I must say the article about Occupy Maine was a real eye-opener [“Embedded with Occupy Maine,” Nov. 2011]. It opened my eyes to the hypocrites of this movement, buying coffee at Starbucks and getting pizza from Whole Foods. I thought this was supposed to be about down with corporations and their excessive money-making, helping the disenfranchised. There are tons of homeless people that walk that area everyday and these people turn their noses and shoulders on them.
The occupiers should be ashamed. They should occupy some jobs — oh, yes, there are jobs out there. These people need to get over themselves and work. I work at a coffee shop. It’s not what I want to be doing, but it’s what I’m doing now.
The Occupy movement was a good idea. Now it’s just a mess, a mess that the taxpayers are going to have to shell out for to pay for extra trash removal and to reseed Lincoln Park. Thank you to the occupiers for wasting more taxpayer dollars.
— Rob Peabody, Brunswick
Occupy Bank of America
Read the “Occupy” piece. May I suggest that the people who got screwed by Bank of America plead their case before the occupiers, and if legit, have the cause and guts to march into the nearest Bank of America with a couple hundred friends — and maybe make a call to the news media — and see if your power in numbers has any effect on the bankers’ decision. You’re welcome.
— Kevin Gallagher, Portland