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Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground (using McDonalds restrooms, hunt for Starbucks)
CBS News ^ | 10/05/11 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 10/05/2011 1:10:54 PM PDT by Libloather

Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground
By Brian Montopoli
October 5, 2011 2:55 PM

**SNIP**

Meanwhile, groggy demonstrators found their way to the makeshift kitchen in the middle of the park, where food donated by sympathizers - much of it vegan - was being given out. After nearly three weeks of the "occupation" -- which began as a relatively small protest in response to a call from anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters -- a semi-functioning society has sprung up.

Barred by police from using megaphones, protesters created a structure whereby whoever is speaking says his piece, and then the rest of the crowd repeats it, a call-and-response system that ensures the words echo through the park. They use the system at a daily "general assembly" to make collective decisions for a leadership movement on topics like whether they should invest in cheap sleeping bags for the new arrivals. For bathrooms, they head to the nearby McDonalds; for wireless service, some stand outside the Starbucks down the street.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feminists; homosexuals; mcdonalds; newyuk; occupy; occupywallstreet; police; regulators; socialworkers; starbucks; teachers; wallstreet
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anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters

Don't they defeat their own purpose?

1 posted on 10/05/2011 1:11:00 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good thing there are corporate giants like McDonalds and Starbucks to allow these anti-corporatists to crap and surf the web.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 1:13:51 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Libloather

So then, they think McDonald’s employees are their slaves?


3 posted on 10/05/2011 1:15:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: Libloather

>> The protesters are largely unable to explain exactly what they want

allow me to try.

FREE STUFF!!!


4 posted on 10/05/2011 1:16:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Libloather
thanks, that was one of my questions: one of the hardest things to do in this city is find a place to take a leak. I wondered whose bathrooms these kids were using.

Not surprisingly, it's a capitalist bathroom, with lights and running water and toilet paper paid for by a capitalist enterprise. And I'll bet the kids don't even bother to buy a cup of capitalist coffee to pay for the convenience.

Of course not -- that would be the capitalist thing to do. And when your every whim has been indulged since birth, you're not likely going to grow up to be a capitalist.

5 posted on 10/05/2011 1:17:37 PM 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: Libloather
ANTI-CONSUMER??????? Wrong description. They are consumers - they are ANTI-paying - OTHERWISE KNOW AS THEIVES.
6 posted on 10/05/2011 1:18:05 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Libloather
food donated by sympathizers...

The salmonella wrap with arugula is to die for.
7 posted on 10/05/2011 1:19:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

8 posted on 10/05/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Nervous Tick

They will get tired of it all in a few days and the whole thing will die from lack of interest.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 1:20:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

When does it start to get cold up there? That ought to do it.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 1:22:06 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

I am the 999%, go HERMAN CAIN !!!


11 posted on 10/05/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: SpaceBar
The salmonella wrap with arugula is to die for.

Paired with dessert (ex-lax brownies), it would be a memorable meal.

12 posted on 10/05/2011 1:23:05 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I said the same thing 3 weeks ago


13 posted on 10/05/2011 1:25:42 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Libloather

“Meanwhile, groggy demonstrators found their way to the makeshift kitchen in the middle of the park, where food donated by sympathizers - much of it vegan - was being given out. “

oh look! There’s an iPhone! It comes with a case that matches your designer manpurse!


14 posted on 10/05/2011 1:28:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: SpaceBar

“The salmonella wrap with arugula is to die for. “

They’ll be occupying those restrooms for a verrry long time!


15 posted on 10/05/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Nervous Tick

they’re protesting the lefts biggest donors the idiots.

I think this is more of a Sharpton game where Zero, Van Jones etc are actually doing a shake down of wall street.

Wall street gave more to zero than the right but now they are not and zero needs as much money as possible for next year but not getting it so they get all their left wing groups out there and then they tell wall street companies to give and the demo will go away.

Think about it, most of these clowns have no clue why they’re there but have been told to protest.

