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NY #OccupyWallStreet protest is going to be this generation’s Woodstock. Are you going to miss it?

If you can't bum a ride to New York City, you are going to miss out, it's plain as that. But you can make the revolution happen where you are. The Egyptian victory in Tahrir Square wasn't achieved without simultaneous demos in Alexandria and Suez, etc. The earliest heavy casualties actually happened outside Cairo. In the Colorado capitol, a nascent #OccupyDenver is building steam. President Obama is making a campaign stop in Denver on Tuesday at Lincoln High School at Evans and Federal. That will be an excellent chance to force the media to break its blackout against the anti-capitalist uprising. What's there to say to President Obama? Nothing right? He's shown he answers only to Wall Street. But the message to the TV coverage of Obama, and to the people of Denver can be: Why is the bank-owned corporate media not telling you about #OccupyWallStreet? Reclaim our democracy from the bankers.   Colorado Springs is gaga for warmongers, bigots, Zionists and conservative educational campuses. The local Intelligence Quotient doesn't rise to the level of critical thinking, which is a heartbreaking trait in its youth. But there is an ongoing effort to aid #OccupyWallStreet's visibility. It's held on the noon hour, at

Capitalism on the hoof: They’re selling air at chocolate prices.

Not the Homeland Security scam again, (they RENT the air, you don't get to keep it) but a Very Large Un-named Chocolate Company whose name rhymes with Smershey. They have a new version of a a product that rhymes with Lisses and you can see I'm milking this joke for all it's worth. Which, since it is a real product therefore not a real joke. But it's made with whipped chocolate meaning... lots of air to fill up that little tinfoil so they don't have to put in nearly as much chocolate and still make you feel good about paying a higher price. They suck. Not much more one can say about it. but I'm going to try. Seems some mini wars their parent corporation (BigPig Investments, Inc) has stirred up to make Nigeria pay the Oil Companies more money for the privilege of giving up Their Oil, has spilled over into Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana... In other words, Chocolate Prices go up. Somewhat of a bind for the investors who would have two excruciating choices: Sell the beach house or screw the customers. Since screwing the customers is the closest they ever get to having real sex the choice, while painful, had to be

From Syntagma Square to Wall Street, the people want their money back!

If the Wall Street bankers are going to be made to give the world's wealth back to the people, they'll ask to "you and whose army?" Your dumb lazy ass on the line would be helpful, but no one's waiting on you to press the banks for economic justice. Around the world, youth activists are converging September 17 on the international centers of grand larceny. In New York City, that's Wall Street. 27613

Things to De-Celebrate this National Hate Week

Which is a smack to the back of the head to all those who told us in 1984 that the Police State setup from the BOOK of the same name couldn't possibly happen in America because it was all about Socialist Dystopia and nobody, no not ever, could set up a CAPITALIST dictatorship. God, they're stupid.   But here's what the post 9/11 "patriotism" has gotten us. Eight years of a moron for president, an evil moron but a moron. His crew of more intelligent evil people used the occasion to make it unpatriotic to question their plans to deregulate American industries. We've seen a 9/11 worth of dead Americans every single month due to denial of Health Care. We've seen pollution that al Qa'eda could only hope to inflict on any one small town, done daily and across the nation. We've seen our national surplus turned upside down, and many multiples of the amount of that surplus in debt, due to the Wars started by the aforementioned Moron in response to 9/11. The badly misnamed USA PATRIOT Act is being invoked against Julian Assange and Wikileaks in response to their telling the TRUTH about 9/11 and the aforementioned wars, the moron

Fairy Tales and Other Capitalisms

First story on the Post Financial section, tooth fairy leaving less money. Average payout less than three bucks per tooth. Get it? "buck" and "teeth"? I slay me. More kids getting $0.00, 10%, just a tragic footnote to an otherwise fucked up story. Some Kids getting $5 a piece And Gift Cards. WTF? Kid already knows how to use a Gift Card and you still insist on telling him/her about a tooth fairy? 26058

Li’l Abner on the debt ceiling panic

When the satiric cartoon Li'l Abner was made a musical on Broadway, robber baron General Bullmoose sang Bring back the good old days, lamenting the regulation of capitalism, pondering: "How can you break the market?             How? The SEC will not allow             ...one little panic." Today with graft unregulated and un-policed, the American public is made to panic for every swindle, to extort from them bank bailouts, tax breaks for the rich, and now cuts to "entitlements" such as poverty class pensions and medical care. 25979

