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Old 10-14-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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I agree, unless the protestors start breaking windows and doing damage. Then all bets are off. A peaceful protest is more than welcome and I might stop by to check it out.
Keep in mind that the entire nation is protesting right now and no mass violence of vandalism from protestors has happened as of yet. They've taken the MLK approach so far.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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A couple relevant graphs I just happened across:



Just to say what that says in words, the wealth share of the top 1% declined in the 30s and 40s, increased a bit in the 50s, then came back down in the 60s and 70s to hit a low point around 1980. It increased a bit in the 80s and stayed roughly level in the 90s, then sharply increased in the 00s, to levels last seen pre-WWII.

And then there is income:



Sort of a similar pattern, except you don't see a 1950s income gain for the top 1%, and conversely the income gain for the top 1% continued through the 1990s and is now near all-time highs, while the top 1% had a much higher wealth share before the Great Depression. At a guess, all that is explained by the increased share of income going to capital rather than labor recently, whereas in the 1950s there was an opposite trend.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Keep in mind that the entire nation is protesting right now and no mass violence of vandalism from protestors has happened as of yet. They've taken the MLK approach so far.
They discuss violence and the march on this link.

Street closings, parking restrictions today for Occupy Pittsburgh
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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So who's protesting today?
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Really looking forward to making deliveries Downtown today and having absolutely nowhere to park!


Parking restrictions begin at 7 a.m. and will include the following streets:

- Crawford Street between Bedford Avenue and Foreside Place

- Centre Avenue between Protectory Place and Sixth Avenue

- Washington Place between Fifth Avenue and Centre

- Chatham Place

- Sixth Avenue between Fifth Avenue and Grant Street

- Ross Street between Third and Sixth avenues

- Fourth Avenue between Smithfield and Ross streets

- Forbes Avenue between Diamond Street and Cherry Way

- Fifth Avenue between Sixth Avenue and Smithfield

- Oliver Street between William Penn Place and Grant

- Sixth Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Grant

- Seventh Avenue between Liberty and Grant

- Liberty between Grant and Commonwealth Place

- William Penn between Seventh Avenue and Liberty

- 10th Street between Liberty and Penn Avenue

- Smithfield between Seventh Avenue and Liberty

- Ninth Street between Liberty and Penn

- Eighth Street between Liberty and Penn

- Seventh Street between Liberty and Penn

- Sixth Avenue between Liberty and Wood

- Sixth Street between Liberty and Penn

- Forbes from Wood and Stanwix

- All of Market Square

- Graeme Street

- Market Street between Sixth Street and Market Square

- McMasters Way

- Fifth Avenue between Wood and Penn
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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Really looking forward to making deliveries Downtown today and having absolutely nowhere to park!
Hipsters like fruit bouquets?
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Just got back from the March. It was a very professional and civil crowd. Everyone was united in the 99% march with an obvious purpose of this tiresome style of our government catering to the 1% super wealthy with their lobbies and loopholes. Most people were well dressed and looking sharp, as I would expect. Of course there were a few 60's types, but not many at all. I took pictures, but don't think I know how to post them here without my own personal hosting site, which I am not doing. I would imagine there was about 2000-3000 people there in this civil march. It was well organized. The police seemed very at ease and calm with no interference during my stay there. I am not sure what it will be like when it disperses. There is a scheduled second march that may not be as nice. It starts at 4:00PM. I hope they don't do damage!!! It would give all this effort a bad name.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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I just got back too.

The march and rally were great. Mostly college students, but a fair number of middle-aged people as well. I mostly marched behind the snare drummer guy; I thought he was awesome keeping the beat. Some girl handed me a cool anti-banker sign which I had to hold tightly because I had a camera in my other hand. Once I finish editing I'll post a couple of the best images.

I really hope this is the beginning of a counter-reaction to the Tea Party.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Caladium, there is such a thing as a SEARCH ENGINE.

Nope, nope, not gonna use it.

Probably run by an evil corporation
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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