May 1- USA Occupy- National Day of Action

May 1- USA Occupy- National Day of Action

A national day of Action called May Day is set to occur in the United States in a major coalition with many organizations calling for A Day without the 99% in effect is a day without the People that drive this economy.

The action calls for a day of strike by the 99% who comprise the engine of the US economy and a day without work, no schools, no shopping, no housework and no compliance.

The Action Day is one of peaceful protests throughout  every major US city in the country, and police are preparing for city wide shutdowns.

The activity will include blocking banks, creative disruption to traffic, blocking bridges, tunnels and commuting will probably be delayed.

The strike calls for direct action including possible civil disobedience against the 1 %, Wall Street and the governments passage of laws that violate: Freedom, Internet use and the same operators that caused the 2008 Financial Global meltdown that have escaped the law. In essence, it is a Day of Strike.

It could be a day of massive economic losses to Wall Street, and the intentional activities are designed to bring down the stock market.

It is a day where capitalism, the Wall Street banks that still operate business as usual, will be the main focus.

Major Wall Street banks have already heightened security for their employees, and possibly many will not show up for work tomorrow. Occupy Wall Street has issued a statement that 99 firms have been targeted in Manhattan including specifically JPMorgan and Bank of America.

The site US Day of Rage . org plan to use “Money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters are silenced and demoralized by the farce”.

The ads consider the acts tomorrow to be “non-violent protests” of what is happening to the US government, that they feel is run by corporations and puppet politicians.

After a year of budget cuts, layoffs, privatizations, removal of collective bargaining rights, women’s reproductive rights, pay cuts, foreclosures, cuts to social security, pensions, cuts to social services -do you really blame people?

The public is fed up with corruption in government which includes:

Seizure of the internet through five bills proposed in the House of Representatives and those in Congress fending for the big corporate interests.

The collusion between big corporation money and politicians campaign funding affecting outcomes of elections, and election fraudulent practices.

The collusion of the Supreme Court with various corporations.

The continued contamination of the people’s food supply with pathogens, deadly poisons like: e.coli, salmonella and mad cow diseases are now common and USDA approved.

The continuation of wars, invasions of foreign countries that drain the US economy, prevents jobs, and creates chaos in the world.

The 1 trillion dollar 2012 US military budget that is borrowed money from China and profits only the Military Industrial Complex corporations -the war machine.

The list goes on and on -of what is wrong with the US government and unless the public demonstrates and takes action peacefully, this current state will continue to destroy the entire country. The activities are planned in over 115 cities across the country, from San Francisco to New York City where the financial elite live and play.

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Certain Phrases Come to Mind as to what led to all of this protesting and they are:

A time for Renewal Means leaving the US Capitalist system behind.

A Trillion Dollars in Student Debt in not acceptable.

Collective Agreements have been broken by state governments.

Foreclosure -Mortgage Strikes have put people out of their homes.

You Stole 17 Trillion Dollars- Wall Street- Give it Back

Riots in Greece won’t stop anytime soon.

Wall Street cares about three things:

how the Stock Markets, bond market what bonuses are

JP Morgan Chase- Challenge the Power of Wall Street

Roll Out 1st Week in May

May 1 meshes and connects 3 Ideas:

We are Not broke there’s plenty of money.
They have the money-we need to get it back.
they are using government as a vehicle to destroy us.

These are the three problems with the current state of affairs according to Stephen Lerner SEIU.

The Economic Crisis

The Blaze

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It must sound like a broken record but something has to give, and the people are fed up completely with the current corporate controlled government.

May 1- This will Continue until Things Change

Tony Robbins Warns of the Coming Debt Crisis

The coming Debt Crisis by Tony Robbins a coach of personal achievement and adviser to many celebrities discusses the US federal deficit and more.

There has been no change in the economy since 2010, it is now 2012 did anything change to make the world economy better is the question. No.

The economy is driven by spending, any cuts to spending from: government, consumers and lower demand will negatively affect economies.

Predictably, consumers have high unemployment and with no jobs they cannot spend which is an economic principal that this current Congress does not comprehend. 

Things are so bad, even Tony Robbins remains pessimistic on the future of America.

Warnings of things to Come- An Oncoming Debt Crisis

An oncoming train of a global debt crisis is predicted even though European countries attempt to shore up the debt of individual countries such as: Greece, Italy and Spain, the world is in a financial debt crisis.

