JOBLESS WORLD (Rhyming History Apple & Steve) RIP 1955-2011


It all started when Eve took a bite out of Adam’s apple and she conceived.  Life grew from that apple on a tree and so did technology.

Disney’s Chairman of the Board their genius mastermind behind Pixar animation “Toy Story” “Monsters, Inc.” and a great visionary leader, innovator, marketer of technology expanding communicating with Apple iTunes online music store Steve Jobs built an empire who inspired us is no longer living.

Steven Paul Jobs was an adopted child and college dropout which some people might believe this guy will never amount to anything, but Steve knew everything about computer technology and became this generation’s greatest creative inventor.

In 1974 Steve Jobs was first employed by Atari, Inc. the famous video game name.  Steve rose to fame as the designer of “Breakout” Atari’s successful arcade game.  Stephen Wozniak worked on the circuit board and was paid a small fee for helping Steve with Atari.

In the early 1970s Steve Jobs and his pal, Stephen Gary “Woz” Wozniak a Polish American computer engineer and programmer worked hard to build and sell personal computers out of Steve’s garage.

On April 1, 1976 Steve Jobs went on to become CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc. and Stephen Wozniak the other co-founder.  This was the start of Apple revolutionizing the computer industry.  Steven Paul Jobs was only thirty when he became a debonair multimillionaire.  His employees say he was not only enthusiastic, but a workaholic.

He later had a liver transplant and thought it was best to overcome the rare pancreatic Cancer disease by trying acupuncture, a vegan diet and herbal remedies before having surgery.  Steve Jobs learned that failure brought success, but Jobs was blessed.

From Apple Computers to Macintosh or Mac desktops to laptops Steve Jobs changed computer activity into the electronic industry with iMac, iPod, iPhones, iPads and upcoming Apple iTV a unique sleek style of technology this world has ever seen.  “App” became part of the Apple Store name.  The products we love have cool colors with application tools easily accessible, useful and reliable.

Jobs pleased the consumer for he knew what they needed.  Steve Jobs you improved the way we see technology.  God bless you Steve for your legacy will live through infinity.

On August 24, 2011 Cook took over Apple’s kitchen.

On September 3, 2011 J. Crew’s CEO Mickey Drexler former CEO of GAP helped Steve Jobs create the highly-successful Apple Store.

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Steven Paul Jobs:  Born San Francisco, California USA/Died:Age 56 at his home in Palo Alto, California just six weeks after retiring his position as CEO of Apple.  Death due to respiratory arrest and pancreatic tumor that spread to other organs.

(Feb. 24, 1955 – Oct. 5, 2011) Steve’s biological parents: Mother, Joanne Carole Schieble of American and German descent and Father, Abdul Fattah “John” (took this nickname) Jandali who emigrated to the United States in the 1950s from a very wealthy family in Syria to pursue university studies.  The two met at the University of Wisconsin in Madison when Jandali was teaching classes and Schieble a student.  They had a boy out of wedlock and wanted to get married.  Schieble’s father was against it, but when he died they got married and moved to Syria.  Carole Schieble Jandali was unhappy in that environment.  She decides to divorce Jandali and flies back stateside.  Ironically the couple keeps sister Mona, but puts Steve (unnamed at that time) up for adoption.  In the 1950s people shunned “out of wedlock” and families hid from the relatives what they did.  Carole Schieble Simpson who divorced Jandali in 1962 says she made an agreement with Paul and Clara Jobs that they would send Steve to college.  Paul is a machinist and his wife Clara an accountant.  Steve Jobs has never had any communication with his bio9logical father or mother.  Jandali now 80 years old runs a casino in Nevada has tried to communicate via emails with no response from Steve.  79-year-old Joanne Carole Schieble Simpson is in a Los Angeles nursing home with advanced dementia has no idea that Steve is deceased.

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Disowned but never robbed of his childhood – Adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara Jobs living in Mountain View, California gave Steve love and stability.

Survived by his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs spends her wealthy time as an education philanthropist and immigration reform campaigner pushing for passage of the Dream Act had 3 children (one son and two daughters) with Steve who had another child from a relationship.  His sister is an American novelist Mona E. Simpson.  Steve Jobs’ mother remarries: Joanne Carole Schieble Simpson a speech therapist.

Private funeral services held on Friday, October 7th, 2011 for family members.

Apple holding private memorial services on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Stanford University.

October 16, 2011: On Sunday Gov. Jerry Brown of California commemorates “Steve Jobs Day.”

Apple Stores closing globally for one hour on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 honoring icon Steve Jobs.  The employees at Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino, CA will watch live webcast of memorial service for Steve.

October 7, 2011: SONY acquiring the rights to new Steve Jobs’ biography for major movie.

October 24, 2011: Book publishers Simon & Schuster debut of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs’ biography as the year’s #1 best seller.

November 14, 2011: Singer Sting launches free “Sting 25″ iPad App as a digital documentary of a 25-year solo career was introduced at Apple’s NYC Store along with his song “Fragile” is the singer’s dedication to Apple’s co-founder and visionary icon Steve Jobs.

Hollywood may be calling George Clooney to be starring as Steve Jobs’ in an upcoming movie.

November 15, 2011: Apple names Arthur D. Levinson as their new chairman.

December 9, 2011: Apple opens store in Grand Central Terminal.

December 17, 2011: Steve Jobs “Billion-Dollar Hippie” BBC documentary.

January 24, 2012: Steve Jobs’ widow is a guest at President Obama’s “State of the Union Address.”

January 24, 2012: Apple now the world’s most valuable company worth $338 billion surpasses Exxon Mobil Oil by one billion.

February 9, 2012: Peaceful protesters deliver petitions with 250,000 signatures to Apple Store in Grand Central Station protesting working conditions and manufacturing in Chinese factories.

February 9, 2012: The following became public record due to Information Act.  Starting in 1985 information was gathered by the FBI after Apple received a bomb threat and Pres. George H.W. Bush expressed interest in giving the revolutionary corporate leader a presidential appointment on “Export Council.”  Documents revealed that Steve Jobs was indeed a “Hippie.”  One person interviewed shared some info that Mr. Jobs may have experienced “illegal drugs” including marijuana and LSD when they were in college during the 60s and 70s.

February 13, 2012: Apple the gadget-maker hits $500/share making it the most valuable company in U.S. history.

