Occupy Greensboro protest, Saturday October 15, 2011, Downtown Greensboro NC, Government and institutions for sale to the highest bidder

Occupy Greensboro protest, Saturday October 15, 2011, Downtown Greensboro NC, Government and institutions for sale to the highest bidder

The crowd at Occupy Greensboro was a fairly diverse group of people very different from the bulk of attendees at the Occupy Wall Street protest in NY City. Many of the Tea Party folks would have felt at home with signs blaming government. Of course the Che Guevarra flag  would not have been so inviting. I  am still watching the union and Obama camp involvement in NC and will continue to monitor it. Recently the ACLU was spotted near the University of NC at Greensboro with petitions against some form of job discrimination in NC. What they failed to mention is that NC is a right to work state. An employee can be fired for any reason. This keeps the unions out and companies in the state.

Morgan Freeman and other racists, most of the people in attendance were white since, duh, the majority of the population is.

From the Greensboro News Record October 15, 2011.

“When the Occupy movement that began on New York’s Wall Street comes to downtown Greensboro today, it will come with a head of steam that’s been building for weeks.

Organizers and supporters of Occupy Greensboro say the protests of economic inequity happening across the country inspired them to put together a local event.

Organizers say it also inspired them to do it the right way.”

“The group rented space at the park and the neighboring YWCA parking lot to avoid the standoff with police that happened at Occupy events in Boston and New York.

“The city greatly reduced its rental fee for us — from $700 a day to I believe around $200,” Wright said. “And we’ll have the YWCA parking lot for camping, which is private property.”

Initially, some in the group argued protesters should simply occupy the park without paying rent — under the theory there would be too many people for police to eject.

“In the end, we decided it was more important to have a good relationship with the city and the police,” Wright said.

Wright, a 29-year old who coaches lacrosse at Grimsley High and Wake Forest, said this is the first protest movement in which he’s taken part.”

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From the Greensboro News Record October 16, 2011.

“Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Bank of America building downtown Saturday afternoon as part of the “Occupy Greensboro” protest.

“Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” they chanted to the beat of a marching drum corps, raising handmade signs and unfurling banners.

“Lobbyists Eat the Constitution for Breakfast” read one.

“Eight Years of College and Laid off Twice,” another read. “Where’s My Bailout?”

Those who marched from the Phill G. McDonald Plaza to Festival Park said they were inspired by the movement that began on New York’s Wall Street and has spread all over the world.

Police Chief Ken Miller, who oversaw his officers at Festival Park and spent some time chatting with protesters, estimated the crowd at about 600.

Organizers had expected between 500 and 1,000 people.

Some of the targets of the protest: fraud in the financial industry, economic inequality, and elected officials who protesters said serve donors and lobbyists rather than the American people.

“It’s hard to live in America today without coming to the conclusion that our government and all of our institutions are for sale to the highest bidder,” said Michael Duncan, 22.

Duncan said he was lucky to find a job in computer technical support after he graduated from college two years ago — many of his friends didn’t.

But he was laid off just a few months later as the company he worked for downsized. He found another job after a few months but was laid off again within a year.

“Our economy is on the verge of collapse,” Duncan said. “And it’s because of a housing bubble created by bankers and people on Wall Street who sold us a bill of goods, defrauded the American people and then were bailed out by our government along with a lot of other major corporations as average workers were laid off, their pay cut, and their houses foreclosed.

“Anyone who isn’t angry about that hasn’t been paying attention.”

The demonstration remained peaceful. No arrests were made as of Saturday night.

The event’s organizers worked closely with police and city officials to be sure the demonstration would be safe, family friendly and nonviolent.”

“A few area elected officials and political candidates also were among the crowd, including at-large Greensboro City Council candidate Marikay Abuzuaiter and Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen.

Thigpen’s crusade against mortgage fraud and improper documentation by major national banks in Guilford County has gotten national media coverage.

“The people who started this aren’t the protesters,” Thigpen said. “They’re on Wall Street and they ran our economy into the ground. I believe in an America where there isn’t one standard for banks and another standard for the rest of us.””

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Jeff Thigpen, the Guilford County Register of Deeds, is a good guy and a friend of mine. He has been doing some good work in the area of “robo signatures” and circumventing of chain of title in mortgages. However, he continues to repeat the party line in terms of placing the majority of blame for the economy and housing crisis on the lenders. More guilty in this sham are people like Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Barack Obama in sync with organizations like ACORN who pressured banks to make loans to unqualified and risky borrowers. Jeff, I will be discussing that with you soon.

15 responses to “Occupy Greensboro protest, Saturday October 15, 2011, Downtown Greensboro NC, Government and institutions for sale to the highest bidder

  1. Truthbetold11

    Moveon. Org funded protest period. They started this

  2. Were still waiting for repayment from the D Rats Hawaiian bank.


  3. I have not heard one mention of “one person, one vote” in any protest…..this is what the “day of rage” website advocated to encourage people to protest. The protests started September 17th in lockstep with the day of rage organizers. It appears to be evolving into disturbing new levels. Nobody wanted bailouts, corruption or greed in the government, but what exactly is their solution? Obama has gotten MORE money from Wall Street than any other President. Ya think these protests are misquided?


