The OWS leftist attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild have issued a threat to the Manhattan courts… drop all the charges against the OWS protestors, or we will clog the courts.
Lawyers representing about 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the past month demand that prosecutors drop the charges.
If not, they say they won’t deal and will insist on going to trial – putting pressure on the already overloaded Manhattan criminal courts.
“I’d like to suggest to the DA’s office the appropriate way to deal with these cases is outright dismissal,” said defense lawyer Martin Stolar.
“The leverage is, we take them all to trial.”
Manhattan’s response? Have at it…
The Manhattan criminal courts deal with about 90,000 cases a year, and prosecutors say they will have little trouble absorbing the extra work load.
Court officials had a different take.
“Is it a strain on the system? Yes,” said courts spokesman David Bookstaver. “But the reality is the judges will deal with it.”
Hey… I’ve got no problem with that. Unless you’re a terrorist, actively waging war against the US, every one has a right to their day in court. But many of the protestors don’t seem to consider resisting arrest as against the law. Case in point… the DA dismissed charges against 1166 people protesting the police shooting of immigrant street vendor, Amadou Diallo, back in 1999.
But are the circumstances the same with the OWS arrestees? Not according to the former DA, Raymond Castello.
The Diallo protesters, he said, were arrested peaceably.
“Their plan was to get arrested, and they did it in a way that was least inconvenient for all parties,” Castello said.
“Resisting arrest makes a difference,” he said.
It certainly does. But the NLG, an overt progressive guild of leftist lawyers, never lets a little thing like laws stand in the way of a legal agenda. Perhaps it’s membership can best be exemplified by Lynne Stewart – the NLG lawyer who not only lost representing Omar “The Blind Sheikh” Abdel-Rahman, but managed to get herself arrested and convicted for helping Abdel-Rahman pass messages to his terrorist followers.
Then again, encouraging lots of court cases, and potential appeals, enriches those evil capitalists, the National Lawyers Guild, doesn’t it? Hardly seems to fit the anti-capitalist narrative that they apparently parrot at every corner.
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Journalism: A cache of new Occupy Wall Street emails shows several press types offering advice to the protesters. We’d be shocked, except the mainstream media have been openly helping the Occupy movement all along.
In one of the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street emails now posted online, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan warns occupiers that they shouldn’t issue demands. “The focus on simple shared principle and intent to align with all who agree with that principle is a unique strength,” he advised.
Dylan isn’t an activist. He’s not a PR guy, either. He’s allegedly a journalist, and one with a long list of journalistic credentials on his resume. Nevertheless, the left dismissed Ratigan’s and other journalists’ email help, noting that they are avowed liberals. Maybe so, but try to imagine the reaction if Bill O’Reilly were caught emailing tips to the Tea Party.
In any case, the real crime here isn’t a few emails from left-wing journalists, but the fact that the rest of the “unbiased” mainstream press has been overtly helping the protesters as well.
Don’t think so? Try to find press accounts of speakers at Occupy rallies who have overtly called for violence. Or coverage of the rising incidents of anti-Semitism, expressed in verbal abuse of Jews and signs like: “Google the following: Wall St. Jews, Jewish billionaires, Jews & Federal Reserve Bank.” Or the anti-Americanism on display: flags flown upside down, flags with “Sold Out” painted on them, flags trampled underfoot. In Portland, occupiers sang along to “F*** the USA.”
Nothing to see here, folks.
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A new study by Pew Research Center confirms that the establishment is terrified of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign gaining momentum – figures show that despite his top tier showing in national polls, the Texan Congressman has received the least media coverage out of all the Republican candidates.
Study Confirms Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul large
“Ron Paul loyalists have been vindicated. After months of observations that the mainstream media was ignoring the libertarian standard-bearer, a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shows just that: the Texas Congressman, who has consistently polled in the high single digits — Real Clear Politics’s aggregate poll currently has him at 8 percent — has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. From May 2 to October 9, Paul appeared as the “primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories,” reports the Atlantic Wire’s John Hudson.
The figures, compiled from a list of 52 of the top mainstream news sources encompassing newspapers, cable news, and broadcast television, show that even the likes of Tom Pawlenty, who quit his candidacy last month due to lack of support, and John Huntsman, have received significantly more mainstream press coverage than Paul.
It’s not just news coverage where Paul has been deliberately sidelined. A scientific study undertaken by the University of Minnesota also shows that Paul has been given the least speaking time out of all the candidates during the Republican debates so far.
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Indeed, Mitt Romney has enjoyed more than double the amount of time afforded to Ron Paul over the course of the last three debates.
Of course, this only confirms what we already knew after CNN talking heads admitted there was a media policy to deliberately ignore Ron Paul, even after he placed second in the influential Ames straw poll back in August.
These figures really bring to the fore how the establishment is terrified of Ron Paul’s campaign gaining traction. Paul routinely wins straw polls and habitually places second, third or fourth in national polls. He is a top tier candidate despite being almost completely ignored by the mainstream media. Imagine what his numbers would be if he was given merely double the amount of attention he currently receives, which still would barely touch that afforded to the likes of Romney or Perry.
If Ron Paul was allowed to compete on a level playing field, he would trounce all the other candidates and go on to defeat Obama by a landslide. Polls show that Paul would already narrowly defeat Obama in a hypothetical run-off despite the media campaign to blacklist him.
These statistics once again highlight how grass roots alternative media organizations need to pick up the baton and preach Ron Paul’s message of liberty to the general public, because they’re not even going to be informed of Ron Paul’s existence by the corporate media, never mind what his campaign stands for.
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RUSH: Tony in Edmonds, Washington, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir.
CALLER: Hi. Hi, Rush, thanks for having me on.
CALLER: Hey, I was wondering how you would recommend the Republicans’ candidates campaign at this point in regard to governing once we take control in January 2013. I mean, we’re gonna be out of cash, this $2.4 trillion debt increase that we gave this guy –
RUSH: You’re not gonna believe my answer.
CALLER: Yeah, we’re gonna be burned through all that. What’s gonna happen here?
RUSH: You’re not gonna believe my answer. Ron Paul has a good idea.
RUSH: (laughing) I knew you wouldn’t believe it. Kevin Williamson writing at The Corner, National Review Online: “Politico reports that Ron Paul is about to show the Republican presidential field what a serious fiscal-reform plan looks like, proposing $1 trillion in real spending cuts. I look forward to seeing the detailed version of the plan, but the summary sounds promising: He’ll propose immediately freezing spending by numerous government agencies at 2006 levels, the last time Republicans had complete control of the federal budget, and drastically reducing spending elsewhere. The EPA would see a 30 percent cut, the Food and Drug Administration would see one of 40 percent and foreign aid would be zeroed out immediately. He’d also take an ax to Pentagon funding for wars…..
