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    EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

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    By Jana Winter

    Published October 26, 2011| FoxNews
    The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.

    The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

    NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.
    I'd like to see some more sources on this, but this is right up their alley isn't it?
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

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    I'd like to see some more sources on this, but this is right up their alley isn't it?
    Josie posted a screenshot of their ad on craigslist.

    Exactly the same as many other "activist jobs" you can find on craigslist.

    Id be interested to know how someone "knows" where a non-profit group spends its money in realtime. Normally, their activities are itemized at year end incompliance with their charter.

    Could be true, but at this point it looks like spin.

    The "hold Wall St accountable" line has been spun up to "Acorn is secretly funding OWS". Don't see how anybody COULD know if this is true at this point in time.
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Somehow I knew when this mess started ACORN would be involved. Just because there are no leaders (right), it screams community organizing and is probably the reason Obama likes what is happening.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    I'm not sure I see what the problem is. People work to raise funds for a cause they support.

    The videos that lead to their funding cut, incidentally, were cleverly edited to fit an agenda and show something that didn't actually happen. It shocks me that people still aren't aware of that.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm not sure I see what the problem is. People work to raise funds for a cause they support.

    The videos that lead to their funding cut, incidentally, were cleverly edited to fit an agenda and show something that didn't actually happen. It shocks me that people still aren't aware of that.
    So nothing on the current event.
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

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    So nothing on the current event.
    My opinion on the current event is that the right-wingers are trying to stir up the ACORN bogeyman again because they're doing anything they can to discredit OWS.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Soros -- check
    Acorn -- check
    unions -- check

    Lets see what other boogiemen we can trot out.

    Personally, I am waiting for the link to muslim jihadists.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Soros -- check
    Acorn -- check
    unions -- check

    Lets see what other boogiemen we can trot out.

    Personally, I am waiting for the link to muslim jihadists.
    The Gay Agenda.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Does anyone else notice the site that article is on, the debunked Fox News.
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The Gay Agenda.
    Perhaps crackwhore welfare moms.

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