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  • Police: Mother left 3-month-old in middle of street

    06/30/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WLKY ^ | By Marissa Alter
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville mother faces charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby in the middle of a west Louisville street. Police said witnesses saw Dunia Abdullahi lay the child, who was wearing nothing but a diaper, in the middle of Cecil Avenue. Abdullahi, 20, told police she was upset with the baby's father because he was not willing to take her to the emergency room for an illness and left her in the road to wait for her father, the arrest report stated. According to the arrest report, witnesses said they tried to pick up the baby...
  • 'Hill Street Blues': The most influential TV show ever

    04/29/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue April 29, 2014 | Todd Leopold
    Loved this show! Might even pick up the DVD collection.
  • J Street U Brandeis’ Talia Lepson Harasses Pro-Israel Student

    04/27/2014 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    A top J Street leader at Brandeis University harassed a pro-Israel student activist early Saturday morning, calling the student a “shit bag” and telling him that “Jews hate you,” according to those who witnessed the incident. Daniel Mael was walking to his dorm room on the university’s campus late Friday night when he encountered Talia Lepson, a J Street U Brandeis board member, who purportedly referred to Mael as a “shit bag” and angrily told him “Jews hate you.” “I don’t feel comfortable on campus knowing people will lob verbal insults at me simply because we disagree,” said Mael, who...
  • New York Won’t Name Street After Cop to Avoid Offending Muslims

    04/21/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 04/21/2014 | by Daniel Greenfield
    --snip-- A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.
  • Wall Street Journal sat on knowledge of O’Bagy’s link to Islamists

    09/13/2013 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Contrary to claims from its editorial pages editor, a Wall Street Journal editor knew of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s connections to the Islamist Syrian Emergency Task Force and took at least three days to publish a clarification. “We were not aware of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s academic claims or credential when we published her Aug. 31 op-ed, and the op-ed made no reference to them,” editorial pages editor Paul Gigot told Politico in a statement on September 11. “We also were not aware of her affiliation with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, and we published a clarification when we learned of it,” Gigot wrote....
  • John McCain's Wall Street-Funded "Battflefield Earth"

    09/08/2013 6:42:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/8/13 | Tyler Durden
    Perhaps the 77 year-old republican senator should stick to online poker. Because if the war hawk was in charge of US foreign policy, World War III would be a distant memory. Courtesy of The Burning Platform, the chart below lists of countries where John McCain has not called for military intervention. It is, in a word, large.
  • ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about when Mommy goes to prison

    06/12/2013 9:47:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/12/13 | KATE SHEEHY
    It’s brought to you by the letter P — for prison. PBS’s “Sesame Street” is moving from ABCs and counting numbers to offering its young viewers a bigger lesson in life: how to cope when Mommy or Daddy lands behind bars. Called “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” the program is distributing “tool kits’’ to schools, community centers and even jails in 10 states — including New York — starting today to help kids ages 3 to 8, organizers said. According to one “tip’’ for caregivers, “Before you visit your incarcerated loved one, let your child know some of the things...
  • England Terror Not Reflective of Islam

    05/24/2013 7:16:19 AM PDT · by publius321 · 42 replies
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  • Wall Street cheers "cliff" deal, but only for now

    01/06/2013 12:17:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | STEVE ROTHWELL
    When lawmakers delivered a long-delayed, last-minute agreement on the budget, Wall Street celebrated. And it would be easy to think that the surge in the Dow the following day meant that investors had put their concerns about Washington's political gridlock behind them. The Dow Jones industrial average surged on the news, but that doesn't mean the volatility is over. In fact, there could be more turmoil in the market soon because decisions on cutting the federal budget deficit have been put off until March, when the government will reach its borrowing limit. Republicans have already said they will demand cuts...
  • Wall Street manipulates deficit angst with fiscal cliff fear

    12/04/2012 8:27:27 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    GuardianNews.com ^ | Monday 3 December 2012 13.49 EST | Dean Baker
    If no deal is reached this year, then on 1 January, daily tax withholdings will rise by an average of about $4 per person. Any money actually deducted from pay checks will be refunded if a deal is subsequently reached that returns tax rates to 2012 levels. Government spending probably won't change at the start of the new year, since President Obama has considerable discretion over the flow of spending. No one can think that this modest increase in tax withholdings would plunge the economy into a recession, but the Wall Street types seeking to dismantle social security and Medicare...
  • GARY KNELL - CEO SESAME ST. MADE $684,144 IN 2009 - 1% IN TAX PAYER FUNDED NON-PROFITS

