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Posted on 10/23/2011 8:15:01 AM PDT by jakerobins

Edited on 10/23/2011 11:04:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good.

Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in -- but its reluctance to share the wealth with other protestErs is fraying tempers.

Some drummers -- incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday -- are threatening to splinter off.

“F' Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,” said a frustrated Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: ows; zuccottipark
Oh those poor delusional hippies.....Commies NEVER spread the wealth..just misery! That money is going to go into one of the Commie organizers pocket or Obama's re-election.
1 posted on 10/23/2011 8:15:05 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

TAZE them Bro!


2 posted on 10/23/2011 8:18:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: jakerobins
Bryan you are not on the central planning committee! muhuhahaha!!
3 posted on 10/23/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT by omega4179
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You’ve been punked, Baby!


4 posted on 10/23/2011 8:22:29 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: jakerobins

When you sign on with thieves they’ll probably steal from you.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 8:22:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jakerobins
Hey, Drummer Boy, be a real shame if sumpin’ were to happen to your drums. Yeah, be a real shame.
6 posted on 10/23/2011 8:27:03 AM PDT by JPG (America is worth saving. All hands on deck!)
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To: jakerobins

A heartwarming story.


7 posted on 10/23/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: jakerobins

I’m sure that OWS has their 501 C-3 non-profit status established. If not, the IRS might want a piece of that $500,000.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 8:32:24 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

What about New York? they have state and city income tax!


9 posted on 10/23/2011 8:33:40 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: jakerobins
Remember the old agage:

"Be careful what you ask for - you might just get it


10 posted on 10/23/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: jakerobins
Funny, they are losing protesters, so their central planners took charge.

Yesterday, a huge flat-screen TV went up in Zuccotti Park for a movie night and pajama party with popcorn. Organizers hoped it would attract new recruits --even as some long-timers complained that the movement was getting too diffuse after yesterday’s lackluster showing at a police-brutality event in Union Square that barely attracted 50 participants.

11 posted on 10/23/2011 8:44:18 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: jakerobins; Vaquero; omega4179; Jenny217; muawiyah; JPG; Boardwalk; Malone LaVeigh; Iron Munro
The Comfort group is charged with finding out what basic necessities campers need, like thermal underwear, and then raising money by soliciting donations on the street.

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request -- so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items -- and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

The Finance Committee dives on whatever dollars are raised by all the OWS working groups, said Smith, and doesn’t give it back.

The Comfort group has an allowance of $150 a day, while larger working groups, like the Kitchen group, get up to $2,000.

“What can I do with $150?” said Smith. “We have three tons of wet laundry here from the rainstorm -- how do I get that done? We need winter gear, shoes, socks. I could spend $10,000 alone for backpacks people need. We raise all this money. Where is it?”

Pete Dutro, 36, a Brooklyn tattoo artist who is getting a master’s in finance and sits on the Finance Committee, said big purchases like Smith’s can’t get immediate approval.

“We don’t have the power for that. They have to go to the General Assembly. If it’s approved, we pay out that amount and make sure everything is accounted for,” he said.

Within the next few days, the Financial Committee will release a detailed report, he said.

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Yesterday, a huge flat-screen TV went up in Zuccotti Park for a movie night and pajama party with popcorn. Organizers hoped it would attract new recruits -- even as some long-timers complained that the movement was getting too diffuse after yesterday’s lackluster showing at a police-brutality event in Union Square that barely attracted 50 participants.

“I think it’s getting too spread out,” said John Glowa, 57. “My sense from where I live is that it’s losing steam. We gotta plug the holes.”

Some activists, like those in Pulse, the committee that represents Zuccotti Park drummers, are a bit worn out by all the collective activity.

This is priceless. Priceless! The anarchists are falling out over money! We're getting a micro-lesson in governance and corruption. So people are already getting exhausted and frustrated and with no one formally in charge the "community organizers" are grabbing up the cash. I can't wait to see how this shakes out.

Somehow I wot that Obama's shock troops are blowing their wad early and by this same time next year the hard-core black bandana crowd will be utterly spent and discouraged and disinclined to burn cars and break windows for what even they will know to be an utter fraud and exploiter.

