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Anonymous's Occupation Of Wall Street Begins At Noon (Slept Late)
Gothamist ^ | 9/17/2011 | Christopher Robbins

Posted on 09/17/2011 8:49:07 AM PDT by RightGeek

A loose coalition of left-leaning groups like Adbusters and Anonymous are beginning their "occupation" of Wall Street today at noon. Their goal is to "see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades, and occupy Wall Street for a few months." According to the protest's website, a "leaked bulletin from the New York Police Department reveals that they expect at least 5,000" to show up today, and ask participants to being "warm clothing" along with other provisions due to the recent cold snap. Mayor Bloomberg told his eponymous news organization, "People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we’ll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it. As long as they do it where other people’s rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds …"

Once in place, the protesters claim they will "incessantly repeat our one simple demand until Barack Obama capitulates," but what exactly is that demand? We won't know until a week from now, when they "publicly deliver [their] manifesto to the White House and to the American media," but looking at their list of possibilities, they are anything but "simple." Then again, neither are the problems.

The occupation won't be entirely "peaceful," as Anonymous is promising to roll out a new, more powerful hacking tool to cripple websites. According to ITWorld, the group recently tested it by bringing down WikiLeaks and Twitter. If the protesters make it until Monday, they'll be able to greet President Obama as he swings into town to speak to the UN and schmooze with wealthy donors.

"If we have peaceful assemblies and debates about what our demands to President Obama should be, then bit by bit we can create a situation that will rival what happened in Egypt," the editor of Adbusters tells CNN. While the occupation begins at 12:00 p.m. at North Bowling Green, the protest will amass in earnest at 3:00 p.m. at Chase Plaza.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anonymous; hippies; lefties; radicals; usefulidiots; wallstreet
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The hippies have rolled out the sack and are getting ready for a little light rioting.
1 posted on 09/17/2011 8:49:11 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Port-A-Potties?


2 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: RightGeek

Hey, where are all the NYC construction workers that used to beat on the hippies back in the early 70’s during their protests, riots, US flag burnings and general marxist tendencies? They can beat on the hippies in the morning and beat on the mosque supporters in the afternoon. All in a days work saving the United States from foreign enemies.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 8:52:30 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: ken5050

LOL. I’m sure they will be crapping in the streets and there won’t be any poop scopping going on.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 8:52:34 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

There is NO place down there to “go”....everything is closed up tight...ain’t gonna be pretty...


5 posted on 09/17/2011 8:53:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: RightGeek

Cops need to wade in clubs flying.


6 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:08 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: RightGeek

Useful Idiots never know that they are useful idiots.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: RightGeek
...then bit by bit we can create a situation that will rival what happened in Egypt,"

Great, rape the woman, burn the Christian churches down, and sack the historical sites.

8 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: john drake

Maybe I can round up the local Amish gang members and bus them to NYC.Hey hippies,beware of the switchblade pitchforks.


9 posted on 09/17/2011 8:56:26 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: RightGeek

The Twitter hash tag #USDayOfRage is almost as funny as #AttackWatch.

http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23USDayOfRage

Have fun...


10 posted on 09/17/2011 8:58:12 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: RightGeek

Shovel ready.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 8:58:22 AM PDT by HotKat
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To: RightGeek

I hope the MSM publicizes this. For each 10 minute segment they show these vermin on TV, 20,000 more independents become confirmed GOP voters.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 9:01:41 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: RightGeek

I am equally opposed to the Anonymous anarchy culture and the fascist-facilitating Wall Street culture. No favorites at all.


13 posted on 09/17/2011 9:01:49 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: RightGeek
I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that 5000 people will show up and risk arrest, when they don't even know what they're protesting against.

Hope those are some good demands, because it would suck getting maced for something idiotic like warning labels on role-playing video games.

