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cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
This could be the start of more to come...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
What's their beef?
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:42pm PT
I don't know. I've been looking for information. Almost seems bigger in the minds of the participants than anyone else. I have friends in NYC who haven't been saying much about it and they are usually quite active in such things.

It sounds like a worthy protest and I would like to know more details. Best of luck to them... hope it gains momentum.

Marines on Wall Street

http://www.in5d.com/occupy-wall-street-the-marines-are-coming-to-protect-the-protestors.html
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
What are they protesting?
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
y o u
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
Chaz, I'm guessing that this will be lost on you, but it seems as if their main problem is the super wealthy putting profits above their fellow humans, and screwing us in the process.

:)
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
and the corporate influence in politics


We the Corporations of the United Stocks of Uhmerikuh
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:48pm PT
So, what do they intend to do about it?

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
clearly, they are protesting The Man
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
Protest, genius.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
They are protesting Wall Street's "obsession" with what they consider outrageous profits,
and all done by manipulating paper that is ultimately "secured" by the work done by the middle class, as in massive mortgage backed derivative trades all backed by common folk making their mortgage payments on time.

They are protesting the rich shareholders against the middle class "struggle".

They are protesting the trillion dollar TARP "rescue" of Wall Street while main street got no bailouts.

ETC
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Unlike the Tea Party, THIS citizen uprising is indeed truly and honestly grass roots.

It receives no corporate startup or continuing funding, as the Koch Bros and Tea Party.

This grass roots effort could have real legs, especially as the Class Warfare, the inequity of held wealth in this county, continues to grow and grow and grow, highlighting the us against them divide.


All just my opinion, of course.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
Shut down Wall Street.





Anonymous, understood to be a loose-knit group of internet activists, tweeted: "We are glad to tell you that mastercard.com is down and it's confirmed."

Another message read: "There are some things WikiLeaks can't do. For everything else, there's Operation Payback."

Mastercard was not immediately available to comment but repeated attempts to load the site met without success.

So-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks also appeared to have been launched against PayPal, PostFinance, and the Swedish prosecutors office.

"We can confirm that there was an attempted DDoS attack on paypal.com," a spokeswoman said.

"The attack slowed some payments down for a short while but we remained fully operational throughout."

DDoS attacks, which are illegal in the UK, involve overloading a website with requests so it stops working.

"While we don't have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks, we fight for the same reasons," the Anonymous group said in a statement on its website.

"We want transparency and we counter censorship...


Similar stategy, different tactics, and coordinated or not...
skipt

Mountain climber
Washington
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
I agree, this is the tip of the iceberg.

These clowns honestly think they can protest their way into the pockets of others. That they can get around taking people to court and proving they have been damaged.

They have no case. They have nothing other than to make themselves nuisance and whine about it in public.

If they were serious, and they really were damaged by rich people like they claim ...then they would have a case. But, unfortunately, they weren't damaged as they claim so they squander their time and ours with nonsense protest.

We have laws and the associated remedies in this country. We should demand the protestors use them just like the rest of us have too.

If they have been damaged as they say. Take the perp to court. Get out of the streets and quit hurting people that have nothing to do with the "so called" damages.


Skip
Timmc

climber
BC
Oct 2, 2011 - 02:58pm PT
They appear to be non partisan- thought the right wingers will feel most threatened.
I respect their right to protest and wish them luck.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:00pm PT
skipt, pull the elephant size tea bag out of your mouth and wake the fuk up.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Skip, I can only assume that you believe the protest is about our recent financial woes.

IMO, the last couple of years are the proverbial straw. What I'm reading suggests the vocal support of a major paradigm shift in how we conduct business as usual.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Government simulates cyber attack for training
Reuters


Idaho Falls: The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company's computer network. The firm's own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. "We're flying blind," the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack exercise was part of a week long training program that the Department of Homeland Security offers to industries to help them learn how to deal with intrusions into their computer networks.

The exercise is carried out in Idaho Falls where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has programs focused on cybersecurity for industries, in partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory, which conducts nuclear research and also has expertise in the technology used by many industries. The city with a population of about 55,000 is surrounded by potato farms, has an airport with one baggage carousel, and a dairy that still delivers milk to homes. DHS is concerned about growing cyber threats to industries and conducts the training exercise about once a month. The sessions, aimed at raising awareness about how to deal with a real cyber attack, have been attended by representatives of the energy, oil and gas, and transportation sectors, among others.



Maybe I got tangled up in some wash from somehting like this.

Internet wouldn't let me onto three banking sites last night for hours. Other stuff worked OK. SLLoooowwww screens.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:06pm PT
Skipt...I think they are protesting keeping the wealthy out of their pockets...Activities like exhorbitant credit card interests , inflated grocery costs , energy supplies...Activities like supressing middle class wages...I'm glad we still have the right to protest injustices in America , a constitutional right...RJ
skipt

Mountain climber
Washington
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:07pm PT
We are all tea partiers now.

Our government has let us down.


Skip
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Oct 2, 2011 - 03:10pm PT
When the rich get money from the tax payers, it is "good for the economy."

When the tax payers get services from the rich paying an equal share of taxes it is "class warfare" and "socialism."

When skipt posts anything, it is pure idiocy.
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