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Historic 16 November 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
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Historic! … and not the way Slob and his slobbery cadres planned… 2010 and 2011 WILL go down as historic… with Slob as the shitty little gate-keeper, dressed in some retro formal butler uniform.  He strikes me as so happy to serve!

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I heard a very frightening thing today… Unpaid college loans can haunt you into your retirement years.  They may indeed go after your Social Security.  It is legal now to do that…. People who owe these horrific amounts of money will never never never get out from under it. 

This was so planned, to thieve and steal and dupe the American people.

But let’s talk about the rats in the Occupies.  Riight.

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1. marisacat - 16 November 2011

Omigod… I am in danger of dying from sheer joy! They pitched a tent inside the BofA….

I have to wait for the 4PM local news… but I htink they pitched it in the adjacent “branch bank” a very beautiful little building right beside the BofA HQ….

And another contingent is off marching… sounds like they may be headed to the Fed…

(The afternoon guy on the local talk radio is being so shitty about it. gah But i am hanging in for the updates, they have a reporter with the Occupiers)

wu ming - 17 November 2011
wu ming - 17 November 2011
2. brinn - 16 November 2011

People who owe these horrific amounts of money will never never never get out from under it.

I am one of those people. The only solace that I have is that they haven’t, yet, made it legal to bother my heirs about it after I’m dead. Which, without SS will be many years sooner than I may have hoped for, I’m sure…

I wonder if they’ll take my $300 death benefit away from them?

So much to look forward to, I can hardly express!

marisacat - 16 November 2011

last I heard your children don’t qualify for te death benefit. Only Spouses… I am surprised they raised it from 255.00 to 300.00.

So scwrewrwerddddd.

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 November 2011

I believe only minor children qualify for the death benefit now.

brinn - 16 November 2011

That’s fine then, too. I’ll just have ‘em fire me up on a big bonfire somewhere, ala Darth Vader in Episode 6….of course, they’ll have to make sure they find somewhere they won’t get caught, because disposing of human remains that way is illegal….

Screwed indeed, coming and going and all in between!

ms_xeno - 16 November 2011

I hear that marinated, pan-fried rat is the new “green cuisine” for retirees. So much healthier for you than Friskies.™

Of course, my sources may be biased.

=^..^= =^..^=

marisacat - 16 November 2011

Well it’s “green” so they better not be ungrateful, no bitching about it. And according to congress today, if they slather red pizza sauce all over it, it’s Rattus with Vegetables.

Very healthy. The Consort-at-Arms would agree.

ms_xeno - 16 November 2011

Pizza sauce = The New Ketchup

Somewhere, David Stockman is beaming. ;)

marisacat - 16 November 2011

Exactly, Reaganism lives for ever… apparently it was done so the school menus could, the story goes, keep serving pizza. Which I would imagine is so thin that if it were thinner it would nto exist. Dab of something that is legally cheese, dab of soemthing red and a cracker crust and it’s PIZZA Kids!!!!!

Supposedly the Ag lobby is mad. So I am guessing legally ”pizza sauce” does nto have to have met even the sliced cooked skin of a tomate, nor even a stray seed.

But Mother Sargeant-at-Arms is good iwth it, I guess.

brinn - 16 November 2011

I showed kid the elder what he could buy at the store for 15$/week and he makes his lunch every night now….

School lunches have always sucked but now everything is made with wheat — wheat chicken nuggets (chicken might be actually in there somewhere…), wheat crust pizza, wheat cinnamon rolls and on and on..

it’s no wonder 1/2 the kids think everyone at their school over 20 is a moron

marisacat - 16 November 2011

oh I never bought nto the wheat scam. It’s nto like it’s anything, most of it. So what if it’s not white… it ‘s meaningless…

ms_xeno - 16 November 2011

I’ll be starting my Thanksgiving baking over the weekend, so let me know if you need to be shipped a box of cookies. (Hey, at least that’s wheat put to its intended purpose. I have some decent rice flour recipes, too.)

brinn - 18 November 2011

Were you talking to me, Ms. X?? I love cookies! I might even get to eat some of them! 8)

3. diane - 16 November 2011

Oh priceless, hadn’t known, they ‘arrested’ him in PA – ‘Disturbed’ gunman arrested in Pennsylvania days after bullet hits window of the White House residence. …. Suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega was captured at a hotel in Pennsylvania. … (which potential ICE suspect, clever enough to escape having imbedded a bullet in white house window, would run to certain parts of PA …where they kill spics for Friday night, after that ‘big game,’ entertainment?) – but, thanks to the Queen’s Royal, and Daily, Postal Servants, I now know.

