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  • Occupy demonstrates the messiness of democracy (National Gathering)

    07/05/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT · by GVnana · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/5/2012 | Julie Zauzmer
    At the Occupy National Gathering's information desk, where someone might go to ask why a meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. had not yet started at 7, a sign read, "Whenever it starts is the right time." Among the roughly 200 protesters who gathered from Occupy sites nationwide, no one seemed bothered by the delay in the final meeting Wednesday, where they were to hear the completed vision list drafted in small groups that day. The protesters spent most of the holiday in Franklin Square debating items to include on the list, leaving them largely out of the sight of tourists...
  • Free Speech, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street

    06/30/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT · by Sark · 1 replies
    Protests in free speech-permissive societies are peculiar creatures. Consider this: Every year, the March for Life draws between a quarter and a half million Americans to Washington D.C. to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on abortion. That’s a massive protest, especially for a nation as physically large as the United States, with such a far-flung population. So, how many stories did you see in the news about the giant protest? Dozens? A few? …Even one? Chances are, you probably saw one or two stories about it, maybe a brief mention and a ten second clip of...
  • Brother Ali reflects on his arrest & involvement in Occupy Homes movement(White Muslim rapper)

    06/24/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 22, 2012 | Andrea Swensson
    Hip-hop artist Brother Ali has never been one to shy away from social justice causes. But his participation in last night's Occupy Homes protest and subsequent arrest are by far his boldest political statements to date. I called up Brother Ali this morning to learn more about where he was coming from last night. As is common practice with Ali, we touched on far more than just what happened over the past 24 hours; the conversation quickly evolved into a deeper meditation on our current cultural climate. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our 30-minute conversation. Local Current: I...
  • Happy 237th Army Birthday and Happy Father’s Day - Olney, MD-Wk. 334, June 16, 2012

    06/17/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies
    Late in the day for a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY but here it is. And it is a few days late (Army Birthday is Flag Day, June 14) but a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Army. On Saturday the patriots played a numbers game with the moonbatty occupiers. We eventually had 8 while the maggots had 7. The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Halsey (USMC - Korea), Carl (Army- Vietnam), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam), and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Fraxinus and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for...
  • Moonbats are back and morphing into Occupiers - Olney, MD-Wks. 332 and 333, June 2 and 9, 2012

    06/15/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by trooprally · 20 replies
    After 3 weeks of not showing up, the moonbats have once again miraculously appeared. The following week they morphed right before our eyes into Occupy Olney. WEEK 332, June 02,2012The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Dave (Army- WWII), Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam) and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Janet, GunsAreOK and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for her continuous picture taking. MOONBATS : Two BELOW LEFT: Dave and Glenn - both WWII Vets, Navy and Marines. Fitting reunion they have almost every Saturday. BELOW RIGHT: Janet,...
  • Adbusters Admits OWS Flopped; Now Promoting 'Flash Encampments'

    06/10/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Occupy Wall Street movement was first proposed by the leftwing Canadian magazine, Adbusters. However, now even they are forced to admit the obvious about the failure of their creation which you can read their sad OWS obituary: Burned out, out of money, out of ideas… seduced by salaries, comfy offices, book deals, old lefty cash and minor celebrity status, some of the most prominent early heroes of our leaderless uprising are losing the edge that catalyzed last year’s one thousand encampments. Bit by bit, Occupy’s first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and ossification that could be fatal...
  • Tents banned in Los Angeles parks; Occupy activists upset

    06/10/2012 6:59:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Thursday, June 07, 2012
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban tents from city parks. Some Occupy L.A. activists called it an assault on the Occupy Wall Street movement. They said homeless people are the ones who will be hurt by the ordinance. Occupy protesters took over a park in front of City Hall for about two months before it was dismantled by a police raid last November.
  • Reuters Notices OWS Dying...While Tea Party Thriving

    06/08/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 8, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    We begin tonight with what has become by any measure a pretty massive protest movement. While it goes by the official name ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ it has spread steadily and far beyond Wall Street, and it could well turn out to be the protest of this current era. ---Brian Williams on Oct. 5, 2011 gushing with extreme hype over OWS. Despite all the friendly hype given to the Occupy Wall Street protests by much of the mainstream media, OWS is now in its death throes according to this Reuters report by Chris Francescani. He also notes that as OWS is...
  • Liberal WaPo Columnist: 'OWS Is Going Nowhere Fast'

    05/23/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the Coffee Party or No Labels? You don't? Both those movements quickly disappeared from the scene shortly after being heavily hyped in the mainstream media so you can be forgiven their absence from your memories. And now the latest liberal fad, Occupy Wall Street, seems to be fading fast as well. This is the claim made by liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in this obituary: The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit have folks wondering if that marked a resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But I have to tell you, if...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-23-12 ("So, what are your plans since the glorious revolution is not coming?")

