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Occupy Independence Day Protesters Late Due to Free Ice Cream

By GOPUSA Staff

Rather than taking time this week to celebrate the birth of our nation, "Occupy" protesters in Philadelphia took to the streets in order to lodge complaints against evil banks, big corporations, and any other "man" who's keeping them down. The problem was that only about 60 people showed up, and even they were late due to free ice cream.

So much for the grand "occupy" protest. As noted by Philly.com, only about 60 protesters from "Occupy and ACT UP Philadelphia marched through Center City this afternoon, stopping along the way to shout indictments of banking giants UBS, Wells Fargo and Bank of America."

The march was supposed to begin at 19th and Market streets, where a handful of activists from ACT UP had promised to "storm the stock exchange," but instead held signs and chanted in front of the building. Occupiers had planned to join them, but got tied up when lunch was late at their encampment in Franklin Square. The delay lengthened when a Ben & Jerry's truck arrived at the camp to hand out free ice cream.

The groups merged and began moving, in a mostly orderly fashion, toward City Hall around 4 p.m. and kept chanting all the way back to their camp at Franklin Square. At times there seemed to be almost as many police officers and journalists as there were protesters. But several marchers said they accomplished their goal - broadly, to bring attention to abuses of power and inequality in American society. Of course, each protester had more specific areas of concern.

Read the full story at Philly.com

A look at the group's Facebook page shows that sitting around and doing nothing seems to be one of their main objectives. How about getting up and getting a job?

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  1. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    The “Occupiers” are all off to the next thing. This just shows how short their attention spans really are.

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    • notsolargemargeComment by notsolargemarge
      July 4, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

      So much for the communist occupy movement and also the reason I no longer buy BEN AND JERRYS……happy independence day everyone…….GOD BLESS THE USA

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      July 4, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

      After all—couldn’t leave the NUTS out.

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  2. me109g4Comment by me109g4
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Figures itwould be Ben & jerry’s handing out free ice cream,,bunch of liberal elitists.

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    • RightStuffComment by RightStuff
      July 4, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

      I run backwards when I even see Ben & Jerry ice cream!

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      July 4, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

      I agree, but just think about it…Ben and Jerry’s helped to delay the protest. You can’t make this stuff up.

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  3. howardrwaComment by howardrwa
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Just a bunch of mal- contented anarchists who never do a good days work, are not patriotic,and who add nothing positive to the nations economy. No respect for themselves or others. Bottom dwellers at best .

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  4. bna42Comment by bna42
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    The Occupy crowd has dwindled to 60, and if the free food and media attention came to an end, it would bring the entire bunch to a halt. They want to rant about corporate greed while they line up for FREE stuff and make a general nuisance of themselves.

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  5. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Like the hippies in the 60′s, they can’t exist unless their needs are met with stuff that is free … or stolen.

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  6. dalnbComment by dalnb
    July 4, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Gosh – so much to whine and whimper about. Can’t we get a life, get real, stop the sniveling and start doing something productive?

    Right or wrong at least these guys do something more than sit around and complain!

    Now do ahead and ignore me – give me your one star; think I will whimper the rest of the day?

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      July 4, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

      What the hell do you think they are doing beside “sitting around and complaining”? Have you seen the city parks where they have camped out? Sitting around, walking around, blocking streets, and complaining is ALL they are doing. Have you been “occupying” with them?

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      July 4, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      Trolling is, a life? hahahahahaha

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    • CharieComment by Charie
      July 4, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

      No they don’t. They sit around, complain and take whatever free stuff is available.

      Guess what? Most of the people here have jobs or volunteer for charities. I call that doing something and productive, too.

      So, what’s your problem and what are you doing that’s so earthshaking?

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  7. carole smithComment by carole smith
    July 4, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    What do they mean their lunch was late? Who paid for their lunch? Do they get lunch delivered to them every day? I would like to know, besides Ben & Jerrys delivering dessert to them, what sort of restaurant is bringing free lunches to people who are disdainful of business owners. What a shame, what a waste.
    And, dalnb, not sure exactly what you mean, in one sentence you seem to declare the occupiers snivelers and whiners, in the next you seem to be saying they ARE doing something, besides sitting around and complaining.
    But, dalnb, you have a Constitutional right to say whatever is on your mind, and I would defend your right to say it. Would you do the same for me?

