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i-dog's picture

Cass Sunstein must have had another recruiting drive back then.

diesheepledie's picture

And the rest just hate smelly hippies.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

"Last of the Hippies" would make a great documentary. 

I would like to find one of these so called "hippies" not driving an Outback and also protesting Obama's wars.  The hippie movement went south fast after they bought into Reagan's American Dream, all while talking bad about the Actor President. 

The hippies did one thing, they protested the War, but after the war ended they gave up and bought big houses, nice cars, and became liberal Democrats, who, obsessed with the "Greater Good", adopted socialism and communism, instead of practicing real fair trade.

There are no more hippies, and maybe there never were.   I am reminded that George Harrison went to Berkeley to meet up on Haight/Ashbury, but promptly left because the "hippies" were drugged out idiots.

Maybe hippies are more like fairies; they live in story and fables, and were more a creation of myth than one of reality.

topshelfstuff's picture

Just in case this info hasn't been posted, the JPMorgan "donation" goes much deeper, till now unknown zn "Official" program. This link will give you a starting point:


http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/10/financial-giants-put-new-york-city-cops-on-their-payroll/

Who Do the White Shirt Police Report to at Occupy Wall Street Protests?

 
Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll


Corporate media are reporting that these white shirts are police supervisors as opposed to rank and file.  Recently discovered documents suggest something else may be at work.



If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers.  One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998.  It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.

 


The corporations pay an average of $37 an hour (no medical, no pension benefit, no overtime pay) for a member of the NYPD, with gun, handcuffs and the ability to arrest


The officer is indemnified by the taxpayer, not the corporation.


New York City gets a 10 percent administrative fee on top of the $37 per hour paid to the police.

 

Hephasteus's picture

I had wondered what those guys were. And I knew they were lying. When reggie interviewed one. I knew the guy was lyng to him too.

Long-John-Silver's picture

The Nazis thought of themselves as the master race and would consider these Flea infested basement dwelling stink bugs sub humans. I'm sure they would round them up and ship them off to the gas chambers and ovens for disposal.

Harlequin001's picture

at one time they might all have been... gladiators!

or at least fed to a lion anyway...

Stevious's picture

Sorrry, not the day of today...  send out the drones!

Barbar's picture

weren't you the wizard of oz that lives in a wonderworld where palestine is not occupied by israel? it makes perfect sense now. zh can delete this comment as well since it contains comments about israel that cnn would not find pleasant.

first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.  mahatma gandhi.

rocker's picture

 NYPD has now become the Thugs. Not the Peaceful protestors.  What 'Mayoro Bloomberg', the NYPD and people like yourself, (ZerOhenge), is that you all want to turn the Occupy Wall Street Crowd protest into a Rome thing. 

With your attitude and the NYPD thugs attacking innocent people walking down the street with Pepper spray and Whatever will do just that.

You are inciting the esculation of this whole thing. Occupy Wall Street.  I remember when the tea party got high jacked by the Neocons of America and they brought AK's, automatic rifles and hand guns off all types to these protest.

If on equal footing, these people would do the same. The difference is they are not assholes like you. But with your's, Bloomberg's and NYPD's attitude at this juncture of Civil Unrest towards the corrupt Banksters of Wall Street it can turn into Civil Disobedience. Which is what you are most likely hoping for.

NYPD has become a Thug Gang and they need to take ownership for their wrongful actions towards peaceful citizens. The very ones they should be protecting. Bloomberg would be smart to express disapproval of the Bankster's Cartel. But he needs their campaign money.

I say piss on Bloomberg and the NYPD for their actions. They surely blew the respect of honor out their spray bombs. 

NumNutt's picture

Damn, there is like 15 photographers for every one protester.

sitenine's picture

Contrary to popular belief, this time, the revolution WILL be televised!

CompassionateFascist's picture

Which tells us us it is largely astroturf. The real Revolution? Not so much...the air will be thick with bullets, and heavier ordnance as well. "Oh look! A Predator!" (film ends suddenly....) 

Long-John-Silver's picture

"Oh look! A Predator!" (film ends suddenly....)  

 

You never see the Predator or the missile that just killed you.

OldTrooper's picture

Is this a revolution?  I've seen rowdier groups of old ladies on bingo night.  Pathetic.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Huh? Are you saying that the liberal media is aggressively tring to promote the OWS movement?

Hmmmm...

New_Meat's picture

Well, that and their captive PR firms.  DAPA Research in Boston with "Jason Potteiger" as the lead pied piper.

Any one have the names of the other captive PR firms in the various cities?

I've got New York firm around here somewhere.

Be interesting to know.

- Ned

AldousHuxley's picture

fox news is promoting OWS too....perhaps inadvertently with internet polls where truth is allowed to happen. Idiots.

http://www.observer.com/files/2011/10/foxnews1.jpg

 

maybe except ex CNBC fuckface Erin Burnett (CFR, goldman sachs alum) who wants to trash OWS since she is married to Shitty bank bankster.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-cnn-erin-b...

I'll write more about Burnett if readers want me to, but let me focus for now on the larger problem with her -- and the trip to Occupy Wall Street is only a symptom of it. At a time when many people come to cable news looking for someone they can trust to help lead them out of the economic nightmare this country has plunged them into, she comes across as self-satisfied, smug, priviledged and feeling not one whit of their pain. In fact, she's there to mock them and sarcastically say, "seriously!?" -- as she did of the protesters.