Town in Georgia has arsenic that residents didn’t know…

Sounds familiar, yes? but the Georgia in question is the former Soviet Republic. And like our own Poison Hill, "Gold Hill Mesa Estates" McMansions starting at a quarter million here in Colorado Springs, houses built on top of a toxic waste mound, it was about mine waste. The other part of the story in the opening paragraph which some "capital is god" proponents would find shocking... Georgia, two and a half decades after the "fall of communisim" has been living under the freest of free market capitalist regimes in the world, has only 60% of the wealth they had under the Soviet Union WHAT? Wasn't the Economic Strangulation of Communism replaced with the much better (so we're told) Capitalism, replete with all the formerly publicly owned mines, gas wells and other industries having been turned over to International Colonialist Corporations didn't bring them a net profit but instead a net LOSS? My my my my my my my my... seems a certain set of Capitalist Propagandists have been busy little bees, spreading lies all over the place...

Why are Indian children still dying of poverty?

There was an AP story about infanticide in India, mostly young girls, and the question attached was "why, with rising prosperity?" One question immediately answered, the "rising prosperity" is mostly the Rich getting Richer, much like the Class War they "upper class elites" declared in America long long ago and are intensifying now. Having the top economic level, the "1 percenters" getting an even larger share of even an expanding economy means those in the 80% who have less income than it takes to actually survive, will have even less. A classic example of How Deregulated Free Market Capital works to destroy the poor for the profit of the very richest. And now, it's taking its bloody horrid toll on the children of the poor PEOPLE.

Sarah Palin and the Republican Lie of “sacrifice”

Since she makes so much political hay over having sacrificed "her own" son to the Military Establishment, maybe she should have a short tutorial on the word Sacrifice. First, stolen goods, stolen money and humans aren't viewed as Clean for the Temple. Just like Caiphas couldn't spend the thirty shekels, because it was the price of blood. Sarah Palin could not in any way OWN her son. He's another separate human being. Not a possession. He might consider himself a sacrifice (he'd be wrong) but it would be HIS blood offering, not hers. Also he doesn't seem to be dying for the atonement of anybody's sin, if he DOES get his fascist face blown through the back of his skull it'll be because he's in a foreign country enslaving the people, taking their land and oil in the name of the corporations for whom Momma Grizzly does her whorin'. and one of them would get in a good shot while defending his country against Young Sgt Palin. Not anything similar to a sacrifice. 23771

Bob Holmes said he cares for Homeless PEOPLE

...but that homeless women breed like rabbits. And while I wasn't there at the rally at UCCS or however the hell they put it, it strikes me that it's incredibly unlikely that he used the PEOPLE noun to modify the "homeless" adjective. I've noticed a tendency among the Repub/Tea Potty "leaders" here to forget that part. So, Bob, it's like this bubba. Seriously. Your Pomar Foundation welcomed George W into town for a Blasphemy Session yesterday. Guess you're a supporter of his policies, yes? See, he and Your Party don't just kill people with bullets and bombs. Although I suspect that's your prefered method. No, they also kill people by manipulating economic systems to favor a very few wealthy at the expense of a very huge large humongous outrageously big majority of the people, many of whom suffer from such diseases of Society as a result thereof, as Homelessness. Your Heroic Lion-Heart Bush made and indeed, as a consultant still makes, for instance Mexico into a nightmare state. His puppet dictators there have, at the insistence of YOUR Right Wing fellow-travelers, destroyed Mexico's economy using the same techniques they're applying to the economy of the United States today. The fast answer

Frank Bator and Princess Lisa Czeladtko

I went to his memorial service at Marian House 6 years ago. He had died in his trailer home, alone, and the body not discovered for about a week. There were a few people attending, some of the staff at Marion House, a couple of people who knew him casually, his sister and brother... A really cold and rainy day... none of the anti-homeless PEOPLE activists like Patchsi, or Janis, or Princess Lisa. See, Frank was one of those Princess Lisa and her comrades despise for our lack of funds and our extremely distasteful lack of "courtesy" in not remaining hidden from the view of "good" citizens. Like her complaint about New Life church, who are really seriously not a Liberal organization in any way... had a pizza party in a public park and didn't turn away anybody. Qu'elle Radical! I think she would have a Shit-fit if she had met any of Jesus' "council of twelve". Rough customers, the lot. Matthew, for instance, a collaborator for the Roman occupation...strangely paired with Andrew, James and Simon Peter, Zealots, revolutionaries who had taken some extremely violent actions against the Romans, like the Taliban and al Qa'eda, they were Middle Eastern Religious Extremists. Peter

