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Wall Street Occupiers Fear Drummers Will Be Their Undoing
The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/25/2011 | Adam Martin

Posted on 10/25/2011 7:28:30 AM PDT by tje

The most pervasive sound at Zuccotti Park, and one of the neighbors' biggest complaints, is that of a group of drummers pounding the skins, and organizers now fear their inability to rein in the constant drumming will kill what support they've gotten and move the park's owners to ask police to clear them out. The occupation reached a compromise at its General Assembly on Monday night, with the drummers agreeing to limit their playing to four hours a day (from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.), but it's not the first time the occupiers have reached an agreement on limiting the drumming, and the fear now is that neighbors, already skeptical of the camp's ability to regulate itself, will decide at Tuesday night's meeting of Community Board 1 that they can't put up with it any longer.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
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Entertaining read, especially the parts about internal personality clashes..
1 posted on 10/25/2011 7:28:42 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje

And the beat goes on.......


2 posted on 10/25/2011 7:29:59 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: tje

Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 7:34:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: tje
The anarchists want the conflict, want the violence. If you accommodate them, they will push and push until there is violence.
4 posted on 10/25/2011 7:34:16 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

I believe that’s exactly what someone wants.. Van Jones?


5 posted on 10/25/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje
I think its time to send in the hippie drill.

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6 posted on 10/25/2011 7:37:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: tje

From the article: “Drumming is the heartbeat of this movement.” — what does this tell us about the “movement?”


7 posted on 10/25/2011 7:37:59 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: tje

let’s have some fun and file EPA complaint that the noise affects some endangered species


8 posted on 10/25/2011 7:38:36 AM PDT by heiss (heartless)
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To: tje

It’s a good thing they’re not anywhere near my house, because if they were I would go berserk and kill the bastards. Percussion is the most disgusting element of what passes for modern “music,” and I have zero tolerance for it.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 7:38:46 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: tje

So childish


10 posted on 10/25/2011 7:39:18 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Percussion is the most disgusting element of what passes for modern “music,” and I have zero tolerance for it.”

I couldn’t agree more!


11 posted on 10/25/2011 7:40:37 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: SMARTY

Slingerland = Drum
Encore Plastic = Bucket


12 posted on 10/25/2011 7:41:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: cripplecreek
"You've got quite an infestation here. Look, a drum circle in your back yard."


13 posted on 10/25/2011 7:42:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

I hate that song! Always have!


14 posted on 10/25/2011 7:42:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Blennos

Ummmmmmm, That they are savages?


15 posted on 10/25/2011 7:43:20 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: tje
One single razor blade meeting a drum-skin can end the drumming very quickly.
16 posted on 10/25/2011 7:43:47 AM PDT by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: heiss

there are one or two yr. old articles from NYC about some type of bird found nesting in the city. Hawks maybe?
Please Dear God! Please tell me those birds are trying to nest near the park!


17 posted on 10/25/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Maybe we should play it at 110 dB over the park...................


18 posted on 10/25/2011 7:50:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: tje

Watching this thing devolve right in front of our eyes is fascinating.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 7:50:05 AM PDT by Kenton (Barack Obama - Lowering American Expectations Since 2008)
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To: heiss

“let’s have some fun and file EPA complaint that the noise affects some endangered species”

Yeah.. and the endangered species being the producers. A snail darter has more rights than the human producer.


20 posted on 10/25/2011 7:50:13 AM PDT by Kratos
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To: heiss

Not a bad idea - there are raptors nesting down around there...


21 posted on 10/25/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT by whatexit
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To: tje

And the anarchists make another step toward rediscovering civilization: implementing regulatory noise ordinances.

Funny how fast people who hate “the system” recreate it when on their own.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 7:53:18 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: circlecity

The occupation reached a compromise at its General Assembly on Monday night, with the drummers agreeing to limit their playing to four hours a day

Well, what’s a person to do when they have nothing to do just sit around all day and get paid? Maybe there will be a gig somewhere in their future if they ever decide to look for a job.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 7:54:17 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: heiss

Yes, such as the endangered pigeons who hopefully are dropping some big bombs on this disgusting mob.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 7:54:25 AM PDT by juliej
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To: Blennos

Yep, nothin’ like a good woodstock inspired drum circle with drug enhanced “interpretive dancers”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMxiBevp4Xg


25 posted on 10/25/2011 7:56:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red Badger

Bang on the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren

I don’t want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day
I don’t want to play
I just want to bang on the drum all day

Ever since I was a tiny boy
I don’t want no candy
I don’t need toy
I took a stick and an old coffee can
I bang on that thing ‘til I got
Blisters on my hand
Because...

When I get older they think I’m a fool
The teacher told me I should stay after school
She caught me pounding on the desk with my hands
But my licks were so hot
I made the teacher want to dance
And that’s why...

