Oct 2, 2011

St Louis and KC protests against the Bankster Machine... and more

"Zero arrested for bankrupting the country. 700 arrested for walking on a bridge."
 700 Protesters Arrests in NYC

(Reuters) - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday evening after more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.

The arrests took place when a large group of marchers, participating in a second week of protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement, broke off from others on the bridge's pedestrian walkway and headed across the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

"Over 700 summonses and desk appearance tickets have been issued in connection with a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge late this afternoon after multiple warnings by police were given to protesters to stay on the pedestrian walkway, and that if they took roadway they would be arrested," a police spokesman said.


This is not your Koch Brothers Tea Party Protest.  This is progressives  and the middle class and they've had their belly full in NYC and around the country.   ABC's coverage....


Mini St Louis - KC Protests

ST. LOUIS • Demonstrators gathered Saturday outside the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown St. Louis and said they plan to be there "as long as it takes to get the point across."

Their point, as they see it, is that it's time for 99 percent of the population to speak out and act against the greed and corruption of the richest 1 percent.

The group that organized the action is OccupySTL. Its Web address is www.OccupySTL.org.

Paul, a 40-year-old EMT from St. Louis who declined to give his last name, said he expected other supporters to join the protest at one time or another on Saturday.
"If you are not part of the 1 percent, this is your movement," he said.

Paul said the demonstrators would not block the street or sidewalks or entrances to the building. He said the group has security officers, legal advisors and trained medical personnel. He is an EMT and his wife is a nurse.   Whole story from ST Louis Today


Kansas Citians also protested this weekend near the KC Federal reserve and within eyeshot of the large temporary structure of shipping containers that face the Reserve, displaying "I O U".  Photo of "Day 2" camp out was taken by Eric Bowers, local photojournalist artist.

More on Occupy Kansas City found  VIDEO on TKC's link including interviews and video of the protest  

While I wasn't at the KC protest, looking at these well-produced videos, I detect a certain lack of specific focus... but a general protest of the establishment controlled by the top one percent.  There are certainly plenty of causes and business at Hobby Lobby's sign material department should be brisk.  Some boomers ended up banksters who have short hair and live in the suburbs.  They aren't at the protest.  Others are gray haired, long haired, fifty somethings now who live in midtown and are still protesting the banksters and big money lobbyists in Washington.  Now joined by a new generation to protest the same problems.

AT right, the 65 foot Kansas City sculpture commemorating US debt...close to where the protest is being held.   All about it from MSNBC.


McCaskill's got some more competition on the GOP side for Missouri US Senate.
It's John Brunner from the St Louis area.  More from ST Louis Today.


 Chiefs beat Vikings 22-17 for their first win
It had been several months since the Chiefs had reason to celebrate, but the benefits of a victory came rushing back to them in the moments after Sunday's 22-17 win over Minnesota at Arrowhead Stadium. "Winning is contagious,'' linebacker Derrick Johnson said.


The Missouri Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission today over Senate candidate John Brunner’s failure to comply with federal election laws. According to the complaint, Brunner violated FEC law by refusing to file as a candidate for months, despite clear statements that he is a candidate for Senate and spending beyond the threshold for registration.

“For months, John Brunner’s campaign has relied on his ability to hide behind professional political consultants and his extreme personal wealth to avoid any accountability. It’s deeply troubling to see someone who made his fortune inheriting a multi-million-dollar cleaning products company using that money to run such an unclean campaign right out of the gate,” said Caitlin Legacki, Missouri Democratic Party spokeswoman.



Findlaw discusses Missouri Priest Case

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Reverend Joseph Matt, a Missouri priest who fathered a child with a married woman, is being sued along with the diocese. The priest was sued in an anonymous lawsuit filed by the woman's husband.
The woman's husband wants to keep his name out of the lawsuit to protect the identity of the child.

More on this....


Missouri Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Montee to run for lieutenant governor next year.
Montee said Friday she has been trying to recruit strong Democratic candidates for offices and believes she has the best chance of winning the lieutenant governor's office being vacated by Republican Peter Kinder.

Kinder has said he will not seek re-election and is instead considering a run for governor.
Montee served as state auditor for four years before losing re-election last year to Republican Tom Schweich.

Two other candidates already have entered the lieutenant governor's race. They are Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley and Democrat Becky Plattner, who is chairwoman of the Missouri Conservation Commission.   from forward stl.


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