1/2 million in London in Pre-wedding drama

Demonstrating against cuts which force austerity on the poorest... but not on the richest. They've already (the protesters) once gotten their hands on Charles' car with him and lovely bride Camel-face errr his lovely camel Camilla, errr never mind over cutting education. Sound familiar? What that demonstrated was that the police tactic of "kettling" didn't work. Not if it's strategically outmaneuvered, instead of ONE or only several larger demonstrations, have a whole bunch of demonstrations all around the "kettle". Kettle the police in other words. While planning for his son's wedding. A huge Taxpayer Subsidized affair blatantly stating "Ha-Ha, we're rich, you're not, suck on it you Silly Peasants!" much like our own Self-Anointed Royals here in Colorado Springs. (Hi, Princess Lisa!) or Scott Walker in Wisconsin or the Emperor Brothers Koch. They attempted a "Let them eat cake" maneuver saying how the poor, wretched starving Royals had to "tighten their budget as well" for instance the newly created Princess will have to ride in a Previously Owned Rolls Royce! A, Qu'elle Horreur!!! Imagine the shame of the Royals being seing in public in a Used Car!!??? I personally believe Prince William will look quite handsome at the guillotine or, for the

Scott Walker, Koch-Licker Supreme, strikes again

In a measure not just skirting state constitution, but directly contravening it, the Anti-Workers Rights law was published Friday. Not even bothering anymore to hide their vicious agenda to deprive workers of freedom. The only "right" workers will have is to work. At whatever wage the Big Pig Parasite Class decides is enough for them to survive on, even if it's far less than what it costs US to produce our labor. The Greedy-ass Rich Bitch corporate overlords would refuse to make less than a 20% annual profit, yet WE, the workers who put the money in THEIR pockets to begin with, are not allowed to decide what a fair profit for OUR labor, OUR product, would be. Nor even to decide for ourselves what "breaking even" would be, THEIR thieving Corporate Accountants and Corporate Attorneys will tell us and if we object, what? The traditional method for them to punish workers for being so "uppity" as to think of ourselves as Human Beings with rights, is to order THEIR Pigs to arrest us and THEIR so-called "justice" system to Imprison us, forcing US to work for THEIR corporations without any pay. If we object any further, they have THEIR Torture-freak "corrections" officers

THEY can’t afford feudal serfdom any more than US

Meaning the Corporates. Like Bush and Walker. They've sunk their assets and their asses into the credit economy deep. They broke it and expect US to make all the concessions so they can salvage enough of the system to support their luxury lifestyle. It's gone, gone gone...   They'll have real estate without tenants or maintenance, cars without gas or drivers, WideScreen MegaUltra-3D televisions without electricity or audiences. roads that nobody could drive on even if they DID have cars and gas, and no way to pay the Working Class people they've hired to guard their palaces. 23351

Egyptians support Wisconsin workers

I'll rally to support the Wisconsin unions, AND let's hope they too can rise above what immediately threatens them to see that the oppressed of the world have a common enemy.

Ms Czeladtko, temper temper…

Threatening people with police action for making fun of you? That's not the actions of somebody who isn't Fascist. Especially when the most pointed barbs were about your sneering condemnation of people you consider inferior because of their economic status. Apparently, making the arbitrary decision that people who are so desperately poor that they're actually not able to find housing... are "insane".. That's a little over the top, don't you see? Saying further that anybody who even LOOKS homeless should be banned from parks and other publicly funded places and services, "to protect the children" was really just God-damned stupid. Also hateful. Vicious. And displays the attitude that PikesPeakOcean and JCP1800 lampooned so thoroughly. 22795

The Tsar, his Sow & their Nasty Piglets “sainted”

Were declared Saints in the Russian Orthodox Church at their births on the basis of where and to whom they were born. Other "saints" in their family were murdered by yet other "saints" in order for the Former to be supplanted by the Latter. The manner of the deaths of the Tsar, his Sow and their Nasty Piglets is somehow seen to justify their crimes and the crimes of their friends, family and their Hired Thug Cossacks. Even though their deaths mirrored the deaths they imposed on the Workers of Russia. The ones they literally OWNED. Their Cossacks had enacted the Tsar's Death Scene countless times before, dragged the peasants from their slave-quarters and murdered them, man, woman and child, often beating them to death with whips and clubs. 22793

They never vote themselves off the lifeboat….

