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Get Paid to Protest
« on: January 18, 2017, 01:40:36 PM »
In what looks like an obvious set up by Trumpites, an odd website has appeared claiming to be able to organise lots of people, "millenials", to turn up at protests for money, secrecy and deniability for the clients guaranteed.

While ZH says "someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to sell the scam", they haven't really - a day to do the website HTML.  Most of the cost would be in the newspaper ads, maybe thousands of dollars, not millions.  And it would make for a lot of mindless re-Tweeting among Trump supporters, cost zero.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-17/get-paid-fighting-against-trump-ads-across-american-cities-reportedly-offer-money-in
"Get Paid Fighting Against Trump" - Ads Across American Cities Reportedly Offer Money To Inauguration Agitators
Tyler Durden
Jan 17, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has complained about paid activists both before and after the 2016 presidential campaign, and as The Washington Times reports, he may have a point.

    Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration events.

    Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in multiple cities on Backpage.com seeking “operatives.”

    “Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad.

    “We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” the ad continues. “We are currently seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.”

    The job offers a monthly retainer of $2,500 plus “our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year,” as well as health, vision and dental insurance for full-time operatives.

An example of one of the ads...

Source: Tulsa.backpage.com



While there have been "fake" ads in the past, as The Washington Times notes, if the Demand Protest ads are ruses, however, someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to sell the scam.

    The classifieds are running in at least two dozen cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Houston, and the company operates a slick website that includes contact information.

    A San Francisco phone number listed on the website was answered with a voice-mail message identifying the company by name. A request for comment left Monday evening was not immediately returned.

    The website, which says that the company has provided 1,817 operatives for 48 campaigns, promises “deniability,” assuring clients that “we can ensure that all actions will appear genuine to media and public observers.”

    “We are strategists mobilizing millennials across the globe with seeded audiences and desirable messages,” says the website. “With absolute discretion a top priority, our operatives create convincing scenes that become the building blocks of massive movements. When you need the appearance of outrage, we are able to deliver it at scale while keeping your reputation intact.”



A search by the Washington Times showed the Backpage.com ads also ran in Austin, Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C.


When I tried the link shown in the image I got:

https://www.demandprotest.com/recruitment/

Due to an overwhelming number of responses we have suspended new applications. Thank you for your understanding.
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Re: Get Paid to Protest
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 01:45:51 PM »
Such bullshit.
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Re: Get Paid to Protest
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 02:07:29 PM »
Once there was "fake news".   Now we have fake fakery.
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Re: Get Paid to Protest
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 03:14:15 PM »
Such bullshit.

Yup. Just like "5000 Bikers" showing up in Mid-Winter in Washington on their Harleys, even if they did trailer them in.  ::)

This is all just newz sensationalism pandering to the masses.  Just use some CFS and you can see how stupid it is.

There may be some mayhem at the Trumpty-Dumpty Inauguration, but it won't be coming from Bikers on Harleys like at Altamont.  It will come from typical dissatisfied White J6Ps battling against Blacks and Latinos, with the Gestapo in the middle of it generally shooting at the Blacks & Latinos.

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Re: Get Paid to Protest
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 04:56:11 PM »
Some folks dress up in chicken suits, or protest topless to get on the news.  Now (failed) self-immolation is the go.

https://www.rt.com/usa/374122-protester-fire-trump-hotel/
Protester tries to set himself on fire outside Trump hotel in Washington, DC
18 Jan, 2017

A California man tried to set himself on fire outside Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington, DC, without success. He later told reporters he was protesting Trump being elected president, and was taken to a hospital with minor burns.

The man, who was not identified by name, tried to start a fire at the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW around 9:30pm local time on Tuesday. One of the witnesses, a construction worker, said he saw the man surrounded by flames and “uttering the name of President-elect Trump in what appeared to be an angry manner,” according to the Washington Post.

    NEW VIDEO #BREAKING:
    Man says Trump is a dictator. He tried to light himself on fire at #TrumpInternationalHotel for #TrumpInaugurationpic.twitter.com/laJDUPepO6
    — Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 18, 2017

As DC firefighters put out the blaze, the man – who did not appear severely injured – spoke with reporters and told them he tried to set himself on fire because Trump was a “dictator” who is “completely incapable respecting the constitution of the United States.”

The protester had “burn injuries considered to be serious but non-life-threatening,” and officials took him to an area hospital, DC Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Vito Maggiolo told the local news site DCist.

    Fire dept puts out fire where man self immolation in front of Trump Hotel DC. He put fire out himself before walking to police. pic.twitter.com/10g5SKXiUJ
    — Michael Shoag (@MikeShoag) January 18, 2017
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