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Where to protest the 2016 Philly DNC

PHILADELPHIA, PA- Depending on what you’re here to accomplish at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, pro-Bernie, anti-war, reformist, or disruption, here’s our shortlist of the event sites according to theme.

1. WELLS FARGO CENTER– Main site of DNC, for delegates only, surrounded by four miles of 8ft tall modular steel crowd control barriers.
 
2. CITY HALL– Most rallies and demonstrations are scheduled to converge here before a 4-mile march to DNC site.
 
3. INDEPENDENCE HALL– Sunday’s “Clean Energy” march ended here. Its lawn of is the backdrop for MSNBC live convention coverage and was the 2011 site of Occupy Philly.

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One neat thing about fuzzy vision

Sometimes, like earlier this evening I mistook one word for another in a TV ad. Happens to me a lot. Then I thought, like always. I said to myself, Self, there’s a lesson here, but how to impart it to others? Because I saw commercials for us to buy a brand new Dictator/Warmonger-in-Chief and the Establishment is really only offering two brands. Something really odd considering their collective record. They both keep saying they’re for Peace. As usual, both are lying. Trump vows to cut war spending and other subsidies for his own personal welfare, but says stupid shit like building a border wall bigger than any built before. Decreasing government oversight of Americans while and at the same time investigation of the citizenship, place of birth and religious convictions of every person in America and presumably the world. In order to expect any results of such fantasies the Global War on Everybody would expand, not decrease. Mass deportations would start a massive escalation of the existing civil war in America, oh boy, that will really get the economy kickstarted. We can deliberately do to America through direct taxpayer subsidized government actions which would guarantee poverty and economic destruction, like, for instance, The Wonderful Economic Boom shown by any country the U.S. has bombed lately. Right here at home. And that’s just one aspect.

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This might seem to be a Captain Obvious moment

But how many, if any, “imprisoned dissidents” were freed from jails in Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya? I mean, that was one of the reasons for U.S. to “liberate” the “oppressed people”.


Trump: Make America Eight Again


So, every bag of golf clubs has an umbrella…

But the largest group of people struck by lightning are on golf courses. You know, standing out in an open field with a metal stick in your hand…. That statistic, of course, doesn’t mean MOST of lightning  victims are on golf courses. People on boats, for instance, or working on elevated surfaces, like roofers. Farmers in fields.  But come on, Golf is played mostly in spring and summer, thunderstorm weather. And when they buy the golf club set, there’s an umbrella with it. It’s like the demigods of Golf are challenging somebody to walk out in a rainstorm with a metal rod in hand and … the circular illogic just came full circle.


In spite of permits, plans or schedules, protests of Philly DNC begin Sunday, July 24, when whole world is watching.

Cleveland RNC protest marchCLEVELAND, OHIO- Already the 2016 RNC has a lesson to offer organizers of next week’s DNC in Philadelphia. Throw everything you’ve got into SUNDAY, Day Zero. Once party delegates disappear into the convention center, they take the reporters with them. It’s a mistake fresh activists make every election cycle. The biggest demonstrations are scheduled on the official start date, Monday, instead of Sunday when the streets have the undivided attention of the media, and especially of the international press. It’s no wonder Philly administrators approved protest permits for July 25-29, but none to large rally planners for Sunday July 24. My experience from conventions past is that Sunday marches will spontaneously take to the streets, but their numbers will remain limited by the fact that buses weren’t hired to bring the masses until the next day. By then only the alternative outlets will be covering events outside the convention floor. Even the largest protests on Monday will be belittled. The news stories will be about the underwelming turnout in comparison to the host city’s security preparations. Militarized cops will outnumber everyone and even protesters will feel let down by the apparent lack of resolve of their comrades who stayed home. It is dispiriting but it’s false, because the benchmark by which successful convention protests are judged is Chicago 1968, whose mythos has distorted a critical detail: the numbers. The protestors of the 1968 Democratic National Convention numbered only a thousand. The mayhem of lore was investigated and found to have been a “police riot” caused by Chicaco police forces which numbered 11,000. Those troop levels -both sides- will easily be surpassed in Philadelphia. The corporate media will of course pretend otherwise. If would-be disrupters of DNC 2016 were taught their people’s history, maybe they could take heart.


Who wrote Melania Trump’s speech?