March 9, 2012: A group of Silicon Valley inventors and tech head honchos are banding together supporting education.  Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs is trying to pass “The Dream Act” a legislation which essentially help undocumented students go to college, get jobs, and eventually be legalized.  The group’s work benefits “Educators for Fair Consideration” providing scholarships and internships with an operating budget of $600,000.  They are hoping immigration reform is going to happen.

March 9, 2012: DOJ investigating iPad over ebook price fixing.  Apple denied company’s part in recent claims of ebook price fixing that was said to suppress dominant Amazon Kindle.

March 16, 2012: Neophiles grab iPad’s latest technology.  Three million new iPads sold in 3 days.

April 1, 2012:  34-year-old hunky actor, Ashton Kutcher star of “Two in a Half Men” with over 10 million Twitter followers who also invests and heads up tech companies goes to the big screen in an Indie biopic portraying the late Steve Jobs titled “Jobs” the hippie to Apple co-founder.

April 5, 2012:  Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will settle “Google Android” dispute.

April 20, 2012:  Apple’s worth is now $600 billion falls short of Microsoft’s highest valuation on December 30, 1999 at $616 billion which tech company is now worth $260 billion.

April 11,2012: DOJ suing Apple over alleged e-book price fixing.

May 14, 2012: “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton “bearded” Kutcher photographed on set of “Jobs” biopic dressed as the late billionaire Apple innovator.  TV movie on life of Apple co-founder will be filmed in Jobs’ original garage that would one day become the world’s most valuable tech company.

May 16, 2012: “The Social Network” Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin accepts Sony Entertainment offer to adapt Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” biography for a movie.

June 11, 2012: New details released by Pentagon documents indicate during the 1980s Steve Jobs expressed concern that his  daughter might be kidnapped in an effort to blackmail him.  There are more documents about the co-founder’s drug use as a teenager and a unreported arrest in 1975 for not paying a speeding ticket.

June 15, 2012: A rare commodity and still working 1976 Apple I Computer with original components built by company’s founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak sold for $374,500, 500 times its worth at Sotheby’s auction house in NYC.

June 29, 2012: Apple wins second U.S. sales ban on Samsung Galaxy posting a $96 million bond immediately for estimated damage sustained by Samsung from temporary sales ban.  An American judge ordered Samsung Electronics Company to stop U.S. sales of its Galaxy Nexus Smartphone (launched in the U.S. market in December 2011) while court considers Apple’s claim that the South Korean company infringed on its patents.  This is Apple’s second victory in a week against Android devices stated by U.S. District Court of Northern California that Galaxy Nexus Smartphone likely infringes on four patents held by Apple Inc. including patent used by the “Siri” voice-activated assistance available in the iPhone 4s .

July 31, 2012: Customers lining up for Apple’s iPhone 5 set to come out in September.

August 20, 2012: Apple is the most valuable company in history.

August 24, 2012: Apple wins jury decision that Samsung violated its patents and must pay them more than $1 billion.  Samsung will appeal the decision.

September 10, 2012: Predicting consumers will purchase around 8 million new iPhone 5 could have a great impact on the U.S. GDP.  200 million expected to sell by 2013.

September 18, 2012:  Apple’s stock hits over $700/share after announcing that orders for its iPhone 5 topped 2 million selling in 24 hours which puts the company’s market value at $656 billion. Some customers not happy with new map app.  Company apology.

October 2, 2012:  Samsung patent battle continues with filing of amended documents requesting adding Apple’s iPhone 5 to its original lawsuit against the Cupertino, California tech company.

October 5, 2012: Tribute to Steve Jobs “MacBook Pro” laptops auctioned for charity.

October 17, 2012: Apple preparing to unveil its new iPad Mini expected to be in stores before Christmas.

October 19, 2012: Feud news for tech giants Apple and Samsung declaring a peace treaty benefiting all users on earth including the universe.

October 22, 2012: As of 2013 Samsung is expecting to end its LCD panel supply agreement with Apple replacing lost business with orders from Samsung’s handset division and from Amazon’s tablet.

October 25, 2012: There’s another apple-shaped logo “Apple Corps” a UK based multimedia corporation founded by members of the famous Beatles.  Now a Canadian IP office has disclosed that the company’s logo has become a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

October 29, 2012: Shipbuilders in Holland unveil one-year after Steve Jobs’ death a beautiful yacht he spent years designing they finally finished for a visionary genius who named it “Venus.”

November 8, 2012: Apple awarded design patent for rounded rectangles specifically for its iPad hardware not software.

November 8, 2012: When in Rome, do as the Romans do “Follow the Leader.”  Samsung’s Galaxy S III dethrones iPhone as the world’s No. 1 top seller.

November 21, 2012: Jobs’ new spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California won’t be completed as planned by the tech company until mid-2016.

November 26, 2012: Is it just a bad Apple?  The legal battle between Samsung and Apple.  Tech company was ordered by a judge to give up some trade secrets about their patent deal with HTC to Samsung who demanded to see an agreement between the two companies.  In response to judge’s ruling Apple had a fit adding a list of Samsung’s new products it wants off the shelves hopefully before Christmas.

November 27, 2012: Apple buys “Lightening” trademark from Harley Davidson, the bike and motorcycle company for its new lightening dock connector.  This trademark was desperately needed for a new charging port on iPhone 5 and future devices.

November 28, 2012: Eddie Cue Apple’s new “Mr. Fix-It.”  As CEO Tim Cook shifts responsibilities Eddie Cue emerges as one of the biggest beneficiaries.  This 23-year company veteran rose through the ranks as co-founder Steve Jobs’ right-hand man for new areas like e-commerce and media companies signing up for Apple’s iTunes services.

December 6, 2012: Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says Mac computers will be made in the USA for the year 2013.

December 17, 2012: U.S. Federal judge makes an important decision denying Apple’s request for a permanent ban on its collection of Samsung’s products.

December 28, 2012: CEO Tim Cook gets $4.2 million in compensation, a modest sum compared to 2011.

January 1, 2013: Masked and armed thieves steal $1.3 million iPhones and iPads located inside a flagship Apple Store behind Paris Opera House while police were assigned to the Champs-Elysees where revelers gather for New Year’s Eve.

January 14, 2013: It’s not a rotten Apple.  Shocking that iPhone 5 sales are decreasing.

