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  • An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

    07/30/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016 at 4:21 PM | Katherine Stewart
    It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval. They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school...
  • Hillary Trial vs Salem Trials

    07/20/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 12 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Q- What's the difference between Hillary's trial last night, and the Salem witch trials? A- This time they got a real witch!!
  • The Salem Witch Trials and the Social Justice Warrior Hysteria

    04/19/2016 2:39:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ace
    Just a note: We often think of the men who conducted the Salem witch trials. They were the judges and jurors. But they weren't the accusers. The accusers were a nine year old girl, an eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old girl. It's important to remember that. Young people, especially young girls in a male-dominated society, may feel powerless. And may feel more acutely any ambient paranoia in a community. Immature people of all genders and ages might be prone to this. Lodging a hysterical accusation suddenly makes the powerless powerful, and the marginally noticed suddenly the...
  • Salem Media--We need to know more (Semi-Vanity)

    04/11/2016 4:59:01 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 32 replies
    Investor media ^ | Feb 2014 | Investor media
    I invite FReepers to discuss what they know about Salem Media and Salem Cimmunications. From what I can find out, they are owned by the GOPe and in turn own Mark Levin, Beck and Erikson and probably Limbaugh. It is chilling to see our "heroes@ cheer on our disenfranchisement. The conservative treehouse is a small venue, but would appear to be on top of this issue.
  • How 'Bewitched' Helped Salem Embrace Its Grim Past

    03/31/2016 6:11:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Smithsonian mag ^ | October 29, 2015 | Danny Lewis
    How did Salem, Massachusetts become a Halloween destination? For centuries, the New England town avoided any association with its infamous Puritan ancestors, who executed 19 people under suspicion of practicing witchcraft. The surprising answer, author Stacy Schiff writes for The New York Times, has a lot to do with the sitcom "Bewitched." These days, Salem is rife with kitschy witches and Halloween attractions. But before the late 20th century, town citizens rarely acknowledged the Puritan trials. When playwright Arthur Miller visited Salem to research "The Crucible" in 1952, locals refused to help him. "You couldn't get anyone to say anything...
  • Larry Elder to fill Salem's vacant evening slot

    02/24/2016 12:55:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 39 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | Lance Vita
    Salem Media has named Larry Elder to fill the 6-9pm eastern time slot being vacated by Hugh Hewitt’s move to mornings. Elder currently airs on Salem’s “870 The Answer” KRLA Los Angeles from 9-11pm and his show will move to 6-9pm locally. He is best known for his two decade run on 790 KABC Los Angeles and was previously syndicated by ABC Radio from 2002 through 2007. Elder will debut nationally on Monday, April 4.
  • Obama’s VA Facility Bans ‘Merry Christmas’

    11/20/2015 8:58:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/20/15 | Ken Klutowski
    President Barack Obama’s Department of Veterans Affairs has banned employees at its facility in Salem, Virginia, from saying “Merry Christmas” to veterans.It started as a broader ban that included Christmas trees. Federal law recognizes Christmas as an official federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103) and provides federal employees with a paid day off to celebrate the Christian belief in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.Every year, a White House Christmas Tree and a Capitol Christmas Tree grace those two respective buildings in Washington D.C., and a National Christmas Tree is also officially lighted outdoors for the public to enjoy during that time...
  • Jeb Bush vows to come out swinging in next U.S. Republican debate

    09/14/2015 4:21:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/14/15 | STEVE HOLLAND
    Autographing photos of himself on the campaign trail, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush held up one that showed him heavier by 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and another of the slimmed-down campaign model. "That's a low-energy picture," Bush, 62, chuckled after the portly version was thrust into his hands in Salem, New Hampshire, site of a town hall event. "This is a high-energy picture," he said of the skinnier Jeb photo. The anecdote encapsulates Bush's challenge as he prepares for Wednesday's second debate of Republicans seeking their party's presidential nomination: How to show more energy without losing his calm, steady-at-the-helm...
  • Transparently Predictable Political Maneuverings Within MSM and Salem Communications…

    09/04/2015 5:25:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-3-2015 | sundance
    Dear Mr. Trump, look, we’re not smart – we just know the game, we’ve studied it for years. As such we are able to predict the moves of the players before they visibly display them. Politics is an industry, a business – an old business; and like all industries there are leaders within that industry who are more influential than others. Those leaders or industry directors follow the same playbook whenever their grip on political power is threatened. Right now the directive is to gather information to use against the vulgarian insurgency. In politic-speak it’s called “opposition research”. Part of...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 21 2015.

