Monday, December 26, 2011

This is for the Occupy Women, don't forget that media sexism is alive.

Do you know what would have been bad about a 2008 Hillary Clinton presidency? Hillary Clinton would have fixed the economy and the housing problem and because of that, the fed would not have become the hot topic that it presently is.

Hat tip to Uppity Woman Blog for the youtube video link.

Hat tip to Paul Bedard of U.S. World and News Report for his article on media bias against Hillary Clinton in 2008.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Florida Lee County Police Strip Man Naked, tie, restrain and Pepper Spray him until he dies, nobody charged with a crime.

Florida Lee Country Police Strip Man Naked, tie, restrain and Pepper Spray him until he died, nobody charged with a crime. Wow, this happened 2 and 1/2 years ago and no one was charged.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

OccupyNews adds Twitter Feed.

Occupy News dot net has added a twitter feed since the thousands of daily twitter feeds about the occupy movement are their own form of news.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Occupy Minnesota with a wonderful blog post, but the comments are CLOSED!

Ouch, Occupy Minnesota posts a wonderful treatise on "It's a Wonderful Life" and today's society. I got a lot out of it. 

But at the end of the article I saw that "comments were closed" 
and the air kind of came out of the tires for me.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are Survivalists Terrorists?

There has been a recent internet uproar over what appears to be the government's right to label anyone who keeps more than a weeks worth of food as a possible terrorist threat.

I would suggest that the problem is the government is using only one word to describe as many people as possible, and one word is not enough.

For instance, I would call people who keep more than a weeks worth of food, responsible. I would also call people who keep more than one week's worth of food, survivalists. I might even call them were there to be a food shortage.

Is being responsible, and being a survivalist, grounds for also being called a terrorist?

If the government is keen on coming up with labels for their citizens, the labels should at the very least statistically break down to approximate statistical reality. If the labels don't accurately represent the population at large, it is the government that is behaving suspiciously.

While I don't agree there should be labels, if there are to be labels, there should be positive labels as well. To avoid labeling honorable americans in a positive light seems a bit terroristic to me.

Of course, the government could then argue that once they began coming up with positive labels for "good" americans that some terrorists would purposely behave in a good way so that they would be labeled "good".

I think in this instance the government is blending the term terrorist with the term survivalist and the result is responsible americans are upset, and rightly so.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dem lawmaker blasts ‘Professor Obama’ as arrogant, alienating - The Hill's Congress Blog

I believe that are many many many democrats too afraid to say the truth about Obama. Recently Democratic Congressperson Dennis Cardoza said Obama is arrogant and alienating. Dennis Cardoza IS RETIRING from congress and is not afraid to state his observations.

Cardoza was recently personally rebuffed by Obama when Cardoza suggested smaller monthly payments for MILLIONS of distressed homeowners via a 40 year mortgage plan to help lower payments mortgage. 

Pelosi, Reid, Obama, and Soros have severely damaged the democratic party and it won't heal until they start to go away. It's come out how corrupt Pelosi has been by profiting from a VISA credit card IPO as she let important credit card legislation die in her house of representatives.

Obama accepted donations from FAKED names and addresses from pre-paid credit card during his 2008 campaign?  Is there a connection?
It sure looks like it. Obama IS the one percenter far more than Hillary Clinton, that would explain why alleged bilderberger insider Hillary Clinton was bounced aside by the bilderberger people for Barack Obama.

Remember, this is the same Obama who manipulated media coverage in 2008 by not letting reporters fly on his lavishly buffeted press airplane if they did not write niceties about Obama.

It takes a retiring legislator named Dennis Cardoza championing for distressed homeowners to tell it like it is about Obama. Hillary Clinton was such a stronger candidate in 2008 when it came to main street and meeting with main street, listening to main street and having their support. Those of you younger people who think Obama is your guy have been sadly misled.

Obama loves his kids, and loves his 100 dollar waygu steak from Japan, other than that, distressed homeowners in the tens of millions  are on their own.

I personally believe that Barack Obama is afflicted with Baron Munchausen's disease by proxy. BMDP means Obama MUST receive credit for any help that comes to main street. 

Reducing credit card interest rates for millions of americans who could then afford to PAY DOWN their debts along with reducing mortgage interest rates as well for those with excellent payment histories would mean that PEOPLE THEMSELVES would actually lift themselves out of debt. BMDP Obama has no interest in actually enabling people to pull themselves out of debt unless he can proclaim that he gave out loaner money to people.

Obama only won in 2008 because he and his move on dot org minions CHEATED in the REPUBLICAN LEANING state caucus contests and bought out the media in part with their anonymous pre-paid credit card donations, something that neither McCain nor Clinton would accept.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mexican Drug Wars per day death totals similar to viet nam daily death totals of american soldiers.

It appears that in Mexico drug war related deaths are equal to the daily number of deaths of american soldiers during the Viet Nam War.

Should the U.S. be more concerned about Mexico's drug war than they presently are?

Or is the lesson of the Viet Nam war that we should not get involved?

Or, are we already involved because american citizens are probably consuming a portion of the drugs that lead to deaths?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Consumers lose as GOP moves against nominee for new consumer bureau, further cementing the need for an occupy movement.

Just another in a long, long list of reasons why the occupy movement needs to keep growing and thriving, to counter republican politicians who never met a banker they did not like, to counter republican politicians who never met a banker they would not defend.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kucinich vs Kaptur in Ohio, this is a big mistake by the democrats.

I like Ohio House of Representative democrats Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur. Kaptur has fought for homeowners and she has fought the banks as well. Kucinich fights for integrity in government. Now both are competing against each other because of redistricting in the 9th district of Ohio.

Kucinich might have been able to switch to district 11, but apparently has chosen to run in District 9. Now if Joe the Plumber, who is running as the republican in district 9, were to win, that would mean two of our more interesting congress people and most likely both occupy supporters, would be out of office.

How strange.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Corporations can pretend to be human, but humans who act humanely can be branded as deadbeats?

So corporations can pretend to be human, but if a human has to caretake for a family member even if it means losing their job, the human is punished for making such a choice.

Corporations get a break by pretending to be human and even getting bailouts, but human's get punished for being human even if all they are asking for is time. 

And people question why the Occupy movement exists?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Adam Carolla's strange, twisted, slightly accurate Anti Occupy Rant, easily debunked.

I feel badly for Adam Carolla because I think he's a genius trapped in a beer guzzlers brain.

Carolla rants about the Occupy movement. Carolla just does not get that the movement is about cheating and dishonesty, not punishing hard work.

I think there are portions of what Carolla says that are spot on accurate. However, what Carolla did that I found incomprehensible was his the implication that his description fit all occupiers like O.J. Simpson's alleged glove.

I would suggest that about 20% of the occupy movement fit portion's of Carolla's description. However, all the dumb arses who agree with Carolla just assume its the whole Occupy Movement that Carolla is describing. Wrong buddy.

Carolla, you are an intelligent dumb arse.

When Carolla says, "Leave my shit alone" at the very end of his diatribe, I have been advocating the same thing. Leave the wealthy alone and focus on saving main street from the CONTINUED EROSION of their wealth because of unfair debt restructuring policies that the 99% must follow. 
The 99% cannot restructure a debt unless they are first placed into credit default by the same wall street laggards who caused the economy to tank while they rewarded themselves with TENS of BILLIONS in YEARLY bonuses.
Justifiable Debt Restructure is the answer. 

But as long as we have people demanding higher taxes on the wealthy and no responsibility towards paying off an existing student loan, (I have advocated severe interest rate reductions on student loans, no payments need to be made when the person is not working, nor can interest rate charges be assessed when the person is not working), and polarizing radio pimps like Carolla on the other side, intelligent solutions will continue to be ignored.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Banker Speaks with Regret, Chase Bank Executive says most of the blame is on the banks.

More fuel to the fire as to why the Occupy Movement should focus on saving the MILLIONS of home foreclosure victims caused by banking greed, as this Chase Bank executive confession reveals.  

Read the New York Times op ed article here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

North Dakota's Economic “Miracle”— It's Not Oil by Ellen Brown

Occupy Protestors need to look only as far as North Dakota to see that their cause is just. 

According to Ellen Brown, North Dakota is the only state in the country with their own state bank, and they are the only  state in the country that has had economic success since 2008.

