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UC Davis slammed for pepper-spraying students: The report also said Lieut. John Pike used a pepper-spray canister that was larger than the one campus police officers are authorized and trained to use

State lawmakers are calling for greater oversight of campus police departments after investigators blasted administrators and officers at the University of California, Davis, for pepper-spraying demonstrators—a police action that drew widespread criticism after a video went viral.

In a report released Wednesday, a UC Davis task force said the decision to douse seated Occupy protesters with the eye-stinging chemical was “objectively unreasonable” and not authorized by campus policy.

“The pepper-spraying incident that took place on Nov. 18, 2011, should and could have been prevented,” concluded the task force created to investigate the confrontation.

The chemical crackdown prompted widespread condemnation, campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after videos shot by witnesses were widely played online. Images of an officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying point for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who sits on the UC Board of Regents, said in a statement that the report “shows the systemic and administrative problems that led up to an outrageous and excessive use of force against peaceful student demonstrators.”

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_20379228

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Occupy Wall Street: The Game

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Rick Santorum’s homophobia will not be acceptable in 2016. And the fact that it was in 2012 is a shame.


Of all this President’s many progressive achievements—the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Student Loan Reform, Health Care Reform, pulling out of Iraq—the one that isn’t mentioned enough in the feeds I follow is the the ending of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

The DADT compromise enacted during the Clinton Administration made the closeting of gays and lesbians policy for the US military. It sent a message that homosexuals needed to lie or risk losing everything.

In one of the last acts of the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, this ridiculous policy was ended – and Occupy Wall Street is happy. And the President signed the bill into law. It was a long overdue yet historic achievement for decency and equality.

Read more: http://eclectablog.com/2012/04/its-time-to-apologize

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Poll: 52% of Mississippi GOP voters think Obama is a Muslim, 66% don’t believe in evolution

Other notes from Alabama and Mississippi

In addition to asking about the Presidential race in Alabama and Mississippi we also touched on some other issues in those states:

-There’s considerable skepticism about Barack Obama’s religion with Republican voters in them. In Mississippi only 12% of voters think Obama’s a Christian to 52% who think he’s a Muslim and 36% who are not sure. In Alabama just 14% think Obama’s a Christian to 45% who think he’s a Muslim and 41% who aren’t sure.

EXCLUSIVE: 140 Companies Drop Advertising From Rush Limbaugh

ThinkProgress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 96 national companies that have “specifically asked” their advertisments not be played during the Rush Limbaugh Show. Premiere is the distributor of Limbaugh’s program. The advertisers have also requested to be excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. According to the memo obtained by Occupy Wall Street, the listed companies’ advertisements should be excluded from these programs because they have been “deemed to be offensive.”

Casually pepper spray everything cop: Lt. John Pike

Fox News Megyn Kelly on pepper spray: It's a food product essentially

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ announces convention in Philadelphia for July

‘Occupy Wall Street’ announces convention in Philadelphia for July: The plan is to select a man and a woman from each of the 435 congressional voting districts to create and ratify a “redress of grievances,” emulating how the Declaration of Independence was formed in 1776 in Philadelphia.

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters will continue their evolution as a movement this summer, announcing through its working group a “general assembly” convention in Philadelphia for early July.

According the Associated Press, the 99 percent Declaration Working Group said that the convention would elect 876 delegates throughout 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

The plan is to select a man and a woman from each of the 435 congressional voting districts to create and ratify a “redress of grievances,” emulating how the Declaration of Independence was formed in 1776 in Philadelphia.

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/22/occupy-wall-street

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Religious freedom means the ability to practice any religion (or non-religion) without the government forcing a religion onto the public. If anyone is assaulting “religious freedom,” it’s Rick Santorum.

Occupy Wall Street does not like Rick Santorum.  I mean, how could it?  He hates black people, hates gay people, wants to force his religion down the throat of every American citizen.  He wants all woman to stay at home like Leave it to Beaver.  He wants to make birth control and blow jobs illegal.  He wants to invade Iran and increase military spending.  Rick Santorum thinks about gay sex more than gay people think about gay sex. He’s like a joke or caricature of a right wing extremist politician, except he’s actually winning.

Santorum and the people that support him are the same type of people that burned “witches” at the stake. They’re the same type of people that kept humanity in the dark and persecuted scientists for saying the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe.

If this guy wins he will take us all back to the 12th century.

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Occupy Wall Street protesters sue New York City over pepper spray incident; in a viral online video, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was shown pepper-spraying several protesters involved in a march in September

(Reuters) – Two women caught on camera being doused with pepper spray by a New York police officer during an Occupy Wall Street march in September have sued the city, saying it failed to train police officers properly.

In a viral online video, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was shown pepper-spraying several protesters involved in a march in September, about a week after the Occupy Wall Street movement set up camp in a park in the city’s financial district.

The video helped draw attention to the Occupy protests, which spread throughout the country last fall with calls for greater economic equality before the movement lost some ground as many U.S. cities evicted them from tent camp footholds.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/us-newyork

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Occupy Wall Street: Ron Paul Is The Only Real Difference

Both parties are pretty much the same, there’s not really much of a difference either way. Both want big government. Both have no real plans of how to fix the recession. Both want more wars and occupying other countries. Both parties have no interest in locking up any of the bad guys on Wall Street. Both parties want nothing to do with addressing the real problem that is the Federal Reserve. Both parties are willing to detain Americans indefinitely without trial, judge or jury (NDAA).

