Now 17 Days Old, Demonstrations Figure To Continue For Some TimeBy Peter Haskell

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The “Occupy Wall Street” protest entered its third week Monday after more than 700 people were arrested for marching in the traffic lane of the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell: This Is Part Demonstration And Part Street Theater

Protesters have been using Zuccotti Park as their base of operations for more than two weeks. They say they are standing against corporate greed, social inequality and other issues.

Photo Gallery: Wall Street Protests

“Change is absolutely necessary. That is what the moment demands, we’re seizing the day,” said protester Rick Devoe.

“I think we’re sending a message to America that there’s a different way we can go about things. We want power, we want a voice in our democracy. We’ve had enough of economic tyranny where all the wealth has been heading upwards,” a grad student from Georgia said. “The ‘Trickle Down’ theory has failed.”

“We bailed them out and they didn’t bail us out,” an out-of-work protester from Pennsylvania told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.

The NYPD released its own video of recent arrests. Those tapes show officers clearly warning protestors they are about to get arrested. However, Robert Cammiso, one of the 700 arrested Sunday, said he and other demonstrators were led there, an accusation police denied.

“They led us halfway onto the bridge, so you have to reason why did they let us, if it was a danger, if it was illegal?” Cammiso told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

The protest took a turn toward the creative Monday, with some organizers urging supporters to dress as “corporate zombies,” in suits and makeup, while munching on Monopoly money.

“We’re of the opinion that corporations are like zombies — they have no heart, they have no mind, they have no soul,” protester “Mercury Cloud” said.

“It does seem like there’s a ramp up of … tension,” Cammiso added.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: Zombies Occupy Wall Street

On Monday afternoon, they protested outside City Hall against recent arrests and the use of pepper spray on demonstrators. Protestors then joined union workers demonstrating outside Sotheby’s auction house. Union workers are expected to show their support in another march on Wednesday.

The NYPD confirmed five more arrests Monday, mostly of protesters wearing masks, which is a violation of city ordinance.

One powerful ally joining the protest was teachers, who said Wall Street and the federal government should do more to make education a priority.

“We’re sick of it, we’re sick of it. The first thing that gets cut in a fiscal budget is always education. That’s where our tax dollars should be going to — our future,” Jersey City’s Rosalyn Jones told Dennis.

What do you make of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest? Sound off in our comments section.

Comments (102)
  1. Read the manifesto of these zombies and you will see they are actually Obama Commie infiltrators who want to destroy America, typical radical liberals.

    They want to make the government pay for EVERYTHING !

  2. fk says:

    Everyone is screaming about the “rich” and greedy on wall street. Has anyone googled Michelle Obama’s spending lately?

  3. The Realist says:

    This link ( has their “proposed” demands. How do they “proposed” to PAY for this stuff? Are they smoking some strange weed, or just sniffing one another’s body odors?

  4. funkyone says:

    Funny…I looked at the gallery of protest photos, and I only see white protesters. They say that the tea party folks are all white racists, and that the occupy Wall streeters are the 99%, but where are the minority protestors?!?!?

  5. funkyone says:

    Then why aren’t they looking?

  6. Financial District worker says:

    The protesters should wipe my car windshield and I’ll be glad to give them a quarter.

  7. Fabulous Fab says:

    Know When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them

    The New York Fed is just full of corruption. Consider the case of Stephen Friedman. As the financial crisis exploded in the fall of 2008, Friedman was serving both as chairman of the New York Fed and on the board of directors at Goldman Sachs. The Fed stepped in to prevent AIG from collapsing in September 2008, and by November, the New York Fed had decided to pay all of AIG’s counterparties 100 cents on the dollar for AIG’s bets—even though these companies would have taken dramatic losses in bankruptcy. The public wouldn’t learn which banks received this money until March 2009, but Friedman bought 52,600 shares of Goldman stock in December 2008 and January 2009, more than doubling his holdings.

    As it turns out, Goldman was the top beneficiary of the AIG bailout, to the tune of $12.9 billion. Friedman made millions on the Goldman stock purchase, and is yet to disclose what he knew about where the AIG money was going, or when he knew it. Either way, it’s pretty bad—if he knew Goldman benefited from the bailout, then he belongs in jail. If he didn’t know, then what exactly was he doing as chairman of the New York Fed, or on Goldman’s board?

  8. get a job says:

    People at occupy wall street should spend this much time and heart in finding a job then in protesting the people that already have one and they might just be as successful.

