Rita Jacobs @ritaj ?

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"Hey, I thought there were about 4,000 members on this site. Where’d they all go?" · View
  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   1 year ago · View

    Hey, I thought there were about 4,000 members on this site. Where’d they all go?

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      Miss Lemons · 1 year ago

      I deleted all the old bogus ones. The site gets hit daily by spam bots that fill the database with ”new” members, so I delete them twice a day.

  • Rita Jacobs posted a new activity comment:   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    I shared it with my facebook friends. Hope others share it as well. I’m doing fine. Busy with family stuff lately.

    In reply to - Rita Jacobs posted an update: David Degraw has emerged with a new article published on his website: http://daviddegraw.org/notes-from-the-underground/ · View
  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    David Degraw has emerged with a new article published on his website: http://daviddegraw.org/notes-from-the-underground/

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      michael ronquillo · 1 year, 1 month ago

      how you doing rita?, good to hear from you! i just got through reading the article and as usual david has written a clear concise to the point message that a person would have to an idiot not to understand.

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        Rita Jacobs · 1 year, 1 month ago

        I shared it with my facebook friends. Hope others share it as well. I’m doing fine. Busy with family stuff lately.

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          michael ronquillo · 1 year, 1 month ago

          hi rita , good to hear you are doing ok and hope facebook lets this article make the rounds. seems like they are doing everything they can to slow down the spread of news that mainstream hides.

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      Alison · 1 year, 1 month ago

      While I was miffed at his departure, I am VERY GLAD to see he is BACK in the game! Interesting times await!

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-election-sawant-stein-and-post-2012-left-strategy/5311619

    U.S. Election: Sawant, Stein, and Post-2012 Left Strategy

    An occupy member promotes a united left to take on Democrats and Republicans.

  • Rita Jacobs posted a new activity comment:   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Thanks for posting this. I had no idea that Michigan was organizing against the NDAA. I’m so happy to see this. It seems there is wide bipartisan support for this. Maybe for once people can find some common ground to work together toward fixing some sad problems in this country.

    In reply to - mug posted an update: P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA Declaring independence from tyranny since 1776 http://peopleagainstndaa.com/ · View
  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years ago · View

    http://action.kucinich.us/page/s/bold-voices

    I think Dennis Kucinich’s new PAC is definitely worth watching. Maybe there is a little hope for a little change – especially with a Washington insider at the helm.

  • Rita Jacobs posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Hi all. Adoration, thank you for your message and link to Danny Schechter’s site. I listened to the radio interview of David from May 4. Sounds like he’s very busy working with the occupy movement, so I forgive his absence from his internet sites.

    I’ve been busy trying to educate my facebook contacts and help my son start a new business venture. My 20-month-old granddaughter also consumes much of my time. We all need to have a real life from time to time. And some days I just think I’m too old for all of this, and need to depend on you younger folks to dig us out of this mess.

    And all the election crap on TV just drives me nuts. Elections are the last thing that will cure the problems in this country.

    In reply to - Rita Jacobs posted an update: OK, I have heard nothing from or about David DeGraw in more than a month. Can someone tell me what’s going on? · View
  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    OK, I have heard nothing from or about David DeGraw in more than a month. Can someone tell me what’s going on?

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      Alison · 2 years, 2 months ago

      Rita, we are not sure.

      We have had a hard time getting the powers that be to address our spam issues here. We feel ”forgotten”.

      As far as David DeGraw, I have no clue! I was wondering the same thing.

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      Alison · 2 years, 2 months ago

      Nice to hear from you! We MISS you!

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      adoration · 2 years, 2 months ago

      me too

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      Rita Jacobs · 2 years, 2 months ago

      Hi all. Adoration, thank you for your message and link to Danny Schechter’s site. I listened to the radio interview of David from May 4. Sounds like he’s very busy working with the occupy movement, so I forgive his absence from his internet sites.