Yeah, PA, that state where judges and coaches have been punishing, incarcerating, and molesting ….. innocent (as re the things that actually matter the most) children, preteens, teens and adults, for decades (heading on how many centuries?),… and getting away with it. ….

diane - 16 November 2011

and what is that pervasive, over riding and horrid stench, .. yet lingering in the PA/Penna … ‘air,’ …. whether ‘Oscar’ is ‘real,’ or an ‘OP’?

diane - 16 November 2011

(sniffs quite similar to that Golden Showers, Cali ‘air,’ … to my mind, …odd that that may seem to some.)

4. marisacat - 16 November 2011

I’ve waited for Dan Siegel to let loose with some facts. Not that we did not figure it out on our own….

In fact the raid on October 25 took place with Quan arriving back from DC t 10:30 that very night, claiming not to know the details of the raid, merely that she had OK’d it in general.

It was obvious she waslying thru her community organiser teeth.

Via Lindorff at Cpunch

[O]ne indication of that coordination may have been a conference call among 18 city mayors which was confirmed by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan in a radio interview on San Francisco station KALW.

Dan Siegel, an Oakland attorney who worked as an advisor to Quan, but who resigned in disgust after Oakland police and law enforcement personnel from a number of surrounding jurisdictions brutally drove occupiers there out of their park using tear gas, supposedly non-lethal ammunition (bean bags and rubber bullets) and flash-bang grenades in a night-time raid in the early hours of November 14, says that phone conference call took place, significantly, while Quan was in Washington, DC.

Shortly afterwards, on Oct. 25, Quan authorized the first brutal police assault on Occupy Oakland. It led, among other things, to the critical wounding of Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran who was among the protesters, and was hit in the forehead by a police tear gas cannister fired at close range.

Who organized that critical conference call? Was it Quan or one of the other mayors, or was it someone in the federal government? Siegel says he doesn’t know, and Quan isn’t saying.

But both Siegel and Boghosian say they strongly suspect federal involvement in the planning of the recent spate of police violence against occupiers.

Says Siegel, “It’s only logical to assume that the ‘Fusion Centers’ are involved, especially after the Oakland occupiers shut down the port in Oakland.”

Some 72 Fusion Centers, located around the US and funded by the US at a cost of half a billion dollars, are a post 9-11creation of the new Homeland Security Department. Bringing the FBI together with local law enforcement departments, they both collect and share domestic intelligence, and can serve as command centers to direct local law enforcement in helping implement national law enforcement goals. There are also many Joint Terrorism Task Forces, which directly link the FBI with urban police departments. . . . . .

Not that we did not figure it out, thanks….

marisacat - 16 November 2011

More:

Meanwhile, Siegel, now back in private practice, says that since the riots that followed the killing of Oscar Grant by a BART transit cop, who shot Grant fatally in the head after he had been arrested, subdued and handcuffed for a turnstile jumping violation, federal law enforcement officials have been observed actively involved in police activities in the Oakland area.

Some Oakland residents have reported seeing federal vehicles and possibly also National Guard equipment during the police actions against occupation demonstrators, too, though National Guardsmen can only be legally activated by a governor, and California Gov. Jerry Brown, a former mayor of Oakland, has not publicly issued any such order.

Rick Ellis, a journalist with the Minneapolis office of the news outlet Examiner.com, is reporting that an unidentified US Justice Department official has confirmed what Boghosian, Siegel and Veheyden-Hilliard say they suspect is the case: that each of the recent brutal police evictions and attacks on occupation groups “was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.”

Ellis writes, “According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.”

Arrests under way at the BofA HQ in SF… they are occupying both the main lobby of the HQ and the adjacent “branch bank”….

