Friday, October 28, 2011

Democrats cling to their guns

EDITORIAL: Democrats cling to their guns
Obama scares women and liberals into the gun store

There are now more Democrats with guns than there are liberals who want to take them away.”

Gun ownership is on the rise in some surprising places. As much as President Obama would have us believe that only small-town yokels “cling to guns or religion,” a Gallup poll released Wednesday suggests many of the firearms that have been flying off the shelves in the past two years were purchased by Democrats and women. The Second Amendment has truly gone mainstream.
Overall, just under half of Americans said they have a gun at home, which is 6 percent more than had them in 2010. Not surprisingly, the highest ownership percentages are found in the South and the Midwest, and Republicans are the group most likely to be packing heat - up 3 percent. By comparison, Gallup found the number of Democrats willing to come out and admit to having a sidearm jumped 8 points from 32 percent to 40 percent. Since Mr. Obama’s inauguration, the ranks of gun-toting women swelled by 10 points to 43 percent.
This change has significant impact on policy. Nearly three out of four respondents opposed handgun bans - an all-time high. There are now more Democrats with guns than there are liberals who want to take them away. A half-century ago, the gun grabbers held sway over public opinion. Today, even misleading terms like “assault weapon” aren’t enough to scare up majority support for gun control.
The 2004 expiration of the Clinton-era ban on some semiautomatic rifles did not result in an increase in mayhem or murder. Nor did anything bad happen in Chicago or Washington after the Supreme Court finally interpreted the constitutional directive that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” to mean that people can actually keep arms.
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 to force state governments to give meaning to the right to “bear” arms. Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, drafted legislation to provide the same nationwide reciprocity for concealed carry permits as currently exists for driver’s licenses. Though the bill has little chance of eluding Mr. Obama’s veto pen, the 2012 elections are not far away.
Violent crime has been on the decline as the number of people carrying guns has soared, so it’s obvious that the anti-Second Amendment crowd has been lying to us all these years. Crime cannot be wished away by enacting laws that only restrict what the law-abiding can do. As this truth sinks in, more gun grabbers will be converted into gun owners.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011




While so many have been hoping that the “Occupy Movement” could move forward without violence; history and my life experience indicate that such a hope is naive at best. The street actions imperil the powers that be who sincerely don’t give a damn where the chips fall in any recovery from our “Managed Depression”.

They have already figured out how reap huge obscene profits from the disaster that they have created and are actively pursuing a political agenda that will return to them the unfettered, unregulated, economic anarchy of the 1920s and 30s. The Middle Class must be broken, brought to its knees begging for any scrap of employment. Labor Unions must be rendered totally impotent and any return of upward mobility of the middle class must be purchased   from the 1%.

I don’t know how Americans can continue to go to work, if they have a job, when a study requested by Bacchus and Grassley has been revealed, revealing that the 99% have had an income increase of 275% over the last 30 years while growth for the middle class has been 40% and the poorest Americans have seen only an 18% income growth rate. The latter two are now witnessing that meager growth being eaten away by the “”Economic Collapse”. This is intolerable!

For those who find some sort of warped self-indulgent refuge in accusations that OWS does not have a formulated answer or a manifesto of demands; I would say to you that you are either playing a game or are stone stupid as the truth of the matter is that a generation of Americans is coming of age and demanding that there be a paradigm shift in American politics and economics that encompasses the totality of wrongs visited upon the populous of this nation ; that they be righted by those powers who know damn well the abuses and usurpations they have enacted, or if a systematic change is not possible; that that the system must destroyed and the players within it be brought to the people’s justice.

In a corporate dominated America none of us matters as the self-anointed chosen few can manipulate on a worldwide playing field to reap their harvest of profit while literally raping any lower class of folks, or any nation they choose to bleed dry before moving on.

Capitalism is not inherently evil but we have permitted the “Captains of Capitalism” to co-opt, corrupt and corrode our government to the point where their greed blackmails and pays off our officials as if they were well kept “Corporate Whores”  obliged to bend over on demand and lie at every point to every question put to them.

It’s always someone else’s fault. We have permitted Capitalists, by inaction, to become evil. We have allowed them to rewrite Machiavelli to such an extent that he would turn over in his grave to see how we have evolved.