February 4, 2013: Let’s get real.  Has Apple lost its tech appeal?  U.S. Appellate Court rejected Apple’s request to fast track their bid for a sales ban on Samsung phones ruling iPhone maker could not argue its case right away.  Both companies have declined to comment.

February 10, 2013: For the first time in history Apple’s iPhone, iPads and iPods facing their biggest challenger-innovator South Korean electronics manufacturer of Samsung’s S III smartphone.

February 13, 2013: Pennsylvania shareholder sues Apple in New York District Court seeking to block tech company from moving forward with a Feb. 27th shareholder vote on two proxy proposals.

February 19, 2013: Apple admits MAC computers were struck by hackers on Facebook.  The company advertised their product with ultimate security over any PC running windows software.  Tech giant is working with law enforcement to find source of malware.

March 1, 2013: New significant developments in court case with Judge Lucy Koh reducing damages by $450 million and ordering a new jury trial on how much of that amount Samsung will pay to Apple in the ongoing Apple-Samsung dispute.

March 5, 2013: Ferrari chairman says Italian automaker is looking to expand its relationship with Apple in car entertainment following Apple’s executive Eddy Cue joining board of directors back in November.

March 13, 2013: Apple’s new tactics.  Its marketing chief  Phil Schiller downplays the competition.  He believes products that run Google’s Android software like Samsung’s phone are inferior to Apple’s iPhone.  Let’s see if Samsung phone owners agree.

March 15, 2013:  A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California’s federal court alleging that Apple has been misleading consumers by not advertising two different types of displays used in its MacBook Pros with Retina displays.  Samsung’s Retina displays are not affected by the same issues.

April 1, 2013: This is no April Fools’ joke folks that Apple’s ipad mini was denied a patent it was using to sue Samsung issued by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office last October reaffirmed the invalidation which covers the “bounce back” users see when they scroll down the screen.  A Federal jury considered it valid.  Apple can appeal, but will it bounce back from the patent attack?

April 4, 2013: Apple’s green-planned “Spaceship Campus” with underground parking to maintain the above-ground foliage while its rooftop will consist of 700,000 square feet of solar panels is reportedly $2 billion over budget.

April 22, 2013: Consumers tell Apple what they really need is a better keyboard.

April 23, 2013: Apple’s earnings fall after a decade due to no innovation and competition.

April 23, 2013: Google has a fight on its hands with Apple patent.  Search engine company’s Motorola unit lost another key battle over intellectual property after the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that a smartphone sensor patent was invalid.

May 9, 2013: While China becomes one of the most important battlegrounds in the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPhone is now fifth-largest smartphone seller in America.

May 21, 2013: The TV living room will soon be a new hot Xbox.  Microsoft is not only beating Apple iTV, but pushing its rivals out of the industry.

May 25, 2013: German auction house Brekar sells a 1976 Apple boxy computer for $668,000 U.S. dollars to an anonymous Asian customer.  It’s one of the first to hit the tech market created by company founders the late Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.  The two Steves assembled the first computer orders in Jobs’ family garage.  The original Apple I sold for $666 in 1976 with only a circuit board, case and keyboard.  The screen had to be purchased separately.  Only 200 were built which are collectibles.

May 29, 2013: Apple working on a “smartwatch” the new booming wearable technology.  Wrist-worn wearables are the future.

June 3, 2013: The tech giant appears for trial in a New York federal courtroom to defend its name that it led a conspiracy with publishers on e-book price fixing.

June 10, 2013: Apple expected to debut streaming music and iTunes radio service with changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads as company opens its annual conference.

June 25, 2013: Samsung wins over Apple’s music synchronizing patent battle.  A Tokyo Intellectual Property High Court upholds lower court ruling that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patent.

July 2, 2013: On June 3rd Apple applies in Japan for wrist iWatch trademark.  Apple’s CEO Tim Cook hints that wearable devices might be next interest of new generation for a smart watch version used by iPad and iPhone operating system.

July 3, 2013: Apple Inc. and Time Warner planning to announce an agreement to give subscribers of cable television access to channels via Apple TV the next generation television.

July 8, 2013: Celebrating company’s technology with the fifth anniversary since Apple launched the APP store.

July 8, 2013: First Apple computer sells for $387,750 at Christie’s online-only auction.   The seller who won bid was a Sacramento, California retired school psychologist.

July 10, 2013: Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cole ruled that Apple, Inc. violated federal anti-trust laws by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

August 13, 2013:  How sweet is this Apple as stock price jumps  when billionaire investor Carl Ichan tweets his huge investment in the company.

August 21, 2013: Samsung takes a big bite out of Apple with its new gold Android Flipphone.

September 20, 2013: It’s iPhone 5s mania as Apple stores sellout new popular gold tone.  Additional shipments for October.  Silver and space gray including colors of the rainbow are available with added feature of fingerprint scanner.  Looks like most consumers prefer space gray.  In just three days Apple sold nine million of its new iPhone.

September 23, 2013: Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Los Alto, California will become an historical site where he and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computer in Jobs’ garage.

October 15, 2013: Apple hires Burberry’s UK CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its U.S. retail division.  The fashion lady will be reporting to Tim Cook Chief Executive Officer.

October 22, 2013: Apple introduces its new iPhone air light as a feather, faster and more powerful.

November 12, 2013: Apple developing curved screen iPhone coming in 2014.

November 21, 2013: Jury orders Samsung to pay $290 million on patent infringement for copying Apple’s iPhone and iPad features. Samsung will appeal.

November 22, 2013: Apple’s fingerprint scanner a failure!

November 25, 2013: Apple acquires Israeli-based 3D chip developer PrimeSense for about $250 million potentially to be used by consumers as a television.

December 4, 2013: The Chinese largest mobile carrier finally seal iphone deal.

December 5, 2013: Apple’s iphone5 and 5s in the tech race for adding a keyboard case.

December 6, 2013: Apple comes out with Beacon feature to help shoppers in store.

December 27, 2013: CEO Tim Cook’s income for 2013 rose two percent to $4.3 million.

January 7, 2014: Consumers spent more than $10 billion in Apple stores for 2013.

January 15, 2014: Complaints from consumers about Apple who is now refunding $32 million for kids in-app purchases without their parents’ permission.

January 24, 2014: Celebrating Apple’s Mac “30th” anniversary.

February 20, 2014: Steve Jobs’ face slated to be on U.S. postage stamp by 2015.

