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SarasotaRepub
11-02-2011, 04:16 PM
YAY!!!! Strike!Strike!Strike!Strike!Strike! (http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/02/us/occupy-demonstrators/index.html?hpt=hp_t2) :confused:




By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 3:40 PM EST, Wed November 2, 2011

(CNN) -- Demonstrators in Oakland, California, are expected to engage in a citywide strike Wednesday as the Occupy movement continues to stretch across the country and well into its second month.

Organizer Tim Simons called the move a "warning shot to the 1%."

The 1% is a reference to the nation's wealthiest, whom demonstrators say hold inordinate sway over the remaining 99% of the population.

"Today, we're going to take that back," he told CNN, explaining that the group is mostly angry at the "big banks."




These people are just retarded.

djones520
11-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Fire everyone who goes on "strike" and then higher a whole bunch of the homeless people the occupy people don't want to share their food with.

Tipsycatlover
11-02-2011, 04:35 PM
I would bet that these retarded shitters are going to attack every business open and wreck it until they close, then claim success as another business supports them.

Zathras
11-02-2011, 04:53 PM
The real fun doesn't start till 7pm tonight. That's when these OWS idiots are going to blockade the entrance to the Port of Oakland to prevent any buisness being done there.

Apocalypse
11-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Occupy Oakland: Thousands of protesters rally at port


Thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters descended Wednesday night on the Port of Oakland, but police said so far they have made no arrests and that the demonstration had largely been peaceful....

Despite several incidents of vandalism around the downtown area, Jordan said no arrests had been made. He said there has been a minimal police presence among the protesters but that his department was sufficiently prepared to deal with any problems.

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Protesters Bring Fifth Busiest U.S. Port to a Standstill



Protesters from the Occupy Oakland movement flooded the California city’s port, the fifth-busiest container-handler in the U.S., shutting it down in a show of strength.



About 4,500 people assembled in a downtown plaza, according to a police estimate, and thousands of demonstrators later marched through the streets, chanting and carrying signs.



“Operations are effectively shut down in the maritime area of the Port of Oakland,” according to a port statement. “Operations will resume when it is safe and secure to do so.”...


Prior to the march on the port, the protests were “largely peaceful, with isolated incidents of vandalism, graffiti and smashed windows,” according to the police statement. “Approximately five businesses have been vandalized, mostly banks and Whole Foods.” No arrests were made. One person was reported hurt by a rock thrown through a window, police said.



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And lastly.


Costs of Occupy Oakland on the rise



Oakland's police union has estimated that last week's sweep of the Occupy Oakland encampment - which reestablished itself within days - cost taxpayers more than $1 million.

But Oakland officials say they do not know how much the city spent to take down 150 Occupy tents at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 25, clean up the place and then block campers from returning that evening....


Following the Oct. 25 police raid, about 20 public works employees spent the day cleaning up the plaza at a cost of roughly $4,000. Public works staff said replacing the lawn at Frank Ogawa Plaza will cost $30,000 alone. <--- Which by now is ruined again.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/02/BA9V1LONC2.DTL#ixzz1cbgnXOM9

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 07:07 AM
As a general strike, it was a bust. There was no general strike. They only thing the shitters learned is that they can use force to shut down an individual business.

Apocalypse
11-03-2011, 08:33 AM
I don't have time to look for it, But reports are saying it turned very violent and the police were sent in to bust it up.

Riot results.

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 08:39 AM
That whole area is full of crazies. Berkeley, Marin, San Francisco. That's aside from the general crappyness of Oakland.

SarasotaRepub
11-03-2011, 08:49 AM
I don't have time to look for it, But reports are saying it turned very violent and the police were sent in to bust it up.

Riot results.


Yep, here is CNN's take (http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/03/us/occupy-demonstrators/index.html?&hpt=hp_c1)

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 09:04 AM
I saw the video of this:

One person was struck by a car Wednesday evening and taken to a hospital, according to the Oakland Fire Department.

What happened is that someone's car was surrounded by shitters banging on the car, the driver moved forward. I would too! It has always been curious that people will do nothing when they are attacked. If a few attackers got run over maybe they would not do it anymore.

SarasotaRepub
11-03-2011, 09:18 AM
As one might expect, the DUmmies are making a big deal of the person who ran into the two scum. They don't say a word about the one dipshit banging on the car which a vid clearly shows before the hit.

And they go to the race card, white car people / black protesters.

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 09:21 AM
I have seen many videos of the common mini riots in Los Angeles because of sports games. I've seen people whose cars were surrounded, the windows smashed and the driver and passengers hauled out and beaten. All while the police stand down and watch. I have always wondered why people allowed this to happen to them. Step on the gas. Just plow through them. A car is a deadly weapon. No one has to just take a beating if they are inside a car. Just run them over.

marv
11-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Wells Fargo window...


http://www.verumserum.com/media/2011/11/OO-Wells-Fargo-window.jpg


More pics (http://www.verumserum.com/?p=32119) of the "peaceful, non-violent protestors" in Oakland. And the TEA party events were violent?

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 09:56 AM
According to the OWS, the Tea Party is MORE violent!

marv
11-03-2011, 11:35 AM
It's inaccurate to call this the "Oakland Strike" when it's really city-wide vandalism that was actually condoned by the city government. The resident taxpayers will be picking up the tab. The city fathers will be tossed (at least some of them), but get their traditional Kalifornia style pensions.

Oakland has always been an arm pit of the left coast octopus. What will Obama, Pelosi, and the other Democrats that announced solidarity with the protesters say now? And has Jerry Brown reacted to this?

But I predict that Michael Moore will make a cult movie out of this, and Hollywood will have lots of footage for future armageddon themed movies.

Tipsycatlover
11-03-2011, 02:19 PM
It really wasn't a strike. They shut down the port because of violence, and 300 teachers didn't go to work other than that it was business as usual. That's why the OWS shitters started smashing up businesses. It was the only way to close them.

Apocalypse
11-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Liberal land is destroying its self in its own liberal way.

Fitting.