There's a Psych101 example that just about everybody who experiences college in America would find familiar, the Lifeboat Question. Setup for it is, you're on a lifeboat, with absolutely no hope of rescue, You have passengers on board whose needs exceed the supply of fresh water and food. You have a baby, an elderly professor, a laborer, ... that kind of thing. 22446

Now the shitkicker is on the other foot, will Bush Doctrine suffer?

This story is from the Yakima Herald: "YAKIMA, Wash. -- Wyatt McNulty was listening to country music and waiting for a friend in the parking lot of the Social Security Administration building Monday morning when the magazine popped out of the gun concealed in his waistband." OK, that's the setup. For clarity, here's a synopsis of the story. So, the gun he says he keeps unloaded but had a clip in it, he drops the clip.. then reloads...In front of a Federal Building. He's "like, what the heck?" that people would be frightened by a redneck, listening to Country Music in a pickup and packing unloaded heat at a Federal Building... or why anybody would call in armed reinforcements when they observe somebody popping a clip into an automatic weapon... Hello? Don't the words Waco, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Lone Wolf "misfits" conjure up ANY images, any thoughts in that massive airspace between your brain and your ears? 22437

Russian Airport reaction: From the reactionaries.

Which in their customary thought processes, comes out as confusion. For a long while they've been vacillating, our Dearest Redneck Leaders that is. They praise the Putin-Medvedev-KGB response to the theatre hostage situation, where they killed civilians to get at the terrorists, then a school with the same methods, same results... In response to REAL Caucasians who formerly had, until being rolled over by the Russians under the Tsars and kept a part of Russia under the Soviets and still are, much like the much booed Soviet takeover in Afghanistan which mirrors the Current NATO takeover, Where "our" current enemies were THEIR enemies... they had been sovereign nations. Then the Right Wing Reactionaries condemn the Russian government for being simultaneously too lenient and too hard-line. WTF? How Hard-Core Repressive Does One Have To Be To Satisfy These Jackasses? 22408

Flag pin betrayal

Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, the one Republicans bitched and whined so much about Democrats not wearing, the one Lisa Czeladtko is wearing in the picture chosen by Gag-Zette writer Daniel Chacon when "calling out" Ed over his Free Speech opposing a political candidate. Not that The Gag-zette (Colorado Springs Gazette, "Freedom" Communications") has ever so much as given a mild tsk-tsk'ing to violent attacks on Free Speech in Colorado Springs, usually instigated by City Council or persons very close to them.St Paddies Day 2007 leaps to my mind. Or to Fake Patriotism. You'll notice, if you're observant, that the "flag" in question has 7 stripes and 18 stars. 22217

Wikileaks tests domino theory: Tunisia

In my imagination the Wikileaks war room in Ellington Hall, the Suffolk manor where Julian Assange is under house arrest, is not a book club reading circle racing through the "not much new" of Cablegate waiting for someone to cry BINGO. It's a war room. The wiki drip is not which diplomatic cables are the juiciest, or which can be released to garner the maximum exposure. Wikileaks is dropping the cables like depth charges, calibrated to explode where the enemy hull is the weakest. Who is trying to sink the great American ship of state terror? With our traditional adversaries won over to Capitalism, the American empire found wars it could pick safely, damn the collateral civilians, full speed ahead. But with Wikileaks it looks to me the US has finally met its match. Forget the communist peril attempting to topple regional dominoes, this is the barbarity of real Democracy at our gates. Attribute the Tunisian revolution to Wikileaks, or color-code it Jasmine to pretend it was USAIDed, I believe the first domino has fallen.

Tripoli and the Original Intent of the Founding Great White Fathers.

You know the first line of the Marine Corps Hymn, ends with "to the shores of Tripoli" So, why, exactly, was Tripoli so important? Well, since American Capitalism was and still is heavily dependent on goods and services produced by Slavery, an important slave-shipping region like the Barbary Coast (North Africa from western Egypt to the Gibraltar Straits) was the "Raw Material" source for American, British and French Capitalism. Slaves. Human cargo. The Bush family and the Harvard trust and the Yale trust got simultaneously Fantastically Wealthy through the 'necessary evil'.   Capital can only work if the Richest make other HUMAN BEINGS poorer. The "rising tide lifts all boats" bullshit is simply that. In a system of finite resources, and there is no resource which isn't... the Rich can only gain and maintain their wealth at the expense of everybody else. 22091

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