    10/11/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 3 replies
    "Did you know the president of Sesame Workshop makes more than the president of the United States? We noticed that while combing through the 2009 Form 990. That year, Sesame Workshop president and CEO Gary Knell got $684,144 in reportable compensation from his job. The salary of the US president is fixed by law at $400,000, though the job does come with use of a house, Camp David, and Air Force One...."
  • Streets of Love, Streets of Hate!

    10/01/2012 5:20:22 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 17 replies
    Revolting cat! | 10/01/2012 | Revolting cat!
    I take a lot of photographs. So many, that my Sony DSLR broke, probably from abuse of my use, the LCD screen in the OVF mode won’t display, though everything else works OK, and two distant repair outfits sent me estimates of $200 and $235 plus shipping, while Sony says send it in, we’ll tell ya. (Ever hear any more of local repair shops for anything?) Repair or replace? Anyway, walking downtown this afternoon I saw a familiar figure a tenor saxophone player, a very good one, who plays at some or other spot downtown all the time, really, I...
  • Wall Street Journal Says SEAL Veterans Better Off Collecting Unemployment

    09/01/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Sofrep.com ^ | 9/1/12 | Brandon Webb ·
    Wall Street Journal writers Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Gorman have apparently been reprimanded and put on temporary leave for a rogue piece of writing in the journal. Their write up attacked Navy SEAL veterans for establishing businesses of their own, and included a US made tactical gear and watch company. “Navy SEAL veterans would be better off collecting unemployment for a while. No one, including myself, likes a know-it-all Navy SEAL that starts a successful venture. I don’t care how many Americans it employs, it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business. I don’t really...
  • The Anti-Israel Lobby ‘Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace’ J Street backs congressmen

    05/23/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/23/12 | : Adam Kredo -
    The self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” liberal advocacy group J Street is soliciting funds for congressional candidates who are openly hostile to Israel while simultaneously targeting for defeat explicitly pro-Israel lawmakers who do not agree with its radical Middle East agenda, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of J Street’s election year strategy. Among the more than 50 candidates endorsed by J Street is a sizable delegation of lawmakers who have expressed hostility towards the Jewish state. At least six of J Street’s candidates have failed to affirm the U.S.-Israel alliance on the House floor, rejected Israel’s right to defend itself...
  • J Street Caucus Bails on Israel

    05/10/2012 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/12 | Adam Kredo
    Nine members of Congress aligned with the far-left group J Street either abstained or voted against a House bill that would reinforce the U.S.’s commitment to the State of Israel. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 soared through the House on a vote of 411-2. That was without the help of 10 J Street stalwarts, one who voted against the bill and nine who originally voted “present.” The bi-partisan bill, which was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, reaffirms Israel’s right to defend itself in the face of terror attacks and redoubles Congress’ support for...
  • Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Training: Their Target is the Tea Party

    04/23/2012 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 4/23/12 | Trevor Loudon
    Hundreds of OWS training workshops took place this month throughout the country, in all 50 states, including small rural areas. Inside one of the training workshops, attendees report that OWS is “specifically instructed to go to any and all Tea Party gatherings, rallies, etc., to be confrontational and create havoc and disruption.” They are being trained to recruit and enlarge their numbers in their assigned geographic locations, to use the correct messaging, to incite any opponents, engage in confrontation, employ tactics to evade police blockades and create gridlock. OWS workshops are extremely organized and clearly well funded. Each workshop had...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Britain's longest clutter-free street unveiled to make things SAFER

    02/01/2012 2:49:31 PM PST · by the scotsman · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st February 2012 | Ray Massey
    'Britain’s longest ‘clutter-free’ street was opened today with the aim of making cars and people co-exist harmoniously – without the need for hectoring signs and protective steel barriers. Indeed, the newly revamped Exhibition Road in the heart of London’s museum quarter in Kensington, visited by millions of people from around Britain and the world, doesn’t even have kerbs or pavements. The idea underlining the project is that when nannying rules and orders - in the form of countless signs, traffic signals and barriers - are removed, motorists take more personal responsibility for their own actions and drive more attentively, making...
  • Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street clarifies ‘Israel-Firster’ comment

