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  • Occupy Wall Street 358,739 like this
    Occupy Oakland 19,439 like this
    Occupy Dallas 18,166 like this
    Occupy Shreveport 420 like this
    ...and on October 15th maybe 50 of them protested on Texas Street in downtown Shreveport while the rest of the 300,000 people in the community said, "huh?".

    It wasn't until a trip to Cupertino the following week that I began to understand myself, what the 99% was trying to communicate. I found it very insightful to watch Oakland's controversy unfold from a local media standpoint versus the national clips I may have seen at home.

    How can we be so unaware? Well, we live in a bubble here, created in part by a lucrative natural gas source, an active air force base, and crazy as it may seem, a booming, well maybe not booming, more like a working movie industry that found its way here by way of the 2005 Katrina disaster. That's right, all those horrible movies Nick Cage has put out lately, we have to take responsibility for. We've had Pitt, Cruise, Zeta-Jones, Butler. Everyone loved Gerard Butler, such a great guy - thought he would be taller, though.

    Back to point, we are easily sidetracked by the novelty of celebrity because we haven't experienced the economic troubles that they talk about on the national news. Maybe a slight dip in 2008 but other than that life is good. Saints won the Super Bowl in 2009 and it's been smooth sailing in North Louisiana ever since. I would be coasting by with blinders myself, had I not lived in Atlanta and Phoenix during these times. I know too many people who lost their job, their car or their home, and some who lost all three. Jobs are easy to find here, if you want one. So, again, the point of the Occupy movement escapes the masses of Caddo/Bossier. Please excuse us for not really caring, we just don't know any better.

    To those of you putting all your efforts into making a change in this country, getting off your couch or away from your patio, I commend and respect you.
    Knowledge is the power needed to get them to move because it takes people to cause change. Simple and true.
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