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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Fri Nov 18th 2011, 09:11 AM
Abbie Hoffman

The first time you may have seen me was in the gallery of the New York Stock Exchange, hurling money on the brokers below. Of course, you didn’t actually see me because no photographs of the incident exist: newsmen are not allowed to enter the sacred temple of commerce.

It all began with a simple telephone call to the Stock Exchange. I arranged for a tour, giving one of my favorite pseudonyms, George Metesky, the notorious mad bomber of Manhattan. Then I scraped together three hundred dollars which I changed into crispy one-dollar bills, rounded up fifteen free spirits, which in those days just took a few phone calls, and off we went to Wall Street.

We didn’t call the press; at that time we really had no notion of anything called a media event. (And to make one very important point, I never performed for the media. I tried to reach people. It was not acting. It was not some media muppet show. That is a cynical interpretation of history.) We just took our places in line with the tourists, although our manner of dress did make us a little conspicuous. The line moved its way past glassed-in exhibits depicting the rise of the industrial revolution and the glorification of the world of commerce. Then the line turned the comer. Suddenly, we saw hordes of reporters and cameras. Somebody must have realized a story was in the making and rung up one of the wire services. In New York the press can mobilize in a matter of minutes. Faster than police, often.

(snip)

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Abbie_...
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Wed Oct 26th 2011, 09:55 PM
This brutal attack on a marine War veteran has hit the Bay Area like a brick through
our front windows. Even my husband (who hates crowds) wants to join now.

here's the facebook page on that inspired this thread

https://www.facebook.com/weareallscottolse...

My Prayers are sending this man strength to heal from his wounds
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Mon Aug 22nd 2011, 01:25 PM
"When George dumbya Bush goes on vacation, he's clearing brushes,

When Obama goes on vacation, he's clearing dictators.

Now it's time to clear the Teapublican clowns."

lol I can just see teabag blood pressure rising


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Posted by proud patriot in California
Wed Aug 03rd 2011, 12:40 PM
anytime after 1pm. pm me for the address . BBQ pot luck .
I will supply Water and Iced Tea and some Chicken to Q up.

Please bring friends and food.

Let's Party !
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Tue Jul 12th 2011, 03:54 PM
how does someone who makes billions in profits , pay not only zero taxes but gets paid with MY TAX DOLLARS 4.8 Billion ? I'm sick of working hard for CORPERATE WELFARE BILLIONARES . This is not a fair Capitalist playing field this is closer to COMMUNISM then any Social security Insurance Program to care for the old and disabled. EVIL EVIL EVIL how could any moral person vote for the politicians whose goal is to give more to Billionare Welfare Queens while taking from the Weak and Sick ?
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Sat Apr 30th 2011, 04:10 PM
My Cat Tom pictured below with my dog Buddy was missing yesterday.
He never came in to eat or hang out as he usually does. This morning I went to the
local animal shelter looking for him . After going through all the rooms looking at
all the lost souls just broke my heart. He wasn't there . As I was walking passed
all the rooms to leave one of the Senior cats was at the front of his cage just looking at
me. I thought I'd go in and say bye to him. I walked in passed some cages to his cage
when another cat Meowed. Wait that sounds familiar. Sure enough My Tom was Brought
in to that room after I had checked it. Had that old senior Cat not signaled to me I
would have left without my cat. After the Shelter verifications etc . Buddy and I have
our Tom Tom back.

Please everyone have your Animals microchipped, I was very lucky that Tom has a crook in his tail to ID
him. He now has a microchip. I'm just so thankful to have my Tom Tom

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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Mon Apr 25th 2011, 10:49 PM
Everyone go to your Congressional Represenative's website . Find when their townhall meeting is going to be and GO! Tell them HANDS Off Medicare, Hands Off Social Security ! Demand They raise taxes on the Millionares and Close the Tax loopholes that Corporations use to Pay ZERO taxes to Balance the Budget!

