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  • Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference

    The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned.

    The planned disruptions at CPAC come only days after U.S. Park Police raided Occupiers’ tent cities at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., confiscating a number of tents, and prohibiting Occupiers from camping out there any longer.

    During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who was present at the meeting.

    The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity.

    “Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email. Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party, “said they would be disappointed if they didn’t get arrested and planned to ‘make it count.’”

    The source quoted another protester as saying, “Mitt [Romney] has Secret Service now, but [Newt] Gingrich and [Andrew] Breitbart don’t,” seemingly suggesting that the latter two would not be as heavily guarded.

    Protesters planned to conduct most of these activities on Saturday, the last day of the conference, so as not to overlap with the recently announced protests by labor groups on Thursday and Friday.

    CPAC is the largest annual gathering of conservatives. Guests this year will include three of the four Republican candidates for president, members of Congress, governors, and a host of the country’s most prominent conservative activists and commentators. The Heritage Foundation is a CPAC sponsor.

    Occupy DC’s initial follow-up planning session for CPAC fell off the radar after the tent city at McPherson was dismantled on Saturday, but the group agreed on Monday to move ahead with its CPAC “action plan.”

    Protesters had been living in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza since October, in violation of federal statutes prohibiting camping on federal land. The National Park Service agreed to enforce the law after congressional investigators began looking into the matter.

    Both the American Conservative Union, which hosts the annual conference, and the Marriott Wardman Park hotel, where it takes place, said they had increased their security measures and were confident that any threat from protesters would be adequately addressed.

    But concerns remain. Occupiers reportedly discussed a number of tactics for getting protesters into the conference, where they would be able to do more damage than a street protest could muster.

    An attendee of the Thursday meeting, who claimed to handle relations with labor organizations, said the AFL-CIO had booked rooms for Occupiers at the Marriott hotel, with the intention of allowing them to bypass security measures at the door. Contacted by Scribe, an AFL-CIO spokesman insisted the Occupiers’ claims were untrue. The AFL-CIO has aided Occupy DC before, most recently in storing Occupiers’ belongings at its headquarters in advance of the National Park Service’s enforcement actions.

    But Occupiers are apparently planning other means of infiltration. Representatives from the American University and George Washington University “Occupy” groups said they intended to actually register their members for CPAC. Student passes are heavily discounted, and allow full access to the conference.

    They also said they would produce counterfeit credentials and hand them out to non-students who still wished to enter the protest.

    “In order to avoid having to shower and dress in business attire to blend in,” Scribe’s source said, “they plan to wear Ron Paul 2012 gear because they believe Paul supporters ‘generally look like hippies.’”

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    139 Responses to Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference

    1. Except to see a lot more of these type of tactic from the left, it is an indication that they are losing the argument and instead must resort to thug tactics.

      Would they be trying them if CPAC was in a concealed carry state?

      • Yes we would. We aren't left or right. We just want the blend of goverment and corporations (I.e. fascism) ended as well as ending crony capitalism and corruption. I think any sensible ,freedom loving american would want that.

        • chasrmartin says:

          And any sensible person would realize physical assaults won't make friends, even in DC where people may not be carrying.

      • Molli Rasor says:

        In response to your last, no…

        But here's a positive suggestion: Someone ought to deploy a large number of megapixel surveillance cameras with secure recorders. The video will be handy on so many levels.

        • EA Miller says:

          Good idea. These people are Obama and Pelosi's people and they are fascists who want know opposing dialogue. They need to be exposed.

          • you live EA and have no clue what you are talking about. We have protested OBAMA more than any other person! This article mentioning physical assaults is a lie. I was at the meeting (several) and no such topic came up. It's all right wing propaganda to keep the sensible people from both sides of the spectrum from working together.

            • Matthew; time will tell who is lying. And the camera idea is a good one; wouldn't be surprised if they are already in place.

