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  •  How far is Freedom Plaza, which will be the focus, (6+ / 0-)

    to K Street, because I really like that idea!

    Bingo!  Its really close!

    Bing:
    Freedom Plaza, DC

        1Depart Pennsylvania Ave NW toward 14TH St NW327 ft
        2Turn right onto 14TH St NW0.4 mi
        3Turn left onto US-29 / K St NW158 ft
        4Arrive at K St NW, Washington, DC 20005The last intersection is 14TH St NWIf you reach 15TH St NW, you've gone too far

    K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    •  excellent (3+ / 0-)
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      now the trick is to figure out how to disrupt it, essentially to kettle k street with protesters, or rather to use the police's kettling of protesters to kettle k street, so that it rattles those lobbyists' cages a bit.

      •  In all honesty, I am not at all sure how close (1+ / 0-)
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        Lujane

        lobbyists offices are, but the idea sounds good.

        Wiki

        "K Street" is a common often-derogatory metonym for Washington's lobbying industry.[2][3] Many of the major Washington lobbying firms are located on the section which passes from Georgetown through a portion of downtown D.C.[4]
        •  The problem there... (4+ / 0-)

          ...is that the difference between K Street and Wall Street is that some of K Street is on your side.

          Most of the national unions have HQs in that area... maybe not on K St, but close by on L or M or along 15th/16th.

          Not to mention the large number of liberal interest and nonprofit groups here in DC.

          It really chaps my hide when "inside the beltway" is used as a euphemism for "corrupt"... particularly living and working in DC, and knowing so many dedicated people who work for nonprofits and interest groups here...

          "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

          by JamesGG on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 09:21:19 PM PDT

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          •  Your point is well made but (3+ / 0-)
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            Ckntfld, buckybadger1988, divineorder

            K street has become as much a euphemism as Wall Street.  Many of the "wall street" players are nowhere near Wall Street, in fact many are not even in New York.

            "Inside the beltway" also has a different meaning not having to do so much with corruption but rather more so having to do with a loss of perspective, an inability to see how the ordinary American perceives what is happening.  It is possible to be too close to begin seeing trees and not the forest.

            That too is part of the problem.  It could be argued that the Obama administration has fallen prey to that.

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