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  • Hammer-man to Occupy Norman: "Are you ready to die for your liberalism?"

    12/08/2011 6:14:01 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 22 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | December 8, 2011 | Joy Hampton
    NORMAN, Okla. — Members of Occupy Norman marched quietly along a sidewalk in downtown Norman on Wednesday, despite being threatened and having a tent vandalized earlier in the day. Peyton Gates said an irate man yelled at Occupy protesters currently camping at Andrews Park. “He threw the hammer at us,” she said. “He also said, ‘I’ll do a lot worse than that.” While Gates and other Occupy Norman members did not see the man vandalize the tent, they said he made statements of admission to them and threatened them. “Are you ready to die for your liberalism” was a statement...
  • OWS Protesters Defy LA Eviction Order (Vermin don't want to leave)

    11/28/2011 11:04:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/28/2011 | S. Fred Singer
    UPDATE Monday at 9:35 a.m.: Los Angeles police are holding off on a plan to forcibly evict Occupy LA protesters from their encampment near city hall for now, the Los Angeles Times reports. Still, the paper reports that a few refused to leave the street and that four people were arrested after several protesters began throwing things at police. Hundreds of police wearing riot gear have lined the streets but currently continue to show restraint. The LAT: "Police said that there are still no plans to begin evicting people from the City Hall park, which was officially closed at midnight...
  • The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

    11/27/2011 4:29:22 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-11 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician. That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod. The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver. Stage magicians work a lot by distraction. A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking. If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and...
  • Egyptian officer suspected of being 'The Eye Hunter,' shooting protesters

    11/26/2011 3:03:48 PM PST · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26th 2011 | Staff
    Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's general prosecutor on Friday ordered a police officer to submit to questioning regarding his suspected role in shooting protesters in the eyes during recent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square. "The Ministry of Interior is preoccupied by the latest events, but he will come in for questioning soon," Adel Saeed, a spokesman for Egypt's general prosecutor, said about the suspect, 1st Lt. Mahmoud Sobhi El Shinawi. The evidence offered against El Shinawi includes videos recorded by protesters and posted on Facebook, Saeed said. At least five demonstrators have been shot in the eye, according to authorities. They...
  • Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp

    11/22/2011 12:07:43 PM PST · by catnipman · 5 replies
    Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp ^ | 11/21/2011 | Heath Urie and Erica Meltzer
    BOULDER -- In the first police action related to the Occupy Boulder movement, officers early Monday morning ticketed 11 people in a makeshift camp outside the Boulder County courthouse along the Pearl Street Mall. ... According to police records, officers issued a total of 10 tickets on charges of illegal camping or public urination. Additionally, police ticketed P.J. Jentsch for having a dog on the mall. His 3-year-old border collie mix, Shelby, garnered national media attention after being elected leader of the Occupy Denver movement in early November following a request from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that protesters designate a...
  • 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...