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  8. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    July 4, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Ben and Jerry, they’re part of the one percenters, since they’re a couple of rich, capitalist entrepreneurs. It sure looks as if our protesters sold out by accepting free ice cream from a couple of rich, exploiters of the people. What has the world come to? Bought off by a couple of scoops of ice cream!

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    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      July 4, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

      Nah, Been and Jerry are 99 percenters, The amount of money you have doesn’t matter…all you have to do is declare yourself part of the 99 percent. I think it’s part of the new math.

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  9. dynamicdaveComment by dynamicdave
    July 4, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I wonder what type of ice cream they had? “Imagine Whirled Peace?” lol

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      July 4, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

      RAINBOW SHERBERT

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      July 4, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

      Oh, my bad! I thought it was “Imagine Whirled Peas”.

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  10. Kenneth RandallComment by Kenneth Randall
    July 4, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    THESE LATTER DAY HIPPIES REMIND ME OF A QUOTE FROM RONALD REGEAN:

    A HIPPY IS SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE TARZAN, WALKS LIKE JANE, AND SMELLS LIKE CHEETAH!

    REGARDIND DALNB, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE CONSERVATIVES REALLY DO SOMETHING BESIDES SIT AROUND AND COMPLAIN. WE HAVE JOBS, PAY TAXES, AND TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILIES. ALL OF WHICH WITHOUT GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS OR FREE ICE CREAM. HOW MANY OF YOUR OCCUPIERS KNOW WHAT A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK LOOKS LIKE?

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  11. bouboulinaComment by bouboulina
    July 4, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Looks as if only the hard-core Marxist cadres showed up–drug-addled, hater throwbacks to the grim ’60s, when the current onslaught against America actually began. I wonder if the ice cream was pot sorbet.

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  12. bfranklinComment by bfranklin
    July 4, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    Nothing wrong with protesting about corruption. The banks are bringing down our entire economy with their 1 quadrillion worth of derivative gambling that they are forcing the taxpayers to bail them out for. The founders said in order for this government to work that the citizens needed to do their work to make sure it did not become corrupt, since according to founding documents, this is a government by the people and for the people, not the other way around. Sounds like those people who were out there, even though they may have some things wrong possibly, are doing their citizen duties better than the trolls on here who want to keep seeing our republic destroyed by the corporate, tyrannical take-over of all three branches. Why else would the Supreme Court issue a judgement totally against the principles of its founding, other than to make more money for the cartels. The colonists never had it this bad under King George!

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    • texasbelleComment by texasbelle
      July 4, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

      This is supposed to be a government by the people and for the people but Obama has made it a government by executive fiat. We will all live to regret his tenure; please pray that he becomes extinct after November.

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      July 4, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

      bfranklin -

      I agree that the banks, particularly Bank of America, is a lead weight on our economy, but as much as I despise BOA, if they go down, they are going to take a lot of innocent folks with them. I have no love for Wells Fargo, either, but once again, if they go down, there will be collateral damage. I don’t know how big UBS’s holdings are.

      I’ve been encouraging everyone I know to move their accounts from BOA and Wells to either credit unions or small local banks that aren’t on a ratings list. It’s important and I don’t know how much longer BOA is going to remain solvent. Their boat is leaking pretty steadily.

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  14. wedeyComment by wedey
    July 4, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    They will do anything if it is free. What losers they are?

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  15. CharieComment by Charie
    July 4, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Big banks are pretty bad but our government is worse. If you get to the bottom of all the banks underhandedness I think you’ll see Frank and Dodd’s bottoms sticking out along with a whole lot of other politicians who weren’t wealthy when they got to Congress.

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      July 5, 2012 @ 10:33 am

      Don’t forget former President Carter. He required that the banks give loans to people who weren’t qualified and also was responsible for a number of questionable banking requirements.

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  17. goldclaw83Comment by goldclaw83
    July 5, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    DO THESE LAZY NASTY BUMS WANT EVERYTHING FREE???—GET A JOB AND WORK LIKE I HAVE TO!–:-#

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