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Hi, I put up a Twitter Account to follow the Occupy movement around the world, and also to debunk nay-sayers. Please follow, if you will
I've seen it written and heard it said over and over that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are hippies, deadbeats, unemployed, fringe radicals, etc., etc.
Nope, these are hard working nurses, pilots, transit workers, the people who teach our children
National Transit Union
United Steelworkers of America
Amalgamated Transit Union
United Federation of Teachers
National Nurses United
Communication Workers of America
Operational Weather Squadron
New York Transit Union
United Pilots Union
Local 802 American Federation of Musicians NYC
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
L.A. County AFL-CIO
Wall Street's champagne sippers will have lots of time to think about things when they're not watching the Broadway show they've so been looking forward to tomorrow night.
And as the workers of America join the stalwarts of the movement over the coming days, perhaps Corporate America might realize for the first time that they might be staring down the barrel of a general strike.
Source: Washington Post
Carlyle Group filed documents with federal regulators to take itself public, peeling away the cover on the inner financial workings at the intensely private investment giant for the first time.
The District-based powerhouse, which manages approximately $150 billion in assets, filed a 400-page document with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in preparation for a $100 million initial public offering.
The document does not say where the company will sell its shares or when. But Tuesday’s filing puts the process for selling stock in motion. The initial offering could be at least six months away, or more, and could take place in far different economic conditions.
Carlyle has been on a roll this year, returning billions to investors, buying and selling companies, taking public such companies as the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/eco...
Celebrating the ten year anniversary of the day their Senior Advisors, Bush/James Baker/Carlucci, watched the 9/11 attacks with their investors, the Bin Ladens, by offering to take everybody's money before they go under..
Help persuade the MSM to cover the Sibel Edmonds story.
Bcc: scores of anchors and shows in an email and you can contact all of the major news outlets in seconds
Also, there will be a live chat with Katie Couric on Facebook today at 2pm (Eastern)
Let her know this story is a VERY BIG DEAL
Drudge reports: "Republicans unveil chart depicting bureaucratic nightmare of Dem government-run health care... "
Here's a link to the PDF
It looks scary with all the lines and colors and what-not, but I reworked it to show the current state of corporate health care in America, and it is even more terrifying:
Posted by LeighAnn in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Sep 07th 2008, 11:46 AM
I had this in another thread but I'm reposting it here to post in my DU Journal
Ivins brother Tom lives in Middletown, about 10 miles from Lebanon. He hasn't talked to Bruce in 20 years, and said nothing to defend his brother.
"It was his own fault, I thought," said Tom Ivins. "What he did, he screwed himself up. He got involved with the wrong people."
I found this in "The Standard, China's Business Newspaper". It's a nice human interest piece about a nun who uses shareholder power to get corporations to be ethically responsible and what-not. It's supposed to be a feel-good piece, but it ends on a very sad note, unbeknownst to the Sister, writer, readers, etc. Here's an excerpt of the end of the article:
Last year Heinonen teamed up with community groups to file a shareholder resolution at Synagro Technologies of Houston, the parent company of a sewage plant in the Bronx that had long been the target of some residents' ire for its odor. The proposal, sponsored by the Mercy Investment Program, called on the company to report "at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, on environmental, health and safety impacts" of the New York Organic Fertilizer plant.
The response was immediate. Synagro flew in top management for a series of discussions with residents over the past year. Alvin Thomas, Synagro's general counsel who attended the meetings, said Heinonen played a critical role as mediator, supporting residents while also explaining the need to run a business.
Synagro in April was bought out by Carlyle Group, a private equity firm in Washington, and is no longer subject to shareholder resolutions.
Well that'll put a stop to those pesky questions!
Apparently, around the same time the Carlyle Group bought the outfit, the company "volutarily" closed up shop, and now the town is trying to figure out what to do with the "sludge" they left behind.
Here's a town in Pennsylvania that's trying very hard to keep their sewer sludge out
It turns out that this "sludge" is called Biosolids, and here's what it is, according to the EPA
Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of sewage sludge (the name for the solid, semisolid or liquid untreated residue generated during the treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment facility). When treated and processed, sewage sludge becomes biosolids which can be safely recycled and applied as fertilizer to sustainably improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth.
So you see, it's not cow manure being spread around your corn and wheat, it's people manure, now, that's all the rage. You are what you eat. The Carlyle Group is now feeding us our own shit.
Re: Flourescent replacing Incandescent Bulbs ~ "Fluorescents have a way of washing out color ...Maybe some smart manufacturer will figure out a way to change the look of the light into something that mimics incadescents."
There are already all sorts of different kinds of lighting implements, by 2012 the marketplace will have surely come up with affordable solutions for every flourescent downfall.
Rest in Peace, Thomas Edison and his incandescent bulb. Both served our universe in ways too mind-blowing to measure.
Drugmaker wants law to require STD shot
Women aren't getting this sexually transmitted disease from other women. Why should girls be the only ones forced to get this shot? Why should anyone be forced to, for that matter? What ever happened to informed consent? What are the long-term side effects of this drug?
Shades of the rotavirus vaccine?
Don't accept a $100 bill without checking it VERY CLOSELY
If they're going to keep changing the design every few years, how on earth can a person know what to look for in a fake? Is the real one the one that looks silliest? Is it the two-headed Franklin or the one with the dancing 100s? I, personally, think it's a conspiracy to make it easier to conterfeit.
I am really bummed out about this torture crap. What in the hell is wrong with these people?
I've got an easy list I've been using a lot lately
Do it in the daytime for best results.
Last week I sent out an email about Hugo Chavez that said:
"That's called speaking truth to power. You in the media wouldn't recognize it because it doesn't happen in this country very often."
And they read it on CNN a few hours later, but this is what it said:
"That's called speaking truth to power. It doesn't happen in this country very often."
Posted by LeighAnn in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Sep 10th 2006, 08:45 PM
Re: This PT 911 probably will not convince anyone of anything
I've been waiting for five years for John O'Neill to be a household name. Type John O'Neill into Google, and see what comes up. Lots and lots of people will be doing it tomorrow, and finding out all sorts of things they never knew before. John O'Neill was probably the most important 9-11 hero of them all, but his fascinating and heroic story has been hidden and buried by the mainstream media from the very beginning. Now at least millions will know about him.
Plus, this is a badly made movie IMO, too much for dumb right-wingers to follow. Sorry for watching it, had to see "John O'Neill". I will punish Disney indefinitely for this, personally, and God will get them, too. They are idolators, and headed for Doom.
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