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Leading House Democrat: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests, Van Jones part of US ‘Arab Spring’
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/05/2011 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on 10/05/2011 5:44:01 AM PDT by martosko

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests and former White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones are the beginning of an “American Fall,” according to Rep. John Larson, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

In Tuesday evening remarks before a group of visiting activists and journalists from Egypt and Tunisia, Larson said the United States has drawn inspiration from revolutions in those countries and, as a result, is experiencing its own “Arab Spring, if you will.”

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller following his speech, Larson said left-wing activists with “the right morals” are pushing America’s democracy to “evolve.”

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1 posted on 10/05/2011 5:44:05 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

The right morals????

Impeach the Kenyan NOW!
this is all part of his grand plan....

I expect the richstag to be burned any day now to cancel elections....


2 posted on 10/05/2011 5:46:58 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: martosko

“...Larson said the United States has drawn inspiration from revolutions in those countries and, as a result, is experiencing its own “Arab Spring, if you will.”

I thought ‘inciting to riot’ was a crime


3 posted on 10/05/2011 5:46:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: martosko

IOW, he’s admitting that they have planned and staged this from the beginning............


4 posted on 10/05/2011 5:47:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Vaquero

thats reichstag


5 posted on 10/05/2011 5:48:26 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: martosko
And as far as I am concerned...that confirms the DNC is behind this. It is not grassroots.

Dear FRiends, we are moving into the final stages. Things are going to move shockingly quickly now. The DNC will not be able to control the rabble.

It is time to move the bug-out bags to the car, make your final preparations for a long cold dark winter and if you have not done so...reach-out and locate your fellow FReepers in your area. Not just online, but really meet them and connect up.

One day will be like today, like any other day and tomorrow may be another world away.

God Bless You and God Bless America.

6 posted on 10/05/2011 5:52:54 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: martosko

So far, no one has commented on the name “American Autumn”, or “American Fall.” It sounds less hopeful and inspiring than “Arab Spring.”


7 posted on 10/05/2011 5:55:02 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: martosko
left-wing activists with “the right morals”

Oh please. Most of those kids are down there hoping to get laid. The women protesters are liberals, so it doesn't get any easier for a young dude to rip one off.

I think the left is trying to make more out of this than it really is. These kids are there for the street party. They have no idea what's going on in the political/financial world. South Park is about as close as they get to reality.

8 posted on 10/05/2011 6:03:28 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SMARTY

It’s inciting an over throw of our government and yes, it is a crime.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 6:14:21 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: Pearls Before Swine
So far, no one has commented on the name “American Autumn”, or “American Fall.” It sounds less hopeful and inspiring than “Arab Spring.”

During the fall, leaves shrivel up and die. This is an excellent code name for what the left is doing to the country.
If they can't control it - they'll try to destroy it.

These kids have no idea what they're doing. Hopefully, if the communists try to talk them into violence, they'll rise up and walk away. Things are too good for these kids to throw it all away for some unknown, left wing communist cause that has little to do with them.

If there are any TEA partiers in the area, they could go down to the party with signs that say "Politicians and Profiteers - throw them both out!." The kids will love it, but the instigating communists won't. Include the politicians in the debate, and the whole block party will change.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 6:15:43 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: martosko

The Arabs had real grievances, suffering under brutal dictatorships. Big difference from here.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 6:31:28 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I noted the name. Just haven’t come up with a witty comment thereon. “American Fall” is just that: being at the peak of polite human civilization, thanks to the luxurious bored now lashing out at Wall St. the only direction now is down - fast. “Fall” indeed.

BTW: bread flour is $16 for 50 lbs at Costco.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: martosko
John Larson is what you get when you cross Teddy Kennedy with Alfred E. Neumann.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 6:37:08 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: martosko

first they’re gonna have to figure out how to string together a coherent English sentence before they can “push democracy to evolve”.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

C’mon , quit picking on the illiterates and immigrants both of which have no historical perspective on freedom, rights America and its constitution.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 6:47:09 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: concerned about politics
I think the left is trying to make more out of this than it really is. These kids are there for the street party. They have no idea what's going on in the political/financial world. South Park is about as close as they get to reality.

That is just it. They don't want them to realize how they are being used and abused. They are called useful idiots for a reason.

16 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: martosko

Makes sense to me. Considering that the Arab Spring was useful idiots pushed along by behind-the-scenes radical Muslims, that is probably a good match for our case.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 6:52:56 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: martosko

http://blog.timparkinson.net/2011/09/30/lies-damn-lies-and-photoshop/

The link there says a photo of a large crowd of these “occupiers” which is going around the internet is photoshopped. Down the thread of comments on the link above the original photoshopper admits he did it to exaggerate the numbers of “occupiers” to get people to come and “occupy”.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 6:55:04 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Red Badger

Which means they are actively seeking to overthrow the government, no?

Do we get to use drones? /sarc


19 posted on 10/05/2011 6:58:58 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: martosko

I guess its all aimed at canceling the next election?


