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October 13, 2011


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"Bill McCormick Bill McCormick" - A New Revolution Earth Social Media Site has been built to help support the occupiers and to transition the protesting to an online format. The Occupy Movement is our chance to create equality and this time it doesn't have to be violence that creates change, we have the internet now :-). If we all get involved or at least participate we will grow and we really could make a difference.....http://www.rev-earth.org.


Got a close up look at the Wall Street Crowd --Las Vegas Version-- and the Tea Party People here in Las Vegas this week for the Pesidential debates. My impression: at least here -- the Tea Party are mostly scared old people worried about losing Medicare and Social Security. The Wall Street Crowd mostly very liberal kids with little idea of what they are protesting ranging from global pollution, to banks, to unemployment, to war, to tax the rich for us and -- to stop the old generation from making us pay for them. This is not a testiment to the open discussion of ideas but more a display of how far we have come in fostering a lack of understanding of solutions in favor of pushing an agenda. But, it is clearly an open display of the freedom to assemble America allows and the voices of the far left and far right minorities of both parties.

CAIN & GINGRICH; Two winners from "FAMILY FEUD". "When all about you are losing theirs'"

Is there any hope for a party that greatly prefers Herman Cain over Jon Huntsman for President?

Need more of this. However characterizing the Tea Party types as center-right is just not reasonable unless the center has moved a lot more than I think. Their social perspective has certainly nothing to do with center. In my group, which covers all types here in Maine, no one would call themselves a Tea Party advocate.

It looks as if the debate is not even a "game show" format. It appears to be "Family Feud".

NO RVN GUILT NECESSARY MR McC; '64- USN Destroyer Escort floating barges ashore along the DMZ to allow (Vietnamese) Budhists,Catholics etc to climb aboard while being machine gunned.Thats all I needed. Whatever the 'politics of mischief' were; we extended the 38'th parallel to the 17th-15th. Still pretty close. (Want to feel even better-keep reading)
Let me relate an incident in or around 1971. A noted radio host from WBZ (Peter Meade) in Boston was aghast at the fact that the scheduled anti-War demo was devoid of demonstrators. A few clergy were there alone. It was a FIRST. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST SCHEDULED DEMONSTRATION FOLLOWING PASAGE OF THE "BILL" which ceased personnel DRAFT for RVN. A little Earth shaking; as they revealed their true motivations. The WAR was still raging. Never ,ever forgot it.

On the wall Street Mess--- Really reminds me of our young days and the Vietnam protests. For many it was a legitimate chance to express the problem of facing death in service to a country that seemed to have forgotten the value of their lives. To others a chance to party, take off their clothes and rebel on drugs and alcohol. Despite being a graduate of a Military Academy it was easy to relate to the protestors then as many friends died in that war we fought not to win. Very similar to the war we are fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan now. We were told that our friends and classmates were dying to stabalize a valid government in South Vietnam. In fact they were just dying for us to decide why we were fighting and how we could get the hell out. The frustration was immense even for us Hawkish military minds. Today the frustration is immense with wars everywhere, $3 trillion of unpaid student loans on the books, and a lack of good jobs for young adults. And, then marginal work for many of their parents as well. In the end wall Street is about the furstration of all of it and the appearance that our elected officials don't care about anything except money and getting campaign contributions to keep their jobs. The President leads the way with his constant campaigning. For 2 1/2 years he has spent most of his time on the campaign trail raising money from the people these kids are frustrated with. And, now they see each night the reports of the millions that the 8-9 Republican candidates are raising. We no longer talk of Millionaires but Billionaires. No kid can rightly imagine what a Billionaire takes home each month. And then there's the frist Black President who rarely visits the inner city where the young Blacks are facing 46% unemployment and 75% of the babies are born out of wedlock most to teens. Bill Clinton never made that mistake. And, yet few Black kids have joined the ranks of Wall Street. And, of course 99% of Americans are watching in disgust or sympathy--take your choice. Agree or disagree this reminds me very much of the leadership--less days of Lyndon B Johnson. Obama has spent his capital on trying too change the nation into his vision of twenty years from now at a time when the country needed a CEO for today with a vision of tomorrow.

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RightinSF presents some valid points. However, it's convenient to "blame" all of this (- nothing has changed) on Obama because of the record campaign contributions he took (a fact - no denying), but NO Presdient just flips the CHANGE switch and it happens. There are a few hundred other politicians - many of whom are also owned by Wall Street - who make their living jerking-off on company time - that's a large part of why very little, if anything, ever changes. ("checks and balances")

By the way, although the Glass-Steagall was repealed under Clinton, Phil Gramm (R-Texas), Jim Leach (R-Iowa), and Thomas Bliley (R-Virginia) broughy up the bill that was passed by a Republican majority in the Senate. And, let's not overlook the Fed - "In December 1986, the Federal Reserve Board, which has regulatory jurisdiction over banking, reinterprets Section 20 of the Glass-Steagall Act, which bars commercial banks from being "engaged principally" in securities business, deciding that banks can have up to 5 percent of gross revenues from investment banking business. The Fed Board then permits Bankers Trust, a commercial bank, to engage in certain commercial paper (unsecured, short-term credit) transactions...In the spring of 1987, the Federal Reserve Board votes 3-2 in favor of easing regulations under Glass-Steagall Act, overriding the opposition of Chairman Paul Volcker. The vote comes after the Fed Board hears proposals from Citicorp, J.P. Morgan and Bankers Trust advocating the loosening of Glass-Steagall restrictions to allow banks to handle several underwriting businesses, including commercial paper, municipal revenue bonds, and mortgage-backed securities...In March 1987, the Fed approves an application by Chase Manhattan to engage in underwriting commercial paper, applying the same reasoning as in the 1986 Bankers Trust decision...In August 1987, Alan Greenspan -- formerly a director of J.P. Morgan and a proponent of banking deregulation -- becomes chairman of the Federal Reserve Board." (Fuck Alan Greenspan.)

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