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A 370lb Golden Bengal Tiger bows its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels says: 'I noticed this little girl was leaning against the glass with both hands out stretched staring at the 'big kitties'. I could not believe my eyes when Taj approached the girl, bowed his head and then placed his huge right paw exactly in front of where the little girl's left hand was. It was incredible to watch. Taj let down his right paw, rubbed his cheek against the glass where the little girl's face was and moved off.' Far from being scared, the little girl was so excited that she started clapping as she walked back afterwards towards her mother.
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I noticed this little girl was leaning against the glass with both hands out stretched staring at the ‘big kitties’. I could not believe my eyes when Taj approached the girl, bowed his head and then placed his huge right paw exactly in front of where the little girl’s left hand was. It was incredible to watch. Taj let down his right paw, rubbed his cheek against the glass where the little girl’s face was and moved off.’ Far from being scared, the little girl was so excited that she started clapping as she walked back afterwards towards her mother      [Dyrk Daniels/ Solent News & Photo Agency]

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1. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 November 2011

I’ll take a girl with a tiger over a lion with a lamb any-day of the 7-day week… :wink:

Here’s something fun from a few years ago on youtube:

Everything is OK Montage

marisacat - 13 November 2011

No mistaking the message the big cat sent… imo anyway.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 November 2011

yeah, take that Rudyard Kipling, you pompous ignorant racist pig… :twisted:

2. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 November 2011

This guy deserves a medal of freedom…or maybe a puna butter cookie :mrgreen:

A popular Hawaiian recording artist turned a top-security dinner of Pacific Rim leaders hosted by President Barack Obama into a subtle protest with a song in support of the “Occupy” movement.

Makana, who goes by one name, was enlisted to play a luau, or Hawaiian feast, Saturday night for leaders assembled in Obama’s birthplace Honolulu for an annual summit that is formulating plans for a Pacific free-trade pact.

But in the midst of the dinner on the resort strip Waikiki Beach, he pulled open his jacket to reveal a T-shirt that read “Occupy with Aloha,” using the Hawaiian word whose various meanings include love and peace. He then sang a marathon version of his new song “We Are The Many.”

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“It was incredibly comical. I was terrified but also enjoying it,” he said.

Makana, who was born Matthew Swalinkavich, said the song prompted awkward stares from a few of those present but the Obamas appeared too absorbed with their guests to notice what was happening.

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The song features the refrain, “We’ll occupy the streets, we’ll occupy the courts, we’ll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few.”

He sang it “over and over” for 40 minutes, varying his tempo and delivery to avoid triggering an overt reaction.

“Whenever I felt the heat might come down, I would ease off. It was a very careful procedure,” he said.

Linka dinky doo

And the poor Obamettes thought they were getting hipster Don Ho…

marisacat - 13 November 2011

How great is that?

Oblivious Obbies.

diane - 13 November 2011

ohh love it! and hundreds (very likely an enormous understatement when one considers the power of thought, …all by itself) said fuck you in so many ways to the “$$$$UZ$$$$$$ Royal B & B” who hideously transformed the area into a place swarming with MIC “GLOBALIST” PROTECTOR, DISEASED FLEAS ….

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 November 2011

oh, that is wonderful!

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 November 2011

he posted something on You Tube about it

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 November 2011

and posted this as an explanation under the video:

My guitar tech shot this with a camera phone during my performance for the World Leaders Dinner at APEC, which was hosted by the First Family.

He had to be extremely discreet as Secret Service had warned those on site that any phones used to capture photography or video would be confiscated. Since he has a guitar tuner app on the phone we were able to justify having it out, but grabbing video was not easy. We were under constant surveillance. Personally I like to have video of every performance. It’s my art and my right.

About an hour into my set of generally ambient guitar music and Hawaiian tunes, I felt inspired to share some songs that resonated with the significance of the occasion.

I sang a few verses from “Kaulana Na Pua” (a famous Hawaiian protest song in honor of the anniversary of our Queen’s passing), then segued into Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”, Sting’s “Fragile”, and finally my newest song “We Are The Many”.

