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Citizens Dumping Personal Junk on Wall Street to Protest Bailout

Sarah Lai Stirland
September 25, 2008

An e-mail that began as a rallying cry from a lone journalist to an influential circle of friends to protest the U.S. government bailout of Wall Street has ignited a national day of street protests. Some demonstrators plan to dump their rubbish in front of the bronze bull sculpture near Wall Street in downtown Manhattan Thursday.

"People are going to bring their own personal junk that they think is worth as much as the junk financial instruments that the government is proposing to buy from the Wall Street banks," says Andrew Boyd, an activist and freelance online-video artist for nonprofit groups in Manhattan. "We’re hoping that people show up with their 8-track cassette collections, their old Spice Girl CDs, their surf boards that got bit by sharks and old Enron stock certificates."

Boyd is just one of thousands of Americans from all over the political spectrum who the Bush Administration has angered with its vague proposal to hand $700 billion over to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to restore U.S. financial markets’ health. That anger has manifested itself online through e-mail, web sites and other online chatter, with one site, BuyMyShitPile.com, going rapidly viral this week. The site, a parody of the dire financial situation, is what is inspiring the self-organizing group of activists to show up in downtown Manhattan Thursday evening with all their junk. They hope to make their simmering fury palpable to Wall Streeters getting off work.

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This is amazing

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Maybe I'll send my diploma. The one that the Dept. of Education set the curriculum for.

LOL that's funny bigmike! Hey, we should send them monopoly

money!!!! Wouldn't that be HILARIOUS????? ;-)

I'm a girk! Chatta me kort please!

Please donate to the rolling money bomb!
Historic moment at WA State Convention at minute 4 here!!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

They've always loved offerings

.......just put it on the steps of the temple.


Good point!

Freedom brings People together

Ron Paul was right

is america waking up...and

is america waking up...and the media will ignore it.... we need to start chantting behind the media again and running them down like what happened to hannity.

Yard Sale for the Gummint

Ha! I love it!

In fact, this could end up being a very helpful activity, indeed. Just think: this could turn out to be the nation's largest yard sale!

Bring all your jun-- ehm, excess items you wish to dispose of, and leave them on Wall Street, in front of the FED building, on the porch of the West Wing; wherever you feel is most appropriate, and leave a note on the pile of-- er, on the collection of vintage items, stating that you are contributing your property towards the cause of raising the money our government so desperately needs.

You will, of course, expect them to provide you with a receipt showing proof of donations, for tax purposes.

I love it!

lets dump it on the home lawns of the representatives too...

see other post We Know Where You Are!