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Occupy Wall Street rallies headed to Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 2:08 p.m. | Sharif Durhams

Posted on 10/03/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Local offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration that has taken over a park in New York's financial district are being organized in Wisconsin.

Participants have rallied near Wall Street for three weeks against what they perceive as corporate greed and economic inequality. A flash point sparked over the weekend when about 700 participants were arrested as they marched in vehicle travel lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Organizers in Milwaukee, Madison and Appleton are planning rallies Oct. 15 as part of an International Day of Action in support of the protests.

Organizers of the Milwaukee event plan a rally at the Chase Bank branch in downtown Milwaukee, according to Facebook page set up for the event. Those in Madison plan a rally "on or around" Oct. 15 at the State Capitol square. Both pages were linked to a site put together by organizers of the Wall Street rally that was featured in Monday's Wall Street Journal.

The Occupy Milwaukee Facebook page created a week ago had nearly 2,000 followers Monday afternoon while Madison's page had more than 2,200 followers. A page for Appleton has more than 500 followers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hippies; morons; soros; wisconsin; zombies
People get ready...
1 posted on 10/03/2011 2:13:22 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Wisconsin? I assume there is an indoor venue there?


2 posted on 10/03/2011 2:13:56 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Zombie alert ping!


3 posted on 10/03/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Great, just what WI needs. More hipsters screaming on the streets.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 2:14:21 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Hunton Peck

—People get ready...—

I have been waiting for almost three years for a “critical mass” event to finally collapse the house of cards. Could these silly rally’s be it?


5 posted on 10/03/2011 2:14:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Or will these events just be the multiple exploding-bridgewire detonator for the REAL critical mass explosion.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I wonder if we took photographs of the protesters at the Wisconsin capitol earlier this year and compared them to the protesters on Wall Street if we would see a lot of the same people running the protests.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 2:18:21 PM PDT by Rad_J
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To: Hunton Peck; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
8 posted on 10/03/2011 2:18:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Hunton Peck

—near Wall Street for three weeks —

Gerald Celente warned “When people have lost everything and have nothing to lose, they lose it.”

I think we may finally be seeing that critical mass in action. these folks, missguided though their proposed solutions may be, have no jobs and are beginning to figure out that they and their country have no future. So they have the time and inclination to “lose it”. It is possible these really could go nationwide and, possibly, go violent, with the right catalyst.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Well if it gets chilly out and they need to take a leak or sleep over for a few weeks, there’s always the Capitol building...


10 posted on 10/03/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hunton Peck

Just wondering....who the heck pays for the i phones they all seem to have, as well as travel money? Who is paying their rent while they are “protesting”? Who is paying for the college bill they seem to be complaining about? Who is taking care of their family and pets while they “travel” the US in their protests?

And what the heck exactly are they protesting against?


11 posted on 10/03/2011 2:25:34 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: cuban leaf

Shhhhhh! Don’t tell them it gets cold there.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 2:26:31 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: NoGrayZone
Just wondering....who the heck pays for the i phones they all seem to have, as well as travel money? Who is paying their rent while they are “protesting”? Who is paying for the college bill they seem to be complaining about? Who is taking care of their family and pets while they “travel” the US in their protests?

George Soros, Tides Foundation, Ford Foundation and re elect Obama.

13 posted on 10/03/2011 2:27:39 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Hunton Peck

“Participants have rallied near Wall Street for three weeks against what they perceive as corporate greed and economic inequality.”

Economic inequality? I’d suggest spending less time protesting and more time actually gaining skills or doing WORK.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 2:29:48 PM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: cuban leaf
They do not care about jobs! One guy that was interviewed said - That if the rich were taxed more that "he" would have enough money to buy more. And a young gal was ask if a corporate came down and offered her a job, would she accept it? Absolutely Not!

These people do not want responsibility they want hand outs. They want to have their school loans forgiven.

