Oak Park company launches Occupy USA mobile website

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

An app for occupiers? It comes from Oak Park

Well, you knew sooner or later we'd turn up an Oak Park connection to the Occupy Wall Street movement. So here we go.

A new phone application, produced by an Oak Park-based company, will assist protesters participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

"Occupy USA," a free service, was launched Wednesday, said Jim Brady, a spokesman for Earthcomber LLC in Oak Park. The application helps protestors across the country find food, banks, criminal attorneys, parks, bathroom supplies and other things on a protester's short list of necessities.

Any phone that gets Internet service can access it, Brady said. To access the application, visit www.bit.ly/OccupyUSA.

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Reality Bites, again from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: October 26th, 2011 7:45 AM

Dear Epic Lulz, the best you have is to call someone names while posting? What is tham name, an anagram? And, if you are calling names, can't your or any of your tribe think up anything better than 'tea baggers'. You are like the kid in 3rd grade who only knows one insult and uses it over and over again. It is the loony left, when challenged who is not so nice. Teabagging indeed. Sticks and Stones...

Bridgett from Oak Park  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 6:14 PM

@Q, Hence why the documentary Jim refers to is called, "Inside Job."

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 4:41 PM

Jim Coughlin, you first have to understand how laws are made. Laws are made by very rich companies and they are always made to suit themselves, not the people. So how can you expect to bring people up on charges when they can change the laws to fit whatever they need.

epic lulz  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 4:29 PM

LMAO @ Reality Bites, the typical befuddled teabagger, who stereotypes and insults others (see his first comment below), and then when someone does the same to him, gets all holier than thou and whines like a two year old. Be nicer, indeed. How about stop being a jackass, jackass, and then others might stop treating you like a jackass, jackass.

Reality Bites from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 3:51 PM

Dear Violet Aura, since you won't say your real name, neither than I. But, let me guess that you are someone who is left of left, works for a government agency, or school district, and either drives or craves a Pius, oh, sorry, a Prius. See, I don't like being stereotyped either. Be nicer.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 2:10 PM

The inequality of wealth in the United States is now higher than any other developed country. Wall Street has corrupted our political process and nothing has been done to stop this hostile takeover. Instead of charging these corporate criminals with fraud; they've been allowed to reap obscene bonuses and appointed to key postions in the federal government. Point the finger at Reagan, the Bushes, Clinton and Obama. See the documentary "Inside Job"!

Tom from River Forest  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 1:35 PM

Ummm, Stupid!, the reason that we got here is not because the government regulated Wall Street too much, but that the Bush Administration largely allowed that industry, like every other industry, to regulate itself. The SEC during the Christopher Cox chairmanship mostly slept while Wall Street firms took incredible unreasonable risks.

Evil Corporation from Oak Park  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 12:03 PM

Isn't it ironic that it takes an innovative entrepreneur, creating an App for their Androids & iPhones, to keep the anti-business folks in business?? The app might be free, but once hooked in he'll make MONEY from all those clicks around cyberspace. Awesome!Nicely played there, Jim.

It's the Government, Stupid! from Oak Park  

Posted: October 25th, 2011 11:57 AM

If you speak to a cogent OWS protester (a hard thing to find, actually) they're views are closer to the Tea Party than anything. The problem here is GOVT messing with Wall Street. Why is no one here decrying GOVT greed, which leads to unions and lobbyists pouring $$ into the process, which leads to laws & regs which have caused all of this?? If you are truly open-minded, not blinded by ideology, it's as clear as day. Fight the real enemy!

3 from City  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 7:56 PM

Who can make a change that you can believe in for wallstreet reform? Who killed bin landen? who killed ghadafi? who lowered the gas prices?

john murtagh from oak park  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 6:52 PM

Occupy USA is the first meaningful effort to challenge the federal government since the Vietnam War. I praise and support their efforts. They might close down in Illinois during the winter but they will be back in the spring unless a lot of jobs are created. I look forward to spring and the Occupy U.S.A. activities in the 2012 elections.


