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#1299930 --- 09/26/11 12:03 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: twocats]
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Nicely done Garrison Keillor.

Big ups!
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#1299931 --- 09/26/11 12:08 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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This is the ninth communique from the 99 percent.

Published 2011-09-26 08:03:45 UTC by OccupyWallSt

We are occupying Wall Street. The police barricades that have been surrounding the Stock Exchange help.

Sunday has been decreed, once again, a day of rest. We didn't march. We have made a new world, a new city within the city. We are working on a new sky for where the towers are now.

Throughout the day our sisters and brothers arrested yesterday came back home to Liberty Plaza. They greeted the new faces that have joined us here. They shared their stories of imprisonment, of medical care denied and delayed. We welcomed them and listened.

We had visitors.

Immortal Technique

Reverend Billy

Yesterday was a day of action, and today was one of healing, discussion, and preparation. Working groups met in small circles around the plaza, planning their work and preparing to report back to the General Assembly as a whole. The Assembly debated, as always, the hows and whys of being here. In the morning, we talked about the occupations rising up in cities around the United States, joining us in what we're doing, as people begin rediscovering the power in themselves against the powers looming over them in buildings. We talked of calling more people to do what we're doing. In the evening we talked about staying, or leaving, and what this space means for us. We love it, we're almost addicted to it, but what we are is more than this.

We strolled around the plaza. We wrote songs with new friends. We argued about politics with each other, but not a politics of puppets: a politics for us. We fed the hungry and gave sleeping bags to the cold. We roughhoused. We talked to the world on our livestream. Most of all, we kept on organizing ourselves. Our library grew.

Drums blared for hours into the night when the Assembly wasn't in session, until the time came for quiet. The drummers ended by reciting from the Principles of Solidarity we approved in Friday's General Assembly, in the rain. Before the police lined along the Broadway side of the plaza, they cried together, "We are daring to imagine a new socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality." And more.

"Safety in numbers!" a sign by them says. "Join us."

Videos & more. https://occupywallst.org/
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#1300128 --- 09/27/11 07:30 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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This is the tenth communique from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

2011-09-27 06:31:58 UTC by OccupyWallSt


On September 27th, 2011, we marched on the Financial District's Luxury Night Out, where couples wore outfits that cost more than we will ever make in a month and looked at cars that cost more than we will ever make in a year, afterward, they went back to one of their many houses that cost more than we will make in our lifetime

Liberty Square Library

Occupied Boston doesn't need a bullhorn to have their voices heard. They have the people's microphone.

So does Michael Moore, who addressed us tonight.

Michael Moore at Occupy Wall Street

Occupied San Francisco grows larger every day.

Occupied Chicago was dispersed but not defeated. They will regroup and reoccupy.

So far at least 52 cities in America are occupied or organizing. We span at least three continents.

Add your home. Make your voice heard.

We are growing. Block by block - city by city. We will see change in this country, in this world.

It will happen sooner than you can imagine.

Video updates & more:
https://occupywallst.org/
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#1300162 --- 09/27/11 11:17 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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The revolution needs to just occupy Wall Street and do so without
broadcasting their intent and plans all ver the internet.

They also need more than a bunch of stupid aging hippies.
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#1300169 --- 09/28/11 12:03 AM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: The Mechanic]
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Originally Posted By: The Mechanic
The revolution needs to just occupy Wall Street and do so without
broadcasting their intent and plans all ver the internet.

They also need more than a bunch of stupid aging hippies.




Meetings are held daily in Liberty Park. I'm sure you could share those concerns or any suggestions with a facilitator online. Estimates show the average age of Occupy Wall Street participants is under 30. That's obvious - if you've actually been paying attention.

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#1300331 --- 09/28/11 08:24 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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This is the eleventh communique from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street. We will not be moved.

Posted Sept. 28, 2011, 9:53 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

On September 27th, 2011, many friends participated in our democratic process.

