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  • 'Occupy protesters are thieves and rapists': Frank Miller ...

    11/13/2011 11:23:43 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th November 2011
    Protesters from Portland to Salt Lake City face off with police trying to clear out camps. Michigan man with criminal record arrested after woman, 25, is allegedly raped in her tent. Sin City director Frank Miller rips protesters as 'losers, thieves and rapists'. While the Occupy Wall Street movement has collected support from the likes of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and rapper Jay-Z, not all in Hollywood circles are sympathetic... Miller wrote: 'In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.'
  • Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, The Dark Knight Returns) Doesn't Think Much of Occupy Wall Street

    11/13/2011 3:03:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Ted Mann
    Frank Miller Doesn't Think Much of Occupy Wall Street Frank Miller, the legenday comic artist behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns unloaded on the Wall Street protesters in a recent blog post, and plenty of his fans are firing back. First, the blog post. In a long statement posted on his website, titled "Anarchy," Miller says he has decided to say what others are "too damn polite" to say: The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of...
  • Occupy Louisville Plans '7 Days Of Solidarity'

    11/13/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Member of Occupy Louisville are planning what they call "7 Days of Solidarity," to help the larger community get to know what they stand for. According to a news release from the group, on Sunday members will join a march with Louisville Peace Action Community. On Monday, they will rally with union workers. On Tuesday, the will protest in support of campaign finance reform. On Wednesday, they will discuss health care reform and protest Humana. Thursday activities are to be determined. On Friday, they will help clean up vacant property in a neighborhood hit by foreclosures. On...
  • Former NY Gov. Spitzer: Obama Hasn't Reformed Wall Street (as he holds back tears)

    11/10/2011 9:43:03 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-10-11 | Newsmax Wires
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is disappointed with fellow Democrat President Barack Obama’s treatment of the financial industry. That’s a sector that Spitzer frequently took on as New York state attorney general. “The president embraced a very status quo vision of Wall Street,” Spitzer told Al Jazeera news service. “He did not lead an effort to fundamentally reform the way our financial sector operates. He put Tim Geithner in as Treasury secretary, and Geithner and [National Economic Council Director Lawrence] Summers together were very much status quo voices.”
  • Militant Rebel-WASPS Swarm Occupy Wall Street, Defending Their 0.0001%. (PARODY)

    11/10/2011 9:17:47 AM PST · by sdcraigo · 6 replies
    The Impersonals ^ | 11-9-11 | Matt Brand
    NEW YORK, NY — Hundreds of members of a militant splinter group called the Rebel WASPS descended upon Wall Street yesterday, signaling the emergence of a powerful new faction in the protests and a formidable opponent to the Occupy movement. Arriving en masse in vintage Saabs and old station wagons that their parents keep as “second home” cars, the WASPS drunkenly stormed lower Manhattan Tuesday, carrying signs with slogans reading “We Are The 0.0001%,” and “Privilege is a Right”. Five of the Rebels were arrested for open container, but were immediately released by orders of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The WASPS...
  • After Chef’s Hitler Remark, Bankers Change Lunch Plans (Mario Batali)

    11/09/2011 7:42:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Timed ^ | November 9, 2011 | JAMES BARRON
    Del Posto and Babbo have the same celebrity chef as an owner, reputations for impossible-to-get reservations, and customers who can afford, say, Del Posto’s seven-course “menu tradizionale” at $145 a person. It is not unreasonable to imagine that a good number of those customers make a living on Wall Street. So their reaction after word spread on Wednesday that Mario Batali had mentioned them in the same breath as Stalin and Hitler was to let their hefty wallets do the talking and threaten to cancel their hard-won reservations. Some complained on Twitter, some on the Bloomberg terminals they use to...
  • For Your Amusement: 17 Occutard Cartoons

    11/09/2011 8:53:09 AM PST · by peopleofows · 22 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/09/2011 | Spotter
    Hi, folks. Here's a collection of some of the better Occutard political cartoons I've come across. Hope you enjoy! 17 Occutard 'Toons
  • President Obama walks on both sides of Wall Street

