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Who Are the 99%? Story #17

Who Are the 99%?  Story #17

22 Y/O-Seattle, WA.

Struggling to live in Section 8 Housing (L.U.C.K.Y.) with Mother (53+ who has medical bills and has trouble working) and sister (25 who has medical/bank debts).

I have 2 jobs and make JUST enough to pay SOME bills @ the minimum. Our rent and the price of EVERYTHING goes UP while pay stays the same if not goes DOWN or vanishes into unemployment (if you’re lucky enough to receive it!).

Bills never go away, new ones come into play. WE SPEND 2-5X MORE THAN WE MAKE! ONLY TO SURVIVE!!! WTF!

Education/experience/personality/life – USELESS TO THE GOV.

Debt/Taxes/Gov./War/MONEY – Worth Millions suffering and dying all around the country/world.

WE HAVE NO INSURANCE!

WE PAY TAXES!

WE RESPECT THE LAWS!

WE HELP EACH OTHER AND THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY!

WE ARE GETTING OUR RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY!

WHERE IS OUR HELP?!

WE SHOULD RUN THE GOVERNMENT TOGETHER!

I AM LESS THAN .01 PERCENT OF WHO WE ARE!

WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT.

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7:13PM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

11-11-11 PINNACLE - FIRE YOUR GRID! WE the people are called to shift our focus away from the negative to positive. http://ourgreaterdestiny.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/11-11-11-pinnacle-fire-your-grid

7:39AM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

Chinese and Japanese sign for "crisis" is the same as for "opportunity", which indicates that we may turn this crisis in financial markets and social inequalities into an opportunity to live more sustainably and in harmony with Earth and other people and other creatures. We should give up on our personal greed and desire to OWN, or the classical American idea of "success", which is measured by amount of money you make!

When you can satisfy your energy needs by collecting free sun, wind and water energy on your roofs and/or back yards and/or join your neighborhood in providing what you need, all those fossil-based corporations would stop having customers and thus become irrelevant.

Those like Koch brothers or gamers of the Wall street would have nothing to game with if you give up idea of letting them play with your money. Therefore, get off the grid, and become self-sufficient and the market will take care of the rest!

8:55PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

James and Tom you must not have followed many of this article series or you choose not to accept the definitions that you claim are missing. Or your just too lazy to read them.

The 99% are those who have made one dolllar in gain over the last twenty years, while the 1% have gained $7. That likely includes you, even if you do not like or agree with them.
They do not claim to represent you politically, but instead acknowlege the present debt based monetary system, combined with massive corruption is negatively affecting 99% of the US population.

Personally I think it's time to make a political party out of this vast middle. Perhaps call it the Occupy America Party.

8:21PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Thank you!

8:37PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

The 1% to 99% ratio comes across as arbitrary -- how is this line in fact being drawn? Or is it just intended as "class envy" under another name. And someone please explain the alleged malevolence of the one per cent! I'm not persuaded they're automatically enemies of everybody else. Certainly they're not as aggressive in their dealings with others as certain demonstrators have been.

It's as if we're expected to swallow a bunch of assumptions without examination. I can't do that.

12:30AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Does no one realize that the "99%" includes many "rich" people (depending on how that is defined, which is not clear)? Is someone earning $300,000.00 annually, with a million dollars or more in a retirement/savings fund, "rich"? I'm sure they would be in the "99%". The "1%" vs. the "99%" is nothing more than a slogan to foment resentment and envy, and to divide society into separate factions that can be exploited for political purposes.

5:39PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Deep wisdom marriage of science and Spirit. http://care2.com/causes/who-are-the-99-story-17.html#ixzz1cBcnQaSr

8:44AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Set YouSelf Free.

I capitalize Self to draw attention to your unseen Self, which is Universal Power that gives each of us life. http://ourgreaterdestiny.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/awaken-set-yourself-free/

12:10AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:09PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

This last remark makes me sick and ticked. the (W*F)? we don't need this Crapola.
Bills never go away, new ones come into play. WE SPEND 2-5X MORE THAN WE MAKE! ONLY TO SURVIVE!!! WTF!
I wish to differentiate the occupy wall Street people from the lazy bums both male and female that portray themselves by statements like the prior one and
say we have a too many lazy conn artists that never kept a jopb or even looked for one. Pre-recession!
People that have not lost jobs or ever looked for them they just always have lived like bums off the dole.


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