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  • Obama Endorsed #OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School

    11/17/2011 6:47:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/17/11 | Pamela Geller
    OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street CBS Loca; Tiny Tots, Some As Young As 4, Overwhelmed By Hostility, Crush Of Humanity CBS Local(hat tip Armaros) Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday. It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street. GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street “Day Of Action”...
  • Occupy protesters arrested in NYC finance district

    11/17/2011 2:32:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/17/11 | Karen Matthews - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police arrested protesters who sat on the ground and blocked traffic into New York City's financial district on Thursday, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide. Police in riot helmets hauled several protesters to their feet and handcuffed them at an intersection one block from Wall Street. "All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!" the crowd chanted. Hundreds of protesters thronged intersections around the financial district, .. After several arrests along one street, protesters retreated. A line of riot police followed them and...
  • BUSTED! #OCCUPYCHICAGO Pays Protester $20 Per Hour!

    11/17/2011 8:50:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Yeah. These guys are JUST like the Tea Party! Share|
  • OWS Day of Action: Storm Wall Street disguised in … business suits; Update

    11/17/2011 7:56:55 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-17-11 | Ed Morrissey
    So this has been the marketing strategy for Mens Wearhouse all along, huh? The “day of action” is to begin early, with protesters converging on Wall Street camouflaged in business suits hoping to blend in with office workers trooping out of the subway. “We will rise from beneath. They can’t stop all of us. It’s going to get crazy,” vowed one organizer. “They took the first shot Tuesday night. [Thursday] we return fire. We will be peaceful, but we will resist.” The city said it was bracing for tens of thousands of people in the streets. “The protesters are calling...
  • Angry 'Occupy' Protesters Plan to Take It to the Streets, as Some Threaten Violence

    11/16/2011 3:50:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/11
    Angry 'Occupy' Protesters Plan to Take It to the Streets, as Some Threaten ViolencePublished November 16, 2011 | Associated Press NEW YORK – Organizers of protests and marches Thursday in New York City for the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement are calling for non-violent demonstrations, but that hasn't stopped some protesters from demanding a fiery confrontation with authorities. "On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground," one protester can be heard saying in video recorded after the protesters' home base, Zuccotti Park, was cleared Tuesday. “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve...
  • Jolted [Ousted], Wall St. Protesters Face Challenge for Future (the poor widdle things!)

    11/16/2011 3:26:38 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 15 Nov 11 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Hours after being evicted by the police, protesters returned to Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, without tents and sleeping bags Emergency-service trucks rumbled up Broadway to positions on two sides of Zuccotti Park. Powerful klieg lights blinked on, illuminating about 220 protesters in tents and sleeping bags. The one-square-block plaza was as bright as day. But it was only 1 a.m. Voices of the police, booming from loudspeakers, echoed through the financial district. Officers swept through the park, picking their way around tents and over sleeping bags, handing out leaflets. Dozens of protesters linked arms and shouted “This is our...
  • Occupy roundup: Rising costs and a surprise eviction - (27.8 TONS OF DEBRIS IN OAKLAND!)

    11/15/2011 6:44:29 AM PST · by yorkie · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/15/11 | CNN wire staff
    What started as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in September has spread across major cities worldwide as a call to action against unequal distribution of wealth. Here is a roundup of some of the movement's recent developments
  • Protesters hope to shut down New York's Wall Street

    11/14/2011 5:48:22 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday November 14, 2011 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities. "I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham. "I think...

    11/12/2011 3:49:50 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Breitbart TV
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  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:59:39 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 11, 2011 | Unattributed
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • President of the Protesters?

    11/06/2011 8:32:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Austin Bay
    What happens to a U.S. President when he aligns himself with civil unrest? Barack Obama’s pledge to the occupy protesters that he is “on their side” is – to use the President’s word of choice to describe himself – “unprecedented.” Where this association takes him and his fellow Democrats will be very interesting to watch. American history is replete with corruption and legally questionable behavior at the White House, much of which pre-dates those of us who are alive today. President Andrew Jackson, for example, was caught transferring taxpayer money out of federal coffers and “investing” it into private banks...
  • Eight arrests at Dallas bank protest (Assaulting the police)