My goal was not to disturb the guests in an offensive fashion but rather to subliminally fill their ears and the entire dinner atmosphere with a message that might be more effectively received in a subconscious manner. I sweetly sang lines like “You enforce your monopolies with guns/ While sacrificing our daughters and sons/ But certain things belong to everyone/ Your thievery has left the people none”. The event protocol was such that everyone there kept their expressions quite muffled. Now and then I would get strange, befuddled stares from heads of state. It was a very quiet room with no waiters; only myself, the sound techs, and the leaders of almost half the world’s population.

If I had chosen to disrupt the dinner and force my message I would have been stopped short. I instead chose to deliver an extremely potent message in a polite manner for a prolonged interval.

I dedicate this action to those who would speak truth to power but were not allowed the opportunity.

Me ka ha’aha’a,

Makana

marisacat - 13 November 2011

So clever. He’ll never get a security clearance now tho… NOR be invited back.

Pretty sre he does not care. :lol:

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 November 2011

Full video of the song

3. diane - 13 November 2011

such a beautiful photo, … so thankfully devoid of any possible connection to those words: Player ™, …. and …. Winner

thank you so much honey.

4. marisacat - 13 November 2011

No shame… they have no shame.

Board of Charity Founded by Sandusky: ‘Shocked’

Wall Street Journal – ‎1 hour ago‎

Board members of the children’s charity founded by Jerry Sandusky are shocked by allegations the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach sexually abused young boys he met through the group over a period of 15 years, …

5. BooHooHooMan - 14 November 2011

Judge in Jerry Sandusky case volunteered with his charity, Second Mile

When Jerry Sandusky was initially arraigned, as previously reported by Sara Ganim, prosecutors requested $500,000.00 bail and that Sandusky be required to wear a leg monitor. District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, however, ordered that Sandusky be freed on $100,000.00 unsecured bail. She ordered that Sandusky be freed and pay nothing unless he failed to show up for a court hearing.

Judge Dutchcot has quite the professional resume. In addition to her duties as District Judge, she is of counsel to the firm Goodall & Yurchak. It speaks to the small town nature of the county, I suppose, that the firm’s URL is “centrelaw.com.” According to her profile, Judge Dutchcot has been named the State College Lawyer of the Year, completed a “Leadership” program and has served as a counselor at Centre County Law Enforcement Camp Cadet, Inc.

Of course, also according to her profile, Judge Dutchcot is a volunteer for Sandusky’s group, The Second Mile. Sandusky turned himself in the morning of November 5, a Saturday, at Judge Dutchot’s Centre County office. He was released, under the aforementioned terms, shortly thereafter.

Well, this is just the downstream …..but The “Charity” and the legal heels up there certainly have one decent tax dodge goin with coin falling off foster care. family counseling, not to mention the local hustlers advising university bequests and the alumni estate planning angle mixed in while kids are auctioned off to winsome Caligulas.

Nope, this ain’t yer average cupcake sale .
Seems to be a full shop of horrors.
Statewide conspiracy, National figures…
Crimes in and out of state, corporate money, Bowl Games……
Everybody from the local cops, social service types and courthouse jockies to Rendell and his retainers getting a revenue stream in this cosa nostra.
THEY….have a plan.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

She ordered that Sandusky be freed and pay nothing unless he failed to show up for a court hearing

He di d not even have to pony up hte 10%…. of 100K.

They have this nailed down, coming and going. What a huge scam.

diane - 14 November 2011

Reading this Patriot News commentary, Jerry Sandusky’s autobiography ‘Touched’ contains passages that now make the reader cringe, which includes snatches from the book Sandusky wrote after he ‘retired’ in 1999 leaves no doubt in my mind that everyone he was close to knew what was going on (if they could possibly have had any doubts after the 1998 ‘incident’), as I’m sure they read it to see what he might have said about them.

Sandusky …. … devotes much of the book to his relationships with boys through The Second Mile, the kids’ football charity he founded in 1977.

