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The One Percent: They’re Not Who We Thought

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain Ever since the #occupy movement kicked off, the term “the one percent” has been a household phrase. Everyone knows what it means, right? It’s those richest …

Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S. Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

Tiny portable houses are being built all across the U.S. These tiny structures were originally used for downsizing or environmental purposes, but now homeless activists are taking advantage of the security it could provide to someone living on the streets. …

Scott Walker: 2016 Candidate Should Be an Outsider Scott Walker: 2016 Candidate Should Be an Outsider

Scott Walker made a surprise statement on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”, according to the Huffington Post. In his opinion, he says that the next Republican presidential nominee needs to be an outsider, meaning a governor or former governor with …

‘Pepper-Spray Cop’ from Occupy Protest Gets Bigger Payout Than Students ‘Pepper-Spray Cop’ from Occupy Protest Gets Bigger Payout Than Students
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Remember the infamous cop that pepper-sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters at the University of California-Davis in 2011 because they wouldn’t move? He was awarded a workers’ comp settlement last week, which just happens to be more than the students that were …

Pepper Spraying Campus Cop Seeks Workers Comp Pepper Spraying Campus Cop Seeks Workers Comp
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Back during the #Occupy demonstrations, set off by the #occupywallstreet events in New York, there were lots of accusations of police brutality and abuse. Images of mounted police riding down protestors, old women being pepper-sprayed, and cordoned-off protestors being pepper-sprayed …

Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over Protest Tweets Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over Protest Tweets

A New York judge this week ordered Twitter to hand over months of tweets from an Occupy Wall St. protester. Malcolm Harris, the protester, was arrested while trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge with hundreds of other protesters in October …

Restaurant Calls 1% Tip Story a Hoax Restaurant Calls 1% Tip Story a Hoax

A Newport Beach, CA banker recently prompted public outrage after apparently leaving a 1% tip for a waitress named Breanna, adding a small note to the check reading “get a real job.” But according to the True Food Kitchen, the …

Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos] Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos]
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According to various reports, about 300 protesters were arrested on Saturday in the Occupy Oakland protests. As you might imagine, related content is flooding the social networks. There are lots of videos of police/protester clashing. Here are some of the …

Boston DA Subpoenas Twitter Account; Twitter Notifies User Boston DA Subpoenas Twitter Account; Twitter Notifies User

While social media allows us to broadcast all sorts of information about ourselves to the people we want to communicate with, the access that it provides law enforcement has often made people uncomfortable. The idea that the government is monitoring …

Occupy Wall Street as Told By The Internet Occupy Wall Street as Told By The Internet

#OWS and #occupywallstreet have been some of the hottest leading trends on Twitter these past couple of months. As both support and resentment towards the movement builds, so does the presence and size of “Occupy Wall Street”. What’s been the …