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Occupy World Series

As a life-long Cardinals fan, I did not wake up the day after the World Series with the same exuberance as the night before. Instead, I woke up feeling guilty. Was I guilty for being one of tens of thousands in the 99% who bought a World Series ticket? Guilty of jumping up and down like an excited little kid while cheering on the 1%

Occupy SF for 10/28-30

The mood has been festive these last several days. People were glad that the occupation remains in place, and Halloween weekend in San Francisco is still special despite the cancellation as of a few years back of city-wide parties. The Critical Mass bike ride did its usual thing but this time with cyclists in costume. Their usual ending spot for their ride is in front of our camp, and they typically have a little dance party. There were a couple of kids there. Unfortunately, I observed some people drinking beer but I think I was the only one who noticed.

What does the Gop have up its sleeve?

I know they have very deep pockets.With all the obstruction and blantant disregard for the 99%ers, what do you think they are planing for the election in 2012?

The Genius of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

October 30

A Capital Idea Part 90: The Genius of the Occupy Wall Street

holiday grog

If the government no longer offer the conduit through which our sentiments and needs are addressed and our rights and safety protected, and only the "free" market granting those wants, then must we not also unwisely forgo the oversight and referendum that government would provide (Mr. Paul) in favor of libertine oligarchy (the danger of which threatens us now)?

If I disrupted peaceable society as much as David Koch I’d be arrested.

i'm just saying, this two-tier justice system blows.

Economist David Harvey on “Can the capitalist class reproduce its power,…”

The following quote was taken from page 215 of David Harvey’s book “The Enigma of Capital” published in 2010 by Oxford University Press:

Economist David Harvey on “Another electoral cycle,…”

The following quote was taken from page 220 of David Harvey’s book “The Enigma of Capital” published by Oxford University Press:

Occupy Wall Street 6 Weeks - We Shall Overcome

Occupy Wall Street, still going strong in spite of police brutality.

State's Rights: Walker trying to add requirement that all recall petition signatures be notorized.

Scott Walker's fellow Republicans are attempting to add a new requirement that all recall petitions must be notarized.

Criminal Investigation sought into Obama and Hillary’s Keystone Pipeline.

Thank god for Bernie Sanders. Why this man isn’t President is a sad commentary on America. If the 99% Movement doesn’t put forth a Candidate for President in the 2012 elections, please join me in writing in Bernie Sanders name. It is absolutely unconscionable that a Democrat or Republican be allowed to ever hold the office of Presid

fox in the run

Streets

Hi Thom Been a follower since you were here in Portland. You were correct in about 2007 when you said it would come down to taking to the streets by the common people. I know you never supported any violence, but I feel that some conflict resolution will be done by violence against our wishes. I still agreee with you about the Banksters and the damage they have heaped upon us is tremendous. Please keep up the good work.

Religion

I use the words religion,philosophy, and science to denote categories of human inquiry into existence. Science being the study of how things work. Philosophy being the study of how we derive knowledge and meaning. Religion being the study of peoples experience of God's presence and what that means to them. A person can be religious and not be involved with a socially organized religious faith.

Oblahblah’s Executive Orders welcome but timing negates any goodwill.

He could have executed this recent executive orders anytime during the last 3 years of his Presidency – no blue dogs or republican congress to blame for blocking needed votes - but he not only waited until his re-election came up but also we had to see the 1% law enforcement agencies beating American Citizens in the street

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