A Trends map of trending twitter hashtags shows #OccupyWallStreet tweets surging in nations around the entire world, except in the United States, while Google Trends shows a corporate media blackout.
JP Morgan has invested $400 million dollars into twitter and in return [See image above].
Yet when the Freedom of Information Act Request is submitted to explain this, we will find the Feds ordered it to be censored due to national security, hence covering up Wall Street bankers commanding twitter to censor the hashtag.
Then, shortly after this article received a lot of attention, it comes back on the world map but still not allowed to be shown on the right hand side of trends.
Oh dear, I don’t feel too good about this…
Anonymous Announces Next Target: The New York Stock Exchange
This past weekend, as #OccupyWallSt entered its third week in existence, the “hack-tivist” group Anonymous declared war on the New York Stock Exchange, threatening to “erase NYSE from the Internet.”
In a video, posted to the TheAnonMessage Youtube channel, the an electronic voice warns that, “On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten.”
The threats come on the heels of another Anonymous declaration, although the earlier release was directed at the NYPD in retaliation for their mass arrests and reports of brutality against #OccupyWallSt protesters.
The new Anonymous video, and a transcript, are below
Greetings, institutions of the media.
We are Anonymous.
The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.
It seems that the government and federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.
We witness the government enforcing the laws that punish the 99 percent while allowing the 1 percent to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.
We have observed this same government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street’s abuses. This government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.
We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life.
We the people shall stand against the government’s inaction.
We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill-gotten profits.
We will not labor for your leisure.
We will not assist you in any way.
This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.
We will show the world that we are true to our word. On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten.
Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99 percent.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect
(transcript courtesy of PCMag)
In case you didn’t hear about this yesterday…Hank Williams Jr. was berated for comments he made on Fox News early Monday morning. What were the comments you may ask? Oh nothing serious, just comparing Obama to Hitler.
Even if using Hitler in an analogy was something that was socially acceptable, the comparison still doesn’t make any sense.
If you watched until the two-minute mark of the clip, you’ll notice that Williams doesn’t seem particularly coherent throughout the segment. He stumbles over words and declared Obama and Joe Biden to be “the Three Stooges.” (“That’s only two,” host Steve Doocy dryly noted.)
ESPN pulled the introduction video last night. But for how long? I hope forever. After I heard about this I looked up videos on youtube to see if I could find a shortened version of the video. Found it, but what I also found was a plethora of videos with Hank bashing the president. In concert, at rallies, on news stations. Seriously? And ESPN has had this guy startup their show? I heard they had him introduce the show for about 19 years now; but I think it’s safe to say it’s time for those years to be up.
Uh, yeah. Hank seems to be acting a little…funny. As if there’s something else…influencing him. *shifty eyes*
Conservatives Are Outraged … at Herman Cain
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Rick Perry, and now, with the Washington Post throwing him into a racial controversy, things are about to get … much better! Wait, what? Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, the Post published a bombshell story about a hunting camp the Perry family has leased on and off since the early eighties.
Asked yesterday about the story, [Herman] Cain, the only black Republican in the race, lashed out at Perry. “Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place,” Cain said on This Week.
Cain’s reaction is certainly understandable. Anyone could find the revelations offensive, and Cain is a black man who grew up in the segregated South. And yet, as Michael Tomasky points out today, it’s Cain, not Perry, who could be damaged the most by this story. To understand why, you have to consider that there are two things Republicans hate more than anything. One is being accused of racism, which has happened with increasing frequency since President Obama became president, and, if you ask Republicans, is never, ever justified. Two is unfair treatment by the allegedly biased mainstream media. So among Republicans, the widespread response to the Post story was not, “wow, Rick Perry messed up.” It was, “the liberal media is smearing another Republican as a racist!”
Other institutions, like Wells Fargo and Chase, are testing them, too.
Just FYI for my followers.
I LITERALLY CANNOT AFFORD THIS WHAT THE FUCK I CAN’T OH MY GOD
See if you can move your money to a credit union. Maybe that will help.
Other institutions, like Wells Fargo and Chase, are testing them, too.
Just FYI for my followers.
By MALIA WOLLAN
NY Times: September 26, 2011
BERKELEY, Calif. — A bake sale sponsored by a Republican student group at the University of California, Berkeley, has incited anger and renewed the debate over affirmative action by asking students to pay different prices for pastry, depending on their race and sex.
