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  • 5 Shot in Downtown Seattle(liberal media silent)

    11/09/2016 9:18:07 PM PST · by mainestategop · 48 replies
    Got a call from a friend in Seattle, there's been a shooting, the local news networks have been totally silent. KIRO news says that the march has been peaceful. BS!!!! The media and the left are up to their own tricks again!
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Van Jones Warns of a Progressive "October Offensive" against Tea Party

    09/30/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT · by SueRae · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics video ^ | 9/30/2011 | Van Jones
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29/van_jones_were_going_to_build_a_progressive_counterbalance_to_tea_party.html Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. Jones calls the US' deficit problem "phony" and made up. "Hold on to your hats, we're going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and rescue America's middle class," Jones told MSNBC's "The Last Word." Jones warns of an "American Fall" like there was an Arab Spring. Jones was President Obama's "green jobs czar" until he resigned in fall of 2009.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 14: Occupy public space

    10/14/2016 7:36:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    The squatters continue to loiter at the county administration building raising a stink demanding more and more of other people's money. We have obtained word from Seattle councilman Burgess about a new law that would not only legitimize the SHARE squatters at county Admin but make it legal to camp in any public area! This means that parks, sidewalks, government buildings, open lots ETC could turn into outdoor homeless shelters! Homeless Encampments: An Update It has been four weeks since my colleagues introduced legislation that would create a right to camp on public property throughout the city. I opposed...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • Measuring Occupy Wall Streets impact, 5 years later

    09/18/2016 6:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bend Bulletin ^ | September 18, 2016 | Deepti Hajela and Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK For a time, Occupy Wall Street was everywhere with its grass-roots encampments first in New York City, then globally and the refrain, We are the 99 percent! And then it was gone. Its most famous camp in lower Manhattan was cleared out in an overnight police raid two months after it started, and other Occupy locations fizzled soon thereafter. But five years later, demonstrators gathered once again in New Yorks Zuccotti Park on Saturday to commemorate the movement and what they said has been its lasting impact.....
  • Occupy Wackos - Seek out Hugely Public Place, then Insist on Privacy (Hate Videocameras)

    08/27/2016 3:54:00 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | me
    Australian documentary hobbyist spontaneously visits Occupy Melbourne rally with videocamera, planning to make some casual interviews about their event. A long, eerie series of paranoid outbursts from the dirty but clearly priveleged Occupiers ensue: They want to grow the government big enough to control the lives of EVERYONE --except them. Anyone with a camera is a spy, "What is your name..? What you're doing isn't cool, I'll tell the cops, here, that you're making me feel bad..." Many of the Occupiers show the strange opinion that the cherished notion of RIGHTS is anything they like, non-rights are things they don't...
  • Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

    08/23/2016 12:46:26 PM PDT · by oblomov · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 23 Aug 2016 | NOAM SCHEIBER
    Students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities will be allowed to vote to unionize under a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board that found that they are employees under federal labor law. The case arose from a union election petition filed by a group of primarily graduate students at Columbia University, who are seeking to form a union that will join the United Automobile Workers. The three Democratic members of the board made up the majority; the lone Republican member dissented. A fifth spot on the board has been vacant since last year. The...
  • Sheriff thrills GOP: 'Blue Lives Matter'

    07/18/2016 7:28:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cate Martel
    Sheriff David Clarke: American safety has been shattered Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. brought the crowd at the Republican National Convention to its feet Monday night, declaring "Blue Lives Matter" to wild applause. We simply cannot be great if we do not feel safe in our homes, on our streets and in our communities, Clarke said during his convention speech. Donald Trump understands that what can make our nation safe again is a recommitment to a system of justice in which no government official not even those who have fought their way to the marble and granite halls...
  • American Professors Gather in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    09/20/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Churchjack · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/21/2012 | Daniel Halper
    The professors interviewed on Press TV include Alex Vitale of Brooklyn College, Heather Gautney of Fordham University, and John Hammond of City University of New York. video at link
  • HILLARY WILL FEEL THE BERN AS OCCUPY DNC PLANS A MARCH OF 810 MILLION BERNIE SUPPORTERS IN PHILLY