I was going to title this “Today In Smart Diplomacy.” Once again, Michelle Obama is vacationing on the public’s dime (the Obamas are worth over $10 million), this time in Cape Town, South Africa, with her daughters — or as the official manifest described them, senior advisers. (Her husband stayed home to declare another war on another Third World nation, this time Uganda.) Missus Obama ticked off the British again.
A British Royal Navy ship was ordered to turn its guns around because they were parked pointing at a hotel room Michelle Obama was staying in.
Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite.
The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honor of a sailor who had died.
Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the Daily Mirror: “This is typical American Secret Service going over the top. I would have thought that they could trust their British allies to not put a missile through the bedroom window of the First Lady. It is unfortunate that this happened at an extremely sad time for the ship.”
Mrs Obama was on an official visit to South Africa in June and was staying in a luxury suite at the five star Table Bay Hotel.
The guns were fired in honor of Lieutenant Sara Hellawell, who died aboard the ship a few days earlier. But if all you think about is you, then everything is about you all the time. Queen Elizabeth is not this regal. Heck, Kim Kardashian isn’t this high maintenance.
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The Left: Barack Obama’s promised agenda of “change” was supposed to be about ending Washington’s petty differences. But he has now aligned himself with a radical fringe seeking to destabilize the U.S. financial system.
‘Dr. King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there,” President Obama said on Sunday during the dedication of the new Martin Luther King memorial in Washington.
Sorry Mr. President, but trying to play both sides of the street doesn’t fly. You are either for or against the anti-capitalist revolutionaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement as they trample the public assembly laws, threaten to clog up the courts with their minions, and literally trample the American flag.
Thanks to YouTube, tens of thousands have seen Occupy protesters in Portland, Ore., on Saturday singing “F*** the U.S.A.” A Reuters photo documents flag desecration by Occupy Wall Street last Thursday.
Other protest features range from pre-planned Woodstock-style nude/lewd activities to signs saying “capitalism doesn’t work” carried by hard-left front groups like the Workers World party. To call these extremists, as some have, a counterpoint to the Tea Party movement is to insult those patriotic grass-roots activists.
So why, then, is the president embracing them? What possible political good could it do to be associated with America haters, rather than condemn them outright?
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
Like so many people, in so many countries, who started out to “spread the wealth,” Barack Obama has ended up spreading poverty.
Have you ever heard anyone as incoherent as the people staging protests across the country? Taxpayers ought to be protesting against having their money spent to educate people who end up unable to say anything beyond repeating political catch phrases.
It is hard to understand politics if you are hung up on reality. Politicians leave reality to others. What matters in politics is what you can get the voters to believe, whether it bears any resemblance to reality or not.
I hate getting bills that show a zero balance. If I don’t owe anything, why bother me with a bill? There is too much junk mail already.
Radical feminists seem to assume that men are hostile to women. But what would they say to the fact that most of the women on the Titanic were saved, and most of the men perished — due to rules written by men and enforced by men on the sinking ship?
If he were debating Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich could chew him up and spit him out.
Whether the particular issue is housing, medical care or anything in between, the agenda of the left is to take the decision out of the hands of those directly involved and transfer that decision to third parties, who pay no price for making decisions that turn out to be counterproductive.
It is truly the era of the New Math when a couple making $125,000 a year each are taxed at rates that are said to apply to “millionaires and billionaires.”
On many issues, the strongest argument of the left is that there is no argument. This has been the left’s party line on the issue of man-made global warming and the calamities they claim will follow. But there are many scientists — some with Nobel Prizes — who have repudiated the global warming hysteria.
With professional athletes earning megabucks incomes, it is a farce to punish their violations of rules with fines. When Serena Williams was fined $2,000 for misconduct during a tennis match, that was like fining you or me a nickel or a dime. Suspensions are something that even the highest-paid athletes can feel.
Most of us may lament the fact that so many more people are today dependent on food stamps and other government subsidies. But dependency usually translates into votes for whoever is handing out the benefits, so an economic disaster can be a political bonanza, as it was for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Don’t count Obama out in 2012.
Politicians can solve almost any problem — usually by creating a bigger problem. But, so long as the voters are aware of the problem that the politicians have solved, and unaware of the bigger problems they have created, political “solutions” are a political success.
Do people who advocate special government programs for blacks realize that the federal government has had special programs for American Indians, including affirmative action, since the early 19th century — and that American Indians remain one of the few groups worse off than blacks?
I hope the people who are challenging Obamacare in the Supreme Court point out that the equal application of the laws, mandated by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, is violated when the president can arbitrarily grant hundreds of waivers to the Obamacare law to his political favorites, while everyone else has to follow its costly provisions.
People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn’t live within their means — whether individual home buyers here or whole nations in Europe.
Regardless of how the current Republican presidential nomination process ends, I hope that they will never again have these televised “debates” among a crowd of candidates, which just turn into a circular firing squad — damaging whoever ends up with the nomination, and leaving the voters knowing only who is quickest with glib answers.
Have you noticed that we no longer seem to be hearing the old familiar argument that illegal aliens are just taking jobs that Americans won’t do?
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The Roots of Revolution
by Reginald Firehammer
In the opening article to this series, ” Marxist Revolution of the West ,” I explained that the revolution that has all but destroyed Western civilization, and is in its final stages in every aspect of Western society and culture, though explicitly planned and initiated by avowed Marxists, it was contributions of other individuals, movements, and institutions that made it possible for the revolution to be so spectacularly pulled off. The interrelationships between these various contributors to the revolution is very complex. There are six major threads of influence which I have identified and in terms of which all the complexity of that revolution can be explained.
Six Anti-Western Anti-civlizing Threads
Cultural Marxism is the movement initiated by the avowed Marxists, Antonio Gramsci, Georg Lukacs, Wilhelm Reich, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer and others of the Frankfurt School. These men made it clear in their writing, teaching, speeches, and lectures that a complete revolution of Western society and the eventual establishment of a one-world socialist order was and is their intention.
Post Modernism is a philosophy primarily epistemological (study of knowledge) which has its roots in the
Marxist author, professor, and civil rights activist Cornel West was arrested Sunday, along with 18 others, for protesting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, as part of a October 2011 Stop the Machine demonstration. During the protest, Mr. West denounced “corporate greed” and the “prison industrial complex.” And then, he decided to pull Martin Luther King Jr. into his deranged dialogue.
“We will not allow this day of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to go without somebody going to jail,” West emphatically proclaimed, right before being arrested.
Earlier in the day, he explained his differences with the President:
It’s not personal … Anytime I look at a president, I don’t care what color he is. I am excited to have a black president because white supremacy is real and it needs to be shattered. Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the country, and the permanent government of the country is Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats and the questions becomes what is the relationship between that president and Wall Street.