March 3, 2014: Apple’s CarPlay will be appearing on dashboards in select “2014″ vehicles.

March 5, 2014: Apple patent for a new iPhone design.

April 7, 2014: Samsung and Apple coming out with more affordable iPhones.

April 20, 2014: Apple on the green scene.

April 21, 2014: Apple and Nike get hitched with a partnership.

April 29, 2014: Closing arguments delayed in trial of Apple-Samsung patent infringement.

May 2, 2014: U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, California ordered Samsung to pay $119.6 million in Apple patent smartphone infringement damages when a jury delivered its verdict.  Samsung is appealing.

May 9, 2014: Apple wants to own hip-hop and rapper producer Dr. Dre’s famous music headphones offering him $3.2 billion.  Dr. Dre can’t believe this deal is for real!

May 23, 2014: Apple and Google settle $324.5 million to workers as part of class action.

July 16, 2014: Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle class-action lawsuits on state and consumer claims for e-book price fixing that the iPad company conspired with five major publishers.

July 20, 2014: Nothing could be finer for Apple then to start selling iPads in China.

September 19, 2014: It’s freaky Friday as customers rush for the nearest Apple store to purchase the bigger and bolder iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus.  In just three days Apple sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus smartphones when they went on sale Friday.

October 20, 2014: The new Apple Pay paves the way.

January 3, 2015: Apple faces California class-action lawsuit amounting to $5 million for false iPhone 6 advertising.

February 25, 2015: After Federal Court decision Apple pays $532 million in patent infringement lawsuit.  The tech company will appeal.

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Rhyming history Apple & two Steves created by Francke the Lyrical Yankee

You’re the Apple of my iphone!

(Tribute to the late hard-working Steve Jobs.  Young at Heart – Stubborn and Smart) “To the Crazy Ones Who Think Differently”

“Stay Hungry” – “Stay Foolish”

“Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs

This generation will never see anyone quite like Steve for his ingenuity and creativity.  May he rest in peace for eternity.  We miss you Steve.

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WAR ON GREEDY STREET VS. MAIN STREET INEQUALITY (OWS MOVEMENT/MAY DAY HISTORY) 99% vs. 1%/In Defense of 1%(One-Year Anniversary)”Occupy Unmasked” “Occupy Sandy” SATIRE



OCTOBER 28, 1886

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(99% vs. 1%)

“OWS” movement began on September 17, 2011 at Zuccotti Park located in New York City’s financial district initiated by a Canadian activist group named “Adbusters” led to protests to be non-violent, picketing, internet activities and demonstrations globally.  The main issues are social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government, in particular banking reform and the financial services sector.  “OWS” slogan “We are the 99%” addresses growing inequality and wealth distribution in the United States between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.

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No dough – No jobs – No homes – No cars – We’re not slobs!

Government bails out AIG the insurance boss who took a huge financial loss and Goldman Sachs Global Banking and Securities on the backs of taxpayers’ money.  Middle Class get it up the ass while the poor are trashed.  If this is equality then what is democracy?  When Wall Street and banks run the country with their Democratic and Republican cronies.  “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”

“Occupy Wall Street Beef”

The economic catastrophe began on September 17, 2011 as thousands of U.S. activists and anti-war demonstrators camp out and march in Zuccotti (privately-owned) Park while “Occupy Wall Street” is spreading across the country and globally protesting corporate greed, jobs and poverty.  Police arrest 700 protesters for rallying on Brooklyn Bridge while motorists are ticked off waiting in stalled traffic.

Teamster labor unions and Democrats backing Wall Street protesters.  Republican candidate Herman Cain says protests are anti-American.  He tells them to go home, get a job, get a life but protesters still continue to fight for their rights.  Will this infringe upon Cain’s presidential nomination?  President Obama says he understands American’s frustration.  Feisty Minority House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “God bless them for their spontaneity.”  VP Joe Biden sees the protesters much like the Smarty Tea Party.  U.S. District Rep. Barney Frank from Massachusetts, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sympathize with testy protesters.  Mayor Bloomberg says the mobs of protesters are trying to ruin NYC jobs, but it’s okay for them to stay as long as they behave.  Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor refers to protesters as a “mob squad.”  Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney does not condone protesters and says it’s the wrong way to go.  Glenn Beck former Fox newscaster says protesters are like “killer capitalists.”  Filmmaker Michael Moore and Obama have become whores of the poor.  While they both agree with protesters’ economic distress, Moore in the 1% category has made millions from his films and President Obama’s bailout policy for greedy Wall Street.  Former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani says “OWS” movement is for bums and hippies.  When asked about “OWS” protesters conservative republican candidate Newt Gingrich said “Go get a job after you take a bath.”  Protesters dressed in white bath robes react to Newt’s crude attitude.

Jay-Z on “Occupy All Streets”

Producer and Hip-Hop Rapper artist Jay-Z says he doesn’t mind paying more income taxes for education and people in poverty as long as there’s transparency where the money is going.  However Rapper Jay-Z  “Scrooge this Christmas” by selling “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts on his Rocawear company website was told by a spokesman of “OWS” that profiting  from social cause is an insult to it’s fight for economic civil rights.  The “Rocawear” company who has since taken the t-shirts off its website had no intention on donating any proceeds to “OWS.”

Brokers celebrate “Let them eat cake”

Wall Street brokers celebrate with champagne and wine which seems to indicate “Let them eat cake.”  Protesters told to clean up is canceled, but they won’t shut up!  “Occupy Wall Street” movement grows from lower Manhattan to the elite east side of Park Avenue Millionaires Row.  More protesters are arrested as they head to Times Square for allegedly defying police authority. NYC protesters march to Office of District Attorney.  Rowdy protester throws powder on Geraldo Rivera Fox newscaster. Violent protester uprisings, crimes, drugs, rapes and killings are seen in a number of American cities and foreign countries.

“Attack Goldman Sachs”

On Friday, October 14th in Milan, Italy hundreds of protesters attacking Goldman Sachs financial district building came storming into hallways with their anger posted at Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi screaming “Give Us Money” when they were confronted and arrested by police and security.  Now that Economist Mario Monti has been nominated as Prime Minister after Berlusconi resigned hopefully the country will be on the road to recovery.

“Clean Up Zuccotti”

On Thursday, October 20th protesters finally clean up “Zuccotti Park” in lower Manhattan with actor Alec Baldwin pitching in.  Neighborhood residents hold meetings complaining about protesters noisy and unsanitary conditions affecting them and their school children.

