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Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)
MSNBC ^ | October 8, 2011 | news services

Posted on 10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall.

At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC.

"You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC.

Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.

......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working with Stop the Machine, said a 19-year-old woman from Madison, Wisc., was arrested by police. She paid a fine and was released later Saturday. Wilcox said the protesters went to the Air and Space museum to demonstrate against a military drone exhibit.

......There were no plans to set up a 24-hour camp in Washington Square Park similar to the one that has operated for three weeks in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.

The protesters living in Zuccotti Park have built a full-service demonstration staging zone, complete with hot food, health care, a digital counter registering supporters, and a solar energy truck to help supply power to electronics.

First-year medical resident Jay Kang arrived Friday to serve as a health care volunteer. PhotoBlog: Who is Occupy Wall Street?

"The greed that is prevailing on Wall Street is causing a lot of problems in society today," Kang said.

"That is why I am here to support the protesters."

Occupy Wall Street set up in Zuccotti Park last month with dozens of demonstrators. Since then, thousands more — including various unions such as the Transport Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers — have joined the movement.

In other affiliated protests Saturday:....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; ows; protesters; riots
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PLEASE read this and bump it: Democrats Unveil the Weapon of the Future "This is an extraordinary series of events, of a type that we haven't witnessed before. Even more singular is the legacy media's insistence on covering the story (with the exception of the siege of Madison, which got the standard "unions unbound" treatment) as if it were commonplace to the point of boredom. It is no such thing; it is an ideological campaign of a magnitude and breadth that we have not seen in quite some time, if ever.

What all this amounts to is the baptism of fire of what I have taken to calling the "liberal superstructure." This superstructure is the vast constellation of advocacy groups, think tanks, single-issue outfits, unions, and various other flotsam constructed by the left over the past half-century or so. There are literally thousands of these groups, ranging from the ACLU and the Sierra Club with their hundreds of thousands of members to the local "Friends of the People's Venezuela" outfit which amounts to a retired feminism professor and her six cats. These organizations are ubiquitous, universal, and networked to a fare-thee- well. They are also liberalism's last great hope of controlling politics in the United States.

It's scarcely arguable that, in the political sense, liberalism is on the ropes. Obama spent their last nickel. They have lost the House and will lose the Senate, with little chance of regaining them in the near future. The same is true of the White House once the messiah gets the bum's rush come 2012. Liberalism is on the skids, its programs uniform failures, its ideology barren, its slogans worn out, its long hold on the independents being relentlessly pared down by the Tea Parties.

So what is a political movement to do, particularly one as fanatic and apocalyptic as this one? Well, if you have an alternate system made up of outside organizations not subject to governmental oversight, a system populated with self-selected fanatics and true believers, a system poised and ready to march, you can do what was done in Wisconsin. You can turn the superstructure loose to threaten the public peace, smash things up, abuse the electoral process, create a media spectacle, and pressure the state to do things your way. You can use nonpolitical organizations (in the electoral sense) to get a political result.

All the groups involved in the Wisconsin campaign were superstructure groups. The unions, the very core organizations of the superstructure, without which it's no more than a pack of vegetarians and aging hippies. The media, which serves as its propaganda arm. And the judiciary, which is broadly infiltrated by leftist partisans whose allegiance has been awarded to something other than the law.".........

1 posted on 10/08/2011 10:38:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Each Line on this list has LINKS to more LINKS and more groups: Lists of Lists of Lists of the Superstructure of the Left ready to join up And there are many more radical groups and organizations not listed, add to that the many groups who will fold like a cheap suit in the face of so many.
2 posted on 10/08/2011 10:40:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

attack of the liberal zombies. double check the bomb shelters are ready. eek!

3 posted on 10/08/2011 10:46:13 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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"Occupy Wall Street" - Protesters Accused of Hurting NYC Economy "NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday accused the Wall Street demonstrators of trying to cripple New York City's economy.

"What they're trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city," the mayor declared in his harshest criticism of the three-week-old protest that has caught the attention of the nation.

"They're trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism."

..............President Barack Obama on Thursday defended the protesters, saying they expressed "the frustrations that the American people feel. People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works." [end excerpt]

4 posted on 10/08/2011 10:47:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You are organized and seemingly sensible.

You debate that Palin is a ditz and now you will show us the way?


5 posted on 10/08/2011 10:54:43 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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MAP: Protests taking place beyond Manhattan:

A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement:....................

How the Occupy Wall Street movement utilizes social media:........

What began as a call for Americans to gather in New York's Financial District has given rise to like-minded actions nationwide. Click on the dots for details from over 99 locations (last updated: October 6, 3pm PST):

Know of more locations for this map? Send a link to a news article or blog posts to traja [at] motherjones [dot] com or @tasneemraja.

Map production by Samantha Oltman and Tasneem Raja.

How rich are the superrich? Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America:

A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. See all of Mother Jones' inequality charts here.

6 posted on 10/08/2011 10:55:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Are you here to discredit me in some fashion, to discredit this post?


