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Just Say No to the Jobs of ‪#‎KeystoneXL‬ ‪#‎NoKXL‬ ‪#‎ClimateJustice‬ ‪#‎KeystoneComedy‬

Posted 10 months ago on Feb. 5, 2014, 10:23 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ

Click here to let people know what you think about the KeystoneXL pipeline.

Today is the start of the public comment period on ‪#‎KeystoneXL‬. ‪#‎NoKXL‬ ‪#‎ClimateJustice‬ ‪#‎KeystoneComedy‬

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[-] 9 points by beautifulworld (22161) 10 months ago

Right. Americans have to start saying no to jobs that pillage the environment, that exploit other human beings, that pay exploitative low wages, that provide no benefits, that exist because of unenforced labor laws (temps/independent contractors, etc.) and on and on.

Short term pain for long term gain.

It is time for American workers to stand up and fight. If that means not paying your bills for a while, so be it. That'll give the 1% an even stronger message.

[-] 7 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 months ago

'Now, if we could get workers to think bigger and longer-term, with the far view in the forefront of their minds; if we could get them to suffer in the short term, and stand up and fight, they could improve their long term economic interests greatly, but how do we convince them of that?' from your comment here - http://occupywallst.org/forum/mandela-was-unable-to-dismantle-the-white-oligarch/#comment-1021191 .

How? By constant struggle and education. OWS has been instrumental in shifting the debate these last two and half years. The Keystone Pipeline is directly related to Big Oil and Wall Street interests and the POTUS is schtum on the matter - http://www.nationofchange.org/wall-street-sounds-silence-president-1391526946 and also see -

http://www.nationofchange.org/public-private-profiteers-1391613899

http://www.nationofchange.org/state-department-releases-flawed-keystone-xl-final-environmental-review-super-bowl-friday-trash-dump

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/24/we_could_have_a_decision_on_keystone_by_june/ .

Never Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The 1%! Solidarity.

[-] 7 points by beautifulworld (22161) 10 months ago

And, also, by telling stories of real people, like this woman with a Master's degree living in an RV:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paula-e-bray/working-poor-america_b_4690675.html

Her story represents millions of people shamed into silence and embarrassment. Perhaps they are beginning to realize that their economic situation is not their fault. Once that happens, real change will be forced upon the system, a system that serves corporations and not the people, as noted in your links regarding the Keystone Pipeline.

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 months ago

'Why has America forgotten the three most important economic lessons we learned in the thirty years following World War II?' asks Robert Reich, from - http://www.nationofchange.org/why-three-biggest-economic-lessons-were-forgotten-1392219045 . Thank you for that moving 'huffpo' link. Never Give Up The 99% Struggle! Occupy The Future! Solidarity.

[-] 9 points by beautifulworld (22161) 10 months ago

From Reich: "First, America’s real job creators are consumers, whose rising wages generate jobs and growth. If average people don’t have decent wages there can be no real recovery and no sustained growth."

"Second, the rich do better with a smaller share of a rapidly-growing economy than they do with a large share of an economy that’s barely growing at all."

"Third, higher taxes on the wealthy to finance public investments — better roads, bridges, public transportation, basic research, world-class K-12 education, and affordable higher education – improve the future productivity of America. All of us gain from these investments, including the wealthy."

Nothing too complicated there. Thanks, A4C. Solidarity!

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

'Democrats and liberals have become too fixated on election results rather than aiming for long term goals that address the issues of economic inequality, and that the administrations of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama too often acquiesced to the demands of Wall Street and the right.' from Bill Moyers & http://www.nationofchange.org/surrender-america-s-liberals-1393430213 and with reference 'taxes to finance public investments - http://www.nationofchange.org/robin-hood-tax-take-back-our-economy-1393344562 Never Give On The 99%! Keep Occupying The Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 9 points by beautifulworld (22161) 9 months ago

"So, I hear you saying, Adolph, that while social and cultural factors are important to us, economic issues are the fundamental existential questions. And that the neo-liberal parties, both of them, devoted to promoting the interests of multinational companies and capitalism don't care what you think about cultural and social issues, as long as they control the process by which nothing interferes with markets." Moyers.

Truth. No matter what cultural or social freedoms you think you have, if you are in economic shackles, those freedoms are a ruse.

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

Bill Moyers has The 99% at heart and if only more 'journalists' were not just PR fronts for The 1% then our democracy would have the protection that The Constitution envisaged, where 'The Press' is the only industry or profession referenced.

Many thanks for your great quote and also for your information - http://www.nationofchange.org/financial-transaction-tax-high-frequency-traders-1394023208 and http://www.nationofchange.org/real-job-killers-1393683435 by Robert Reich.

Never Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The 1%! Solidarity.

