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You Tube.

How many of you post You Tube videos on Facebook and websites trying to present an cogent argument about economics and politics only to have an ad appear at the beginning that is against what you are trying to present paid for by big money PACs? Isn't it time to fioght back by not using You Tube until after the elections? We don't have the money to match their well financed lies. But one way to fight back is to quit using You Tube. Drive down their advertsing numbers. I may create a petition of sorts to have people who care about facts pledge not to use them and spread their misinformation.

Follow up to Southeast Raleigh foreclosure resistance by Occupy

From this thread:http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002540736

Why Choose to Get Arrested for Trespassing? Find out here.

On Monday, April 9, a coalition of local grassroots groups sought to bring attention to the rampant predatory loans and woefully inadequate loan modification efforts that have wrought havoc on our economy and housing market and resulted in millions of foreclosures (look below for a first-hand account of this act of civil disobedience).

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For those who are not fully aware of the extent of the foreclosure crisis, let’s crunch some numbers. A recent International Monetary Fund report called nationwide foreclosure numbers “staggering,” with 2.5 million properties in foreclosure and another 1.5 million households delinquent. In total, nearly 8 million Americans have faced foreclosure since the housing bubble burst in late 2006, the IMF reported. To make matters worse, fewer than 1 million mortgages have been modified under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), far fewer than the goal of helping 3 to 4 million struggling families.

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North Carolina currently has nearly 3,700 properties at some stage in the foreclosure process, a jump from 2,992 in February and 2,541 in January. Foreclosures lower the value of surrounding homes, reducing homeowners’ equity, meaning that your assets have diminished due to the foreclosure crisis even if you’ve never missed a payment.

http://www.occupyraleigh.org/2012/04/defend-homes-from-invading-banks-data-and-direct-action-on-the-foreclosure-crisis/



Occupiers arrested during protest at Southeast Raleigh foreclosure

Members of Occupy Raleigh, Occupy Greensboro, and local organizations Save Our Homes and MortgageFraud staked out the lawn and peered out the bedroom windows of a home in the 2600 block of Pebble Meadow Lane as police stood by.

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Raleigh police monitored the protest Monday morning, as most protesters chatted with each other. In the afternoon, dozens of additional police arrived, along with the Selective Enforcement Team. By day’s end, nine protesters were charged with second-degree trespassing.

Todd Warren, an Occupy organizer from Greensboro, said the group thinks Nikki Shelton is one of more than 10 families in the neighborhood who face illegal foreclosure. The protesters say they’ve uncovered “evidence of robo-signing,” the practice where mortgage servicers sign documents without reading them.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/10/1990787/occupiers-arrested-during-protest.html?tab=gallery&gallery=/2012/04/09/1991048/occupy-protesters-arrested-040912.html&gid_index=1#storylink=cpy










photos courtesy of The News & Observer


Just another day.

The Culture Wars

Culture wars are pushed by the 1% to divide the 99% so they can't ban together in their own interests. It's kind of like a real life version of "The Hunger Games".
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