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Posted 2 months ago on Feb. 4, 2014, 8:58 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
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[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

'The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document at Their Last Donor Conference — Read It Here' -

........ http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/koch-brothers-palm-springs-donor-list ........

'A list of one-on-one meetings between VIP conservative donors and the Kochs and their operatives offers a revealing look into their mighty political machine.'

Never Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The 1% ... And Their Owners!

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 2 months ago

What?

You can say Koch brothers and still get up voted???

I am in awe and not a little bit jealous.........:)

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

'The Mobsters Of Wall Street' - http://www.nationofchange.org/mobsters-wall-street-1392224146 . Never Give Up Saying It As You See It! Occupy Wall Street - Because They've Been 'Occupying The 99% For Too Long'! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26680) 2 months ago

I posted that the other day too!! Good info.

check this out.

http://www.forthepeople.com/blog/morgan--morgan-files-class-action-lawsuit-against-ceo-of-jpmorgan-chase

Uh Oh, they're gonna get sued...............................:)

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

'JPMorgan allegedly created a recruitment program to 'hire the children of China’s ruling elite' to help the bank win business deals in China.' REally? Crooked scum! 'Morgan & Morgan' sue JP Morgan huh? And 'Mr. Dimon and the other members of the bank’s Board of Directors allowed JPMorgan to embark on an unprecedented course of recklessness and unlawful conduct to increase their own personal fortunes.'

They all sound like a bunch of larcenous pirates to me! I hope The Lawyers don't settle out of court for undisclosed damages with no admission of liability from The Bankers - but I won't be holding my breath.

For an insight into the bigger 99% picture - http://www.nationofchange.org/why-three-biggest-economic-lessons-were-forgotten-1392219045 Never Give Up Exposing The 1%! Occupy The 99% Agenda! Solidarity.

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

'5th Banker To Die In Less Than Two Weeks'! Hmm, ever heard of Roberto Calvi? Bankers are greedy, narcissistic, psychopaths - they DON'T 'kill themselves' from guilt or stress - they resign and go off to enjoy their ill gotten gains. In the west, the ONLY thing frightening to Bankers are OTHER Bankers who may develop a conscience and find their morality and humanity. Thank you for an excellent link.

'We can only hope that this disturbing chain of deaths within the financial industry - one that involved a nail-gun induced suicide - is purely accidental - writes ZeroHedge'. No. I hope that it is NOT a coincidence at all. I'm desperate for these bastards to be brought to account for stealing our kids' futures. Banking is NOT a self-correcting system. The bastards need some serious discipline now!

Never Give Up Pursuing The Larcenous Scum! Occupy Justice! Solidarity.

[-] 3 points by chakana (7) 2 months ago

It's only when these corrupt bankers are brought to justice (as in long prison sentences) will we know we are making real progress.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

Corrupt Bankers need to be jailed.

Never Give Up! OWS! Solidarity.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20508) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

no.no, that's not what progress looks like

progress is when bankers appear before Congress, and DEMAND tough prison sentences . . . for themselves . . .

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 2 months ago

Perhaps a trial in China, if this one falls through?

As alleged in the lawsuit, JPMorgan offered well-paying jobs to applicants with ties to Chinese Communist Party officials or state-owned companies, including the daughter of the deputy minister of propaganda, a relative of a Chinese financial regulator, and the nephew of the executive chairman of a state-owned trucking company. JPMorgan allegedly created a recruitment program to “hire the children of China’s ruling elite” to help the bank win business deals in China. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bans United States companies from giving “anything of value” to a foreign official to win an improper advantage in retaining business.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

I heard that the Chinese actually executed a few of their corrupt bankers not so long ago, however I just can't help laughing at 'The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act' - I mean where on earth would we even start with that? And what about 'corrupt' US Corporate practices abroad? Or even at home against their own people? For example see - http://www.nationofchange.org/despite-93-billion-profits-big-oil-demands-continued-tax-breaks-1392132714 Never Give Up Fighting For Justice! Occupy The 1% Occupiers! Solidarity. (Edit: Remember John Corzine? Hand me a rope! I'll tie the noose & start learning how now!)

