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Of Mice and Predatory Lending, and Failed Regulations, and Men

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The echo from the sound bouncing off of the courthouse across the street made locating the speaker difficult for most, as thousands of people moved around Foley Square. At first look, there were almost as many causes as there were people, as it should be. Some were personal: “I lost my scholarship because I smoke cannabis”, advocating either legalization of marijuana or less stringent rules placed on retaining a scholarship; the advocate was wearing a worn in, pin stripe suit.

There were brass bands appearing suddenly in the few open spaces between the protesters, rousing their surroundings with sudden chants and then moving off with osmosis into another corner of the park. Further along, there were many more serious groups, “No Human Is Illegal”, “Citigroup — Fraud”, “Shelters for people with AIDS not tax shelters”, a sea of Transit Worker’s Union signs who among with a myriad other unions have buoyed or rose together with the Occupy Wall Street protest…

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