Kentucky Occupy Protestors have already made headway, don't give up Kentucky (click here to see inspiring video), when they protested to have all state investments removed from Chase Bank.

Brown refutes the argument that North Dakota's success is based on their own oil resources with several important pieces of supporting data.

I would suggest that the stability that oil brings to North Dakota's economy could be mirrored in other states by having the U.S. government back state banks in other states and get wall street investing chieftains like Chase Bank completely out of the loop.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Why We Protest, Banks won't "Change" their evil ways, say it would be showing favoritism if they started negotiating with homeowners.


The banks' most overused excuse for not working with homeowners is because they don't want to be accused of showing favoritism. So instead, the banks appear to just want to bury everybody who needs their debt restructured. 

A homeowner CANNOT get their debt restructured without first being put into credit default. Neither can anyone with credit card debt or student loan debt. This credit default scam against the 99% is why the economy is not recovering, why it won't recover, and why the 99% continues to lose their homes and home equity value back to the banks.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Media spins 2011 "Black Friday Record Sales" with little insight or investigation.

Besides the fact that Black Friday Weekend Shoppers had significantly more time to shop because many major stores were open around the clock, another factor that NO ONE in the media has mentioned is the percentage of debit card purchases versus credit card purchases.
I would suggest that if debit card purchases continue to increase while credit card purchases continue to decrease, then we can be grateful that people see the error of running up credit card debt. 
It saddens me that no news station wanted to mention what debit card sales were versus credit card sales.

It saddens me that news stations are so superficial, and so afraid that the occupy movement was going to dent Black Friday weekend sales, that all they cared to report about was the total number of money spent in an effort to marginalize and demoralize the occupy movement. Don't believe me?
A google search using the following words...debit card, credit card, "black friday" revealed over 5 million web hits, AND ZERO news hits.
The steps to helping to save america as I see them are, lesser and lesser credit card purchases, more debit card purchases, and an increase in american made products being purchases via debit card.   

Debit Card purchases of american made products are what the media should be pre-occupied with the most, presently, this appears to be the least of their concerns.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Penny for a Politicians thoughts?

If you see a politician, judge, or anyone associated with our government in public, leave a penny by their feet. Don't throw the penny at them, just leave the penny near them. 

A penny for their thoughts.

If you can afford it, leave two pennies on the ground near the government official, one for each thought that particular politician will have that day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It appears that MSNBC is covering its tracks regarding their 2008 pro wall street bailout slant.

In my opinion, MSNBC is possibly the fulcrum point for the present day economic duress that most americans find themselves in. Sometime in late 2007 or very early 2008, MSNBC decided that Barack Obama should be the democratic nominee, even though Hillary Clinton still was slightly more popular with the democratic voting base.

It's possible that if MSNBC had not taken sides, Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead would have been more substantial. Based on her campaign speeches AND her one on one meetings with main street, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton would have focused on the home foreclosure issue in a responsible and mature manner. I believe that Hillary Clinton would have garnered support across both political parties while also actually helping distressed american homeowners. This in turn would have stabilized the ENTIRE economy.

As president, Hillary Clinton would have actually helped main street, and inevitably, wall street would have not looked so good. Could this be the reason that George Soros dropped his support for Hillary Clinton, and went with Barack Obama instead?

Once Soros gave Obama his support, others began militantly supporting Barack Obama, including, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Keith Olbermann and the leg tingler Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, Move on dot org, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey and many many more. There was even a contingent of 400 bloggers who rabidly supported Barack Obama in their oped pieces.  All of this happened before millions upon millions of democratic voters had a chance to vote for either democratic candidate.

Having helped Barack Obama win the democratic nomination, MSNBC decided to go the extra step. I am not 100% sure of this but I believe it was Contessa Brewer of MSNBC that handled crucial portions of the live coverage of the first wall street bailout vote in congress. I recall Contessa Brewer almost having a panicked look on her face as she reported on the first bailout defeat for the wall street bailout bill. 

I can't find Contessa Brewer's panicked face nor any of the MSNBC coverage of the first 2008 wall street bailout vote on youtube or anywhere else. In my opinion MSNBC reported with a very noticeable slant that was pro wall street bailout vote. 

