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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 »

Class is the New Race

  The first question the media asked when the Occupy Wall St. Movement started budding at the end of September was the racial demographic of the protesters. As if the litmus test for the legitimacy of an issue is the amount of minorities involved. This has become a real problem especially with so called liberal circles because we have been ... Read More »

The Unknown Soldier

On this day meant to commemorate veterans young and old, it is imperative  that we do not let the recent improper disposal of veterans’ ashes in Virginia sully the unknown soldier’s symbolism. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was first erected in France as a monument to the unnamed fallen. Today one exists in almost every country in the world. With the onset of forensic science, the ... Read More »

Veterans Affairs Closes Its Doors

Have you ever heard of a governmental organization closing its doors? Not answering its phones? That is exactly  what I observed this summer with the Philadelphia VA. In the spring I had received a letter from the VA informing of their intentions of recruiting me.   Unfortunately, this all amounted to nothing and when I called the VA (over and over again) the number ... Read More »

No Honor in Hurting Unarmed Civilians

Currently this video has over two and a half million hits. If this is not proof of the emotional power that a veteran in support of the Occupation can garner I don’t know what is. Most of us don’t claim to be any more honorable than anyone else. It is other people’s expectation of our honor that makes us go ... Read More »

Phillip Spooner: Equality Maine

Philip Spooner is a WWII vet and a born and bred republican. His speech on gay marriage became an Internet sensation. When veterans speak in this country people listen. It’s a responsibility never to be taken lightly. Read More »

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