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Slowly, the media is catching on to the fact that something remarkable is happening on Wall Street. The little known occupation of wall Street with its “we are the 99%!” manifesto is catching the attention of all sorts of people who are joining ranks with the leaderless group. It’s like a flash mob in slow motion and the people who are joining are not just foreclosure victims, whom everyone seems to want to blame for this crisis. It’s not so much about foreclosure as it is about the banks.

These people are protesting against the banks. And everyone from Tea Party to liberals are coming, in small numbers, but growing numbers. The one unifying force here is that people dislike the banks that created our economic, governmental and social mess and they are angry that the banks are not being held accountable for it, while taxpayers take it on the chin for the bailout, the declining economy, lack of jobs and government missteps all along the way.

The growing recognition is that it is the banks who are the deadbeats looking for a free ride, not the homeowners and consumers who were trapped into crazy deals that could not be understood by a PhD.

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  3. CALL the MARINES & CALL U2
    GET INVOVLED !

    Occupy WALL STREET – CORPORATE CORRUPTION

    We are here !
    We will be heard
    We will be seen
    We will not be ignored

  4. CALL the MARINES & CALL U2
    GET INVOLED

  5. HOOOO RAW !!!!! Go MARINES !!!!!!

  6. Bse,
    Thanks for clarifying. So I was’nt dreaming, I did read that . FEMA camps wow! Now the word GOVERNMENT is beginning to sound like NAZI!!. SHOCKING!! absolutely frightening.

  7. THE MARINES ARE COMING !!!

  8. Chase “donated” 4.6 million to the NYPD.

  9. For those who occupy Wall Street – Stay motivated – Keep the movement moving. Thank you ! You have our supprt in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada..Others to join !

  10. Carei

    Good post

  11. qwester—you said:

    “…The constitutional status of personhood identity awarded to corporations has permitted the inhuman commercial behavior that fuels the protests. Here is where corporate lobbyists get their First Amendment right to influence legislators for favors.The recent U S Supreme Court ruling that money was speech is a sign that it is time for a constitutional convention…”

    did you sign the petition???

    http://www.getmoneyout.com/

  12. DRAFT of the Constitutional Amendment for public debate this fall:

    “No person, corporation or business entity of any type, domestic or foreign, shall be allowed to contribute money, directly or indirectly, to any candidate for Federal office or to contribute money on behalf of or opposed to any type of campaign for Federal office. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, campaign contributions to candidates for Federal office shall not constitute speech of any kind as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution or any amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Congress shall set forth a federal holiday for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office.”

    GETMONEYOUT.COM

    Please sign the petition and tell a friend…

  13. qwester—of course we need banks and corporations,etc…what we DON’T need is the special interests, corporations, banks, etc., BUYING CONGRESS AND THE GOVERNMENT. “Fight the banks in court? Are you kidding? Where have you been?

    You say “We are a nation of laws”…yup, laws (deregulation,etc.) that are bought and sold—and everyone suffers because of it—except of course the 1%.

    The giant CASINO that is Wall Street has destroyed the global financial world. And NO ONE IS BEING CALLED TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR CRIMES…because the government has blood on it’s hands.

    THAT’S WHY WE HAVE TO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS:

    getmoneyout.com

    Senator Bernie Sanders on the Dylan Ratigan show:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31510813/#44735526

    “Wall Street spent BILLIONS of dollars fighting to deregulate their industry, which led us to the illegal behavior which caused the recession…Wall Street and other large companies are spending HUGE amounts of money influencing politics in America, and the legislative agenda—and of COURSE we’ve got to get that money out of politics…”

    That’s what this is all about…Wall Street/Banks’ raping and pillaging…with no consequences…except the total destruction of America…

    ALSO: Listen to what Michael Moore says at 5:00 mark on the video posted below: “There are no mortgages”…

    People are protesting because of LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES.

  14. Think of it this way, every time you use an ATM it only dispenses stolen cash
    Taken by the banks. Just remember the next time you purchase goods and services with ATM. It was money that was stolen from your neighbors house, your co-workers 401 K, the pension fund from your children’s teacher and the police officer who protects the streets. The banks do not earn money, they steal it…They stole your tax dollars. It your are upside down on your house and if you continue to make the payment then they are stealing this money…

    OCCUPY WALL STREET
    REMOVE Bill Clinton’s wrecking crew.
    Be a patriot – STOP your mortgage payment.