I can’t help but point this out: West says he is colorblind when it comes to viewing a president, that he completely disregards a president’s skin color. But in the very next sentence he says, “I am excited to have a black president.” If you are going to make hypocritical remarks, at least don’t place the contrasting statements one right after the other.
On another note, I find it interesting how these people attempt to disguise their Marxist ideology by rebuking corporate greed and propagandizing America’s so-called devastatingly poor population (because fortunate for Africa and India, they don’t have to deal with hunger and social injustice). I would hope the American people can see through such nonsense.
The home is an upscale property in Louisville’s East End that the former heavyweight champion of the world bought to spend quality time during his retirement in his home town.
The house is the subject of a lawsuit filed by Ali, which claims the person who sold it to them should have known about severe problems with the home and disclosed them.
Ali and his wife Lonnie have sued P.R. Lancaster and his wife Beverly, the former owners.
The suit claims the couple failed to disclose major problems with the house, including roof leaks, chimney leaks, water intrusion, poor insulation, improper ventilation work and mold.
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Japan Reportedly Refused Obama Apology for WW II:
Leaked confidential cables reveal that the Government of Japan declined to accept an offer of an apology for World War II from President Obama.
The grounds for rejecting the offered were reportedly twofold.
On the one hand, there was the question of credibility. Obama was seen as “a person who has given so many inappropriate apologies to unworthy recipients that the value of an apology from him on this issue is dubious.”
On the other hand, there was befuddlement. “We started the war. Its unsuccessful outcome was the fruit of our own inability to carry it through to a victorious conclusion. The shame is ours. No apology is warranted.”
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Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine
Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine:
Is there a difference between the two?
REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is……
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The NYPD’s comfy relationship with the CIA is back in the news again. In August it was reported that the spook agency was working with the cops in New York to spy on Muslims. The CIA and the NYPD began working together a few months after the 9/11 attacks.
In August, the corporate media covered the the CIA’s surveillance of Muslims in America. The widespread practice, however, is not limited to Muslims.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said at the time that the chief of the NYPD’s intelligence division is led by David Cohen, a CIA veteran prior to coming to the NYPD in 2002. He said the department’s counter-intelligence program foiled 13 terror plots since September 11, 2001, through a collaboration with the FBI and other federal agencies.
The FBI routinely entraps witless patsies and then claims it prevented terrorist attacks.
Although the CIA’s charter supposedly bars it from operating domestically, it began doing so before the ink was dry on the National Security Act of 1947. The Patriot Act established a direct link between law enforcement and the CIA.
The CIA now works directly with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in New York, which has hundreds of NYPD detectives assigned to it. JTTF is comprised of the FBI and other federal agencies , including the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the U.S. Secret Service and state and local law enforcement.
In order to understand what the CIA hopes to accomplish, check out what it did with its Operation CHAOS, one of the largest and most pervasive domestic surveillance programs in the history of the United States.
The JTTF has collaborated with police departments around the country since at least the mid-1990s, well before the so-called war on terror.
The FBI likes to portray itself as the federal agency that tracks down bank robbers and kidnappers, but in fact it specializes in persecuting people outside the acceptable political parameters established by the government. This became obvious last year when the FBI and the JTTF raided the homes of antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. Documents reveal the FBI considers antiwar activists as terrorists and have equated nonviolent protest with domestic terrorism.
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Earlier this year, the Portland City Council voted to allow closer integration of its cops and the JTTF despite fierce community opposition. The council made its decision after the FBI staged the arrest of Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud on terrorism charges and showboated it before an appreciative corporate media.
In New York and elsewhere around the country, the FBI, JTTF — and the above mentioned medley of agencies and bloated bureaucracies – along with local cops and the CIA work together in undercover operations against not only Muslims, but political activists.
We can now expect illegal CIA operations against Americans to become militarized under the direction of David Petraeus, the new CIA director.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the CIA has “no business or authority in domestic spying, or in advising the NYPD how to conduct local surveillance,” but her complaint will not stop the ongoing consolation of federal and local cops increasingly under the direction of the CIA, an outlaw agency known for overthrowing countries and assassinating pesky opponents in foreign lands.
The FBI and the CIA are putting the finishing touches on a political surveillance police sate apparatus. It is being sold under the phony rubric of terrorism prevention, never mind terrorists the government offers as examples are by and large clueless patsies, drunks and drug addicts, the mentally ill and loudmouthed miscreants who make the mistake of talking about al-Qaeda or agreeing with agents provocateurs to bomb airports and other targets despite the fact they are mostly incapable of doing so.
President Barack Obama’s public support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, whether welcomed or not by the protesters, represents a clear effort on behalf of the White House to use class warfare as an election campaign tool, but it could lead to a complete financial collapse in the United States.
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During a speech to honor Dr. Martin Luther King on Sunday, Obama “offered more support for protesters” according to the Financial Times when he spoke of them favorably for challenging “the excesses of Wall Street”.
In addition, a White House staffer, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, told a press conference yesterday that Obama will make sure “the interests of the 99 percent of Americans are well-represented on the tour,” which is the first time the White House has invoked a mantra that has become synonymous with the OWS movement.
The Obama administration’s adoption of the “99 percent” slogan is a clear sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement is being exploited as an Obama campaign tool. As ourselves and others predicted weeks ago, Obama will use the demonstrations as a populist gimmick to imply that his political opposition sides with the 1 percent who have contributed to America’s economic decline.
Of course, the disgusting irony behind Obama’s “support” for Occupy Wall Street demonstrators is the fact that his 2008 campaign was financed by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and Obama is even more reliant on Wall Street for his 2012 campaign. Moreover, Obama’s cabinet is stuffed with former Wall Street insiders.
The OWS demonstrators themselves are seemingly split down the middle. Most of them voted for Obama and a significant number are set to do so again next year, despite the fact that his administration has aggressively supported bailouts to banks, the majority of which are not even based in the United States, to the tune of trillions of dollars.
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We are now seeing the ‘Occupy’ movement advocate Americans withdraw all their money simultaneously, in an effort to cause a run on the banks. The first such campaign is labeled “Bank Transfer Day,” and will take place on November 5. Banks are already preventing people from closing their accounts, and there were arrests made at a branch of Citibank in New York this past weekend.
Should the White House’s support for the demonstrators embolden them to initiate a successful nationwide campaign for a run on the banks, the subsequent collapse of the banking system would make Lehman Brothers look like a walk in the park. Obama could then blame the demonstrators for the collapse and thereby disguise the fact that it was precipitated by the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing, which has been fully supported by his administration at every turn.
Rand Paul’s warning that Obama’s rhetoric could provoke the OWS demonstrators into behaving like an unruly mob would represent the perfect pretext for Obama to use the protesters as a scapegoat for America’s financial and social decline.
