Occupy Poor Street by MaryRodgers
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Occupy Poor Street
by MaryRodgers
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Billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday doesn't think too much of Occupiers saying in an interview with New York City's WOR Radio, "If the jobs they're trying to get rid of in the city—the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy—go away, we're not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean the parks or anything else."

And another thing, he says: "None of this is good for tourism."

Tourism?  Really?  Come on Bloomberg, everyone knows that you have financial interests on Wall Street that cloud your judgment.  Statements like the one above provide further proof that the Occupy movements are necessary.  How many people believe that the mayor cares about municipal employees?  When do you think that the mayor or anyone is his family has been to a public park in NYC when they have the option of going to private clubs instead?

Nope, Mayor Bloomberg—you failed and you just don’t get it.


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October 11, 2011
City Hall Tells Dallas Occupiers to Get Insurance or Else. They're Leaning Toward "Or Else."

By Jim Schutze Tue., Oct. 11 2011 at 1:28 PM

Categories: Get Off My Lawn

... Everybody in the Occupy Dallas encampment I talked to at about noon today was aware of what just happened in Boston. They're braced for the same thing here if the city tries to toss them out.

A city permit issued late yesterday allows the Occupiers to stay in Pioneer Park near City Hall but requires that they post a million-dollar liability insurance policy by 5 p.m. today. The Occupiers I spoke with told me they think the insurance requirement is bogus, and they don't intend to do it.

They've been talking to lawyers about City Code and First Amendment rights. At their headquarters tent, Michael Prestonise told me: "For special events permitting, their rule is that an event that has over 5,000 people will require a million-dollar insurance policy, and an event that has 2,500 to 4,999 will require a half-million dollar insurance policy."

He said the maximum number of people taking part in the Pioneer Park protest is far below the 2,500-person trigger for insurance. "Since they don't mention anything below 2,500, we are taking the position that it doesn't apply to us," Prestonise said ...