Occupiers from all over the state arrived in Oakland for Move-In Day yesterday. The plan was to take over a building for occupation, but the cops arrived en force and spent the day pushing and herding the crowd all over the city. (The objective was the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center). In the end, as many as 300 protesters were surrounded, many arrested as police encountered spotty violence in the form of tossed bottles and rocks.
“Occupy Wall Street may be gone from Zuccotti Park, but it is not forgotten on Capitol Hill. You can draw a straight line from the Occupy Wall Street movement to President's Obama State of the Union address Tuesday night.”
“Both the G8 Summit and NATO Summit will take place in Chicago in May, and the Occupy movement leaders are testing the waters for a big showing in President Barack Obama’s home turf. Instead of going after Wall Street bankers, they are going after the politicians and even the military. It’s round two in the 99% vs Laissez-faire capitalism.”
Reality has always been an afterthought to Republicans and during Monday's debate they proved it again. The bullshit meter kept rising until someone finally decided to check out the alleged “facts” that were being tossed around. The result was what one would expect. Bullshit.
“Administration officials and attorneys general are 'very close' to a settlement with major banks of the so-called robo-signing issues after about a year of negotiations, Mr. Donovan said at a conference of U.S. mayors meeting in Washington.”
(Reuters) - “Lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.”