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Occupy Wall Street Has $40K In The Bank And "The $ Is Going To Start Rolling In Now"
Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2011 | Courtney Comstock

Posted on 10/06/2011 6:18:15 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

As you've surely noticed, the Occupy Wall Street Protestors have taken things to another level in the past couple of days.

Hundreds have been arrested. They have the power of unions behind them now, which has drawn thousands to protest with them and gotten the attention of big media outlets. And there are two separate movements growing within the protestors.

The youth behind the original movement are organized into factions or committees, including legal, medical, and finance, and they are pulling away from association with the union protest movement now. The people behind the original movement recognize that their strength is in their youth, and we found little evidence to confirm reports that they're not organized.

They now have $40,000 in the bank, in an account at Amalgamated Bank.

"At first, Victoria [Sobel, one of the movement's unofficial leaders] was sleeping with $10,000 in the park," says Darrell Prince, who works on the finance team. He and others on the team wear a gold "$" sign as an elbow patch to identify themselves.

"We've collected $40,000 from donations and buckets on the street," Prince says, and "the money is really going to start rolling in now."

So far, the money has come primarily from three buckets on the street...

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1 posted on 10/06/2011 6:18:19 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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2 posted on 10/06/2011 6:18:52 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: All

“He and others on the team wear a gold “$” sign as an elbow patch to identify themselves. “

So, club THEM first and take their money! LOL!


3 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:37 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

How portable toilets can one rent for $40,000.00?

And what about getting some soap and deodorant while we’re at it?

Things are really going to start happening now!


4 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:47 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So, let me get this straight...they are against banks but have 40,000 and counting in a bank? And the stupid bank has set up a way to donate to them? I’m scratching my head on this one...


5 posted on 10/06/2011 6:25:02 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Just another left-wing "astro-turf" movement. Liberals just can't duplicate what conservatives did with our tea-party movement--a true "grass-roots" movement.

This is an effort by the left to combat the threat they perceive in the tea-party movement and it is well funded by the traditional liberal sponsoring groups, like MoveOn.
6 posted on 10/06/2011 6:25:22 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland
Not much longer before the temperature's are in the low 30’s down their at night.
7 posted on 10/06/2011 6:27:38 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Without Wall Street, where will they invest it?


8 posted on 10/06/2011 6:28:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I smell a theft in the making...


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:28:52 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
they are pulling away from association with the union protest movement now . . . They now have $40,000 in the bank, in an account at Amalgamated Bank

Amalgamated Bank is wholly-owned by the radical umbrella union UNITE HERE, associated with SEIU and the Teamsters.

So I'm not sure how banking with the union protest movement is "pulling away from association with the union protest movement."

10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:29:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A more up-close and personal distinction between the producers and the takers than most.

What happens when the producers have finally had enough and go off-shore?


11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:03 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: marstegreg

See post 10. It should answer your questions.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:26 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: RockinRight

Dig a whole, under the rock next to the tree... no, No, NO-don’t piss there.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:34 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: dps.inspect

Mayor Bloomberg, what did you know when did you know it?


14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:32:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dps.inspect

Mayor Bloomberg, what did you know when did you know it?


15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:32:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Why do they need money?

They are comparing themselves to the TEA Party movement...and I don’t recall needing a bank account to attend a rally.

These people have a self-imposed helplessness...they can’t function, unless somebody else donates money to them.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:34:04 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: wideawake

Maybe they are using this as a way to funnel campaign donations to Obama? I’ve heard he is not doing so well lately... Just a thought.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 6:34:38 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They’ve got money in the bank???!!!
I guess they don’t see the hypocrisy in that do they?
How much of that spare change collected was Obamaland unemployment dough or other type of Govt. “assistance”?


18 posted on 10/06/2011 6:34:53 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Forget the soap they need airdrops of green crackers and people-eating bulldozers ... .


19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:35:59 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hate to break it to the mellowed-out hippies who came up with this idea, but your movement has been officially hijacked.

The Left has seized upon this as the tool that they are going to try and use to break Capitalism in this country. And yes, the cash is now going to start pouring in from all the usual suspects.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:37:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good. If they have money in an identifiable account, maybe the NYPD can send them a bill for the cost of incarcerating the little miscreants.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:37:25 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: lacrew

“These people have a self-imposed helplessness...they can’t function, unless somebody else donates money to them.”

BUMP!


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:38:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: ozark hilljilly

It is a union-owned bank. Actually a very smart strategy for a union: you can charge higher fees because of the cachet to leftists of depositing with a leftist bank, and you can use a bank to launder all kinds of typical union nonsense: dipping into pension funds, making campaign donations, slush funds for union officers, etc.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A couple cold rainy fall days ought to bring this to a close.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: wideawake

Thanks for the info about the bank ownership.

I hope every business entity which is attacked, harassed, and vandalized by these low-lifes sees this info so judgments can be issued against the bank account for restitution.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:47:45 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: wideawake

Thanks so much for that info. I’ve been trying to figure out why a bank would aid the morons that are protesting against them. Finally makes sense!


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:49:53 AM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
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.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:54:05 AM PDT by Broker (Destroyers)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

There has to be somebody in a position of power in New York allowing this to happen. New York PD is famous for arresting demonstrators for simply not having gotten the correct permits. The fact that this group wasn’t all hauled off on day one demonstrate that this is being allowed to happen.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 7:00:03 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Broker

What can Obama say? He can’t associate himself with the OWS platform, which is radical and stupid beyond belief, but he also doesn’t want to turn this movement political in an elctoral sense and against him. Best to let them be out there and making his Administration look moderate by comparison, without running the risk of a third party challenge on his left.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 7:00:11 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I need $40,000. They’re just plain greedy. I think it’s only right that I go seize that money.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 7:04:27 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
They now have $40,000 in the bank, in an account at Amalgamated Bank.

Don't these people hate banks?

31 posted on 10/06/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: apillar
New York PD is famous for arresting demonstrators for simply not having gotten the correct permits.

In other news, the Boston Fox affiliate reported today that the group protesting in Boston doesn't have a permit. Nevertheless, they're not being bothered and I heard the police have been routing traffic around them!

Boston's mayor Menino was on TV and isn't concerned about the lack of permit.

32 posted on 10/06/2011 7:12:12 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Lurker

See post 10.


33 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:22 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: apillar

“The fact that this group wasn’t all hauled off on day one demonstrate that this is being allowed to happen.”

Exactly. And they’re coming to my town this Friday and I’ll bet you a doughnut that our local cops will let them do whatever they want...


34 posted on 10/06/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: maryz
I'm sure Bloomberg got wind when folks were applying for permits.

Why do we even have laws if they aren't enforced?

As far as I am concerned these crazies are just making me stick tighter to my conservative compass.

And I can't believe ALL UNION WORKERS are for this kind of nonsense. I'd be really upset if my dues were going to support a bunch of college educated hippies.....Maynard G. Krebs.....a/k/a Gilligan types that hear the word “WORK” and head for the nearest rally.

35 posted on 10/06/2011 7:22:43 AM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe. M)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I wonder who is paying the TAXES on their ‘donations’.


36 posted on 10/06/2011 7:31:58 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: lacrew

Rush said it perfectly yesterday. What they are doing is proving that they are nothing but parasites.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 7:32:11 AM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Broker
Well if it's like the Arab Spring. Then I would suggest they start having some demands.

These are sensible:

-Get rid of this Tyrant

-We need regime change

38 posted on 10/06/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by FritzG
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Communist goal number 19.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:30 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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