The "Occupation" continues-Day 11

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Open pit fire violation being taken care of by one of Toledo's finest. I was asked by the buy with the laptop to not show the pit because he didn't want evidence to show that they had one going. I'm sorry, but I had to show it. As a documentarian of the movement even the bad parts must be shown, I'm sure the 99% wouldn't want it any other way.

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They withstand harsh weather and ridicule to shine light on the hidden power behind the throne.

The big corporate banks infiltrate, buy off, and run rough shod over our government, siphoning trillions. They know just how to work the system so that all risk goes on the taxpayers. They did it with the bailouts, and they just did it the other day by sticking the FDIC with a bunch of crap to the tune of 53 trillion. When it comes to our nation's problems, the government is not always to blame.

Thank God this Occupy movement has come along so we can have the rest of the discussion. Hang in there occupiers!

I agree they withstand harsh weather and ridicule to change the political discussion of a nation. No longer is it just talk about social security or wage cuts for the middle class. Its now talk of the 99% and how the American dream has been hijacked. Fred the corporate shill should be ashamed for doing a disservice to all of those in Levis Square. The once hippie activist turned corporate snitch spends his day spying on those that have made an effort to change our world for the better.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Propaganda...propaganda...propaganda.

They are NOT...I repeat...NOT remotely representative of the country, period- end of statement.

They are representative of an extreme left agenda and the fact that if you say something long enough- see the outright lies...I mean...the commercials against SB 5 on television, that the public will believe it.

Most of these people have never held a job.

Most of these people don't have families to support.

Most of these people wouldn't know what the real world entails if it bit them in the ass.

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Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/time-poll-occupy-wall-street-is-more-popu...

"When asked for their view of the Tea Party, 27% of the respondents went with favorable, while 33% said it was unfavorable. When asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement, 54% looked at it as favorable, while 23% viewed it as unfavorable. In short, twice as many respondents viewed OWS as the favorable movement. "

Pink Slip

well there ya go... a poll says they are more popular, so end of discussion. they probably have more facebook members too. well since they are the most popular let's find out what they want and give it to them.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

All the polls in the world won't change the truth, Pink. Especially one from a publication that tilts left like Time.

I would also add that the #OWS, the majority who are a bunch of college punks who have an incredibly arrogant entitlement complex, doesn't have the left wing hate echo chamber going after them like the Tea Party, primarily middle class Americans fed up with paying too much in taxes and not being listened to by the ruling elites.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

There's also the poll from the National Journal:

"A new survey shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the self-styled Occupy Wall Street protests that not only have disrupted life in Lower Manhattan but also in Washington and cities and towns across the U.S. and in other nations. Some 59 percent of adults either completely agree or mostly agree with the protesters, while 31 percent mostly disagree or completely disagree; 10 percent of those surveyed didn't know or refused to answer."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/poll-most-americans-...

"I would also add that the #OWS...doesn't have the left wing hate echo chamber going after them.

No, they just have the right-wing hate echo chamber going after them.

"the Tea Party, primarily middle class Americans fed up with paying too much in taxes"

Paying too much in taxes?? Taxes are at their lowest level since 1950. In comparison to that remark, at least the OWS movement is coherent. The 1% own our government

Pink Slip

Again, I disagree. You may feel you're not taxed enough, but I'm sure a lot of working middle class Americans don't feel the same way.

Pink, if you don't feel you're not paying enough in taxes, no one is stopping you from contributing more of your hard earned money to the federal government.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

Great! The middle class shouldn't be taxed anymore--I'm glad we agree on that. Then why do you support a regressive flat tax? Certainly you must know this types of schemes will cut taxes for the wealthy and raise them on anyone else.

Pink Slip

this morning that only 37% supported the OWS movement. Doesn't seem like an overwhelming majority to me...

I depends on what poll you look at.





Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

That's the best you could do?

I see nobody crapping on a cop car in your cute little picture.
I see no piles of trash.
I see no signs saying 'Eat the Rich'
I see no freaks wallowing in squalor like in the OWS pictures I posted.

Now go back into the basement and let the grown-ups talk.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Yeah...and then the government decided in its infinite wisdom to bail out the auto industry to protect big union jobs because the current occupant in the White House and the Democratic party are more beholden to them then they are the American People.

And then to top things off, a 850+B thank you package to Democratic supporters...ERRRRRR...porkulous....ERRRRRRRR....stimulous package was rammed through Congress Tom DeLay-style by two Democrats who swore to 'drain the swamp.'