We Workers have paid our Taxes! Now Represent Us !
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Mon Apr 25th 2011, 10:48 PM
Everyone go to your Congressional Represenative's website. Find when their townhall meeting is going to be and GO. Tell them HANDS Off Medicare! Hands Off Social Security! Demand They raise taxes on the Millionares and Close the Tax loopholes that Corporations use to Pay ZERO taxes, thus creating jobs and Balancing the Budget!

We Workers have paid our Taxes! Now Represent Us!

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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Sat Apr 23rd 2011, 01:27 PM
during a time of "war" I'm compiling quotes, links and videos of republicans claiming liberals/Democrats/dissenters
were somehow Un American Traitors who didn't support our troops.

Like this:

http://www.ipspress.com/ipsf/ipsf/Library/...

Presidential Candidate John Kerry recently displayed courage in calling for a regime change in Washington DC. Senator Kerry, a Democrat, was campaigning for President and commented about his displeasure with President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq. Kerry was concerned about the damage the war was doing to our relations with some of our closest allies. Kerry stated that it was his belief that only a new President could repair the damage. In making his comments, Kerry said, “What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States,"

Immediately following these remarks, Republican leaders Dennis Hastert, Tom Delay, and Marc Racicot suggested that Senator Kerry was un-American for making these comments in a time of war. These Republicans claim Kerry’s comments show that he does not support our troops. Tom Delay called the comments “desperate and inappropriate.” Delay further denounced Kerry’s statement by saying, “America before New Hampshire.” Racicot stated Kerry “crossed a grave line” in calling for the replacement of a President in a time of war.

(snip)



If any DUers have any specific memories of these type of remarks, I would truly be appreciative for any info
that might aid in my research.

Many Thanks
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion
Mon Jan 10th 2011, 07:53 PM
My 2 cents for what it's worth

"The Texans are very patient people, but the real Texans are not the people in that ditch down there. REAL TEXANS are PUTTING ON THEIR CAMOUFLAGE GEAR and getting ready to go out there and GO HUNTING. you know, hunting season is coming up. At some point REAL TEXANS ARE GOING TO GET FED UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE and it's going to be REAL FUN TO WATCH, IF YOU GET MY DRIFT, ...a-hem..." Rush limbaugh

Bill O'Reilly's recent "joke" about decapitating Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank


"I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus - living fossils - so we will never forget what these people stood for."Rush Limbaugh, Denver Post, 12-29-95

"my only regret (with timothy mcViegh) is that it wasn't the NY times building" Ann Coulter


‎"Hang on, let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?" Glenn Beck

"I want people Armed and Dangerous" Michelle Bachman

Until someone comes up with a liberal equivalent , we on the left are correct about blaming the violent rhetoric of the Radical right wing media for creating the atmosphere where violence flourishes .

Politico has lied about our Beloved Democratic Underground saying we spew hate and threats. I dare those reading our discussion threads to find any proof of those lies .

Now go find me a Liberal equivalent Quote to these above quotes . and that is exactly what I'm saying to everyone I talk to about this . There is No equivalency , your search is in vain.




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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Dec 02nd 2010, 07:48 PM
When filling out your Christmas/Holiday cards this year, Pleaes take
ONE CARD and SEND it to this address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
20791-5456