Some considerations Robbins is warning us about are: Debt is everywhere, national governments are in debt, local state governments, city governments, consumers are in debt, trade deficits are getting worse, pension crisis, greater bankruptcies and tighter credit regulations are all part of this oncoming problem.

Wall Street that engineered and continues unscathed from the 2008 financial meltdown still remains relatively “unregulated”. The players are still in their ivory towers directing billions of dollars on investments at will that could again endanger and cause a financial disaster all over again.

Tony Robbins on The Coming Debt Crisis

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Tony Robbins, Ron Paul, and Ben Bernanke All Agree: The National Debt Crisis Could Destroy America

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Tony Robbins, Ron Paul and Ben Bernanke All Agree The National Debt Crisis Could Destroy America

NB. For some reason this video by Tony Robbins was available in two parts, but Part II seems to be missing. We are not sure if this video will be also removed at some point also.

Internet Censorship- April 30, 2012

As censorship and take downs of the Internet continues, it will be more than likely that we won’t be able to warn people of very much soon. For the most ridiculous notion that Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Information seems to be a target for this Congress, information on the internet is being censored.
Perhaps the government just wants to keep the public in the dark, and at this point they already so clued out on what is really happening to this country by the 1 percent on Wall Street and now Congress.

Something Weird is Going On -Incredible 2012 Events

Something Weird is Going On -Incredible 2012 Events

“Never seen anything like it” seems to be a common phrase these days world wide very strange occurrences are happening that have never been experienced before this year. Some folks say it is the End of the World on December 22, 2012 and that the earth will cease to exist as per the Mayan calendar.

2012 The Year of Incredible Events

The list is long of strange happenings from solar flairs, massive numbers of animals are dying, strange noises coming from no where, lights, cloud formations, rising tides and global catastrophes are now happening very frequently.

Radio Active Plume April, 2012

Not to mention the earthquakes, flash-floods, new volcanoes erupting and changes in the earth’s magnetic fields.

The Japan Earthquake that sparked a nuclear holocaust was just the beginning in March 2011 still continues and a plume of radioactive winds are heading to the US and Canada West coast for the last few weeks. (2012).

Scientists predicted it would take 2 to 3 years to arrive but they miscalculated and the radioactive material has already arrived. This will affect the fishing industry that thrives on the North American continent plus it will kill whales, fish, dolphins, salmon and marine life as we know it.

An unbelievable number of reports are mysteriously plaguing the earth are beyond the scope of natural events or even explanation.

The weather has changed drastically like never before experienced with hundreds of tornadoes destroying cities and rare differences in climates definitely is continuously destroying people’s lives.

“More tornadoes in one day than we’ve seen in a month” ripping through the United States at increasing rates.

Scary when you put these 2012 events all together in one video.
Is it the end of the earth?

Something Weird is Going On -Incredible 2012 Events

Hundreds of Tornadoes Roar Through US Midwest

April 15, 2012 Hundreds of tornadoes hit the mid-west with life-threatening storms with no warning, five people were killed in Oklahoma and the storm inflicted uncontrollable “Chaos”. Hail the size of baseballs, massive floods, extremely high winds ripped off barns, farmhouses and cars like toys.

 

 

Strange Occurrences, Animals dying 2012, strange sounds 2012, Doomsday Clock

If You Don’t Already Have Enough Drama in Your Life TNT

A Little Town in Belgium with a Big Message:

If you don’t already have enough drama in your life:

Press the Red button.

If You Don't Already Have Enough Drama in Your Life TNT

 

Courtesy of TNT- We Know Drama

If You Don’t Already Have Enough Drama in Your Life TNT -this video has received 30 million views on YouTube as of April 30, 2012

TNT used this video to launch a high quality TV Channel -TNT in Belgium with a big red button in a Flemish square. A passer by on a bike pushes the button and then all heck broke out. A great way to launch attention in ad media and a dramatic surprise.

Most people however, have enough drama in their life, these days.


New Solar Spray Technology

Installing solar panels to save on fossil energy fuels may have become a thing of the past already. Science has turned to Photovoltaic (PV) form of energy that can produced 15% of all the energy the USA consumes before 2020.

The technology behind the spray on solar panel is leading new companies that have developed a spray on film that turns any window into a solar panel without installation. As the world celebrated Earth Day the commercialization of flexible solar spray is proving to be a winner for consumers and businesses.

Solar spray can be applied to any surface from windows, roofs, the sides of buildings, roof tops and even inside buildings, therefore the application has far more reaching benefits than traditional solar panels.

The solar cells are embedded into a thin plastic film and companies such as Konarka in Lowell, Massachusetts are producing this technology.
Senior Vice-President of Konarka Ken McCauley says: It puts energy harvesting everywhere”. Konarka calls it Power Plastic.

Power Plastic offers a refreshing outlook on energy and incorporates the film into many cool designs for both business and residential applications. The power plastic collects energy from sunrise to sunset every day, 24/7 everyday of the year.

New Solar Spray Technology

 

The Dangers of Fossil Fuel Development

For countries in Europe and especially for the country of Japan, Solar Energy is becoming a “necessity” rather than some far off distant goal. Japan sits on a seismic fault and constant earthquakes threatens the island’s very existence, and millions of people’s lives with nuclear plant meltdown. Japan has continued to emit radioactive material since the March 2011 earthquake with no end in sight. Scientists cannot figure out how to seal off the six damaged plants that spew radiation into the earth’s atmosphere blown to the West coast of the US and Canada.
It is clear to most folks, that gas, oil and nuclear have all damaged the earth thousands of times more than they are worth exploring today. The cost in terms of energy use to procure oil, gas and nuclear is astounding and the cost of human lives is astronomical.

Solar Spray Energy is Sustainable -Cheap and Clean Energy Savings

The energy that comes from the sun each day is not being harvested to the full potential including solar energy. The time has come for the US to get real serious on sustainable solar power and the many ways it can be incorporated into millions of households that are consuming fossil fuels at an alarming rate.

The Solar Equation

The Sun provides enough energy in One Hour to power all our energy needs for one year.  Quote: Scientific American

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Quebec Students Reject Offer on Tuition Hikes

A war over education costs is brewing in Quebec with no end in sight and a feeble offer by the Province of Quebec did not stop the uprising.

Students in Quebec have been rioting in Canada over a huge tuition hike by the province and have rejected an offer to implement the increase over seven years. A student organization called CLASSE is involved in the negotiations with the province, and the government perceives this group as “radical”.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is the Classe spokesperson and expresses the views of the students and organizations against the tuition hikes.(see video)

Last week, what started as a peaceful protest was further attacked by police force and then it came to police lobbing tear gas, beatings, pepper spray and arrests of the protesters. Over 85 arrests and 3 cops injured has not stopped the protests or the hardening of each side’s position.

Thousands marched in Montreal over the week and in this past month,  in support of the protests against the government by workers, families and students for hiking up student tuition rates. Students say why they are protesting a government that favors corporate tax breaks on the backs of their studies.

David Cameron Denies Favoring Murdoch’s Business

David Cameron Denies Favoring Murdoch’s Business

The Prime Minister of the UK today denies he “favored” Rupert Murdoch’s business deals in return for favorable write ups in Murdoch’s rags.

In particular the recent big deal was Murdoch’s take over of BSkyB a big satellite TV company and his monopoly of the British press. Anyone who has that much control over the media, would have serious influence clout in the political scene and Murdoch was no stranger to Cameron’s doorstep.

It is common knowledge that the ties of Rebeka Brooks who is a long time friend of Cameron so happened to be Murdoch’s right hand lady in News of the World the most despicable of Murdoch’s business with the main objective of hacking phones. Also, Cameron and Brooks live close to each other’s homes and often go riding horses together, how chummy is that? 

As deeply corrupted as News Corp is, with hacking, bribery and invading 3,500 people’s phones many who were famous, it is not a stretch of the imagination that Cameron was on board to assist.  Jeremy Hunt who is the media and culture secretary was chummy with Murdoch leading up to the sale of BSky to Murdoch. Finally after much bruhaha from Parliament of the hacking scandal the deal was scuttled, for now.

The opposition Labor Party, are on a quest for Hunt to resign over breaching the law. The Labor party has stated: “if the PM put the same energy into defending hundreds of thousands of jobs up and down the country as he is into Jeremy Hunt, one person in his cabinet -then he might not be losing trust so quickly”.

Support for Cameron’s party has fallen by 30 percent and has been chided by his own party for his latest budget that favored tax cuts for the wealthy, while he raised taxes on the elderly.

Cameron has even taxed Pasties!! Even butting heads with the Roman Catholic Church, Cameron is seen as abandoning his “moral obligation to the poor”. If Cameron had any ethics at all he would resign and bring in a less corrupt government that works for the people not corporations.

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Cameron Explains Why He is Taxing Pasties

The same tax is upheld in Canada where taxes are so very high, on food during a recession. It just gives the government more money to squander. Pasties in Britain are as close to the heart as hamburgers in the United States are to Americans. To tax pasties is a disgraceful tax grab.

Rough White House Press Corp Dinner

Rough White House Press Corp Dinner

It was a rough and tumble night at the White House Press Corp Dinner tonight and the jokes were hilariously funny if not pointed and sharp but not for some Americans. There’s no problem with having some fun, but 80 parties in Washington to celebrate another year of a miserable job by Congress.

The annual dinner arranged by the Press Corp usually attracts the famous, the political elitists, major network media journos, and of course the same politicians that dined after not working for two years in Congress. 

There will be likely 80 parties in the next few days while Washington dines, wines and swills their way through another year of nothingness, another year of stalled economics and five bills to kill the internet through censorship.

President Obama made fun of his own hair turning gray and in his second term he’d end up like and a picture of Morgan Freeman showed on the screen. Every President has left after their term(s) with whiter hair it wouldn’t be the first time.

In attendance were famous celebrities invited to the White House Dinner:

Stevie Wonder, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Martha Stewart, Diane Keaton, Charlize Theron and of course the main roaster Jimmy Kimmel.

It was a night of the A-List Celebrities and star studded “nobody knew why they were invited people” who were also included on the guest list that don’t even work at celebrity.

For the unemployed, the jobless, the people living on the street because of the economy and Wall Street it was not a funny night.

Kimmel’s Famous One Liners To Obama: at the 2012 White House Press Corp Dinner:

“Remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious”.

“I know you won’t be able to laugh at my jokes about the Secret Service. Please cover your ears if that is physically possible”.

This night gives celebrities a chance to promote their films and hob nob with the politicians that passed the CISPA bill and four others contemplated to reduce the internet to a policed zone for Hollywood’s piddly piracy problems.

It is time that Congress get to the business of the people- for those that put them in office and for those that will vote them out in a few more months.

Of the notable quips by President Obama when speaking of the 2012 Election campaign:
“Families are off limits, dogs however are fair game”. 

Unfortunately dog food is in hamburger meat in the form of pink slime these days that’s how much they care about the US Dept. of Agriculture. Americans are eating dog food.

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Government Cuts Hurt Economic Growth

Government Cuts Hurt Economic Growth

Since the 2008 meltdown American consumers who comprise 85 percent of the US economic engine, were found to be spending more than their earnings.

That statistic has changed drastically for years, which in turn slows down the economy today. More Americans are paying off their debt as best they can and consuming less. The economy dwindled due to lack of jobs, the housing foreclosures and general a malaise in consumer attitudes regarding what were bad lifestyle choices. With less disposable income, consumers have developed a “necessity only” criteria in spending habits which is about to change.

2012 Government Spending Cuts is Bad for Economic Growth

Unless the job and housing market improve drastically the trend for the rest of this year and next will be drastic cuts in both government and consumer spending which will in turn reduce economic growth. This is why large corporate businesses are looking at emerging markets and nations where growth rates are predicted to be higher and a fresh batch of hungry consumers.

Housing Market Beginning to Show Signs of Life in 2012

The first quarter figures show signs of life in the home construction industry for the first time in six years, in pre-Obama housing market crunch that began in 2005 during the Bush administration.

The car industry has rebounded, thanks to life support from the government loans which have virtually been paid back by General Motors which is indeed showing healthy profits in the last two quarters.

Government Spending Cuts Slow the Economy

“Government spending cuts are weighing on the U.S. economy in a way that hasn’t been seen in generations. Those cuts have reduced growth for six straight quarters — the longest stretch since 1955.

Reduced government spending subtracted 0.6 percentage point from the first quarter’s growth.

 

Fortunately, the drag may decline the rest of this year. Defense spending fell sharply in the past two quarters, which isn’t likely to continue. And state tax revenue is recovering, closing budget gaps.

 

“It’s hard for the economy to accelerate when the government has its foot on the brake,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors.” Yahoo News 

Government Cuts Hurt Economic Growth


Employee Petition for Wal-Mart CEO to Resign

A Wal-Mart employee has started an online petition to “Clean House” at Wal-Mart’s top elite CEO’s in light of criminal charges of: Bribery, concealing evidence and stopping an internal investigation by the store management itself.

Petition to Force CEO of Wal-Mart To Resign

The Department of Justice has been sitting on the evidence since December 2011, the Comptroller of Mexico has opened an investigation on 24 million dollars used to bribe Mexico officials to speed up building permits for WalMex the new chain of stores for Wal-Mart’s expansion into Mexico’s retail market.

The deli manager at Wal-Mart store in Pico Rivera California had more than 4.300 signatures today, and wants the company CEO Mr. Mike Duke to resign, the Chairman S. Robson Walton and a thorough investigation “independent” of the store or it’s affiliates to be conducted by an outside organization. Luna’s statement:
“Nobody should get away with bribery, and they should be held accountable for that”.

Ms. Luna is from Mexico and a member of OUR Walmart – Organization United for Respect at Wal-Mart who’s aim it is to improve conditions for the workers of the giant retail store.

Wal-Mart has brought in a very high level army of lawyers, accountants and sophisticated assistance to fight the charges. The Department of Justice has not filed any charges up until today.

Apparently, Mr. Duke was well aware of the internal investigation since his 2005 commencement as the company’s CEO.

Another group the UFCWIU – United Food and Commercial Workers International Union President Joe Hansen demanded the same of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s shares WALMEXV.MX dropped in the past several days since the news of the scandal was revealed.

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Wal-Mart remained silent, there has been no denials, but the company wishes to ensure this type of thing doesn’t happen again. Wall Street analysts believe Mike Duke should go.

In China there was an issue and Wal-Mart stores had to be closed for a period of time.

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CISPA Bill Passes House

The House of Representatives passed the CISPA Bill despite objections of internet providers, largely those who are ill informed with the wrong intelligence about the internet. The bill’s sponsor is republican Mike Rogers who is lobbying for corporate interests with this bill which invades privacy rights of individual citizens and hands over their information to private corporations like Facebook.

The Obama administration has vowed to veto the bill if it should pass the Senate before the election.

Mostly unpopular by internet major companies like Google, Twitter and other internet providers CISPA will put the government and unnamed security companies and corporations in the business of invading privacy. Critics like the Center for Democracy and Technology said the bill is in such flawed form and under “such a flawed process”.  The ACLU’s Michelle Richardson stated “CISPA goes too far for little reason”.

Largely the 100 supporters in both parties are paid to pass this bill, through campaign contributions and after all it is an election year where politicians are doing what they are told. Companies such as: AT &T, Time Warner cable, SAIC and Lockheed Martin and Facebook all support the bill.
According to the Open Secrets website, Mike Roger’s PAC received $ 103,000 from the 12 companies that support CISPA, a pay for a politician plan that makes Congress so corrupted in it’s legislation.
An obsession to invade privacy has been a recurring theme in this session of Congress, backed by corporate interests which prompted the passage of CISPA the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in the House late last night. 
The vote was 248 for and 168 against, for a bill that shares private citizen information between government and private business corporations on communications. The government currently has cyber security in place and bills like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA already have clauses that control cyber attacks many times over repeated in different bills.
With the passage on the House floor before the vote, Rogers said the bill was about preventing other nations from “stealing intellectual property from U.S. companies.” 
The Cyber Kings-work for Corporate Interests not Citizen Privacy Mike Rogers
“You know, without our ideas, without our innovation that countries like China are stealing every single day, we will cease to be a great nation,” However foolish Mr Rogers is on truly masking the intent of this bill which is to invade privacy, establish control of people’s usage, spying and cutting off free speech the bill is an intrusive piece similar to China’s repression of internet usage.

What exactly is CISPA?

The act, sponsored Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., would make it easier for private corporations and U.S. agencies, including military and intelligence, to share information related to “cyber threats.” In theory, this would enable the government and companies to keep up-to-date on security risks and protect themselves more efficiently. CISPA would amend the National Security Act of 1947, which currently contains no reference to cyber security. Companies wouldn’t be required to share any data. They would just be allowed to do so.

Why should I care?

CISPA could enable companies like Facebook and Twitter, as well as Internet service providers, to share your personal information with the National Security Agency and the CIA, as long as that information is deemed to pertain to a cyber threat or to national security….More at Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We Explain the Cybersecurity Bill

CISPA represents the 5th bill dealing with control of and censorship of the internet without one jobs bill passed since the 2010 mid-term elections.

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