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 November 2011

Olbermann just had Dorli Rainey on and just let her talk about tons of issues, she’s a very well informed and engaged woman.

marisacat - 16 November 2011

how fantastic!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 November 2011

I’ll try to remember to look for a transcript for you.

marisacat - 16 November 2011

oh thanks…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 November 2011

Video of Mz. Dorli Rainey on Olbermann

“I remember Goebbels”

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 November 2011
7. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 November 2011

Associated Press Staff Scolded for Tweeting Too Quickly About OWS Arrests

A high importance e-mail went out to Associated Press employees early Wednesday morning to remind them of Twitter rules in the wake of staff arrests at yesterday’s local protests. “In relation to AP staff being taken into custody at the Occupy Wall Street story, we’ve had a breakdown in staff sticking to policies around social media and everyone needs to get with their folks now to tell them to knock it off,” went one version of the e-mail sent from on high, as obtained by Daily Intel. “We have had staff tweet – BEFORE THE MATERIAL WAS ON THE WIRE – that staff were arrested.”

The official rules note, “Don’t break news that we haven’t published, no matter the format.” (Reuters spells out the same idea plainly in their handbook: “Don’t scoop the wire.”)

marisacat - 16 November 2011

and everyone needs to get with their folks now to tell them to knock it off

Elegant prose is not dead (it is in hiding tho!!)

8. marisacat - 17 November 2011

When they occupied BofA today, they made an issue of this woman:

Monica Lozano

Board of BofA, board of Disney, UC Regent, her family started and owns La Opinion/other media, she serves on the board of La Raza…. AND Slob made her a recovery advisor to Himself, the high and holy pretzel.

diane - 17 November 2011

I caught a snippet of Rothman (I think it was that gasbag) preachifying about how there is no money ….necessary belt tightening! … when a young man was talking about schools. The first belts that need to be tightened are the Regents belts, they should all be fitted with whalebone corsets, snuggly cinched to a size two.

(That tent in the lobby was priceless.)

marisacat - 17 November 2011

That gasbag lies about everything. One thing he never permits discussion of, cuts anyone off immediately (he becomes nearly hysterical in fact) and NEVER raises it himself… is Prop 13. Which is directly responsible for strangling the schools. He won’t even admit to the business accommodation aspect of it (think Disneyland, alone)… which is the deadly part.

He is a big fat gaping asshole. And a terrible horrible harmful propagandist. I also suspect he is a dual national, something i have no patience nor sympathy with or for. Pick a godam country..

9. diane - 17 November 2011

While they’d probably love to, sure doesn’t look like they’ll be able to pin that UC Berkeley Campus shooting on an ‘occupier.’ The young business school student, who had a permit for that gun in his backpack, and has now died, had this interesting bit on his resume:

…a former security guard who had worked in “coordinating hazmat, medical, and police emergency response” …

marisacat - 17 November 2011

Oh yeah he s a weird hybrid… they can’t make him into an occupier…. Have you seen the bizaare vid his employer made abotu him? I am sure it is online somewhere.

10. ms_xeno - 17 November 2011

I’m going to the bridge sit-in later in the morning. I’ll report back if anything interesting happens.

Hey, anything’s better than trolling the job listings on CL for the 5,000,000,000th time, right?

marisacat - 17 November 2011

Stay safe! Dress warm!

ms_xeno - 17 November 2011

For sure! I can finally try out those 50-cent gloves that I picked up at somebody’s yard sale in July. :p

marisacat - 17 November 2011

Take a cat along for protection!

11. marisacat - 17 November 2011

ooo the 17th… Big Day.

12. marisacat - 17 November 2011

Oh I am so enjoying his lousy little pizza sauce run:

[T]he Miami Herald has an even more uncomfortable video from Cain’s trip to Florida, where the candidate seemed flummoxed by — and his staff tried to block reporters from asking — elementary questions about Cuba policy:

His campaign kept reporters at bay, and when asked about the Cuban Adjustment Act and the so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy, Cain seemed stumped. The policy allows Cuban immigrants who have made it to U.S. soil to stay.

“Wet-foot, dry-foot policy?” Cain asked. His press handlers interrupted as Cain diverted his course and ducked back into the building. Later, when he emerged, he was asked again by another reporter. Cain didn’t answer.

“Gotta run, gentlemen,” he said. …

A FOX News reporter asked Cain what he thought of President Obama’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba.