            • skat says:

              matthew, you and your friends are just tools of the left, i.e. the current administration. your whining about "corporate influence" is just a justification for attacking liberty and advancing statism.

      • Tater Tots says:

        I heard that they were amassing biological weapons – ones that contain neurotoxins that make all CPAC participants give themselves wet willies.

      • dave in tn says:

        damn i wish those yarn headed morons would try that crap with me – and yes we do have concealed carry here

      • spatin says:

        It's not illegal to carry a walking stick in Washington DC is it?
        They shouldn't even have the CPAC in DC.
        DC should not have the benefit of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that would flow into the city.
        They should have it in a gun-friendly, conservative, state instead, like Tennessee.

      • LibGunOwner says:

        As opposed to right-wing thug tactics, you mean…?

        Those dogs and fire hoses came in handy in the 60's, didn't they…??

    2. MikePulsifer says:

      They're actively looking for ways to shower? LOL

    3. octavioj says:

      So much for these people being independent thinkers. It is now obvious they are a tool of the professional left.

    4. Carl says:

      Fine I say. Let them show the nation just how depraved they actually are. Let us not sink to their level. I hope our side can remain peaceful, respectful, thoughtful, even in the face of these drastic acts. In the end, we will prosper if we are the adults in the conversation. This is the time to showcase to world what conservatives actually are.

    5. GadsdenGurl says:

      Such baloney. I am too old to be a hippie! LOL

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    7. Loudmouth Elephant says:

      Occupy Wall Street: If you don't agree with our views and opinions, we will physically harm you. See OWS' disgusting behavior here: http://loudmouthelephant.blogspot.com/2011/11/des

      OWS seems to be about destruction, not democracy.

      • Stacey says:

        They would be less angry if they would just take their medication.

      • Ivan Rayson says:

        Sorry, but your wrong. Ows are for majority rule and all the rotgut that comes with democracy. We need to stop calling our country a democracy, because we are suppose to be a constitutional republic.

      • Bill says:

        They physically harmed up that poor bank! Don't they know that banks are people too??

    8. Lawrence Burnham says:

      The escalating violence in protests around this country may be in line with a democratic(Obama/Soros) plan of increased violence leading up to declaring martial law so that elections can be suspended. There is a lot more behind these protests then what appears on the surface including ads in newspapers and on the internet for persons to work with the protesters to lead them in violence. These are paid positions. Follow the money to see who is pulling the strings!

    9. Repubtallygirl says:

      That is why I am always locked and loaded.

    10. Start Loving says:

      Impeccable journalism. Extremely credible. Don't be put off by how formulaic it is, how neat and tidy, almost like it is a total work of fiction, which I suspect it is. Having said that, there are elements of Occupy that are capable of what is described here, sadly.

    11. deerhound says:

      The camping and crappin' in the park for Obama children will be out in force, all 99% of .1% of them.

    12. Viking says:

      Obama's people really are annoying, aren't they?

    13. TruthAndFreedom says:

      Sound like typical liberals who think that they are open-minded and tolerant — only if you agree with them.

      Occupying public property, assaulting attendees and attempting to shut down CPAC go well beyond exercising First Amendment rights. Hope that the police will be there to enforce the law.

    14. retiredvietvet says:

      Bring it on! This is going to be happening all this summer and definitely if obama is re-elected. Civil War is coming to America, better get ready for it………………………..

    15. Conservative Tea says:

      South Carolina recognizes other state's carry permits. These "Occupier" people are biting off FAR more than they will be able to chew.

    16. Glenn Beckenson says:

      Expect to see a lot more of these type of tactic from the right, it is an indication that they are losing the argument and instead must resort to thug tactics. Anonymous sources really shouldn't be relied on for this sort of thing. Sure, the convention could increase security as a result of anonymous tips, but printing it in an article like we were certain violence was going to happen is bad journalism. The source could have been anyone, a schizophrenic hobo, a republican presidential nominee, or an occupier trying to pull a prank.