Melania
Number one, Melania Trump did not plagiarize Michelle Obama, her speechwriter did. And that hack copied from the First Lady’s. So one speechwriter plagiarized from another. More probably they cribbed from the same citizenship pledge essay. I’m surprised pundits pretend to differentiate platitudes from longitudes. Has anybody checked to see if Michelle and Melania don’t have the same speechwriter? Or it’s a Dr. Carvell, Mr. Matalin dueling personality, we’ve seen that before. It wouldn’t take a bipolar disorder to support today’s conjoined parties. TWO, in 2016 the Bushes are rooting for the Clintons, even Karl Rove is pitching for the rival team. If bogeyman Trump wins anything, it will be the best bad actor Oscar, up against every black hat that’s ever troubled WWWF fans. That no one of stature will take the podium for Trump in Cleveland suggests his polling figures are as much of a hoax as he. Why is no one complaining that election 2016 showrunners are plagiarizing from previous lesser of evils season cliffhangers?


Cleveland cops only cared that Tunick’s 100 naked women were not marching.


The Spencer Tunick naked women photo-op at the Cleveland RNC provided an interesting spectacle. One hundred nude women aimed large mirrors at the convention center to shine light on the retrograde sexism of the GOP. They also might have stroked Donald Trump’s ego with a news headline he’s sure to have appreciated: A HUNDRED NAKED WOMEN GREET TRUMP AT THE RNC. Leave it to the press to mistake petitioners for groupies. What happened next also illuminated exactly what’s wrong with orchestrated protest. Nothing. Nothing wrong.

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Police State Appreciation Day protested for obvious reasons #BlueLivesMurder


DENVER, COLORADO- The July 17 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day festivities could barely be heard above the din of bullhorns blasting Denver police for being the second most murderous in the nation. TV reporters hoped to record Occupy Denver’s enthousiasm for that morning’s killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge by disturbed Marine Corps veteran Gavin Long. Law enforcement claimed to be investigating what drew the Micah Johnson second act to Baton Rouge, though their public execution of African American Alton Sterling might be the place to start. Denver attendees didn’t have a clue why ordinary citizens would want to be so disrespectful of their relatives in blue. Blue lives matter, they shouted. Yeah? Blue Lives Murder was the response.


Hillary 2016 as Rosie the Riveter: like we really need another war-machinist.

Hillary 2016 can keep the war machine going forever
You’ve seen meme: Hillary Clinton’s face superimposed over Rosie the Riveter, the original image used to boost war production during WWII. It became a feminist icon in the 70s as historic proof women could do the job of men. Reprising the theme for Hillary 2016, Democratic party photoshoppers opted to erase the source of the original poster, as if it wasn’t true now more than ever. I restored it. Hillary 2016, brought to you by the WAR PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.


Yellen, Lagarde, Merkel, & May, already give us a taste of women-led injustice.

When Hillary Clinton ascends to the US presidency, she’ll join a girls club of world leaders who’ve already shown that the feminine gender doesn’t lack for sociopaths. It may be hard to know whether IMF head Christine Lagarde or FED chair Janet Yellen are mere figureheads or cold-blooded usurers in their own right. The UK’s Theresa May hasn’t had a chance yet to flex her Thatcherism, but few dispute that Angela Merkel’s power is not as authentic as it is heartless. Those Americans campaigning for Hillary Clinton based on the assumption that women leaders could not possibly fail to restore humanity to a capitalist war-ravaged world, are ignoring the maternal instinct already disappointing on the world stage.
 
When the fracking industrialists came to Colorado Springs, they hired a white-haired grandmother to be their liaison to the city council. Predictably her fracking sold like hotcakes, if you’ll pardon the sexist analogy. Hillary is the frackers’ point-person to the unexploited regions of the world regardless of whether they beckon from war zones to be.


Erdogan fakes coup in Turkey, purges army and supreme court, shuts down US air base to force extradition of rival


The military coup in Istanbul was not what the Turkish President’s tightly reined media, nor the West’s fascist controlled media, say it was. It was not a coup, it was a Reichtag Fire. Now Recep Erdogan is rounding up the “plotters”, most of them supreme court judges, who were the last checks and balances on his authoritarian ambitions. We’re supposed to believe jurists plotted with foot soldiers? Imagine you get a ransom note from kidnappers, but the person they say they’ve kidnapped is on Facetime with CNN assuring you he’s free! Imagine you’re the kidnapper and you see that! But you’re only a soldier, doing your compulsory military service, following orders to prevent rioters from storming a bridge, and you’re not watching television as your president calls citizens to take to the streets and attack the disloyal “rebels.” Meanwhile the officers ordered to give you the orders hop a helicopter to Greece because they know they are going to be the scapegoats. And get this: jet pilots who precision bomb Kurds and ISIS for lunch, can only lob lunchbox bombs upon the parliament and sundry official buildings. Now US pundits, speaking as former CIA officers, resting their laurels on having been advisors to countless military coups, are claiming the coup was “bungled”. Yeah? Do you think Turkish soldiers don’t know their capitol is in Ankara, not Istanbul? Former CIA director James Woolsey is among the pundits. Woolsey, we learn, has been in Turkey for the last six months. What is HE doing in Turkey? Now Erdogan has closed US use of Incirlik Air Base and he’s asking President Obama to extradite Fethullah Gülen, the Turkish expat whose is seen as Erdogan’s main political rival.