You cannot have a civil society without people being regulated by the rule of law lest they devolve into their most base animalistic instincts, into lawless anarchy devoid of any accountability. We must have boundaries, regulations. And now that Corporations has insisted on corporate personhood the same holds true for them. They must be subjected to rules, regulations, standards of transparency and accountability.

If those steps are not taken the American public will be reduced to third world laborers, slaves to the corporate state, and I know that before that happens this nation will be torn asunder in steel, blood and fire in the streets.  Forget all the talk of OWS being a peaceful movement. When we are pushed far enough, when tear gas and pepper spray, when rubber bullets fail; it will become live ammunition…and it will come from both sides in this nation armed to the teeth.  

The 1% have a great deal to fear as does the entire far right establishment. They are up against the most power force that exists: “An Idea Whose Time Has Come”.  As the push back has begun OWS has already benefitted by increasing media coverage that the 30% undecided will not be able to ignore. And for those who fully believe that a revolution cannot happen in America: I say to you; you are damned fools.

When you strike someone in this nation expect to be hit back!

When all hell breaks loose you ought to consider what will happen; what the targets will be. If the Jeffersonian line of “tolerability” is crossed and the Kennedy observation that” “Those who make peaceful evolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” comes into full play; cities will burn, people will be killed, banks will be looted of cash, corporate head quarters will be put to the torch, and as there are no wars without war crimes and war criminals, there are no revolutions without excesses; the most hated in the 1% will face assassinations, media hawkers of hate will have to flee for their lives; national guard armories and state police barracks will become battle fields for additional arms; stores will be looted for weapons and ammunition, food and medical supplies. Revolutions make citizen soldiers rapidly and a new leadership class in the streets will be born.

Every attempt to minimize the OWS and a lack of a 1,2,3 agenda is folly. The agenda is simple; the restoration of responsible government in this nation and economic fair play. Those who would demonize that plea and label it socialist had best be prepared to see revolutionaries walking down the streets and slithering through the shadows of night fall.

The police who hurl tear gas canisters and shock/flash grenades had best be prepared to find them hurled back as they were in the streets of Kent Ohio.

There is yet time for sanity to prevail, but not very much, as the cold of winter approaches and the flexing of muscle to shut down the movement increases; so will the movement to strike back violence escalate. I don’t know how many will die; each will be a martyr whose blood will be avenged with more blood. I don’t know how much of our infra structure will go up in flames; how many bridges will be brought down to prevent troop movement; nor do I know how many and the nature of weapons will be liberated into the people’s hands; the fact remains that in any such conflagration; people are power and the numbers on the side of the 99%.

Should the 1% cross the line to revolution they will lose to a revolt that will in the end be leftist in orientation and they will be destroyed in manner they cannot be begin to image because they firmly believe:  “It can’t happen here”. They are up against something that they do not understand; they are hated,; they are outnumbered; and in a revolution they and their fortunes are expendable.

When a government no longer serves its people; it will inevitable be brought down by the people. When a government becomes a collaborator with those who would suppress on oppress a people; they will destroy it. When elected leaders are guilty of collusion with oppressors they are brought to the peoples’ justice amidst the hostilities of Revolution.  Wars and Revolution are not civil. When a Revolution is concluded those who have driven the people to such an act are those who will be persecuted, prosecuted and executed as enemies of the people and for the ravages that their actions have visited upon the masses.

We are on the verge of things never being again as we have known them to be. It can happen here; it is more than likely now that it will happen here. The ideology puppets of the corporate right are signing their own death warrants and by their own hands they are consigning Capitalism as we have know it and they have fashioned it, to the dumpster of human history.

One spark and all this will come to pass. The world is fractured and desperate. Desperation is the mother of Revolution. We are a desperate people!

Anonymous Threatens Fox News Over Occupy Wall Street
Escapist Magazine
The hacker collective wants to stop Fox from belittling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Anonymous has thrown its weight behind virtually every cause the last few years. They have attacked Scientology for its so-called evil practices, they brought ...
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   MAKE THIS GO VIRAL - Oakland Police Throw Grenade Into   Crowd That Is Trying To Help Injured Protester

Video -  Occupy Oakland Protest - Oct. 25, 2011
Find this cop and prosecute his ass from here to San Quentin.
UPDATE - The injured man is Scott Olsena Marine Corps veteran twice deployed to Iraq and member of Veterans for Peace.  He is in the hospital now in stable but serious condition with a fractured skull, struck by a police projectile (believed to be a tear gas cannister) fired into the crowd.
After protesters run to the aid of the injured Marine, Oakland Police deliberately throw a flash grenade into the crowd.  Whatever you think of the Occupy movement, police behavior of this kind is criminal and should be prosecuted.
Address for the hospital where Scott Olsen is recovering, if you wish to send a card.
Highland Hospital
1411 E. 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
Complete video coverage of the Oakland police brutality is below.