However, I did find some after the fact youtube clips where MSNBC anchors are complaining about bits of pork mixed in with the wall street bailout package. This is complete revisionist history in my opinion by MSNBC and the occupy movement should know about since nowadays MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, Huffington Post, Michael Moore and Move on dot ort are all cheering on the Occupy Movement.

If you managed to record any of the first or second MSNBC 2008 wall street bailout coverage vote, you probably are not allowed to post it online because of copyright infringement, and MSNBC appears to not want to keep alive one of their darkest moments, their apparently panicked view that the wall street bailout plan MUST go through.

The MSNBN behavior in 2008 is just another justification for the Occupy Movement, the people and news entities that are most supportive now, were among the dishonest, duplicitous 2008 group that forced their will over the will of the voting public before the voting public had a chance to vote in the democratic race.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Justifiable Debt Restructure would Solve MOST of the Debt Problems the 99% are Facing.

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. I just googled the phrase "justifiable debt restructure". There were only ten total links. The funny part is, they were all mine.


So what is Justifiable Debt Restructure, aka JDR? 

JDR means that consumers their restructure their debts without being declared in default when the economy unexpectedly crashes and the crash can be connected to illegal and fraudulent doings within the financial sector of the United States and their allies. Since the illegal activity makes it more difficult for people to find jobs,  we the people can renegotiate our debts. 

Because it's "Justifiable" debt restructure, requirements can be added such as having a valid reason for the JDR. Medical emergency, job loss, care taking for a family member, natural disaster, high interest rate on a credit card or home mortgage, these are all Justifiable reason's for a debt restructure when poor economic times are at hand.
Anyone who argues against JDR is in my opinion part of the 1%.
Justifiable Debt Restructure is not debt forgiveness, nor is JDR principle reduction either. 

Justifiable debt reduction would allow the 99% to renegotiate the profit margin (aka interest rate charges) that the loaner has made on an existing debt. 

As the Occupy Movement correctly states, the banks got bailed out, the 99% got sold out. However, the Occupy Movement seems intent on punishing the wall street cheaters and corporate lobbyists while also making many changes to the entire political system, and somewhat less concerned about immediately helping the 99% who are falling off economic cliffs each and everyday.

I would suggest an admirable and prolific achievement would be to get justifiable debt restructure implemented as soon as possible. One immediate result would be the financial sector hiring as many as 50,000 workers to handle the tens of millions of applications for JDR.

Each approved JDR would result in less profits going back to wall street and the billionaires who demand they receive the largest residual profits from the vast wealth they already have. Isn't that what the Occupy Movement is also about reforming?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pelosi on 60 minutes insider trading piece was a national disgrace. Impeach Pelosi, please, now, please.

I've posted this story on DailyPUMA, along with a youtube video of Pelosi's lie. Pumas, many of whom were life long democrats, began protesting the 2008 democratic nomination process when they saw the rampant voting fraud being perpetrated by Pelosi, Reid, Soros, and Obama. 

PUMA's also witnessed the embarrassing betrayal of Hillary Clinton by prominent women such as Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Maria Shriver, and Nancy Pelosi, who all conspired to make sure they were not joined by a more powerful women as president in 2008.

Even though politicians tend to be bought out, it's apparent that Hillary Clinton was pushed aside by George Soros because she was not going to be Soros's sock puppet. We as a nation lost a chance to see the greatest president ever, Hillary Clinton, who would have listened to common sense from common people.

More importantly, this video of a sociopathic Pelosi looking in front of so many people at a news conference perfectly demonstrates why the occupy movement exists. 

Pelosi MUST go.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy Minnesota saving homes from foreclosure.

Occupy News does not mean to demoralize any Occupy Group by highlighting a few over all the others.

Occupy News does believe in supporting actual economic legislature that will equalize power for main street and the 99% against wall street and the banks.

One of the five Occupy News talking points (and a position only taken by Occupy News) is to stop the foreclosure actions against homeowners that are occurring at a rate of 3,000 to 7,500 PER DAY. Because of what appears to be dereliction of duty by the U.S. government and the Federal reserve that started in 2000 when both entities moved aside and let wall street control the home mortgage industry, homeowners need to be protected from the wall street wolves.

