Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground (using McDonalds restrooms, hunt for Starbucks)
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
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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Don't they defeat their own purpose?
Good thing there are corporate giants like McDonalds and Starbucks to allow these anti-corporatists to crap and surf the web.
So then, they think McDonald’s employees are their slaves?
>> The protesters are largely unable to explain exactly what they want
allow me to try.
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.
They will get tired of it all in a few days and the whole thing will die from lack of interest.
When does it start to get cold up there? That ought to do it.
I am the 999%, go HERMAN CAIN !!!
Paired with dessert (ex-lax brownies), it would be a memorable meal.
I said the same thing 3 weeks ago
“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!
“The salmonella wrap with arugula is to die for. “
They’ll be occupying those restrooms for a verrry long time!
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.
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
wait till it gets cold LOL
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.
Let em hit central park and cra& there and use poison Ivy for wipe...its all natural...
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