Occupiers are hypocrites

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I am writing concerning the hypocrisy of the Occupy Wall Street (and their affiliated) protesters.

First, look at their selectivity. If a state has a Republican governor, notice the protesters circle the statehouse or capital buildings. If Democrat, they occupy the financial district of a capital city. Bigger cities, they tend to occupy the financial districts – usually associated with the big companies.

Still, all this occupying seems inconsistent, even when not looking at party affiliations in leadership. Take, for instance, our president’s support of using taxpayer dollars to bail out the financial industry and support private companies (such as green technology companies and the like), yet these folks seem to rail against Republicans with disdain but do not make damning public statements against the president anywhere near as much?

Lastly, most of these Occupiers are fans of Apple. They love their Apple iPhones, iPods, iPads and MacAirs, but they do not have an Occupy protest organized around, near or against Apple and its headquarters. This company became bigger than ExxonMobil last year. Its profits outpaced two of its closest competitors. I sense favoritism here by the Occupiers.

In reality, the OWS protestors are a politically organized movement developed by the unions and the administration to offset the news and the effect from the Tea Party. Starting it now will ensure that The New York Times has better things to report than anything that comes out of the Tea Party camp.

In this way, no news from the Tea Party ensures they become a non-issue in the upcoming election. We will see if they can maintain the spark without any accomplices in the media. The administration, Democrats and liberals are betting they cannot.

Will Tinney

Aiken, S.C.

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allhans
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allhans 11/17/11 - 11:28 pm
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The occupiers say they are

The occupiers say they are the 99%. I would much prefer them to be the 53%.

KSL
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KSL 11/17/11 - 11:54 pm
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To say that they are the 99%

To say that they are the 99% makes them and their inane complaints ridiculous. And their atrocious behavior adds to that. If you listen to what they say, they don't even make sense.

You are right, My Tinny, and they are now being displaced by the people who supported them because of their horrific behavior, causing falling polls. If only they were intelligent to know how much they have been used. I guess I should say, "rightly educated and not indoctrinated by the left." I'm certain that many of them, those not dumbed down by drugs, are quite intelligent, though thoroughly misguided.

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ken8375309 11/18/11 - 12:04 am
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Occupiers are hypcrites By

Occupiers are hypcrites
By Will Tinney
Aiken, S.C.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
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Could someone please tell me what hypcrites are? Does anyone ever proof read any of this stuff?

KSL
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KSL 11/18/11 - 12:05 am
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I can't tell you what

I can't tell you what hypcrites are, but I can tell you when I see a typo. Couldn't you have pointed that out with a little more kindness and dignity?

ken8375309
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ken8375309 11/18/11 - 12:46 am
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Just seems like it would be a

Just seems like it would be a good idea to use spell check if you are going to write a letter to the editor attacking a large group of people...

These days, there seem to be plenty of hypocrites from both sides of the fence.. Sad to see our country so divided..

KSL
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KSL 11/18/11 - 12:53 am
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And it did not occur to you

And it did not occur to you that the error occurred when it was posted by a staff member on line?

KSL
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KSL 11/18/11 - 12:55 am
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Note one: Hypocrisy was

Note one: Hypocrisy was spelled correctly in the body of the letter.
Note two: Since when do the writers of letters get to choose the headline?

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Willow Bailey 11/18/11 - 01:15 am
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Rather than hypocrite, I

Rather than hypocrite, I guess a better description might be having a wrong focus or getting hung up on the wrong issues...hmmmm.

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shrimp for breakfast 11/18/11 - 04:15 am
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One of the funniest things I

One of the funniest things I saw was a girl Occupier being intrviewed and she stopped the interview to answer her cell phone. I don't know why I found that so funny.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/18/11 - 05:29 am
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Go easy on the typos, unless

Go easy on the typos, unless it makes it real funny.

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ConcernedTaxpayer 11/18/11 - 06:55 am
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I suspect a lot of them are

I suspect a lot of them are spoiled brats that could care less what the issues are or don't even know why they are there. They just want to be a part of a movement because they think it is "cool". Obviously most of them are not poor because they have phones, computers, tents, and some even have generators to provide power to recharge their phones and computers. The whole thing makes a mockery of the real issues.

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bjphysics 11/18/11 - 07:51 am
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Occupy Wall Street has a song

Occupy Wall Street has a song and it’s a great one straight out of Dylan.

We Are The Many – Makana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq3BYw4xjxE&feature=player_embedded#!

bjphysics
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bjphysics 11/18/11 - 08:00 am
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ConcernedTaxpayer: “Obviously

ConcernedTaxpayer: “Obviously most of them are not poor because they have phones, computers, tents, and some even have generators to provide power to recharge their phones and computers. The whole thing makes a mockery of the real issues.”

Noblesse oblige

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Carleton Duvall 11/18/11 - 10:04 am
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Harley, funny

Harley, funny

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/18/11 - 10:06 am
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BJP, Do you think they

BJP, Do you think they believe they came from nobility and if they do do you think they are going to do the benevolent thing and help others. Personaly I think they are just people that don't know what to do with their lives and think they are entitled to a high paying good job because they may have gotten an education.

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Chillen 11/18/11 - 10:08 am
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The occupy movement is being

The occupy movement is being directed by dangerous radicals (bomber & murderer Bill Ayers, Communist Van Jones, union/mob bosses). They originally said it was a protest against the banks getting $$ from the taxpayers. That was only used to get the ball rolling.

Now it has morphed into a radical, violent, dangerous movement.

Its important to note here that the democrat party is sympathetic & supportive of their desires to "fundamentally transform the United States of America". Of course they are targeting Republican state houses.