Occupy Wall Street voices from Zuccotti Park: Daniel Zetah, 35
New York Daily News
BY Rebecca Davis AND Cynthia Ghazali Daniel Zetah, 35, a native of Minnesota who has been living in Tasmania for the past 10 years came to New York to participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement a month ago and has been helping a number of the...
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Solidarity March
ABC News (blog)
Wednesday night's march began with a general assembly meeting where Occupy Wall Street protesters agreed to release some of their funds and some tents to the protestors in Oakland. The demonstrators then began marching from Zucotti Park around City ...
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Celebrities speak about Occupy Wall Street
Washington Post
Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard spoke about their thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. (Oct. 24) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders ...
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OCCUPY WALL STREET: Police clash with protesters in New York
Police have made dozens of arrests after a solidarity march in Manhattan, New York, by Occupy Wall Street protesters turned ugly. . Report by Mark Morris. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at ...
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Movie Review: In Time - The Occupy Wall Street movie
Huffington Post (blog)
But Andrew Niccol's In Time is good enough to be proclaimed for what it is: a political film espousing the same arguments against income inequality that are the basis of the Occupy Wall Streetmovement. In the future that Niccol creates, ...
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Occupy Wall Street Isn't Anti-Corporation, It's Anti-Corporate Crime
Huffington Post (blog)
Last week, I heard a host named Dennis Prager falsely label the Occupy Wall Street movement as being "anti-corporate" then, using this straw man argument, he pointed out the hypocrisy of various protesters communicating their anti-corporate views using ...
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Gibbs: Obama taps 'Occupy' anxiety
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs argued Thursday that President Barack Obama was the best choice for the middle class distress illustrated by the Occupy Wall Street movement. “Every one of the Republican candidates wants to roll back ...
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Will extremists hijack occupy Wall Street?
Economic Times
Sooner or later, Occupy Wall Street will have to grapple with the practical problems and limits of that ideal. The first and perhaps most obvious problem is scale. It is one thing to create a participatory community of 500 or even 1000 - or even a ...
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How far will Occupy Wall Street protests go?
Washington Post (blog)
By Ed Rogers I believe the violent eruption of the Occupy Oakland demonstration was under-reported by the media. While it's not unprecedented, it is not insignificant. American law enforcement had to use violence to break up a riotous American ...
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Occupy Wall Street Takes On Health Insurance Industry
eNews Park Forest
Wall Street's control of health care is exposed in a march/speak-out today that starts at the offices of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest publicly-traded health insurance company. We are gathering at Liberty Square ...
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Occupy Wall Street lacks substance that would build credibility
Somewhere between the Vietnam War protests of the '60s and police action in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the seeds were sown for the current Occupy Wall Street movement. Participants who are camped out now in major American ...
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Occupy Wall Street, like 15-M, comes at crucial juncture
The Miscellany News
Let us first look at the situation in the United States: It is no wonder that the Occupy Wall Streetprotests began when they did, just over a month ago; in the United States, a measure called the National Misery Index (a sum of unemployment and ...
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Keeping it clean: Protesters cope with sanitation
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators roughing it in parks for up to six weeks, garbage, human waste and hygiene are becoming a growing worry in public encampments nationwide. Poor food storage exacerbated a rat ...
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Ben & Jerry's “Occupy Wall Street” - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247wallst
Unilever (NYSE: UL) subsidiary Ben & Jerry's has announced solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street,” even donating ice cream to hungry protestors at the movement's makeshift headquarters' in New York City's Zuccotti Park. Notwithstanding its ...
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Prison » Occupy Wall Street Launching First Nationwide ...
By admin
Occupy Wall Street in New York has also been considering a proposal for a general strike. And there are also rumors of a global general strike next year. Note: We'll update this post as soon as we learn whether or not the New York resolution ...

