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2011 October 28 — Why Now?
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The Plutocrats Still Flailing

McClatchy reports [unlike most of the M$M] Occupy Oakland: Officials shift into damage control

Civil rights attorney Jim Chanin, who has fought the department on many reform issues, said the department on Tuesday had violated its own crowd-control rules, which call for medical services to be available when tear gas and other control measures are used.

Under court order, the department signed a policy requiring the safety precaution, stemming from a 2003 protest in which officers fired “less-than-lethal” munitions on a crowd at the Port of Oakland protesting the war in Iraq.

These jerks are already under a consent decree, and they pull this crap. Everyone above the rank of patrol officer should be replaced before they corrupt any more officers who actually want to do the job.

Given the murder rate in Oakland, what in hell is the police department doing worrying about a camp out?

The BBC reports Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego

Protesters in two US cities have been detained after police moved into their camps during the night.

In Nashville, a new law was enacted preventing camping overnight near the Tennessee state Capitol.

In San Diego, police arrested 51 people at 02:30 (9:30 GMT), removing tents, canopies, tables and other furniture.

On the US East Coast, many of those taking part in Occupy protests are preparing for an unseasonally cold storm due to hit this weekend.

They had to pass a new law to make what the Occupy movement was doing illegal, so they could suppress their rights. That was a feature of the Soviet system also. San Diego has always attacked any idea to the left of Genghis Khan.

Tsar Michael is at it again: Protesters lose generators amid Occupy crackdowns nationwide. The Tsar has decided that generators are a ‘fire hazard’ that can’t be permitted in an open air plaza. What about all of the construction sites?

In the UK London in legal action to oust Occupy protest. This is to best of my knowledge the City of London, which is a separate entity within metropolitan London. It is the financial district, and is self-governing.

Jams O’Donnell chimes in on this decision which is dividing the clergy. A senior cleric, Fraser Dyer, a chaplain at St. Paul’s Cathedral, has resigned over this decision.

The 1% are looking for a way to shut the protest down, are willing to write new laws and find new violations to do it. Given their history of lying, cheating, and stealing, it should surprise no one. The scum floats to the top of the sewage retention pond.

October 28, 2011   2 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 6

Post-Tropical Cyclone RinaPosition: 21.9N 86.1W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 110 miles [175 km] North-Northeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

All Watches and Warnings have been cancelled as Rina is being systematically dismantled by strong upper level wind shear.

The storm has degenerated into a remnant low. This is the final advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

October 28, 2011   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 6

Friday Cat Blogging

The Underhouse Family Dinner

Friday Cat Blogging

Quick, he’s watching!

[Editor: All three surfaced from under the house to grab some grub [spoonfuls of wet cat food], before retiring to their seclusion.

Friday Ark

October 28, 2011   3 Comments