    1. mr.m says:

      umm there are no job, remember. that’s what this is about. and also, the assumption that all the people that are there,the ones that stop by a few times a week or even marched “don’t have jobs” is bs. i have a job! and i support.

    2. Theresa says:

      There are no jobs to find.

    3. anarchynow says:


  9. AlLib says:

    SELL SELL SELL… Wall Street (and the GOP) only speak MONEY… Take away your money from the big Casino and they will listen to your frustration. You can move your money to cash, transfer it to a life insurance company annunity or a host of other options with you 401K. It only takes just a few minutes! Vote with your wallet and starve the beast. Once Wall Street starts a loss they will call their GOP puppets and tell them to ease up. Who knows maybe pass a few bills to help main street. We MUST support these FOLKS. Sell your worthless and loosing stocks, mutual funds are that highly leveraged with feees, bonds that are down graded or over rated anyway… Make wall street see the light and help this country not just be the cheerleader for Red Communist China… SELL SELL SELL (Yes I DID so follow my lead)… SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL SELL

  10. The Realist says:

    I just walked past the protesters. There was a table witha sign marked “Official Calendar of Events.”

    Well, gee… If there’s an “Official Calendar of Events,” there must be at least one Official making up that calendar and setting up those events – which means that they’re not as “leaderless” as they claim to be.

  11. Goldman Sachs Analyst says:

    Teachers should be setting an example not encouraging this kind of defiant behavior. Shame on them.

  12. Wall Street Bond Trader says:

    I started work this morning at 9:30am and by 11:00 am I made SIX figures. I chose to work productively and pay my share of taxes instead of whining about little things that cannot be changed. Those protesters should get a job and a life.

    1. Kristin White says:

      it’s people like you that caused the economic crisis that has resulted in these people losing their jobs in the first place, not to mention their homes and pensions. and the continued corruption of your kind has continued to cause our economy to decline making getting a job nearly impossible. AND for small business owners like me it has caused an untold amount of misery… so i say get ready these protests are only going to continue and spread. this is merely the beginning, you should have expected this.

  13. Sweet home alabama says:

    He dirty zombi people, now that we got rid of the mexicans,there are plenty of jobs on the farms in Alabama. Come on down and be one with nature!

  14. Bob says:

    I’d like to know how to support this movement. Wall Street and Bankers need to be accountable for the havoc they have reeked on our economy, and our politicians (with exception of Elizabeth Warren) do not have the b^!!s to hold them accountable.

  15. Unsympathetic says:

    I don’t know why this group is making statements and taking actions harrassing people who actually feel that they should work for a living. I’m sure their parents were the very “zombies” they are mocking who provided a good home for them. Some have even stated that they left full time jobs beacuse they had to work too hard for the money.
    This whole thing reeks of a liberal sense of entitlement by people who are adverse to hard work and feel the government should take care of them (by the ways it is the zombies who are paying for them). Get off your butts and look for work!

    1. Looney Protestors says:

      The entitled generations – You nailed it. A bunch of whiny babies looking like homeless idiots. I feel sorry for the parents working so hard raising the looneys.

      1. liz says:

        I totally love your comment about Looney Protesters!!! They are nothing but WHINERS who blame everyone but themselves!
        I certainly do feel sorry for their parents — what a shame!!!!!!!!!
        These zombies need to WAKE UP and go to work like the rest of us.

        THERE ARE JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. yvetteclark says:

    Probably the kids of the folks in the Tea Party rebeling against their parents.

    1. Tricia says:

      This generation of MISLED youth, you are blaming on Tea Party Patriots?
      Teachers, professors and union thugs seem to be in the forefront of the movement. In other words Obama’s astroturf.

      1. Michael H. says:

        “teachers, professors and union thugs” as you called them joined the protests this week. the OWS group has been at it for 3 weeks so far. This is what true grass roots is like. The Tea Party should take note.

  17. back to 70 in South America says:

    this is all just so stupid….. they should really learn from the third world countries. it will bring the right extremist to take over, they’ll see no more democracy, no liberties, killing of innocent people. Just look what happened in south america durine the ’70s. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay…. read some history.

    1. Dr. Meh says:

      That’s right, it’s still a democracy so we can protest because it is a democracy. And if the protest don’t bring change in legislation and practice, we will become a third world country those you mention in south america, where the distribution of wealth is so extreme you will get no liberties, no democracy, and killing of innocent people. That’s exactly what this is about.

      1. DanTe says:

        Yes. It’s still a Democracy. That means the rest of us gets to use the roads WITHOUT being Dictated and Barred by a few fascist dictators like YOU.

