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HUGE OCCUPY WIN: City of Austin May Divest from BoA, Move All Funds to Locally-owned Credit Unions

After meeting with local Occupy Wall Street activists, the Austin City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the city to explore divesting all of its funds from Wall Street banks, specifically Bank of America.

The resolution was crafted after council members met with Occupy Austin’s Bank Action Team. Its unanimous passage marks the the beginning of a serious review process in which the City of Austin will reevaluate its current banking relationships, explore divestment from Bank of America and consider banking exclusively with local credit unions.

As the resolution states, the City Manager is to make recommendations that:

…give preference to banks that support community reinvestment goals, such as the stabilization of the housing market, provision of loans to local homeowners and businesses, establishment of local branches in low-income communities, and opportunities for local employment.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/02/1070442

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Will Maine give Republican Paul his first win?

He is the only one of the four contenders for the Republican presidential nomination not to have won a state primary or caucus.

But on Saturday, Ron Paul could get his best shot at a victory in Maine, the cold, far northeastern state that has given a warm reception to his libertarian views.

Local caucusing has been under way in Maine since January 29, and will continue in a few towns until March. Even so, the state Republican Party will announce the winner of its presidential straw poll on Saturday, and the Texas congressman’s strong on-the-ground organization could have a big impact.

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, generally is viewed as the favorite here, and in the overall Republican race. After losing the last three state contests to Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, Romney is thirsty for a morale-boosting win in Maine, where he won 52 percent of the vote during his unsuccessful run for president in 2008.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/us

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Ron Paul needs to win the GOP primaries


Seeing all of these candidates it just frustrates me. Growing up in America we are all taught that America is the home of the free, of personal rights, of democracy, and liberty. Watching these candidates this is clearly not the case. Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, etc are riddled with the filth of lobbyists and corruption it is clear they are not fit to be presidents. How can someone elect people so concerned with lining their own pockets, supporting their own moral agenda, gaining favor of banks to pay for their houses and vacations. Watching these other candidates speak it makes me sick how obvious they are spewing random garbage flip flopping to appeal people watching TV. Regardless of what you think of Ron Paul no one can deny that he is doing what he thinks is best for the US and is not a tool of the lobbyists and banks who support him. I do not agree with everything Ron Paul says or that is on his agenda, but that does not matter. What America needs is a president who will actually do what he says is going to throw out the corruption that is present in our government. He is not perfect nor a savior nor a god, but he is just a person, but that is why he needs to be elected. He is not a tool of congress, of media, of big corporations, he is just a person who wants to do whats best.

We need to spread support for Ron Paul, the media won’t do it which is why so many people really do not know what he is about. The internet is the only place where Ron Paul can shine as we can control the content here, Reddit we have the power to change the country we live in. Even if you do not live in America and you are tired of the way it has been governed over the past decades, please spread the word.

Post your support on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace, StumbleUpon anywhere that will spread the word.

Thanks.

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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

Occupy Wall Street: The Game

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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
  2. Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel agrees with Ron Paul
  3. All Of Ron Paul’s Responses At The ABC Iowa GOP Debate
  4. Amazing Pro Ron Paul Piece From Mainstream Media
  5. 4 Legitimate Reasons NOT to vote for Ron Paul
  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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