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Social Networking Spurs Wall Street Protest
NY1 ^ | 9/18/11 | Nicole Ward

Posted on 09/18/2011 10:00:25 AM PDT by ponygirl

Lisa Fithian said she's not part of any official group and that the “occupation” of Wall Street is the work of many people coming together with the same message.

"Wall Street is certainly the heart of why we're here. It's the corporations — the big banks in this country have been destroying this country,” said Fithian. "Overfees or high mortgages, student loans, the banks are touching every aspect of our lives."

She added that banks and the wealthy have taken money for their own interests and their own survival.

“The people here are saying enough of that," said Fithian.

Inspired by events around the world, she drew the analogy to Tahrir Square in Egypt and said the power of the people is leading to change.

"I'm here, I'm tweeting," said one protester.

(Excerpt) Read more at ny1.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dayofrage; daysofrage; enemywithin; fithian; lisafithian; protests; revolutionaryleft; twitter; wallstreet
"I'm here, I'm tweeting," said one protester.

Pretty much says it all.

1 posted on 09/18/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: ponygirl

I’ll bet that this “Lisa” person would find HS algebra to be beyond her meagre comprehensive capabilities.

If she wants to know why our economy has collapsed, she might want to check out Bawny Fwank and his squadron of ill-educated felons.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 10:03:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ponygirl

It sounds as though the Twits are ready to Tweet their way into the slavery of communism. Brilliant.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 10:04:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: ponygirl

“Inspired by events around the world, she drew the analogy to Tahrir Square in Egypt and said the power of the people is leading to change.”

I usually don’t wish harm on anyone, but is it bad to wish to see a small re-enactment of that? Just a little? Please?

*SMIRK*

Just club ONE more Hippie for me and my life will be complete. D@mn I miss the 70’s, LOL!


4 posted on 09/18/2011 10:04:49 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: ponygirl

These people are going to be in shock when they are no longer useful!


5 posted on 09/18/2011 10:05:37 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ponygirl

Notice that those that ‘aren’t any part of an official group’ always protest corporations but not govt.

*cough* leftists *cough*


6 posted on 09/18/2011 10:06:46 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: ponygirl
I grabbed a couple of screencaps of their chat window yesterday.

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7 posted on 09/18/2011 10:07:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ponygirl
I'm caught on this one. I usually speak out against hippy dippies and their protests, but in this instance... I dunno if I think they're nuts, or if I should be there too? I mean, the banks and the Gubmint did cause this financial fiasco, and I am pissed off about it, so... Somebody talk some sense to me please...
8 posted on 09/18/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: ponygirl

Lisa Fithian is a leader of the “professional left”. She lied to the reporter. Fithian managed Cindy Sheehan’s Crawford protest in August 2005, for example.


9 posted on 09/18/2011 10:10:05 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: ponygirl
hunh. the starbucks crowd vs. the starbucks crowd.

Yeah, that could make the world a better place.

10 posted on 09/18/2011 10:11:34 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: kristinn

Now that’s just dirty right there.


11 posted on 09/18/2011 10:11:34 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: ponygirl
Lisa Fithian said she's not part of any official group and that the “occupation” of Wall Street is the work of many people coming together with the same message

It’s just a hunch, mind you.

But for some reason, I suspect…

…This guy as the organizer of this particular community.

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12 posted on 09/18/2011 10:13:04 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Well, that solves my dilemma.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 10:14:47 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: ponygirl

How many people showed up? Yesterday, was the day of rage...not much whatsoever happened.


14 posted on 09/18/2011 10:17:44 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Seaplaner
Background article on Lisa Fithian by Byron York from 2005:

August 29, 2005, 9:01 a.m.
Cindy Sheehan’s Radical Strategist

Have you heard of Lisa Fithian? A veteran of the Seattle WTO riots and scores of other protests, she’s been with Sheehan from the start.

A notice on Cindy Sheehan's website, meetwithcindy.org, asks for donors who might be able to offer a camper, or an RV, or just money, for Sheehan's upcoming cross-country tour, scheduled to begin Wednesday in Crawford, Texas, and end in Washington at the big antiwar demonstration scheduled for September 24. At the end of the note, readers with something to offer are asked to "please call organizer Lisa Fithian."