Flash mobs rule! (or they encourage the perception that they do)

14 posted on 09/17/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: mnehring

Springtime for Hitler and Germany? *SMIRK*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K08akOt2kuo


15 posted on 09/17/2011 9:05:20 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: steve86
I am equally opposed to the Anonymous anarchy culture (or lack of it) and the fascist-facilitating Wall Street culture. No favorites at all.
16 posted on 09/17/2011 9:09:34 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: RightGeek

Goldman Sachs, Obama’s largest corporate contributor and the Dem Party’s largest corporate contributor, can house them in their headquarters.They deserve one another.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:19 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: steve86
fascist-facilitating Wall Street culture

Pretty strong words. Care to elaborate on that?

18 posted on 09/17/2011 9:15:13 AM PDT by bobzeetwin
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To: All

I’m having my own protest today. I’m calling it, ‘A Day of General Malaise and Random Ennui.’

Wake me when it’s January, 2013! :)


19 posted on 09/17/2011 9:20:22 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bobzeetwin; chuckee

Well, #17 does a pretty good job of that (not that GS is all that unique).


20 posted on 09/17/2011 9:23:07 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: mnehring
Thanks for the link -- the comments are great! My favorite:

#usdayofrage Is this the new stupid idea to try to prevent attackwatch from being the most moronic thing on the internet?

21 posted on 09/17/2011 9:23:32 AM PDT by maryz
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To: mnehring
The Twitter hash tag #USDayOfRage is almost as funny as #AttackWatch.

LOL! Between this and AttackWatch I have never laughed so much in my life!! My fave so far:

#USDayofRage What do we want! (we dunno), When do we want it! (We dunno that either) #FAIL #usdor 15 minutes ago

22 posted on 09/17/2011 9:26:39 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Am I too old to ask for emancipation from the "Federal Family"?? Sarah Palin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
“Wake me when it’s January, 2013! :)”

It would be good if you could wake up just for one day on 6 Nov 2012...Sarah Palin would appreciate your vote.

23 posted on 09/17/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: RightGeek

Kelly will let them camp out for months on Wall St? lol I have to admire the self-important attitude. That being said, how in league is Bloomberg, Unions, Obama in this Spring deal? They do know it’s Autumn?


24 posted on 09/17/2011 9:30:55 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bobzeetwin; steve86

I’m with Steve.

Bobz, do a search on Solyndra and Goldman Sachs. Or JP Morgan and food stamps. Or any Wall Street bank and mortgage fraud.

What’s going on on Wall Street today is two groups who both feel they have divine right (”we’re doing God’s work” - Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs) to steal from you and me, without restraint.

Think Stalin vs. Hitler. The liberty loving American patriot has no skin in this matchup, except to hope that they each inflict maximum casualties on each other and thus have left to bring to bear against us. In this scenario, we are all Poles.


25 posted on 09/17/2011 9:32:36 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Mygirlsmom

lol Now i’ll have to go look.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 9:32:39 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: PoloSec

I’ll send my absentee ballot in time, LOL!

Haven’t missed an election from Local Dog Catcher on up since I was 18. :)


27 posted on 09/17/2011 9:32:47 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: RightGeek

“incessantly repeat our one simple demand until Barack Obama capitulates,”

RESIGN !
RESIGN !
RESIGN !
RESIGN !
RESIGN !
Etc.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 9:36:10 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RightGeek

****The hippies have rolled out the sack and are getting ready for a little light rioting.****

Time for the police to break out the billy clubs, tear gas and electric cattle prods!


29 posted on 09/17/2011 9:38:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Haven’t missed an election from Local Dog Catcher on up since I was 18. :)

If Obama was running for dog catcher, I’d turn out
to vote for his opponent.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ZOOKER

I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that 5000 people will show up and risk arrest, when they don’t even know what they’re protesting against.

Like good democrats they’re having to protest to find
out what they are protesting against.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 9:40:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The police should just break out the soapy water...that should terrify them enough.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 9:41:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I knew you would a good soldier lives by stradegy and is always on time. Your service to our country is most commendable...Thank You!


