Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Career Planning For The Part Of The 99% Who Don't Mind Carrying A Gun

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Cabale News ServiceNovember 18 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Career Planning For The Part Of The 99% Who Don't Mind Carrying A Gun

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After the commentary, Gil Scott-Heron... 'Cause peace ain't comin' our way... Whatcha gonna do?'

The military
The Monetary
They get together
Whenever they think it necessary
They are turning our brothers and sisters into mercenaries
They are turning parts of the planet into a cemetery...

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«o» Because America NEEDS Sweatshop manufactured products and Methamphetamines - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stated that she will be visiting the country formerly known as Burma... Myanmar, and opening diplomatic relations with the country for the first time in four decades. Now you know why the Junta in power has spent years annihilating the indigenous tribal groups and suppressing-until-coopted the country's Democracy movement. Sweatshops and Meth labs. More: "ASEAN gambles on Myanmar's regional leadership", Reuters.

The UN wants a piece of Myanmar too. The IMF already has a team on the ground, and as this article notes, "Washington seeks to counter China's growing influence across Asia and with Myanmar in particular."

«o» Don't just 'follow the coal barges and oil tankers' (to where the industry and manufacturing really take place) - When you run sweatshops in Asia you have to move A LOT of people from first AND third world countries around, so Indonesia's airline says it will buy the biggest order of Boeing aircraft ever placed.

«o» In New York, the #Occupiers are going "Out Of The Park And Into The Streets" today.

Expect skewed news coverage suggesting the protesters are not attaining their tactical goals.

To Wit, Yesterday:
Authorities foil NY protest bid to shut Wall Street

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police prevented protesters from shutting down Wall Street on Thursday, arresting more than 200 people in repeated clashes with an unexpectedly small but spirited Occupy Wall Street rally... [Reuters]

No kid gloves as New York police prevent Wall Street occupation

New York police shoved protesters away from the entrance to Wall Street Thursday, in latest showdown with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Other protests to come on 'day of action.'... [Christian Science Monitor]
Compare to this post from the #OccupyWallStreet site (also see the Alternet LiveBlog):
Tens of thousands took action Thursday, November 17 to demand that our political system serve all of us — not just the wealthy and powerful. The NYPD estimated tonight’s crowd at 32,500 people, at the culmination of the day of action. Thousands more also mobilized in at least 30 cities across the United States. Demonstrations were also held in cities around the world.

"Our political system should serve all of us — not just the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington," said participant Beka Economopoulos. "We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy."

New York led the charge in this energizing day for the emerging movement. In the wake of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square, 1:00am Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region converged to take peaceful action. Following Bloomberg’s action, the slogan “You can’t evict an idea whose time has come” became the new meme of the 99% movement overnight. The mobilization today proved that the movement is on the ascent and is capable of navigating obstacles.

The day started at 7am with a convergence of a few thousand people on Wall Street. All entry points to the New York Stock Exchange were blockaded. 'People's mics' broke out at barricades, with participants sharing stories of struggling in a dismal and unfair economy.

Through the course of the day, at least 200 people were arrested for peaceful assembly and nonviolent civil disobedience, included City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, City Council Member Jumaane Williams, Workers United International Vice President Wilfredo Larancuent, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, SEIU 1199 President George Gresham, CWA Vice President Chris Shelton, CWA Vice President , Fr. Luis Barrios of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-IFCO, retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, and many others.

"All the cops are just workers for the one percent, and they don't even realize they're being exploited," retired Police Captain Ray Lewis said. "As soon as I'm let out of jail, I'll be right back here and they'll have to arrest me again."

57-year-old bond trader Gene Williams joked that he was “one of the bad guys” and said supportively, “The fact of the matter is, there is a schism between the rich and the poor and it's getting wider."

At 3:00pm, thousands of students converged at Union Square in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. They held a teach-in to discuss their concerns about the prospect of a lifetime of debt and economic insecurity. They held a student General Assembly and marched en masse to Foley Square. [In Full]
There are still @ #Occupation actions continuing all over the country.

