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  • Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy

    06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13
    Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday. Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
  • Occupy Oakland's costs to residents spell disaster

    12/09/2011 6:48:13 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2011 | Chip Johnson
    After two months of the Occupy movement, Oakland residents should adopt their own chant. We are the 98.5 percent. The 1 percent control the vast majority of the nation's wealth, possess influence in the highest halls of government, and profit from the misery of others. The one-half percent have taken to the streets. Then there's everyone else: the veritable Silent Majority who work and pay the bills and the taxes that make the wheels turn. Even though both sides of the conflict claim to have our backs, neither group, it seems, has our best interests at heart. Oakland Mayor Jean...
  • Newt Screws Up Obama's Occupy Wall Street Anti-Romney Strategy

    12/06/2011 12:13:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    rushlimbaugh. ^ | December 06, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If you'll recall, I and I alone, I believe, El Rushbo long ago predicted to you, or opined that the Occupy Wall Street movement was a creation of the regime's, because Romney is perceived as Wall Street. They want Romney, and they assume they're going to be running against Romney, and who could blame them. I mean, if you're the Obama regime and you take a look conservative media today, you would have to assume that the Republican Party also wants Romney. Okay, it's inevitable. So you gear up for Romney.
  • Protest This: Occupy Whatever and ACORN Search for a Few Fools

    12/06/2011 7:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | John Ransom
    In their stunning off-off Broadway debut, Occupy Whatever sure created a lot of mass- as in trash. 30 tons in LA, and more in New York City. And that’s just the trash they left behind, not the weight of the newsprint wasted on unsuccessfully explaining a movement to the American people that either absolutely had a definite platform or didn’t depending on the day, the hour, the park and the spokestree making the statement on behalf of Occupy Something.  But the Movement without a Cause isn’t quite dead yet- in fact it might be feeling much better now that they’ve...
  • Michael Savage Stupidest Caller Ever Welfare Money From Obama Stash, Illegal Aliens; Open Borders!

    12/03/2011 11:50:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-10-11 | Michael Savage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGDpYTots_M
  • Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama’s Visit (OWS Turns on Obama)

    12/01/2011 9:10:28 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-1-11 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama. Escorted by police vehicles as they helped snarl traffic across the Times Square area, beginning at Bryant Park, the group settled in front of barricades on the southwest corner of 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue, in view of the Sheraton hotel at which Mr. Obama was expected to appear by 9 p.m. Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said....
  • Liberal violence rising

    11/19/2011 6:51:49 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Matt Barber
    While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval – the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation. This is most evident in the form of the envy-driven "Occupy wherever" nonsense embraced by the "progressive" establishment. Still, this Obama-supported effort to supplant, through lawless imposition, our free-market constitutional republic with some misguided conception of an outcome-based equalitocracy is rooted in much more than just good old-fashioned class warfare. Part and parcel of secular-socialism is...
  • Mellower Occupy movement grows in the suburbs

    11/20/2011 9:09:05 AM PST · by thecodont · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sunday, November 20, 2011 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Gerri Field stood with hundreds of protesters in front of Tiffany's in Walnut Creek this week, railing against economic injustice at the top of her lungs and drawing approving honks from passing cars with her sign, "Heal America, Tax Wall Street." For two sunny midday hours, the crowd did its best to "occupy" the busiest intersection in town, Mount Diablo Boulevard and North Main Street, singing "This Land Is Your Land" and denouncing corporate greed and the ultrarich 1 percent. [...] And there is, unbeknownst to many, a lot of occupying being done beyond big city borders. At least 30...
  • World’s Largest Bank Pandering to Occupy Wall Street Movement

    ING, the world’s largest bank has either sided with the radical left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement or they are making the ultimate capitalist statement by trying to lure these extremists to their bank so they can bilk them for what little money they have. Either way, ING would have been better served marketing their services to people who actually have jobs, and therefore money, rather than wasting their time and money marketing to the bottom of the proverbial barrel. George Zimmer at the Men’s Wearhouse should have thought of that before he sided with people who will never wear suits....
  • Man shot on plaza near Occupy Oakland encampment