I posted threads and vanities for Sarah Palin for years, up to and including the e-mail dump and the NE tour. When she did not come in and Perry did I went with Perry.

This post is about how the Democratic Party, progressives and all their groups are going to disrupt the election.

7 posted on 10/08/2011 11:00:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Anarcho-syndicalism [snip] This ideal of a libertarian, directly-democratic, experimental and communitarian society built from below for and by workers is sometimes referred to as libertarian socialism. Examples often cited include the Paris Commune (1871), Kronstadt (1917-1921), Ukraine (Makhnovists 1920-22), Hungary (1956), on a large scale during the Spanish social revolution (1936-39), the struggle for workers control in Argentina (2005 onwards) as well as the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas (1994-Present).

Anarcho-syndicalism originated close to the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains a popular and active school of anarchism today and has many supporters as well as many currently active organisations. Anarcho-syndicalists, being socialist anarchists, vary in their points of view on anarchist economic arrangements from a collectivist anarchism type economic system to an anarcho-communist economic system.

Noam Chomsky was influenced by Rocker, writing the introduction to a modern edition of "Anarcho-syndicalism: Theory and Practice". A member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Chomsky is a self-described Anarcho-Syndicalist, a position which he sees as the appropriate application of classical liberalist political theory to contemporary industrial society: "Now a federated, decentralized system of free associations, incorporating economic as well as other social institutions, would be what I refer to as anarcho-syndicalism; and it seems to me that this is the appropriate form of social organization for an advanced technological society in which human beings do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in the machine. There is no longer any social necessity for human beings to be treated as mechanical elements in the productive process; that can be overcome and we must overcome it to be a society of freedom and free association, in which the creative urge that I consider intrinsic to human nature will in fact be able to realize itself in whatever way it will."

... The basic principles of anarcho-syndicalism are workers' solidarity, direct action, and workers' self-management. Workers’ solidarity means that anarcho-syndicalists believe all workers, no matter what their gender or ethnic group, are in a similar situation in regard to their bosses (class consciousness). Furthermore, it means that, in a capitalist system, any gains or losses made by some workers from or to bosses will eventually affect all workers. Therefore, to liberate themselves, all workers must support one another in their class conflict.

Anarcho-syndicalists believe that only direct action – that is, action carried out by the workers themselves, which is concentrated on attaining a goal directly, as opposed to indirect action, such as electing a representative to a government position – will allow workers to liberate themselves. Moreover, anarcho-syndicalists believe that workers’ organizations – the organizations that struggle against the wage system, and which, in anarcho-syndicalist theory, will eventually form the basis of a new society – should be self-managing. They should not have bosses or "business agents"; rather, the workers should be able to make all the decisions that affect them themselves." Groups w/links to more

8 posted on 10/08/2011 11:18:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pepper Spray these lunatics with a .40 cal. They will not come back. Idiots

9 posted on 10/08/2011 11:21:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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The thread article goes on to list these cities. They don’t have Houston listed but a group marched in Houston late last week so I will include it.



Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sacramento, Calif.






New York


10 posted on 10/08/2011 11:29:48 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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11 posted on 10/08/2011 11:30:53 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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Are you a bitter clinger?


Become a monthly donor to Free Republic and another bitter clinger will donate $10 in your honor!

12 posted on 10/09/2011 12:02:45 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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Adding your thread post.

Van Jones Media Mouthpiece Gets Russian Cash "Progressive TV and radio star Thom Hartmann took time off from covering Van Jones and his “Rebuild the Dream” movement on Wednesday to briefly talk to this columnist about his relationship with the Vladimir Putin regime of Russia. The conversation quickly went sour when Hartmann objected to questions about how much he is being paid by Moscow. He grabbed my video camera, covering the lens briefly in the process, and stomped away, objecting to “gotcha” questions."........................

13 posted on 10/09/2011 12:05:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Smashing play on envy, with little or nothing to do with how tolerably the low end lives. Those rich people don’t EAT money, they use it. Result being myriads of JOBS that wouldn’t otherwise exist.

14 posted on 10/09/2011 12:20:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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The universities have served up revolutionaries.

15 posted on 10/09/2011 12:22:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Not even universities could gin up the astroturf that is OccupyWherever. That had to go to an advertising firm in which guess who, Soros, has ownership.

16 posted on 10/09/2011 12:24:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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As the posted article in Post #1 explains so well, they’re part of a superstructure. I’m sure Soro’s funds the marching army of unions, students and hard-core activist leaders.

17 posted on 10/09/2011 12:27:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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More and more union members are getting disgruntled with the orders from their leaders, who are more and more perceived as being over the top. Likewise these students are weak if nobody wants to hire them. The old corroded superstructure will likely give way to a new one that is more sensibly constituted.

18 posted on 10/09/2011 12:30:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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I see this as much more serious than you. I hope I’m wrong. I don’t believe that I am.

19 posted on 10/09/2011 12:40:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Obama drones jealous of drones?


20 posted on 10/09/2011 12:48:12 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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