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  • jdtex

    Ah, the have-nots and losers are once again showing their hatred of success.  It must be hard to live as a failure, but why advertise it?

    • AmbroseBear

      Please point out which are the “have nots” and “losers” in the crowd. I’d like to see what one looks like jdtex. They look like fairly affluent and not unintelligent people to me. Go figure. I’m missing something here. Help me out.

      • Anonymous

        The three in the front holding the signs look like losers to me. 

        • Steve Anderson

          Speaking out against corruption makes you a looser?

          Wingnuts have a very warped sense of reality.

          • Anonymous

            Yes,  wingnuts do have a warped sense of reality, so warped that some can’t even spell loser.

      • Anonymous

         Take off your DNC issued rose-colored glasses and you will see them. They are the three in the picture!

        • Anonymous

          You mean the BluBlocker’s from 1992 that woman is wearing?

    • Steve Anderson

      *sigh*

      Aaaaaaand here begins the deluge of mindless Occupy-bashing comments. 

      • Anonymous

         Soliciting comments on the mindless Occupiers is why whey do it, isn’t it?

      • Anonymous

        Which, it appears, are in the majority. Cannot argue with success.

  • Anonymous

    Diamond has more on the ball than any twelve of these losers combined.

    Jealousy combined with work ethic equals success.
    Jealosy with out ambition equals ….. occupiers.

    • Anonymous

      If he resigned he must be at least partially responsible for the false reports.  Wonder how much of a bonus and severance he got.  Some work ethic (or lack of ethics).  What price “success”?

      • Anonymous

        He got priority seating for UME men’s hockey games at a senior discount rate. What could be better? 

  • Anonymous

    So true, so false, so right, so wrong, the gold and silver, the words and assurances, the new suit, the new job, the contacts, the contracts, a dinner party, a golf meet, we want what he can bring at any cost. Those who sense an  inate knowledge of a smell in the air, the worthy sensing a miscreant, the the true storming the gate, behind the gates they peer out, hoping to let the storm fade. Will it??

  • Anonymous

    Good luck to you, brave protesters.  You are up against the biggest wall of stubborn illogic–the ultra right wing Tea Party GOP –that I have seen in all my long life.

    • Anonymous

       And yet they keep doing it, expecting a different result! Sounds like the definition of a psychological term to me!

      • Anonymous

        Insanity……..

        • Anonymous

          Insanity = spruce dweller

          • Anonymous

             Exacdtly! Just glad YOU said it!

          • Anonymous

            That’s exactattackedly.

  • Anonymous

    Occupiers make me smile.  They remind me of my childhood watching the crazy antics of Wile E. Coyote and roadrunner.

  • Anonymous

    Protests are not convenient…

  • AmbroseBear

    As I understand it, Mr. Diamond, the head of the Board of Trustees, is “persona non grata” and for, as the evidence indicates, some pretty good reasons. The so-called Diamond building was likely funded with ill-gotten booty he apparently “earned” while at Barclay’s, which has only recently been exposed as one of the corporations admittedly involved in the world’s biggest financial crime, and he was at the head of that, too. We now know he defines “investment banking” in the same way the law defines “falsifying interbank borrowing rates reports” and “market manipulation / price fixing / and fraud”. His name should be struck from that and all buildings, and from the rolls, Plain and simple. Anything else is harboring. Furthermore, his degree, with all it’s honors and privileges should be REVOKED. And for damages to the reputations of all affiliated with the College, including past and future alumni, not a red cent should be returned to him…… Sally Baker is a shill and an obvious stooge. Thanks BDN for providing something newsworthy to read about.

  • Anonymous

    Occupy Augusta?  Looks like pretty soon they will be occupying a nursing home.

  • Anonymous

    Just another episode of the “Smug and the Self-Righteous.”  
    “Hey BDN! Look! Look!  Look!  Look!  OK, now take our picture!”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, he must have been really good at stealing if he had an extra $6 million to give to Colby for a tombstone. Guys like this are the reason that I hide my wallet when ever I see a suit headed my way.

  • Anonymous

    Occupy Augusta. Funny stuff right here. LOL I guess the only one who can make money and not be a crook, is our very own King.

