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    Default Occupy Wall St, Occupy Nanaimo

    If you don't know, there are huge protests going on all over the world - Nanaimo will be supporting the world and ourselves on Oct. 15th at 11am at the Diana Krall Plaza

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    We hope a lot of people will show up
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    200+ attendees already? pretty good. If the same people who go to these sit ins also voted, that would actually make a difference.
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    So what exactly is being protested, the high standard of living we enjoy in Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandStyle123 View Post
    So what exactly is being protested, the high standard of living we enjoy in Canada?
    The rich may still be getting richer while the poor are still getting poorer, but it turns out it is happening much faster in Canada than it is in the United States, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday.

    Anne Golden, chief executive with the Conference Board, said the Canadian rich-poor income gap is among the fastest growing in the world since the mid-1990s.

    “Even though the U.S. currently has the largest rich-poor income gap among these countries, the gap in Canada has been rising at a faster rate,” she said in a release. “High inequality both raises a moral question about fairness and can contribute to social tensions.”

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    If I walk past the gathering on Saturday, wearing a nice coat, is there a danger that someone will take my coat from me to "redistribute" it to someone else?

    If I own a business in the area, is there a danger that someone will break into my shop to take some of my inventory to "redistribute" it to someone else?

    If I walk past the gathering on Saturday, is there a danger that someone will take my wallet from me to "redistribute" that to someone else?

    Who decides the issue of "Who is too wealthy?" and who decides on how to take from those people and give to others?

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    I saw a funny picture where somebody had marked out everything that was "corporate" about what the protesters were using, incuding video cameras made by "eveil corporatations", pjiffy markers and poster board made by "corproations", cell phones made by "corporations", gap clothing made by "coporations"

    It was really really funny.

    So unless you go and protest naked or wear loin cloth and make your own poster board out of fallen tree fibers, and use your own goose berry ink or beatle juice ink to write your protest....you are essentially protesting against yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nza View Post
    I saw a funny picture where somebody had marked out everything that was "corporate" about what the protesters were using, incuding video cameras made by "eveil corporatations", pjiffy markers and poster board made by "corproations", cell phones made by "corporations", gap clothing made by "coporations"

    It was really really funny.

    So unless you go and protest naked or wear loin cloth and make your own poster board out of fallen tree fibers, and use your own goose berry ink or beatle juice ink to write your protest....you are essentially protesting against yourself.
    Judging by the frequent spelling errors, this "really really funny" person who marked all the "eveil corporatations" products in the video must be an graduate of our underfunded school system. No wonder he doesn't get the point of these protests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isthisfair? View Post
    Judging by the frequent spelling errors, this "really really funny" person who marked all the "eveil corporatations" products in the video must be an graduate of our underfunded school system. No wonder he doesn't get the point of these protests.
    It seems to me that, by and large, the people ridiculing the protests are ridiculing the protests in general - they're disagreeing mainly with the ideas behind Occupy Wall Street. Incidentally, this ought to be okay. People are allowed to have opinions that are not in direct accordance with your own. They can even taunt those ideals if they disagree with them. Of course, it's not in very good taste, but even so: I haven't seen a single one of them attack anyone they disagree with directly.

    What I've noticed with your posts, however, is that you are directly attacking, ridiculing, and insulting anyone that you disagree with. This is a terrible way to persuade others to take on the same viewpoint as your own.

    I disagree with Occupy Wall Street for myriad reasons, but I remain open to a fair and balanced discussion with the people who disagree with me. If you are wanting to have a productive dialogue (or a productive protest), perhaps you ought to consider not being so irritatingly supercilious.

    Purely for the sake of interest, I want to point out that the comments the Nanaimo News Bulletin made in regard to Nanaimo being "one B.C.’s poorest socio-economic regions" seems to be misleading. As of 2006, Nanaimo was fair-to-middling in pretty much every statistic I could find (http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/sep/rd/Rd_21.pdf). The Nanaimo Regional District ranked only slightly lower than the rest of BC. Statistically, Nanaimo does fairly well compared with the rest of BC (http://www.phsa.ca/NR/rdonlyres/949E...Census2008.pdf) Nanaimo certainly ought to feel privileged and wealthy in comparison to my former hometown: (http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/03/03/Wh...ggleIsHardest/).

    Finally, I must point out that you are directly plagiarizing certain articles. Please stop. If you find yourself unable to come up with the wording to support your points, then perhaps you shouldn't be making them. I can only find one post where you acknowledge where you got your information (or, in your case, your direct quotes). So that others know, your comments are quotes from these sites:
    http://business.financialpost.com/20...ast-in-canada/
    http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver...125368488.html
    http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Can...988110621.html

    It amazes me that you would insult the intelligence of others in this forum, and then not even bother to come up with any sort of original response.

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    Onama, you are right, and thank you for pointing out my ridicule of other people's posts. I will try not to do that. However, I feel compelled to mention that the cartoon depicting protesters as imbeciles is also offensive, don't you think so? That was the last straw for me, and affected the tone of my replies.

    I didn't realize that taking quotes from publicly published material is plagiarism, even if the source is acknowledged. I haven't come up with original material because I don't feel that I can just blurt out my beliefs about this situation without supporting evidence from statistics, etc.. However, you have statistics that appear to prove that Nanaimo is doing very well. I don't know what to say about that. My experience has been quite the opposite. I see very poor people, including children, every day.

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    About 10000 ppl on the streets in vancouver and numerous tent cities going up. they are planning on staying for the long haul

    http://www.facebook.com/occupyvancouver

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