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Forum Post: What other distractions can we expect to have thrown at us - to derail proper attention be paid to real issues.

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 12, 2012, 7:18 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN
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The flavorite distraction of the week. One would think that there is nothing else that needs coverage. Winter is here and there are people all over that need shelter and not just from the two storms on the east coast - But Hey We got a Naughty CIA Chief ( ex ).

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[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 1 year ago

I've been so distracted lately, ..I am not really sure what the real issues are anymore ?

I am glad you brought this up. We need some clarification as to what needs focusing on , what needs our attention .. wasn it something to do with the economy? ..or greenhouse gases ..

[-] 8 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thank you - we must refocus and rededicate and keep-on.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 1 year ago

I hope something good comes from all of this. I sincerely do.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Much of it comes to one thing = Greed is a killer. A killer of the economy of jobs of homes of the environment of societies etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 1 year ago

Yes it's true. Greed will take it all if you let it, that is why we must place a cap on greed. To save our world , to save our planet, and to provide a happy healthy living for everyone.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

And so we rededicate.

[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (9853) 43 minutes ago

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 1 year ago

The people at the top are capable of extreme , hotheaded violence. Perhaps that is the secret to their success.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

LOL - I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas Was that Boehner, Cantor, Mittens, Ayn, Bitch Mc, Bachmann and other assorted assholes singing the chorus?

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

Good fuck'n call ^

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Nobody has ever seen anyone have an extramarital affair.

Ever.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ahhh - the novelty factor - do you think it will be a movie?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

IDK. On the one hand we could just go down to Red Box and the names will be different but the plot is still the same on the other hand......no wait.....on the same hand they will just kick out another one with the same plot and these names.

Or something like that.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

And somehow twist it all to be patriotic to go and kill someone in another land - and so end up supporting the military industrial complex and keep people from thinking for themselves.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You saw it already, didn't you?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

From here to eternity?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

lol

[-] 0 points by ftrp (-95) 1 year ago

monica lewinsky has.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

So if I ever have to testify, I can just cheat on my wife and then Im automatically relieved of all responsibility?

Oh wait, that doesnt apply to normal people. I wouldnt even get out of jury duty with that excuse.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

CIA = Criminals in Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDVs8ixHnUg

Illegal drone strikes, torture.... Fuck it! We'll talk about an affair that doesn't matter. - sincerely the news!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28256) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Greed is also responsible for war - greed and a refusal to change - this feeds all kinds of armed conflict. TPTB do not like the attention - so they try to distract.