        1. Michael H. says:

          you don’t understand the meaning of the words “fascist” or “dictator” if that’s what you’re calling protesters exercising their right to free speech as protected by the First Amendment to our United States Constitution

          1. Tricia says:

            These are obama and company’s Marxist Zombies and thugs. These want to shut down free speech and commerce. They want to redistribute other peoples money. I did not see them march or stand with the tea party. The tea party is against bailouts, against taking over healthcare, against taking over corporations. These are for all these things and you say they are not fascists, marxists, and commie socialists. OPEN your EYES and EARS and BRAIN

            1. Michael H. says:

              OWS is against bailouts. They’re likely for universal healthcare (along with the majority of this nation). They are most certainly for more regulation of Wall Street and the large corporations that control the political theater of this country. The Tea Party should stand side by side with OWS because they have more in common than they realize.

  18. Ed says:

    I find it ironic that unions, especially the teachers union complain that they are being targeted when in fact they are the problem. Salary and benefits now make up 75% of any NY school district budget. Our taxes are unbearable and people are leaving the state in droves. Soon only the zombies and the unions will be left. Although they both may look similar It will be easy to spot the union members, just look for the one with the hand sticking out – looking for more!

    1. Dr. Meh says:

      I find it ironic that corperations and wall street would have a problem with these protests. Their salaries and bonuses have managed to rob the middle class and the next generations their future and prosperity. Try running a class room and teaching kids for 8 hours and see for yourself if their job is a handout.

      The inequity is the problem not the salaries and benefits of people that actually work for the city to provide services. What service has Morgan Stanley given to you?

      Heck during the H1N1 outbreak, Morgan Stanley got the vaccines first before the city. They look after themselves to the point of being obsence.

      1. tp1 says:

        But what about the peole who work for these FIrms and don’t have inflated salaries and bonus’? They are protesting against a few and will ultimately harm many. They should pack it up and take it home.

  19. liz says:

    There are jobs, you just choose not to take them, I guess they are not up to your standards. I get up every day, go to work, don’t whine and don’t blame others if things don’t go my way. YOU WAKE UP, we’re all up and going to work! Stop complaining and get a job. You’re all a bunch of time wasters –

    1. Cat says:

      One of the points of the protests is that are no jobs.The ones theere are are so specialized, oh, and speaking Mandarin a must.

      Don’t be so smug. You might be next.

      1. frustratedk says:

        Funny how I can’t find anyone to shovel my driveway in the snow, powerwash my house, cut my lawn, clean my windows…Everyone who OWNS those businesses are TOO BUSY. Be industrious. Be creative. Stop looking for a handout. I built a business from nothing and for the first few years, I did anything to pay bills (AND i had a masters degree). It was a strange thing called hardwork.

        1. Dr. Meh says:

          They want jobs and a career, somehow going to college is not required to shovel your snow or power wash your house.

          There is over 9% unemployment, I don’t think the reason is because they are lazy, which is what you are saying when the solution is hard work.

          You could be next.

          1. frustratedk says:

            earn money. pay your bills honestly. create your own opportunities. work hard and your specialty will arise from the opportunities presented to you. those spoiled entitled kids were used to an environment of “everyone gets a first place trophy” – even without much effort. Real fair to the ones that work hard. Not everyone is going to have millions, but with the internet, there are so many opportunities that you can create. It’s such a shame.

        2. Dale Auburn says:

          The whole point of the “American Dream” is that anybody can work hard and achieve anything. Now these protesters expect it to be handed to them. When did the “American Dream” become an ENTITLEMENT??

        3. imfrustratedT says:

          really? i find it hard to believe that you tried to find someone to do yard work for you and noone responded? i have been out of work myself for 6 years and whenever i see postings for gigs like this on craigslist- i never hear back from them. it’s because, these kinds of temp jobs get 100’s of responses and there are only a few slots available! not sure what your doing wrong and you never hear from anyone….

  20. Allison says:

    I support Occupy Wall Street one hundred percent. People have been waiting for the government to do something about dangerous banking and corporate practices that are literally destroying us. Now it’s clear the government isn’t doing much of anything. Our government right now is creating problems, not solving problems. I’m so happy to see the protesters doing whatever they can to start this great conversation and put some pressure on our elected officials. The banks are still doing all the dangerous trading they did before the economic collapse. They haven’t stopped because no laws are stopping them. Israel and Canada didn’t cave in to pressure to deregulate their banking industries like the US and Europe did. Because they have strong banking regulation their banks are fine and their people didn’t have to bail out anything. We need serious banking regulation, for a start. We need some laws to prevent a handful of people from legally taking us all down for their own huge personal profit.