To anyone familiar with the world of professional protesting — protests against globalism, capitalism, war, police tactics, and dozens of other causes — the presence of Fithian is a sign of how far Cindy Sheehan has strayed from the roots of her "one mom" crusade against George W. Bush. Or, perhaps more accurately, it is a sign that the "one mom" crusade was never just one mom. Fithian is a legendary organizer who operates in the world of anti-globalism anarchists, antiwar protesters, and union activists; an advocate of aggressive "direct action" demonstrations, she protested the first Gulf war, played an important role in the violent shutdown of Seattle during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting, was a key planner in protests at the Republican and Democratic national conventions in 2000 and 2004, and organized demonstrations at trade meetings in Washington, D.C., Prague, and Genoa.

SNIP

And she was a tough-minded leader, not at all a peace-and-love type. Her specialty was action; she wanted to break in, cut through fences, and shut things down. "You don't go to Fithian when you want to carry a placard," the Times profile said. "You go to her when you want to make sure there are enough bolt cutters to go around." Asked for a fuller explanation of her role in the protests, Fithian said, "When people ask me, 'What do you do?' I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible."

SNIP

15 posted on 09/18/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: ponygirl
"Inspired by events around the world, she drew the analogy to Tahrir Square in Egypt and said the power of the people is leading to change."

16 posted on 09/18/2011 10:21:44 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

yeah they are going after metrosexual daytraders who voted for Obama because he was so hip and cool.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 10:24:48 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: cripplecreek

Typing is for the working class? LOL. What a bunch of numbnuts!


18 posted on 09/18/2011 10:24:50 AM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: ponygirl
"She added that banks and the wealthy have taken money for their own interests and their own survival."

I wonder how long this girl has been sponging off her parents or the government (local/state/federal)? If she actually works at job or occupation does she feel guilty about being paid for her labor?

19 posted on 09/18/2011 10:28:48 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: ponygirl

You tube vid of Day of Rage Moron:
uh, uh, like, ya know..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xo-8aojaoU


20 posted on 09/18/2011 10:31:01 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: ponygirl

Lol.....”Corporations are evil!”......I guess that means too the evil computers created by evil corporations!


21 posted on 09/18/2011 10:41:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ponygirl
The protest was also being streamed live around the world, and one protester estimated that at least 5,000 people were watching.

Wow! That's almost 1 millionth of the world!!

22 posted on 09/18/2011 10:50:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ponygirl

I’ve got some business tomorrow morning at 40 Wall Street. Hopefully some of these losers will be around.


23 posted on 09/18/2011 10:50:34 AM PDT by Sky Slug
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To: Mathews
"Somebody talk some sense to me please"

Pay your bills on time as you promised.


24 posted on 09/18/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Mathews
They need to move this protest to the front steps of Barney Frank's office and set up shop there. There are hundreds of other Democrats that also need to shoulder the blame, but Frank is the sputtering, pus-filled poster boy of this economy (along with Chris Dodd, who wisely retired). If they want to blame Republicans, blame those who saw what was happening and looked the other way. IMO, blaming the Street is a waste of time...they simply capitalize on the circumstances around them. The people who caused those circumstances... they aren't on Wall Street. They're in the Capitol.

Why are politicians exempt from the laws against Insider Trading? How does someone like Harry Reid go from being a sh!tkicking nothing from a backwater like Searchlight Nevada, then shows up in Washington with no business or financial experience, and now years later is a multi-millionaire? He's never run a business, knows nothing about finance, yet we're supposed to believe he "made excellent investing decisions" on his own? Who repealed Glass-Steagall and why? Why was Lehman taken to slaughter while Goldman was propped up? Why has no one been arrested for falsifying credit ratings, which led to the mortgage meltdown? What does it mean that Goldman's fingerprints are ALL OVER the Solyndra loan? Those are the questions they need to be asking. This "Twitter Protest" is pointless and is being directed by Bill Ayers & Co, which should tell you everything you need to know.