This occupy movement is the obama/radical marxist/communist team's last gasp. The success of the Tea Party scared them. They know they are outnumbered & out smarted by regular, hard working Americans.

They are trying to destroy America to economically to influence the type of politics we have.

We are at a crossroads America. Make your choice. And do it wisely. Do your homework and study all that you can. Elections have consequences. We are seeing the results of that right now. It will get worse if it is allowed to continue.

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hounddog 11/18/11 - 10:10 am
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harley, very well said, Ha,
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harley, very well said, Ha, ha

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 11/18/11 - 10:24 am
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"Occupiers are hypocrites"

"Occupiers are hypocrites" They are also useful idiots of those who wish to implode our system. They are tools of the George Soros's of the world who make tons of money off capitalism then decry it's faults. The occupiers puppetmasters are the real hypocrites. The "occutards" are just the sheeple who do their bidding.

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allhans 11/18/11 - 10:26 am
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From the Blaze..."....Among

From the Blaze..."....Among those notable individuals taken into custody was Mary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Also arrested was city councilman Jumaane D. Williams and George Fresham, president of 1199/S.E.I.U., United Healthcare Workers East. Henry and company were blocking a roadway that leads to the Brooklyn Bridge when authorities detained them..."

The Union leaders was at the head of the line that was to block the Brooklyn Bridge..
Now just who is behind this movement that is creating so much havoc and chaos? A movement that is costing the taxpayers millions, blocking workers from their jobs, their homes, the day care centers to pick up their children.Can you envision a hard day at work, you are tired, wanting to get home to make sure your children are okay, feed them dinner...and you are blocked by this dirty, unkempt bunch of whiner/losers?

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Sean Moores 11/18/11 - 10:42 am
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ken8375309, the letter writer

ken8375309, the letter writer had nothing to do with writing that headline. We have to take responsibility for that. When you produce the equivalent of a novella every day, some mistakes are inevitable.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/18/11 - 12:08 pm
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Harley, I made the comment

Harley, I made the comment 'Harley, funny" to your post. Now your post is gone. Did the chief of politeness get you? Don't feel bad. He has nailed me several times.

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Brad Owens 11/18/11 - 12:48 pm
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http://occupywallst.org/artic

http://occupywallst.org/article/nypd-swarming-liberty-square-bloody-assa...

Check them out in their own words. Read the comments section after the story.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 11/18/11 - 01:08 pm
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From their website.. "Occupy

From their website..

"Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up. We want to see a general assembly in every backyard, on every street corner because we don't need Wall Street and we don't need politicians to build a better society..."

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Bizkit 11/18/11 - 01:12 pm
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Well I appreciate the

Well I appreciate the frustration of the OWS but they are becoming a part of the problem rather than a solution. The cost and handling all the protest (since unlike the Tea party events they don't pay any fees) is huge in NYC and other places. We have a financial crisis and they are adding to the financial crisis. They should technology to organize and stage events in a more precise and practical manner-now they are becoming a nuisance for everyday life in many cities. I applaud their practice of free speech but come on this is ridiculous and just mischevious without expecting any return outcome.

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Bizkit 11/18/11 - 01:19 pm
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This morining while watching

This morining while watching the news over the Debt commission, I noted one Dem say we have to have the top 1% pay more taxes because they are responsible for our debt crisis. This guy needs to be fired for lacking any sense. How can one come up with that conclusion.? The fed always gets their share in taxes (15-25% of GDP) and the rich still pay the most taxes. The Dems can't assume responsiblity for anything-including their own deficit spending. The problems isn't with wealthy people, nor taxes, but simply the President's and Congesses budgets are always in deficit. The reason we have a debt crisis is our Government has a monopoly and they want more income.

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faithson 11/18/11 - 01:39 pm
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It speaks well of a movement

It speaks well of a movement when the 'elders' (or neo-cons on this board) berate it as irrelevant and even sinister. Remember well the 'music' of the sixties and how well that worked out for the 'elders' who denied instead of acquiesce.

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harley_52 11/18/11 - 01:53 pm
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Revolution. That's the word

Revolution. That's the word to focus on. That's what is going on here. It's not a "protest" of Wall Street, it is the planned and orchestrated REVOLUTION that will, if it succeeds, replace Capitalism with Communism and, in the process, destroy our Constitution and our Government.

It's has all been written about and forecast for over 150 years. The ultra-left in the USA has been toying with it for about 75 years and for about the last 40 years they've been setting the stage and actively pursuing it. The "Great Society," the "everybody should own their own home," and the "student loan" program were all part of the problem as were the "mortgage meltdown," the "banking crisis," the "bailouts," and the "economic stimulus." The huge national debt and the skyrocketing budget deficits were part of it too. All of it planned and executed with the same purpose in mind.

The interesting questions at this time (at least to me) are 1. whether, or not, we'll actually have a Presidential Election in 2012, and 2. If Obama is beaten in the 2012 election, will the succession of power happen without blood in the streets?

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faithson 11/18/11 - 02:09 pm
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Apocalyptic prophecy has been

Apocalyptic prophecy has been with us from the start. I say leave 'them' to their platitudes and 'blood in the streets', beckian fear... All those in favor of CHANGE, get on board, cause the .01% with the money and ALL the power are going to be exposed for who they are and how self-serving they have been. How anyone who worries about a one world order government cannot get along with OWS on at least this point is beside me.

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bjphysics 11/18/11 - 02:12 pm
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.01% ???

.01% ???

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/18/11 - 02:24 pm
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.01%. WOW!! the size of the

.01%. WOW!! the size of the rich has really shrunk since OWS came into the picture.They are only one tenth the size of what they were. That is what I call results.

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