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Occupy's May Day protests off to slow, soggy start in NYC
Reuters ^ | May 1, 2012 | By Edith Honan and Mike Segar

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: occupy; occupywallstreet; parasites; socialism
Soggy socialist parasites.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They forgot to borrow a umbrella from mommy?
2 posted on 05/01/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I visited the Occupy Wall Street site last October.I was in the neighborhood and dropped by to laugh at the creatures on exhibit.At one point I asked a cop if it was OK to taunt them and he smiled and said “naaaah,they're not worth the effort”.
3 posted on 05/01/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The face of Occupy:

Tell me again how the Tea Party movement are violent racists and the Occupy movement is the peaceful common man.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:59 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, well, 5 of the occupy anarchists (Oboma reelection supporters) have been arrested so far in an attempt to blow up the Cleveland bridge to celebrate their day of “It’s Not Fair Those Who Go To Work Every Day Have More Stuff Than Us Who Are Too Lazy To Get Our Own Jobs” Day.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As I said on a previous post, it always depends upon the weather.....


6 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I hear the employment numbers this week are going to suck - again. I find it odd these so called "innocent unemployed people" are out campaigning for the leader of a party who's destroyed the economy they're suppose to be bitching about!
Talk about self defeating behavior! Why don't they just shoot themselves right now and end their self inflicted misery? These people are gluttons for punishment! Sheesh!
7 posted on 05/01/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: TYVets

Mommy probably wouldn’t let them out of the house so they wouldn’t catch a cold.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can I make an observation? These “occupy” whatever people claim to want to reform excesses of capitalism and all that. But, why would they pick Mayday to stage major events? Mayday is the communist worker’s holiday. Do they want to be associated with communism? Do they realize the symbolism associated with Mayday? Or do they not care? Or are they really communist/socialist sympathizers and want to let the world know that?

Or, are some of these kids so uneducated that they don’t know about the history of Mayday????


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only the committed commies (who should ALL be committed!) will show up in the pouring rain. Let’s hope for afternoon cloudbursts!


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:22:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Hey, do you want to go downtown and protest the oppression of capitalism and its vice-like grip on our government and its boot on the neck of working people?”
“Nah, it looks like it might rain”.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:23:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama Voters Kick Off Spring Rally


12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:23:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do they want to be associated with communism? Do they realize the symbolism associated with Mayday? Or do they not care? Or are they really communist/socialist sympathizers and want to let the world know that?

Or, are some of these kids so uneducated that they don’t know about the history of Mayday????

Yes on at least one count per individual to each of the above.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:27:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’re disgusting.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JimRed

I would hope for a few accurate lightning strikes.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT by stbdside
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To: concerned about politics
I find it odd these so called "innocent unemployed people" are out campaigning for the leader of a party

Where do you get that information?

16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nobody can stand these asses. I was in San Fransisco a week and a half ago and my Cabbie says:

“And over there we had the Occupy Movement, til we kicked ‘em out. Enough! What a bunch of _ _ _ holes.”


17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT by golux
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To: Iron Munro

Does Nancy Pelosi hike up her dress when she stands whith this guy?


18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Or, are some of these kids so uneducated that they don’t know about the history of Mayday????

That's my first guess.
Kids today don't know the socialist and communist leaders of the past - or the consequences of letting them rise to power - because the schools no longer teach history. They've replaced it with their own version of socialism studies! Today, leaders like Joseph Stalin are considered hero's in Americas classrooms.

On May 13th, 1932, Hitler (German National Socialist Party) ran for election, but lost to his opponent from the Republican Party.

He ran again and defeated the Republicans, and we all know how Hitlers Socialist party ended up after that.

19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:38:30 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: JimRed

Spray em down with DDT.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclddLcOYYA
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21 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:15 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Age of Reason
I find it odd these so called "innocent unemployed people" are out campaigning for the leader of a party
Where do you get that information?

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.

22 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: trisham
They’re disgusting.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ny1.com ...
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(ooh) That Smell — Lynyrd Skynyrd:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22+that+smell%22&aq=f

Funkytown - Lipps Inc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liuCTk2nPG8

23 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

24 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:14 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Age of Reason
PS...think back. When the occupiers first arrived, a lot of people agreed with them. The banks should not have been bailed out simply because they were in cahoots with the government. Remember? The subject was about good paying jobs not being available for average citizens to pay their own bills, yet the banks got a bail out at the tax payers expense. That was the reason for the FIRST protest. After that, the radical left took over the movement, and now it's just a communist vs. Capitalist thing. It has nothing to do with, nor is it anything like, the original reason for the protest.
I'm sure the original protesters want nothing to do with this bunch that's protesting today. They have nothing in common.
25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:58:10 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!!!!


26 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:10 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Chode

they needed a bath anyway


27 posted on 05/01/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Of course they do, they’re that brazen.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ETL
“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.

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Unreal.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 9:36:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:48 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: ETL
A better version of Funkytown with appropriate facial expression.
31 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:36 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: concerned about politics

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.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT by khelus
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To: concerned about politics

Re post # 19

Good guess!!!


33 posted on 05/01/2012 10:04:17 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Morgana
sheep dip is more like it...
34 posted on 05/01/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s nothing worse than a soggy bum.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Look familiar?


36 posted on 05/01/2012 7:41:00 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Three cars totally destroyed by fire on my block at 4 a.m. Can’t find anything about this anywhere.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 10:02:03 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Eaker
Look familiar?

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.

38 posted on 05/02/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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