Brookfield Properties the owners of  Zuccotti Park tell protesters they must leave before Friday, October 21st so they can do some maintenance and cleaning.  Protesters believe it means they will be stopped from demonstrating.  New York City Mayor Bloomberg reminds them that under the First Amendment clause there’s freedom of speech for every American citizen.

“Thousands Rally Against Seedy Corporate Greed”

Thousands of demonstrators wearing all kinds of “OWS” getups with police in riot gear rally against corporate greed in NYC’s Times Square and theater district.

“Delivery for Corporate Greed”

On Friday, October 28th some 400 Zuccotti Park marching protesters, activists and homeowners deliver thousands of letters individually and via website addressed to Wall Street executives and banking institutions across New York City stating “corporate greed” that caused homeowners into foreclosure and loss of jobs from your bad policies.

“Irate Manhattan Lawmakers Objection to Protesters”

Manhattan lawyers representing downtown neighborhoods and Zuccotti Park owner send letter to Mayor Bloomberg stating their objection to “OWS” protesters’ demonstrating with excessive noisy drumming, public urinating and barricades preventing pedestrian traffic.  Bringing their grievances to City Hall a group of people and businesses are planning counter-protests against Zuccotti Park “OWS” protesters.

“Tax the Rich Bitch”

While “Occupy Wall Street” movement has been hollering “Tax the Rich” as their main cause the group has received donations totaling more than half a million in tax exempt dollars.  “Alliance for Justice Global Group” backing protest movement says those  donating to “Occupy Wall Street” can deduct the amount from their federal income taxes.

“Occupy Globally”

On Friday, October 21st from marching around London’s Stock Exchange protesters are seen camping out and shouting their grievances near the historical landmark St. Paul’s Cathedral which had to close their doors to the public due to noise, rubbish and protester’s use of the church as a latrine inside and outside the building.  Employees had to take mops to clean up the slop.  Cathedral and authorities halt filing legal action for protesters’ eviction as anti-capitalists agreed to leave.  Tents and sleeping gear were supposed to be removed, but protesters have done nothing to alleviate conditions so authorities and the Cathedral are initiating legal proceedings.  On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 London protesters finally lose court battle on eviction.

“Occupy Chicago”

On Sunday, October 23, 2011 noisy and shouting anti-Wall Street demonstrators “Occupy Chicago’s Grant Park” are ordered by police to remove themselves from the streets.  130 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass after defying Grant City Park closing time.

“Occupy Greed Street”

On Monday, October 24th “Occupy Greed Street” protesters tell big banks to “take a haircut” as barbers leave their shop and go to Zuc-cutti Park clipping their beards and locks.  What this means is that a bank takes a loss when a homeowner defaults.  Guys wearing plastic ponchos displaying bank names and logos in white lettering shouting how institutions punish people who don’t pay their bills including their ill-will towards people not being able to borrow money.  Protesters want banks to help people that made loans not lose their homes.

“Occupy Slam Oakland”

On Wednesday, October 25th thousands of peaceful protesters took to streets of Oakland, California after a violent confrontation on Tuesday when hundreds of protesters camping out in a downtown City Hall plaza were told to remove themselves threw objects at officers were arrested after clashing with police who dispersed plastic bullets and tear gas.  A two-time Iraq war veteran was injured in the incident by an alleged shot to his head from a police projectile and taken to the local hospital in a critical state then upgraded to fair condition.  Mayor Jean Quan apologizes for another Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who received lacerated spleen injuries and inappropriate treatment from protesters.  Nearby neighborhoods have had enough of the rowdy drumming protest stuff.  The protesters intend to hold a citywide strike on November 2nd and support for Scott Olsen, Iraq war veteran who suffered brain damage still unable to talk.  Many Oakland businesses like “Men’s Wearhouse” stand behind the “OWS” 99%.  On Monday, November 12th eviction of protesters by police in riot gear arrested 33 people and took down tents in the encampment.  It’s far from over for more than 400 protesters were arrested Saturday January 28, 2012 for their violent behavior injuring police officers, breaking into a vacant convention center, YMCA, breaking glass at City Hall and burning American flags.  Mayor Quan and other city officials are fed up with the testy occupiers.  On Monday, February 27, 2012 law enforcement officers suffered minor injuries, but one was hit in the face and taken to the hospital during a clash with members of occupy movement at the Sacramento State Capitol.  Police were escorting 35 members of the South African Project to a parking garage after their protest.  50 members of Occupy Oakland threw bottles and cans at officers and South African group.

“Occupy Rattle Seattle”

On Wednesday, November 3rd hundreds of protesters are pepper sprayed while multiple arrests were made by police after pounding on cop cars and storming into JP Morgan Chase Bank Building screaming “Destroying the American Dream.”  After dark protesters marched to the downtown Sheraton Hotel where CEO Jamie Dimon of Chase was a keynote speaker at a business leadership dinner as chanting began “Banks got bailed out – We got sold out.”

“Peaceful to Violent Occupy D.C.”

On Tuesday, November 8th top D.C. police brass visit McPherson Square where they talked to protesters about their first amendment rights and protecting pedestrian safety in the streets and walkways.  Protesters preach for peace, but police are assigned to mounted horses making sure demonstrators march on sidewalks not in the streets.  An incident on Friday, November 4th sees demonstrators blocking traffic and acting violently,  Then a 75-year-old lady was knocked down cement steps coming out of the Washington Conference Center holding special event on “Americans for Prosperity Dinner.”  Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Police Chief Kathy Lainer tell protesters they will not tolerate jeopardizing public safety.  On November 22nd “Occupy the Highway” protesters who left Zuccotti reach D.C. after marching 231 mile stretch of cold concrete meet in McPherson Square to rally.  On Sunday, December 4th protesters in McPherson Square Park since October 1st built a pavilion called “The People’s Wooden Structure” are asked to dismantle it defying police orders were arrested and taken into custody.  On Sunday, January 29, 2012 after months of posting fliers on Federal rule banning tent camping in two city parks defiant protesters will be violators.  On Sunday, February 5th occupiers do not think it is fair as police in hazmut suits take down tents in Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.

“OWS Veterans Day Concert”

On Friday November 11th “OWS” protesters will be honoring the heroes who fought for our country with a “Veterans Day” concert in New York City.

