Michael Porter, 24, works full time selling DirectTV, has camped at the Occupy Oakland site for the last 8 days.
For some reason, it's been an incredibly rich week for video.
Here is some of the better short video we've either subscribed for or had sent our way.
Thanks to Somebody who sent us the Battle for Brooklyn stuff and didn't want to be identified in any way.
We figure he/she's embarrassed to associated with us.
Wealth disparity in China is far more profound than it is in America.
The following thought has been spreading across the length and width of China
If one percent of American people own 90% of the wealth, one ten-thousandth of the Chinese people own 90% of the wealth.
Who should be occupying what?
The phrase "Occupy ......." has been banned on all search engines across all of Communist China.
If you feel compelled to mess with the banks any way you can, this kid ... don't be offended, I've attained that age where damn near everybody's a kid to me ... has an extremely clever, nonviolent idea.
The following is an interview from the makers of and some bits of a trailer for the movie Battle of Brooklyn, a documentary on the acquisition of the land for and subsequent construction of Barclays Center and one of the more eggregious examples of the use of eminent domain for private profit you will encounter.
Unfortunately, around here Christmas comes with winter.
We're giving this one some serious thought.
From both Business Insider and Zero Hedge which is fascinating in and of itself.
The following video shows Oakland police deliberately firing teargas cannisters and/or flash grenades into a crowd of people seeking to help a seriously injured protester.
The following quote comes from a timeline published by the Oakland Tribune via Mercury Press.
Finally from Colorlines.com, click on the photo for a short and well done piece from Robert Levato concerning recent issues with Oakland's police department and the resultant election of Oakland's first Asian mayor and her subsequently appointed Black police chief.
It seems post racial America has truly arrived.
Apologies if the formating is strange on your screen.
Try as I might, I couldn't lose the box around the above quote.
To quote Mike Krieger, www.ZeroHedge.com 10/20/2011
“The reason the liberal mainstream corporate media demonized the Tea Party is because it threatens the status quo.
The reason the conservative corporate mainstream media demonizes Occupy Wall Street is because it threatens the status quo.
These are textbook divide and conquer strategies being used on the American people.
Do not fall for it. ( My emphasis.)
Yesterday I read a really interesting Gallup poll that stated: ‘Not surprisingly, Americans who consider themselves supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement (26% of all Americans) are more likely to blame Wall Street than the federal government for the nation's economic problems.
Supporters of the Tea Party movement (22% of Americans) are overwhelmingly likely to blame the government.’
What is most compelling to me is that 26%+22% = 48% so basically almost a majority.
All we need to do is teach people that Washington D.C. and Wall Street are now the same corrupt entity.
They are one gigantic rogue trader sucking the lifeblood out of America.
If we can unite these forces, which I can say with certainty agree on the important issues, we can put an end to the status quo and free ourselves of this bondage.”
This one's maybe not quite as good.
Although ... when you think about it some ..... they might be the same thing.
We've been having just the best time enjoying the haters on both the left and the right as they attempt to either dismiss or insert themselves into the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The trolls, media and politicians of the right religiously pursue the most cliche' ridden and ditziest possible occupiers for their film crews and interviews in an effort to portray the occupation as a gaggle of stupid, lazy, foul smelling, ner-do-well, hippy socialists.
The trolls, media and politicians of the left in a cynical attempt to ride it into electoral glory and in so doing provide themselves with yet another opportunity to plunder America for still one more election cycle, are now seeking to portray themselves as part of and ingratiate themselves into a movement that has correctly identified those very people to be a significant part of the problem.
Both will fail.
To quote anonymous,
"The abuse of corporations, banks and governments ends here."
Ok, Ok .... I hhhave to get th...th...this out or I will ssssieze uuuup.
It's gotta beat chasing that ambulance.
Now I can think.
And what I think is ... I dunno, maybe they really do need a lawyer.