    17. maxmillun says:

      This is only the beginning of the plan for more drastic protests, and all out rioting, this Spring and Summer. After all, that is exactly what the true supporters of OWS have planned all along. It is a dynamic well spelled out by Cloward-Piven, as the riots are designed to bring about martial law and a different approach to government. But, do not trust me… research The Cloward-Piven Strategy for Manufactured Crisis. You need to be well informed, as the Key Democrat Progressives have been extremely well mentored in it for decades! They have been patiently waiting since 1965 for this final opportunity to radically change this nation!

      • Jamie says:

        Yes, all through the various years when their welfare state was being hacked to pieces by ascendant conservatism, Key Democratic Progressives were just waiting for the CPAC convention of 2012 as the big catalytic moment.

        This one event, utterly trivial to anyone who doesn't read Heritage blogs, is The Sign! Because simultaenously, conservatives like you speak for all real Americans yet are outmanuevered by a vast powerful liberal conspiracy that is somehow well funded despite everyone on the left being an unemployed loser and… geez, there's no rationality to anything y'all think, is there?

        Buckley would just be horrified to realize that utter lack of intellectualism that has eclipsed the political right in America.

    18. @EGBPTC says:

      I liked that last sentence about RonPaul supporters. Pretty much fits my opinion of them.

    19. maxmillun says:

      Read about the Cloward-Piven Strategy now! It will all become very clear of what is being planned for this Spring and Summer. Many key Progressives know the C-P plan well. So should you!

    20. Anna says:

      I guess a general rule would be 'if they stinko, suspect a pinko'. You Ron Paul people better bathe.

      • Do you really not have a better arguement than to just throw out an insult? If you don't like Ron Paul or Ron Paul supporters, you should logically lay out your argument for why you do not like them. Throwing insults is the tactic of those who cannot argue logically or defend their position or who just repeat what they have been told. Ron Paul and his supports can use facts (especially history, the constitution, and economics) to fully defend their position. Can you say the same?

    21. shredz says:

      "Protesters planned to conduct most of these activities on Saturday, the last day of the conference, so as not to overlap with the recently announced protests by labor groups on Thursday and Friday."
      Occupiers and labor ARE one and the same. So, 2 days of labor protests followed by 1 day of labor violence. Typical.
      Now with the threats of violence focused on Newt and Breitbart, perhaps protection for them are in order. Or, perhaps the justice dept should do their jobs and start prosecuting these terrorists (including TNBPP). Give the panthers their wish.

    22. Carmen says:

      If members of the Tea Party made such threats,the administration would have the ringleaders and participants arrested on charges of "terrorism". These are blatant threats of premeditated violence and should be treated as such. Are the occupiers paying rent yet? Do you think Tea Party demonstrators would have been allowed set up a tent city—NOT! Or receieved such "fair and balanced" media coverage????

      • 1212PFL says:

        As any communist would its time for a Article V Constitutional Convention!

      • Jamie says:

        "Such threats…" You mean, if a progressive blog had cited an "unnamed source" to say that the Tea Party was planning a rally where people would show up to protest, "using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants?"

        As I recall, the Tea Party showed up at a Presidential speech carrying loaded weapons, and no charges such as you claim were filed, nor were the protesters even required to disburse.

    23. Enough! says:

      CPAC is on notice, prepare as if it's true with security on hand trained in hand to hand combat.

    24. Scott says:

      What you need to do is be ready with chants versus their chants – such as 'LET HIM / HER SPEAK", pictures versus their pictures such as BIG POSTERS of the guy defecating on a police car and the flag burners. (These pictures are not widely circulated on the MSM so now's the time.)

      The correct non-violent response to violence is for some to move in to shield the person who is being attacked with your own body while others surround the attackers holding them for the police and talking quietly so the attackers look hysterical. Form groups by linking arms. Take pictures. Expect and disregard screaming, cursing and shoving. Believe in the police and in your rights in America

    25. Anon says:

      Yeah lets blame the violence on Ron Paul supporters. I bet mainstream media picks that up in a heartbeat.