  15. Rabi

    It is called FEMA camps..The government has been preparing for the last 10 years..They know…they prepared..This is not an event that just occurred.

  16. qwester

    I have been fighting the banks for 3 yrs in court. Few have won and
    only a few sanctions were leveled against the banks in Arizona.
    Home owners are not winning and the banks continue to fleece the neighborhoods. Further the banks seek refuge from Federal judges and they are continue to cover up the truth.

    If I broke into a house or an AMT I would be in jail. But the banks broke into
    your ATM and your house. they are set free and continue the crime.

    I never benefited from the dot.com nor Enron. Further I have less money
    now than I did 20 years ago.

    They only thing possible is re-regulate and get rid of Bill Clinton’s wrecking crew.

  17. The answer is NOT to RIOT in the streets, it is to ask your Congressional Representative or Senator for change and to convince them to repeal legislation we cannot afford. Why is this so hard to understand? As you enjoyed the prosperity of the front side of the Enron bubble, the dot.com bubble and the current real estate bubble, the foundations of our economy eroded and collapsed. Come back to reality from fantasy land. The only cure is the ballot box not the soap box. True “corporate greed” is in these misinformed protests and their juvenile advocates. Punish the banks in court. We are a nation of laws. Demand an objective media rather than the caucus parrots squawking the pc line of the moment. Are these protests just a “failure to communicate”? If so it is a media failure with their pretend reality. Where are the adults? It’s time for wailing brats to stop their tantrum, take a nap, and regain their reason and composure. Already we have airline pilots and union workers exploiting the publicity to press their own, totally unrelated claims. Eventually blood will flow and buildings will burn, destroying neighborhoods and businesses peopled by those farthest from blame for the crisis. If there was a true and accurate point to be made it would already have been made with effective specificity. A successful and growing economy needs banks and corporations. The constitutional status of personhood identity awarded to corporations has permitted the inhuman commercial behavior that fuels the protests. Here is where corporate lobbyists get their First Amendment right to influence legislators for favors.The recent U S Supreme Court ruling that money was speech is a sign that it is time for a constitutional convention. That is the true forge and anvil on which to hammer out the means to protect our rights and, if possible, prolong our prosperity. Unfortunately the devil is in the details.

  18. Someone mentioned in a post recently that…” prisons were being built across the USA to house as much as 4 million people”… With the occurrences in NY and Boston and attitudes towards the protestors by the authorities… one begins to wonder. Is there some invisible hand at work??? ( non-economic and economic) Lord Keynes anyone?.

  19. Took nearly four years from “crisis” onset for people to come together. Instead of making victims whole — from bank’s fraud — the government made them scapegoats all while bailing out the fraudsters. This decision was made at the onset in 2008. Since that decision, the harm to America has escalated.

    “investors” and “security investors” should return every fraudulent penny made on the peoples’ backs — to the victims. And, Congress should return to a policy that keeps jobs in America. We need to manufacture again. An economy based on consumption (70% of GDP) – was an economy based upon financial services fraud. Unless we fix the economic growth to other than consumption — we will return to financial services fraud. Deregulation will not go away — the path to fraud remains open.

  20. @BSE.

    on one of those clips you posted.

    Mayor Bloomburg says —- we are worrying too much about why we got into the problems as opposed to how we go forward—————-

    THAT IS THE SAME AS SAYING WE WILL ALLOW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS BANKS AND WALL ST TO COMMIT FRAUD AND TRICKERY AND THEN WE WILL FIX THE PROBLEM they created by just going forward and adding new regulations.

    The fix is to simply go back to the time when things were working.

    Oh my GODDDDDDDDDDDDD,

    he is INSANE.

    ————————–

    If your car was running well and you add a bunch of new gadgets and now the car does not run well ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    you remove the gadgets to fix the car and you do not go forward and add more gadgets.

    ————————-

    Wall St via Congress is always adding more gadgets (financial engineering or products) and it is for Wall St benefit and not the people’s benefit.

    Why are there more and more laws added every year. More and more regulations added every year. More tax codes added every year???????????

