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fettpett
10-11-2011, 09:34 AM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/gov/2618821815.html

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For the past twelve years the WFP has been at the fore front of progressive politics,

Leading the fight and helping to frame the debate. The WFP has a proud record of fighting for issues that matter and has been instrumental in implementing key pieces of legislation such as Raising New York's Minimum Wage, Enacting Living Wage Laws, Creating Thousands of Jobs In the Green Economy, Passing Healthcare Reforms on the Local Level, Fighting for Affordable Housing, Keeping Tuition Costs Low, A Progressive Tax Code, Reliable/Cost Effective Public Transit System, Public Financing Of Elections and Corporate Accountability . In addition, we have an unapologetic stance on supporting and pushing good candidates to enact progressive legislation

The WFP is seeking immediate hires.

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.

Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.

For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.

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If you care about New York and want to help educate and mobilize around legislative campaigns-then we look forward to hearing from you!

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why get a real job when you can protest!:rolleyes:

fettpett
10-11-2011, 09:37 AM
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/228475/20111010/occupy-wall-street-protests-protestors-paid-hired-jobs-volunteer-chicago-hispanic.htm


A Chicago-based "Occupy Wall Street" protestor is allegedly getting paid -- more than many Americans with actual jobs -- to protest corporate greed and the unemployment rate in the United States.

Business Insider has obtained a video interview of a seemingly well-informed Chicago protestor who mentions -- almost in passing -- that he gets paid $22 an hour plus overtime to participate in a Chicago offshoot of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.

The man describes his protesting work as a "full time gig" and added that an unnamed benefactor, who is presumably providing the salary, is "getting [his] money's worth."

An hourly wage of $22 per hour is three times the current minimum wage of $7.33.

It is unclear if the protestor is legitimate or if he is an actor hired to discredit the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. The fact that he does not mention his earnings until three minutes into the videotaped interview undermines the possibility it was staged. Watch the "Occupy Chicago" video after the jump:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDqqObYS2kU

fettpett
10-11-2011, 09:41 AM
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/shocker-obamas-top-political-advisor-directly-linked-to-occupy-wall-street-protests/


Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy–


Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator.
NLPC.org reported:

One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard.

Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But as the New Orleans-based ACORN has been implicated in a host of illegal schemes ranging from voter registration fraud to embezzlement to tax evasion, he may get there. That’s because prior to assuming his current job, Gaspard, at least according to ACORN founder Wade Rathke, had been political director for the New York City chapter of ACORN under Bertha Lewis, who last year replaced Rathke as the group’s chief organizer and CEO. What’s more, he’s worked closely with the ACORN-controlled Working Families Party and the largest local within the Service Employees International Union.

This weekend the Working Families Party of New York, Gaspard’s organization, placed an ad on Craig’s list for paid activists to fight Wall Street.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2011, 02:13 PM
Wall Street is two words and what the hell is a "differnence"?

Rockntractor
10-11-2011, 02:19 PM
I have to here from Wei about this spontaneous grassroots effort!

NJCardFan
10-11-2011, 02:47 PM
I have to here from Wei about this spontaneous grassroots effort!

They have the nerve to call the Tea Party astroturf.

Rockntractor
10-11-2011, 02:49 PM
They have the nerve to call the Tea Party astroturf.

I tried to direct Wei to this thread but he disappeared, how strange!:confused:

djones520
10-11-2011, 02:58 PM
"We All Should Pay For the USA"

We get anymore irony here, we're gonna be able to build a ship out of it.

Rockntractor
10-11-2011, 03:06 PM
"We All Should Pay For the USA"

We get anymore irony here, we're gonna be able to build a ship out of it.

That sounds like a Jim dandy topic but I thought this thread was about protesters being payed to protest.:confused:

linda22003
10-11-2011, 03:06 PM
This sounds questionable. Why pay protesters to do something that has no intrinsic value?

djones520
10-11-2011, 03:06 PM
That sounds like a Jim dandy topic but I thought this thread was about protesters being payed to protest.:confused:

Look at the sign the dude is holding in the video Fett linked.

Rockntractor
10-11-2011, 03:10 PM
Look at the sign the dude is holding in the video Fett linked.

Okay tax thread now, we should have one about craigs list having an ad for payed protesters, caught my eye earlier.

djones520
10-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Okay tax thread now, we should have one about craigs list having an ad for payed protesters, caught my eye earlier.

