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OWS Sends Powder To 6 Banks, Bloomberg

From the New York City CBS affiliate, WCBS:

Threatening Letters Containing White Powder Sent To Manhattan Banks

April 30, 2012

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Envelopes containing white powder turned up at multiple banks in Manhattan on Monday, police told 1010 WINS.

Five of the envelopes were sent to Wells Fargo banks, one was sent to JP Morgan Chase headquarters and another was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office and ended up in a mailroom on Gold Street.

The powder was determined to be cornstarch, police said

Mr. Bloomberg was probably relieved to learn it wasn’t salt. Though, come to think of it, cornstarch probably scares him, too.

The envelopes also contained notes that were nearly identical, containing references to “May Day,” which falls on May 1 and is a traditional rally day for labor movements. The notes also included statements such as “You have 10 seconds to stop working,” “You are not in control” and “[Expletive] the banks.”

Occupy Wall Street is planning a big demonstration Tuesday in New York City, urging followers to block traffic at bridges and tunnels to make it hard for people to get to work. That has the NYPD suspecting that there may be an Occupy Wall Street connection to the letters.

Sherlock Holmes would be proud.

“I’m not aware of any unions who are actually striking, but the message seems to be connected to that, saying ‘Stop work, you have 10 seconds to do it,’” Browne [said]…

Don’t kid yourself. This is from the unions. Or, rather, their hirelings. By the way, it is probably just a coincidence that there has long since been a major effort to unionize bank tellers in New York.

From Bloomberg (News):

Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in Resurgence

By Henry Goldman and Esmé E. Deprez – Apr 30, 2012

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe today calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

The Occupy protesters want free college, free healthcare, free contraception, and more welfare, and they are said to have an "anti-greed message"?

Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

For these layabouts every day is a general strike with no work, no school, no banking. — Though they still manage to shop, if only to shoplift.

In New York, Occupy Wall Street will join scores of labor organizations observing May 1, traditionally recognized as International Workers’ Day

Their mission is to destroy capitalism. Which, oddly enough, is never mentioned. Even when they ‘protest’ on May Day.

Organizers describe the May Day events as a coming together of the Occupy movement, with activists also calling for more open immigration laws, expanded labor rights and cheaper financing for higher education…

Gee, it sounds just like Obama’s platform. And the SEIU’s. What a coincidence!

Today, beginning at 8 a.m. in Bryant Park, scheduled events include teach-ins, art performances and a staging area for “direct action and civil disobedience,” such as bank blockades…

And we thought Mayor Bloomberg was against bullying.

By the way, the Nazi Brownshirts used to blockade banks and department stores, too.

Occupy-related events are planned in 115 cities throughout the U.S., from college towns such as Amherst, Massachusetts, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

In San Francisco, a group calling itself the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition abandoned a plan to close the span while carrying on with a day of picketing to support bridge, ferry and bus workers seeking reduced health-care benefit costs, according to its website

Just in case anyone thought that the unions were calling the shots here.

In any case, it looks like New York City might be spared, since it is currently drizzling and only 52 degrees. The Occupy crowd are strictly ‘fair weather revolutionaries’ and ‘sunshine anarchists.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “OWS Sends Powder To 6 Banks, Bloomberg”

  1. AcornsRNutz says:

    “The Occupy protesters want free college, free healthcare, free contraception, and more welfare, and they are said to have an “anti-greed message”

    But of course. The marxist definition of greed is when someone else wants to keep their stuff instead of giving it all to you.

    • Mithrandir says:

      Every vice in society liberals complain about, is usually done by liberals themselves. Corporate greed? They are greedy! (Government, Hollywood) Saving the planet, THEY are worse! (Earth Day) Racism? They are racist. (al sharpton, jessie jackson, Rev. wright) Call Republicans terrorists, THEY are terrorists! (Animal rights, Enviro-nuts, Occupy, Bill Ayers) Do liberals even hear themselves?

      My favorite is when in an argument, a liberal guy will get angry and call me a FAG! Bzzt! Wrong Mr. Homophobia! Gays and their behavior are glorified UNTIL they use it as a weapon against you. Just doesn’t make any sense…

  2. River0 says:

    Let’s hope they succeed in spreading their chaos. The mask is off and they’re playing for keeps. We who have eyes to see will awaken to the danger and horror of what they are.

    Everything we hold dear in America, the values and aspirations that made us the envy of the world, are in grave peril. It is their envy that is making us a target.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      IN a purely cynical and sarcastic way I agree with this. I am holding out for the day these idiots want to occupy my front yard. I guarantee I’d have more success evicting these knotheads than the NYPD an LAPD did.

  3. mr_bill says:

    This is classic: the Occupy message is “Stop Working.” It’s a sad state of affairs when so many people with so many demands are utterly unwilling to lift a finger to better themselves. Do they think all that “free” stuff grows on trees?

    I say round them up and put them to work picking Nancy Pelosi’s grapes on her non-unionized vinyard. They should be allowed to congregate there, as they have in public parks (complete with vandalism, public defecation, littering, and crime). It would be instructive for both Pelosi and the Occucry whiners. They should also be entitled to whatever she has that they want, in the interest of the social justice that they both claim to love so much.

  4. Petronius says:

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to implement tougher anti-cornstarch laws.

    All cornstarch will be registered and licensed users will be required to pass an intensive training course in proper cornstarch handling.

    A mandatory minimum 10-years prison sentence will be imposed for possession of cornstarch without a permit.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Isn’t this how the October Revolution began?

    But the Russian peasants then were well and truly desperate and starving and dying from privation.

    I don’t think this is going to work in an America that has credit cards, two cars and shopping on every corner.

  6. Astravogel says:

    If I may add to GetBack’s comment, we don’t have an October Revolution
    here because the government gives the layabouts just enough welfare to
    keep them in booze and drugs. Essentially, we’re taxing the folks that work
    in order to buy-off the worthless. Reminds me of the CoDominium in Pournell’s
    science fiction series Falkenburg’s Legion, and the borloi. And, as in that series,
    eventually it all comes unstuck.

  7. wirenut says:

    Well, I guess the basement-dwellers have made their case. Corn-starch is sooo, underated. Here’s What Morons!
    I’ve got a pound or so of triple F, that’s just dying to meet you, and you lit the fuse. We’ve got “powder” also.
    Think twice before you trash our freedoms. This adjustment is coming to a town near you.

  8. Anonymoose says:

    In the pantheon of Socialism “International Worker’s Day” is the equivalent of New Year’s.

    We had them “protesting” out here also–medium sized ultra-liberal college town. All 15 of them duly ignored by the passersby.

    Remember when May Day used to be about Spring and doing nice things for your neighbors and all that? They’re trying to co-opt the goodwill for their own uses. Yes, free everything and “shutting down” businesses is all about greed–give them all or else they’ll squat on your lawn.

    Socialism and Communism (pretty much the same thing) are all the same lie. To the people on the ground money is a big house and the wealthy people are hogging all the rooms for themselves. They’re tired of living in the garage and want to live in the main house, just not pay any rent or upkeep. To the rest of us wealth is a crop that has to be grown and maintained, spend it and it’s gone. You make it, you earn it.

    But to the controllers, the people in power—it’s about an aristocracy. They work for the people–but no one else has the power they have. They own nothing–but have access to everything. They don’t need to earn money, they take it. It’s not about bringing everyone UP, but taking us all DOWN to the same level. Give them enough to keep the masses quiet, tell all the promises, but nothing goes anywhere. Society, technology, civilization all stagnates, but we’re equal aren’t we?

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