Bandit and the 99%

A tasmanian devil can supposedly eat 40% of its body weight in thirty minutes. According to Animal Planet, this is like a human eating 216 hamburgers on their half-hour lunch break.

Bandit, a raccoon that was fond of potato chips, weighed more than 75 pounds when he died (more than three times the weight of a normal raccoon). He was named “The World’s Fattest Raccoon” by the Guinness Book of World Records and was a regular at Ice Cream World, a shop in the Pennsylvania town where he lived with his human family. The owner of the shop told USA Today that he would watch him hold a cup of blue raspberry slush with his paws and drink through a straw. “He was a good customer,” he said.

Bandit though, had a thyroid problem and lived in a human home. Tasmanian devils aren’t greedy because they feel like it, it’s just who they are.

Wall Street has no such excuse.

“This is not a protest it is an affirmation.

‘I contain multitudes…Do I contradict myself? Then I contradict myself.’ Walt Whitman”

The top two photos are mine, taken during a protest in San Francisco at the Wells Fargo Headquarters on October 12, 2011. The bottom photograph was taken by the writer Amitav Ghosh on October 13 in NYC.

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Also, Lemony Snicket with 13 observations on Occupy Wall Street. “Number 3: Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.”

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