Cain said that was a “gotcha question.”

Cain eventually said he was not a fan of the “wet-foot, dry foot” policy, in an interview with the television station WPLG

via Haberman at Politico http://www.politico.com/2012-election/

13. marisacat - 17 November 2011

Seen rolling downhill or floating to the top, which ever. A union (Retail Wholesale Dept Store, etc) endorses Slob… and polishes their presidential knee pads, simultaneously.

“President Obama has done more for working people than any President in recent memory. When you examine his biggest victories—economic stimulus, healthcare reform, auto industry recovery, financial reform, pay equity reform, middle class tax relief, restoration of collective bargaining rights—it is clear that he has delivered on his central promises of hope and change. His presidency has been transformative under the most difficult of circumstances. He has been a stalwart defender of working men and women during a time of obscene obstructionism in Congress. Yet his record of progressive accomplishments has been woefully unacknowledged. He deserves more credit and gratitude.

via Ben Smith at Politico http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/

14. BooHooHooMan - 17 November 2011

:lol: Cuz, ,,,yaknow, always remember – when hordes of
code-talking, horse-whispering barbarians are at the gate armed with
Kalashnikovs, grenade launchers. and are setting up claymores-
just remember – when there’s hammering at the door -
Call Nigel from SPINAL TAP.

The ultra-rich bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity executives of New York City have long enlisted private security firms to help safeguard them and their wealth. But as the mood on Main Street turns increasingly hostile, New York’s financial titans are cranking their security measures up to

11.

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Oh, just laughed me-ass off all the way through the NYT piece-.
We have Security! Security ya know!
Noh! – Ya don’t say? – Really??
Yes! Yes we Do! So don’t try any funny stuff!

But the most recent round of Main Street rage has raised the risk factor. Last week, when protesters picketed the homes of some of Manhattan’s richest residents, they made a stop at Mr. Paulson’s mansion, as well as the homes of Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder of the Blackstone Group. One sign carried by protesters depicted Mr. Blankfein’s severed head on a stake.

Scenes like these are causing executives to supplement..

Whoa – Wait – Supplement? Supplements now?

Oh I recommend the SUPPOSITORIES :shock:
Why not Upgrade to my offer for Chrissakes?
One little capsule.,
Inserted up the bum.
Four times daily.
For every member of the family and household staff.
Each security suppository containing a trio of honeyshrunken,
specially trained, micro-ninja, nunchukin-karate-ass-kickin
counter assault operatives, the daily regimen of which will allow
clients to covertly build up colo-rectal force strrength til when,
ya know, of course, the shit really hits the fan.

….are causing executives to supplement their internal security teams with the services of outside specialty firms. A chief financial officer of a major bank recently called Risk Control Strategies with the news that he had received a menacing e-mail from an anonymous sender.

“You filled your pockets, and now I’m going to fill mine, starting with your family,” the e-mail said, according to Mr. Viollis. The firm quickly dispatched a pair of guards to the client’s house.

Another client, a C-suite executive at a large Wall Street firm, recently asked Mr. Viollis to send undercover agents to Zuccotti Park to find out if the protesters were planning to harm him or his colleagues. (Mr. Viollis said he would probably decline the request.)

But as versions of Occupy Wall Street fan out across the country, even executives who aren’t recognizable to the general public are worried.

“If Zuccotti Park is tapping into resentment against wealthy people, that really changes the calculus,” said Mr. Falkenberg, a former Secret Service agent. “It’s not that far of a connection between what’s happening now in that park and a more focused, research-based kind of attack.”

The executive protection industry has existed as long as there have been executives, but it got a boost in 2003, when Edward S. Lampert, a Greenwich hedge fund manager, was kidnapped by four men on his way to his car. The men stuffed the billionaire into a Ford Expedition at gunpoint, took him to a motel and tied him up in the bathroom for two days. (Mr. Lampert survived the incident, and his kidnappers were caught and convicted.)

This is perhaps my favorite…

These days, bankers and hedge fund managers are willing to spend millions of dollars to avoid enduring anything similar.

