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This is where our money went to protect corporate America :fu


Yes Underground Playgrounds where "Other" Citizens are in a Protective little bubble they usually are born, live, work and Die UNDERGROUND in Secret you wouldn't Understand What type of High technology they have under there I personally know that they have had Augmented reality(Nintendo 3ds anyone) since 1989 it is still a relatively new technology I've personally seen cars VANISH from normal looking roads SERIOUSLY.

I have personally seen this, It's like DISNEYLAND for ADULTS They have Hover bikes that really fly around and anything you could imagine they have there are even E.t's Living and Interbreeding with humans down there. I KID YOU NOT!

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Fox Unaired interview: (1)


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Jesse LaGreca from Occupy Wall Street talks to Fox News...this clip never made it to air, via Kyle Christopher of Occupy Wall St.'s media team.


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(1)
http://www.observer.com/2011/10/exclusi ... iew-video/

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There is a rally scheduled in Houston today! :mrgreen:

Alll my bat $hit crazy leftie friends are going. not me, sadly. Sniff - ragweed allergies have the little flower down. :offtobed

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Occupy Together :whistle
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This is OCCUPY TOGETHER's hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. See what's going on in your community or get something started!


http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/?see_all=1

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We the People
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Occupy The Planet - 15th October

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NYSE Hacking Not From the Real Anonymous

FB.Event.subscribe('edge.create', function(targetUrl) { _gaq.push(['_trackSocial', 'facebook', 'like', targetUrl]);});

The people that follow the events from Wall Street in the past days were shocked after the infamous hacktivits group Anonymous released a statement saying that the New York Stock Exchange hacking announcement was actually made by law enforcement officials in the attempt to undermine the movement.

Yesterday the world prepared to see cybercriminals in action after the group announced with the help of a [color=#0054a6 !important][color=#0054a6 !important]video[/color][/color] that the world would once again feel their rage on October 10, when they'll wipe the NYSE from [color="#0054a6"][color=#0054a6 !important][color=#0054a6 !important]the [/color][color=#0054a6 !important]internet[/color][/color][/color].

“We will show the world that we are true to our word. On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten,” said a threatening voice in the latest alleged Anonymous [color="#0054a6"][color=#0054a6 !important][color=#0054a6 !important]video[/color][/color][/color].

As it turns out, the video, where they urged their fans to join the hacking operation by using the tool called LOIC to take down the target website, was not posted by the original group.

Their Pastebin account revealed a new message that claims the whole thing "is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies."

Now this could be interpreted in two ways. Either they are right and this is actually an attempt coming from [color="#0054a6"][color=#0054a6 !important][color=#0054a6 !important]government[/color][/color][/color] agencies, in which they take advantage of the fact that anyone who utilizes the now outdated LOIC can easily be traced by their IP address.

The second version is that it really is a message from Anonymous, because as the original hackers say, anyone who fights against the [color="#0054a6"][color=#0054a6 !important][color=#0054a6 !important]system[/color][/color][/color] is 'Anonymous'.

The Pastebin post reads:

Citizens of the world,
We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be 'Anonymous' with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.
Operation Invade Wall Street is bulls***! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.
Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC—not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.
Anonymous wouldn't attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY—it is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.
Be wary friends!


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I love Jesse :clap :clap :clap :clap


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Then:
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Else: Digital Run?:


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NYPD BRUTALITY

Journalist Luke Rudkowski was attacked by Police Wednesday Night while trying to document the Occupy Wall Street arrests in NY. NYPD used pepper spray, batons, and brute force to move protesters away from the entrance to Wall Street:



Another vantage point:



A completely unnecessary casualty as a result of the PIGS getting obscene with their tactics:



Link where you can post complaints re NYPD brutality:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailccrb.html

This is a powder keg that can and likely will blow at any moment. God help us from another Kent State.

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P.S... Thanks for the Olbermann link, on the last page, L2L!

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One week for October 15

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One week for October 15

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Conservative Magazine Brags of its Agent Provocateurs Role in Provoking Police Action in D.C.
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The American Spectator admits to being involved in the precipitation of violence
at the Air and Space Museum as a means of discrediting the Occupy Movement.