Maybe Big Govt can investigate and I’m 99% certain that this is all a shake down to get the money companies are sitting on.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 1:31:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage=1man+ 1 woman, Don't speak up, be a coward and the family, military etc will be destroyed)
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To: Nervous Tick
The protesters are largely unable to explain exactly what they want

The women are there because they are young, stupid, and easily brainwashed by their Marxist educators.

The men are there because there are young, stupid, easily brainwashed women there

17 posted on 10/05/2011 1:32:01 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

wait till it gets cold LOL


18 posted on 10/05/2011 1:33:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage=1man+ 1 woman, Don't speak up, be a coward and the family, military etc will be destroyed)
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To: Libloather
...a semi-functioning society has sprung up.

Yeah right. These ne'er do wells and children are eating for free, sleeping in free sleeping bags and leaching off of the services of big corporations. This isn't a society. It is Romper Room.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Let em hit central park and cra& there and use poison Ivy for wipe...its all natural...


20 posted on 10/05/2011 1:35:32 PM PDT by aces
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To: Libloather

I’ve said all along this is little more than a chance for a bunch of leftie hippie types to have a little road trip and get high. They’re probably borrowing tactics developed during the seige of the Wisconsin state capitol.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 1:35:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Gettin Betta

You are still right.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 1:35:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nervous Tick
When does it start to get cold up there? That ought to do it.

The weatherman says we're heading into a seven-day forecast of mild temperatures and no rain, unfortunately.

23 posted on 10/05/2011 1:36:54 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

What a blatant indictment of the American educational system.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 1:37:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Um, why aren’t these kids either working, or in CLASS? You know, where they have to take out exhorbitant loans that they “can never pay back”. And honestly, why don’t they go back to their Manhattan apartments at night? These are LOCALS, they didn’t walk there from Indiana. I rarely hate anyone, but I absolutely despise these people. They are lily-white, rich children of people who actually produce the wealth that allows them to protest how “unfair” everything is. When the going gets tough, they are going to be the first ones to call evil capitalist Daddy for rent money.


25 posted on 10/05/2011 1:43:15 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: bigbob

I was in college in the early sixties, but didn’t participate in the ‘protest marches’ ... my place on the college Chess Team precluded mixing with the riff raff hippy types. The chicks that wanted to participate in ‘protests’ used it to get turned on and find a ‘turned on’ male with whom to work off their zeal. I suspect you get my drift. Protest marches were ‘foreplay’ for some of the less attractive females and more scummy males.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 1:43:33 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: KosmicKitty
The women are there because they are young, stupid, and easily brainwashed by their Marxist educators.

The men are there because there are young, stupid, easily brainwashed women there

This is EXACTLY correct

27 posted on 10/05/2011 1:45:57 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Scythian
I am the 999%, go HERMAN CAIN !!!

Just so I get this straight, you support a Federal Income Tax AND a Federal Sales Tax? Both?

28 posted on 10/05/2011 1:47:56 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Lazlo in PA

What’s with everyone using the wrong “leech” to describe these folks? C’mon...what could be more perfect than a blood-sucking worm?


29 posted on 10/05/2011 1:48:30 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
They will get tired of it all in a few days and the whole thing will die from lack of interest.

Possibly.

But the "occupiers" may look on this as equivalent to tree sitting, and dig in.

On the positive side, McDonald's may get tired of supplying a MacBathroom for the whole crowd. That could have a dispersant effect.

30 posted on 10/05/2011 1:50:53 PM PDT by Ole Okie (Drill, baby, drill!)
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To: gundog

Hey man. I only right what the “spell check” lets me.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Ole Okie
On the positive side, McDonald's may get tired of supplying a MacBathroom for the whole crowd.

McDonalds might not have a problem with this. I have a pretty good idea that these dopes are not just ducking into Micky D's for a potty break. They are not all vegans and I rather doubt most of them are sustaining nourishment from Wheat Germ and Carrot salads. Something tells me that quite a few Double Quarter Pounders with Cheese are being sold to them.