“I had always professed that someday I would reap the benefits of maturity, but my lifestyle just wouldn’t let me.” That’s how Sandusky launches into the life story he published a year after he retired from Penn State in 1999 to work full time for his charity. ….

In “Touched,” Sandusky paints a picture of himself as someone who would consistently take risks in pursuit of what he often refers to as “mischief.”

“My father probably spoke the most truthful words about me that had ever been spoke,” he writes. ” ‘Jer,’ he said, ‘you could mess up a free lunch.’ … I thrived on testing the limits of others and I enjoyed taking chances in danger.”

After founding his charity, one night Sandusky was talking to two Second Mile boys who had rebelled against their foster parents. The foster father “grabbed me around the back of my shoulders and he made me do something when I didn’t want to do it,” one boy told Sandusky. “Do you ever grab your kids like that?”

” ‘No, I don’t grab my kids like that,’ “ Sandusky answered. ” ‘I grab them like this.’ With that, I put my hands gently around their throat.

“I could tell they were totally confused,” Sandusky wrote. “Both boys had a scared look in their eyes.”

“Cringe” worthy is an understatement.

6. marisacat - 14 November 2011

Vomit bag at the ready! Have one in hand before reading any further!

FLASH — N.Y. Times B1, “Chelsea Clinton To Report For NBC,” by Bill Carter :

“NBC is to announce on Monday morning that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News. Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices on Monday morning, said Steve Capus, president of NBC News, and will begin work on stories that NBC expects to use as part of its ‘Making a Difference’ series, which runs on ‘NBC Nightly News.’ … [A person close to Ms. Clinton] said that Ms. Clinton had said she intended to donate all the money she earned from NBC to the Clinton Foundation and the George Washington University Hospital in the name of her grandmother, who died this month.” http ://nyti.ms/vHCvhR

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

Greenwald – America’s meritocratic, watchdog news media

I really don’t understand what those angry, lazy losers in the Occupy movement are so upset about. America is a meritocracy; if you work hard and prove your skills, you get ahead. The winners deserve what they have because they have earned it. And when all else fails, we have a media filled with insurgent outsiders who will be relentless watchdogs over those in power because that’s what our media outlets are: true outsiders there to check the most powerful factions.

Even more encouragingly, we have a media that ensures that diverse views are heard; Chelsea Clinton previously worked at a $12 billion hedge fund and her former-Goldman-Sachs-banker husband earlier this year launched his own hedge fund with “two guys from Goldman,” so she brings a depth and diversity of perspetive that is sorely lacking in our news (true, CNN boldly features Erin Burnett — the former Goldman, Sachs employee and current fiancé of a top Citigroup executive — but nothing can compete with Chelsea Clinton’s rich, impressive journalism background).

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We all owe our gratitude to NBC News for single-handedly correcting the shameful, long-standing exclusion from our media discourse of the views of young, journalistically accomplished heirs and heiresses to political power and great fortune; it is long overdue that former NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, son of the CEO and Chairman of Chevron, finally be joined by the next generation.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

She joins Jenna… I mean what more is there to say. Oh and Luke Russert.

The send up of CC was quite gag making.

Quite the bevy.

7. marisacat - 14 November 2011

4:30 am PT… the cops are forming to clear Oakland Occupy…

marisacat - 14 November 2011

5:05 am, moving in …

A block over from Ogawa Sq, with a multistory garage separating the street from the plaza, the cops have huge white buses parked and have set up processing areas with tables, chairs and so on, to process the arrests…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

live stream from OccupyOakland:

http://www.ustream.tv/occupyoakland

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

got my mute on (babe’olicious and changito sleeping) but chat says the cops have a Military Helicopter overhead

marisacat - 14 November 2011

Yeah they did and do… they have used it to make announcements from as well.

I have to say so far the cops were very clever. Very different MO from october 25. A long slow build up, of almost two hours, everybody out of the tents and on the streets waiting… when the cops did move in they checked each tent, all but one empty (apparently one sleeping fellow, he missed the memos! LOL) tore down tents. About 30 arrests, not from the streets but from the general tent area, and many of the police moving BACK and away now.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

I guess I missed the memorial service for Posse Comitatus…

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

that only applies when gatherings of armed middle class white adults from the right gather … it’s a little known footnote in the law.

