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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:41 AM

 

Banks tracking protesters "methodically"

The world's biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security consultants said.

"Our goal is to kick off the spring offensive and go directly to where the financial elite play and plan," she said.

He works with international financial firms to "identify, map and track" protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data "carefully and methodically" to prevent business disruptions.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/BUTK1O9L88.DTL#ixzz1qT7KBzFp


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Fire Walk With Me Apr 2012 OP
Zorra Apr 2012 #1
YoungDemCA Apr 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Apr 2012 #3
xchrom Apr 2012 #5
nykym Apr 2012 #4
RoccoR5955 Apr 2012 #6
Rex Apr 2012 #7

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:11 PM

1. Hi, there, banksters! You destroyed our economy. So expect us.

Early, and often.

We'll be there.

Watching you.

Waiting.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:16 PM

2. Us little people don't have the power or resources to "prevent disruptions"...

For many of us, our

-Jobs
-Retirement
-Savings
-Homes
-Health Care
-Childrens' Education
-Sense of Dignity

Were "disrupted", to put it mildly, by the people and institutions who are oh so important to "the market."-the world's biggest banks and hedge funds and private equity firms.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:52 PM

3. Banks can afford to waste people's money and shareholders' money on harassing protesters ??

They have too much power and no accountability. Almost nobody thinks that kind of harassment is appropriate. Not even the Bank employees, for the most part, I would guess.

Those security companies like Pinkertons pay kickbacks to the security chiefs at the banks to get the security contracts and devise ways to "protect" the banks, even though they really don't need protecting.

Alot of this is driven by internal corruption between the banks and the private security companies. A few people make a lot of money of of this. It is driven by it's own internal money-making logic and has it's own momentum, despite being a huge waste of money and pretty evil.
The banks' own mini security-industrial complex.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. +1

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:21 PM

4. this issue needs to be brought up at the

next shareholder meeting and voted down. stop wasting the dividends!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:24 PM

6. This will fail, because

some protestors are investors in your institutions. When a shareholder meeting is held, they will have every right to be there, and you folks will be toast.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:25 PM

7. Fuck the banksters, I hope their lives are a living hell

from now on to the end of their days.

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