  21. JOIN the MOVEMENT – OCCUPY Wall Street
    No matter where you live !

  22. Actually, God “owns” it all…we’re just temporary caretakers…not very good caretakers…some much worse than others…and some pure evil…
    But—things are changing…the world is being pushed kicking and screaming into the realization that we are a global community—we have to have intense suffering to truly grow—and realize that we must be WORLD citizens—with noble characters and compassion if this world is to survive…we cannot be selfish anymore…

  23. Wake up people, the issues here are much deeper than what the ice poking through the surface would suggest. Our governments worldwide, which are controlled or in total capture and collusion with the rentier class is selling our assets to these same elite at bargain basement prices, using the artificially created sovereign debt as the reason for the heist. Sing along with me, “This land is their land, this land is their land…”

    These results came from simply searching “_________ to sell assets”, where you fill in the blank with any western nation. Here’s a random sampling of the results:

    ~ England to sell assets ~

    Many of England’s best-loved forests and woodlands may be sold to large landowners, housing developers and international power companies in what could be the UK’s greatest change of land ownership since the second world war. “If this means vast swathes of valuable forest being sold to private developers, it will be an unforgiveable act of environmental vandalism.

    ~ Portugal to sell assets ~

    Portugal may have to brave the most turbulent stock markets in three years as it seeks buyers for state-owned assets to meet the terms of its bailout package. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho is seeking to sell holdings in power company EDP-Energias de Portugal SA and grid operator REN-Redes Energeticas Nacionais SA, which have a combined value of 2.17 billion euros ($3.09 billion), in the third quarter.

    ~ Italy to sell assets ~

    Italy’s Treasury Department announces plans to sell real estate and other assets owned by the government in order to shrink the country’s public debt. The Treasury said on Thursday that the initiative is hoped to raise 35-40 billion euros (USD 47-52 billion), Reuters reported.

    ~ Iceland to sell assets ~

    Iceland will speed up the sale of retail assets belonging to its Landsbanki bank in an attempt to pay off much of the country’s outstanding debt.

    ~ Greece to sell assets ~

    Greece is preparing to sell off billions of dollars worth of state assets including airports, highways and state-owned companies, as well as banks, real estate and gaming licenses, to meet international lenders’ demands that it raise funds.

    ~ Ireland to sell assets ~

    The government of Ireland intends to divest many state assets in order to relieve the budget crisis and pay down the €83 billion national debt. Electricity Supply Board (ESB), airports, railroads, ports, the national television service and RTE are likely to be divested.

    ~ Scotland to sell assets ~
    Royal Bank of Scotland Group is planning to sell off assets worth £4.3 billion ($6.71 billion), in continuity in its efforts to shrink the balance sheet, according to Wall Street Journal.
    ~ France to sell assets ~
    BNP Paribas , the largest of France’s embattled banks, is to sell 70 billion euros ($96 billion) of assets to shore up capital and cut funding needs, and perhaps stay the credit rating cut suffered by its main rivals.
    ~ America to sell assets ~

    The Obama administration has suggested the U.S. sell $22 billion in “unwanted” assets over the next decade to raise money. A 24/7 Wall St. analysis shows that the government could sell closer to $700 billion in assets. Some the U.S. may not want to part with, but these are extraordinary times that require extraordinary measures. The federal balance sheet must be improved, many economists say, so that America is not mired in debt at the end of the decade.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Our countries are being carved like Thanksgiving turkeys to be consumed by the gluttonous uber wealthy elite, who’s insatiable appetite for more is beyond comprehension. Our homes, our commercial properties, our farmlands, and now our airports and public lands are on the auction blocks worldwide, with the bidders being the ultra rich and the very same banks who were the recipients of our taxpayer monies through TARP. We gave them 10 to 20 trillion dollars which they are now using to buy our assets from us at pennies on the dollar so that we can reduce the artificial debts that they say we owe them due to the fact that we allow our governments to play this fractional reserve debt creation slavery game to our own destructive end. Shame on us all for being so fucking stupid!

  24. The media is noticing what’s happening on the streets, I just hope they don’t all try and make a mockery out of the protesters as FOX NEWS had yesterday. Mr. Waters chose to look at one small side of the protest and interview some very young kids who may not have had the right choice of words to say what needed to be said. I am just wondering why didn’t he pick on someone his size and find out why people are angry and looking for change in our political and economic issues.

    He was laughing all the way through the interviews and made it seem as if those young people were just out there partying and drinking and had no direction. I am so disappointed so far in the media and it’s coverage on something so momentous in the eyes of millions of us.

