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Occupy Wall Street Evicted

I have to give it to all the conservatives who yelled and screamed about privacy issues when the Patriot Act was passed. Ben Franklin said: “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.” Privacy is gone. We will never get it back. Partly because communication technology has reached a critical mass. But also because we gave our government ... Read More »

OWS Has Been Denied

The courts have ruled against Occupy Wall St. Occupiers are allowed to stay in the park 24 hours a day but they cannot have tents. They can, however, have sleeping bags. And at least for tonight, they can sleep there. After all the miss steps that the NYPD have taken I can’t believe the courts would rule in the city’s ... Read More »

NYPD in Contempt of Court

Even though, the protesters have been given legal permission to return to Liberty Park and the NYPD refuses to obey the restraining order. When you become a police officer you take an oath. Here is a sample: “I (NAME) do swear that I will sell and truly serve our sovereign country and state as a police officer without favor or ... Read More »

Eviction Tuesday

It has been very aptly said: “You cannot evict an idea.” What I’ve observed through the night and through today in Manhattan reaffirms my belief that the symbolism of Occupy Wall St. is far more important then the physicality of it. We live in a very non physical time. Credit card transactions, arbitrage, virtual real estate, non-places (that look the ... Read More »

NYPD Violates a Judiciary Order

As I’m writing this the NYPD has refused to obey a judiciary ruling to let protesters back into the park. The NYPD is lined up outside holding batons and in riot gear. There are suspicions that plain clothes officers infiltrated the crowds last night to provoke violence. Occupy Toronto has also received an eviction order. Portland and Oakland have faced ... Read More »

OWS is Back!

Several news sources are reporting an undisclosed New York judge has ruled that Mayor Bloomberg had no legal right to evict the protesters. There is a restraining order against the NYPD until a trial can be held. Mr. Bloomberg’s statement earlier this morning alluded to the park as being crime-ridden and a threat to public health. Everyone sees through your ... Read More »

NYPD Equipped With Sound Cannons

4:30AM It is being reported on UStream channel  “The Other 99” that NYPD came equipped with Sound Cannons to Liberty Park. The OWS Facebook page confirms that the police are employing this weapon. This weapon was deployed against protesters in the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. The Israeli government is reported to have sent these weapons to the Egyptian government providing ... Read More »

Liberty Park Being Raided By NYPD

It seems Mayor Bloomberg has decided to clear out the Occupy Wall St. protesters. Oakland cleared out protesters on Monday. If you live in New York now this is the time to join in solidarity. Anyone who is online spread the word. NYPD is calling for the NY national guard on the scanner. Please call and respectfully demand 1st Amendment ... Read More »

Predatory Education

When the GI bill changed in July of 2008 to the post 9/11 it created an exponential increase in the amount of money available to veterans. I went to school on a yellow ribbon scholarship on the post 9/11 GI bill and, quite frankly, I felt somewhat guilty about the amount of money that the government was spending on me. ... Read More »

Predatory Banking Targets Veterans

It is a well known fact that the recruiting practices of the military target the lowest economic dregs of our society. Once in the military they are also targeted by banking institutions. Outside of every stateside base there is a check cashing place that will charge the equivalent in interest that one could get from a speak easy loan shark. ... Read More »

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