Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Business as Usual (for now)

This is a horrible cell phone photo.
That is actually a normal looking woman.
So this morning on mile 5 of 20 I decided to make a short detour and swing by Zuccotti Park, the current home of Occupy Wall Street.

I am not going to try explain the Occupy Wall Street movement here.  I will let you do that yourself.  I am just going to say that these people what this country, their country to be a better place.  Just like the people who stand with the Tea Party.

I could not stay long so just stopped to take a quick photo.  I asked the women at right if that was OK, and she said "of course, that is why I am here."

We spoke a little.  I actually confessed. that if I were 15 or 20 or more years younger I would have been there every day.  But now I am afraid.  I am afraid of being beat up and maced  by the police for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I have kids... I have to be there for them.

She talked me down.  She said that for the most part if you don't want to get arrested or maced you just have to listen to the cops.

For the most part.......

This video really disturbs me.  If I still had my old job I would have been there when this happened. It was about 100 feet from my office.  That is not Wall St.  It is University Place and 12th St.


  1. It breaks my heart to think the Tea Partiers, with guns, can do what they like, while unarmed protesters are maced and pepper-sprayed, maybe even tasered, and then arrested.
    Where I come from (British Columbia) it is against the law to be anywhere with a gun unless it is hunting season and you have a hunting license and are in a hunting area. Duh.
    Here in Alberta, I wouldn't want to come up against an armed redneck far-right-of-right voter in a dark alley, or a brightly lighted alley, either.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel


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