Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"attack the man"... really!!!!

When you think about it 100 people aren't really a crowd...  so I'm thinking this story may be news for a few days which is too bad...  the media try to make it a story and unfortunately some of those who really need help think that this "media fix" is really going to help them...  it all sounds great to "attack the man" but really....

Yes we need better financial management by our Governments but that really comes with less demands on Government from the public and that seems unlikely given everyone wants a new school, a new hospital, free drugs,... Governments can't fix everything so we have to stop “asking” for everything... increasing taxes on big corporations sounds great but will do very little to solve this crowd’s problems... giving corporations a tax break for new investments and product development might help stimulate the economy more but developing programs for investing and educating our youth will do a lot more to resolve problems going forward... I feel bad for those who are having it tough and I think the best way I can help is by investing in my Community, which I'll continue to do God willing...

Occupy Charlottetown attracts more than 100

The global Occupy movement came to Prince Edward Island Saturday, and attracted about 125 people to a protest outside Province House in Charlottetown.

The Saturday demonstration was part of a worldwide call to denounce corporate greed and financial mismanagement. Demonstrations were held in more than 80 countries, including at least 15 cities in Canada.

Students, labour leaders, politicians and health care advocates addressed the crowd in Charlottetown. Liberal MLA Richard Brown and NDP Leader James Rodd were both present.

There was also an open mic portion of the event where demonstrators were invited to take the stage and share their thoughts with the crowd. Organizers are planning another demonstration for this coming Saturday.

The Occupy movement started in New York City in September, with protestors setting up in a park near Wall Street. Protests have since spread across the U.S. Saturday was the movement's first co-ordinated international event.

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