    1. Ritchie Whitemore says:

      I couldn’t agree with your more!!! Corporate Greed is vaporizing the Middle Class of this country. If this protest is starting a conversation with the Government and Major Corporation to reverse this in any way, shape or form. It is worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Pike Hemmings says:

    applaud these protesters… Anyone that understands macroeconomic theory can understand that the economic system in the US is rigged. Anyone who insults the folks over there that are brave enough to fight for all of us do not deserve to be called American. We are not against capitalism. The problem is that the wealthy have hidden behind “capitalism” to take advantage of the rest of society, and that is not capitalism. The wealthy have been able to lobby to get laws in place that benefit them. That is the reason that they have won the class war.

    Companies are sitting on huge amounts of cash on their balance sheets. Do you think they don’t know that the power to jumpstart the economy lies in their hands? They have economists, lawyers, and business folks that are only focused on MAKING PROFITS AT ALL COST! And sure… that is the basis of capitalism… But let’s stop kidding ourselves… the corporations do not care that I can put food in my family’s mouth. They don’t. They are not “job creators” either. They are cash hoarders knowing how harmful that is to an economy that is 70% based on consumer spending. These economic conditions are only bad for certain people, not for the wealthy. They are doing just fine, because they have managed to take advantage of our economic and political system.

    These same corporations want to use the current economic environment to eliminate regulations that are meant to keep them in check? FDA, EPA, FEMA, all under attack… Regulations exist for a reason. They have proven that the big interests need supervision… They want to even eliminate Sabarnes-Oxley… Did they forget about ENRON and TYCO? Did americans forget that regulation is the result of misbehavior by big corporations? They want to eliminate Dodd-Frank because they say that this regulation is a burden! Dodd-Frank was put in place to protect the economic system from another meltown like the one that the financial industry created! The government wanted to pass regulation that guaranteed that financial firms put the interests of the customers first. They lobbied against it and had the regulation shelved! In some instances they sold investement products to consumers and bet that they would fail! They made money by selling them, and then made money when they failed… With these strategies the financial industry took advantage of retirement trusts, municipal governments, and even countries.

    If corporations were to put that cash into hiring, people would have jobs. In turn, people would be able to spend. In turn, companies would get more revenue. The cycle repeats consistently. It is the flow of money that matters. Where is the bottleneck? In the big corporations pockets… The economy is messed up because of THEM, not because of government. Is this nation so blind? They are not hiring because they want to force the governments hand in the chess game that is politics. Plain and simple. Obama wants to restore some of that power to the people, and that is not in the best interest of the wealthy class in the US. Some people say that companies will not hire until demand increases. Don’t you think that if more people were employed and were making decent wages demand would increase? Either these people do not understand how the economic system is supposed to work, or you basically agree of the greed that plagues the system.

    The big interests need to stop playing our country’s population for fools…

    Unemployment Insurance is not a hand out. I payed for that through taxes.
    Social security is not a hand out. I payed for that through taxes.
    Medicare is not a hand out. I payed for that through taxes.
    Medicaid is not a hand out. I payed for that through taxes.

    The money in this country has moved from the middle class into the hands of the wealthy for the past 30 years. CEO pay has skyrocketed. Average worker pay has decreased. CEOs get golden parachutes for destroying companies, offshoring workers, and laying off people…. Average workers are doomed until they wake up. And I think they might be…

    Not a single executive from any financial firm has been prosecuted for the meltdown of our economy. They say it was legal. Sure… They managed to prevent regulation (complex derivatives) they repealed Glass-Steagal and they destroyed our country. Wake up America. You have already lost the class war.

    Go protesters Go! I support you 100%!

    These are some of the things we should be DEMANDING as constituents:

    1. Ensure that the wealthiest pay at least the same tax rate as the highest tax rate of middle-class americans
    2. Eliminate all corporate tax loopholes that enable corporations to not pay their fair share of taxes
    3. Eliminate all individual tax loopholes that enable the wealthy to pay a lower percentage rate than less fortunate Americans
    4. Establish regulations that ensure that investment banking executives have to vest their income based on longterm financial results (If the company fails, they don’t get to keep their compensation, and remove golden parachutes)
    5. Establish regulations that ensure that investment banking executives are held accountable criminally for economic system meltdowns due to lack of adequate risk management and double-dipping
    6. Ban the practice of hedging investment bets that ensure that investment banks profit by selling shady investment vehicles that they are hedging that will fail
    7. Establish regulations that require FULL disclosure on investment positions by the financial institutions when they are selling investment mechanisms to consumers. This needs to show direct and indirect conflict of interests
    8. Establish a government/business “Social Graph” that details all relationships (person-to-person, company-to-company, person-to-company, company-to-government, company-to-academia, government-to-academia) past and present for all the major players on our socio-economic system. This information needs to be made public in a fashion that is easily searchable and that makes it easy for constituents to quickly view relationships across government, business, and academia. This will make the information related to personal ties viewable to all. This will make the identification of potential conflicts of interests easier.
    9. Overrule Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court. Corporations should not be allowed to donate unlimited amounts of money to political parties/individuals.
    10. Properly fund and staff regulatory agencies that exist to enforce the financial regulations. Ensure that these agencies have no conflicts of interest within. Ensure the independence by guaranteed funding and give them sufficient authority by making all of them fall below a “Regulatory Organization” that reports directly to the President of the United States.
    11. Reinstate Glass-Steagall less

    1. frustratedk says:

      Are these the demands that need to be fulfilled before the protesters leave NY?? All they are accomplishing right now is hurting our city’s economy even more. The poor small businesses in lower Manhattan are suffering because of this mess. Protest in meaningful ways. Don’t waste our time and precious public money. The economy already sucks. You are taking money away from hardworkers who depend upon the tourist industry, etc…. Get real and understand you are having a negative impact on our city. Do something meaningful – start a business, get into politics (yes, you don’t need money to make a difference), and make a real difference. Stop all your bratty whining!

    2. I. B. Trolling says:

      way to much text


    How sad, these morons are now putting on costumes. No wonder no one will hire them. ROT THEIR SOULS.

    1. Louie The Working Man says:

      These morons are looking more moronic then ever with their lovely costumes. Wasting their time. There are more effective messages and organizations you can join to make a real difference. These guys just looking to have fun and unfortunately it seems to be creating a bandwagon effect. I hope the NYPD arrest them all and provide peace to the area. They’re not practicing freedom of speech. They’re creating a mob scene.

  23. Miguel Torres says:

    if the protesters were a bit more serious and stop the constant ranting set the agenda get everybody on the same page. Maybe then everyone one would get the message but their are too many people being interviewed by the media that makes the the movement seem like a mess. The media is putting a bad spin on this and thats the message getting out. The little blogs and all the other efforts are not going to reach as many people as the news. The news is making the protest look bad. This protest need a clear agenda an intelligent speaker and some one to set the tone for all the rest. It is time to end all the corporate greed. We are not going to work for miserable wages while a handfull of people get fat off the sweat of the many. Lets get it together. Make the world understand.

  24. Dale Auburn says:

    They claim to be protesting against huge, wealthy corporations. Yet their employer (“Occupy Wall Street”) seems to be a huge and wealthy corporation – it must be, if it can afford to hire thousands of PROFESSIONAL ACTIVISTS to protest in cities across the country.

    Where do I get the training needed to join the highly lucrative activist industry?

    1. Taylor's Shift says:

      What color is the paint in your cave? You couldn’t be more wrong. A far-better example of a huge wealthy corporation funding an astroturf movement would be Koch Industries funding the entire “Tea Party” via its funding entity “Americans for Prosperity”.

    2. Michael H. says:

      Do you have proof that there is a corporate backing for these protests? Please provide such proof if you have it.

  25. Mr. Mister says:

    Teachers are just as greedy and union people are just as greedy as wall street people. Not everyone who works on wall st. Is rich, I don’t make much cash and I do t have a union to cry to when I don’t get what I want…So all you smelly protesters can go f yourselves

    1. Julio Vargas says:

      If you work on Wall St. and are not rich then you either just started or are doing something wrong. With illogical comments like those above, I would bet that you are not too bright. Welcome to the big city frat boy!

      1. The Realist says:

        If you work on Wall St. and are not rich…

        …then maybe you’re the janitor or the mail room clerk or the food cart guy or a cashier at Duane Reade.