[-] 7 points by beautifulworld (22161) 9 months ago

"Guess how much in taxes folks pay on the sales in the HFT (High Frequency Trade) game? When I buy a $3 pack of toilet paper here in Austin, Texas, I pay an extra 8.25 percent in sales tax. But if a high roller in the HFT game buys $10 million worth of corporate stock, he or she pays zero tax on the sale."

"A sales tax on speculators can deliver tangibles that people need but Wall Street says we can't afford — infrastructure, Social Security, education, good jobs, etc. Just as important, it can deliver intangibles that our nation needs but Wall Street tries to ignore — fairness, social cohesion, equal opportunity, etc."

Fairness, social cohesion, equal opportunity, etc. Imagine that? Not so far fetched after all. Just has to be forced on these greedy bastards who have used the financialization of everything to rape and pillage the 99% of the world.

Solidarity A4C!

[-] 8 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

'During the Great Recession, total U.S. household wealth fell by about $16.4 trillion, with much of those losses going into the pockets of the oligarchs who caused one of the worst economic collapses in American history. Not a single billionaire bankster was jailed or even prosecuted for that collapse. And for even more proof that Washington has turned into an oligarchy, the NRA, a group that is among the oligarchs, is fighting feverishly to block President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General.' Excerpted from - http://www.nationofchange.org/billionaires-first-they-came-economy-1395233856 and also as per this thread, see - http://www.nationofchange.org/interstate-pipeline-spills-10000-gallons-crude-oil-ohio-nature-preserve-1395326516 .

Never Give Up Shining A Light! Occupy All Streets! Solidarity.

[-] 8 points by beautifulworld (22161) 9 months ago

10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in an Ohio nature preserve! And, barely a word in MSM! Unbelievable.

We were discussing the financial aspects of all of this and hadn't even yet touched on the environmental degradation that this pipeline will cause. Here again we see the connection between economics and the environment. The two are forever entwined and until we humans can see this more clearly, the quest for profit will continue to deteriorate the earth.

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 8 months ago

The connection between economics and the environment is absolutely critical to our understanding but our ability to know this, work out how and ask critical questions, has now been severely compromised by the nature of MSM ownership as well as the likes of - http://www.nationofchange.org/how-supreme-court-just-legalized-money-laundering-rich-campaign-donors-1396536391 .

As you already said here - https://occupywallst.org/article/theory-thursday-break-monopoly-everyday-life-chris/#comment-1026282 - 'Think of our government and how they don't listen to entire cohorts of people (the government's children) who have needs and who are suffering. Maybe we can argue that economic harm is economic violence. Think of all the harm that an unfair economic systems hurls at people, all the suffering, needless suffering, especially when there is so much wealth but it's just being hoarded by a few.' - but our government and democracy are now increasingly in the thrall and control of Big Money, Bankers & The 1% Owned Corporations. 'US Democracy' is mutating into something else altogether - right in front of our very eyes and we should all be extremely concerned about this.

Never Give Up Exposing The Corporate Coup! Occupy Democracy! Solidarity.

[-] 8 points by beautifulworld (22161) 8 months ago

"A major purpose of the aggregate limits was to prevent money laundering schemes that could enable donors and political parties to evade the cap on donations to individual candidates."

And, so, there it goes, our democracy, gone to the wolves. So much for carrying your guns, they tricked you all and laugh in your face.

I said a long time ago that we should march on the Supreme Court. We still should. Because, it's never too late!

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 8 months ago

Marching on The Supreme Court is a really great idea! It will be beaten down with much violence and be misrepresented by the corporate media of course, but nothing else will capture the popular imagination or inform The 99% about the reasons for our ire and how it affects us all, than a well planned and rolling protest about this 'money = free speech' matter. This goes right to the heart of The 1% v The 99% wider issue as well as to the core of the question of 'fairness' for citizens or corporations? Also fyi -

http://www.nationofchange.org/our-highest-court-former-lobbyist-guts-campaign-finance-reform-1396706780

http://www.nationofchange.org/mccutcheon-and-vicious-cycle-concentrated-wealth-and-political-power-1396622890

http://www.nationofchange.org/eight-headlines-mainstream-media-doesn-t-have-courage-print-1396884374#

Never Give Up On Democracy! OCCUPY THE SUPREME COURT! Solidarity.

[-] 11 points by beautifulworld (22161) 8 months ago

"Eight Headlines Mainstream Media Doesn't Have the Courage to Print:"

  1. U.S. Wealth Up $34 Trillion Since Recession. 93 percent of You Got Almost None of It.

  2. Eight Rich Americans Made More Than 3.6 Million Minimum Wage Workers

  3. News Sources Speak for the 5 percent

  4. TV News Dumbed Down for American Viewers

  5. News Execs among White Male Boomers Who Owe Trillions to Society. The hype about the "self-made man" is fantasy.

  6. Funding Plummets for Schools and Pensions as Corporations Stop Paying Taxes

  7. Companies Based in the U.S. Paying Most of their Taxes Overseas

  8. Restaurant Servers Go Without Raise for 30 Years...the minimum wage for tipped workers has been approximately $2 an hour since the 1980s.