      I’ve been busy trying to educate my facebook contacts and help my son start a new business venture. My 20-month-old granddaughter also consumes much of my time. We all need to have a real life from time to time. And some days I just think I’m too old for all of this, and need to depend on you younger folks to dig us out of this mess.

      And all the election crap on TV just drives me nuts. Elections are the last thing that will cure the problems in this country.

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Whatever happened to owsnews.org? I hadn’t accessed it for a few weeks, and it appears to be gone.

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      adoration · 2 years, 3 months ago

      here’s a backgrounder-overview, and an update on the OpESR discussion group, which is up at the moment, and more

      http://bit.ly/HRmFUF

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Sorry I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been busy. Here’s a clip from our peace rally in Lansing on Feb. 4:

  • Rita Jacobs posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    This is super. I was just thinking a couple of days ago that the internet could have been used for years for free education, and thinking how one could go about setting up a free education site – similar to wikipedia. I wanted to review some of my long-forgotten math skills so I can learn more about fractals (which did not exist in my math textbooks in the 50’s and 60’s). I discovered fractals online, and have been amazed at what seems to be a whole new branch of math that I didn’t know existed.

    In reply to - Alison posted an update: Kinda off topic (but then again maybe NOT) but pretty cool site… Has a great section on American civics. Wish it was around when I was in school. FREE help tutorials for many subjects/concepts. http://www.khanacademy.org/ Sites like THIS one is why the net should always remain FREE of censorship/control. · View
  • Rita Jacobs posted an update in the group AvatarA99:   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,806939,00.html

    Hackers Against Neo-Nazis
    Anonymous Takes on Germany’s Far-Right

    The group has launched a new WikiLeaks-style website publishing confidential data obtained from the far-right NPD party and other extremist groups. It’s all part of an ongoing war on neo-Nazis that the group has dubbed Operation Blitzkrieg.

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    I sent a message to admin about the spam.

    Off topic:

    The most important race of the year is off to a big start at the Des Moines track.

    They’re out of the gate, and the first few seconds show a slight lead by Gingrich as Romney moves to the outside, and Santorum is coming up between them. Perry seems to be lost in the fog, but still showing his heart in the race. Paul, as a dark horse, is running fourth, with Bachman leading him by one length. But they still have a long way to go. Suddenly Santorum sweeps to the lead, moving like a tremendous machine. They are rounding the first turn now, with Paul gaining ground on the inside while Bachman drops back half a length. Perry is winning more turf as he moves toward the outside. Cain and Trump remain at the back of the pack. They are coming out of the turn with Romney appearing to be taking the lead as he noses ahead of Santorum. Paul, still on the inside shows awesome heart as he moves into second, with Bachman now overtaking Santorum and moving into third. Santorum, still stretching his stuff, gains slightly but still is running fourth. Ladies and gentleman, this is a very close race, but we but still have a whole lap to go . . .

  • Rita Jacobs posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    @parzival – Thanks for your input.

    I found the videos interesting in that they presented a well-documented point of view – although I realize that this is just one piece of a much greater puzzle – one part of the big picture.

    I did learn a lot from watching the video – about some things of which I was previously unaware. I find in intriguing that we have shipped so many dollars abroad to keep the currency out of circulation in the U. S. And the prevalence of so much counterfeit money abroad is also quite interesting.

    The secrecy with which this fund exists under the direct control of the Secretary of Treasury is also interesting. His information fits in with my previous knowledge of the CIA’s direct involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering, the Iran-Contra affair, etc. What needs to end is the existence of shadow government we have – and it exists in many forms.

    In reply to - Rita Jacobs started the forum topic Exchange Stabilization Fund in the group Economic News Discussion : The following is from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/presenting-exchange-stabilization-fund-5-parts-real-plunge-protection-team. I’m putting it in the forums to preserve it for reading by members of this network. This is a a MUST READ and MUST WATCH VIDEOS item. The Exchange Stabilization Fund Why you should watch these five videos: It [...] · View
  • Rita Jacobs started the forum topic Exchange Stabilization Fund in the group AvatarEconomic News Discussion:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    The following is from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/presenting-exchange-stabilization-fund-5-parts-real-plunge-protection-team. I’m putting it in the forums to preserve it for reading by members of this network. This is a a MUST READ and MUST WATCH VIDEOS item. The Exchange Stabilization Fund Why you should watch these five videos: It is impossible to understand the world today without knowing what the [...]

