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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 05:16 PM
"I am NOT a terrorist." Stop #NDAA NOW ~ OA #OWS Unity pic.twitter.com/gezJ6yIG (Image)
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 08:16 PM
Source: Jason Cherkis / Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman @ HuffPo Democratic National Convention Host Charlotte Proposes Law Aimed At Banning Occupy Encampments First Posted: 12/ 9/11 11:27 AM ET Updated: 12/ 9/11 12:23 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Democratic National Committee picked Charlotte to host its September 2012 convention, city leaders saw it as a boost to the local service economy. Hotels would be filled, restaurants would be booked, and party spaces would be rented. Up until a few month...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 01:38 AM
Source: Boston Herald Elizabeth Warren slaps down Karl Rove, latest attack ad By Hillary Chabot Friday, December 9, 2011 - Updated 2 hours ago A feisty Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren shot back at Republican strategist Karl Rove yesterday — calling his second negative ad “factually wrong and morally wrong” after a University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Boston Herald poll found an earlier spot hurt her among voters. “I can’t find the right words to describe how wrong that is. ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 12:04 AM
(Link). NY POLITICSDECEMBER 9, 2011 Mayor's Graduation Speech Protested By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL Students are circulating a petition demanding that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rescind its invitation to have Mayor Michael Bloomberg deliver the commencement address next year because of his handling of Occupy Wall Street. Mr. Bloomberg, the petition says, "represents the oppressive nature of the intersection of capital wealth and government" that Occupy Wall Street rejected. ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 03:19 PM
(Link) (Image) 6 - Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office.(Getty Images / STAN HONDA) (Image) 7 - A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian) REST AT LINK
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 12:09 PM
Source: Reuters @Reuters: FLASH: Shots fired on campus of Virginia Tech university -University web site @Reuters: RT @vtnews: A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place. Police officer shot at Virginia Tech WASHINGTON | Thu Dec 8, 2011 1:26pm EST (Reuters) - Virginia Tech University, site of a 2007 massacre that killed 32 people, said Thursday that a police officer and one other person had been shot in an incident on c...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 11:45 AM
Source: AFP Remains of 274 U.S. troops dumped in landfill: report By Agence France-Presse Thursday, December 8, 2011 WASHINGTON — The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The procedure was never formally authorized or disclosed to senior Pentagon officials, who conducted a review of the cremation policies of Dover Air Base — the main point of entry for US wa...
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Wed Dec 07th 2011, 11:42 AM
(Link) Hill staffer explains to the unemployed that they’re lazy Dec 7th, 2011 at 9:13 am by susie This was written by Janalee Filer, an unemployed worker from Pueblo, Colorado. (She’s the blonde woman on the left.) She was in D.C. yesterday to tell her congressman she wants to work as part of Take Back The Capitol, an event organized by unions and activist groups: - snip - That’s why I marched into Rep. Tipton’s office today and demanded a meeting. There is a crisis in Pueblo—and across ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Tue Dec 06th 2011, 09:22 PM
Source: Reuters Massachusetts to allow access to Romney files WASHINGTON | Tue Dec 6, 2011 8:04pm EST By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts will allow some public access to hundreds of previously off-limits boxes of official records generated by Mitt Romney's office when he was governor from 2003 to 2007, a state official said on Tuesday. Romney has asserted that a 1997 decision by the Massachusetts state supreme court means that while paper records of his administration ar...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 08:49 PM
Source: AFP Anti-Wall Street groups arrive for Washington meet By Agence France-Presse Monday, December 5, 2011 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters and union activists on Monday began to arrive in Washington for a campaign in which they aim to “Take back the Capitol from corporate control.” A week of demonstrations and sit-ins are planned “in the name of the 99 percent,” that the anti-corporate movement says has been sidelined as lobbyists have bought up the US political sys...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 08:44 PM
Source: Raw Story / Associated Press Rep. Grijalva calls for Arpaio to resign over mishandled sex-crime cases By Eric W. Dolan Monday, December 5, 2011   Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) on Monday called for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign after the Associated Press reported that his office had inadequately investigated more than 400 sex-crime investigations during a three-year period. Current and former police officers familiar with the cases told the Associated Press that Arpaio’s ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 07:37 PM
Source: Washington Post / Reuters Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records WASHINGTON | Mon Dec 5, 2011 7:30pm EST By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned. The move during the final weeks of Romney's administration was legal but unusual for a departing gove...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 05:14 AM
Source: Associated Press LONDON (AP) -- A British court has given WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. The decision means Assange does not face immediate deportation to Sweden. Assange's lawyer Gareth Peirce says the judges accepted Assange's argument that there is a question over whether police and prosecutors are a judicial authority and should have the power to issue extradition requests under E...
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 04:33 AM
(Link) Alternet / By Adele M. Stan and Stephen Rosenfeld Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive. - snip - It happened in the blink of an eye. On a Sunday night, AlterNet learned from a tipster of a Web site, posing as the online presence of Occupy Madison, that featured a...