[-] 2 points by shooz (26680) 2 months ago

"Improper advantage."

WallStreet can't live without it.

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

Extreme sanction - with some extreme prejudice is in order! There is another banking crisis around the corner as the 'shadow banking system' has to crawl into the light because it needs bailing out too. Our politicians won't do what we need them to do though because their mouths have been stuffed with gold.

OCCUPY WALL STREET! Or watch our kids slide ever further into a debt servitude - irrespective of the looming Student Loan Crisis! Our kids won't have the chances we had and that thought should hurt and mobilise us all. See chakana's link - http://investmentwatchblog.com/another-jpmorgan-banker-dies-37-year-old-executive-director-of-program-trading/ .

Never Give Up On The Future! Occupy The Present OR Get Screwed By The Past! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26680) 2 months ago

Since I get nothing but HATE for bringing up ALEC and it's deleterious effect on the States, perhaps we need to start talking about K-street again?

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/01/21/revolving-door-lobbyists-government-experience/

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3025) 1 month ago

ALEC, Citizens United and Corporate Infiltration of politics is THE issue of our times, after the disenfranchisement of The 99%. Thanks for a very interesting link and in compliment also see - http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/02/scott-walker-secret-emails-john-doe-recall

Never Give Up Exposing Corporate Dingbats! Occupy The Agenda! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26680) 1 month ago

It's not like ALEC has been sleeping since I stopped posting about their activities.

They are still quite actively promoting their unchanged agenda, in all the States.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3025) 1 month ago

ALEC, Citizens United and the numerous corporate lobby groups, DC lawyer firms and the like have corrupted democracy out of all recognition and convoluted interpretations of the law and constitution by Scotus, mean that we are debt burdened, wage slaves whose children will have it worse than we had. The easy revolving doors between the Executive and Legislature and Corporations and Regulators is a massively corrupt carousel which is bleeding our economy and politics and society and culture to death.

The mind boggles for example, as to why there is no 'FTT' - http://www.nationofchange.org/financial-transaction-tax-high-frequency-traders-1394023208 -

'An FTT is an uncomplicated way for us to get a substantial chunk of our money back from high finance thieves, and we should make a concerted effort to put the idea on the front burner and turn up the heat. Not only do its benefits merit the fight, but the fight itself would be politically popular.'

'The FTT idea is blessed with broad support, ranging from Bill Gates to Occupy Wall Street to the Vatican, and it's been embraced by dozens of major economists, including Nobel laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman. But this fight will be won at the ground level of good politics, and that's well underway. Many grassroots groups and several progressives in Congress have already forged solid coalitions and are going to the countryside with a growing campaign to make Wall Street pay.'

Also consider - http://www.nationofchange.org/seven-numbers-add-death-tax-retirement-1393861517 .

Never Ever Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The Agenda! Solidarity.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 1 month ago

Most have no idea of what "high speed trading" even is.

https://occupywallst.org/forum/the-story-of-the-flash-crash/

The FFT would make the Nation's government rich, so you know it's not going to happen.

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3025) 1 month ago

I've seen 'The Wall Street Code' and the other 2 films by the same source from your very important link - http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/truthdigger_of_the_week_documentary_filmmaker_marije_meerman_20140111 look very interesting. Thank you for those links and - Never Give Give Up Exposing Wall Street's Scams! Occupy Economic Justice! Solidarity & I'll also add that I had trouble making my reply due to a ''0 Error'.

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[-] 5 points by JohnWa (510) 2 months ago

Memes and Paradigms. The way human beings process information means that  memes and slogans  are powerful ways of influencing people. We are all aware of the persistence of memes like “we cannot afford pensions”, “bludging beneficiaries”,  “poverty is unsolvable”, people will only work if forced” etc……….

