By Dan Cleary


Remember this loon from yesterday? Turns out that manic freak-out was all an act. The guy has been sleeping in Zuccotti Park for the past month and is in fact one of the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street protests. His name is Edward T. Hall III – not to be confused with T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII – but like Voorhees he comes from a privileged upbringing, has nobly forgone the pursuit of profit to help the needy, and is of course well-educated.

Well, that last part is still debatable. But at least we know now he’s not a complete lunatic or on the verge of a mental breakdown.

Right?

Hat tip: Sister Toldjah.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HJGFX4LY5HOMXNNINXSI7GRYPE L B

    poor kid is just another “MEAT HEAD”…. dead above the sholders

  • Anonymous

    has nobly forgone the pursuit of profit to help the needy, and is of course well-educated.
    ————-
    Translation :
    He is rich spoiled brat, whose parents send him for expensive marxist brainwashing , and now no one will hire him because he is too lazy to work .

  • http://www.facebook.com/kingofthehokies Jim Land

    This was really cool. Thanks for posting.

  • Anonymous

    insane

  • Anonymous

    Rush called this from day one. He said most of these were upper middle class rich, white kids who are bored with daddy’s money.

    There are a ton of these types by me (if anyone is familiar with the Main Line of Philly). “Boo-hoo, I grew up on the Main Line, and now I have to rebel from the very society that gave me such a cushy lifestyle.”

    I also wonder if Voorhees III will forgo his inheritance and donate that to the poor.

    • B-Funk

      Honestly, I like Hunstman Sr’s approach to wealth. When you don’t know what to do with it, give it away to great charities.

      • Anonymous

        Why not save it in a bank so that it can be loaned to entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses, and existing businesses looking to expand and increase productivity?

        • B-Funk

          Whatever floats yer boat I guess. ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Nice sentiment but will not make a difference one way or other. Each was able to share his own perspective in civil discourse – fantastic! It will make for chit-chat on the home-turf, nothing more. The real protest organizers have an agenda that will press forward, and the protestors themselves who are hardly capable of reason will gain nothing in the end. This is a pivotal time that may well usher in the decline.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. The OWS people seem to have forgotten one old saying: “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

  • Gene S

    When I saw the video yesterday and I thought it was just a big spoof. I thought it was quite obvious.

  • Anonymous

    The protesters could have had a conversation like this at any news stand, at any time of the day or night, while in New York. The fact that they never spoke to an actual Wall Street worker, or bothered to learn ANYTHING about the real people they are protesting, shows how fabricated this entire “occupied” thing is… it proves that facts don’t matter to this group. Reality doesn’t matter. They are getting paid to protest… and are trying very hard to appear like modern day flower children.

    Too bad they are coming across as merely the air headed foot soldiers of Obama. Fodder for his PR machine that hopes to distract us from his failures, so that he can get re-elected and create more failures. But his failures ARE our reality, in the real world… and there’s no escaping that.

  • Anonymous

    The Left will always win because those who are right refuse to get mad enough to do anything to stop them. It’s not that they don’t get mad. It’s that they they’re too easily shamed out of that righteous anger by idiots everybody looks up to as reasonable.

    The insane Left will not destroy this country. The reasonable right will.

    • Anonymous

      Look, I want to kick their asses, but I don’t think that will solve the problem of idiots being idiots.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree. He’s an ORGANIZER of this farce, and the pathos of the whole thing was PERFECTLY reflected in his little “act”. It embodied EVERYTHING they’ve been saying, all along, and I’ll guarantee that they didn’t know it was an act. Having any involvement with this coast-to-coast freak show shows that he IS, in fact, just as idiotic as his “act” showed him to be, even if he doesn’t habitually express it that way.

    • Anonymous

      He didn’t say exactly who he was working for and how much they were paying him. Its about time the media start asking these rabble rousers about it. Would also be interesting to know how much time they spend rehersing their acts and who is doing the coaching. And of course, disclose how much the coach is being paid and by whom.

      I’d also be curious to know why the commies chose a piece of private property to run their operation from. I just don’t believe that this location was just a random pick. There are other parks nearby to choose from. City Hall Park for one. And that one is a public park.

      Somehow, I’m getting the imression that they seem to now see this as a strategic location. Don’t exactly know why. From the bits and pieces of news I’ve seen, it seems like the proletariat went out of their way to put pressure on the politicians they own to put presure on the building and park owner to NOT evict them. And besides, the owner of the property is supposedly a big time contributor the democrat party. So, why are the democrat politicians arm twisting one who fills their pockets? and messing up his previously nice clean park.

