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EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement
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Posted on 10/26/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

By Jana Winter

Published October 26, 2011 | FoxNews.com

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.

Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; barackhusseinobama; bhoows; jonkest; obama; occupy; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; ows; owsfake; owsfraud; owslist
Surprise!
1 posted on 10/26/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not combine the OWS idiots AND the ever growing Obamaville tent city residents? What a crowd THAT would be!

Obama has helped create them BOTH.


2 posted on 10/26/2011 9:19:39 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Brilliant plan! :)


3 posted on 10/26/2011 9:49:32 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Our favorite Marxist, moral-less community agitators are at it again. No wonder Obama approves.


4 posted on 10/26/2011 9:59:26 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Sub-Driver

They probably provided the witness intimidation staff.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 10:01:51 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Sub-Driver

If you have any doubt that Obama is connected to the “occupy protests”, take a look at this article. He is still the community organizer. Accept the community is Wall Street. And Atlanta and Baltimore and Boston and Los Angeles and San Diego, and so on.
Barack Obama not only participated in #OccupyChicago protests – He led them.

Yesterday Joel Pollack at Big Government reported on how Barack Obama led #OccupyChicago style protests in Chicago in 1988.
From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:

PHOTO EVIDENCE – Barack Obama LED #OccupyChicago Protests – Circa 2000

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/photographic-evidence-barack-obama-led-occupychicago-protes-circa-2000/


6 posted on 10/26/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

War is coming, and we’re not the ones bringing it. It’s not going to be pretty, so you’d better prepare now because one minute after is no time to start...


7 posted on 10/26/2011 10:46:36 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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8 posted on 10/26/2011 11:44:10 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Sub-Driver
Not really. The Feds failed to proscribe individuals when the baned ACCORN.
9 posted on 10/26/2011 11:46:28 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: Domangart

What a POS O is.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 11:53:57 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Sub-Driver

"Surprise Surprise"

11 posted on 10/26/2011 12:09:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

“paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour...”

-—> “Captitalism” at work, huh, Acorn?


12 posted on 10/26/2011 12:09:49 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Sub-Driver

OCCUPY WALL STREET - WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

13 posted on 10/26/2011 12:09:52 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
Nice job, Jeff
14 posted on 10/26/2011 12:14:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Sub-Driver

FOX?

i didn’t think they were still interested in doing actual news

hmph. another random act of journalism


15 posted on 10/26/2011 12:35:34 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Jeff Head
What is being "occupied" is the White House...by a Muslim-Marxist Kenyan Usurper and his fellow street agitators & Communist henchmen.


16 posted on 10/26/2011 12:37:52 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881
Precisely.


THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA

17 posted on 10/26/2011 12:46:26 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: AlanGreenSpam

‘Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour...’

Finally, Obama’s economic job policies are starting to kick in!


18 posted on 10/26/2011 1:05:16 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Fast & Furious: Holder gone by the end of the year.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m shocked! Really! I just cannot wrap my head around that!


20 posted on 10/26/2011 2:11:09 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure. They’re leaderless. So are the Israeli tent city protests, which aren’t political at all at all at all. It’s all just spontaneous and grassy-rootsy-tootsy, unlike those TEA parties that came before them.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 3:08:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Unexpected! /s


22 posted on 10/26/2011 3:08:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ACORN and the OWS crowds (pretty much the same people) should be tossed in jail for fraud, theft and just plain stupidity.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 3:12:00 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Sub-Driver
do I really have to say it???

24 posted on 10/26/2011 3:35:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
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25 posted on 10/26/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rennes Templar

‘Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour...’

Finally, Obama’s economic job policies are starting to kick in!

Is this “Trickle Down Your Leg” economics.


26 posted on 10/26/2011 4:17:46 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (Karl Rove can KMA)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

And the Starbucks and McDonald's across from Zuccotti Park are doing a booming business.

Great economic strategy, Obie! < /s>

27 posted on 10/26/2011 4:20:01 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Rennes Templar

The term “homeless problem” disappeared from the MSM in Jan 09.

That’s when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the earth began to heal......


28 posted on 10/26/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

The Craigslist.org ad was ONLY $8.50 an hour ...


29 posted on 10/26/2011 4:25:50 PM PDT by NewinTexsas
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To: NewinTexsas

Maybe that didn’t include tips.

I’m sure the happy residents of adjacent housing are more than happy to slip a fiver to them occasionally. /S


30 posted on 10/26/2011 4:29:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

ACORN just morphed into AHCOA.

They’re still out there.


31 posted on 10/26/2011 4:30:58 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder if NYSlimes and NPR will report it...


32 posted on 10/26/2011 6:17:39 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: RandallFlagg

So , since they are out there , wearing another ‘sheeps’ clothing’ and there is money that has been ordered to be repaid to the government , I am assuming that since the organizational name change (with the same exact structure and officers) , cant they go after themfor the repayment ?

Or would it be Holders job ?


33 posted on 10/26/2011 6:52:08 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: Sub-Driver
 
 
" Uhhhh, that's not ours either! "
---Weiner, Obama, Pelosi, Frank, Pritzker and Associates, LLLP.
 