  • Anonymous

    “This is a movement that only pretends to be sympathetic to the victims of America’s current economic problems. Actually, the Occupy gang is thankful for the opportunity these problems offer–an opportunity to bash America once again and everything it stands for. Never mind the 1% and the 99%: that’s all window dressing for a movement that is and always has been 100% anti-American. I say “always has been” because the occupiers are umbilically connected to the Communist Party of the 1930s and the radical New Left of the 1960s. We have seen these people before. They come not to make America better, but to destroy it and to substitute their deformed totalitarian ideas for a system of government and an engine of economic power that have been the envy of the world. And the worst thing about the Occupy movement that trashed our cities is that it has been given the tacit go ahead by the White House. Barack Obama has winked at the occupiers and let them know he’s with them. His administration and the Democratic Party own the Occupy movement. The occupiers are moving the President’s agenda in the streets with their calls for class warfare and a transformation of America, as the hardcore left has always said, by any means necessary. In “Occcupy Wall Street: The Communist Movement Reborn,” my colleague John Perazzo and I have exposed how today’s occupiers share the twisted DNA of the communist organizers of two generations ago and the apologists for communism that attacked America so viciously in the 1960s. These are the people who used to be on the outside, propely the objects of suspicion and contempt. But in the 1970s, using the McGovern movement as their Trojan Horse, they were able to occupy the Democratic Party and take it over. That is why today the agenda of the Occupy Movement is indistinguishable from that of the Democrats (and vice versa.) That is why the President can’t bring himself to condemn the nihilists now bringing destruction and chaos to our cities. know how the communist movement works. I was born into it and learned its strategies of deceit before finally seeing the light as a result of the radical Sixties. And I know that the Occupy Movement is an imposture. It has no intention of improving America or making it a fairer and more prosperous place. It just wants to make it different, VERY different. It’s a neo communist movement that poses danger to America.” David Horowitz
     
    the Occupy movement in all of its sordid HD color — the cursing of our military, our flag and the police; rants against Jews and Israel; calls to overthrow capitalism, banks; and a positively insane idea that Islam stands for social justice! The media is desperate to have you believe that The Occupy movement is all about average citizens protesting.. In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth! The truth the Obama- controlled media doesn’t want you to know regarding the seedy, Soros-backed, socialist underbelly of the Occupy Movement. So much for the MSM protecting and promoting this farce. ACORN was nationwide and they still are. Silent backers and organizers  Some serious investigative journalism is in order. But then again they’re part of the agenda.NO? OK see it on video just taken the end of last monthFormer Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government.“Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. (An organizing meeting.) “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.” Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe.” “What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society?”“An organization has to be built which can bring down capitalism,” Golash said.
    A clip of dingbat Pelosi introduces the video with ignorant praiseClick here: God Bless The Occupy Movement? – YouTube  or copy and paste to browser:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sBVT6JhWGfQ 

    • Anonymous

       Yes, yes, yes.  The naysayers continue to lob untrue and unfounded accusations of a “violent Tea Party” and refuse to accept the truth about Occupy.   There is no evidence of violence at Tea Party events but thousands of examples connected to the Occupiers including murder, rape and countless examples of vandalism.  Why any decent human being would align themselves with this “movement” is a mystery. 

      • Anonymous

        Ah, the key phrase being “decent human being”, of which none of their numbers can lay claim to.

    • Anonymous

      “We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.”  – Richard Hofstadter, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics.” One has always to take care not to get drawn into those fantasies. 

    • Anonymous

      Outstanding!

    • AmbroseBear

      And I’ll bet that you can’t wait to run down to the Dollar Store, Dollar Tree or Walmart store before closing time to buy their communist Chinese made goodies with your American money… can ya? 

      You betcha!

      Take a good look at the picture. These people, male and female, are not your run-of-the-mill “commies”. They’re Americans … just like you and me, presumably. They are properly calling media attention to what, in their minds, is a  very important situation and issue. They’re relying on the media to shed it’s light on it for the rest of us to become aware of it. That’s how it works, SPAlumni. This a proper use of both freedom of speech and freedom of the press rights expressed in our community rules (i.e. The United States Constitution). 

      They have a right to do this and you have your right to respond with your opinions, which you have, as have I, and the Bangor Daily News is doing their duty to facilitate this, as it is their duty to do. This is all working.

