Thousands march through the streets of Oakland as part of the Occupy Oakland general strike and day of action. One crowd was gathered outside Chase Bank when another group joined them. They shut down the bank and then headed to nearby Wells Fargo and Bank of America. This was taken from the roof of the California Nurses Association building. The nurses support Occupy Oakland with a first aid station at the camp.
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A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades.
According the report, company officials have been caught paying bribes to win contracts, trading with Iran in violation of the U.S. embargo, price-fixing, neglecting safety and ignoring environmental regulations.
The billionaire brothers are major donors to FreedomWorks, the Cato Institute, and dozens of other conservative think-tanks and nonprofits. They have also been tied to several independent expenditure groups supporting Republican candidates across the country — and last year The New Yorker exposed the family's efforts to oppose President Barack Obama.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-mega-do...
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others,... or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
– September 21, 2011
Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday submitted Open Records requests to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office, following news reports that Van Hollen had refused help to a growing corruption probe of Walker.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that, while Van Hollen had offered resources in the prosecution of Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee, it refused to assist in the growing secret investigation of former and current aides to Gov. Scott Walker. The request for assistance was made by Milwaukee County D.A. Chisholm in November of 2010.
“J.B. Van Hollen has been close to Scott Walker and committed to operating the Department of Justice as an adjunct to Walker’s radical Tea Party agenda,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday. “That Wisconsin’s Tea Party top cop refused help to prosecutors in a corruption probe of Wisconsin’s Tea Party government should concern every citizen, regardless of party. Justice should be blind, regardless of whether one is a cheerleader for the Koch Brothers agenda or not.”
Fighting Bob Fest Rocks!
And Cornel West was on Fire!
Last week, Cynthia Archer became the third high-level Walker aide to have a computer seized in an ongoing John Doe investigation of political corruption. If you count Tom Nardelli, she is the fourth Walker ally and appointee with ties to the investigation. As has been the case from the beginning, she joins the long list of people who claim to “know nothing,” – including Scott Walker. Someone knows something, and they are talking as the John Doe investigation rolls on. It may be weeks (or months) before all the details are known; but the information available already connects key players with a commonality of purpose. That purpose is shared by Governor Scott Walker himself, and could likely bring the investigation directly to the Governor’s Office. Darlene Wink was just the tip of the iceberg, as her emails likely led investigators to the major players in the investigation. All of whom share Scott Walker’s passion for privatization and de-regulation – first for Milwaukee County, then for the State of Wisconsin.
A two-year examination into the massive, unwieldy, top-secret world the government has created in response to 9/11.
unsustainable, ecological terrorism and anti social.
The corruption of our Governments and other Social Institutions has become a civilization killer.
I hope saner heads prevail. But I don't feel very good about it all at the moment.
I used to have hope in the Democrats. Now, not so much.
Time to make some major changes.
History Channel Investigates Unexplained Aerial Phenomena
Source Huffington Post:
The former FAA official (pictured left with author Leslie Kean) thinks that Earth is being visited by aliens.
"Oh, I think we really are. And the government doesn't tell you the truth all the time. Part of the stuff I was doing in my last 10 years with the government was lying to the public. I gave out disinformation -- an approved tactic in the government -- because the people can't handle the truth."
After years of working with pilots and trying to rationally understand what they sometimes encounter during flight, Haines is a little hesitant when asked what he thinks or hopes the truly unexplained UFOs or UAP may turn out to be.
Watch video clip of JAL flight 1628 in 1986
Did you know that over 1,500 professional architects and engineers have come together to call for a independent, unbiased investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) on 9/11? There are many important questions which the official government report by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) failed to answer on the collapse of this 47-story skyscraper at 5:20 PM on September 11, 2001. Can 1,500 architects and engineers all be wrong?
These concerned professionals have created an eye-opening website filled with reliable information which examines the WTC 7 collapse. They conclude beyond any reasonable doubt that it must have been a controlled demolition. They have also found many problems with official story on the collapse of the main two World Trade Center towers. Click here for this information-packed website.
Of particular interest is an excellent 15-minute video examining the WTC 7 collapse with input from highly respected architects and engineers with scientific understanding of what happened on that fateful day. Narrated by past president of the Screen Actors Guild Ed Asner, this compelling documentary explains in laymen's terms how planned demolition is carried out, and how it is virtually impossible that WTC Building 7 collapsed because of office fires, as claimed in the official NIST report. You can watch this highly educational video below or at this link.
Unable to afford the ticket price Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has imposed on his constituents if they want to talk to him, unemployed people in his district have been staging a sit in at his district office. It was a good idea—how could he avoid talking to them if they were right there?
By calling the cops on them, of course.
Staffers for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called police on Thursday evening to disperse unemployed protesters staging a sit-in at his Kenosha, Wis., office, according to the protesters and police.
Two protesters told HuffPost they're unhappy with Ryan's proposals to gut social programs and also his new policy of not holding free public meetings with constituents during the congressional recess.<...>
"People don't realize that they have every right to stand up and talk to their congressman," Shanon Molina, 31, told HuffPost on Friday.<...>
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FL GOP denies $51 billion federal Medicaid to poor, yet order cheap health care for themselves
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Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R) ran company now accused of Medicaid fraud (Rick Scott redux)
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