Psychic Predicted Moment Occupy Would Start— Correctly

...and other weird OWS news
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 21, 2011 10:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you thought a sitcom predicting Moammar Gadhafi’s death was weird, check this out: A psychic predicted when Occupy Wall Street would begin, almost down to the minute, Mediaite reports. At a psychic panel in Kansas City in January, Steve MacDonald said the lower and middle classes would revolt at 3:45pm on Sept. 17; a local newspaper reported the prediction. The first OWS General Assembly meeting was at 3pm that day.

More news from Zuccotti Park:

  • OWS members have bought $5,000 worth of TV advertising time through Google, Adweek reports. In the ad, protesters present their concerns for America; check it out to the left.
  • A plainclothes police officer dubbed the “Hipster Cop” acts as a mediator between police and protesters, notes the AP. Wearing a skinny tie and cardigan, his job is “juggling” protesting rights with “the right to peace and tranquility," he says. See him in the image gallery at left.
  • Rifts have formed among the protesters, including a big argument over the role of drumming in the park. Disagreements led to shouting and even a fistfight, reports New York magazine. Locals are also getting annoyed with all the drumming, the New York Post adds.
  • Meanwhile, in DC, protesters yelled at Harrison Ford.

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