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  1. leftish:

    Submitted by taxidermiedtaxattorney

    “I AM NOT MOVING” - truly awesome

    Hear American Leaders (Obama, Hillary) wax on about how OTHER countries who are fighting for their freedoms are supported by the USA, while viewing images of OccupyWallStreet Police Brutality here at home. BRILLIANT!

    Thanks again for the submission (and sorry I took so long to get this up - I’ve been - shall we say - “occupied”)…

     
     
  2. teh-blackbird-is-flying:

Exactly this.

thank you!

    teh-blackbird-is-flying:

    Exactly this.

    thank you!

     
     
  3. "The people in the tumblr aren’t demanding to bring democracy into the workplace via large-scale unionization, much less shorter work days and more pay. They aren’t talking the language of mid-twentieth century liberalism, where everyone puts on blindfolds and cuts slices of pie to share. The 99% looks too beaten down to demand anything as grand as “fairness” in their distribution of the economy. There’s no calls for some sort of post-industrial personal fulfillment in their labor – very few even invoke the idea that a job should “mean something.” It’s straight out of antiquity – free us from the bondage of our debts and give us a basic ability to survive."
     
     
  4. stfuconservatives:

anglophonic:

“I feel your pain, I know where you are coming from…but go get a job.”
GOP spokesman Ron Christie, who, after calling unemployed people “lazy” went on to call #occupywallstreet a “disorderly mob” and claim that protestors are “doing drugs and having sex in public.”
For the record, Mr. Christie…not everyone was lucky enough to be born in swanky, entitled Palo Alto like you were.  Not everyone has the wealthy Peninsula connections that you have, and in fact…almost 25 percent of the male African-American population is being actively disenfranchised by the people who sign your checks.
You are being used by a racist political party to provide them with cover for their racist deeds…an act which so glaringly obvious that I have to believe you are in on it.
Seriously dude…how much are they paying you to sell us out?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Christie
#occupywallstreet

Go get a job? Get your party to sign the CBO supported American Jobs Act and provide them some!
-Joe

I can’t stand this crap. I HAVE a job, asshole. I still can’t pay my bills, I live paycheck to paycheck in a two-income home with no kids. The problem is BIGGER than getting a job. 

    stfuconservatives:

    anglophonic:

    “I feel your pain, I know where you are coming from…but go get a job.”

    GOP spokesman Ron Christie, who, after calling unemployed people “lazy” went on to call #occupywallstreet a “disorderly mob” and claim that protestors are “doing drugs and having sex in public.”

    For the record, Mr. Christie…not everyone was lucky enough to be born in swanky, entitled Palo Alto like you were.  Not everyone has the wealthy Peninsula connections that you have, and in fact…almost 25 percent of the male African-American population is being actively disenfranchised by the people who sign your checks.

    You are being used by a racist political party to provide them with cover for their racist deeds…an act which so glaringly obvious that I have to believe you are in on it.

    Seriously dude…how much are they paying you to sell us out?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Christie

    #occupywallstreet

    Go get a job? Get your party to sign the CBO supported American Jobs Act and provide them some!

    -Joe

    I can’t stand this crap. I HAVE a job, asshole. I still can’t pay my bills, I live paycheck to paycheck in a two-income home with no kids. The problem is BIGGER than getting a job. 

    (Source: blog-anglophonic)

     
     
  5. downlo:

occupyfortmyers:

35% Myth: Tax Cheater Hall of Shame

    downlo:

    occupyfortmyers:

    35% Myth: Tax Cheater Hall of Shame

     
     
  6. wordvomittt:

Trololol.

Wow, missing the point, much?
So, anyone who doesn’t shear their own sheep and knit their own clothes can’t be mad that banks and ceos are making billions while regular Americans can’t get good paying jobs?
I hope you are wealthy and will always be wealthy. Otherwise, you are mocking the people actually out there trying to help your stupid ass.

    wordvomittt:

    Trololol.

    Wow, missing the point, much?

    So, anyone who doesn’t shear their own sheep and knit their own clothes can’t be mad that banks and ceos are making billions while regular Americans can’t get good paying jobs?

    I hope you are wealthy and will always be wealthy. Otherwise, you are mocking the people actually out there trying to help your stupid ass.

     
     
  7. leftish:

    “Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The Environmental Children’s Organisation. We are a group of twelve and thirteen-year-olds from Canada trying to make a difference: Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and me. We raised all the money ourselves to come five thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come.

    I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard.

    I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to go. We cannot afford to be not heard.

    I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don’t know what chemicals are in it.

    I used to go fishing in Vancouver with my dad until just a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear about animals and plants going extinct every day “” vanishing forever.

    In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.

    Did you have to worry about these little things when you were my age?

    All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you!

    1. You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer.
    2. You don’t know how to bring salmon back up a dead stream.
    3. You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct.
    4. And you can’t bring back forests that once grew where there is now desert.

    If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!

    Here, you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organisers, reporters or politicians – but really you are mothers and fathers, brothers and sister, aunts and uncles – and all of you are somebody’s child.

    I’m only a child yet I know we are all part of a family, five billion strong, in fact, 30 million species strong and we all share the same air, water and soil “” borders and governments will never change that.

    I’m only a child yet I know we are all in this together and should act as one single world towards one single goal.

    In my anger, I am not blind, and in my fear, I am not afraid to tell the world how I feel.

    In my country, we make so much waste, we buy and throw away, buy and throw away, and yet northern countries will not share with the needy. Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to lose some of our wealth, afraid to share.