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      Alison · 2 years, 7 months ago

      Thank you Rita! The post is fantastic and a must read/watch for EVERYONE on this site!

      I thank you for having the courage to post as we now know where we stand as US citizens.

      The TRUTH must be publicized if we ever hope to stand up to the forces that have created this mess. I NEVER thought I would ever BE AFRAID to speak my mind while I lived in what I thought was the greatest country in the world, where citizens had the MOST freedom.

      I certainly HOPE that there are enough people that NOW know what is going on behind the scenes, so that we do not have to FEAR speaking out against the corruption that has overtaken our way of life.

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      Rita Jacobs · 2 years, 7 months ago

      @parzival – Thanks for your input.

      I found the videos interesting in that they presented a well-documented point of view – although I realize that this is just one piece of a much greater puzzle – one part of the big picture.

      I did learn a lot from watching the video – about some things of which I was previously unaware. I find in intriguing that we have shipped so many dollars abroad to keep the currency out of circulation in the U. S. And the prevalence of so much counterfeit money abroad is also quite interesting.

      The secrecy with which this fund exists under the direct control of the Secretary of Treasury is also interesting. His information fits in with my previous knowledge of the CIA’s direct involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering, the Iran-Contra affair, etc. What needs to end is the existence of shadow government we have – and it exists in many forms.

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update in the group AvatarNew Ways Forward:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    It appears that this fine social network seems to have been abandoned by those who started it. This spam nonsense is destroying the site. I’m sure any newcomers are immediately put off by it.

    That was not my purpose in posting today, however. I want to share a great article about alternative energy sources that may be of great interest to any of you who plan to survive WW III. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28365

    Be sure to read the whole article. Here are the last two summary paragraphs:

    ”Western society is in many ways spiraling down toward self-destruction due to the accumulated effects of long-term greed and corruption. The general availability of free energy technology cannot stop this trend. It can only reinforce it. If, however, you have a free energy device, you may be better positioned to support the political/social/economic transition that is underway. The question is, who will ultimately control the emerging world government-the first force or the fourth force?

    The last great war is almost upon us. The seeds are planted. After this will come the beginning of a real civilization. Some of us who refuse to fight will survive to see the dawn of the world of free energy. I challenge you to be among the ones who try. ”

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I think we’re running out of time to prevent WW III. I think everyone should get on board to organize anti-war demonstrations as a priority for 2012.

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      adoration · 2 years, 7 months ago

      Just as we ran out of time in stopping Shock and Awe in 2003, I agree ”we’re running out of time” to prevent WW III – as brought to us via Iraq, Iran and Russia, in that order…

      The GHWB-CIA and Cheney-Bush White House (neocon) dominates Wall Street, K Street, and the Israel lobbies that literally pay the Congress to keep us warring in Afghanistan. And through the CIA co-opted State Department (see Hillary Clinton and Lanny Davis), they are edging us closer and closer to war with Iran. Because Iran has nukes? No, but because war is how the Military Industrial Complex (defense contractors) and Israel bilk the US treasury out of billions to satisfy an insatiable 1% greed. Since neither national security nor Israeli security is the issue, all we’re fighting against is their made-up, but very real and costly war(s). Putting an anti-war candidate at the top of our ticket, and reviving the anti-war spirit and activism is something we can do while the various #Occupy #OWS #nycga (New York City General Assembly) and #ows99percent groups are figuring out what to do next.