Posted: October 24th, 2011 5:52 PM

ah huh.

Violet Aura  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 5:29 PM

@Reality: So what do you do for a living? I wonder if you work down at the Board of Trade...Hmmm...You seem to be so dismissive of the common man, live in RF...


Posted: October 24th, 2011 3:50 PM

Of course, that's exactly the response one would expect from such a troubled soul. You cannot continue to lie to yourself that you're fine and it is every one else who has a problem. Hatred and bigotry have emptied your soul. Fight back! Learn and grow as a person. You will find that kindness,understanding and compassion can bring true meaning to your life. Confront your addiction and seek professional help and support. It's never too late. Good luck!


Posted: October 24th, 2011 3:15 PM

Oh, But please, pretty please, with sugar on top?


Posted: October 24th, 2011 3:10 PM

No thanks,Silly. I am not willing to be your friend. This life you created for yourself has left you frightened and standing alone. First learn to treat people with respect and kindness. Those qualities should have been taught to you at an early age but a skilled mental health professional may be able to help. It won't be easy to overcome the hatred and prejudice that compels you to treat others with such cruelty. Don't give up hope. You can change. Keep us updated on your progress. Good luck!

Karl Marx from Oak Park  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 2:57 PM

I love Oak Park. It's everything that I ever dreamed of.


Posted: October 24th, 2011 2:41 PM

Watson. You deserve a raise my friend


Posted: October 24th, 2011 2:18 PM

Silly supports Wall Street crooks! No surprise to anyone who has had to endure the nonsense that flows out of that empty soul. I'm sure she's out there applauding when a neighbor loses their home to foreclosure or is laid off. One is six Amercians are now living in poverty thanks to Silly and cohorts. That must really please her cold,cold heart. Keep in mind Silly is the official "unofficial" spokesperson for the VMA.

Ned Ryerson from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 1:54 PM

Tom, I was just pointing out the hypocrisy of stereotyping vis a vis NASCAR and Teabagging. I guess it is okay if the protestors and their supporters do it, though.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 1:08 PM

Follow the money. Learn more at opensecrets.org


Posted: October 24th, 2011 12:43 PM

"Lobbyists are still controlling our political process." Correct, they are also known as UNIONS. Millions.

Tom from River Forest  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 12:39 PM

Ned, are you engaging in a little class warfare? Don't you know that the GOP now decries that?

Ned Ryerson from Oak Park, Il  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 12:34 PM

Tom from working class RF - your NASCAR and teabagging comments are so original. Did you learn them from DailyKoz or msnbc? You and your mcmansion friends are welcome down on LaSalle street anytime...that is, unless OPCC has something going that night.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 12:23 PM

The Occupy protests have succeeded in drawing attention to the fact that reforms are necessary in the financial and banking industries. We're still stuck with too big to fail companies. Hedge fund managers still are receiving the carried-interest tax break. Insider-trading and market manipulation are still a threat to economic recovery and growth. Lobbyists are still controlling our political process. Protesters have taken to the streets to demand reform and for that we should be grateful.

Tom from River Forest  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 11:58 AM

Good luck with that dream there, Bites. I thought that the restarting of the NASCAR season would have been enough to get the Teabaggers back into their double-wides but I was sorely mistaken. I think that you too will be surprised by the resiliency of OWS.

Reality Bites from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: October 24th, 2011 11:13 AM

Hopefully, the cold weather and snow will arrive soon so that the protesters can go back to their parent's basements and work on their iPads.

T J  

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 9:42 AM

Thanks for creating this site Jim, hopefully it will help. In the meantime, anyone who wants to find out more about this can come down tonight to Lasalle and Jackson tonight around 6:30 pm. I went last weekend, brought the family, saw friends and neighbors (including the nuns who live on my block, they are so cool) and spent about an hour participating in a great opportunity.

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