Latest videos here:
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#1300587 --- 09/29/11 06:45 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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@ Ayuveda - I will pay attention when I see people become outraged. I haven't seen that yet.
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#1300717 --- 09/30/11 02:09 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: The Mechanic]
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Originally Posted By: The Mechanic
@ Ayuveda - I will pay attention when I see people become outraged. I haven't seen that yet.


You certainly must recall the Week of Rage in Madison, WI. Thousands of public workers and their supports in the streets, a two-week occupying the state capitol building. A powerful display of discontent, despite the corporate media blackout.

The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests are an encouraging sign don't you think? Social movements are a process. Feel free to turn your dissatisfaction into action.


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#1300719 --- 09/30/11 02:23 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Posted Sept. 30, 2011, 5:06 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Occupy Wall Street has recently come into the media spotlight, not because of our political message, but because certain high-ranking members of the NYPD punched, threw, and stepped on peaceful marchers. Arrestees were handcuffed so tight their hands turned blue. Many of these people have yet to regain feeling in their extremities. A senior police officer infamously forced women into pens and maced them at point-blank range. While we vehemently condemn these abuses of power, we urge all who read this to remain focused on our intended message. Abuse of power is abuse of power. Whether perpetrated by Wall Street bankers or members of the NYPD, it is the duty of all citizens to oppose injustice. We condemn the actions of unprofessional police who used excessive force in subduing a peaceful march. But we are foremost here to oppose the growing power of the ruling class.

Let us also be clear that, when approached as individuals, members of the NYPD have expressed solidarity with our cause. It has been inspiring to receive this support. Over these thirteen days, we have learned that no one supports corporations' disproportionate influence in the political sphere. We have learned that no one is in favor of evicting struggling families to the street while banks continue to profit. No one, that is, except the corporations and banks. We urge members of the NYPD to remain in solidarity with our cause. These men and women could lose their pensions and benefits during the next round of budget cuts. We ask that members of the NYPD treat all peaceful human beings with respect and care. This will be a great step towards reclaiming power for the working class. Those who profit off the suffering of others will held accountable. We are the 99%, and we are too big to fail.

Tonight we march to One Police Plaza.

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#1300726 --- 09/30/11 03:12 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.
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#1300732 --- 09/30/11 03:34 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ross Falk]
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Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.
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#1300744 --- 09/30/11 04:07 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.


*People will wake from the matrix* What Matrix are you talking about?
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#1300745 --- 09/30/11 04:26 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ross Falk]
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Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.


*People will wake from the matrix* What Matrix are you talking about?


Just a spin on the Matrix film theme. Conscious youth waking from this elaborate facade, rejecting a system based on consumerism, endless wars, corporate greed. Creating a fair minded, sustainable future.
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#1300749 --- 09/30/11 05:06 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.


*People will wake from the matrix* What Matrix are you talking about?


Just a spin on the Matrix film theme. Conscious youth waking from this elaborate facade, rejecting a system based on consumerism, endless wars, corporate greed. Creating a fair minded, sustainable future.
Yep, you sure have put a spin on it.
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#1300764 --- 09/30/11 05:56 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ross Falk]
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Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.


*People will wake from the matrix* What Matrix are you talking about?


Just a spin on the Matrix film theme. Conscious youth waking from this elaborate facade, rejecting a system based on consumerism, endless wars, corporate greed. Creating a fair minded, sustainable future.
Yep, you sure have put a spin on it.




Interesting response.
Care to elaborate homie?
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#1300766 --- 09/30/11 06:04 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
Originally Posted By: Ross Falk
Capitalism is socialism's source of funds. Capitalism is the host, and socialism is the parasite. A good parasite only sucks as much blood from the host as it can without killing it. A stupid parasite kills the host thereby killing both.

This is a case of liberal dementia.






Capitalism exists from the blood of the exploited and you know it.

People will wake from the matrix and somehow develop a democratic future apart from this corporatist mess - no matter what lapdogs as yourself might think.


*People will wake from the matrix* What Matrix are you talking about?


Just a spin on the Matrix film theme. Conscious youth waking from this elaborate facade, rejecting a system based on consumerism, endless wars, corporate greed. Creating a fair minded, sustainable future.
Yep, you sure have put a spin on it.




