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Occupy hostility puzzling

As one of the participants in Occupy Spokane, I would like to thank the people of Spokane, and to tell you how much we appreciate your show of support. But I would really like to thank the ones who give us the finger, sometimes very adamantly. It would be nice if you would come by and give us a piece of your mind.

I would really like to know what it is that you oppose.

Do you oppose political reform, fiscal responsibility, education for our children, or clean air? Maybe you’re just proud of being ranked 26th internationally in education. Could it be you’re happy about our homeless veterans and wouldn’t want to tax the abused 1 percent to help the men and women who fight and die for us? Or is it the fact that we don’t want our president and representatives bought and paid for by the big corporations?

Maybe it’s just someone having an overdose of Fox News. Whatever the case, feel free to stop by and let us know what we are doing that deserves that much hostility.

Thanks again for your show of support.

Lori Petrie

Spokane


 

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