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  • The Levee Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

    12/13/2014 9:46:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/12/14 | Zach Carter
    WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Barack Obama risked a fight with her over government subsidies for risky Wall Street derivatives trading. They won the near-term policy fight: After a bruising bicameral battle, the House of Representatives narrowly approved an annual spending bill that granted taxpayer support for the risky financial contracts at the heart of the 2008 meltdown. But the bitter feud left Reid and Obama politically embarrassed, while consolidating a burgeoning populist movement within the...
  • Planned Parenthood builds concrete wall to block pro-lifers

    12/08/2014 9:51:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 5, 2014 | life dynamics
    A Planned Parenthood in Dallas has erected a large concrete wall to block out pro-life protesters who speak out against them on a weekly basis. This huge abortion mega center located at 7989 West Virginia Drive has been strategically placed in the minority community. PICTURES ON LINK Dallas area pastor, Stephen Broden and several African American, Hispanic and white protesters regularly stand outside this Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where a large percentage of their abortion patients are Black. Pastor Broden has confirmed to Life Dynamics that the wall is indeed going up. He said Planned Parenthood can try to shut...
  • Today's Front-Page Wall Street Journal Story Lies About Israel

    08/14/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yid with a Lid ^ | 8/14/14 | staff
    A huge front-page story in today's Wall Street Journal is called "Israel Outflanks White House in Pressing Gaza Strategy." The piece contends among other things that Israel has been doing an end-around the White House by securing munitions directly from the Pentagon. That contention is false. In fact, buried in the twenty-first paragraph of the piece is an explanation that the weapons purchase that they suggest is an end-around in the first few paragraphs is actually standard operating procedure. The WSJ piece begins: White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign...
  • Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

    03/31/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2014 | Steve Kroft
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. And in the last two weeks, the New York attorney general and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington have both launched investigations into high-frequency computerized stock trading that now controls more than half the market.
  • Walled Nativity Scene Borders On Anti-Semitism, Jewish Leaders Say

    12/14/2007 7:25:59 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 100 replies · 2,226+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem ( - The sale of Nativity scenes with a wall running through the middle to symbolize Israel's security barrier borders on anti-Semitism, Jewish groups are saying. The Amos Trust, a British Christian charity that works with needy communities around the world, is selling the traditional Nativity sets with a political twist, noting that the wise men won't reach the stable because of the wall. The Amos Trust says its Nativity sets are made by Palestinian carpenters from olive wood from Bethlehem. Israel started building its security barrier -- a series of walls and fences -- in response to an...
  • Digital First Media bringing online subscription model to Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call

    11/19/2013 12:12:45 PM PST · by catnipman · 3 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/19/2013 | staff
    Digital First Media, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, is adopting an all-access subscription model for its newspapers, including the Daily Camera in Boulder, the Longmont Times-Call and the Loveland Reporter-Herald. ...
  • Ohio Students Chained to Wall and Beaten With Sticks at Local Mosque (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:32:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Islamic students were chained to the wall and beaten at the Masjad As-Salaamah Mosque in Ohio. The mosque’s name translates to “Mosque of Peace.” Via IM41:
  • 99% of Obamacare Applications Hit a Wall

    10/05/2013 1:26:12 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/5/2013 | Dan Mangan
    It's a batting average that won't land the federal marketplace for Obamacare into the Healthcare Hall of Fame. As few as 1 in 100 applications on the federal exchange contains enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan, several insurance industry sources told CNBC on Friday. Some of the problems involve how the exchange's software collects and verifies an applicant's data. "It is extraordinary that these systems weren't ready," said Sumit Nijhawan, CEO of Infogix, which handles data integrity issues for major insurers including WellPoint and Cigna, as well as multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates. Experts said that...
  • 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.
  • Should Hamtramck Erect A 12-Foot Wall To Keep Out Detroiters?

    07/19/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies ^ | 7-19-13 | CBS Detroit
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Prosperous suburbs surrounding Detroit — and even the struggling enclaves within — are working to distance themselves from a city in financial ruin. In Hamtramck, one City Council candidate is taking that idea to the extreme. Richard Fabiszak has proposed that Hamtramck build a 12 or 14-foot wall around the city, keeping out Detroiters, and requiring state-issued identification to get in. “That sounds crazy to me,” one Hamtramck resident told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil. “I never heard of such a thing. That sounds like something you’d see in a movie — some kind of science fiction...
  • Mexico breaks silence on US immigration bill: 'Walls aren't the solution'

    06/26/2013 12:41:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26,2013 | Lauren Villagran | Christian Science Monitor
    Mexico broke its silence on the United States immigration reform debate this week, declaring that “walls aren’t the solution.” US lawmakers are considering extending the border fence as part of the added security measures that would accompany plans to provide legal status to more than 11 million immigrants, the majority of them Mexican.
  • Priest scales wall to enter U.S. -- and bring message to parishioners