Americans need to take back their government and especially the Supreme Court if they are going to continue to make rulings that fail to protect and promote the general welfare of the people. A peaceful march on the Supreme Court would be very powerful. Not sure why this hasn't happened yet. Solidarity, A4C!

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 8 months ago

'A peaceful march on the Supreme Court would be very powerful. Not sure why this hasn't happened yet.' I totally agree with you and this is a very serious point I think. Drawing attention to and resisting the recent 'McCutcheon' decision and the earlier 'Citizens United' decision, will have to be down to the 99% as our elected representatives have been co-opted so completely by the corporations and banks. Indeed it can easily be argued that the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary have all been comprehensively co-opted by the corporations. So where does that leave 'democracy' do we think?

Thank you for your excellent 'Eight Headlines' excerpt and comment, and also by Paul Buccheit, see - http://www.nationofchange.org/four-eras-slavery-benefit-corporations-1397485725 - 'Slavery, in its various forms of physical and mental torment, has been a part of U.S. history from the beginnings of our country to the present day with modern-day corporations profiting immensely.' Today of course, we have slavery by other means and as such, also please see - https://occupywallst.org/forum/have-you-seen-the-film-inside-job-if-not-why-not-i/#comment-1028476 .

Never Give Up Exposing Corporate Co-option! OCCUPY THE SUPREME COURT! Solidarity.

[-] 7 points by beautifulworld (22161) 8 months ago

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This is the basic tenet of our nation but we have never really honored it. Be it outright slavery, as we had in the past, or economic slavery like we still have today from the extraction of profit from the hard work of the masses, we have failed as a nation to treat everyone equally.

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 7 months ago

'Be it outright slavery, as we had in the past, or economic slavery like we still have today from the extraction of profit from the hard work of the masses, we have failed as a nation to treat everyone equally.' - is a very true and powerful observation, that warrants repetition and reflection.

And what happens to those who raise their voices in protest at these 'self-evident' injustices? Well, maybe see this piece by Chris Hedges - http://www.nationofchange.org/crime-peaceful-protest-1398778948 for an idea.

'The trial of McMillan, 25, is one of the last criminal cases originating from the Occupy protest movement. It is also one of the most emblematic. The state, after the coordinated nationwide eradication of Occupy encampments, has relentlessly used the courts to harass and neutralize Occupy activists, often handing out long probation terms that come with activists’ forced acceptance of felony charges. A felony charge makes it harder to find employment and bars those with such convictions from serving on juries or working for law enforcement. Most important, the long probation terms effectively prohibit further activism.'

'The Occupy Wall Street movement was not only about battling back against the rise of a corporate oligarchy that has sabotaged our democracy and made war on the poor and the working class. It was also about our right to peaceful protest. The police in cities across the country have been used to short-circuit this right.'

Never Give Up Fighting Injustice - Economic, Social & Political! Occupy Wall Street! Solidarity.

[-] 7 points by beautifulworld (22161) 7 months ago

If we can't protest, how can we improve upon things like this:

"Nearly Half of New Yorkers Are Struggling to Get By, Study Finds"

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/nyregion/nearly-half-of-new-yorkers-are-struggling-to-get-by-study-finds.html?_r=0

"...the most striking detail remained the 46 percent at or near poverty, the same rate found in a report last year..."

Oh, right, A4C, silly me, this is exactly why they quashed Occupy. They don't want anyone to wake up to the fact that 46 percent of New York City residents are living at or below poverty. So, now's the time America. Wake up while you can still do something about it! Solidarity! Occupy Wall Street!

And, thanks, A4C, for all you do here.

[-] 7 points by Ache4Change (3340) 5 months ago

'Recession linked to more than 10,000 suicides' - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/recession-linked-to-more-than-10000-suicides-in-north-america-europe/ was the link you copied to me but as no reply was possible there I'll copy this link in compliment - http://www.nationofchange.org/america-s-ceos-class-all-themselves-1404227147 here.

Never, Ever Give Up Exposing The US Class System & 1% Co-option! Occupy True Reality! Solidarity.

[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (22161) 5 months ago

"The gap in corporate executive pay between U.S. firms and their foreign rivals has been the dirty little semi-secret of corporate compensation for some time now, ever since U.S. CEO pay first started soaring in the 1980s. Analysts have periodically documented that gap, nation by nation. But their data haven’t percolated into America’s public consciousness."

"In other words, in all of Japan, only just over 300 high-ranking corporate execs pulled down at least $1 million in compensation last year. One comparison: Just in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area alone, the Dallas Morning News has just reported, exactly 100 chief executives grabbed at least $1 million in 2013."