    11/05/2011 4:14:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    wfaa ^ | 11/5/2011 | MONIKA DIAZ
    On the day when people across the country are moving their money out of big banks, eight protesters outside a bank in Dallas were arrested. The national movement is called Bank Transfer Day, a response to plans by Bank of America and other large financial institutions to add fees to debit card users. But it was Occupy Dallas protesters creating the scene on Saturday, where an estimated 150 people joined in, marching from bank-to-bank in downtown Dallas. Police officers were close behind, watching every move. "We had the banks that we wanted to go to, and from what happened at...
  • Washington protesters hit by car, no visible injuries: police (ticketed for obstructing traffic)

    11/05/2011 10:46:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Eric Johnson in Chicago - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Three activists protesting economic inequality were struck by a car and mildly injured late on Friday night as they attempted to block traffic near a gathering of conservatives in the nation's capital, police said on Saturday. The protesters, who were transported to area hospitals with no signs of visible injury, were cited for obstructing traffic late on Friday night, said Araz Alali, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. "The driver saw he had the green light and the protesters then basically jumped in front of the vehicle to block traffic," Alali said. "It appears that the protesters...
  • 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.
  • "October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets"

    10/14/2011 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    "The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end."
  • Newt Slams Media For Not Demanding Transparency Of Federal Reserve

    10/11/2011 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/11/2011
    Newt Gingrich is asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement at the Bloomberg debate in New Hampshire: New Gingrich: "If they want to change things, the first thing to do is fire Bernanke, who is a disaster as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The second person to fire is Geithner. The fact is, in both the Bush and the Obama administrations the fix has been in. And I think it's perfectly reasonable to be angry. But let's be clear about who put the fix in. The fix was put in by the federal government. If you want to put people...
  • SCACE - Student Committee Against Capitalist Exploitation

    10/11/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT · by donna · 5 replies
    The Godwulf Manuscript | 1973 | Robert B. Parker
    This (Spenser For Hire) novel was written almost 40-years ago. Within the first 20-pages, at an unidentified college, we find: SCACE - Student Committee Against Capitalist Exploitation Questions: ...tell me about SCACE, then." Answer: "We're a revolutionary organization. We are trying to develop a new consciousness; we're committed to social change, to redistribution of wealth, to real liberty for everyone, not just for the bosses and the rip-off artists." Question: "How you go about getting these things instituted?" Answer: "By continuous social pressure. By pamphleteering, by marching, by demonstrating our support for all causes that crack the establishment's united front....
  • Glenn Beck Stands By His Comments On Protesters: 'It Ends In Violence With Marxists Every...Time'

    10/11/2011 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 11th, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    Quite a lot has been said about the Occupy Wall Street protesters both positive and negative but it’s unsurprising that Glenn Beck’s comments from yesterday quickly went viral. Out of everything that’s been said, warning that the protesters would “drag us out into the streets and kill us” kind of stood out. Today on his show, Beck spoke about the outcry over his comments. However, he didn’t budge, steadfastly standing by what he said. At first it seemed like the segment would take a different track as co-host Pat Gray began
  • The children of the one per cent out for a good time at Occupy Wall Street

    10/11/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 11th October 2011 | By Paul Bentley and Micaela Mclucas
    They have branded themselves the 99 per cent, camping out in New York's financial district to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality. But on the ground at the epicentre of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, a closer look at some of the impassioned protesters is starting to suggest that while many of them have genuine grievances, all may not be completely as advertised. The flash of a designer belt, a watch or even, in one case, a huge wad of cash reveals many activists are not quite so hard done by.
  • The Milquetoast Radicals

    10/11/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT · by Beave Meister
    The New York TImes ^ | 10/10/2011 | David Brooks
    The U.S. economy is probably going to stink for a few more years. It is beset by short-term problems (low consumer demand, uncertain housing prices, too much debt) and long-term problems (wage stagnation, rising health care costs, eroding human capital). Realistically, not much is going to be done to address the short-term problems, but we can at least use this winter of recuperation to address the country’s underlying structural ones. Do tax reform, fiscal reform, education reform and political reform so that when the economy finally does recover the prosperity is deep, broad and strong. Unfortunately, the country has been...
  • Occupy Atlanta Protesters Use "Assembly" Rules to Prevent Rep. Lewis From Speaking

    10/10/2011 9:08:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies | October 10, 2011 |
    Rep. John Lewis is prevented from speaking to "Occupy Atlanta Protesters"
  • Occupy Atlanta Protesters Use "Assembly" Rules to Prevent Rep. Lewis From Speaking

