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Postby Sterngard Friegen » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:13 pm

Anti bank populism from the right is driven primarily by anti-Semitism.

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Postby mimi » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:35 pm

more about tomorrow's potential (expected) arrests:all tweets from rudepundit:

At #ows general assembly about Bloomberg letter. Looks like we're gonna resist."We believe it is Bloomberg's intent to clear us out" because of similar action by authorities in Austin, TX.Speaker at #ows says we will clean today to call their bluff.Legal team is meeting with ACLU about potential litigation to stay in the park. #owsEveryone willing will be asked to link arms to blockade the park if eviction is attempted. #owsDirect action being planned, with expectation of multiple arrests. They are saying this in front of the cops. #owsUnions are attacking Bloomberg, say he is using sanitation as a pretext to end occupation. #owsAlso, unions say they don't trust Bloomberg, "our billionaire mayor." #owsEasiest way to describe this is that, if Bloomberg pushes this, shit is gonna get realer. #ows"We will not allow them in the park. This is an occupation." #owsCall on all supporters to be here at 6 am tomorrow to organize to defend the occupation. #ows

Regarding Stern's post, there is already a video out about the Antisemitism

Holy crap! Three people! RT @Heminator: Wow. I hadn't seen how bad the #OWS anti-semitism is. bit.ly/r0pbM6

The video is from "The Emergency Committee For Israel".

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Postby Plutodog » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:17 am

An excellent look at the 47% that "pay no taxes"[imgwidth=500]http://talkingpointsmemo.com/images/CBPP47percent.jpg[/imgwidth]Much more words and stuff:[/break1]talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/chart-of-the-day-these-are-the-47-percent.php#more]http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011 ... t.php#more
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Postby ducktape » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:57 pm

So whiny little Erick Erickson of RedState & CNN decided to start a "we are the 53%" movement. But apparently, he couldn't find enough stupid people with compelling stories about how put upon they are but not complaining so suck it up, and he had to make them up. Balloon Juice has the story of how he's using fake images ... but they used Stern's![/break1]balloon-juice.com/2011/10/15/we-are-the-53-using-fake-images-nigerian-dude-living-in-spain-not-really-a-53-percenter/]http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/10/15 ... percenter/

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Postby Plutodog » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:19 pm

Erick is obviously too sleazy to care.
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Postby mimi » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:22 pm

So whiny little Erick Erickson of RedState & CNN decided to start a "we are the 53%" movement. But apparently, he couldn't find enough stupid people with compelling stories about how put upon they are but not complaining so suck it up, and he had to make them up. Balloon Juice has the story of how he's using fake images ... but they used Stern's![/break1]balloon-juice.com/2011/10/15/we-are-the-53-using-fake-images-nigerian-dude-living-in-spain-not-really-a-53-percenter/]http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/10/15 ... percenter/

Forbes did a post about the 53 percent:

10/13/2011 @ 12:16PM |18,397 viewsThe 'We are the 53%' Tumblr is HeartbreakingI have perused both the ‘We are the 99%’ Tumblr and the ‘We are the 53%’ Tumblr and I’ve come to this conclusion: the latter is far more heartbreaking than the former, if unintentionally so.For one thing, most of the fifty-three-percenters are probably not actually in the 53%. Many describe a life of hardship, unemployment or underemployment, and dependence on government jobs and services. Take this one, for instance:After this young woman’s father was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, he was told by the doctor to take it easy since he’s a manual laborer. Yet he went back to work full-time, working 12 hours a day, six days a week. She writes, “The cancer still grows. That is the American dream.”

remainder:[/break1]forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/10/13/the-we-are-the-53-tumblr-is-heartbreaking/]http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/20 ... tbreaking/

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Postby MaineSkeptic » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:28 pm

Forbes did a post about the 53 percent:





10/13/2011 @ 12:16PM |18,397 views


The 'We are the 53%' Tumblr is Heartbreaking





I have perused both the ‘We are the 99%’ Tumblr and the ‘We are the 53%’ Tumblr and I’ve come to this conclusion: the latter is far more heartbreaking than the former, if unintentionally so.





