Occupy LA: The Real, Gritty, Grimy Picture

Submitted by: 5cats 5 years ago in

These candid pictures presents a photo and video essay of what Occupy Los Angeles really looks like. Wow.
There are 53 comments:
Male 171
Getting a bunch of pot heads together to bring about change in the world... I see where they went wrong. It takes motivation and organization to start a movement. If they really cared, they`d save the celebrating for AFTER they actually did something besides put up their $30, 1 piece tent from Wal-Mart.
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Male 3,431
There is a South Park Episode that pretty much sums up this whole idiotic movement.
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Male 20
occupy Toronto looks exactly the same...
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Male 14,334
I should`ve invested in tents I could have hippy money now...
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Male 3,310
I hope those ladies are still shaving. This isn`t a time to get tribal.
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Male 210
GE

Verizon

Paccar inc., PG&E corp., Computer Sciences Corp, Boeing Co and NiSource Inc, Duke Energy Corp
Proof
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Male 7,378
My power company for one Pepco
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Male 317
Waiting Madest. Name a Fortune 500 company! You made the ridiculous claim that they paid "no taxes" - So back it up! I have a list right in front of me showing the top companies and what they paid in taxes. So let`s see who is right and who is wrong... LOL
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Male 317
"I wasn`t talking about individual taxes I was talking about fortune 500 companies that pay no taxes.

Really? Like who? What Fortune 500 company paid "no taxes?" Name 1, and I`ll prove you wrong with official documents.
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Male 7,378
I wasn`t talking about individual taxes I was talking about fortune 500 companies that pay no taxes. Your insistance that you`re right and I`m wrong is debunked by news outlets. You refuse to let it go. I`m done with you until you provide proof that you`re right and by proof I mean actual news outlets calling this study BS.
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Male 10,339
Don`t try cuthere2. He will just get frustrated and threaten to ban you, or just start calling you names. Watch this.

Hey Madest. PeTA sucks. Stupid terrorist hippies.
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Male 317
"You didn`t post any proof. You posted a blog from some unknown entity of some unknown date in response to my recent news story. That`s not proof. That`s opinion from a blogger. May as well get investment advice from Glenn Beck."

- Not true - I posted an explanation of the real taxes paid by corporations, and I also posted a comment of the official averages of taxes paid by those with incomes of over 1 mil or more per year.

Official averages, which 100% without a doubt, prove your statement that "rich people pay less in taxes than average people" wrong. No arguing it - The official numbers state you are w-r-o-n-g. You should be used to that by now!
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Male 317
I`m reminded of when you posted links to supposedly racist Tea Partiers last year. You posted it as proof. Only problem was the images had already been debunked as the guy holding the signs was a Liberal, who PUBLICLY bragged he was going to try and make the Tea Partiers look bad. You couldn`t even admit you were wrong then either!!!! lol

You strike me as the guy who would deny he`s wrong no matter how much evidence says you are. Almost a disorder for you. Hmmm... I wonder if someone were to dig through the posts on here for the past 24 months and make a chart of all your wild claims, and avoiding answering questions - I wonder what that would look like.

See, you`re transparent. You tell me you can`t be bothered to "Answer my questions" because I`m a "moron" - Yet you come on here and post to me anyhow. Which proves you`re lying, and the real reason you won`t answer is because you can`t.

Tell us all another lie Madest! lol
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Male 7,378
You didn`t post any proof. You posted a blog from some unknown entity of some unknown date in response to my recent news story. That`s not proof. That`s opinion from a blogger. May as well get investment advice from Glenn Beck.
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Male 317
Ah - So when I post proof that you`re wrong, you cannot comment on it? See, the link you posted is playing a game of semantics, I showed you how the tax rates (Official numbers) proved you wrong.

WHo is the moron? You thought that "income tax" "Federal tax" and "zero taxes" all meant the same thing! lol - I`ve slaughtered you on this board for the past 12 months, and called out your errors - Not once have you been able to admit when you were wrong. I really feel bad for you man. I really do.
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Male 7,378
I`m not skipping anything. I give up debating morons who are set in their views. There are people who believe in an invisible man in the sky and reject evolution. I`m not gonna change their mind. Likewise I won`t change your mind. I know that I`m right and you`re wrong. I can live with that.
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Male 317
Madest, why are you skipping the points below, and your errors? Your question here is an attempt to distract and derail.