 

Follow the....

http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=in&cycle=08&criteria=pritzker&fname=penny

 

Billionaire business mogul Penny Pritzker is a member of one of America’s richest families and was the Finance Chair for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.  It was Pritzker that led the prolific, and illegal, fundraising that helped power Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.  She was the chair of Chicago-based Superior Bank’s board for five years. 

Pritzker was into subprime lending before it became all the rage starting in around 2000.  Prtizker's chairmanship was to concentrate on sub prime lending, principally on home mortgages, but for a while in subprime auto lending, too, after the Pritzkers' bank acquired its wholesale mortgage organization division, Alliance Funding, in December 1992.

Back then they called it "predatory lending."

Superior Bank went belly up in 2001 with over $1 billion in insured and uninsured deposits; 1,406 depositors lost much of their life savings.  This collapse came amid harsh criticism of how Superior’s owners promoted sub-prime home mortgages.

On Nov. 1 [2002] the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. pointed the finger at Ernst & Young, Superior’s auditor, in a fraud suit filed in federal court here.  But that action came two months after a group of Superior depositors accused the bank’s owners and directors, including two members of the Pritzker family, of racketeering....

[snip]

...Pritzker is chairman of Classic Residence by Hyatt, luxury senior living communities in 11 states; chairman of The Parking Spot, which owns and operates off-airport parking facilities in nine cities; chairman of the credit data company TransUnion and chairman of Pritzker Realty.  She also sits on the board of Global Hyatt and plays a role in numerous non-profit groups, including serving as chairman of the Olympic village portion of Chicago’s bid to win the 2016 Summer Games. 
 
http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/PennyPritzker.htm
 
 
 
Nudge nudge nudge...
 

34 posted on 10/26/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is getting interesting. One can imagine this taking the form of an “Occupy the Polling Places” movement a year from now, if it becomes apparent that Obama’s fat cat money can’t buy him enough votes.


35 posted on 10/27/2011 12:59:34 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Sub-Driver
Oldie come true
36 posted on 10/27/2011 3:44:49 AM PDT by Howie
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To: Sub-Driver
NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour

Obamanomics created these jobs.

37 posted on 10/27/2011 4:54:51 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: John123; Sub-Driver; NewinTexsas; AlanGreenSpam; Allegra; Lets Roll NOW; Rennes Templar

$100/day, $10/hr???

Why isn’t it $200/day, $20/hr???

Hypocrites.


38 posted on 10/27/2011 6:00:59 AM PDT by uptoolate (For the record: I have complete assurance that nothing can pluck me from His hand)
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To: RandallFlagg

They morphed into a ton of different things. I had thought COIE was one of them, but I can’t find the info right now (perhaps the wrong acronym).

Anyway, there is some really good info here: http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2010/04/issa-report-acorn-rebranding.html

Open the first link in that entry and you’ll see the report: http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/images/stories/Reports/20100401ACORNreport.pdf

There are tables that show what each acorn chapter that re-branded has morphed into by state.


39 posted on 10/27/2011 6:08:32 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: jurroppi1; RandallFlagg

Here it is: ACORN is now COI...
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32409


40 posted on 10/27/2011 6:23:00 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: uptoolate

“Why isn’t it $200/day, $20/hr???

Hypocrites.”

Exactly. They are demanding everyone get a $20 an hour living wage but are demanding only $10 from Soros.


41 posted on 10/27/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT by NewinTexsas
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To: Sub-Driver

Bump


42 posted on 10/27/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Sub-Driver

The cooks are ready to go on strike against the occupy organizers. This is just TOO perfect.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL


43 posted on 10/27/2011 12:57:13 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: Mortrey
ACORN, .... is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement... ...Organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities,.... sources tell FoxNews.com.

Well of course...these are our fearless community organizer Bo's 'pets'...they go where he sends them to do his grunt work...and wait for the pat on the head when they're doing doing their dastardly deeds.

44 posted on 10/27/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: 12chachacha
And they now have rules..."stop snitching"...

hahahaha

... security at the park had deteriorated to the point where many 'frightened female protesters' had abandoned the increasingly out-of-control occupation....Rumors swirled that one homeless man had pulled a knife in a dispute the night before -- and that there had been yet another case of groping. But protesters and a cop on duty told The Post that most of the crime goes unreported, because of ....."a bizarre “stop snitching” rule. “What’s happening in there is staying in there,” said the cop.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL#ixzz1c1yI2zHP

45 posted on 10/27/2011 5:22:05 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver

Noooooooooo!


46 posted on 10/27/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by The_Freemason
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To: The_Freemason
so let me get this straight

according to all the evidence the president of the United States and his executive branch are :

conspiring and instigating civil disobedience through the "Occupy" attempted coup on Capitalism,

executing foreign wars and assasinations without congressional approval, resulting in the franchised radical Islam takover of the middle east,

is arming foreign enemies with weapons used against US law enforcement and citizens; to wit, the recent "Fast and Furious" atrocity

and all we have to defend us against this attack by Obama is a weak bloated puffy pompous socialist Republican party

I have a feeeling this won't end well

47 posted on 10/27/2011 10:17:46 PM PDT by KTM rider ( with citizenship you get indentured servitude)
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48 posted on 10/28/2011 4:07:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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