Occupy Wall Street says Ron Paul is the only candidate that’s different than the cookie-cutter candidates from both parties. He might not be the most “presidential” candidate but he’s the only candidate that has a real chance of saving this country. I mean when it comes down to it, what is the real difference between a Mitt Romney and a Barack Obama.  Not much.

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Ron Paul 2012!

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Iowa Republican Caucus Polls: Ron Paul 24%, Romney 20%, Gingrich 13%, Bachmann 11%

Ron Paul maintains his lead

The last week and a half has brought little change in the standings for the Iowa Republican caucus: Ron Paul continues to lead Mitt Romney by a modest margin, 24-20. Newt Gingrich is in 3rd at 13% followed by Michele Bachmann at 11%, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum at 10%, Jon Huntsman at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 2%.

Paul’s strength in Iowa continues to depend on a coalition of voters that’s pretty unusual for a Republican in the state.  Romney leads 22-20 with those who are actually Republicans, while Paul has a 39-12 advantage with the 24% who are either independents or Democrats. GOP caucus voters tend to skew old, and Romney has a 34-12 advantage with seniors. But Paul’s candidacy looks like it’s going to attract an unusual number of younger voters to the caucus this year, and with those under 45 he has a 35-11 advantage on Romney. The independent/young voter combo worked for Barack Obama in securing an unexpectedly large victory on the Democratic side in 2008 and it may be Ron Paul’s winning equation in 2012.

Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/12/paul

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Here’s a full list of companies that support SOPA and those who oppose it

Interests that support this bill
For all the top interests that support this bill:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112

Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups

Name Amount Received Vote On Passage
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] $462,292
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] $436,000
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] $387,000

Occupy Wall Street is against SOPA %110. Boycott companies and interests that support this bill! SOPA will destroy the internet.

Read more: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/money

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Fox News Megyn Kelly on pepper spray: It's a food product essentially

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GoDaddy Requires Photo ID to transfer a domain name. No other registrar does this.

GoDaddy Requires Photo ID to transfer a domain name. No other registrar does this.

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Ron Paul the Movie

A great movie about Ron Paul. Spread this around to anyone that doesn’t know about this great man yet.

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GoDaddy supports SOPA, I’m transferring 51 domains & suggesting a move your domain day

So Godaddy.com supports SOPA. An act that will pretty much censor and shut down the internet.

I just finished writing GoDaddy a letter stating why I’m moving my small businesses 51 domains away from them, as well as my personal domains. I also pointed out that I transferred over 300 domains to them as a director of IT for a major American company.

I’m suggesting Dec 29th as move your domain away from GoDaddy day because of their support of SOPA. Who’s with me?

Read more:
http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/nmnie/godaddy_supports_sopa

Godaddy’s support of SOPA:
http://www.thedomains.com/2011/11/15/here-is-godaddys-statement

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Retired generals speak out against NDAA – “it’s a win for Osama”

Retired generals speak out against NDAA
In his inaugural address, President Obama called on us to “reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” We agree. Now, to protect both, he must veto the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.

This budget bill — which can be vetoed without cutting financing for our troops — is both misguided and unnecessary: the president already has the power and flexibility to effectively fight terrorism.

One provision would authorize the military to indefinitely detain without charge people suspected of involvement with terrorism, including United States citizens apprehended on American soil. Due process would be a thing of the past. Some claim that this provision would merely codify existing practice. Current law empowers the military to detain people caught on the battlefield, but this provision would expand the battlefield to include the United States — and hand Osama bin Laden an unearned victory long after his well-earned demise.

A second provision would mandate military custody for most terrorism suspects. It would force on the military responsibilities it hasn’t sought. This would violate not only the spirit of the post-Reconstruction act limiting the use of the armed forces for domestic law enforcement but also our trust with service members, who enlist believing that they will never be asked to turn their weapons on fellow Americans. It would sideline the work of the F.B.I. and local law enforcement agencies in domestic counterterrorism. These agencies have collected invaluable intelligence because the criminal justice system — unlike indefinite military detention — gives suspects incentives to cooperate.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion

Casually pepper spray everything cop: Lt. John Pike

Fox News Megyn Kelly on pepper spray: It's a food product essentially

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POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Close To A Win In Iowa

Ron Paul Close To A Win In Iowa
Occupy Wall Street doesn’t back one candidate.  But, it’s my website, and I can do whatever I want. I back Ron Paul and so do most of the members of Occupy that I know.  Big time.  There is no other candidate that even comes close.

I’ve known about Ron Paul since 2007 since he last ran for President.  He didn’t have a chance to win when he ran for President then, but actually has, kind of a chance, no really, seriously.

He’s got the vote from the crazies over at the Tea Party, and that’s helping a lot.  Truth is, I wouldn’t care if the Nazis and Westboro Baptist Church backed him as long as he got elected.

But wait, you don’t like Ron Paul?  Maybe you just don’t know him well enough. Check out these links first, then make your own decision.

  1. You Like Ron Paul, Except on Foreign Policy
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  6. John Stossel Destroys Michael Moore and Sicko
  7. Reality Check: Has the Patriot Act thwarted 42 terror attacks?
  8. 2012 National Defense Act Is ‘Terrifying’
  9. U.S. Government Claiming Dictatorial Powers Even Hitler Didn’t Have

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has surged to second place in a new Iowa poll of likely Republican caucus goers, just one percent behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner.

Ron Paul in Iowa
Texas Rep. Ron Paul has surged to second place in a new Iowa poll of likely Republican caucus goers, just one percent behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner.

Paul has consistently placed in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates in recent Iowa polls. With Iowans heading to vote in only three weeks, Gingrich holds a razor-thin 22–21 lead.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/13/in-iowa-paul-closes

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