Now THIS is progress!!!! ~ BP
Uploaded July 17, 2014
Now THIS is progress!!!! ~ BP
Uploaded July 17, 2014
Thanks for the heads up, Joy!
(Gotta love those giant scissors. Wish people would spell-check, though.)
Tens of thousands protesting not reported? There’s a shocker, eh? The press not covering huge protests—that’s SOP now in the UK and USA, isn’t it?
You see, America? This is how it’s done. Get off your knees and take your country back!
‘Operation: American Spring’ organized the ideal, peaceful protest in Washington beginning May 16th to remove the government and wake people up and what happened? Most slept through it—again.
What will it take, America? What will it take? When will you join your brothers-in-arms and fight for what is yours—for what has been stripped from you while you slept?
I’m afraid it will take more of the middle class to be starving, unable to afford power or heat, living on the street, their funds stolen from the banks, children ripped from the arms of their parents, for unemployment rates to be 40 per cent, and for war and carnage to come to their streets—the things people in other countries have suffered.
Interesting times, these. Good for the Brits—and The Guardian! Especially durin the FIFA World Cup. I’m sure a fair number were sat in front of the telly for that but they still managed to pull off a good showing.
And Russell Brand has done a dynamite job of stirring the pot and getting the Brits to wake up and take action. Can we get one of those? Jim Carrey—oh, he’s Canadian, and George Carlin is dead. Well, that explains it. Any takers?
It seems comedians are best at getting people to realize what’s going on in their country—but no one takes them seriously! Go figure. ~ BP
An estimated 50,000 people in London addressed by speakers, including Russell Brand, after People’s Assembly march
Tens of thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday afternoon in protest at austerity measures introduced by the coalition government. The demonstrators gathered before the Houses of Parliament, where they were addressed by speakers, including comedians Russell Brand and Mark Steel.
An estimated 50,000 people marched from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in central London to Westminster.
“The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business. It’s time for us to take back our power,” said Brand.
“This will be a peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution and I’m very grateful to be involved in the People’s Assembly.”
“Power isn’t there, it is here, within us,” he added. “The revolution that’s required isn’t a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have.”
A spokesman for the People’s Assembly, which organised the march, said the turnout was “testament to the level of anger there is at the moment”.
He said that Saturday’s action was “just the start”, with a second march planned for October in conjunction with the Trades Union Congress, as well as strike action expected next month.
People’s Assembly spokesman Clare Solomon said: “It is essential for the welfare of millions of people that we stop austerity and halt this coalition government dead in its tracks before it does lasting damage to people’s lives and our public services.”
Sam Fairburn, the group’s national secretary, added: “Cuts are killing people and destroying cherished public services which have served generations.”
Activists from the Stop The War Coalition and CND also joined the demonstration.
The crowds heard speeches at Parliament Square from People’s Assembly supporters, including Caroline Lucas MP and journalist Owen Jones. Addressing the marchers, Jones said: “Who is really responsible for the mess this country is in? Is it the Polish fruit pickers or the Nigerian nurses? Or is it the bankers who plunged it into economic disaster – or the tax avoiders? It is selective anger.”
He added: “The Conservatives are using the crisis to push policies they have always supported. For example, the sell-off of the NHS. They have built a country in which most people who are in poverty are also in work.”
The People’s Assembly was set up with an open letter to the Guardian in February 2013. Signatories to letter included Tony Benn, who died in March this year, journalist John Pilger and filmmaker Ken Loach.
In the letter, they wrote: “This is a call to all those millions of people in Britain who face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government.
“The assembly will provide a national forum for anti-austerity views which, while increasingly popular, are barely represented in parliament.”
The Metropolitan police refused to provide an estimate. A police spokesman said the force had received no reports of arrests.
A spokesman for the prime minister declined to comment.
I saw this on Facebook and thought it a powerful sign of the times. A lot of people are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it any more. Bravo! You go, girls!
Fortunately, they will soon be out of a job and can move on to more enjoyable pastimes. ~ BP
The Gulabi Gang
The Gulabi gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five, as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.
Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives.
The Gulabi gang is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010.
A mother shared this photo of her son’s arm after he was vaccinated for anthrax. What more proof do we need?
It’s just one more reason NOT to join the military. You will be a guinea pig; a sacrificial lamb. ~ BP
This is NOT a spider bite.
