Reminder: today is the Occupy movement's Mass Day of Action, with events scheduled all over the country and worldwide.
OccupyWallSt, after a breakfast march to Wall Street itself, will be jamming the subway system in New York City at 3 p.m. I can hardly wait for Mayor Bloomberg to declare the subway system a pit of filth, disease and rats, and shut down all the trains. Ditto for the planned march to the bridges beginning from Foley Square, just in time for rush hour at 5 p.m. Bloomberg didn't care much about bridge traffic the other day when motorists were stuck for hours after he ordered the 59th St. Bridge shut down for the filming of yet another Batman movie. As is his imperialistic wont, he never bothered to inform the people who live, drive and work in the city that they would be inconvenienced. Some drivers, seeing a guy in a Batman costume dangling from the span, thought he was a real jumper (Gothamist).
As of this writing, crowds were converging near the New York Stock Exchange -- a phalanx of NYPD troops in riot gear keeping them away from the actual money pit.
Meanwhile that $600 million of MF Global customer money that went down another mysterious pit recently is still missing. Since former MF (apt initials) CEO, former Goldman Sachs CEO, Former Senator, and Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is a VIP and erstwhile Treasury Secretary candidate, nobody is actually calling him a thief -- at least not in the pages of The New York Times. For now, he is just a doting but ditzy parent of a kidnap victim:
“The lost money is sort of like a lost child,” said Bart Chilton, a Democratic member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “Every day that passes is more and more concerning, and there’s less and less hope.”
Regulators and investigators are literally living at their desks trying to avoid actually having to charge Corzine with anything. Meanwhile, the people who actually had their life savings, pensions and futures stolen by the Global Financial Cabal are being arrested as they protest near the NYSE. Catch the livestream.
Update: Foley Square livestream is here: http://www.ustream.tv/theother99 (thanks to reader Will).