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Arrest 3 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street.
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Police prepare to arrest demonstrators     [Mario Tama/Getty Images]

One thing is certain, the Occupations, in particular Zuccotti Park/Wall St but others too, are being covered the world over…

NHK, the Japanese public TV, just ran video of Stiglitz going down to the encampment…

AND, the OWS crowd might want to refuse, or respectfully decline! the support of the UAW.  They, the UAW, just agreed to the Korea Trade mess.

Gah.


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A protester is carried away by the NYPD on the Brooklyn bridge [James Fassinger]

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1. marisacat - 3 October 2011

From Michael J Smith at SMBIVA:

PS — Serendipity department: Literally a second after I posted this, the following plopped into my inbox:

New York City Police Foundation — New York

JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon a note expressing “profound gratitude” for the company’s donation.

These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” Dimon said. “We’re incredibly proud to help them build this program and let them know how much we value their hard work.”

Accent on the “us”, hey Jamie? . . . . .

marisacat - 3 October 2011

oh my htoughts exactly…. from Drunk Pundit at a SMBIVA posting

[M]y son has been in the street right here in River Town Oregon, Portland Or, USA. Got penned in by the cops and witnessed some of what you like to call “nightstick work” on those standing with him.

If you are so old and fucked up that you can’t dig the anger that drives young men and women into the streets then just give it up already. I don’t even know what to say…

Posted by Drunk Pundit

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 October 2011

NYPD = New York Pinkerton Department

2. BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

I do believe I have found, perhaps,
THE quintessential tour de force of Israeli Whack-jobedness.

Laughed all the way through…

Over our dead bodies
By BEN CASPIT
10/03/2011 08:34

Israelis are wondering what went through your mind, Mr. Biden, when you said Jonathan Pollard would be given clemency over your “dead body.”

Honorable Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Joseph Biden:

Shalom and a happy Jewish New Year!
Up until several days ago, you, Mr. Biden, were considered “Israel’s closest and truest friend in the White House.” As such, we here in Israel are wondering what exactly was going through your mind when you declared that Jonathan Pollard would be given clemency over your “dead body.” It’s important to us, here in Israel, to understand. To all of us: to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s supporters and detractors, to the far right and the far left, to the rich and the poor, the Ashkenazi and the Sephardic.

Anyone with eyes in their head and hearts thumping in their chests would like to know what led you to issue that unhinged statement. Are there things that you know that the rest of the world does not? What has changed since 2007, when you declared, in your own voice, that Jonathan Pollard’s bid for clemency was justified? I’ll tell you what has changed: Pollard has spent five more years in prison, in solitary confinement; his health has worsened (I recommend you use your influence to verify to what extent); his chances of starting a family have been decimated; his father died and he was barred from accompanying him on his final journey; and more and more respectable people have stepped forward and declared that the time has come for his release.

That’s what has changed.

Is it possible, Mr. Biden, that you know something that James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, and Dennis DeConcini, former chairman of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, do not? Because the two of them are both in favor of releasing him.

Do you know something that Henry Kissinger,

George Shultz or John McCain does not?
All of them, esteemed American patriots, are in favor of clemency. Do you know something that the former US attorney-general Michael Mukasey does not?

Are you holding on to intelligence that Lawrence Korb, assistant defense secretary under Casper Weinberger, was not privy to?

Korb was there, in real time, but Korb, an honest and decent man, felt his conscience claw at him, and today he leads the call to free Pollard, who next month will mark his twenty sixth year in American prison.

Well, we interrupt this commercial on the HITLER Channel to note –
Hmm. Pollard in the news again.
So, – – > are there any high profile cases for prisoner release going on in the world today? Any appeals?
Someone up for parole?
O.J? Charlie Manson? The Unabomber?
Some kid in Italy?