:fu

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/08/1024352/-Conservative-Magazine-Brags-of-its-Agent-Provacateurs-Role-in-Provoking-Police-Action-in-DC
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From :
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/panic-of-the-plutocrats.html?_r=2&smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto

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the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent.

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syndrome, in which wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.

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Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realize, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is

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This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonized and driven from the stage

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So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.


http://rt.com/news/occupy-wall-street-people-391/

lower Manhattan can no longer camp the over 15,000 Americans

“These days, a lot of folks who are doing the right thing aren’t rewarded, and a lot of folks who aren’t doing the right thing are rewarded,"(President O)
“The decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively relieve them of their bad assets, and them allow them to earn their way out of a hole, gave the banks bumper profits and that allowed them to pay bumper bonuses. As I say, I can sympathize with their grievances.” (George)

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End Corporate statism:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_statism



Protester speak:


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Geraldo Rivera of Fox News NOT Welcomed!
Booed away with Chants of "Fox News Lies"



Support "National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2010"
http://www.dailypaul.com/152756/dennis-kucinich-introduces-bill-to-abolish-fractional-reserve-banking



Corporation for Occupy:

http://www.benjerry.com/activism/occupy-movement/

Chris is back:



Nice article on NT times:

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It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/opinion/sunday/protesters-against-wall-street.html?_r=1&src=tp

Freedom to big to fail!

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they are regreting a free internet
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/08/wipo-b ... -fees.html

A Rap solution:


It is not Government we need to worry about, it is the large banks and corporations:

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barbarian wrote:
;)

I call your "protester PYSOPS": :arsehole

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Weekly Geopolitical News and Analysis20101010: By refusing to relinquish power, the cabal will face lynch mobs


http://benjaminfulford.typepad.com/benjaminfulford/2011/10/weekly-geopolitical-news-and-analysis20101010-by-refusing-to-relinquish-power-the-cabal-will-face-ly.html

And raise you one: :gah
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our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe - and is that just as real anyway?


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After all the PTBe play the game on both sides to form the outcome. :puter
Do not be too quick to judge, Who knows for sure except the One Universal Creator of Love. :candle

Peace,

MT7

PS: they spent 16 trillion of the peoples money (WHICH THEY PRINTED, I.E. MORE DEBT), to continue out sourcing jobs, cover their gambling debt and pay bonuses to the 1% :flame

16 Trillion could been divided equally among every man, woman and child in the US (310 million of us) each of us would have received over $50,000 or could been divided equally among all the people on this planet (not quite 7 billion) every person would have received more than $2200. :roll

So are you saying that PTBe created the crises, and did not think people would care enough to rebel and hired some PYSOPS to stir the masses :yamon

Perhaps the people are smarter than you think and have a genuine grievance :doh
The people want accountability.
The 1% gambled, lost and got to skip out on their debt plus got paid 18 billion in bonuses :elephant
http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/04/stimulus-obama-daschle-opinions-columnists_0205_dan_gerstein.html

Remember 1932?
Those that have, almost did not do the right thing,
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bound to be a lot of trouble. They have no money, nor any food.
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http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bonusarmy.htm

Just saying have some respect:
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protesters' constitutional right to peacefully assemble

and don't be arresting:
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former Iowa state representative and a 14-year-old girl.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/occupy-des-moines-dozens-arrested-14-year-old_n_1004213.html

Big Corporations still don't get it they want more i.e. another tax holiday for their cayman island tax shelter havens
http://www.whatwouldjenniferdo.com/2011/10/the-trillion-dollar-tax-holiday/
These are the political shills for big Corporations (Dems and Reps) :fu
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Which some in the senate are not for:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-10/senate-report-calls-offshore-tax-repatriation-failed-policy.html
Have we not had enough GREED? :shock:

The other big grievance is living cost have spun out of control, and jobs are lost while petty politics are played in the capital:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/sunday-review/the-depression-if-only-things-were-that-good.html?_r=1

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Protesters stream past millionaires' NYC homes

Tensions boil over in Boston, where police arrest more than 100 demonstrators

NEW YORK — Hundreds of protesters, emboldened by the growing national outcry against what they see as the greed of Wall Street, streamed past the homes of some of the country's richest residents Tuesday in a "Millionaires March."

