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Occupy Rally Shuts Down Shipping Port Indefinitely (OWS destroying jobs they pretend to want)
npr ^ | 11/3/2011 | ap

Posted on 11/03/2011 4:45:57 AM PDT by tobyhill

Occupy Wall Street protesters declared victory after thousands of demonstrators shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports late Wednesday, escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and tent encampments since it began in September.

As a voice over a bullhorn said "The night is not over, yet," protest organizers told demonstrators to head back to the downtown plaza where the Oakland movement has been based for more than a month. The Occupy encampment across the street from City Hall also was the scene of intense clashes with authorities last week.

The nearly 5-hour protest at the Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth-busiest shipping port, was intended to highlight a daylong "general strike" in the city, which prompted solidarity rallies in New York, Los Angeles and other cities across the nation.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anarchy; holderspeople; msmheroes; occupywallstreet; warrenspeople

1 posted on 11/03/2011 4:46:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Liberal Mayors, Governors, and Police Unions, sympathizing with protesters, is what shut down the port and permitted vandalism to the banks.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 4:51:25 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: tobyhill

I find it sarcastically amusing that groups of communist agitators and anarchists would adopt a catch phrase that was originally used to describe a movement that was trying to throw off the chains of communism and achieve capitalism and democracy. Solidarity my behind.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 4:55:27 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: tobyhill

4 posted on 11/03/2011 4:57:03 AM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: G Larry
When these Insurance companies clients who have business interruption Insurance file claims

It will be interesting which will happen can they sue the Cities or will te cost of Insurance go up to small businesses?

5 posted on 11/03/2011 4:57:14 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: tobyhill

protest organizers = obamalarvae


6 posted on 11/03/2011 4:58:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: scooby321

When real Americans get tired of being lept form their jobs, tired of having to deal with these bums in te street, tied of the BS there will be clashes the authorities may not be able to handle.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 4:59:34 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

My wife and I flew to Oakland once for a day trip to San Francisco. We figured we would take Bart. We thought it would be a fun adventure. The bus from the airport took us to the bart station and we were horrified. It was like a scene out of I am Legend and Mad Max rolled into one place. There were a lot of people there but I felt naked without a side arm. We never got on Bart but took another bus back to the Airport and flew home. And these folks are only making it worse.

Oakland needs to be nuked and rebuilt, like they did to Hiroshima.

BTW, I lived in Vallejo back in the mid-60’s. Oakland was nowhere near the cesspool then that it is now.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 4:59:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scooby321
When real Americans get tired of being kept form their jobs, tired of having to deal with these bums in the street, tied of the BS there will be clashes the authorities may not be able to handle.
9 posted on 11/03/2011 5:00:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
So now the elected leaders are in-cahoots with destroying the local economy,
for what end result? Incredible.
10 posted on 11/03/2011 5:01:17 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Perfectly fine ports in San Pedro, Seattle and San Diego. Oakland had best get its port open pronto.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 5:04:56 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: p. henry

This is not ‘free speech’ it is soft terrorism. Buck up Mayors; Governor’s. . .DO freaking something!


12 posted on 11/03/2011 5:06:47 AM PDT by cricket (Stop the Madness of Obama,Inc. . . . America's Freedom must prevail. .)
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To: tobyhill

Obama's Army.


13 posted on 11/03/2011 5:08:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tobyhill

Too bad a group of properly motivated longshoremen weren’t employed to clear the entrances.


14 posted on 11/03/2011 5:15:05 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: p. henry

You left out the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Mexico That loves union turmoil in California


15 posted on 11/03/2011 5:17:25 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: cuban leaf

Oakland was once the California “city of broad shoulders.”
Pity what it has become.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 5:22:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: tobyhill

And shutting down a shipping port is going to get them a job, How?


17 posted on 11/03/2011 5:24:28 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Travis McGee
Photographers documenting these protests should work in teams. One readies the camera while the other pulls down the bandanna to remove the anonymity element from the equation.
18 posted on 11/03/2011 5:25:00 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Venturer
If another mob went after these mobs for costing jobs you can bet
they will be crying for Police help while running away.
19 posted on 11/03/2011 5:31:34 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: G Larry

The OWS gangs are receiving substantial police protection. This deal would have been all over weeks ago if the cops were pulled back and sent out to do their jobs elsewhere.