20 posted on 10/05/2011 7:02:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I guess its all aimed at canceling the next election?


Ding, ding, ding. No further calls people, looks like we have our winner.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 7:05:33 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EBH

AC-130 would do nicely..........


22 posted on 10/05/2011 7:15:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

There is no doubt in my mind these “protests” were orchestrated from the White House and probably bankrolled by George Soros. Van Jones’ appearance was no accident, it was a message from the White House/Obama campaign.

With the hints from Obama, Gov Perdue, New Republic and others that democracy is getting in the way of “getting r done” it seems they are hoping for violence to flare up from these “occupations” in multiple cities. That is called a “pretext”.

I wouldn’t doubt that might happen. Then all they’d have to do is have an occasional flare up from a shadowy “rebel group” from time to time to justify “extreme security measures” against the rest of us.

Sounds like something from a bad novel, the President launching his own rebel movement to make himself pres-for-life.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 7:15:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nervous Tick
John Larson is what you get when you cross Teddy Kennedy with Alfred E. Neumann.

Good eye. Now that's humor in a jocular vein. ;)

24 posted on 10/05/2011 7:16:04 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: EBH

AC-130 Spectre Gunship.......

25 posted on 10/05/2011 7:16:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: martosko

So Larson thinks that the OWS movement is an attempt by Al-Qaeda and other Islamist hardliners to overthrow the U.S. government? When does NATO start bombing Washington?


26 posted on 10/05/2011 7:20:14 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: GeronL

Exactly how I see it knowing how these “people” think. And also knowing my 20th century history.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 7:31:40 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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28 posted on 10/05/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: SMARTY

They’re romanticizing their desire for the
“purge of the bourgeoisie by the proletariat”.

They forgot something, though - the forgot to disarm “the bourgeoisie” first.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 7:53:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ctdonath2

flour doesn’t store as well as wheat.
buy a mill.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Can’t seem to find bulk wheat anywhere around here.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: martosko
So where is Boehner, Cantor, etc. raging against this kind of talk? We have a perfect opportunity to paint these cretins as the rabble rousers that they are and our stupid party leaders are silent as usual.

They ought to be on every radio and tv channel calling them out for stirring this up. You could bet that the Dems would be pinning this on the Pubs if it was the other way around, they are experts at it. Another great chance to hang this on the Dem's and the unions and they are sitting in their office sipping coffee or martini's.

32 posted on 10/05/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: GeronL

While they’re all protesting, get thee hence to the local elections board and, at minimum, become a poll worker. SOMEHOW ensure that the polling site WILL be open and the voting machines WILL be on (and that there WILL be a paper-and-box backup available).


33 posted on 10/05/2011 8:02:37 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

You might have to get it shipped.
Look here:
http://shop.preparetheway.com
or
http://honeyvillegrain.com/


34 posted on 10/05/2011 8:07:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB; ctdonath2

White flour lasts for years if stored dry and away from excess heat and bugs. NOT in paper sacks, air tight containers. I’m using some white flour I bought in 2008. Whole wheat flour goes rancid often within 6 months. But white flour does not sustain life as well as ww. Best to store white flour carefully, wheat berries and a good mill. Bread made with ww and some white flour to lighten it is tasty; if a person is not used to 100% ww flour better get used to it now.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: little jeremiah

It probably helps to deep freeze your flour in its storage container in order to make sure the bugs/eggs are dead.


36 posted on 10/05/2011 8:10:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I only have a small freezer so I have never done that. I buy all kinds of grains/beans/flours in bulk and store them in buckets, a few times I used oxygen absorbers but didn’t want to spend the $ any more. I always put a few bay leaves scattered in the bulk foodstuffs - a few on the bottom of the bucket, a few in the middle, and a couple on the top - maybe 6 leaves or so altogether, a pound of bay leaves goes a long way, and when I use up a bucket, I re-use the leaves.

I read a few places that bugs hate bay leaves. In years I’ve only had bugs get one bucket, and it was brown rice for the cats so it didn’t matter. The main reason (IMO) people get bugs is when they buy foods in cardboard cartons like crackers, cereals etc and then store it. I buy only bulk food in 25# bags and shortly after purchase put it in buckets and also large glass jars. I rotate and use stuff up within 2 to 3 years generally. No bugs ever except that one bucket of brown rice.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: little jeremiah

Here’s another thing you can use -

diatomaceous earth.

It’s a food grade powder that is harmless to people, but is deadly to bugs (anything with an exoskeleton) due to its micro razor sharp properties.

Sprinkle a bit in a storage container and turn it so that it covers all surfaces, then pour in your food stuffs.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 8:21:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Reagan is King
We have a perfect opportunity to paint these cretins as the rabble rousers that they are and our stupid party leaders are silent as usual.

This protest doesn't help Oboma. Most Americans prefer to live in peace.

The longer it goes on, the better it is for us. They're spinning their own rope - especially now that the union thugs have joined their game. If the Republicans get involved, it gives the Communists a chance to attack them and make them the enemy as well. Right now, it's only Wall Street. If they sit back and watch the left self destruct, they're still be squeaky clean in 2012.