    26. alan says:

      The problem with these idiots is they say they have the right to free speech which includes limiting others the same right.

    27. SamAdams says:

      Invite one of their leaders to speak at a conference session to tell the attendees their philosophy. It will delineate their false utopia against the reality of how the world actually works.

    28. Jack Green says:

      It would be well if some well connected conservative group would check out the leaders. See who is paying for these street urchins. It would be great news if one could find Geo Soros' group, or a union connection was paying for all of the Occupy movements. They certainly have some young people sympathizers, but the movement is well-funded by someone or some group. Let's make that public and social media info!

    29. WebDev says:

      Yeah lets blame the violence on Ron Paul supporters. I bet mainstream media picks that up in a heartbeat.

    30. 10&10 says:

      I would like to know why these losers aren't in jail. These judges slap them on the wrist and tell them to be good and be on your way. I would like to bash and squash these punks, but politics is crap and the scum show themselves to be irrelevant.

    31. bkalik says:

      Much like the Greenpeace people. I recall when Greenpeace chained and locked all the doors at a UN climate change meeting in Germany. Had it been necessary to evacuate the place, there would have been chaos. At UN mettings in NY Greenpeacers chained themselves to the axles of buses, effectively shutting down the street. None of these people is a peaceful, constructive member of society. They are thugs, criminals, anarchists, socialists…all potential recruits for the AFL-CIO, and especially SEIU.

    32. Sounds like a great source of new jobs and outsourcing work to Blackwater and other groups.

    33. vette66 says:

      OWS, the police union thanks you for all the overtime they are getting. Forgot, the police are union members so all the money they are getting isn't part of your protest.

    34. More than 11,000 patriots attend this conference. These Occupy parasites will be turned back and swatted away like the annoying insects that they are.

    35. Gary Allan says:

      Obama is now embracing CPACs and the occupiers dont complain. I wonder if Debbie Wasserman Shultz and Nancy Pelosi will condemn any violence if it does occur, probably not.

    36. Dave says:

      Every Paul supporter at CPAC 2011 was wearing a suit and tie. Also, this article is clearly contrived.

      • Dom says:

        As a devout Ron Paul supporter and CPAC attendee, I was furious after reading that comment about us. I wore a suit every single day, am not a hippie, and would never use violence to spread my message. GROW UP.

    37. GerryinAlbany says:

      These clowns are always screaming about "free speech" unless its something they don't agree with

    38. TeddyNovak says:

      Those smelly brownshirts should take their outrage to the AFL-CIO HQ at 16th and I, NW to protest the unions bankrupting workers' pension funds but fully-funding union labor bosses' pension funds. Should I hold my breath? http://www.zazzle.com/FirstPrinciples?rf=23851835

    39. Johnson says:

      Wow, the Occupy nutcases now have team jackets. What union paid for them?

    40. LeeVonHart says:

      Let them reveal themselves, no need to retaliate. Immature, spoiled little red thinking children raised in safety, health and prosperity yet hate their country, I mean their parents. Their teachers have set this tone. Not all teacher I know that. But it seems most of these troublemakers are middle class or upper middle, hypocrites. Videotape their parents' nice houses! They're being used and do not know it.

    41. Bozo says:

      OWS is the Communist wing of the Democrat Party. This gives Obama's real friends a chance to participate on their own level. Isn't democracy grand? We are witnessing the end of our Republic, and we stand around and watch it like it is TV entertainment.. Now we can see how the Nazi Party did it to Germany, if only we weren't as blind as the Germans were.

    42. I believe it's time to hire the Syrian government as security for the event!

    43. Proud infidel says:

      The times call for 2nd amendment militias to "aid" the police in protecting our property and communities. Obama has started Americas next civil war. There will be blood in the streets. Obama will be held responsible.

