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  • NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

    10/10/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
    After a police-assault conviction made her a rallying point for activists, an Occupy Wall Street protester was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police. Cecily McMillan was acquitted Friday of obstructing government administration, after her second trial this year. […] In the latest case, prosecutors said McMillan interfered with officers who’d stopped two accused fare-beaters in a Manhattan subway station in December 2013. McMillan claimed to be a lawyer, urged the two not to cooperate with police, hectored the officers and got in the way while shooting video when the officers took the two to a transit...
  • Occupy Wall Street Dog Officially Begins Campaign for Oakland Mayorship

    10/02/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/2/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Oakland has finally found their candidate, who arguably has the same intelligence as them: a dog. Called "Einstein," Occupy Oakland released a pun-laden announcement in February declaring the dog's intent to run for office. As the group of ultra-liberals explained, "Einstein has thrown his collar in the ring, his leash in the pond, and his id chip in the circular file. Yes, Occupy Oakland’s unofficial official non-human with personhood status has announced, on the steps of City Hall, that he will be a candidate in Oakland’s mayoral race for 2014... ANOTHER OAKLAND IS POSSIBLE!" Eight months since then, the...
  • Occupy Wall Street: America Run by "White Supremacists"

    09/29/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/29/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street, which surprisingly still has at least one supporter, is declaring that the United States is run by white supremacists, despite the fact that the President is an African American. In an article published yesterday, "OWS" declares that America has suffered through a "Summer of White Supremacy." Referencing Ferguson, Detroit, and "white cops," the article explains that throughout the United States, white people are oppressing black people as much as they can. Not only is it the police, but racist elected officials in the government are doing the same... The same anger toward whites and Republicans is seen...
  • Fed Chief Sees Not Enough Data to Raise Rates

    08/23/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 4 replies
    nytimes ^ | August 22,2014 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    ".......Ms. Yellen broke little new ground in her speech. She reiterated the Fed’s basic guidance after its July meeting that holding short-term interest rates near zero remains necessary and useful to increase employment. She said the gap between current conditions and a return to full health was still “significant.”..... .......... A small group of demonstrators made the trek to the remote resort hotel in the middle of Grand Teton National Park to urge Fed officials to continue the stimulus campaign. They formed a receiving line for policy makers in the lobby outside the conference, dressed in green T-shirts emblazoned: “What...
  • If the Left Had a Tea Party… Dan Cantor and the making of a liberal uprising.

    06/05/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Sirota
    Suburban Albany is not known for its rip-roaring weekend scene, but this most recent Saturday night, it was the momentary center of the political universe, as an underfunded political party was using its quadrennial convention to try to force America’s most powerful and best-financed governor to submit to its demands. Though the Working Families Party’s conventions are typically low-key affairs, this one had drawn 800 activists and operatives and most of the New York press corps—all to see if the party would endorse conservative Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo or run a third-party candidate against him. In the end, when the...
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • Martin Scorsese Defends 'The Wolf of Wall Street': 'The Devil Comes With A Smile' (Q&A)

    12/31/2013 12:11:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Scott Feinberg
    Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street -- a rollicking three-hour black comedy based on the true story of debaucherous con man Jordan Belfort -- has become one of the most controversial films in the director's 50 year career. The filmmaker, who has nothing left to prove after directing 23 narrative features including such classics as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, sees Belfort has part of a long tradition of the American confidence man who "takes your trust, takes your confidence and betrays you." While critics and moviegoers argue over whether Scorsese is celebrating Belfort or exposing...
  • An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself

    12/29/2013 9:03:14 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://blogs.laweekly.com ^ | December 26, 2013 | CHRISTINA MCDOWELL
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, dear Kings of Hollywood, but you have been conned. Let me introduce myself. My name is Christina McDowell, formerly Christina Prousalis. I am the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a man the Washington Post described as "just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud." (I had to change my name after my father stole my identity and then threatened to steal it again, but I'll get to that part later.) I was eighteen and a freshman in college when my father and his attorneys forced me to attend his trial at New...
  • Review: Wolf of Wall Street