  • Anonymous

    So, he’s quite capable of speaking in a rational fashion and came to the conclusion that there’s really no reason to be protesting these people. They too are reasonable and didn’t do anything deserving of his ire.

    Now, back to the screaming!

  • Anonymous

    Once again,
    needs a checkup
    from the neck up.

  • Anonymous

    The whole protest is a fraud:-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HJGFX4LY5HOMXNNINXSI7GRYPE L B

      yup, look at how Michael Moore supports this BS

  • Anonymous

    The problem is not the corporations, the problem is the tax code and government subsidies.

    • Anonymous

      its funny because that guy was even explaining that. He said we shouldn’t give bonuses to companies being bailed out. Exactly! the government shouldn’t be choosing the winners and losers. Its not the bonuses that are the problem.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    What kills me, and I’ve heard others say it- is these people, if they would actually THINK, would realize their beef is with dear leader and all his commies, not business people on Wall street or any other street. Does corruption happen, heck yeah- Freddie and Fannie, but who exactly benefits from the corruption- those in Washington. Hey Jr. I’m glad you went and had a chat, but go round up yer posse and head on over to Pennsylvania Ave. After all, he’s been the one preaching the past 4 or 5 years that America sucks.

  • Anonymous

    Hey! I was right!!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, but these dingbat 60’s wanna-be’s make me want to puke!

  • Anonymous

    i can see Jimmy is like “whats that smell?”

  • Anonymous

    So he has a ‘privileged’ upbringing and is ‘well-educated’? All the more to condemn his actions and vulgar tirade. These people are an embarrassment to our country, and if they believe they can change ANYTHING by their obnoxious behavior, they’re more stupid than they look; and that’s saying something!

  • Anonymous

    A well educated fool.

  • Anonymous

    Dan great post – in the video our community organizer says they are working on their 10 point plan, well, I saw this at Business Insider, have a look it might be the plan he is talking about

    “It’s in the works. A massive Occupy Wall Street gathering with delegates from all over the country. And if these plans are carried out, Occupy Wall Street will be a major force to be reckoned with on Election Day 2012.

    The date? July 4, 2012.”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/occupy-wall-street-has-plans-for-a-coordinated-national-gathering-2011-10#ixzz1ao99UjSK and from within the article
    https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/home/the-steps-to-non-violent-revolution you may want to update your post to include this information

  • Anonymous

    ‘awww, Jimmy? ppl like you & me, y’know we can…’ well, one sheep fell out of the flock & realized the ‘wolf’ was really just another sheep. whodathunk? meanwhile, straighten out ur hat, get rid of the tights, and YOU could be Jimmy…see? was that so hard to think outta the litterbox ur living in?? the wolves are there, just learn how to spot & track them…or become a wolf. predators will never become extinct…that’s nature.

  • Anonymous

    Just another communist, liberal 60’s radical offshoot.

  • Anonymous

    “has nobly forgone the pursuit of profit to help the needy, and is of course well-educated”

    They’re not as well educated as many believe. Most of them have no clue even about the most basic facts in physics or history. They are well indoctrinated, but not well educated.

    They are intellectuals, not intelligent. Meaning, they know all the fancy words, but nothing of actual value.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Baba/1109317395 Matt Baba

    If i was the guy in the suit i would of said..”look obviously you raise some points on some issues that need to be discussed here, There are some people who may take advantage of the system, but overall, the average wall street/corporate person is not on some scheme to screw over the poor, but by having this protest and creating such a radical image and making so much nonsense that has nothing to do with anything, will not in fact make any progress towards figuring out what in the world really needs to be done, the only thing your doing, is making things worse for everybody”

  • http://twitter.com/jmf78 Joe French

    This ratio that he speaks of that has risen from 30:1 to 350:1 in the past 3 decades…..what is the reality of what that 1 represented 30 years ago to what that 1 represents now?

  • Anonymous

    Should have asked why their anger isn’t directed towards the policies of the current administration and congress. They are the ones who gave the bailouts.

  • Anonymous

    The clothes make the man … so when you are dressed as the Court Jester, “I’m a fool” must be the message you’re trying to send!

  • Anonymous

    Jimmy looks like he wants to reach across the table & smack the smug little punk upside the head.Most potential candidates said no I have to get back to WORK.
    Work? Teddy complains he has been up for days organizing,Jimmy on the other hand has been working 50 hours a week to provide the tax base to support this puke of an excuse of a human being.