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Free Peltier Now!

Leonard Peltier is now in a Fed prison in Florida. He is in very poor health and part of that is an Aneurism. The people who have the contract for the Feds are to the best of my knowledge, the same rat bastards who helped the Fremont County pigs kill John Walter. Peltier is 71 years old and was wrongfully convicted (Railroaded) for the deaths of two FBI personnel, one of them a snitch-bitch. Who were both shot by an FBI rifle.

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The El Paso Police News & other scams

OK I thought at first this was a scam. (it is) Like the El Paso Police News, which was similar.
 
The target was us. We got, in the mail, a “sweepstakes” entry form. To Support The Police. The U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Wow, thought I, this is much like the time I worked for about 15 minutes for a ripoff. They had originally called themselves The El Paso Police Association News. Until the El Paso Police Association did a C & D order as they were impersonating the El Paso Police Association. So they dropped the Association part. They later got their stupid collective ass busted by hiring a 16 year old girl to do the phone calls and at least one of the partners partnered with her. In the classic manner. But that’s starting in the middle, which I do frequently, to the chagrin of the Slow Ones who think I must be simple. But anyway, I thought to myself, as I often do, “Self, what are these freak peckerheads doing? They should know that neither of us is in love with the pigs, yet they address a solicitation letter disguised as a sweepstakes to US without even checking their notorious Enemies List” Also, this sounds a lot like the Klan holding a fundraising bake sale. (which they do. Seriously) The Klan call themselves a police organization. (they are) But the letter is written by a David Hinners, Executive Director.
 
Now, if Deputy Hinners and his retarded ass pig buddies wonder why I think of them as unbearable arrogant cowardly punks… Well, your pig buddies beat that attitude into me while I was handcuffed and helpless. And always outnumbered, let’s not forget that part. I’ll get back to the El Paso bit in a short while (for me)

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Denver Occupier Martin Wirth was shot in the back as sheriffs shot each other.


Much as it’s comforting to think our Occupy Denver comrade Martin Wirth went out in a blaze of glory, with bank repo henchmen in his gunsights, another truth seems to be emerging from the crime scene report and autopsy. Key details are still obfuscated, such as where were sheriffs deputies when struck by bullets and what caliber ammo were they firing? Evidence made public indicates that deputies fired many shots into Martin’s home trying to snipe him at his computer desk. Martin was not hit until he tried to make his escape up the hill out back. Our friend was shot with eleven large caliber hollow-points IN THE BACK.

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Dubya Bush sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic like he’s dancing on John Brown’s grave.

“He captured Harper’s Ferry with his nineteen men so true.
He frightened old Virginia till she trembled through and through.
They hung him for a traitor, they themselves the traitor crew.
But his soul goes marching on! — Glory, glory, hallelujah…

 
It wasn’t the Lord who trampled out slavery. It was abolitionist John Brown. The song which roused Union forces as they marched in the Civil War was JOHN BROWN’S BODY. The lyrics were reworked by Julia Ward Howe as “Mine eyes have seen the glory”, rededicated to God, because Osawatomie John Brown was a domestic terrorist don’t you know. Former president George W. Bush may have been drunk as he danced on what most considered a somber occasion, the memorial to the Dallas police killed by modern avenger Micah Johnson, but Dubya, alone among the traitor crew, betrayed the true spirit of mockery that Howe’s makeover propaganda represents. Servicemen give their lives while their rulers converted an appreciation for a true moral example into praise for entrenched higher authority. Today our leaders let fellow unrepentant war criminals bite their thumbs at us fools. The old abolitionist’s unquenched passion should haunt us still, if we weren’t robbed of his memory: “John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in his grave–“


The new gold standard

Dishonesty. Lots and lots of it. I get targeted (your Television provider has information about your interests and since they probably have your internet browsing catalogued the same way) advertising on TV and even spam email urging me to buy precious metals. Since one of my low-paid and no-benefits jobs is recycling, I’ve logged in to the websites of recycling centers for almost 20  years. So I can see where the problem lies. However, they’re urging me to buy gold. While that’s an amusing little screwup of the Mighty Google and their buying and selling everybody they can. Not selling to us. Selling us. Beside all that, they want me to believe they have a really backward  business model of selling Gold which they value greatly using Currency which they say is practically worthless (it is) So how do they expect to make a profit, if they’re being upfront about the equation?

