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October 03, 2011 08:31 AM UTC

OccupyDenver HITS DAY TEN

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  • by: wade norris

A local Occupy update:

I was surprised when I went downtown today to learn that the Occupy Denver rally has been going on for 10 days.

Surprised because according to my local news, there is no such thing as ‘Occupy’ anything.

What does make the news is that legislators – Democrats and Republicans – just voted to have 1.7 million dollars worth of gold re-plated on the Capitol’s Dome.

It is the clearest example of what one 99 percenter described as a literal metaphor of the phrase

‘let them eat cake’

Pictures and videos on the 10th night of Occupy Denver…

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Occupy Denver Mall

This is the General Assembly where they voted on the New York agenda for Occupy Wallstreet. Also, there was an issue of violence, as one organizer was assaulted by a civilian, and, glad to say the police were on the scene and helpful, unlike on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Good for Denver’s Police – maybe they have learned from past mistakes…, or maybe the Occupy Denver movement is still being ignored… unlike New York, Boston and San Francisco.

Here is some video of some of the activists – or should I say, the 99% who took time to make a stand.


“Its the elite making policy on our lives, so they can make profit. It’s wage slavery or starvation. People are sick of it, they are done – it’s time to take our jobs back, our lives back


“If you commit a crime, whether you are a cooperation or not is irrelevant. “

(me) You are talking about Denver paying a couple of million to put new gold on the roof of the Capitol?

(Yes)

We are unemployed, our schools suck…. Let’s put some more gold on a building where a bunch of people who feel self important go in…

We have enough money to spend on 1 new jail and courthouse, 2 new jails and courthouses, in the last 5 years,

but we have no money for schools, for the homeless, the poor, for transportation?

Everything goes to the Government, and what do they give us back?

Bombs to bomb and kill other poor people in other countries,

and they are supposed to be our enemies…

Occupy Denver has been going strong, even on a late Sunday night, yet there is no coverage – maybe the news is not really for informing the 99%, so we will have to do it via the web.

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6 thoughts on “OccupyDenver HITS DAY TEN

  1. Obviously the corporate press (mainstream media) has no interest in covering this.

    This movement is to be watched for sure. Labor unions are said to be joining it. No doubt the middle class in this country is waking up to the fact there are few decent paying jobs anymore in this country (everything has been outsourced by multi-national corporations), and $ 9 trillion in wealth stolen in the housing/financial criminal conspiracy.

    Keep ’em doped with religion and sex and TV,

    And they think they’re so clever and classless and free,

    But they’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see.

    John Lennon – “Working Class Hero”

    Maybe the peasants are picking up the pitchforks and manning the ramparts. It’s about time.  

    1. Not sure where Wade got the $1.7 million figure (labor costs perhaps?  That would be a good thing, I believe).  From the DP:

      The Share in the Care campaign, the private effort to raise money to help pay for the restoration of the dome, announced Thursday that AngloGold Ashanti will be donating 72 troy ounces of 24-karat gold from its Cripple Creek mine to regild the dome.

      That’s $128,268 of gold by Thursday’s market price.

      But I was also shocked to only learn about the Occupy Wall Street movement this past Sunday.  Apparently, it’s been going on for weeks in New York.  

      Shame on our media for ignoring this news.

      1. The $1.2 million is probablay for repairs to the dome, of which the refinishing of gold is a small part.

        I love mentions of troy ounces of gold.  Remember the old child’s riddle: which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

        Try it with gold!

          Which weighs more, an ounce of feathers or an ounce of gold?

          A.  An ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers. Previous metals are weighed in troy ounces, which are heavier than the avoirdupois ounces used for common materials such as feathers.

          Okay, wise guy, which weighs more, a pound of gold or a pound of feathers?

          A.  A pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold.  There are only 12 troy ounces in a troy pound and even though the troy ounce is somewhat heavier than the avoirdupois ounce, the difference is not enough to make up for the fact that there are 16 avoirdupois ounces in an avoirdupois pound.

        You gotta love the English system of weights and measures.

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