I responded to the blog by Karen on whether Republicans should support the Occupiers and Denise asking if we agreed with Karen's conclusion. I knew mine would not be a popular response, at least not popular on this forum. Nelle said my comments were based on "speculation". They were based on referenced reports. James Chris Fields answered in a most articulate way. He was respectful and detailed in his response and I appreciate that. Usually conservatives are not treated with near as much respect as he afforded. However I have watched CNN, and Fox News on the occupiers. I began questioning it when Michael Moore and Susan Sarandah were there almost on opening day, and Frances Fox Piven, what a coupe for the occupiers. What is the statistical probability that 3 high profile activists for the far left would just be strolling by I had to ask? Then when the marchers only marched on Murdoch (of Fox fame) and conservatiive millionaires furthering the class warfare and identifying the millionaires and billionaires of ill repute as being only the conservative ones I questioned further. I did some research and I offer some of what I found here for your consideration.
I do not have references for these statements but reporters claimed to have been offered heroin for $10.00 and the "good" weed for $15.00. They said they saw condoms being distributed and evidence of their use, as sex and nakedness. I was not there, I am reporting what they claimed.
A local business owner said:
'“This is America, where people are free to speak their mind -- but I’m losing business every day because of it,” she said.
A lock on the bathroom’s door now ensures only paying customers use it, after a demonstrator broke the sink, she said.'
Coming on the heels of the Solyndra debacle, the Obama administration has just approved a 68.9 million dollar loan guarantee for the Granite Reliable wind farm project owned by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).
Among its many holdings BAM owns Brookfield Renewable Power, which owns the Granite Reliable and it also owns Brookfield Office Properties, whose holdings include the now famous Zuccotti Park.
The Department of Energy finalized the loan guarantee less than a week after Occupy Wall Street protesters took to Zuccotti Park, and with the Obama administration's Tuesday endorsement of the protests, rumors are starting to circulate that this could be the reason Brookfield is allowing protesters to remain on its property.
The Granite Reliable Power Project under construction in Coos Bay, New Hampshire is the state's largest wind farm and the New Hampshire Union Leader questions why Brookfield would need federal subsidies at all, particularly following the bankruptcy of Solyndra.
Mayor Bloomberg's announcement Monday that protesters could remain as long as they liked, also raised a few eyebrows and it turns out he has a personal connection to Brookfield as well. The mayor's longtime domestic partner Diana Taylor is on the Board of Directors at Brookfield Properties along with John E. Zuccotti himself.
Strip away all the bravado, all the pretense toward having a unified message, all the boosterism from leftist commentators who delude themselves into believing that the ascendancy of this rowdy group changes the electoral equation. What you have left of Occupy Wall Street is something rank and disgusting—and I’m not talking politics.
Zuccotti Park, the plaza in downtown Manhattan where the movement got its start three-plus weeks ago and which remains the national epicenter, is overrun with refuse. Brookfield Office Properties, which owns the park, has released a statement that reads:
Normally the park is cleaned and inspected every weeknight.… Because the protestors refuse to cooperate … the park has not been cleaned since Friday, September 16th and as a result, sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels.
A catch-22 for both Brookfield and the city is that Zuccotti Park is a public space. It is privately owned but operates under a charter that gives anyone free access—even squatters in desperate need of a bath.
Filth is not the only way in which the movement is adversely affecting New York. The tendency toward violence among the protesters, 28 of whom were arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct, requires a constant police presence. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly reports that the protests have so far cost the city about $2 million in overtime for officers assigned to cover the demonstrations.
How serious a problem is the sit-in becoming for a city that is already in debt to the tune of billions of dollars? So serious that even its socialist mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has told the protesters to “lay off the banks.” Bloomberg is quoted by Politico as saying:
"The protests that are trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city aren’t productive."
What they’re trying to do is take away the jobs of people working in the city, take away the tax base that we have. We’re not going to have money to pay our municipal employees or anything else.
I share Bloomberg’s concern, if for different reasons. His chief worry is not having employees to build enough traffic-choking bike lanes on city streets.
As for Commissioner Kelly, he warned the protesters, several of whom have been arrested for assaulting police officers, that “they’re going to be met with force when they do that—this is just common sense.” Kelly added:
These people wanted to have confrontation with the police for whatever reason. Somehow, I guess it works to their purposes.
Clearly, the commissioner has the OWS demonstrators confused with the Tea Party. Everyone knows that it’s conservatives who are violent. Liberals are the party of peace and tolerance.
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There are ads on Craig's List for protestors. Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff Principals only. By the Working Families Party which is an off shoot of Acorn. Not bad pay when accommodation and food is supplied.
Just saying...and I repeat no one should be called to support these occupiers until who they are and how they are financed is clearly and honestly disclosed. I am not saying some of the messages are without merit. Corruption with the wealthy, the massive golden handshakes, the obscene "bonuses", the tax evasion, there is no doubt the system has to be audited and changed but using high profile leftists, identifying only conservatives as "the problem" when President Obama has received multiplied millions from Democrats on Wall Street, demeaning the successful simply because they are and you aren't, this White House orchestrated and union supported class warfare is hypocrisy in its rawest form.
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