    11/10/2011 5:53:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2011
    OAKLAND, Calif. — A man was shot Thursday near the Oakland encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have been occupying for the last month. The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. on the edge of the plaza outside Oakland City Hill. The Occupy Oakland encampment sits in the middle of the plaza.
  • Video from debate: Gingrich Attacks #OWS Protesters as Clueless About History

    11/09/2011 10:47:48 PM PST · by teg_76 · 54 replies
    Crooksandliars ^ | 11/9/2011 | Newt Gingrich
    Repeating his questions to Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on whether companies can both be profitable and create jobs, CNBC's Jim Cramer followed up by asking former Speaker Newt Gingrich if companies can do both as well. Gingrich responded by slamming the media and Occupy Wall Street protesters for not understanding American history and Newt's view that apparently it's corporations that have made the United States the greatest country in the world.
  • Men’s Wearhouse Customer Returns Suit for Supporting Occupy Wall St.

    A friend of mine decided to let the Men’s Wearhouse know how he feels about their support of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. He returned a bag full of suits that he had purchased from them and captured the entire episode on video (see below). As you can see from the photograph, the Men’s Wearhouse in Oakland, California decided to place a sign in their window showing their support for the OWS movement. According to an article by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air.com, Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer is financial supporter of President Obama and the socialist Democratic...
  • Occupy Oakland makes $20K deposit at Wells Fargo

    11/09/2011 2:11:06 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 11/08/11 | Sarah Gantz
    Last week, one or more Occupy Oakland protesters smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo branch. This week, the group’s general assembly agreed — in a near-unanimous vote Monday — to temporarily place $20,000 of the group’s money in an account at the country’s fourth-largest bank holding company, Wells Fargo Bank. Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido went out of his way on Monday to notify reporters about this development via email. “If this report is true,” he wrote, “it demonstrates that even Occupy Oakland understands — firsthand — the value and service that Wells Fargo provides its customers. Wells Fargo...
  • Occupy Harvard? Students Protest Course Of Romney Advisor Gregory Mankiw

    11/08/2011 4:58:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Radio Boston ^ | 11/02/11 | Adam Ragusea
    Occupy Harvard? Students Protest Course Of Romney Advisor Gregory Mankiw By Adam Ragusea (@aragusea) Nov 2, 2011, 3:40 PM Harvard University students and demonstrators from Occupy Boston protested outside of Gregory Mankiw's economics course. (Adam Ragusea/WBUR) Harvard University students and demonstrators from Occupy Boston protested outside of Gregory Mankiw's economics course. (Adam Ragusea/WBUR) It’s a long hike from the mud-caked tents of Dewey Square to the polished wood and stained glass of Harvard University’s Memorial Hall, but on Tuesday, Occupy Boston came to campus. And they brought their Occupy-style call-and-response. “Oh my god, this is a lot of people,” organizer...
  • Parasite Devouring the Host; What Occupy Wall Street is All About

    If you want to know what the Occupy Wall Street movement is about; this is it! The American Taxpayer has awakened from its slumber and come to the realization that we can no longer afford all of these “pie in the sky” welfare programs. We’ve saddled future generations with nearly $15 trillion in debt and what do we have to show for it. The parasitic scum who live off these welfare programs now face the grim reality that they are actually going to have to work to subsist. When you back a foul and loathsome creature into a corner it...
  • It's Time For The National Guard To Bust Some Skulls

    11/06/2011 8:41:46 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 42 replies
    My Brain | 11/6/11 | Alan Levy
    The First Amendment does not guarantee the right to commit rape. The First Amendment does not guarantee the right to deal dope. The First Amendment does not guarantee the right to steal. The First Amendment does not guarantee the right to trash a Whole Foods store. The First Amendment does not guarantee the right to "occupy" a public place. ----------------------------------- I'm going to say something that some may find controversial. I'm going to say something that should have been said weeks ago. I'm going to say what needs to be said about the "Occupy Wall Street" barbarians. It's time for...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek STD Testing

    11/01/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after getting their freak on in 1960s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources said. "Last week was free love," a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organizers referred for STD testing. A volunteer at Zuccotti Park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. "We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs," the volunteer, who identified himself only as "Captain," said, adding that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
  • Clarifying Occupy Wall Street Survey