Facilitated, I might add – by the very fine – Seemless! Authentic! – performance of Joe Biden in the classic Blowhardy American Official Fuckwit role.
Oyah – laughed all the way thru at Joe B chest pounding…

~~to match Panettta’s Bibi Ass Kissing /Groveling Tour spun as “stern warning” something or other to Israel that they are going to have to, yaknow, 🙄 “do something” 🙄

BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Any bets on WHEN Obby’s strings are pulled to pardon Pollard?
Will that be Before or AFter the election?
Is he on the plane Panetta to be dropped off now? 😆 Or , gambling degenerates when the fix is in – will Obby PERSONALLY deplane with Pollard after offering to lead ceremonies in EAST Jerusalem??

marisacat - 3 October 2011

He could do what Mother Vegetable did when landing in S Africa, (they were gifted iwth blankets of the SA flag and she wrapped the two girls in them for the deplaning! My mouth dropped open)… he could wrap himself in the flag of ISrael for the deplaning with Pollard.

BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

HA! Mcat …this one’s for you – 😉

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Biden, Pollard and the context

There’s a lot of buzz following the NYT’s report on VP Biden and spy Jonathan Pollard:

One of the rabbis asked why Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy convicted in 1986, was still in prison. Mr. Biden, on a mission to shore up support for President Obama, replied forcefully, according to several people at the meeting.

“President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time,’” Mr. Biden said. “If it were up to me, he would stay in jail for life.”

… fuckin PERFECT! (Clearly a good cop / bad cop routine ) sellin Barry for a few Hebrewskis, but methinks Biden , that old off-script, over-the-top blabbermouth survivor in DC, ALREADY mindless grinding TPM gears before – Whoops! – running the ole History Bus over Barry and backing it up a few times for good measure…

marisacat - 3 October 2011

One thing I laughed pretty hard over in 2008…. Biden and Hillary will dine out for ever on how they ”tried so hard” with Obby… but, you know, he just was not up to it.

marisacat - 3 October 2011

Everybody trying to win the Matzoh Ball award.

3. marisacat - 3 October 2011

laugh laugh laugh laugh. But at least he got a toy and got it early. WHY do I think that matters most.

Dow down, Nasdaq really down! and on and on it goes. BANKS really down!

marisacat - 3 October 2011

btw, I am calling his personal swift gift from Steve Jobs, the iBarry.

BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Just one selection from the full line of Barry Merchandised Merchandise!
And tatink™, 8 years ago anybody coulda pitched his handlers an endorsement deal for “State Senate Malt Liquor”.
A hundred bucks, lunch, and cab fare home.
Rezko must be pissed.
Of course, Axelrod must be laughing his ass off.
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Dow down, Nasdaq really down! and on and on it goes.
BANKS really down!

😆 It’s times like these that I look back fondly and am grateful for the legacy of my Grandma and Grampa Bhhm and what they told us before they passed. “Hang on to these Blue Chips”. Unfortunately, coming from a long line of genetically insane peasants, Gramma and Granpa B were literally referring to blue chips, we think paint or some type of prized smudges on the furniture, we’re still not sure.

marisacat - 3 October 2011

Was it this morning or yesterday that Axelrod let loose with the whole ”Titanic” thingummy?

I saw a vid of him … and he either read it (how stupid ARE they?) or……….. never lifted his head. The thing reeked of gloom.

And doom.

Hard t avoid seeing they don’t want win. No way no how.

4. marisacat - 3 October 2011

Acquit.

marisacat - 3 October 2011

hmm they did the very same sort of side dance that happened in FL….

She has been found guilty of defamation against police and must pay damages to financial compensation for Patrick Lumumba, a man she earlier accused of the murder. She gets three years for that accusation but she has already served that much time.

5. marisacat - 3 October 2011

Loooooooooooooong history of flailing. Wapo helpfully lets me know, 🙄 :

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News Alert: Advisers warned White House not to let Obama visit failing solar company

October 3, 2011 4:32:28 PM
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Newly released documents show that a Silicon Valley investor and senior administration officials warned the White House against having President Obama visit the solar company Solyndra in May 2010 because of its mounting financial problems, saying he might be embarrassed later.