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Baton Rouge police “militarization”

Even the Military have rules of engagement. Not that any US military are ever going on trial for war crimes, Reagan and Both BushWankers promised they would never allow that to happen. And since they’re fighting non-government resistance groups in the nations they have violently and without a cause invaded umm.. are nobly protecting and giving freedom to those oppressed yeah, that’s the ticket… the murders they commit is not counted as a War Crime and the propped up post-coup “legitimate governments” are complicit with American troops murdering their people… But here’s a thing, with an explanation threaded throughout, there is a code involving pointing weapons or having them loaded at all is only something you do in a Free Fire Zone, one in which you would expect just anybody other than your comrades is an enemy. They made this clear to ME first in High School ROTC, then in Basic Training. Soldiers on base or in civilian populations are not allowed to put ammunition into their rifles, pistols, revolvers or shotguns. Shotguns are forbidden as a weapon of war by the Geneva Conventions. Because of the hideous wounds they inflict. You NEVER DELIBERATELY AIM WEAPONS OR EVEN POINT THEM CARELESSLY IN ANY NON-COMBAT SITUATION. But the Baton Rouge police and Parish Sheriffs department did.

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The Twelfth is over.

See, in Northern Ireland which is no longer separate from the rest of the Irish Republic, they have the tradition celebrating the English victory over Ireland and bringing Ireland into the best recorded and bloodiest era of their long history. If you consider the troubles we had 9 years ago at a St Paddy’s parade here, imagine that being worse. Rowdy just starts the scene. Organized Rowdy crowds of very opinionated Irish who go into Catholic neighborhoods to inform the residents that they intend to Kill the pope. Loudly. That’s not the official parade, just a little fun in the process of the official parade. Lately, as mentioned the Ulster government has been disbanded. The British dissolved their Union, England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. A quick history lesson in the British flag.
There are 4 crosses on the banner, the “Union Jack” 2 shaped as “+” and the others as “x” Standing for Wales and England, red inside of white, and the X is for Ireland and Scotland. Medieval bullshit.

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a little bit of trumpster diving…

A lot of his bullshit is alarming but the only difference between Trump and Hillarious is that she’s smart enough to usually not say it out loud and on camera. But, as there is a theoretical possibility that either of them will win the presidency. Which is more a puppet dictatorship every day. But the policies of more racism, more summary street executions, less civil and individual rights, war, more war, and so forth have mostly been put in place and enforced when Ms Clinton had lower rank but more power. True story. The real problem is his followers. They probably by now understand they aren’t going to win any election. And they’re crazy with Fear masked by overt hatred. If the shooting really heats up, we’re screwed. end of sentence period. The first problem is there won’t be enough living to bury the new and starting-to-stink dead. Feral animals looking for humans to feed them… literally.
Feral humans bunkered and armed and still afraid.

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Bernie Sanders packs up his carpetbag revolution. Can you smell the bern?

Dennis KucinichThere is nothing fun about watching Bernie Sanders pack up his carpet bag revolution and embrace the incumbant president. Bernie supporters fell for him like they did Obama and now have to be feeling the blush of embarrassment and pang of hopelessness. What unlookers knew was going to be the ultimate Bern. Except the Bernie dreamers I knew anticipated this all along, but figured it was worth the shot.

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BREAKING: Denver judge rules DPD “Shadow Officers” will be compelled to testify in Guy Fawkes protest case


DENVER, COLORADO- Judge Theresa Spahn ruled this morning that Commander Fountain of DPD Intelligence, and “Shadow Team” Lieutenants Mitchell and Jimenez, will be compelled to testify in the case of Selayna Bechtold, a 19-yr-old arrested at last November’s Guy Fawkes Day march. Selayna was accused of obstructing the roadway and was among nine jailed that night, out of one hundred who marched. Curiously, a document accidentally released into one of the defendant’s discovery evidence revealed that 27 of those 100 were “shadow officers”. That march was 27% cop. From a leaked DPD crowd management manual we know that undercover shadow teams assist the arrest teams by pointing out “persons of interest”. What Cmdr Fountain and his men can testify to is how the undercovers pretend to be protesters. Do they take the streets? Do they pretend to assault policemen? Do they ingratiate themselves with real protesters by encouraging or leading in acts of unlawfulness? The city lawyers lost their bid to quash the subpoena motion of the intelligence and shadow personnel, but they will probably keep resisting defense efforts to shine the light on Denver’s heavy handed suppression of public protest. Even funnier: have them watch surveillance footage of the march and ask them to identify those seen misbehaving. Which are protesters and which are cops? If neither side know, there’s a 27% chance they are cops!
 