However, I`ll answer your ridiculous question by stating I was responding to the poster below who says he hates people "Writing" on flags. This is even more dis-respectful, and whilst not illegal - It does show the hate these people have for their own country.
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Male 317
Same study Madest - Look closer! It`s the same institution taking the results, and publishing their "findings." Please do try to keep up.
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Male 7,378
It`s legal in America to burn the flag. It`s Illegal in Iran to burn the Iranian flag. What`s the point you`re trying to make cuthere? You want us to be more like Iran?
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Male 317


Here, I believe this is the 3rd flag burning at an Occupy Protest. OWS removed the original tweets from Twitter once Fox picked up the story. Of course, all the Liberal media has ignored it completely... Flag Burning
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Male 317
Several protestors have already burned American flags...
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Male 3,475
I don`t like anybody writing on the United States flag for any reason. They`re "Walkin` On The Fightin` Side Of Me!"
I totally understand protest but I think a few of these out of touch people need a Ranger choke hold.
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Male 317
Same study Madest - Look closer! It`s the same institution taking the results, and publishing their "findings." Please do try to keep up.
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Male 7,378
Year after year? That article was written November 3rd of this year and they got their information from the IRS.
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Male 317
Ok, I believe that about wraps it up. Still waiting for you to show some legit proof Madest - Since I`ve educated you on the basics of corporate finance, you can no longer claim ignorance, assuming you understood what I just shared with you.

Stop posting misleading data, and show me proof of your ridiculous claim. I`m waiting...
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Male 317
Final: If you have shareholders, then you are forced to pay the corporate income taxes and that money is taxed twice. Once for Federal income tax and a second time for personal income taxes when the dividends are paid out.

If you all feel some moral obligation to take money which was fairly earned by people who were better educated than you, worked harder than you did, better skilled than you are, sacrificed more than you did, risked more than you did, then stop trying to get the Federal Government to be your personal bagman. Just go get a gun and show up on the doorstep of a rich person and take what you claim to be your fair share. Until you do that, could you please stop posting ridiculous and misleading posts?
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Male 317
The article link will not post. But I`ll continue the 2nd article:

"Even GE, when it was reported erroneously last year that they received Federal tax rebates, still had billions in taxes they paid to the Federal Government. Taxes are almost always the second highest financial cost to American Corporations and only trail payroll. Even if you took out state and local taxes, the Federal tax burden would still be the second highest financial burden on corporations.

And you need to understand what Federal Income Tax is. It is, for the most part, a voluntary tax for those corporations who choose to take a profit in order to make shareholders happy. Most corporations should never make a profit in Federal terms. Corporations should pay out bonuses, invest in capital projects, invest in research and development, or any number of other things to avoid paying Federal income taxes.

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Male 317
Poor Madest, arguing something he doesn`t understand, so he blindly believes whatever he reads, despite the spin that is obvious to the rest of us. Sorry Madest, this "study" has been debinked year after year! Here`s a starting point:

Article: http://

Or: "The premise of this article is ignorant to the point of being dangerous. The article chose to label this "Biggest Public Firms Paid Little U.S. Tax, Study Says" but that is not what the study said. The study said the biggest firms paid little Income Tax. I know this is a fine point that may not be perceivable to total ninnies, but there is a huge chasm of difference between income tax and paying little taxes. My small company pays 23 separate taxes. The number of separate taxes a large corporation pays is usually in the hundreds. There isn`t a single corporation in the United States that pays little tax." - Continued
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Male 25
cuthere2 don`t bother. You can`t reason with them.
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Male 2,085
What a bunch of socialist idiots. They do not even know what they are really complaining about.
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Male 2,771
More people scrambling for less resources, so yeah, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
A lot of the negativity about the people who are `occupiers`, seems to be that since many of them are jerks, the basic principles they`re protesting against are therefore invalid. That`s not really logical, as everybody has at least a little jerk in them. `Cept me of course.
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Male 616

Let`em sleep in your house, or f*ck`em, let`em rot, but don`t push these idiots on me.
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Male 317
FACT: This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes and payroll taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center in Washington.

Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay 15 percent of their income in federal taxes.

Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7 percent.


Ok Madest, I await your "facts"
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Male 317
Hahahaha!!! Madest - Spewing rhetoric, hate, and vitriol as usual. Not smart enough to add anything intelligent to the conversation, and since he can`t defend the actions of Occupy, all he can do is attempt to hurl meaningless insults at people he knows nothing about. Typical liberal fall-back position.

