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Fire Walk With Me

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

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TSA bus-riding agents make 14 arrests in Houston. 12 are African-Americans.

None were terrorists.

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:32 AM (25 replies)

Banks tracking protesters "methodically"

The world's biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security consultants said.

"Our goal is to kick off the spring offensive and go directly to where the financial elite play and plan," she said.

He works with international financial firms to "identify, map and track" protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data "carefully and methodically" to prevent business disruptions.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/BUTK1O9L88.DTL#ixzz1qT7KBzFp


Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:41 AM (7 replies)

Scott Walker Gets Ridiculed For Highest Job Losses in the Nation

http://www.politicususa.com/ed-schultz-takes-down-scott-walkers-highest-job-losses-in-the-nation.html

Here’s something you have to watch, just for the sheer deliciousness. Ed Schultz takes on Governor Scott Walker’s worst job losses in the country record. But the fun doesn’t stop there. He then brings on Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL) for a little job growth schadenfreude.

In case you block out most of what Scott Walker says, just a month ago Walker was mocking the Illinois Governor and “breaking his arm patting himself on the back” over his policies. But alas for poor Scott, today, the Wisconsin State Journal ran with this headline:

“Wisconsin job losses highest in nation for last 12 months, federal report says.” Oh. OH. Oh.

Job creators. Uh huh.

(Video at link)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:32 AM (15 replies)

Had to get it off my chest.

2012 is real, it is true, there is a planned, absolute shift occurring. It should now be fairly plain to see as a Trend of awakening and the selection of a better way of living.

Sorry, haven't been hanging with seers so much lately. Feels good to say the words which demand to be spoken.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:05 AM (27 replies)

Karen Beck of MoveOn says she will call the police on #Occupy if their actions upset her

Occupy factions, divided in tactics, to start anew

"We are going to do our actions peacefully, not getting arrested, and if anyone wants to fight or get really aggressive or start breaking things, they are not part of us," said Karen Beck, an organizer for Occupy demonstrators from the Livermore-San Ramon area - who prefer to call themselves 99 Percenters to distance themselves from factions open to violence.

'First we will try to ignore them, then we'll out-chant them," Beck said. "And if that doesn't work, we will call the police on them.'

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Some Oakland city leaders said they were outraged at the prospect of further Occupy disruptions, and that this time around, the city should not tolerate them."

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Firstly, the "oakland city leaders" have been LYING and LYING and LYING to make Occupy go away; their lies are legion and can all be roundly disproven.

Secondly, the "oakland city leaders" are actually their local 1%, who from the beginning have called for the "oakland mayor, police chief, and city council" to forcefully end Occupy.

Thirdly, anyone who hasn't been following closely enough to know the truth about what has occurred in Oakland and across the nation, who has been living in that area and has neither paid attention nor taken the time to figure it out, and who hasn't even been involved for the SIX MONTHS Occupy have been acting for positive change, being brutalized, arrested, jailed, demonized, LIED about...then steps in and believes they can call the shots and threaten to call the cops on anything she doesn't like...is an utter enemy to the true Change we are creating, and is guilty of entitlement and hubris nearly beyond comprehension. Is working for real non-Change in the face of Change. Will be utterly ineffective against the 1% for an unwillingness to actually get in their business. Truly cheapens what we have done, been doing, and will not stop. Is a lickspittle lackey for the powers that be. Has no real-life experience that the cops are a tool of the 1%; you don't call them, you fear them, and work to change THAT status quo. You somehow missed six months of beatings, pepper-spray, tear-gas, batons, fists, rubber bullets, lawlessness... That the Feds through the DHS organized the multiple-city attacks upon Occupy, and that the majority of mayors who created genuine, repeated police riots and brutality, are Democrats, some like Jean Quan, so-called "progressive" Democrats. That all of this must be Questioned and Changed to create a better world. That they send the riot police over and over and over to provoke a response they can use to demonize us? WE ARE PEACEFUL. Remember "Change"? It's up to US. Not them. You would betray us. You would betray the "Change" promised to us and and not delivered!

Anyone like the above IS THE PROBLEM. moveon, is this your official stance, your official ignorance of the facts? You'd call the cops to protect your entitlement (place in the corrupt system) and to fight real change? Yours truly, one Occupier who does not speak for all Occupy or any single Occupation but only for himself, who prizes Democracy over the bad members of the democratic party and those who do not question them, who reinforce them. (Those who signed the NDAA indefinite detention bill, the NDRP martial law bill, HR347 (which is an anti-Occupy bill making it a Federal offense to protest and mic-check a representative or candidate in certain locations...it's not Democracy if they don't listen!), extended the "patriot act" which empowers the DHS which is cracking down on Occupy, those who bailed out Wall Street and the banks, those who won't do anything to stop and punish the banks for allowing the known foreclosure fraud machine to continue running, because Wall Street are interested in buying up all of the empty homes to rent for profit, who do NOTHING to stop police riots and brutality and continuing arrests upon those expressing their 1st Amendment RIGHTS, and it goes on and on and on...)

