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Occupation of Albany has ’60s flavor

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By popular demand I hied myself over to the Occupy Albany encampment this week to have a look around, not once but twice — on Sunday afternoon when the weather was balmy and again yesterday morning when it was chilly and drizzly, and I can report that the occupiers seem like a hardy bunch, if slightly time-warped. I don’t mean that disparagingly. It’s just that they have the air of 1960s hippies about them, with ...

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October 27, 2011
6:56 a.m.

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This liberal PC America is what the 60s hipppy's got us Strock. No thanks.

October 27, 2011
7:25 a.m.

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What would happen if the Boy Scouts came along, pitched tents, and camped out on public property like this bunch is doing? My bet is that they'd be evicted immediately

October 27, 2011
9:41 a.m.

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If they had more specific goals I'd believe more in their cause. But, read the articles about their meals and how they're evicting the homeless and it's turning me against them.

November 1, 2011
7:07 a.m.

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Carl -
in re: the Occupy Movement

Placed by Douglas Brinkley at the head of a note he provided as editor of Hunter S. Thompson's book "Fear and Loathing in America" -a quote from a famous American which lends itself well, I think, to the Occupy Movement, in light of the rough handling they have received from the "authorities."

"Gentlemen, nature works in a mysterious way. When a new truth comes upon the earth, or a great idea necessary for mankind is born, where does it come from? Not from the police force or the prosecuting attorneys or the judges or the lawyers or the doctors; not there. It comes from the despised and the outcast; it comes perhaps from jails and prisons; it comes from men who have dared to be rebels and think their thoughts; and their fate has been the fate of rebels. This generation gives them graves while another builds them monuments; and there is no exception to it. It has been true since the world began, and it will be true no doubt forever. Clarence Darrow, 1920