    12/25/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    vanity | 12-25-13 | self
    My husband and I and 2 friends walked out of "Wolf of Wall Stret", the new DiCaprio flic, about 10 minutes into the movie. We absolutely could not stand the constant barrage of obscene language and visuals. I have never seen anything so obnoxious in my life and refused to ruin Christmas Day with such garbage. We complained at the box office and got our money back. Now, I'm about ready to write to the movie theatre and newspaper to warn others about this offensive movie. The interesting thing is that I'd seen a trailer for this movie last week,...
  • Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

    11/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 27 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Elizabeth Dilts
    Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt Tue, Nov 12 2013By Elizabeth Dilts(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free."Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent...
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Grilling the Park Service Bullies

    10/18/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The House Oversight Committee wants to find out why the Park Service behaved so bizarrely. ... Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a former prosecutor, almost drove National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis into incoherence with his relentless questioning. Gowdy wanted to know why Jarvis had allowed “pot-smoking” Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp overnight illegally in Washington’s McPherson Square park for 100 days, yet put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. By not issuing a single citation to the Occupy campers, Gowdy argued, the Park Service was treating them...
  • New Matt Damon movie predicts future where the one per cent lives on luxury space colony

    08/08/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | David McCormack
    Matt Damon’s new sci-fi blockbuster 'Elysium' has received a deluge of criticism that it is pushing a socialist agenda - inspired by the Occupy movement - down moviegoers’ throats. Set in the year 2154, ‘Elysium’ imagines a world where the wealthy elite have abandoned an overcrowded Earth for a better life aboard a luxury space station. While Earth is characterized by crime-riddled and poverty-stricken slums, the super-rich live in Elysium, an exclusive gated community in space complete with a cure for all illnesses and robots that enforce strict anti-immigration laws. The extreme disparity between the haves and have nots in...
  • UC Motto Should Be: Where's Mine?

    08/01/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    John Pike -- the University of California, Davis police lieutenant whom the university fired for pepper spraying Occupy protesters Nov. 18, 2011 -- has filed a workers' compensation claim based on a "psychiatric injury." UC should change its motto from "Fiat lux" ("Let there be light") to "Fiat meum" ("Where's mine?"). The protesters got theirs when they sued the University of Deep Pockets. Ironically, they were protesting rising tuition while telling themselves they were underdogs who courageously stood up to authority. Please, their demands for more state money were in perfect harmony with the aspirations of UC brass. Protesters set...
  • PS, BHO, OWS is RIP

    07/29/2013 3:25:48 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 5 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 7/29/13 | Shout Bits
    Media in general do not report things that are not happening; perhaps an artifact of human nature, but important non-events simply are not news. The fact that nobody in the US starves to death for lack of food is a non-event, as is the decreasing rate of cancer or the absence of polio infections. These non-events are actually bigger news than the latest warehouse fire or shark attack, but such is the news business. Another non-event worthy of reporting is the complete death of Occupy Wall Street. Once billed as the future of political discourse, and heralded by many left-wing...
  • Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy

    06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13
    Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday. Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
  • NSA Foiled NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Terrorist Plot, We Now Learn

    06/18/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 18, 2013
    To think it only took the world's most (in)famous whistleblower to get the NSA to disclose that it had heroically managed to prevent terrorist attacks involving the New York Stock Exchange (we supposed they refer to the Manhattan-based TV studio and not the actual exchange where the servers are now housed in Mahwah, NJ) and the NY Subway. Because whereas there was a time in the past when the various US secret services would scurry at the opportunity to disclose their expertise to the general public, now it is a false negative that is supposed to disprove a positive (pervasive...
  • How the Liberals' Drum-Circle of Life Turns

