Comments for: Belfast man proud of son’s year in ‘Occupy’ movement

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 7:17 p.m.

BELFAST | David Smith traveled to New York City late last week to visit his son Andy, 27, who has been active in the Occupy Wall Street movement since it began a year ago. Except the Belfast resident hasn’t seen too much of Andy. While speaking on the phone …

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  • Anonymous

    If you don’t like what you make then go back to school and get a better job!

    • kcjonez

      So, you feel ok about a handful of excessively greedy sociopaths manipulating our country to serve them better?  

      • Anonymous

        If they earned it then yes.  Why should we punish those that have been successful? Don’t hear anyone complaining about athletes!

        • kcjonez

          Athletes work within the rules of the game.  Plutocrats change the rules so they win everything.  

          Foul!

          • Anonymous

            Really so going on strike for more money is within the rules.  And you can sit there and honestly tell me that it’s ok for a guy to go hit a baseball for $350 million?  You are a true liberal!

    • Anonymous

      That all depends on your age companies don’t hire to many people over a certain age an with so many out of work they pay less for a job than they used to an thats been proven

      • Anonymous

        He’s 27!

    • benjaminsapiens

      The Occupiers weren’t demanding higher wages for themselves.

      They were protesting the fact that Wall Street destroyed our economy, that the wealthier are getting wealthier while it’s getting harder and harder for the rest of us to making a living, that companies are making record profits while wages haven’t been increasing with the cost of living for years.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for a breath of truth and fresh air amidst the incredible ignorance in this forum.

  • Anonymous

    Get a job is good advise. Instead of pr0testing what others have…go earn your own.

  • jimbobhol

    one-tenth of 1 %. So now it’s the 99.99% I guess/ wait now I don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    No wonder Junior is the way that he is.
    Grow up (Dad, not Junior……..heck, I was pretty dumb when I was young, too!)

  • Anonymous

    A heart-warming story of inter-generational specialness – I feel special right now, Carla…

  • PabMainer

    And here I have been proud of my son for occupying a job for the last year…..

  • Anonymous

    Another great leftist, fluff piece, by the Bangor Democrat Newz…

  • Anonymous

    Just another moon bat story from the center of moon bat heaven , Belfast…Which is why the BDN loves and writes so much about nothing from Belfast…LOL…

    • don’t know what a moon bat is . . . but the swath of your attempted stereotype is wide and the repetition of it is annoying – Belfast is a hub of activity with real people pushing the limits of what is – without such creativity, our lives would be monotonous, conservative drivel. so, continue your name-calling while people here engage in deep thought and courageous action.

      children raised in Belfast are living and working in cities all across America and beyond – I’m proud of Andy Smith and his parents and all the parents and young people who are refusing to accept a ridiculous distribution of wealth that leaves a few sitting on billions while Americans suffer and die without enough to meet their basic needs.

  • Just imagine if he had just worked another paying job instead of voluteering 40 hours a week to the Occupy movement.  Think his energy is mis-directed.

  • Anonymous

    What amazes me is that none of you have a clue about what you are talking about yet you continue to talk. Has any one of you been to New York City to experience what Occupy Wall Street has done and the sacrifices they have made so that you will not continue to get screwed by the banksters and the likes of Romney and Ryan? Appalling!

  • Anonymous

    I can see it on his resume now.

    I spent a full year being a loser.

    • Anonymous

      The truth is he is a patriot and without patriots you wouldn’t be here. Just close your eyes and maybe you will awaken and somehow things will get better for you and yours. Just somehow, maybe, hopefully. At least he is trying to make it happen at great risk to his body and to his liberty. And what is so ironic it is for you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pleased and proud to be related by marriage to Andy and David. The world needs more people looking after the civil rights of the 99%.

  • Anonymous

    I am proud to be related by marriage to Andy and David. We need more people looking out for the interests of the 99. 

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