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Occupiers to Shut Down D.C.’s Bank of America Branches Today

A previous Bank of America protest.

Bank of America customers in the District might want to put off any banking plans they had today. Starting at around 8 a.m., protesters affiliated with a group called Occupy Our Homes D.C. are planning to try to shut down all of Washington's Bank of America branches.

"We're expecting the banks to shut themselves down for us," says Legba Carrefour, a participant. Carrefour thinks the banks will close their doors as soon as they see protesters approaching with signs.

The Columbia Heights Bank of America will be the center of the protest, according to Carrefour, in part because of its prominent location near a Metro station.

The protesters are advocating for Reverend Michael Vanzant, a Washington pastor whose mortgage is held by Bank of America. They want the bank to change Vanzant's repayment terms instead of foreclosing on him, according to Carrefour.

As for District Bank of America customers who could find their days disrupted when their bank is closed, Carrefour says they have other options.

"There are banks everywhere," Carrefour says. "Worst case scenario, you can still go to Maryland or Virginia."

Photo by Flickr user justgrimes used under a Creative Commons license.

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  1. #1

    How about the Occupy twerps just disappear and try to get Reverend Vanzant to pay his mortgage like he agreed to? Or maybe sell his place if he can't afford it anymore?

    The bank owns your home until you pay it off - try understanding how a mortgage works. Or maybe that's too hard to understand for moronic Occupy adherents?

  2. #2

    The headline should read "Occupiers Block the Sidewalk Again"

  3. #3

    God plus Jesus, plus solar flares, protecting, His Children. Everyone wants to blame others or take credit for what God is doing to banks greed, exploitation of peoples wages and affliction against His Children. This is what's up. God and Jesus added to the Sun's energy, substance, power and light which is added to our atmosphere, light, air, water, earth and beings, to perform His will and judgment. Solar Flares, CME’s and sunlight, sun’s energy, radiation and substance added to Water, air, and food with God, His word, His Son, His Son's Blood and Holy spirit, truth, purity and righteousness, is coming for Bank of America and all that exists in the universe, Earth , All heavens and beyond, Past present and future, Eternally and NO-ONE can remove Him from there in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
    Solar Flares and CME's Plus God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the Light and energy of the Sun is upon the wage earner exploiters of Bank Of America and other banks as the Lord being a swift witness against them and those who support them, as well as All others for a blessing or curse, to each his own reward for what they have done to others and continue doing so without repentance when asked to.
    Matthew 3:11
    I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
    The Reign and Indignation of God
    Isaiah 66:14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like grass; The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, And His indignation to His enemies.
    15 For behold, the Lord will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
    16 For by fire and by His sword The Lord will judge all flesh; And the slain of the Lord shall be many.
    17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, To go to the gardens
    After an idol in the midst, Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,
    Shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.
    Psalm 21:9
    You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them.
    Psalm 89:46
    How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
    Isaiah 9:19
    Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts The land is burned up, And the people shall be as fuel for the fire; No man shall spare his brother.
    Ezekiel 21:31
    I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
    Ezekiel 22:21
    Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.
    Ezekiel 22:31
    Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 38:19
    For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,

    Malachi 3
    The Coming Messenger
    1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.
    And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,”
    Says the Lord of hosts.
    2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?
    For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.
    3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness.
    4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the Lord, As in the days of old, As in former years.
    5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
    7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’
    Do Not Rob God
    8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
    9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
    10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
    11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;
    12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    The People Complain Harshly
    13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the Lord, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’
    14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the Lord of hosts?
    15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up;
    They even tempt God and go free.’”
    A Book of Remembrance
    16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.
    17 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
    18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.
    Malachi 4
    The Great Day of God
    1 “For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.
    2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
    3 You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
    5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
    6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

  4. #4

    1. Why did Countrywide change my 5.75% mortgage loan, I Locked-in at, to 6.25% right before signing escrow, without discussing it with me 72 hours prior as loan documents states must be done?
    2. Why did Countrywide tell me I couldn’t afford the cheaper loan and that they thought they told us prior already, when I called during signing?
    3. Why did Countrywide change my loan to one I doubted my wife and I could afford, when my family was going to have nowhere to live if we didn’t sign?
    4. Why did Countrywide tell us their copy machine was broken when we signed our lock-in agreement?
    5. Why didn’t Countrywide give us a copy of our Lock-in agreement document when we asked for it since the beginning of our mortgage?
    6. Why did Countrywide sell our note to Bank of America that we did not want to do business with nor support, and not hand deliver the note?
    7. Why are we forced to do business with Bank of America and forced to allow them to service our loan?
    8. Why did Bank of America ignore us on 5 modification attempts to our previous lock-in agreement and only answered and told once that we didn’t qualify?
    9. Why does Bank of America deny our QWR for all Loan, escrow, Lock-in agreement, and 6 modification attempts, documents?
    10. Why does Bank of America Bank of America threaten to foreclose, selling our note, and actually put our loan into default with pre-foreclosure, still denying us our QWR?
    11. Why is it legal for real estate companies and internet sites allowed to show our house available in pre-foreclosure, for 2/3 the cost I purchased it for, at a monthly mortgage half of what I am being forced to pay?
    12. Why is it ok for Bank of America to foreclose on my mortgage when the amounts due are the same amounts our houses estimated worth has depreciated, due to Real Estate company’s, Countrywide’s and Bank of America’s practices of unequal, racial, judgmental, predatory lending for greed of money with house flipping and greed of money, no matter who it puts on the street and causes to be homeless?
    13. Why is it ok for the home builder to tell us they’re not going to fix the cracks in our stucco unless they can fit a nickel inside it?
    14. Why is it ok for banks to exercise their legal document rights, ignoring and denying the consumer their documented rights when the consumer cannot afford the greed of an attorney?
    15. Why does everyone, banks, governments, other nations and countries think they can do what they do against Americans and God’s true Children everywhere, and get away with it, without judgment from God?
    16. Why did the American Government bail out these banks with tax payers money, for doing these things to Christian Americans that choose to be the True Children of God?
    Your Judgment is here, life of your own conscience knowledge, truth and action of un-repented sin of mortality and impurity expressed towards existence, reality and destiny, to have life upon and within yourself. They are your truths, beliefs and actions you decided to agree upon and express upon all things existing or going to, even yourself.

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