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Day of Rage Underway on Wall Street, Protestors Flood Downtown Manhattan
The Inquisitr ^ | September 17, 2011 | Kim LaCapria

Posted on 09/17/2011 1:06:12 PM PDT by M. Thatcher

With the “Arab Spring” protests of the past year or two serving as inspiration, Twitter and Facebook has been used to organize a large group of protestors on Wall Street and an “occupation” of Wall Street is currently underway.

Twitter is currently also being used as a platform for non-attendees to weigh in on the controversy, with a steady stream of “pro” and “against” tweets either lauding the efforts or dismissing protesters as about to get bored and seek a Starbucks on their iPhones or “burn daddy’s money.” Web activist groups and collectives including The Other 98% (an organization lobbying for corporate and top 2% tax reforms and the like) and the formidable Anonymous have been linked with the protests- more of which are occurring in satellite locations.

One circulated statement urging participation said:

“On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.”

Currently, #takewallstreet has overtaken #occupywallst as a trending topic on the microblogging service and even celebrities are getting in on the fray. Roseanne Barr has tweeted on her feed, @therealroseanne, and rapper Lupe Fiasco posted:

If anybody needs me I’ll be on Wall St: #iwilloccupy#occupywallstreet@OccupyWallSt@OccupyWallStNYC

Total headcount estimates for the event have not been attempted yet. The protest’s official site is located here. https://occupywallst.org/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dayofrage; daysofrage; protests; wallstreet

1 posted on 09/17/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

Is this take a Commie to work day?


2 posted on 09/17/2011 1:08:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: M. Thatcher
Total headcount estimates for the event have not been attempted yet.

LOL

Okay, I'll attempt a "headcount": ALL of them are head cases.

3 posted on 09/17/2011 1:08:49 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
Hey Bloomberg, you love your liberalism.

Stew in it.

4 posted on 09/17/2011 1:11:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: M. Thatcher

True story- every time one of those “Guy Fawkes” masks from “V For Vendetta” is sold, Time Warner gets a royalty.

Way to stick it to the Man!


5 posted on 09/17/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT by hc87
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To: M. Thatcher
Demonic...absolutely...Demonic!
6 posted on 09/17/2011 1:15:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: M. Thatcher
When a liberal event is a 'bust' the pictures are uptight and personal - makes the numbers look larger than they are... Indeterminate. Or where sixty people are made to look like (maybe) hundreds. Until you notice how many of the same people are spotted in different pictures.

Tea Party pictures are the opposite - the MSM does their best to minimize the look of crowds.

Also, Janet and friends won't bother to look to closely at this - they're all liberals after all... Homeland Security is looking for political enemies - of the 'right' kind...

7 posted on 09/17/2011 1:15:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: M. Thatcher

Probably just a band of about 30 twits, a twitterin away.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: M. Thatcher
When a liberal event is a 'bust' the pictures are uptight and personal - makes the numbers look larger than they are... Indeterminate. Or where sixty people are made to look like (maybe) hundreds. Until you notice how many of the same people are spotted in different pictures.

Tea Party pictures are the opposite - the MSM does their best to minimize the look of crowds.

Also, Janet and friends won't bother to look too closely at this - they're all liberals after all... Homeland Security is looking for political enemies - of the 'right' kind...

9 posted on 09/17/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: M. Thatcher

NY sanitation workers will be very, very busy.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: M. Thatcher
The live chat has been a real treat.

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11 posted on 09/17/2011 1:18:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: M. Thatcher

It’s just like these knuckleheads to show up on a Saturday. Note to fools: the markets are closed on Saturday, if you want to make an impression it might make some sort of wretched sense to try on a Monday.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: M. Thatcher

More useful idiots who don’t understand what is really going on.

Of course, they think they are the intellectual ‘supermen.’


13 posted on 09/17/2011 1:25:31 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: M. Thatcher

Everything should be free!


14 posted on 09/17/2011 1:41:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: M. Thatcher
End the Moronarchy!
15 posted on 09/17/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: M. Thatcher
Total headcount estimates for the event have not been attempted yet.