Occupy News congratulates Occupy Minnesota as they attempt to slow down foreclosures being initiated by those who have already done wrong, foreclosing on those who were left unprotected by their own government and the federal reserve.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When does the Occupy Movement turn into a Modern day Robin Hood Story?

Robin Hood, robbed from the rich, gave back to the good, what was rightfully theirs. On that note, I recommend the following Five Occupy Actions.

Idea number one. 
Distressed Homeowner MUST be given options. Either instantly reduce EVERYBODY'S home mortgage rate to 4% and also offer a credit card interest rate reduction on existing debt for anybody who can pay down their actual debt.

Over a year ago I had advocated distressed homeowners get at least 80-90% of their original down payment back, plus any home equity that may have accrued, (although for most people the home equity aspect may be a moot point). 
Chase bank appears to have started doing something similar. Chase Bank appears to be actually giving distressed homeowners 35,000 dollars to LEAVE their home via a short sale. However, if this one payment fits all approach is Chase Bank's approach, it becomes typical Chase Bank mass indifference and unfairly clumps everybody together.
Idea number two.
Why aren't occupiers shouting down the home foreclosure auctions?

People who are in a distressed homeownership situation are being completely stolen from specifically because they cannot restructure their debts without being defaulted upon. 

Everyday 3,000 to 10,000 homeowners are foreclosed upon in this country. When distressed homeowners notice the occupy movements disinterest in their plight, do you think they will ever want to join the occupy movement after the fact?

Idea number three.
My and highlights the ONE BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH theft by credit protector insurance. When one calculates that credit protector insurance fraud has been going on for 15 years, the total fraud could be as high as 100 billion to 200 billion dollars. Would like to see a grand jury investigate credit protector insurance fraud and refund the 100 billion to 200 billion dollars back to main street.

Idea number four.
How about instantly giving the 99% a way to fight back against the banks by inserting the words DOES NOT into the banking law that states, Justifiable debt restructuring (DOES NOT) require a credit default first.

This one simple change to the debt law would require the banks to hire at least 50,000 people to review tens of millions of justifiable debt restructuring applications. The bottom line is both the jobs and the debt restructuring would take UNDESERVED money out of wall streets hands and keep it on main street.

Idea number five. 
Congressional insider trading MUST END. The recent Sixty Minutes expose' into congressional insider trading was head scratcher. I think most people had just assumed this nonsense had stopped long ago. Nancy Pelosi's sociopathic denial right on camera was an all time stunner for me.
The five ideas listed above either GIVE BACK money and resources to main street, aka the 99%, while also giving main street and the 99% a way to protect their remaining assets, or they stop congress from being openly bribed via stock offerings and IPOs.
Where is Robin Hood and his angry band of protestors when we need them? 
When does the Occupy Movement begin to send re-occupiers out to be modern day robin hoods?

Just asking.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LiveStream and OccupyStream Brings the New York Police invasion of Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street right to your computer.

Over 20,000 worldwide viewers watched as NYPD swooped in and apparently destroyed personal belongings of the occupy movement while arresting the occupiers as well. 

See multiple screen grab pictures below grabbed as they happened from and from the Nov. 15, 2011 assault on Liberty Square, also known as Zuccotti Park.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Leave a Feedback Comment here about hopes you are using the Occupy RSS feeds to keep in touch with various Occupy groups around the country and the world.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Swarm the Banks Blog asks a simple but important question about the Government and the Federal Reserve's Role in protecting U.S. Homeowners from Wall Street.

If you read my latest Swarm the Banks article I hope you will experience an "aha" moment. 

The Swarm the Banks article with the hoped for "aha moment" may also help the non-occupiers understand what has gone wrong in the past ten years that needs cleaning up.

I believe the Swarm the Banks article completely justifies the Occupy Movement and their anger at our own government, the federal reserve, wall street, and our war machine economy and mentality.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Occupy St. Louis Occupiers being Arrested. Live Stream has the feed.

Occupy Livestream right now (Nov. 11, 2011, 10:45 PM Pacific standard time) has St. Louis Occupiers being arrested.

Wall Street Wives Reality TV show, doesn't it make you want to vomit?

Ramping up Reality TV show Wall Street Wives sure seems like the kind of show where boycotting anyone associated with it seems like the right thing to do.

