Greetings from rural America!
A friend sent me this picture and has been asking people to spread it far & wide in the hopes these idiots are brought to justice.
Whether or not the picture is a hoax, it isn’t funny and I leave for you to decide if you will take action. It isn’t easy to look at. Can you help identify the two people in the picture?
Personally, I hope that these two are identified, and after the authorities are through dealing with these cretins, I’m calling on ANONYMOUS to get their bank account information and donate all of their money to the ASPCA.
That being said, here’s a little education for people who still don’t understand what The Occupy Wall Street Movement is all about……………..
We are activists that fight injustice and we are not afraid to take ANY bully on!
As OWS’s title suggest, it’s mostly economic reform. Mainly the reform of finance capitalism, but the movement is made up of whoever is in it so sometimes it’s environmental reform, or healthcare or labor disputes.
The general idea behind all the desired reforms is to live in a nation where profit and corporations don’t come before human needs and the ability to live reasonably and to filter out the economic inequality we have.
The reason the response is so varied for different causes and reforms is because America is a mess compared to most first world nations and people are vying for healthcare, homes, better working conditions that they know could be possible. And the movement is horizontal and inclusive so there are dozens of different philosophies and different solutions they want to try, etc.
I also see it as kind of a desire to reclaim the commons and a sense of community/public life.
But today we see the police are viciously attacking OWS demonstrators not just in the old south as in the days of the Civil Rights Movement, but from coast to coast.
As we have witnessed, given the choice between supporting the 99% of which they are actually a part, or slavishly kissing the asses of the exalted 1%, the nation’s cops have chosen their side.
In other news:
Pfizer recalls 28 lots of birth control pills
“Pfizer Inc. is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills after uncovering a packaging error that could leave women with an inadequate dose of the hormone-based drugs and raise the risk that they will get pregnant accidentally.”
Pfizer found that some packets of the drugs had too many active tablets, while others had too few. Oral birth control products use a series of 21 drug tablets and 7 inactive sugar tablets to regulate the menstrual period while providing contraception. Pfizer issued a statement saying the problem is not related to safety but does raise the risk of unintended pregnancy.
In getting back to what I wrote about yesterday regarding Komen, I saw this comment and print it here for your perusal:
“Thousands of women would not have even HAD a mammogram were it not for some PP practitioner that did a FREE breast exam and found something.
Thousands of women would not know the importance of breast exams were it not for the information they received for FREE at PP.
Frankly….I think that every single person that lectures about the evil of Planned Parenthood, birth control and yes…even abortion, should IMMEDIATELY go and adopt one of the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of children sitting in foster care! If you are willing to be part of the unwanted or uncared for children issue…step up and be part of the solution!! Otherwise…SHUT UP!”
Occupy Buffalo Group Evicted from Niagara Square Overnight
“Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police officials held a press conference Thursday morning at City Hall to discuss the eviction and arrests. SWAT Team members and Buffalo Police officers moved in on the Occupy Buffalo encampment at Niagara Square overnight.”
“The eviction came after the group’s permit to stay in the square expired at midnight. Crews moved in to dismantle the occupiers’ tents and other structures. The raid happened around 2:00am Thursday. Several protesters were arrested.”
Calico Blackie says:
Another “knock on the door in the middle of the night.” This time, it was in Buffalo, New York. Whether it’s corruption in government, whether it’s a woman’s right to a mammogram, whether it’s fighting to end animal abuse, OCCUPY WILL BE THERE.
Join us! BECOME ACTIVE.
We can’t afford to remain silent.
We are the 99%