    11/08/2011 5:26:40 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-8-11 | Examiner Editorial
    On the one hand, there is the former community organizer Obama. This Obama has made it clear in recent weeks that he is at one with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying, for example, when ABC asked how he viewed the demonstrators, that "the most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side. ..." Obama coming down on the side of demonstrators carrying signs demanding the arrest of investment bankers and other "masters of the universe" shouldn't come as a surprise...
  • Occupy will ramp up in Los Angeles for winter

    11/08/2011 3:13:49 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies
    LA Observed ^ | November 8, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw spoke at Occupy L.A. on Sunday night and said focus would shift to the Los Angeles encampment during the New York winter. "L.A. is going to blow up over the next few months and through the winter," DeGraw said, according to Neon Tommy. "The winter is brutal. People in New York are talking about coming out here. We're going to keep pushing, but it's definitely going to slow [OWS] down. You are all going to have to step up. It's your turn to lead the leaderless."
  • How Obama Bought Off The Big Banks (and vice versa)

    11/08/2011 11:54:14 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-8-11 | Steve McCann
    Occasionally the Washington Post does some real reporting. Yesterday Zachery Goldfarb did an analysis of the aggregate profits over the past three years for the major banks and financial institutions as compared to the eight years of the Bush administration. The finding: these firms have accumulated more profit in the three years of the Obama administration than they did in the two terms of George W. Bush. In an interview with Mr. Goldfarb on NPR when asked what kind of companies and how this happened, replied: We're talking about banks, the big ones you've heard of, Citigroup, Bank of America....
  • The Covert Agenda Behind the Occupy Wall Street Protests

    11/07/2011 8:57:30 PM PST · by sourcery · 9 replies
    The Statesman-Sentinel ^ | October 26, 2011 | Robert F. Beaudine
    In America, our protests appear leaderless, ill-defined, and uncoordinated. To mask the central planning, the protests began small in a few cities before the national rollout proceeded, a common tactic of most marketing schemes. These protests are not leaderless. And their well-defined agenda can be derived from those manipulating the leaderless mobs behind the scenes. Last July, Adbusters Media Foundation announced they were organizing a street protest to occupy Wall Street. Founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz, this Canadian firm describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators, and entrepreneurs who want...
  • Republicans Say 'Occupy Obama'

    11/07/2011 8:47:57 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-7-11 | Zeke Miller
    A new Republican National Committee fact sheet mocks President Barack Obama's embrace of Occupy Wall Street protesters, noting that during his administration, Wall Street has "roared back" from the financial crisis. Titled "Occupy Obama," the memo implies that Obama has favored Wall Street at the expense of average Americans.
  • Wall Street’s resurgent prosperity frustrates its claims, and Obama’s

    11/07/2011 7:08:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2011 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama has called people who work on Wall Street “fat-cat bankers,” and his reelection campaign has sought to harness public frustration with Wall Street. Financial executives retort that the president’s pursuit of financial regulations is punitive and that new rules may be “holding us back.” But both sides face an inconvenient fact: During Obama’s tenure, Wall Street has roared back, even as the broader economy has struggled. The largest banks are larger than they were when Obama took office and are nearing the level of profits they were making before the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, according...
  • A giant effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama

    11/06/2011 3:08:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 5,2011 | /Andrew Burton
    A giant effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama is held up by people affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement during a march outside Zuccotti Park in New York
  • Populist Presidents

    11/06/2011 7:59:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG – On Memorial Day 1963, Vice President Lyndon Johnson stood where Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal address here. In a calculated leap, Johnson gave a politically charged speech at an event meant to mark a solemn occasion. It marked his transformation from a Texas conservative into a progressive populist. Americans have long embraced populist movements emphasizing the disconnect between elites and Main Street. Sometimes these movements lead to the White House; more often, they do not. The upside of populism is when it rails against government and achieves something better through real reform; the downside is when it pits...
  • The Militant Tactics of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

