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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What if the claim is that their general presence does any of those things? Can they indefinitely keep protesters away?
    No one has said anything about keeping protesters away. Philadelphia has small groups of protesters advocating or protesting against various things in the downtown area all the time, and as long as they don't interfere with the activities of the city's residents or visitors, no one bothers them.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't think so. The OWS is a return in many senses to people paying attention.
    Well yes, people are paying attention and they don't really care for what they see. And it is a message of sight, not an articulate message that might encapsulate a coherent message of some sort that people could actually ponder over when they see it on their TV's.

    It is a chanting loosely connected rabble, a tribal experience which might give its participants a temporary sense of purpose and belonging but it is actually an expensive annoyance to most citizens. And certainly the Constitution allows the right to protest but it also should behoove the protesters to be clear on what it is they are actually protesting and who they are protesting against.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yeah the banks who are suppose to be experts in their field have no blame in this fiasco. After all they were making money hand over fist!
    Let's not forget who was responsible for the enforcing the banks to lend money to those who couldn't actually afford mortgages. Scroll down and a familiar name might appear.

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    Great idea! How much more do you want people to pay for mortgages, auto loans, etc.?
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    No one has said anything about keeping protesters away. Philadelphia has small groups of protesters advocating or protesting against various things in the downtown area all the time, and as long as they don't interfere with the activities of the city's residents or visitors, no one bothers them.
    Way to dodge the question.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Let's not forget who was responsible for the enforcing the banks to lend money to those who couldn't actually afford mortgages. Scroll down and a familiar name might appear.

    Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
    That is not about if the person can pay the loan back or not.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Yay Bush!?!
    Yawn...

    Blaming Bush is SO 3 years ago.......

    I think its time we move on....
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If the police minded their own damn business, instead of attempting to disrupt and intimidate peaceful protests, the cost to the city would be ZERO.
    Can you show me where the Police in Philadelphia have disrupted and intimidated peaceful protesters?

    Thanks in advance..
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    How much would you like to bet that they are comfortably ABOVE the 50%?
    That depends.... is 40K (average) per year above the 50%?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If some had wound up in their pocket the income and wealth divide would not be as wide now would it?
    You prove my point perfectly, the protesters aren't against the concept of the government picking and choosing when it comes to wealth redistribution, the vast majority are upset they weren't one of the chosen few.

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