Mercilessly pressure representatives to do the right thing! Always!


Look at the BONES, man!:

Today the City of Oakland Officially Went Insane.

"The city adminstration, with the full approval of the police, is intent on provoking violent behavior from Occupy Oakland, regardless of any consideration for the safety of the general public or the fact that people might be injured, or even killed. Thanks to the incredibly slanted coverage of such incidents by the mainstream media, they now view every potential for violent confrontation as a chance for a big PR victory. If it bleeds, it leads, and City Hall applauds."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/06/1062345/-Today-the-City-of-Oakland-Officially-Went-Insane-|



Oakland's 1% to "mayor" Jean Quan: "The protest has been allowed to run its course. Now it's time to focus on jobs and the economic restoration of our city. It's time for bold leadership and forceful action, not unending social experimentation. We call upon the Oakland City Council and the Mayor of Oakland to step up and provide cohesive, common sense leadership—before it really is too late." (Bold text is my edit.)

http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2011/11/08/11.8.11.oakland_letter_fin-mayor.pdf



Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association calls on Mayor to forcefully end Occupy Oakland

"The Oakland Metro Chamber of Commerce has been quite vocal with their mantra of 'OCCUPY OAKLAND ENCAMPMENT MUST GO! OCCUPY OAKLAND ENCAMPMENT MUST GO! OCCUPY OAKLAND ENCAMPMENT MUST GO!' as they twist the arms of elected officials and try to engender popular support for their position. Now today, the Lake Merritt/Uptown District (business) Association, claiming to be a part of the '99%', has piled on, delivering a letter to the Mayor calling for 'forceful action' to end the 'social experimentation' of Occupy Oakland."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/08/18698285.php



Oakland officials knew crime had dropped 19% since the camp was formed:

"When Jordan received an update that crime was actually down 19 percent in the last week of October, he wrote an email to one of Mayor Jean Quan's advisers.

'Not sure how you want to share this good news,' he wrote. 'It may be counter to our statement that the Occupy movement is negatively impacting crime in Oakland.'"

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/emails-exchanged-between-oakland-opd-reveal-tensio/nGMkF/



DAILY KOS ARE COMPILING REPORTS OF TORTURE AND HUMILIATION FROM THE J28 ARRESTS:

"Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland Commune were being denied medications (some had seizures) while the guards said they didnt care if they died. Some people were brutally beaten. The put tear gas in the vents of my cell twice. They were keeping people without restrooms forcing them to shit and piss themselves or puke all over and stay in the same area...."

Women arrestees were forced to give urine samples in front of male officers, ostensibly for pregnancy testing."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/31/1060354/-Breaking:-Oakland-Arrestees-Tortured



Yes, The 99% Spring Is A Fraud

"With hindsight gained by googling “MoveOn” and “co-opt” after the fact, I can’t claim that nobody tried to warn me. Many websites with left and even liberal politics had said in so many words, 'Be wary of this organization called the 99% Spring. It is a Trojan horse for the Democrats.' I just didn’t read that anywhere in a timely fashion. I’ve had a lot of stuff on my plate lately. That’s my excuse. And in my ignorance, I responded to some spam about 'nonviolent direct action training' organized by MoveOn and got invited to this 99% Spring thing on April 10 at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in Manhattan. Somebody even called me all the way from San Francisco to make sure I was a sincere seeker on the left and would be attending, along with 120,000 others in training sessions around the country.

Which I did. The meeting was a few blocks from where I live. The spam said it was 'inspired by Occupy Wall Street.' I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I was vaguely hoping that whatever the 99% Spring was, it would start a chapter of Occupy Wall Street on the Upper West Side, conveniently near my abode, and agitate for the Democrats and MoveOn to move left.

The first clue that my evening might go otherwise was the sign-up table, where there were a bunch of Obama buttons for sale and one sign-up sheet for the oddly named Community Free Democrats (are they free of community?), which is the local Democratic clubhouse. That killed the 'inspired by Occupy Wall Street' vibe right there. No piles of literature from a zillion different groups, as there had been in Zuccotti Park. No animated arguments among Marxists, anarchists, progressives, punks, engaged Buddhists, anti-war libertarians and what have you. Just Obama buttons, which didn’t appear to be selling."