I say a thousand, maybe 1,500 tops when this fizzles out in a few days. No what will they stay camped out into November. Global warming will cause it to be to cold.

16 posted on 09/17/2011 1:44:20 PM PDT by matt04
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To: cripplecreek

One actually wrote that the air show tragedy was staged to avert attention from their mass temper tantrum.

The absolutely disheartening thing is that the inmates in that Livestream insane asylum VOTE. How can we make the voices in their head tell them that Election Day is in December starting in 2012?


17 posted on 09/17/2011 1:44:49 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: cripplecreek

These are slackers who were too stoned to pay attention to anything they were taught in high school. “Typing is for the working class,” one of them writes. Calling Mars! We have one of yours down here!


18 posted on 09/17/2011 1:50:59 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: muir_redwoods

It would make more sense if they were in Washington DC protesting their thief President.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 1:53:32 PM PDT by RC2
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To: M. Thatcher
I'm looking for live webcams from that area. The only one that I've found of Wall Street (from 25th) doesn't show anybody there.
20 posted on 09/17/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: M. Thatcher
Hey I know those guys! It's the gang from Burning Man decompressing after a week in the desert!
21 posted on 09/17/2011 1:54:25 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Traveler59

The hippies own webcast, should you actually want wattch it, is here.

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

Just a bunch op hippies standing around now, and faint sound of banging on a plastic bucket. They are whining that the MSM isn’t covering them.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 2:00:02 PM PDT by matt04
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To: M. Thatcher

One of the hippies don’t have a clue what park thry were actually in. Priceless.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
They are whining that the MSM isn’t covering them.

That's what they get for scheduling their big event opposite a bigger media draw like the annual "Talk Like a Pirate Day". Arrr!

24 posted on 09/17/2011 2:24:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: All

“Everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves!!!”


25 posted on 09/17/2011 2:36:19 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: cripplecreek

JasonCatlayst wants someone to GIVE him 4 acres and he will never ask for a handout [again]

I know libtards are stupid, but if he wants soeone to GIVE him 4 acres, isnt that a handout?

And I will take him up on that- Jason: I have 4 acres you can live on FREE AND CLEAR if you promise to live there and accept no money from anyone. If you succeed for 10 years the land is yours to keep.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Dallas59

Are you a linux geek?


27 posted on 09/17/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL, it’s actually pathetic to watch. I think they’re chanting “Eat the rich, Feed the poor”....ooookkaay.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 2:50:46 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Mr. K
JasonCatlayst wants someone to GIVE him 4 acres and he will never ask for a handout [again]

I doubt Jason has the knowledge or fortitude to survive on 4 acres of land let alone thrive. I would also ask whether he intends to remain there without using those taxpayer supported roads or other infrastructure.

Like it or not, it takes a lot more than 4 acres to really live if you don't have something to trade for things like salt, flour, etc.
29 posted on 09/17/2011 2:54:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Charles Martel

No kidding. I’m switching back and forth between the race in Chicago and the Tiger game in California.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 2:55:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xo-8aojaoU&feature=player_embedded

RAGE ON !!!! .......lol


31 posted on 09/17/2011 3:01:57 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: M. Thatcher

Idiot is ignorant of the top 1% of taxpayers paying 38% of taxes.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: M. Thatcher

The top 1% pay much more than the bottom 50%. Those that rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul’s support.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 3:04:30 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: cripplecreek
"WITHOUT MONEY WE'D ALL BE RICH!"

Now there is some great leftist logic!

34 posted on 09/17/2011 3:12:24 PM PDT by Zman516
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To: matt04

I thought it was cool you had to watch a car commercial before you could watch the global day of rage against the man!


35 posted on 09/17/2011 3:12:48 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: Fresh Wind
NY sanitation workers will be very, very busy.

Finally...a shovel-ready job!

36 posted on 09/17/2011 3:13:00 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, cripplecreek. You have quite a collection of exploding leftist heads in your post.


37 posted on 09/17/2011 3:14:35 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: M. Thatcher

Small town tea party events have more diversity than NY’s “day of rage”.


