SDB Evening News Reads for 100611: About to whip somebody’s 1 percent

Okay, today is Thursday, and it is my son’s first football game of the playoffs. So today’s evening reads are going to be a summary of sites for the Occupy protest and we are the 99%…

Here is the link to the page that started it all: Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for American Revolution

Next we have the website Occupy Together:

Occupy Together | Home

Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. As we have followed the news on facebook, twitter, and the various live feeds across the internet, we felt compelled to build a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the country. We hope to provide people with information about events that are organizing, ongoing, and building across the U.S. as we, the 99%, take action against the greed and corruption of the 1%.

Here is a website that Occupy Together put up for a more organized way to find an Occupy protest near you…

Occupy Together Meetups Everywhere – Meetup

Of course, as Boston Boomer pointed out this morning, MoJo is walking back its criticisms of the protest on Wall Street. They have a map and section up devoted to Occupy protest as they grow.  Map: Occupy Wall Street Spreads Nationwide (Updated) | Mother Jones

Over at Salon: Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com

At HuffPo:  Occupy Wall Street : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

This next link is over at the big orange, and as a rule I avoid links to that site…but it is a good one so check it out:  Daily Kos: Occupy Wall Street: List and map of over 200 U.S. solidarity events and Facebook pages

Unless otherwise noted, all of these links take you to Facebook pages, so you must be logged into Facebook in order to view them. Please, find an Occupy Wall Street Facebook group near you and sign up.

If you would rather not use Facebook, you can also connect to local Occupy Wall Street events through Meetup.com.

That Kos link is a wonderful source for FB pages.

At LittleSis, there was this post today…h/t Susie Madrak: The Public-Private Partnership Behind Zuccotti Park – Eyes on the Ties

It has not been reported, for instance, that Bloomberg’s longtime, live-in girlfriend, Diana Taylor, sits on the board of Brookfield. The relationship gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “public-private partnership.” Numerous articles have noted that Brookfield owns the park and is in close contact with the city about the situation there, but oddly enough no one seems to have looked at its board (not hard to do). The connection should confirm, in case there was any question, that Bloomberg and the owner of the park are in constant communication.

Great post there, give it a good read!

Google is planning to launch a new site….YouTube to launch political site – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com

The rise of YouTube was central to the transformation in political campaigns in the last decade, and the web video giant, now part of Google, is moving to centralize its political content into a single site, providing a hub for interested citizens, junkies and, of course, advertisers.

The company is launching a new section of its site, youtube.com/politics, exclusively to gather videos and information about the 2012 election.

On the site, each candidate will have a separate page, listing their most-watched videos, official campaign videos and stats on YouTube page views.

And speaking of Youtube, this little diddy is currently the ringtone of a woman that works at Walmart with my husband. I thought it was a perfect end for today’s post.

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16 Comments on “SDB Evening News Reads for 100611: About to whip somebody’s 1 percent”

  1. dakinikat says:

    lol @ lil duckie. I had to go to Walmart on Tuesday down in da parish (St. Bernard) to get a new wireless mouse because I just didn’t want to fight the traffic to uptown to get to the office depot. I don’t know how your husband can stand working there. I shop there every once in a blue moon and always, ALWAYS am chanting NEVER again!!! by the time I’m going out the door.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Great info, thanks. Hope your son’s team wins!!

  3. dakinikat says:

    Here’s more change you can believe in:

    To the dismay of consumer groups and the discomfort of Democrats, President Barack Obama wants Congress to make it easier for private debt collectors to call the cellphones of consumers delinquent on student loans and other billions owed the federal government.

    The change “is expected to provide substantial increases in collections, particularly as an increasing share of households no longer have landlines and rely instead on cellphones,” the administration wrote recently. The little-noticed recommendation would apply only to cases in which money is owed the government, and is tucked into the mammoth $3 trillion deficit-reduction plan the president submitted to Congress.

    Despite the claim, the administration has not yet developed an estimate of how much the government would collect, and critics reject the logic behind the recommendation.

    “Enabling robo-calls (to cellphones) is just going to lead to more harassment and abuse, and it’s not going to help the government collect more money,” said Lauren Saunders of the Boston-based National Consumer Law Center. “People aren’t paying their student loans because they can’t find a job.”

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20111004/D9Q5E32O0.html

  4. northwestrain says:

    When will the professional agitators show up — we know that domestic mercenaries will infiltrate and try to turn this protest violent. It’s happened before and the NYC cops are following a script.

    0bowma’s people held training camps for agitators who showed up at the caucuses — with two working together — people can be pushed. Hopefully there are enough experienced protester who can recognize the ringers.