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Dollar bills rain down on Seattle streets ($5,000)
Seattle Times ^ | July 4, 2012 | Emily Heffter

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:27:39 PM PDT by Drango

Activists threw $5,000 in bills off a downtown Seattle building Wednesday in a "money-drop" protest of money's influence in politics.

Occupy Seattle activists tossed $5,000 off a downtown Seattle building Wednesday to protest money in politics.

Dollar bills came swirling down just after 5 p.m. at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street, to the delight of tourists. The money was stamped "money as speech silences us all," a statement of protest against court rulings that consider political donations from businesses a form of free speech.

According to the group's website, the money will go back into general circulation and get their message out.

Holly Rozner, a tourist visiting Seattle from Chicago with a group of friends, fetched $14 from the sky.

"I just saw it coming down," she said. "I didn't think it was real."

Matthew Toles, a photographer taking pictures of the money drop, said a "shower of money" lasted between five and 15 minutes. At first, people carried on with their business, not realizing that it was money fluttering down, he said. The wind blew some of the money onto a bar awning and into a nearby alley, sending people hunting for cash on windowsills and Dumpster lids.

Even though they dropped the money as a publicity stunt, representatives from Occupy Seattle and an affiliated group called #MicCheckWallSt would not comment afterward on the drop or how they pulled it off.

"I'm going to have to say, 'No comment,' " said Emily Ravenscraft. "It will be explained." ~snip

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
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1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:27:44 PM PDT by Drango
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To: Drango

If they really wanted to put their money where their mouth is, they should have dropped it from Smith Tower. That way it would fall down to the homeless that hang out down there.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:34:12 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Drango

Well that is 5,000$ less going to DU.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:37:27 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Drango

4 posted on 07/04/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Drango

Ringo Starr did that in The Magic Christian.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 9:38:02 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Drango
Just wait 'till someone gets killed running into traffic chasing down one of those bills government coupons.
6 posted on 07/04/2012 9:42:46 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Soros has plenty more.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT by gartrell bibberts (We have reached the "tipping point" - stop the madness.)
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To: DBrow
Yeah.
This has been done may times before.
Sometimes its been done as just giving it out person-to-person on the street...with not always good results.
Some folks get weird when ya try to give them free money!
9 posted on 07/04/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Drango

Now here is how you make it rain money!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoS52fVtVQM


10 posted on 07/04/2012 10:14:47 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Drango

Any freeper in Seattle want to donate his share to Romney, lol?


11 posted on 07/04/2012 10:15:31 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle
Any freeper in Seattle want to donate his share to Romney, lol?

How about 's Wedding Gift Registry? /sarc

12 posted on 07/04/2012 10:23:51 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: Drango

If I ever witness something like this, I’m getting the hell out ASAP. What better way for a terrorist to create a big fat target.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Drango
Isn't defacing coinage illegal?

Oh yeah. Different rules for a better breed of people, "progressives" than us "regressives".

Forgot for a sec there.

14 posted on 07/04/2012 10:53:23 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Drango

Proof that somebody like Soros is bankrolling this to literally throw away money like that. Who among these wretched waifs had $5,000 in ones just sitting around?

And isn’t there a crime for defacing American currency? Not that Holder is going to spend a penny looking into that.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 10:58:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Drango

Well, I’d bet that the 4 or 5 idiots who tossed this off that roof went up with $50,000, but all they could “find” to toss out was the $5K that was thrown off the roof.

JMHO, YMMV.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 11:18:56 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Drango

Good stunt - I give them credit.

Perhaps a conservative group should announce it’s own money drop, of say, $20,000, occurring somewhere in a 5-block area of downtown, during the afternoon rush hour. Whether they raise enough money to actually pull of the stunt, or whether they instead have to use monopoly money (to make another point, I might add) is irrelevant at that point.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 5:00:40 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Drango

I would LOVE to have one of those T-shirt type of shooters you see at races but instead it shoots a wad of money. Each shot is just $20.

And then I would lob a wad of bills at any OWS mob. Might be better than water cannons, mace or rubber bullets.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Drango
Let's protest money in commerce, too.

People should work out of the goodness of their hearts, without expectation of remuneration, and distribute the fruits of their labor freely to those who don't like to work.

19 posted on 07/05/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Drango
democrap politicians in training.
20 posted on 07/05/2012 11:47:29 PM PDT by tdscpa
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