Even though a show like Wall Street Wives might actually expose how deals get made on Wall Street, the timing seems bad, no? 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Occupy News adds a new links section for good news and important updates.

Occupy News has added a links section on the left as an adjunct to the 175 occupy feeds. This will enable key stories to remain in view in case the Occupy feed for that story gets updated. If you have a story that you want preserved for a while, please just leave a comment with the link to the Occupy story.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Occupy RSS Blog Feeds show plenty of hot spots brewing for Monday Morning, Nov. 7, 2011

Occupy News has created a temporary urgent section for Occupy blogs that are facing court or unfair treatment by the police. 

Occupy Tuscaloosa has sent people to support Occupy Atlanta. 

Occupy Riverside and Occupy Rochester have not been able to update their blogs.  Occupy Riverside I saw on a Los Angeles news station was being arrested even as protestors claimed they had been compliant with police. Rochester has not posted in days yet their last post described several days of police intervention.

Occupy Santa Cruz, Occupy Delaware, Occupy Riverside, Occupy Rochester, Occupy DC and Occupy Oakland are dealing with issues ranging from Police Brutality to Eviction threats to citations to stupid drivers who assault Occupiers with their cars, and that may not be the full list.

And Los Angeles reported 20 Occupy Arrests.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bank Transfer Day scheduled for November 5th, 2011.

(Edit update: Sunday, 6:45 am, Nov. 6, 2011 - Credit Unions report more deposits in the past month than they received for all of last year, wow. I hope the Credit Unions have a way to invest the money locally so they don't clone the investing ways of the big banks.- end of update.)

(2nd Edit update: Sunday 10:40 pm, Nov. 6, 2011, Awesome Kentucky Occupy News story! 

I'm not for or against Bank Transfer day that is set for November 5th, 2011 by the Occupy Movement. The reason for my neutrality is based on my belief that local credit unions follow the exact same banking guidelines that the big banks follow.

Therefore, any debt restructure that a person may require will be still treated as a default by both a big bank, and by a credit union as well.

I'm on a crusade to see that people be allowed to restructure their debts without being placed into default first by the same banking entities that helped cause the economic climate that is forcing consumers to ask for a debt restructure in the first place.

If a consumer has a medical emergency, is care taking for a family member, has a student loan, credit card debt, is out of work, or has a mortgage, they should be allowed to restructure that debt without being placed into a default by the banks, or a credit union.

If Bank Transfer Day makes the Occupy movement feel good and gives them reason to go on, then good for the Occupy Movement. But as for what really matters to me, "Give me debt restructure without default"

You can learn more about how to be a part of Bank Transfer Day by clicking here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Why Occupy News believes the Occupy Movement should focus on one, and only demand, for now.

The New York Post reports that the Occupy Kitchen in New York shut down for a few hours as the food preparers aired their grievances over feeding the perpetually homeless and con artists posing as Occupy supporters.  You can read the article here.

I've been tracking over 100 Occupy blogs here on Occupy News and I've noticed that some really great people are giving up on the Occupy Movement because of inappropriate behavior and interactions they have seen among the occupiers.  

The CIA and Corporations don't really need to do anything to destroy the occupy movement, it seems to me that it can easily be done by having the mentally ill, drug addicts and the con artists do the dirty work from within.

Inappropriate interactions, strange behavior, selfishnessness, all of these traits can easily be found among the mentally ill, the drug addicted, and the con artists, and they can demoralize the true occupiers into backing off, even leaving the Occupy Movement.

While the Occupy Movement believes the longer they go on, the better their chances of "victory", it is possible that the longer the Occupy Movement goes on without a true coalescing of a "top demand", the more the occupy movement can be perceived as a nuisance from the outside while being demoralized by bad behavior from a relatively small proportion of individuals from within.

I have been protest blogging against banking policies and programs since 2007. I've written hundreds of articles on many different blogs that I started and continue to write for to this day. I've researched the banking issues and controversies and believe I have already gone through the process of disbelief, anger, frustration, and demanding change when it comes to banking practices.
Recently I had a moment of revelation that defined the number one issue for me in regards to banking practices that are wiping out the wealth of the 99%. That number one issue facing the 99% is that bankers force the 99% into a default any time the 99% wants an existing debt restructured.
Since many of the occupiers may have not written hundreds of articles or read over a thousand articles on banking complaints and outrages, it is possible that some of the occupiers are not recognizing just how evil and destructive the banks are by forcing the 99% into a loan default simply because a person wants their loan renegotiated.