Obama’s Energy Department had provided Solyndra with a $535 million government-backed loan and wanted to highlight the investment to show taxpayers how their stimulus dollars had been put to work. Top administration officials concluded that while a visit posed political risk, it was appropriate. Obama ultimately appeared at the factory and praised the company, which collapsed in late August and is now under federal investigation.

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We are getting a light soft rain out here… and I am so thankful for it.

We are drowning in months of dust.

wu ming - 3 October 2011

notably, that “silicon valley investor” is none other than steve westley, the centrist moneybags who tried to buy himself a governor slot a couple of years ago, and had his minions talk down the guy who beat him.

marisacat - 3 October 2011

yes i heard that today…………. may they all bite each other to death. Little Westley and all the rest. he basically kisses both parties…. and as I see it, they BOTH kiss him back. A little…

(snicker)

6. BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Anybody want a Boeing 747 for like 9 dollars?
~Act Now ~and maybe during the Industry Wide Bankruptcy Sale Janet Nap/ of DHS / TSA weirdo fame wil throw in a some of those nude xray machines. Which could be great for parties or just to install , patched into a network of surveillance cams out by the front door “Welcome” mat.

Anyways.
American Airlines lost 41% of its stock value today.
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.(wholly unnecessary nationalistic moment of silence)
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Shares of American Airlines parent tumble 41% on bankruptcy fears
Chicago Tribune – 5 minutes ago
Shares of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. fell as much as 41 percent Monday on growing fears the third-largest US airline is headed for bankruptcy

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American!…. AND an Airline!
What marketing geniuses are sticking with THAT clusterfuck combo?
😆
Why can’t they be more like, oh I dunno, LOL. ~ US Air?
Which, uh, only lost 10 % of its value today.

Fly with Us! Bring Your Own Fuel!
Now Serving Hell In A Handbasket! 7 Dollars! Okay- 5!
Take the Plane Home With Ya!

BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Correction! Downward! US Air lost 15%!
Another Winner!

marisacat - 3 October 2011

Maybe airlines and banks could hold mutual sympathy fund raisers.

(Not that anyone will come)

marisacat - 3 October 2011

watch out for the CRAAASH ahead.

Soemthing is bound to crash. Several soemthings.

marisacat - 3 October 2011

Anybody want a Boeing 747 for like 9 dollars?
~Act Now ~and maybe during the Industry Wide Bankruptcy Sale Janet Nap/ of DHS / TSA weirdo fame wil throw in a some of those nude xray machines

You know, how long can FUCKING TSA last with it all going to hell in a handbasket..

Did you see the other day a woman who had agreed ot the skatter shot see thru filming rape-gate… then was manhandled (TSA handled) in addition, selected for secondary inspection… and was a breast cancer survivor with of course IMPLANTS.

It HAS to end. People have to stop flying.

BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Well I dodged Axelrod and Panetta but I did catch that awful report of the woman accosted after telling them of her recovery. Absolutely awful.

While Napolitano is the perfect hackaloon at DHS for the assortment of Banksters and MIC Mafiosa that generally run the US Gub, I don’t know if she’s worth a bullet. , the possible security issue of ricochet off 100% numbskull and all. I’m thinkin a convent or hard farm labor or both. Good for closeted lesbian character development. Of course The Sacrements could be made available just as soon as the Luddite nuns could sell off the harvest and bail some priest out of jail. LOL.
Anyways.
Chertoff on the other hand should have been summarily shot over his role at DHS and all the graft that came with the placement of those wretched things.
But you know, fuck it, I jest with measures of Justice.
Better to shoot em both. On Hi-Def TV maybe with a new Backscaterr cam screen-within-a screen view……

7. marisacat - 3 October 2011

hmm some countries are more responsive than others…

Bonn, or! at least Bonn out of the various German cities and states, has figured out HOW to collect soem sort of cash tribute from working women (as opposed t those in licensed houses of prostitution)…. meters on the street are set up for them. If they feed the meter they can work, as much as they want, on that drag.

(I’m catching a news report, I should add)

8. BooHooHooMan - 3 October 2011

Uh oh Russian Oil Mafia Jews fighting over money again.
Could affect soccer playoffs. Oh – and airline travel.
Whatever happened to the good ole daze when all ya had to contend with is a multi-continent trail of Polonium and a rival team’s plane going down inexplicably taking insured mutlimillion dollar prospects along with it?

