Occupy Surveillance

Posted by: Tom Keene on October 4, 2011

#occupywallstreet http://t.co/TmnYaovp Americans, start acting for your freedoms, stop being lazy ***kers

It is in each and every way a personal experience; a fallback on childhood.

Item: The mothers of TriBeCa descend upon the ice rink to instruct future straight-teethed prepsters in the art of Sidney Crosby. They, Mothers in black, are marginally kind to Fathers working the marginal 70-hour work week.

Item: I detect, after square-root on “n” analysis that the begging on New York City streets is more desperate.

Item: They (who?) await, AWEIGHT, Chris Christie wait and wait and wait…

And, the bid falls away…in Bank of America, and advances in the 10-year Note. Copper and oil descend.

Most alternative-minimum-tax animals that I know are “acting for their freedoms.” They aspire to medical insurance (the deductible on three stitches in the primogeniture chin gives pause.) They anticipate the PSATs. They will attempt to not separate and/or divorce given a dearth of “lazy.”

They want to contribute. They want to work and “support.” Let me repeat the ancient, and I do mean Franklinian ancient, American desire.

They, wife & husband, want to work.

“Want” is the delta between legitimate angst and “lazy ***k-is-what-the-post-collegiate-hipsters-protesteth-too-much-do-during-Jets-halftime.” No wonder I scored at a lesser rate: I’m not a Jets fan.

Seriously, the tape is terrible. (Tape, in 2011, is cross-asset with non-bonused FX emphasis.)

We need to define the debate, occupy cross-asset markets, and occupy conversation with smart people. Our politicians need to “occupy” action. The natives are restless. Rumble, rumble, rumble; Mutiny, mutiny, mutiny.

Protest! Ken and I, and You. And with thanks, You do…occupy Surveillance. Discuss.

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