Posts tagged Occupy Together

She keeps guys like Ray Kelly and Bill Lansdowne up at night.

She keeps guys like Ray Kelly and Bill Lansdowne up at night.

Credit Union Membership Skyrockets: 650,000 New Members Since September 29

Good job, Occupiers!

Now, only if credit union management would flex a little political muscle. Don’t know what I mean? If you have Microsoft Money or Intuit Quicken, try to find a credit union with a brick-and-mortar branch near you listed as a financial institution they will serve and from which you could download statements.

it's all too much to cram in to a 2:30 "news" segment

I have to keep explaining this to people around me who say “Well they don’t have a clear message”

No, they have very clear messages but they don’t conveniently fit into a CNN newscrawl headline or a two-minute newspiece.

-Joe

When I’m answering the question, I feel like I’m in a movie. There is so damn much to fix that Occupations ask for it won’t conform to typical journalistic norms.

{scold}I blog frequently about health care, reform and medicare. The posts don’t get many “likes” or reblogs. For myself, that’s OK - no one has to like what I blog because I blog for myself primarily (I blog about things that happen in this world that I’m enmeshed in); but I worry about the inattention my followers seem to give it. Enjoy your youth and your health while you’ll have it; may God forbid that you let things go to the point I have to where I have sleep apnea and need a CPAP machine to get a decent night’s sleep. May God forbid that you get cancer like this man has. My warning to you is you could become either one of us.
Conservatives and libertarians / objectivists have a pique of rejecting the notion that health care is a right in a developed nation like the United States. The explanations that fit best for me come from philosophy (solipsism) or social science (psychopathy or sociopathy). Then there is the misogyny of theocrats who would abolish health care for women if it creates and unconditional prohibition of abortion. It’s hard for me to to understand why they think so and can say as much without feeling guilt. What ever the case may be, I find the callousness of those who oppose universal health care, like single payer a threat to those who do not put energy in to supporting universal health care and themselves. I’m asking you to give more attention to healthcare in the USA not for those who are sick but for yourself because you can’t avoid entropy and you will become sick and need healthcare in your life some time in the future.{/scold}
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I blog frequently about health care, reform and medicare. The posts don’t get many “likes” or reblogs. For myself, that’s OK - no one has to like what I blog because I blog for myself primarily (I blog about things that happen in this world that I’m enmeshed in); but I worry about the inattention my followers seem to give it. Enjoy your youth and your health while you’ll have it; may God forbid that you let things go to the point I have to where I have sleep apnea and need a CPAP machine to get a decent night’s sleep. May God forbid that you get cancer like this man has. My warning to you is you could become either one of us.

Conservatives and libertarians / objectivists have a pique of rejecting the notion that health care is a right in a developed nation like the United States. The explanations that fit best for me come from philosophy (solipsism) or social science (psychopathy or sociopathy). Then there is the misogyny of theocrats who would abolish health care for women if it creates and unconditional prohibition of abortion. It’s hard for me to to understand why they think so and can say as much without feeling guilt. What ever the case may be, I find the callousness of those who oppose universal health care, like single payer a threat to those who do not put energy in to supporting universal health care and themselves. I’m asking you to give more attention to healthcare in the USA not for those who are sick but for yourself because you can’t avoid entropy and you will become sick and need healthcare in your life some time in the future.


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Let this be a lesson to you, Cities of
Fresno
Oakland
Denver
Memphis
San Diego

Let this be a lesson to you, Cities of

  • Fresno
  • Oakland
  • Denver
  • Memphis
  • San Diego
Occupy Tehran

Occupy Tehran

underthemountainbunker:

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Scott Olsen / OccupyOakland: hoping for some accountability
Occupy Oakland’s wounded vet has regained consciousness but has temporarily lost the ability to speak: (via: andrewsullivan)

Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends  and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed  to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith  Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq… “He cannot talk right now, and  that is because the fracture is right on the speech center of his  brain,” said Shannon. “However, they are expecting he will get that  back.” Shannon added that Olsen’s “spelling is not near what it used to  be”.

