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The Urban Backpacker's Quarterly / Joseph Dunphy
Chicago
Yes, I know - "Chicago, bang, bang!" - I've heard it, before. I'll be writing about my hometown. Underemployed, partially disabled, politically moderate Jewish applied mathematician / electrical engineer. The "other" link on this profile (see the tinyurl) will take you back to your ring, if you entered one of my sites through one.
Interests: writing, theatre, cooking, photography
Recent Activity
Not to dismiss a bride's tender feelings on "her special day", but I recognize the street she's standing on. That's LaSalle, the center of Chicago's financial district, with the Board of Trade near center frame in the video in the first link. This is not and never has been a quiet place to be, and it's a very strange place for a bride to be, up in her high heels, trailing a long dress and not looking too mobile. If the streets were not blocked off in any sense, anybody who has ever been there would be worried about getting run down. The Board of Trade is on Jackson, and she appears to be about a block north of there, putting her somewhere around Adams or Quincy (these are very short blocks). So we're somewhere around or to the south of 135 S and 172 W, I believe. There are a few churches in the Loop, but the Loop is a big place, and I couldn't remember any that far south on LaSalle. So I looked up downtown churches on Google, and the closest I could find was St. Peter's, at 110 W. Madison - 0 south and 110 W. So, heavily encumbered and tottering on those heels, she walked a few blocks, instead of taking a limo or at least a cab - this in a part of town crawling with cabs, and on a day she had to have planned months in advance, just to get a date in church that far downtown - and then stood in the middle of the street, getting there just in time to be horrified by the site of a collection of demonstrators predictably marching through the financial district. The whole thing looks staged.
Baiting the police? Classy.
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Hmmm ... the livestream says "Chicago Indymedia". Are you saying that Indymedia is a false front for or affiliate of the Occupy movement? If so, what is your basis for this claim?
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In the interest of keeping my options open, and noting how few visible links are offered to the users of microblogs, I'm going to reserve this first blog for the later insertion of links to associated pages. Continue reading