The Senate is expected to rule on the Buffett Rule next week. This rule would ensure that millionaires never again pay a lower tax rate than middle-class families. I've sent my support, you can too. www.barackobama.com/pass-the-b…
Flood Wall StreetWhile yesterday saw the biggest climate change demonstration in history, with up to 400,000 people marching in New York according to organizers, today (9/22) will see another related demonstration. The UN Climate Summit will begin tomorrow in NY, which will not only see government talk on climate issues, but will include plenty of corporate green washing as well. Since corporate interests corrupting political will and rejecting the science are one of the largest factors for why the lack of climate action continues to be an issue, demonstrators will be flooding
85 richest as wealthy as poorest half of worldOxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world from The Guardian
The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.
The extent to which so much global wealth has become corralled by a virtual handful of the so-called 'global elite' is exposed in a new report from Oxfam on Monday. It warned that those richest 85 people across the globe share a combined wealth of £1tn, as much as the poorest 3.5 billion of the world's population.
Source: F. Alvaredo, A. B. Atkinson, T. Piketty and E. Saez, (2013) ‘The
Brazil, and Knowing the EnemyDear members of OccupyDA,
This journal is intended to clear up some information and to instill knowledge surrounding the popular protests going on in Brazil as we speak.
For those unfamiliar with me, I am actually a co-founder of this group and have been for a while now, working at the behest of :iconMephistophilez: to make running our agglomeration simpler and smoother. I consider this a continuing honor, and I sincerely hope he doesn't mind me putting this up without first consulting him. However, this is something that needs to be said.
The first thing I will tell you is that you should not pay attention to what the rest of DeviantArt (at least, the non-Brazilian members) is telling you about the protests, and from what I hear my friends around the world telling me about their media reports, do not listen to them either.
The protests which are currently going on are severely dynamic, but they have taken a definite turn towards conservatism.
The context of the protest is as foll
In the NewsHere are some recent bits of news and articles I recommend checking out if you haven't already.
Matt Taibbi's new piece on HSBC getting away with...well, everything. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/gangster-bankers-too-big-to-jail-20130214
Elizabeth Warren drills regulators over their incompetence to prosecute criminals. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/elizabeth-warren-bank-regulators_n_2688998.html
Whistleblowers expose Bank of America's destructive borrowing and foreclosure practices, and the coverup. http://www.alternet.org/economy/bank-america-bombshell-whistleblowers-reveal-orchestrated-coverup-and-massive-borrower-harm?page=0%2C0
Austerity hawks (led by Cameron) claimed victory in the EU budget deal agreed on in Brussels which saw billions in cuts, marking the first EU budget to cut spending in its history. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/08/european-union-budget-night-talks
Cities in Red: Austerity Hits AmericaThe European debt crisis, and the ensuing austerity-fueled chaos, can seem to Americans like a distant battle that portends a dark future. Yet a closer look reveals that the future is already here. American austerity has largely taken the form of municipal budget crises precipitated by predatory Wall Street lending practices. The debt financing of U.S. cities and towns, a neoliberal economic model that long precedes the current recession, has inflicted deep and growing suffering on communities across the country.
In July 2012, Mayor Christopher Doherty of Scranton, Pennsylvania, reduced all city employees’ salaries to the minimum wage. With a stroke of his pen, wages for teachers, firefighters, police, and other municipal workers, many of whom had been on the job for decades, dropped to $7.25 per hour. The city, the mayor explained, simply could not pay them more. Ron Allen, who reported the story for NBC Nightly News, repeated this assessment. Cities like Scranton, he said http:
Occupy here, there, and everywhereHere are just a few recent relevant stories that caught my eye:
An artistic view of recent Spanish protests http://www.vice.com/read/rubber-bullets-in-the-streets-of-madrid
Farmers occupied European Commission offices in Dublin over cuts in subsidies http://www.independent.ie/national-news/farmers-occupy-european-commission-offices-in-dublin-in-protest-over-subsidies-threat-3302810.html and thousands marched through Dublin against austerity http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/thousands-join-antiausterity-demo-3304797.html
Greek municipal workers occupied hundreds of town halls to protest austerity http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-greece-strikes-idUSBRE8AL0DJ20121122
Students in Italy are occupying their high schools and universities in protest against austerity http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/22/in-italy-angry-students-occupy-schools.html as well as marching against education cuts http://www
Goldman Sachs CEO Bitches About 'Entitlements'Just when I thought I couldn't hate this motherfucker more he has to open his Mr. Potato Head mouth again. I find it so offensively absurd that these parasites dare to whine about "entitlements" after the enormous bailouts we gave them despite their criminal activity and massive bonuses for which we are still suffering the effects while they rake in new profits, further expanding the divide between rich and poor. Remind me again why this clown hasn't been drug screaming from one of his many beds and air dropped naked into the Congo?
Extremely Rich Wall Street CEO Wants Americans To Work Longer http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/20/1220051/blankfein-retirement-age/
Lloyd Blankfein — evidently taking a break from doing “god’s work” http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/goldman-chief-says-he-is-just-doing-gods-work/ as the CEO of Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs — told CBS News’ Scott Pelley that he believes the retirement ag
Thousands of Spanish police officers marchFrom RT Question http://rt.com/news/spain-protests-police-austerity-953/
Around 5,000 Spanish police officers marched through the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest government austerity measures, including frozen pensions and the elimination of their Christmas bonuses.
Officers travelled from across Spain to take part in the demonstration which was called by the nation’s main policing union.
Protesters blew whistles, shouted slogans, and carried anti-austerity banners as they marched through the city centre to the interior ministry.
"Citizens! Forgive us for not arresting those truly responsible for this crisis: bankers and politicians," read one banner.
The Spanish government has imposed harsh spending cuts aimed at saving 150 billion euros between 2012 and 2014. The move has been met with anger and protests from hundreds of thousands of Spanish citizens.
The austerity measures are in exchange for a rescue loan of up to 100 billion euros from the EU to help the country
Occupy to Buy Up and Relieve People's DebtI ran across this earlier and I keep forgetting to share it. This is an Occupy project I especially love. These are the sorts of projects that Occupy should be focused on, and what a powerful example of how this movement is still impacting lives in real ways.
Occupy to Buy Up and Relieve People's Debt?
New movement will raise money to buy debt--and then relieve it. (from http://www.alternet.org/occupy-buy-and-relieve-peoples-debt )
Occupy's next project (one of many branches on the Occupy tree http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/infographic-occupy-bears-fruit/ows-infographic-960.jpg ) is an exciting one; a campaign to buy up debt and relieve it, one lucky debtor at a time.
The campaign wasn't just the brainchild of Occupy, but rather a coalescing of progressive ideas and projects around the issue of debt. One of the oddities of our system is that buyers can purchase "distressed" debt from lenders at knockdown prices. The usual course of action is to do this
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Artist Yoga and Fanime!
I was up past midnight doing "Artist Yoga", aka frantically organizing prints for Fanime (at the San Jose Convention Center)
I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 1603 from May 27th -30th doing more "Artist Yoga" and bending backwards trying to grab all the prints lol. Come by and w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶n̶ say hi!
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Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.
2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.
2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!
For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.
By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.
The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.
I was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.
Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality.
Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th
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