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At least 4,000 are at the gates to the Port of Oakland. Occupy Oakland: General Strike
The Silicon Valley Mercury News ^ | November 2, 2011 | Kristin J. Bender, Cecily Burt and Sean Maher

Posted on 11/02/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 11/02/2011 6:24:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

OAKLAND -- Protesters have effectively shut down maritime operations at the Port, Director Omar Benjamin said at a media briefing Tuesday, as more than 4,000 people are at the gates.

The crowd stretched several blocks down Middle Harbor Road leading into the port as they begin their attempt to shut down the port for start of the 7 p.m. night shift.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: anarchy; california; economy; occupy; occupywallstreet; quan
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Bolsheviks.
1 posted on 11/02/2011 6:06:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bolsheviks.

I prefer to think of them as "targets"....

2 posted on 11/02/2011 6:09:01 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least 4,000 are at the gates to the Port of Oakland.

Good. At least we know where they'll be. Do you want a clean kill or do you want to send a message?

3 posted on 11/02/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would this be that insurrection that Napolitano was talking about following on Twitter???


4 posted on 11/02/2011 6:09:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Like What I Say Or Do, Tough, Deal With It")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

grassroots, wouldn’t you say?


5 posted on 11/02/2011 6:10:08 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WOW! Just WOW! 4,000 you say??? Just wow. That’s a massive amount for a general strike and almost as large as the number of people in the local High School. Just wow. 4,000!!!!


6 posted on 11/02/2011 6:10:47 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They picked their state wisely. In a lot of states, if you break out the windows of an occupied grocery store, you will be shot.
7 posted on 11/02/2011 6:14:14 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Drango
The MSM has neglected to report this as a communist attack on America.

I will check out my guns, ammo and food this weekend.

8 posted on 11/02/2011 6:15:07 PM PDT by oldtimer (uee)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A man who witnessed the attack but declined to give his name said he was buying an organic orange when the crowd arrived...

LOL!! He had to specify "organic" to maintain some hippy cred in the midst of his citrusticly capitalist activity.

9 posted on 11/02/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s disgusting that the city of Oakland is letting this pack of tattoed freaks and masked goons get away with destroying businesses (even including ones like Whole Foods, which treat their employees with TLC) and terrorizing citizens.

I’m really disgusted. The city has a responsibility to its citizens and its businesses, and it is abandoning this responsibility entirely.


10 posted on 11/02/2011 6:18:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OPD just requested mutual aid..

(Help from surrounding PD’s.)


11 posted on 11/02/2011 6:19:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: livius

I’ve not been to Oakland in decades, but my perception is that they aspire to be the west coast version of Detroit.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 6:20:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I remember correctly isn’t disrupting the economic activity at the ports of the United States with this type of violence and interference an act of terrorism?


13 posted on 11/02/2011 6:21:03 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s people at work trying to destroy this country.


14 posted on 11/02/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they block the port, they’re interfering with State & Federal commerce on which OTHER workers jobs depend on.

These people are dumb. Really DUMB.

It’s an act of war on others’ livelihood.

They’re essentially economic terrorists.

I was just watching this bunch of dumb communists:

http://www.occupyoakland.org/

People are going to get hurt. They claim they are “not violent” but they are oppressively obstructive and as such, they are stealing other people’s right to make a living.

Because it’s a declaration of non-violent warfare/theivery on other people, it necessarily requires some form of violence or force to get rid of them.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 6:24:31 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t the ports heavily unionized?

Seems they’re biting one of the hands that feeds them.

Just in time for the holidays...


16 posted on 11/02/2011 6:24:51 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: radpolis

Yes, if you’re Southern, Christian or a combination of the two.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 6:25:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least 4,000 are at the gates to the Port of Oakland.

Why? Are stevedores giving out bogus home loans?

18 posted on 11/02/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MountainDad

So the barbarians are at the gate. Well, time to get out the boiling oil. I love a good siege gone bad.

Vlad. Calling Vlad. Barbarians at the gate. You know what’s at stake (sorry for the pun - NOT).

Love it when the Left eats its’ own. Mayor Quan is a leftist twerp and she is being outgunned by her own radicals. Love it.

The more they protest, the more conservatives are created from fence-straddling independents. Love it!


19 posted on 11/02/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black block anarchists / useful idiots for the communists after the revolution they always find themselves standing at the edge of an open mass grave asking the same stupid question “whats going on? why me?” then bang a pistol shot to the back of the head. The booger eating morons never learn.


20 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:38 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess that means no school tomorrow (Teachers' Union), and no City Services (City Unions), and no staffers at all government offices (SEIU Members, etc.).

Good....Kalifornia reaps what they sow.....

21 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:14 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: nascarnation

Detroit - but worse. At least Detroit doesn’t have roaming bands of hippies who look as if they have been left behind from a really bad movie about 1968.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barbarians at the Gates

and the Mayor of Oakland invites them in..

Film at 11 and right now.. :-]


23 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: skeeter

Don’t give Mr. Obama any ideas.


24 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: NormsRevenge
Great for Obama another excuse for a failing economy.
25 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:29 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: dragnet2

radio report I heard was two banks and one supermarket windows smashed and numerous other acts of vandalism, property damage.. and the thugs in black are just getting started.. the cops have sat back .. for now..