  26. John says:

    I take my hat off to these kids because they are standing up against corporate greed. As for jobs…. if there are so many how come the unemployment rate has been over 9% for such a long time and if you filter in the under employed that its closer to 15 %. We can give billions to banks at the same time that government wants to cut benefits to the miltary. Corporations have bought government and we are people are suffering. You mean we dont have enough workers in this country that we need to import more from overseas. We export jobs to foreign countries so corporations can side step enviromental rules and safety regulations…
    I am not some 20 something kid but in my 60’s and have seem what has happens in corporations the mindset of those in power… I have a comfortable life but my concern is the pain I see of the people who are sufferingto make ends me. I hope that this rally escalates and wakes up this country to the greed and corruption that is occuring. Keep on the fight on.. and thank u

    1. ART says:

      I am like you. I am in my 60’s and have a comfortable life but see the pain that others are having because of corporate greed. This could be the uprising that people have been talking about for the last few years.
      I hope that the politicians are taking note of the broad base these protests consist of.

    2. Mad Hatter says:

      “I take my hat off to these kids….”

      Be careful – they’ll yell at you for being rich enough to have a hat, then steal it from you.

  27. Lieutenantdan says:

    The individuals who believe that it is so easy finding good paying employment and believe that these kids that are protesting are lazy are clueless about life.
    You should have the guts that these kids have.
    You are probably too busy watching 100 channels of cable that you are paying way too much for.
    Have another 6-pack and fall deeper into the abyss.

    1. Nick says:

      You write like most folks are lazy useless turds like you. We actually have jobs. We work for a living – unlike you useless meatbags.

      In a country with free education and social mobility. And you still can’t make it – even though some smelly illiterate Mexican who can’t even speak English can. Have you considered suicide? It’ll help the gene pool a lot.

      1. rebecca says:

        @Nick, are those types of comments really neccesary? I do not care if you are liberal or conservative those are just ugly remarks and make you appear pitiful and helpless. WE all need to have the intelligence and will to engage in a productive dialogue. LIberals often get nasty too in their comments and I do not condone that either. But why do all you neo cons have this obsession with how the protesters smell??? I think the prevalence of remarks aimed at the smell of the protesters is psychologically revealing and weird on your part. Anyway…I wish you peace regardless.

  28. Brandt Hardin says:

    The movement is gaining momentum in its THIRD week now and Occupations are popping up all over the country! Stand up together and use your voice to give to those without through peace and solidarity. Tax the rich and feed the poor- you are the 99%! See my Occupy Wall Street painting and Anonymous homage on my artist’s blog at where you can also see videos of the protests and police brutality as well as get other sources for coverage of the movement.

  29. Bill King says:

    If all goes will The days of a Corporation giving a CEO a $20M bonus while telling a Secretary or Custodian we can’t afford to give you a 2% salary increase will be over that CEO will get $10M and that Secretary and Custodian will get $20K

  30. val says:

    If they put half as much effort into educating themselves about financial issues and starting their own businesses, they could actually get somewhere. But no, let’s blame everyone else for our misfortunes because we’re too dumb and too lazy to learn! Let the government get us out of this mess. Ha! Not likely.

    1. Johnny Handsome says:

      Using the old 1950’s argument. Wake up and smell the year Val. To dumb and lazy? Kids protesting are too dumb and lazy? Wow Val. Get out he house more often. Your stupidity is mind boggling!

      1. jagdish says:

        Hey Johnny, Darwinian forces show that your attitude and motivation will keep you socially and financially hobbled – you are not appealing to employers.

  31. Nick says:

    Gee. It must be nice not having to work for 3 weeks and just camp out. Useless bums.

    1. Johnny Handsome says:

      It must be nice to have a job, hey Nick. If we could find jobs Nick, we wouldn’t be out here. Why do you think we are here Nick? You had Val should get together. the idiot children you 2 can have!

      1. Nick says:

        In a country with free education and social mobility. And you still can’t make it – even though some smelly illiterate Mexican who can’t even speak English can. Have you considered suicide? It’ll help the gene pool a lot.

        1. ART says:

          Nick, You are clueless. There are no jobs to be had. Now we have corporations purposely not hiring those who have been unemployed for over 6 months. Here’s quarter, buy a clue. I’ll bet you don’t have one of those jobs that an illiterate Mexican has.

          1. Sarah says:

            There are plenty of jobs out there. You choose not to work some of those jobs! That is no one’s fault but your own!

            1. Ronnie James Pio says:

              There are plenty of jobs out there, but no longer are they the $40/hr salary + $30/hr benefits “Do Nothing” union jobs of the past, but now they are $10/hr salary with no benefits at Home Depot, Target, Best Buy and Walmart. Sorrry, but that is the new reality, and then once you develop a professional skillset, you can network for higher paying work.