    05/03/2013 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jennifer Delgado
    Just days after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border by climbing a wall, a Chicago priest says what he did was wrong and urged parishioners in his Southwest Side church to apologize if they had done the same. "And by recognizing you did something wrong, you can't keep it doing it," said the Rev. Gary Graf of St. Gall Roman Catholic Church in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. "I'm begging the people to take a different tactic." --SNIP-- Graf paid for the trip but took about $3,000 from a church collection to pay coyotes, or people who smuggle others into the U.S. for...
  • 3 accused of jumping on, killing man in Minneapolis

    12/26/2012 11:13:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 54 replies
    in forum ^ | 12-26-12 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS — Three people are accused of killing a man in Minneapolis by jumping on and beating him. The Star Tribune reports ( police say that witnesses reported seeing three males taking turns jumping from a retaining wall onto Kerry Duane Scott's chest and abdomen “like a trampoline” on Nov. 17. Officers found Scott bleeding from the head and paramedics pronounced him dead.
  • Wall Street manipulates deficit angst with fiscal cliff fear

    12/04/2012 8:27:27 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies ^ | 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...
  • Wall Street Journal Says SEAL Veterans Better Off Collecting Unemployment

    09/01/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 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...
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness?

    05/30/2012 6:10:15 AM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies ^ | 5/30/2012 | Scott Ryan
    American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness. The verdict will soon be decided. Video montage starring Occupy Wall Street degenerates, Ronald Reagan, Whitney Houston & Billy Graham, Jerry Springer and Billy Graham...
  • American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness

    05/29/2012 11:29:36 AM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness. The verdict will soon be decided. (CAST: Starring Ronald Reagan, Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Occupy Wall Street degenerates, Whitney Houston and a bunch of militant homosexuals). Video montage...
  • 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...
  • Romney: Questions about Wall Street and inequality are driven by `envy’

    01/12/2012 7:53:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | Greg Sargent
    Mitt Romney had a remarkable exchange on NBC this morning that may not be as attention-grabbing about his “fire people” gaffe — but may actually be just as revealing and significant. And I hope it gets some attention. In it, Romney suggested that concerns about Wall Street conduct and inequality are driven by “envy,” and even said we needn’t have a public debate about inequitable wealth distribution in this country.
  • ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Participation To Earn Class Credit At Columbia U.

    01/02/2012 3:09:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/2/12 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Columbia University will offer a new course for upperclassmen and grad students next semester. An Occupy Wall Street class will send students into the field and will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, a veteran of the Occupy movement. The course begins next semester and will be divided between class work at Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork that will require students to become involved with the Occupy movement outside of the classroom. The course will be called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement” it will be run by the anthropology department. Appel is...
  • Acorn playing behind the scenes role in 'Occupy' Movement

    12/29/2011 5:45:40 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | 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 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...
  • Saudi King Calls for Arab Super State

    12/19/2011 5:13:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia formally called for the formation of a Gulf Union on a backdrop of regional unrest and growing tensions with rival Iran. "I ask today that we move from a phase of cooperation to a phase of union within a single entity," Abdullah said during his address at the opening session of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council conference in Riyadh. "You must realise that our security and stability are threatened and we need to live up to our responsibilities," said King Abdullah. "Our summit opens in the shadow of challenges that require vigilance and a united...
  • 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
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | October 29, 2001 |
    Language warning from mid-way to the end. But this is too funny!
  • 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...
  • Man Vs Winter

    10/31/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 10/31/2011 | Dave
    Protesting Wall Street and the gap between rich and poor? The system needs to be changed and you don't know to what? Well, winter has given the protesters an early welcome. Occupy Wall Street, New York chapter has been blasted with snow and rain. Ah Damn! With today being Halloween and seeing the pictures roll in it is a beautiful blending of the weird, weather, and spooky. The OWS movement is asking for blankets, heaters, generators, tarps. In the interest of public decency please DO NOT send the protesters any aid. Let them EARN IT! They can take jobs that...
  • 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 ^ | 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" ( 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...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Anti-Semitic Origins

    10/18/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Yid With Lid ^ | 10/18/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    When it comes time to discuss Israel, Adbusters finds a way to describe the Jewish State in the most offensive of terms. While not specifically mentioning Jews, Adbusters substitutes other terms to make false and border-line anti-Semitic comments, or trying to set up the Jews/Israel as the scapegoat for America's problems. From an article called Revolution in America: Not content with stripping us as citizens of our sovereignty, our corporate-backed rulers have instituted a foreign policy that delights in permanent war and international instability. From cynically squandering billions of dollars of taxpayer money each year in gifts to the apartheid...
  • 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..