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    Occupy Wall Street, two years on: we’re still the 99%

    The wave of Occupy protests in 2011 was forcibly suppressed. But it changed public debate, inspiring a generation of activists


    Great perspective and GREAT links!

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    About The Occupy Money Cooperative


  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarExposing the Obama Illusion:   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View


    Black American Citizens File Articles of Impeachment Against Obama

    Sarasota, FL ( August 12, 2013) – The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language.

    We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    New earth project

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarExposing the Obama Illusion:   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    The following is an email I received from the Qtips in my life – Qtip meaning those older folks with white hair (so u only see the white ball of hair in the car in front of you – looks like a qtip) Sorry for the length but felt it needed to be mentioned in its entirety to understand the mindset.


    ”When all other rights have been taken away; the right of rebellion is made perfect”. Thomas Paine

    this might be a little heavy to digest. you might have to read it twice.

    What are we to think about all these ”coincidences”?

    Any one of these ”coincidences,” when taken singularly appear to not mean much; but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder the Obama-related ’coincidences’ … then super-impose the bigger picture of most recent events, i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations … then pray for our country.

    Obama just happened to know 60’s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

    Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

    Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for MalcolmX, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

    Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

    After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

    Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

    Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

    Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

    Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.

    In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks (Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

    In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

    In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

    In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

    In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.

    “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle

    ”Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the
    American Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the
    American Indian.” Henry Ford


    NOW I did not write this NOR did I forward to anyone else. So DO NOT SHOOT the messenger

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    15 Ton Fatberg – http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2021551604_britainfatbergxml.html

    Although fatbergs pose problems for sewer systems, they are also a potential source of energy that would otherwise go to waste.

    In April, Thames Water signed a 20-year deal with energy firm 20C to generate renewable electricity from fats and oils retrieved from the Beckton treatment works in east London.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    http://et3.com/ Evacuated Tube Transportation – Pretty Friggin Amazing!

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   11 months, 4 weeks ago · View


    How Congress Could Help Low-Income Families Build Financial Security

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View


    SAC Capital hit with criminal charges

    In a move that could deal a death blow to one of the country’s largest hedge funds, federal prosecutors announced criminal insider trading charges Thursday against SAC Capital, the firm run by billionaire investor Steven Cohen.

    The indictment charges that the hedge fund was guilty of both ”unlawful conduct by individual employees and an institutional indifference to that unlawful conduct.”

    The government alleges a pattern of insider trading that was ”substantial, pervasive and on a scale without known precedent in the hedge fund industry.”

    **Interesting to note that companies found to have been guilty of insider trading are STILL ALLOWED to operate in the US.

    So BIG WHOOP – they get charged a huge fine (payable to the SEC) and still keep the massive profits they illegally ”earned”. Must BE NICE!

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View

    Be set when the Fed’s help ends


    Wall Street always watches the Federal Reserve closely. Lately, however, it has trouble paying attention to anything else.

    Look at what happened in late May and June after chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed would, eventually, assuming things get better, start to pare back its aggressive efforts to keep credit flowing. The rally on the Dow, which not long ago had crossed 15,000, pulled back sharply. Treasury rates jumped to a 20-month high by late June. (When yields go up, bond prices go down.)

    For bond fund investors, the sell-off meant ”their worst month since the Greek financial crisis,” according to Lipper analyst Jeff Tjornehoj.

    How can so much hang on the ambiguous words of one economist? As you’ll see, the Fed has played such an extraordinarily large role in markets since the 2008 crisis that professional traders have a lot of short-term money riding on Bernanke’s next move.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View


    High speed trader fined $3 million for commodity manipulation – FINED but NOT PROSECUTED????

    ”While forms of algorithmic trading are of course lawful, using a computer program that is written to spoof the market is illegal and will not be tolerated,” said David Meister, enforcement director at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View


    The top 10 biggest U.S. cities on the brink of pension bankruptcy
    According to Business Insider, here are the top 10 U.S. cities whose pension obligations will soon collapse: (this article was originally published in 2010, so we have updated the ”years” to reflect 2013)

    #1 Philadelphia – Unfunded liability of $9 billion, $16,696 per household, only 1 year before the pension accounts are empty

    #2 Chicago – Unfunded liability of $44.8 billion, $41.966 per household, money runs out in 4 years

    #3 Boston – Unfunded liability of $7.5 billion, $30,901 per household, money runs out in 4 years