      God Bless America! I love it!

    • AmbroseBear

      Oh, and incidentally, how can the “nihilists” destroy our cities when there was almost nothing left after the Bushites, Cheney’s, Rumsfeld’s, Feith’s, Yoo’s, Rice’s and their stooge, Colin Powerless skulked out of Washington in 2009 leaving the national treasure looted by their bankrolled military industrial, oil and insurance ponzi scheme complex.

      I am a republican. I can see these things. Why can’t you. Fortunately denial and rage are short lived. You come to acceptance about the horrible truth of what really happened with the Bush / Isreali engineered 9/11, false flag, oil theft sheme sooner than you think. I did.

  • Anonymous

    Only a Board with a corporate thief like Diamond at the helm would invite war criminal Tony Blair to address the students at their graduation ceremony. Birds of a feather.

    • Anonymous

       Yawn. Yea, whatever.

    • Anonymous

       Just like Obama and Ayers.

  • Anonymous

    The caption should read; ‘If you are a loser brainwashed imbecile with no life, hold up your sign.’

    • Anonymous

      Or as Bill Engvall would say……”Here’s your sign.”

  • Anonymous

    Occupy Augusta?Is this all that is left of the thirty year occupation of the state house.Hopefully!

  • Anonymous

    apples and oranges.  

  • Anonymous

    As I mentioned before, it’s one thing for Colby alumni/alumnae or current students/faculty/staff to demand this and quite another for outsiders to do so. Once again I ask: how many of these folks have ever protested Sens. Collins and Snowe at their UMaine and other System campus commencement speeches? Our taxes to pay for the Iraq war came from the voters they both made over the years.  They are our elected officials? And both our of Senators supported Pres. George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the richest Americans. I’d be more impressed with (civil) protests about them than about former PM Tony Blair or Robert Diamond. Unless Diamond is convicted of a crime, his role is determined by the Colby Trustees as is appropriate in a private college. One doesn’t have to like him to accept this fact of life. 

  • Anonymous

    i agree with most of the occupy movement’s positions but i don’t like their style. instead of posturing (badly) and preaching to the choir the should do something practical, like helping to get out the vote. the republicans are doing their best to suppress it.

  • Anonymous

    The Occupy Augusta people need to change their message if they have any hope of making a difference. Attacking private individuals or corporations is futile. They need to be putting pressure on the politicians to get the minimum wage up into this century. This will cause other wages to go up as well and start to address the inequity of wealth in this country. This is not a Robin Hood approach, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. This is an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. Something the working men and women of America haven’t seen in 20 years. We should also eliminate the income tax and institute a consumer tax of 20%. 10% would go towards funding a government that would be required to live within it’s means and 10% would go towards paying down the national debt until it was retired. No loopholes, no tax shelters, and no offshore havens, period. Each according to their ability.

    • Anonymous

      “Each according to their ability.”?
      There is the rub. The people who spent their education years stoned or knocked up and are now parasites on the welfare system, would still be getting a free ride and not contributing. They aren’t going to pay a consumer tax when everything is given to them.
      How about we make it really equal, get rid of the percentages, and divide what it takes to operate this country equally between every single American. Wouldn’t that be “equal” since 47% of Americans pay nothing at all?
      Let’s say $2500 for every man, woman, and child. Parents are responsible for their children’s taxes until they turn 18 years old. Then the people using all the social services (schools) are paying for them.

      • Anonymous

        A very large percentage of those 47% of Americans who don’t pay any taxes go to work everyday. They just work for “public assistance” wages and do not earn enough to be liable for income taxes. Want to trade places with them? You make it sound like living below the poverty level is all sunshine and lollipops. Some sort of holiday that you and you alone have to pay for. If someone is working 35 hours a week for minimum wage at ChinaMart, I certainly do not want the government taking a chunk of an already pathetic little pay check just to satisfy a few tea partyers sense of right and wrong. Like I said, each according to their ability is fair and just. 20% consumer tax, 10% going to operate a government within it’s means, 10% going to retire the national debt. Would you feel a sense of things being more right if someone pays $100,000 for a handbag and then ponies up another $20,000 to fund our government and retire our debt? Or do you think that it is more right that they use a credit card from a bank in the Cayman Islands and pay nothing at all? The way it is now.

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