    44. Bort says:

      Anonymous sources are AWESOME!

    45. renojmc says:

      And these are still Obama's people. He hasn't distanced himself from them, yet the Tea Partiers are considered dangerous by the left. We truly live in a bizarro world.

    46. theotherwaldo says:

      More expendable Brownshirts – useful idiots that can be disavowed and deplored when they prove to be an embarassment.

    47. DevotedDad says:

      So, you cause mayhem cause you hate the system, and then the system has the right to crush you, as well as whatever freedoms the American people have left.

      There re already laws granting the government the ability to arrest, detain, charge, and indefinitely hold Americans without charge, and you are going to give them the excuse to do it?

      Honestly, you would have to be an idiot not to realize that this is exactly what the Government wants.

      So if free speech is totally squashed, emergency orders are declared, and let's say the elections were suspended, who would benefit?

      Wow…look at that…..the very Democrats who support these clowns and the media that ignores the 6,500 arrests, rapes, assaults, destruction, and financial ruin will all come out on top…

      The Democrats shut down the process and then the lame stream media will be the only source allowed to broadcast information….

      Wake up people…

      You are being thoroughly set up….

      This is a hily organized operation with the Democratic party and the people in power who want to remain that way…

    48. Dencal26 says:

      Why aren't they in front of Jon Corzines house? Because these Occupy fools are leftist pawns and puppets

    49. Rod Sullivan says:

      I am bringing a number of cameras to photograph the Occupy folks before, during and after their disruptions. I'll post my photos so everyone will be able to see what I see.

    50. Tomas says:

      Dear CPAC, Please have large posters of the salaries of every high ranking AFL-CIO, SEIU and ACORN official for every camera to see. In reserve, have the salaries of AFL-CIO members salaries and benefits in big print. Lets see how many are in 99%! THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THEIR HYPOCRISY.

    51. these are far left wack jobs… a sickening mixture of communists, anarchists and professional (paid by George Sorros) who represent <1% of the population.

      I am sick of these nit-wits, their muddled message and the fealty they get from the main stream media who fail to investigate even the basics.. .who are these people? where are they getting their money and what do they hope to accomplish with their violence?.

      Hey OWS jerks…crawl back under your rock!!!!

    52. kathryn21 says:

      Do they understand that over 84% of Wall Street donated to Obama in 2008, and by the looks of the dozens of $32,000 a plate campaign dinners he had in NYC they're doing it again? Wall Street and Obama are buddies — protest and go to the White House you fools! The propaganda machine in this adminstration seems to be working effectively if they're supporting OWS and at the same time supporting the 1%.

    53. erboothe1 says:

      We need an equal number of decent people there, who don't defaecate everywhere, to put some mayhem on them. The country is heading for a revolution. It is more bitterly divided than it was in 1860. I was told by a Colonel, who works in intelligence in the pentagon that it is urban vs non urban.

    54. Norman says:

      This is good for the GOP. Obama is on video as supporting these thugs and he can't undo that. It will make for some very good comercials against Obama.

    55. Man bear pig says:

      Of the 5 running for POTUS this year, 3 voted for and supported TARP, you know the Banker Bailouts Occupy cries about, guess who the 2 are that voted against TARP?

      Hint Obama voted for it, and implemented it.

      Obama stands for everything Occupy protests, he gets more money from Goldman Sachs and Wall St. than any other POTUS, ever and by far, yet Occupy loves Obama. Obama is completely corrupt giving his campaign bundlers tax payer billions like in the Solyndra case, and arms drug cartels like with the fast and furious, at the same time keeping pot illegal, allowing said cartels a monopoly on the big money crop, weed. Yet Occupy loves Obama.

      Why is Occupy not running someone to oppose Obama?

      Answer- Occupy was created by Obama through AdBusters, funded by Soros, propped up by Obamas union pals, all with one goal, get Obama re elected.