Occupy Wall Street Erects A Tent City In Zuccotti Park, With Little ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
NEW YORK -- A little more than a month ago, when the occupation of Zuccotti Park was in its early days, the New York City Police Department was not in the business of letting protesters pitch tents. One demonstrator, Justin Wedes, recalled ...
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Occupy Wall Street Out! | FrontPage Magazine
By Jacob Laksin
After weeks of raucous protests and fawning media coverage, the Occupy Wall Street movement finally has worn out its welcome. Since it kicked off in New York last month, OWS has styled itself as a populist campaign. In its own mythology, ...
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Occupy Wall Street Is No Tea Party
By Julia Shaw
The past few years have witnessed the rise and fall of several left-leaning political fads, each touted as a response to the rise of the Tea Party Movement: the.
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NYPD Blames Occupy Wall Street for a Jump in Gun Crimes
By Alex
Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where they're needed. Since Occupy Wall Streettook over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the ...

Fun: Peter Schiff confronts Occupy Wall Street protesters « Hot Air
By Allahpundit
Via MRC TV, enjoy as a card-carrying one-percenter braves the Tupperware containers filled with urine at Zuccotti Park to pose the timeless question, “I'm employing 150 people. How many people do you employ?” Actually, according to Fox ...
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Iranians Protest “Oppression of Occupy Wall Street ... - Weasel Zippers
TEHRAN (ISNA) – Iranian workers staged a rally before Swiss embassy in Tehran Wednesday, representing the US interests, to support Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement in the US. Protesters carried banners condemning the suppression ...
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Capitol Confidential » Occupy Wall Street Plans March And “Aerial ...
By New York Observer
Occupy Wall Street Plans March And “Aerial Demonstration” For Oakland.
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Newt Gingrich On Occupy Wall Street Protests: 'There Is A ...
By The Huffington Post
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on CBS' "The Early Show" Wednesday morning, sympathizing with the anger behind Occupy Wall Street but worrying about alleged anti-Semitism in the protests. "If you say 'do you ...
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Wall Street protesters find cities' patience wearing thin
USA Today
By Larry Copeland, Judy Keen, and Martha T. Moore ATLANTA – The Occupy Wall Street protests that started last month in New York City and spread across the USA appear to have worn thin the nerves of downtown denizens, neighbors and businesses as police ...
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60 Wall Street: The Real Headquarters Of OWS
Full disclosure: I haven't been to 60 Wall Street yet. Even a quick look at the list of events at the Occupy Wall Street site, though, gives a sense of the work getting done there: the “vision and goals” meeting, the facilitation training sessions, ...
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What Is "Occupy Wall Street" Really About?
Huffington Post
"Occupy Wall Street" is not just about Americans who can't find work. It's about the fact that even when they can find work, the rules have gotten so difficult; the deck has been so stacked against them that there just aren't enough rewards in the game ...
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Unions Behind 'Occupy Wall Street'? Not So Simple
Fox News
And then a mere few months later, Occupy Wall Street launches, and Lerner's dream becomes a reality. Aha! Caught red handed! Lerner must be the mastermind of the Occupy Wall Streetmovement, and since Lerner works for SEIU, that means unions were ...
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join Rally Against For-Profit Health Care
More than 200 protesters, including many from Occupy Wall Street, are shifting their focus today to what they say is a broken health care system. Marchers are headed to St. Vincent's Hospital, which went bankrupt and closed last year. ...
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Is ACORN secretly running Occupy Wall Street? Reports disbanded activist group ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A famously liberal community organisation is largely behind the self-proclaimed 'leaderless' Occupy Wall Street movement, according to a new report. A re-branded spin-off of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform ...
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Anonymous Threatens Fox News Over Occupy Wall Street
Escapist Magazine
The hacker collective wants to stop Fox from belittling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Anonymous has thrown its weight behind virtually every cause the last few years. They have attacked Scientology for its so-called evil practices, they brought ...
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On the ground with Occupy Wall Street in Times Square
The Independent Weekly
by Carol Whittemore Carol Whittemore lives in Raleigh; she was in New York City when the Occupy Wall Street protests converged on Times Square. This is what she saw. In the late afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 15, I stepped out of my New York City hotel...
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Occupy Wall Street Protests Intensify
NBC Los Angeles
