AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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Latest NutriMedical Report hosted by Lord Stirling (17 November 2011, 3rd hour) ~ link
1) End the Collusion Between Government and Large Corporations/Banks, So That Our Elected Leaders Are Actually Representing the Interests of the People (the 99%) and Not Just Their Rich Donors (the 1%).
2) Investigate Wall Street and Hold Senior Executives Accountable for the Destruction in Wealth that has Devastated Millions of People.
3) Return the Power of Coining Money to the U.S. Treasury and Return to Sound Money, End the Fed
4) Limit the Size, Scope and Power of Banks so that None are Ever Again “Too Big to Fail” and in Need to Taxpayer Bailouts
5) Eliminate “Personhood” Legal Status for Corporations
6) Repeal the Patriot Act, End the War on Drugs and Protect Civil Liberties
7) End All Imperial Wars of Aggression, Bring the Troops Home from All Countries, Cut the Military Budget and Limit The Military Role to Protection of the Homeland
Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
Report today from 4-5 pm Chicago time.
"I paid taxes and took care of my responsibility, and I'm struggling," said participant, Leah Lackner, 27, who had taken the day off work as a mental health counselor to join the protest. Her sign read: "I played by the rules."
57-year-old bond trader Gene Williams joked that he was “one of the bad guys” and said supportively, “The fact of the matter is, there is a schism between the rich and the poor and it's getting wider."
Participant and small business owner Jonathan Smucker confronted a Wall Street financial firm executive who held a sign that said 'get a job': "Ten percent of Americans are looking for work, most Americans are struggling, and you stand smugly in your suit and say to 'get a job'. You're insulting just about everyone in your country," Smucker said.
At least 200 people have been arrested so far for peaceful assembly and nonviolent civil disobedience, including retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis. "All the cops are just workers for the one percent, and they don't even realize they're being exploited," Mr. Lewis said. "As soon as I'm let out of jail, I'll be right back here and they'll have to arrest me again."
Today marks two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square. This movement has taken inspiration from global movements for social justice and democracy, including the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. Occupy Wall Street, labor and community groups, and members of the 99% are celebrating the two-month anniversary of the movement here with a massive day of action.
"Our political system should serve all of us — not just the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington," said participant Beka Economopoulos. "We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy."
In the wake of Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region are converging today to take peaceful action. Thousands are also taking action in at least 30 cities across the country.
The Occupy encampments have been turned into concentration camps ~ link ~ All hell is breaking loose in lower Manhattan. Police have put barriers all over the financial district and thousands of demonstrators are climbing over them and pushing past the police. Wall St. has been infiltrated. As this is being reported the radio station is playing Paul Robeson singing “Joe Hill”. The NYPD must have miscalculated – they’re probably going to bring in more police, maybe from the boroughs, and they’ll probably get more vicious. They’ve learned tactics from the “crowd control” at the big world financial meetings. The crowds are chanting, “This is what democracy looks like” and “The banks got bailed out and we got sold out” and “This is a non-violent protest.” Lots of pushing and shoving from police in riot gear trying to get better control of the situation. Plain-clothes cops have emerged. People are going to be seriously hurt today.
Cops swarm Zuccotte Park arresting anyone inside; demonstrators targeting subways - video ~ link ~ The fascist Zionist mega-billionaire mayor has decided to turn a peaceful protest into a very bloody one. They need to start bringing law suits for human rights violations in foreign courts against this pig. Stirling