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Old 12-16-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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As expected, most liberal fads have a lifespan of a nanosecond. On to the next faux outrage.

Donations to Occupy Wall Street plummet - Salon.com

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In the heady days of early October, the movement was taking in $15,000-$20,000 per day. In a two-day period following the Oct. 15 day of action in cities around the world, OWS had receipts of $75,000. Daily donations fell to the four-figure range in November, and then to the three-figure range in December. On Dec. 12, the movement took in $321. On the 13th, the last day of public data, it took in $98. In chart form (click for full size):*
That's a 99.5% drop for those keeping score.

What a bunch of loons look what they spent their money on, lol.

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That money has been distributed to diverse projects. $100 was granted for button making. A chunk of money has gone to bus tickets paying for trips to other occupation sites around the country.
Over $1,200 went to “tincture and salve materials” that was requested by herbalists treating people in Zuccotti Park (and approved by the general assembly in November, amid some grumbling). The minutes from that meeting are instructive for how the consensus appropriation process works. As a result, OWS is not exactly a free-spending bunch; there can be stiff resistance to spending proposals seen as wasteful.
Donations to Occupy Wall Street plummet - Salon.com
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Face it - Occupy Wall Street never had any legs to begin with. Once Mainstream America was able to see exactly who it was that was ruining their parks and blocking their intersections, it immediately became clear that Professional Protesters, communists, anarchists, and homeless opportunists were the "face" of the movement.......NOT the 99% percent that the protesters purportedly represent.

Hell, even Election Year Politics couldn't garner any more support than a few token words of support from DC politicians. When Liberals and Democrats distance themselves from what is inarguaby a liberal movement, then you know you're doomed from the start.

The Bottom Line: It didn't take much for America to understand that the whole Occupy Movement is simply nothing more than LoserFest 2011. Who wants to donate their money to that?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Donations dropped two weeks before Christmas, I'm shocked. People rather spend their Christmas money on their family and friends than a political movement???? Very shocked In unrelated news, sales at dept and toy stores increased.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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Shutting down ports and businesses, especially in bad economic times, is some sort of hiatus for education without common sense.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Face it - Occupy Wall Street never had any legs to begin with. Once Mainstream America was able to see exactly who it was that was ruining their parks and blocking their intersections, it immediately became clear that Professional Protesters, communists, anarchists, and homeless opportunists were the "face" of the movement.......NOT the 99% percent that the protesters purportedly represent.

Hell, even Election Year Politics couldn't garner any more support than a few token words of support from DC politicians. When Liberals and Democrats distance themselves from what is inarguaby a liberal movement, then you know you're doomed from the start.

The Bottom Line: It didn't take much for America to understand that the whole Occupy Movement is simply nothing more than LoserFest 2011. Who wants to donate their money to that?
Your description of what it was that kept the movement going is just what I always saw. I knew it would be nothing but communists and anarchists of different stripes that kept it going right from the start.

Have you seen the video Fox was playing earlier today of the most recent uprising among occupiers in Seattle? They were using rocks and bottles along with buckets of paste and sharpened steel objects to throw at the police. That is the kind of violence I expected from the beginning and they have been allowed to go on too long for this not to happen,
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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As expected, most liberal fads have a lifespan of a nanosecond. On to the next faux outrage.
That made me laugh out loud.

Youth is no excuse for ignorance, by the way.

Read up on some 'recent' history of social movements in this country.

I'd wager that some of the rights and priviledges you take for granted today were the same ones hard-fought for decades ago.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Donations dropped two weeks before Christmas, I'm shocked. People rather spend their Christmas money on their family and friends than a political movement???? Very shocked In unrelated news, sales at dept and toy stores increased.
In related news you need to see the latest video of the occupiers of Seattle and what they are using to fight police with. They will squeal like stuck hogs when the police start returning fire.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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That made me laugh out loud.

Youth is no excuse for ignorance, by the way.

Read up on some 'recent' history of social movements in this country.

I'd wager that some of the rights and priviledges you take for granted today were the same ones hard-fought for decades ago.
I see that you haven't seen the latest video about what the occupiers of Seattle are using as weapons against police. Oh well, maybe you would want to tell us just how much you donated to those people.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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In related news you need to see the latest video of the occupiers of Seattle and what they are using to fight police with. They will squeal like stuck hogs when the police start returning fire.
Deflection and off topic. Doesn't pertain to story. Glenn Beck has taught you well.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:51 AM
 
Location: west mich
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As expected, most liberal fads have a lifespan of a nanosecond. On to the next faux outrage.
Donations to Occupy Wall Street plummet - Salon.com
That's a 99.5% drop for those keeping score.
What a bunch of loons look what they spent their money on, lol.
Donations to Occupy Wall Street plummet - Salon.com
You're hoping the movement is over? Then you're not paying attention.
So they don't have multibillionaire backers like the teabaggers have - so what?
There are things happening behind the scenes, there have been spinoffs, and plans are being made by movers and shakers for new UPCOMING initiatives.
The demonstrators are not the movement - the movement itself is much larger. The not-so-loud ALLIES are the movement and they are multiplying. If the demonstrators, or a single organization are not getting money, I can tell you that they have given rise to spinoff organizations who ARE receiving support - each addressing issues which the more vocal demonstrators have voiced.
And these are growing in number, becoming focused, and working under the radar.
Of course Fox will not tell you about this until its millionaires become fearful for some reason.
BTW the only reason Fox insults the demonstrators is due to an underlying rabid fear of them (the basis for all its rhetoric).
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