With Obama lobbying group MoveOn.org now moving to completely infiltrate and direct the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Obama campaign will increasingly attempt to align itself with the protesters in a bid to isolate Obama’s political opposition.
The Obama campaign will attempt to mobilize an army of angry Americans into an unwieldy mob by convincing them that Obama is genuinely opposing Wall Street corruption, when in reality his administration’s disastrous policies are the primary reason for America’s economic stagnation.
This cynical ploy not only represents a transparent bid to exploit the frustration of millions of Americans and turn it into a cheap campaign stunt, but it could also threaten to cause a complete collapse of the financial system, a loss of confidence in the dollar, and a run on the banks if Obama’s support for the ‘Occupy’ movement precipitates a massive wave of social dislocation.
The delightfully salacious political news lately has been the ‘Occupy’ movements around the world. Shout Bits has visited the Denver, CO rallies and can confirm one part of the Old Time Media reports – yes, they smell brutally offensive with BO. But the OTM is willfully ignoring another obvious fact – these protesters are of the same cloth as the communists that sought to revolutionize the US in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. Their message is violence and repression, not some sort of peace and love.
Anyone who did not live through the 1968 Chicago DNC should read Dupes by Paul Kengor. In it, he combines commonly understood cold war history with later released KGB files to expose organizations such as trade unions, academic luminaries, and student anti-war organizations as indeed infiltrated by communists who took direct orders and funding from Moscow. Just as Sen. McCarthy suspected, the State Department did have communist agents occupying high positions of authority. 1960′s radical groups like SDS and the Weather Underground were in fact run by violent communists.
One of the interesting twists of revolutions is that they usually feed on their own. The 1960′s radical movement peaked under the far left President that gave the nation Medicare and the War on Poverty. Giving revolutionaries what the logically should want only emboldens them to pursue their ultimate end – in this case the abolition of private property and the dictatorship of the proletariat (i.e. communism). While Pres. Obama is a socialist from the European mold, the ‘Occupy’ troops clearly want more.
Scary Messages (side note: Deep Green Resistance is a communist organization that “believes that civilization, and especially industrial civilization, is fundamentally unsustainable and must be actively dismantled in order to secure a livable future for all species on the planet”) Listen to the words of the protesters and consider their tactics; the OTM likes to pretend that these people do not have specific messages or demands, but they do. Democrats like Rep. Pelosi and Pres. Obama are seeking to align themselves with these groups to gain from their activism, but the message on the street is very different from the one filtered by the OTM. The street crowds want an end to capitalism and the current government as we know it; they do not want reform, they want revolution. They want corporations abolished and wealth redistributed. Socialism seeks to contain capitalist spirits, while communism seeks to abolish capitalism altogether. The ‘Occupy’ movement is communist.
But didn’t communism end with Sen. McCarthy, or the Chicago DNC, or at least with the Berlin Wall? Without funding and direction from Moscow, how could communism survive? Communism did not die, rather 1960′s communist radicals hid their stripes and turned to academia. Bernadine Dohrn, communist murderer, escaped the FBI‘s top ten list and became a law professor at Northwestern University. Communist Noam Chomsky (self-described Anarchist, but truly a communist) was already an academic in the 1960′s, and after encircling the Pentagon completed his career at MIT. Communist terrorist Bill Ayers somehow escaped the death penalty and went on to be a professor at the University of Illinois (and a friend of Barak Obama). Communist terrorist Michael Klonsky also became a University of Illinois professor. Communist terrorist and ‘Che’ Guevara acolyte Mark Rudd fled the FBI in the 1970′s, but later taught math at Albuquerque Votech. The list goes on, but communists and their sympathizers escaped to academia where they have bread a new generation of useful idiots for their cause. The preponderance of college hippies at the marches shows that Marxism and communism are alive and well at the ivory towers.
Even though communism promised race equality, it produced horrific ethnic cleansing in places like China and Kazakhstan. Even though communists claim to be for free speech and assembly, only capitalist nations allow such rights. Even though communists call themselves democratic, the only tool of communist expansion is violence. Communists promise wealth equity, but they simply deliver poverty and starvation on a scale that has killed 100 million people or more. The promise of peace is met with the reality of genocide. The OTM should stop carrying water for the communists who are driving the ‘Occupy’ movement. Voters should recognize the protesters’ message and tactics as those of the 1960s’ radicals that sought the violent overthrow of the US, and ask why prominent politicians are aligning with these dangerous people. It only takes a little moral clarity to understand that the ‘Occupy’ protesters do not represent any traditional US value or aspiration.
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GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul will unveil his economic plan Monday afternoon, calling for a lower corporate tax rate, cutting spending by $1 trillion during his first year in office and eliminating five cabinet-level agencies, including the Education Department, according to excerpts released to Washington Wire.
Mr. Paul’s “Restore America” plan calls for a drastically reduced federal government to help spur American business — a familiar theme for the Texas Republican and many of the GOP White House hopefuls. But unlike some of his Republican rivals who have released economic plans, the libertarian congressman mostly avoids the weeds of tax and trade policy, according to excerpts.
But Mr. Paul does get specific when he calls for a 10% reduction in the federal work force, while pledging to limit his presidential salary to $39,336, which his campaign says is “approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker.” The current pay rate for commander in chief is $400,000 a year.
The Paul plan would also lower the corporate tax rate to 15% from 35%, though it is silent on personal income tax rates, which Mr. Paul would like to abolish. The congressman would end taxes on personal savings and extend “all Bush tax cuts.”
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‘Ultra-Right’, ‘Extreme’ John Birch Society Saw It ALL Coming Down the Pike…
‘Ultra-Right’, ‘Extreme’ John Birch Society Saw It ALL Coming Down the Pike…:
If you find that level of conspiracy theory to much to swallow, consider this:
The second head of the John Birch Society was Congressman Larry McDonald from Georgia, who was killed on September 1, 1983, when the Soviet Union shot down KAL 007… the only congressman killed by the Soviets during the Cold War.
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Warning! As you know, I always give you my best jokes in these pieces. This one will contain no humor. Will the conspiracy for world government assassinate Dr. Paul? That is the stark question now before us. Since the Paul campaign started to take off, I have been hearing agonized comments to that effect from his supporters. So far, I have said nothing, hoping they would subside, but now comes an authentic reporter citing “reliable sources” from inside.
He is Daniel Estulin, an author who lives in Spain, and whose welcome, new exposé is The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (Walterville, OR, Trine Day, 2007). The Bilderbergers meet at least once a year. Somewhere in the world, they take over a five-star establishment, kick all the other guests out, surround the place with guards armed with machine guns and meet in secret, where they decide what will happen to you and your property, which you have not elected them to do.
Estulin apparently has a good record for accuracy. He says that sources in a think tank in U.S. intelligence tell him that people at the top of the U.S. government are considering
Let me be the first to thank Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Later this week, he will make some old bulls in the United States Senate very uncomfortable – and that is a good thing considering the Senate Establishment has never hesitated to expand government and spend taxpayer dollars. Senator Paul is planning to bombard a Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee markup with amendments — many, many amendments. His target will be the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
As Vice President Biden would say, this is “a big [freaking] deal.”
It would be the ninth reauthorization of the 1965 law, which is the largest federal law governing K thru 12 education policy. The previous reauthorization, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), cost taxpayers roughly $131 billion between 2005 and 2010. NCLB also significantly expanded the federal role in education, weakened state control and stifled innovation at the local level.
Enter Senator Paul, who is going to sit through a grueling markup and offer amendment after amendment to a terrible piece of legislation that the committee’s chairman Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) drafted behind closed doors. Senator Harkin and President Obama have incorrectly interpreted the broad, bipartisan dissatisfaction with No Child Left Behind as a mandate to rewrite the law to further empower the federal government, albeit in different ways. The consequences of Senator Harkin’s proposal are sweeping and there is plenty to discuss in the 860-page bill.
In an era of diminished transparency and massive bills, a robust and well-planned amendment process is necessary. Senator Paul is taking on the “pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” mentality that saddled our nation with Obamacare. Subjecting every line of any legislation to discussion and amendment is one of the most important ways conservatives can begin reining in our government’s excesses.
Committee amendments are also one of the only ways conservatives can amend or even get a vote on legislation in the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has made a disturbing habit of blocking most amendments that conservatives want to bring to the Senate floor. He is allowing approximately 1 amendment for every 2.7 amendments Republicans allowed when they last controlled the Senate. Two weeks ago Senator Reid unilaterally moved to change the Senate rules – the so-called “nuclear option” – to make it even more difficult for Senators to offer amendments.
Offering amendments, evaluating failed programs and advocating serious reforms should be the norm in Washington. Unfortunately, the Washington Establishment disagrees. Rather, they prefer bills to be drafted behind closed doors and have carefully scripted public hearings, markups and debates.
So it will not be surprising when Senator Paul’s courageous effort is met with scorn by the Washington Establishment. But remember, real conservatives don’t come to Washington to be popular; they come to Washington to save the American dream. When talking about Washington last week with a reporter, conservative freshman Representative Steve Southerland (R-FL) said, “I don’t like this place.” It is hard for any conservative to like Washington, which is dominated by Establishment interests that are almost always at odds with policies that promote freedom, opportunity and prosperity.
It would be easy for lawmakers to ignore Senator Harkin’s proposal; in fact, many will and that is exactly what the Washington Establishment wants. They want conservative lawmakers to decide it is not worth the fight. They want conservatives to fear being labeled “obstructionists” or “extremists.”
In fact, if you tune into C-SPAN 2 this week and watch the Senate floor you would never know there are two competing visions for America’s future. Instead, you will see a bipartisan collection of Senate leaders and appropriators who are cautiously optimistic they can avoid a fight and successfully guide a $128 billion spending bill through the Senate’s arcane legislative process.
Anytime a bipartisan group of appropriators say something is a good idea, Americans should be cautious. That bipartisan, “show we can govern mentality” is one of the reasons America’s debt is fast approaching $15 billion. Fortunately, Senator Paul is giving Americans reason for optimism, demonstrating the will to fight for our country’s future remains a top priority for some lawmakers in Washington.
The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation Fast and Furious was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
“It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’
“That was a phony figure from the very start. Even the Wikileaks cables from our own State Department prove they are coming from Central America, they are not coming from the U.S. Every police officer will tell you that they’re coming from Russia, they’re coming from China, most of them are coming from Central America and a lot of them are coming from defections from the Mexican Army,” said LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and CEO.
But LaPierre said that President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were determined to make it appear that most weapons used by the Mexicans came from north of the border, “so they could stick more gun legislation on honest American gun owners of the United States.”
“Our job is to protect the Second Amendment and that means that every gun owner, every Second Amendment supporter needs to do everything they can to make sure that President Obama does not get a second term so that he can destroy the Second Amendment.
“This is the most dangerous election in our lifetime for the Second Amendment freedom that American citizens have. A second term by President Obama will break the back of that freedom in this country.”
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com …
Maybe its just my natural paranoia, or, it could be that after nearly three full years of watching Obama’s slight of hand, and misdirection of America’s attention, I suspect something more going on than we are led to believe.
Now we are learning that US troops are already on the ground in Uganda, AND, will (according to an ABC News report) ultimately go to South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.
If my math is correct, the US is now currently engaged in military actions in four countries… simultaneously. If, and when, the US troops move across the borders in Africa, we will have military operations in not four, but SEVEN countries.
Is Obama now on a crusade to save the “dark continent?” What’s really going on … I mean besides Obama sucking up to leftists bleeding heart groups that will not accept that no one can save Africa but AFRICA!
Obama says: “although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.” Uh-huh.
Can you say VIETNAM???
Is the average age of Americans now so young that we must deduce that America no longer remembers the colossal mistake, humongous blunder, in Vietnam that cost the lives of over 50,000 US servicemen and women? In the event that you do not remember… THIS is the way it began.
(Excerpt) Read more at silentmajority09.com …
OCCUPY WALL STREET COULD BE DEADLY FOR OBAMA – LUNCH ALERT!(Dick Morris video)
Dick Morris ^ | 10/17/2011
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 11:59:40 AM by Signalman
In this video commentary, I discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement. The demonstrations will turn against Obama and will further undermine his chances of re-election. I explain why. Tune in!
1851: KARL MARX GETS HIS FOOT…
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For the crew of U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey number 06-0031, a lot of things went wrong on the early morning of April 9, 2010, in southern Afghanistan. A series of alleged pilot errors and possible mechanical failures sent the speedy, hybrid aircraft — which takes off and lands like a helicopter but cruises like an airplane — crashing to the ground.
Four people died.
The loss of 06-0031 was a tragedy for the victims and their families. It was also problematic for proponents of the controversial Osprey. In recent years, elements within the U.S. military have worked hard to portray the V-22 as safe, reliable and combat-ready. The Afghanistan crash threatened to undermine that effort.
Which perhaps explains why the Air Force appeared to cover up the possible real cause of 06-0031’s deadly mishap. The lead investigator, Brig. Gen Donald Harvel, claimed that the V-22 suffered engine problems before its crash. Then Harvel’s superior officer overruled the initial decision, chalking up the accident mostly to pilot error. That took the heat off the Osprey itself.
“There was absolutely a lot of pressure to change my report,” he told Air Force Times, adding that the flying branch was focused on protecting the V-22’s reputation.
