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Unions (listed) endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests (walk out and Unison march today)
CNN ^ | 10/05/2011

Posted on 10/05/2011 7:47:16 AM PDT by Beckett08

New York (CNN) -- As the Occupy Wall Street protesters rally for a third week, social media sites such as Twitter seem to be spurring similar protests in other cities.

A Twitter account called Occupy Boston mentions a citywide college walkout there Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Nurses Association says hundreds of the city's nurses will rally with the Occupy Boston protesters on Wednesday. The association says the protest will be part of the opening day activities for a national nursing convention in Boston.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: adbusters; boston; communists; democrats; elections; hoffa; leftists; liberalfascism; nodemocrats2012; obama; obamarmy; occupyboston; occupywallstreet; ows; seiu; socialists; soros; union; unions; unionthugs; vanjones; wallstreet
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1 posted on 10/05/2011 7:47:24 AM PDT by Beckett08
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To: Beckett08

AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
United NY
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party
TWU Local 100
SEIU 1199
CWA 1109
RWDSU
Communications Workers of America
CWA Local 1180
United Auto Workers
United Federation of Teachers
Professional Staff Congress - CUNY
National Nurses United
Writers Guild East

And:

VOCAL-NY
Community Voices Heard
Alliance for Quality Education
New York Communities for Change
Coalition for the Homeless
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
The Job Party
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
The Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center
The New Deal for New York Campaign
National People’s Action
ALIGN
Human Services Council
Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
Citizen Action of NY
MoveOn.org
Common Cause NY
New Bottom Line
350.org
Tenants & Neighbors
Democracy for NYC
Resource Generation
Tenants PAC
Teachers Unite


2 posted on 10/05/2011 7:48:07 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Beckett08
It's pretty funny to see unions marching with people who "demand" completely open borders.

That sort of global fluidity of labor completely destroys any power a union could possibly muster. Like the Communications Workers of America really want some Guatamalans running up the telephone poles for 8 bucks an hour.

They're as dumb as the hippies.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 7:53:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Beckett08

The obama / Hoffa army


4 posted on 10/05/2011 7:55:32 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Beckett08

all, just your average Americans demanding free college, free healthcare, $20 an hour minimum wage, an end to corporate America, seizure of the asets of the rich, and the re-election of obama, right?


5 posted on 10/05/2011 7:56:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Beckett08
This is really fun to watch. And as it gets colder it will be even more fun. The Dems really believe that by gathering together their union thugs and a bunch of uneducated hippy-types who have nothing else to do that they can 'spontaneously' generate a grass roots movement.

Well Marx said it would work that way so I guess it is worth a try.

Workers of the World, Unite. LOL.

6 posted on 10/05/2011 8:00:34 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Beckett08
All this is costing the American tax payers a fortune in security. There's a bright side - That's less money the states have to give away to the government unions. They're going to have to cut back on employees.

Besides that, this social chaos is happening on Obomas watch. He can't blame Bush or Republicans for this. All their demands are communist. Republicans (an TEA Party members) are Capitalists.

This class warfare, i.e., communist "uprising", belongs to Oboma alone. In 2012, he's going to have to answer for it.

It better not turn violent now that the union thugs are showing up. A lot of those young kids down there for the party could get hurt. They just want to play. They're not there to hurt other people. They just want another Woodstock..... "Like, party on, man!"

7 posted on 10/05/2011 8:03:03 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: InterceptPoint

Do any of these people really think that they will influence “middle America” or the “silent majority”, as Nixon described it?

The hippies and anti-war protesters of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s inspired revulsion in much of middle America. Though there was a debate to be had about our involvement in Vietnam, the protesters did not endear anyone to their cause.

It’s hard to see these latter day hippie radical types doing any better at inspiring middle America to the cause of radical change and being liberal. If anything, these protesters might actually hurt Obama’s re-election chances, if people associate this rag tag bunch with Obama.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 8:10:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Beckett08

Thanks for posting that. This has helped me make informed buying decisions. If at ALL possible, I will avoid any firm employing any of these unions. Obviously, that means Comcast has been cancelled, effective immediately. MARTA is still okay to ride, because the TWU hates MARTA. I already refuse to buy any American made car on the chance it will enrich the UAW. I’m buying another Honda Accord soon.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 8:11:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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To: Beckett08; All
The Hussein cult is trying to frighten America into submission to their Master. They must fail!