    11/05/2011 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 3 replies
    IMHO - In My Honest Opinion ^ | November 3, 2011 | averagedad1
    This “movement’ is supposed to be an organic representation of the people who have had enough – pretty much The Tea Party 2.0 – but only better. Suffice it to say – It is not. The tactics they use tells you a lot about them. Their actions speak volumes. Their high-powered and celebrity endorsements paint a disturbing picture. The official website of the Occupy Wall Street movement refers to the NYC General Assembly. Personally, I find it interesting that the leaders of this movement would refer to themselves using terms that generally refer to a law-making body. Then, right there...
  • Forget Wall Street, Occupy Hollywood

    11/05/2011 11:00:08 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | 11-4-11 | Rex Murphy
    You hear it in every little encampment in every city that has a franchise in the current “Occupy” protests: The righteous tent-and-yurt people are against “greed.” They see greed as the demonic dynamo of a rapacious capitalism (and its maidservant, “income inequality”). And what represents greed better than mega-payoffs, dazzling bonuses and stock options, for very little actual work, and sometimes even when performance is far below par? It is only to be expected that the high-flying brokers, bankers and CEOs that cluster like flies around the honey pots of Wall Street, who waltz off with payoffs that would shame...
  • Perry: Wall Street and Washington “have been in bed together way too long”

    11/05/2011 10:27:55 AM PDT · by casinva · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2011 | Staff
    Perry accused lawmakers of being too chummy with Wall Street at a town hall held yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. Asked what he would do to “to stop stupid CEOs of financial institutions from making bad decisions that cause them to fail,” Perry said there are already “plenty of regulations in place to do that.” What’s lacking, he claimed, is “a government that will actually institute the oversight.” “I happen to think Wall Street and Washington, D.C., have been in bed together way too long,” he said. “That’s one of the problems that we have in this country, is that there...
  • Oakland council leans toward ending Occupy camp (but would have gladly 'worked' with OCCUPYers)

    11/04/2011 10:58:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/4/11 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Oakland -- A majority of the Oakland City Council indicated late Thursday that they would like an end to the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall, but they did not vote on any proposals. The statements came at the end of a five-hour meeting during which hundreds of people crammed into the council chambers for an emotionally charged discussion about whether to allow the encampment to remain at Frank Ogawa Plaza with city support. Several times, the rowdy crowd shouted down city officials as they tried to speak. But after hearing from speakers who support the camp and...
  • How To Occupy HER Wall Street: A Guide To Getting Laid By The 99%

    11/03/2011 3:50:07 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 20 replies
    Craigs List ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Craigs List
    Just in case your daughter is pitching a test at the OWS protests, here's the inside means by which creepy liberal guys are trying to, well, get some. This was posted in CraigsList, and re-purposed for the site "WhyWeProtest.com." These are some serious politicos in that movement for sure. The "How To" get laid at OWS follows: I was walking around at the Occupy camp last night and what I saw was a lot of media, very few police officers, some protesters and mostly gawkers like myself. I also witnessed a butt load of guys trying to get into the...
  • Milk Street Cafe Owner Sacks 21 Employees As Consequence Of Occupy Wall Street Demonstration

    11/03/2011 1:54:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | November 1, 2011
    The Occupy Wall Street movement, which says its goals include improving the economic lot for 99 percent of Americans, may have some explaining to do to some cafe workers now out of a job. Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall Street, just let 21 employees go. The reason? The barricades police have set up throughout Wall Street as a consequence of the ongoing demonstration. ... “I think this is an issue of both Occupy Wall Street and the city officials. There’s protest and how you react to protest,” Epstein said. “If the barriers do not...
  • Who Are These Fat-Cat Few at the Top?