33 posted on 09/17/2011 9:42:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: steve86

Then I wish you anarchy. You would like it less, I promise.


34 posted on 09/17/2011 9:46:00 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Have been told yrs ago in Boston they’d have the police horses crap on the streets and drag the hippies through the horse droppings.

Prob no Day of Rage in Boston today; hippies there have the usual Freedom (i.e., legalize hemp) rally


35 posted on 09/17/2011 9:46:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: maryz; mnehring

Also try:
#takewallstreet and #occupyWallStreet


36 posted on 09/17/2011 9:48:44 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: Figment

I agree. They could all use a hickory shampoo by the police!


37 posted on 09/17/2011 9:51:33 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Mygirlsmom
My husband said he would like to walk around holding a sign that says: want to see a day of rage ? just mess with me !

Too bad we live so far away !

38 posted on 09/17/2011 9:55:40 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: raccoonradio
I went back and hit the web sites I used to monitor when we did a lot of FReepin’ in Boston. Very pathetic, where have all the commies gone?
39 posted on 09/17/2011 10:00:55 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Little Bill

Out there somewhere. Funny, we’re still at war etc but nobody seems to have anti war rallies anymore with a Dem in the white house.

Some tweets from Day of Rage itself:
>>We’ll change the name US Day of Rage, which IS NONVIOLENT, when Pentagon changes name of Operation Enduring Freedom, which IS VIOLENT

>>Good to start the day with a healthy breakfast. Make sure you charge your batteries & take water
(me, Note to hippies: DURACELL IS A CORPORATION!! EVIL!)


40 posted on 09/17/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: john drake

Ah yes, the good old days - http://www.examiner.com/conservative-politics-in-national/hard-hat-riots-a-forgotten-chapter-sixties-history-echo-tea-parties-of-today

Construction workers at the World Trade Center building site got wind of the plan. When anti-war protester assembled at the George Washington statue on Wall Street that day -- complete with Viet Cong flags -- suits and hard hats joined forces against the hippies...

41 posted on 09/17/2011 10:07:37 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: john drake

Ah yes, the good old days - http://www.examiner.com/conservative-politics-in-national/hard-hat-riots-a-forgotten-chapter-sixties-history-echo-tea-parties-of-today

Construction workers at the World Trade Center building site got wind of the plan. When anti-war protester assembled at the George Washington statue on Wall Street that day -- complete with Viet Cong flags -- suits and hard hats joined forces against the hippies...

42 posted on 09/17/2011 10:07:58 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

A Few Months””

Obviously, these butned out hippies & trust fund babies don’t have calendars in their possession.

Rain-Sleet-Snow- will not be very pleasant in tents in the coming months.


43 posted on 09/17/2011 10:11:10 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: RightGeek

Can anyone come up with a live video feed address for this; wanna see how many are dressed up as the Grim Reeper.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 10:13:02 AM PDT by joelt
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To: RightGeek
I'll let folks like Glenn Beck get all apocalyptic about this phony, baloney, fake rage protest. I think these artificial protests are a joke.

You just know these creeps envy the true protests that are the Tea Party. They've never seen anything like the Tea Party...which is a true, grassroots movement.

45 posted on 09/17/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: joelt
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution - Interviewing moonbats for the most part
46 posted on 09/17/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mnehring

Resist we much...


47 posted on 09/17/2011 10:18:58 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ZOOKER
I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that 5000 people will show up and risk arrest, when they don't even know what they're protesting against.

Do leftists *ever* know what they are protesting against?

48 posted on 09/17/2011 10:35:47 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: RightGeek

Yep, this takes me back to 1970, when smelly people raised hell on the Ohio State campus making things difficult for people trying to get to classes and to work. They didn’t get out of bed until noon, however, so it was possible to get the buildings where the science classes were concentrated if you went there in the morning.


49 posted on 09/17/2011 10:36:14 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: RightGeek

Put that energy into getting a job. Any job is better than protesting and being a nuisance.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 10:42:15 AM PDT by pallis
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