go back to work.


-SAP-



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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Protesting the "influence of money on Congress"?

They still are missing the bigger point. They are still making this about "money" first and playing it like it's the money that influences Congress.

Congress is corrupt to begin with...the money is only an added bonus. The real influence on Congress is power.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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I spent some time of recent at the occupy protest in London. They have taken a few sights and are also squatting in a bank. Whilst there I met all sorts of people. I was surprised at the amount of really caring loving people I met. I was a stark reminder to me that humanity has a more tender side and it many ways this is being suppressed by the system in control.

I do not know if the protests will make a difference. Someone once said to me it is dreamers that change the world and I kinda hope that to be true.

At the very least the protests to me show a shift to a more global awareness. When before in the history of mankind have we had international protests that cross nationality and local concern. This is a global issue and these are global protests.

At the very least if nothing changes people have bared witness to the fact something is wrong...
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
Oh noes what excuse will those critical of OWS have now?
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Originally posted by nyk537
Protesting the "influence of money on Congress"?

They still are missing the bigger point. They are still making this about "money" first and playing it like it's the money that influences Congress.

Congress is corrupt to begin with...the money is only an added bonus. The real influence on Congress is power.


It sure didn't take long



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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I love this...



How do I make it bigger ... dammit!
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
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I spent some time of recent at the occupy protest in London. They have taken a few sights and are also squatting in a bank. Whilst there I met all sorts of people. I was surprised at the amount of really caring loving people I met. I was a stark reminder to me that humanity has a more tender side and it many ways this is being suppressed by the system in control.

I do not know if the protests will make a difference. Someone once said to me it is dreamers that change the world and I kinda hope that to be true.

At the very least the protests to me show a shift to a more global awareness. When before in the history of mankind have we had international protests that cross nationality and local concern. This is a global issue and these are global protests.

At the very least if nothing changes people have bared witness to the fact something is wrong...
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I agree. But wasn't it Einstein who said "Do the same thing over and over and expecting a different reault is the defination of insanity"? The OWS movemnt has become a useless effort to say the least but I do understand why they are doing it. Doing it over and over and getting the same thing...

Kind of chopped up the spelling there. Sorry folks.


-SAP-
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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I'm being critical of them because I think they are missing the point...not because I don't agree with the movement.

And being critical of their protesting would be every much my right just as protesting to begin with is theirs.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by nyk537
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I'm being critical of them because I think they are missing the point...not because I don't agree with the movement.

And being critical of their protesting would be every much my right just as protesting to begin with is theirs.


Maybe they should head over to K Street.

The lobbyists would run for the hills.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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If anything, I think starting early just shows the determination of the people to get their voices heard. If they start later then the momentum will be gone and the Occupy movement will not be as relevant as it once was. Remember all the critics last year saying it won't last long and it will die out during winter? Well they've just been proved wrong big time. These people are here to stay and they won't give up until things change.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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Maybe they should stay where they are right now and start protesting the government itself rather than the people on wall street.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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I'd say that they are finally protesting in the right spot.

All along, I've felt that they needed to Occupy the Government, rather than Wall Street.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by nyk537
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Maybe they should stay where they are right now and start protesting the government itself rather than the people on wall street.



The true purpose of Occupy Wall Street was to protest free market capitalism.

The goal is to replace the current system with socialism. - A George Soros nightmare -



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by nyk537
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I'm being critical of them because I think they are missing the point...not because I don't agree with the movement.

And being critical of their protesting would be every much my right just as protesting to begin with is theirs.


You certainly have to right to be critical, not saying otherwise. But I am a bit confused as to your reasoning however. You say they are protesting the wrong thing and in your mind (correct me if I am wrong) you state money isn't the point but list power as the main issue. Power certainly corrupts, but wouldn't that mean that you are actually against the system of governance at it's root because the whole purpose of representative democracy in a republic is to elect representatives and award them the power to look after the interests of their constituents? So how can we get around that?

When OWS focused on getting the message across to the people (it's real purpose) of the dealings of wall street (amongst other reasons), those critical stated that it was the wrong approach because the government actually has the power to make the difference. Well they had a point in that contributions (money) given to congress and other branches is where part of the problem lies. Do you agree that money also corrupts (and provides incentive)?


Originally posted by nyk537
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Maybe they should stay where they are right now and start protesting the government itself rather than the people on wall street.



Which is what they are doing, but you said that's not the point

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by nyk537
Protesting the "influence of money on Congress"?

They still are missing the bigger point. They are still making this about "money" first and playing it like it's the money that influences Congress.

Congress is corrupt to begin with...the money is only an added bonus. The real influence on Congress is power.


you are correct but the best way to "trace" powers origin is to "follow" the money.
when public pressure is "applied" in the correct places and directed at the correct time,
each will attempt to excuse each other.

this will eventually become self evedent.

xploder



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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So are we hopeful this time the idea might be centralized enough to rally around?

I'm waiting to see if buses start heading to DC a la 60's style.

I have a van for the cause, but my gas isn't free... *ahem*




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Tim Pool has livestream back up from Occupy Congress if anyone wants to join the party...

Watch here

Tim's going to have dinner, finally. Another link.

Watch here

Directory of livestreams for all Occupy sites

Livestream Occupy Directory

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