      Yes, stop the wars now! Bring all of our troops home now, and the thousands of private contractor Halliburton and Blackwater mercenaries that are occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. If the United States is occupying Iraq with a future war against Russia in mind, and intending to use the occupation of Iran and Afghanistan as doorstep stepping stones, that plan or policy won’t work for two reasons: Russia and Iran. Neither will have it. And the fight will be long and bloody, and we won’t win. But from the point of view of the Military Industrial Complex (defense contractors) and Israel, win or lose, the longer the war the better. Wall Street will make their usual killing, and Israel will become more of a military nightmare than it already is – not only for the Palestinians, but for ordinary israelis as well; having to live in an armed encampment no different than Iran or Russia under attack from the US, the UK and Israel (#USUKI).

      We are at a place just now where the various #Liberation movements, particularly in the US, the UK and Israel, can shift into a full-tilt anti-war mode, and still petition the (1% dominated) government, for 99% fairness on good paying union jobs, food, housing, healthcare, heating oil, and education, and that the 1% pay their fair share. So yes, I agree that ”everyone should get on board to organize anti-war demonstrations as a priority for 2012.” A great quote for the New Year, and wish مع السلام — dxm

      cc: @raingod69 @customersman, and thanks @ritaj

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        PamelaDrew · 2 years, 7 months ago

        Wonderful piece adoration, so glad to hear similar awareness though the fact that war is any option is an Orwellianish mind boggling reality. Geeze, we shoulda learned after Vietnam but to come on the heels of unprosecuted crimes for Iraq & lame WMD lies with a Democrat elected for change, srsly wtf land of soundbit bs.

        Alliances between Wall Street & America’s Wars have a rock solid foundation covering the entire 20th century with the same few corporations & family owners wreaking havoc & raking in wealth. The kingpin Corporate Racketeer John D. Rockefeller realized that he could boost the profitability of his Remmington Arms Company & grow his global oil holdings by letting Uncle Sam buy guns to fight for control of the oil fields in places where Standard Oil met resistance. Son David Rockefeller & fellow Bonesmen at Brown Brothers Harriman invented & staffed the secret police & by WWII shifted it to OSS/CIA.

        I mention them to direct connect from now to way back when Smedley Butler exposed the Business Plot & the #Banksters were almost outed as they risk again now. Butler is the most powerful source for the detailing that way back in the days when business owners and individuals who benefit were far more identifiable by the business that bore their names.

        Part of the challenge in these modern times is that all the issues and responsibility lines are intentionally blurred and hidden by subsidiaries and limited partnerships, front groups and think tanks and 64,000 ways to create an aure of authenticity for a plan that is patently self serving for the evil elite and egainst the best interest of those duped into agreeing or taking up arms.

        What we have is a fundamental communication problem that allows the ChickenHawk desk jockeys to wager our blood, sweat and tears by hiding and telling lies with such a well run propaganda machine that some of its pieces don’t know they’re cogs.

        The only weapon needed is truth; delivery is a bit trickier, but if we continue to connect the individuals with their networks of proxies and profits it will be a lot easier to see these folks in their NASCAR style endorsement light and know it ain’t nothin but dying for profits with Star Spangled Propaganda pimping our sacrifices as Patriotism & their looting, polluting, killing and crimes against humanity and planet are Classified to keep us safe, eh? Nah, the universe has higher powers that go for balance, fab karma floods ahead, go us:~)

        . Smedley Butler War is a Racket http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

        Fab docu-short youtube White House Coup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXGUgFXoRu4

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      michael ronquillo · 2 years, 7 months ago

      rita i think that not only the citizens needs to step up their efforts in stopping this but also the enlisted men needs to stand up and tell them they are tired of murdering for greed. thanks for the article.

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    The Yale Book of Quotations’ top quote of 2011: ”We are the 99 percent.”

    Congrats to all who took part in the transforming the inertia of the American people to a real movement that makes a difference. I hope we all have a great 2012!!!

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Has anyone heard anything about David DeGraw lately? He’s been away for about 3 weeks. I’m wondering what he’s up to, and if he’s ok.

  • Rita Jacobs posted an update:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Excellent discussion of Eurozone crisis by F. William Engdahl:

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