    01/20/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    JTA ^ | 1/20/12 | Zach Silberman
    Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, released a statement where he sought to clarify his comments in a Washington Post article reporting on accusations that staffers from the Center for American Progress used anti-Semitic and anti-Israel language to attack pro-Israel activists. In The Washington Post article, Ben-Ami was quoted saying that he had "no problem" with the term "Israel-Firster" and emphasized that it is "a legitimate question" if an individual was "putting the interests of another country before the interests of the United States." In his new statement, Ben-Ami said that "the use of the term 'Israel Firster' is a...
  • You’d Be Broke, Hungry and Living On The Street If You Did This

    01/07/2012 3:50:52 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    For the average American the thought of borrowing money for a bailout is simply not an option, either because they understand the dangers of debt being used to cover debt or they don’t qualify for the loans in today’s economic climate. For our federal government, as ridiculous as the concept sounds, it is the only option. If you operated this way, you’d be broke, hungry and living on the street:
  • Acorn playing behind the scenes role in 'Occupy' Movement

    12/29/2011 5:45:40 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Jana Winter
    The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com. The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted...
  • Obama Tells 60 Minutes 'Damaging Behavior on Wall Street' Was Legal, Wasn't Asked Who Enacted

    12/11/2011 9:40:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/11/11 | Noel Sheppard
    There was an astonishingly revealing moment on Sunday's 60 Minutes when President Obama said, "Some of the most damaging behavior on Wall Street, in some cases, some of the least ethical behavior on Wall Street, wasn't illegal." For what should be obvious reasons, CBS's Steve Kroft didn't bother asking his guest who created, voted for or signed the pieces of legislation that allowed this "damaging behavior on Wall Street" to be legal (video follows with transcript and commentary):STEVE KROFT (SECOND PART INTRO): In a wide-ranging conversation Friday morning, President Obama discussed everything
  • J Street Tries to Distance Itself From Board Member’s Hamas Flirtation

    11/28/2011 3:05:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11/28/11 | Jonathan Tobin
    The left-wing lobby group J Street has a problem. On the one hand, their leadership has been trying hard to portray itself as just another liberal pro-Israel Jewish group that deserves a place at the communal table. On the other, the radical instincts of much of its leadership and many of its supporters are so alienated from mainstream Jewish opinion about Israel and the Middle East conflict, the organization often finds itself lurching about trying to square two points of view that are incompatible. J Street first condemned Israel’s counter-offensive against Hamas terror in December 2008
  • Man robbed at knifepoint for iPhone, tells police robber fled into Occupy Seattle camp

    11/27/2011 8:33:54 PM PST · by Frankusa · 12 replies · 1+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 11/27/11
    Seattle Police are investigating an armed robbery on Broadway Ave early this morning. Police say around 4:20 a.m. one of their officers was flagged down by a man near 1700 Broadway who said he’d been robbed of his iPhone at knifepoint. The man reportedly told police he knew the other man with the knife and after robbing him that man fled into the Occupy Seattle camp at Seattle Central Community College... Some parents who's children attend a daycare at SCCC have raised concerns about reported drug use and criminal activity at the camp.
  • Theology, justice and Occupy Wall Street

    11/24/2011 12:34:03 PM PST · by AlaskaErik · 4 replies
    The Frontiersman ^ | November 24, 2011 | Howard Bess
    The Martin Luther King Jr. monument was dedicated recently in Washington, D.C. I was reminded then that the civil rights movement in America was led not by a politician fulfilling campaign promises nor by a popular evangelist bent on saving souls, but by a highly trained theologian who put his theology into practice with a demand for justice for those who had suffered at the hands of the rich and the powerful. King was a Baptist preacher who took his religion into the arena of racism, economics and social disparity. Hatred caught up with him, and he was killed. Now...
  • Les Dowrey Occupies Wall Street

    11/17/2011 8:56:28 PM PST · by LesDowrey · 8 replies
    Virtues and Values ^ | 11/17/2011 | Les Dowrey
    Episode Synopsis of the new conservative cartoon, The Les Dowrey Show After proving how worthless foreign aid to Africa was, and teaching them how to fish instead of giving them a fish, Les Dowrey continues to fight the powers of liberalism wherever they may be, which has led him to the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. While broadcasting live from the middle of Zuccotti Park, Les Dowrey interviews several of the senseless protestors, only to discover that there is much more than meets the eye at Occupy Wall Street. The protestors are actually an army of unemployed...
  • Occupy Theme Song!

