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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Nov 19th 2011, 08:03 PM
Finally even Forbes, not exactly a Magazine for the 99%, is commenting on and condemning the excessive use of force by the police against peaceful protesters. This reporter has been a critic of the movement, but kudos to him for not allowing his personal beliefs about the movement, influence his opinion on the much important issue of the militarization of our civilian police and their violations of the Constitutional rights of Americans. (Image) Arrests exceeding 250 people followed protest...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Tue Nov 15th 2011, 05:53 PM
@OccupyVeterans OccupyVeterans Everytime they tear us down. We grow twice as large (live at ustre.am/DOkR) 2 minutes ago via Ustream.TV You can follow it here (Link) Crowd elated! (Image) Thousands around the Park Perimeter shouting 'Let us in'!
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Tue Nov 15th 2011, 05:34 PM
(Image) Police move to clear 'Occupy Wall Street' camp in Zuccotti Park Credits: Getty Images, 2011 Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict "Occupy" protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night's move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agen...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Thu Nov 10th 2011, 12:58 AM
Occupiers at both Berkeley and Harvard have been facing blockades all night. Harvard protesters intended to set up camp in Harvard Yard but were locked out. They agreed to proceed by climbing walls if necessary and the last I saw, they had managed to set up a few tents. Many Harvard Alumni have ended up on Wall Street. (Image) From Berkeley earlier today Livestream from Berkeley (Link)/ Someone has been hurt but not much information on who or how badly. They are calling for an ambulance. ...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Wed Nov 09th 2011, 04:15 PM
The news that OccupyOakland had decided at its General Assembly meeting to deposit a $20,000 donation from OccupyWallStreet in a Wells Fargo Account has raised questions from many people. This is their statement regarding the decision: Status of $20,000 Donated by OWS Press Release November 8, 2011 in Media/Press Subcommittee, Press Releases OAKLAND, Calif. Since the October 26 announcement of a donation following the police raid on Occupy Oakland, some have wondered how these funds are ...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Nov 05th 2011, 12:46 AM
and a huge mandate from the American people to begin to reverse the horrors of the Bush years. From day one, we saw him backtracking, making excuses, not only not fighting, but conceding to Republican ideas, talking about 'bi-partisanship, moving forward from war crimes, compromising, with the very people the American public threw OUT of office. It was a shock at first to those of us who supported him for so long. But over time, it became clear that he was on board with the Third Way, or Repub...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sun Oct 30th 2011, 05:53 PM
Dean Baker deconstructs the lies told in the Washington Post's article attacking Social Security which you can read Saturday, 29 October 2011 23:53 News outlets generally like to claim a separation between their editorial pages and their news pages. The Washington Post has long ignored this distinction in pursuing its agenda for cutting Social Security, however it took a big step further in tearing down this barrier with a lead front page story that would have been excluded from most opinio...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Thu Oct 27th 2011, 04:59 PM
that plague countries, this one included, around the world. Money in Politics. The loss of jobs is a direct cause of that. Laws favoring Corporations made it possible to move jobs and most of our manufacturing industry out of the country. When Corps went Global it was to make use of the slave labor available to them in countries run by oppressive governments. If Corps did not have a hold on our elected officials, that could have been prevented by passing laws that made it illegal for US bas...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Wed Oct 26th 2011, 08:52 AM
Oakland was among several occupied cities to be attacked in an almost military style operation last night. In Baltimore, also attacked last night, protesters noticed four men who, they believed, were Federal Agents. They followed them at a distance and saw them enter the Federal Building: Re Baltimore, MD: BaltoSpectator Baltimore Spectator by OccupyBaltimore 2 hrs Several members of #OccupyBaltimore quitely followed the 4 men at a distance after they left.All entered the federal building ...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Wed Oct 12th 2011, 09:04 PM
It's amazing what The People can accomplish when they stop following leaders blindly and choose to go in a different direction. The first Republican Presidential Candidate to endorse the Occupywallstreet movement was Buddy Roemer. His announcement that he was going to join the Occupywallstreet protesers seemed to some 'expert political observers' on the Right to be nothing less than political suicide. (Image) Here's how Roemer announced his plans for this week on Twitter: I am concer...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Thu Sep 29th 2011, 09:02 PM
