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Occupy Congress: You had to be there

Marsha found this video.  We scheduled a meeting for several hours while some of the marches happened.

Great video.  The music is The Funeral by Band of Horses.


19 Responses

  1. When you’re in it, you lose some perspective of how wonderful everything going on around you really is.

    Thank you RD and Lambert for being there so I could share this last-in-my-lifetime chance to try and make a difference.

    Next stop: Chicago in Mid-May. Tell Rahm to go to hell.

  2. I’m beginning to think that my Senators and Representative value corporate dollars more than my vote. I know Obama does.

    The lights are on but no one’s home @ 9:00.

  3. Off topic: I still can’t comment at the Hullabazoo. Digby told me I wasn’t banned. I would hate to think she’s lying to me.

    • Well, if you aren’t banned, then why do your comments not get in?
      What other explanation is there? Of course, she could be telling you an oh-so-exquisitely-truthful falsehood. “You” haven’t been banned. Only your “normal and accustomed computer” at work has been banned. You can test that by logging in under your own name from a strange computer . . . at your public library for example . . . and see if your comment gets posted.
      Since ECHO has a decieve-the-commenter feature whereby the screen you see makes it look like your comment has logged but the comment has not yet actually logged from the point of view of ECHO itself, this gives Digby-Atkins a chance to prevent your comment from ever showing up, and if you never circle back to check, you would never know. So post a comment from a strange computer one day and see if it is still there as viewed from your workplace computer a day later. (I read about that on a thread at NaCap wherein a number of people discussed Digby’s new policy of secret bannings and removal of comments. The stench is spreading and people on NaCap and CorrenteWire have begun discussing the smell.)

      • I posted from my new laptop, from which I have never before posted to the Hullabazoo. However, I did use my usual name and avatar pic; maybe I should have remained anonymous.

        I really wonder if the ex-Kossack (ex-my-@$$) Bratkins isn’t ruining, er, running, that blog now.

        • Come to think of it, I don’t recall having any problems posting to the Zoo before Bratkins showed up…things that make you go “Hmmm…”

          • That very problem was discussed toward the start of the thread for NaCap’s guest-post by Matt Stoller about the huge and loud reply to his favorable mention of some Ron Paulian positions on things and stuff. The thread is 400+ comments long, but the comments about the new sneak-banning and stealth-censorship policy at Hullabaloo happens almost at the start of the thread (which is at the top, where it is supposed to be). At least one other person says that s/he too has been banned over there. And the consensus appears to be that since Digby is the boss of that blog, Digby is responsible for both bringing in Bratkins and for the new unadmitted-to banning and
            censorship policy. Because of IE crippleization of this comments section, the link will have to follow just below.

          • . . . and just to whet your appetite, I’ll cutpaste a little bit from that very thread . . .

            Walter Wit Man says:
            January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm
            Like Kos, Digby has purged her site of those that are too critical of the party or the Dear Leader. She brought Atkins on at the same time she started purging a number of long time lefty commentators. And she did so in a dishonest way.

            Digby and Atkins were removing messages without any stated policy or warning. They hid this censorship from their readers and some people were even tricked into commenting on their site repeatedly, and their comments were appearing to them, but Atkins and Digby were selectively removing comments they didn’t like! A number of long time commentators tried contacting Digby for an explanation or to complain/appeal but she only responds to partisan Democrat concerns.

            Digby is just as compromised as Daily Kos–she has just been more successful at hiding the partisan nature and funding for her site.

            Hmmm says:
            January 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm
            Besides simple deletion, Digby exploits a feature of her comment software, Echo, called Ghosting. The commenter can see their comment, but it is made invisible to everyone else. And the commenter is kept in the dark about that; all looks normal to him or her. It’s a particularly curious and sneaky feature to rely on so extensively for someone who champions transparency and democracy (value of differing opinions) as much as she. Yet the fact that such moderations (deletions etc.) occur is not mentioned anywhere on her site. No policy is explained.

          • Ex-kosshole? Still supports Obama?

            Not a real Democrat.

          • I read the NC post RUR linked for us at 8:17, and some of the comments. I did NOT know about that “ghosting” feature. That explains why my attempted comments at the Zoo would show up on one of my home computers–the one I commented from–but not on the other two. 👿

            (No, I’m not rich. Two of the PCs were gifts.) :mrgreen:

            OK, I’m convinced. Digby is a lying sack of $#!+. 👿

            As for Bratkins the ambitious Dem apparatchik, may the GOP elephant tap-dance on his genitals. 😈

  4. The almost-newest post at Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism (NaCap for short) departs from the usual tightly reasoned and heavily documented analysis of the ongoing frauds in progress. This post offers an actual counter-fraud activity that readers can actually pursue. It is called: Call Your Attorney General Today to Oppose Big Obama Push to Get Mortgage Settlement Deal Done. I like it because it offers something specific that people can do and also it opens a new and different front ( 50 separate fronts in 50 separate states actually) against the One Percenters and their Congress and their President.
    Here is the link (and I will also send this link to another one or two high traffic blogs . . . and what if a few hundred other readers of this blog also did that very same thing?) Anyway, here is the link in a follow on reply because IE prevents putting the link in this comment.

  5. Interesting: Be the Change You Want to See…..


    Bella Abzug’s daughter!

  6. Well, at last the Occupy movement is getting somewhere..Should have been done a long time ago but as they say, better late than sorry,,

  7. Here is an inspiring little article about a tiny little pro-internet investment firm which appears to understand the zero-sum nature of political and economic combat between “Hollywood” and “the Internet community”. They appear to understand that the only way to kill Hollywood’s political power is to kill Hollywood’s economic existence. Sounds harsh? Here is the link.http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/y-combinator-goes-on-the-offensive-against-hollywood/

  8. Just discovered this today

  9. RD – does this look familiar? This guy is wearing a jacket that has Occupy on the back. I thought we were told that if it was on something (rather than hanging around your neck, for example) that was not a problem. This guy was arrested for “unlawful entry” – which now must include free speech.

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