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    Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Thousands of Occupy protesters across the US will occupy foreclosed homes today, in what organisers are describing as a "new frontier" for the movement.

    In New York, Occupy Wall Street has teamed up with local activist groups to secretly occupy an empty home, and plan to hand the property over to a homeless family. Similar action is scheduled in more than 20 other cities.

    Over the last month many occupations have been evicted from their encampments, as cities cracked down on demonstrations that had lasted for several weeks.

    In New York occupiers plan to march to the closely-guarded location of their pre-selected foreclosed home, which organisers told the Guardian had been occupied overnight.
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    So, what do you guys think of them occupying foreclosed houses?

    Are they sticking it to the man? Or are they inadvertently doing him a favor by temporarily preventing those houses from vacantly deteriorating while giving him a pretense to recoup lost assets by blaming/charging them for diminishing property values?

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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
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    So, what do you guys think of them occupying foreclosed houses?

    Are they sticking it to the man? Or are they inadvertently doing him a favor by temporarily preventing those houses from vacantly deteriorating while giving him a pretense to recoup lost assets by blaming/charging them for diminishing property values?
    Based on what we saw at the parks, the protestors seem to be too stupid to even find bathooms. You think they're actually going to leave the house in similar condition to when they found it?
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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

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    So, what do you guys think of them occupying foreclosed houses?

    Are they sticking it to the man? Or are they inadvertently doing him a favor by temporarily preventing those houses from vacantly deteriorating while giving him a pretense to recoup lost assets by blaming/charging them for diminishing property values?
    I am thinking it is another proof that the self-interested Occupy crowd shows no respect for laws and property rights, much less the rest of civilization and humanity.
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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    I see it as them welcoming the police to actually start ARRESTING them

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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    It's a stupid stunt. Please, do something that might actually accomplish something. Go camp out outside the office of a few politicians.

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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    So they'd essentially squat in private property that doesn't belong to them, block thousands of workers from accessing their port jobs, and leave public areas in deplorable conditions...all to stick it to the 1%??? I'd love to see how they plan to screw the 1% over without first screwing over the "99%" they claim to be a part of and support. Taking up residence in a foreclosed home will result in arrests, legal fees, and court time a "homeless family" can likely ill afford. Why would they encourage such action? Do they honestly think people are going to stand by and let squatters take over homes they have no legal rights to? And then the whole plan to shut down the west coast ports. Sure, that'll hurt business...and workers, and the economy, and the recovery, and companies/people in other countries that are also struggling...friggin' genius move, there.
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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
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    So, what do you guys think of them occupying foreclosed houses?

    Are they sticking it to the man? Or are they inadvertently doing him a favor by temporarily preventing those houses from vacantly deteriorating while giving him a pretense to recoup lost assets by blaming/charging them for diminishing property values?

    Do you support this action from the 'gimme crowd'?


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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Based on what we saw at the parks, the protestors seem to be too stupid to even find bathooms. You think they're actually going to leave the house in similar condition to when they found it?
    They'll tash out these houses, like they did the parks and put an even bigger dent in the housing market.
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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They'll tash out these houses, like they did the parks and put an even bigger dent in the housing market.
    On the other hand Caterpillar will have to ramp up dozer production for the coming demolition projects when they are removed from the homes. That's ok though, as long as the Tea Party pays their permit fees.




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    Re: Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
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    So, what do you guys think of them occupying foreclosed houses?

    Are they sticking it to the man? Or are they inadvertently doing him a favor by temporarily preventing those houses from vacantly deteriorating while giving him a pretense to recoup lost assets by blaming/charging them for diminishing property values?
    It's a stunt, I don't know what they can really even plan to do about it. It's private property and they can't just do as they would like with it.
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