For one thing, most of the fifty-three-percenters are probably not actually in the 53%. Many describe a life of hardship, unemployment or underemployment, and dependence on government jobs and services. Take this one, for instance:





After this young woman’s father was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, he was told by the doctor to take it easy since he’s a manual laborer. Yet he went back to work full-time, working 12 hours a day, six days a week. She writes, “The cancer still grows. That is the American dream.”

remainder:


[/break1]forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/10/13/the-we-are-the-53-tumblr-is-heartbreaking/]http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/20 ... tbreaking/

And more:





I think that’s what the Occupy Wall Street protesters are saying: We should be able to craft a more human economy that doesn’t allow this sort of thing to happen, that rewards hard work and alleviates suffering and risk.

That's Forbes. Are we on the verge of something big?

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Postby Suranis » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:02 pm

Maybe. {SMILIES_PATH}/pray.gif {SMILIES_PATH}/pray.gif Americans are decent people, just mislead and filled with fear.
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Postby Adrianinflorida » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:42 am

I've said it all along, the Freepers, Fox News Viewers and Rank and File GOP members all fit in with the 99%'ers more so than they would any '53%ers'. The average American isn't making it. Living paycheck to paycheck doesn't count as being a 'Job Creator' or paying taxes that the 'Underclass' are 'Living off of'. The top 1% has suckered in the social conservatives to believe that the GOP will fight for them....Right after they get done screwing them, economically

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Postby Plutodog » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:38 am

Oh, how freakin' nice. The Patriots claim the ANP (Nazi's) are down with OWS:

Many racialists are unsure about, and even against, these Occupy Wall Street protests all around the country. It has been pointed out to me that many protesters are non-white and/or “communists.” Well my answer to that is: “WHO CARES?!” They are against the same evil, corrupted, degenerate capitalist elitists that WE are against! Instead of screaming, “6 million more!” The pro-white movementites should be JOINING this Occupy movement and supporting it! Seriously people, just WHO is our enemy? The unemployed left-wing 25-year-old holding up a sign, OR the judeo-capitalist banksters who swindled the American taxpayers out of A TRILLION dollars in the “bailout” scam AND continue to oppress the White Working Class?!? Even Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP had to vote with open communists on some issues to achieve their goals. WE need to utilize and support every movement of dissent against this evil American empire, regardless of which end of the political spectrum it originates from. The foremost authority on National Socialism in America has this to say about “Occupy”: What is really MISSING – is the “MOVEMENT” from these popular protests – its time to pull WN heads out of their collective ass’s, and JOIN IN the attack on Judeo-Capitalism. What do you suggest? That WN Working Class White people DEFEND the Judeo-Capitalists? IF the “movement” wasn’t so PATHETIC it would be OUT THERE – LEADING these protests! The fact that its these “lefties” as you call them, who are picking up the ball and running with it – only shows how much more in tune THEY are with the fed up masses of White Workers, than the fossilized, reactionary “right-wing”. WHO holds the WEALTH and POWER in this country – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO is therefore the #1 ENEMY who makes all this filth happen – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO therefore do WN need to FIGHT? My heart is right there with these people, perhaps someday the “movement” will SHOW the same COURAGE and DEDICATION that these people OUT THERE FIGHTING are SHOWING! Sincerely, ROCKY SUHAYDA Hail Victory! 88! [/break1]ANP14.com]www.ANP14.com

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Postby Suranis » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:03 am

Actually Plutodog, my read of that is that the author of that is saying SHOULD be down with the OWS rather than fighting them, as the OWS are actually getting shit done.It's like the overall contradictions of the right wing messege in America are starting to seep into peoples conciousness.Also this is amusing[/break1]tumblr.com/]http://actuallyyourethe47percent.tumblr.com/People claiming they are part of the 53% when they are actually one of the 47%
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Postby mimi » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:49 am

James O'Keefe couldn't even get anything worth doing anything with to demean OWS when he walked through Zuccotti Park in a suit with a brief case and a camera in his lapel. Even though not everyone recognized him, no one hassled him and he couldn't bait anyone or Breitbart would have posted it by now.

