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Living like Gordon Gekko! Wall Street protesters Occupy luxurious five star hotel
The London Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2011 | Hannah Roberts

Posted on 11/20/2011 8:38:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

His rank and file comrades have been toughing it out in squalid tents and church basements.

But a leading figure of the Occupy Wall Street movement, who moonlights as a businessman, has eschewed the campfire comradeship for a room at a fashionable five star hotel.

Peter Dutro, one of the members of elite finance committee, checked into the sumptuous W Hotel Downtown.

The $700-per-night hotel, with 350-count Egyptian cotton sheets, also hosted Deloitte analyst Brad Spitzer, who covertly took part in protests while on a work trip from California, the New York Post reported.

Spitzer said: 'I’m staying here for work. I do finance, but I support it still.

He added: 'Tents are not for me'.

Spitzer, 24, also offered other demonstrators respite from the weather in his decadent surroundings, requesting a roll-out bed to accommodate guests, according to the Post....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: astroturf; hypocrites; newyork; occupy; occupywallstreet
They're making $14/hr. from the unions, but I suppose that doesn't even get you a room at Motel 6 in New York City.
1 posted on 11/20/2011 8:38:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The unions are paying $14/hr to occupy? Is this what you’re saying? Do we have proof? I ask because I told a liberal about the Craig’s List ad and was told it was phony.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 8:47:12 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


3 posted on 11/20/2011 8:47:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how long it will take those protesters to connect all the missing money that was meant to buy blankets and food went and the fact that all the occupier leaders are staying at the Hilton?


4 posted on 11/20/2011 8:52:56 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Chode

I’m glad to see that someone else spotted the startling similarities to Animal Farm.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 8:56:11 PM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You get the leadership you deserve. Meanwhile, the elite “supporters” of the OWS dog and pony show, like the Clintons, continue to hoard the jobs and money for themselves, making the OWS point while allowing the true villains to be misidentified.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 8:58:06 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Aria

Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters [VIDEO]
http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/06/organizer-admits-to-paying-occupy-dc-protesters-video/#ixzz1eJOvq7jq

Are Occupy Wall Street protesters being paid?
http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/8906-are-occupy-wall-street-protesters-being-paid

Big Government: ACORN Paying Homeless to Occupy Wall Street
http://nation.foxnews.com/acorn/2011/11/02/big-government-acorn-paying-homeless-occupy-wall-street

Unions Paying Members to Attend Occupy Protest
http://patdollard.com/2011/11/union-paying-occupy-protesters/

Who’s Paying for Occupy Portland?: Look For The Union Label
http://daylightdisinfectant.blogspot.com/2011/11/whos-paying-for-occupy-portland.html


7 posted on 11/20/2011 8:58:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Do as we say, not as we do."


8 posted on 11/20/2011 9:02:43 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 11/20/2011 9:05:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Oceander
sad thing is, they would deny any resemblance at all...
10 posted on 11/20/2011 9:14:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TY TY TY!!! :-)


11 posted on 11/20/2011 9:44:15 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THe article is trash and your comments are off.

The Deloitte consultant isn’t paying the advertised rate for that room, basically the corporate rate at the W is between 289 and 489 a night (plus tax), he is a young guy so probably closer to 300/night which is average for the area, Deloitte has a housing allowance for travelling consultants, and any remaining out of pocket expense for the room is a tax deduction.

The W Hotel is a “distressed property” due to overleveraging debt during the boom years. TO lock in corporate travellers the management provide very reasonable prices to large corporations like Deloitte.

Also, the $14/hr gigs were for separately run events held in other locations, not to actually sit in Zuccotti Park.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 9:51:31 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brad Spitzer——related to???No, can’t be.


13 posted on 11/21/2011 1:16:09 AM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: JerseyHighlander; 2ndDivisionVet

“THe article is trash and your comments are off.

The Deloitte consultant isn’t paying the advertised rate for that room, basically the corporate rate at the W is between 289 and 489 a night (plus tax), he is a young guy so probably closer to 300/night which is average for the area, Deloitte has a housing allowance for travelling consultants, and any remaining out of pocket expense for the room is a tax deduction.”

The W Hotel is a “distressed property” due to overleveraging debt during the boom years. TO lock in corporate travellers the management provide very reasonable prices to large corporations like Deloitte.

Also, the $14/hr gigs were for separately run events held in other locations, not to actually sit in Zuccotti Park”

Golly Gee Willakers you seem to know so much about this Maybe you can tell us who those protestors are, where they went to college, what courses they took, and who their professors are. And when they shut down the Brooklyn bridge who the leaders were. Can you name the names ?


14 posted on 11/21/2011 1:23:42 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name II received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

24 year old Spitzer sure has landed a CUSHY job that allows him to spend $700.00 a night on a hotel room that Deloitte pays for. What a moron......


15 posted on 11/21/2011 2:59:06 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Brad, is that YOU???


16 posted on 11/21/2011 3:02:28 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Chode
sad thing is, they would deny any resemblance at all...

Actually, the sadder thing is that too many Americans have never read Animal Farm and therefore cannot even grasp the essential truth behind the resemblance, and - to be a pessimist - probably wouldn't take the idea to its logical, and necessary, conclusion even if they did recognize the resemblance.
17 posted on 11/21/2011 5:16:39 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: Oceander
i heard that...
18 posted on 11/21/2011 5:18:48 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better than sleeping near 200 lbs of untreated feces I suppose...The elites have their standards, donchaknow?


19 posted on 11/21/2011 5:22:50 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Ann Archy; mosesdapoet

You are both f’ing class warfare idiots who are acting like petulant children on FR.

I live in the burbs and work in NYC and stay at the W Hotel on occasion at the corporate rate. NO one ever pays 700/nt for a stay at the W, no one has paid that much since early 2008.

Every Newspaper in NYC had articles about the paid for protestors on the ‘Day of Action’, every one of the job postings on Craigslist, El Diario La Prensa and VillageVoice were for separate events run and organized by the unions, the same unions who used strong arm muscle to explicitly forbid OWS protestors from entering the union organized protests, including OWS protestors with NYPD and DC Metropolitan PD Press Credentials.

SO STFU you annoying little twits, some of us have had to deal with this shit on a daily basis and are getting pissed at both the protestors and the idiots like Hannity and Rush who are agitating on the other side using gross mis-characterizations of the facts on the ground to win political points in flyover country.


20 posted on 11/21/2011 3:05:55 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Ann Archy; 2ndDivisionVet

You are both f’ing class warfare idiots who are acting like petulant children on FR...Jerseyhighlander

Instead of exposing it Libertarian mush heads by denying what’s occuring like our friend here think they can take over the OWS movement and convert it to their use..When the opposite is happening. The Dema-Coms are using Ron Paul and his band of “Paulistas” to legitimize their movement. Once the Paulistas set up any kind of counter movement violence is going to occur which plays right into the Dema-Coms hands. These guys (unions) play for keeps they will not only bust windows they’ll bust heads...and MSM won’t print or say a word....


21 posted on 11/22/2011 2:49:08 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name II received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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