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Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 10:54 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt It’s been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With the NYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in…
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.– Edgar Allan Poe
I’ll never forget the first screening. Everyone came to L.A. on their own dime...– Mandy Patinkin, on The Princess Bride and this line
How can an underfunded candidate who has barely shown up in the early primary...– The Daily Beast’s HOWARD KURTZ, on why the Republican Party loves loves loves that abortion hating, want-to-electrocute-immigrant-ing, doesn’t-really-understand-the-tax-code-ing dimwit of a candidate, Herman Cain. (via the New York Times)
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How does it end? The dictator dies, shrivelled and demented, in his bed; he flees the rebels in a private plane; he is caught hiding in a mountain outpost, a drainage pipe, a spider hole. He is tried. He is not tried. He is dragged, bloody and dazed, through the streets, then executed. The humbling comes in myriad forms, but what is revealed is always the same: the technologies of paranoia, the...
kateoplis: “The government’s patronage of [Bank of... →
kateoplis: “The government’s patronage of [Bank of America] was never clearer than in recent weeks, when B of A quietly decided to move trillions of dollars (trillions, not billions) in risky Merrill Lynch derivatives contracts off Merrill’s books and onto the books of the parent/retail arm, Bank of…
With all due respect to police unions complaining... →
inothernews: Oh, and you’re calling part of Zuccotti Park “the ghetto”? Nice fucking racist touch. sweet
First they came for abortion, but I didn’t care because abortion was for sluts....– Via The Nation. (via iamdrtiller) Yes, it is an adaptation of this, and I’m not sure how I feel about drawing those parallels, but the point is: if we don’t speak up for the lives and freedoms of others, who will be there for us when it’s our lives and our freedoms? (via carnivaloftherandom)
I had a global politics professor whose class included a significant...– How To Improve Your Writing - Forbes
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do...– George Orwell (via artoftheunbeliever)
We decided to have minimum police presence in the plaza over the next day or so...– Oakland, CA mayor JEAN QUAN, reversing the city’s decision to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza and allow the Occupy Oakland protesters to remain. So, Mayor’s excellent decision-making goes a little something like this: 1) Allow protesters to stay. 2) Suddenly declare several quality-of-life and public...