:shock: – - > Ooo MILLIONS, Dr Evil < – - :lol:
Which should make them, Oh – from a cost benefit analysis POV
maybe, MAYBE
1% As Secure™ as the Green Zone in Kabul or a
CIA compound in the most remote parts of Afghanistan
.
Which has worked out so well.
You know.. for the billable hours and all….

I see they provide a little introductory Oral as part of the sales pitch:

“Typically, what happens is that these guys wake up one day, look around, and say, ‘Wow, I’ve really provided some great benefits for my family, and boy, it looks like I’ve also introduced a modicum of risk,’ ” said Mr. Viollis. “Then they call me.”

Well yeh there’s that, and if history is a guide they wake up one day to find they hired the wrong fuckin people. And if cinema is a guide, LOL., or reports of criminal devolution, gosh, are TRUE -
they wake up to find Oh, MAX CADY, ~Counselor~
you know, all unspeakable Cape-Fear-like inside the Panic Room,
who somehow managed to slip past – Oh Shit -
the guaranteed kosher undercover men on Saturday hired on the cheap out of Brooklyn..

marisacat - 17 November 2011

Look at it this way, they made sure Lampert had access to the toilet. A motel toilet, bien sur, but! a toilet nonetheless….

BTW, NYC activities looking kind of sort of violent. Beating, tackling to the ground and so on… looks pretty rough, multiple cops on single protesters…

BooHooHooMan - 17 November 2011

Yes, well, the motel toity,
partial roll triangle folded all classy like,
single ply, translucent, slightly more serviceable upon use than old ,wet, fine-grit sandpaper.
Only a matter of common courtesy, tho.

…but Good Lord – This fellah below would have had a rough time makin it I think, all shit-the-bed, cross-the-floor, soil-the-carpets, LET ALONE making it thru the Oscar Meyer snack pack mystery meat lunchable rations brought in fresh from the mini market.

Even where paranoia is a cardinal virtue, there are those who seem to take caution too far. One executive contacted Insite requesting help planning his escape from the United States in the event the federal government was overthrown, said Howard A. Shapiro, Insite’s chief technology officer.

The executive wanted to know how much gold to keep on hand and how to escape the United States by submarine in the event of a major incident. :lol:

“He was spending the majority of his wealth on security,” Mr. Shapiro said. “We don’t encourage that.”

And the other thing-
that’s a bogeyman blast and just great at about it is how,
- not to be status symbol’d or joylessly midfuck’d outdone -,
they will proceed to out-entourage themselves into an unsustainable living Hell.

And someone will still be able to get to them.

That is, what’s left of them….
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ts - 17 November 2011

I think they should be as fearful as possible, and they can spend all that money, and have less. And enjoy living in fear like the rest of us.

15. marisacat - 17 November 2011

Oh I apologise!, WP sent two tries by wu ming to post this to Spam at 1AM PT

So, bringing it forward:

Short sale foreclosure, Luxury SF FiDi Bungalow, previously occupied

marisacat - 17 November 2011

I went and looked! Very good, so clever.

16. diane - 17 November 2011

It’s 4:46 PM EST, as I post the following

as of 4:35PM EST, per the OccupyWallSt website :

URGENT: to the 72% of NYC Residents who Support Occupy Wall Street: WE NEED YOU NOW!

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 2:50 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt by OccupyWallSt

We are gathering at 3PM today at subway stations across the five burroughs. We will occupy the subway, and convene at Foley Square tonight at 5PM.

Contact your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, everyone!
Call, text, email, tweet, knock on doors!
Leave work, leave school, join your fellow 99% on the subway and at Foley Square at 5PM!

Facing the most brutal assault on our Democracy since 9-11, New Yorkers must once again stand as one!