    06/09/2013 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | John Ransom
    Barbara1247 wrote:  The Republicans have helped bring us to this sorry state of affairs. - How About More Scandal, Incompetence, Venality, Hubris, Vanity and Error to Start Dear Comrade 1247, You’re a liberal, so even when you are right- like you are now- it’s accidental. So as a public service, let me explain to you, in the simplest terms, what you got right, accidentally. Certainly the GOP has helped establish a track record of what might be the sorriest 25 years of governing in American history. But it’s because they have supported watered-down versions of the Democrat agenda. For every...
  • Occupy IRS: Wife of Former IRS Commissioner Joined Occupy Wall Street

    06/03/2013 5:29:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Monday, June 3, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Susan L. Anderson, wife of embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, was a supporter of, and active participant in, the Occupy Wall Street movement, attending and promoting Occupy DC in Oct. 2011. Photo posted to Twitter by @slandersonwdc In the fall of 2011, during the height of the global Occupy protests, Anderson tweeted out to her followers: Jobs on Main Street, not on K-ching Wall Street! #takeback11 #ows #occupydemocracy http://yfrog.com/o0crsizj 12:20 PM - 5 Oct 2011 At Larry Lessig teach-in @ #occupydc. Will intro him tonight on his new book on how big $ threatens our #republic @ GW Law...
  • The 'Assassinate Wall Street' Movie

    05/24/2013 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Usually movie makers strive to stay ahead of the cultural curve. It makes them "visionaries" who are "cutting edge" because they "push the envelope." Two years ago, "Occupy Wall Street" was the hot fad, stoking the usual left-wing outrage at bankers and the finance industry. They were the ones portrayed as greed-heads never held accountable for their crimes. Businessmen just twirl their mustaches and laugh evil laughs. But that was two years ago. Time for something fresh -- and edgy. A new movie suggests that movement was for sissies. It's time for someone to start a new campaign: Assassinate Wall...
  • Obama Bagged $18 Million In Corporate, Special Interest Cash For Second Inauguration

    04/29/2013 1:40:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Wynston Hall
    Obama’s big money corporate donors included: AT&T--$4.6 million Microsoft--$2.1 million Boeing--$1 million Chevron--$1 million Genentech--$750,000 Deloitte--$500,000 FedEx--$500,000 Coca Cola--$430,000 Bank of America--$300,000 Xerox--$250,000 ExxonMobil--$250,000 Northrup Grumman--$100,000 Verizon--$100,000 Obama also hauled in $250,000 checks from each of the following unions: The International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the National Education Association.
  • Pravda Means Never Having to Tell the Truth

    04/14/2013 1:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    Optimista wrote: I don't like the reference to the 2% tax hike. That reduction was nothing but an Obama gimmick to spike spending. Knowing full well that it wood be taken away soon. It was being stolen from the SS budget which is strained as it is. I wish the conservatives would state it truthfully. It hurts credibility and confuses people not to mention the fodder it gives the liberal morons to argue with. - Occupy and Redistribute D.C Dear Comrade Optimista, And I don’t like your reference to Social Security as anything other than theft. In fact, the more...
  • Occupy Wall St. Activist Hired to Lobby For Syrian Opposition (al-Qaeda affiliate)

    04/14/2013 2:31:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 12, 2013 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Occupy Wall Street activist Carne Ross and his consulting firm, Independent Diplomat, have a new job. Rather than champion for members of the world’s 99 percent, Ross and co. will now be lobbying for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, which TheBlaze revealed this week may have ties to al-Qaeda. Russia Today reports that legal registration papers provided by the U.S. Department of Justice this week confirm Independent Diplomat’s role advising the Syrian rebel forces opposing the Bashar al Assad regime. According to lobbying papers filed on April 8, 2013, Independent Diplomat “will provide information on and...
  • Overnight Fire At Chico Church (CA)(one of many church arsons)

    03/08/2013 8:00:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KRCRTV.COM ^ | 03/07/2013 | Kelli Saam
    The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. Thursday at "Church on the Esplanade" at 1119 Esplanade near West 1st Avenue. It damaged the fellowship hall, a separate building next to the church. Fire inspectors said it climbed up the back wall into the ceiling. According to a source close to the Chico Police Department, the fellowship hall was set on fire by a home-made bomb.
  • ..Female tourist left bloody and distraught after being brutally attacked by woman...in Times Square

