Unions, students join Wall Street pro...

Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

There are 32 comments on the MLive.com story from Oct 5, 2011, titled Unions, students join Wall Street protesters. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country.

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Otis B Driftwood

Edison, NJ

#1 Oct 6, 2011
Lotta freaks!
El Rushbo

Queens Village, NY

#2 Oct 6, 2011
All of this was predicted by Beck and written about by Ann Coulter in "Demonic". This should not shock anyone.
When the violence starts, lets see if the drive by media sounds as negative towards this motley crue as they were with the Tea Party.
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#3 Oct 6, 2011
So these people are protesting Wall Street's influence on the Government, while condoning the Union's influence on the Government.

The Tea Party wants less Government control. This protest wants to leave the Government "as is" but presumes that Union influence and control would be better.

And now that the Union has joined the protest, let the games begin.
Dan Salazar

Phelan, CA

#4 Oct 6, 2011
Once the greedy public sector unions took over the protest we knew it would become violent. Anytime the SEIU, UniteNY gets involved a Gang Injunction is the only thing that will stop the Madness. obama should have thought this out better before he unleashing the Union thugs on the streets of the Big Apple.

This is one long campaign commercial for the Republican Candidates. Guess every cloud does have a silver lining!
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2011
Obama, Pelosi and the Lame Stream Media blasted the Tea Party protestors even though they were peaceful and left parks cleaner after leaving.

Andrea Peyser sums up this "protest" pretty well:

'Please, just get to the point of this, people

This revolution has no focus. But it does have a class system.

On one end of Zuccotti Park, where the unorganized, unhinged Occupy Wall Street demonstration is entering its third week, sit the elite. They’re young, overwhelmingly white, college-age kids banging Mac laptops, and yelling into iPhones before bedding down in Brooklyn.

On the other end, mercifully separated by a mountain of tarpaulins, sleeping bags and human refuse I would not touch with a Hazmat suit, sleep the Smelly Ones. Standing downwind of this human biohazard isn’t pretty.

We’re here at the protest epicenter, the planetary point where bitchery meets bellyaching. And it makes no kind of cosmic sense.

Folks here are discontented! Angry about everything from greedy banks and corporations stealing their futures -- for which they may have some kind of point -- to, as one man confided in me, his alcoholic father,.

Three weeks into the revolution, there is no common theme.

At the periphery sit well-heeled thrill-seekers who’ve traveled from Virginia Beach, Seattle, Ohio and Portland, Ore.

Others come from Mars.

Like the guy who marched with a sign announcing that he was the “Fart Smeller.’’ Say what?

“It’s not a joke,’’ he said, as serious as open-heart surgery, showing me a photograph of his important work.“I go up to women and ask to smell their ...’’

At the stinky end of the park, I met a smart man, Phillip Belpasso, 64, in a filthy Army-style jacket, who said he’s been in Zuccotti Park “pretty much since the Towers came down.’’ A decade?

“This all happened around me, sort of,’’ he said.“Say, have you figured out what’s going on here yet? I don’t even know if they know what they’re for.’’

Ian K., who passed as an official -- the word “Security’’ was on the “Hello’’ sticker on his chest -- informed silly me that having a point isn’t really the point.

“There isn’t a coherent message,’’ said Ian, 30.“The fact is that we are individuals. You’d have to ask every single individual and you’d get varying answers.’’

The lack of what Ian called a “uniformity of commonality of message’’ was wearing on Calum McPherson-Smith, 23, who’d taken a bus here from Virginia Beach 10 days earlier.

“I came because I’m hopeful this will grow into something to combat a giant, vast disease affecting our society and socioeconomic system,’’ he said.“We don’t look serious! We look like a bunch of dirty kids hanging out!’’

He obviously doesn’t realize that if you need a point, you don’t belong here in the first place.'
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/...
Paul Revere

United States

#6 Oct 6, 2011
I was lmao at some idiot girl who complained about her $118,000 in student loans for college. The only one she has to blame is herself. No none made her go to college nor sign the loan papers. Perhaps if she took less time complaining and protesting she could get a damn part time job to help pay for her college while attending it. LOL
SNAFU

Chandler, AZ

#7 Oct 6, 2011
Dan Salazar wrote:
Once the greedy public sector unions took over the protest we knew it would become violent. Anytime the SEIU, UniteNY gets involved a Gang Injunction is the only thing that will stop the Madness. obama should have thought this out better before he unleashing the Union thugs on the streets of the Big Apple.
This is one long campaign commercial for the Republican Candidates. Guess every cloud does have a silver lining!
I might add, the 'porkers on parade' is funded mostly by Geo. Soros, a socialist & capitalist; what a conflict of interest. <chuckle>

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Since: Sep 10

Newark, NJ

#8 Oct 6, 2011
Alrighty. The protests in lower Manhattan haven't been al that violent. The media presents it that way. I saw a guy being arrested by the police on the news this morning and thought he could be just about anyone trying to make his way through the massive, overdone police barricades while cameras were rolling.
Why ar there so many barricades along Wall Street when the protesters aren't there? The barricades surrounding Chase Plaza are strange when even the nearby Federal Reserve hasn't gone that far. Or even Deutsche Bank on the next block which, as far as security goes, is among the most paranoid places in the city.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#9 Oct 6, 2011
at least while doing nothing, they'll have healthcare now that ObamaCare has companies paying for employees' children until they're 30.. a generation of Perpetual Sofa Surfers.
Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#10 Oct 6, 2011
THUGS R US, on site, let the violence escalate.
ahhhh yes