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement walked up the sidewalks of Manhattan's East Side, along world-famous streets like Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue, stopping to jeer "Tax the rich!" and "Where's my bailout?"

They paused outside buildings where they said media mogul Rupert Murdoch, banker Jamie Dimon and oil tycoon David Koch had homes and expressed concern about how much less the wealthy will pay — and who would be harmed because of those lowered tax revenues — when New York's 2 percent "millionaires' tax" expires in December.

"I have nothing against these people personally; I just think they should pay their fair share of taxes," said Michael Pollack, 52, an office worker in a law firm.

He held up a sign with a saying attributed to department store founder Edward Filene: "Why shouldn't the American people take half my money from me? I took all of it from them." :crylaugh

Read more here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44857889/ns/us_news-life/

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TAKE ACTIONChange.org|Get Widget|Start an Online Petition � When you climb out of the subway at Wall Street, you might wonder why there are no protestors in the cavernous alley by the stock exchange. That’s because since 9/11, Wall Street has been barricaded shut to prevent possible attacks. But up the block at Zuccotti Park between Liberty and Cedar streets, west of Broadway, the party’s on.

There you’ll find a festive group of about 1,000 people, mostly young folks having a good time accompanied by the occasional cluster of old lefties singing songs. People make signs while sitting on the ground then prop them up wherever they can find a space. They gather at tables filled with donated food and browse boxes of donated books. You also can’t miss the swarm of media folks milling around asking questions, taping interviews and taking notes: they’re the ones in dress suits who spend most of their time interviewing each other. My favorite sign held by an occupier is painted on a skateboard: “This is what Freedom Looks Like.” My son would agree.

And my recurring thought is, “It’s about f’ing time.”

What took us so long? How much worse did it have to get before public outrage would finally focus on those who caused the problem and those who are milking us dry? Several of us have been pleading in blog after blog for more than two years to build a broad-based assault on Wall Street. Where was our answer to the Tea Party? Well, here it is.

There’s no telling where this Occupy Wall Street can lead, especially if a virtuous media feedback loop continues: The more protestors, the more coverage, the more protestors. It’s about the only good thing the mainstream media has done in years.

If unions throw into the mix full force, we may have something powerful in the making. It’s far too early to tell, although the October 5 labor march in New York that drew upwards of 25,000 people was certainly a good sign. Will labor come back and do it again each and every week? Will unions mobilize support for the satellite occupiers in city after city? Or will most of their energy go into the Obama/Democratic Party re-election campaigns as if nothing much has happened? (They should listen to protestors, who agree that corporations and the wealthy are destroying our democracy by buying candidates of both parties.)

Already you can hear the chattering classes mumble about the lack of focus, the lack of consensus and the lack of a coherent agenda in this nascent movement. But they have this coherent call: We are the 99 percent, and we demand our fair share. The irrefutable fact is that 99 percent of us really are being screwed by the 1 percent who are looting our country (actually it’s more like the top 1/10 of one percent). So if you still harbor any doubts that Wall Street is the right target, here are 10 reasons to consider:

1. Wall Street caused the crash: Unless you are suffering from financial amnesia, you should remember that it was Wall Street’s reckless gambling that did us in. It was Wall Street banks and hedge funds, not home buyers, who created the enormous demand for high-risk mortgages to pool, to securitize, and to turn into Ponzi-like gambling structures with names like CDOs, CDO squared and synthetic CDOs. It was the money-grubbing rating agencies that blessed these pieces of garbage with AAA ratings. As a result, trillions of dollars of worthless toxic assets polluted our financial system. When the bubble they induced burst, our system crashed, causing 8 million working people to lose their jobs in a matter of months due to no fault of their own. Anyone who still blames low-income home buyers, or regulations or Greece -- or anyone other than Wall Street -- should be checked for dementia.

2. The Wall Street crash directly caused the gravest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression: We’re three years into the worst jobs crisis since 1937. Upwards of 29 million people are out of work or have been forced into part-time jobs. The number of people who have been jobless for more than 26 weeks is at post-WWII record levels. And there’s no end in sight to this misery. Meanwhile, Wall Street’s representatives in Washington want us to focus on cutting public employment and public services to address the debt that Wall Street itself precipitated. WE wouldn’t have a debt crisis were it not for the bailouts, the crash, the lost jobs and the soaring cost of jobless benefits that can be laid at Wall Street’s door. (The debt was also caused by tax cuts for the rich, and the bankers certainly don’t want to talk about that.) For those diversionary debt tactics alone, Wall Street should be occupied until it pays to replace the jobs it destroyed.

3. Wall Street profited from the bailouts and remains unaccountable: Taxpayers provided trillions of dollars in cash and asset guarantees to the wealthiest bankers and hedge fund managers in the world. But nothing was extracted from them in return. Here’s one egregious example: Goldman Sachs paid $550 million in SEC fines for selling mortgage-related securities that were designed to fail so that a large hedge fund could bet against them. The securities failed as planned and the hedge fund pocketed $1 billion in profits. But after we bailed out AIG, Goldman Sachs picked up nearly $12 billion for similar bets that AIG had insured. Goldman Sachs collected 100 cents on the dollar and those dollars were ours.

4. The super-rich are getting richer: When the economy was crashing during 2008, high frequency traders in hedge funds and banks made upwards of $20 billion from the turmoil. This trading scam provided no redeeming value to our economy. Rather, it was a hidden tax on our sorrows -- a transfer of funds from the many to the few. In 2010 the top hedge fund managers “earned” over $2 million an HOUR! The top 25 hedge fund managers took in as much as 650,000 teachers. Young people have the right to question these lopsided values. All of us have the duty to do something about it.

5. The super-rich are paying lower and lower taxes: While the government pleads poverty when asked to create a massive jobs program, our financial elites use every loophole available to avoid taxes. In 1995, the 400 wealthiest families paid about 30 percent of their income in taxes (after all deductions). Today their effective rate is less than 16 percent. And for what? What did society gain from their retained wealth? Not jobs, not debt reduction, only more Wall Street gambling.

6. Financial elites pay lower taxes than their secretaries: Venture capitalists and private equity fund managers, as well as some hedge fund elites, get a fantastic tax break called “carried interest” that allows them to pay a top rate of 15 percent on their income (rather than the 35 percent top rate regular people pay). This tax break, originally designed for small business partnerships, has made the mega-rich even richer. You might be wondering why this outrageous tax break continues for billionaires. The answer is simple: these elites are pouring money into Washington to make sure that Republicans and Democrats alike keep the loophole in place. Even some liberal Democrats are parroting the line that this tax break for billionaires is good for America. So when the occupiers say they are disenfranchised, they’re right.

7. None of those who caused the crash have been prosecuted: Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire, is going to the hoosegow for insider trading. Bernie Madoff is in prison for life for his Ponzi scheme. And about 40 others have pleaded guilty to insider trading crimes. Yet none of these scoundrels, as immoral as they may be, had much to do with the financial crash. They didn’t peddle toxic mortgage-related securities. They didn’t push predatory loans. They didn’t rate garbage securities as if they were gold. None of these perps pumped up the housing bubble. Those who did are still roaming free, financially armed and dangerous.

8. Wall Street is much too big and its salaries are much too high: The financial sector is supposed to be an intermediary that turns our savings into productive investments. It’s not supposed to be a casino and it’s not supposed to dwarf the rest of the productive economy. But after years of deregulatory foolishness, it has metastasized to destructive levels. From the 1930s until the mid-1970s, financial sector employees earned the same as those in other sectors, relative to their skills and experience. That’s the way it should be. But since we embarked on the long march of financial deregulation and tax breaks for the super-rich, people working in the financial sector have seen their incomes skyrocket compared to everyone else. The bigger that gap, the more danger we face. And unless we build a massive populist uprising, it won’t change.