Furthermore, they have smeared their feces on any sympathy the general public might have held for them. If the Messiah's minions try this same stunt leading up to the election those big city mayors and city council-critters will make haste to lower the boom on them--or else.

I predict 2012 may just see as big a shake-up in local politics as on the national level as voters in these "occupied" burgs decide that their local government was clearly not working for them and needs to be changed.

If this was supposed to be a warm-up to the main event, I rather think it is having the opposite effect.

As a side note, it is interesting how the adults in the crowd naturally gravitated to the responsible positions. Furthermore, it looks like maybe the participants are NOT getting regular wages.

12 posted on 10/23/2011 8:44:34 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: jakerobins
“F--k Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,

Excluding the "F" word it sounds a lot like what the TEA Party people were saying about the Federal Budget.

13 posted on 10/23/2011 8:45:09 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I’m sure the telegenic law students the movement throws up for the cameras will assure us that all the proper accounting is being done.

I can’t wait to see the bitter legal actions, recriminations and accusations that will come out of this as it falls apart.

I hope to goodness we get some thrilling documentaries out of this. An honest depiction of unfolding events would be most instructive.


14 posted on 10/23/2011 8:48:11 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Don Corleone

This could be quite the learning experience for some of the kiddies.

Who can say? Some of them might even be voting republican eleven months from now.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 8:49:37 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: jakerobins
Some drummers -- incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday -- are threatening to splinter off.

You just can't make this up....

1. Did the vandals take the handles.?

2. How come they knew only one vandal was involved...?

3. If the vandal(s) were destroying the drums....how come no one heard .....?

4. They threatened to "splinter" off....I guess they were so stoned they started to play the wrecked drums and got a few splinters....

16 posted on 10/23/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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17 posted on 10/23/2011 8:51:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jakerobins

They got a taste of big government/communism and don’t like it. This cracked me up.

I think that sending them a truckload of Animal Farm books might be considered a public service. A lightbulb might come on for one of two of them.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 8:53:43 AM PDT by Laptop_Ron (The slippery slope is fastest at the bottom.)
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MoveOn is organizing to continue after they burn out

Soros army launches Wall Street assault of its own

Today, MoveOn.org is holding a planning meeting in Manhattan to discuss ways to take on Wall Street in coordination with Occupy Wall Street.

...An email sent to Moveon.org's mailing list announced a "meeting for folks to come together to plan ways to Make Wall Street Pay in our own communities" "We'll focus on specific targeted campaigns that hold the big banks accountable," continued the email.

19 posted on 10/23/2011 8:56:16 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: spokeshave
3. If the vandal(s) were destroying the drums....how come no one heard .....?

LOL!

I think this story is hilarious. I guess now that they have their OWN 1%, they are down to 98%?
20 posted on 10/23/2011 8:58:26 AM PDT by Zarro ("I'll never apologize for America's greatness." - Herman Cain)
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To: jakerobins
the Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em...
22 posted on 10/23/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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If the vandal(s) were destroying the drums....how come no one heard .....?

Probably thought that someone was practicing.

23 posted on 10/23/2011 9:15:53 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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To: sinanju
“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request -- so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items -- and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

If paperwork is not kept in order, at some point someone will claim that money was misappropriated, usually with a strong implication that it went into someone's pocket.

This has happened repeatedly after natural disasters. If the government distributes aid rapidly and efficiently, IOW without a lot of paperwork to establish qualification, by definition some (or many) of those who get it won't be qualified. Criticism ensues.

If careful procedures are followed to make sure all rules are implemented, distribution is by definition slow and inefficient at getting to those who need it NOW. Criticism ensues.

But the critics never seem to recognize there is a direct tradeoff between procedural exactness and efficiency.

Same thing applies in business and life, BTW. If you follow all the rules and document them meticulously, the odds are you won't get much of anything else done.

24 posted on 10/23/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: jakerobins
Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.

Bryan Smith, 45, useful idiot # 143,975,854.

Repeat after me, Bryan: "Comrade Stalin, save me!", you'll be needing to memorize that.