"The typical U.S. CEO, the AFL-CIO detailed this past spring, made 331 times the pay of the average American worker in 2013 — and 774 times the pay of a minimum-wage worker."

Those are all quotes from your second link. Just made me sick. And, you know, I'm still thinking of our ethos problem. It's a problem with the general backbone and character of America. We have lost our way. We have forgotten what is important to us, or worse, what is important to us has become materialism, consumerism, and greed to the extent that, even if we are poor Americans, we worship the wealthy and wish one day to be like them. Pathetic.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

Recession linked to more than 10,000 suicides

Yep - but one wonders - to how many murders? and I feel the count of 10,000 to be very low ( inaccurate ). Populations living on the very edge of starvation and homelessness will be violent places. That reality is all to common around the world - the USA will learn 1st hand going forward in time - though this should already be a no brain-er when one looks at the violence already quite obvious in areas of the USA like Chicago ( murder capitol ? ) or Detroit.

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 months ago

“Democratic movements are initiated by people who have individually managed to attain a high level of personal political self-respect,” historian Lawrence Goodwyn wrote nearly four decades ago. “They are not resigned; they are not intimidated.”

“The game is rigged,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said at last week’s New Populism Conference, as if summoned forth from history by Goodwyn’s observation: “We can whine about it. We can whimper. Or we can fight back. Me? I'm fighting back'' - from,

http://www.nationofchange.org/making-new-populism-reality-lessons-conference-1401204622 & also see

http://www.nationofchange.org/striking-gold-doing-wall-street-s-bidding-1401257835 .

'Shareholders and the greedy grubber CEO's and their cronies can take less pay and profits. There is no reason to increase prices to consumers. It's as simple as that. Wages can be increased without pain to anyone, just less greed.' Ditto bw. Greedy extraction at every level of society has to exposed and remedied.

Never Give Up Fighting For The 99%! Occupy The Real Agenda! Solidarity

[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (22161) 6 months ago

“The slaves didn’t figure out how to get out of slavery by first figuring out how to get out,” said Rev. Barber. “They got out by first being driven by a vision that said, ‘Up above my head/I hear music in the air … before I’ll be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave, and go home with my Lord and be free.’

“They had a vision to get out,” said Rev. Barber, “before they figured out the ways to accomplish that.”

That is so powerful. Thanks, A4C. That is why we're here on this forum, to bolster the vision of a better society and a better world because, in truth, that is the stage we are still at. We'll get there though, because we'll never give up! Solidarity!

[-] 3 points by StillModestCapitalist (508) 6 months ago

"'Shareholders and the greedy grubber CEO's and their cronies can take less pay and profits. There is no reason to increase prices to consumers. It's as simple as that. Wages can be increased without pain to anyone, just less greed.' Ditto bw. Greedy extraction at every level of society has to exposed and remedied. "

Well said. Perfect.

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 months ago

'That is why we're here on this forum, to bolster the vision of a better society and a better world because, in truth, that is the stage we are still at.' Yes bw & thanks for those great excerpts & fyi :

http://www.nationofchange.org/10-corporate-tax-dodgers-you-should-know-about-1402586573 and -

http://www.nationofchange.org/bold-shift-americas-minimum-wage-debate-1402584902 +

http://www.nationofchange.org/37-senators-who-today-voted-millionaires-over-students-1402585844

Never Give Up The 99% Struggle! Occupy The 1%! Solidarity.

[-] 7 points by beautifulworld (22161) 6 months ago

While corporations get away with ripping off the American people, and not one bankster has gone to jail, suicides, of regular people, have gone up astronomically during the Great Recession as people suffer trying to cope with low wages, little opportunity and lost hope.

"Recession linked to more than 10,000 suicides"

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/recession-linked-to-more-than-10000-suicides-in-north-america-europe/

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 7 months ago

46% of New Yorkers in Poverty! So yes - 'this is exactly why they quashed Occupy. They don't want anyone to wake up to the fact that 46 percent of New York City residents are living at or below poverty. So, now's the time America. Wake up while you can still do something about it! Solidarity! Occupy Wall Street!' Totally true. Thank you for an arresting NYT link & see -

http://www.nationofchange.org/fast-food-ceos-oppose-worker-raises-despite-making-1200-times-more-average-employee-1400168657

With reference to 'Oil Pipelines' - http://www.nationofchange.org/massive-pipeline-rupture-coats-streets-los-angeles-knee-high-crude-oil-1400248587

Never Give Up Connecting The Dots! Occupy The 99% Agenda! Solidarity.

[-] 9 points by beautifulworld (22161) 7 months ago

Terrence, in the video, who works at Burger King for the past 9 years and in fast food for 17 years makes $9.40 per hour. He has 3 little girls, has struggled with homelessness and all while working in the fast food industry. Good for him for fighting for his right to a living wage and to form a union.