          2. frustratedk says:

            Funny how I can’t find anyone to shovel my driveway in the snow, powerwash my house, cut my lawn, clean my windows…Everyone who OWNS those businesses are TOO BUSY. Be industrious. Be creative. Stop looking for a handout. I built a business from nothing and for the first few years, I did anything to pay bills (AND i had a masters degree). It was a strange thing called hardwork.

  32. Obma Lsers says:

    Maybe Obama can put them to work ” rebuilding roads and bridges ” They look like a strong, healthy folk. Or they can work in one of Obamas solar panel factories. Or one of his shovel ready projects. Instead of giving 530 million to Solindra executives to steal, he could of put all of these people through harvard or yale. Nothing to do with over regulation, keep up the good work. Its such a pleasure doing business in new york state, a breeze

  33. GET TO WORK says:

    Get an F*&^ing Job! And don’t give me that BS that there are none. There are plenty of jobs, just not always the kind that we would want. Go be productive, can’t find a job… don’t want one? Come up with a new business or invention or an idea that no one ever had. Get some cheap financing from the bank, a friend, or a rich relative. Or go to work in McDonald’s, or become a bartender, or waiter to earn enough cash to get that business or idea off of the ground. PRODUCE SOMETING WITH YOUR LIVES! STOP WHINING ON THE SIDELINES BECAUSE THINGS AREN”T GOING YOUR WAY!! To quote Dennis Leary, “Welcome to the real world where most of the time things don’t go your F*&^ing way!” Funny, but true.

    1. Johnny Handsome says:

      Hey, idiot child! If its so easy, lets see you try it. Tell that to the millions of American people out or work because their jobs are now in India or China. THE YEAR IS 2011 NOT 1811!

      1. GET TO WORK says:

        No one ever said it was easy. Therein lies the problem. Too many people would rather do what is easy, namely complain about their situation, instead of working to remedy it.

        1. ART says:

          I know too many people who after working at one place for years, doing their jobs faithfully, get laid off because a CEO sends their jobs overseas and then gets a multimillion dollar bonus for saving the company money. Just think about what you would do if it happened to you at could.

          1. GET TO WORK says:

            I would find something else to do. I would not rest until I did. Perhaps you’re right, it could happen. Maybe I can’t tell you exactly what I would do. But, I can tell you what I wouldn’t do. I wouldn’t camp out on Broadway. I wouldn’t whine and stamp my feet like a toddler screaming “It’s just not fair.” Lets face it, that’s basically what this ‘movement’ is. One giant tantrum. And at the end of the day everyone involved will likely be in the same position they were when they started, except they will have squandered one of the few resources they have an abundance of, time.

          2. Ronnie James Pio says:

            And in the 12th and 13th centuries when a King was bored he would have 2 serfs fight each other for his amusement. The winner would get a chicken dinner and get to sleep with a female serf, and the loser would be dead. Things haven’t changed really in 8 centuries or so.

    2. sam I am says:

      I have a job d**khead… and there aren’t any because all the good ones have been outsourced…. I didn’t go to college to work at mcdonald’s or bartend or wait tables… And I lost my business because of the actions of the mortgage bankers and financiers… and there is no more cheap financing jack@$$… and that’s directly related to the greed of wall st… and there’s an ‘h’ in ‘something’ dumb@$$… and we’re not on the sidlines JACK@$$, WE’RE ON THE FRONTLINES…

      1. GET TO WORK says:

        You lost your business because you were not smart enough to adjust to the economic conditions. You should have seen it coming, you should have anticpated, and innovated. You were a sheep. But don’t take any responsiblity for your situation. Why should you? It’s far eaiser to blame morgage bankers and finaciers, and whoever else you can think of.

  34. Dont Blameus says:

    They should march to Washington DC and protest their savior. Bamboozled liberals.

  35. Lieutenantdan says:

    I believe that this country was built on protest where the voices of the people can be heard. Take for example The Boston Tea Party which led our country to
    The American Revolution and our independence from England.
    Let us not forget President Kennedy and Martin Luther King as well as Kent State.
    When I see how the American People are suffering now by Losing jobs, their homes, the financial burden of the cost of health care and the cost of goods, and the cost of education, etc… I cannot place blame on our youth for being upset and protesting. These kids go to college in a time when a college education has been demanded of them, they acquire a degree after paying out tens of thousands of dollars to eventually come to find that they are unable to get a good paying job of any kind let alone one that they have an education for.
    Shame on our leader for allowing this to happen to our Country.