Interesting response.
Care to elaborate homie?
Homie?
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#1300902 --- 10/01/11 03:43 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ross Falk]
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Posted Oct. 1, 2011, 9:09 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

We the 99% will not be silent and we will not be intimidated. This Saturday thousands more of us will march together as one to show that it is time that the 99% are heard. Join us on the 2nd week anniversary of your new movement.

This is a call for individuals, families and community and advocacy groups to march in solidarity with the #occupywallstreet movement on Saturday, October 1st at 3 p.m.

We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.

As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a march on SATURDAY AT THREE, starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY.

March will end with a gathering and some eating at Brooklyn Bridge Park 5:30 pm.

Special Guests include Amiri Baraka and others! Food provided.
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#1300927 --- 10/01/11 06:58 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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http://www.forextv.com/forex-news-story/occupy-wall-street-the-romper-room-revolution-opinion

Occupy Wall Street; The Romper Room Revolution: [Opinion]

ForexTV.com (New York) by Timothy Kelly

The Occupy Wall Street “movement” has a short and confusing life so far. The gatherings of disparate people don’t seem to agree on the general purpose of why they have come together there. Last night, the groups staged a protest march to police headquarters in Downtown Manhattan, but never made it there because they got lost. They were trying to “protest” the police reaction to an earlier “protest” before they got lost. Are you still with me?

The Occupy Wall Street web site says the group is a “…leaderless resistance group….opposed to greed” No kidding? Ranking this resistance “movement” I would say that it would best be described as the Romper-Room Resistance, a reference to a late 1970’s children’s Television program designed to give mom’s a thirty minute break while the show’s host engaged the kid’s in a random series of physical activities.

Also on Friday before the “march to nowhere,” there was a hoax spread around the Internet that a popular English rock group would be performing in support of the “movement.” The band never agreed to play, they were too busy with two sold-out shows uptown at the Roseland Ballroom…hey someone has to work. The “movement” is comprised mainly of people in their late teens or early twenties, most of them there because of the “promise” of a free concert. Is it really a movement when you lure impressionable adolescents with pop culture then try to indoctrinate them? History of the Third Reich tells us this is propaganda.

The organizers have proclaimed a decentralized management structure; they don’t want to limit the issues of their “movement,” to just a few themes (they want room to grow) and expand if need be. The timing and the structure of this group strongly suggest that it is a movement is a political party plant designed to counter the Tea Party with its conservative agenda on fiscal responsibility.

There is strong evidence to suggest that the Occupy Wall Street Movement is a Democratic Party ploy ahead of the 2012 elections at a time when the Democratic Administration has an abysmal record of performance in just about every measure. While the evidence seems fairly strong to link democrats with the Occupy Wall Street movement, was the farcical nature of the “movement” part of the plan?

And what democratic youth rally would be complete without Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore? This made-for-quickie-documentary “movement” is one of the most amateurish and ill-conceived social statements I have ever witnessed. The organizers of this event blindly chose Wall Street because it was the most obvious target that would raise the ire and scorn of a disenfranchised group. The opposite of greed is envy…and getting poor people to demonstrate on the evils of wealth is just too easy for them to resist.

The truth of the matter is that Wall Street employs most middle-class workers who earn wages of $40,000 to $50,000 a year. This is the wrong message at the wrong time, aimed at the wrong people. Protest for the sake of protesting is not a noble pursuit.
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#1300939 --- 10/01/11 08:22 PM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: Ayuveda]
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Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
couples wore outfits that cost more than we will ever make in a month and looked at cars that cost more than we will ever make in a year, afterward, they went back to one of their many houses that cost more than we will make in our lifetime



That's because none of you have jobs.
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#1300967 --- 10/02/11 12:01 AM Re: Occupy Wall Street [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: Ayuveda
couples wore outfits that cost more than we will ever make in a month and looked at cars that cost more than we will ever make in a year, afterward, they went back to one of their many houses that cost more than we will make in our lifetime



That's because none of you have jobs.


Brilliant retort attempt homie.
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