    P.S. I still Love my country

    I wonder if the grey haired guy with the beard was in Canada during the Vietnam era. Some people never grow up.

  4. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – From your article –

    “More guilty in this sham are people like Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Barack Obama in sync with organizations like ACORN who pressured banks to make loans to unqualified and risky borrowers.”

    All 4 of the characters listed have baggage which would would have demanded their removal from office. The big fear is that companies will merge so that they too will be considered “TOO BIG TO FAIL”!

    PS – Only Chris Dodd has left politics to become head(with a supposedly paid income of a million dollars) of the Motion Picture Ass’n Of America. It’s Headquarters is just across the street from the Whitehouse.Dodd’s father was a political crook too.



  5. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PPS – More “STUFF” on Senator Dodd’s father – Senator Thomas Dodd –

    “In 1967 Dodd became the first Senator censured by the US Senate since Joseph McCarthy in 1954,[22] and was one of only six people censured by the Senate in the 20th century. The censure was a condemnation and finding that he had converted campaign funds to his personal accounts and spent the money” NOT FAR FROM THE TREE FALLS THE NUT!!

  6. Do you feel strongly co-responsible now Hillary?

    The Obama admin let thousands of weapons walk to Mexico without informing the Mexicans or tracking them.

    “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm

    these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians,” Clinton told reporters during her flight to Mexico City.

    “I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility.”


  7. Another good read from IL-Pay-to-Play

    Patrick Fitzgerald: Intrepid Crime Fighter? Or, Politically-Driven Leaker? Series Summary (Part 10)


  8. “Obama administration fights to keep WH visitor logs secret”

    “On Friday the administration filed a formal appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that Secret Service records of White House visitors are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.”


  9. Why U.S. Military in Uganda? Soros Fingerprints All Over It

    Soros’ own Open Society Institute is one of only three nongovernmental funders of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, a doctrine that has been cited many times by activists urging intervention in Uganda.

    Soros also maintains close ties to oil interests in Uganda. His organizations have been leading efforts purportedly to facilitate more transparency in Uganda’s oil industry, which is being tightly controlled by the country’s leadership.

    For more:

  10. So much for “unity” when it comes to Sharpton.

  11. Pay special attention from the 4:26 mark

  12. A Strange Federal Court Ruling……..

    Federal Court Ruling: Appeal to assassinate Obama is protected speech
    (San Luis Obispo, California)

    Date: 2011-09-10, 8:14AM PDT


    Court Ruling: Appeal to assassinate Obama is protected speech

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that calling for someone to kill
    the President of the United States cannot be classified as a threat
    because standing law does not prohibit “predictions or exhortations” to
    In a 2-1 decision, judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that
    California resident Walter E. Bagdasarian was engaging in free speech
    when he threatened Barrack Hussein Obama.

    Bagdasarian published his comments on a Yahoo finance website in the
    weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election. He was arrested
    weeks later, after one of the other commenters reported a potential
    threat to the Secret Service.

    “These statements are particularly repugnant because they directly
    encourage violence,” the judges wrote. “We nevertheless hold that
    neither of them constitutes an offense within the meaning of the threat
    statute under which Bagdasarian was convicted.”

    “There are many individuals in this nation who might believe that they
    were doing the nation a service were they to follow Bagdasarian’s
    commandment,” they continued. “There is nevertheless insufficient
    evidnce that either statement constituted a threat or would be construed
    by a reasonable person as a genuine threat by Bagdasarian against

    Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw cast the dissenting vote. In her opinion, she
    cites the conviction of former white supremacist radio host Hal Turner,
    who was sentenced after he published comments on his website calling for
    the assassination of three judges. She also cites cases dealing with
    threats against abortion providers, where the defendants made statements
    of similar nature to Bagdasarian’s comments.

    “Therefore, independently reviewing the entire record, I conclude that
    at the time Mr. Bagdasarian made the charged threats, he acted with the
    specific intent to ‘threaten’ candidate Obama,” she wrote.


    “A CNN source with very close to the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to me
    today that threats on the life of the president of the United States
    have now risen by as much as 400 percent since his inauguration, 400
    percent death threats against Barack Obama — quote — “in this
    environment” go far beyond anything the Secret Service has seen with any
    other president.”

  13. “The Money Masters”, a must see 3 hr. documentary video that explains and details the rise to power of the banking elite, both here in the United States and the world. From the time of Christ, casting out the money-changers from the Holy Temple in Jeruselum unto the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Well worth the time and a listen, as the narrator explains the history, events and people involved. The documentary also explains the reasons for the current economic situation and best of all the solution to it. Enjoy and give a protestor and your Congress-person a diploma in economics 101. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs

  14. Soetoro is really asking for disaster. If any of these countries that he enters even if to advise military there is INTENT. Some of the alleged foreigners are not really stupid. I am sure that they know how to complain to the Hague. Not that anything would necessarily happen, but the simple fact that an Official complaint is on record could be used at a later date by the Hague in any official action that they would take to show warlike,or CRIMINAL INTENT. This is enough to get many people arrested in our own system. I think that it would be enough in the World court as well.

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