posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 08:46 AM
Originally posted by dashen
reply to post by MyMindIsMyOwn
Myself also living in western NY most people are lucky to have a job at all, even in Walmart.
Plus its about to get too damn cold to occupy anything around here.
Well hello there fellow western NY'er. Nice to meet you. Hope this day finds you without the first snowfall of the year!
And yes, in this area
people are lucky to just have a job, no matter where it is. To this point, I find it so odd that the local OWS - Buffalo protest is so small, however
it could very well be the message they are portraying, which in my opinion, is more 'down with capitalism' rather than get money out of politics or
down with the big banks. I will say this however, I was proud of our local protest earlier in the week when they 'occupied' the city chambers while
in session. They were not disruptive in the least and merely sat in the chambers with signs asking the city to 'divest' and pull the city money out
of JP Morgan Chase banks and put the money in smaller local banks that would benefit the community. In my opinion, this was brilliant and well done.
Thus far the local movement has also enjoyed a rather good relationship with the city, police force and, surprisingly, the local media who have been
covering the Occupy Buffalo with some regularity and have not portrayed the protesters as 'nuts'... at least not yet. I will agree with you
however, with the cold weather here and the snows moving in it will be interesting to see how many will still be occupying Niagara Square in about a
months time... even for their strong conviction in saying they will be there no matter what the weather conditions.
I honestly hope the strike in Oakland goes off without a hitch, meaning, I hope there is no violence on either side. Unfortunately, the police there
have set the precident for violence and the crowd is hopping mad and getting more angry by the minute. Now, according to other threads concerning the
Oakland movement, there are more vets becoming aware and calling for action. Personally, I find this a good thing, however, I can certainly see where
this situation could very well lead to more violence and possibly spread to other Occupy movements.
Again, nice to meet a fellow WNY'er and I look forward to further discussion on the boards.