8. marisacat - 14 November 2011

HA! What a shock! The Sandusky investigation was a mess from the get go.

And STILL IS.

BI links back to the original report as well….

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

Mnemosyne’s Memes, author Richard Hoffman’s Blog, has a moving essay “inspired” by this sordid mess. From the end of the longish piece:

Almost daily the newspapers offer us demoralizing reports of children forced to bear on their bodies, and in their souls, a bitter knowledge that adults, with their state-of-the-art denial systems, refuse. The stories — of convicted coaches, teachers, priests — are brief and buried mid-paper, between the front page pictures of men in dark suits with red ties planning conquest and the millionaires in Sports. To ask such men to turn their attention to the welfare of children feels like asking a tree to uproot itself, a stone to lift itself, a bomb to defuse itself. Still, I have no choice but to wait, though with much less confidence than I felt when counseling prisoners, for men to begin to tell the truth about boyhood.

Looking at this photograph {at the header of this poignantl essay -GG}, one might think that these boys in their baseball uniforms, in front of a handball court, with a Chevrolet behind them, are emblematic of that golden age of America, the years of prosperity after the Second World War. Their uniforms are spiffy. It’s summer. Their coach is taking their picture.

They are studying how to choke off empathy. They are getting the hang of hatred. They are dividing the world into victors and victims. They are running a phallic gauntlet. They are dying inside of fear.

They are learning the national pastime.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

All this propaganda of the Greatest Generation, some mythic Golden Age of this, that or the other… such fucking hogwash.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

oh what a completely fascinating post… I won’t excerpt any more than you did… it really needs to be read.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

the generation before mine, but entirely recognizable to me…deja vu all over again :mrgreen: …it was hard to pick anything in particular; everything Mr. Hoffman scribes is not only beautiful prose but also significant and thought provoking…

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

incredible sad & true piece …

9. diane - 14 November 2011

gill Gross/KGO at around 3:10 PM PST … snicker, Gross the GasBAG, as regards Oaktown Occupy:

What’s the END GAME!!!!!

Ask Sandusky, PA and National UZ team, about that “issue”, Mother Fucker; it isn’t a Fucking Game, the good people are dying, both rapidly and in hideous, horrifyingly slow motion..

Jean Quan would rather have people die alone, than have all the diseased/dying gather at one place? ….…They were already diseased/dying, alone, before they ever made it to your previously unused Plaza, to be sick, and possibly die, among people who didn’t treat them like dirt. People who failed to SUCCEED!!!!!!!! ™, in this CESSPOOL, …..failed to Make That Hail Mary Goal (isn’t that right Gross Man?) …. .

marisacat - 14 November 2011

I am hoping that Cumulus, the new owner of KGO Talk Radio due to a merger of Citadel and Cumulus, I have been hoping they clean house. Top to bottom. Everybody.

diane - 14 November 2011

Is your thought that Cumulus, likely being more economically/politically powerful than Citadel was, will be so unmistakenly .0001% er, that at least people won’t be duped into thinking that anyone on board at the new Cumulus represents the average citizen falling through the cracks?

(clearly, I should probably do some homework on Cumulus.)

marisacat - 14 November 2011

I have no idea who is “more powerful” but suppsedly the two brothers that run Cumulus (own it) are really really cheap and ruthless. Quite a few people other than on-air talent (cough) are gone already. Think they took over a month ago, mid October.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

BTW, the legal advisor (on a volunteer basis) to the mayor who quit this am at 2AM is coming up, sometime during the 3PM hour, I am hanging in to hear from him…

diane - 14 November 2011

shit, I missed that. ..Turned it back on and ‘caught ‘Reginald’ though, …priceless how the GasBag Loudly Announced how he lurved being challenged like that (challenged about that mythology of necessary specificity (i.e.: we will only [pretend to] ‘engage one of your multitudes of dire issues, and at that, it will likely be the least important of them)), …. You Call Back!!!!, ….well after he ‘pulled the plug on whatever else Reginald was saying…..

