February 2012 Blog Posts (37)

The Goal is Democratization

"Israel's fear of rising Islamists is hard to swallow, when every sign is that democracy in Israel is leading it towards right-wing religious extremism. It might be useful here to remind ourselves that the parties that took over in most of Europe after World War II were defined by a right-wing Christian ethos, and most of the parties that rose to power after the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe were also religious. All of us need to support these Arab revolutions…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 7, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study

"Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers, and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study.

Conservative politics work almost as a 'gateway' into prejudice against others, say the Canadian academics.

The paper analysed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people."

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 6, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

The Privatization Trap

"From schools to prisons, outsourcing government's works typically ends with cronyism, waste and unaccountability"

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The 1% have  rigged, & continue to rig, the entire global economy to enrich & empower themselves at the expense of the 99%.  It's a ruthless Class War, & unless we fight back hard, & win, we & our descendants…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 6, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Public: we want more banker bashing!

"We’re indulging in too much banker bashing, wailed the Times and Financial Times last week.

Their well paid commentators should pay a bit more attention to public opinion. A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times yesterday found the public had lots of appetite for more banker bashing."

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Bankers STOLE the…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 6, 2012 at 7:57am — No Comments

Occupy Document Translation Help Needed

Quality translations of this Occupy document, into Chinese & Spanish, needed:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/80567169/Occupy-Movement-Resolution-on-Syria-February-5th-2012-English-Text

Can You Help?

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 5, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Occupy: New Wine and Old Skins

There is a famous biblical parable where Jesus speaks of his new way of thinking as something that cannot be contained in the existing Jewish culture. The idea is that if you put new wine into a used skin, the skin will burst as the new wine ferments, having already been stretched once from its first use. It’s an apt metaphor for where we are with Occupy these days.



But first a couple of curiosities. This movement/revolution was immediately announced as being ‘leaderless,’ a…
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Added by Jim Prues on February 5, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Syria: With the observers gone, the lie industry is back in full swing

"Now that Syria is again the only one in a position to provide another version of events, the lie industry set up for this operation is back in full gear. Once again the sole source recognized by the West and the Gulf is the self-proclaimed Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, based in London and led by the Muslim Brotherhood. No evidence is submitted; a few blurred photos, the juxtaposition of images showing demonstrations and explosions, and some anonymous testimonials will…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 5, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Occupy Classroom-How to Livesteam or Videorecord

"Not only because police violence occurs often and in many areas of protests but now that livestreamers are being targeted we need to get more eyes on the street."

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Expose Police Brutality; Expose the 1%'s Puppets; Expose the 1%!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 5, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free?

"Prosecutors like Eric Schneiderman need cops on the beat to put financial crooks behind bars. But thanks to Bush, these cops are missing in action."

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The 1% look after their own - until it's expedient not to!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 4, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

STUNNING: When a Single Image Cuts to the Core of an American Injustice

"Every day people in the Occupy movement are fighting big banks to keep families in this country from being foreclosed upon. Fighting to keep another person from being homeless, and from another housing unit becoming vacant. Fighting to change the narrative, to make this national blight more visible, more known.

And that's what spreading the above image can do. Make this injustice more known or understood in a way the mind-numbing statistics cannot, perhaps inspiring…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Contrary to Government Claims of 243,000 Jobs Created, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Were Actually LOST In January

"Government Misrepresents Employment Picture

While everyone is popping the champagne corks over the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 243,000 jobs were created in January, the facts are slightly different."

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When you can't trust or…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Koch Bros. Mouthpiece Tells Occupy: “Forget the 1%, Go After Granny”

"The uproariously named “Reason.tv” has a video out entitled “Why Geezers Are the True Enemy of the Occupy Movement” featuring Veronique de Rugy. In the video, Ms. de Rugy explains to young occupiers that the elderly have done deplorably well in the preceding few decades. This makes Nonna and Nonno the natural enemies of the young and should therefore be stripped of Social Security and Medicare. In her defense, she does stop short of suggesting they be taken to the nearest…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

Challenge – Is America the New Axis of Evil?

"We have met the enemy.  It is stupidity.  We can’t afford it anymore, no more fear, no more lies, no more greed.  Eventually, the way we are going, do I have to finish this?  There is going to be a price to pay for betraying America."

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Does the 1% actually own the USA's ass, & use it for their evil ends?

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Where is this 'shared' sacrifice we keep hearing about?

"I love talk of "shared" sacrifice by well-heeled assholes who have forgotten what it's like to sweat their finances. Because nothing says "I'm sharing in your pain" like fighting efforts to repair our nation's debt by having those who can actually afford it carry the load, while pretending that no one else is "sacrificing."

We see this with the well-compensated media elite, we obviously see it with the selfish-asshole segment of the one percent. And, of course, we see it…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Drug war hypocrisy: drug trafficking's big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters

"The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, "No, we can't compete with the government."



Today in Afghanistan, American troops have been seen guarding poppy fields used to make heroin. Those fields were all but wiped out by 2001…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 2, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments

6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America

"Without a dramatic rethink, our "free-enterprise" system may never again provide enough decent jobs for those who need them."

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Capitalism ISN'T Working - it's rigged to enrich the 1%!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 1, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

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