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800 march through Charlotte, decrying financial system
Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/02/12

Posted on 09/02/2012 1:54:46 PM PDT by Libloather

800 march through Charlotte, decrying financial system
Staff reports
The Charlotte Observer
Posted: Sunday, Sep. 02, 2012

**SNIP**

The marchers – representing the unemployed, undocumented immigrants, gay rights activists and many others – stretched the length of a city block. About 800 people joined the march, police estimated.

Some protesters lamented the lower-than-expected turnout.

“Why aren’t there more young people?” asked Richard Conely.

The 61-year-old Atlanta resident, who was in town to show solidarity and take photographs, contrasted the gathering with protests he remembered from the 60s.

**SNIP**

Among the signs waved by demonstrators: “Tax the Banksters. End plutocracy,” “Bust up the Banks” and “I came for the police brutality.”

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charlotte; convention; dnc; protest
Not going too well. Freeloaders took the day off?
1 posted on 09/02/2012 1:54:55 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Young people wished up.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 1:55:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Libloather

Can’t wait until the dried up hippies that are in their 60s now croak. They’re sickening.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 1:58:42 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Libloather
Not going too well. Freeloaders took the day off?

Freeloaders need to get paid to freeload for the cameras.

4 posted on 09/02/2012 2:00:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Libloather

800? More like 80. I was at a Tea Party event that had at least 10,000, and the media said there was 1000. The media sucks.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Libloather

We’ll be watching “yall” at Bank of America stadium during the Barry Worship Service next week! Don’t forget, it’s Rimshot Joe Biden bobblehead night!


6 posted on 09/02/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Libloather
The marchers – representing the unemployed, undocumented immigrants, gay rights activists and many others – stretched the length of a city block.

Way to stay on message ... if your message is "We're a bunch of losers and nuts."

7 posted on 09/02/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Don’t forget, it’s Rimshot Joe Biden bobblehead night!

Good one!

8 posted on 09/02/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Libloather

“Why aren’t there more young people?”
_______________________________________________________________________________________

They were riding on Shaka Zulu’s prosperity train..... but it derailed.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 2:06:45 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry, destroyer of wealth......)
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To: Libloather

““Why aren’t there more young people?” asked Richard Conely.”

Take that up with your abortophile friends, Mr. Conely.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 2:08:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2111USMC
Another FReeper put this up yesterday when I said that.

Photobucket

11 posted on 09/02/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: richardtavor
800? More like 80.

The Charlotte Observer shows exactly one picture of the protesters, and, if there're 80 in that picture, it's just barely.

If there were actually 800 marching, why can't the Charlotte Observer show a picture of them from "AirStar 36" ?

I lived in NC for a couple of years, back in the late '70s. They weren't stupid down there back then. What happened?

12 posted on 09/02/2012 2:09:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Libloather

where is code pink????


13 posted on 09/02/2012 2:10:49 PM PDT by dalebert
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GO AHEAD

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MAKE MY DAY

14 posted on 09/02/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL!


15 posted on 09/02/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Libloather

“The protesters come from a coalition of more than 90 local and national groups, from Students for a Democratic Society to Veterans for Peace.”

Hmmmm. 800 protesters divided by 90 groups would be about 9 protesters per group average.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 2:17:32 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Libloather

” The Freek Show” before the FREAK SHOW.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 2:21:18 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Tax-chick
The marchers – representing the unemployed, undocumented immigrants, gay rights activists and many others – stretched the length of a city block.
Only if they stood hand in hand like a line of paper dolls, if they were lucky. These protests seem to be growing smaller and smaller
18 posted on 09/02/2012 2:28:29 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: devolve

Good Lord, I’d hit it.

Then I’d hit it again to make sure I didn’t miss...


19 posted on 09/02/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Libloather
The marchers – representing the unemployed, undocumented immigrants, gay rights activists and many others – stretched the length of a city block.

IOW, Obama Democrats. Representing? What they were elected by somebody?

20 posted on 09/02/2012 2:30:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: catnipman

A lot of these groups have many members in common. Occasionally, you will have the same group of people operating as two or more organizations.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 2:31:36 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Libloather
This is gonna be a "fun" 3 days. Popcorn, anyone?


22 posted on 09/02/2012 2:35:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: richardtavor
Oh, I'm sorry, I missed the little "slideshow" button above the picture in the story.

Only one of the pictures in the "slideshow" depicted a crowd.

Using my "advanced photogrammetry techniques," I counted 104 persons in that picture (including several behind protest signs, inferred from visible arms and torsos). Of these 104, at least four - and maybe six - were reporters or cameramen. One was clearly a male child, maybe 12 years old. One, a big beefy guy with dark sunglasses, not holding a sign, may have been a member of law enforcement.

I'm confident that picture was cropped to put everyone they could into one shot.

23 posted on 09/02/2012 2:48:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: catnipman

Were the People’s Front For Judea there?


24 posted on 09/02/2012 3:00:42 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: Noumenon

Splitters!!!


25 posted on 09/02/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: Libloather

The “99%” is down to less than 0.01%


26 posted on 09/02/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Steely Tom

>> “What happened?” <<

.
The liberal New Agers descended on Ashville in force.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 3:37:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Steely Tom

Apparently, the attendees forgot to “tell ten people to tell ten people?”


28 posted on 09/02/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: richardtavor
800? More like 80.
I saw it on the evening news and I thought it was about 100.
The news correspondent even quoted the march leaders as saying they were surprised at the poor turnout.
Actually I give the protestors credit ... it can't be easy to be identified as one of Life Losers in front of of millions of viewers.
29 posted on 09/02/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jmcenanly
hand in hand like a line of paper dolls

Heh, good image.

When the Diocese of Charlotte has the Eucharistic Procession, the front of the line has almost arrived at the Convention Center before the back of the line leaves St. Peter's.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: Libloather

It will be a blessing to America when the last rancid protester from the stupid 60s bites the dust. Talk about a bunch of loony losers!


31 posted on 09/02/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by txrefugee
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Obama did not bowl better than the dog! (That he ate!)










32 posted on 09/03/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------ GO AHEAD - MAKE MY SPAGHETTI -------- ----------- ----- -------- ----------)
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