38 posted on 09/17/2011 3:14:41 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: M. Thatcher

Total headcount estimates for the event have not been attempted yet.

Pediculus humanus capitisophobia?


39 posted on 09/17/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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In watching the live feed, here are some observations....

First observation— there are a lot of white people at this rally. In fact, I haven’t seen much diversity in the crowd. Age range seems to be 20ish to 30ish. Lot of on-lookers.

Second observation— they have broken the crowd down into smaller groups with mega-phones at each group and they are group thinking. Question: what is the main problem in America?

Third observation— theme keeps coming forward of “corporate personhood.” “Dollars have replaced our voice.”

Fourth observation— the Anonymous group just issued a warning to law enforcement. They said for them not to use excessive force on anyone, or we will come to their aid. And to the rest, they said, Quote: “We are not as different as you think, we are you, we are anonymous, we are legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us.”

Currently, they are “marching around the perimeter” and after that they are going to break for dinner at 6pm and then get back together. The crowd has grown, but it is difficult to tell how many are actual protesters, and how many are on-lookers. A roving camera has interviewed folks. One guy was a Ron Paul supporter, and one guy said most of the crowd is hard left, but if “normal” people would come down, it could be an effective situation. Of course, anarchists are out in force, carrying red flags. And some type of Spanish influence group is walking around with masks on that look like theatre masks. I’m not sure what their agenda is. Overall, the crowd still remains majority white, tinted with olive, and very few of other races. Professionally printed signs are beginning to show themselves, but haven’t been able to read any of them yet.

At 7pm they will begin with another round of talks, which will be more “educational” in nature, one guy said. Also, at 7pm they are going to discuss renaming the park they are “occupying” and they are in the process of calling the “corporation” that owns the property, to make sure it is “okay” for them to “spend the night there.” (That’s sticking it to ‘em! LOL Rather ironic.)

I guess they will be showing propaganda images on the live stream until 7pm. That’s what is on right now. Evil gov’t, evil military, evil corporations...etc. Progressive blather. There have been several mentions of “world ordered socialism is a great thing.”

Chants being yelled during march time...

Whose street? Our street!

The people united will never be defeated.

The people are we.

Eat the rich. Feed the poor.

What do you want? Equality. When do you want it? Now.

We are the 99%.

Wall Street banks, you get high, we can see your greedy side.

We got sold out, they got bailed out.


40 posted on 09/17/2011 3:18:49 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa
Awesome report.

Clearly, these people have no adult responsibilities.

41 posted on 09/17/2011 3:38:19 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Thanks for the report. It sounds like facilitators are going to use Delphi-type persuasion to have everyone “agree” on the preselected bogeyman for the event — most likely the status of corporations as a “person” for tax purposes.


42 posted on 09/17/2011 3:42:44 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: matt04

All they’ve got is about 15 seconds of “live” video. If you want to see it again, they have a replay button.


43 posted on 09/17/2011 3:43:39 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mr. K
JasonCatlayst wants someone to GIVE him 4 acres ...
The concept of going out and earning the money to BUY his own 4 acres is as alien to him (and all of them) as Mandarin Chinese.
I hope FDNY gets out the hoses and washes all these scumbags into the East River.
44 posted on 09/17/2011 3:45:15 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cripplecreek

Other than the name, petergillisa...., is my fav.
“Why couldn’t al queda pick today?”


45 posted on 09/17/2011 3:45:44 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: LostInBayport

Someone else also wrote: Why couldn’t Al Qaeda have chosen today? LOL!


46 posted on 09/17/2011 3:50:35 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Interesting Times

You got it! It’s a bit sickening to watch how affective this strategy is on unsuspecting people. This group means business. We don’t need to underestimate them. Rule #1: Don’t underestimate the enemy.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 3:51:25 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: M. Thatcher

At the moment, that is who is driving this. We’ll see who comes in later to “reinforce” the “grass roots movement.”


48 posted on 09/17/2011 3:53:04 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like some ringers in that chat. hehe.


49 posted on 09/17/2011 4:14:17 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

http://wondermark.com/743/


50 posted on 09/17/2011 9:37:20 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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