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Stout



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Protesters set sights on Wall Street Reply with quote

How long you reckon before the state shuts'em down?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44564317/ns/us_news-life/

Protesters invade NYC Financial District
Demonstrators invoke Mideast rallies, call for end to corporate greed favoring rich
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Protesters demonstrate Saturday near New York's Wall Street against banks and corporations.msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 1 hour 26 minutes ago 2011-09-18T05:38:45
Print Font: +-NEW YORK — More than 1,000 demonstrators descended on New York City's Financial District on Saturday for what could be a days-long protest of what they said was corporate greed favoring the rich at the expense of ordinary people.

The rally, dubbed #OccupyWallStreet on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook where word was spread, spurred the New York Police Department to lock down Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, local media reported.

Police set up checkpoints to allow only those who could prove they lived or worked on Wall Street to enter, the New York Daily News reported.

Pictures posted on Twitter and elsewhere showed police and barricades around the famous bronze Charging Bull statue on lower Broadway at the north end of Bowling Green park.

"A protest area was established on Broad Street at Exchange Street, next to the stock exchange, but protesters elected not to use it," police spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement reported by The New York Times.

Demonstrators gathered in parks and plazas in Lower Manhattan and said they were determined to stay at least through the weekend so they could confront Wall Street workers on Monday morning.

Some protesters said they would stay weeks or months and likened their rally to demonstrations earlier this year in Egypt, Israel and Spain.

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."It's a worthy cause because people on Wall Street are blood-sucking warmongers," Bill Steyerd, 68, a Vietnam veteran from Queens, told the New York Daily News. "I'm here, and in spite of these dinky barricades, we're going to shut down Wall Street with people power."

Counterculture magazine Adbusters and hacking group Anonymous were among the organizers asking participants to set up tents, kitchens and peaceful barricades, NY1 television station reported. Organizers hoped to draw at least 20,000 during the weekend. Satellite demonstrations were held in Los Angeles and Seattle under a Day of Rage banner, and in Barcelona, Spain, and elsewhere.

Participants tweeted pictures of a free food station loaded with jars of peanut butter to help sustain protesters.

Saturday evening, the protesters shown in livestream video were deciding where to spend the night, on Wall Street area sidewalks, the nearby Staten Island ferry plaza or parks.

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..Protesters set up at Zucotti Park on Broadway but it was not immediately clear if police would let them stay there overnight, but they were still camped out early Sunday morning.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that the protesters have a right to be heard, as long as they do not interfere with others' rights.

"CEOs, the biggest corporations, and the wealthy are taking too much from our country and I think it's time for us to take back," one protester told NY1.

"What I hope to accomplish is that people who have gotten in trouble on Wall Street actually pay an equal share for what they've done," said another.

Dave Woessner, 31, a student at Harvard Divinity School, was among those marching near the bull statue early in the afternoon.

"When you idealize financial markets as salvific you embrace the idea that profit is all that matters," he told the Times.

"A lot of us feel there is a large crisis in our economy and a lot of it is caused by the folks who do business here," said Jason Ahmadi, 26, from Oakland, Calif., told the Daily News.

Several hundred at nightfall tried to reach Wall Street after marching through nearby streets, the Times reported. However, police blocked them and the march ended at a building housing Cipriani Wall Street, a high end restaurant built into the former home of financial institutions, and from where patrons could be seen in tweeted pictures raising drinks in their honor.

Protesters responded by pointing at them and chanting "pay your share," the Times reported.

Some said they plan to heckle President Barack Obama, who will be at the United Nations General Assembly during the week.
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Privateer



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wall Street = the pursuit of profit regardless of cost.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Privateer wrote:
Wall Street = the pursuit of profit regardless of cost.

Wall Street = a rigged game, since no matter what they do they will always profit (usually unfairly), or be bailed out by big government.
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Stout



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics of what's going down-

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/20/7859191-protesters-continue-to-flood-wall-street

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/19/7840937-protesters-camp-out-near-wall-street-in-new-york
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Stout



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 15- 700 people arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/700-arrested-protest-nys-brooklyn-bridge-14650121
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Stout



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has spread to LA

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/protesters-set-up-camp-in-front-of-los-angeles-city-hall.html
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weebil



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's the livestream:

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
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T-J



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Apparently Anonymous has set their sites on Wall St. declaring they will "erase it from the internet" on 10/10.

Text of the Anonymous threat:

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Greetings, Institutions of the Media.

We are Anonymous.

The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.

It seems that the government and Federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.

We witness the Government enforcing the laws that punish the 99% while allowing the 1% to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.

We have observed this same Government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street's abuses. This Government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.

We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life.

We the people shall stand against the government's inaction.

We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill gotten profits.

We will not labor for your leisure.

We will not assist you in any way.

This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.

We will show the world that we are true to our word. On October 10th, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On October 10th, expect a day that will never, ever, be forgotten.

Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99%.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect us.




Thoughts?

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Adventurer



Joined: 28 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It almost feels like some guys on Wall Street are pirates stealing our money and looting our gold, and we're told we must worship them.
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
Location: Sonic Space

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-J wrote:


Apparently Anonymous has set their sites on Wall St. declaring they will "erase it from the internet" on 10/10.

Text of the Anonymous threat:

Quote:

Greetings, Institutions of the Media.

We are Anonymous.

The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.

It seems that the government and Federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.

We witness the Government enforcing the laws that punish the 99% while allowing the 1% to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.

We have observed this same Government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street's abuses. This Government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.

We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life.

We the people shall stand against the government's inaction.

We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill gotten profits.

We will not labor for your leisure.

We will not assist you in any way.

This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.

We will show the world that we are true to our word. On October 10th, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On October 10th, expect a day that will never, ever, be forgotten.

Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99%.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect us.




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Well written...has a nice beat and you can dance to it...I like it.Wink
Time will tell.
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Kuros



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous has the potential to stain this movement.

I really wish they would take their illegal hacking elsewhere.
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recessiontime



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erase the NYSE? Sounds like they are really reaching this time. If they don't pull it off they are going to look like clowns
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Stout



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then again who in their right mind expects they can pull it off against Big Money? The voicing of the plan has value if it galvanizes people against Corporate Inc.

Here's a vid of the 1% sipping champagne and having a laugh while watching the protestors-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiXDTK_CBY&feature=aso
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Stout



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has reached Korea-

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/10/117_96464.html
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The Cosmic Hum



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/10/technology/anonymous_nyse/
So much for the Anonymous pledge to take down the NYSE yesterday.
Oh well...on with the show.
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