Listen to this
Every day when I get home from work
I feel so frustrated
the boss is a jerk
And I get my sticks and go out to the shed
And i pound on that drum like it was the boss’s head
Because..

I CAN BANG ON THAT DRUM
HEY, YOU WANT TO A BANG AT IT?
i CAN DO THIS ALL DAY


26 posted on 10/25/2011 7:56:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tje

Children....


27 posted on 10/25/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I hate that song too.


28 posted on 10/25/2011 8:07:48 AM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: tje
Drum racket makes the useful idiots feel like ‘something is happening’. It's a technique so stupid only a liberal would fall for it...
29 posted on 10/25/2011 8:07:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: tje

The fact that they sound like parrot zombies is about all I need to hear in order to know what these guys are all about.


30 posted on 10/25/2011 8:08:47 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: heiss
let’s have some fun and file EPA complaint that the noise affects some endangered species

Yeah....

white gun loving bible clingers.

31 posted on 10/25/2011 8:09:20 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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To: heiss
let’s have some fun and file EPA complaint that the noise affects some endangered species

Yeah....

white gun loving bible clingers.

32 posted on 10/25/2011 8:09:30 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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To: tje
She has also created strife and divisions within the POC caucus, calling many members who are not ‘on her side’ “Uncle Tom”, “the 1%”, “Barbie” “not Palestinian enough” “Wall Street politicians” “not black enough” “sell-outs”, etc. People have been documenting her disruptions, and her campaign of misinformation, and instigations. She also has a documented history online of defamatory, divisive and disruptive behavior within the LGBT (esp. transgender) communities. Her disruptions have made it hard to have constructive conversations and productive resolutions to conflicts in a variety of forums in the past several days.

I love watching an awesome kook in full flower!

Their effect on liberals in particular is the best. It frustrates them no end that "this person is nature's creation and her differentness should be celebrated, not stifled, for in her own way she cuts through the trappings of our so-called 'normal' cookie-cutter way of looking at things and makes us question our own assumptions and biases..." blah blah blah.

But deep down, they really want to smash her head in with a wine bottle. Eventually deep down wins.

33 posted on 10/25/2011 8:16:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“I hate that song! Always have!”

Me too - I have always cringed at that song - since childhood!!

On another note - a pertinent song for the so called movement should be Todd Rundgren’s lyrics as follows:

“I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day ...” sums it up perfectly.


34 posted on 10/25/2011 8:19:17 AM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: dfwgator

Ha - you beat me to it!!


35 posted on 10/25/2011 8:22:22 AM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: dead

I have to say I especially enjoyed that part..

Funny, I’d read somewhere else that someone had knifed all the drums - cause $8k in damage.. Didn’t see that in this article.


36 posted on 10/25/2011 8:36:50 AM PDT by tje
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To: dead

I have to say I especially enjoyed that part..

Funny, I’d read somewhere else that someone had knifed all the drums - cause $8k in damage.. Didn’t see that in this article.


37 posted on 10/25/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje

Reg Right. You’re in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Romans are the f*cking Judean People’s Front.
PFJ Yeah
Judith Splitters.
Francis And the Judean Popular Peoples Front.
PFJ Oh yeah. Splitters.
Loretta And the peoples Front of Judea.
PFJ Splitters.
Reg What?
Loretta The Peoples front of Judea. Splitters.
Reg We’re the Peoples front of Judea.
Loretta Oh. I thought we were the Popular Front.
Reg Peoples Front.
Francis Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?
Reg He’s over there.


38 posted on 10/25/2011 8:43:40 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: tje

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvqFkCtAqw


39 posted on 10/25/2011 8:47:27 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: tje
The Tamil word for "drummer" is pariah (not many people know that)
40 posted on 10/25/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: tje

Vuvuzelas


41 posted on 10/25/2011 9:03:01 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: tje

Interesting. Anarchists who govern themselves via a general assembly.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 9:04:56 AM PDT by lurk
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To: JPG

I read a piece last night wherein someone did exactly that - sliced the heads of all the drums in one area. The story went on to say that one of the drummers then “petitioned” the group at large for funds to replace the vandalized stuff and was turned down (he was asking $8000!).

I thought it hilarious for two reasons - 1. that the agitators vandalized each others crap, and 2. that the guy would place such a premium on a bunch of plastic buckets.


44 posted on 10/25/2011 10:22:32 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Blennos

If this movements heartbeat is some doofus banging a drum at all hours of the day & night then this movement has more in common with a bad case of the runs than anything else.


45 posted on 10/25/2011 3:18:35 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Teacher317

Counter attack acousticly . Pass out air horns, vuvuzela’s ,bag pipes deliberately out of tune, game calls for foxes( rabbit in distress squealing to the folks living in the neighborhood along with multimillion candle power search lights then have a coordinated serenade of OWS when they are trying to sleep. If that don’t get the message across fire hoses & tear gas will .


46 posted on 10/25/2011 3:36:36 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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