Let’s hope for some accountability:
 
OccupyMarines believes that either ESU Officer Scott Bergstresser  threw the grenade that injured Scott Olsen or he knows who did. Let’s  not let them give out another Tony Baloney punishment. (via: fearandwar)

ESU Officer Bergstresser who is being fingered as the guy who shot Scott Olsen. (via: fearandwar)

underthemountainbunker:

Scott Olsen / OccupyOakland: hoping for some accountability

Occupy Oakland’s wounded vet has regained consciousness but has temporarily lost the ability to speak: (via: andrewsullivan)

Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq… “He cannot talk right now, and that is because the fracture is right on the speech center of his brain,” said Shannon. “However, they are expecting he will get that back.” Shannon added that Olsen’s “spelling is not near what it used to be”.

Let’s hope for some accountability:

OccupyMarines believes that either ESU Officer Scott Bergstresser threw the grenade that injured Scott Olsen or he knows who did. Let’s not let them give out another Tony Baloney punishment. (via: fearandwar)

ESU Officer Bergstresser who is being fingered as the guy who shot Scott Olsen. (via: fearandwar)

liberal-linguaphile:

liberalsarecool:

Flashback: This is from Port of Oakland dock protest in 2003.

How free do you feel now?

I read elsewhere today that this woman wouldn’t give her name to the photographer. Why be so paranoid? People who protest today should expect that their participation in protest will start a file on them. It’s part of the process if not a price one pays for standing up for oneself. I assume that there are fat files on me that are decades old. I’m not bragging, its just the way the machine works because I haven’t changed it yet. I’m not a danger to the republic and any reasonable person who reads that file will confirm that. Occupiers who aren’t looking to start violence should keep that in mind.

liberal-linguaphile:

liberalsarecool:

Flashback: This is from Port of Oakland dock protest in 2003.

How free do you feel now?

I read elsewhere today that this woman wouldn’t give her name to the photographer. Why be so paranoid? People who protest today should expect that their participation in protest will start a file on them. It’s part of the process if not a price one pays for standing up for oneself. I assume that there are fat files on me that are decades old. I’m not bragging, its just the way the machine works because I haven’t changed it yet. I’m not a danger to the republic and any reasonable person who reads that file will confirm that.

Occupiers who aren’t looking to start violence should keep that in mind.

But what I am not happy to do is work extra hours every week to support failed businesses whose only successes seem to lie in preying on individual failure and political power to “make” money. I don’t accept that my tax dollars should be redistributed to entities who don’t need my money and yet still manage to waste (ahem, I think they prefer the term “invest”) it on risky investments, shadowy off-book frauds, and political influence. What I don’t accept is that I should work extra hours in every week to pay for bankers and equity companies and hedge fund managers to make wagers that would make a horse-betting junkie blush. What I don’t accept is that my voice should be drowned out in the political process by their dollars (which is to say, my tax dollars) arguing for policies and perks that benefit fewer than 1% of the population. Sure, if their innovations and efficiencies were helping America back on its feet, I might reconsider, but everyone knows that isn’t what is happening. We all know that the large financial institutions are sucking the American treasury dry and doing nothing to aid the people—the tax base—that makes their greedy feeding possible. Even if you don’t support OWS, you have to recognize that this is an untenable arrangement that has to be re-aligned. There simply is not enough money or energy being reinvested in actual goods and services in this country to sustain such supports.

We subsidize every significant activity of multinational corporate finance in this country. Aren’t we owed at least a modicum of accountability in exchange? Aren’t we at least owed the same amplification of our concerns? This is what OWS asks. This is what I’m asking.

think4yourself: They’re not winning. They’re cheating.

The quote is abridged (see the 1st URL for the whole text); she said that she’s willing to work hard.

Business as usual in the face of OWS

Here’s how to translate this move: companies are saying they can’t attract investment unless they can hide their financials from investors. So the CEOs and gazillionaires on Obama’s Jobs Council want the politically-vulnerable president to give them license to cook the books in exchange for support for his jobs program. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"All you’re going to do is have more fraud. The ultimate losers are going to be investors," said Jeff Klink, a former federal prosecutor whose Gateway Center firm helps clients prevent and detect fraud.

If the financial crisis proved anything, it’s that Wall Street companies in particular have been serial offenders in the area of dishonest accounting and book-cooking. Sarbanes-Oxley is obviously no panacea, but removing it in exchange for a temporary, election-year job boost is exactly the kind of myopic, absurdly irresponsible shit that got us into this mess in the first place. For Obama to pull this in the middle of these protests is crazy.

If anyone thought OWS has already done its job, and Washington has gotten the message already, think again. They’re not going to change until the protesters force them to change, it seems.