20 posted on 11/03/2011 5:33:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

They apparently only want ‘jobs’ that the government ‘creates’ for them. ‘Jobs’ that allow them to do whatever THEY want to do whenever THEY want to do it while receiving a ‘living wage’ from OTHER people’s taxes.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 5:36:08 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: tobyhill

“Although windows at two bank branches and a Whole Foods store were broken and graffiti was painted inside one of the banks, officials described the protests as peaceful and orderly and said no arrests had been made.”

Who are these anonymous “officals”?

NPR gushing out their marxist propaganda at taxpayers expense.


22 posted on 11/03/2011 5:46:34 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: WayneS

Most of them actually only seem to want their student loans paid. I don’t think “jobs” are really part of the equation for them.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 5:53:50 AM PDT by livius
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To: G Larry

Bfl.


24 posted on 11/03/2011 5:56:54 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: tobyhill
Occupy Wall Street protesters declared victory after thousands of demonstrators shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports ...
This is just a training exercise for the 2012 elections.
Their goal will be to keep as many Americans from voting against the Zero by intimidation, chaos and violence.

25 posted on 11/03/2011 5:59:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven ((RVN '67-'68))
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To: tobyhill

Our Constitution affilrms our right of peacable assembly to seek redress of wrongs from the government. It does not mention any right to destroy commerce. It should take less than an hour to reopen the port.


26 posted on 11/03/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: tobyhill

Those who belived that civilization would recreate itself if we leave these neanderthals together long enough were wrong. The only thing evolving at these camps is new strains of VD. They are a dead end on the evolutionary charts.


27 posted on 11/03/2011 6:02:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: cuban leaf

I think their goal is to become the Detroit of the west coast.


28 posted on 11/03/2011 6:08:12 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: tobyhill

This is giving importers another reason (besides high labor costs) to bring the Asian stuff in thru Mexico and up thru Texas.


29 posted on 11/03/2011 6:09:52 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: tobyhill

You cannot make me believe that this shit is not supported and planned at the highest levels of the Government,i.e., the White House and orders have not gone out to all City and State officials not to interfere with the participants.


30 posted on 11/03/2011 6:11:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: MaxMax

The mob is pro-government and pro-establishment, the mob hates you and capitalism, of course the statists love it.


31 posted on 11/03/2011 6:14:56 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

Obama, What have you created? Saul Alinksy would be proud of you.


32 posted on 11/03/2011 6:16:46 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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Wake Up And Donate!


Click The Pic

Let's Make The Bar Yellow!

33 posted on 11/03/2011 6:27:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: radioone

We need an Occupy Mars graphic.


34 posted on 11/03/2011 6:46:27 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Of the declared candidates: (1) Perry, (2) Cain. I'll happily vote for either if he's the nominee.)
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To: tobyhill

Don’t they use high-pressure saltwater hoses to clean the docks?


35 posted on 11/03/2011 6:49:07 AM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: tobyhill

if that goes on too long they will draw the wrath of the ChiComs. Will not be pretty.


36 posted on 11/03/2011 7:08:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: livius
Most of them actually only seem to want their student loans paid. I don’t think “jobs” are really part of the equation for them.

If they want a job, it is as a school administrator. Where they can sit at a desk and surf the internet, play games, tweet, cruise Facebook, and alter the grades of kids who haven't been taught squat, so the school system becomes a "model" of educational excellence.

37 posted on 11/03/2011 7:40:52 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: oh8eleven
This is just a training exercise for the 2012 elections. Their goal will be to keep as many Americans from voting against the Zero by intimidation, chaos and violence.
Y'know? Every time I see this image lately, I remember the final, climactic scene in Taxi Driver. The bit where Travis Bickle goes to clean up the pimp-garbage. He is stopped at the door, turns to walk away, and finally turns back to the thug at the door and says "Suck on this [BLANK]hole." and gut-shoots the thug with a .38

Granted it was only a movie and Bickle was certifiably crazy, but I see the crazy level everywhere increasing. I fear it won't take a lot of thugs at the door to push some real-life borderline crazy into total Bicklehood...
38 posted on 11/03/2011 1:40:38 PM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Peet
I fear it won't take a lot of thugs at the door to push some real-life borderline crazy into total Bicklehood...
I'm hoping there will be a lot of real Americans who meet the "enemy" at that door, and wipe the scumbags off the earth.
39 posted on 11/03/2011 2:01:34 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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