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Occupy Wall Street Celebrity Is Back

Back in October, we met Stacey Hessler, a woman made famous by the Post because she’d decided to leave her financial adviser husband and four kids in Florida and join Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in Zuccotti Park. Although Hessler’s family was apparently not happy with her decision, at the time she declared, “I’m not planning on going home…I’m here  indefinitely. Forever.” Forever turned out to be not as long as it sounds and  Hessler, who it was reported made a special friend in “like-minded radicals, including Rami Shamir, 30, a waiter at a French bistro in Cobble Hill” returned to Florida at some point in the last several months (likely when OWS was ejected from the park). Fortunately, she made the trip up for today’s planned activities.

Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida to take an 18-hour bus ride to today’s protest. “This is the focal point,” Hessler said in Bryant Park. “I want to be here to help make sure there are as many of us as possible so everyone else around the world can be inspired to stage protests.” She carried a sign saying “a woman’s place is in the revolution.”

No word on Rami’s participation but if Stacey can make it so should he.

Occupy Starts May Day Protests With Chants, Waltzes, Kayaks [Bloomberg]

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  1. watch the throne says:

    What'd she order?

    Fish filet!

  2. Tom says:

    sounds like a responsible mother

  3. Guest says:

    I wish empathy actually entailed people's faces abruptly meeting a spiked bat.

  4. Dr_Rosenrose says:

    Who says OWS hates capitalism? Anyone else see the line at the Premium Empathy table?!

  5. Bennett says:

    Welcome back, Stacey. So glad you could make it!

  6. one says:

    An 18-hour bus ride must mean the credit card has been cut off.

  7. Guest says:

    "Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida, again…"

    That's better

    • VonSloneker says:

      "Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida, again…to see if she could still pull younger men."

      Still better…

      – Mr. Hessler, CFA, Married the wrong girl quant

  8. Bandersnatch says:

    I feel no empathy for her.

  9. Rami says:

    Hey, I have been super busy. Sorry I haven't called. Not with work so much, but yeah… so I, ah, I've got to get over to this new bead store. But it was soooo good seeing you.

  10. Haterade says:

    Those nappy dreadlocks, that snaggle toothed butterface…how you've haunted my dreams.

    – OWS Virgin

  11. trojan_ says:

    -Look at it, dude. You're not offereing any fabulous prizes. You have to offer fabulous prizes if you want people to show up for your stupid crap. Here.
    -"Free empathy?"
    -Yeah, if you offer free empathy, maybe people will show up.

  12. Back office grunt says:

    Let's stop the banks so that we can end the recession!

    – OWS protester in need of financial education

    • Guest says:

      Let's send harmless white powder to some Wells Fargo branches to end global income inequality!

      -Guy who thinks he may be getting the hang of it

  13. Fixed Income says:

    That would explain the return of the burning sensation every time I pee.

    – Rami

  14. GUEST says:

    I guess Rami kept her coming for more….

    • Rami says:

      This is a little dated. I'm over at minnetas now, looking to get involved in the BOA junior broker training program.

  15. Guest says:

    1. Stage protests
    2. ???
    3. Profi^H^H^H Change the world!

  16. HAM05 says:

    are there any movements for underemployed financial services hacks who, despite a colossal hatred for the work they do/who they work for, suck it up and do it anyway in the hopes that ONE DAY they won't have to anymore?

  17. Guest says:

    Full moon, under the empathy table, Rami shottied mouth, I've got back, drum circle banging, so are we.

    • Sleeper says:

      Careful there. She seems like the type of gal who would have skidmarks…

    • OWS Comedy Fan says:

      Um, you ripped off my comment from last year. I am flattered but your execution sucked.

  18. Guest says:

    Anyone else find it hilarious that they still haven't figured out that no one important works down there anymore

  19. BabyCrane says:

    Some free weed, NYC public works department spotlights, and the bongo drum circle to set the mood… you, me, and three other hobos to share a tarp for some free love? How 'bout it, babes?

    – Unemployed Management Consultant

  20. Guest says:

    Her husband's a "Financial Planner?" What's that?

    – UBS Wealth Management products propaganda quant

  21. Curt says:

    I'm over it.

    -Curtiss

  22. guest says:

    "Free empathy… unles you are a small child who would like to see his/her mother."

  23. Guest says:

    Two words.

  24. The Grand Marquis says:

    she's not as dishy as Joan Crawford, but she's probably not as fussy about wire hangers

  25. Felipe says:

    "I want to be here to make sure I am as far away from my 4 kids and husband as possible."

  26. HighFrequencyHater says:

    Nothing good happens around white people with dreadlocks.

    -Confucius

  27. How I feel when someone tells me about occupy wall street
    http://wheninfinance.tumblr.com/post/22258200479/

  28. Guest says:

    If she owned a car, her bumper sticker would say: "My breadwinning husband who works in finance allows me to not work and skip town to protest his job"

  29. Guest says:

    If she owned a car, it would be a prius with an Obama 2008 bumper sticker

  30. Guesto says:

    "A woman's place is actually in the *kitchen"

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