    11/03/2011 4:33:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    First lady Michelle Obama the other day railed at "the few at the top," who do all sorts of bad things. A few months ago, we began hearing of the "1 percent" who are responsible for the current economic mess. "They" apparently make all their money at the expense of the other 99 percent. Are they the same as last year's villains, who had not paid "their fair share" in making over $200,000 in annual income? Do they include the greedy doctors, who, the president once asserted, recklessly lop off limbs and yank tonsils for profits? Is my urologist a...
  • Picture of the Day: Men's Wearhouse Stands With Occupy Wall Street ( Oakland )

    11/02/2011 9:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2 2011
    Occupy Oakland has called for a city-wide strike and rally on Wednesday to protest income inequality, and several businesses, including Men's Wearhouse and the Grand Lake movie theater, have closed their doors in support... The store's decision will likely meet with approval from the corporate HQ: George Zimmer, founder and chairman of Men's Wearhouse, has repeatedly donated to Democratic candidates in multiple election cycles, including progressives like 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean and Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.).
  • MF Global Client Theft Estimate Doubled To $1.5 Billion?

    11/02/2011 2:13:18 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/02/2011 | Tyler DUrden
    Even as we hear rumblings that the MF fire is spreading, and the associated auditor of the now infamous former Primary Dealer is about to get in serious hot water, the bankrupt company itself continues to dig itself an ever deeper grave. Because according to a just filed motion by the MF Global liquidating trustee, it seems that the gross criminal activity by the company may have been orders of magnitude bigger than anyone has expected. To wit: "As a result of the apparent segregation violations and the suspension of clearing privileges, more than 150,000 customer accounts essentially were frozen...
  • Wall St set to slide after Greek referendum call

    11/01/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | November 01, 2011 | Rodrigo Campos
    On Monday, U.S. stocks racked up their best month in 20 years in October. Greek Premier George Papandreou said he will put Greece's bailout deal through a referendum, potentially undoing a long-awaited agreement struck just last week and sending European stocks down 4.4 percent. The region's bank shares fell 7.9 percent to $16.25. Greek opposition parties said the referendum was putting Greece's European Union membership at risk and instead called for a snap election. U.S. bank shares were expected to follow European lenders lower. The Financial Select Sector SPDR fell 4 percent with Bank of America down 5.9 percent and...
  • LAT: Targeting Wall Street but hurting small vendors instead (minibusinesses screwed. Ironic?)

    10/31/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/11 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    The Occupy movement came to Los Angeles aiming for Wall Street titans, but farmers market vendors are the first to take a real hit. Two weeks ago, about 40 vendors who sell on the City Hall lawn every Thursday were forced off the property after protesters refused to remove their city of tents. .. Since that relocation, profits have plummeted, vendors have pulled out and shoppers have become scarce. "The cause is good," said Genaro Lopez, a vendor who initially helped protesters with free sodas and burritos. "But this is our bread and butter, and we've taken a huge hit."...
  • Corzine’s MF Global files for bankruptcy

    10/31/2011 8:59:32 AM PDT · by boycott · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 31, 2011 | MARK DeCAMBRE
    Besieged broker MF Global filed bankruptcy today after a frantic effort over the weekend by CEO John Corzine to strike an out-of-bankruptcy sale came up short. MF Global had a tentative deal to sell assets to Interactive Brokers Group as of late Sunday, but the agreement fell apart as talks continued overnight, people familiar with the matter said. Discussions ended around 5 a.m. Eastern Time, one of these people said. MF Global had been considering filing just its holding company for bankruptcy protection and then executing the sale. That plan is now off the table, one of the people said....
  • Gregoire blames Wall Street for state's budget mess (RAT Gov. will cut services for the poor)

    10/30/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    KOMO ^ | 10/29/11 | MANUEL VALDES
    Gregoire blames Wall Street for state's budget messBy MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Published: Oct 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM PDT SEATTLE (AP) - Echoing President Barack Obama, Gov. Chris Gregoire said "this is what Wall Street has done to our state" when she proposed eliminating health insurance for the poor and reducing even further support for education and public safety. The shift to populous, national rhetoric was a change for the Democrat, as was her seeming willingness to at least consider tax hikes to help the state deal with a $2 billion budget deficit. While Republicans rapped Gregoire for blaming...
  • The Rachel Maddow Show 2011(On Low interest rates and says “Bernanke good,Bankers bad”)