Catch up old man. :p

Rockntractor
10-11-2011, 03:14 PM
Catch up old man. :p

Well I say if 10% is good enough for Jesus it's good enough for Uncle Sam!:D

Elspeth
10-11-2011, 04:06 PM
OK people, connect the dots:


One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard.

Gaspard doesnít register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But as the New Orleans-based ACORN has been implicated in a host of illegal schemes ranging from voter registration fraud to embezzlement to tax evasion, he may get there. Thatís because prior to assuming his current job, Gaspard, at least according to ACORN founder Wade Rathke, had been political director for the New York City chapter of ACORN under Bertha Lewis, who last year replaced Rathke as the groupís chief organizer and CEO. Whatís more, heís worked closely with the ACORN-controlled Working Families Party and the largest local within the Service Employees International Union.

This weekend the Working Families Party of New York, Gaspardís organization, placed an ad on Craigís list for paid activists to fight Wall Street.

*The OP has an ad from Working Families Party of New York placing an ad on Craig's list to pay activists (maybe $22/hr)
*Working Families of New York is controlled by ACORN and connected to SEIU
*Obama's poltical affairs director is a former political director for ACORN and worked closely with Working Families of New York
*We're in campaign season

Herman Cain: "I believe this a coordinated effort of the unions and Obama supports to distract the American people from the real problem which is the failed policies of the Obama administration," he said.

Elspeth (if I may put myself here without looking too conceited): Occupy Wall Street is really a pro-Obama front. I have thought since this very organized Occupy Wall Street/Philadelphia/Seattle/etc... is just a way of mobilizing the left and the youth vote both of which Obama has been losing during his first term. The same people who backed Oblahblah are backing OWS.

Odysseus
10-11-2011, 04:19 PM
This sounds questionable. Why pay protesters to do something that has no intrinsic value?
Because to them, this does have intrinsic value. Protesting energizes the left's base and keeps them focused.

OK people, connect the dots:

*The OP has an ad from Working Families Party of New York placing an ad on Craig's list to pay activists (maybe $22/hr)
*Working Families of New York is controlled by ACORN and connected to SEIU
*Obama's poltical affairs director is a former political director for ACORN and worked closely with Working Families of New York
*We're in campaign season

Herman Cain: "I believe this a coordinated effort of the unions and Obama supports to distract the American people from the real problem which is the failed policies of the Obama administration," he said.

Elspeth (if I may put myself here without looking too conceited): Occupy Wall Street is really a pro-Obama front. I have thought since this very organized Occupy Wall Street/Philadelphia/Seattle/etc... is just a way of mobilizing the left and the youth vote both of which Obama has been losing during his first term. The same people who backed Oblahblah are backing OWS.

I'd say that you have it down. Good analysis.

Elspeth
10-11-2011, 04:35 PM
I'd say that you have it down. Good analysis.

Thank you.

It's political theater to energize 2012 with the left base who are disillusioned. Meanwhile, Obama is not doing anything they really want and is practicing his own corrupt crony capitalism.

fettpett
10-11-2011, 05:26 PM
I edited the quotes to take out the photo references.

yeah, This whole thing is nothing more than an orcharstrated front for Obama's reelection. I agree with Rush's assessment that the Dems and the rest of the left is jealous of the TEA Party and are trying to do the same thing, except they are having to try and cheat to get it.

NJCardFan
10-11-2011, 06:04 PM
OK people, connect the dots:



*The OP has an ad from Working Families Party of New York placing an ad on Craig's list to pay activists (maybe $22/hr)
*Working Families of New York is controlled by ACORN and connected to SEIU
*Obama's poltical affairs director is a former political director for ACORN and worked closely with Working Families of New York
*We're in campaign season

Herman Cain: "I believe this a coordinated effort of the unions and Obama supports to distract the American people from the real problem which is the failed policies of the Obama administration," he said.

Elspeth (if I may put myself here without looking too conceited): Occupy Wall Street is really a pro-Obama front. I have thought since this very organized Occupy Wall Street/Philadelphia/Seattle/etc... is just a way of mobilizing the left and the youth vote both of which Obama has been losing during his first term. The same people who backed Oblahblah are backing OWS.

You hit this:
http://www.instructables.com/image/F1GA7HIFCEILUL8/Stop-Cracken.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
10-11-2011, 06:58 PM
This sounds questionable. Why pay protesters to do something that has no intrinsic value?

Look at the leadership in the Obama administration. It makes quite a bit of sense to have them agitate ala Acorn and like organizations. What they are doing to our country is disgusting.