Posts Tagged ‘ Occupy Wall Street ’

The Economic Contagion Has Spread to Germany

It’s pretty-much over at this point…. This morning Germany had a failed Bund auction.  That’s not particularly noteworthy; it happens from time to time. But what’s noteworthy is that happened to bond yields everywhere through Europe in response: They blew out. The Greek and Italian “problem” is no longer about Greece and Italy.  It has been creeping into Spain...
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The Police State Vs. Occupy Wall Street: This Is Not Going To End Well For Any Of Us

The Police State Vs. Occupy Wall Street: This Is Not Going To End Well For Any Of Us

Right now, we are watching the early rounds of a heavyweight fight between two extremely determined opponents.  Occupy Wall Street has no plans of losing this fight and neither do law enforcement authorities.  Perhaps those running the show actually believed that raiding Zuccotti Park and more than a dozen other "Occupy camps" around the...
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Touring Occupied Wall Street

Touring Occupied Wall Street

New York City — Today was my second visit to the “Occupy Wall Street” rally at Zuccotti Park. (Zuccotti Park is privately owned, which is why they seem able to stay there…a public park might require a license or permit I guess). The park is down the block from the World Trade Center, and...
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Occupy Wall Street – Hilo Demonstration Scheduled for October 15

Merrill Lynch was deeply involved in creating the global financial crisis. It received $Billions in taxpayer bail outs, then gave $Billions in bonuses to its corporate executives while millions of taxpayers were losing their homes, jobs, and life savings through shady Wall St. financial dealings. Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America in...
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Oh, the Irony: #OccupyWallStreet Protesters Devastated by Death of Steve Jobs

Oh, the Irony: #OccupyWallStreet Protesters Devastated by Death of Steve Jobs

“Resistance is futile” they told us. And they were right. And we gave in. Instead of what we expected– the usual “egad- Grandpa ‘friended’ me on Facebook”– our progeny actually forced us to sign up and waste an inordinate amount of our formerly precious time. It was not just familial insistence– there are now people whose...
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