    10/29/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 17 replies
    Rachel Maddow Show Transcripts | October 29, 2011 | Rachel Maddow
    On Aug 16, 2011 decided to roll in a critical comment about Republicans trying to keep the economy bad. She said that Bernake was keeping interest rates low to help the economy because Republicans were refusing to cooperate and that his announcement about it boosted the stock market(assumed a good thing). But last week on her show October 19, 2011 just two months later she was on a ‘Wall Street is evil’ theme consistent with the OWS protests and she said that the ‘banking ‘ policies for keeping interest rates low was bad because it stopped people from saving for...
  • Questions Raised About Occupy Louisville's Permits

    10/28/2011 8:48:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    10/28/2011 | Steve Burgin/WLKY
    Tea Party Says Metro Government Playing Favorites LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Questions have been raised about the 2˝-month long special event permit issued to Occupy Louisville. Members of the tea party believe the Metro Government gave the protesters a big break. According to a spokesperson for Metro Public Works that's just not the case, though spokeswoman Lindsay English said the request was unusual. Occupy Louisville continues its occupation of Jefferson Square. For several days the group operated without permit. Now, Occupy Louisville has been given the OK to camp out until 2012. "It was kind of uncharted waters because there had...
  • Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally

    10/28/2011 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    MANCHESTER - A city woman is accused of pimping a 16-year-old girl she met in Victory Park during the Occupy NH demonstrations. Justina Jensen, 23, of 341 Hanover St., is charged with felony prostitution. Police allege Jensen met a teen at the local protest, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and used the Internet to arrange a first liaison for the girl with a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer. Police said the teen's mother called them Thursday about noon to say her daughter was missing and that her photograph had been posted on...
  • Occupy Wall Street May Occupy Lease Building Space To Get Through Winter

    10/28/2011 4:40:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | Bethany O'Grady
    Around 7:30 this morning, the FDNY, along with the NYPD, confiscated the generators and bio-diesel fuel at Zuccotti Park, claiming that they pose a fire and health hazard to the occupants. Soon after, we spoke to members of some of the working groups at Occupy Wall Street, to find out how the loss of generators and fuel might affect the functionality of the 99%. James, who works with the Info group in Zuccotti Park but declined to give his last name, tells us, "The Fire Department and police came and spoke on a bullhorn saying the generators and the fuel...
  • Why Occupy Wall Street Needs a Republican President

    10/28/2011 5:23:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's only one way the Occupy Wall Street movement can become like the tea parties, and that's for Barack Obama to lose in 2012. Why? Because Obama is the most divisive figure in American politics today. I suspect that sentence reads funny to some people because in the mainstream press, "divisive" is usually a term reserved for "conservatives we disagree with." But as a factual matter it can apply to anybody who is, well, divisive. Obviously, Obama divides the right and left. That's not all that interesting or relevant (even if it does represent a failure to live up to...
  • John & Ken Broadcasting LIVE from Occupy LA Today

    10/27/2011 3:12:55 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KFI news ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | KFI News
    KFI radio's John & Ken will be broadcasting their show LIVE today from the Occupy LA site. 3PM - 7 PM/PST. KFI 640 AM Sure to be a lot of laughs! http://www.iheart.com/#/search/?q=kfi
  • Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders

    10/27/2011 11:19:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    he Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters. For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad. They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.
  • Smithsonian snapping up objects to document Occupy Wall Street

    10/27/2011 8:58:11 AM PDT · by toma29 · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/27/2011 | Richard Simon
    Among those closely watching the Occupy Wall Street protests: the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History has dispatched representatives to collect materials, such as protest signs, from the demonstrations. It is in pursuit of the museum's mission to "document the spirit of American democracy and the American political process, including how people express their points of view through political rallies, demonstrations and protests," the institution said in a statement.
  • Revolution is the Solution. Really?

