"We are the 99percent", they chanted. Often as cars drove by and honked in support, the marchers turned and waved. The line was filled with people from all ages and walks of life, including many children walking and in strollers, people in wheelchairs, and even leashed dogs. Many signs.
Police blocked intersections and directed traffic along 31st. At one point, at 31st and Troost, the line of marchers crossed a neighborhood street event with live bands...contrasting the partying African Americans there with their own event and the predominantly white Kansas Citians marching along 31st past them.
Many arrived and parked around Liberty memorial and joined in...and once at Troost Park sat and listened and cheered speeches (as seen in the live stream available on occupykc.com)
VIEW 50 pictures from the march along 31st
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Construction of the IOU/USA shipping container sculpture.
I happened to be looking at the this incredible 'aerial' shot taken from atop the Liberty memorial down the mall, towards the sculpture. You can see the Occupy KC encampment in the foreground:
And now this satellite shot on Google happens to have been taken as the IOU/USA construction was just beginning. Imagine this...a satellite shot of KC capturing this shot last summer:
The large IOU/USA sculpture is reportedly scheduled to come down, according to an in the know occupier. So parking will be limited as heavy equipment is moved in to break down the sculpture that has gained some national attention.
Drudge reviews Pat Buchanan's doomsday book
"As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian Summer of our civilization."
So begins Pat Buchanan in his hardcore work, SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER.
"Will America Survive to 2025?"
Buchanan, set for maximum controversy, launches all rockets at introduction "Disintegrating Nation" -- and does not let up for 400-plus pages.
"America is disintegrating. The centrifugal forces pulling us apart are growing inexorably. What unites us is dissolving. And this is true of Western Civilization....Meanwhile, the state is failing in its most fundamental duties. It is no longer able to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars."
The books reads as if its been written to be left behind in the ruins, only to be found by a future civilization.