Stations

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

NYPD Swarming Liberty Square in Bloody Assault.
Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 2:05 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Live Updates

3:26 pm: video of bloodied protestor *warning: graphic content
3:12 pm: thousands marching down both sides of Broadways toward Union Square; others taking subways throughout the five boroughs
2:38 pm: march gathering to join student strike at Union Square.
2:28 pm: videographer reports assault by undercover cop, video coming soon.
2:28 pm: surrounded by media, occupiers inside Liberty Sq chant “the whole world is watching”
2:26 pm: heavy police presence continues, occupiers undaunted
2:18 pm: Liberty Square reopened, occupiers return inside to see blood on the ground
2:11 pm: multiple victims reported. Witnesses confirm man tackled from behind by NYPD, bloodied, stripped of clothing.
1:56 pm: at least one medic reports protestor bleeding from the head inside the Square. NYPD is preventing medics from helping.
1:53 pm: for no apparent reason, police have invaded Liberty Square and began indiscriminately shoving people and reportedly hitting people with batons
1:49 pm: paddy wagons approaching; more and more police surrounding the square; no way in or out; imminent mass arrests anticipated
1:43 pm: police using metal barricades to seal off Liberty Square; peaceful protestors are being told they are not allowed to leave; widespread reports of violence inside
1:38 pm: helmeted police are raiding Liberty Square, batons drawn; they have closed off the entrances and are not letting people in or out
1:26 pm: reports that riot police are mobilizing just outside Liberty Square; NYPD attempting to search Wikipedia “Free Bradley Manning” truck

There’s a live video embedded on above web page (I don’t know how to embed here).

***********

The NY Daily Live Update link that MadMan previously provided is still being updated

marisacat - 17 November 2011

Thanks for this diane…

diane - 17 November 2011

You’re welcome honey, thank you. Would you be able to change the 2:35 PM EST at the very top of the post, to 4:35 PM EST (was frazzled as I posted, because my puter crashed the first time around), thanks.

marisacat - 17 November 2011

From the NYDN live blog:

2:54 PMAnjali MullanyBarbara Ross and Jennifer Cunningham report that about 15 to 20 Verizon workers walked all the way from Albany a week, and were joined in the Bronx by 100 to 150 union supporters who walked to Verizon’s building on West Street, near the World Trade Center. Now they’ve joined Occupy Wall Street marchers in Foley Square. Many are wearing red jackets or hats and they carry signs that read, “Stop sending our jobs overseas” and are chanting “This is what democracy looks like!” They join 1199 SEIU and the teacher’s union.

Other workers are in Foley Square, too, including clergy, hospital workers, hotel workers, and communications workers.

Read more: NYDN Live Blog

AND I am watching on Deutsche Welle, the Indignados in Spain, protesting BOTH ofthe major political parties

YES!

I don’t thnk this can be stopped….

17. diane - 17 November 2011

(The Subway Occupation should be starting up right about now (5:00 PM EST). . I’ve got a post in spam hon.)

18. marisacat - 17 November 2011

police using metal barricades to seal off Liberty Square; peaceful protestors are being told they are not allowed to leave; widespread reports of violence inside

So Shlomo Asad wants to play catchup to the Syrian dictator? I think Shlomo is working his way up to something horrible.

Zev Mussolini? Israel Neue Amsterdam?

I am working on names for Bloombito

Word of warning to New Yorkers: Put the kabosh on third terms in future. (Try to wise up.)

19. marisacat - 17 November 2011

Madman sent me the transcript of Dorli Rainey with Olberman, the 84 y/o wo was pepper sprayed in Seattle…

20. diane - 17 November 2011

Meanwhile, from Occupy Oakland:

National Day of Action against State Repression of the Occupy Movement

November 17, 2011

Called for by Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11.17.11

The last week has seen a coordinated attack against numerous major occupations in the US– Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, Oakland, San Francisco, New York and other cities across the country. Several news reports have indicated that these simultaneous attacks were directed by the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with local mayors and police departments [I’m sure the governors and state/fed congress creatures, (and their conssorts) are thoroughly involved also – diane]. It should be clear to us that this is happening not because we are weak, but because we have become a real threat to the status quo, and the US government fears the new, more forceful direction the Occupy movement has taken in recent weeks. If our adversaries in the government can coordinate a national offensive against the Occupy movement, then we too can coordinate a response that draws upon the considerable depth, breadth and diversity of our occupations. Occupy Wall Street’s national call for a two month birthday celebration on November 17 is an important step in this direction.`

To continue this national momentum, we call on all other occupations to join our day of action against state repression on November 19. Oakland has already decided that, after our second eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza early Monday morning, this is the day for us to expand and re-establish our occupation. However, we encourage other occupations to participate whether they have been attacked recently or not. Each occupation is encouraged to interpret this call and respond to it as it sees fit. Through a day of coordinated actions we can demonstrate and build upon the potential that the occupy movement holds in fighting the ruling authorities.