9. marisacat - 3 October 2011

diane having problems posting to Arrest, so gathering this in from the previouis thread:

Sorry, I’ve been trying to post the following, re Occupy San Jose, on the current Arrest thread, but ‘my’ old browser keeps giving me the Operation Abort on that thread (Not saying you could or should bother about it (just letting you know), but I’m noticing it seems to only happen when I can see visible WordPress inserted ads right after your main post):

Ha, looks like Occupied Sly Con Valley may hopefully be in it for the long haul.

At the bottom of the page:

Great event, guys. Finance committee formed, 2men, 2 women. The food was paid for out of the “Magic Hat”
A leaderless movement is born!

Two restaurants near the Occupation:
4th Street Pizza Co at 150E Santa Clara Street phone 408-286-7500
call and order some food for our brave Occupiers!

Also cooperating is El Sabroso Mexican Grill, 175 4th Street, phone 408-449-6714offering special deal for Occupiers, buy one super or regular burrito, get second 1/2 price
sorry, they do not take credit cards

TO ALL PEOPLE WHO MISSED THE FIRST MEETING.

DAILY MEETINGS- 7PM at the City Hall plaza at 4th and Santa Clara St in downtown SJ.
BIG GENERAL ASSEMBLY- Sundays at NOON. For messaging, policy, and big decisions.

Contact the @OccupySanJose twitter for updates, and Facebook page for information on committees!

Thank you!

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10. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 October 2011
11. ts - 3 October 2011
Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011

great Tumblr

12. marisacat - 4 October 2011

Don’t laugh TOO hard…. 🙄

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Chris Christie Decides Not to Run for President, ABC News Has Learned

BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2011

Fuck.

😆

(resident of New Jersey)

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011

sorry dude, but better you than all of us!

👿

Ganjafied Gabcho - 4 October 2011

I guess Christie v. Obama won’t be the Titanic struggle Axlerod alluded too… 😈

marisacat - 4 October 2011

Speaking of Titanic struggle… did you happen ot hear of the IRS finding against the MJ dispensaries… and it sounds like Harborside (which I think you have mentioned as one fo the better, and their ads and promos sound that way) may be in the target sites of the IRS…. tha becasue they are not, according ot the Feds, legit businesses, the IRS is disallowing normal business deductions for employee costs and the like.

I am sure the dispensaries will fight it…….. (and I am sure there are subtleties to the legal case I did not catch in the one news report I caught)

Ganjafied Gabcho - 4 October 2011

Yeah the feds are screwing Stephen (Harborside) and the rest, good and bad, claiming the 100% of all proceeds of sales because they’re illegal according to the feds. Harborside got hit with back “taxes” all the way back to 96 and has helped a lot of the good guys set up shop.Last I heard they went as high as they could within the tax court system, lost and that’s were it stood last time I reasoned with my Idren in late august. Headin’ to Monterey on thursday so I’ll know more later…

Say did you try some medicine yet, was it helpful?

marisacat - 4 October 2011

I haven’t… I have to get to te DMV to renew my Cal ID… you cannot apply without a valid Cali ID…. mine expired in 2007….

sigh.

Ganjafied Gabcho - 4 October 2011

damn. Babylon sucks. the one good thing about our big brother guvmint in AZ is the licenses/ID are good for 30 years at a time…

13. marisacat - 4 October 2011

Brain dead (pickled, more likely)….

14. Ganjafied Gabcho - 4 October 2011

SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawal youtube video.

Don’t know what to make of this, altho its hit the right-wingnut blogs like free republic..

marisacat - 4 October 2011

I just saw a piece at BI that the BofA web site is now at 5 days of non functioning. And madman emaild me that there has nto been a good explanation jusification…. UGH…. I am with BofA but I don’t use the website (anymore, that is, I did years ago).

marisacat - 4 October 2011

interesting, Google News pretends not to know what to do with

swat+team+st+louis+bank+of+america

so it is not on the news wires, apparenlty… yet.

15. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011

Semper Fi: Marines Coming To Protect Protesters On Wall Street

Here’s the message Ward Reilly relayed from another Marine, on his facebook page:

“I’m heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform. I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:I didn’t fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now it’s Congress’ turn.

My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let’s see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets.I apologize now for typos and errors.

Typing this on iPhone whilst heading to NYC. We can organize once we’re there. That’s what we do best.If you see someone in uniform, gather together.

A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.

We all took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the constitution of this country. That’s what we will be doing.

marisacat - 4 October 2011

We all took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the constitution of this country. That’s what we will be doing.

Incredible…

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011
17. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011

Gonzales Hired To Teach At Unaccredited Belmont Law School in Tennessee

While former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been able to escape investigation and prosecution for his role in the torture program, no law firms or ranking law schools wanted to touch him as he sought gainful employment. Gonzales has been struggling to find someone who wants to be represented or taught by an individual ridiculed for politicizing the Justice Department and bringing in hacks who were accused of a variety of criminal and ethical violations. Well, he finally found one school. Belmont University has created an unaccredited law school in Tennessee. Its new Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law is no one else than Alberto Gonzales.

Presumably, the “Distinguished” refers to the chair rather than the holder.

Belmont College of Law Founding Dean Jeff Kinsler insisted that Gonzales has what it takes to be “an outstanding professor.” So long as he does not waterboard the students.

What is truly scary is is Gonzales’ pledge to help “develop tomorrow’s leaders in the bar, the Nashville community and beyond.” The idea of Gonzales shaping lawyers is enough to force one into a fetal position.

marisacat - 4 October 2011

no law firms or ranking law schools wanted to touch him as he sought gainful employment.

To be honest I think he and Holder deserve about the same …

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2011

no doubt

Ganjafied Gabcho - 4 October 2011

Speaking of Holder

After new documents suggested Attorney General Eric Holder may have contradicted himself over comments about the Fast and Furious gun program, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called on President Barack Obama to appoint a special counsel to determine if Holder lied to Congress.

“I write to urge you to instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to determine whether Members of Congress were misled by the Attorney General during his recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee,” wrote Smith, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday.

Politico

marisacat - 4 October 2011

Sheryl Atkisson of CBS is claiming that two WH officials have screamed (well, one ”screamed” and one ”yelled and cursed” at her) at her over questioning on Fast and Furious. Admittedly it was on the Laura Ingraham show, but we’ll see where it goes over the next few days.

18. marisacat - 5 October 2011

New

LINK

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19. sordog1 - 6 October 2011

Good post. The man being carried away by the policeman is an Ananda Marga monk named Dada Pranakrsnananda. Dada Prana is a great guy and a wonderful meditation teacher and mantra therapist. You will see more of him. He is very active in the protests and is vigorous in asking for an end to greed.
Shiva

marisacat - 6 October 2011

oh thanks for that, the picture of him was unidentified…

20. marisacat - 6 October 2011

Geesh… everyonce in a while Tom(Dispatch) Englehardt writes soemthing of value…

[I]t’s true, as many have pointed out, that they don’t have a list of well thought out demands, but the demand to have such a list is just their elders trying to bring them to heel. The fact is, they don’t have to know just what they’re doing, any more than a writer or filmmaker has to understand the book being written or the film shot. It’s not a necessity. It’s not the price of admission. If there’s one thing that’s obvious and heartening, as my friend, the novelist Beverly Gologorsky, said to me while we oldsters circumnavigated the park, “The overwhelming feeling I have is that no one here is planning to go home any time soon.”

Never have they been more needed. Theirs is certainly a movement, like the ones in the Middle East, inspired in part by economic disaster and aimed at an airless political as well as corporate/financial system controlled by the 1% left out of the signs in the park hailing the 99% of Americans whom Occupy Wall Street hopes to represent. It’s a world set on screwing just about everyone in that vast cohort of Americans without compunction, shame, or even, these days, plausible deniability.


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