    11/17/2011 4:38:03 PM PST · by hitomi · 11 replies
    3eb.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | hitomi
    Occupy Wall St. Song
  • Note to Occupy Wall Street: Rape, riots, murder, arson, pushing old ladies down the stairs

    11/17/2011 9:31:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/11 | Jim Treacher
    The USA gives OWS down-twinkles. Public Policy Polling: The Occupy Wall Street movement is not wearing well with voters across the country. Only 33% now say that they are supportive of its goals, compared to 45% who say they oppose them. That represents an 11 point shift in the wrong direction for the movement’s support compared to a month ago when 35% of voters said they supported it and 36% were opposed. Most notably independents have gone from supporting Occupy Wall Street’s goals 39/34, to opposing them 34/42.
  • Occupy Wall Street: New York police clear Zuccotti Park

    11/15/2011 7:09:48 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 November 2011
    There were chaotic scenes as protesters resisted police New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested more than 70 people following a raid in the early hours. It was the latest camp to be cleared by police in US cities in recent days. In a Tuesday morning news conference, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the eviction, saying there had been a conflict between protecting public health and safety and the protesters' First Amendment rights. For the city of New York, this has been a balancing act all along between the constitutional right...
  • Sheep Shock: Wall Street profits more under first two years of Obama than ALL 8 years under Bush

    11/08/2011 11:22:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    RedWhiteBlue News ^ | 11/8/11 | MSNBC
    RWBN: If you want to support your local “millionaire/billionaire” then you need to keep Democrats in office, according to new government data. Under a Democrat-held House of Representatives, Democrat Senate and a Democrat president Wall Street profits have soared. Obama has his “followers” believing he is on the side of the “99%” when it comes to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and against the Big “Fat Cat” Bankers on Wall Street, but Wall Street profits have soared from $77 billion under all eight years of G.W Bush to a whopping $85 Billion in just two years under the “divider” in...
  • Iran Threatens 'Street War' in Tel Aviv

    11/08/2011 11:00:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 11/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Tuesday that Iran would start a 'street war' in Tel Aviv if its nuclear program was attacked. "Israel is not big enough to launch a military strike on Iran, but if it takes such a foolish decision, the Iranian military will fight with the Zionist soldiers in Tel Aviv streets... and will force them out of the Palestinian soil," Seyed Hossein Naqavi said. Naqavi also warned, should Tehran's nuclear program be attacked, the battlefield won't be in Iran, but "the entirety of Europe and the US."...
  • Even Howard Stern has no problem finding the more intelligent people of Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 6:18:48 AM PST · by 84rules · 19 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | October 29, 2001 | Breitbart.tv
    Language warning from mid-way to the end. But this is too funny!
  • 80,000 Muslims pray on the street in Moscow

    11/06/2011 8:27:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/6/11 | Staff
    MOSCOW—Tens of thousands of Muslim men knelt shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer on the freezing streets of Moscow on Sunday to celebrate the religious holiday of Eid al-Adha. Estimates of the number of Muslims living or working in the Russian capital run from 2 million to as high as 5 million, but the city has few mosques. Police said 170,000 people celebrated the holiday in Moscow, including 80,000 who gathered on the street outside what was once the main mosque.
  • Bernanke chides Occupy Wall Street 'misconceptions'

    11/03/2011 6:12:13 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2011 | Annalyn Censky
    America's top central banker "sympathizes" with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and thinks many of their frustrations with the sluggish economy are "understandable." But there's one complaint Ben Bernanke does take issue with: the backlash against the Federal Reserve. "I think that the concerns about the Fed are based on misconceptions" The Occupy Wall Street protests, which started in New York in September and have since spread around the world, are known for their ever-evolving and diverse list of grievances. Among them are the common themes of distaste for the banking system and frustration with government. With that in mind,...
  • Occupy Wall Street moves to 'South Park'

