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Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 5, 2011 | By Tina Susman

Posted on 10/06/2011 5:04:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New York - In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their backing to its anti-greed message.

The march, from Occupy Wall Street's makeshift headquarters at a small park in the financial district to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, was the largest since the group launched its movement Sept. 17. At its peak, the crowd of several thousand filled Foley Square and covered the steps of the courthouse across the street as speakers from several labor groups railed against corporate America.

"Every one of us is here because of corporate greed," yelled Christopher Shelton, vice president of the regional branch of the Communication Workers of America. "It's time not to occupy Wall Street, but to take back Wall Street."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; liberals; parasites; socialism Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Oldeconomybuyer
I really don't get this.

The lazy and ignorant dregs of society voted for and GOT what they wanted in the last national election, ‘Hope and Change’!!!

What the f%$# do they want NOW...am I supposed to open my veins and let the f&^%ing blood out for them, too????

2 posted on 10/06/2011 5:07:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonder how these folks feel about Moochelle’s ten million dollar vacation tab....?


3 posted on 10/06/2011 5:07:39 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla

And Wagyu Wednesdays.....


4 posted on 10/06/2011 5:08:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I say give Wall Street to “Chris” and the unwashed legion, and move the entire financial industry to Asia

Then check back on everyone in about 5 years


5 posted on 10/06/2011 5:09:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: mewzilla

And Moochelle’s $495 gardening boots.....


6 posted on 10/06/2011 5:12:33 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why is government “greed” acceptable in the eyes of these dregs, but not corporate “greed”? These 99%’ers (that really represent about 1%) have to be the dumbest people I have ever seen.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 5:13:01 AM PDT by government is the beast (In the last century, an estimated 262 million people have been murderd by their own government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Protests in New York and across the country are modeled on the Islamic Spring (Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, etc). Our US Government has said nor done anything to thwart this domestic subversion. The veil is lifting on America’s confrontation with Marxism.
Obama and Soros are one purposeful team from the very beginning and especially now. American society under Obama’s Presidency has suffered many near critical blows pushing us to the brink. All the while his uber-liberal wing impatiently waited for the pay off.

ALL these protests have been orchestrated as Part Two of America’s destructive change to a Marxist society. Obama controls America’s security, intelligence and enforcement resources. Their traditional roles have been reversed to pacifists, enabling the anarchists.

Obama’s mask is coming off. It is getting more ugly, deadly and cruel by the momemt as we slowly slide into civil war.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 5:16:41 AM PDT by Broker (House of Unamerican Activities?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Corporate greed”? Is it anything like “union greed”?


9 posted on 10/06/2011 5:17:15 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: silverleaf

Yep. Not to say that there shouldn’t be a good housecleaning on Wall Street. The stock market today is not our grandfather’s. It is stacked against the retail investor and the crooks on WS make tons, while the investor can only react. It’s become a gambling center more than investing. It needs to be cleaned up for faith to be restored.

Having said that, if Wall st. ‘goes Galt’, where will these people be then? Like you said, let’s check back with them in five years..


10 posted on 10/06/2011 5:17:40 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their backing to its anti-greed message.

When did these people become mainstream America?

11 posted on 10/06/2011 5:18:23 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: All

This is all media driven....had there been little coverage, and had the politicians never made any reference to this fiasco...it would have died a quick, irrelevant death. Pretty soon those forged photo’s will actually become representative of the crowd size...


12 posted on 10/06/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT by Maringa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

13 posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:57 AM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

99 what? I thought 99 was the number of weeks some could stay on unemployment.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 5:22:52 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Throw in the union thugs and what have you got? A national uprising that will cry out for martial law to contain. And, of course, there will no time to have a national election under such dire circumstances. What we are witnessing is Marxist/Alinsky choreography ala Obama and Van Jones.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 5:26:44 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: SMARTY

Oh it’s One two three what are we fightin’ for- Don’t ask me I don’t give a Dam Next stop is cold Iran.TO update the Fish cheer. It’s the Sixties all over again with th ebeguiled Masses being led by Community Organizers ,Black Agitators, and with full Communist Party support. Oh this time they got Ipads and Cell phones -and the Muslim Brotherhood and they are led by the Union Bosses.Lock and load it’s about time to dance.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 5:28:58 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Broker
Obama will instigate whatever level of violence he feels is necessary to win reelection. People are going to die in service to his campaign.
17 posted on 10/06/2011 5:31:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America,

On the contrary. Most people wouldn't want anything to do with it. It's nothing but a bunch of socialist, communists, "greedy" union thugs, and get out the vote democrats who got us into this financial mess in the first place. Socialism NEVER works. They, once again, have run out of other peoples money.

Americans want to keep what they earn. It's as simple as that. They have their own families to feed.

18 posted on 10/06/2011 5:43:10 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

19 posted on 10/06/2011 5:48:44 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Notice that the cops aren't wearing riot gear? THEY don't even seem to perceive these idiots as a threat!

20 posted on 10/06/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Ramcat
When did these people become mainstream America?

This is an article from an LA rag. To the writers of this piece, the drudges of society are considered "normal."

21 posted on 10/06/2011 5:52:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SMARTY

The SEIU are obama’s brown shirts. They aren’t blaming him, but are attempting to shift the blame onto capitalism, republicans, banks, Wall Street, etc.
I hope that the NYPD crushes them like worms.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 5:55:36 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SueRae

Couldn’t agree with you more, except one thing...
Investors can still “invest” and buy value at fair prices so long as they are patient and realistic - not a sign of most “investors” - certainly not this protest crowd.
Speculators (like me) have learned to adapt to the program driven shocks and actually have some distinct advantages over big mutual and hedge fund movers.
The market is still the most efficient capitalist clearinghouse and really doesn’t need cleaning up so much as “investors” need to develop more than a fast-food understanding of how it functions.
The truly frightening aspect of wallstreet protesters is their complete ignorance as to how businesses/corporations fit into the fabric of our nation’s wealth production capability. These people are economic illiterates at anything above the “tweet” level. The same people are so under educated in the sciences that modern inventions are essentially magic, ipods appear by the grace of Walmart, and carbon dioxide is hazardous(maybe even explosive!)
Society has always had jobs for these functional illiterates till now. Government overregulation and taxation has driven the manufacturing grunt jobs overseas and until we find a way for these slobs to make a reasonable living, their dissatisfaction will grow. Course it would be nice if these folks had rational expectations but the unending media promotion of wealth-without-work warps that reality.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 5:58:11 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SMARTY

What do the want now? They want the fruit of YOUR labor and MINE. These lazy, deadbeats just want a free ride, at the expense of the enslaved. That’s all they’ve ever wanted. Time to cut them off. If they get violent, shoot them. I don’t give a s*** about them any more.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:10:52 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: meyer

Where is it written that I have to do that?

I shouldn’t ask... their aim is to MAKE such a law!


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:16:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: SMARTY

I don’t get it either. How did “We want your money” become an “anti-greed” message?

It IS the LA Times, but still ....


26 posted on 10/06/2011 7:11:22 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: SMARTY
At its peak, the crowd of several thousand . . .

Several thousand is about the crowd size you see at one of the smaller, satellite Tea Parties around the country when the mega Tea Parties are gathering in D.C.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 7:35:58 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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