The city of Wilmington reached an agreement Thursday with the American Civil Liberties Union to allow Occupy Delaware protesters the use of a downtown plaza.
City officials announced the agreement hours after a judge ruled that the protesters could use the plaza pending a hearing Friday in a lawsuit that says the city is violating protesters’ rights of assembly and free speech.
Under the agreement, protesters can set up tents on two-thirds of the plaza without having to get a city permit or pay a fee. Officers from the ACLU presented it in writing to the protesters.
Occupy Delaware participants held a vote Thursday night and unanimously approved the agreement. Bill Fasano, who signed the agreement for Occupy Delaware, said he expects the city to sign by morning.
“All we wanted from the beginning was a recognition of our right to be here … and to exercise our right to free speech,” he said.
Earlier Thursday, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III said he would decide in the Friday hearing whether to enter a longer restraining order or an injunction in the lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Occupy Delaware.
“I take these free-speech issues very seriously… The right to free speech is of utmost importance to a free society,” Glasscock said during a hearing by phone with attorneys.
Countries like North Korea and China are happy because they see an electorate that is so ill-informed that there is no possible way that America can stay on top with ignorance like this parading around. They wanted a job but they put a man who had never created a job in his life into the White House. What else could these Occupy children expect when they voted a community organizer into the White House? He knows how to redistribute wealth, not create wealth. The Wall Street Journal reports, “An overwhelming majority of demonstrators supported Barack Obama in 2008. But according to the survey data, just 56% of protesters voted in 2008, and of those 74% voted for Obama.” And these protestors don’t have a clue, and countries like China and North Korea know they don’t have a clue. All they know is that there is a growing group of people in America who are protesting wealth and want to see the demise of the US capitalist system.
Here’s what I mean when I say they don’t have a clue. Someone did at New York Magazine wrote an article: Are you smarter than a Wall Street Occupier?
* 84% of Occupiers cannot tell you what the Dodd-Frank Act is. Perhaps if they knew how the government is working to institutionalize the taxpayer bailout of too big to fail corporations, they would be protesting in Washington rather than Wall Street.
* 30% of Occupiers believe that top marginal income tax rate for the top 1% is 0 to 10%. And 32% believe that tax rate to be 10 to 25%. The correct answer is 35%. But that doesn’t include the Bush tax cuts that Democrats want to let expire. That would push the rate to 39.6%. And then there is this millionaires surtax. That’s another 5.6%. So we are pushing a 45% federal income tax rate for the top bracket … and a third of protestors believe this rate to be ten percent or less.
* 94% of Occupiers believe that the government spends more on the military than it does on healthcare and pensions. The correct answer is that 43% of government spending is on healthcare and pensions, while defense accounts for 20% of spending. Without recognizing the huge and exponentially growing burden of healthcare entitlements in this country, is it any wonder why we can’t get anywhere on reform in this country?
Here are a few more examples of how these Occupy Wall Street children don’t have a clue. Now remember, many of them are at that magical age where they THINK that they know everything, when in fact they are barely able to make reasonable decisions with a full awareness of the consequences.
So someone took some facts about Goldman Sachs down to the Occupiers to see how they responded. One of the facts included that Goldman Sach has set aside $10 billion for staff pay so far this year. This works about to about $292,000 per employee.
Needless to say, Occupiers were not happy to hear this. One Occupier, Stephen Crawn, responds, “Do they really need all that?” Ah, so there we go. Do they really need all of that? From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Who decides how much an individual needs? Apparently in the minds of these Occupiers, the government must decide.
Here’s another quote from Gabriel Brownstein. He says, “For 30 years, people have been cutting taxes, cutting regulations on Wall Street.” Really? What government school taught Gabriel these facts? The fact is that corporations in America are now subjected to the highest corporation income tax rate of any country in the world. The people who have been cutting taxes are everywhere BUT in the United States! And where in the hell does he come up with his idea that we have been cutting regulations on Wall Street? First of all, it’s astounding that anyone would assume that government would relinquish power by cutting anything. If there’s one fact about government it is this: it grows. And in fact, government regulations on Wall Street have grown tremendously through the years. From the Cato Institute:
In a Mercatus Center study, Veronique de Rugy and Melinda Warren found that outlays for banking and financial regulation increased from only $190 million in 1960 to $1.9 billion in 2000 and to more than $2.3 billion in 2008 (in constant 2000 dollars). Focusing specifically on the Securities and Exchange Commission—the agency at the center of Wall Street regulation—budget outlays under President George W. Bush increased
in real terms by more than 76 percent, from $357 million to $629 million (2000 dollars) … In fact most of the SEC’s expand ed budget went into additional staff, from 2,841 full-time equivalent employees in 2000 to 3,568 in 2008, an increase of 26 percent.
Another measure of regulation is the absolute number of rules issued by a department or agency. The primary financial regulator, the Department of the Treasury, which includes both the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision, saw its annual average of new rules proposed increase from around 400 in the1990s to more than 500 in the 2000s. During the 1990s and 2000s, the SEC issued about 74 rules per year.
Setting aside whether bank and securities regulators were doing their jobs aggressively or not, one thing is clear—recent years have witnessed an increasing number of regulators on the beat and an increasing number of regulations.
