Occupy Wall Street: Live Blog
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3:30 PM - Carries a Big Stick
Eddie is there because he "agrees with the marchers that something is wrong with America." Eddie, a well-spoken elderly man hopes that this movement gives "birth to a broad coalition for a better America" - he wants to see health care for all, better jobs and better education.
3:28 PM - Max Delivers a First Class Statement
Max - a postal employee who is in the union is there to lend his "quiet support". Max, an immigrant (didn't say from where) wants to see some changes - perhaps the US could do some of the social changes that are happening in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
3:27 PM - A Higher Calling
Scott from Hawaii says he heard about the "mess down here" and wanted to come down and see what was going on ... and what's going on according to Scott is that they're not listening to Jesus.
3:25 PM - North of the Border
A visitor from Mexico City says it's really sad to see so many young people without work and that she hopes the world changes
3:22 PM - Her Maine Concerns
Woman from Maine came down to share her views. She wants to see the Glass Steagall Act brought back. She wants to see a debt relief on student loans -- and she says Wall Street can pick up the tab. She wants to see an end to the rapid/computer-driven trades on Wall Street.
BAN THE FREEKIN' FRACKIN'
3:19 PM - Ban Frackin'
A woman upset with the freekin' frackin wants to see its end.
3:17 PM - Meanwhile
On NY's Upper East Side Protesters marched and CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports.
3:14 PM - Inspiration Found In The Ruins
Stefan from Brooklyn came to the Speaker's Corner after seeing the museum at the World Trade Center. He was inspired by what he saw there and thinks that spirit should help propel Congress to pass Obama's jobs bill.
3:12 PM - Freedom and Unity
John from Vermont came down yesterday to check out the movement and says it's a wonderful experience to see all the young people voicing their concerns. He's also against all the lobbyists in DC. He wants those who brought the country down to be held accountable.
3:09 PM - Let Freedom Ring
Ken says he's there to "support the kids out here." Says a lot of them back in the day "sold out, cut their hair and went corporate." He wants to see an end of ALL lobbying. Says what's good about the movement is the freedom of speech.
3:07 PM - A Lesson Everyday
Melissa a teacher in NYC says she's there to help her become a better teacher - she's there to "Learn"
3:05 PM - From Our Twitter Feed and Facebook Friends:
3:01 PM - A Tourist In NYC
Abe Hamideh lobbyists are like rats!
Michael Freeland Anyway Jackson broke the federal reserve bank and most of the the banks failed as well because Jackson put on the specie standard
@LARRYLOVE1966 Wow what an inspired movement. Changing the world.
@Bet_Money wall street breaks laws every day
@LARRYLOVE1966 That is one ugly crowd. No wonder they are unemployed.
German tourist stopped by just to see what was happening.
I'm like, what's going on over there?
2:56 PM - We Will Be Heard
Man reading from a long list talks about all that "we reject" including the fact that "businesses are people".. says he wishes the Tea Party would join the effort. Says "we are a global movement" standing in solidarity with the oppressed around the world, is morally outraged that millions in the richest country in the world, don't have healthcare, that the environment is at risk, says the movement is "on the right side of history."
2:49 PM - New Slideshow: Scenes from the ‘Occupy’ Protests
Can't be there in person - check out our new slideshow - see what you're missing.
2:47 PM - Dylan - Again
Eats an avocado and then swears he won't eat again until $15,000.00 is raised to feed the people down there.
2:43 PM - Evoluton Not Revolution
Man from Queens is up talking saying he's not angry - he doesn't blame anyone - he just wants to see real change in our communities, in our country, in our world. He says he's not trying to bring down the system -- he wants to work WITH governments and business to affect real change.
Hopes that this movement can shake up real change.
2:40 PM - Here For You
Ben says he's there to show his support. He says we've got big, big problems and that its' bigger than Wall Street...that it's about oil, water, global concerns. Peddles a book "End of Truth" - but he's giving away 100 free copies. Just for that -- here's a link to his website
2:40 PM - Rio Rage
Man from Brazil speaking now says the world needs to be better...and to do that we need to, "occupy the world."
2:38 PM - Now She Tells Us
Woman takes the stand to say "You're in the wrong place....You gotta go to Washington"
2:37 PM - My Best Year, Ever
Realtor talking now, says that actually he's had his best year ever (oh, so he's the one.) BUT - He says he's there to protest what's going on (the corruption in government and on Wall Street) - that the system is rigged.
2:34 PM - Mortified in Upstate NY
Henry from upstate NY says he's "mortified" with the country he's leaving for his kids and his grandkids. He's there in NYC to support OWS - to support these "young people to show them our gratitude and thanks."
2:32 PM - Dear Ben, You're Fired
Michael says he's enjoying what he's seeing down in NYC at OWS. Says if want our country back - "End the Fed."