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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 6:10am     #181
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Just your average liberal protester.....
So the average liberal protester wants to work. Isn't that a positive attribute?
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 6:20am     #182
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I agree why go to peoples private property to protest.
There is nothing in DDFuller's statement that indicates they are on private property. If you think protesting in front of private property is wrong then I'm sure you are more than ready to chastise anti-abortion activists.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 6:33am     #183
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Yeah Obama has gotten more money from Wall Street than any other US president in the last 20 years .
Why would they give all that money to a socialist?
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Financial firms and the people who work for them are increasingly donating their political cash to Republicans, according to a preliminary Center for Responsive Politics analysis of second-quarter federal campaign finance data.

The Center's preliminary study indicates that political action committees and individuals associated with the broad finance, insurance and real estate sector have given more money to federal-level Republican interests during every month since December. The gap continued to grow during that time, reaching its widest point in June.

Such a shift away from Democratic candidates -- darlings of Wall Street interests for much of 2009 -- coincides with Democrat-driven financial reform legislation that President Barack Obama signed last month.

Contribution trends toward Republicans is particularly pronounced in the securities and investment industry, the Center finds.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 6:38am     #184
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Oh please, these idiots are being paid to stink up a park.
They're getting paid? Sounds like we should applaud the organizers for creating jobs.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 10:11am     #185
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If you don't think that half of these idiots aren't being paid to protest, and the other half, not knowing why they are there in the first place, your in crazy town.
I walked by a group of those "idiots" the other day on my way to class. They were college students, and they were not being paid by anyone. You need to stop listening to the FOX propaganda machine and re-enter the real world. Although in your case, it might be too late for that.

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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 10:42am     #186
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Scary and intimidating!

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Separately, five women aged 55 to 80 from the Action Now group were also arrested after they took garbage from a foreclosed home owned by Bank of America and dumped it in one of the bank's branches, the group's website said.

Police said that group was also facing charges of misdemeanor trespassing.

Action Now, which calls itself an organization of working families fighting for change, said Bank of America had not properly shuttered the foreclosed home from which the group took the furniture and garbage.

"Since Bank of America will not go to our neighborhoods and clean up their vacant properties, Action Now members brought the neighborhood to them," the group said on its website.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,6449241.story


I fully support these women and their right to a clean and safe neighborhood.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 12:42pm     #187
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There is nothing in DDFuller's statement that indicates they are on private property. If you think protesting in front of private property is wrong then I'm sure you are more than ready to chastise anti-abortion activists.
Actually, the park the protesters are occupying at Wall Street IS private property.

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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 1:06pm     #188
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Actually, the park the protesters are occupying at Wall Street IS private property.
No, it's not. It's a privately owned public space. You might want to research "POPS" which are provided and maintained by a developer for public use, in exchange for additional floor area. In this case, the developer and the city agreed upon a 24 hour open park when it was created.

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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 1:14pm     #189
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The concerning thing is Bloomberg's live in girlfriend is on the board of Brookfield (who manages the park).
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 1:18pm     #190
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Actually, the park the protesters are occupying at Wall Street IS private property.
Which even if true has nothing to do with my statement as I was referencing only DDFuller's post, as was ahedden.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 1:33pm     #191
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There is going to be an occupy Wall Street protest near our home this coming Friday and my daughter will be there protesting. I am very proud of her. She won't be crapping on any cars, etc., of course - she is intelligent, articulate and well-informed. Her father and I, and all who have loved and guided her over the years have done well. Thank God.

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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 2:14pm     #192
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My daughter was at one in Arkansas and I find it very distasteful for main stream media and conservative mouthpieces to call the protesters "dirty hippies" among other nasty things.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 2:38pm     #193
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Yep. Jerks.

(maybe they could argue she's a "hippie" but dirty she ain't) LOL
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 2:44pm     #194
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Yeah, mine, too.
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  Old  October 12th, 2011, 2:55pm     #195
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No, it's not. It's a privately owned public space. You might want to research "POPS" which are provided and maintained by a developer for public use, in exchange for additional floor area. In this case, the developer and the city agreed upon a 24 hour open park when it was created.
Which still makes it private property... it just has to allow access to the public.

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