    06/20/2016 9:29:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Big Blue Vision ^ | June 20, 2016
    Hillary Clinton will soon be feeling the Bern in the form of millions of Bernie Sanders supporters bent on shaping history. They are fighting for a history with President Sanders and without another President Clinton. Millions of angry protesters will descend on Philadelphia, PA ahead of the convention to attempt to sway superdelegates. Trained in nonviolent protests, they plan an Occupy-style protest for the length of the convention. Organizers predict Millions will attend. Many media outlets are predicting a smaller number in the tens of thousands. This figure, reported on Facebook, accounts for just one of dozens of groups participating....
  • Occupy DNC Protesters Prepare Tent Cities For Camp Bernie

    06/10/2016 12:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 9, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Occupy DNC protesters have locked down two campground sites where they will set up tent cities to use as home base for their anti-Hillary protests. One of the groups organizers has said she expects several thousand protesters to stay at the campsites. As previously reported by The Daily Caller, more than 20,000 protesters have committed to protesting a fraudulent Hillary nomination. Hundreds of those protesters have already reserved two campgrounds in southern New Jersey, about twenty minutes from the Wells Fargo Center where the DNC Convention will be held....
  • 'Rent-a-mob' Zealot Caught Red-Handed at Trump Riot (Soros Pays Troupe of Rioters $16/hour!)

    06/03/2016 2:42:04 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 53 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6-3-2016 | Katy Grimes
    A woman who appears to be a professional protester appeared in the middle of the violent rally against Donald Trump in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday evening. Given the previous appearance of paid-protesters at anti-Trump events, it raises the question of whether the violent mobs have been rented hence the term rent-a-mob. Writing in the Daily Caller in March, Trump supporter Roger Stone said, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement Several admitted answering a Craigs list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters. Stone claimed the protesters were paid for mostly by George Soros...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 4: Going inside the SHARE/WHEEL mafia complex

    05/17/2016 3:56:13 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Maurice Newhope
    The following is a testimony by Maurice Newhope, who has stayed at Seattle's notorious share shelters and tent cities. Maurice Newhope is a conservative libertarian activist who has experienced homelessness in the past after he was wrongfully and unjustly accused of a crime. Despite having his name cleared, his arrest record has stopped him from finding work and he has difficulty. It is his third time being homeless in America. Maurice expects to get housing in a month or so in New Hampshire. He currently works part time in the Manchester Concord metro area. Maurice was enrolled in SHARE/WHEEL from...
  • From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

    04/20/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | April 18, 2016 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    Violence has gotten a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential race from the kicking and punching of protestors at Trumps rallies to incitements of violence against Muslim refugees and Mexican immigrants to promises by various candidates to use overwhelming military force to destroy the Islamic State. But nonviolent resistance that is, when unarmed civilians use a coordinated set of actions, such as protests, strikes, and noncooperation to directly confront opponents without harming or threatening to harm them has actually been incredibly influential in this election. On both the left and the right, popular movements have brought...
  • Ohio State Shuts Down Student Occupation after Arrests, Expulsion Threatened

    04/14/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 90 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Ohio State Vice President Jay Kasey paid the protesters a visit shortly after the occupation began, with a message from the president. "Dr. Drake will never receive a list of demands and he will not negotiate with you," Kasey calmly informed the group before moving on to the next part of his conversation, which included the university's own list of demands. "If you refuse to leave, then you will be charged with a student code of conduct violation," Kasey said. "If you are here at 5:00 a.m. we will clear the building and you will be arrested." He added, "We...
  • Trump touts terrific tariff to fix manufacturing job loss in New York

    04/11/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    Donald Trump played up his plans to tax companies that move jobs out of the United States as he tried to appeal to blue collar workers in a New York rally Sunday. Speaking for about an hour Sunday in Rochester, N.Y., Trump recited statistics about the area's loss of manufacturing jobs and economic hardship in recent years. He reiterated his desire to tax goods sold by companies once based in the United States that moved away to find cheaper labor. The plan has been widely panned by economic experts. But the Rochester crowd ate it up. "I'm the only one...
  • (2011) Daily Caller reporter, videographer assaulted by NYPD during Occupy protests