    In Canada, we live the privileged life, with plenty of food, water and shelter “” we have watches, bicycles, computers and television sets.

    Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent some time with some children living on the streets. And this is what one child told us: “I wish I was rich and if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicine, shelter and love and affection.”

    If a child on the street who has nothing, is willing to share, why are we who have everything still so greedy?

    I can’t stop thinking that these children are my age, that it makes a tremendous difference where you are born, that I could be one of those children living in the Favellas of Rio; I could be a child starving in Somalia; a victim of war in the Middle East or a beggar in India.

    I’m only a child yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and finding environmental answers, what a wonderful place this earth would be!

    At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us to behave in the world. You teach us:

    1. not to fight with others,
    2. to work things out,
    3. to respect others,
    4. to clean up our mess,
    5. not to hurt other creatures,
    6. to share – not be greedy.

    Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?

    Do not forget why you’re attending these conferences, who you’re doing this for “” we are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in. Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying “everything going to be alright” , “we’re doing the best we can” and “it’s not the end of the world”

    But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore. Are we even on your list of priorities? My father always says “You are what you do, not what you say.”

    Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown ups say you love us. I challenge you, please make your actions reflect your words. Thank you.”

    You can help spread this video around my writing posts about it and link them back to this post for the video and transcript.

     
     
  8. Holy hell… Is this true?

    Holy hell… Is this true?

     
     
  9. As with the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street is a big circus tent hosting a hodgepodge of disparate recurring themes—many that appear sensible, many that sound wacky, and not all of them reconcilable. But whereas the Tea Party agitated largely against Big Government, the bogeyman here is Big Money—specifically corporations and “the rich.”

    The occupiers posit a hyper-simplistic class war that pits “the 99 percent” against the soulless, evil, everything-raping greed-pigs nestled in the top percentile of wealth, eating pre-peeled grapes and slurping up the proles’ blood just to be dicks about it. …

    I am definitely too stupid to understand how corporations steal anything from me. Unless they’re receiving government subsidies, I’m not forced to buy anything they produce. Not like I’m forced to pay taxes. And it’s the government, not the corporations, that claims a monopoly on violence. Only the government can throw you in jail and call it “incarceration” instead of “kidnapping.” I’ve never seen a corporation claim the exclusive right to wage war, but that’s the government’s reason for getting out of bed in the morning.

    So I tend to believe that Washington, DC did more harm to the economy than Wall Street did. If forced to choose between the government and corporations, give me McDonald’s every time. …

    Just as I believe that most people who attended Tea Party rallies were sincere, I’m willing to cut the same slack to these corporation-hating hipster doofuses who clogged the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday. They’re frustrated and feel that the powerful don’t listen to them. Good for them.

    But despite their sincerity, they may become the unwitting tools of those who love the idea of world government more than they claim to hate the idea of American capitalism. And no corporation on Earth could ever truly imperil the well-being of “the people”—all 99 plus 1 percent of them—more than a one-world government.

    Wow, really? You don’t understand how corporations - who get HUGE tax-breaks (and also get subsidies) - are stealing from you? Let me explain this simply - they are keeping profits (made of YOUR money) that they should pay back into the system, the infrastructure, etc. Instead WE the “consumer” have to somehow try to pick up the slack while they walk away without giving back their fair share to the country that makes them rich.

    Too complicated, huh? 

     
     
  10. evilteabagger:

This is what democracy looks like.

Wow, so this dude considers racist murder to be democracy…. explains a lot about teabaggers…
My suggestion: Move to another country - perhaps one of those “socialist” ones you’re always whinging about.
I believe that the freedom of assembly, petition, speech are still in the bill of rights that idiotic tea-baggers PRETEND to love, but really only love for themselves.

    evilteabagger:

    This is what democracy looks like.

    Wow, so this dude considers racist murder to be democracy…. explains a lot about teabaggers…

    My suggestion: Move to another country - perhaps one of those “socialist” ones you’re always whinging about.

    I believe that the freedom of assembly, petition, speech are still in the bill of rights that idiotic tea-baggers PRETEND to love, but really only love for themselves.

     
     
  11. 99vs1:

When comics are accurate they are not funny they are sad. Well played…

so true.

    99vs1:

    When comics are accurate they are not funny they are sad. Well played…

    so true.

     
     
  12. talkstraight:

    The vastly disproportionate presence of leftist professors on university campuses across the United States has been well documented. One of the more significant studies on this subject was conducted in 2003 by the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (CSPC), which examined the ratio of…

    Or, it could just be that there are almost no “Republican/Conservative” professors to be had - what with their distrust of science and disdain of “book-learnin” - after all, the colleges have to hold to some standard of fact-based teaching - they are not obligated to allow faculty to teach nonsense courses based on religious doctrines. 

    Being exposed to a wide range of diverse fields, viewpoints and people just naturally makes a person more tolerant, hence more progressive. It’s not a conspiracy.

     
     
  13. stfuconservatives:

 
The Chicago Board of Trade Responds to Occupy Chicago
Welcome to a full-blown class war folks.
-Joe

Cute. Marie Antoinette was the 1% too, assholes. You’ll have to leave that building sometime.

    stfuconservatives:

    The Chicago Board of Trade Responds to Occupy Chicago

    Welcome to a full-blown class war folks.

    -Joe

    Cute. Marie Antoinette was the 1% too, assholes. You’ll have to leave that building sometime.