If we pass this on to friends/coworkers/family and everyone sends one
card, think of how many cards these soldiers could get to bring up their
spirits.
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Oct 13th 2010, 12:45 AM
Hi I'm a special education assistant and a parent of a district student . I'd like to tell you about me . My disabled son's 3 prescriptions cost $55 per month with insurance , $875 without . My son must see his specialist twice monthly @ $20 per visit with insurance w/o insurance it would be $400 per visit . Sept and Oct are really tough at our house every year . Currently behind on all household bills . Do any of you on the board know what it's like to get a 48 hr pg and e notice when you have a disabled child to care for ? I do . I know what it's like to plead with the water company "I work for the ____ school district , I haven't recieved a pay check in awhile I'll catch up as soon as I can", through tears wondering if the person at the other end has a heart . I don't have debt , I'm very responsible . Yet my chosen profession , that I went to college for doesn't pay a living wage . The only professionals that make less than we do are clergy . I have received no cost of living increase in years . I know my Value , it's a shame the board doesn't . I invite anyone of you to follow me in my daily duties to learn my value . I love my job , I love all the children who attend my school . I would jump in front a bullet for any one of them. My son with the help of all the dedicated professionals has gone from being 5150'd from a special education school (____) to Now being fully mainstreamed his freshman year in high school with a B average . Without every single person who has worked with him , he would be just another sad statistic . This board had nothing to do with his success , the people in this room living below the poverty line DID. We demand a living wage , No more cuts to our Health Insurance . Over half my meager pay check going to health insurance is not an Option . I already can't afford to live in this city that I love . Those Top Earners for the district should appreciate what the lowest Earning Professionals are facing . If this board Demands my paycheck be cut in half , then I would like to take this opportunity to Demand the Top Earners cut their pay in half first to be good role models .

THANK YOU !
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Posted by proud patriot in California
Thu Feb 18th 2010, 02:36 PM
http://claycord.blogspot.com/2010/02/fbi-r...

The FBI is in the process of serving search warrants at the Concord offices of two companies owned by the Seeno family.

The offices include Discovery Sales and Seeno Homes, both are located on Port Chicago Highway in Concord.

According to the FBI, about 30 agents from the FBI, the Secret Service and the IRS are involved in the investigation.

The Seeno family also owns the Peppermill Casino in Nevada.
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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 30th 2009, 06:51 PM
http://apps.facebook.com/my_polls/index.ph...

Yes it's a facebook poll thread .. I had to report a
threat on the presidents life yesterday . It was contained in this
thread on the poll . I strongly feel more of us should be monitoring
facebook . It's just something in my gut ..

that's all .. oh if you vote and leave a liberal
comment that would be cool.

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Posted by proud patriot in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 04th 2009, 01:17 AM
(please excuse the all Caps , when I typed this out I typed it to be easily read at night by Candlelight )

I just got back from the MoveOn Candlelight Vigil in Walnut Creek .
I told our story to just under 200 people .. It was very hard but I
feel good about sharing our Nightmare with concerned citizens .

Here's the text that I followed

HI MY NAME IS PATRICIA M#### G####### ,

MY SON HAS BI POLAR AND ADHD IMPACTS . THE LAST 13 YEARS OF MY LIFE LIFE HAS
MORE CHALLENGING THEN I EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE .MOST PARENTS WORRY ABOUT IF THEIR CHILD WILL GO TO COLLEGE . I WORRY IF MY SON WILL BE 5150'D FROM SCHOOL TODAY. YOU SEE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN BORN WITH A qUOTE DISABILITY YOUR WORRIES ARE FAR DIFFERENT THAN
MOST . IF MY CHILD IS 5150'D TODAY I OWE FOR THE AMBULANCE , i OWE FOR THE COUNTY
TRIAGE , I OWE FOR THE STAY AT THE cONCORD MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY . IF I'M LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A BED FOR HIM THERE . IF NOT THERE , MY DAILY VISITATION TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL WILL BE MUCH FURTHER AWAY , UP TO 100 MILES AWAY I'M TOLD . DO ANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT IS LIKE TO DREAD THE MULTIPLE WEEKLY CALLS FROM SCHOOL INFORMING YOU OF ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR CHILD'S DAYS LIKE " TYLER TOLD ME TODAY THAT HE IS HEARING VOICES" OR "TODAY HE SLEPT ALL DAY THE MEDICINE SEEMS TO MAKING HIM ACT DRUNK"

TRY GETTING A DOCTOR TO LISTEN AS YOU WEEP THROUGH CONFUSION AND FEAR ..THAT'S ALL HARD ENOUGH WITHOUT THE DEBT FROM DOING MY BEST TO SEE THAT MY SONS MEDICAL NEEDS ARE TAKEN CARE OF . I HAVE INSURANCE .. WHY AM I IN DEBT BECAUSE I HAVE A DISABLED SON ? DO I NOT WORK AS HARD EVERYONE ELSE ?

