abaldwin360:

Offensive as fuck.

Indeed it is offensive, but it is also selective in it’s use of one of the 10 commandments.  Also in that list of “shall not” from the Bible, is the commandment of “Thou shalt not steal”… 
I find that in general when you have the issue of coveting, it is usually because someone has committed the “sin” of having stole from others.

abaldwin360:

Offensive as fuck.

Indeed it is offensive, but it is also selective in it’s use of one of the 10 commandments.  Also in that list of “shall not” from the Bible, is the commandment of “Thou shalt not steal”… 

I find that in general when you have the issue of coveting, it is usually because someone has committed the “sin” of having stole from others.

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dokterduke:

robertreich:

Stop the Austerity Train Wreck!

 The biggest question right now on Planet Washington is whether the congressional supercommittee will reach an agreement.

 That’s the wrong question. Agreement or not, Washington is  on the road to making budget cuts that will slow the economy, increase unemployment, and impose additional hardship on millions of Americans.

 The real question is how to stop this austerity train wreck, and substitute the following:

 FIRST: no cuts before jobs are back – until unemployment is down to 5 percent. Until then, the economy needs a boost, not a cut. Consumers – whose spending is 70 percent of the economy – don’t have the money to boost the economy on their own. Their pay is dropping and they’re losing jobs.

 SECOND: Make the boost big enough. 14 million Americans are out of work, and 10 million are working part time who need full-time jobs. The President’s proposed jobs program is a start but it’s tiny relative to what needs to be done. It would create fewer than 2 million jobs. We need a big jobs program – rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure, and including a WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps.

 THIRD: To pay for this, raise taxes on the super-rich. It’s only fair. Never before has so much income and wealth been concentrated at the very top, and taxes on the top so low. Go back to the 70 percent marginal tax we had before 1980. And include more tax brackets at the top. It doesn’t make sense that any income over $375,000 is taxed at the same 35 percent, even if it’s a billion dollars. And tax all sources of income at the same rate, including capital gains.

 FOURTH: Cut the budget where the real bloat is. Military spending and corporate welfare. End weapons systems that don’t work and stop wars we shouldn’t be fighting to begin with, and we save over $300 billion a year. Cut corporate welfare – subsidies and special tax breaks going to big agribusiness, big oil, big pharma, and big insurance – and we save another $100 billion.

Do you hear me, Washington? Do these four things and restore jobs and prosperity. Fail to do these, and you’ll make things much, much worse.

After watching the video and reading this piece, I’m curious. How much better would our economy be today if the government had mailed checks out to each citizen who paid taxes the year before instead of giving bailouts and cheap loans to the criminals that caused all of this trouble? Divide those trillions of dollars among the people. Let’s assume 250 million of the 300 million people living in the USA in July of 2008 were eligible. That would have been a check for approximately $8,000 each.  

I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but stop to think about the possibilities.  Even if everyone blew the money on mindless shopping sprees, the money would have gone right back into the economy and filtered its way to the banks.  I believe a large number of people who were smart enough to realize that trouble times were coming, or those who had already been hit by lay offs, would have used that money to reduce their debt or put it into savings to give themselves a little protection from the rough seas ahead.  This, again, would have put that money right back into the hands of the banks.

By choosing this method, the corporations and banks that were failures would have failed and gone bankrupt.  Perhaps some would have even gone to prison because their crimes would have been even more apparent to the average man.  The rest of us would have been a little better off and the economy may have rebounded from the spending and decrease in personal debt.  Instead, the banksters in our government decided to give all that money to their friends and former employers at the failed companies and handed the rest of us the bill.

I am sure some people will say I am over simplifying the issue, but at the same time, I think they are over complicating the issue… possibly intentionally.

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misery218:

an ordinary hero…

misery218:

an ordinary hero…

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liberalsocialist:

“If you want big ideas you got to go to the Occupy Wall Street Movement” - Cornel West

"People don’t go to jail for a soundbite." —TRUTH from Dr. West

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crosscrowdedrooms:

It’s proved impossible for me to get this shot of former Philadelphia Police Cpt. Ray Lewis being arrested, published anywhere.  I was adamantly rebuffed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT, local NY papers, and Newsweek, before even looking at the photograph.  One of the only published photos of this paradoxical and intense event is located here at the NYC Observer:

http://www.observer.com/2011/11/former-philadelphia-police-captain-ray-lewis-arrested-ows/

But now, I get it. People want to go someplace for at least five minutes where no one is trying to bleed you or sell you something. It may not be a real model for anything, but it’s at least a place where people are free to dream of some other way for human beings to get along, beyond auctioned “democracy,” tyrannical commerce and the bottom line.

( Matt Taibbi How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics News | Rolling Stone )

Interview with creator of Occupy Wall Street "bat-signal" projections during Brooklyn Bridge #N17 march

stefanoblack:

Oh my god, this is so beautiful - the 45-year-old guy who coordinated the OWS Bat-Signal last night speaks about the process of getting it together.

The woman whose apartment he used wouldn’t take any money, saying “This is for the people.”

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anonymissexpress:

Was sent me as a suggestion to watch. Interesting … (Official Trailer) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? (by ThriveMovement)

This looks awesomely interesting.

Ray Kelly's Gulag

OWS protesters when able to communicate with rank and file officers on the street should ask them if they are on Commissioner Kelly’s “secret list of police officers who cannot be transferred without his specific approval”.

Please listen to this woman.

glitterandstrangerock:

This elderly woman survived the Nazi’s, has fought for our rights and took pepper spray to the face for the 99 percent please please listen to her interview and take what she has to say to heart.

I truly feel that she doesn’t want us young ones to go through the shit she has had to endure in her life.

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Massive police raids on suspected protesters in Minneapolis

dokterduke:

Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, entering homes of those suspected of planning protests, handcuffing and forcing them to lay on the floor, while law enforcement officers searched the homes, seizing computers, journals, and political pamphlets. Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff’s department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than “fire code violations,” and early this morning, the Sheriff’s department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

It seems the revolution has started, only our side is trying to remain non-violent. Obviously, we have them scared to death and what we are saying is a truth they rather not be shown to everyone.  Why else would they break so many laws, violate the constitution, and behave like the very dictators we supposedly send our military around the globe to defeat?

Keep pushing then, Occupiers!  Push and push and push.  Shine a light on their criminal behavior because there is nothing a cock roach hates more that being in the light.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again.  Treason has no statute of limitations.

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You should read this - Freezing out the Criminals

As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Here’s why…

Iceland gave the international bankers the cold shoulder, took back their country, and are doing just fine. They are an example to the rest of us on what it takes to break free from the shackles of the Banksters. 

jetsetwannabe:

Don’t Fuck With My Money by Penguin Prison

My favorite type of video, the photojournalism style. I know that there are a few of my personal friends who feel that this Occupy thing is just an excuse to just be apart of the movement without anything at stake. There are people out in our nation that are deeply effected by this…fuck, we all have been deeply effected by this. The fact that we are allowing ourselves to suffer comfortably is a shame. I’m not saying we should all wear gas masks and destroy shit, but the fact that people from all walks of life are able to feel the pain and the struggle of others is a good thing. So, no, I do not think you should drop everything and protest. But I do feel that we all are able to shed some light.