Well, I’d say that just about does it for that guy’s argument, don’t ya think? So why don’t we close this thing out with some more cluelessness on the part of the Occupiers. It’s one thing to Occupy and public park and demonstrate … it’s quite another to occupy someone’s private property and disrupt private business.
A man accused of exposing himself to children at least five times across Seattle was arrested early Tuesday morning.
Seattle police say he was taken into custody at his Kenmore residence around 1 a.m.
Officers had been given a composite sketch of the suspect and detectives learned he had been at Westlake Park taking part in the Occupy Seattle protests.
The man is accused of exposing himself three times on Sept. 29 — once in Crown Hill, once near Alki Beach, and a third time on Capitol Hill. Three days later, he was spotted at Pinehurst Playfield near Northgate, and then again on Oct. 3 at the Lakeside soccer field in North Seattle.
In one instance, the man allegedly approached two 13-year-old girls on swings, made a comment and was engaged in a lewd act when they turned to look, according to police.
The man was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Indecent Exposure.
Read more here.
The American Tea Party
The Anti-American Occupy Fleabaggers
Sneer though many of them did, liberals envied the success of the Tea Party in 2009 and 2010. Desperate to embrace an authentic populist movement of their own, they have been buoyed by the results of a Time magazine poll this week, purporting to demonstrate that the nascent Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, at 54 percent approval, are more popular than the Tea Party.
As The Examiner’s Phil Klein pointed out earlier this week, however, the numbers produced by the Time survey are quite misleading because of the magazine’s unusually vague but artful wording of questions. For example, Time’s survey described these anti-capitalist protests to respondents as being against the “government’s bank bailout and the influence of money in our political system.” The same description could be said of the Tea Party. In fact, other polls from reputable firms that used more objective questions have pegged OWS support in the low thirties — and with slightly negative net approval ratings.
We bring this up because Democratic officeholders considering encouraging or otherwise embracing the OWS demonstrators ought to think very carefully before doing so. For starters, they should take a thorough look at who the protesters are and what they stand for. According to a New York Magazine survey of OWS participants, a mere 3 percent described themselves as “liberal but fairly mainstream.” By contrast, 34 percent of them agreed with the statement that “the U.S. government is no better than, say, al Qaeda.” Do Democrats really want to march alongside of advocates of the 9/11 Truther version of recent American history?
More than half of the occupiers are under 29, and two-thirds of them are male. Compare this group of naifs to their counterparts in the Tea Party. Gallup found in April 2010 that the latter matched the national population almost precisely in age and income distribution, employment status, and educational attainment. In most respects, they looked like America.
Read more here.
The American Nazi Party likes what it sees.
Today the American Nazi Party released a statement in support of Occupy Wall Street movement.
The foremost authority on National Socialism in America has this to say about “Occupy” [ANP leader Rocky Suhayda -ed.] :
What is really MISSING – is the “MOVEMENT” from these popular protests – its time to pull WN heads out of their collective ass’s, and JOIN IN the attack on Judeo-Capitalism. What do you suggest? That WN Working Class White people DEFEND the Judeo-Capitalists? IF the “movement” wasn’t so PATHETIC it would be OUT THERE – LEADING these protests! The fact that its these “lefties” as you call them, who are picking up the ball and running with it – only shows how much more in tune THEY are with the fed up masses of White Workers, than the fossilized, reactionary “right-wing”. WHO holds the WEALTH and POWER in this country – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO is therefore the #1 ENEMY who makes all this filth happen – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO therefore do WN need to FIGHT? My heart is right there with these people, perhaps someday the “movement” will SHOW the same COURAGE and DEDICATION that these people OUT THERE FIGHTING are SHOWING!
Sincerely, ROCKY SUHAYDA Hail Victory! 88!
Then there’s this…
The Communist Party USA also supports the Obama-endorsed Occupy Wall Street Protests.
From the CPUSA website:
This is an exciting time! Thousands of mainly young people have been occupying Wall Street for three weeks already, and the “Occupy Movement” has spread to more than 200 other cities. On Oct. 6 the actions spread to our nation’s capital.
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will hold a national teleconference to discuss it:
The Communist Party and the Occupy L.A. Movement
Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm Eastern
Teleconference number: 605-475-4850 (please note this is the corrected number. ignore previous.)
Access code: 1053538#
Southern California Party leader Arturo Cambron will share how the CPUSA and Young Communist League (YCL) are working in “Occupy Los Angeles.”
This movement, also known as the “99% movement,” is being hailed across the country. Movements and organizations are reaching out in solidarity. The AFL-CIO is opening union halls and offering other material assistance. Ordinary people are donating food, money and materials.
In many areas, the “Occupy Movement” is linking up with the National American Wants to Work Week of Actions, Oct. 10-16.
No doubt the “Arab Spring” demonstrations and those that exploded in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere have inspired it. But underlying it all is the economic crisis, the massive unemployment and growing realization that nothing is getting better, and in fact we may be slipping into a “double dip” crisis. The crushing student debt and the feeling of being locked out of society with no future compound this.
The movement is the newest wrinkle in the all-people’s upsurge against the banks and corporations and reflects a new level of class-consciousness.
So the question is; are fleabaggers Nazi’s and Communists?