Thursday, October 27, 2011

go west young man

WASHINGTON — Atlanta has widest income gap between rich and poor of all the major U.S. cities, the U.S. Census reported on Wednesday. New Orleans ranked second, followed by the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.

Rounding out the list of 10 big cities with the largest gaps between high and low income are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville, all in Florida; Athens, Ga.; New York; Dallas; and Baton Rouge, La.
The major cities with the lowest income inequality were almost all in the West, and all had much smaller populations. In Oakland California the mayor is crying, please, please don't make me kill you in front of the TV reporter.

Go away and starve quietly, I have my piece of pie and I am not going to give it up says the Oakland mayor.

Mean while will the protest/riots move into the eastern cities and south?

When people are hungry they will eat if there is food in sight to grab. The rich people, leaders, bankers will find they can't eat their gold.

New York city protesters......Food donations started to trickling in during the first week of Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park in New York City. First came the pies anonymously ordered from Steve’s Pizza, which delivered them from across the street to the hungry protesters. Next, helpful citizens brought their own edible creations to supply the masses, and, as the crowd grew, so did those contributions. Now, they have a high-functioning system called The People’s Kitchen.
“We feed probably 1,000 people a day,” said Chris O’Donnell, a 24-year-old professional cook who helped organize the sprawling kitchen that rests in the heart of the protest space. “And tonight, we will probably serve about 2,000.”
On Friday afternoon, they were on round three of lunch service, which included sandwiches made with fresh bread and stuffed with cold cuts or peanut butter, rice and beans and a hearty green salad. The food line stretched about 15 people deep and consisted of all sorts, including a man in a pressed business suit, another wearing feathers in his hair and plaid flannel pants, and a woman all in black with heavy eye makeup.
mean while in California... Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland protests.Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.


Linda@VS said...

Patsy, the first Occupy Baton Rouge gathering was held this past Saturday on the steps of our State Capitol. I REALLY wanted to be there to show my support. Instead, I stayed home and proved to myself once again that I'm basically a coward. And while I sit at home, our governor is busy playing BFF (best friends forever) with Texas governor, Rick Perry.

Sister--Three said...

I notice those wide gap cities are all southern! Well, except Babylon..oops I mean New York!