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What's going on?

Today, I heard shouting outside my window.

The voices grew in volume, and soon it became an angry mob. I took this photo:

Riots and Protests... What's going on?

The mob was chanting "The banks got bailed out. We got screwed".

 

They call themselves "Occupy Wall Street".

These are the folks that have been protesting all over the USA, starting in New York's Wall Street:

Riots and Protests... What's going on?

 

And now the movement is spreading to cities around the country -- including San Diego where I live.

Some are saying that we might be witnessing the start of a protest movement not seen in America since the 1960s.

 

What's going on?

1) Is this similar - or different - to the UK riots 8 weeks ago?

2) How does any of this relate to the FanBox community's mission?


It would be nice to hear your thoughts.

671 Comments

i have no idea... i'm far from that place... hope it will come down... PEACE for your country

33 months ago

well one selection

33 months ago

Peoples are suffering just because of govt Policies. they need jobs and foods but American CIA and Pentagon just wasting money in Afghanistan. They should work for the welfare of the people not putting their nose in other countries issues. we should work for peace not for war.

33 months ago

It looks to me that the economy in the US and Europe especialy and in the world generaly is slowing down for a long time. It will take a long time to recover, at least it needs a couple of years. People will seek for alternative or side income and some will find it on internet. Since it is not very easy to make money on internet in ethical way nowadays, Fanbox provides a good alternative for them. in fact. it is the best web that I know in helping people around the globe and it already has a strong bult platform for that.
Happy Blogging to all FANBOXERS !
Nasa

33 months ago

Hey Johnny, hope your well :)

I had just moved back to the States when the roits started in the UK. I followed pretty closely they started when when a young father was gunned down by police. However, they continued and moved around England to protest the changes that are being made since the coalition came to power. They are really not very different as most of the rioters in the UK were unemployed people like the protesters. I do not believe in riots however, they felt it was the only way to make the coalition understand the issues at hand, policing issues towards young black and other ethnic groups. As well as benefits being cut no jobs an no money, the elderly and military benifits being cut as well. Taxes going up and unemployment and poverty going up as well.

With the protesters they are voicing the same opinions it's a shame it came to this but who is going to fit the bill for all the money borrowed us unemployment being so high. seems like our government is just taking more and more from the middle class if there is one anymore and prices of everything is going up. Many jobs where I lie are also being cut or totally taken away.

I earn more with FanBox than I do at my job and I am able to do more than if I was just working our hours were just cut again. :) So I will be here more often earning more with the knowledge Revolution..sharing what I know and love and earnign from it? am I close to answering your questions?

33 months ago

Man I rambled on..geezzz

33 months ago

nice news or info about whats going on in US hope thru this protest of those people the government find a solution for this to have peace...

33 months ago


I did write a post on it actually a couple of them Johnny but you know only way there is going to be peace i Direct Democracy thanks for sharing Giitalian

33 months ago

good blog

33 months ago

nicee post

33 months ago

Sounds to me like we are starting to see the downfall of the American Economy and the USA dollar, which means even less jobs for the American people. Another Great Depression is upon us and the American way of life is about to change drastically! Start investing your dividens from fanbox investing into gold and silver. Just a thought...

33 months ago

Its heard that unemployment rate in US is climbing. I think the worst is yet to come.

33 months ago

Now I found my lecture notes, thank you JC, for being here, for us. x

33 months ago

whats the matter it will over..........*_*

33 months ago

Johnny, i think American people, just like many others, start to have enough that our governments
just help the banks and financial institutions without forcing them to adopt new ways of conduct,
while people are asked to suffer a bit more, arguing that there is no other viable solutions.

Just in France where i live, we have helped with many other countries to starve off the crisis of 2008 -momentarily i should say - and there we see big French banks have again reinvested in Greek bonds,
to use an easy example.

Could it be that the Mayas foresaw this coming, as they wrote of the end of the world as we know it?
You see what i am driving at? A world where money would be back where it belongs, as a means to pay something to somebody else and not an absolute goal in itself, whatever the human cost?

33 months ago

If you listen to the comments the protestors are making they don't want to pay for education, rent, food or anything else. As for those 99%'ers, that's a media talking point and a common misstatement coming from Obama to "blame the fat cats". We have a childish president who relates to these morons as he has never had a privately funded job in his life, NOT ONCE! Btw here in America, none of those protesotrs pay ANY taxes, that's truly what their problem is, how do you love something that wasn't earned.

