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Next Occupy Galveston Protest Is Saturday, November 5th At 28th & Seawall

Above is the poster for the next Occupy Galveston protest.

The poster also has information about how to contact, follow, and, if you wish, provide leadership for Occupy Galveston.

Even in smaller towns and cities in our great nation, Occupy Wall Street has inspired people.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

November 2, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. I guess redistribution of wealth is what the Occupy movement is all about after all. Here is a link to a great article written by Dave Ramsey – who is a financial counselor for hundreds of thousands of people. He wakes people up out of their spending habits and makes them understand that they are in charge of their own destiny when it comes to breaking through financial barriers. We have to be responsible for our own rescue Neil. You can’t ask someone to give you their money simply because they have more than you. Get off your duff and go to work, take some risks and reap the rewards as they have done! You must read this because it echos my thoughts 100%. This isn’t class warfare…it’s class envy.

    http://www.daveramsey.com/newsletters/online/edition/personal-finance-newsletter-november-2011?ectid=1111cnl_6#feature

    Comment by Mike | November 2, 2011

  2. I don’t know if feeling this way about folks taking part in Occupy efforts helps you maintain your own misguided worldview despite the facts, but what you state is simply not the case. The issue is corporate control of our elected officials–a cause the Tea Party has sometimes espoused—,the abilty to find a decent job, and a fair society. A central premise of Occupy is that people want to work, but that many jobs today are part time only and do not offer good benefits or any benefits.

    Persons who have organized and taken part in Occupy protests are engaged in personal responsibility. They are taking responsibility for the direction of our nation. Self-help and do-it-yourself are a big part of what Occupy Wall Street is about. These are themes I have written about at this blog a number of times. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

    As for myself, I work hard, pay all my taxes and vote in every election. I take part in democracy by updating this blog everyday and taking part in other things. I meet every conventional obligation to soicety. I’ll bet you a nickel that over the long haul Occupy participants will meet the tests of self-help and taking part in society more so than vast swathes of conservative America.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 2, 2011

  3. I’ll bet you a nickel that over the long haul Occupy participants will meet the tests of self-help and taking part in society more so than vast swathes of conservative America.

    That’s a good idea. Let’s select 100 of both and follow them over a five-year period. And let’s make it a grand.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | November 2, 2011

  4. I will take that bet! What a great social experiment this will be! I am glad you work Neil – you are going to be out $5!!! Here is a link to one of your participants explaining their method of TAKING PART IN SOCIETY and SELF HELP….taking part or just TAKING?

    Skip to 2:10 of the conversation on EBT (electronic benefit transfer) used in CA. Cuts down on the STIGMA of using food stamps.

    Comment by Mike | November 3, 2011

  5. As someone who has participated, i can say that no one, including myself, has asked for money or a hand out. rather our discussion and purpose is driven by the blatant conflict of interests regarding our elected officials. outlandish corruption by corporate giants that steer our governments, but pay little or no taxes.

    …and while some may choose to continue to feed the monster, and hope for a change…Occupy members are trying to be a little more proactive…by actually addressing the issues and working towards a solution.

    Comment by Bodey | November 12, 2011

  6. Bodley–You tell them. And have them send you the money from the wager. Thanks for your comment and for conveying what is really taking place.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 13, 2011


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