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  • Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan maintaining hands-off position on protesters

    11/03/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/3/11 | Cecily Burt - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- After a massive and mostly peaceful demonstration against large corporations Wednesday eroded into late night clashes with police and 80 arrests, people on both sides of the fence were in damage control mode, with Occupy Oakland organizers and city officials trying to figure out what to do next. And in a press briefing Thursday afternoon, it appears that as far as Mayor Jean Quan is concerned the city will maintain its hands-off status quo. She blamed the destruction on a small group and said the larger Occupy group was not the problem. ... She also said that because...
  • Memo to Canadian Occupiers: Go south

    11/03/2011 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-11-03 | Eric Duhaime
    MONTREAL - Over the past few weeks, leftist activists invaded public spaces in all major cities across Canada, beginning in downtown Toronto. Their actions were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) encampment in Zucotti Park. There are, however, a few differences. American protesters are outraged by: The widening gap in wealth between the poor and the rich, to the benefit of the 1% of the most fortunate. Bank bailouts with public money. The impoverishment of the middle class. The drop in the home values. Growing poverty. Increases in health insurance premiums. The phenomenal public deficit. None of these problems...
  • Occupying Retards in Pictures

    11/02/2011 12:22:21 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 19 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | November 1, 2011 | Dave
    The Occupy Wall Street village idiots association has come out across this great nation to try to stink it up with bad breath, tent cities, crime, stench, mini riots, sex assaults and much more as they seek an America they can't even define in vocabulary that fools can understand. This link to the pictures is both funny and sad when seeing it because so much potential is nothing but wasted in the useful idiot tank. LINK TO WALL STREET FREAKS
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • Man Vs Winter

    10/31/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 10/31/2011 | Dave
    Protesting Wall Street and the gap between rich and poor? The system needs to be changed and you don't know to what? Well, winter has given the protesters an early welcome. Occupy Wall Street, New York chapter has been blasted with snow and rain. Ah Damn! With today being Halloween and seeing the pictures roll in it is a beautiful blending of the weird, weather, and spooky. The OWS movement is asking for blankets, heaters, generators, tarps. In the interest of public decency please DO NOT send the protesters any aid. Let them EARN IT! They can take jobs that...
  • Anti-Wall St protesters to join NY Halloween parade

    10/25/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | Michelle Nichols - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Wall St protesters plan to join New York City's Halloween parade on Monday and although several people have been arrested at recent rallies for wearing masks, demonstrators will have a free pass for the holiday. New York state has a law that bans masked gatherings and police have enforced the rule at protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, which set up camp in a park in the city's financial district on September 17. But the law, dating back to 1845, allows people to wear masks if it is for "a masquerade party...
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT · by martosko · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:45 PM PDT · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him (OWS Greed)

    10/22/2011 2:53:22 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 20 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/22/11 | Doug Miller
    Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him Group's attorney says Tom Shope misused funds; he calls claims 'rhetoric and lies.' By Doug Miller By Doug Miller The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 Tom Shope says his opponents have tried to hack into his Facebook accounts, a major source of organization. Ortega Gaines - The lack of portable bathrooms has gained attention. Officials say they're not required to allow facilities on city property for demonstrations. Campers use those in transit and businesses. Photos by Jeff willhelm - A battle for control over Occupy Charlotte has...
  • Occupy Calgary protesters post plea for toiletries and condoms

    10/18/2011 10:22:34 AM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 41 replies ^ | October 17, 2011 | Calgary Sun
    Occupy Calgary protesters entrenched in Olympic Plaza have put out a call for donations from the public, asking for medical supplies, toiletries and condoms. The group, which expanded from its city-granted camp on St. Patrick’s Island following a Saturday protest at Bankers Hall, posted the plea for supplies on Facebook as city officials kept a close watch on the latest annexation of public property. Donations from the public have been coming in for the movement, which organizers say will be used to buy supplies such as food, but a plea has also been posted on Facebook for condoms, antibiotic ointment,...
  • Thieves preying on fellow protesters (Occupy Wall Street)

    10/18/2011 3:14:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food. “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale. “I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get...
  • Alienating the Middle

    10/18/2011 1:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | Mona Charen
    It doesn't come as a huge surprise that President Obama has decided to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement. There has always been a certain drum circle flavor to this administration. In fact, nothing illustrated the point so well as when, a couple of weeks ago (before the president decided that OWS was his ticket to re-election), Vice President Biden referred in a radio interview to one of the agitators as "Van Jones, whoever he is." The program's host interjected that Jones was the former "green jobs" czar in the Obama administration. Ah. But that's no longer an embarrassment because...
  • Powerful Ad Wonders Why Politicians Are Ignoring Occupy Protesters’ Anti-Semitism

    10/17/2011 7:07:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/11 | Mike Opelka
    The Blaze has covered several instances of anti-Semitism emanating from the Occupy Wall St. movement (despite the organizers’ attempts to trivialize it). And now, the group over at has posted a powerful new web ad from the Emergency Committee for Israel, wondering why, despite the anti-Semitism, so many liberal politicians have come out in support of the movement. “Why are our leaders turning a blind eye to anti-Semitic, anti-Israel attacks?” it asks:
  • Media Shill For OWS

    10/17/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 17, 2011 | Editorial
    Journalism: A cache of new Occupy Wall Street emails shows several press types offering advice to the protesters. We'd be shocked, except the mainstream media have been openly helping the Occupy movement all along. In one of the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street emails now posted online, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan warns occupiers that they shouldn't issue demands. "The focus on simple shared principle and intent to align with all who agree with that principle is a unique strength," he advised. Dylan isn't an activist. He's not a PR guy, either. He's allegedly a journalist, and one with a long list...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread -- Monday, October 17, 2011

    10/17/2011 8:10:36 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 64 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 10/17/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Forget the Wall Street Protesters: Why We Should All Hate "Capitalism"

    10/17/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 17 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Okay, you can lift your lower jaw off the floor. I haven’t joined the dark side: My problem isn’t economic but lexical. I do hate capitalism — the term. As you know, in the eyes of many, “capitalism” has become both a four-letter word and the target of such. For example, New York Magazine questioned a group of Wall Street protesters on October 2 and found that 37 percent believed capitalism was “inherently immoral.” If you find this unremarkable for Woodstock-meets-Wall Street rabble, consider a 2009 Rasmussen poll showing that “only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than...
  • Protesters Debate What Demands, if Any, to Make (Laugh Alert)

    10/17/2011 3:39:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | MEREDITH HOFFMAN
    In a quiet corner across the street from Zuccotti Park, a cluster of 25 solemn-faced protesters struggled one night to give Occupy Wall Street what critics have found to be most lacking. “We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group. “Like Frederick Douglass said, ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ ” The influence and staying power of Occupy Wall Street are undeniable: similar movements have sprouted around the world, as the original group enters its fifth week in the financial district. Yet a frequent criticism of the protesters has been the absence of...
  • Wall Street Protesters Trample American Flag

    Earlier this week I posted pictures highlighting the difference between the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. If that didn’t make you question the patriotism of these protesters, maybe this will. A new photograph has surfaced that shows Occupy Wall Street protesters trampling the American flag, showing utter disrespect and contempt for all the men who have fought and died to protect their freedom.
  • Occupy protesters lack real focus

    10/15/2011 4:28:56 PM PDT · by Clive · 19 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-15 | (editorial page)
    Government money must not be squandered. That's the one point on which we agree with the Occupy movements sweeping North America. And from that point on we diverge. The Canadian occupation begins Saturday. Organizers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax are promising thousands will take up the banner in support of their cause. But what exactly will those banners say? We already know from the Manhattan version how muddy their message is. If it was strictly a message of fiscal prudence, we'd say everyone should jump on board. We don't like bailouts. We don't like, for example, the...
  • Branstad Moves Occupy Iowa Off Statehouse Grounds

    10/15/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT · by stillafreemind
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Smack dab in the middle of the country, surrounded by harvested corn and bean fields, cities in Iowa are experiencing their version of Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Iowa came to Des Moines and promptly found that Gov. Branstad was willing to be fair, but not be taken advantage of.