Please let us not keep repeating the 1% BS, the uber rich are paying every red cent of American taxes and these damn lazy, Ipad carrying bums don't pay taxes so they don't get it. I say we really go back to Constitutional law and landowners vote, seriously you can't have the "hand out" guys holding the rest of us to their low standard. Please study the French Revolution and be ready to defend yourself, the SEIU has stated "we will use the persuasion of power and if that fails we move to power of persuasion", these narrow minded fools want us to feel like them, or we are the problem!

33 months ago

Let us hope the REVOLUTION is at hand, if not then we should start one.

33 months ago

I cannot believe americans with their highest level of life are not happy! They think they do not earn enough LoL welcome to Russia, I will help to find some job for you... my son needs building workers ;-))

33 months ago

No wonder that Wall Street numbers are up today. Banks got too much money from the governmant and they (banks ) want even more. So they are trying to rip ordinary people, by installing new fees on top of the old fees, etc.

33 months ago

"If the people of this nation understood our monetary and banking system, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning" -Henry Ford

33 months ago

Now the whole world is sinking in economic crisis and the wealthy people want to dominate the unwealthy people.
Because of two major wars and other reformation in various cuontries in Arab regions, the G-5 Countries wants to have democracy in those countries and they spend a huge amount of money which cause the major economical down fall. And Other causes arises w to take advatage of the situation and people taking benefit of it.
Now what we have to do to overcome these situations, people have to unite and start some effective programs which bring the real benefit for the economically suffering people.

Be ready for any circumstances and take care.
Edward Cornelius Gomes.

33 months ago

hi

33 months ago

hi.. i hope its a different thing and wont be like the one that happened in UK..

33 months ago

This thing happens when the gap between the poor (silent majority) and the wealthy or rich widens. The poor starts to feel the crunch of poverty and realizes that there is so much disparity in the distribution of wealth, which is actually more than enough for the whole population if shared equally. I never thought that this can happen in USA. Too much greed for materialism and power might be the main culprits. Thanks for sharing JC.

33 months ago

Personally, I’m quite enthusiastic about where things are going. Not necessarily because I think something dramatic will happen in the next few years, but because people are finally starting to think differently. A different type of thought means a different type of world. Once people stop blindly celebrating billionaires and defending a minority who is sending our world into an unfair feudal-esque era of poverty (in which the world is inhabited by peasants), we’ll be able to advance again as a society.

33 months ago

Thanks for the information

33 months ago

Maybe if all those marching and shouting in the streets fine them selves learning the system in fabox, maybe they can learn more rather than what they earn in a month.

33 months ago


Or Maybe people are tired of the needy greedy people using are money badly Its indeed time for chance Our race has suffered long enough!! time to free the the human race .... Direct Democracy
Let the people govern. Giitalian

33 months ago

I pretty much agree with what Lorri said, above. The rich getting rich and the poor getting poorer just isn't how it should be. There should be more equality.

33 months ago

Oh thats totally weird... But i am not familiar with the issue

33 months ago

THAT WAS NICE

33 months ago

nice

33 months ago

NICE POST

33 months ago

Mr JC maybe the people out there are expressing the.... what we called freedom of expression...hope everything gonna be okey....

33 months ago


It is so sad the way the world has turned out, Johnny Cash ,maybe threw our efforts on fanbox and peoples blogs we can make changes. here and for the good I know i,m new here but I feel this is such a good cause imagine changing the world threw the people here and all the support and knowledge
we have at our hands here. I,m am so excited to be a part of this. #5 reviews on your post johnny
I,m behind you on where ever this goes and i hope goes global, thanks you for sharing. Danielle.

33 months ago

Protest? It's bad! There is not ready people who used to work in manual labor! Of course, their work can not be ignored completely, and to proclaim the ONLY intelligent! Transition must be By smoothly! And it is! Almost no noticeable! Revolution Knowledge is good, but tailored who is ready! There must be a TE and THESE! and gradually transfer the arrow towards the development of Smart!

33 months ago

very informative

33 months ago


Cat 5 we must stand up to this movement. Giitalian

33 months ago