    05/23/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 23, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    They were hoping for this . . . They ended up with this . . . A guy in a Guy Fawkes mask. And that, for about six weeks last fall. The 1% are trembling in their custom-made gecko-skin boots. This was the time that the Occupy movement was supposed to reenergize itself and sweep across the country in a massive wave of revolutionary fervor. The Prog Spring of 2012. Wha' hoppen? Kinda fell flat, didn't it? Oh sure, you still have Know-it-all Nadin Brzezinski, Girl Reporter, sniffing out stories at her local OWS GA. You still have Trust Fund...
  • U.C. police clear out Albany Occupy protest

    05/14/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/14/12 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Police cleared out Monday morning the small group of protesters who had set up an urban farming camp in a patch of UC Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany. University police officers in riot helmets gave the protesters 1o minutes to leave the Gill Tract before they marched across the fields near Marin and San Pablo avenues at about 6:15 a.m. The handful of protesters who had not obeyed the police order were sent scurrying off the property and onto San Pablo, which is closed to traffic. Two protesters were arrested for trespassing after they disobeyed police orders to leave...
  • Video: What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

    05/09/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/9/12 | Ed Morrissey
    The irony here, of course, is that the history lesson of democracy gets delivered by a former refugee from the former Soviet Union, but the history lesson doesn’t just end with the USA. One young man tried to pass an “Occupy Wall Street Journal” to two men observing the protests, and ended up gaining an education in history, politics, economics, and statecraft. Give the young Occupier credit, as Joe Schoffstall says — he was at least willing to listen. I’m not sure he was actually convinced, but he at least knew better than to keep arguing:
  • Occupy's farm goal pales against research effort

    05/11/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/12 | Chip Johnson
    Message to the Occupy the Farm folk. Don't fence us in. Because when you trespass on another person's land and claim it as your own, you leave the rest of us law-abiding folk with very few options. The property owners can ask police to throw you off the land, they can throw you off themselves or present a legal argument to have you removed and barred from ever returning. UC Berkeley officials chose option three earlier this week, filing a lawsuit seeking an injunction to have more than a dozen protesters removed from the university's Gill Tract, a 10-acre research...
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • Occupation of UC Berkeley Land Continues for 17th Day

    05/08/2012 10:05:14 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/8/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    A standoff between protesters and the University of California at Berkeley over a 10-acre plot of university-owned agricultural land in Albany continued into its 17th day today. Anya Kamanskaya, of the group Occupy The Farm, said the ball is in the university's court after protesters issued a response late Monday to the university's proposal to resolve the standoff. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said the university planned to respond to the protesters' letter later today. Occupy the Farm activists moved onto the site, which is known as the Gill Tract and is located near the corner of Marin and San...
  • The Moral Infrastructure (Thomas Sowell on OWS)

    05/07/2012 12:24:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 8, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created. The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens. How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans...
  • May Day 2012 (Marxists, Communists, and Librarians)

    05/07/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 7, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the hallmarks of demonstrations organized by the left-as anyone who lives in this city can attest-is a consistently muddled message-or assemblage of messages-which often has little bearing on the theme ostensibly animating the protest movement in question. I’m not sure if the occupiers displaying the words of anti-USSR, Marxist Polish philosopher-turned anti-Marxist Solidarity activist-Leszek Kolakowski appreciate their import-considering the number of CCCP t-shirts and Soviet flags I saw displayed throughout May Day, I doubt most of them do. However, the Kolakowski quote did strike an ironic note when juxtaposed against the sea of slogans chanted by protesters this...
  • Occupy's anarchists seen as both divisive, crucial

    05/07/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/7/12 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Every time windows are smashed and clashes erupt with police at Occupy protests in Oakland and San Francisco, one group is in the thick of it: masked, black-clad anarchists known as the Black Bloc. Police say they are pure trouble and point to conflicts at last week's May Day rallies as the most recent example. Most pacifist protesters wish they would go away. Hard-core Occupiers say they like having them around to diversify their movement's tactics. Exactly who makes up the Black Bloc is, by design, a bit of a mystery. Adherents rarely reveal their identity and say they aren't...
  • Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier

    05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan
    One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live. In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.... "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."
  • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES... Against Occupiers?!

    05/03/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 1 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steven Crowder
    Great youtube sketch/monologue with "Batman" dissing OWS