All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Occupy’

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 of the rich, with their Park Avenue homes, super-exorbitant salaries, and low-paid minions beneath them, suffering while the boss sits …

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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. Typically built with a bed, kitchen, and toilet, similar replicas have served well for poverty-stricken individuals in states including Wisconsin, …

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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 a successful track record in their state. Like himself, of course. Well, if he is right, that would rule out …

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‘Pepper-Spray Cop’ from Occupy Protest Gets Bigger Payout Than Students

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-sprayed received. The news of former University of California police officer John Pike filing a workers’ comp claim made rounds …

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Pepper Spraying Campus Cop Seeks Workers Comp

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 in the face were put on the news on an almost nightly basis for weeks. One New York officer, Anthony …

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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 of last year. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the prosecution for his case want his tweets to prove …

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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 restaurant where the tip and advice were given, the whole thing is a hoax. Apparently, a picture of the note …

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Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos]

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 YouTube videos that have been going around: While the channel is offline at the time of this writing, a UStream …

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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 our Twitter feeds or Facebook pages has ominous Big Brother-type connotations to it. For that reason, Twitter is in the …

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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 true story of the movement, and can the internet give us a definitive answer? Let’s take a look. We know …

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