A series of fatal crashes between 1992 and 2000 earned the Osprey a reputation as a widowmaker … and nearly resulted in the aircraft’s cancellation. But the V-22 survived, thanks to determined lobbying by the Marine Corps (the Osprey’s main user) and manufacturers Bell and Boeing. After an 18-month redesign period, the Osprey returned to flight in 2002. Five years later, the tiltrotor entered combat.
Tentatively at first, and with growing confidence, the military…..
Mormons believe that in 1820 a young Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray. In answer to that prayer, they believe, Joseph was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. Today this is called the First Vision. As Joseph reported this vision (in the version that has since been named “official”), he asked the Deities which sect or church was right, and which one he should join. Joseph wrote,
“I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt…” (Joseph Smith—History 1:19)
Mormonism entered into the religious scene swinging. According to Mormonism’s founding prophet, if you are not a Mormon, your church is wrong, your beliefs are abomination to God, and you and your fellow professing church members are all corrupt.
I wonder if Mormons would see this as an example of “the blessings of faith [that] carry the responsibility of civil and respectful debate” that Mitt Romney has been talking about recently?
Last weekend Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress publically identified Mormonism as a theological cult. Dr. Jeffress used the term “cult” as a theological classification, not as a pejorative, but that point seems to be lost on Mormons and the mainstream media.
Since Dr. Jeffress’ comments have been made known, Mormons have been vocally decrying his “bigotry,” his “hatred,” and his “fanaticism.” Truthfully, this all too common knee-jerk Mormon reaction grows wearisome.
Mormonism’s very existence is unseverable from the “poisonous language” of its founders and leaders. Why was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established? Because all existing churches in 1820 were declared wrong–they had abominable creeds and corrupt members professing those creeds. The Mormon Church was established because (it claims) true Christianity had vanished from the earth; it had fallen into complete and total apostasy:
“Every Latter-day Saint knows that following the death of the apostles, Paul’s prophecy was…..
The Republican establishment will lie to get Mitt Romney, the media’s favorite Republican, our nomination for President. They may be able to fool the “newly initiated” to politics, but they can’t fool us……… It’ s up to us to teach people the truth.
We have to explain the differences between a Republican and a conservative to people new to politics because the Republican establishment and Karl “Tokyo” Rove types will lie to them.
Since few are more zealous than a convert, many of these “newly initiated” Republicans might march in and vote for Romney believing that will make them good Republicans. We can’t let that happen.
The case against Romney
“He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s really believing his argument, but he’s not.” Who said that? Ann Romney, his wife!
Mitt Romney has flip flopped on most of the issues we see as deal breakers.
Those include ABORTION
“….Senate in 1994 he said Roe vs Wade should be sustained and supported. Now he says “life begins at conception, …. Roe vs Wade should be overturned.”
He created this monstrosity and even coached Obama on how to put it together; now he says he’ll repeal it. Today he says Obamacare can be fixed – remember when confronted with its failures Communism’s supporters ALWAYS say “They didn’t do it right, we can make it work.”
Protecting the conservative edge in the Supreme Court From 2003 to 2005 as Governor… Romney ……appoint[ed] 72 judges. He selected 28 Democrats, 26 Independents and just 25% ( 18) Republicans.
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com …
The criminal private Federal Reserve System is afraid of the video below that shows the naked truth about the evil nature of America’s central bank.
The Federal Reserve is not a legitimate government institution. It is a private banking cartel and a criminal organization that is acting against the interests of the American people and the American economy.
Since its founding in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been a blood-sucking leech on the American economy, the American nation and the American people.
The Federal Reserve must be abolished, and its directors must be brought to justice for their crimes against America and humanity.
Head of Security at San Antonio Fed Admits Institution is Private
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This is an attack on free speech and an attack on America by the Federal Reserve traitors. These evil bastards want a fight, and they will get one.
People can’t back down in the face of this aggression by the treasonous banksters and their treasonous agents. They are the enemies of the American people, freedom, and mankind.
“Sybil,” the shocking true story of a woman shattered into 16 distinct personalities that helped her to dig up repressed memories of monstrous childhood sexual abuse, sold nearly 7 million copies when it was published in 1973. A serialized version ran in newspapers around the nation as readers gasped at “scenes of Sybil’s demented mother defecating on lawns, conducting lesbian orgies and raping her daughter with kitchen utensils. This kind of sex and perversion had never before been published on the ‘women’s’ pages,” writes author Debbie Nathan in a new book. “Sybil” was adapted into an Emmy-winning 1976 TV miniseries starring Sally Field and Joanne Woodward that was viewed by one-fifth of the American public.
And it was an utter fraud.
Shirley continued, “I do not have any multiple personalities … I do not even have a ‘double’ … I am all of them. I have essentially been lying … as trying to show you I felt I needed help … Quite thrilling. Got me a lot of attention.”
The therapist, who was already talking up her prize patient at psychiatry conferences, dismissed the letter as “resistance” and pushed on with the drugs and the therapy — this time, five days a week. Soon Shirley was again putting on a split-personality show in Connie’s office. No one else except her roommate was ever treated to these performances.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com …
… he’ll propose immediately freezing spending by numerous government agencies at 2006 levels, …, and drastically reducing spending elsewhere. The EPA would see a 30 percent cut, the Food and Drug Administration would see one of 40 percent and foreign aid would be zeroed out immediately. He’d also take an ax to Pentagon funding for wars….
plan “honors our promise to our seniors and veterans, while allowing young workers to opt out…
The federal workforce would be reduced by 10 percent, and the president’s pay would be cut to $39,336 …
changes to federal tax policy, reducing the top corporate income tax rate to 15 percent, eliminating capital gains and dividends taxes, and allowing for repatriation of overseas capital without tax penalties
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
TEA partiers must show “newly initiated” the differences between Republicans and conservatives « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
The Republican establishment will lie to get Mitt Romney, the media’s favorite Republican, our nomination for President. They may be able to fool the “newly initiated” to politics, but they can’t fool us. We know the truth about Romney which is why he is virtually flat lining in TEA party polls. It’ s up to us to teach people the truth. We have to explain the differences between a Republican and a conservative to people new to politics because the Republican establishment and Karl “Tokyo” Rove types will lie to them.
Since few are more zealous than a convert, many of these “newly initiated” Republicans might march in and vote for Romney believing that will make them good Republicans. We can’t let that happen.
The case against Romney
“He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s really believing his argument, but he’s not.” Who said that? Ann Romney, his wife!
Mitt Romney has flip flopped…..
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT (KSTU/CNN) – A cat is up for adoption in Utah after foiling the local animal shelter’s attempts to euthanize her not once but twice.
Andrea was found as a stray and brought to West Valley City’s Animal Shelter, where she was to be euthanized after no one came to claim her. Using a method recommended by the American Veterinarian Association, an employee put her in a gas chamber with a number of other cats.
