The three aspects of Occupy Wall St that are like the Tea Party are:
1. It's without question a populist movement.
2. It's emphasizing peaceful protest as a way of getting what you want.
3. It's not coming from either major party's political apparatus.
Belarus avoided the collapse that plagued all other former Soviet republics (including Russia) by keeping its system intact and has a higher standard of living than the others because of it.
What the fuck have you been smoking? No, I don't want any.
They have the one of the lowest standard of living, only places like Moldova can compete. I'm from Estonia. We had our collapse and built a better system. Belarus wasn't doing that good in the 90s either, but they haven't really made any progress either. My friends who have visited say that the country is an alternate universe where the USSR never collapsed.
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this-- no dog exchanges bones with another. -- Adam Smith