25 posted on 09/18/2011 11:00:22 AM PDT by ponygirl (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers; thatÂ’s not allowed is it?)
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To: ponygirl

More bellowing from the human vuvuzelas.


26 posted on 09/18/2011 11:08:59 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: ponygirl

More bellowing from the human vuvuzelas.


27 posted on 09/18/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Mathews
It was the Gov't that is primarily to be blamed. Banks follow Gov't policy.

To hate banks is to hate capitalism. Banks provide credit...communists hate credit because it allows people to get ahead. Without credit, the middle class would be without homes, cars, and small businesses most of which were gotten by using credit.

There's nothing evil about credit, but these people would say there is.

28 posted on 09/18/2011 11:09:32 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: kristinn

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/the-terrorist-behind-the-peace-mom


29 posted on 09/18/2011 11:15:58 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: kristinn

Oh, sure, there not a part of any organization.


30 posted on 09/18/2011 11:17:24 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: kristinn

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8772212.htm


31 posted on 09/18/2011 11:18:49 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Thanks for the informative links.


32 posted on 09/18/2011 11:28:43 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Mathews

“Overfees or high mortgages, student loans, the banks are touching every aspect of our lives.”

Who’s responsible? The banks who charge overfees and provide mortgages and student loans, or the people who take the money?

No one forced anyone to take the money, run up their charge cards, or finance their education. For example, it’s still possible to work one’s way through college and/or save up over time to buy a house. No one OWES anyone else such things as housing or a college education. You take the money, it’s your fault if you don’t like the terms.

Conservatives once believed in individual responsibility.

BTW, I do agree with you to the extent of government bail outs. They have no more right to other people’s money (for the mistakes they make) than individuals.


33 posted on 09/18/2011 11:29:10 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. I prefer good!)
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To: kristinn

Fithian said, “When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.”

She’s leftist scum, but she has a kernel of truth there. Change for good or bad rarely occurs until there’s a crisis. That’s why 2012 is a good chance to turn things around...for the better. That means no more handouts or bailouts.


34 posted on 09/18/2011 11:33:28 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. I prefer good!)
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To: ponygirl

The protest should be in both places. Who do you think is funding these politicians? The beneficiaries of all the TARP money is the answer. What did the beneficiaries of the money do? They bought more banks. YOU loaned these companies trillions. What did you get for that? Inflation.


35 posted on 09/18/2011 11:45:11 AM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: ponygirl
Sparse ‘Day of Rage’
By MAURA O’CONNOR
Last Updated: 2:38 AM, September 18, 2011
Posted: 11:55 PM, September 17, 2011

Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally -- far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.

Police barricades were put up to protect both the exchange and the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Broadway. The barriers hardly needed.

Police said two members of the anemic crowd -- which carried signs declaring “Wall Street is our Street” -- were arrested after they tried to enter a Bank of America office at Broadway and Liberty streets wearing masks.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/sparse_day_of_rage_MrTG7UDAV9u29hAGGWNHpO#ixzz1YKbVWRFi

36 posted on 09/18/2011 11:52:28 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: ponygirl
Don't worry. We'll take care of this.

While it looks like an array of miniature green stadium lights, the Taser shockwave uses its juice to shut a crowd down. It can send out a jolt of electricity up to 25 feet away that will shock a mob into submission. You can also patch them together, sort of like Legos, to create an ever bigger electric pulse — and take the fight out of any angry rabble.

37 posted on 09/18/2011 12:14:26 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: shield

These people have no clue how to organize young people into a riot in America today. First, do not start doing and definitely don’t schedule anything to start before 3 pm. Maybe even 5pm. Second, serve plenty of booze (don’t worry the people you invite will bring their own mind altering substances to mix with your booze such as ADHD drugs (speed) and marijuana and crank and stuff). Third Bring in a DJ or controversial musician who supports your cause. THEN tweet the twits about the “BLOK PARTY 2 SUPORT XYX 2NITE”. You will get 3 or 4 types of people to show up who make a toxic mix - people who have nothing to do (feel angst), people who want to ‘see the music’ (irony intended), people who want to see the people, and people who want to PARTY! After a few hours it will make the news but all of the people will remember the original twit they got and say why they are there.

