Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
I'm not sure this rates a WOW on the stink-O-meter since things like this are not that rare, unfortunately. Does that excuse it? Absolutely not and I hope it costs the banks plenty and exposes their dirty practices for what they are.
As far as the protestors are concerned, Bob, they have a right to be angry about a lot of things. I am, too, along with the vast majority of Americans, I would think. When I see articles like this one, my blood boils right along with them.
My issue with them is their lack of focus, goals or purpose. Many of them are just either brain-washed or along for the ride. Those are the ones holing up signs demanding jobs, free college education, abolition of all personal debt and other ridiculous claims. The others, the sincere ones, can't seem to even describe what they are trying to accomplish. LR made the comment that the hippies ended the Viet Nam war, which is one heck of a stretch, but their continual protests did actually do some good. They had a purpose....to end the war. The tea partiers listed the things they were against, listed what they wanted accomplished, and presented it. The "occupiers" can't even say why they are there, past "Well, we're mad" or "Down with corporations" or "I demand my rights" or some such other bromide.
If they were to take a cause, like this article you posted, and protest it, I would be with them. Picket the banks involved, hold up signs denouncing the practices, boycott the banks, sign petitions against the banks, demand that congress enact better oversight to prevent the banks from getting away with such practices, implore people to switch to credit unions or banks that do not engage in such practices (if there are any), Organize and make a difference that will hit the banks in their bottom line, to the point they will not try to get away with such bull.
Instead, we have large groups of mainly white, mainly students, trespassing, getting arrested, leaving huge piles of trash, defecating in public, holding up signs that basically say "Up yours, capitalism!" with no concrete agenda, demanding to be taken seriously and angry because they are not.