If ever there was a time for the 99% to restructure their existing debts, it would be now, and specifically because of the criminal banking and wall street practices over the past decade that caused the economy to tumble.

If the Occupy Movement can control their anger over the wall street fraudsters for the time being, and instead focus on saving main street's remaining wealth, they will have done more good than they can ever imagine.  

Since the first quarter of 2006, the 99% have lost 7.3 trillion dollars in home equity. Every day, 5,000 to 10,000 homeowner are foreclosed upon, and NONE OF THEM have the right to renegotiate their debts without first being placed into default. Those with credit card debt, student loans, or have lost their job or have a family medical emergency also have no rights to renegotiate a debt without first being placed in default. Defaulting can have very costly ramifications when it comes to finding employment, or getting a new loan, or keeping ones home.
If the Occupy Movement can ever get behind this one issue, that the 99% should have the right to renegotiate an existing debt without first defaulting, the Occupy Movement will have scored an amazing victory, one that will hit wall street and the elite rich right in the gut while preserving whatever wealth the 99% still possess. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Barack Obama's Student Loan and Home Mortgage Proposals still tap dance around the real issue, the interest rates on those loans and mortgages.

Barack Obama is somewhat attempting to help both homeowners and those with student loans. However, until people can actually renegotiate existing loans without first being put into default, these changes are baby steps at best.

Read about Obama's new student loan proposals here. Read about Obama's new home mortgage proposal here.    

Orginally, Obama would only allow a homeowner to apply for HAMP if they first defaulted on their mortgage payments, now Obama is only helping those who have not defaulted on their home mortgages. 

Just sayin.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Anger against Wall Street Criminals, or helping the 5,000 to 10,000 daily foreclosure victims, which should be more important to the Occupy Movement?

When I went to college many years ago, I noticed that what fueled most college level protests were anger against something or someone. It was much easier to find anger energy among my fellow college students than proactive energy that involved helping others. 

I fear the Occupy movement is in danger of focusing too much energy on anger towards wall street,  their own student loans, and ending the fed, and perhaps not enough energy on actually saving the 99% from the further loss of their remaining assets.
What is the point of punishing wall street if in that same amount of time millions of homeowners are unfairly foreclosed upon? 
Today I had what I consider to be a disturbing chat discussion on the Los Angeles Occupy Live stream.

On the Los Angeles live stream chat I mentioned that 5,000 to 10,000 homeowners are being foreclosed upon on a daily basis and I got the following series of responses from one responder who shall remain nameless. "NPR does stories about the home foreclosures", the implication being that the foreclosure victims are already being publicized and therefore are a non issue in the Occupy Movement. 

This comment was then followed by a reference to foreclosure victims as "those people". Not to be outdone, the "those people" comment was explained as meaning many of the foreclosure victims were actually foreigners buying up properties in the United States, and therefore not U.S. citizens.
Can the Occupy Movement afford to believe that the 5,000 to 10,000 home daily foreclosures is not a top priority?
Then there is a certain percentage of occupiers who want all of their debts wiped free and clear. I feel that this is the kind of tactic or maneuver I would expect from the CIA were they to attempt to cause disruption and public disfavor over the Occupy Movement.
I am amazed at how many people just don't get that it is the interest rate charges on debt that can make the debt insufferable and impossible to ever pay back. 
Just like the Republicans versus Democrats, I feel like I am witnessing the ultra's from opposite ends of the political spectrum battling each other. The republican conservatives who want to ridicule the Occupy movement as being about entitlements and freebies on side, and those within the Occupy movement who clamor for entitlements, freebies, and revenge on the other side.
Right now the banks are running their foreclosure buzz saw at the rate of 5,000 to 10,000 homes a day and the "no restructuring of debt unless the homeowner first defaults" is the blade the bankers are using to do their dirty work.
From my experience, the Occupy Chat rooms are 99 comments about bringing prospective wall street criminals to justice, debt absolution and end the fed, for every 1 comment about how the banks are STILL stealing assets from main street. That's a 99% I don't want to be a part of, do you?
What is going to be the number one priority of the Occupy Movement, anger at wall street, or coming up with a simple tool for fighting the banks when it comes to the foreclosure and defaulting of the 99%?
If we change one simple banking rule to "Restructuring a Debt DOES NOT require a default first" main street can begin to fight back against the "law abiding" bankers who presently are defaulting on anybody who asks for a debt restructure.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Occupy News now has over 100 Occupy blogs listed with RSS feeds.