“Occupy Portland Protesters Ticked Off By Eviction”

On Sunday, November 13th thousands of protesters and homeless people looking for food and shelter who have not left a city park are told by police in riot gear to leave on eviction notice signed by Mayor Sam Adams due to unhealthy conditions, drug users and stealing.  Protesters say they have been “peaceful” yet 50 people were arrested.

“NYC Police Remove Protesters from Zuccotti”

On Tuesday, November 13th around 1:00 a.m. hundreds of NYC police with flood lights make a clean sweep of Zuccotti.  They removed and arrested 200 protesters who refused to leave.  Protesters sang Beatles song “Revolution.”  City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says every effort was made to avoid confrontation, but after two-month encampment there were safety and quality of life issues which was prime decision to clear protesters from Zuccotti. While private park was supposed to reopen for protesters at 8:00 a.m. a court order prevented them from entering.  Protesters head to old Trinity Church near Canal Street and then to Tribeca and Soho district where they previously rallied for protesters in Oakland.  In the meantime New York Lawyers’ Guild have obtained an injunction against Brookfield Properties setting Tuesday for a hearing on the grounds that City officials had no right to establish rules after protesters began camping and marching in the park.  Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman cancels restraining order with a revision that protesters can march, but not camp out with sleeping bags, generators or tarps inside the park.  Judge agrees with Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials including U.S. Representative for New York’s 3rd Congressional District Peter King that safety and unsanitary conditions were an issue.  Mayor Mike Bloomberg says the city will still be fighting to get protesters out of Zuccotti.  “OWS” protesters go to police station to pick up their stuff.  On Wednesday, November 14th a protester is arrested after posting YouTube video threatening to fire bomb the city.

Shut down “NYSE” D-Day on Two-Month Anniversary

On Thursday November 15th around 7:00 a.m. thousands of protesters meet to shut down NYSE at 11 Wall Street.  They intend to be inside subway stations when the morning rush hour leaves the underground.  Service Employees International Union join protesters and go down to City Hall and then the Brooklyn Bridge with its festival of lights onto a pedestrian walk where they’ll be marching and chanting.  In the early morning hours a protester threw some type of liquid which might have been vinegar at the faces of 4 policemen while another cop got hit in the hand with a piece of glass and received 20 stitches were all taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital.  New York City police say 400 protesters were arrested when they blocked traffic and trucks making deliveries near Pine, Canal and Liberty.  Mobs of protesters were heard shouting “F**k You Bloomberg.”  Oscar-winning “Fargo” actress Frances McDormand seen among the crowd of protesters did not speak with reporters.  Brokers and office workers were also blocked from entering 40 Wall Street the Deutsche Bank building.  Demonstrators threw down barricades at Zuccotti then made their way to Foley Square where hundreds chanted “All day, All week Wall Street.”  Others shouted we need work wearing “99″ t-shirts.  San Francisco protesters stormed into a Bank of America branch located in the city’s downtown financial district and in Los Angeles 500 protesters paraded in front of Wells Fargo Plaza shouting “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.”  The “OWS” movement in Portland, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Arizona, Miami, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. rallied for economic inequality while protesters at a Dallas camp were evicted.  In Denver 17 people were arrested at Civic Center Park and three activists charged with felonies.  San Francisco’s University of California Police Chief on leave after two campus policemen pepper spray peaceful protesters which is now under investigation.  University of California Chancellor Linda Katehi apologizes to protesters for pepper spraying.  Victims’ medical bills for pepper spraying incident will be paid by the university.  There were many rallies, evictions and arrests held in at least 30 U.S. cities including foreign countries.

“Kicked out of Zuccotti”

On Sunday, November 20th “OWS” protesters made their way uptown to Mayor Bloomberg’s swanky Fifth and Madison Avenue mansion chanting, but were blocked by police from drumming.  Neighbors had to show I.D. as police put up barricades surrounding the street so protesters could not enter.  Mayor Bloomberg says protesters should vent their anger at Capitol Hill not the banking industry.  It’s estimated that protesters have cost the nation’s taxpayers $13 million.

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade”

Whoppi Goldberg of “The View” says protesters should not interfere with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Float Parade.  This holiday is where every girl and boy look forward to celebrate and enjoy spectacular helium balloons with Santa strolling down the avenue.

“Hearty Thanksgiving in Zuccotti Park”

This time instead of protesting Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings were given out to 500 people by volunteers near Zuccotti.  It was a festival of entertainment with music and guitar playing, but police stopped the drumming.  You could hear the chanting “Shop small businesses on Black Friday – Stay away from major retail chains.”

“Now Occupy This Album” to Benefit Movement

Legendary music artists released an album dedicating “99 tracks and 99 artists for the 99 percent” with Bob Dylan singing his 1964 protest anthem, “The Times They Are A Changin” supporting and benefiting protesters.  They hope to raise $1 million for the cause.  The money will be donated to “Occupy Wall Street” Fund and other major occupations across the country.

“Tea Party Activists vs. Occupy Nation Movement”

“OWS” protesters are at the crossroads after being tossed out of Zuccotti and other city parks, but dismantling tents is not the end of 99 percent.  Their movement has just begun, a war against the political rich that must be fixed.  Tea Party and “OWS” both agree that things cannot get done either by Democrats or Republicans in Washington.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says President Obama is just a “bystander” not a “leader.”  Boston Tea Party movement has been around for awhile starting with our Founding Fathers in the 17th century.  It still stands for controlling government spending while OWS protest greedy bankers and Wall Street.  The time has come for everyone to get together and select a candidate who will get the job done leading America into prosperity.

“From Zuccotti to Manhattan Office Buildings”

With donations pouring in the “OWS” movement has set up office space in lower Manhattan.  They are also considering an Art and Cultural Center somewhere in Brooklyn.

“Irate Protesters on Obama’s Manhattan Fundraiser”

Irate protesters came marching and drumming in front of the Sheraton Hotel in NYC where Obama had a fundraiser for $1,000 to $36,000 a plate.  Protesters chanting “That money should go toward job creation not campaigning.”

“Occupy Wall Street Uses its Might for Trinity Hunger Strike”

Occupy Wall Streeters is using its might by going on a hunger strike in an effort to convince Trinity Episcopal Church to use a vacant piece of land it owns on Canal and Sixth Avenue in lower Manhattan.  Should they be arrested the protesters will continue their hunger strike behind bars calling on occupiers to join their cause across the nation.

