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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 08:45 PM
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OccupyMN demonstrators turn attention to banks
by Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
October 11, 2011

Minneapolis About 100 participants in the OccupyMN protest spent Tuesday afternoon talking, playing music and holding meetings at the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center.

Demonstrators said they hope more people will come to the plaza to discuss solutions to the nation's economic woes and address other concerns. Several dozen people have been at the protest since it began on Friday at the plaza. Some have spent the nights in sleeping bags. Similar protests are underway throughout the country, all of them sparked by the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.

Ruthann Ovenshire has attended the Minneapolis gathering for a few hours each day. She said she wants citizens to work with government to solve problems, instead of treating government as the enemy.

"I am very grateful for the things that government gives me. I'm grateful for public libraries, public parks, schools, streets," Ovenshire, 70, said. "There's just so much and I just think that it's ridiculous that people are blaming the government for things that corporations have done to us." ...
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 02:41 AM
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1. banks yes... credit unions no
banks got bailed out credit unions weren't. and I just joined one because Regions this year went for $5 a month to $8 now it's going to be $10 a month to keep an account under $50 and $5 per card transaction. even Paypal's debit ain't that bad. Hell they stamped the debit card right in the the corner at the grocery store. usually have to wait for it in the mail.
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