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 04:18 AM
(Link) The Absurd Zombie Lie About the Economy Right-Wingers Desperately Cling To -- And Why It's Totally Wrong Home loans didn't bring on the recession; gimmicky financial instruments bloated to 100 times their value are what caused all this pain. December 4, 2011   - snip - That rightly infuriated most Americans, but it has nonetheless become something of an article of faith among conservatives that Wall Street bears little blame for the Great Recession. The dominant narrative on the righ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 02:16 AM
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel West Bend man held for defacing petition, police say By Gitte Laasby of the Journal Sentinel Dec. 4, 2011 A 30-year-old West Bend man was arrested Sunday on allegations of defacing recall petitions for Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch at a residence in West Bend. "The suspect stood in line to sign a petition and when given the petition clip board, he scribbled out some names on the actual form and the recall worker took the clipboard back a...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Sun Dec 04th 2011, 10:54 AM
Source: Daily Mail / ABC News Occupy Wall Street Hunger Strikes Begin as Occupy Portland Camp Shut Down by Police By MEGHAN KENEALLY Last updated at 4:38 PM on 4th December 2011 Some Occupy Wall street protests throughout the country are taking desperate measures to keep the movement alive as only a few camps across the country remain open. In New York, which was the original birthplace of the movement, protesters have started a hunger strike and hope to move to a different plot of land sin...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Sat Dec 03rd 2011, 12:48 PM
Source: Reuters @Reuters: Herman Cain says "I am suspending my presidential campaign" No link yet. Hmmm, didn't see that coming... :)
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Fri Dec 02nd 2011, 10:14 AM
:crazy: (Link) Performance Art. Sheer performance art. Maddow called it.
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Thu Dec 01st 2011, 11:25 PM
(Link) NOVEMBER 30, 2011, 12:15 PM INVESTMENT BANKING | THE TRADE On Wall Street, Some Insiders Express Quiet Outrage BY JESSE EISINGER, PROPUBLICA Police cleared the Occupy Los Angeles camp early Wednesday, arresting about 300 protesters. Raids in Philadelphia led to 52 arrests. Last week, I had a conversation with a man who runs his own trading firm. In the process of fuming about competition from Goldman Sachs, he said with resignation and exasperation: “The fact that they were bailed out...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 01st 2011, 11:22 PM
Source: MSNBC Occupy protesters disrupt Cain event By NBC's Andrew Rafferty MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Herman Cain became the latest candidate to get the "Occupy Wall Street" treatment while addressing students at Middle Tennessee State University tonight. A handful of members from the mostly student crowd stood up and chanted "We are the 99 percent" in the middle of Cain's speech, which was to be about leadership and not politics. Another member of the crowd yelled "sexual abuse is not accepta...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Political Videos
Thu Dec 01st 2011, 10:11 PM
CURRENT TV Countdown w/ KEITH OLBERMANN - 1 December 2011: Interview with 'Occupy This Album' contributor Jackson Browne. "I think this is a galvanizing thing that they kept these encampments going on so long." Excellent Interview.
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Posted by Hissyspit in Political Videos
Thu Dec 01st 2011, 10:04 PM
Uploaded by RussiaToday on Dec 1, 2011 Police in Los Angeles have cleared one of the last and longest-standing 'Occupy' camps in the U.S, making 300 arrests in the process. These latest arrests bring the total across the whole 'Occupy' movement to almost 5,000, but now police are starting to defect to the other side. Our correspondent Marina Portnaya has been finding out why some people have been choosing to make history instead of making arrests.
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 01st 2011, 10:18 AM
Source: Russia Today The Spy Files: WikiLeaks releases surveillance docs Published: 01 December, 2011, 17:27 WikiLeaks has released the first portion of sensitive data revealing a new global surveillance and interception industry spanning 25 countries. Site founder Julian Assange is holding a press conference, revealing the secrets of the industry. The whistleblowing site has published some 287 documents from its huge database, collected from 160 international intelligence contractors. The d...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Wed Nov 30th 2011, 05:07 PM
Source: PolitickerNY Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’ By Hunter Walker 10:06am In a speech at MIT last night to discuss the packed sweepstakes to build a tech campus in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg said he prefers City Hall to the White House. Almost immediately after Mayor Bloomberg dampened recent speculation he’s eyeing a White House bid, he added fuel to the fire by explaining why a mayor would be the best person for the job. Mayor Bloomberg’s recent criticism of President Obama f...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Political Videos
Tue Nov 29th 2011, 06:06 PM
Hi, everyone. This is the video version I decided to do of the Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving Day post I created which visually documented Occupy Wall Street through one particularly appropriate verse of Bruce Springsteen's song. You can find the original thread here: (Link) I will only be leaving it up for a week or so, so watch it while you can.
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Nov 24th 2011, 04:09 PM
Source: New York Times Six Afghan Children Are Killed in NATO Airstrike By TAIMOOR SHAH and ROD NORDLAND Published: November 24, 2011 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Six children were among seven civilians killed in a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Thursday. The deaths occurred on Wednesday in Zhare District of Kandahar Province, an area described by coalition forces as largely pacified in recent months, and two insurgents were also killed, the Afghan officials said. ...
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Posted by Hissyspit in Political Videos
Thu Nov 24th 2011, 12:05 PM
Uploaded by free2betv on Nov 15, 2011 The poignant image and message of a mother who wants her one year old daughter to have freedom of speech moving forward. They protest peacefully after being upset by videos of police in riot gear destroying the Occupy Denver kitchen two days prior.
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Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion
Thu Nov 24th 2011, 11:28 AM
"" - Words and Music by Bruce Springsteen Tom said, 'Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy... (Image) John Minchillo/AP (Image) YouTube (Image) Ray Whitehouse / The Oregonian (Image) Craig F. Walker/AP (Image) Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Wherever a hungry newborn baby ... (Image) David Karp / AP (Image) free2bTV / (Image) free2bTV / (Image) Simon Gaskell / Wales Online (Image) Kirby Desmaris / Where there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air....
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Posted by Hissyspit in Latest Breaking News
Thu Nov 24th 2011, 06:07 AM
Source: NY1 Updated 11/23/2011 09:20 PM Occupy Wall Street Protesters Plan Thanksgiving Return To Zuccotti Park By: NY1 News Occupy Wall Street protesters plan on marking Thanksgiving with a feast in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan on Thursday. A volunteer with the demonstrators' public relations group says they will have meals and music for 3,000 people. - snip - Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street protesters say the city's raid of Zuccotti Park destroyed, damaged or lost more than 3,000 books...
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