In Razer's hometown, the SEIU labor union which represents many city and county workers rallied on one of the bridges yesterday at rush hour. No they didn't block traffic... but they did attract a lot of honking and cheering from cars passing by and ended up joining the #OccupySantaCruz General Assembly for their 6pm meeting after a rally of their own on the front steps of the court house. More @ the Santa Cruz Sentinel, also known as "The Senile".

Meanwhile, the REASON for the #Occupations becomes apparent, as the press shows even more of it's lack of ability to keep their headlines and statistics straight about America's approaching Third World nation status:

From Reuters e-newsletter:
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children poor, Census says
November 17, 2011 05:21 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of children in the United States considered poor rose by 1 million in 2010, the U.S. Census said on Thursday, with nearly one in three of the youngest Americans now living in poverty...
From the page you end up on a little later:
More than 1 in 5 U.S. children poor, Census says
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:31pm EST

(Reuters) - The number of children in the United States considered poor rose by 1 million in 2010, the U.S. Census said Thursday, with more than one in five of the youngest Americans now living in poverty.... [Source for both]
In the meantime it's nice to know Congress is STILL keeping an under-40 hour week!
Supercommittee Dem says trigger of cuts wouldn’t be failure

By Bernie Becker, Mike Lillis and Erik Wasson

11/18/11 02:21 PM ET

One of the supercommittee’s six Democrats said Friday it would not be a failure if the panel didn’t reach a deal and automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending were triggered.

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said he’d prefer and is still fighting for a grand bargain, but broke with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and other Democratic leaders in saying the automatic cuts known as sequestration would not be a failure.

“I'm not giving up a weekend just so I can watch sequestration (ed. automatic budget cuts) take effect... [More @ The Hill]
And getting by quite nicely on the salary according to this chart from USAToday:
11% Of Them Are 'The 1%'
57 Members Of Congress among the top 1% of wealth

Fifty-seven members, or roughly 11%, of Congress can count themselves among the top 1% of wealth, with an estimated net worth of $9 million.

Members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. The estimated net worth is the middle of that range, as reported on their 2010 disclosure forms. Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property. Updated Nov. 16, 2011... [More, including chart]
«o» The California Supreme Court has ruled that supporters of Proposition 8, the ban on Gay marriage voted into law a year or more ago, do have standing in court to pursue their constitutional suit. The private party action was driven by The state's refusal to defend or object to the law in court.

«o» Hamid Karzai, alleged 'president' of Afghanistan, has made statements at a Loya Jirga (tribal 'General Assembly' if you would) to the effect that he would welcome, or at least invite, Taliban participation in the Agfhani government, much to the dismay of the Pentagon, NATO, and Western foreign policy planners for the region.

In OTHER News:

I guess that's all the military knows to do with people who threaten the monetary... (Gil Scott-Heron)
"Traditional" approach to cyber security... US military wants to shoot hackers

16 Nov 2011

by Nick Farrell in Rome

The US Military has decided that the best way to fight a cyber war is with traditional guns, bombs and the odd cruise missile.

The Pentagon has just sent a report to Congress where it says that it has the right to retaliate with military force against a cyber attack.

This means that if anyone carries out a decent attack on the Pentagon website, the Navy Seals will land on his roof, run through his house shooting anything that moves and bury the body at sea.

Out of respect.

It's a fairly tough approach, but the Pentagon said in a report made public that it will act as a deterrence on those people who think they can carry out "significant cyber attacks directed against the U.S. economy, government or military."

According to Reuters, one of the problems that the US military has with cyber war is identifying where the attacks are coming from. The report said that before it calls for a strike against a cyber enemy the army needs to improve its ability to identify the attacker.

After all, it's a bit tricky to call back a cruise missile when the hacker masked their attack behind another's IP address... [More @ TechEye]

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