Fortune 500 companies pay less taxes than middle class? REALLY? Guess Madest was too stupid to understand that this twist of facts argument was already debunked. Madest, might want to fact check before making claims like this. Tell you what, I`ll bring a chart, and you bring one to show indisputable evidence that fortune 500 companies pay more taxes than you do. lol - I just spoke with my CPA last week, so I`m well armed with facts. So in your next post, I expect to see PROOF that fortune 500 companies pay less in taxes - Actual proof, not your usual rhetoric. Can you handle that?
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Male 7,378
Well if the main stream media is responsible for the OWS movement where do your beliefs originate? The Koch brothers? Certainly you`re not the 1%. You`re neither good looking, intelligent or clever enough to be amongst the 1%. Are you saying you`re just another uneducated hillbilly fine with the fact that there`s plenty of money for perpetual wars and sufficient funds for bailouts and tax loopholes so fortune 500 companies can pay less in taxes than you do and your Social Security and Medicare are too expensive, so you want everyone to know the OWS protesters don`t represent a dumb guy like you?
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Male 317
"Rich gets richer and poors gets poorer. Most of you like just that idea, being better than the rest."

What a dumb statement. The facts prove you wrong. Would you like to see a chart of the standard of living from 100 years ago compared to today? Or how about the fact that our "poor" in this country live in larger homes than the middle class in most European nations? More empty rhetoric parroting what the MSM tells you. Nice job!

Are you proud of Occupy "doing something" when they attack people with knives, rape women, steal, smash windows, and masturbate in public? How about when they use children as human shields? How about when they allow more women to be raped due to their inaction because they are worried about their public image and fail to tell the police? How about drug overdose deaths?
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Male 1,832
Dirty stinking hippies.
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Male 1,421
So what?They are doing something, albeit it`s unorganized but that`s still better than to do nothing.. If this movement ends like the hippie movement ended, it still is something, those god-damned-hippies of the 60`s made your iPhones... And of course it`s leftwing movement, rightwing usually just makes things much much worse. No nodu should`ve read any further than the tag "chemtrails"... cheeeessshhuus, rightwing nutjob blogging. There`s no drating chemtrails poisoning people..

Rich gets richer and poors gets poorer. Most of you like just that idea, being better than the rest..
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Male 7,378
[quote]other than a free handout[/quote] ---------
You mean like the handout Wall Street got? Yeah they got nothing like that in fact they were shafted. Much like you.
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Male 317
Is this the Occupy group that lost their permit renewal due to public masturbation and nudity? Oh, and public drug use. lol - Classy!

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Male 71
What a bunch of gross hippies, maybe if they were all organized and could agree on what they want (other than a free handout) they could get something accomplished. I think what the banks and big corporations have done is wrong.. but this^^^ isn`t the way to fix it.
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Male 2,841
Disgusting. I hope these trust fund tards retreat back into their coffee shops and leave the rest of the civilized world alone.
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Male 37,865
It`s not "biased" at all: it`s a collection of pics and vids a normal person took in less than 2 hours while visiting Occupy LA.

There`s a nifty link to what took place the night before.

If he had found peace, flowers freedon & happiness, (that`s the Moonie`s slogan - fyi) I STILL would have suggested it! Because the truth is very interesting to me!

BUT he found pot smoke, slumbering `activists`, in-fighting and crazy people of all sorts.

You ARE the 99%... for LA!! lolz!

As I read at Zombietime: they missed by 1 decimal place: they are the 9.9%!

We are the 9.9%! We`re going to take all the money from the 90.1%!!!

Much closer to being accurate, eh?
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Male 2,344
So basically, as I imagined, these occupational groups are a big mess of mindless would be anti-establishment jerkoffs who preach about everyone having a voice, but really only want to hear their own.

Yeah. You go, occupiers.
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Male 2,737
California is going to fall into the Pacific.
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Female 7,867
Not really that biased then eh?
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Male 6,737
5Cats sub?

/ignore.
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Male 2,440
Beware the chemtrails!
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Male 605
I don`t understand the context of a picture of a used condom at the end?
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Male 605
I don`t understand the context of a picture of a used condom at the end?
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Male 37,865
Link: Occupy LA: The Real, Gritty, Grimy Picture [Rate Link] - These candid pictures presents a photo and video essay of what Occupy Los Angeles really looks like. Wow.
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