    03/02/2013 8:03:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2013
    A neatly dressed tourist taking pictures in Times Square was caught off guard when a visibly agitated woman blocked her path and then attacked her. The 34-year-old long-haired blonde woman was walking with a friend and photographing their surroundings with a point-and-shoot camera when the aggravated passer-by confronted her and stood in her way. The confrontation at West 46th Street and Broadway, across the street from a Forever 21, led to a verbal exchange which quickly turned into a scuffle.
  • #TeamDorner cretins root for Dorner to kill more police officers during gunfight

    02/12/2013 4:33:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    Horrifying. It has come to this: People are so morally bankrupt that they not only praise a suspected cop-killer, but they root for him to kill more people.
  • "Hippie" Allegedly Caught With Explosive Powder Previously Stabbed A Bouncer, Stole His Pizza

    01/04/2013 8:05:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 1-4-13 | Christopher Robbins
    Aaron Greene, the 31-year-old Harvard grad who was arrested on Saturday morning with his pregnant girlfriend for allegedly possessing explosive powder and shotguns, previously stabbed a bouncer in 2005 with an eleven-inch butcher knife and served eight months in jail. The man he stabbed says that the altercation began after Greene stole his slice of pizza and stalked him through the Lower East Side—and soon after the stabbing he predicted Greene was more dangerous than authorities believed at the time. "I told the District Attorney that one of these days, he's gonna shoot up a schoolyard or blow up a...
  • Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: sources

    12/31/2012 6:48:35 AM PST · by bryan999 · 63 replies
    The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, “The Terrorist Encyclopedia,’’ sources told The Post yesterday. People who know Greene say his political views are “extreme,” the sources said.
  • They Never Say "Tax the Successful"

    12/17/2012 3:55:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Comedian Adam Carolla has never been one to censor what comes out of his mouth. The gift of gab took him from humble beginnings in economically destitute North Hollywood to dizzying heights inthe entertainment industry, where he could afford to move a few miles away. It's a story of hard work and success that comes through in his recent book Not Taco Bell Material, a chaotic tour that takes readers from Carolla's early years to how he finally found his calling - and his success. Carolla's disdain for the politically-correct culture of sensitivity has made him an unlikely but powerful...
  • Video: Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy, "You Guys Are Great"

    12/01/2012 4:58:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ben Yakas
    Mayor Bloomberg made an impromptu visit to the Rockaways this week—although he was predominantly there to discuss Sandy recovery efforts with local paper The Wave (and declare that the age of the wooden boardwalk is so over), Bloomberg also was confronted by some Occupy Sandy members. And for once, he had nothing but praise for them: "Thank you for everything you've done. You guys are great," Bloomberg told them, as you can see in the video below. "We really do appreciate it, all kidding aside. You really are making a difference. Goodbye," he said. (VIDEO AT LINK) Bloomberg probably would...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • Occupy Albany Insists Movement Isn't Dead, Proves It By Holding 5-Person Yoga Class in a McDonald's

    10/24/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 10 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/24/2012
    This past Sunday, remnants of what is left of the Occupy Albany movement celebrated their one-month Anniversary by tying up traffic and insisting that they were "taking it to the man". Who that man is, is anybody's guess. A report from WNYT-Albany showed protesters insisting that despite a meager number of participants in the historic one-year march, the movement was far from dead. “As the capacity of an organizer, it never left. It’s not dead. It’s alive and well. It’s just that most of the organizers like myself, had school to do,” said Eddie Alkubari. It's not dead. It's alive...
  • Trinity Church Cancels Halloween Events Following Alleged Assault By ‘Occupy’ Protester