15 posted on 10/03/2011 2:29:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cuban leaf
"I think we may finally be seeing that critical mass in action. these folks, missguided though their proposed solutions may be, have no jobs"

Have you seen any of the videos? If they have "no jobs" who the heck is paying for all their i phones? Who is paying the rent? Who is taking care of their families and pets while they are out "protesting"?

16 posted on 10/03/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: cuban leaf
these folks, missguided though their proposed solutions may be, have no jobs and are beginning to figure out that they and their country have no future. So they have the time and inclination to “lose it”. It is possible these really could go nationwide and, possibly, go violent, with the right catalyst.

Most of these are unemployed rich spoiled-brat humanities majors who have never actually had a coherent thought in their entire lives, and have done only about 2 hours and 37 minutes of actual labor since birth. They are not angry because they don't have jobs. They are angry because, upon graduation, they will be required to get them.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 2:32:51 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: cuban leaf
these folks, missguided though their proposed solutions may be, have no jobs and are beginning to figure out that they and their country have no future. So they have the time and inclination to “lose it”. It is possible these really could go nationwide and, possibly, go violent, with the right catalyst.

Most of these are unemployed rich spoiled-brat humanities majors who have never actually had a coherent thought in their entire lives, and have done only about 2 hours and 37 minutes of actual labor since birth. They are not angry because they don't have jobs. They are angry because, upon graduation, they will be required to get them.

18 posted on 10/03/2011 2:32:53 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: cuban leaf

The people who’ve lost the most under 0bama and the rest of the Corruptocracy are the ones at Tea Party rallies. These Leftish protesters seem to be mostly trust-funders, chronic college students and the other usual whining ne’er-do-wells who don’t have a lot to worry about nor the brains to worry with.

I don’t think these “Occupy” protests mean squat except as an annoyance and opportunity to watch dumb animals without paying an admission fee at the zoo.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 2:33:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Rad_J; Hunton Peck
"I wonder if we took photographs of the protesters at the Wisconsin capitol earlier this year and compared them to the protesters on Wall Street if we would see a lot of the same people running the protests."

We don't have to take photographs of them. They're all doing it themselves with their i phones and expensive equipment "to get the word out". I just wonder, if they have no job or money, who is paying for these i phones and equipment?

20 posted on 10/03/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Hunton Peck

Gee, and here I thought Wall Steet was in NYC. When did they move it?


21 posted on 10/03/2011 2:35:03 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: scooby321

Just threw up a little in my mouth. Thanks for the slap (sincerely meant that). =)


22 posted on 10/03/2011 2:37:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yeah, there are a lot of nuts there. But the mob mentaliti is a weird thing. It is true that you can slip ten or 15 “instigators” into a crowd of hundreds or thousands and use them as a “primer” on the bomb.


23 posted on 10/03/2011 2:40:48 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

But in many cases, mom and dad have run out of money and their iPhone is the end of the line for them. That story really is playing out right now in a LOT of people’s lives.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 2:42:09 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: NoGrayZone
"And what the heck exactly are they protesting against?"

Sanity, intelligence, work. Whadd'ya ya got? (w/ apologies to Johnny Strabler)

25 posted on 10/03/2011 2:42:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Made In The USA

Gotta give props to Sharif and the MJS, though, for adding the “what they perceive as” to the “corporate greed and inequality” that most MSM outlets have been parrotting.


26 posted on 10/03/2011 2:47:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Compared to the Tea Party rallies, these numbers are miniscule. Yet, the press coverage is wall to wall.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 2:49:00 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Hunton Peck

Hehehe. Here I am embarrassed about being a damn underemployed “statistic”.

I have always been a full timer. But the job cut hours instead of a worker, which I am happy about. Had to make many a change since.

Things do not seem to be getting any better. Coupons have become my friends.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Hunton Peck; mickie; flaglady47
Hot bratwurst!

I'm SO happy they're training their sights on Wisconsin to tear things apart. They're the best guys on our side.