    10/26/2011 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 5 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-25-11 | Southernman
    It seems that the unwashed masses littering the streets of major metropolitan ares such as New York City, A.K.A. Occupy Wall Street, are advocating revolution as a solution for the infirmities that plague the United States. Ah, yes, revolution. It rolls off the tongue and causes poets and politicians to wax nostalgic. It conjures fond memories of idealistic young men leading the charge into battle; fighting against the odds and achieving immortality through martyrdom. Dying for the cause and all that. Revolution is romanticized and revered by those ignorant of the truth. Only the ignorant would call for revolution if...
  • New risk for Occupy Wall Street: less media interest

    10/25/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | Ben Berkowitz - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Occupy Wall Street" is occupying less space in TV broadcasts, newspapers and social media as the story settles into a familiar pattern and protesters dig in for what could be a protracted fight. While the movement's reliance on Twitter and Facebook to spread its message is well established, it has also benefited from becoming a media curiosity, at times drawing legions of TV crews and reporters to its encampments. Coverage fed on itself, as more people joined in more cities. But experts say the protests are now making a natural -- yet challenging -- progression off...
  • Patience Tested Over Waste, Crime at Protest Sites (Filthy Occupy Wall Street Protesters)

    10/25/2011 4:04:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/2011 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with petty crime, the all-night racket of beating drums, the smell of human waste and the sight of trampled flowers and grass, police and neighbors are losing patience with some of the anti-Wall Street protests around the U.S. In Oakland, Calif., police in riot gear fired tear gas and bean bags before daybreak Tuesday to disperse about 170 protesters who had been camping in front of City Hall for the past two weeks, and 75 people were arrested. The mayor of Providence, R.I., is threatening to go to court within days to evict demonstrators...
  • More winning whiners from Occupy Wall Street

    10/25/2011 2:41:26 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | October 24, 2011 | Motus
    The MOTUS (Mirror of the United States) blog takes a wry look at some more of the protesters who have posted their plight online. With so many self-submissions arriving daily on the 'We are the 99%' tumblr site of the People of Occupy Wall Street, it’s hard to choose just one winner from so many losers. But someone has to do it. So this week I’ve expanded the categories of winning whiners. Let’s get right to the winners: 'I WANT TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT WITHOUT HAVING TO DO ANYTHING FOR MYSELF' PARASITIC LOSER OF THE WEEK: FOREIGN ENTRY I LOVE MY...
  • #Occupy Emails Reveal ‘Trojan Horse’ Strategy to Hide Socialist, Anarchist Goals of OWS 'Mob'

    10/21/2011 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 25 replies
    Breitbart Presents Big Government ^ | 10/20/11 | Lee Stranahan
    A search of the email cache that BigGovernment released last week reveals that the #Occupy movement is largely driven by socialists and anarchists who realize they need to conceal their actual message and goals in order to appeal to the political mainstream. The goal of #Occupy is to build large enough numbers where a ‘mob mentality’ takes over so they achieve their real aim of overthrow, as evidenced by a statement from one of the #Occupy movement’s earliest and strongest advocates: …when the numbers are big enough, they will feel their oats, get impatient, and start demanding more than you...
  • Florida banker's wife left family to join Wall Street protesters

    10/21/2011 10:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 119 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | October 21, 2011 | KEVIN FASICK and BOB FREDERICKS
    A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park -- keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn. “I’m not planning on going home,” an unapologetic Stacey Hessler, 38, told The Post yesterday. “I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever,” said Hessler, whose home in DeLand sits 911 miles from the tarp she’s been sleeping under. Hessler -- who ironically is married to a banker -- arrived 12 days ago...
  • Occupy Wall Street and the Bankers

    10/20/2011 9:25:48 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 6 replies · 1+ views
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | October 21, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The ugly language used by Occupy Wall Street activists and by liberals such as radio talk show host Thom Hartmann to describe bankers is disgraceful and dangerous. When one replaces the word “banker” with the word “Jew” in the Occupy Wall Street rhetoric, one glimpses at the true nature and intent of the assault. Simply put, the Nazis and the German Communists portrayed Jews in virtually the same light as Occupy Wall Street activists are now portraying bankers. In reality this is the same assault on private ownership as was the one engaged in by the 20th Centuries two great...
  • Obama still flush with cash from financial sector despite frosty relations [ Wall St prefers Obama ]

