Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fwd: Things to Know - 22 November

1.  If the police actions against the Occupy movement was designed to snuff out the ideology, that is not happening.  If anything, the movement will come back even stronger.  Police action can only go so far.  It will eventually fail because the emotion to question the civility of our ways will prevail:


2.  This kind of story makes you wonder.  Corporations run the halls of most of our congressional legislators, so why not try and squeeze more out of the working stiffs by taking away their classification for overtime pay?:

3.  Civil disobedience has always been with us, as it is today, and in the future.  Our history is steeped in it.  This article invites you to understand the world of the protester who does his thing by standing still, holding a sign, and getting carted off in plastic cuffs by the police.   That's about all we ever see.  This article takes you beyond that, to the point of "post and forfeiture" whereby you pay $100 to just get all your stuff back and get released.   What happens if you want to speak to a judge and jury to plead your reasons for civil disobedience?  What would happen if thousands turned down the "post and forfeiture" junction and flooded the jails and courts?   Read on and consider what is involved, and what you need to be prepared for it:


4.  Newt proposes getting rid of unionized janitors and "empowering" children to take the jobs, stating that child labor laws "are stupid".  He is either mentally unstable, or really trying to guarantee himself news coverage:


5.  Eugene Robinson offers his post mortem on the failure of finding any compromise the the super-dupers:


6.  The NY Times also weighs in on the failure, and why the GeeOpie guys are at fault - Grover N. - your bad:


7.  This, from the cutting-edge Santa Monica News Bureau - Fox viewers are not so smart:

8.  170 economists from colleges and universities have signed on to a petition in support of the Occupy Movement.  I wonder if Newt is going to tell them all to get a job after they take a bath?:

9.  A Republican (notice that I can actually use that term), muses about the abysmal condition of his party, and wonders where and when it went nutso:


Juan Matute

"One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time."
       -- Robert Kennedy
"Art is science made clear."
       -- Jean Cocteau
"Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral."
       -- Robert Orben
"Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation."
       -- Judith Martin
"I am no more humble than my talents require."
       -- Oscar Levant

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