In other words, if the Occupy truly stood for something, they'd be picketing the Democratic HQ and big unions in Toledo, too, for running the city into the ground, California into oblivion, and proving themselves to be just as addicted to big money special interest groups who fund their party.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

No spying involved Paul, in fact I believe I've been there more than you in the 11 days they've "occupied". I've spoken with the denizens of the park and make no bones about filming and taking photos. They do themselves a diservice by not being more organized and clean with public property.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

This is Levis Square on Thursday morning after a Wednesday night clean up. Who really thinks people will want to come or move downtown if this is allowed to continue? Is the message being sent by this one of anger at Wall St and the banks or one of anger at mom and dad for not paying enough attention to me? If you were living next door to this in your neighborhood you'd call nuisance abatement.
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Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

From Breitbart TV website.
http://www.breitbart.tv/occupy-toledo-rocking-the-99-with-6-protesters/
Congratulations Toledo!

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Only 4 showed up at 11a so no General Assembly. The young man in the brown hood is calling his lawyer to sue me for taking his picture in a public place. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2556388516121.148107.144623700...

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I just found out that the GA's are now at 1 and 7. Apparently the change was instituted so that 5 people could attend.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Fred are you sure these protesters are not homeless people taking advantage of free food and shelter.....

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Pretty sure. Last time I spoke with them they all said they had jobs and that the "occupation" was just to start a dialogue about the problems we have, and to raise awareness of those problems, also to stop corporate influence in politics, repeal SB 5, rejuvinate the middle class, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, get rid of the Federal Reserve, forgive student debt, and give Sinbad his own show in primetime.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Those of us who read something besides the Toledo Blab and those of us who do not get our marching orders from the Huffington Post remember that Obama and McCain stopped their campaigns to go back to Washington for the bank bailout talks.

And we were told that Obama took the lead in the Wall St bailout talks.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-09-20/news/17160415_1_sen-obama-democrat...
"Washington — Democrat Barack Obama gave what had every appearance of a presidential news conference in reaction to the historic federal mortgage bailout Friday, while rival Republican John McCain stepped up his attack on Obama's links to former executives of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying those institutions lay at the center of the financial storm.

Within hours, the Democratic National Committee released a video showing side-by-side clips of the two candidates addressing the crisis, titled "Leadership or Political Attacks.""

http://articles.cnn.com/2008-09-24/politics/campaign.wrap_1_mccain-and-o...
"While McCain and Obama jointly called for bipartisan cooperation on the economic crisis, in a separate statement Obama outlined some principles he said should guide the legislation and called on McCain to support them"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/world/americas/21iht-letter.2.16334761...
In a financial crisis, Obama shows a steady hand
By Albert R. Hunt
"On the financial crisis last week belonged to Obama."

Here is the campaign video about Odumbo taking the lead in the Wall St and Bank bailout

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Why does it surprise you that the Occupy Wall Street people could be against the Wall Street bailout? Do you think they should like it just because Obama was involved in the talks? Seriously, because he was involved in the talks? Your post seems to imply that.

They don't like the Wall Street bailout because they think it was wrong. It has nothing to do with Obama for them. They are thinking for themselves, not along a party line. They are not following blindly. These are good things- things are country needs.

The blindly partisan OWS gang is blaming Wall Street and banks for taking money from the Government when sometimes they were forced to take TARP money (see below).

The same money, as you said, also bailed out the mismanagement of car makers.

Therefore, the entire TARP fund was a failure, unpopular to both Republicans, TEA party members, and now the OWS gang.

And as I proved in an earlier post, HERE the "mainstream" media says that Obama was being a leader when Congress was approving the bailouts. The bailouts was TARP which was used to bail out Wall Street and the mis-managed car companies. Therefore, the OWS crowd should be camped in front of the White House protesting the Wall Street and Big Auto owned sock-puppet empty suit bastard child in chief Barry Obama who the "mainstream" media says was responsible for TARP.
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Forced to take TARP money
" American Bankers Association wrote to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson Thursday, objecting to the government’s plan to forcibly inject capital into many banks "
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2008/10/31/banks-to-treasury-keep-your-bailou...

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

First of all, please understand it was big Wall Street banks, hedge funds, and the auto industry (not their unions) that originally asked for the TARP bailouts. They asked for it! The government didn't come up with the idea to create a bailout out of the blue. The big money folks solicited the government saying the economy will implode if you don't help us.

Bush,Paulson and others scared enough congressmen into believing the economy would collapse, so TARP was set up. In the set up, it was pointed out that if certain banks received bailout money and certain ones did not, those that did get it would become known as weak, which could lead to a run on those banks. Since this condition could possibly lead to more economic disruption, it was decided that even banks that didn't need it would have to take some money too. This was controversial, but it was not any one person's idea, and it certainly wasn't Obama's.

The OWS are not partisan. They don't care about politicians or the main street media, they just want to get things fixed. They are focusing on the practices of those who asked for, and supposedly needed the bailouts, not the ones that had to deal with it. That's why they are not camped out in Washington.

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