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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Zuccotti Park Wind Farm Scam

Most of the real 99 percent of average Americans – that is, the real working class – are too busy working to be able to listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck on the radio.  So we have to pass on their news by word of mouth.  Yesterday, Rush reported on a story in Business Insider.

Last Friday, the city was ready to evict the rioters, at the behest of the property owner, Brookfield Properties, so the park could be cleaned and then they would be allowed back in.  The rioter, fearing a permanent evacuation, refused to go, and the city and Brookfield Properties backed down.  However, according to Business Insider,  "Coming on the heels of the Solyndra debacle, the Obama administration has just approved a $168.9 million loan guarantee for the Granite Reliable wind farm project owned by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).  Among its many holdings BAM owns Brookfield Renewable Power, which owns the Granite Reliable and it also owns Brookfield Office Properties, whose holdings include the now famous Zuccotti Park.  The Department of Energy finalized the loan guarantee less than a week after Occupy Wall Street protesters took to Zuccotti Park."

Brookfield Asset Management, Rush says, in exchange for letting their park be used by the protesters, got a $168 million loan guarantee from the Obama Administration. 

The Business Insider story continues, “The Granite Reliable Power Project under construction in Coos Bay, N.H., is the state's largest wind farm and the New Hampshire Union Leader questions why Brookfield would need federal subsidies at all, particularly following the bankruptcy of Solyndra," and why GE is getting subsidies when they don't need the money?  "Mayor Bloomberg's announcement Monday that protesters could remain as long as they liked, also raised a few eyebrows and it turns out he has a personal connection to Brookfield as well. The mayor's longtime domestic partner Diana Taylor is on the Board of Directors at Brookfield Properties along with John E. Zuccotti himself."

What’s more, the organizers of the riots never submitted an application for permits.  Morristown Tea Party’s secretary was extremely thorough.   She made sure she got permits for everything.  The Morristown Green is also a private park.  Still, MTP did everything by the book.  We were given three hours for our event, which was more than we  needed anyway, and then the park was returned to public use.  We didn’t make a permanent encampment of it.  If we’d wanted to set up tents, we would have gone to Morristown National Historical Park, and made ourselves at home in Jockey Hollow.

Quinnipiac College came out with a poll, claiming that 72 percent of New Yorkers approve of the Occupy Wall Street protest.  Meanwhile, one the Legal Aid volunteers had her expensive Mac computer stolen overnight.  Then, some other enterprising robbers, according to WOR Radio, grabbed the group’s donation cans while they were sleeping, solicited the donations and then made off with them.  The protestors were outraged (meanwhile, John Gambling’s crew could be heard laughing in the background as their news reporter told the story).   So, OWS, how’s that “Redistribute the Wealth” thing working out for you?

In one last item, Obama’s teleprompter was stolen overnight in Richmond, Va., along with a truckload of electronic equipment, leaving our president “speechless.”  The TOTUS kidnappers haven’t yet released a list of demands.  Perhaps they want Obamacare repealed.  The FBI is checking through electronic equipment dumps, searching for the missing TOTUS amidst discarded Wangs, Commodores, and moonwalk cellphones.

The greatest insult to the Tea Parties is the comparisons the Media have made.  We shouldn’t be surprised that they’re slavering over the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, that they’re whitewashing their recorded violence, or that they ignore the fact that these same Wall Street Banks they’re protesting donated to Obama’s campaign and were in turn bailed out by the administration.  John Gambling’s reporter sidekick complained that these kids weren’t the crazies John was making them out to be.  If not, then who are those kids in the Joker facemasks?  Who were those girls who helped kick over the police scooters and started yet another riot? 

Doesn’t anyone find the connection between Zuccotti Park and Granite Reliable Power interesting?  To those New Yorkers who have no problem with all of this, how’s that corruption thing working out for you?


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