Posts tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

October 16, 2011

Occupy A Paycheck

by lewwaters

We have all been seeing in the news about Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland, and Occupy Denver; Occupy everything except a bar of soap for some. The common theme we hear is that there are no jobs, corporate greed is holding back on jobs, the rich are stingy and not “paying their fair share” in taxes. The claim is that 1% holds all of the wealth and that 99% apparently do not, leading one to believe that 99% of the country is broke, out of work and dying of hunger.

According to the National Taxpayers Union, the so called rich already pays a disproportionate amount of income taxes and we also know that 47% of lower wage earners pays no income taxes.

Beyond taxes, as I said above, corporations are accused of being greedy, not wanting to hire people while they hold massive amounts of profits, yadda, yadda, yadda. That too is not quite accurate as there are corporations ready, willing and all too able to hire up to one million workers and it is the government blocking the access to those jobs.

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October 16, 2011

Occupy Vancouver – Veiled Threat Against Condoleezza Rice?

by lewwaters

In what I believe to be “mike check” fashion, Condoleezza Rice, the first Black female Secretary of State is being labeled a “war criminal” by liberals in attendance at the October 15, 2011 “Occupy Vancouver” rally in Vancouver, Washington with an invitation to meet to oppose a keynote speech she is scheduled to give.

But, not one of these people accused Barack Obama of “war crimes” after expanding the war on terror, bombing Libya, deploying Troops into Uganda or keeping Guantanamo open after promises of closing it.

October 16, 2011

Occupy Portland’s Hit New Song

by lewwaters

While Vancouverites and those who came to attend from other cities held a relatively peaceful march and rally in Esther Short Park Saturday, October 15, the Occupy Portland crowd had an impromptu ‘musical’ band within their midst with their new hit song, “F*CK the USA”

Don’t expect the Columbian, busted on their bias this week by publishing 8 supportive articles on Occupy Vancouver after not granting one single word to the April 17, 2010 Tea Party rally that drew nearly twice the amount of people, to mention this.

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October 15, 2011

Occupy Vancouver – Selected Comments

by lewwaters

A few of the comments from the over 40 people who spoke at the Occupy Vancouver “non-partisan” event today at Esther Short Park, in beautiful downtown Vancouver, Washington.

Nothing new, it’s all been seen before THOSE “SIXTIES” HIPPIES

And, it will end up the same if people don’t stand up.

October 12, 2011

The Disconnect of Occupy Wall Street

by lewwaters

The longer these “Occupy Whatever” protests go on, the more disconnected the “occupiers” seem to be. Now that they have decided to release their “demands” and another work in progress document, The American Peoples New Economic Charter I am left wondering how these people expect to be taken seriously.

At one point in their documents, they call for an end to private sector student loans, saying such loans should be wholly subsidized. Later, they want forgiveness of the very loans they took out then state, “Get Wall Street out of the private student loan business and maintain fair and reasonable public loans for all students who need them.”

They ask for “Education should be funded with some of the $2 billion/week that goes to war-funding. At least 50% of it.”

They expect, “Socialize undergraduate level college. Make failing impossible to assure that everyone has the same chance in the work place post-college.”

They want to see, “Repeal “No Child Left Behind” [NCLB is basically a corporate $ maker. Make all education free from cradle-grave.”

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October 12, 2011

Democrats Come Out In Support of Occupy Wall Street

by lewwaters

Any doubt left that the Democrat Party has lost touch with mainstream America and is more interested in the destruction of America as we have always known it is laid to rest;

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While the Democrat Party now demonizes corporations and continues to lay all blame on everybody else but them, they now come out in support of a disjointed group of malcontents whose goal is a total disruption of your life so they can receive a free ride. Democrats forget their own complicity in the continually degrading economy as they ask for more Billions in stimulus, promote bypassing of congress by Barack Obama to implement his radical leftwing views and continue to promote a socialist takeover of America.

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October 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: A Good Investment Opportunity?

by lewwaters

James O’Keefe again and although only two people, funny just the same

H/T Project Veritas

October 11, 2011

Part-Time Occupiers to Descend on Vancouver, Washington

by lewwaters

I guess better late than never, an “Occupy Vancouver” event is planned to be held in Esther Short Park this Saturday, October 15, 2011. Unlike other “Occupations” around the country, supposedly showing their disdain for something, passing out free condoms, not bathing and being a general nuisance, “Occupy Vancouver” is slated to be held from noon to 3PM.