Power to the workers! Never forget that CEO's make 1200 times the wage of the average fast food worker.

Shareholders and the greedy grubber CEO's and their cronies can take less pay and profits. There is no reason to increase prices to consumers. It's as simple as that. Wages can be increased without pain to anyone, just less greed.

And, keep in mind there are many other industries where these issues exist, as well, and we must fight for the rights of all workers, 100% of them!

Solidarity, A4C!

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 7 months ago

"quashed"? but still moving the discussion, mobilizing for progress on economic equity.

All our efforts WILL change the world.

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 3 months ago

'America's CEOs: In A Class All By Themselves' was the NoC article that you excerpted from above http://www.nationofchange.org/america-s-ceos-class-all-themselves-1404227147 when you also said -

'And, you know, I'm still thinking of our ethos problem. It's a problem with the general backbone and character of America. We have lost our way. We have forgotten what is important to us, or worse, what is important to us has become materialism, consumerism, and greed to the extent that, even if we are poor Americans, we worship the wealthy and wish one day to be like them.Pathetic.'

You know, even some of the very rich and powerful are getting this more and more now. For instance -

http://www.nationofchange.org/even-council-foreign-relations-saying-it-time-rain-money-main-street-1409641381

Never Give Up The 99% Struggle! Occupy Democracy!

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22161) 3 months ago

Will the Fed do it? Will they take control and end this foul distribution of wealth? They seem to be talking about it, lol, per the article below:

"Gap Between Richest And The Rest Widened After The Recession: Fed"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/wealth-gap-recession_n_5767320.html

Seems the top 3% of Americans now own 54% of the wealth. If that isn't evil, I don't know what is. Why would a government allow 3% of people to be so extremely wealthy while so many millions suffer in debt, just trying to scrape by? This is not an economic system I want to live under, nor a society I want to live in.

But, like you said yesterday, A4C, at least we understand why they don't want a living wage. They want to keep us all paying interest on our debt. Debt slaves so they can be rich. It's a pretty sick recipe, but I suppose it works for them. Now we have to fight back!

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 1 month ago

"Gap Between Richest And The Rest Widened After The Recession: Fed" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/wealth-gap-recession_n_5767320.html is an excellent link that really needs to be very widely read. Thanks and this seems an appropriate place and time to attach this link - http://www.nationofchange.org/2014/11/12/aol-owner-huffington-post-quits-alec/ and maybe also this http://www.nationofchange.org/2014/11/10/couldnt-possibly-poor-doctor-fell-poverty/

Never Give Up Resisting The 1%! Occupy The 99% Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22161) 1 month ago

"Number Of Homeless Children In America Surges To All-Time High"

Somehow, A4C, we have managed to hit such a low in America that more children are homeless than ever, even more than during the Great Depression. And, all this while stocks soar to an all time high!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/child-homelessless-us_n_6169994.html

This kind of massive inequality is going to kill our civilization. Never ever give up on the 99%! It's about survival at this point.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 1 week ago

Sadly, 'we have managed to hit such a low in America that more children are homeless than ever, even more than during the Great Depression. And, all this while stocks soar to an all time high!' and 'This kind of massive inequality is going to kill our civilization. Never ever give up on the 99%! It's about survival at this point.I'll also repeat your essential link - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/child-homelessless-us_n_6169994.html

Outrageously, so much of what is going on in America is down to the de facto coup of the SCOTUS being taken over by the John Birch Society/Federalist Society right wing, country club, activist judges who despise The 99% - http://www.nationofchange.org/2014/12/10/supreme-court-cozies-big-business/

Never Give Up! Expose and oppose the 1% take over of the organs of state. Occupy The Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22161) 1 week ago

So nice to see you here, A4C! Nope, we'll never give up. The richest nation in the world has an enormous amount of poor people. 44% of African American children live in poverty. No wonder why: White Household Wealth is 13 times that of Black Household Wealth:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/12/racial-wealth-gaps-great-recession/

These shocking numbers put our nation to shame. Shame on America for not providing equal opportunity. Shame on the richest nation in the world for having so many people in poverty and suffering. 1 in 7 are on food stamps. And, 22% of all children live in poverty!

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 months ago

something about bank rupsy laws

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Truth. No matter what cultural or social freedoms you think you have, if you are in economic shackles, those freedoms are a ruse.

Exactly!!!

People - TAKE OFF THE BLINDFOLD


No I won't turn off the bloody caps lock - as for 1 it is not on!

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22161) 9 months ago

Nice, :). Spread the word. Solidarity!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

The word spreads - one example = 790,284 have signed - http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_keystone_xl_pipeline_loc_us/?bGfGZcb&v=36745

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Care2 = 25,010,286 members doing good! Secretary Kerry: Stop Keystone XL

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Truth. No matter what cultural or social freedoms you think you have, if you are in economic shackles, those freedoms are a ruse.