Burnett's problem runs much deeper from what I have seen -- it runs straight through to the persona, if not the person herself.

It seems as if she doesn't get journalism, and she sure doesn't get America, at least not the one I live in --  seriously.

CompassionateFascist's picture

It's looking more and more like a typical NYC block party. Just bigger. What fun.

Forgiven's picture

When they start throwing rocks, I'll watch.

Seasmoke's picture

directly into the BOA sign

Forgiven's picture

Wrong.  I'd enjoy the crowd throwing the punches, not the fat ass pigs of NYPD.  Such hero behavior - sucker punching someone standing in the street.

 

It's their damn right to stand there in peaceful assembly.

 

In the meantime, wake me when the crowd starts throwing rocks and molotovs.

sitenine's picture

My bad.  I mistakenly got the impression you were into the whole violence thing.  I stand 100% corrected, and my respect for you is untarnished.  Cheers :)

Element's picture

The more the police make themselves an obvious enemy of the ordinary protesting person, the more the protest will ramp in scale. They have already lost.

Even a massive false-flag operation would fail at this point, because too many people are aware of that old trick.

Ranger4564's picture

But there are still a lot of cowards unwilling to face the truth... look around. False flag or not, the protest must still grow before it reaches the tipping point you refer to... simply because there are too many opponents who would side with the police against the protesters, simply because they oppose the protesters for some unknown reason. Or maybe i just need to get out of ZH and get some fresh air.

 

Off to a meeting at OWS.

Adrenaline_Jockee's picture

If food didn't cost so much, they'd throw heads of lettuce like in Rome. lol

Incubus's picture

yeah... tossing salad.  I'm sure they do that a lot over there.

dolly madison's picture

LOL, good one, worthy of more than just a click on an up arrow!

matrix2012's picture

I'll recommend milder acts of resistance which is much less harmful such as throwing rotten eggs (or anything else which has a really smelly odor), some animal/human's fxxces may serve the purpose as well :) let the fatty pigs of NYPD get a real taste

Incubus's picture

rocks are for bitches and middle easterners: real rioters throw molotovs.

They need to get the pig BBQ going.

Element's picture

Hey, wake up, TPTB desperately WANT a strenuous confrontation with the "Authorities".

You want to play into their hands ... whilst they thus shift the focus away from ... T H E M ... again ... and again ...?

Bobbyrib's picture

I thought the same thing, TPTB would rush to make more authoritarian rules for our society.

Ghordius's picture

Good job, boys & girls, go on
Don't provoke the NYPD

X.inf.capt's picture

like that will keep these kids safe...

the nypd dont need provoking...

Ghordius's picture

They have to.
It's called adaptation.

Raging Debate's picture

Non-violent reform means the society takes the first punches. It is not yet time to consider other options.

mfoste1's picture

those fatasses couldnt run a 1/2 mile before collapsing.....

Ranger4564's picture

That's why they bring the plastic nets and metal barricades, and order reinforcements upstream of where the crowd is moving... so they don't have to run.  It is an interesting strategy to use rapid mobility to evade police capture, but you really can't move fast enough, because they bring reinforcements to your destination before you get there.  I'm wondering what the threshold is for when the protesters outnumber the police by number and locations, so that the police absolutely can't control the crowd.  That's when we migtht see national guard, Xe soldiers, or even UN peace keepers or Nato troops.

 

The oligarchs have spent a lot of time and money planning for the overthrow of the world's governments / financial system... they will not be dissuaded by a bunch of "kids" crying foul play.  The crowd needs to become much bigger and global, so the oligarchs do not have any choice... their soldiers will be outnumbered just like the example I gave of the police.  That's why 15O was such a significant moment.  The people have crossed the threshold and the assault is in the "belly of the beast"... last place where high finance is running amok but unchecked... now we have our check, the people protesting.  Of course, the people who believe that Wall Street is the main culprit are drunk... but the other protesters have been battling in their own "bellies", their own finanical enemies abroad, so this is a global war against finance... finance started it, we'll end it. 

 

We, the people, cannot allow the oligarchs or finance to find a safe haven, anywhere on Eearth.  They want to kill us, starve us, punish us, imprison us, enslave us... fuck that.  We the fat asses of the world, who are waiting for someone else to fix our fucking problems, need to get off our fat asses and do something... get out there and protest, show that you object to the way the financial industries have been taking advantage of us.  We cannot win without you.  Get it?  OTOH, if you don't come out and play with us, then we will continue to try and likely attempt violence as a last desperate attempt before we lose. So this really is very important, don' watch, get out there and join the protesters.  This is not about socialism or fascism or capitalism.  This is trying to stop sociopaths who have gone berzerk, before they kill any more people.

Stevious's picture

The video of the thug cop who pepper sprayed the woman protestor in a former protests show quite clearly that provocation is not necessary.

JP Morgan Chase wants a return on their $24 million donation, and they shall have it...

X.inf.capt's picture

cool, i just made some popcorn...

 

N57Mike's picture

stinking humanity....

Cabreado's picture

Only a small part of it stinks, Mike.