No. This is Obomas doing. Let him own it. Let him reap what he's sewn. The communists are being ignored, so they're going to have to up their rhetoric. If upping the rhetoric doesn't get them the attention they want, they'll have to go even farther.
Remember, these are OBOMAS people. OBOMA will get the blame for instigating this class warfare.

THEN the Republicans can get involved. The left can't blame them for any of it.

39 posted on 10/05/2011 8:21:33 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ctdonath2
The Arabs had real grievances, suffering under brutal dictatorships. Big difference from here.

Agreed, but like any spoiled brats, they will have to throw their temper tantrum before they come to the realization that they are 0.01% of the population, will get used by the democratic machine, andin the end just don't matter...

40 posted on 10/05/2011 8:27:40 AM PDT by !1776!
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To: Reagan is King
So where is Boehner, Cantor, etc. raging against this kind of talk? We have a perfect opportunity to paint these cretins as the rabble rousers that they are and our stupid party leaders are silent as usual.

So are the DEMOCRAT politicians in Washington. They don't want this tied around their throats, either. Have you noticed that?

They know who and what is fueling this, and they don't want to get anywhere near that fire! They KNOW they'll get burnt by it worse than anyone else.

This little "Reform through peace"" movement has been taken over by the Communist organizations and anarchist. I think many of the kids down there will figure it out and go home. The others will be the Democrats greatest nightmare.

41 posted on 10/05/2011 8:40:16 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MrB

Funny I haven’t thought of that. I have pounds of it - many - I mix it in the cats’ food to keep worms at bay (did get rid of some bad worms in one cat using DE) and got rid of a bad skunk-caused outside flea infestation. Also plan to use in garden if one every happens. But I forgot about its use in storing food! Thanks for the reminder and method, I was thinking I’d have to mix it in the food which would be troublesome and use a lot more.

I will add it to my food storing procedure.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 8:43:26 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: !1776!
before they come to the realization that they are 0.01% of the population

...and not the 99% they claim to represent.

43 posted on 10/05/2011 9:05:16 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2
...and not the 99% they claim to represent.

The protests are a Communist Revolution. The kids haven't been told that by their "leaders", though. They're just told to hate the capitalist. They don't know communism is what's left over afterwords.

Some one should tell them. I wonder why the press isn't saying anything. Alerting the viewers to this Communist Revolution is really a bigger story than just a bunch of kids having fun in NYC. Their peaceful protest has changed into a communist uprising. Now THAT'S news.

44 posted on 10/05/2011 9:23:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
Agree with all your points but I worry the dumbed-down public doesn't know it's the Democrats and the unions that are ultimately behind this. It's terrible politics for the Dems and I want to make sure all the Joe Six Pack voters know they are responsible.

The Dems would be out there every day pinning it on the Pubs if it hurt us and I want to do the same to them because it works. Our leaders assume everybody understands this stuff but they really don't.

45 posted on 10/05/2011 9:35:16 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: concerned about politics
Agree with all your points but I worry the dumbed-down public doesn't know it's the Democrats and the unions that are ultimately behind this. It's terrible politics for the Dems and I want to make sure all the Joe Six Pack voters know they are responsible.

The Dems would be out there every day pinning it on the Pubs if it hurt us and I want to do the same to them because it works. Our leaders assume everybody understands this stuff but they really don't.

46 posted on 10/05/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: Reagan is King
Actually they need to stay as far away from this as possible. The less said about them, the lower their street credibility.

What needs to be happening is an infiltration into their ranks. The message needs to be scrambled up and the propaganda redirected.

IF we are dumb enough to give them cred. martial law will be declared before the elections.

IF we do nothing, SHTF after the election of a republican president.

IF we take it upon ourselves to have the courage to infiltrate and redirect the propaganda we may have a last chance to either defuse this or their anger will appropriately turn on DC.

47 posted on 10/05/2011 10:57:56 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: concerned about politics

There are also plenty of ACORN radicals & SEIU agitators having indoctrination sessions at the OWS rally . Also in all these other rallies you will find folks collecting names & contact info for folks who look like good prospects for further indoctrination & training in how to be a rabble rowser.

Hell pajamas media got ahold of a copy of their training manual & also videos of speeches by likes of Van Jones & Francis Fox Piven urging the trainee agitators to work for & be prepared for peiods of street protests & bloody street fights/riots. This thing is now being co-opted by the Democrats, & the original organizers are making noise but are getting ignored by the OWS attendees doing their zombie chant /lecturer speaks-everybody repeats routine.

Agreed come winter this will thin out but the contacts will be make & further plans for protests will be made.


48 posted on 10/12/2011 12:09:03 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Nervous Tick

Damn your right. 8*0


49 posted on 10/12/2011 12:11:08 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: MrB

That is a very profound & enlightened observation.


50 posted on 10/12/2011 12:17:16 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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