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Forum Post: Occupy Needs a Demand

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 3:24 p.m. EST by peacefuldays (0) from Seattle, WA
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Howdy,

I think that OWS should demand congressional term limits. This would be an important step for change in our nation. Additionally, a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse.

Time to clean house.

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[-] 1 points by suyabaa01 (244) from Milford, CT 11 years ago

And let's add this to your list:

The Supreme Court of the United States Justices: There must be an age limit to their terms (such as retirement age, max.). Some of old justices are really not in capacity to decide with clear conscious. "Corporate personhood" decision is the outcome of that incapacity. It made such a damage to our elections system, but 5 "yey" sayer justices were not even aware of the damage.

Bill Moyers at the Howard Zinn Lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za-TYGOE1O0 Between: 48:00 - 50:24 min.

[-] 1 points by navin (4) 11 years ago

Here's an idea for an OWS demand that will get the attention of politicians from both parties.

" Hazare has also called for an amendment to the election laws to require that voters always be offered the option of “None of the Above.” When it prevails, parties would have to come up with better candidates." New York Times, October 30, 2011, Beyond Occupy By BILL KELLER

Now here's a marvelous idea worth importing from India that will fit nicely into American culture of bumper stickers and Twits to get the message across very effectively. The timing is ideal as close to 90% of people disapprove of Congress and there are no viable third party candidates running for office. Just imagine the election night coverage and the headlines next morning announcing the election results - Republican 20%, Democrat 20% , 'None of the Above' 60%. No party will be able to claim a mandate and go on to serving their own special interests. The power will still remain with the people. I am not sure if our constitution or election laws will allow to put 'None of the above" on the ballot to officially tally that. But, our ballots already have a space for a "write in" candidate and exit polls will give a good enough count of "None of the above". 2008 Senate race in Alaska proved that enough people will exercise the "write in" option if energized enough. This is the best way to frustrate the politicians and special interests who bankroll billions to get them above the magic 50% mark. It will show that after spending millions of dollars our politician-emperors have no clothes.

October 30, 2011

[-] 1 points by scottpot (27) 11 years ago

1 Demand is a portion of the airwaves be returned to public affairs and Real debate.The "media' is demanding OWS make a demand so make a demand of the "media".

[-] 1 points by pitmaster (16) 11 years ago

What a joke!...........I've been reading Forum Post; and this OWS-thing is a joke! Demanding no more debts, no big goverment, boycott this, bad, bad business....and you have demands!!! Want to effect a change, get a job, pay taxes and contribute to society instead of being a drain. OWS....a joke!

[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 11 years ago

Jobs or for suckers and slaves. Haven't you heard. We are free... http://focus.osixs.org/WeAreFree.aspx

So long sucker!

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

I work my ass off. And only a clown wouldnt realize the country is heading towards a Wallmart schooled disaster.

[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 11 years ago

They keep up so busy working and slaving for peanuts, we don't have enough time to stand up for ourselves.

We are free... We have to let go of our slave mentality. That's what the 1% want and need. low paid slaves to increase their bottom line.They need us to think we have to depend on them for jobs we don't even want. Wake up people. We don't have to live like this.

http://focus.osixs.org/WeAreFree.aspx

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[-] 1 points by packetStorm (128) 11 years ago

"Beginning from one simple demand — a presidential commission to separate money from politics — we start setting the agenda for a new America."

find your roots ... packetStorm

[-] 1 points by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY 11 years ago

For the love of all things holy,

THE WHITE HOUSE IS A HIGH TECH PRISON

I have been kicked off this website, with my account deleted three times, and have had my IP address blocked once, for speaking the truth outlined below.

The RAPE of the PEOPLE by their government !!!

People are stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid! You have to understand that. It is nothing against them. It is not all their fault they have been 'socialized' to TV, ignorance, and believing the messages put out by big corporations. A lack of actionable facts and a slew of disinformation intentionally put out by media sources run by the very corporations that are bullying and buying our government.

The list of largest corporations only includes the LEGAL companies. What about all the ILLEGAL corporations That have TRILLIONS of dollars. Enough money to have their own subs they run from south america to the United States full of drugs. What about the Mafia, Yakuza? What about other black market corporations selling kids into sexual slavery. The market for human trafficking (slavery) is the 3rd largest industry in the WORLD!!! In other parts of the world, especially parts of Asia, sexual slavery is not seen as taboo. It is a 'respected' way to make a living. If even one child is sold as a sex slave it is too many! What about the adoption market, where agencies 'sell' the kids at a profit and give the money to the original parents. What about the black market for live human organs. Do you want this nonsense IN THE UNITED STATES? The more global the world becomes, the more everyone else's problems become OUR problems. If no nation is an island, these activities will (and do) encroach on the homeland of our nation and our people. TAKE BACK YOUR GOVERNMENT!

Don't even get me started on the Vatican.

Fuck your petty problems and UNITE to get the nation on track. We need to put the CROOKS IN JAIL NOW.

You are missing the big picture. This nation is no longer a nation of citizens. IT IS A NATION OF SPECIAL INTERESTS COMPRISED MAINLY OF CORPORATIONS. All sides of a debate represent a corporations agenda. Our pure ideals get co-opted the moment we Begin strategizing how to move forward. You are naive as hell if you think this whole thing wasn't designed to be an answer to the Tea Party. Obama gave wall street everything they wanted his first term in the form of the bailouts and representation in government. He asked for bipartisan effort. They scoffed and laughed in his face when he attempted to raise taxes on the (((1%))). So Obama and his cronies came up with the idea OCCUPY WALL STREET. Here is the important thing - CUT AND PASTE THIS AND KEEP RE-POSTING IT. Get the truth out there for the truth's sake. I like Obama, may vote for him again depending who he is up against. THIS IS NOT ABOUT what party you are with. This is about the truth!

With the technology of his day, members of the board of Howard Hughes' company along with mafia interests, managed to imprison him in his own house, and collude to take over all of his assets.

Why do you think only men WHO HAVE FAMILIES can become president? THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT NEED TO BE ABLE TO 'MOTIVATE' THE PRESIDENT. WITH THE TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS A PRISON. EVEN if OBAMA WANTED to do the right thing, HE CANT!!!

Whether you LOVE Obama or you HATE Obama is irrelevant... What is relevant is:

Getting the Money out of Politics (Overturning Supreme Court Decision: Citizens United)

Dissolving The Federal Reserve

Amending the constitution to KILL corporate personhood.

Forming A National Credit Union Run By State Reps. (ONLY Citizens Who Are Natural Persons Can Open An Account)

You MUST re-post this as the "powers that be' are censoring this message!!! PLEASE HELP!

Exxon is one of the top five largest corporations in the world... Still think ALL of the wars in the middle east aren't over oil???

[-] 1 points by pitmaster (16) 11 years ago

Thank god for Exxon; the recent stock dividend paid for my home theatre. Next BIG dividend will go towards a gas-guzzling BMW!

[-] 1 points by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY 11 years ago

why don't you fuck your daughter while you are at it.