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1126



New Occupy Crackdown Documents Just Obtained by the PCJF

"U.S. Park Police were communicating step by step, as they took action in regard to Occupy DC, with the Secret Service, DHS, and other police agencies as well as personnel affiliated with LEO.gov, the FBI's nationally integrated network and alert system involving all aspects of civilian law enforcement, intelligence agencies and the military. As its website states, 'LEO supports the FBI's ten priorities by providing cost-effective, time-critical national alerts and information sharing to public safety, law enforcement, antiterrorism and intelligence agencies in support of the Global War on Terrorism.'"

http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/nps-production.html



Caught on Camera: 10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters

http://www.alternet.org/story/153134/caught_on_camera:_10_shockingly_violent_police_assaults_on_occupy_protesters/



At least 6,924 Occupiers have been arrested thus far.

http://occupyarrests.moonfruit.com/



"Proposed statement of autonomy

Occupy Los Angeles is a movement for the people by the people. We are not a political party, we are not a business, we are not an organization; we are a movement of people standing in solidarity with one another across the world.

Our movement is comprised of independent individuals who take autonomous action to advance the movement every day. We encourage and respect this autonomous activity, but do not support those who claim to speak for Occupy LA unless requested to do so by the General Assembly. To all, we say: speak with us, not for us.

We welcome all who wish to engage in participatory, horizontal, transparent democracy and collective decision making. We welcome and respect dissent. We encourage the participation of individuals, groups and organizations who wish to support and engage with our movement knowing that doing so will mean questioning their own institutional frameworks and hierarchies, and integrating our principles into their modes of action.

We stand in solidarity with all other HORIZONTAL AND AUTONOMOUS 'Occupy' movements and communities, but also recognize and respect their autonomy, as we hope they will ours.

We want to emphasize that Occupy LA is not, and never has been, affiliated with any established political party, candidate or organization as this would directly contravene our spirit of independence. We strive to challenge the rigid, oppressive structures sustaining the inherent inequalities created by our current socioeconomic political reality. We seek to empower communities to share their collective resources and subvert laws and institutions which place profit above people." -(Bold edits are mine.)

http://losangelesga.net/2012/01/statement-of-autonomy/


Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:39 PM (140 replies)

Total US mortgage debt: $13.5 trillion. 2,700,000 foreclosures in 2011

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/dylan-ratigan-show/47164431#47164431

Video: Protests, arrests at Wells Fargo shareholders meeting
George Goehl, executive director of National People's Action, talks with MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan from San Francisco, where he was just arrested for participating in a sit-in outside of the Wells Fargo shareholder's meeting.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:45 PM (0 replies)

Why do we tolerate the TSA? The DHS? The "patriot act"?

Our power and our freedom are in grave danger. Institutions stealing our freedom are right now working on stealing even more. The people must unite in saying NO! to these black-shirts, these who destroy the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Our combined voice can scare them all back under the rocks under from which they'd crawled!

I imagine other people who thought they were free, watched while similar agencies grew and grew, because it didn't effect them right now, didn't effect them today...WE have a chance to STOP the same thing from happening! We have the lessons of history with which to prevent the same endgame! Do we say NO! WE are the power in this country! Unite!

These agencies are just ideas! We CAN say NO to them!
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:02 PM (61 replies)

Occupy Portland presents: Why Strike on May 1st!

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:40 PM (0 replies)

On April 25th the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars

http://www.occupyboston.org/2012/04/23/ob-media-rundown-42412/

Occupy Student Debt Campaign calls for national day of action to mark the moment total US student debt passes $1 trillion

On April 25th the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street-much to the despair of student loan debtors across the country. On this date, the profiteers on Wall Street will be popping champagne bottles, eating caviar, and sneering at the debt-burdened students and graduates who lug around this 1 trillion dollar ball and chain.

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:22 PM (14 replies)

Fourth investor pleads guilty to rigging real estate foreclosure auctions in Mobile area

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/fourth_investor_pleads_guilty.html

MOBILE, Alabama -- A local real estate investor pleaded guilty today to manipulating auctions of foreclosed properties, becoming the 4th person to admit to a long-running conspiracy.

Under terms of the plea agreement, Lawrence B. Stacy would serve 6 months in prison, pay a $10,000 fine and make restitution in the amount of $1,500.

“The Antitrust Division will continue to pursue vigorously the perpetrators involved in these real estate foreclosure auction schemes,” Sharis A. Pozen, acting assistant attorney general said in a prepared statement. “Those who eliminate competition from the marketplace and prey on the misfortune of others will be held accountable for their actions.”


Mortgage relief scams are on the rise

SALT LAKE CITY — With more than $3 billion in estimated losses nationwide last year, mortgage relief scams are at an all-time high.

Some Scams Currently in Circulation:
-The Forensic Audit
-Rent–to–Buy Scheme
-Mass Joinder Lawsuits
-Loan Modification Scam

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If you or anyone you know are being foreclosed upon, immediately demand an audit!

Occupy Fights Foreclosures .org
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:12 PM (1 replies)
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