In Compliment:

BREAKING LA TIMES: Medicare, child care, college grants are all under Paul Ryan’s budget axe

Paul Ryan just introduced his worst plan yet: a scheme that would absolutely decimate anti-poverty programs and Obamacare — all to hand the GOP's billionaire financiers and largest corporate supporters an enormous tax break.

Paul Ryan and John Boehner would destroy critical benefits that help struggling Americans just to provide tax loopholes for their wealthiest supporters to buy yachts and private jets.

ADD YOUR NAME: Denounce Paul Ryan’s plan to hand tax breaks to his billionaire financiers while struggling Americans suffer the consequences.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans could be left without food, rent, and health care — all to pay for continuing and expanding outrageous tax breaks — if Ryan’s despicable plan were to pass.

It’s the latest example that Republicans are willing to do anything to buy loyalty from their largest backers -- even throw struggling Americans under the bus. It’s outrageous, and we have to stop this plan before it gets to the Senate.

SIGN HERE: Denounce Paul Ryan’s disgusting plan right away. Let’s get 100,000 grassroots signatures!

Thanks for your support, DSCC Rapid Response

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

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[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Keep Occupying The Issues!

Exactly - as - without solutions to pursue/push to make improvements in government or business or in power generation or in education etc etc etc - all we have if we are successful in booting out a corrupt politician is another politician ( good or bad ) - government - society - needs direction - proper direction that points out how things can and should be done better than they currently are. It is not enough to protest - we also need to advocate.

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

You could also say that it is not enough to just vote - we all need to protest and advocate and select political candidates for The 99% who will conduct themselves for The People and NOT The Corporations. For example - http://www.nationofchange.org/five-things-know-about-dire-state-student-debt-america-1393425237 Never Give Up On Advocating For The 99%! Occupy The Future 99% Agenda! Solidarity.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

EDIT - It is a combined effort - get rid of the corrupted - promote people who fight for the people - while also promoting the changes that need to be made. Direction MUST be given - Or - we end up with more offerings from government that do not - will not - suffice.

EDIT-> Example: ( my response to an e-mail pushing support for 10.10 an hour minimum wage )

10.10 is nowhere near a good starting point. 15.00 an hour would be the very least that we need to push for as a minimum wage - this tied to inflation/cost of living. 15.00 an hour would give real health to people and through those people the whole economy. 10.10 is insufficient to get people to be able to stand on their own financial feet.

Regroup and rethink - get back to us ( the People ) when you have something "REAL" to support.

[-] 7 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

Good response to 10.10 & fyi http://15now.org/ - 10.10 is way too low and a weak negotiating position, shackling the 99% and favouring Corporations.

I'm having trouble responding here due to jumping to the top of the page when clicking 'reply' and also am also sometimes getting a 'No Data Received' notice but which temporarily resolves after refreshing a few times. Just thought I should mention it, especially as I can see other comments about this matter from people today. Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

I experience those glitches as well. Sometimes refreshing/reloading the tab helps.

Good Post = http://15now.org/

tweet

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Support a "REAL" change 4 The good of "ALL"

No more 1/2 measures!

http://15now.org/

Very tweet worthy - a viral pandemic necessity.

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 months ago

http://15now.org/ is indeed an important site. Thanks for tweeting it and also for your information -

http://www.nationofchange.org/seven-numbers-add-death-tax-retirement-1393861517 & also see -

http://www.nationofchange.org/financial-transaction-tax-high-frequency-traders-1394023208

Never Give Up Spreading The 99% News! Occupy The Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

because they're noobs and don't deserve to control the money

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 months ago

They're worse than that, they're in the thrall of 1% PSYCHOPATHS! Here's a further example and sad insight - http://www.nationofchange.org/despite-93-billion-profits-big-oil-demands-continued-tax-breaks-1392132714 Never Give Up On The 99%! Go Occupy! Solidarity.

[-] -2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Regarding ClimateJustice!:

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/28-7

Update, bump!!

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[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 months ago

'The State Department today released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project' - http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/ from -

http://www.nationofchange.org/state-department-releases-final-environmental-impact-statement-keystone-xl-pipeline-1391268407 .

Never Give Up Exposing The Short Term Profiteers! Occupy The Future!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 months ago

what a soft non issue. I must oppose cancer next

we all drive cars

let's divert the population into fighting their left hand with their right

if people were really concerned about environmental impact;

they should call for the pipeline to be a public project

energy is what's at issue

the pipeline will be built or not

still we fought the good fight

right?

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

3)-> Exxon and their friends collect over $20 billion of our tax dollars every year, and use it to destroy the climate. Is there any other explanation for their behavior than that they simple hate the world (and all of us who live on it)?