    07/20/2015 8:11:11 PM PDT · by GregB · 15 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 20 2015.

    07/19/2015 8:05:50 PM PDT · by GregB · 4 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 17 2015.

    07/16/2015 8:23:02 PM PDT · by GregB · 7 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 16 2015.

    07/15/2015 8:09:27 PM PDT · by GregB · 10 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 15 2015.

    07/14/2015 9:01:20 PM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 14 2015.

    07/14/2015 1:52:37 AM PDT · by GregB · 9 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 13 2015.

    07/13/2015 2:57:58 AM PDT · by GregB · 10 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 9 2015

    07/09/2015 2:02:30 AM PDT · by GregB · 12 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 8 2015.

    07/07/2015 9:04:39 PM PDT · by GregB · 4 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 7 2015.

    07/07/2015 1:56:18 AM PDT · by GregB · 13 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 6 2015.

    07/05/2015 7:12:19 PM PDT · by GregB · 4 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 3 2015.

    07/02/2015 7:10:40 PM PDT · by GregB · 12 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 2 2015.

    07/01/2015 6:40:23 PM PDT · by GregB · 12 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show July 1 2015.

    06/30/2015 7:23:05 PM PDT · by GregB · 6 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show June 30 2015.

    06/30/2015 1:25:20 AM PDT · by GregB · 5 replies
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  • Rose unplugged Morning Show June 29 2015.

    06/28/2015 11:35:04 PM PDT · by GregB · 7 replies
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  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 69 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: Poverty simulation to be held at Salem United Methodist Church April 30

    04/15/2015 7:35:38 AM PDT · by Currentriverrat · 20 replies
    The Salem News ^ | 04/14/14 | Andrew Sheeley
    A poverty simulation is going to be held at the Salem Methodist Church April 30, according to Pastor Doug Walter and Bank of Salem Vice President SN Ball. Walter and Ball visited with the Dent County Commission on Thursday to invite the commissioners to participate. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles as well as First District Commissioner Dennis Purcell and Second District Commissioner Gary Larson all said they would attend. The event is being held by volunteers with the help of the South Central Missouri Community Action Agenc
  • Benghazi: Arabic-Language Media Implicates Egypt's Fallen Muslim Brotherhood Regime

    08/12/2013 3:08:44 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/12/13 | Walid Shoebat
    U.S. officials and experts do acknowledge [1] an Egyptian connection to the Benghazi attacks. They’ll point to what they call a ragtag group of jihadists, led by Muhammad Jamal Abdo Al-Kashif (aka Abu Ahmad), known as the “Jamal network.” However, the U.S. administration downplays this Egyptian connection, whereas several Arabic-language sources reveal a much larger connection. It is significant to point out that the first attack against the U.S. embassies on September 11, 2012, happened in Cairo. Egypt was the spark and Egyptians were the agents of both attacks. Al-Kashif had been locked up in one of Egypt’s most secure...
  • Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward

    11/20/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    Dennis Prager Radio Show | 11-20-14 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward Hugh Hewitt, Salem Radio host and establishment GOP par exellance (famous for being a Romney acolyte and biographer) was just on the Dennis Prager show arguing that a person's morality is unaffected by their belief or non-belief in the after life or Heaven or Hell.  Prager, Jewish and a fellow Salem host, argued the opposite.  I didn't recognize Hugh's voice and at first thought it was a liberal caller sparring with Dennis, saying that whether or not one believes in the after life has no bearing in whether they act in...
  • Little Girl Screaming ‘Shut Up’ at Street Preacher in ‘Witch City’ Goes Viral

    11/07/2014 11:27:03 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 81 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 11/05/2014 | Editor
    SALEM, Mass. – A video showing a little girl with pigtails screaming at a street preacher to ‘shut up’ as she relentlessly mocked him and his message of redemption through Jesus Christ has gone viral. The video posted on Live Leak, which has been viewed more than 250,000 times, shows a child approaching Austin Coppock, who had been preaching on Salem’s busy Essex Street pedestrian mall during the city’s annual Halloween celebration. Salem, which is also known as “The Witch City” and where police uniforms and patrol cars are even marked with the slogan and an image of a witch...
  • Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

    10/31/2014 3:06:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    cna ^ | October 31, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Representation of the Salem witch trials, lithograph from 1892. Credit: Library of Congress. Boston, Mass., Oct 31, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000 other native Irish people, were enslaved by Englishman Oliver Cromwell during the occupation of Ireland and shipped to the island of Barbados, where they were sold as indentured servants. What is known of her history is sporadic at best, though she was definitely Irish and definitely Catholic. According to an article...
  • Salem police chief to assault suspect Latia Harris: 'Turn yourself in'