(Give the fockers no rest from dire worry, like they’ve done for centuries, to billions.)

For this Evening, Thursday! Nov. 17th from 7pm-9pm:

Vigil to Honor POC Who Died for Liberation

November 16, 2011

Called for by the People of Color and Queer People of Color Caucus:

The People of Color and Queer People of Color Caucus of Occupy Oakland cordially invite you to an event to honor our ancestors that died resisting colonial domination:

Our foremothers and our forefathers, ancestors who fought and rebelled from day one of this land occupation:

Slave Revolters, Freedom Fighters, Migrant Workers, Indigenous Warriors, Indentured Servants.WE PROUDLY HONOR inspirational figures from our diverse backgrounds and the resiliency of our communities that brought us to this pivotal moment in time.We will draw upon this collective spirit to guide us forward.When: THIS Thursday! Nov. 17th from 7pm-9pm

Where: Oscar Grant Plaza–formerly frank ogawa plaza (if the plaza is inaccessible due to police activity, we will meet at 15th and Broadway)

***Because the cops took it upon themselves to destroy the altar at Occupied Oakland during their raid early Monday morning, we are asking participants to bring pictures (of loved ones or inspirational figures), flowers, and other offerings to construct a new altar that reflects our resistance and refusal to be silent in the face of state violence.

In Solidarity with the Occupy the Hood Movement

Special Performance by Rebel Diaz.

Words, Song, Percussion.

Please join us.

for This SATURDAY, November 19th, 2011:

Occupy Oakland to Re-Occupy at 19th & Telegraph During Nov 19 Day of Action:

November 17, 2011

Called for by Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11.17.11

During the Mass Day of Action on Saturday November 19, Occupy Oakland will set up a new occupation to continue the growth of our movement in the park and empty lot on 19th & Telegraph adjacent to the Fox Theater in the rapidly gentrifying Uptown neighborhood and entertainment district. The mass march planned for the day will end at this park and Occupy Oakland will begin setting up a new camp. All Occupy Oakland committees (food, security, medics, media, entertainment etc) should begin making plans in whatever way they can to support this new occupation and come prepared on Nov 19 to make it happen.

Proposal Background:

We believe that the park and unused plot of land located at 19th St and Telegraph ave and bordered by the Uptown apartment complex and the Fox Theater is the best candidate for Occupy Oakland’s re-occupation.

The park and adjacent land offer several strategic and symbolic advantages:

The park is only three blocks from OG Plaza and 14th & Broadway

The park is rarely used and features a raised platform that can be used for large meetings as well as tables and chairs for smaller meetings

The park features a “remember them” sculpture with famous social justice and freedom fighter figures such as Coretta Scott King, Ghandi, Fredrick Douglass, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, and Harvey Milk among others

The sculpture was overseen by the Chamber of Commerce which is a direct opponent of the Occupy movement

The park is only one third of the block and the rest of the block is unpaved land that has been neglected for two years. Moving the occupation here cancels out the argument that we are taking up space that others are trying to use.

This location is in the middle of an entertainment district with lots of foot traffic and many opportunities to interact with others who are visiting Downtown Oakland

It is near numerous residential areas so any police operation to evict the encampment will happen in front of hundreds of onlookers

The park is located in the uptown neighborhood which is the area that the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association and Downtown Oakland Association, major real estate developers, and city hall are all actively trying to gentrify. These groups represent the interests of the 1% in Oakland and are also the groups that are directly trying to destroy Occupy Oakland. Setting up a camp here will be a symbolic move to put pressure on these groups and send a message that they only look out for the interests of big business and developers, not the needs of all people in Oakland.

(some bolding mine)

21. ms_xeno - 17 November 2011

KGW 8 just had a spokesman for the police, lamenting that it’s Occupy’s fault that “a rape victim had to wait three hours” today to be assisted by police.

The reporter just ate it up. He couldn’t get enough of hearing about how it’s protesters’ fault that rape victims can’t get help.