The American people have decided that it is THEY who are Too Big To Fail! (Image) Sign from Wall Street Protest The Corporate Media, unsurprisingly, is still Too Puzzled by 'their message' to know how to cover it! Hint for the media, They're Occupying Wall St! Fortunately for the people the Corporate Media, as it turned out, was not needed. In fact people are coming to the conclusion that this movement would not benefit from the coverage of the Corporate Media with some now rethinking thei...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Sep 24th 2011, 04:02 AM
I am in awe of the people who are protesting Wall St. in NYC. They are still camped out in Zuccotti Park, renamed Liberty Park by the protesters. The MSM for the most part, has ignored them, so far. But the more I think about it, the more I believe that they are slowly building something that no one day protest, no matter how big and no matter how much Media coverage, could accomplish. It's been a difficult week at times, mainly due to the harassment of the NYPD who sought every excuse to...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Sep 23rd 2011, 06:43 PM
Al Jazeera has produced a four part documentary on the disastrous, Global, Financial Meltdown and the men who caused it. If you haven't seen it, it is worth watching. (Image) (Image) Episode One: In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought th...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Tue Sep 20th 2011, 07:30 PM
Day TwoCandlelight Vigil on the evening of the second day of Occupy Wall Street. (Image) Early this morning at least five protesters were arrested by NYPD. The first arrest was a protester who objected to the police removing a tarp that was protecting our media equipment from the rain. The police said that the tarp constituted a tent, in spite of it not being a habitat in any way. Police continued pressuring protesters with extralegal tactics, saying that a protester on a bullhorn was break...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in Political Videos
Tue Sep 20th 2011, 01:26 AM
Wow! Go Chaz!
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Sep 17th 2011, 04:33 PM
(Link) Today is Constitution Day! A good day for protesting! They are playing an MLK speech on the right to protest! Looks like a documentary. Keith Olbermann recording now talking about the corruption in government. Footage was shown of past historical demonstrations. Keith: Where is the outrage to come from? From You! Saying they will be there 'all day, all week' (Image) I'm not sure if this is what they are watching right now. Back to live stream. Let's Wake'm Up! All Day! All Wee...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Sep 16th 2011, 02:12 PM
If what is reported in this book is true, not just about Geithner but Summers and Rahm and others in the administration, it would help to explain some of what seemed to be Obama's incomprehensible policy decisions. The book is titled "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and The Education of A President," and the author spoke to over 200 people, including the President, Geithner, and other top officials in the Government. (Image) The book states Geithner and the Treasury Department ig...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Thu Sep 15th 2011, 07:03 PM
(Image) Lol, I think Krugman looks cute!
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Wed Sep 14th 2011, 06:26 PM
What did Democrats gain from the position they took on Rep. Weiner? So, as predicted, Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat went to a Republican. An historic event since it hasn't happened in that District for decades. One thing Washington Politicians should have learned after the politically motivated, hypocritical, puritanical, witch hunt over the private sex life of a US President was that the American people like sexual witch hunts less than they like judgemental moralists peeking in the windows of p...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Sep 02nd 2011, 03:58 PM
No one needs to come up with any wild speculations about the genuine anger among Democrats towards their own party right OR the causes of that anger. There seems to be an effort to ignore the reasons for the anger of the American People towards their Government, which includes both parties and the White House and blame it on some conspiracy theory that many of us are mindless, easily influenced weaklings that a few 'propagandists' from the other side can instigate against our own party with pla...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Tue Aug 30th 2011, 02:41 AM
stay in order to 'help the Libyan people get their economic house in order'. Lol! Phase two they are calling it. There are no people in Libya smart enough to handle that by themselves I guess! And this is a Libyan 'rebel'? (Image) This was wrong, all of it. The slaughter is unforgivable. The Black African bodies lying in the streets is devastating. From the beginning they were targeted by the 'rebels'. I would post the photos, but they are far too upsetting and graphic. And where did t...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Aug 12th 2011, 03:33 AM
