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After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads
Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR

Posted on 01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST by SmithL

NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing.

The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November.

"There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened," said Brashear, whose laptop will soon be replaced by Occupy organizers. "And there's a common understanding that if there's one more theft in the church, that's it."

This is what the Occupy encampment has become: a band of homeless protesters with no place to go. Amid accusations of drug use and sporadic theft, they've been sleeping on church pews for weeks, consuming at least $20,000 of the donations that Occupy Wall Street still has in its coffers. Their existence is being hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly "Occupiers" who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 99percentlie; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; fraud; haha; liberaltrash; nobama2012; obama; obamayouth; occupiers; occupy; occupyisalie; occupylist; occupywallstreet; occuscum; ows; owscrime; owsisajoke; zuccotti; zuccottipark

1 posted on 01/12/2012 11:41:49 AM PST by SmithL
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2 posted on 01/12/2012 11:43:04 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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3 posted on 01/12/2012 11:43:17 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SmithL

The good “Rev” better keep watch over his accounts for Identity Theft too.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 11:46:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SmithL

Anyone who’s shocked that the OWS parasites would steal from him deserves what he gets.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 11:47:07 AM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: SmithL

Occupy nowhere?


6 posted on 01/12/2012 11:49:03 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SmithL
The OWS scum steal from a church, crap on cop cars and yet they're heroes.
Meanwhile, Marines taking a whiz on the battlefield have become the embodiment of the Antichrist.
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
7 posted on 01/12/2012 11:49:13 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SmithL
"There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"

The punch line "Why are you surprised? -- I'm a scorpion!" comes to mind.

8 posted on 01/12/2012 11:49:13 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SmithL

‘The refugees from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park had found...’

refugees??? An odd way of portraying it.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 11:52:07 AM PST by 556x45
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To: SmithL
It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing.

Mine disappears every time I stand up.

10 posted on 01/12/2012 11:52:37 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: 556x45

They are the heart and soul of Obamaworld.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 11:54:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: SmithL

Guess that makes God a 1 percenter.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 11:54:52 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SmithL

It appears that the zombies they warned us about through film and literature have finally arrived, but instead of flesh to eat, they search out property to steal.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 11:58:00 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SmithL
Their existence is being hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly "Occupiers" who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?

I disagree with their basic premise. Even if these "nomads" really ARE "truly Occupiers", it does not mean they "deserve" free food and a roof over their heads. Quite the opposite, in fact.

14 posted on 01/12/2012 11:58:16 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: SmithL

“Their existence is being hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly “Occupiers” who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?”

Doesn’t everyone deserve everything according to their philosophy? I thought only capitalists were mean enough not to give everyone free food and a home? Why does the Occupy movement discriminate against non-Occupiers? How is that different than not giving benefits to illegal aliens?


15 posted on 01/12/2012 12:04:14 PM PST by Hacklehead (Winchester 52, because everyone needs a 22 rimfire that weighs 12 pounds.)
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To: SmithL

STUPPID BYUSSED MEDEA!@!!!!!!11 NOT REPOTYING it mustibin like a 1per senter T PARTYER hoo stole that lapptop????????? now im sooooo sadd :( :( :(


16 posted on 01/12/2012 12:07:23 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: SmithL
"At least 30 percent of the crowd is a mix of chronically homeless, drug-addicted people, some of whom suffer from "psychological issues,"

Surprised AP let this slip in. The enablers on high have realized their "useless idiots" are no longer of use......

17 posted on 01/12/2012 12:07:47 PM PST by DKM
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To: 556x45

The refugees from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park had found...’

refugees??? An odd way of portraying it.


Zuccottistinian refugees!!!!!!!!!1111!!11!!leventy!!!111!!


18 posted on 01/12/2012 12:09:45 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: SmithL
Nomads.......occupy..........LOL

Nomad -- A person with no fixed residence who roams about

19 posted on 01/12/2012 12:10:31 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: SmithL

Maybe they’ll learn how to herd sheep, or hunt pigeons. Nomad is an improvement over professional leech.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: cincinnati65

Barry’s America.

Øbama is his alias which I refuse to use. Didn’t it cost him his law license too? Failure to disclose all his aliases to the bar or something like that?

God help this country. Seems like we thinkers are outnumbered.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 12:17:23 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: WayneS
hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly "Occupiers" who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?

The whole point of Occupy is everyone is equal, none "deserve" more than others. That Occupiers are debating this shows it has indeed devolved into Animal Farm.

