Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lord Stirling's News Blog Europe

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Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link

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Occupy Together site ~ link
Occupy America Social Network ~ link ~ Actually this name is already outdated as cities in Australia, Canada, Scotland, England are on-board and the list is growing daily.  This is turning into the greatest political-economic-social-revolutionary event in the lives of most living people!  "We the 99%" throughout the world are waking up to the economic chaos that the Global Banking Cartel Families and their economic and political whores are causing; to the real and serious hurt that we are suffering, more-and-more month after month, from their crooked sociopathic behavior.  We are the ones who are finding that everything that we have to purchase is costing more-and-more every week, yet our take home pay, if we are fortunate enough to still have jobs, is not keeping up.  We are the ones who have lost money, for us serious money, in the value of our homes (and stocks for those of us who have had sufficient money to invest).  We are the ones who are seeing our national economies turn to crap while a few at the very apex of society get tremendously rich, while we get poor!   We are the ones who are facing a future that is dismal due to their evil and sick behavior.  We are the ones who are fed up with it.  We are the ones who are not going to take it any more!   Stirling    
Here We Go - 200,000 Member Transport Workers Union Votes To Support 'Occupy Wall Street' ~ link ~ This is the second breakthrough in two days.  Yesterday, the United Airlines Pilots Union supported the 'protesters'/patriots in 'Occupy Wall Street' by marching down Wall Street in uniforms.  This is what will turn the movement, began by some courageous kids in New York City, into a massive global movement that will shake the entire World!  Either we will win, or the globalists will win and we will be enslaved and killed off in their wars.  THE BATTLE IS UPON US NOW!   Stirling       

A report from the Frontlines: The Long Road to 'Occupy Wall Street' and the origins of the 99% Movement' ~ link ~ As the occupation of Wall Street moves into its third week, there are many questions about the organizers behind the ongoing protests and the origins of the 99% Movement. As one of the many people who actively supported the effort, and helped launch the 99% Movement, I will give my perspective on the events leading up to the occupation of Liberty Park.

As I understand it, the #OccuppyWallStreet 99% Movement is a decentralized non-violent rebellion against economic tyranny. It is a leaderless movement that has been dependent upon tens of thousands of individuals taking it upon themselves to take action and fight back against their own personal financial hardships, and in defense of their family and friends who are desperately struggling to make ends meets.

The road that led to the successful occupation has been a long, hard and winding one. When you go to Liberty Park, into the heart of the occupation, you will see a very diverse group of people with opinions across the entire political spectrum. It is the very essence of a ground-up grassroots decentralized movement. Everyone there has their own individual story on what brought them to take such a strong and inspiring stand in support this action. I urge members of the press and people interested in the movement to begin a dialogue with any one of the people taking part. There are many fascinating stories to be heard and a deeper understanding of what’s happening is impossible without hearing from a plurality of voices.

To give some background information, the following is a timeline of my 19-month long personal experience within the movement:

He did it again - NYPD senior officer/thug Anthony Bologna pepper sprays photographer at Wall Street protests - with video ~ link ~ People need to begin filing criminal charges against this thug and bringing large civil lawsuits against him and his personal assets.  Go after this jerk, legally, make him pay for his thugery!   Stirling      

A new video showing Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna in a second pepper-spraying incident during the weekend's Occupy Wall Street protest came out overnight, a few hours before the New York Police Department announced it would investigate Bologna's use of the spray, which it had previously defended. The original video of Bologna spraying four women detained behind netting has been pretty well parsed by folks who say it goes against the department's guidelines. The new one also seems to show a violation of the department guidelines as Bologna sprays what appears to be a photographer who wasn't being detained.

