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  •  Most parks aren't owned by corporations (3+ / 0-)
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    VClib, Justanothernyer, forester

    But this one is, and the protestors at least should be thankful for that, because if it was owned by the city they'd have been removed (and legally so) as soon as they started pitching tents.

    Everything you're saying is well taken, and I share some of your concerns...but again, I just talking narrowly about the 1st Amendment issue in this specific case.

    I am the 1% of the the 1% who support the 99%

    by I Am The Top One Percent on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 05:10:36 AM PDT

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    •  They are trying to change that (1+ / 0-)
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      When you hear conservative arguments on how to "fix" the economy, they eventually call for a massive sale of public assets to pay for the "debt."

      That's the end game: sell every public asset of value for pennies on the dollar, all in the name of "deficit reduction."

    •  Many in NYC are (0+ / 0-)

      just like this one, small corporate plazas. It is a trend that in increasing. Plazas no one cared about except office workers eating lunch outside in the summer. This is the most useful think this concrete slab has done in years.

      "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

      by Scott Wooledge on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 05:29:07 AM PDT

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