President Obama is headed to an international climate summit at the U.N. Tens of thousands of activist like you and me are preparing to rally in the streets for climate action. But Exxon — they're still collecting our tax dollars and hating on our children, our country and the world.

And that's the exact message of the 3rd and final ad in our "Exxon Hates" trilogy: Exxon Hates the World.

See it for yourself and be the first in your network to share the truth about Exxon this September.

You might remember that our first ad, Exxon Hates Your Children, aired in several states until threats from Exxon's lawyers forced it off the air. The second ad, Exxon Hates America, was released for the Fourth of July weekend but Comcast and Time Warner refused to let us run it. Then, weeks later, Exxon got busted working with sanctioned Russian oil companies to drill the arctic — which sort of proves our point that Big Oil is no friend to America, foreign or domestic.

But don't worry. This time, we’re taking Exxon Hates the World directly to the people by launching a major ad campaign in the New York City subway system and on major news websites like MSNBC, and CNN.com. Thanks to the support of members like you, big corporations wont be able to silence our satire this time.

Exxon hates the world has one more thing going for it: It's a satirical message, with a serious point. When President Obama and world leaders meet in New York later this month to talk about climate action, ending subsidies to Big Oil companies like Exxon is one of the top to-dos on their list.

Our ad might be silly, but it's not as ridiculous as the truth: We give tens of billions of dollars every year to the same oil companies that are trashing our planet.

So click on over and watch our latest ad. Then, tell five friends to come watch it too. The more of us who see and share the message that Exxon hates the world, the more likely it is that the U.N. and President Obama will finally cut off their allowance.

Thanks for never being a climate-hater,

Drew Hudson, Director, and the team at Environmental Action


This is the 3rd group that I have seen posting this.

Separate Groups Working Together.

Synergy

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

[ EDIT ] RELATED: Fox News called it "sick"

The International Business Times called it “searing”

Ad Week called it “scathing”

Grist called it “genius”

Media Bistro called it "brandjacking at its finest"

They’re all talking about Exxon Hates Your Children, the “no-holds-barred” ad we ran last year aimed straight at the oil soaked heart of the fossil fuel industry.

Thanks to supporters like you, it received an amazing response with hundreds of thousands of views and tens of thousands of people taking action to end fossil fuel subsidies.

Today, we’re excited to let you in on some big news: with your help, we're making a sequel.

Watch the original, then please pitch in to help us kick things up a notch and take the fight back to Exxon’s front door.

Exxon recently threw down the gauntlet, and announced that they plan to burn all of their fossil fuel reserves, regardless of the impact on the climate. It's outrageous, irrsponsible, and in need of some serious smacking down.

If you're like me, and you've heard more than enough lies from the oil industry about how more drilling will make everyone's lives better, then please join us and give what you can to help us fight back.

Thanks a lot. All of us at Oil Change are proud to stand with you in the fight for our future.

Peace, Steve

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Oil Change International campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy. We are dedicated to identifying and overcoming barriers to that transition.

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EDIT-> I also sent a reply to Oil Change ( hope they get it ) :

It is not enough "JUST" to protest - we also need to educate on available alternatives that are being kept out of the public view/awareness.

Take this vid for example ->

Hydrogen; Nature's Fuel - YouTube

Disregard and warn anyone you might share this link with to disregard the talk at the beginning about the continuation of fossil fuel use/extraction for creation of hydrogen - AND - Then the rest of the vid is excellent on showing viable alternatives that are in use ( in a small way ) right now. Seeing the uses of alternatives - clean alternatives - in action puts the lie to any notion that we can not transition off of fossil fuel IMMEDIATELY - all that need be done is a major implementation across 100% of all industry.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Also Made for nice tweet

DKAtoday @DKAtoday · 24m

Transition off of fossil fuel = TODAY

Don't let anyone tell U that it's not possible Check it out ->

https://occupywallst.org/forum/just-say-no-jobs-keystonexl-nokxl-climatejustice-k/#comment-1035368

[-] -1 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago
[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Is that U I C lying on your back wagging your tail and peeing on Urself? Stupid mutt.

[-] -1 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago

Are you 12 years old? Grown men don't talk like children.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

U get what U deserve = little 2 nothing - 4 regard. Don't be childish and U might get different - probably knot though.

[-] -1 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago

Why ruin your own reputation by acting like a spoiled child. I linked a very interesting article considering slacktivism, you should read it. It's from a serious source. Re-Tweeters are the cancer of Occupy. One of the reasons the protest died.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

U don't believe in communications? Then what are U doing relating articles? On the internet no less. On a forum U no doubt feel is also slacktivist. Are U slacktivising? Not a believer in the crap U spew Ur ownself - hey?

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[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Sorry - No Sale - ur crap never changes does it !

U say U don't believe in internet communication/education - yet there U R trying 2 sell shit on the internet.