Propagandists know that if you repeat a meme or slogan often enough it becomes truth, even in the minds of those who should know better. The extreme right wing know this. Which is why they often just endlessly parrot the same mindless slogans.

More thoughtful people try and counter memes with facts and figures. Trying to persuade with reality. In fact we  need to counter memes with our own.

“We cannot afford pensions/welfare”.

With; " We did in the past when we were supposedly much poorer." Or, “We do very well out of the unpaid contributions of the elderly,  (and mothers,  carers, and all the other unpaid community workers). ”. also “We bailed out gambling unproductive bankers costing much more”

“Bludging beneficiaries”.

With;  “Those on welfare are you and me,  given a bit of bad luck or ill health”. " A society is as healthy as its most marginalized member"

“People  are inherently lazy and need to be forced to work”.

(I consider this a piece of projection from the greedy section of the right, who cannot conceive of anyone doing anything without reward). With;  Most people contribute to society if they can.

“Poverty is unsolvable”.

With;  "Other countries solved it for their elderly with universal pensions and show less than 3% poverty in that elderly group.

A paradigm shift happens when someone challenges the accepted way of doing things. When, for example, they ask.  “Why should electric vehicles be the same as fossil fueled ones?”. “ Why should privately owned banks issue money out of thin air”. “Why should money be accumulated in the hands of a few”.

Those growing up after the 80’s will find it hard to imagine the paradigm shift, that was the rise of Neo-liberalism, in the 80’s.

The colossal untested experiment, it really was,  and the huge shift of wealth from the lower and middle classes to the richest.

Fairness, inclusiveness, equality, and the right of everyone to a decent life, was basically accepted by the left and right wing.  It wasn’t perfect, of course, but the existence of the ladder to a decent life, for everyone, was a large part of our national goals. Something we were, rightly, proud of.

The great neo-liberal experiment has succeeded in changing our social paradigm to a much more “dog eat dog”,  unequal and mean spirited society. The promised economic gains have only eventuated for a very few.

In exploring ideas like the Universal Basic Income ( UBI ) we are, hopefully, starting a paradigm shift away from Neo-liberal acceptance of meanness and inequity  towards inclusiveness, equity, fairness and the right of all of us to a decent and hopeful life.

Why should we accept poverty in a country which has more than enough resources for everyone?

US once led the world in changing social policy. Citizens of most political colours, were are proud of our world leading human rights and social initiatives.

Dauphin was the “town without poverty” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mincome

We could easily be “The country without poverty”.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 months ago

“We cannot afford pensions/welfare”.

"all energy comes from the sun" distribute it

[-] 2 points by gsw (2727) 2 months ago

ows bandwidth been cut, pages don't open, gateway timed out?

Keep free speech

Internet has slowed down last few weeks?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20508) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

you know what? This is exactly the kind of thing that is so fuked up about OWS. It's this complete ignorance of how the system works or what the roles of the individual players actually are.

And as an early supporter of OWS this really pisses me off.

That image should feature Tea Party Repelicans

Why? Because

Unless the budget allocation goes to defense spending or their core supporters - read industrialists - they just want to cut cut cut the budget. That's all Boner ever has to say - we have to reduce the debt without ever discussing corporate welfare

You put a bill before President Obama that increases food stamps or unemployment benefits and he will sign it.

President Obama did not cut funding for school lunches. Congress did.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3025) 2 months ago

WRONG! It's because OWS sees through this 'system' that it rejects the 'two party faux democracy'.

STOP pandering to 'the system'. The Tea Party had backers with deep pockets and their own agenda -

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/koch-brothers-palm-springs-donor-list and also consider -

http://www.nationofchange.org/cheapening-american-politics-why-did-obama-reward-o-reilly-interview-1391525633 - STOP excusing Obama for his anti-99% inaction and conservatism! He's a 1% lackey!

Never Give Up Trying To See Through 'The System'! Occupy The 1%!

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