Empty dance floor at the Romney HQ. Poor Andy.
“‘Welcome to Tampa Bay Republican National Convention,’ where the cops will arrest you for wearing a bandana, ram their bikes into you while you’re taking pictures, and block off an entire intersection in riot gear with shields and less than lethal weapons.
“These officers were responding to a short, peaceful, unpermitted march through the streets of Tampa today. They allowed us to finish the march, but once it was time to march back to the Romneyville, tons of riot cops were brought in. There was absolutely no reason for this sort of response.
“The last photo is of an arrest earlier in the day. The protestor was arrested simply for wearing a bandana (it’s illegal during the RNC), and multiple cops rammed into me with their bikes while I was taking pictures.”
Report and photos by Jenna Pope
NASA just landed a rover on Mars, this is the very first picture. This JUST happened minutes ago.
1:42am EST 8/6/2012
It’s in color
that’s fucking MARS you guys
That’s what the sun looks like from Mars? Oh… oh my… a blue sunrise, that’s… oh…
I have such a science boner right now.
It’s beautiful. ;_;
I DEMAND FANFICTION OF M’GANN THINKING CONNER’S EYES ARE LIKE A MARTIAN SUNRISE
this^ and OH MY GOD. MY GUYS. THIS IS MARS. THIS. IS FUCKING. MARS. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW. I’M WEARING MY EISTEIN TEE SHIRT IN HONOR OF THIS.
The BIGGEST protest ever in Mexico is happening, but almost no media coverage.
In some countries like USA and the UK even YouTube videos have been removed.
ICELAND. No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland:
In Iceland, the people has made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.
And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example.
This is a summary of the facts:
2008. The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy
2008. The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.
2010. The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.
In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the ‘carta magna’ from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.
So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people
Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world
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when i go online, or turn on the television, or even just read a magazine, i am confronted by images of men and women who lie to make their living. hordes of them. straight-faced, with no hint of conscience.
a man in a grey pressed suit and waxy hairstyle whistles today’s carefully selected and refined stories through his teeth during a morning newscast.
an attractive dark-skinned woman brandishes her new variety of the same awful toothpaste that has been on the market since the 1950’s.
a politician vomits his blessings and curses from the floor of congress high into the upper atmosphere, resounding on a legion of invisible frequencies.
a computer-generated, personified bee with pleasing accent encourages consulting a physician before ingesting his advertised nasal spray.
an acclaimed physician, complete with white lab coat and stethoscope, fully endorses this newest addition america’s pharmacopeia.
a well-groomed and gesticulating intellectual suggests that many fears of global warming and climate change are not well founded in scientific evidence.
a wrinkled, overweight man with a greying combover intones the trusted and time-honored motto of his used car dealership.
a somber man with a neck brace is promised full compensation for his accident by a team of indignant, patrician lawyers shown posing amid thick volumes of case law.
it seems to me that almost everyone is engaged in some kind of lie, either to persuade me or to dissuade me of something. i hope that somehow, enough honest and genuinely impassioned people survive the ever-widening circle of random mortalities and obstacles that litter the path to progress.
and fox news makes me sick inside.