Monday Movie Suggestion

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to view this movie and would suggest it be watched by all.  Much of the information presented has been seen in other films over the years, and utilizes facts that can be found online without too much effort, but this film does a good job of connecting the dots together.

If you are someone that doesn’t understand what the Occupy protests are all about, then please take the time to view this film, as it does a fair job of laying out some of the issues that have caused people to take to the streets with placards and cliches.

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misery218:

an ordinary hero…

misery218:

an ordinary hero…

(Source: danielxlachlan)

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 )

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.

(Source: luciferandstrangerock)

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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anonymissexpress:  Oh hey, there is that man again.

I love memes.. :) 

(Source: cakeandrevolution)

if the occupy movement was irrelevant, then the authorities would not be bothering with it

( …then i paint my dreams )

Occupy Wall Street Counters Confiscation With Bike Powered Generators

In an attempt to freeze out and black out Occupy Wall Street, Mayor Bloomberg confiscated all electric generators. In response Occupy Wall Street is searching for replacement power including bike generators.

Bloomberg disguised his confiscation as a safety issue, “Our first two concerns are First Amendment and safety, and this was safety. People were courteous and understanding. The story of this morning is that there was no story.” However, it is not a coincidence that this raid was carried out just a day before winter weather is expected to arrive in the New York City area. What Bloomberg is doing is obvious. He is trying to both freeze out the protesters, and impose a blackout on their message.

Mayor Bloomberg has warned that the generators won’t be allowed back into the park, so a group of protesters have come up with a novel solution. New York City environmental action group, Time’s Up is looking for volunteers and funds to help power the protests with bike generators. According to the Time’s Up website, “We’ve received funding for 5 bikes but need at least 5 more, and any donations above that will be used to build more energy bikes which will be sent to other occupations.” The bikes are already being used in some park locations, but with the generators gone more are needed.

(Source: sarahlee310)

occupy wall street vs. 53%

playitagainmichael:

occupy wall street - “What can my country give me and do for me?”

top 53% - “What can I do to benefit myself and my country?”

Come at me.

Ohhhh a game!! Yeah!! I like games so I will play :P

“ We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”  ~Samuel Adams.

Update?

Has there been any update on the condition of the veteran harmed by the Oakland police during the OPD-Riot attack against Occupy Oakland?

ohyourdoingitwrong:

#occupywallstreet … #justincase (Taken with instagram)

You know you are going to need this… if you going to go, then go prepared.

ohyourdoingitwrong:

#occupywallstreet … #justincase (Taken with instagram)

You know you are going to need this… if you going to go, then go prepared.

(via okayallright)

Cookie Monster Speaks

It not about rich people having more money.  It about how they got money.  It about how they take opportunity away from rest of us, for sake of having more money.  It how they willing to take risks that destroy economy - knowing full well that what could and would happen - putting millions out of work, while creating nothing of value, and all the while crowing that they John Galt, creating wealth for everyone.

Fairly astute observation for a blue puppet.  The emphasis above is mine, as that is a big point that needs to be discussed.

I have heard a number of people express the belief that Wall Street “earned” their money through “hard work”.  Wall Street “earned” their money in same way a mugger earns his money - they stole it.  Just because some dude in a fancy suit didn’t stick a gun in someone’s face and demand the money does not make it any less a theft.  They played a dangerous and risky game with the hard earned wealth of other people - people that invested in low risk financial instruments - and when the game when sour, they dumped the losses on the tax payers of the world.  Now that the taxpayers are demanding this not be allowed to happen again, Wall Street is crying “foul” and calling the people’s demands for accountability “class warfare”.

All the fuss is about the fact that while profits for corporate have grown substantially over the last decade, the wages of the workers have been stagnate.  It’s about the fact that despite increased productivity from workers, which resulted in increased profits for corporate, the workers have not been duly rewarded for their efforts.  It’s about the fact that wages today are no better for the worker than they were in the 70’s, and the increase in the “cost of living” means that 70’s wage no longer allows for a family to be sustained.

This is NOT about jealousy.  This is about GLUTTONY, AVARICE, GREED, and a complete lack of appreciation for the people who helped these “titans” climb to such heights.  


(Source: The A.V. Club)