9. Wall Street still owns the regulators: When you put too much money in the hands of the few and when you deregulate finance, you get a financial casino. That’s what happened in the years leading up to the 1929 crash, and it happened again in 2008. During the New Deal we regulated the tar out of finance, ending their reign of speculative terror. And it worked for nearly a quarter of a century as financial crises virtually disappeared. Since financial deregulation reappeared over the last 30 years, there have been over 180 financial crises around the world. So you would think after 2008, we’d be back to reining in the bankers. But, no…our leaders are afraid to stifle “financial innovation” (See next point.) The Dodd-Frank bill is weak and getting weaker, thanks to intensive Wall Street lobbying. High government officials still believe that Wall Street can lead the nation forward. The kids are telling us that we should shut down the casinos now. Right again.

10. Financial innovation is a joke: Washington genuflects before the gods of financial innovation: the adjustable no-money down mortgages with resetting teaser rates, the synthetic collateralized debt obligations that turn garbage mortgages into AAA securities, the credit default swaps that are financial insurance policies without regulation, the nanosecond trading programs that flip millions of stocks per second while milking slower investors, and the myriad of ways to make enormous financial bets using little or none of your own money. They tremble at the thought of whispering anything that might stifle these highly profitable Wall Street inventions. They are wowed by trading measured in nanoseconds, by the alphabet soup of securities, by the dark pools of financial trading and most of all by financial billionaires and their lobbyists. But to paraphrase former fed chair Paul Volcker, the only real financial innovation in the last 25 years is the ATM machine. The rest are simply gambling games designed to enrich Wall Street's elites who pocket the winnings and pawn off the losses on us. The protesters sense the game is rigged. It is.

Does Wall Street pay or do we? In the end, it comes down to a clear-cut struggle between the few and the many. (There’s that 99 percent again.) Who is going to pay for the jobs we need? Who is going to pay for the debt that was created to bail out Wall Street and prevent another Great Depression? Wall Street wants us to pay in the form of cuts in Social Security and medical coverage, reduced wages and higher taxes (for everyone but them). In fact, they want the kids to pay by working longer before they retire (if they can ever find a job), paying higher medical costs as they grow older, and turning their Social Security accounts into Wall Street playthings no one can rely on. At the same time financial elites are arguing for fewer regulations and lower taxes on themselves and their fellow millionaires and billionaires. Financial interests are hoping we’ll simply forget who caused what and instead focus on debt, more debt and still more debt. They’re hoping we’ll blame government, regulations and taxes, while they laugh all the way to the bank – their banks. Some of us may be old and tired and fatalistic about all this looting, and sour about the chances for change. Thank god the kids still have their wits about them—and a fighting spirit.

Get out there and join them. And if you’re too old to stay overnight (like me), visit often and urge your unions, churches and community groups to join the fray. A progressive populist uprising only works when it’s large, vocal and full of spunk.

Go occupiers, go!

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Leave it to the Brits to put it as it truly is via comedy...

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Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs
Posted: 10/12/11 09:10 PM ET
Bob Cesca

When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn't dare vote against "American jobs."

For the first time, the Democrats had come up with a title for a bill that borrowed the successful Republican tactic of naming legislation in a way that makes it politically impossible to vote against.

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The Republicans didn't just vote against "American jobs," they literally filibustered them. While the GOP presidential candidates debated their plans to further screw the American economy Tuesday night, every single Republican senator approved the filibuster and overwhelmingly blocked The American Jobs Act from even coming to a vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate. :evil

No, there isn't a 9/11 disaster to provide an awful, acrid wind in the sails of this particular bill. But there are a variety of other factors that should have at least stirred a sense of humanity and patriotism within the congressional Republican caucus.

Unemployment is stuck at 9.1 percent. Corporations are sitting on $2 trillion in cash, in fact, the largest pile of liquid assets since 1959, and they aren't spending that money on anything, much less new jobs since they've convinced their existing employees to do twice the work for lower pay and dwindling benefits. Simultaneously, corporate profits are at an all-time high, corporate taxes are at an all-time low and middle class wages have been stagnant for decades. The political discourse is aired on cable as though it was a football game, while real Americans lose their homes and corporate criminals sashay between the rain drops unpunished -- many of them failing up to better gigs.

