October 2011

Occupy Kingston...what the Occupy________? Needs to Morph Into

I live in Kingston, WA and here is my interpretation of what the Occupy________??? Movement needs to eventually morph into...

I will be performing CI: Civil Informationing at busy streets corners in Kingston, WA with the following array of signs:

OCCUPY KINGSTON-ReOCCUPY DEMOCRACY

OCCUPY PEACE-OCCUPY DEMOCRACY-stay involved

OCCUPY LOCAL BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS

OCCUPY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE

OCCUPY FOOD BANKS-OCCUPY SHARE NET

OCCUPY ALL SCHOOL PROGRAMS

HELP MAKE KINGSTON A PORT OF PEACE

PAPER BALLOTS-PUBLIC FUNDS-NEW VOTING HOLIDAY

DNC Primary Challenge

Dear Thom,

60-40 that Occupy Wall Street is a Rove-Koch start-up...

Now that many of the Occupy Wall Streets actions are now focusing upon minor law violations and confrontations with authorities that have NOTHING TO DO with the intent of the ???ORIGINAL??? Wall Street protests, here are three things that I have to say:

Obama’s Chevron shooting indigenous Nigerian peoples from helicopters.

The following is an excerpt from page 89-90 of the book “The Tyranny of Oil” by Author Antonia Juhasz:

Aguinda v. Chevron, is Korea next courtesy of Obama’s Korean Free Trade deal?

The following is an excerpt from page 248 of the book “The Tyranny of Oil” by Author Antonia Juhasz:

Obama's student loan debt-relief plan. Not really the case at all.

Well I had hoped that the President would have given some relief to the outrageous school loan amounts. Not really the case at all. Because the people that really need, it will not see it at all.

Walker to Wisconsin Polluters: “Ooooooo,…AH! NOT IN THE HAIR!! Not in the Hair!”

Irreversible liquidation of your natural resources for a one time economic boost and the consequences that are a long term economic drag.

AP Article by Meghan Barr from the AP on the movement.

It's early and just the first cup of Joe... but wondering if anyone has any info on Meghann Barr from the AP and what her political leanings are. Initial searches don't come up with much.

U-Turn in Karzai’s Stand

The "Iron Heel" of Capitalism

I'm so glad that Thom brought up Grover Cleveland's 1888 State of the Union Address once again. That address inspired Jack London to write "The Iron Heel". It's available at Project Gutenberg, free for the taking/reading. It's only about 185 pages and is well worth a rainy afternoon's read.

It's hard to believe in 2011 that Grover Cleveland was considered "Pro-Business" when you read his 1888 State of the Union Address. Below is the first two pages of that address. You can almost hear the tone of Mr. Cleveland as you read it...

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Time To Start Treating Guns Like Abortions

It's time we start regulating guns like we regulate abortions.

Because it just makes sense that we regulate these individual rights in the same way.

Because the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, concluded that there is an individual right to own firearms found in the Second Amendment - just like they ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is an individual right to have an abortion found in the Fourth Amendment.