Yeah, but they are encouraging people to act as OWS protesters, and spout nonsense to portray the group as a bunch of ignorant DFH's. Inciting violence, too? Maybe.

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Postby kate520 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:14 pm

This is the thing: DFH's.They knew we'd be back one day. This is exactly the fight we began 40 years ago, the fight against unfettered capitalism. Not against capitalism, but against the way they want to play it, with all power at the top. It will continue, this fight, until one of us is knocked unkonshus forever.

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Postby mimi » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:25 pm

...the fight against unfettered capitalism. Not against capitalism, but against the way they want to play it, with all power at the top.

I don't think most TeaBaggers don't understand this. I don't think many do.

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Postby TollandRCR » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:33 pm

In Italy, the main instigators for violence were anarchists, not OWS protesters. Anarchists were also the instigators for violence at the Seattle WTO conference. Not all anarchists are proponents of violence, as I know from a friend and former student.





The OWS protest may turn out to be the most important political movement of this decade. It just might return us to something like the income inequality statistics of 1955, before "the Great U-Turn." a period of economic growth, much fuller employment, and much higher marginal tax rates. See [link]Exactly How has Income Inequality Changed? Patterns of Distributional Change in Core Societies,http://www.lisproject.org/publications/liswps/422.pdf[/link]. The 1% may have pushed a step too far in their greed and lying, and have now become targets of the left, the independents, and some of the right (the unbought).

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Postby esseff44 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:17 pm

In Italy, the main instigators for violence were anarchists, not OWS protesters. Anarchists were also the instigators for violence at the Seattle WTO conference. Not all anarchists are proponents of violence, as I know from a friend and former student.





The OWS protest may turn out to be the most important political movement of this decade. It just might return us to something like the income inequality statistics of 1955, before "the Great U-Turn." a period of economic growth, much fuller employment, and much higher marginal tax rates. See [link]Exactly How has Income Inequality Changed? Patterns of Distributional Change in Core Societies,http://www.lisproject.org/publications/liswps/422.pdf[/link]. The 1% may have pushed a step too far in their greed and lying, and have now become targets of the left, the independents, and some of the right (the unbought).

The Republican talking points of calling any push back to the great wealth transfer from the bottom to the top 'class warfare' was a big mistake. The response has not been what they MOTU expected. More and more people are recognizing the class warfare that has reduced their real wages and put them into a lower economic class. It is going to be interesting to see how far the MOTU go to put down the rebellion. The bankers and hedge fund managers may start feeling a bit lonely if their bought and paid for politicians start to feel the heat from their victims in a way they cannot ignore them.

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Postby Sterngard Friegen » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:30 pm

Until the victims who have been hoodwinked by the present Republican Party wake up, the movement is not going anywhere. Those who have been hoodwinked and who still slavishly allow themselves to be slaves are the 20-30% or so of the population who are religious and cultural conservatives in the lower middle class or the lower class, but for whom ignorance, superstition and fear is more important than economic equality.Which is why I still believe the message of OWS at this time should be unified around "jobs." That's something that even these foolish white people can understand. And it is a powerful message. (It also just so happens to tie into what POTUS is currently, finally, preaching.)

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Postby kate520 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Erick is obviously too sleazy to care.

CNN lost my respect forever when it hired that sleaze. They made it crystal clear which direction they had decided on with that decision -Foxward.

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Postby Res Ipsa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Dunno whether to post here or in the "I'm traveling thread"I've been in the alps for a few days, and ended up in Innsbruck this evening. Snapped this pic of Occupy Innsbruck about an hour and a half ago. [/break1]com/71esqf/full]http://twitpic.com/71esqf/fullI'll be in Munich tomorrow, which I understand has a larger bunch. Didn't find an Occupy Chamonix, but Mrs. Ipsa and I spent most of out time up on the Plain d'Aguille de Midi. She hates cable cars with a passion... Even more so now.


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Postby TollandRCR » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:58 pm

We have a poll that needs some Fogbow on it.[/break1]foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/07/do-occupy-wall-street-protests-represent-your-views-economy/]http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/ ... s-economy/

~45% "yes" on a FoxNoise fake poll: These people understand...


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