    11/02/2011 8:17:50 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/02/2011 | Tiffany Hsu
    There’s a new fat cat in "South Park" tonight: Eric Cartman, with a nod to the Occupy Wall Street protests, will dub himself the newest denizen of the 1% club. "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the latest to opine on the movement with a new episode that has the roly-poly cartoon character flubbing his school’s fitness test. His failure dilutes the scores of the other elementary school students, resulting in more gym exercises for everyone. Cue mass resentment from the 99% and first backlash and then melancholy for Cartman. Sound familiar?
  • Sex assault prompts security boost at Occupy Dallas camp

    11/02/2011 7:19:44 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 9 replies
    WFAA ^ | 11/01/2011 | STEVE STOLER
    The face of the Occupy Dallas movement we've come to know over the past few weeks shows protesters angry over wealth and upset with big banks. Now a convicted sex offender has overshadowed those demonstrators. Richard Wayne Armstrong, 24, is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old runaway from Garland at the protest group's downtown campsite. Police said Armstrong had been part of the group living in the tent city near City Hall, but he failed to register as a sex offender in Dallas County.
  • Occupying Retards in Pictures

    11/02/2011 12:22:21 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 19 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | November 1, 2011 | Dave
    The Occupy Wall Street village idiots association has come out across this great nation to try to stink it up with bad breath, tent cities, crime, stench, mini riots, sex assaults and much more as they seek an America they can't even define in vocabulary that fools can understand. This link to the pictures is both funny and sad when seeing it because so much potential is nothing but wasted in the useful idiot tank. LINK TO WALL STREET FREAKS
  • Occupy Wall Street: Another world is possible (Al Jazeera reports on the rookie Hussein)

    11/01/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11/01/11 | Paul Rosenberg
    Occupy Wall Street: Another world is possibleObama's rightward shift since taking office has alienated many former supporters, helping to fuel the 'Occupy' movement. Paul Rosenberg Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 18:14 **SNIP** Obama's implicit dream - based on his own successful political trajectory - was that he could negotiate a truce within the one per cent to substantially improve the overall management of the US political system. As a result, the nation as a whole would benefit substantially. Thus, he was not so much unconcerned with the welfare of the 99 per cent as he was scornful of them getting...
  • Michael Moore Confesses: "I Am The 1 Percent"

    10/29/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 19 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 10/29/2011 | Martin Wolk
    Anti-capitalist film director Michael Moore has drawn fire in recent days for standing with the Occupy Wall Street protesters while failing to acknowledge that he is part of the “1 percent,” not the 99 percent. Now the director of “Capitalism: A Love Story” and other documentaries has come clean and admitted that he is indeed among the nation’s wealthiest citizens, but without providing details of just how rich he is. In a post titled “Life Among the 1%” on his blog “Open Mike,” Moore recalls how he made his first millions when he sold the distribution rights to his 1989...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego

    10/28/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/2011
    In Nashville, a new law was enacted preventing camping overnight near the Tennessee state Capitol. In San Diego, police arrested 51 people at 02:30 (9:30 GMT), removing tents, canopies, tables and other furniture. On the US East Coast, many of those taking part in Occupy protests are preparing for an unseasonally cold storm due to hit this weekend. As much as 10in (25cm) of snow is expected in some areas on Saturday, with between two and four inches forecast for New York City. Protesters are raising money and floating ideas for how to cope as the temperature drops. Suggestions reportedly...
  • Occupy Wall Street Beats Tea Party in Searches on Google

    10/27/2011 3:27:19 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 25 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/27/2011 | Sarah Kessler
    Google has added its perspective — with a search-data-based popularity contest — to the comparisons between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. The data rules in favor of Occupy Wall Street. Users searched for the nascent movement more than the Tea Party for the first time in the United States on Sept. 24, according to Google’s politics blog. Search traffic for the term “Occupy Wall Street” has remained higher ever since. Vermont, Oregon and New York are the biggest searchers of Occupy Wall Street. Tea Party search traffic peaks every April during tax season. Because Occupy Wall Street has...
  • Poll: 43 percent agree with views of "Occupy Wall Street"

    10/26/2011 8:41:49 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Forty-three percent of Americans agree with the views of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll that found a widespread belief that money and wealth should be distributed more evenly in America. Twenty-seven percent of Americans said they disagree with the movement, which began more than a month ago in lower Manhattan and has since spread across the country and around the world. Thirty percent said they were unsure. Young and left-leaning Americans were more likely to agree with the movement than were their older and more conservative counterparts. Half of Americans ages...
  • New York couple tries to trademark 'Occupy Wall St.'