ooooh, impressive, as I write, Gross is being Transparent!!!! ™, …aggressively, piously discussing what is sure to be unpreventable nooz about Sandusky anyway.

now, seconds after GasBAG’s Sandusky UMBRAGE! (3:42 PM by the way of which I think I misquoted the time on my initial post by an hour (later), as I haven’t bothered to re set my puter time) he’s right back to demanding:

What’s the END GAME!!!!!

marisacat - 14 November 2011

It’s all standard talking points… going on all across the country.

LOL The fact that a faction is on a march to Washington, expected to land them there the day of or day before the committee either causes the trigger to go or not… and Slob is out of town ’til I think the day after Trigger Day. GG wouldn’t mention that tho.

God forbid.

It’s paid work, “working for the Yankee dollar” as I put it. He’s not very good at it.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011
10. Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

Thursday
November 17th
National Day of Action

On Thursday November 17th, the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, we call upon the 99% to participate in a national day of direct action and celebration!
New York City Schedule

BREAKFAST: Shut Down Wall Street – 7:00 a.m.

Enough of this economy that exploits and divides us. It’s time we put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks.

LUNCH: Occupy The Subways – 3:00 p.m.

We will start by Occupying Our Blocks! Then throughout the five boroughs, we will gather at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the “People’s Mic”.

Bronx
Fordham Rd
3rd Ave, 138th Street
163rd and Southern Blvd
161st and River – Yankee Stadium

Brooklyn
Broadway Junction
Borough Hall
301 Grove Street
St Jose Patron Church,185 Suydam St, Bushwick

Queens
Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave.
Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer
92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights

Manhattan
125th St. A,B,C,D
Union Sq. (Mass student strike)
23rd St and 8th Ave

Staten Island
St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal
479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond

DINNER: Take The Square – 5:00 p.m.

At 5 pm, tens of thousands of people will gather at Foley Square (just across from City Hall) in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country’s infrastructure and economy. A gospel choir and a marching band will also be performing.

Afterwards we will march to our bridges. Let’s make it as musical a march as possible – bring your songs, your voice, your spirit! Our “Musical” on the bridge will culminate in a festival of light as we mark the two-month anniversary of the #occupy movement, and our commitment to shining light into our broken economic and political system.

Resist austerity. Rebuild the economy. Reclaim our democracy.

11. Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

China’s economy has a reputation for being strong and prosperous, but according to a well-known Chinese television personality the country’s Gross Domestic Product is going in reverse.

Larry Lang, chair professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a lecture that he didn’t think was being recorded that the Chinese regime is in a serious economic crisis—on the brink of bankruptcy. In his memorable formulation: every province in China is Greece.

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Firstly, that the regime’s debt sits at about 36 trillion yuan (US$5.68 trillion). This calculation is arrived at by adding up Chinese local government debt (between 16 trillion and 19.5 trillion yuan, or US$2.5 trillion and US$3 trillion), and the debt owed by state-owned enterprises (another 16 trillion, he said). But with interest of two trillion per year, he thinks things will unravel quickly.

Secondly, that the regime’s officially published inflation rate of 6.2 percent is fabricated. The real inflation rate is 16 percent, according to Lang.

Thirdly, that there is serious excess capacity in the economy, and that private consumption is only 30 percent of economic activity. Lang said that beginning this July, the Purchasing Managers Index, a measure of the manufacturing industry, plunged to a new low of 50.7. This is an indication, in his view, that China’s economy is in recession.

Fourthly, that the regime’s officially published GDP of 9 percent is also fabricated. According to Lang’s data, China’s GDP has decreased 10 percent. He said that the bloated figures come from the dramatic increase in real estate development each year (accounting for up to 70 percent of GDP in 2010).

Fifthly, that taxes are too high. Last year, the taxes on Chinese businesses (including direct and indirect taxes) were at 70 percent of earnings. The individual tax rate sits at 81.6 percent, Lang said.