Meanwhile, the president, who's only been in office for less than three years, is being blamed for all of it, while the 30 year dominance of trickle-down small-government Reaganomics is receiving another boost of adrenaline from the austerity movement. How well is austerity doing, by the way? In England, where austerity rules the day, unemployment reached its highest level in 17 years this week.
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What would the American Jobs Act have accomplished?

The bill would have reduced the deficit by $6 billion over ten years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Republicans filibustered deficit reduction.

The bill would have created nearly two million new jobs. The Republicans filibustered the creation of two million new jobs.

The bill would have increased the gross domestic product (GDP) by two points. The Republicans filibustered increasing the GDP.

The bill would have cut taxes for 98 percent of businesses. The Republicans filibustered a tax cut for businesses.

The bill would have offered a tax credit for military veterans returning from war. The Republicans filibustered a tax credit for the troops.

The bill would have reduced unemployment by a full percentage point. The Republicans filibustered a reduction in unemployment.

The bill would have been paid for by a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires -- a surtax that, again, a majority of Republican voters support. The Republicans filibustered paying for the bill.

The ultimate irony here is that, despite it all, the Republicans have a solid chance of winning the White House next year. Obviously they're counting on the collective attention deficit disorder of the American voter who will naturally forget about how the Senate Republicans filibustered the American Jobs Act on top of having presided over the destruction of the economy as well as a horrendous record on job creation during the Bush years when they controlled the Congress and the White House, and when they cut taxes to the lowest rates in American history. Still no jobs, and yet they believe that further tax cuts will somehow create more jobs even though the Bush tax cut succeeded in accomplishing nothing except to contribute to a doubling of the national debt while it turned a surplus into a record deficit. Yeah. Let's have more of that.

If you're angry about the gloomy status of the economy, bookmark this post and remind yourself occasionally which group of politicians filibustered an iron-clad solution for job creation and economic growth. And tell your friends about it, too, because even if you can't participate in one of the Occupy Wall Street protests, you can help to spread the word about who supported American jobs and who tried to kill American jobs.

Read the whole piece here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/senate-republicans-succes_b_1008103.html

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Dondep wrote:
For those who want to show their support and solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in the fight against eviction by Mayor Bloomberg, please visit this link and sign the petition:

http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/pe ... l-subj&t=1

from the link:

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URGENT: DEFEND OCCUPY WALL STREET

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times reports "Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday night that protesters would be made to leave" at 7am -- effectively evicting the Occupy Wall Street.

We have less than 24 hours to stop it - please sign this emergency petition.

Mayor Bloomberg: Respect First Amendment rights. Don't try to evict Occupy Wall Street.
Bloomberg is claiming the eviction is "temporary" for a "cleaning" of the park -- the exact excuse used to permanently end prior protests. We need a national groundswell immediately.

UPDATE: Over 100,000 people signed this petition in the last few hours. It will be delivered by our friends at MoveOn to Mayor Bloomberg tonight -- please sign now and spread the word to everyone you know
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Dex, you do know that famous mask is from "V for Vendetta".....it's also been adopted by Anonymous......here's a refresher for those intrigued by the symbol but never took a side trip to Wiki to see it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta_(film)
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V for Vendetta is a 2006 dystopian thriller film directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers, who also wrote the screenplay. It is an adaptation of the V for Vendetta comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in London in a near-future dystopian society, Natalie Portman stars as Evey, a working-class girl who must determine if her hero has become the very menace he is fighting against. Hugo Weaving plays V—a bold, charismatic freedom fighter driven to exact revenge on those who disfigured him. Stephen Rea portrays the detective leading a desperate quest to capture V before he ignites a revolution.
The film was originally scheduled for release by Warner Bros. on Friday, November 4, 2005 (a day before the 400th Guy Fawkes Night), but was delayed; it opened on March 17, 2006 to positive reviews. Alan Moore, having been disappointed with the film adaptations of two of his other graphic novels, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, refused to view the film and subsequently distanced himself from it.
The film had been seen by many political groups as an allegory of oppression by government; libertarians and anarchists have used it to promote their beliefs. Activists belonging to the group Anonymous use the same Guy Fawkes mask popularized by the film when they appear in public at numerous high-profile events, emulating one of its key scenes.