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Oct 6, 2011
I agree, these protestors need to shut down all the big corporations that employ these union thugs. These unions UAW etc. members work for, get paid much more than the private sector and keep capitalism afloat.
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just how stupid are these union shills to back a movement that seeks to eliminate the corporations that employ these unions ? whatta bunch of sheep. Uneducated I guess.
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#12 Oct 6, 2011
ahhhh yes wrote:
I agree, these protestors need to shut down all the big corporations that employ these union thugs. These unions UAW etc. members work for, get paid much more than the private sector and keep capitalism afloat.
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just how stupid are these union shills to back a movement that seeks to eliminate the corporations that employ these unions ? whatta bunch of sheep. Uneducated I guess.
The irony is rather amusing, wouldn't you say?...lol
Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#13 Oct 6, 2011
Dan Salazar wrote:
Once the greedy public sector unions took over the protest we knew it would become violent. Anytime the SEIU, UniteNY gets involved a Gang Injunction is the only thing that will stop the Madness. obama should have thought this out better before he unleashing the Union thugs on the streets of the Big Apple.
This is one long campaign commercial for the Republican Candidates. Guess every cloud does have a silver lining!
Yes, the gift that keeps on giving. The zombie puppets manipulated by their master, Barry Geppetto. Class warfare is the game. Who do we blame? Wall Street, Republican's, the Tea Party, all the same. Drunk with vitriolic animosity, discontent, and more, gotta even the score, take from the rich give to the poor. Obama says It's war! Put on your marchin boots, fists in air, yes we dare, cause we don't care, over throw with disdain, Capitalism is the bane, Corporations more to blame. Bankers suck CEOs duck. Socialism is the train to a new World Government that's our aim.
Dane Thorsen

Phelan, CA

#14 Oct 6, 2011
Paul Revere wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, the gift that keeps on giving. The zombie puppets manipulated by their master, Barry Geppetto. Class warfare is the game. Who do we blame? Wall Street, Republican's, the Tea Party, all the same. Drunk with vitriolic animosity, discontent, and more, gotta even the score, take from the rich give to the poor. Obama says It's war! Put on your marchin boots, fists in air, yes we dare, cause we don't care, over throw with disdain, Capitalism is the bane, Corporations more to blame. Bankers suck CEOs duck. Socialism is the train to a new World Government that's our aim.
At least Obama's daily rant was in the WH press room today. Tax Slaves didn't have to spend millions for his travel to yet another staged union rally around the country.

His message was the same. "America is an awful Country which must be destroyed in order to create the Progressive Utopia".....yada yada yada......YAWN!
SNAFU

Chandler, AZ

#15 Oct 6, 2011
This Wall Street protest would make an excellent 'RAID' commercial with all these parasites in one place....<ouch!>

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#16 Oct 6, 2011
Why is no one protesting in Washington DC?
Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#17 Oct 6, 2011
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
Why is no one protesting in Washington DC?
Because Wall Street's in New York!
Supercalafradgel istic

Valley, AL

#18 Oct 6, 2011
Unions and students joining the "protesters."

More elements of the Democratic Party.

Of course with the MoveOn.org connection many already knew that.
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#19 Oct 7, 2011
Paul Revere wrote:
I was lmao at some idiot girl who complained about her $118,000 in student loans for college. The only one she has to blame is herself. No none made her go to college nor sign the loan papers. Perhaps if she took less time complaining and protesting she could get a damn part time job to help pay for her college while attending it. LOL
Ya think? I was listening to some dingbat talking about how all she wanted 'was to be music teacher". She said she had gone to college and done this and that. Now she's been out for 18 months and doesn't think it was worth it because she won't get paid enough? That's Wall Streets fault? Would it not stand to reason you would have some idea of what you could EXPECT TO MAKE, BEFORE you spent time and money on a CHOSEN profession? Again more blaming of others for ones bad decisions. Just more examples of the entitlement mentality instilled in our youth by liberalism. We haven't and have no intention of doing anything, but YOU OWE US ANYWAY! What a bunch of idealisic schmucks! I think since many college professors promote marxism, socialism, and communism EVERY college should REQUIRE their students to go and actually live in a marxist, socialist, or communist country for a year, so they can really see how these countries and economies work. If they like it, they can stay. My money says they would have a whole new understanding and appreciation for Wall Street and capitalism! Tea Party 2012!
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#20 Oct 7, 2011
Supercalafradgelistic wrote:
Unions and students joining the "protesters."
More elements of the Democratic Party.
Of course with the MoveOn.org connection many already knew that.
Funny how the breaking the law and thuggery of these OWS clowns seems to get more respect from The White Housw and media, than the law abiding and civil Tea Party, why do you think that is?

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