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I don’t know much about the site/ and our source but it definitely sounds believable to my cannibinoided brain…
Blacklisted News

marisacat - 14 November 2011

We’ll chalk it up as a WIN!!

We won!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

:lol: SWEEPSTAKES WINNAH!

Do we get a big check and ballons?

marisacat - 14 November 2011

YES WE DO!!!! As much as we want!!!

China is just a big fat Ireland!! Celtic Tiger and China Cat.

The jokes write themselves.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

so basically globalism allows a small corrupt elite to bleed their countries dry pretty much everywhere?

shocking.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 November 2011

I’m hoping global economic melt-down gives mama earth a chance to cool down a bit,..you know Always look on the bright side…

12. Madman in the Marketplace - 14 November 2011

Chapel Hill sends SWAT team to arrest Occupy “anarchists”

Chapel Hill police sent a heavily armed swat team to evict and arrest a group of some 80 Occupy Chapel Hill protesters who’d taken over a long vacant used car dealership (they also arrested members of the press covering the action). The police claimed the force was necessary because they’d been briefed that anarchist squatters use man-traps, and they believed this would be the case because the protesters had put banners in the windows and sited “strategic lookouts” on the roof. In other news: Chapel Hill police are credulous, dangerous dolts who set out to believe boogie-man stories about “anarchists” and seized on any rubric, no matter how farcical, they could find to support this a priori belief.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

BTW, in Oakland they are marching from the O Public Library to Ogawa Plaza. Hard to tell how many – – – it is growing. Before they set off, at the Library, it was in the hundreds… so…………………………

And, you know, cops and worn out grass massing at Ogawa Plaza!

13. marisacat - 14 November 2011

mamamama mia.

Journal Sentinel: So you agree with President Obama on Libya or not?

Cain:

Libya. President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Qadhafi. Just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, yes I agree, I know I didn’t agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason – no, that’s a different one. I gotta go back to … Got all this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me, did I agree or not disagree with on what? … Here’s what I would have – I would have done a better job of determining who the opposition is and I’m sure that our intelligence people have some of that information. Based upon who made up that opposition – based upon who made up that opposition, might have caused me to make some different decisions about how we participated. Secondly, no, I did not agree with Qadhafi killing his citizens. Absolutely not. So something would have had to be – I would have supported many of the things they did in order to help stop that. It’s not a simple yes-no, because there are different pieces and I would have gone about assessing the situation differently, which might have caused us to end up in the same place. But where I think more could have been done was, what’s the nature of the opposition?

dr-gonzo - 14 November 2011

Laughed my ass off at that! I cannot stand that idiot maddow, but I’m starting to wonder if cain really is performance art, or it’s just the same old grifter scheme. Either way, pass the popcorn.

marisacat - 14 November 2011

I vote for corporate grifter.

14. marisacat - 14 November 2011

drop drop…. a Deputy Mayor resigned this evening… in addition to the unpaid personal legal advisor to the mayor, a 2 AM.

[“T]his whole thing is, I think, kind of like a Greek tragedy for Jean,” Siegel said. “I am sad about it.”

When asked about Siegel’s resignation Monday, Quan replied, “He’s moving on. I’m moving on.”

City Council members, business leaders, and the city’s police union have blasted Quan for her response to the encampment, blaming her indecisiveness for allowing the protesters to re-establish the tent city in front of City Hall, after police first raided the camp on Oct. 25. They point out that the protests — and the police response — have cost the cash-strapped city millions of dollars. And their criticisms have lent strength to a recall effort that originally had the backing of only a small group of critics.

Quan has also lost the backing of some of her most loyal allies, including labor organizers who have participated in Occupy Oakland demonstrations. As a former activist and labor organizer, Quan’s decision to evict the tent city alienated many, including Cornu, who opposed the first police raid, according to sources inside City Hall.

Cornu had worked as a labor organizer for years, including as National Field Director for the AFL-CIO in 2010, before Quan appointed her to be senior policy advisor for intergovernmental relations in January. Cornu became deputy mayor in April.