    1. DCLaw-1 says:

      It is called a recession. Government can only do so much to cause, prevent, or remedy the concerns you list. These kids can be the solution, rather than the victims. Victims wait for the Government , or others, to find them a job, guarantee they will own a home, and pay for their health insurance. It is clear they are more interested in demanding redress for the imagined evils bestowed on them by the Government, than working. If they spent their time in productive pursuits, they would not have these concerns. What do you propose the Government do to remedy this recession and related unemployment? These protestors abhor trickle down economics, and then do nothing but hold out their empty hands in support of the trickle up economics they claim to support. The corporations they hate do more in a single day to provide jobs and circulate money throughout the economy. What is their solution? What remedy do they offer that has not already been shown to be worthless by historic fact?

      1. ART says:

        I’m going to educate you. The politicians have been bought off. How could the corporations afford to give their CEO’s multimillion dollar bonuses if they aren’t making money? Trickle down doesn’t work. The rich have everything they want and the extra money only goes into their estate. They have all the cars and vacations they want. The poor and middle class on the other hand MUST spend all their money. The banks and corporations caused this mess. Shouldn’t they be responsible for fixing it? The taxpayers had to bail them out. Then they turn around and screw the very people that bailed them out. The corporations do not provide jobs. They outsource them. Where have you been?

    2. EMC says:

      They may come off as a disorganized group but there is something to note here.
      Personally, I admire the group’s motives in getting the public’s attention and perhaps having some people pause and take notice.They may be annoying to the financial community right now but are they really disrupting anything?
      It’s about time that some Americans began to stand-up and say what many people have been thinking.Too many Americans are far too interested in football scores or ‘Dancing with the stars’ to really pay attention to the flaws in our society.
      Now if only these people could form a more cohesive front, their message might be taken more seriously.It has validity.

  36. DCLaw-1 says:

    They are kids without jobs, people with no genuine responsibilty to themselves or a family, or malcontents with nothing to do looking for a cause, and exitement. It is the cause de jure. Their hippy parents and professors teach them that authority is never to be respected (they use the term “civil disobedience” I believe), but did not bestow an ounce of common sense with their anti-authoritarian rantings. They were raised to believe that they are the center of the universe, and are so special that they can ignore the cop that asks them to move from the middle of the street twenty times without consequence. Once the cop has had enough, and has no options, and pepper sprays them, they are overcome by unearned righteous indignation, and scream about civil rights violations and police brutality. They make me yearn for the days of nightsticks, fire hoses, and Kent State.

    1. Stalin3rd says:

      Hey DCLAW1 – Spoken like a true Commie! You go Comrade! America for the Communist! Crush these whinny little brats!

    2. ART says:

      Hey doofus.. many of these people lost their jobs, have parents that lost their jobs as well as older people. Why are you OK with CEO’s making 25 million dollars while laying off thousands or denying people raises? Why did the corporations need bailouts?

      1. frustratedk says:

        why did the unions (car industry) need bailouts?

  37. Tyler says:

    what losers, get a life,who has all that free time to dress up and stand around out in the cold?

  38. luna says:

    what time is the Yankee game? Is that early Halloween? What’s going down there?

    1. Jeff says:

      People just don’t know whats going on with the economy, everyone is looking for answers


  39. tom says:

    they a bunch on malcontents- go look at their web page

  40. Truth Hurts says:

    Clueless kids who don’t understand the real issue, if they did, they would be outside the Fed as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Fed is the organization that kept interest rates so low, affording easy money to the banks and investors who bought the mortgage backed securities that Fannie and Freddie hand bundled. People who couldn’t afford houses would not have gotten mortgages without this easy money from the Fed. These are the same idiots who voted for Obama and who want BIGGER government to solve the problem. Hey dolts, the BIG government mantra caused this problem. What we need is less Government intervention artificially affecting our economy. Get the Government out of picking winners and losers. Get Washington to pull back and let the people decide. I guess these are the same clowns who were protesting against Bush, voted for Obama… and got more of the same. Gitmo still open, MORE war, not less and unemployment rising and rising.

  41. ANGELO says:


  42. Losers go away says:

    Just shows what a joke there cause is.Ha HA funny what a bunch of losers there parents must be so proud

    1. Proud Parent says:

      Yes, I am proud. I have a kid who sees a wrong and tries to right it. Not some scared little wimp on the internet. I raised a MAN not a boy, boy.

      1. Proud Parent RAISED a LOSER says:

        Lol you raise a man who dresses as a zombie when normal people work.Wow you did a very bad job raising such a loser.

  43. dwayne says:

    I think the zombie business takes away from the seriousness of their message.

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