By Frava Burgess and Conan Nolan After demonstrators in the Occupy Oakland movement were sprayed with tear gas Tuesday when they refused to leave the plaza outside of Oakland City Hall, concern over a similar situation in Los Angeles has some city ...
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Opinion: Unthink, Occupy Wall Street and the coming age of the anti-Facebook
Occupy Wall Street and its sibling movement are a long time in the making. In the period between 1979 and 2007 – before the financial collapse that sunk the world economy into its current pitiful hole – the incomes of the richest 1 percent of Americans ...
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What's The Link Between Social Business, Occupy Wall St, And The Creative Class?
In tough times, with growing sympathy for the “Occupy” movement (great debate on Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday, by the way), the growth of social business and the parallel growth of creative business, are we witnessing a consensus emerging around new ...
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Occupy Wall Street now has its own Android app: 'I'm Getting Arrested'
Android developer Jason Van Anden, a self-described “artist/technoloist,” has created a new app inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, after a friend was nearly arrested during one of the protests. Aptly titled “I'm Getting Arrested,” Van Anden's ...
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Occupy Wall Street Joins Residents Against Proposed Spectra Pipeline
eNews Park Forest
Over 300 people were in attendance as Occupy Wall Street joined concerned citizens to raise their voices in opposition. Dozens of police surrounded the entrance to PS 41 on West 11th Street, as 160 citizens registered to give public testimony to FERC. ...
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Time to occupy Wall Street
Nanaimo News Bulletin
By Greg Sakaki - Nanaimo News Bulletin This coming weekend, the Occupy Wall Street movement won't be about protests or politics. It will be about a community coming together to watch a great game of football. The Vancouver Island Raiders and the ...
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Vito Lopez Leads Occupy Wall Street Protest; 'Write About How This Was A ...
New York Observer
By David Freedlander and Adrianne Jeffries 11:36am Vito Lopez supporters march from Borough Hall to Occupy Wall Street in the Financial District. Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday Oct. 25 Longtime Assemblyman and Kings County Democratic leader Vito Lopez ...
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Smithsonian looks for exhibits in Occupy Wall Street protests
Los Angeles Times
The National Museum of American History has dispatched representatives to collect materials, such as protest signs, from the demonstrations. It is in pursuit of the museum's mission to "document the spirit of American democracy and the American ...
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Jonathan Demme and Jem Cohen Occupy Wall Street with New Doc Shorts
Indie Wire (blog)
Last week, I wrote about a burgeoning doc director inspired by Occupy Wall Street. Now veteran filmmakers Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Jem Cohen (“Benjamin Smoke”) are getting into the act. Both Demme and Cohen have traveled to ...
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1 Arrested, 2 Sought For Threatening Occupy Wall St. Protester
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
It happened Monday night in Zucotti Park where Occupy Wall Street demonstrators have been camped out for six weeks. The men approached the woman and one made the threat to kill her because she filed a complaint against a friend who was arrested. ...
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CBO: Incomes of top earners grow at a pace far faster than everyone else's
Washington Post
As Occupy Wall Street and related protests inject themselves into the 2012 presidential campaigns, a new government report shows that over the past three decades the incomes of the nation's top earners have grown far more rapidly than those of everyone ...
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Don King Supports Occupy Wall Street, Saying He Was Once Poor, Too
By Danielle Wright A man for who 80 years has claimed that he's “for the people” is showing his support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. As a native of poverty-stricken Cleveland, Ohio, Don King says he's glad that the American people are...
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Occupy Wall Street Raises Questions About Privately-Owned Public Spaces
Retail Traffic
In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement taking round-the-clock possession of the Brookfield Properties-owned Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is trying to change the rules governing the operation of ...
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Occupy Wall Street Demands Life Without Hardship
FrontPage Magazine
“Don't touch me!” the man in the wheelchair shouted to stop me from placing my hand on what used to be his left arm. “I know what you were doing,” he said calmly. “You were showing me you care. I get it. But you have no idea how much pain I'm in. ...
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Transaction Tax On Financial Speculation Gets Boost From Occupy Wall Street
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, two Democrats in the House and Senate are renewing a push for a transaction tax on speculative trades. The tax would be set at a nominal rate designed to have little impact on pension funds that ...
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