You would have thought a group of protesters like this would be all about being green, protecting our lands and behaving well as a way to show the good in the world. You would have thought they'd be about small business, the antithesis of the large corporations and financial institutions targeted by the protests. You would have thought they'd demonstrate responsibility when trying to trying to call attention to the irresponsibility of mega-businesses.But the Occupy protesters have done just the opposite in too many cases. They have been uncooperative, destroyed public property and cost the working families who ultimately pay for municipal services millions of dollars for additional police work, sanitation, garbage collection and repairs to public parks where the campouts have taken place. The large clusters of largely out-of-work protesters whose hygiene habits have gone on hiatus have driven customers away from nearby family-owned business because shoppers don't want to deal with the protesters, putting those businesses in peril.
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/12/26/1766027/occupy-protesters-losing-99-percents.html#storylink=cpy
Resurrecting the ol' body odor epithet. Haven't heard this one in a while.
And JFTR: The camp actually helped local businesses due to the numbers of protesters and the sightseers they draw.
And isn't it just grand that the TCH has finally become concerned about the well-being of longshoremen and public employees! As hitherto the paper has been rather hostile to the ILWU protests and collective bargaining rights.
And even more astonishing is that TCH seems to be endorsing a consumption tax to cover budget deficits. Now this is really a surprise as in the past they have towed the Reagan/Republican anti-tax line.