(Image) Signing the anti-tax pledge promulgated by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform — which stipulates that the signee will, under no circumstances, approve a tax increase — has almost become a must-take step for Republican politicians. Norquist is a kingmaker of sorts in right-wing circles, as he decides which policies do and do not violate the pledge. ...... However, not every Republican Congressman is enamored with Norquist’s approach. During a town hall yesterday, Rep. Jeff Fo...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Aug 12th 2011, 01:42 AM
If it were not for Liberals fighting for equal rights for women for so long, there would still be: * No Republican women or minority members of Congress. * No Republican women or minority candidates for the Presidency. * No Republican woman or minority would ever have had a chance of becoming Secretary of State. * No Republican woman or minority could ever have become a Mayor or a Governor of a any State. Liberals forced Republicans to accept women in positions of power. And Liberals dragge...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Wed Aug 10th 2011, 06:23 AM
Are the London rioters thugs or freedom fighters? It seems to depend on who you ask. Over 45 years ago, on August 11, 1965 riots broke out in the Watts neighborhood of LA. They lasted for 6 days and resulted in 34 deaths, over 1,000 injuries and resulted in over $40 million dollars worth of damage. To some the rioters were nothing more than thugs, but to others they were a rebellion against inequality, poverty and oppression. The similarities between what is happening in London now and wha...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sun Jul 31st 2011, 01:54 AM
Nor would a Democrat bargain away Medicare or Medicaid. The Democratic Party is the Party of the people. Democrats get elected because we rely on them to protect the American people's interests. We KNOW that Republicans work for Corporations and don't care about the American people. IF Social Security ended up 'on the table' it was not put there by a Democrat. IF a deal was made that includes cuts to any of the Social Safety Net Programs we KNOW it was not a Democrat who was responsible. ...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Jul 30th 2011, 05:36 PM
Remember Rwanda? When the world looked the other way and the genocide of hundreds of thousands of people took place? Later, way too late, world leaders, like Clinton, apologized. What is happening in Somalia right now, 12 Million human beings may starve to death, is beyond human imagination. The horror, the tragedy, the magnitude of the suffering. It's not possible to absorb it, especially from a distance. (Image) Actress Kristin Davis, best known for her role as Charlotte on HBO’s Sex ...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Jul 29th 2011, 06:04 PM
As the battle over Raising the Debt Ceiling rages on with demands to cut 'Government Spending' I'm not hearing much about the actual causes of the debt we are now in, such as the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and the totally ourgrageously wasteful Pentagon Budget and the multiple wars we are now spending money on. But it's making people very nervous that we do keep hearing about Social Security as if it had something to do with the problem. Social Security is not part of Government Spending...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Fri Jul 29th 2011, 03:48 PM
work' and don't much care that their confidence in their own superiority, has been proven so wrong so often, as is apparent at this very moment. Indeed it was the contention of this small group that the current WH policies of capitulation and compromise and bi-partisanship would work. The larger group disagreed, not being political operatives but just ordinary Americans with some common sense, it was clear to most of them that caving to bullies leads to exactly where we are today. That larger...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Mon Jul 25th 2011, 01:21 PM
Btw, I love Alan Grayson's ad on DU. And I did click on it and signed the petition. (Image) Dear Sabrina, I know why House Speaker John Boehner walked out of debt ceiling talks with President Obama on Friday. It’s because Boehner can’t deliver. It doesn’t matter what terms the President offers. It’s that simple. Boehner can’t deliver the votes. The President might as well be negotiating with Tiger Woods; Tiger can’t deliver the votes, either. But at least Tiger has a better swing. On Fri...
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Posted by sabrina 1 in General Discussion
Sat Jul 23rd 2011, 05:09 AM
Reports on Saturday morning from Norway say that at least 80 people were killed at the Youth Center. Tragically a higher number than initially reported. This headline was posted on the Washington Post tonight but with no other information. (Image) Government Headquarters in Oslo Norway police officials gave the gunman’s name as Anders Behring Breivik at a news conference Saturday morning. Norway’s national broadcaster, NRK, and other news outlets in the country also posted pictures of t...
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