22 posted on 01/12/2012 12:18:24 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: SmithL

‘There was a sense of shock and dismay’ after someone stole a laptop? Because perhaps this church does not understand Original Sin? Humans! it is not heaven down here...


23 posted on 01/12/2012 12:21:38 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: SmithL

“We don’t do this out of charity,” said 34-year-old Ravi Ahmad, who works for Columbia University and volunteers with Occupy in her spare time. “We do this so that whoever wants to work in the movement can work in the movement. This is a meritocracy.”

I thought we were all about “from each according to his need, to each according to his ability.”

But now we are a “meritocracy.”

So the people who work harder earn greater reward, and those who contribute nothing receive nothing...kind of like the capitalism that our movement is dedicated to destroy?????!!!!!!


24 posted on 01/12/2012 12:24:18 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: WayneS
Mine disappears every time I stand up.

That made me chuckle.

25 posted on 01/12/2012 12:31:16 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: 556x45

I love the way the Occupiers are complaining about suffering the consequences of the bad actions of a few. Some are doing work to fix up the church and others are just trashing it. Funny that these leaches want the rest of us hard working people to pay for their sorry A**es, but they don’t like it when it’s turned on them. Good for them. Reap what you sow.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 12:31:56 PM PST by No Socialist
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To: SmithL
Their existence is being hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly "Occupiers" who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?

If I were king, I would make the "Occupy" management (those that hold signature authority on Occupy bank accounts) permanently and personally liable for the welfare of these individuals.

I would relish in their knowledge that when the money runs out, they would have to continue to pay from their own pocket.

27 posted on 01/12/2012 12:32:06 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: SmithL
whose laptop will soon be replaced by Occupy organizers.

I wouldn't hold your breath, buddy.

28 posted on 01/12/2012 12:46:27 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Navy Patriot

The next sentence read:

“We don’t do this out of charity,” said 34-year-old Ravi Ahmad, who works for Columbia University and volunteers with Occupy in her spare time. “We do this so that whoever wants to work in the movement can work in the movement. This is a meritocracy.”

Based on the amount of welfare recipients in this country I’m a little surprised it took them so long to realize that free loading is a big problem. Aren’t these the same groups that were trying to overwhelm the system? I guess it is O.K., unless they are overwhelming YOUR system. Welcome to reality occupiers!!!


29 posted on 01/12/2012 12:49:54 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: 556x45
They're refugees, all right.

Refugees from personal responsibility. And personal hygiene.

30 posted on 01/12/2012 12:53:39 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: SmithL
I think some of these people are from the Rainbow people. They usually camp near our area during this time of year but they are not here yet. Way overdue if they are coming. First time o saw them on tv I said rainbowers.

This will be first time in 25 years that the Rainbow stink people did not show.

31 posted on 01/12/2012 12:54:18 PM PST by Rapunzel (Run SARAH run)
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To: bboop

he who is without sin, cast the first laptop.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 12:58:05 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: marstegreg
The next sentence read:

.... “We do this so that whoever wants to work in the movement can work in the movement. This is a meritocracy.”

Yeah, that's a laugh. Occupy is a Meritocracy, and earn merit by producing whining complaints and redistribution rhetoric.

This morning I had a big bowl of complaints for breakfast and washed it down with a jug of whining. Then I put ten gallons of redistribution into the gas tank of my car, and walked downtown to pay my utility bill. After a full load of rhetoric, the darn clerk demanded I pay in cash greenbacks, the nerve.

By this time it felt like I hadn't had anything to eat all day, and I still had a long walk to get home.

Good thing Occupy is a Meritocracy.

33 posted on 01/12/2012 1:11:49 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Navy Patriot
Good thing Occupy is a Meritocracy.

Sounds a lot more like a “Hypocracy”!!!!

34 posted on 01/12/2012 1:31:14 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: oh8eleven

The marines should be given a ticker tape parade and the OWS crowd are scum. And rapists. And deranged. And those are their better qualities.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 2:12:09 PM PST by juliej
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To: oh8eleven

The marines should be given a ticker tape parade and the OWS crowd are scum. And rapists. And deranged. And those are their better qualities.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 2:12:34 PM PST by juliej
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To: SmithL
"There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened," [laptop stolen]

It's called a Reality Check.

37 posted on 01/12/2012 3:12:38 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks for saying it so well. I’d love to see Marine enlistements shrink to zero as long as all the slime politicians in and out of the Corps keep up the attack.


38 posted on 01/13/2012 6:10:25 AM PST by Postman (Cut, Cap and BBA)
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