After the chamber was run once, Andrea was found still alive. The employee closed the chamber and ran the gas again before then put her in a bag to go into a cooler. When some employees came back 45 minutes later to put a dog they had just euthanized into the same cooler, they got a bit of a surprise.
(Excerpt) Read more at wect.com …
I couldn’t believe what I heard on Tuesday night’s Bloomberg Debate. Well, okay, I guess I could believe it, but let me qualify my recantation. There was always something about Cain that made him come off as a man who isn’t above deception. It probably has something to do with the fact that I don’t trust former Federal Reserve Chairmen. Still, I was surprised, not because because he lied, but what he lied about.
When they started the segment of the debate where each candidate could ask their own question, I knew that Paul was going to hammer Cain. However, I was hoping it was going to be on Herman Cain‘s credibility on economic issues. Arguably, it would have been a much better question. Arguably, this could be seen as a missed opportunity on Ron Paul‘s part, but hindsight may prove it better for Ron Paul to have kept that card in reserve. Instead of asking a question that would have highlighted his own credentials, Paul came out in defense of the countless grassroots supporters that pester Herman Cain on the issue of auditing the Federal Reserve…..
Servants of the Empire by Charles A. Burris
Servants of the Empire by Charles A. Burris:
“It seems fitting that in a country where people aspire to two of everything – cars, kids, and homes – we should have two histories as well. And so we do: a public chronicle, or “Disney version,” so widely available as to be unavoidable . . . and a second one that remains secret, buried, and unnamed.”
As LRC readers are well aware, I have a particular interest in this second area of “history” of which Hougan speaks, and have written about it quite extensively over the years.
Below is a fascinating chapter out of that hidden history with…..
The People’s Party? Are We Witnessing The Birth Of A New Far Left Political Party In The United States?
Are we witnessing the birth of another new political party in the United States? The election of Barack Obama was the spark which fueled the rise of the Tea Party back in 2009, and since that time the Tea Party has become a major league force inside the Republican Party.
Now the Occupy Wall Street movement is rapidly becoming more organized and many believe that “The People’s Party” is going to be to the Democrats what the Tea Party is to the Republicans. Others believe that “The People’s Party” could accomplish what a lot of organizations in the past have tried and failed to do – launch a third political party which could successfully break the stranglehold that the “two party system” has on American politics.
It would certainly not be an easy thing to do, but there can be no doubt that Occupy Wall Street is now a major political force in America. The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to 100 cities inside the United States and to nearly 1000 cities around the world. Certainly as the weather gets colder the protests will die down, but there are an increasing number of signs that Occupy Wall Street is becoming very organized and that it plans to be a major political force for years to come.
To get an idea of what is going on around the world right now, just check out this video. The Occupy Wall Street movement has become a lightning rod for the frustrations of millions of young people around the globe. A number of these protests have been going on for weeks, and there are no signs that they will be ending any time soon.
So what do these protesters want and…..
Three years ago, President Obama cynically sold hope and change to get elected. He promised to initiate diplomatic talks with Iran, bring an end to the Iraq war, undo Bush-era laws, and create millions of new jobs.
President Obama caved in to the special interests, kept the Neocons around, and let the criminal banksters get away after fleecing the American people.
When it comes to foreign policy, nothing has changed. The plan for World War 3 is still in motion. On Iran and Israel, Obama is a neocon and a Cheneyite. He wants the American people and the international community to unquestioningly love Israel and hate Iran.
But the White House propaganda doesn’t match the facts and the truth of history. Reality is not on the side of the hijacked U.S. government and Israel. Top officials in Washington are going against history, logic, morality, and world public opinion by defending Israel’s bad action and vilifying Iran for crimes it never committed.
Even the most brainwashed Obama voter now admits that the Obama White House betrayed its promises to the American people, while it honored its promises to the Bush White House and the CIA to not bring Bush officials to justice for the crime of torture.
You don’t have to be religious to see that Obama is an angel of the dark side who is leading America and the world down the trail of world war, bloodshed, and mass death.
But the American people have woken up. So as the 2012 presidential election nears, President Obama has to find a way to reinvent his damaged brand or at least make the election not about him but about something else, like another war with Iran, or Europe’s financial troubles, or obstructionist Republicans…..
I’ve long supported the campaign to “Move Your Money” from the giant, insolvent banks who take billions in bailouts and use the money to speculate and to corrupt the system to smaller banks. See thisand this.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters have announced that November 5th is “Bank Transfer Day”, a targeted day to “Move Your Money”.
The big banks are trying to preempt the efforts of their customers to move their money to smaller banks.
This week, protesters were arrested when they tried to close their Citibank accounts:
And a Bank of American branch in Santa Cruz refused to let protesters close their accounts, saying they could not be protesters and customers at the same time:
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In August, Bank of America used police (and reportedly swat teams) to stop St. Louis Bank of America customers from closing their accounts:
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Last night during the tent city construction at Occupy Chicago on Michigan Ave, John Bachtell, a spokesperson from the national board of the Communist Party U.S.A., addressed the angry mob of nearly 3000. He claimed to “bring greetings and support” from the party, to the occupy movement. Bachtell received a very warm welcome and overwhelming applause form the “occupiers.”
“We will be with this movement….til we make all the changes that we know we have to make….This movement is part and parcel in the great tradition in this country of people powered democracy….This is the next big step of the democratic revolution in our country.”- Bachtell said.
We also caught up with some of the other communist revolutionaries who marched with flea-infested, bongo-banging, suburban runaways from Occupy Chicago.
Take a look.
Communist Party U.S.A. in Solidarity with Occupy Chicago
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the dedication of a monument to the Civil Rights leader in Washington, D.C., today, and linked his struggles to the nation’s current economic crisis, saying “our work is not done.”
Obama evoked “a decade of rising inequality and stagnant wages” before the 2008 financial crisis as well as “neighborhoods with underfunded schools and broken down slums, inadequate health care and constant violence.”
“Our work is not done,” the president said, but added that “the hardships that we face are nothing compared to what Dr. King and his fellow marchers faced 50 years ago.
“We need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings. He calls on us to stand in other people’s shoes, to see through their eyes, to understand their pain.”
Located on the Tidal Basin, it [the sculpture] includes a granite wall featuring some of the reverend’s most famous quotations as well as a 30 foot (9m) tall stone sculpture of King standing with his arms folded.
“I know there are better days ahead,” Obama said in his speech. “I know this because of the man towering over us.”
“Because of Dr. King’s moral imagination, barricades began to fall and bigotry began to fade,” the president said.
The president also placed two items into a time capsule: a signed copy of his presidential inauguration address and a signed copy of his 2008 Democratic National Convention speech in Denver.
Shortly before Obama’s arrival on the dedication stage, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a fiery speech, calling on attendees to “occupy the voting booth” in 2012 and “continue fighting for justice.”