    • Anonymous

      Basically, because of Teddy’s organizing, he has the qualification to one day be president of the United States.

      • Anonymous

        After an intense apprenticeship with the weather underground,a few years in Rev.Wrights church, unproductive years in the Senate voting present and a media blitz, you are right on target.Jimmy will be exiled to Siberia along with the rest of the Wall Street gang & Teddy and Uncle Obama will have the world utopia they have “worked” so hard to achieve.

        • Anonymous

          I will pay extra taxes to send them on their one trip way.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFVVN4ILMQ42UE3ZEKHNDTZ3J4 Jim F.

    Michael Savage Weighs In On The Occutards On Wall Street

    • Anonymous

      Savage is the man.

    • Anonymous

      This is definitely an “appropriately” timed protest. Although, I heard Canadian anti-semites founded this movement. This movement is the exact incarnation of the Rules For Radicals doctrine. It will be over soon, because if you really aren’t hurting, and jealousy is your only motive, you won’t sustain your resentment by standing up against something you aren’t effected by.

  • Anonymous

    Who paid at the cafe? I hope Jimmy washed his hands after the handshake.

    • Anonymous

      Jimmy paid the bill and Teddy cried,”You capitalistic pigs owe me the money that Jimmy just paid”

  • Anonymous

    So, do you think that either influenced the other?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEHLAFBIOVDD3M66ANV4IWKJYA The Hollywood Hammer

    Crazy like a fox. Another mis-guided (brainwashed) rich kid. Like Bill Ayers, he’ll do something felonious; his rich daddy will get him off; then he’ll get a cushy professor position in some liberal university. There, he’ll be made a hero.

  • Rick Spyker

    I still don’t think it was an act. I think little rich boy Edward T. Hall III really was freaking out and crying about “cars with mileage and sustainable stars like the flag” (no, really that’s what he said. No idea what it means).

  • Anonymous

    I hope he washed his hands afterwards..I could tell from his face that was what he was thinking!

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, i have been up for decades, not slept a wink from all that acid i have been dropping!

  • Anonymous

    The fact that he is ‘educated’ and comes from a so called privileged upbringing does not mean he is not a lunatic. Maybe he has been a little to privileged. He is simply spouting the line he has been fed from his so called education. Ask him some questions about American history and the principles of this countries founding. You will likely see ‘the act’ again.

  • Anonymous

    I have just been thinking about the size of these OWS protests. To try and put it in perspective my husband said to stop making such a big deal about the nuts. He said there are more people in one major college football stadium today than there is at all these protests all across the country. No matter how hard the media trys to make the current protesters relevant they will have not impact. Now that could change but it is not likely. Try getting college football teams to redistribute their points. Our country is just so large and complicated that bringing it down is harder than anyone can imagine.

  • randallrkniess

    This guy is the last thing the needy need. He is a spoiled brat that has a guilt complex and no practical experience in survival. Mommy and daddy never weened this little loser of of a credit card allowance until he was college age, leaving him in a world of expectation and immediate gratification. When that ended he probably thought he was poor and now he knows how the poor feel. Well the poor survive by work and common sense. I hope this kid rots at Zuccotti Park with syphilis contracted by the sluts that are surely to be found there. His brain is already showing the symptoms.

  • http://twitter.com/JD777 JD777

    “Edward T Hall III is the co-director of AcaWiki.org, collaborator with WindowFarms.org and dedicated poet of science. He conducts behavioral economic research at Columbia University’s Center for Research on Environmental Decisions where social scientists of all stripes collaborate to figure out “why our brain isn’t green.” He researches human “impatience” and collaborates extensively with researchers at the London School of Economics and Yale. But Edward is not limited to behavioral economics. He draws upon the fields of evolutionary neuroscience, cultural anthropology, emotion research, environmental economics, industrial ecology and social psychology. Before entering the research realm, Edward studied photography and the fine arts under the instruction of Stephen Shore, Tim Davis, Liz Deschenes, Lowry Burgess, and Golan Levin. He believes artists, citizen researchers, social networks, gamer designers, writers, theologians and DIYers must become help shape the poetry of science, to make it human.”

    http://www.bard.edu/news/calendar/popup.php?eid=113622&date=1319601600

    http://columbia.academia.edu/EdwardHall

  • Anonymous

    I fail to see how this proves the previous video is an act.