      Obamas Occupy is a fake movement.

    56. retiredvietvet, I have armed up for the coming revolution, it will be tough going park to park and mom's basements across the country but it can be done.

    57. Loudmouth Elephant says:

      Occupy Wall Street: If you don't agree with our views and opinions, we will physically harm you. See OWS' disgusting behavior here: http://loudmouthelephant.blogspot.com/2011/11/des

    58. juvanya says:

      “In order to avoid having to shower and dress in business attire to blend in,” Scribe’s source said, “they plan to wear Ron Paul 2012 gear because they believe Paul supporters ‘generally look like hippies.’”

      Great, now were screwed thanks to the occutards.

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    61. Stirling says:

      OWS – Lemings of the progessive liberals.. Hypocricy at it's finest.. and yes the entitlement generation.. It's really a shame that they can't just find a 3rd world socialist country to settle down in.. The term "parasites" works well for OWS, since they go from place to place not respecting others God given rights to live (and think) as they wish.. The OWS violence shows their true intention and no matter how much they try to infiltrate or hide their true self, evil always exposes themselves for what it is.

    62. Jonathan E. Grant says:

      The Obama people will do anything to get elected, and using Occupy Wallstreet slime is just one of them. The methods of Occupy Wallstreet remind me of those used by the Nazis before they gained power.

    63. dandman says:

      I missed the part about what they are protesting about.

      They want jobs but hate capitalism? The want free speech but plan to disrupt it? They want to be protected by the goverment but hate the police?

      Sad that so many people are such sheeps and will go along with the masses just to be considered cool.

    64. Mike, Wichita Falls says:

      So the New Black Panthers will be involved. I must commend the wisdom of the Occupy movement to employ them since they seem to be immune from prosecution by the nation's top cop, Eric Holder. If they can intimidate innocent voters and get away with it, certainly they will get away with intimidating "evil" conservatives.

    65. rlynh says:

      It's an indication of the IQ of these people that they don't realize how violence at CPAC will undercut their "message"… whatever the heck it is. Do they intend to push another old lady down the stairs? Break some windows, spray paint slogans on people? As for glitter-bombing, I don't get that one at all. At most, it's a cleaning bill.

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    67. James wallace says:

      This is what happens when we do not properly educate our young ones. We end up with a bunch of homeless, mindless, sheepple. Lost souls without direction wandering hither and thither not knowing wich way to go. Poor fools will end up stun gunned, cuffed and stuffed at our expense.

    68. So, unless I agree with the sheeple here, my comment does not get posted. I love how you all believe 'the source' – unnamed and secret – Sad that you don't know you're being brainwashed.

      I've got to assume that this comment will not be posted either. They only post the ones who believe 'the source' and run with it violently.

    69. Sam Huston says:

      Round them up and send them to Castro's or Chavez's socialist Utopia.

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    71. Philster says:

      Wow, I'm not a Ron Paul fan but the last line of the article was a little harsh.

    72. Dedicated_Dad says:

      I say BRING IT!

      The sooner we get started, the sooner we can get it over with and my kids can get on with a normal life in Our Founders' Republic.

      God help us – and GOD SAVE OUR REPUBLIC!

    73. JBingb says:

      OWS who went to Egypt are not being treated well, cant leave the country.Gosh I really feel sorry for them,yeah Right !

    74. Andy Klatt says:

      This is the stupidest article I have read in decades. It reminds me of the New York Daily News coverage of the antiwar movement shortly before it became majoritarian in 1969.

    75. Birthed and put into action by Andy Stern, Cass Sustein, van Jones right in the Oval Office with Obama's stamp of approval! This is the lefts wayvofvdisruptingband creating chaos in this years election! Occupy protesters are useful fools!

    76. P A Jones says:

      The Occupiers are nothing but bullies and thugs. Some of their 1% are even trust fund babies. This is what the Pot culture does for you.