    10/25/2011 8:51:32 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2011 | Kristina Sgueglia
    A Long Island couple wants to trademark the slogan "Occupy Wall St." with the intent to sell sweatshirts, T-shirts, bumper stickers and hobo bags, among other merchandise. "I'm no marketing genius, but when you got something that's across 50 states, it's a brand now," said 44-year-old Robert Maresca of West Islip, New York. Maresca's wife, Diane, filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on October 18 and paid a fee of $975. The move has some Occupy Wall Street supporters perplexed. "The goal of OWS is not to become a profitable business," said Tyler Combelic,...
  • Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD

    10/25/2011 6:08:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    gawker.com ^ | 10/25/11 | Adrian Chen
    The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters' moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group's internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group's plans to authorities and corporations targeted by protesters. Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on September 17, New York security consultant Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to infiltrate and discredit the movement. Ryan says he's done contract work for the U.S. Army and he brags on...
  • Occupy Wall Street- The Reality TV Show????

    10/24/2011 8:42:20 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 5 replies
    DealBook ^ | 10/24/2011 | DEALBOOK
    MTV will air a reality TV show based on the Occupy Wall Street protests at Zuccotti Park. Brian Stelter, The New York Times media reporter, said on Twitter that an episode of the “True Life” series, “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street,” would appear on Nov. 5. There was a casting call for one of the protesters to appear, Entertainment Weekly reported.
  • Occupy Wall Street now embraces environmentalists

    10/24/2011 6:55:49 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 7 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 10/24/11 | RUSSELL MCLENDON
    Occupy Wall Street may be "leaderless," but it's far from directionless. In the time since the protest movement began on Sept. 17, its "We Are the 99 Percent" (http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/) message has exploded into a national rallying cry, inspiring not only a bustling mini-city in New York's financial district, but also an overnight network of sympathizers from Seattle to Miami. According to the unofficial umbrella group Occupy Together, some 1,500 cities worldwide will see "Occupy" events this week. And while the nebulous campaign is focused mainly on economic issues, it has also strived for inclusiveness, winning the support of diverse groups...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Simple Protest or Zombie Attack?

    10/19/2011 9:46:08 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 4 replies
    Virtues and Values ^ | 10/18/2011 | Les Dowrey
    A big thank you to all the conservatives and tea party members who supported the first episode of my new conservative cartoon, “The Les Dowrey Show.” After losing my talk radio job when my Midwestern station was purchased by a Spanish broadcasting group, I did not know what to do, but with the encouragement of many friends, family members, and fellow conservatives I spent several months developing the Tea Party’s answer to cartoons like Family Guy and South Park. With that being said, I proudly present to you episode 2 of the Les Dowrey show. In this episode Les Dowrey...
  • OWS not to happy with ZERO

    10/18/2011 2:12:57 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 14 replies
    Occupy wall street ^ | today | Obama2012
    president obama may come to NY and visit ows..
  • Forget the Wall Street Protesters: Why We Should All Hate "Capitalism"

    10/17/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 17 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Okay, you can lift your lower jaw off the floor. I haven’t joined the dark side: My problem isn’t economic but lexical. I do hate capitalism — the term. As you know, in the eyes of many, “capitalism” has become both a four-letter word and the target of such. For example, New York Magazine questioned a group of Wall Street protesters on October 2 and found that 37 percent believed capitalism was “inherently immoral.” If you find this unremarkable for Woodstock-meets-Wall Street rabble, consider a 2009 Rasmussen poll showing that “only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than...
  • Video: Occupy Wall Street Circa 1979

    10/17/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/17/11 | John
    Hat tip to Chris Moody for this clip. This comes from a film called Early Warnings. It shows a 1979 protest in New York on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash. See if the vibe isn’t familiar: