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Mississippi progressive ?

Mississippi Leading the way

Surprise surprise. Mississippi has shown the nation how to respect the rights of citizens peacefully protesting.

Follow OccupyMS on twitter for more info.

Mississippi more progressive than UC Davis. Wow

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The Cost of Occupy Wall Street

Recently a fake news story was making the rounds regarding the 13M dollar cost of Occupy to American cities. I call it fake for the story is a plant designed to turn public against Occupy.

I once had an instructor say to my class, "figures do not lie but those who figure do". The facts in the article were presented in such a fashion as to elicit sympathy for the economically hard hit cities, forced to police Occupy.

Really! Forced to police a group of peaceful people who have come together to exercise their constitutional right to protest? These people have brought no weapons beyond their voices and their rights to vote. Yet, they are more of a threat than Tea Party members with automatic weapons near President Obama.

The nonsense we have had in this movement has come from those not associated with it or from those attempting to stop it. The claims that OWS does not have a message are generated from the corporate controlled media ( think major defense contractor GE). …

Tanking our economy

Quick thought. It is amazing that some people will hurt Americans just to get Obama. We must become job creators to save our nation. Do not buy from such people who are willing to tank our economy to get Obama.

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Quick reasons I can not take personhood seriously

Colorado is now trying Personhood(3rd time is the charm) I can not take the measure seriously. We do not care for the children living. I shall stop my rant short today. I am tired of these propositions for the unborn when we are not caring for the born.

OWS: Politicians Just Don't Get It

Please read all of the links in this posting. I am but a small link in being our own media. Thanks keep it going.

GOP out of touch. Democrats afraid to be Democrats out of touch. The main thing that should be noted in watching OWS is the people are no longer asleep.

1960's style attacks on peaceful people will not be allowed to remain unmitigated by the laws of the land. Those who attack the people peacefully protesting will be held accountable no matter what office they may or may not hold. We the people will have our day in court and at the polls. Even if we must face the costs of recall elections we will be heard.

It is time for our leaders and would be leaders to recognize we are no longer sleeping. We the people are wide awake. We do not like the jeopardy our elected officials have place our nation.

OWS goes beyond jobs. It is not only about money. It is about those who put money ahead of what is best longterm for America and all Americans. I love my country and all the p…

OWS Not Dead

Please do not believe the hype. OWS is not dead. It is alive and growing. Each day those in power refuse to listen to the people, it grows. This movement is not about liberals, Whites, Ron Paul it is about all Americans waking up to the mess our bought and paid for politicians have allowed to occur in our nation. This movement did not start yesterday or because of the Arab Spring. Those who think this movement is about Obama, The Bush Years, or even what happened in the Near East have been in a deep sleep. A sleep induced by the elixir that trickled into our psyche from the Reaganomics IV. In 1992 Arrested Development song about OWS "Got to get political, political I gotta get," Speech rapped. "Grown but can't hold my own, so this government needs to be overthrown/ Brothers with the AKs and the 9 mms need to learn how to correctly shoot 'em/Save those rounds for a revolution /Poor whites and blacks bum-rushing the system /But I tell you: Ain't no room…

Americans waking up

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The skillet is hot

Occupy Wall Street is the skillet in America finally becoming too hot for 99% to continue to handle. I watched one of the female, Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize winners describe her ordeal in Liberia. She detailed of how she lived in fear for 14 years. She described how after 14 years the fear gave way to anger. It was that anger that drove them to protest. They had reached the point of nothing to lose and nothing to gain by being fearful.

We in America must speak out now. We do not need civil war nor do we need to remain silent in fear of our corporate overlords. I read a tweet tonight where Karl Rove asked Occupiers who gave to them the right to occupy? I guess Karl is not familiar with our founding fathers. However his question showed much. It showed how our public holdings have become privately owned. It showed how we are not free. It showed how we must ask permission to have access to public property. It showed how only 1% of the people actually control our resources.

We m…

Mississippi loves GOP Please. Please read the link before reading my post. Last Tuesday we voted in Mississippi to elect actual in name and action members of the GOP to control the state. In the past we elected DINOs (Dem in name only). Why do we, financially disadvantage people, vote GOP? Are we too poor to dare ask for more than $7.45/hr? Are we poor to dare say what another mouth to feed means for our household. Are we too poor to have the ear of God? Are we too poor to afford food at the supermarket which necessitate the stockpiling of guns to feed our families? Why are we voting GOP in Mississippi? I am not against GOP just what these members of the GOP plan for our state. Say a little prayer.

Who will save Americans?

Who will save the Americans under attack by the police? America the land where protesting is a right is attacking the citizens. Where are the drones to stop the attacks on peaceful people protesting? Will NATO intervene as they did in Libya? Will NATO sit on the sidelines and watch us beaten and maimed like Syrians? Must we die and be under house arrest like the Syrians before the world considers sanctions against America?

What is the threat of people coming together peacefully to ask the government to stop giving preferential treatment to corporations over citizens? Corporations are not citizens. Why fear the people demanding adherence to the Constitution after wasting a day in Congress to read it?

Wake up people. Occupy is not dead. The people may be beaten but they are not dead. Occupy is not about politics. It is about people coming together to demand freedom from economic oppression that is sinking our nation while benefitting only a small percentage of the population.

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It is 8AM and the ignorance continues to flow

I am amazed at how ignorance is allowed to prosper in our society but intelligence is beat back into a dark corner. This morning as I sipped my McD's coffee I scanned a few headlines. I was dismayed, not shocked, to learn the Penn State coach's rape of mostly minority boys was evidence of the ills of same-sex parenting. Really!???!?

I felt another blow to my dyke-ish solar plexus. Because I am still working through having been abused as a child, I have, for the most part, tried not to follow the story or to comment too much on it. Yet, when this( type of ignorance makes it into MSM as an authoritative summation I can not be quiet.

The AFA has a strange way of showing concern for Americans and American families. Instead of using it's massive funding to uncover the cover-up or to help the rape victims get the help they need, they come out swinging against th…

Darkest before dawn

Occupy Matters

Dear Occupiers please continue to occupy. Your bravery is making change in the coldest of hearts. It is true you have been shot, sprayed, and jeered by the power structure yet you have not gone under. Those who seek to kill the movement have infiltrated to be instigators of mayhem, designed to cast a shadow on people desiring to be free of economic oppression. The corporate controlled media have made even the liberals in the media still their support for OWS. Spineless Democrats are beginning to join Nancy Pelosi in walking upright. Banks have rescinded the decision to charge fees on debit cards. Republican support for the Grover Norquist pledge is being challenged by Republicans. We, 99%, can do much when we come together for the greater good. Selfishness, greed, and desire for absolute power (Koch brothers) created the mess we have in this world. May the legacy of OWS be people world wide learning to not oppress another. Continue the good fight. We who are not asleep t…

Abort not taking care of our children

Taking care of the children we have does not seem to be job one. This week Mississippi voted down a measure to prevent medical removal of fertilized eggs. As I scan the news I wonder why we put so much emphasis on eggs when we do not care for the children we have.

We allow our children to bully others. We turn a blind eye to their pain. We protect our jobs and reputations more than the children.

America we have a problem. We spend like drunken sailors to protect a fertilized egg but fight to not contribute to a loaf of bread for a needy child.

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Misspssippi's Hollow Victory

November 8th Mississippians came together to act in a progressive manner. However beyond measure 26 on the ballot there was no progression. Mississippians chose to keep the same regressive power structure in place. So called liberals were unable to see 26 as the red herring it was. The real road to cementing a Republican powerhouse was measure 27. It pass with over 60% of the vote. This measure was the Voter ID proposition.

Progressives in Mississippi have many battle fronts to secure if they desire to bring Mississippi out of the economic and social oppression that stifles true growth. Mississippians still work on a plantation they just do not pick cotton anymore. The jobs coming to Mississippi are still paying low wages that require individuals to work two jobs for many years. People in Mississippi apply for disability by the time they are 40 because of working two jobs most of their adult lives. Yet these same people continue to fight amongst themselves rather than take a stan…

Occupy cotinue to stand

It is amazing how the elected officials continue to be sock puppets for the 1%. These people pretend hard to not hear what we are saying. They pretend that OccupyWallStreet happened out of the blue. Worse yet they pretend that Americans had no clue before the Arab Spring. NO. We as Americans have been well aware as to what is going on in our nation. We had shut our eyes and ears to pretend the molestation of our rights and liberties by our favorite uncle was not occurring. However, we have finally reached the recovery stage of our lives. We understand that we do not have to be victims. We can control our responses to the economic and environmental abuses against us. We now know we are not alone. We stand together ready to face our abuser in the system of universal justice that is now in play. Stand strong Occupy. There will be those who attempt to derail the progress. They will come from the inside and the outside. Take stock. Check your moral compass hourly and the move…

Our Own Media

Simple request: I need to raise at least $1,300 by Wednesday afternoon to help get the word out in Mississippi that we have an election November 8th, next Tuesday. My goal is to travel the 500 miles from the Coast to South Memphis and all points in between to get the word out. The $1,300 will cover the cost of the newsprint, gas and Motel 6 Saturday night. I expect to be found at all Walmarts from the Coast to South Memphis and all points in between. I am not above going to churches on Sunday and night clubs Friday and Saturday night. Originally I was planning to just do a voter's guide online, however; last week someone said something to me that shook me to my core. This person, well read, world traveler, and highly educated was not aware of the primary being over and Mississippi having the first Black to run for governor on the ticket of a major party. My goal between Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon is to put a voter's guide into the hands of at least 8,200 peo…