The facebook page for this part-time protest states,

“Join together with your fellow citizens to show this nation that we are aware of the injustices, and that we will peacefully assemble in solidarity with the International Day of Occupation on October 15th.”

“This is NOT a movement against authority, this is NOT a movement against police, this IS a peaceful movement of awareness!”

“Thanks for your support! Come voice your ideas, we have three proposed general assembly meetings over the coming days to talk about the event next weekend, and to listen to the public before the event. Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th, both at 2pm at Esther Short Park near the center band-shell. And also, Wednesday the 12th at 6pm, same location.”

Apparently they already started their occupation and since we all missed it, they plan to do it again.

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October 10, 2011

They Turned Down a Congressman Speaking For This?

by lewwaters

Video of the Occupy Atlanta actions immediately after Rep. John Lewis was denied a few minutes to address the block here

Remember, an announcement is information. A proposal is a, well, err, a proposal.

Got that?

It appears too that Whitey still calls all the shots down in Atlanta, Georgia.

October 10, 2011

Political Party Seeks to Hire “Occupiers”

by lewwaters

Grassroots?

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H/T HotAir.com

See also: Sex, drugs and hiding from the law at Wall Street protests

October 9, 2011

Marxist Protesters Stop Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis (D. Ga) from Speaking

by lewwaters

From the YouTube description:

“Many curious citizens and media outlets came to the first Occupy Atlanta event, and were visible shocked and confused by the consistent Marxism employed by the group. People abandoned their individuality and liberty to be absorbed into a hypnotizing collective. The facilitator made it clear that he was not a “leader” and that everyone was completely equal; words often spoken by leftists, but in this case they actually applied their philosophy. Into this surreal and oppressive environment, Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero and icon of American leftism, came to speak as has so often done at left-wing rallies and events in Atlanta. He is practically worshiped in Democrat circles, and was visibly stunned to see these Marxists turn him away. It was reminiscent of previous Marxist revolutions in history when those who ignorantly supported the revolutionaries are, over time, purged and rejected for the “good of the collective”, when their usefulness has expired.”

H/T Chicks on the Right

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October 9, 2011

A Day In the Life of an Anti-Capitalist Protester

by lewwaters

See more at: the Don Smith Show

October 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: What We Don’t See in the American Media

by lewwaters

As the malcontents of Occupy Wall Street spread their jealous rage across the country, it’s a downright shame that in order to see what is really happening we must turn to the foreign press. The image below was published in the UK Daily Mail, October 8, 2011 along with a host of other images showing the filth and garbage piling up.

Where have we seen this sort of disgusting act before? Oh yes, Portland, Oregon March 2007

Photo by Rachael Palinkas

No, this isn’t indicative of all of those participating in this misguided protest, but I don’t hear protest organizers complaining about it or telling followers not to engage in such disgust.

And these people complain about the Tea Party?

October 7, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Wholly Organized by Socialist Front Groups

by lewwaters

Read more at the Blaze

Yes, it brings Occupy Portland into question as well.

It seems “grassroots” requires quite a bit of organization and prodding on the left.

In all, just the same discontent seen since the early 1900’s as Marxists the world over continue to call for change to socialism, in spite of it failing everywhere it has been tried.

October 7, 2011

Fine Tuning Ignorance

by lewwaters

Poet and Philosopher George Santayana is credited with the quotation, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” early in the 20th century. In various forms, it has been repeated since in an effort to warn people to educate themselves in historical matters, one most notably being “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it” in an epigraph by William L. Shirer in his epic book, “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.”

Many of us, during our years in school, found history to be a boring subject. It brought little interest and we couldn’t wait to get through the lesson for recess, lunch or something more interesting to us. I know my own interest in the subject didn’t pique until the 10th grade when I had the good fortune of being taught World History by Mrs. Pauline Watkins in her final year of teaching before retirement from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida.

Tragically, it was in her class that we saw a sad day in our own history unfold as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Perhaps that is why seeing the ignorance, the lack of education and paying attention to World History irritates me as it does as once again, we see masses of people taking to the streets and “occupying” parks, centers and even Wall Street with their unrealistic demands, some not even knowing why they are protesting, just going along with the flow.

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