    03/30/2016 5:58:05 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2011 | J.Arthur Bloom
    While covering Occupy Wall Streets Day of Action Thursday morning, Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields and videographer Direna Cousins were struck by NYPD officers as police tried to clear Wall Street of protesters. The police officers were beating the protesters with batons, and were also beating the media, Fields told TheDC. They hit Direna and me with batons. They hit other members of the press in order to get them to move out of the street.
  • Time to Transform Berniess Campaign Into a Permanent Organization (Yeah! Fool-aid!)

    03/27/2016 8:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 25, 2016 | Miles Mogulescu, Entertainment attorney, producer, writer and political activist
    The biggest question for Bernie Sanders and his supporters is whether they'll transform his presidential campaign into a permanent organization that can carry his political revolution forward in the long-term; or whether, like Occupy Wall Street, it will quickly disappear. If Bernie pulls off a triple bank shot, receives the Democratic nomination, and is elected president, such an organization will be needed to help him accomplish his ambitious goals. If a corporate centrist Democrat like Hillary Clinton becomes president, a mass national social democratic/socialist/liberal organization is needed to prevent her from moving to the right and to build a base...
  • Five Years After Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Sanders Continues Its Fight

    03/20/2016 4:39:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 20, 2016 | Reno Berkeley
    On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement exploded onto the scene. Peaceful protestors set up tents and sleeping bags in New York City's Zuccotti Park. The movement's slogan was "We are the 99 percent." Protestors railed against big banks, the growing foreclosure scandal, and political corruption. Five years later, the Occupy movement finally has the leader it never really had: Bernie Sanders. In the years since the movement was squelched by a chillingly multi-pronged alliance between various U.S. government agencies and private enterprise, resentment toward those who retain a chokehold on power and money has simmered just below...
  • Protesters clash with SLC police outside Trump rally

    03/18/2016 9:02:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 73 replies
    Fox13 Salt Lake City ^ | 18 March 2016 9:05pm | David Wells and Robert Boyd
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Video clips captured outside the Donald Trump rally in Salt Lake City Friday night shows protesters in a shoving match with officers in riot gear. In the video, the protesters can be heard shouting "Trump Stinks!" In another clip, protesters appear to tear down a security tent and can be heard yelling "Shut it down!"
  • Trump Owned By Wall Street

    02/19/2016 10:35:07 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 19, 2016
    Trump is Owned by EVERY Bank on Wall St. (Except Citi, Who He Stiffed for $300M)...
  • Harvard Law students occupy a school building

    02/17/2016 3:27:18 PM PST · by BronzePencil · 88 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 2/17/2016 | Amanda Hoover
    A group of Harvard Law students have occupied one of the school’s halls, saying there is no space for marginalized students and staff on campus. The occupation, which began Monday night, is an effort to create such an environment, according to a statement from the students. The group, which calls itself Reclaim Harvard Law, took to the lounge in Wasserstein Hall around 8 p.m., renaming the spot “Belinda Hall”—a nod to a former slave of the law school’s donors. Around 20 students spent the night in the lounge Monday after toting along air mattresses, blankets, and suitcases, The Crimson reported....
  • PROTEST AGAINST BEYONCE IN NYC FEB. 16

    02/09/2016 2:12:18 PM PST · by firebrand · 72 replies
    eventbrite ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | the protest organizers
    The protest runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of NFL headquarters, at 345 Park Avenue in NYC, which is between 51st and 52nd Streets. For those who live or work in the area, you can go at any time and stay as long as it is convenient for you. It is free, but you need to register at the site and get a ticket. I hope you will join me at this very important rally to show support for those who care enough to risk their lives for their fellow citizens. I haven't heard who the speakers...
  • Occupy Trespassed for Months, Ranchers Arrested After 24 Days of Trespassing