25 posted on 10/23/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Iron Munro

I’m betting that the slickster law students, PR types and “organizers” you see out with the megaphones and giving press conferences and interviews to all the TV camera crews and cable shows already have visions of career sugar plums dancing in their heads.

If they simply had everyone punch a time clock and lined them up for a payday every morning, this could last forever but my educated guess is they want to glom as much of this cash as possible to set themselves up in business as their own newly-fledged power-lobbying, rabble-rousing outfit-for-hire and ride this cow to brilliant careers in the radical lefty firmament.

Betcha they’re already putting the paperwork together and polishing their resumes while spending nights (in their hotel rooms) editing footage and writing their first draft and designing their stationery and business cards in between fielding calls and emails.

That’s what I think is going on behind the scenes. OWS is dying because the “Finance Committee” have turned their interests to themselves. But that’s not exactly news for some of us.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 9:25:41 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: spokeshave
4. They threatened to "splinter" off.

Reminds me of this scene from MP's "Life of Brian"

27 posted on 10/23/2011 9:47:53 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: jakerobins

Write Soros a very sternly worded letter.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 9:55:50 AM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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LOL Oh the irony!So thick it can be cut with a knife.....


29 posted on 10/23/2011 10:06:44 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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Are they going to file a 501(c)3 then? Or get a business license? What about the cooks? Do they have Health Department inspections like all the other businesses do? And then they get graded - A, B, C. If they don’t have to, why not? Do the cooks have to wash their hands before they cook? Do they have signs in the PortaPotties to remind them? Why not?

And when cholera breaks out, or typhoid, or e coli, do we the (’f—k the rich’) taxpayers have to pay for THEM? What about public health threats to the greater population, or are they only polluting their own nests? I thot those laws were meant to keep civilization sanitary?

Some animals are more equal than others, I guess. And the laws only apply to the (’f—k the rich’) suckers who are funding these hapless fools?


30 posted on 10/23/2011 10:14:23 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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Are they going to file a 501(c)3 then? Or get a business license? What about the cooks? Do they have Health Department inspections like all the other businesses do? And then they get graded - A, B, C. If they don’t have to, why not? Do the cooks have to wash their hands before they cook? Do they have signs in the PortaPotties to remind them? Why not?

And when cholera breaks out, or typhoid, or e coli, do we the (’f—k the rich’) taxpayers have to pay for THEM? What about public health threats to the greater population, or are they only polluting their own nests? I thot those laws were meant to keep civilization sanitary?

Some animals are more equal than others, I guess. And the laws only apply to the (’f—k the rich’) suckers who are funding these hapless fools?


31 posted on 10/23/2011 10:14:43 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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Hope they are not holding that $500,000 in back packs on the streets. Do you think that they put it in the (gasp) big bank?


32 posted on 10/23/2011 10:21:26 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it. Mark Twain)
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Huh? They want lice of the octopi? That’s just crazy; they already have lice!

:p

Cheers


33 posted on 10/23/2011 12:35:16 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Cain will slay Unable!)
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To: spokeshave
"1. Did the vandals take the handles?"

And what about the flagon with the dragon?
Or the vessel with the pestle?
Or the chalice from the palace?


34 posted on 10/23/2011 12:44:02 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: sinanju
This is priceless. Priceless! The anarchists are falling out over money! We're getting a micro-lesson in governance and corruption.

Yeah, and it ain't the Wall Street folks screwing them over!

35 posted on 10/23/2011 1:26:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sherman Logan

Yep. The old software development rule goes: You can have good, fast and cheap.

But you can only pick two.


36 posted on 11/06/2011 11:04:24 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (I have a job; therefore I am in the 1%.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Absolutely.

Not being a software guy, I ran across this adage only recently. But it applies to the same extent in my field, and I would suppose in all others.

A client recently insisted that the projected time for a project was too long and he needed it done in about half the time. He then got incensed when the revised proposal was a LOT more money. And I would assume he’d be at least equally outraged if we attempted the faster completion for the same money and did a crappy job, which is of course what would happen.


37 posted on 11/08/2011 3:02:17 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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