Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district. The protests are against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly that of the financial services sector—on government. The protesters' slogan We are the 99% refers to the growing difference in wealth in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.
According to a survey of Zuccotti Park protesters by the Baruch College School of Public Affairs published on October 19, of 1,619 web respondents, 1/3 were older than 35, half were employed full-time, 13% were unemployed and 13% earned over $75,000.
This was taken from wikipedia. All sources are cited there. I posted this to spread knowledge, not my opinion.
Uninformed person: "All the protesters at Occupy Wallstreet (OWS) are hippies who don't want to work and want government hand- outs!"
Informed person: "How do you know that?"
Uninformed person: "B-b-b-because... FOX News said so, and, and, and... look at them! They look like.. like.. HIPPIES."
Informed person: "Actually, according to a recent Baruch survey of those in Zucotti park, 50% of the protesters have full- time jobs. They go to work and come back to the park after to show solidarity."
Uninformed person: "Well, FOX news and the "53%" blog confirms my belief, so that's all I am going to listen to."
A movement comprised of classless sheep claiming to be leaderless. The OWS crowd has a propensity for public urination & defecation, littering like it’s cool, engaging in acts of violence against police, not giving a fuck about people who are worse off than them (homeless), hating on corporations, worshiping certain corporate leaders (Jobs) and engaging in zealous consumerism.
The OWS crowd largely consists of the following:
1. College students whose parents pay for school, iphones, cars, and clothes.
2. Recent college graduates unable to find/keep jobs because they a) have unreasonable expectations of the job/salary a degree qualifies them for or b) think that having a degree is a good excuse to refuse to do minimum wage work or to do half-assed work because they feel they deserve a better job.
3. Hippies who are dissatisfied with the way their life panned out and fail to see how the poor decisions they made could have led to their current circumstances.
4. Thugs, rapists, thieves, and would be assassins that thrive on the chaos that the movement creates.
Shelby: As the OWS movement leadership prefers to work behind the scenes the only known leader is a Border Collie named Shelby in Denver, Colorado. Shelby being a sheepdog is a fitting choice to lead this group and the decision has largely been hailed as the most intelligent decision made by the movement so far.
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS)
protest today resulted in 1 murder, 2 rapes, 7 injured police officers, and thousands of dollars in property damage.