Susan Marie

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Susan Marie
Posted about 3 years ago
do you write lists? i'm researching material for a book and would love to hear from any list-makers out there.
I am an avid list maker. I make lists for thing to do at work, I post stickies on my pc to remind of things I need to take care of at home, and always a grocery list. These lists free my mind to think of other more challenging ideas. Its not so much about the organization and structure but more about not needing to remember mundane items, such as what I need to buy at the grocery store.
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Susan Marie
Posted about 3 years ago
What would have made the Occupied Movement successful as an attempt by our young adults to make things change for the better?
And so could have Penn State. I know what OWS didn't do. I was hoping to find out from a young adult who was involved in OWS why he/she felt things fell through. I don't agree with socialism, but capitalism that has gone unchecked decade after decade with taxation loopholes has caused the America of the free and home of the brave with little more than a cast system. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Graduates coming out of College in today's society have so few choices; the lucky few get a job in their field of study; those who simply want to get any job cannot because the older generation has been forced to work after retirement in positions usually held by high school and college workers; they decide to go back to schol for their masters (which only exasperates the loan issues and now they will be over qualified) or they remain unemployed. Yet they have been exploited by high interest loans and the deadened belief in the American Dream. Why is the cost of college soaring while the benefits of a college education are dwindling? The pendulum is swinging the wrong way! And, why do you think that James Eagan Holmes was a member of OWS? That was just a mean thing to say.
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Susan Marie
Posted about 3 years ago
What would have made the Occupied Movement successful as an attempt by our young adults to make things change for the better?
But what about dedication to a cause,feeling and believing? I mean intuition tells me its wrong. Why not fight for what you believe? I Isn't that what America is based on? Why politics, why Obama...reverence no I don't think so. Its time for change for our youth. After all, wasn't that the premise of America... every generation gets more than the last ?? We work, we send our children to college...and now its for what? I t affects me too. I have written letters to both my senators.. Why oh why, because I make over 80K a year as single am I not able to take the college deduction? So not fair. I worked to make more money for my kids as a single mom from ages 4 and 5. And yet. I get no tax deduction..so I am paying college bills that I shouldn't be.
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Susan Marie
Posted about 3 years ago
What would have made the Occupied Movement successful as an attempt by our young adults to make things change for the better?
With mortgage interest rates lower than student loans, with corporate America owning for profit colleges that cater to the poorer student to make large amounts of money, with all the funny money Asset Backed Securities and the bail out of Wall Street...you really don't think its the bankers? Really? This depressed economy is from poor fiscal management on all levels. And why on earth, should someone looking to start a future not "blame" corporate america for what they left for them...which is?
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Susan Marie
Posted about 3 years ago
What would have made the Occupied Movement successful as an attempt by our young adults to make things change for the better?
Absolutely agree with your position that problems are much harder to solve than to express frustration over. This is why I want to hear from folks who actually participated as to what their objective is/was. If it was just to express frustration, then you are right, they accomplished what they set out to do. My question, really, is why weren't they more organized to analyze and promote change within the system?