    10/16/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | october 16, 2012
    Trinity Church is cancelling its annual Halloween celebration. A post on the church’s website says the “decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we continue to face safety issues arising from the sidewalk camp in front of Trinity Church.” A group called “Occupy Trinity Wall Street Church” –which labels itself as “An action of Occupy Wall Street” – set up a makeshift camp on the sidewalk in front of the church. -snip The church said some 1,200 people attended last year’s Halloween celebration and that it’s been held for the last eight years. “It’s a popular event...
  • St Paul's Cathedral Occupy protest latest (interrupt service)

    10/15/2012 10:03:14 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 7 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | October 14, 2012
    Protest group Occupy today took over St Paul's Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of its original camp. Four women from the movement went into the cathedral and chained themselves to the pulpit during a service. They then gave a sermon attacking cathedral authorities for "colluding with the City of London Corporation" which led to their eviction. The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, said he was taking an evening prayer service when "four young women dressed in white" chained themselves to the structure. City of London Police are at the cathedral but the women from the...
  • Oakland blames police, not Occupy mobs

    10/15/2012 10:55:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/15/12 | Chip Johnson
    Everyone who contributed to the violence and mayhem at Occupy Oakland protest marches should be held accountable - in one way or another - for their actions. Unfortunately, that's not how it works here in Oakland. On Friday, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan meted out punishment to 44 police officers for misconduct connected to Occupy demonstrations over the past year. The discipline ranges from recommendations to terminate two officers to 30-day suspensions, written reprimands and counseling. In comparison, 106 protesters have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors during all Occupy actions in Oakland, according to the Alameda County district attorney's...
  • Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street

    09/24/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/24/12 | Daniel Halper
    A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place. "Ahmadinejad is also set to meet American university students, artists, intellectuals and elites, including Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president," the Iranian organ Fars News reports. Earlier this year American professors gathered...
  • Occupy Wall Street chief organizer unravels, ponders calling it quits

    09/19/2012 8:51:46 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/2012 | Josh Peterson
    NEW YORK — During the final moments of what was meant to be a weekend of rejuvenation for the Occupy Wall Street movement, a key organizer looked to call it quits. Aaron Black is a protester who emerged in recent months to take up the mantle of leadership within a movement that prides itself on being “leaderless.” He expressed his own frustration with Occupy Wall Street in a tone of defeat. The movement celebrated its first anniversary Monday at Zuccotti Park, right on Wall Street’s doorstep. Black was among hundreds of protesters arrested during the weekend. Without going into details...
  • The 10 Richest Celebrities Supporting Occupy Wall Street

    09/18/2012 4:30:34 PM PDT · by bronxville · 21 replies
    Celebrity Net Worth ^ | 09-16-2012 | Brian
    September 17th marks the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Last year when the protests broke out, we were slightly confused when a barrage of insanely rich celebrities had hypocritically thrown their support behind the movement. Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” is derived from the idea that the protesters represent the difference in wealth that separates the top 1% of society from every other American citizen. Occupy has defined the top 1% of Americans as anyone who with an annual household income greater than $593,000. So why are multi-millionaire celebrities announcing their support to grab headlines?...
  • Wall Street braced for Occupy first anniversary protest

    09/17/2012 1:07:16 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/17/2012 | Richard Blackden, in New York
    Wall Street is today braced for its first major demonstration in a year, as hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A series of "sit-ins" are planned throughout New York's financial district from about 7:30am, according to the organisers' website. The New York Stock Exchange, the headquarters of bailed-out insurer AIG and the New York Federal Reserve are expected to be among the targets. Monday's action follows a series of largely peaceful marches over the weekend in New York, where more than 200 people descended on...
  • Crony Capitalism Running Rampant

    09/17/2012 3:42:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    “Government ’help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” That is what Ayn Rand has to say about government involvement in the world of business, but the full extent of this practice is difficult to nail down. Tad DeHaven of the CATO Institute investigated the situation to determine exactly how deep the problem runs. Periodically, CATO analyzes the federal budget to ascertain exactly how much money our government shovels out to favored parties. Unfortunately, over the years both parties have...
  • Twitter surrenders Occupy activist tweets to NY court

