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Tomorrow is "May Day" or International Workers Day, a traditionally left wing labor holiday across the globe. The Occupy movement has seemed to organize itself to make a demonstration across the globe tomorrow, including in New York. All you WSO Monkeys that work in NY - be careful tomorrow! It could get dicey.

They plan marches from Union Square to Lower Manhattan and a "pop-up occupation" of Bryant Park on Sixth Avenue, across the street from Bank of America's Corp.'s 55-story tower. Banks have pooled resources and cooperated to gather intelligence after learning of plans to picket 99 institutions and companies, followed by what organizers have described as an 8 p.m. "radical after-party" in an undetermined Financial District location.

Will this affect any of you monkeys working tomorrow? Do you think the police are prepared for a violent situation?

They are asking people to not shop, go to school or work, and other "creative forms of resistance disrupting the status quo." To me, it seems like the status quo is a terrible U.S. economy which is not going to get better if people stop purchasing goods and walk off their jobs. Frankly I am surprised that this has not died out, and I expect tomorrow to very low-key and I doubt it will garner the huge news attention that they are hoping for.

What do you think?

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Comments (28)

  • andyinsandiego's picture
  • nsiconol's picture

    This liberalism just makes me sick, while it is evident that asset-backed securities and loosening regulation played a hand in the housing bubble, it makes no sense to me to see all these people protesting. They aren't united in one certain cause and are simply not contributing anything with these protests other than disturbing the peace. Their little "rebellion" accomplishes nothing. The sooner they realize this the better.

    Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

    -Winston Churchill

  • In reply to nsiconol
    Abdel's picture

    nsiconol:
    while it is evident that asset-backed securities and loosening regulation played a hand in the housing bubble, .

    These were only symptoms of the cause: Government created moral hazards, i.e. do whatever the hell you want, I got you covered.

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    I'm with John Lennon in "So you want to start a revolution." Let's hope it stays nonviolent. Let's hope everyone goes away happy with the outcome in a few years.

    That said, I think I see more whining from the bankers than the OWSers on this. If you want to live in a libertarian country, fine, but stop whining about the fact that some people (rightly or wrongly) hate how you earn money and want to tell you about it. That's their right.

  • In reply to Abdel
    streetwannabe's picture

    Abdel:
    UFO-Insider is probably thrilled by this

    Haha, this is great.

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • streetwannabe's picture

    I am scheduled to visit some alumni tomorrow at a few places. This could be annoying

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • In reply to Abdel
    streetwannabe's picture

    Abdel:
    nsiconol:
    while it is evident that asset-backed securities and loosening regulation played a hand in the housing bubble, .

    These were only symptoms of the cause: Government created moral hazards, i.e. do whatever the hell you want, I got you covered.

    They did let Lehman fail though. But they also really fucked up, "Hey, we'll make you take 20B, but we don't really care where it goes and won't ask".

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • In reply to IlliniProgrammer
    CuriousCharacter's picture

    IlliniProgrammer:
    I'm with John Lennon in "So you want to start a revolution." Let's hope it stays nonviolent.

    That said, I think I see more whining from the bankers than the OWSers on this. If you want to live in a libertarian country, fine, but stop whining about the fact that some people (rightly or wrongly) hate how you earn money and want to tell you about it. That's their right.

    Ahhh but you forget that bankers only want to live in a libertarian society when it benefits them. I don't see any GS employees whining about their access to the discount window.

    Wall Street workers have no balls.

  • Nebular's picture

    Let's complain about the economy by not contributing to the GDP and clogging one of the most economically strategic cities in the U.S., if not the world.

  • Stringer Bell's picture

    Whelp, at least they figured out where the banks physical location are this time.

  • JDawg's picture

    GS is smart not to have put any signs or anything that indicate their presence at 200 West Street

    Does OWS actually have an agenda or are they just bitching? I'd be a little more sympathetic to their cause if I actually knew what the hell they wanted besides vague calls to end greed and corruption.

  • Texsun's picture

    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website.

    "Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

    Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

    Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

    Demand four: Free college education.

    Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

    Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

    Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.

    Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

    Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

    Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

    Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

    Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

    Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

    These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy."

    In other words - let us fuck off and get paid for doing it with no accountability

  • In reply to Texsun
    streetwannabe's picture

    Texsun:
    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website.

    "Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

    Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

    Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

    Demand four: Free college education.

    Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

    Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

    Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.

    Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

    Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

    Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

    Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

    Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

    Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

    These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy."

    In other words - let us fuck off and get paid for doing it with no accountability

    Mmmm. Communism

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • NebraskaHoosier's picture

    Many people say the above 13 demands wasn't officially from OWS, but they don't have structured leadership or anything, so no one really knows..

  • Virginia Tech 4ever's picture

    "Demands" 5 and 6 make some logical sense, only to be contradicted by "Demand" 7. "Demands" 1, 2, 3, 4, 11 and 12 are part of the delusions of a leftist youth who has never sat back to consider the unintended consequences, e.g. outlawing credit bureaus and forgiving all debt would 1) bankrupt millions of people and 2) would basically be the end to all forms of lending and thus the economy would grind to a hault. "Demand" 8 looks like a gap filler, "Demand" 9 the end of all nations and the end to prosperity for some and poverty for others to be replaced by poverty for all. And "Demand" 13 is just a reminder to all that unions are the enemy of the American people.

    Basically the OWS demands read like the political philosophy of an idealistic 5th grader.

  • kmess024's picture

    If we were in China, OWS would be deleted from the news in seconds. If they don't like this country they should move to Canada for a socialist society or Mexico....

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    "The greatest Enemies of the Equity investor are Expenses and Emotions."- Warren Buffet

  • In reply to kmess024
    streetwannabe's picture

    kmess024:
    If we were in China, OWS would be deleted from the news in seconds. If they don't like this country they should move to Canada for a socialist society or Mexico....

    This is just stupid.

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Oh oh I know how this goes. IP tells us this could be a reckoning, other people call them whiny pussies and a couple others make mildly funny remarks.

    Who cares, go to work, make your money and enjoy that cash on pour bimonthly night off. Fuck 'em.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • TNA's picture

    Yeah, I agree with above. Just make money and ignore these guys. Not the first time and wont be the last time they protest.

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