    11/01/2011 8:01:39 PM PDT · by StoneAccount · 11 replies
    facebook.com/stoneaccount ^ | 11/01/11 | Stone Account
    No one seems to know Occupy Wall Street's stances or demands, especially them. So maybe they just need a little help? We asked 50 Wall St. Occupiers (of the approx. 200 there) these 20 agree/disagree questions, hoping to clarify this quagmire. There's good news for the occupiers! Nearly everyone at the protest can agree something; hating capitalism and free-market economics. http://www.facebook.com/stoneaccount?sk=wall
  • Trick-Or-Treat at Occupy Wall St Turns Ugly

    11/01/2011 8:00:55 PM PDT · by StoneAccount · 5 replies
    The Stone Account YouTube ^ | 11/01/11 | Stone Account
    Angry extreme left-wing protesters lash out at tent to tent trick-or-treaters at Occupy Wall St. Hahaha. Cheers!
  • Bloomberg to OWS: Congress caused the mortgage crisis, not the banks

    11/01/2011 11:51:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Michael Bloomberg tried to explain that to Occupy Wall Street protesters this morning, and pointed out the contradiction between their protests and their demands: “I hear your complaints,” Bloomberg said. “Some of them are totally unfounded. It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp. Now, I’m not saying I’m sure that was terrible policy, because a lot of those people who got homes still have them and they wouldn’t gave gotten them without that. “But they were...
  • Obama Panders to Occupy Wall Street, Vilifies Top 1 Percent in Weekly Address

    10/30/2011 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama has been no stranger to the Occupy Wall Street crowd and in fact has gone out of his way to encourage the violent, vile, unsanitary, vitriolic and greedy movement. But, this week Obama took it to a whole new level, dedicating half of his weekly address to vilifying the "top 1 percent," while claiming the middle class has been losing ground as "the rich become richer." His message this week is purely "spread the wealth around." Like I've said before, if Obama is going to continue to support the OWS crowd, he better be willing to accept the...
  • Ron Paul: As Sleazy As Bill Caligula

    10/27/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 163 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/26/11 | Alan Levy
    There are many things to dislike about the walking disaster known as Ron Paul. He surrounds himself with with whack jobs like anarchist Lew Rockwell and the detestable Thomas Woods, his pet professor, who wants to replace the Constitution with the failed Articles of Confederation. He has accepted campaign donations from Neo-Nazi (also known as National SOCIALISTS for those you out there who were abused by our public school system, like me) organizations like Stormfront and Vanguard News Network
  • Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. 'cannot continue indefinitely'

    10/26/2011 5:56:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Kate Linthicum
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall "cannot continue indefinitely" and has asked city officials to draft restrictions limiting when people are allowed on city property. "I respect the protesters' right to peacefully assemble and express their views," Villaraigosa said. "City officials have been in a continuous and open dialogue with the organizers of Occupy L.A. However, the protesters must respect city laws and regulations, and while they have been allowed to camp on City Hall lawns, that cannot continue indefinitely." A spokeswoman for the mayor said he has also instructed city officials...
  • Peter Schiff confronts Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/26/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT · by Kegger · 21 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 10/26/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via MRC TV, enjoy as a card-carrying one-percenter braves the Tupperware containers filled with urine at Zuccotti Park to pose the timeless question, “I’m employing 150 people. How many people do you employ?” Link here to HotAir Link here to MRC-TV
  • EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    10/26/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement By Jana Winter Published October 26, 2011 | FoxNews.com The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com. The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created...
  • Soros Army Launches Wall Street Assault

    10/23/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: October 23, 2011 12:00 am Eastern | By Aaron Klein
    MoveOn.org is planning to launch a protest movement of its own to compliment the Occupy Wall Street momentum with the stated goal of "make[ing] Wall Street pay" and rebuilding the entire U.S. financial system. MoveOn.org is funded by the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine, which is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The new MoveOn.org Wall Street campaign serves as further evidence suggesting the anti-Wall Street movement is a well-planned campaign and not the spontaneous uprising its...
  • Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver

    10/23/2011 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | By Janie Campbell
    This is from NBC in FL.: Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver "No one is trying to get arrested like those folks in Occupy Wall Street," said angry Dolphin fan behind protest planned for Sunday By Janie Campbell | Saturday, Oct 22, 2011http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/132343108.html Here I copy a comment from that page:Why do we all smell a racist rat (the one interviewed by NBC - Ms. Nawaz Arabic name)? That aside, I am all for some of the good things some of the 'OCCUPY' members advocate for, but not the haters' agenda of hatred...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' movement camps draw the homeless seeking food and shelter

    10/22/2011 8:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over two parks in Portland's soggy downtown, they pitched 300 tents and offered free food, medical care and shelter to anyone. They weren't just building, like so many of their brethren across the nation, a community to protest what they see as corporate greed. They also created an ideal place for the homeless. Some were already living in the parks, while others were drawn from elsewhere to the encampment's open doors. Now, protesters from Portland to Los Angeles to Atlanta are trying to distinguish between homeless people who are joining their...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protester Scales Statue, Says He Won't Come Down Until Bloomberg Quits

    10/22/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2011 | ny post
    An "Occupy Wall Street" protester who scaled a 30-foot sculpture in lower Manhattan on Saturday morning demanded a cigarette, a jacket and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's resignation. Dylan Spoelstra, 24, from Toronto, was brought to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation after voluntarily surrendering to the NYPD shortly after 9:00am ET. His stunt ushered in a day of several planned "Occupy Wall Street" marches and rallies slated for Saturday afternoon, even though Bloomberg warned Friday that police are going to start cracking down the permit-less events. Spoelstra, who had been ticketed by the NYPD for public urination at 3:14am,...
  • San Diego 'Occupy' protest shuts down bank branch

    10/21/2011 1:20:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    scpr.org ^ | Oct 21 2011 | KPCC & wires
    Occupy Wall Street protesters in San Diego caused a downtown bank branch to shut down Thursday afternoon. The San Diego Union-Tribune says several dozen protesters sat down in front of a Bank of America branch, causing the bank to close early at 1:30 p.m. Access to ATMs were still allowed though. "It's not really a Bank of America thing," 26-year-old Michael Basillas told the Union-Tribune. "It's much more of a symbol, one of many banks that screw people over all the time." The Union-Tribune reports that there were about eight police officers watching over the 30 to 40 demonstrators as...
  • Is Occupy Wall Street Too White?

    The Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread beyond New York’s financial district to cities all over the country and even beyond the U.S. has one glaring shortcoming, according to some activists: It’s too white.
  • Video From Inside Citibank Branch Shows Arrested Protesters Refusing To Leave

    10/20/2011 1:25:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Video from inside the Citibank where 23 Occupy Wall Street protestors were arrested appears to show demonstrators yelling at bank employees and ignoring warnings by security to take their protests outside. “We were asked to leave by management, but chose to keep on talking,” Elana Carroll told Gawker‘s Max Read. “Our talk was slowing down and coming to a close. We had been inside probably between 10 and 20 minutes total when suddenly we heard “doors are being locked now!” from one of the men who’d been standing in the doorway.”
  • Lisa Simeone fires back @ NPR (she speaks for OWS)

    10/19/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    Baltimor Sun ^ | 10/19/11 | David Zurawik
    Baltimore broadcaster Lisa Simeone fired back Wednesday night after National Public Radio told the Baltimore Sun it was looking into her role as a spokesman for a group involved in the Occupy D.C. movement. The public radio veteran expressed puzzlement as to why NPR "objects" to her exercising her "rights as a citizen," and she questioned why such big-name NPR correspondents and hosts as Mara Liaason, Scott Simon and Cokie Roberts are allowed to operate under what appears to be a different standard than the one being applied to her. At issue is whether NPR feels her activities on behalf...
  • 'Occupy Springfield' demonstration gathers momentum in Court Square

    10/19/2011 1:12:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    The Republican ^ | Monday, October 17, 2011 | George Graham
    An ‘Occupy Springfield’ demonstration, off to a slow start Monday morning in Court Square, grew to over 40 by early afternoon. By evening, that figure had climbed to about 150. Demonstrators, chanting “We are 99 percent, you are 99 percent,” gathered on the sidewalk along Main Street Monday morning. Cheers sporadically erupted from the gathering crowd as honks of support came from passing motorists. One of the demonstrators, Springfield resident Eugene Colemen, said he is having a hard time surviving in this economy. “We are just trying to keep afloat,” he said. “We are just talking about food, shelter and...
  • Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier?

