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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:44 AM

45. "Occupying" publicly owned land in your own country is not at all comparable to invading and then

occupying someone else's country. The comparison does not work.

Public property may be used by the public. It may, therefore, be "occupied" by the public.

If I go to the park and put lunch on a picnic table and invite 100 of my friends to join me, I am not violating any laws. I can pretty much stay there as long as I want as long as my occupation or stay is peaceful. It is public property. It belongs to me and my 100 friends. As long as there is room for others, and I don't exclude others who want to enjoy the park for any reason other than lack of room, no problem.

I've gone to parks with my picnic food and found no tables empty. Someone else is occupying the tables. It's first come, first serve in public spaces.

Blocking ports can harm the economy, if blocking the ports is the only effective means to defend a right (for example to unionize) or to obtain fair wages, then it blocking the ports is a a long respected tradition in free countries. The rights to assemble, to protest, to speak freely and sometimes to do it in ways that inconvenience others are part of the basic rights guaranteed in our Constitution.

I can't say one way or the other what is true about conspiracy theories with regard to crackdowns on Occupy. Banks were overly paranoid as were the police.

A lot of the Occupy supporters were either young students and kids just out of college or middle-aged and retired people not likely to become violent. The over-reaction of the authorities was absurd.

I don't think that our government listens to the people. If it did, it would have known that on all sides of the political spectrum -- from the Tea Party to the Occupiers, people are fed up with Wall Street and the bail-outs for the rich. People are horrified at the foreclosures on the poor and middle class that were mercilessly carried out over and over and on nearly every street in America.

It is an indication of a much bigger problem in our country than either the Tea Party rowdies or the Occupiers that our so-called leaders on all sides of politics have failed to address the anger of the voters about what happened in 2008 and since with regard to the bankers.

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