    06/28/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    South Jersey Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bill Gallo Jr.
    Salem City Police Chief John Pelura III has a simple message for video beating suspect Latia Harris: "Turn yourself in. You've been charged and you are going to have to face the consequences." Harris, 25, of Salem remained on the lam Friday, Pelura said.
  • McDonald's Worker Beats Mother, Threatens Tot

    06/26/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Authorities in South Jersey are searching for a McDonald's employee caught on video violently beating a young mother in front of her toddler. A 54-second long video, recorded by an on-looker and posted to the internet, shows a woman, wearing a red McDonald's uniform, briefly exchanging words with the victim in a grassy area in Salem City, New Jersey. Moments later, she throws the young mother to the ground, sits on top of her and unleashes a series of punches to the victim's face and chest. Motorcyclist Parks Legally, Still Issued 15 Tickets in 3 Months "Mommy!" the victim's young...
  • SEE IT: New Jersey woman savagely beaten in front of 2-year-old child as crowd watches

    06/27/2014 12:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Landau
    A brutal video was captured of an assault Tuesday night in Salem. Police said Latia Harris, 25, allegedly attacked a woman for spreading rumors about her. A crowd of bystanders watched, but the only one who tried to stop the attack was the victim's 2-year-old son. Someone is getting savagely beaten in front of her small child? Quick, grab your phone! The dozen people who witnessed an attack a New Jersey police chief labeled "physically sickening to watch" did not try to stop Tuesday's assault in Salem or use their phones to call police. Instead, they stood by and make...
  • Cop Tases Man Reading A Book (VIDEO)

    05/07/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 32 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 5/7/14 | Austin Petersen
    SALEM, OR – An incident is being investigated where a police officer in Oregon was harassing a man who was sitting down reading a book at a local transit mall. The officer grabs the man’s skateboard, throws it and tells him to put his hands behind his back. The man stands up and begins to walk away, pulling out his cell phone to make a call, causing the officer to deploy the taser in the man’s back. At the moment there has been no information from the local police released as to the motive for the officer’s attack on the...
  • Sold! Right's RedState, Human Events, Regnery gobbled up by Salem

    01/13/2014 3:06:26 PM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 13, 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, Erick Erickson and Michelle Malkin have a new publisher in Washington today, the expanding Christian conservative media empire of Salem Communications Corp., recently dubbed "the new power in conservative media." Salem on Monday completed the purchase of Eagle Publishing, which operates Regnery, the nation's leading conservative book publisher; Human Events, one of the oldest conservative news providers; and the popular website RedState, headed by Erickson. Two other properties, Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness, were included. No price was provided to Secrets. The move gives Salem, already a huge force in conservative radio and Christian broadcasting...
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to, and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as and Though...
  • Intruder held at gunpoint

    12/31/2013 4:22:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 23 December, 2013 | Staff
    Andrew C. Cannon, 37, 7443 Spillway Road, was charged with criminal trespassing after allegedly entering an enclosed porch in the 400 block of East Seventh Street at 8:18 a.m. The resident held Cannon at gunpoint until officers arrived.
  • EBT fraud suspect jailed after flouting GPS condition

    12/29/2013 9:09:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 12/28/13 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM — On Monday, a judge gave Peter Jhonny Limat a chance to get his affairs in order before being sentenced in a food stamp fraud scheme. There was one condition: He had to agree to return to court the next day to be fitted with a GPS bracelet to monitor his whereabouts until sentencing on Jan. 13, when he was scheduled to receive a two-year jail term. Earlier this month, Limat, 38, of Lynn, who owns convenience stores in Salem and Lynn, pleaded guilty to electronic benefits transfer fraud in a scheme in which he gave people cash, then...
  • Dealer caught with heroin, EBT card, gets 8 years

    10/29/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Salem News ^ | October 29, 2013 | JULIE MANGANIS
    BEVERLY — A Lowell man who was carrying nearly half a pound of heroin, and an EBT card that belonged to a Beverly drug user, was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge. Campeo Armando Diaz-Carola, 45, was originally facing a 15-year minimum mandatory term, but under a recent change in the drug laws and a charge reduction by prosecutors, received the eight-year term in a plea agreement accepted by Salem Superior Court Judge David Lowy.
  • Radical Egyptian Cleric: Boston Bombing Meant to Send a Message

