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Friday, December 02, 2011

Weekend open thread, with a Wall St. update

I visited Wall Street yesterday, for the first time in a couple of months.

I always liked the tile art in New York subways


Last time, you may recall, I saw the first wave of Occupy Wall Street protesters, including this gentleman:


I am happy to report that there were no protesters to be seen this time, at least not on Wall Street itself. (Well, I did see one guy telling people not to visit Thailand.)

Also, while the barricades are still up, they are not nearly as suffocating as they were in September. And they are no longer in front of the kosher Milk Street Cafe at all, which was hurt badly by the loss of customers, forcing layoffs.

The bad news is that I planned to go to Milk Street to pick up dinner for take out - but they changed their hours to close at 3:30 PM, probably because of the layoffs. So I didn't get to eat anything from there this time around.

Anyway, here are a couple of links:

Khaled Abu Toameh- Muslim Brotherhood: Extremist Islamic Group
Richard Landes - Muslim anti-Semitism, Israel and the dynamics of self-destructive scapegoating

Have a good weekend.