    10/18/2011 9:23:54 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Oct. 18, 2011
    Over the past month, the crusaders at Zuccotti Park have braved the elements, tussled with police, and stood their ground against Mayor Bloomberg. But how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system that they're fighting to change? To find out, we asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes, and government. The results were mixed. See if you can do better.
  • Suze Orman Endorses "Occupy Wall Street"

    10/18/2011 1:19:58 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 44 replies
    Why Occupy ^ | Suze Orman
    “Me? I want to publicly say thank you to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Thank you for not accepting the status quo. Thank you for not assuming there is nothing to be done. Thank you for rattling the cages. Much coverage of Occupy Wall Street has cast this as the beginning of something new. That’s only partly true. What I find so encouraging is that Occupy Wall Street’s more important message is that this marks an end point. An end to just shrugging and putting up with the inequity.
  • Teachers join Occupy L.A. movement with march

    10/18/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT · by kingu · 24 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Subha Ravindhran and Robert Holguin
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A strong showing is expected in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, as more people join the sweeping movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators with the Occupy L.A. group have been living in tents outside of City Hall for about two weeks protesting against what they call corporate greed. On Tuesday, the teacher's union will join Occupy L.A. in a march to LAUSD headquarters where the school board will be meeting. They are looking to start a second occupation site to protest teacher layoffs. The union wants the district to re-hire the 1,200 teachers...
  • Wall Street to Dems: you can't have it both ways

    10/18/2011 11:48:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Wall Street to Dems: you can't have it both ways By: Robin Bravender and Anna Palmer October 18, 2011 01:09 PM EDT After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a recent email urging supporters to sign a petition backing the wave of Occupy Wall Street protests, phones at the party committee started ringing. Banking executives personally called the offices of DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and DCCC Finance Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last week demanding answers, three financial services lobbyists told POLITICO. “They were livid,” said one Democratic lobbyist with banking clients. The execs asked the lawmakers: “What are you...
  • Los Angeles Faces $28 Million Costs Under Occupy Protest's Plan

    10/18/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 31 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10-18-11 | Chris Palmeri
    Los Angeles faces tens of million of dollars in additional borrowing costs after the City Council told anti-Wall Street protesters the city intends to cut ties with banks involved in financial wrongdoing, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana said. The city may have to pay $27.8 million in termination fees and replacement costs in just one program if it's prohibited from doing business with banks providing letters of credit for an infrastructure program, Santana said today in a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city leaders. Additional debt service would cost $14.9 million a year if it has to refinance commercial...
  • Thieves at OWS

    10/18/2011 11:38:00 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 50 replies · 1+ views
    http://occupywallst.org/ ^ | 10/18/2011 | IndyGuy
    It seems there is a lot of thievery going on at Zuccotti Park. I guess the "comrades" down there only respect private property when it is their own property. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/criminal_occupation_oh3CnKANUqYHrGPCaZaLRK NY Post ....... "It’s a den of thieves! Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food. “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale. “I had...
  • Occupy Wall Street has raised $300,000 ["OCCUPY" MOVEMENT = GREED - HYPOCRISY!]

    10/17/2011 3:30:05 PM PDT · by Righting · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct. 16, 2011
    (AP) NEW YORK - The Occupy Wall Street movement has close to $300,000, as well as storage space loaded with donated supplies in lower Manhattan. It stared down city officials to hang on to its makeshift headquarters, showed its muscle Saturday with a big Times Square demonstration and found legions of activists demonstrating in solidarity across the country and around the world.
  • Occupy Hartford keeps fighting for followers and space