UPDATE: This afternoon, after the jury was seated and after opening arguments were made, the city lawyers told the judge they finally had the chance to review the defense evidence, which included a video of Selayna being jumped from behind, dragged across the street, tugged this way and that until eventually piled upon by riot officers. Based on that video, the city no longer wished to proceed. That video had been posted to Facebook within minutes of Selayna’s arrest November 5th of last year. It’s remained online for nine months. Count me among activists who thought the authorities scrutinized social media more closely. Was this the reason or did higherups spend lunchtime discussing what shadow officers were going to reveal? The testimony of shadow officers will have to wait until the next pending tials, five remain and all the defense lawyers have now motioned to subpoena these gentlemen. Selayna’s courtroom by the way was filled with Denver city attorneys preparing for those upcoming cases…


Haha. Black Power Rogue Blacklisted? Don’t they mean Micah Johnson was White-listed?


Propaganda hub Daily Beast has a bullshit article about how Dallas cop-killer Micah Johnson was blacklisted by black power groups. They mean “whitelisted” don’t they? It’s a laugh, but they interview a KEN MOORE of the COLLECTIVE BLACK PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT who claims a “tipster” asked him to vet Johnson for an unspecified black power organization. Moore uncovered a discharged-for-stealing-panties story (very likely another record fabricated by the DOD post-Dallas to distance themselves from Johnson) and returned a verdict of “unfit for recruitment” which Moore brags shut the modern Nat Turner out of the entire movement. Hmm.

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England could have kept their white trash off our shores.

Being only slightly funny of course. But with Brexit being held up as the cause of the recent rise in anti-immigrant hate crimes, well, what went around came back around. Brexit is only a somewhat related parcel, but a separate deal. Her Majesty Liz the Second didn’t start it either. The emigrant problem has been in existence since the days of her royal namesake Liz the First, aka the Virgin Queen. Before her time, the notion of England being a colonialist power, on their way to being a Failed Empire, was speculation. But in due course and a lot of time and investment, they tossed a whole bunch of emigrants out of England, and later Scotland Wales and Ireland. To mostly North America and Australia and then as administrators of the Empire. To the native peoples of these lands point of view they were Immigrants. No time for a Latin lesson here, emigrant = going , Immigrant = coming.
A lot of them being religious fanatics, some being more earthy criminals, exporting their Episcopalian Jihad around the world. Especially in the United States. QE2 has been on the throne since before I was born. Just last month I was referenced as “the elderly gentleman who needs some help” at a store. So, yeah, she’s been on the throne a while. Not that the monarch has even veto powers officially. They did make big money off the colonial scam and the later full on Empire. But it came as a price. Not one the Royals have to pay of course. Except for the fall of their empire. In order to have a Constitutional Empire the people in the conquered lands become subjects. Then at the fracturing of the Empire they’re citizens. Or in the case of England, they can immigrate into Great Britain, the large island that holds Scotland, Wales and England. Freely. You did it to THEIR countries, now you have a problem. You can’t simply banish your Troublemakers like you used to, feh. Too damn bad.

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Outside Agitators, anybody care to bet?

There’s more to the story than a southern Sheriff saying (I was going to write it in redneck patois, but it didn’t work) “our nigras were perfectly happy with segregation until all these Outside Agitators come down stirring things up.” It’s older than that. In the 20s and 30s the Pullman workers, actually not under the direct corporate structure of the railroads, had a really strong union. And George Pullman had hiring preferences for Black workers. For the young dudes and dudettes, a Pullman car was like a portable suite of bedrooms. It cost extra to ride that, as Pullman was a separate business. When train travel was the only way to really get anywhere in America in a reasonable time. So these guys had full access to any part of the country. Nobody stopping them and asking to see their travel papers, No “please step out of the car and keep your hands where we can see them”, no arrests for DWB or NWA (the second one is “Black person With Attitude.”) They were corporate employees. Nobody would hassle or detain them. cool, huh? I mean for this purpose.

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