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[-] 0 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 6 months ago

Everyone is welcome on this forum.

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[-] 0 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 6 months ago

I agree. Even GirlFriday should be allowed back.

[-] 0 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 6 months ago

It is an OPENforum. Just saying. I disagree with them too, but I hate censorship even more than ignorance.

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[-] -1 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago

Tweeting is so overrated. Slacktivism.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Communicating - reaching out is not a waste of time - unlike U who "is" a complete waste of time.

[-] -2 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago

Research shows slacktivism is mostly a waste of time. If you did something in the real world instead, it would be much more effective. Taping your ipad to retweet an article leads to nowhere. Someone else will read, and reTweet. So what, no one is doing anything.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

BTW - is that Koch sponsored research? Something from Heritage or Cato? Hhmmmm? Americans for Disparity?

[-] -1 points by draguartism (19) from Brooklyn, NY 6 months ago

No, by left-wingers for WashingtonPost. Read the article.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Keep telling urself that troll - after awhile u may even believe it urself !

[-] -2 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 6 months ago

You'd think anarchists would like dissent. Wouldn't you?

[-] -1 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 6 months ago

Scause for a cause.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Keystone Comedy - speaking of which - anyone else note the train traffic out of Canada is glutted with tar sands oil? The news services got concerned that General Mills was not getting their oat shipments. That would have Me concerned as well - NOT. Just another round about way to create pipeline support? I think so.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Keystone Comedy - is your tar sands train traffic messing with your local area light rail service work commute? Hmmm what to do what to do .......

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

BTW - TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Just Say No to the Jobs of #KeystoneXL #NoKXL #ClimateJustice #KeystoneComedy http://occupywallst.org/forum/just-say-no-jobs-keystonexl-nokxl-climatejustice-k/#.Uw5ZFrWxiKU.twitter

Speak-UP

Speak-OUT

Truth 2 Power

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

The State Department has received almost 1 Million public comments against the Keystone XL. And they're trying their best to sweep them under the rug.

The State Department is tasked with making a final recommendation on whether Keystone XL is in the national interest – and they’re legally obligated to take public comments for a short period of time. They're hoping to do it so quietly that no one notices what an enormous share of the American people have spoken out against the Keystone XL.

So we're teaming up with our friends to create a public spectacle the State Department will have no choice but to publicly acknowledge. We're going to illuminate the State Department and project our members' public comments, the ones they're trying to ignore, right onto their headquarters in Washington DC.

If we raise just $4,000 we can put the finishing touches on our action that'll make it go really viral - can you help us do that?

Help us illuminate DC and the State Department with your public comments against the Keystone XL pipeline: please support The Other 98%.

When you're doing something this big, it requires a lot of friends - that's why we're so proud to partner on this action with The Illuminator, NYC’s Light Brigade, 350.org and We Act Radio.

So: why are we fighting the pipeline?

Because when NASA’s legendary climate scientist James Hansen says exploiting Canada’s tar sands oil will be “game over” for Earth’s climate, then, yeah, we’re gonna say a 3000-mile pipeline full of the stuff isn’t exactly in the national interest.

But we need your help to help cover costs and make this as historic as it can be - please support us today.

Thanks for all you do to make this world a better place.

Sincerely,

John Sellers, The Other 98%

The Other 98% Lab is a 501c3 tax deductible organization that is making democracy work for the rest of us.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Please - EVERYONE - Heed this post and SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.

Make use of the link provided by this post = http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOS-2014-0003-0001

Speak-UP

Speak-OUT

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[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Ha Haaaaaa good one - make people stop and take notice - and - perhaps - THINK.

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

We ALL stand before HISTORY

No matter how we act or do not - we are ALL a part of what is happening.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Thanks - that made a nice tweet:

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

We ALL stand before HISTORY

No matter how we act or do not - we are ALL a part of what is happening.

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[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

What I said -> here : http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOS-2014-0003-0001 ( this is the link from the above post )

Keep Occupying The Issues!

Exactly - as - without solutions to pursue/push to make improvements in government or business or in power generation or in education etc etc etc - all we have if we are successful in booting out a corrupt politician is another politician ( good or bad ) - government - society - needs direction - proper direction that points out how things can and should be done better than they currently are. It is not enough to protest - we also need to advocate.

KXL needs to be refused. All expansion of fossil fuel extraction/use needs to be refused. Listen to the 97% of all climate scientists - THEY ARE IN AGREEMENT = We can NOT increase our use of fossil fuel.

We need full implementation of alternative power generation sources - clean power generation. Wind Turbines - Solar Cells - water conversion to Hydrogen to be used in power plants - thorium reactors ( safe - smaller footprint - does not produce nuclear weapons grade material ) - etc etc etc

We have clean VIABLE alternatives to fossil fuel - WE NEED TO USE THEM TO OUR FULL CAPABILITY.