    10/17/2011 1:54:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Eight days after the movement started in Bushnell Park, Occupy Hartford awoke on a damp Thursday morning in a patch of land at Broad Street and Farmington Avenue, their small campground apparently tolerated by police as they continue to protest wealth disparity in the United States. On Wednesday, Hartford police issued a statement saying city regulations prohibit tents at the little plot of land, which the protesters have named "Turning Point Park," but Brian Jeffrey, who stayed there overnight, said there was no trouble from police. Jon Prue, an organizer with Occupy Hartford, said the group initially moved from Bushnell...
  • #OccupyWallSt Poster Boy A Trust Fund Baby, Attempted Stowaway At JFK

    10/16/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 145 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | 10/15/2011 | Staff
    A Breitbart.tv investigation has uncovered that the man whose epic meltdown video at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests went viral is really Edward T. Hall III. Mr. Hall is a Columbia graduate student who has a trust fund set up by his grandfather. He recently made headlines for trying to board a flight at JFK airport by hopping the ticket counter and diving onto the baggage carousel. He was charged with trespassing and is free on "conditional release."
  • White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For Interests Of The 99%

    10/16/2011 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement. In a call previewing Obama's upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares," about Washington's laggard response to the financial crisis. Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the "interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented" — the first time...
  • Obama Says MLK Jr. Would Have Supported Occupy Wall Street

    10/16/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Helen Whalen Cohen
    In a belated dedication speech for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial today, President Obama suggested that the civil rights leader would have stood on the side of Occupy Wall Street: "At this moment when our politics appear so sharply polarized and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King's teachings," the president said. "If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there," he said, adding: "Aligning our reality with...
  • UMass students rally at student union as part of OWS movement; profs urge change to socialism

    10/16/2011 3:59:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    More than 200 students gathered outside the University of Massachusetts Student Union to continue their call for economic justice as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which enters its 26th day. ... Student after student on Wednesday told stories of parents losing jobs and health care, or of having mounting student debt caused by what they say is Wall Street greed. Some bore signs reading “1 percent stop bogarting your stash.” There were chants of “one solution, revolution,” and a call to spread the word about Occupy UMass so there would be enough students and others to occupy a...
  • Does Obama Endorse This?

    10/16/2011 12:02:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    The front page of Saturday's Washington Post featured a story titled "Obama looks to harness anti-Wall St. angst" directly below a picture of a wild-looking protester strangling a police officer with this caption: "A man affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests tackles a police officer during a march in New York. Police arrested 15 people during demonstrations Friday, but the movement gained a victory after a plan to clear people from a Manhattan park was halted."  This, it turns out, is an element of President Obama's reelection strategy. "President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at...
  • Axelrod: GOP doesn't understand Wall St. protests

    10/16/2011 8:32:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 16, 2011
    A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama is charging that the Republicans seeking the presidency don't understand the American public's pent-up anger over corporate excesses. David Axelrod tells ABC's "This Week" that the American people "want a financial system that works on the level. They want to get a fair shake." He appeared Sunday, a day after scores of demonstrators protesting corporate business practices were arrested in New York's Times Square in a confrontation with police....
  • Video: ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ Alleged in ‘Occupy Wall Street’

    10/16/2011 8:55:22 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-16-11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The ”Jewish Conspiracy” theme is becoming more popular in the Occupy Wall Street protests. YouTube video: Almost all judges are Jewish. The ”Jewish Conspiracy” theme is becoming more popular in the Occupy Wall Street protests. YouTube video: Almost all judges are Jewish. “The people who run Wall Street are guilty of crimes against humanity,” stated a black American protester. “A small ethnic group consists of…almost all bankers on Wall Street are Jewish. “There is a conspiracy in this country, and Jews control the media, the finances…. The Jews represent two percent of the population…and have pooled their money together to...
  • The Occupations: Anarchy Waiting for Crisis

    10/16/2011 8:56:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 15, 2011 | Mary Grabar
    What I saw at the copycat Wall Street “occupation” in downtown Atlanta.It’s the beginning of week two of the copycat Wall Street “occupation” in downtown Atlanta, specifically in Woodruff Park, which the protestors have rechristened Troy Davis Park, after the recently executed cop-killer. I’ve covered some Tea Party events, the point of comparison by some commentators. Not only did I see for myself that the comparison was illegitimate, but I saw something disturbing that has been missed in the coverage. The situation could end with occupiers concluding their protest playtime by sputtering about “corporate greed” as their parents drive them...