    04/18/2013 1:13:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 4/18/2013, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    A radical Egyptian Salafi cleric said that the terror attack in Boston this week was meant to send a message to the West, that terrorists are alive and well. The cleric, Sheik Murgan Salem, also warned that similar attacks were expected in France. Salem made the comments during an interview on Tahrir TV on April 16, 2013. The interview was translated and posted to the internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “Obviously, I do not know who carried out that operation, but if it was done by the mujahideen, it serves as a message to America and...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Police Kill Dog, Shoot Owner As He Attempts To Intervene

    04/11/2013 7:48:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille
    As the list of news reports of police officers shooting dogs with minimal provocation grows, I've been waiting, in a watching-the motorcyclist-hit-the-oil-slick sort of way, for a person to get drawn in as "collateral damage." A good many dog owners feel a strong, familial emotional bond to their pets. I know that I dropped a wad of cash and a lot of time on my dog, Max, when he tangled with a rattlesnake. A friend of mine called a business trip short, last week, when her pooch needed emergency surgery. I figured it was only a matter of time before...
  • Steve Duin: Intimidation tactics may silence Salem on new Oregon gun laws

    03/09/2013 1:45:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Steve Duin
    Democrat Ginny Burdick -- the most impassioned gun-control advocate in the Oregon Senate -- recently dealt with one of those home visits. Some klutz spent several hours filming Burdick outside her home, and Jeff Reynolds, chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party, gleefully posted the video online. ---------------------------cut------------------- Burdick, meanwhile, has announced that four gun-control bills -- including background checks on all gun transactions except those between immediate family members -- will be heard Thursday in Senate Judiciary. "It's clear that intimidation works," Burdick said. "This is the extremist, highly motivated fringe. The strategy is to make life so miserable...
  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte visited the Salem, VA Gun Show on Saturday

    01/21/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Vanity | January 22, 2013 | Self
    Saturday afternoon, January 19th, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA 6th District) and his wife Maryellen were making the rounds in the Salem, VA gun show. Congressman Bob Goodlatte was seen wandering among the tables, introducing himself, shaking hands and talking with vendors, shoppers, and constituents. Goodlatte, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will be overseeing the hearings on the Benghazi massacre. From a brief conversation a friend had with him, it was learned that Rep. Darrell Issa from CA will continue to head up the investigation into Fast & Furious. Personally, I was very pleased to see Rep. Goodlatte...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • UPDATED: Tierney brother-in-law lashes out at congressman after sentencing

    06/29/2012 12:13:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 6/29/12 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM (MA)— Moments after learning he’ll spend the next three years in prison, Daniel Eremian unloaded on his brother-in-law, Congressman John Tierney, calling the Salem Democrat “the biggest liar in the world.” “He knew everything that was going on,” said Eremian, 62, the former owner of Brodie’s Pub in Peabody who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. “He sat in the boxes with bookies at Fenway Park.” He called Tierney’s claims to the contrary “hogwash.” Tierney, through his spokeswoman, Kathryn Prael, denied Eremian’s claims in a statement earlier tonight. “Today, clearly bitter at having lost his case and harboring old...
  • Is George Zimmerman a Witch? (/s)

    03/30/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    Sorry for the dup from another thread, but I'd been considering this theme for a while this evening, and decided just to go ahead and start a thread: Is the hysteria we are seeing, similar to the Salem Witch Trials?
  • Occupy Salem off to slow start (6 MOONbats)

    10/26/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 10/26/11 | Alan Burke
    SALEM — They hope to represent 99 percent of Americans, but in its first foray into public protesting on the North Shore, Occupy Salem had difficulties mustering even nine people at Riley Plaza yesterday afternoon. "We're just starting," Clare Richey said. "This is our first day. We have to get organized. ... We hope this will expand." Some drivers expressed support by blowing their horns as they passed. The protest was inspired by Occupy Wall Street, a demonstration that has been ongoing in New York City since mid-September, highlighting the gap between the very rich and everyone else. The six...
  • Wall Street movement pops up here as 'Occupy Salem' (moonBATS in Witch City!)

    10/25/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Salem (MA) news ^ | 10/25/11 | Tom Dalton
    SALEM — The "Occupy Wall Street" movement that started in New York City and spread to Boston and other cities has arrived here. A dozen people met at Shetland Park last night to establish what they hope will be "Occupy Salem," one more outpost in a movement that, despite being accused of having no clear message or goals, continues to grow and gather strength on a tide of widespread discontent. "I think it's tapping into people's frustrations," said Sue Kirby of Salem, a former GE union activist. "It's a moral message — it's community taking care of each other. Corporations...