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"There is something terribly wrong with this country." -V So, OCCUPY.

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New York Aquarium May Evacuate: Hurricane Sandy Power Outage Threatens Coney Island Institution

http://preview.tinyurl.com/aw7zf3o (the original link is enormous and contains the straight up-and-down character which causes URLs to break here at teh DU)

The New York Aquarium in Coney Island faces the threat of having to evacuate nearly 12,000 water-dependent animals if power is not restored soon.

Crains New York reports 18 of the aquarium's staff members have been caring for the animals while working to restore filtration. But a spokesperson for the aquarium said they were now at a "very critical period."

The aquarium previously reported Mitik, the recently rescued baby walrus, had survived the storm despite extensive flooding to the facilities.

(A little bit more at the link.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 03:11 PM (5 replies)

Mitt Romney speaking about Mormon faith:

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 02:20 AM (8 replies)

Staten Island Hotel Owner Refuses To Evict Evacuees To Honor Marathon Runners' Reservations

Stop The Wars ‏@sickjew

Staten Island Hotel Owner Refuses To Evict Evacuees To Honor Marathon Runners' Reservations http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171675/si-hotel-owner-refuses-to-evict-evacuees-to-honor-marathon-runners--reservations … (v @kennethlipp)
Retweeted by Jayron


http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171675/si-hotel-owner-refuses-to-evict-evacuees-to-honor-marathon-runners--reservations

At the link: NY1 VIDEO: Many displaced New Yorkers have sought refuge in local hotels and there's a battle brewing over rooms on Staten Island, where a hotel owner refuses to throw out evacuees to honor reservations for marathon runners.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 02:04 AM (19 replies)

Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street Offshoot, Amasses New York Volunteers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/occupy-sandy-occupy-wall-street_n_2061067.html

"We already have dozens of organizers working in hubs, working out of homes, mobilizing hundreds of volunteers," Wedes said. "We've worked with local community organizations, Recovers.org, and this really shows that communities do band together, reach out, and support each other."

The Occupy Sandy movement has already received $10,000 in donations via the group's Inter-Occupy website, Wedes said, and has teamed up with climate organization 350.org for a major relief effort this Saturday. New volunteers join every hour, he added.

"It's a pretty diffuse operation here," Wedes said. "But it's reaching thousands."

(Loads more at the link. Word on Twitter has it that 5,000 have volunteered.)

Jesse Smith ‏@eastbayradical

“@OccupyWallStNYC: Nearly 5,000 have already signed up to volunteer on our @recovers_org sites." This is why I'm proud of Occupy.
Retweeted by Jayron

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David Harris-Gershon ‏@David_EHG

AMAZING: @OccupyWallStNYC Leading Massive, Volunteer-Powered Recovery Efforts in NY http://7lp.g0.sl.pt | HT @OccupySandy #occupysandy
Retweeted by Occupy Rochester MN
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:11 PM (2 replies)

Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street Offshoot, Amasses New York Volunteers

Cross-posted from Occupy Underground.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/occupy-sandy-occupy-wall-street_n_2061067.html

"We already have dozens of organizers working in hubs, working out of homes, mobilizing hundreds of volunteers," Wedes said. "We've worked with local community organizations, Recovers.org, and this really shows that communities do band together, reach out, and support each other."

The Occupy Sandy movement has already received $10,000 in donations via the group's Inter-Occupy website, Wedes said, and has teamed up with climate organization 350.org for a major relief effort this Saturday. New volunteers join every hour, he added.

"It's a pretty diffuse operation here," Wedes said. "But it's reaching thousands."

(Loads more at the link. Word on Twitter has it that 5,000 have volunteered.)

Jesse Smith ‏@eastbayradical

“@OccupyWallStNYC: Nearly 5,000 have already signed up to volunteer on our @recovers_org sites." This is why I'm proud of Occupy.
Retweeted by Jayron
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:11 PM (0 replies)

David Rohde: Superstorm Sandy Has Exposed New York City’s "Hideous Inequality"

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/1/david_rohde_superstorm_sandy_has_exposed

We continue our coverage of Superstorm Sandy by looking at how it has impacted an economically divided New York City, especially in Manhattan, where the the richest fifth make 40 times more money than the poorest fifth. Inequality in Manhattan rivals parts of sub-Saharan Africa. We’re joined in New York City by Reuters journalist David Rohde, whose new article for The Atlantic is "The Hideous Inequality Exposed by Hurricane Sandy." Rohde writes: "Those with a car could flee. Those with wealth could move into a hotel. Those with steady jobs could decline to come into work. But the city’s cooks, doormen, maintenance men, taxi drivers and maids left their loved ones at home." Rohde is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a former reporter for the New York Times.

David Rohde, Reuters journalist whose new article for The Atlantic is "The Hideous Inequality Exposed by Hurricane Sandy." Rohde is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a former reporter for the New York Times.

(Transcript at the link.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:53 PM (6 replies)

24 Amazing Acts of Kindness After Superstorm Sandy

http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/acts-of-kindness-after-sandy/#

"Your faith in humanity restored in 60 seconds, guaranteed."

via Michael Moore
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:50 PM (5 replies)

Livestreamer now on the lower east side of NYC / Videos of Con Ed Plant explosion

http://www.ustream.tv/stopmotionsolo

Live now, can change at any moment. Okay, he's going offline.

"The lower east side has no power excepting generators. There was an explosion; you can find it on youtube. People have no water, no food, no electricity, it's not a good thing to see at all."

"The only cell service is around the Con Edison plant."

The rhythmic sounds are generators.

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:55 PM (0 replies)

Oct. 25: Occupy Oakland Returns to Oscar Grant Plaza.

#Occupy #Oakland Returns to Oscar Grant Plaza. #O25 Photos & Video http://politicalfailblog.com/o25-oakland/
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 02:20 PM (0 replies)

California Governor now involved in case of illegal foreclosure eviction of terminally ill woman

http://www.ktlkam1150.com/pages/DavidCruz.html?article=10536310#ixzz2Au3ELpyA



Niko Black is suffering from a terminal bout of cancer, and received a judge's federal order to allow her to stay in her home at this time, without eviction.

Another surprising factor in this case is that Ms. Black reportedly doesn't owe any money on the house.

Her supporters contacted us to inform us that Wells Fargo issued an eviction order anyway, and the Orange County Sheriff's Department complied with their request in spite of the judge's order.

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"The governor's office has now gotten involved to investigate how something like this can happen in the state of California, and Wells Fargo has now been served with an order to show up to court and explain to the judge why they defied his orders."

https://justiceleaguetaskforce.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/update-governor-jerry-brown-is-getting-involved-in-homeowner-niko-blacks-case/

(More at the links. Via Fort Hernandez.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 02:14 PM (15 replies)
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