    #4 Cincinnati – Unfunded liability of $2 billion, $15,681 per household, money runs out in 5 years

    #5 St Paul – Unfunded liability of $1.4 billion, $13,686 per household, money runs out in 5 years

    #6 Jacksonville – Unfunded liability of $4 billion, $12,944 per household, money runs out in 5 years

    #7 New York City – Unfunded liability of $122 billion, $38,866 per household, money runs out in 6 years

    #8 Baltimore – Unfunded liability of $3.7 billion, $15, 420 per household, money runs out in 7 years

    #9 Detroit – Unfunded liability of $6.4 billion, $18,643 per household, money runs out in 8 years

    #10 Fort Worth – Unfunded liability of $2 billion, $7,212 per household, money runs out in 8 years

    Note that some of these numbers were actually optimistic. Detroit, for example, was predicted to run out of money in 2021, yet it already declared bankruptcy in 2013. What you are looking at here is a looming cascade of municipality bankruptcies over the next 10 – 20 years.

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      adoration · 1 year ago

      Beyond filling a weekly obligation, what was the point of Paul Farrell’s essay on MarketWatch?

      ”[T]he capitalist’s ’bizarre’ Myth of Perpetual Growth” is a self-fulfilling prophecy; Usury is the fuel of unsustainable but the actual unfolding of that same .01% quest for perpetual growth.

      PHOTO: A stray dog stands on a rubbish dump at the seafront in Sidon, southern Lebanon.

      Just as usury is the fuel of perpetual growth, as in a cancer feeding off of perpetual debt, perpetual revolution (a la Trotsky) is the means by which We the People can be rid the Rothschilds globally, and the .01% Rothschild wannabes domestically – the vampires living off of the blood money generated through usury-based capitalism. By nationalizing the banks (then left to do their ordinary banking chores, moneychanging, cashier’s checks, checking and debit card accounts and so on), the banning of usury altogether in nationalized banks and the US Treasury and their respective financial transactions follows.

      Nationalizing the banks and banning usury is accomplished in the Congress by willing Senators and House Representatives. Our first Action item starts at the ballot box. Recruit and vote in more of the willing. Vote out the takers of baksheesh and bribes, the unwilling who represent the .01%’s status quo banking interests.

      Through AS/N’s immediate stated goals (getting the quid pro quo and election campaign money out of politics), one by one we rid ourselves of the congressional candidates who vote against the financial interests of We the People.

      See Ending the System of Political Bribery and
      Breaking Up the “Too Big To Fail” Banks and the Federal Reserve.

      Thanks, @harlowmarlowe.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View

    Finally, Bank Regulators Have Had Enough

    Last week, banking regulators, led by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, but including the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, proposed a rule to raise the capital at the largest, most dangerous banks.

    Separately, Gary Gensler, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who has been waging an underfunded and lonely fight to tighten the markets for those side bets called derivatives, managed to push forward a rule to regulate the complex markets. Banks and his fellow commissioners had resisted, pushing for more delay and more study. Nothing is ever killed in Washington; it’s just studied into a perpetual coma.

  • Ed Diver posted an update in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   1 year ago · View

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      michael ronquillo · 1 year ago

      he is spot on about the issues we are facing but the truth of the matter in this day and age we should not be so dumb that we cannot see it our own selves, and i am not speaking about the majority of us on this site either. we need a population growth stop the earth just cannot support this many humans, we have already crowded most of the wildlife from their homes and getting worse by the day.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   1 year ago · View

    Gotta LOVE our DC conterparts – Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in the District of Columbia


    How about this come from the FEDERAL level – and decriminalization is NOT enough!

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      michael ronquillo · 1 year ago

      they are afraid someone might use the plant for something besides smoking it, smoking or getting high off of marijuana IS NOT why it is illegal.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   1 year ago · View

    WOW what a POWERFUL speech! AMAZING that a young girl, shot in the temple by terrorists in Pakistan, has COME this FAR and is SUCH an AWESOME spokeswoman for making sure ALL children have access to education.

    THERE is HOPE in the world with people like Malala destined to do great things. Watch this young lady, SHE will go far if she is allowed.

    This video is long but WELL worth the time. Imagine what WE can do, if just ONE child can do as much as she has in her short life, after facing such horrific injuries!


  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    PayPal to launch inter-planetary payment system


    For those that wish to purchase souveniers on the way to Mars

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