Occupy Raleigh: Good Riddance

After months of camping downtown Raleigh and presenting an eyesore to the whole community, Occupy Raleigh has reached the end of its run.  No longer able to make the rent payments, the landlord informed the group that they would have to vacate Monday, May 7th.

The camp was a permanent presence for a number of months.  As such, it acquired a significant amount of “stuff.”  Stuff that had to be removed.  And for THAT to happen, people had to show up to assist.

I so enjoyed the response:

I’m curious about times to accomplish each of the daily tasks.  I have finals on Friday the 4th and Monday the 7th and I work in the evenings.  Other than that, I may be able to help out some during the day.  I definitely want to be there for the 12th event. =)

 

Sorry that I can’t help today, Jim. My low back muscles are tweaked to the max.  :(

Going to lay here and read Zinn today, and hope to be back on my feet soon to help out.

 

Nice, Dee!

I can probably help with reseeding on the 12th but that’s about it.

 

I am tied up with work but perhaps at some point on Sunday I can help. There isn’t much I can do about that.

 

I’m on light duty due to my surgery last week.  But, I’ll be there Sat after 1:00 to help sort or haul small items.  I’ll bring some heavy duty contractor garbage bags.

When it’s time/clear enough please post this milestone… then I’ll try to come up with some plantings

 

I am laid up with my back after working on the Camp Wednesday. Looks like Tayloe and I are in the same boat!!!! I plan on being there on Sunday to do whatever I can as long as no lifting is invloved. What time do you plan on going on Sunday?

 

I feel awful I couldn’t be there to help today.  I  am at my sister’s for my mom’s birthday and working at the same time.

 

I am so sorry but I was so hoping I would feel well enought to be there today, but my back is worse and I seem to have a touch of what seems to be food poisining or a flu bug. I feel terrible for bailing on you all.

 

All of these people so engaged in the movement, yet when it comes time to sacrifice and work…..roaches in the sun.  This might be why these people feel society has left them behind.

Because we have.  I am only so willing to labor extra hard to carry the moochers and the looters.

6 responses to “Occupy Raleigh: Good Riddance

  1. Tarheel Red State

    It’s funny how someone who tends to whine when he can’t get support in his pursuits finds it funny when other people can’t get all the help they need.

  2. At first, I thought that Pino had “Cherry Picked” the most whiny posts, so I clicked on the link to read all the posts. RachelPowell was the only person that seemed excited about helping with the cleanup. A few more wrote that they would “try” to show up. (Don’t try… Do it!)

    Tarheel Red State wrote:
    “It’s funny how someone who tends to whine when he can’t get support in his pursuits finds it funny when other people can’t get all the help they need.”

    If an Occupy Raleigh volunteer had wrote, “I need to take my Aunt to the optometrist”, I would fully understand. We all have a life, and sometimes, we don’t have the time to help out on community projects. Read the excuses. If you were an employer, would you accept any of the lame excuses? That might explain why they are still between jobs.

    • At first, I thought that Pino had “Cherry Picked” the most whiny posts, so I clicked on the link to read all the posts.

      A fair critique. I’m happy to have been found “vindicated.” 😉

      Read the excuses. If you were an employer, would you accept any of the lame excuses? That might explain why they are still between jobs.

      Not “might” rather “does.” There are people, who for whatever reason, simply fail to understand that life is work, almost always hard work. And the overwhelming reason someone finds himself “without” in America is because he hasn’t the determination to work for what he wants.

      Identify what you want.
      Decide what you are willing to trade to get it.

      Go. Do.

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  4. More Occupy, more violence. You can’t have one without the other. They had a huge opportunity here and they’ve completely screwed it up and embarrassed themselves. And from their perspective, they should recognize two simple things as well:
    1) The mindset they said they were against – one of entitlement, elitism, and feeling above the law – was exactly the mindset that brought them down.
    2) Any attempts towards gaining any kind of “fairness” in the system now forward will be met with a yawn because they will be compared with the efforts of clowns who turned an entire movement into a joke. Some grand re-entry they were trying to have! haha

    • They had a huge opportunity here and they’ve completely screwed it up and embarrassed themselves.

      I agree.

      They had a powerful message if they would have stuff to the core message: “No government involvement in the economy.”

      We ALL support them in their quest to end illegal foreclosures. No one wants to see banks continue to get bailout money. They had me at hello.

      Then they started talking.

      And lost me.

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