    02/01/2016 9:31:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/01/2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Political correctness has invaded our culture so thoroughly there are essentially two tiers of justice in this country. If you are a white, progressive, privileged hippy Millennial, or a Black Lives Matter activist, law enforcement and the legal system will bend over backward to accommodate your protests and acts of civil disobedience. The media will hype up any incident in your favor. In contrast, if you are a white, Christian, patriotic rural rancher raising cows for meat, you can expect to have the book thrown at you for the smallest infraction. If there is any media coverage, it will be...
  • Through attorney Ammon Bundy tells remaining occupiers to stand down

    01/27/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 13 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | 1-27/16 | KATU Staff
    Ammon Bundy, through his attorney Wednesday, asked the remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to stand down and go home.... "I'm asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted," Bundy said through his attorney Mike Arnold, who stood outside court to read Bundy's statement. "To those remaining at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families. This fight is ours for now in the courts. Please go home."...
  • U.S. Rep. Greg Walden urges remaining Malheur occupiers to go home

    01/27/2016 9:52:28 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 19 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | 1-27-16 | (not given)
    U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Wednesday urged the remaining protesters occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to leave. Walden, whose 2nd Congressional District encompasses Harney County and the rest of Eastern Oregon, issued the following statement on Wednesday morning: "I've been in close contact with local and federal officials throughout this long standoff, and we had all hoped for a peaceful conclusion to the situation in Harney County. Sadly, our hopes were shattered with the shooting that occurred during last night's arrest. "While we wait to learn more details and next steps, we must keep the people of Harney County...
  • Yes, the feds had a plan for Malheur

    01/27/2016 3:43:49 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    The Reality-Based Community ^ | 1-26-16 | Mark Kleiman
    One of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is dead after a shoot-out with federal and state authorities. Eight of the crew, including ringleader Ammon Bundy and his brother, were pulled over while driving to a meeting in a neighboring county. Five of the survivors, including the Bundys, have been arrested, and a sixth man was arrested in a nearby town. The officers had arrest warrants charging several of the occupants of the car with "conspiracy to impede or injure an officer," a less serious charge than "seditious conspiracy" but still good for up to six years. It's...
  • Stop Sucking Your Thumbs, Liberals, and Get a Clue

    12/29/2015 7:31:41 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    It must be the holidays, because a lot of liberal media types are publishing end-of-year thumbsuckers on democracy. In the Atlantic, Peter Beinart writes that Americans are becoming more liberal; in the New Republic, David Dayen says no, they are not. And over at Vox, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk show with the World Values Survey that democracy is in trouble as Americans, and people all over the world, are losing faith in it.
  • Sorry, Republican Governors: It’s Illegal To Not Accept Syrian Refugees Into Your State

    11/16/2015 6:09:32 PM PST · by Maceman · 179 replies
    Occupydemocrats.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Colin Taylor
    The far-right wing in both America and Europe have seized on the Paris terror attacks as an excuse to turn away the thousands of desperate refugees who are fleeing the terror and violence of ISIS. Thirteen American governors (all Republican) have announced they will refuse to accept Syrian refugees in their states, demonstrating a remarkable ignorance of Constitutional law. As ThinkProgress noted, "the Supreme Court explained in Hines v. Davidowitz, "the supremacy of the national power in the general field of foreign affairs, including power over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear by the Constitution." States do not get...
  • Occupy Wall Street: A Cautionary Tale For Black Lives Matter

    09/29/2015 4:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WBUR-FM's Cognoscenti Blog ^ | September 29, 2015 | Rich Barlow
    Will Black Lives Matter go the way of the Occupy movement, pushed into self-inflicted irrelevance? You remember Occupy. That movement galvanized attention to economic inequality four years ago, only to shrivel from its allergy to the kind of structure and hierarchy needed for an enduring leadership and agenda. Mentioning it in the same breath as Black Lives surely will anger admirers of the latter, given the good it has done by splashing the face of white America with the icy reality of police oppression in too many communities of color. Some Black Lives members issued a 10-point policing plan, many...
  • Potemkin Occupation