The video clearly shows Bologna spraying the side of the face of someone wearing an identification tag and holding a camera. It's unclear whether he's got a police-issued press pass, but he doesn't seem to be participating in the main demonstration. That would appear to contradict the department's guidelines, summarized in this department report on pepper spray that quotes the NYPD Patrol Guide (the report is from 2000, but the language it quotes jibes with snippets reported in this New York Times story, and refers to a Guide appendix,  P.G. 212-95, confirmed in this truncated version of the 2010 guide):

Greek protesters occupy key ministries ~ link ~ This is most interesting.  The civil servants are revolting and joining their brothers and sisters in the streets!  Just as the globalists are spinning a evil web of economic depression, induced "natural"/"industrial" disasters (Fukushima and the BP Oil Disaster), wars, repression, etc., globally....WE THE 99% are also beginning to spread our righteous web of revolution globally.  We the New Iceland...etc....have everything in common with the 99% in Greece and nothing in common with the 1% trash in our own nations.   Stirling       

Greek civil servants protesting the government's austerity measures have occupied several ministries ahead of upcoming talks between the IMF and EU officials.

According to local media, the occupations began in the early hours of Thursday and will continue until Friday.

The protesters are opposing a new round of pay-cuts and layoffs imposed by the government and aimed at slashing its runaway deficit.

The protesters say they want to prevent the Greek Finance Minister from meeting the EU, the IMF, and the European Central Bank officials in Athens. 

Greek workers strike on property tax  - with video ~ link ~ Now the police have joined the citizens in the protest...that is the beginning of the end for the bankster funded government!   Stirling   

Greek workers as well as police officers strike in the capital city of Athens as the members of Parliament have gathered to vote for a new controversial tax, Press TV reports.

Thousands of protestors gathered outside the Parliament, expressing their anger at the MPs.

The police officers who came to the streets demonstrated on their payday against the government's austerity measures.

“We are demonstrating against the economical measures of the government because next month with the salary we [get], we will not be able to live, we will get a 400 euro salary, with this money we can't do anything, we can't help our family,” the general secretary of the police union, Ylannis Fanariotis told Press TV.

The policemen left their belts to their colleagues guarding the Parliament in a symbolic move and handed a resolution along with their demands to the president of the Parliament . 

Armies of teachers jolt France's streets ~ linkThousands of teachers and their supporters take to the streets across France following a related national strike to protest at the government-ordered job cuts in the education sector.

On Tuesday, more than 165,000 demonstrators took part in over 100 nationwide protests, the Associated Press reported.

The public voiced outrage at French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government, which has shed tens of thousands of education-related positions since 2007 and plans to rid a further 14,000 in 2012.

The measures have caused schools to run into training problems and staff shortages.

Massive Bank Fraud: Bill Moyers with Bill Black - with video ~ link ~ Yet no bankster has been arrested (with some exceptions in Iceland), much less gone to prison!  They still sit on Wall Street and in the 'City of London' and other 'high rent' financial centers rolling in their ill gotten loot while we are in a new Global Depression and things, for us, are getting worse by the day.  Stirling      

William K. Black thinks President Obama didn't acknowledge a key component in the financial crisis that the bills before Congress won't address — fraud.  A former regulator who helped crack down on massive fraud during the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, Black tells Bill Moyers on THE JOURNAL that, despite evidence of fraud at the top banks, prosecutions seem far away.
  • "If you go back to the savings and loan debacle, we got more than a thousand felony convictions of the elite. These are not, you know, tellers or something.  We today have zero convictions, zero indictments, zero arrests of any of the elite, non-prime lenders that, through their fraud, drove this crisis."

The Empire's Giant Ponzi Scheme: In the Belly of the "Economic Beast" ~ link ~ In case you hadn't noticed, especially if you get your news from the MSM, there is the mother of all capitalist crises unfolding around us. A crisis that appears to be far deeper even than the Crash of '29 and given the global nature of corporate capitalism, nobody (except the rich) can escape its awful destructive power, short of revolution of course.

So deep in fact, that the imperial elites are incapable of resolving it and appear to be frozen to the spot like a deer caught in the headlights, attempting to apply 'solutions' that only compound the contradictions. It points once and again to the chaotic nature of capitalism that hides its ignorance behind glib phrases that mean nothing.