“Brookfield Properties Owe Tax Money”

It seems that Brookfield Properties owe the City of New York a whopping $139,000 in unpaid businesses taxes from 2006 to 2009 so it would be wise for Mayor Mike Bloomberg to distance himself from the owners of Zuccotti.

“Occupiers Shout Take Back the People’s House”

From December 5th-9th the 99% will vent their anger at Washington’s congressional leaders on Capitol Hill.  With unemployment benefits ending, payroll tax extension expiring, some 14 million people out of work who have lost everything including homes they once owned protesters march the halls for justice sitting outside or inside Senate offices shouting you must represent us not greedy corporations and the wealthy.

“Protester Gets Foot in the Door”

Tracy Postert, a 30-year-old Upper West Side resident “OWS” protester since October with a PH.D in Pharmacology was serving sandwiches and cleaning sidewalks around Zuccotti.  Tracy pounded the concrete streets for 15 days carrying a sign “I need a job, ask me for my resume.”  A passerby with the John Thomas Brokerage Firm on Wall Street hired Tracy as a junior analyst.  She’s now making a five figure salary.

“Occupy Movement Force Shut Down of West Coast Ports”

From Anchorage to San Diego the Occupy Movement marches to shut down West Coast shipping facilities.

“Protesters disrupt Iowa Republican Caucus Headquarters”

Eighteen protesters were arrested and given misdemeanors when they demonstrated and disrupted the Iowa campaign Presidential headquarters of Republican candidates Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

“Occupiers’ set American Flags on Fire “

On Friday, December 30th four male occupiers were arrested at a Charlotte, North Carolina encampment after setting two American flags on fire.  It is not illegal to burn an American flag, but the fire caused damage as firefighters were called in to douse the flames occupiers were jailed and charged with misdemeanors.

“Actress threatened on New Year’s Eve by NYPD”

57-year-old Ellen Barkin renowned actress who happens to live in the downtown area tweeted that on her way home she was stopped and shoved by a New York cop when 68 occupiers were arrested on New Year’s Eve taking down barricades as they tried once again to invade Zuccotti Park.  There were mounted police on the streets.  One police officer was stabbed and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

“Occupiers’ Octopus Float Jolts Pasadena Rose Bowl”

2011 ended with some 200 occupiers marching and chanting “We want economic justice” planned to jolt Rose Bowl Tournament of Roses Parade attaching a replica of the Constitution on an Octopus float made of recycled plastic tentacles representing Wall Street greed.  Occupiers were told by police if there was any parade disruption they could be arrested.  It was a peaceful demonstration.

“Occupy protesters trash Christie & Romney at N.H. rally”

Hard core “Occupy Wall Street” protesters at New Hampshire rally yelling at Christie and Romney how they kill jobs were promptly escorted out the door.  The 99% spoke out against Mitt Romney as a wealthy millionaire which Christie quickly attacked right back.  Gov. Chris Christie pointed out that he created 60,000 jobs in his State of New Jersey and Mitt Romney has always been for jobs and private industry.  Christie put one girl protester in line by saying “Sweetheart if anyone killed jobs it’s Obama’s administration” not the Republicans.

“Wall Street Protesters take back NYC’s Zuccotti”

On Tuesday evening, January 10th security guards working for the owners Brookfield Properties took down metal barricades at Zuccotti.  More than 200 protesters re-entered the park, but were not allowed sleeping bags or to lay around on the ground, although some were seen lying down.  The Civil Liberties Union fighting for their Constitutional rights as lawyers had filed papers with the city.

“Protesters praise Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy”

On Monday, January 16th protesters marched across the nation in celebration of civil rights leader Rev. Marin Luther King, Jr. and  his legacy on his 83rd birthday.  A man who stood for peace, the underprivileged, unions for all classes and poor people in foreign countries.  Today things have greatly changed with a worldwide depression that has brought economic inequality for millions no matter what color or creed.

“White House alarmed by apparent Smoke Bomb”

On Tuesday, January 17th hundreds of occupy protesters gathered outside the White House protesting Congress when some kind of a smoke bomb was thrown over iron gate which luckily President Obama and First Lady were out celebrating her “48th” birthday.  White House and the grounds went into lock down.

“Occupiers Dump Condoms in Rhode Island”

“OWS” protesters vent their issues as they crashed and trashed a “Pro-Life” event dumping condoms from a third floor balcony on Catholic school girls in a Rhode Island Capitol building.  People had a tough time speaking at the rally with all the protesters shouting,  Police were outnumbered so no one was “arrested or busted.”

“Smart to Trademark”

Long Island, New York couple thinks it’s a smart move to trademark “Occupy Wall Street” and are planning on putting the logo on bumper stickers, umbrellas, hand bags, back packs, underwear and footwear.  We’re capitalizing just like other people around the country and globally with “We are the 99%” and “Occupy D.C.”  Filed under the name “Diane Maresca” the registration was abandoned in early November.  The month of November saw new trademark registrations using the words from  “Occupy” to “Occupy Hip Hop”  “Occupy Any Wear” “Occupy United” “Occupy Together” and “Everywhere I Occupy I Go.”  So what’s next?

Android App “I’m Getting Arrested”

This app was designed with protesters in mind.  Got handcuffed in Zuccotti?  Arrested during a demonstration in Times Square? Notifying everyone of your whereabouts quickly tap the app.

“Wall Street Jobs Disappear in the New Year”

15,000 finance jobs will disappear from Wall Street in the new “2012″ year.  Fear lingers in the minds of young people that are putting their nose to the grind trying to find a job for the first time.

“Feed the Greed”

“Feed the Greed” The Real World (MTV) “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can tell their stories by applying online.

“Occupiers March Protesting Banks in Ten Major U.S. Cities”

Occupiers are marching in ten major cities across the country.   In NYC OWS are protesting “Bank of America” home foreclosures, but these “attention-getters” have no real message.  Some are homeless, jobless and others wannabee hippies.  No one has stated their goal and stepped up to the plate.