    77. SD Wheeler says:

      Two words: BEAR MACE

    78. I certainly hope that the National Park Service enforces the law!

    79. slk says:

      The Bolsheviks are preparing their attack.

      Mayor Daley knew how to deal with communist thugs. Too bad DC is under control of the thugs.

    80. T. Smith says:

      Get out the water cannon, and give them a cold soaking.

    81. Patti says:

      Put the Army, National Guard out there to knock them back. There is no way in —- they should be able to even get close to these speakers or the building where it is being held. WAKE UP AMERICA! Put them in their place once and for all!!!

    82. Bloodless Coup says:

      Thugs should be treated like thugs. CPAC should hire a heavily armed security detail and executive protection specialists should surround all candidates and VIPs who are presently without secret service protection.

    83. "Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party…" Dude, I think you are getting played by your "sources." You might want to bring a little skepticism to these kinds of interviews next time.

    84. Nulln Void says:

      The vital point the author is missing in this article is that the activities described here sound more like fantasy or movie plots rather than realistic intentions. The author's source is a clear fraud.

    85. oreck says:

      “In order to avoid having to shower and dress in business attire to blend in,” Scribe’s source said, “they plan to wear Ron Paul 2012 gear because they believe Paul supporters ‘generally look like hippies.’”

      You should write for the Onion.

    86. Drama says:

      Good thing this group isn't policitally tied to the left as they've claimed, then the media would just ignore this story completely as if its no big deal right?

    87. Ichi says:

      The occupy people are merely another 1%, so add that to the 1% they are protesting and that leaves 98% of the rest of us to put up with the nonsense being created.

    88. Cheryl Lynn says:

      Heavily armed security needed.

    89. Jamie says:

      Wow. It's seriously amazing that something as shoddy as this article can even be drafted. It's a whole string of absurdity assigned as always to an "unnamed source," making claims that might as well have come out of a series of CPAC talking points.

      “In order to avoid having to shower and dress in business attire to blend in,” Scribe’s source said…

      Maybe Scribe's source should become aware that the various members of Occupy D.C. generally have places to shower, courtesy of the many supporters they have in the D.C. area?

      I mean, seriously: we're supposed to believe that these people took the time to strategize on how they could avoid showering? They didn't even strategize on where to go when the Parks Police came to McPherson Square, and they had lots of notice on that.

      Is conservatism that fundamentally weak that you need to try and pump up the threat posed by the 50-100 Occupy D.C. protesters who've remained through the winter?

    90. @Omega40 says:

      Since you guys infiltrated the Occupy camp, turnabouts fair play…no?

    91. guava says:

      I found this story because I read a short quote from it and had to see the rest. Having been to Occupy Wall Sreet events in more than one town, including NYC, I found it hard to be;lieve that an occupy group in such a major focus city would vome to an agreement to do anything like what is being described. Sure enough, I could not find any named first person sources in the article. The writer claims that all of this intel came from people involved in occupy. This story reeks of propoganda. I don't believe more than 10% of it is anything close to the truth. No one who has any first hand experience with Occupy, even as a curious skeptic, woud buy this nonsense. If you want to complain about violence at occupy events, you are facing the wrong direction. I promise.

    92. Josh Rosen says:

      I realize that the Occupy movement is made up of people from all sides of the political spectrum. But surely we liberals in the movement have more class than to pull petty harrassment such as described? The right way to counter speech you disagree with is with MORE speech, presenting other sides of the argument. If we just try and shout people down or block entrances or set off fire alarms…we hurt OUR cause.

    93. olen says:

      left or wright it seams your all are talking as if this is a matter of social class socitity you rather stomp a problem than repair one.

    94. Maini78 says:

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    95. JNick says:

      OWS is just a small part of the Crap resulting from this: '45 Goals Communist Party USA'.

    96. Steve says:

      Okay – so CPAC is over. I don't recall any protests or mischief – was I sleeping or did everyone including the un-named sources over reach?

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