32 posted on 10/05/2011 1:56:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Damn homonyms!


33 posted on 10/05/2011 1:56:37 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Libloather
using McDonalds restrooms
McDonalds? The greedy capitalists who force children to buy those evil Happy Meals?
But it's okay to use their restrooms?
If I were McDonalds I'd tell all of them to go piss up a rope.
34 posted on 10/05/2011 1:58:41 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Libloather

reminds me of Earth Day here in Prescott, AZ. Our band played at City Hall and later discovered that some “commie earther” (more than one, I’m sure) painted the public bathroom walls with their own feces.

Yeah, this “let us use it for free” meme sure works well with them. I cannot imagine what they’re doing to that McDonalds.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 2:01:48 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: KosmicKitty

LOL! I think you hit the nail square on the head.


36 posted on 10/05/2011 2:08:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Libloather

Ochlocracy in action.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 2:11:06 PM PDT by FritzG
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To: oh8eleven

“The greedy capitalists who force children to buy those evil Happy Meals?”

From what I heard, people from out of state are calling in and having food delivered to the protesters. I wonder if McDonalds will deliver those Happy Meals?


38 posted on 10/05/2011 2:11:15 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: MHGinTN
Protest marches were ‘foreplay’ for some of the less attractive females and more scummy males.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, will be the epitaph of this protest.

39 posted on 10/05/2011 2:24:42 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Undeniable Truth #24: Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.


40 posted on 10/05/2011 2:26:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazlo in PA

(Girl in picture) By the time I got my beer goggles in focus, I would pass out.


41 posted on 10/05/2011 2:29:02 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: gundog

Neanderthal!


42 posted on 10/05/2011 2:30:26 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: P-Marlowe

Just so I get this straight, you support a Federal Income Tax AND a Federal Sales Tax? Both?

I do for one. No payroll tax, and the underground economy which is HUGE will at least be contributing.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 2:36:41 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: VRW Conspirator
From my discernment of the human condition, you can rest easy in knowing you're not her type either. (Let's just politely say you don't have the right "equipment")
44 posted on 10/05/2011 2:39:51 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: sanjuanbob
I do for one. No payroll tax, and the underground economy which is HUGE will at least be contributing.

LOL!

Are you so naive as to believe that the underground economy is going to contribute by collecting 9% Federal Sales tax and claiming the income to be taxed at 9%? If anything a Federal Sales Tax will drive even more of the economy underground.

Cain's proposal is just plain idiocy. It will be 9% this year, 10% next year and 50% by 2050.

The problem is with spending and entitlements. The 999 proposal does NOTHING to curb spending or curb entitlements. It's just a gimmick. And the fact that he uses 9 and 9 and 9 to make his proposal is evidence that it is just a gimmick. It will never pass and if it does pass, it will never work.

45 posted on 10/05/2011 3:15:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Libloather
The level of intellect of this group of people is not only apparent, but lacks greatly in its depth of common sense.

What's missing in their character makeup is that NO ONE taught them HOW to THINK.

46 posted on 10/05/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah, I’m naive. Keep laughing.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 3:55:23 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: P-Marlowe

999 would be a huge tax break for me, and 50% of the americans not paying taxes now would start paying thier fair share, so ya, I’m all for 999.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 4:09:04 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL! Brevity is the soul of wit & you have stated in just two words what this rabble really wants .

This is Barack Obama’s FREE SHIT ARMY ! That is what the Democrat party is now all about , they want to promise everything that a person needs for free as a way to get people to vote for them.
When they can use the power of government to give away houses food etc to as many voters as possible they will become dictators for life. & the GOP leadership is to spineless to even think about saying that is what the Democrat party is up to let alone stand & fight the FASCISTS (Italian model).


49 posted on 10/05/2011 4:24:00 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: manc

Those donors have not been forking over the money like the did before so part of this is in fact an extortion racket run by the RAT party which is coordinating this bit of street theater.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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