“We will not stop before we get the equal justice Dr. King fought for,” Sharpton said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com …
Glenn Beck is trading ratings for runways.
The media mogul is releasing his own upscale casual clothing line with patriotic undertones that lets you protest Washington tyranny — in style.
The clothing line, called 1791, is Beck’s newest undertaking since leaving Fox News in June, and aims to “revisit that original blueprint of our Founding Fathers” by recalling 1791, the year the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution.
The idea had been brewing for several years — Beck wanted to symbolize how hard it has become for businesses to be efficient in America. “But only last January did Beck decide to create a clothing line around it,” said his online magazine, The Blaze.
The collection — 11 pieces strong — is inspired by the eccentric talk jock himself, and includes “Death to Tyranny zip-up fleeces” with skull and crossbones graphics and “Death to Tyranny polo shirts” ($85 and $65, respectively). It’s L.L. Bean-meets-tax rally, and because it’s for Beck’s charity, Mercury One, even designers are giving Beck high marks.
“It’s very basic,” said Cibeline Sariano, a local fashion designer and owner of Cibeline Boston Boutique on Charles Street. “But the selling point is the concept. He wants to create local jobs and promote clothing manufactured in the U.S. I would buy a basic zip-up hoodie just to help the cause.”
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com …
Next month marks the 21st anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s enforced resignation as Prime Minister. It is now more than 30 years since she first gained power. She was not, of course, the first woman to lead a major country. That honour fell to Indira Gandhi in India and Golda Meir in Israel. But along with Gandhi, Thatcher’s 11 years at the top make her the longest-serving woman prime minister the world has seen.
The strange thing is that despite the advancement of women in business and the professions and the growing numbers of women entering politics in leading Western countries, neither Britain nor America have come remotely near electing another female leader these past 30 years.
True Germany has Angela Merkel and Australia has Julia Gillard. But in the Anglo-Saxon world of the northern hemisphere, women have made surprisingly little headway at the very summit of politics.
As the United States prepares for its presidential election next year, its most charismatic female politicians are losing ground. After much speculation about her intentions, Sarah Palin has announced she will not run- and Michele Bachmann has fallen away badly in the opinion polls.
Quite why this should be true is not entirely clear. Alongside Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Palin is the only woman in the US to have run for vice-president, attracting much liberal-Left derision in the process Evidently, she decided this time not to subject herself and her family to the intense scrutiny of a presidential bid – and, of course, judged that her chances of victory were slim….
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …
Can Anyone Feel a War Coming? Was Glenn Beck right?
The Blaze.com ^ | 10-16-11 | wac3rd
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 1:17:53 AM by wac3rd
‘Marxist Revolution’: Beck Shows O’Reilly How Organized Effort Guides World-Wide ‘Occupy’ Protests
Today’s Toons 10/17/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 10/17/11 | pookie18
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 4:37:07 AM by pookie18
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50 years later, history is proving them right-
as it will soon enough the TEA Party
The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert Welch, a retired candy manufacturer who saw collectivism as the main threat to Western Civilization, with useful-idiot-type liberals serving as “secret communist traitors” that provided cover for a move towards world socialist government The organization took its name from an American Baptist missionary (and US intelligence officer) who was shot dead by Red Chinese forces in August 1945, therefore it was that John Birch was honored as ‘first fatality of the Cold War‘.
I contend that if you profess to believe in God, you must also embrace capitalism.
Lately, many religious shepherds are abandoning reason in favor of sentiment. Catholic nuns are joining Occupy Wall Street revelers, like zombies witnessing to rapturous fans. Meanwhile, Jewish activist and commentator Jake Goodman is hailing the Manhattan demonstration (which includes numerous blatantly anti-Semitic protesters) as a group of people “philanthropizing with their feet.”
Even within the same religion, emotional progressives are clashing with rational believers. Dominican Sister Pat Daly of New Jersey told Catholic News Service, “I’m thrilled to see this momentum as more and more people are taking to the streets.” Conversely, Father Robert Sirico of Michigan told CNS, “The ethos of this all is the rage against wealth for wealth’s sake. … You don’t alleviate poverty by redistributing wealth, you alleviate poverty by creating wealth.”
If you believe that God created the universe, then you must assume that he wanted man to live differently from animals. Otherwise, man would not have reason. Upon realizing that reason both defines and differentiates man, wouldn’t you set logic—not sensation—as the moral compass for human activity? Or would you “shepherd the flock” by encouraging young people to bully job creators, embrace sloth, strut topless in Manhattan and openly mate in parks?
Squirrels scamper about and get frisky in public parks. Squirrels are also feral; they will never cultivate the land, own property, develop iPhones or create a monetary system. I think humans who reject reason by acting like squirrels have no business preaching about God.
I find that atheists admit the metaphysical more than progressives who claim to believe in God. For, atheists revere reason while progressive “believers” adore emotion: They shop around until they find a church that washes them mindless with foolishly sentimental and entertaining services. They make themselves feel charitable by marching two-by-two past wealthy residences in midtown Manhattan with signs like “No Billionaire Left Behind.” They interpret the eighth commandment that God gave to Moses as: “Thou shalt share.”
Progressive “believers” cite charity when they call for the redistribution of wealth. But is charity the same thing as stealing? Because stealing violates the eighth commandment. If these zealots used reason instead of emotion to formulate their moral codes, they would never demand that the government confiscate private property from their wealthier brothers in the name of love.
Aristotelian philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas contends that all men are governed by a natural law that is rooted in reason, not emotion. He argues thus in his Treatise on Law: “As, in man, reason rules and commands the other powers, so all the natural inclinations belonging to the other powers must needs be directed according to reason. Wherefore it is universally right for all men, that all their inclinations should be directed according to reason.”
Capitalism acknowledges reason and natural law whereas socialism denies natural law. By reason, we know that we have the right to own private property and the fruits of our labor. Capitalism is rational because it allows you to keep the fruits of your labor.
As John Locke points out, reason tells you that you own your body. No one else owns your body—not your neighbors, your family or the government. If you use your body to till the land and make it useful by growing wheat, then logic tells you that you own the land and any profits from the wheat, not the hungry passerby who comes across the land and steals the wheat that you grew.
Capitalism also allows for rational generosity whereas wealth redistribution fosters poverty. Reason says that you should be able to freely share your wheat with a person whom you know to be in genuine need or whom you wish to employ—not the able-bodied bum whom the government deems worthy of assistance.
Rational men glorify God just as glowing candles glorify a candlestick maker; men must behave rationally in order to completely function and prosper—just as candles must hold a flame in order to fulfill their purpose of brightening a room. Said differently, a man that acts like an animal must be as disappointing to his maker as a candle that cannot hold a flame.
I believe in one God, the creator of the universe. I believe that renouncing capitalism is irrational and that to deny reason is to deny the existence of God.