    Those people out there in the cold and the rain are trying to make a statement and stand up for changing to a corrupt system called Wall Street. They need all the help they can get and the respect they deserve, at least they are out there showing their faces and sounding their voices. The word is out, the news is spreading and the people are speaking, the media needs to pay attention as they should!

  25. Because Wall Street & The Banks HURTs EVERY ONE ALL the TIME

    ………………………OCCUPY WALL STREET………………………………

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZRCIrTgQc&ob=av2e

    ……….SEND the BASTARDS to JAIL … NO SETTELMENT …………

  26. Bann Wall Street funding to Washington

  27. Just trying to grow the movment !

  28. OCCUPY WALL STREET Continues to Grow

  29. OCCUPY WALL STREET ACROSS the USA

  30. sounds like Buddy Roemer is ready to run against Wall Street.

    “I defeated a three term govenor, I moved into the mansion, he went to the penitentiary”

    Former Governor of Louisiana.

    http://www.buddyroemer.com/about/

  31. OCCUPY WALL STREET
    in
    ARIZONA

    Call Tom HORNE AZ Attorney General

    NO SETTLEMENT for the BANKS

    Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne
    Office of the Attorney General

    Phoenix Office
    1275 West Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2926
    602.542.5025
    **800.352.8431

  32. OUR DREAM – WHERE WALL STREET has NO NAME.
    We can all Dream !

  33. In other Words. “Where Wall Street has NO Name”

  34. Motivation from U2 – Occupy Wall Street

  35. Occupy WALL STREET – CORPORATE CORRUPTION

    We are here !
    We will be heard
    We will be seen
    We will not be ignored

    Listen up Obama and you other Ass holes on Capital Hill !
    It is time for change or be removed.

  36. THIS is CHNAGE — Put these banking bastards in Jail !
    The world is watching – It is Time !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ht08vBra9M&feature=related

  37. THE REVOLUTION has BEGUN !

  38. END the FED by Ron Paul – Occupy Wall STREET
    Let’s get these bastards !

  39. THE REALITY = REAL ANGER – Obama it is time to get off your ass and stop the cover up. Do something and earn your money !

  40. Occupy WALL STREET – CORPORATE CORRUPTION

  41. MIS DEED BY WALL STREET – WRONG DOING by WALL STREET

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buKR5FHCyCE&feature=player_detailpage

    WORTH a WATCH

  42. OCCUPY WALL STREET

    Some one call U2 for a concert benefit…

    Let’s get these bastards !

  43. I was woundering when Philadelphia would wake up and jump out of the pot. B of A, Wellsfargo, Citizens are here. All Fraudsters. Show Time!

  44. I can’t wait till next weekend in San Diego – I will be there – storming down CHASE for taking my life savings – Watching the protesters live on Brooklyn Bridge today brought tears to my eyes! Diane in Laguna Niguel, Ca.

  45. Google Charlie Engle and the New York Times, Joe Nocera and see what comes up.

  46. There is one person in prison named Charlie Engle who was wrongly prosecuted for bank fraud by the IRS and the DOJ. They actually charged that Charlie caused a lender to lose money on his foreclosure. Charlie lost his down payment, over $50,000, his property, and his freedom, while the government has protected the very lender who victimized Charlie. Hopefully, the Wall Street protests will wake people up to the government’s banana republic tendencies and right this very serious and unjust wrong. Free Charlie!

  47. Just like Enron — the “bank” attorneys counted on courts’ lack of knowledge.

    The A MAN —- “Never Again”— should be the slogan.

  48. PROTEST IN LA CALIFORNIA -SEE FLYER AND INFO HERE

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/67095031/PROTEST-IN-LOS-ANGELES-Occupy-Los-Angeles-CALL-TO-ACTION

  49. I ‘am non-professional but I seen this, when my own property was being processed so quickly, many times, like a volleyball game. This where the heart attack began & cover up, by the big guys. They all paper to disvolve, ultimate intent is to foreclosure, never to settle. Not about anything else, even if its for the same song in the end, that is immoral evil of it. Start with new flesh on the property for same discounted rate, who cares about the heart of the family that was damaged and placed on the street.
    Mine is the classical senerio of it, very intoxicated paper.
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  51. My Gardener asked me today how come the Banks got money from the Obama administration and nothing is happening?