Occupy News is pleased to announce there are now over 100 Occupy blogs that automatically update here on Occupy News.

Each occupy website listed on Occupy News first required a google search and verification of an RSS feed. Occupy News may be one of the fastest ways to check up on over a hundred Occupy websites in an instant.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Los Angeles Protest Video

We (the filmmakers, not affiliated with this site) shot this march on the financial district of Los Angeles Oct. 15 and also toured the Occupy LA camp at City Hall. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Stream Streaming Video from Occupy Sites.

Occupy News was pleased to find there is an Occupy Stream that makes it possible to stream video with the Occupy Movement all over the U.S. and even the world.

Both this site, Occupy News, and the other site, Occupy Stream, are completely independent from each other, don't know each other, but both are part of the 99%.

If you can't attend the occupy protests, you can always promote these two sites from your own computer.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Separation of America. 12% of the U.S. workforce is in a Union, 88% are not.

If every workers union in the United States showed up to occupy wall street, it still would not solve the underlying reason why the economy is struggling. If the occupy movement wants to really make a difference, they cannot rely just on unions to win the argument, but it is a start.

I question the 99% to 1% argument that some in the Occupy movement are using. Less than 12% of the workforce in the United States is in a union, therefore approximately 88% of the country's workforce are not in a union. Not everybody in a union is unhappy. The unhappy union workforce percentage as compared to all U.S. workers most likely shrinks to 10% max in support of Occupy.

So while Occupy Wall Street can claim they represent 99% of the population versus the 1% elite, the other truth is that 90% of the U.S. workforce is not properly being represented in the Occupy Wall Street protest. If Occupy Wall Street only connects with those who are in a union and unhappy or those who don't have a job, they are then missing the biggest percentage of the U.S. Workforce, and the 99% vs 1% loses legitimacy.

When Occupy Wall Street asks it's own supporters what is the high concept message that could be stated in one sentence, the answer MUST be something that affects all of those who either have a job, or want a job, whether they are in a union or not.
My belief is that debt is the number one complaint. Rather than demand that debt simply be removed, how about more control over HOW one pays off their debt?
Right now, the banks control all the rules regarding personal debt. If one has no debt, one is truly free to decide what to do with their life. If one has debt, choices quickly become limited. Since most americans have debt, debt control should be the most important issue put on the table.

Right now, Bankers and our own government have set up guidelines that state, Debt cannot be restructured without first defaulting. 

It would seem logical that if a debtor can come up with a plan that allows them to pay down their debt in a reasonable manner, they would regain control over their lives and they would not be a parasite living off the backs of others. However, if they are first forced to default, this is like placing a global positioning device on their skull, letting the world know this person is an irresponsible deadbeat.
The litmus test becomes this, if all future interest rate charges were removed from a person's debt, could the debtor eventually pay off their existing debt without creating new debt?
If the answer is no, most people could not eventually pay off their existing debt without incurring new debt even if all interest rate charges were removed, then we are all truly screwed.

If the answer is yes, the majority of people could afford to pay off their debts without incurring new debt if all future interest rate charges were removed, we at least have created a position of strength from which to build from.  From yes with zero percent interest as a starting point, one could consider slightly ratcheting up the interest rate charges. Perhaps a very nominal interest rate charge, like 1.9% (which is still more than what the fed charges the banks) would still allow the majority of people to both pay down their existing debt without creating new debt.

Consider strongly supporting the following new rule, "Debt Restructuring DOES NOT require a Default". Bring this one change to the banking rule of law, and Occupy can help stop the theft of main street's remaining wealth, not just the union's portion.


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