What a shameless bunch of sick fucking assholes. I guess this is the next best thing to them finding an actual rape in the midst of the damn protest. SHIT! >:

22. ms_xeno - 17 November 2011

Live stream is here:

http://www.kgw.com/live-stream

Cops are forcing protesters off the sidewalk, then threatening them with arrest if they walk onto the street.

diane - 17 November 2011

clicking their main, Portland Oregon, site (can’t do the video on the falling apart puter), they’ve noted arrests. I hope you’re okay sweety, …and good for you! … FOCK EM! ;0)

ms_xeno - 17 November 2011

You, too, diane. 8)

diane - 18 November 2011

Thank you sweety. As Marisa wrote, Brava!!!!! (Bella Donna!)

;0)

23. diane - 17 November 2011

(shit, …..while doing a belated link check, I just noticed I fucked up a link in an above post, the following is the corrected link: URGENT: to the 72% of NYC Residents who Support Occupy Wall Street: WE NEED YOU NOW! )

but …say, …hey!!!!!!!!!!! …;0) …, ….. the latest link up, at the main site (at about 7:55 PM EST):

Ten Thousand Massed at Foley Square, Thousands More En Route

Posted 3 hours ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 4:41 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

[embedded video - diane]

Live updates below

At 3PM, thousands of students, workers, and other supporters gathered in Union Square chanting “Shut the city down!” and using the People’s Mic to share stories of how banks and corporate greed have impacted the 99%. Simultaneously, Occupiers took to multiple subway stations in all five boroughs.

Students chanted “CUNY should be free!” and “Student Power!” as they took to the streets along 16th and 5th Avenue, shutting down traffic and leaving police powerless to respond. Police attempts to erect barricades along 5th Avenue failed to block the march, as banners reading “OCCUPIED” were seen along New School buildings.

Now, massive crowds are marching down Broadway toward Foley Square to join another large contingent of labor unions and fellow Occupiers. Despite a massive police presence and helicopters circling overhead, protestors are taking Foley Square. Thousands more are still en route, as marches continue to converge on Foley Square and more supporters pour from the subways.

Live Updates

7:09 pm: A Light Show on Brooklyn Bridge is projecting “Occupy Earth – we are winning” on the side of the Verizon Building. Followed by “Happy Birthday OccupywallstNYC” Reported by @occupywallst
7:06 pm: Police scanners estimate the crowd at 32,650 people. Reported by @jstetser
7:01 pm: Entrance of Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station closed.
7:00 pm: One source gives around 2,000 protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
6:44 pm: https://twitter.com/?photo_id=1#!/AnalectFilms/status/137290008620052481/photo/1 – Taking Canal St.
6:42 pm: http://twitpic.com/7fjlrc – On the Brooklyn Bridge.
6:35 pm: From TheOther99, reports of NYPD intimidating the press, told Tim Pool he would have his press card revoked if he was arrested.
6:30 pm: City Hall is locked down, from @JoshHarkinson
6:15 pm: 20,000 marching towards Brooklyn Bridge from Foley Square, chanting “Whose Streets? Our Streets!”
5:30 pm: #OWS shuts down Canal St.
5:25 pm: NYPD cavalry begins to be appear on Centre Street.
5:16 pm: 90 Fifth Avenue occupied by students from Pratt, Columbia, NYU, Hunter pic.twitter.com/lBNwUwpJ
5:07 pm: more police sirens heard headed toward Foley
5:00 pm: chant: “Bloomberg beware, Zuccotti Park is everywhere!”
4:53 pm: marchers headed from west end of 14th have been cut off by police barricades
4:47 pm: 5th ave has been shut down
4:42 pm: music and chants can be heard emanating from Foley Square
4:40 pm: as other marches continue heading down Broadway and from Liberty Square, 7th and 6th st are reported to have been taken by protesters
4:26 pm: Foley reported full of protestors, NYU students still on their way; other feeder marches (including from Liberty Square) also en route

(gotta run, (hoping I haven’t fucked up any ‘html’ above, have a wonderful evening all! …. ;0) …yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!! )

24. marisacat - 17 November 2011

New

LINK

…………….. ;) (and I moved the last comment, updates on NYC Occupy, forward to the new thread)

diane - 17 November 2011

love you honey!!!!! (jjjjeeeeesshh Im fuckin laaaaate :0) … :0( …. )

;0)


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