I hope the good burghers of Wisconsin greet them with bars of surplus cheese and invite them to camp out a bit while freezing their sorry asses off in their maggot-infested sleeping bags.

Leni

29 posted on 10/03/2011 2:57:53 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hunton Peck
Tea Party rally


30 posted on 10/03/2011 2:59:54 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

As if the unionista’s rallies weren’t enough. Yeesh.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 3:04:25 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Here's one of the list of demands these guys have produced.

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

Demand four: Free college education.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

Although I am forced to admit 10 makes sense.

32 posted on 10/03/2011 3:13:45 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Hunton Peck

Ha! We’re in the middle of a momentous convergence of sports immortality. I don’t think anybody’s going to be paying attention to these nutbags.


33 posted on 10/03/2011 3:19:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Thane_Banquo

“They are not angry because they don’t have jobs. They are angry because, upon graduation, they will be required to get them.”

Perfectly stated. We did a LOT Of research into just ‘who’ was protesting in Madistan this past winter-into-spring.

These people are well-funded professional grifters to the Nth degree!


34 posted on 10/03/2011 3:31:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: cuban leaf

And yet they will reelect the person responsible for putting them out of work.


35 posted on 10/03/2011 3:33:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Mommy, when I grow up I wanna be part of a mob. (So I can tweet to the world how I’m part of something big.)


36 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:10 PM PDT by Renata Maree
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To: Hunton Peck

These protests seem.....................fake.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 3:53:19 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: cuban leaf
Gerald Celente warned “When people have lost everything and have nothing to lose, they lose it.”

Mildly interesting quote and totally irrelevant. These pampered pansies have lost nothing. They have money, homes and resources at their disposal. You have been totally sucked in by people who lie to you. Go home and educate yourself before wasting any more of other peoples' time here. "Astroturf" has real meaning. Look it up.

38 posted on 10/03/2011 3:56:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hunton Peck

They got their savior Baraq.

They got Obamacare.

They got Dodd-Frank.

Isn’t the US utopia now?

Can someone explain this to me?


39 posted on 10/03/2011 3:59:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: hinckley buzzard

—These pampered pansies have lost nothing. —

Well, I agree that I am stretching the meaning of Celente’s quote a bit, but I do believe these pampered pansies have lost a lot whether they know it or not. But I think they know it.

They have lost their future. And don’t kid yourself, they have lost it. It may just be beginning to sink into their heads full of mush that there isn’t a lot to look forward to, statistically speaking, no matter how much education they get. And they are scared. And hoping to get laid at the all nighter.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 5:15:06 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Common complaints at these “occupy” rallies:
* Banks got bailouts, but those with student loans can’t get bailed out - at the very least, let student loans be bankruptable if not forgiven altogether.
IMHO, understandable for a lot of students saddled with debt and no jobs.
* Lots of demands for universal health-care, universal sick time, “negative” income tax to pay a minimum amount to everyone and higher taxes to pay for it.
IMHO, pure socialism.
* Demands to repeal Citizens’ United decision, letting businesses have equal speech. But their demands would let unions pump out all the ads they want.
IMHO, either include unions in the bans on election ads or let businesses be equal in free speech to unions.
* Reinstate Glass-Steagall
IMHO, probably the only reasonable demand on the list


41 posted on 10/03/2011 5:59:05 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Hunton Peck
Would anyone like to meet up for a Hard Hat Riot? The time has come for the cycle of history to fully repeat itself.
42 posted on 10/03/2011 6:40:27 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
Beat up these sniveling punks?

I think they're providing too much comedy for that.

But if they get doped up enough to try to carry out their little "Revolution" by whatever they think of as violent means, it might make for a fun afternoon....

43 posted on 10/03/2011 6:52:29 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin

**sigh**

Haven’t we had enough rallies and demonstrations?


44 posted on 10/03/2011 8:25:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sherman Logan

If they implement 10, none of the others would occur...and these cretins would be back doing their bongs and watching Addams Family.


45 posted on 10/04/2011 6:52:45 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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