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Occupy New Orleans' march to begin at noon today
nola.com ^ | October 06, 2011 | Naomi Martin

Posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:22 AM PDT by BBell

A group of protesters calling themselves "Occupy New Orleans" will march across the city today before setting up an "encampment" at Duncan Plaza across from City Hall where some say they plan to live for months. Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, which began in New York City three weeks ago and have since spread to at least 80 other cities, the group is demonstrating against what it sees as the disproportionate power wielded by corporations and the rich.

"I feel that corporate money in politics has completely removed the voice of the people," said David Ludman, 32, who plans to participate in the protest today. "This is the first step at moving towards dealing with that problem."

The march will begin at noon at Tulane Avenue and Broad Street and end at Lafayette Square, outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New Orleans. The locations were chosen "to highlight the continuing crisis of the prison industrial complex" and the "corrupt financial institutions that have caused so many to suffer," according to a statement released Tuesday by the group.

Taking its cues from the New York protest, Occupy New Orleans makes all its decisions through "general assembly," a series of votes that aims to reflect the views of everyone involved. The process can be lengthy -- simply selecting the march's route took three hours for the group of about 100 to decide.

That's one reason the group has not made a list of concrete goals, though it intends to in the upcoming weeks, said participant Michael Martin, 25. The movement also has no leader or spokesperson -- each member is allowed one vote. The resultant lack of a coherent message has drawn skepticism even from would-be sympathizers.

Organizers of the New Orleans protest say they expect hundreds to participate; the group

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: neworleans; stinkylazyhippies
I don't think the NOPD will tolerate very much bad behavior from this group. It will be an orderly march. If not the NOPD has horses and they love to use them.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Can they turn off the pumps in that part of town?


2 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:12 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: BBell

There is supposed to be a hippy fest in Houston today also.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Past Your Eyes

There is no rain in the forecast and the weather here is relatively nice this nice of year.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 6:15:04 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
First photos are coming in.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 6:16:06 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

the second nice was supposed to be time.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 6:16:24 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

I just heard that we’ll have protests here in Springfield, Mo. this Sunday...at the local BofA branch. WTF? The bank’s closed on Sundays. Nitwits and tools. Whattaya gonna do?


7 posted on 10/06/2011 6:16:50 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: BBell
IMO, obama and the rats started all of this with their class warfare.
8 posted on 10/06/2011 6:17:09 AM PDT by duckman (Herman 2012 Zero's night mare.)
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To: BBell

So a bunch of rabble and aimless drifters (grifters?) will be milling about Lafayette Square...Unless they’ve got some pretty clever signs, they’ll hardly be noticed.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:19:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BBell

I heard something was going on in Dayton, OH but never heard anything else about it. Must not have been a very well-attended protest.

The major union in this area, the UAW, doesn’t have many members left since all the automotive work left the area.

Perhaps the UAW retirees who have had their pensions and health care cut, should join in the fun.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:19:14 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: BBell

I expect the NO ;protests’ will have a decidedly chocolate apperance, right? Will Willy Ray Nagin be participating?


11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:10 AM 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: BBell

A young man who works with my husband is planning on going to one of these things in Connecticut,

His reason for going - he wasn’t born in time for Woodstock and wants a similar experience.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:43 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BBell
The resultant lack of a coherent message has drawn skepticism even from would-be sympathizers.

But "hope and change" was good enough in 2008.

13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Next protest: Occupy Pearl Street(Boulder)


14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:43 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: BBell

What has New Orleans done to them?

Seriously, what is the point?


15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:23:50 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: BBell

You mean the mosquitoes are only as big as robins rather than the size of hawks?
“;^)


16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:24:44 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: BBell

My brother has lived in N.O. for almost 7 years. He withstood Katrina and came back to repair his house and get on with life. Since he was 18, he has worked in the food industry (his first job was making pizzas at Pizza Hut the summer after he graduated high school). All through his college years, he worked in restaurants and ended up in management by the time he graduated from Purdue. He has a passion for the industry.

In the last two years, he started a restaurant (deli/bakery type place) on and has worked pretty much seven days a week to get to where he is. He has a nice 100-year-old house that he has put a lot of time and money into. He pays out the wazoo for flood insurance (which he does because he loves where he lives and understands that’s one of the hazards of living in N.O.) He’s 35 and has no medical insurance, but he pays for any of his medical stuff out of pocket because he is relatively healthy.

I think of people like him and our younger half-brother (who taught at a Catholic high school for four years and recently joined the Navy at 29 years old—went to undergrad school on an almost total scholarship and worked to pay for his master’s degree while in school). Then I thank my lucky stars that our parents taught us all right, because if I knew either one of them was joining these protests, I’d be driving down to open up a can of you-know-what on them. (I’m still their big sister, after all, LOL)


17 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:37 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Just how are these people going to eat?
Does the city have to provide portapotties?


18 posted on 10/06/2011 6:31:19 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: BBell

I honestly think that all those in league with Obama are fomenting and encouraging this “movement.” AND...as someone who remembers the protests of the 60’s....these participants seem utterly foolish and silly in comparison.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:31:41 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: BBell

I wanna occupy St. Martin or Barbados.

