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Occupy Oakland protestors arrested, but may be back again today

Original post made on Nov 15, 2011

About 500 Occupy Oakland protesters returned to Frank Ogawa Plaza at about 5 p.m. Monday night after it was re-opened by police but they didn't make any immediate effort to set up their tents again.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:40 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Ngo Loon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

If they assemble again, run them out again, this time with clubs swinging and tear gas being discharged much more agressively than before. This is looking much like the 60's when the left-wing-loons were rioting on a regular basis. Maybe we can be so fortunate as for these loons to stage big riots at the 2012 Democrat Convention like they did in 1968 in Chicago. It cost Humpty Dumpty the election. How marvelous would it be if the same thing happened to Obama? Pretty darned marvelous, since we're finding out that some of his pet organizations are organizing these Occupy camps.

Posted by Corruption, a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

At first I thought all of these "Occpy" guys were idiots. They are using this as a reason to trash local businesses and it is drawing violence. Then I saw 60 minutes Sunday. Congressional Members can leagally trade ith inside information. They have insider information because many of them are on committes that vote on major bills. They get a feel for how the bills will go and trade based on what effect this will have on the price. Steve Kroft of 60 minutes actually challenged John Boehner Republican and Barbara Boxer Democrat in their weekly addresses in front of constituents. Both Boehner and Boxer refused to address the issue and they were extremely flustered that they had been caught. There has been no mnention of this in any media that I have seen.
Our keaders are getting rich, Boehner $1M plus and Boxer $5M plus. These guys are getting rich while America is in crisis mode. Corruption at it's best. Our leaders had a complete lack of integrity. Occuply DC is just as important as occupy Wall Street. These guys are the ones let Wall Street get away with what they did.

Posted by Lamar G., a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

The wheels are already falling off Oakland's broken down bus! Poor ol' Jean Quan has already had her Co-mayor as well as her chief legal counsel resign due to her complete inability to provide ANY type of real leadership throughout this disaster. Business owners, the Chamber of Commerce, the Police Union & officers have all but issued a vote of no confidence in this PR paranoid supposed civic leader. It's sad to see things go this way but like some people have said, where there's change, there's hope!

Occupy...? Please! These punks don't got no respect for the working folk in Oakland, SF, NYC or wherever else their dope smoking smelly unwashed masses decided to "occupy." No coherant message, no real demands, no leadership, just the same old group of hippies, anarchists, wanna-be socialists that always seem to manage to get some TV time whenever there is any kind of perceived "oppression."

Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

Nosy Neighbors is a registered user.

"@ Corruption"...I'd be worried if I were you cause I think you might have stumbled onto something that the Occupy organizers don't want you & us to know. That they're a shill, a front group & an utter distraction from the real issue which is the massive corruption by BOTH parties that are currently occupying Washington DC. Poor old Herman Cain is finding out the hard way just how much the entrenched politicos are fearful of a candidate that could actually provide some real "Change" to the DC sandbox and is just the latest victim of the (dual GOP/Dem IMHO) political smearworks.

The BIG question is why would CBS run such a hit piece on their own sacred cows? Is Steve Kroft mad, suicidal or has he just seen the light that a "D" behind a candidates name is no worse than an "R" Whodathunk huh?

Posted by deadringer, a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

THIS is what causes the OWS unrest. Systems must be put in place to keep this influence from being possible:

Web Link

Read the first marketing blurb under "Intellegent, Strategic. Advocacy".
Very nasty stuff that is so far from the public's interest its not even funny.

Posted by deadringer, a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:46 am

Ngo Loon - your solution sounds exactly like the tactics used by Gadaffi. Worked out really well for him yes?

Posted by deadringer, a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

Boy, those OWS protesters are a nasty bunch. Can't even let a UC Chancellor walk to her car in peace. Rabble rousing, smelly, dope smoking, violent people that they are...

People - wake up. The protesters are just like you and me.

Web Link

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

No , deadringer, the protestors are not like you and me. It's an insult to make that claim, unless you are speaking strictly for yourself. These selfish, childish, inexperienced whiners may represent how you feel about life, but don't lump the other 98.9% of the populace in with these aimless complainers. I can't think of a group that is less like most of us in the Tri-Valley.

Posted by Adam, a resident of Avignon
on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Don't worry, Deadringer, you are nothing like Steve and Steve is nothing like you. You seem to have moral sensibility, unlike the idiot who writes out of a basement and pretends to speak for the tri-valley.

From James Fallows:

"While the first 60 seconds of the 8-minute YouTube video are dominated by the shockingly calm brutality of the policeman, the rest of it is remarkable mainly for the stoicism and resolve of the protestors. You don't have to idealize everything about them or the Occupy movement to recognize this as a moral drama that the protestors clearly won. The self-control they show, while being assaulted, reminds me of grainy TV footage I saw as a kid, of black civil rights protestors being fire-hosed by Bull Connor's policemen in Alabama. Or of course the Tank Man in Tiananmen Square. Such images can have tremendous, lasting power. [...]
What is going on is a war of ideas, based in turn on moral standing. This engagement, which started in Minute 1 with police over-reaction and ended in Minute 8 with nervous police retreat, was a rout."

Posted by Grateful & lucky, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Occupiers are clueless to the miracle of America. So unworthy. Most of these are the usual bums, anarchists,dropouts, and druggies. So sad, So destructive. I don't have much, but I am lucky to be an American.
We are fortunate they are NOT 99% of this great country. They are so self-centered, they haven't noticed most of America. They Definitely, won't be the next 'greatest generation'.

Posted by Adam, a resident of Avignon
on Nov 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Yeah, and among their kids, over 1 in 5 is living below poverty line. Viva Amerika! Just don't let the government raise your taxes, right chump?

Posted by Oh please, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm

"Grateful & lucky",

There was no "greatest generation", just some opportunist TV personality trying to sell books.

If we don't acknowledge corruption in our government and Wall Street, we won't fix the problem. It is one thing to be grateful to be living in the United States of America. It is another thing to ignore America's problems.

Posted by Grateful & lucky, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Like I said, they are pretty much clueless. The Davis message seems to be about tuition increases, which has little to do with government or wall street. Tuition is the direct effect from greedy PUBLIC union's million dollar packages of the educational elites...and funding their way to fat retirements. That problem was in the making before any wall street issues.
Ironic that many of the street riots were fomented by college grad assistants.

Posted by Adam, a resident of Avignon
on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:42 am

Yeah, that's really ironic isn't it? And by all means let's continue to turn a blind eye toward wall street, because the downturn in the economy and people losing a majority of their pension savings wasn't because of wall street. No, it was on account of those greedy unions. Are there any more than one or two other contributors here with IQ's over 90?

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