Last week, the Berkeley College Republicans announced its “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” scheduled for Tuesday. On Facebook, the group listed the price for a pastry at $2 for white students, $1.50 for Asian students, $1 for Latinos, 75 cents for African-Americans and 25 cents for Native Americans. Women of all races were promised a 25-cent discount.
“Hope to see you all there! If you don’t come, you’re a racist!” the Facebook event page said. (It has since been taken down and replaced with milder text.)
“We expected people to be upset,” the group’s president, Shawn Lewis, 20, a third-year political science major, said Monday in a telephone interview. “Treating people differently based on the color of their skin is wrong, and we wanted people to be upset about that.”
The bake sale was scheduled to protest a phone bank organized by the Associated Students of the University of California, the campus student government group, where students planned to call Gov. Jerry Brown and urge him to sign a Senate bill that would allow public universities to consider race, gender and ethnicity in admissions decisions. In 1996, voters in the state passed a ballot initiative, known as Proposition 209, prohibiting affirmative action in admissions.
“The bake sale is a misguided attempt by the Berkeley College Republicans to make a political point about their opposition to a particular bill,” said Gibor Basri, the university’s vice chancellor for equity and inclusion and a professor of astronomy. “A lot of students, especially students of color, read it as placing a higher value on white students.”
In response to the bake sale, the Associated Students, which provides money to the Berkeley College Republicans and other political groups for events on campus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday, leaders said. It passed a resolution condemning discriminatory events on campus whether or not they are meant to be satirical.
Not long after the bake sale page went up on Facebook, hundreds of people posted comments expressing outrage over or support for the sale and affirmative action in general.
“Perhaps you should be charging women and Latinas double to better reflect the fact that we’re being paid 78 cents and 59 cents to the white man’s dollar,” wrote Ally Wong.
Others worried more about the pastries. “The educational value of this exercise will be lost when Pocahontas walks away with a truckload of free cupcakes,” wrote Mike Creamer.
The bake sale idea is not original, said Mr. Lewis, the Republican group’s president, noting that the same tactic had been used on other college campuses in the last decade to protest affirmative action.
Event organizers received numerous threats on Facebook, and some of the group’s members changed their names and profile pictures. “This event was not organized by a bunch of white guys,” Mr. Lewis said. “We’re not racists.” The group’s 10-member board of directors includes several Asians and a Latino, he said, and more than half the board members are women.
Student leaders worried that the bake sale would make students uncomfortable and aggravate tensions on campus.
“A number of students have come to me very concerned,” said the student body president, Vishalli Loomba, 20, a fourth-year molecular and cell biology major. “Many feel the differential pricing is offensive and that it makes them feel unwelcome.”
Despite the outcry, organizers said the sale would go forward unless they were threatened with physical violence. Mr. Lewis said Republican groups from nearby colleges — including the University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; and Saint Mary’s College of California — had called to say they were sending carloads of supporters to the bake sale.
The race-based prices will be posted on signs, but organizers said they would not enforce them and would instead allow students to pay whatever they wanted.
Crap, almost got a BINGO!
P.S. I so called it! I knew Shawn Lewis had to be a misguided political science major! Irritatingly, that major is overrun with privileged, clueless, libertarian white boys.
P.P.S. Why besmirch the good name of bake sales with this bullshit anyway? Let my cupcakes go!
Oh, they have a Latino. Well, that’s alright, then. Carry on.
Interview with Madison MacPhail about her father’s murder.
- Has a favorite memory of her father, calls him the apple of her eye, and cries profusely even though he died before she was even two years old. Scientifically speaking, the libmic system -which stores memories- does not develop until the age of two. She is lying about remembering her father.
- Has never actually met Troy Davis
- Says she would not speak to Troy Davis if she had the chance. Killing him is the only option for reaching closure.
- Shining example of the phenomenon of “white woman tears”.
- Unironically states that she “never gets the chance to heal” in spite of the fact that she’s not on death row for a crime that she probably didn’t even commit, and that she hasn’t been in prison for 20 years.
“Prove his innocence”
I thought we were are innocent until proven guilty. This man has not been proven guilty.
Also, I feel bad for this girl. I would be heartbroken if I lost my father too, but honestly, she’s not being rational if she thinks Troy Davis killed her father.
Absolutely. I’m sorry for her. Also heartbroken for a man who’s is going to die for something he didn’t do.