26 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black block anarchists / useful idiots for the communists after the revolution they always find themselves standing at the edge of an open mass grave asking the same stupid question “whats going on? why me?” then bang a pistol shot to the back of the head. The booger eating morons never learn.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As the sun sets in the town of Oakland, they better hope the cops don’t leave.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 6:35:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dead
LOL!! He had to specify "organic" to maintain some hippy cred in the midst of his citrusticly capitalist activity.

Yeah but was that a free range orange? Then he would truly care.

29 posted on 11/02/2011 6:37:26 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least 4,000 are at the gates to the Port of Oakland. Occupy Oakland: General Strike

Bay area. How many of them used this as an opportunity to take their clothes off?

30 posted on 11/02/2011 6:39:08 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: scooby321

also heard .. one Oakland city council member is marching with the protesters .. hope the city has its ObamaCare insurance paid up. seein’ as how Quan gave the protesters a free waiver to break the law..


31 posted on 11/02/2011 6:41:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another Obama rally.


32 posted on 11/02/2011 6:42:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... leaning for Newt 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lots of longshoremen in that mix, I’ll wager


33 posted on 11/02/2011 6:43:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: paul51

Urp. That’s a scary thought in itself. Unclothed anarchist flesh - they always have scrawny pale white bodies (ecept for the women, who have huge pale white bodies) and look like they probably have every social disease known to God and man.


34 posted on 11/02/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: NormsRevenge
radio report I heard was two banks and one supermarket windows smashed and numerous other acts of vandalism, property damage.. and the thugs in black are just getting started..

I suppose they'll be pooping all over everything there, too. Disgusting.

35 posted on 11/02/2011 6:45:34 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: radpolis

but the Mayor gave us the freedom of the city or the freedom to trash the city


36 posted on 11/02/2011 6:48:48 PM PDT by molson209
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To: concerned about politics

another Obama ‘shovel ready’ operation, I reckun.

not sure but I think they hit a Whole Foods or maybe a Safeway,, Yes, at least they will be well nourished for a few hours.


37 posted on 11/02/2011 6:49:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do the raiders have a home game this weekend? Let's see them try to shut that down. After all, the field will be crawling with 1%-ers.
38 posted on 11/02/2011 6:52:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: NonValueAdded

The Raiders and the Saga of Carlson Palmer

Just Win, Baby!

Oh Yeah! he’s a 1%er,, what they paying him? lol


39 posted on 11/02/2011 6:54:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NonValueAdded

btw, Yes, the Denver Broncos are in Oakland this week-end. :-]


40 posted on 11/02/2011 6:56:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t you have to have a job before you can strike?


41 posted on 11/02/2011 6:56:52 PM PDT by rdcbn
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the freedom to trash the city

I hope someone in the right wing media gets all this recorded. The more radical the left becomes, the more turned off the U.S. population will get - and these are Obomas supporters. They're all democrats.

42 posted on 11/02/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics; All

The Mercury news has a blog running.. a snip ..

Occupy Oakland Live Blog: Police pull back from protesters at the port

http://www.mercurynews.com/occupy-oakland/ci_19247016

The total crowd at 5 p.m. was estimated at between 4,500 and 5,000 people, interim police Chief Howard Jordan said. About 3,000 were “marching peacefully to the Port,” he added.

“Earlier, we got reports that five businesses have been damaged, mostly banks and Whole Foods. We deeply regret that took place,” Jordan said.

Of the crowd of thousands, Jordan said, a small group of just 60 or 70 people now identified as anarchists were responsible for the vandalism, Jordan said.


43 posted on 11/02/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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No Police Dept can really handle large crowd control at all.

when it gets to that point, they will have to call in the Nat Guard..and THAT is what the protestors want..someone hurt, a big Guard prescence —all for the MSM.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 7:02:10 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gawd.

I’ve been working all day and didn’t hear about these Kommie’s, erh, Kimmies.

Shutting down the port is gonna smart a bit if lasts only a week and these loons are looking more and more like they have the stomach and stamina to sustain them, no matter how much they hurt others.

Dey, Krazies.

Lock and Load...

I missed the Rodney King riots by a mere couple of minutes after having dinner at Scoma’s.

I am keeping a wary eye on this thing.

They are also camped at Saint James Park, in San Jose.

If one or two of these cities goes off then all it’s gonna be on for a good many others.

(now where did I put those claymores....?)


45 posted on 11/02/2011 7:04:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rdcbn

No, that’s the beauty of socialism.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 7:04:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Obama should declare martial law, don’t you? Or is that on next week’s schedule?


47 posted on 11/02/2011 7:07:24 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Vendome

A great many of them have gone home (or to Starbuck’s — can sip evil corporate latte and post their protest pics on Facebook) but now that it’s dark expect the more hardcore element to show up and challenge the port police. Did you catch that “pee-line” they had across the boulevard — men urinating in the middle of the street.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 7:12:43 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
No Police Dept can really handle large crowd control at all... when it gets to that point, they will have to call in the Nat Guard..

Neither can the guard without shooting people, or gassing them off the streets like OPD did last week.

Some reports earlier had the crowd at 8k BTW.

49 posted on 11/02/2011 7:13:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

“Black block anarchists / useful idiots for the communists after the revolution they always find themselves standing at the edge of an open mass grave asking the same stupid question “whats going on? why me?” then bang a pistol shot to the back of the head. The booger eating morons never learn.”

That is the sole consolation of socialism - it will devour its own.


50 posted on 11/02/2011 7:16:44 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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