Make it happen, folks.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 8:11:35 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: concerned about politics

New York Police Officer arrested by the FBI this morning on human rights violations, details to follow


11 posted on 10/05/2011 8:13:30 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Beckett08
Took my camera with me to work today so I could snap some pix of the OccupyWallStreet vacation camp (it is not an 'occupation' camp by any stretch of the imagination). Got some decent ones that I'm going to resize (my DSLR shoots MB size pic files and I really don't think FR wants me littering the site with multiple MB-sized image files).

In the meantime, a thought occurred to me: if you're going to occupy Wall Street, shouldn't you be in Wall Street? To that end, I've put together a little visual aid:

Occupy Wall Street?  Not.
12 posted on 10/05/2011 8:14:09 AM PDT by Oceander (Why vote for Mitt "Mini-me Obama" Romney when you can have the real Obama?)
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To: Beckett08

The Unions were given too much power. America is about to become very bloody and the Unions will lose. Lock and load for your own protection. These thugs are dumb as a box of rocks and with an IQ of probably 10. They will destroy themselves and are too stupid to even see that.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 8:15:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Beckett08

Do these people even know what they are protesting? I don’t. I think they’re all idiots.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 8:18:54 AM PDT by SmileRight
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To: Beckett08

Compared to the Tea Party rallies, these are pathetically small in numbers. The only thing big is the MSM press coverage. Hell, we could scare up several hundred Tea Party members to demonstrate against a local politician and it was barely mentioned, if at all. This “movement” is pure Astroturf. There is no there there.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:17 AM PDT by kabar
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To: InterceptPoint

People are going to increasingly equate all bad things with Obama. To the average voter who is paying attention, it will look the wheels are coming off. These nuts DO NOT gain sympathy when they make more than the average American and WE PAY THEM, and they are complaining. It won’t sit well.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"The hippies and anti-war protesters of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s inspired revulsion in much of middle America."

Here's a pic of the "hard hat riot" of 1970. Back then at least some of the unions recognized the hippie weirdos for what they were - Commie ne'er do wells.

It appears that era is past.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 8:32:41 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik ("The trouble with internet quotations is that you don't know if they are true"-Abraham Lincoln.)
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To: Beckett08
New York Police Officer arrested by the FBI this morning on human rights violations, details to follow

Erick Holder.
I think the officer will be released. This is an anti-police scare tactic by the communist left.
IF the union thug brown shirts push it, the police will be the ones saving the city for the normal people who live there. That officer will be vindicated.

REMEMBER, Oboma owns this. He's a community agitator. Remind the good people you know of this (especially if you're into face booking or tweeting).

18 posted on 10/05/2011 8:33:18 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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19 posted on 10/05/2011 8:33:53 AM PDT by red-dawg
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20 posted on 10/05/2011 8:34:24 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Beckett08

All the wastrel leftist are pissed that they are losing it.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 8:37:00 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Beckett08

I knew from day 1 this was all about the unions. What I haven’t figured-out is why the unions are being a useful tool and for whom? Government union employees are dispicable! I hope Clinton’s offices are stuffed with non-performing staff with UNION protection!


22 posted on 10/05/2011 8:38:17 AM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do any of these people really think that they will influence “middle America” or the “silent majority”, as Nixon described it?

Nope. When things get nuts in this country our gut instinct is to turn right. Up to now Middle America has been laughing at the hippies. But these union thugs mean business. This will get violent, which should send most of the electorate running, screaming to the right.
23 posted on 10/05/2011 8:39:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beckett08

This is a communist backed operation!


24 posted on 10/05/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: red-dawg
Nice! Mind if I play around with that pic a bit as well?


25 posted on 10/05/2011 8:39:32 AM PDT by Oceander (Why vote for Mitt "Mini-me Obama" Romney when you can have the real Obama?)
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To: Beckett08

We know where the nurses priorities are now.
Not the patients.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Oceander

Why not, I stole it from dead. See post #3. :)


27 posted on 10/05/2011 8:42:42 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: SmileRight
Do these people even know what they are protesting? I don’t. I think they’re all idiots.

They are protesting the lack of a Marxist dictatorship in America.

28 posted on 10/05/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Oceander
Photobucket
29 posted on 10/05/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

that is great


30 posted on 10/05/2011 8:45:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: dead

Re pic...