    09/15/2012 11:19:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:20 PM 09/15/2012 | Josh Peterson
    Twitter handed over the private tweets of an Occupy activist to a New York judge Friday after being threatened with contempt. The surrender ended a months-long standoff between the social media company and the Criminal Court in Manhattan. … Reuters reported that the Manhattan district attorney’s office hoped to use the tweets undermine (Malcolm) Harris’ claim that police intentionally led protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge in order to arrest them. …
  • Just in time for Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary: yet another rape

    09/14/2012 9:51:25 AM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies
    Daily News via Daily Caller ^ | 09-14-2012 | Jim Treacher
    Police Thursday identified an Occupy Wall Street participant who is wanted for raping a fellow demonstrator and then throwing her over a second-story park railing earlier this week. The NYPD released a photo of suspect Jackie Barcliff, 44. Detectives believe met his 56-year-old victim during previous Occupy activities, police said. After the sex attack, the victim was tossed from the elevated park space, falling about 20 feet, breaking her pelvis and right arm, police sources said. She was found about 2 a.m. Monday morning. Her pants and underwear had been removed, the sources said, before she was thrown from the...
  • Waging War on Corporate Welfare

    09/04/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT · by Sark · 8 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | September 4th, 2012
    It's nearly impossible to find a subject on which the left and right agree in modern-day America. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm sure that the current Congressional gridlock is driving the centrists and moderates of both parties absolutely nuts. While the gridlock will undoubtedly remain until one party achieves some sort of clear edge in November, I believe that there are a few topics on which many on the left and the right do agree. First and foremost, there's the issue of corporate welfare. Chances are, you don't like corporate welfare. Neither do I. Nobody does, and who would? Big business...
  • Monday night protest blocks uptown streets (Occupy freeloaders surrounded by police)

    09/04/2012 2:29:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/04/12 | Meghan Cooke, Caroline McMillan, Ely Portillo
    Monday night protest blocks uptown streetsBy Meghan Cooke, Caroline McMillan and Ely Portillo The Charlotte Observer Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 **SNIP** A large force of bicycle-riding officers quickly surrounded the protesters, keeping them on the streets but preventing them from walking down some residential roads on the northeast side of uptown. More officers carrying batons and zip-tie handcuffs also walked with the march. **SNIP** “This is what a police state looks like!” they yelled. “Police everywhere, justice nowhere!” At times they broke into obscenities: “---- the police!”
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Heaps Praise On Occupy Wall Street ...

    08/30/2012 9:30:18 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 7 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) – The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the “supreme leader” of Iran – praised America’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Thursday, calling it a reflection of people around the world who are “losing their patience” with the dominance of the United States and Israel in the international community. “Everybody has become tired of this faulty international structure,” Khamenei said in his inaugural address to the Non-Aligned Summit, a gathering of 120 nations now taking place in Tehran. “The 99-percent movement of the American people against the centers of wealth and power in America and the widespread protests of the people...
  • Stars of ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Threatened with ‘Legitimate Rape’ Ahead of RNC Premiere

    08/27/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08/27/12 | Alexander Marlow
    The CEO of Breitbart News and Andrew Breitbart's life-long friend Larry Solov said, "From day one, Andrew understood intuitively that the Occupy Movement was being orchestrated by sinister forces to wage class warfare in an attempt to divide Americans. He was not the kind of person to sit back and allow that to happen, nor would he allow the media to obscure their hateful agenda." If you want to know why Andrew Breitbart wanted the film “Occupy Unmasked” made, look no further than this email:
  • Brandon Darby: Anarchists (Occupy) Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC

    08/27/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | JOHN SEXTON
    Yesterday, I interviewed my co-worker Brandon Darby as he was traveling toward the Republican National Convention in Florida. The interview focused on strategies used by anarchist protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention and how those strategies will be used once again next week by the Occupy movement. In addition to trying to shut down bridges to prevent delegates from reaching the convention center next week, Brandon has learned that a subgroup of Occupy is looking to shut down EMS communications throughout the city. The video that goes along with this interview is one Brandon took at the RNC convention...