Once again we have another opportunity to watch how corporate money is making our choice of presidential candidate for us. All this is happening in the Republican party since the Democrats have only one candidate at this time. That does not mean the Democrats are immune to all this, but, it does give us an opportunity to learn.
Remember a couple months ago I told you about the Tampa Tribune story about a private army of 4500 well-trained, well-armed thugs being trained by our new mayor? These, I can only call them mercenaries armed with chemical weapons, were "intended" to prevent us citizens from exercizing our civil rights at next year's Teapublibot Convention. Aged pretty boy Bob Buckhorn (I kid you not, he is an old person's version of dubya) was spouting nearly Dirty Harry-esque lines, actually bragging about preemptive violence.
Hey Thom Hartman We had our general assembly last night for occupy oakland and had presentations of proposals of occupys direction
and voted on it and it is official that we are going to have a general strike on oakland on november 2 wed. I would like to invite you to join us or help support us. thank you 99%
Oh the fun the Oligarchs will have recasting Iran’s markets into a Capitalists nirvana dominated by Western Financial hegemony. And by all means, commandeer greater influence over their oil supply so the currency du jour remains the US dollar.
I blame Congress on the inane deals & laws they passed due the prodding of the lobbyists, also this SUPER COMMITEE , They will fail on purpose so the automatic cuts will be implemented. Think about that for a monment , are the auto. cuts good for " WHOM "
What I love about politics is that no matter how right you are there will always be idiots who will disagree with you loudly and no matter how ridiculously wrong you are there will always be idiots who will agree with you loudly.
This is part of an email chain going around the Portland Oregon area. This would make for great conversatons.
Under the proposed, “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act”
House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile stretch along the Canadian & Mexican borders!
When you were talking today about the Occupy protester being Patriots, I thought we should have a name for those who have been robbing us blind and who we are protesting, and then it came to me. They take what is not theirs and thus are TakeTheirNots.
So, we have the classic battle between the Patriots and the TakeTheirNots.
What do you think, will the name stick?
Feel free to use or enhance if you come up with a better version.
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
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:
The following is an excerpt from page 89-90 of the book “The Tyranny of Oil” by Author Antonia Juhasz: