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    New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    The owner of an eatery in New York City's Lower Manhattan who said he was forced to let go 25 percent of his staff last month due to the Occupy Wall Street protests now says he might have to close his doors for good come next week.

    Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Street [COLOR=blue !important]Cafe[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], tells FoxNews.com that authorities have not taken down barricades around Zuccotti Park and along Wall Street despite the dwindling number of protesters since they were evicted from their encampment two weeks ago, keeping consumer foot traffic and his profits to a minimum.

    “It’s like a [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]siege [COLOR=blue !important]mentality[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] down here. It’s killing business for everyone down here,” said Epstein, who said he was forced to fire 21 employees after sales dropped 30 percent since the start of the Occupy Movement. “If we don’t get relief, I won’t be able to stay open past Tuesday.”

    Epstein says that foot traffic has dropped despite the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]camp[/COLOR][/COLOR] being removed from the area and that he’s losing vital business from tourists that have been avoiding the area.

    Officials for the police department said there are no longer barriers at the Milk Street Cafe and haven’t been for some time. Barriers remain at the Stock Exchange, where they have existed long before the cafe opened.

    But despite where the barricades are, Epstein says that the disruption around Wall Street has gone on for far too long.

    “Now that the protesters have waned, let’s get life back to normal already,” Epstein said.

    Requests for comment to City Hall were not immediately returned.
    12/1/11

    New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors For Good Due To 'Occupy,' Owner Says | Fox News

    When is enough, enough?

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    how many biased anti-OWS threads are you going to make today?

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post

    As far as the “Occupy” vermin are concerned, the cafe's owner is surely a filthy evil capitalist who made his wealth by exploiting workers and consumers and destroying the environment. They probably are proud to take him down.
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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    As far as the “Occupy” vermin are concerned, the cafe's owner is surely a filthy evil capitalist who made his wealth by exploiting workers and consumers and destroying the environment. They probably are proud to take him down.
    strawman argument

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    strawman argument
    You ought to be more concerned.

    If the “Occupy” vermin drive enough of your city's businesses out of business, causing tax revenues to be reduced by enough, your employer may be forced to cut off some of the dead wood, and reduce its work force down to those who perform actual work. Forced out of your comfy sinecure, will you deign to seek a real job, and how successful will you be at it in a local economy where too many potential employers have been taken out, especially given that you will have to compete with others who have actual experience and aptitude at doing productive work?

    Will you continue to defend these vermin when they become a threat to your own livelihood?
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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    You ought to be more concerned.

    If the “Occupy” vermin drive enough of your city's businesses out of business, causing tax revenues to be reduced by enough, your employer may be forced to cut off some of the dead wood, and reduce its work force down to those who perform actual work. Forced out of your comfy sinecure, will you deign to seek a real job, and how successful will you be at it in a local economy where too many potential employers have been taken out, especially given that you will have to compete with others who have actual experience and aptitude at doing productive work?
    wtf does this unprovoked personal attack have to do with the thread??????

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    wtf does this unprovoked personal attack have to do with the thread??????
    Not an “unprovoked personal attack”. I'm pointing out why, in your specific situation, you ought to recognize the threat that these vermin pose to your own way of life. If they should cause you to lose your sinecure, forcing you to degrade yourself to the unthinkable level of seeking a real job that may involve doing actual work, will you still defend them?

    You're apparently OK with them destroying other people's livelihoods, but what about when they destroy yours? Will you be OK with that?
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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Not an “unprovoked personal attack”. I'm pointing out why, in your specific situation, you ought to recognize the threat that these vermin pose to your own way of life. If they should cause you to lose your sinecure, forcing you to degrade yourself to the unthinkable level of seeking a real job that may involve doing actual work, will you still defend them?
    again, you are attacking me personally without any provocation. I have asked you via PM to stop. please cease all personal attacks. thank you.

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    again, you are attacking me personally without any provocation. I have asked you via PM to stop. please cease all personal attacks. thank you.
    He's not attacking you personally, he is just using you to make a point that you have yet to refute, quit being so sensitive.

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    Re: New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says

    Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Street [COLOR=blue !important]Cafe[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], tells FoxNews.com that authorities have not taken down barricades around Zuccotti Park and along Wall Street despite the dwindling number of protesters since they were evicted from their encampment two weeks ago, keeping consumer foot traffic and his profits to a minimum.
    Officials for the police department said there are no longer barriers at the Milk Street Cafe and haven’t been for some time.
    So what is this article about, then? Oh:

    But despite where the barricades are, Epstein says that the disruption around Wall Street has gone on for far too long.
    Just pointless anti-OWS whining. Quality reporting from Fox News, as always.
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