“We just came here to see see some people about XYZ and then this dude did ABC and all off sudden those fascist cops came in riding unicorns and bashing heads we had to defend ourselves from the XYZ owned cartel”.

I am all for a good protest now and again. The tree of liberty needs refreshing from time to time and all that (NOT saying I support this rally but there is probably merit to the idea if it weren’t so obviously an Obama rally). But if you want the YOUNG to protest, you gotta do what the politicians have learned to do to buy votes - get them a bus, a pack of smokes, a bottle of booze and a hamburger... in this case, drugs, party, reason to be there and promise of a good time.


38 posted on 09/18/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Mathews
Mathews, I don't have much time for FR today, but I was cruising through this thread and ran across your post. I wanted to take a minute to respond. (Since you asked. :)

If you were to go down there, in milling about you would find people who say some of the same things that tea party people say. And this is why you feel conflicted. Because we DO have a problem in America— the technical term is crony capitalism.

But, And this is really BIG, these professional progressive organizers who are the subtle “voices” moving people in this protest, do not care about America and saving it from its self.

One guy, at the “Stacking Assembly” last night at the protest, had this to say...

“Prior to our constitution being established, there was a global movement happening. The British were inspired by the Spanish and from that came the Magna Carta. Our constitution was inspired by the Magna Carta, and we today [referring to those at Wall Street] are again being inspired by the Spanish in a new global movement. We are together [Wall Street protesters in unison with other global protesters of their governments] creating a new constitution that will be ever evolving, just as we are right now...”

the live feed went dead at that point. I saw this guy later being interviewed on live stream, and he started that speech all over again. But before he got too far into it, someone with him whispered something I could not hear, and then the guy nodded in agreement and went to another subject.

Poor guy, he's part of the progressive team, but he apparently didn't read the handbook closely enough. First, you get everyone talking about issues that matter to them, then once passions are united, and everyone is demanding solutions, you turn the talk to the place you had intended to go all along. This is where “constitution guy” is at, where the progressive organizers are GOING.

So, in conclusion, if you want to be part of a global socialist society that has one global monetary currency, then the Wall Street protest is for you. But be prepared to call the US Constitution a “flawed” document that needs to “grow” into today's time.

If however, you believe the US Constitution got it right, but has been misapplied through the years by subversive acts against it through the use of judiciary and through covert marxists subtly changing it's application through legislation, then FR and the Tea Party, and generally any person who dares to think independently of media and political talking points, are all on your side. I hope I've helped. But don't take my word for it. Gather information for yourself! And to get you started, here's a great link (although lengthy, worth it!)

http://www.martinarmstrong.org/files/Bound%20to%20Past%2009-08-2011.pdf

Happy hunting! And here's hoping that you end up on the side of the US Constitution!

FReeguards, D.

39 posted on 09/18/2011 1:37:21 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: ponygirl
"Overfees or high mortgages, student loans, the banks are touching every aspect of our lives."

They'd prefer everything for free. They think they're "entitled."

Public school kids = Epic fail.

40 posted on 09/18/2011 1:50:08 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
This is from the show King of the Hill:

Hey, Dad, how did you know what was gonna happen with the protest anyway?

Well, when I was your age I went to protests all the time.

But I thought you hated protests.

Yeah, but my dad loved them.

Cotton used to take me to watch the hippies get beaten up and shot with water cannons.

Boy, I never saw him happier.

He'd set up lawn chairs and a big cooler stocked with cold drinks.

41 posted on 09/18/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Works for me. I’ve been loving a good Hippie Beatin’ since I was 10 years old and witnessed the bombing of Sterling Hall at the UW Madison, WI.

Some of that stuff just sticks with you when you witness it at a tender age...kinda forms an opinion of how the world should be in black and white. :)


42 posted on 09/18/2011 6:05:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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