Who do I contact in the unions so I can ‘represent’?


20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:36:36 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: KosmicKitty

Then tell him to take the Brown Acid and roll around in the mud for three days. Then tell him that the investors in Woodstock lost everything because “UNDOCUMENTED” revelers broke through the fence. That way he’ll feel like he accomplished something.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:37:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SuzyQue

New Orleans isn’t the mecca of industry it once was. Let’s see what’s been lost (most during the obama regime)...
Oil companies - gone.
International shipping - gone.
Ship construction - gone.
NASA - gone.
Fishing industry - gone.
Petro services - gone.
Tourism industry - on life support.
Healthcare - struggling.
Welfare - vibrant and growing.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Hammerhead

My sister lived on St. Marten for 25 years. Go ahead. Try something like this and be “Undocumented”. See what happens.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hammerhead

My sister lived on St. Marten for 25 years. Go ahead. Try something like this and be “Undocumented”. See what happens.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SuzyQue

What has New Orleans done to them?
_________________________________________

New Orleans provided a fantastic place for a get together.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:41:01 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: BBell

Best to just ignore these things... They hate it :)


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:42:31 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: BBell

Another Obamaville.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:45:18 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Hammerhead

I’d like to have my fist occupy their faces.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 6:46:53 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: cornfedcowboy

Exactly!


29 posted on 10/06/2011 7:07:32 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: RadiationRomeo
Just how are these people going to eat? Does the city have to provide portapotties?

Probably not much of a consideration - this is just a march, not an "occupation". And although I'm sure that Mitch Landrieu is sympathetic towards this crowd, he's also smart enough to know that he can't allow it to spin out of control.

30 posted on 10/06/2011 7:10:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: BBell
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31 posted on 10/06/2011 7:28:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: BBell

The key thing to remember about these people is that they are “UNORGANIZED”.

If you remember anythign at all about them, make sure it’s that, because afterall, our president is a communist community organizer, but these people are “UNORGANIZED”.

Got it?!


32 posted on 10/06/2011 7:30:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RadiationRomeo

“Just how are these people going to eat?”

Pprobably very well, considering it’s New Orleans.

“Does the city have to provide portapotties?”

Why not? And set up a stage and bring in a few bands.


33 posted on 10/06/2011 7:49:37 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: RadiationRomeo
Just how are these people going to eat? Does the city have to provide portapotties?

They will probably do what former persident Bill Clinton did when in college, he lived in a tree on campus while protesting he Vietnam War.

From another Freeper in 2010:

"I read stories from people who were in Little Rock when Bill Clinton took a mattress up into a tree and stayed up there protesting the Vietnam War. The Fire Dept would “wash him and the mattress” about every week when passers by told them the odor was unbearable. All the newspapers and articles and photos from the Campus and town Library were removed so that there’d be no paper trail. But some of the people in Little Rock recall the incident vividly."

FYI: I can't find anthing about this on Google even though it was common back when Clinton was running for president and there was a scan of a newpaper article. Down the Orwellian memory hole.

34 posted on 10/06/2011 7:55:48 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: massgopguy

That is almost word for word what I told my husband to tell this kid. Well, not about the Woodstock guys losing money, but about the brown acid and the mud

I also asked if a) the kid planned on driving his car to the event, and b)did he make the clothes he was planning on wearing, cause if he did, he was just going to be a hypocrite


35 posted on 10/06/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BBell
I just knew it. Rush is saying Soros money, as well as WH encouragement, is behind all this crap.

Useful idiots, the whole damn bunch of them.

36 posted on 10/06/2011 9:22:59 AM PDT by Marathoner (Before I die I just want to see a real American back in the White House)
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To: Marathoner

Occupy wherever!
These protesters Occupy what! Daddy’s credit card!
Do they not realize by cutting class and spending money to get to the protest!
they have given the universities and professors a day off on their ticket!
This is ludricious!
Young people should realize they are lucky enough to chase their dreams!
Dad, was the one through capitalism to have enough cash to put them in college
and now have demands because they have wasted their lives!
To have these demands only shows what America can become!
A useless population of no nothing people that have no aspirations in life!

A give me Nation of a populas that wants others to give them a life!
They have already charged a mega amount to get where they are!
They don’t want repairiations for their benefactors but they themselves!
This Nation was not built on Self regard but ones who give!
Would you like these youths to be the one to carry the banner for freedom when this Country
was founded!
The American Soldier gives without regard!
These 20 year olds only want to take!
They all could be in Fatigues fighting in a war!
Occupy Afghaninstan you worthless epitimie of Americana!
Occupy your lives make a difference by being an American and taking what was given you and become a valuable person in your community!
Instead of Whining and making a spectacle of an American youth that cannot handle the one premise your parents and forefathers were able to overcome by hard work and an ethic that was beneficial to not only you, but your Country as well!


37 posted on 10/06/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT by Conserev1
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