    The Gardener has firgured out the Banks are full of Sh#t and the Superior Court Judge has’nt figure it out? The one who went to law school has’nt figured it out.

    NEVER AGAIN.
    Just like the world did not figure out Hitler until it was too late.

  52. Carrie , I hope you are right !! The media just could not ignore this away any longer , our ship may come in soon- about ime , I am moving out of my house and have my younger sister w/ 3 kids moving in , I built a house next to any house I own and rent , to think 5 years of literal hell and I may actually feel good in the near future , nah something has to always be wrong -Malco

  53. Big (R) or big (D), doesn’t matter. The four corners of deceipt are Government, the Media, Academia, and Big Labor. They have controlled the narrative.
    It’s deliberate when they put the burnouts and Susan Sarandon on camera there to discredit the movement. An articulate voice would help. The addition of the airline pilots brings creedence to the message. Many have been defrauded, not just the homeowners. Gotta go.

  54. WHEN YOU GIVE THE SOCIOPATHIC MATERIALISTS THE KEYS TO THE CASINO WITH NO CONSEQUENCES—THIS IS WHERE WE END UP…

    “…Some Americans would like to see high-profile banking executives taken to trial, but none have been prosecuted. Critics allege that the SEC has been too soft on the financial industry by reaching settlements that they claim are too small. Goldman Sachs, for example, reached a $550 million settlement with the SEC after being charged with defrauding investors by selling mortgage-backed securities even as it profited from betting that the housing market would dip…”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/sec-financial-crisis_n_988687.html

    “…But it’s been difficult for the SEC to pin down evidence of outright fraud. In many cases, the SEC decided that it did not have enough evidence in order to press charges, according to WSJ. Charging people and firms with negligence may be a more reasonable path forward for the SEC, since SEC lawyers do not need to prove that bankers knew that the investments that they were selling were going to fail.

    The SEC also has faced difficulties in its probes of credit-rating agencies that bestowed AAA ratings on subprime mortgage-backed securities, since there are limitations to the laws that the SEC is tasked with enforcing, according to Reuters…”

    do something: getmoneyout.com

  55. Senator Bernie Sanders on the Dylan Ratigan show:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31510813/#44735526

    “Wall Street spent BILLIONS of dollars fighting to deregulate their industry, which led us to the illegal behavior which caused the recession…Wall Street and other large companies are spending HUGE amounts of money influencing politics in America, and the legislative agenda—and of COURSE we’ve got to get that money out of politics…”

    That’s what this is all about…Wall Street/Banks’ raping and pillaging…with no consequences…except the total destruction of America…bring back the guillotine…

  56. Qwester, I have been thinking I might be crazy, that I might be alone. I was raised in California, and I was taught that if you broke the law, you were headed for prison.
    Maybe 10% of this protest is about the banks breaking the law, and
    90 % is a copy cat protest of some liberals that are seriously mistaken and they are supporting not our country……. Some young kids and commies that want Change and a free lunch !!!!

  57. Next week is going to be very interesting…bye, bye, banks…

  58. A great number of politicians are knowledgeable about the heist that occurred. Clearly they are direct beneficiaries of the proceeds of the heist…….i.e campaign funding, investments and who knows what else.Therefore they are not in a hurry to kill their “golden goose”. I have news for them though…” their goose is cooked” it’s just a matter of time.ha ha ha .

  59. The problem is that it was Fannie & Freddie plus Barney Frank and Chris Dodd that forced the banks to make the crazy loans and the SEC and the Federal Reserve that failed to do their oversight mission on the banks, in spite of Brooksley Borne, Chairman of the CFTC, and her warnings that a bubble was forming, for which she was fired by Bill Clinton at the suggestion of Alan Greenspan and Tim Geithner. Historically, banks are always villans and statutes to protect the borrower have been necessary since the beginning of time. The bad dudes are all Lefty Democrats which none of the protesters will acknowledge so this protest is either a sham or an intentional attack on our national sovereignty. The banks deserve to be punched out but so does the feckless democrat party.

  60. Well, in my little pee brain I have to believe that any protest against the very people that created the scam deserve this. But more than that I wonder when at least “One significant elected official will stand for Rule of Law and just prosecute those responsible ?
    We could never have had this heist without allot of help !
    Jail them all.

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