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2011 November 17 — Why Now?
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The Agitprop Continues

CNN, based in Atlanta, Georgia, writes Scores arrested, officers hurt in New York protests.

It would appear that a few officers went to the hospital for what seems to have been pepper spray. The trained police officers are taken to the hospital for medical attention, while citizens are left to their own devices?

Another incident involves an officer seemingly hit by a glass, five-pointed star. They think the protestors are throwing Christmas tree ornaments at the police?

Later there will probably be reports of officers with repetitive stress injuries from constant use of nightsticks.

On CBS, located in New York and the only media outlet to actually follow OWS from the beginning, we have In day of protests, “Occupy Wall Street” faces police violence. Gee, you think that all of the video of the police beating and pushing people might be considered violent.

The real question is: Who is paying for the police reactions? The local governments are broke, so someone else has to be covering the costs of these operations. I wouldn’t be shocked to find that cities that attack Occupy movements are going to receive grants from the Department of Homeland Security.

November 17, 2011   15 Comments

What A Surprise

Albert Einstein noted that “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Unfortunately, some people are not moved by reality, as the Guardian reports: UK economy stalls and unemployment rises.

There are also rumors that Niki and Angie are on the outs over the role of the European Central Bank. Niki just got the bill for France’s latest bond sale, and the news wasn’t good. He also learned that his austerity program is doing the same thing as the UK’s – sinking the economy.

When you have dug yourself into a hole, the important thing is to stop digging. ‘Conservative’ politicians don’t seem to understand that, or the concept of ’cause and effect’. Belief is important in con games, not economies.

Update: Even CNBC is noticing some problems with austerity.

November 17, 2011   3 Comments