“The anti-Wall Street demonstrators who have been occupying a park in Lower Manhattan for the last two weeks have gradually been accumulating the necessities of political life, ranging from a media center to a clean-up squad. Now they’re about to get their own newspaper.”—Protesters to launch “Occupy Wall Street Journal” | The Raw Story
"Going to a demonstration in New York City? Know your rights! The New York Civil Liberties Union has two guides that can help you know what to do if you’re protesting or if you have a police interaction."
What does “the US military is planning on leaving Iraq” really mean?
According to this article at Raw Story, what it really means is the US military forces are “officially” leaving, to be replaced by 5,000 private contractors. Needless to say Xie (formerly Blackwater) WANTS to go back so they can continue to provide services to “customers.”
It is particularly jarring to hear people in their own country (meaning the Iraqis) being referred to as “customers” of war.
So, we are leaving but we aren’t really leaving. We, the American citizens and taxpayers will be forced to keep footing the bill for death and war while we supposedly can’t “afford” to take care of the people in our own DAMNED country.
The realization hit me years ago, when it comes to the religious concept of life and death (or heaven and hell, if you will) that perhaps life on earth, having to deal with corrupt, greedy, and authorities who only care about themselves might really be what hell is (in other words life as we currently know it) and that heaven is finally being released from this miserable existence.
I apologize if I’m ranting and raving and bumming people out but I am just so emotionally and mentally tired of this SOS day after day, year after year, decade after decade. We humans, without a doubt, are the most stupid and worthless animals in all of known creation.
What the fuck are those hoodies that stoners always wear called? The ones that are like knitted and look like they were made in Mexico? I bought one and want to Google how to make it soft fast, but I don’t even know the search terms. What are they called or how do you make it soft?!
Governments always need an ‘enemy’ to oppress in order for it to retain or grow its authority like Indians, witches, heretics, terrorists, and now people having anything to do with pot. Whether you’re a dying of cancer or just watching 2001: A Space Oddessey. You are being hunted down with helicopters and various agencies to have your life completely ruined in the public. They want us to accept the fact that they will bust into any house and kill your dog because you might have a bong on your table.
It’s all bullshit. The money being put into burning you in the public square could provide us all with free health care and education. Those things probably create more jobs and obviously more goodwill than the war on drugs, but it doesn’t give the government more authority…. That’s what it’s all about. They want us to be afraid of them and live in a culture of fear, rather than be happy healthy and peaceful people.
When you go to vote, remember that Obama authorizes raids on medical dispensaries and puts cancer patients in prison. When asked about it in public by citizens, he deflects with humor about Cheech and Chong. Let the DNC know that you don’t think it’s very funny to ruin the lives of good people or put terminally ill patients in prison to die alone, away from their family.
Bank of America's $5 Per Month Debit Card Fee Is A Sign Of The Times
"Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo (who each have been testing $3-a-month fees for debit cards in some markets) and other banks are looking for ways to recoup some of the money they’re not going to be collecting anymore starting Saturday when new rules go into effect that limit "swipe fees," Bloomberg News reports.”
I have not seen a single post this week on any of my social networks about the recent protests that happened. Do people even know about this? Fuck FOX, CNN and any other major news corps that are in the system for barely even covering this. This is sick. People’s basic civil rights are being taken…
Oh I see. This was staged because someone got some PR people (just last week, out of nowhere, he fought for women to have the right to vote). I don’t care the reason, so long as women get what’s theirs.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack H. Obama turned to the crowd and with a resolute demeanor added, “Take off your slippers, put on your marching shoes, then tap your heels together 3 times because where we need to go is fantasy land - that’s the only place where my economic…
"At some point the number of people occupying Wall Street — whether that’s 5,000, 10,000 or 50,000 — will force the powers that be to offer concessions. No one can say how many people it will take or even how things will change exactly, but there is a real potential for bypassing a corrupt political process and for realizing a society based on human needs, not hedge fund profits."