    10/10/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies | October 10, 2011 |
    Rep. John Lewis is prevented from speaking to "Occupy Atlanta Protesters"
  • Company that Owns Zuccotti Park Received Green Loan Guarantee from Obama Admin

    10/10/2011 6:00:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | October 9, 2011 | Lonely Conservative
    It’s been a bit of a puzzle as to why the owners of Zuccotti Park that the Occupy Wall Street gang has taken over have allowed them to stay. They’re angering residents and pretty much stinking up the place. The owners have mentioned that the park is normally cleaned every night, but they have not been able to clean it in three weeks. Sanitation was “becoming an issue” a few days ago. Lord knows what it’s like now, I hear it’s pretty bad. Could the fact that the parent company of Brookfield Properties received a “green energy” loan guarantee from...
  • American Autumn [Mark Steyn]

    10/09/2011 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>The zombie youth “occupying” Wall Street are contemptuous of the world that sustains their comforts.</p> <p>Michael Oher, offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, was online on Wednesday night when his Twitter feed started filling up with tributes to Steve Jobs. A bewildered Oher tweeted: “Can somebody help me out? Who was Steve Jobs!”</p>
  • Protesters prepare to dig in for winter (Global warming to the rescue?)

    10/09/2011 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/08/11 | EMILY NGO
    Protesters prepare to dig in for winterBy EMILY NGO. Special to Newsday Updated: October 8, 2011 11:24 PM The cold is coming -- and they know it. As the Occupy Wall Street protesters head into their fourth week, the camp is preparing to dig in for the long haul. Saturday, thoughts were turning to basic human needs and ways to plan and strategize for the challenges ahead. At Saturday's 9 a.m. coordination meeting, representatives on the numerous task forces dealt with the need for more donations of sleeping bags, ground pads and shoes. Right now there's an oversupply of socks,...
  • Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)

    10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 8, 2011 | news services
    Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall. At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC. "You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC. Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. ......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working...
  • Vanity: Who Remembers The POTUS Election of 1972? I Do! Is History About To Repeat?

    10/08/2011 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Silverhair · 28 replies
    Me | 10/8/2011 | Me
    It was a year of one radical leftist demonstration after another. McGovern became their darling, promising $1,000 a year to every man, woman, and child in America. The rest of his platform was the list the left would have given to Santa if he would listen to such naughty boys and girls. McGovern rode the wave of protest all the way to the Democratic convention and to the nomination. Meanwhile, the Yippies (Youth International Party) did everything they could to disrupt the Republican convention. I remember live TV coverage showing a Yippie crowd blocking the way for a bus of...
  • Apple under Jobs was quintessentially corporate (Hey Protesters, Wall St. brought us Apple)

    10/07/2011 6:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 10/07/2011 | Terence Corcoran
    In the overflow of tributes to one of the greatest entrepreneurs in history, to his genius and drive and amazing qualities as an innovator and leader, maybe a few words could be added to highlight another element in the rise and phenomenal success of Steve Jobs. Nothing can take away from Mr. Jobs achievement as a creator and one-man economic transformer who made billions of dollars and millions of people happy. But he could not have done it outside the corporation-dominated economic system that is American capitalism. Nor could he have done it without the international economic structure of free...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters turn violent

    It was only a matter of time before the Wall Street protesters turn violent. The leftist protesters always do resort to violence whether they’re protesting the G8 or the World Bank they always resort to violence while giving lip service to peace. Gubenyasha who posted the video titled it This is What a Police State Looks Like, however, it appears to me that the protesters surrounded NYPD’s finest and they had no choice but to defend themselves. You be the judge…
  • Cavuto Corners Dem Congressman Supporting Wall Street Protesters: Why Didn't You Back The Tea Party?

    10/05/2011 10:17:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/5/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Change font size: A | A Noel Sheppard's picture A number of Democratic members of Congress came out Wednesday throwing their support behind the protest known as Occupy Wall Street. Fox News's Neil Cavuto interviewed one of them on Your World marvelously asking Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.), "So why didn’t you celebrate when Tea Partiers were running around the country and protesting all the spending and protesting the budget and the debt getting out of control? I don’t remember you glomming on to that one" (video follows with transcript and commentary):