Last week, The Bay Citizen learned that Nathan Ballard, a communications consultant hired by Quan, quit shortly after she allowed protesters to return to the plaza last month. City Hall sources said Ballard grew frustrated when Quan would not listen to his advice.

Like Ballard, Siegel said he became increasingly frustrated with Quan.

“[The mayor] works so hard to be elected and was obviously so proud and positive about it and became the first Chinese-American woman to be a mayor of a big city,” Siegel said.

“And then she finds herself in the middle of something which obviously no one expected. And she just has not been able to deal with it well.”

15. diane - 15 November 2011

NYPD IS RAIDING OCCUPY WALL STREET
Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 1:20 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Eviction of Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square Underway
Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world, is presently being evicted by a large police force.

EVERYONE should get to the park immediately for eviction defense! Subway stations and bridges are closed. Please either take a cab or use Canal St. subway station (which is currently open.)

Updates

2:22 a.m. Frontpage coverage from New York Times
2:15 a.m. occupiers regrouping at Foley Square
2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Liberty Square
2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed — reports of at least one reporter sprayed

2:03 a.m. Massive Police Presence at Canal and Broadway

1:59 a.m. Reports that 4 and 5 Subway Stations at Wall Street only stations open.

1:43 a.m. Helicopters overhead.
1:38 a.m. Unconfirmed reports of snipers on rooftops.
1:34 a.m. CBS News Helicopter Livestream
1:27 a.m. Unconfirmed reports that police are planning to sweep everyone.
1:20 a.m. Subway stops are closed.
1:20 a.m. Brooklyn bridge is closed.
1:20 a.m. Occupiers chanting “This is what a police state looks like.”
1:20 a.m. Police are in riot gear.
1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers.
Phone
Call 311 if you’re in the NYC area.

NYPD 1st Precinct: 212.334.0611

NYPD Central Booking: 718.875.6303

NYPD Internal Affairs: 212.487.7350

City Hall: 212.788.3058

marisacat - 15 November 2011

The 10 PM news here said the police were massing around Zuccotti park with big buses for arrests parked at some staging area.

On and on it goes.

diane - 15 November 2011

Looks like that pre dawn, post evening news, MIC style raid, used for all of the Oakland Riot Squad events, has become quite the favorite.

diane - 15 November 2011

2:42 a.m. Brooklyn Bridge confirmed closed
2:38 a.m. 400-500 marching north to Foley Square
2:32 a.m. All subways but R shut down

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diane - 15 November 2011

2:55 a.m. NYC council-member Ydanis Rodríguez arrested and bleeding from head.

2:44 a.m. Defiant occupiers barricaded Liberty Square kitchen
2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster

marisacat - 15 November 2011

It will simply electrify the other sites…

BTW, Oakland Occupy marches to Occupy Cal tomorow…

diane - 15 November 2011

great plan!

(just tined into the KGO noooz ….they’ve been blathering so much about covering the Occupy movement thoroughly, but no mention of any of the most hideous actions noted on the OWS website at that time, 3:30 AM EST.

marisacat - 15 November 2011

At some news break they said it was being raided. They don’t go into much detail on the news breaks.

I think KCBS is better for news, tho I am not sure at night.

diane - 15 November 2011

3:16 a.m. Occupiers linking arms around riot police
3:15 a.m. NYPD destroying personal items. Occupiers prevented from leaving with their possessions.
3:13 a.m. NYPD deploying sound cannon
3:08 a.m. heard on livestream: “they’re bringing in the hoses.”
3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square

marisacat - 15 November 2011

Thanks for this….

diane - 15 November 2011

you’re welcome honey, thanks for the ‘space’ to ‘post’ it in!

marisacat - 15 November 2011

diane

I moved them forward ot the new thread… well to the post actually…

diane - 15 November 2011

3:36 a.m. Kitchen tent teargassed. Police moving in with zip cuffs.
3:33 a.m. Bulldozers moving in

16. marisacat - 15 November 2011

New

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