The poster:

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The symbol:

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The icon:

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The message:

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And of course, the VIDEO:



Don't become that which you fight.

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So the big question (for those who pretend they don't know; people that know don't need to ask) for most of the MainStreamMedia seems to be "what are they fighting for?" Yes, it's a general uprising against corporate (and even individual) greed, particularly as it pertains to Wall Street and the folks who pull the strings of the political puppets to favor the richest 1% of the population. But I was talking to a friend earlier today about what possible positive paradigm there is to replace the current system, and he mentioned the Bank of North Dakota. I remembered seeing something on a news blurb or documentary about how North Dakota appears to be thriving in the midst of this Second Great Depression, and he said it was due to the existence of this state-owned bank, the only one of its kind in the fifty states, which should be the model of a financial system that's been made into a "public utility" that would serve the People, and not the "bottom line" of a few shareholders (the 1%):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_North_Dakota
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Bank of North Dakota

The Bank of North Dakota (BND) is a state-owned and -run financial institution based in Bismarck, North Dakota. Under state law the bank is the State of North Dakota doing business as the Bank of North Dakota.
The state and state agencies are required to place their funds in the bank, local governments are not required to do so. The Bank of North Dakota was established by legislative action in 1919 to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota. Other entities may also open accounts at the Bank; however, BND offers fewer retail services than other institutions, and has only one office, limiting its competitiveness in consumer banking.
Instead, BND has taken a role more akin to a central bank, and has many functions, such as check clearing, that might be expected from a branch office of the Federal Reserve. The Bank does have an account with the Federal Reserve Bank, but deposits are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, instead being guaranteed by the general fund of the State of North Dakota itself and the taxpayers of the State.
BND also guarantees student loans (through its Student Loans of North Dakota division), business development loans, and state and municipal bonds.
Though initially conceived by Non-Partisan League populists as a credit union-style institution to free the farmers of the state from predatory lenders, the Bank's functions were largely neutered by the time of its inception by the business-backed Independent Voters Association. The recall of NPL Governor Lynn Frazier effectively ended the initial plan, with BND taking a more conservative central banking role in state finance. The current president and CEO is Eric Hardmeyer, however the bank is managed by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which is composed of the Governor, Attorney General, and the Agriculture Commissioner(formerly the Agriculture and Labor Commissioner) of North Dakota.
The Bank of North Dakota is the only state-owned facility of its type in the United States other than the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank.


Oh wow, this is rather conveeeeeeenient; this accompanying picture is recent; October 2011, at Occupy Wall Street!

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SO....when they ask you "what is it they want?" I would suggest asking them "why can't we have something like that, a banking system owned by the People, instead of these greedy :censor -holes?" One that invests in endeavors of the People and whose main criteria for borrowers is the sustainability of an enterprise as an employment mechanism, instead of merely as a profit-generator (that improves the bottom line if it can make a profit at the expense of employees and other human dependents). This of course is contingent upon the elimination of the Federal Reserve, rather the nationalization of it, since in effect we, the taxpaying public, took ownership of it when we bailed out the corpulent corporate carcasses festooning their show-room window. At least, we've become majority shareholders, and we need stalwarts in positions of power to make that position manifest and act on it accordingly. (In actual fact, the Federal Reserve was illegal even in its conception and during its entire life, as most of us here have already been made aware of. The real shock is how we've put up with those bankster gangsters for so long with nary a word about how they get to create profit out of thin air just by being given the power to print currency; the story of the Fed is the story of the Emperor's New Clothes....er, Dollars.) We continue to bail them out by maintaining the illusions prescribed by their legal tender, even as fiat currency. Those who see the coming 'Wave' already know their time is short, and if they're really shrewd, they'll take the conciliatory postion Citigroup CEO Pandit did today, when he expressed some sympathy with the frustrations of the protesters and acknowledged the irresponsiblity the financial world has been guilty of. Others, like Murdoch and Jamie Dymon, will simply have to go, to step down from their perches, in exchange for being allowed to live the balance of their lives out in peace.

Is that too much to ask, or will it take bloodshed?

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