POWER

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ANOTHER DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The stories are mounting. The debts are rising. More students are graduating. Colleges are marketing and luring. Costs are skyrocketing. The lenders are lending. Parents are encouraging.

But the country is not investing in youth or infrastructure and lives are being ruined. The system is failing.

People are waking up. But lemmings are still running to the sea!



The Student Loan crisis is on. There are a few lone wolves out there, but by and large the government has taken the side of the banks, loan sharks, and corrupt universities so far. They care about money and short term profits, not the future.  


Is this really what they want for America's graduates?

SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT...

 
This timely video has been making the rounds on the internet.

Monday, May 7, 2012

ROME IS BURNING

There are tons of examples of the regressive, destructive path the US has been on politically, socially and economically for some time now. But this piece from InvestorPlace.com, which was also reviewed on the All Education Matters blog, really deserves special attention. It truly is reflective of a collapsing culture.

Meyers: "Rather than fume with outrage, do what I do: profit from (the student loan bubble)."
Disgusting, reprehensible, pig-person Lawrence Meyers from InvestorPlace.com tells readers how to profit from the student loan bubble. The sociopathic advice shows no concern for those impacted by the student loan scam and crisis, and it also indicates a complete disregard to the whole of society in which this hog exists.

Short-sighted and greedy to the extreme, this investor-criminal illustrates the dark and powerful forces at work in our current system. This is the 1% mentality right here.

But the value of his piece is that it clearly exemplifies the thinking behind the greed and callousness of a certain type of person. Many politicians craftily disguise these same opinions, as they know most people would find the overt sentiments unpalatable.

Here's an unbelievable quote from Lawrence about the student loan mess: "Rather than fume with outrage, do what I do: profit from it."

Without a doubt, Lawrence Meyers would have no problem with a big, slave-filled plantation if he lived in another time. Sociopaths take advantage of all they can without any regard for others or long-term effects.

Where are all the Christian groups admonishing the "sinful", greedy behavior of pigs like Lawrence? Or is it just gay marriage and abortion that matters to them?

You can read Lawrence Meyer's vile piece here.

Lawrence Meyers is a vile pig.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! #OWS

A sign at an Occupy Camp in New Haven, CT
Flipping through the TV channels last night it became apparent the news media were not sufficiently going to cover the global Occupy Wall Street Protests (once again).

There were plenty of talking heads blabbing about Obama's speech, however. The main news networks seemed to see coverage of both events as mutually exclusive.

Tens of thousands of people in the streets protesting greed, corruption, and failed policy is a big deal. Our future hope lies in this sort of political awareness and action.

Occupy Wall Street seeks the restoration of democracy in America and ending the corporate-run state. It represents a vital and emerging consciousness that many fear.

Just because corporate media do not like the Occupy Wall Street message doesn't make it disappear.


THIS IS NOT HAPPENING!


May Day in New York City

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WINTER RAGE:

OWS is gearing up for Summer 2012, but many kept the presence alive in places during the winter months.

THANK YOU!

Here are a few images of smaller OWS gatherings in New England this past winter:
Occupy The New Hampshire Primary

Occupy Keene, New Hampshire

Occupy New Haven by Yale University

Good Question: "Why is it called democracy overseas and called anarchy here?"

AND LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT THIS...

It's pretty obvious Barack Obama does not truly care about Occupy Wall Street or the 99%, but we should still expect some basic support of citizens' rights.

"I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR IN CALLING UPON THE EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES TO REFRAIN FROM ANY VIOLENCE AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS. THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE RIGHTS THAT ARE UNIVERSAL. THAT INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATION, THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, AND THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE THEIR OWN DESTINY. THESE ARE HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UNITED STATES WILL STAND UP FOR THEM EVERYWHERE."

-BARACK OBAMA. JANUARY 28, 2011


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