Skip to comments.Occupy's May Day protests off to slow, soggy start in NYC
Posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
(Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street's call for a general strike to mark International Workers Day got off to a slow start on Tuesday, with sparse gatherings at a handful of spots around a rainy New York City.
At Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, about 100 activists gathered where the group had promised a "pop-up encampment" emblematic of the movement's early days in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park near the Wall Street financial district.
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"I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day"
Todd Rundgren - Bang on the Drum All Day:
From the very first occupy protest. They were complaining they couldn't get good paying jobs, because they were swamped with student loans. They believed it was "unfair" the rich bankers got bailed out and they didn't.
The unions and Oboma reelection teams showed up within days and took over their movement. I believe it was to silence the original complaint, because the original complaint made Oboma look pretty bad. He wants - needs - those college student votes. Complaining about a lack of good paying jobs would have been a problem for Oboma.
Community Board Asks "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Clean Up, Quiet Down
NY-1 News ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Michael Herzenberg
This has been a nightmare, said Brian Summers, who lives near Zuccotti Park.
Summers said those trying to force corporations to become better corporate citizens should learn to be better citizens themselves.
It makes us feel horrible. We work down here, we live down here, said Summers.
Drums are played each and every day. The noise registers as 117 on a decibel meter.
According to the federal government, regular exposure to 110 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss.
From blocks away, it might not be physically harmful, but neighbors say it's damaging lives.
We support the message, and a lot of residents do, but they also want to have a good night sleep, said Manhattan City Councilmember Margaret Chin.
Local officials have been swamped with neighborhood complaints.
That's why they invited protesters to hear them firsthand at a Community Board 1 meeting Thursday.
Besides the noise problem, residents say protesters are pouring urine in the streets.
Our neighbors do not urinate and defecate in the street. These occupiers need to vacate our neighborhood, said one resident.
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(ooh) That Smell Lynyrd Skynyrd:
Funkytown - Lipps Inc:
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
The Northeast had very little snow this past winter, so needs the rain. The Lord provides!
And it looks like the rain is having some salutary side effects—washing the Great Unwashed, and literally dampening their planned disruption of NYC. So the vast majority of residents of Greater New York are able to get to work, get to lunch and/or to meetings, and to get back home.
More and more of the Occupards are realizing that they are mere tools of the banksters, corrupt and thuggish unions like SEIU, and the obamaites. And more and more of them don’t like it. But there is a cure for that—go home, take a shower, and get a life!!!! And DON’T vote for your slave-master obama and his minions!!!!
they needed a bath anyway
Of course they do, they’re that brazen.
“International Workers Day” put on by those who refuse to work (like union bosses, their hired thugs and mislead students who haven’t clue when it comes to work) while those of us who do work will go about our work (it’s what we do) as usual.
You have a good memory. Posts # 22 and # 25 are correct. The very original protesters were against bailouts for TBTF. They couldn’t understand why they had done what was asked of them, were deep in debt, and there were no jobs to be had while TBTF financiers were given billions.
Their complaints made marxist/crony capitalist Zero look bad indeed.
Magically and very rapidly marxists, communists, anarchists, union Obama supporters, Soros sponsored groups appeared and took over the movement and changed its whole character.
I see this as analogous to the environmental movement which started with citizens against corporations passing on part of the cost of production to the public at large in the form of gross air and water pollution. Early on the communists and globalists infiltrated the environment movement and changed it to world wide ‘green’ nanny state control to save ‘Gaia’ and the polar bears.
Re post # 19
There’s nothing worse than a soggy bum.
Three cars totally destroyed by fire on my block at 4 a.m. Can’t find anything about this anywhere.
Yup,it does.If I knew how to post my own personal photos here I'd post one (I took a dozen or so..including one or two great ones).I know how to post photos found on the web so I guess that's a start.