WITH BIPOLAR YOU MUST FIND THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF MEDICINE .. THESE DRUGS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED ON CHILDREN , SO BEYOND FEELING
LIKE MY SON IS AN EXPERIMENT , I MUST PAY UP TO $35.00 PER MEDICINE THAT MY SON TAKES. HE TAKES 3 DIFFERENT MEDICINES TWICE DAILY .

I'VE SAT AT THE PHARMACY THE DAY MY SON WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL ONLY TO HAVE THE INSURANCE COMPANY DENY THE MEDICINE THE
DOCTOR WAS ABLE TO GET HIM STABILIZED ON . TALK ABOUT A PANIC ATTACK . I'VE LEARNED PATIENCE AT THE PHARMACY AND TO NEVER LEAVE YOURSELF LESS THAT A WEEKS WAITING PERIOD FOR YOUR MEDICINE .

WITH MULTIPLE DR'S VISITS A MONTH , HOSPITALIZATIONS (WHEN NEEDED) THE BILLS PILE UP QUICKLY EVEN WITH "GOOD" INSURANCE . THE BILLS JUST KEEP COMING , EMERGENCY ROOM DR'S , BLOOD TESTS ,Ambulance rides OH MY ! MY SON AS OTHER BOYS HAS HAD 2 BROKEN BONES AND WARTS WHICH NEEDED TO BE MENDED , THE REGULAR KID STUFF DENIED OR ONLY PARTIAL COVERAGE .

BECAUSE WE ARE SO FOCUSED ON GETTING TYLER THE CARE HE NEEDS , MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE SKIPPED PROCEDURES , TESTS AND THE DENTIST FOR A LONG TIME .. WE JUST WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP, BEFORE WE PILE ON THE LUXURY OF A PAIN FREE MOUTH .

TYLER WAS DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE . HE QUALIFIES , WE FINANCIALLY QUALIFY , BUT WE HAVE A FEW VEHICLES WHICH WHEN ADDED UP BY THEIR BLUE BOOK VALUE EXCEED THE 5,000 MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE . YES YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT ! WHEN HE'S 18 HE WILL QUALIFY , BUT HE'LL HAVE TO BE VERY POOR TO QUALIFY. IF HE WERE TO ACHIEVE A JOB WITH INSURANCE HE WILL BE DENIED THAT INSURANCE DUE TO A PRE EXISTING CONDITION .

WE SCREEN OUR PHONE CALLS ,BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS A DEBT COLLECTOR ON THE OTHER END, NOT BECAUSE OF IRRESPONSIBLE CHOICES ON OUR PART , BUT BECAUSE WE TAKE CARE OF OUR SON'S MEDICAL NEEDS . I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN A NASTY BILL COLLECTOR TOLD ME I WAS A "BAD PARENT
FOR NOT PAYING MY BILLS" .

WHAT DOES BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA DO WITH THE OVER 10,000 DOLLARS IN PREMIUMS THEY RECEIVE ON MY FAMILY'S BEHALF annually? WE
SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE BROKE ALL THE TIME JUST BECAUSE OF MY SONS' MEDICAL NEEDS . I FEEL OUR FAMILY IS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST UNFAIRLY BY A GLUTINOUS INSURANCE INDUSTRY .

MY FAMILY NEEDS OUR GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE .

I HOPE YOU NEVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT MY FAMILY HAS HAD TO ENDURE .

THANKS FOR LISTENING
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