    10/26/2011 5:55:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/11 | Thomas Lifson
    There's apparently less than meets the eye at an OWS occupation in London -- vacant tents masquerading as demonstration participants. The UK Daily Mail headlines: The thermal images that prove 90% of tents in the Occupy camp in London are left EMPTY overnight Here is one of their images:
  • Suspect said he killed Bella Bond because she had 'demons in her' (Conceived in Occupy Boston tent)

    09/19/2015 7:18:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/19/15 | ORyan Johnson, Matt Stout, Brian Dowling and Owen Boss
    Two charged in ‘Baby Doe’ death A 35-year-old Dorchester man allegedly killed the cherubic 2 1⁄2-year-old girl who came to be known as “Baby Doe” because he “supposedly thought the child had demons in her,” a tipster in Billerica told police during a phone call Wednesday, breaking open a heartbreaking murder case that touched millions around the world. Police records obtained by the Herald show the big break in the “Baby Doe” investigation came at 12:27 p.m., when an unidentified tipster told police the little girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, had admitted to the caller’s brother that her boyfriend, Michael P....
  • Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses...

    09/12/2015 5:32:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses police brutality suit The Florida mom who left her banker husband and four kids to join the Occupy Wall Street protest just lost in court after a jury rejected her claims that police officers violently arrested her during a 2011 protest. Stacey Hessler sued the city of New York in 2013, claiming that NYPD cops dragged her around by her dreadlocks when she was being arrested. However, attorneys for the city said that the 42-year-old woman blocked pedestrian traffic and refused to move when the officers...
  • The fury and finance fuelling US Republican insurgents

    08/18/2015 1:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | August 16, 2015 | Norman Ornstein
  • Black Lives Matter = New Occupy Wall Street: Lisa Fithian Spotted in Ferguson

    08/10/2015 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Lisa Fithian, the far-left activist who [Mother Jones magazine] called Professor Occupy, has been spotted engaging in direct actions in Ferguson, Missouri just one day after violent protests there.
  • [New SEC Rule] Companies will be required to reveal CEOs versus workers pay

    08/06/2015 3:39:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | 8/6/15 | Peter Eavis
    The chief executive of General Electric raked in a $37.3 million pay package last year, a large sum by any standard. But how much larger was it than the average pay of the 305,000 employees who helped General Electric earn billions in profits that year? The industrial giant did not disclose that comparison, and corporate America rarely reveals how the compensation of the chief executive stacks up against that of the workers in the ranks below. That will soon change. After a long delay and plenty of pushback from corporations, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved in 3-2 vote on...
  • Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

    07/23/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Governor Cuomos New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York Citys 200,000 fast food workers. City establishments will now be required to offer employees at least $15 per hour by the end of 2018. The move also makes it cost effective for companies to fire humans and hire robots. Momentum Machines has developed a robot that can put out one burger every 10 seconds.
  • Equality versus liberty: Which one worries voters most?

    07/09/2015 4:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KMGH-TV's Decode DC ^ | July 9, 2015 | Dick Meyer
    Economic populism is having a moment of celebrity these days. But so is economic gluttony. These conflicting impulses equality versus liberty have been in constant competition. For some, equality of opportunity and outcomes is the ultimate political value; for others, it is liberty, which is degraded when property rights are too restricted by taxation and regulation. There is a view in both parties that voters are in an egalitarian mood. I dont buy it. The icon of economic gluttony in politics today is Donald Trump, however grotesque and trivial that may seem. Trump is doing well in the...
  • The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street

    06/10/2015 8:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michael Levitin
    The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappearit just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.On her first campaign stop in Iowa in April, Hillary Clinton struck a decisively populist tone, declaring that the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Later, she sharpened her rhetoric on income inequality by comparing the salaries of Americas richest hedge fund managers with kindergarten teachers. Clinton isnt alone. Democratic presidential challenger Bernie Sanders has spent the spring railing against the excesses of Wall Street greed while calling for a financial transactions tax and a breakup of...
  • Populist opposites: On Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz

    05/04/2015 11:36:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: Today’s question. Who is more populist – Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? Bernie, right?I mean his campaign is all about – all about – wealth and income inequality and breaking up the incredible concentration of American wealth in the hands of a tiny few. He’s so far left in the Democratic Party that he’s not even actually a member of the Democratic Party. At a time when Democrats are afraid of being called “liberal,” he’s proud to call himself a socialist. He’s running against the Koch Brothers and Cruz is a creature of the Kochs. So, no...
  • Will the 2016 campaign theme be populist control? ("Hold off giving me over a million dollars")

    03/04/2015 9:02:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone loves populism, as long as they can control it. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms to readers, welcome to the 2016 presidential cycle. Both parties have stoked grassroots populist fervor over the last few years in order to generate passionate turnout among the base. For Republicans, its the Tea Party, and for Democrats, its the progressive Occupy Wall Street activists and supporters. Both take aim at their vision of the establishment, and even have some overlap on how they define it. One thing is for certain, though, and that is that the establishment in both parties want...
  • Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office

    02/22/2015 2:21:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Staff
    <p>Students holed up since Tuesday in the office of the Newark, N.J., school superintendent in an effort to force her to meet with them or resign gained a powerful ally Thursday -- the city's mayor.</p> <p>"They're obviously frustrated about not being able to have a voice in what happens around their own education," Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said at a news conference outside of school district headquarters Thursday.</p>
  • White #BlackLivesMatter Boston Protesters Found Living with Parents in Luxury Mansions

    01/18/2015 3:21:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Screen grab by TurtleBoySports.comBoston reporters went to the homes of several Boston area protesters who were arrested for blocking highways on Thursday. What they found were adult children playing revolutionary while living with their rich parents. A reporter for WBZ-TV, Ken MacLeod was run off a property while seeking to interview protesters. At another he was told he was harassing the protester he was seeking to interview by ringing her apartment call box. “WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod went to (Mark) Schwaller’s apartment in Jamaica Plain hoping for some perspective. He didn’t get that but he did get tossed by another man...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to show a little respect. Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Protesters' next stop: Fox News, New York Post

    12/26/2014 6:26:47 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Occupy movement and other leftist groups are attempting to use the anti-cop furor for a die-in and shutdown protest targeting Fox News and the New York Post. The demonstration is scheduled for Jan. 2 at New Corporations Midtown Manhattan headquarters, with invitations posted at Occupy-affiliated Facebook pages. The invitation reads: As many already know The NY POST is a newspaper that is owned and controlled by the Right Winger Rupert Murdoch, who in essence is a corporate racist that continually supports and disseminates racist, classist, sexist and all forms of pro 1% misinformation through his NY POST newspaper as...
  • Who is Leading and Financing the Orc Army of the Left?

    12/20/2014 9:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    When I was in college, I was treated to a fascinating display of hypnosis. At a large university, in an enormous theater, a hypnotist first determined those attendees who were susceptible to hypnosis. Those of us who were not then watched as the hypnotist introduced a trigger word into the subconscious of those under his influence, at the mention of which they would engage in whatever activity he directed. He woke them up, and each time he used the word, they went under the spell, he told them what they would do when they woke up, and we watched as...
  • Occupy Returns as Ferguson/Garner Protests Spread Nationwide

    12/18/2014 7:35:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 18, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    TOMORROW (Tues), #OccupyCountycouncil, 2:30PM! We demand an end to a justice system that jails nonviolent offenders but lets cops kill! 41 S. Central, 63105. These were the words of a mass text sent to subscribers to the Ferguson Action list. The list includes groups that formed in response to the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson and have fueled the protest movement that has continued since. Video was posted online of the Tuesday meeting showing that a few protesters had indeed attended. Four members of the group spoke to the St....
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturdays protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturdays New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • Protesters chain themselves to Oakland police headquarters

    12/15/2014 11:33:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 15, 2014 | By VERONICA ROCHA
    <p>Demonstrators protesting killings by police in New York and Missouri were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to doors and a flagpole at the Oakland Police Department headquarters.</p> <p>A live-stream video via Blackout Collective shows demonstrators blocking a doorway outside the headquarters and singing, Calling out the violence of the racist police as they were taken into custody by officers.</p>