    10/20/2011 2:45:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Oct 20 2011 | By Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam
    Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data. Obama’s key advantage over the GOP field is the ability to collect bigger checks because he raises money for both his own campaign committee and for the Democratic National Committee, which will aid in his reelection effort. As a result, Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all...
  • Video: SEIU Joins Occupy Movement

    10/20/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT · by csd · 4 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | National Right To Work Committee
    Big Labor continues to fund and support the radical “Occupy” strategy with the announcement that the SEIU union in California has joined the Los Angeles protest. The union bosses are protesting to demand another taxpayer bailout for government workers contained in the Obama “jobs” bill.
  • NOT SO FAST: Turns Out Obama Has Raised Twice As Much Money From Wall St. As Romney

    10/20/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 20, 2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Looks like President Obama is the one truly one occupying Wall St. donors. Earlier this week a report went out suggesting that the financial sector had abandoned Obama in favor of Mitt Romney. Turns out these numbers do not reflect the reality of the money situation. The Washington Post took a closer look at the numbers and reports that, in fact, Obama has outraised Romney on Wall Street this year 2-1. The Post reports that Obama raised $15.6 million from employees in the industry, Romney has raised less than half that ($7.5 million) and Perry has only managed to collect...
  • Occupy Wal-Mart: Police pour into Oak Cliff store after protesters' covert op gets noisy

    10/20/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/19/11 | Avi Selk
    Occupy Dallas protesters infiltrated an Oak Cliff Wal-Mart this evening -- a demonstration that ended when as many as a dozen Dallas police cars showed up to hustle them out. "They went in slow, four at a time," said Richard Beebe, who watched the operation unfold as he sat outside the store, off Cockrell Hill Road at Interstate 30, collecting donations for homeless veterans. A few of the protesters dropped money into his box, Beebe said, before "they started raising hell." I got there after the protestors had been dispersed. And police and Wal-Mart managers wouldn't comment. But back at...
  • Occupy OccupyWallStreet

    10/20/2011 4:39:32 AM PDT · by Oceander · 20 replies
    Oceander | Oct 20, 2011 | Oceander
    Anyone up for an Occupy OccupyWallStreet "flash" protest? I'm thinking we get at least 15 to 20 rational-thinking people to show up with pro-American, pro-free market, anti-socialist banners, stick around long enough to rile up the protest-monkeys occupying the park and to get on the cameras, and then announce politely that we've made our point and now we're leaving because it wouldn't be fair to everyone else if we monopolized the park to the exclusion of everyone else?
  • Rep. Allen West Assails Occupy Wall Street for 'Laughable Hypocrisy'

    10/19/2011 5:22:31 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 17 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 10-19-2011 | Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    Rep. Allen West denounces the Occupy Wall Street movement for “laughable hypocrisy” and contends that it is dangerous that some in Washington, including President Barack Obama, are embracing the nationwide wave of protests. During an extensive interview with Newsmax.TV, the Florida Republican also: Blames Washington for the nation’s economic problems. Decries Obama’s “class warfare rhetoric.” Insists that Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal. And says Obama should “dust off” his Nobel Peace Prize and return it, considering the military ventures he has advanced during his administration. West, who was elected in 2010,...
  • Ann Coulter: 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' (HEARTS) WALL STREET (Love Soros/Hate Fox News)

    10/19/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Ann Coulter
         'OCCUPY WALL STREET' (HEARTS) WALL STREET October 19, 2011The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them. If the Flea Party were really concerned about the greedy "Wall Street 1 Percent," shifting money around to make themselves richer and everyone else poorer, their No. 1 target should be George Soros. Of course, we don't know exactly how much money Soros has, since he keeps all his money in offshore...