I’ve long had a secret soft-spot for redheads... natural redheads, that is.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 8:45:39 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SmileRight
they are idiots you're right. They're protesting wall street the same wall street which gave their parents 401k's investments etc They're protesting I think a system which gave mom and dad money to put them through school, which gives jobs etc. If they're protesting wall street and their money in politics then they need to know wall street gives more money to the left than the right. They are being funded by a billionaire, organized by a multi millionaire and supported by millionaires from Hollywood So it goes to show they have no idea what on earth they're doing and it has shown what lazy parenting has done and then some say social issues are not important.
32 posted on 10/05/2011 8:47:09 AM PDT by manc (Marriage=1man+ 1 woman, Don't speak up, be a coward and the family, military etc will be destroyed)
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To: dead

I’ve an idea. Close the market for a week just to see what happens when these people get what they want. You know, . . . a when the dog catches the car sort of thing. Plus there would be no Capitol Gains Tax for a week (Wesley Mooch would be screaming). Then move the whole exchange to Midland or Odessa.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 8:49:36 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: manc
They're protesting wall street the same wall street which gave their parents 401k's investments etc They're protesting I think a system which gave mom and dad money to put them through school, which gives jobs etc. If they're protesting wall street and their money in politics then they need to know wall street gives more money to the left than the right. They are being funded by a billionaire, organized by a multi millionaire and supported by millionaires from Hollywood

Yeah, but they're getting FREE pizza!

34 posted on 10/05/2011 8:53:58 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I’ve long had a secret soft-spot for redheads... natural redheads, that is.

Well, there's no natural reds in that picture, but there are plenty of soft spots!

35 posted on 10/05/2011 8:58:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: concerned about politics

LOL free pizza, hang out with like minded folks and have mom and dad buy them some little luxury extras like warmer socks and raincoats, money of which came from a system what they protest.

Loons the lot of them


36 posted on 10/05/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT by manc (Marriage=1man+ 1 woman, Don't speak up, be a coward and the family, military etc will be destroyed)
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To: GraceG
Awesome revision! Your editorial completes the image. Thanks for putting it up!


37 posted on 10/05/2011 9:07:50 AM PDT by Oceander (Why vote for Mitt "Mini-me Obama" Romney when you can have the real Obama?)
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To: manc
They're protesting wall street the same wall street which gave their parents 401k's

I think there's a lot of reasonable people out there who wish they'd never been 'given' a 401K.

38 posted on 10/05/2011 9:08:02 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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The RN’s at my sisters hospital voted to strike (her vote was no) at the end of September.

It was called off. There were many rumblings of RN’s who were against the strike because most of them were the one’s bringing home the bread that sustained their families. With all these rumblings, in which most of the RN’s were against it, I wonder how they came up with the “yes to strike” vote.

The hospital said “fine, go ahead and strike, we have non-union replacements waiting to fill the jobs”.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 9:09:34 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: fella
Then move the whole exchange to Midland or Odessa

Smack dab in the middle of conservative country - and a right to work State as well.

40 posted on 10/05/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: steve86

When I say “reasonable people out there” I’m talking about the general population, not the protesters!


41 posted on 10/05/2011 9:10:02 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Beckett08

Will there be tazers and night sticks? Otherwise, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ......


42 posted on 10/05/2011 9:10:32 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I wonder if these union votes are rigged...


43 posted on 10/05/2011 9:11:54 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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Unions (listed) endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests (walk out and Unison march today)

WHERE are the DEMOCRAT politicians in the congress on this? Why aren't they praising the "revolution?"

Silence. Why is that?

44 posted on 10/05/2011 9:14:36 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dead
LOL....evidently soap manufactures are Capitalist scams too!
45 posted on 10/05/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Beckett08

From what my sister told me, most of the RN’s voted no. There were a few that were for it, but most of them weren’t.

So it certainly does sound like they are rigged. The RN’s were pissed off about it.

I told my sister to cross the line and go to work anyway. Her union rep said she could, but once the strike was over, she would be fired. Any RN who didn’t go along with the strike and went to work would be fired once the strike was over.

Once unions take over, freedom goes out the window.


46 posted on 10/05/2011 9:19:34 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: steve86

maybe but many are happy including many of their parents who made money from wall street as does the left..

For a laugh look at their demands, they’re really funny and just shows why parenting has become lazy.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by manc (Marriage=1man+ 1 woman, Don't speak up, be a coward and the family, military etc will be destroyed)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL!


48 posted on 10/05/2011 9:25:33 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: KittenClaws
Plus plenty of empty oil company high rises for cheap.
49 posted on 10/05/2011 9:44:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Beckett08
Aren't most union pension plans heavily invested in the stock market and corporate America?

These idiots are protesting themselves!

50 posted on 10/05/2011 9:44:36 AM PDT by Species8472 (999)
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