The Independent's headline (24/9/11) summed up the elite's dilemma succinctly, if somewhat archaically but then that's what you would expect from an obsolete elite used to bamboozling the public by obscuring the facts and praying that no one will notice:

The Class War in America: The Rich Get Richer... ~ link ~ A good friend of mine, who is very well off, brags that he pays almost no taxes...he is in a position to use the system.  Most of us, however, have to "assume the position" when it comes to taxes.  Stirling    

Much is being said by Republicans about a class war being waged by President Obama and Democrats. In their fantasy world this class war is attacking so called job creators. All this talk is pure nonsense, absolutely false and misleading, intentional political garbage designed to intentionally mislead gullible Americans to believe the lies. Here is the truth: There has, indeed, been a class war waged in the US ; it has been going on for a good thirty years. And this real war has been won.

There are official data over time called the Gini index or coefficient between zero and one that is a statistical measure of economic inequality. When it is zero national income is evenly distributed among all citizens, and when it is one all the income goes to one person. Obviously the Gini figure will be somewhere between zero and one. Some nations have very low values and others very high ones. In the high category is the US . But more important is that the index has changed over time, rising from about 1980 to current times, after it had remained fairly stable over several decades. That significant rise from about .37 to .45 shows unequivocally that the rich got richer as most of the population in the middle class and below lost ground.

To truly appreciate what has happened you must seriously examine some data. For example, between 1979 and 2005 the inflation-adjusted income of families in the middle of the income distribution rose 21 percent. That is very slow growth, especially compared with the 100 percent rise in median income over a generation after World War II when inequality actually decreased. More importantly, over the same period, the income of the very rich, the top 100th of 1 percent of the income distribution, rose by 480 percent. Absorb that number for a few moments. In 2005 dollars, the average annual income of that group rose from $4.2 million to $24.3 million. Those numbers describe the true class war in which the rich and powerful were the clear winner.

Presently, according to new estimates by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, one-fourth of those with incomes of more than $1 million a year pay income and payroll tax of 12.6 percent of their income or less, putting their tax burden below that of many in the middle class who are likely pay twice that amount or even more. The class war winners are clear. 

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail!  Matt Taibbi raises holy hell - with video ~ linklink ~ Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.

"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That's your whole story right there. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it. Just write that."

I put down my notebook. "Just that?"

The Whole F**king Thing's Coming Down - music video - 'Occupy Wall Street' - 'Stop the Machine' - video ~ link ~ WOW  You got to view this!   Stirling    

The Future Direction of 'Occupy Wall Street' to be voted on this weekend ~ link ~  Democracy at work!  Stirling      
Last night, #OccupyWallStreet’s General Assembly came to a consensus on a timeline to establish a list of demands that the movement will be calling for. On Friday, September 30th, proposals will be made at the General Assembly meeting and through online submissions at

Throughout the weekend, the proposed demands will be debated and then voted upon. This process highlights the movement’s commitment to direct democracy. Every person taking part gets a voice in proposing demands and then voting on which of them will be implemented. There will also be a vote on how many demands will initially be put forth.
There has been some criticism on the lack of any clear demands put forth thus far. However, those taking part in the occupation have been dedicated to being as inclusive as possible, allowing the movement to build and attract people with a diversity of views.

Behind the Scenes of #OccupyWallStreet ~ link
The protests on Wall Street are growing larger, despite police using pepper spray and making arrests.

'Occupy Wall Street' Protest: A Message from the Democracy to the Plutocracy - video ~ link
A little scary, but dripping with truth… first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you…

Keiser Report: 'Occupy Wall Street' - The 2'nd Great Depression - with video ~ link ~ This week Max and Stacy ask why Wall Street protesters are maced in the face for merely walking on the sidewalk, while JP Morgan’s CEO can throw a tirade in the face of regulators and a central banker without being pepper-sprayed. 

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