On the lack of “demands” which isn’t quite accurate, but the comment is a bullseye:
“Is the person that sounds the fire alarm also responsible for providing the water? Does a medical patient complaining of symptoms also have to diagnose the malady in order to get treated?
“The idea that only those with answers are allowed to ask questions is simply an argument for maintaining the status quo. It’s an objection posed by those who have a vested interest in maintaining the course.”
Robert Reich was the featured speaker yesterday, one of many notables that were on the card. The rain persists today, but there was no word of cancellations for today’s schedule. (Update: The speakers will be on south side of City Hall under a tent for your comfort and convenience):
The march on the banks went off as planned. You can watch the action at these links:
Thee is a rumor that the California Nurses Association will be marching on banks Thursday. Obviously, without nurses we’d all be either sick or dead, so this will provide us with an opportunity not only to support the Occupation Movement, but also the people who have made this possible.
I was going to do a piece about a phenomenon that has prevailed since the occupation began. By way of example, last night Someone absconded with a tarp that was protecting the electrical outlets from the rain. Of course, Nobody then showed up to take credit for it. This phenomenon is repeated countless times during a typical day. Somebody removes or edits comments from the website, and Nobody arrives to accept the credit for it. If this has happened to you, please leave a comment here with the original copy if you’ve still got it.
Instead of a thought-piece that corroborates what some of the other writers have already said, maybe it is time to look at the lighter side after a week of bad weather, missteps, political fallout, threats, two arrests, and more than a little carping and complaining about the cumulative effect of camping on the lawn in a high-crime area directly across from a police station.
Two videos surfaced this week. The Colbert video was featured at the Occupy Wall Street website, and it’s worth watching:
The other is also a riot, no pun intended:
To all of those that have found reasons to complain, hopefully you will remember the ultimate goals of the Occupaton Movement and the sacrifices that must be made to achieve them. This week, I am going to test the process by introducing this resolution. The only comment received was positive, from Rancho Larry, so what the heck, let’s see what happens. There is still time to hard-block it with a sensible comment here.
“We ask for investigative action, and support all concurrent efforts by Treasury and Justice to hold accountable those parties responsible for the massive losses incurred by their procedures and practices. Specifically those practices that used artificial valuations or false pretenses to profit from the losses they intended to incur on depositors or investors, those that entrusted their money with them or their institutions.”