From a reader of ours: Here is what my son’s arm looked like 2 days after his #anthrax shot from the Army. It took over two months to heal…
Check out this article from Mercola.com from 2008. “Military men and women are increasingly refusing to be vaccinated against Anthrax for fear the immunization is worse than the threat of disease. There is growing evidence they may be right.”
Harper has to go!
From Jan 7, 2014
The whole world is banning GMOs and Monsanto and in the US we can’t even get people to vote for mandatory labeling of GMOs. Duh! ~ BP
A ruling by a judge in Mexico City has suspended the planting of genetically modified corn in our country.
“The issue at hand relates to cultivation,” Andrew Conner, manager of global technology for the U.S. Grains Council told Agriculture.com Wednesday. “We’ve been tracking this for quite a while to make sure it doesn’t spill over into trade barriers.”
“In the case of Mexico, we have no reason to believe that what is happening now, with the ruling of the judge, will spill over and affect imports,” Conner said.
Mexico usually ranks second behind Japan as the largest export market for U.S. corn.
The release of genetically modified corn is a controversial issue in Mexico, the birthplace of corn, home to scores of traditional corn varieties. And scientists have found low levels of modified genes in native corn, even though a moratorium on planting genetically modified corn has been in effect since 1998.
The Mexican government has been moving toward approval of planting genetically modified corn in an effort to increase the crop’s production in a nation that imports almost a third of the corn it consumes, mostly for livestock feed.
Last July, a coalition of 53 groups and individuals, including scientists, activists and human rights groups, filed suit to block field trials of genetically modified corn planned by most of the major international corn seed companies in Mexico.
The ruling, which is a suspension, was considered a major victory for the groups because it was the first time Mexican courts were willing to weigh in on the debate over risks and benefits of this technology.
The judge cited the risk of imminent harm to the environment as the basis for his decision.
Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Enrique Martinez y Martinez, told the newspaper, El Economista, that the agriculture department has always planned to base its decisions regarding the field testing of genetically modified corn based on scientific criteria. But, the delays and litigation is now in the hands of attorneys and, for the moment, there will be no more permits.
Depending on how the litigation plays out, and whether it becomes a trade issue, this latest development may actually increase U.S. corn exports to Mexico.
Are you awake yet? What are you doing to change this and take your power back? Read below to find out how. ~ BP
Were you expecting this Fourth Turning to fizzle out? We are approaching the point where someone does something stupid and all hell will break loose. In the 1860s a citizen could walk into the White House. Today a citizen would be mowed down by the president’s mercenary army. Of course, we know DHS considers all veterans as potential domestic terrorists. The regeneracy moment has been delayed by the unprecedented actions taken by the corrupt corporate fascist establishment since September 2008. The massive money printing campaign by the Federal Reserve and Keynesian government debt financed spending only temporarily deferred our meeting with destiny.
I believe the revelations of mass spying on the American people by Edward Snowden is the trigger for the regeneracy. There are now a growing vocal number of Americans who no longer trust their government. The self immolation of John Constantino, a 64 year old black veteran, on the National Mall has been given the silent treatment by the MSM, as they are nothing but a propaganda mouthpiece for the establishment. The establishment is frightened and they will lash out when confronted.
The EBT system crashed yesterday. The Obamacare websites have been crashing for the first two weeks of its rollout. Financial systems have been going down for weeks as Wall Street attempts to pillage what is left of middle class wealth. The government is dysfunctional and broke. Politicians and Wall Street bankers have no credibility. The people despise them.
Today, veterans have torn down the barricades surrounding the WWII Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They have now barricaded the White House. This symbolic gesture is the first volley in this coming war against the establishment. The regeneracy of this Fourth Turning is the people versus the government. The government started the war with their un-Constitutional mass spying on the people, their un-Constitutional search and seizure in Boston, and their blatant attempt to seize our guns and control the internet.
All efforts to defeat the government are now in play. Computer hackers should unleash their fury by crashing the EBT system, the Pentagon’s systems, Wall Street’s systems, and the NSA Utah Spy Center systems. Veterans are leading the charge in Washington. Truckers did their part yesterday in Washington. Shutting down commerce will bring the establishment down. Debt is their lifeblood and our chains. Cut your debt. Don’t use credit. The people can do their part by starving the system. Take your money out of the Wall Street banks. Reduce your expenditures and do not support the mega-corporations that control our economy. Barter with others, cutting out the government tax vampire. Starve the beast.
Do whatever you can to disrupt the government. They are your enemy. Future generations are depending upon us to do our part.