“OWS Mark Sixth-Month Anniversary at Zuccotti”

Spring is in the air – Occupiers are here

On Saturday, March 17th celebrating a St. Pat’s Day Parade hundreds of people descended on Wall Street’s financial district which began with marching on lower Broadway and ended with 73 arrests made by police who setup barricades around Zuccotti Park due to protesters installing now-illegal tents and sleeping bags and other encampment equipment.   Many demonstrators sat down locking arms and chanting “we are not afraid” saying they were “pushed and shoved” while some said they were beaten.  Police denied beating anyone as they cleared the streets.  Protesters were loaded onto an MTA bus.  “Occupy Spring is Here” as filmmaker Michael Moore spoke at yesterday’s march telling reporters “This park is sacred ground for millions of people across the country.”

“Michael Moore Draws Hecklers”

Millionaire Michael Moore heckled by occupiers for being too rich  signed autographs during six-month rally at Zuccotti.

“Grabbing Bull by its Testicles”

It was a spectacle when OWS removed barriers grabbing bronze bull’s testicles.  We’ll show you what mighty greed feels like.  In spite of the yelling and screaming no protesters were arrested.

“April Fools Day Marks Six-Month Anniversary”

A rainy Sunday was “April Fool’s Day” but no one was joking as hundreds of 99% protesters held up “Health Care” signs marching across the Brooklyn Bridge celebrating six-month anniversary.  The first protest resulted in 700 people being arrested for blocking traffic.  This time it was peaceful and no one was arrested.

Sean Hannity interviews Occupier Organizer

Harrison Schultz occupier organizer tells Sean Hannity host of Fox News that capitalism to him means “everything should be free.”  Hannity asks occupier so you believe people shouldn’t work for a living and the government pays for everything?  Schultz blames NYPD for rapes, drugs and violence in the parks where occupied movement set up an encampment by sending infiltrators.  Confronting an egoistic, lazy Schultz, Hannity does not believe any of this.  America!  It’s time to wake up and see that these are the kind of adults Obama has promised to deliver if he gets re-elected.

“LA to NYC marking “May Day” around the world and country”

No work – No school – No shopping – No banking!

Outside the USA, May 1st is “International Workers’ Day” in observance of speeches, rallies and demonstrations.  It originated in the U.S. labor movement.  Since 2006 American unions and immigrant rights activists have resurrected May 1st as a day of protest.  In the wake of Occupy Wall Street, a national movement for social justice will take to the streets giving their voice for democracy and equality.  It all began right after the Civil War when capitalism ran rampant across America.  Then came the “Glided Age” increasing wealth and growing political influence by corporate power brokers known as the “Robber Barons” (were businessmen John Jacob Astor (Fur, Real Estate) Andrew Carnegie (Steel) James Buchanan Duke (Tobacco) J.P. Morgan (Finance) John D. Rockefeller (Oil) Cornelius Vanderbilt (Water transportation and Railroads) industries generated great riches as the fortunate few grew, but at the expense of workers which many of them were immigrants working long hours under dangerous conditions with very little pay struggling through each day.  As the gap widened between the rich and the poor workers began to resist.  In the late 1800s there were strikes by thousands of railroad, factory and mine workers which shut down major industries demanding decent working conditions and actions for living wages.  By 1884 the Federation of Labor adopted that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.”  Unions and radical groups orchestrated  strikes and large-scale demonstrations across the nation and globally establishing “May Day” as an international holiday continuing the struggle for an eight hour day, workers’ rights and social justice.

With hundreds  of OWS demonstrators marking “May Day” on first Tuesday around the country, protesters on a rainy day in New York City marched and rallied in lower Manhattan from Bryant Park to Union Square with signs, bullhorns and other paraphernalia objecting to Wall Street corporate greed, foreclosures and the war which has taken the lives of many soldiers.  Some protesters looked for a meetup at the Brooklyn Bridge while nothing violent happened.  While most protesters were peaceful police had to arrest more than 50 people for disorderly conduct.  About 80 Occupy Wall Street organizers gathered in a stuffy basement of a lower Manhattan office building discussing final stages of the movement’s yearly action.

There were huge “May Day” marches across Asia and Europe.  Thousands turned out demanding higher wages in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan while around 100,000 marched in Russia’s downtown Moscow and 2,000 in Greece with its weak economy.

In Defense of 1%

Who is Edward Conrad?  Retired at 51 he’s part of the 1% and a man that worked as a business partner at the private equity firm Bain Capital for Mitt Romney helping to build it into a multi-billion dollar business says having a small elite with vast wealth is good for the poor and middle class of this country.  Of course the Occupy Movement would disagree.  Edward Conrad’s book “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong, he’s out to prove and persuade the 99% that this is true.  Conrad hopes to change the way we view the super rich’s role in our society.  While most Americans do not realize how the economy really works – that the superrich only spend a small portion of their wealth on personal comforts, the majority of their money is spent on productive businesses that make life better for everyone.  Most citizens are consumers not investors.  For example, let’s take the Google founder who might be very rich, but the world is far richer because of Google.  Conrad concludes that for every dollar an investor gets the public reaps up to $20 in value.  Conrad says we should all appreciate the vast wealth of others more because we’re benefiting proportionally.  It’s the top 1% who are responsible for the well-being of the 99%.

July 4th Rally in Philly

On Saturday, June 30th occupy groups and Tea Party Activists from across the country expecting to total around 2,000 protesters marching, speaking and camping will start gathering on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for July 4th festivities in unification of their movement against economic inequality.

Philadelphia “City of Brotherly Love” is bracing for at least one million tourists to enjoy the fireworks, concerts and celebrations.  Last year most protesters were largely peaceful, but officials became frustrated when some refused to leave City Hall plaza the police arrested and evicted those that decided to remain into late November.

OWS Oakland Crash and Smash

On Friday evening August 3rd between 100 to 200 occupy protesters with police following marched into downtown Oakland, California smashing car windows and throwing a brick at the glass storefront of President Obama’s campaign headquarters.  Luckily several campaign volunteer workers were not hurt.  Occupiers took to the streets after being denied a permit to demonstrate at a monthly art walk public gathering.  Oakland occupy movement has been the most violent clashing with law enforcement.

Marking One-Year Anniversary in NYC

On Saturday, September 15th a small crowd of around 300 people observed the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in NYC.  Protesters first gathered in Washington Square and ended near Trinity Church across the street from Zuccotti where police took at least a dozen protesters into custody.  The march is the first of a three-day event in which “OWS” will protest against economic inequality spreading to other parts of the country and 30 cities globally.

On Monday, September 17th hundreds of protesters returned to Wall Street and sat down on the ground blocking access to the Stock Exchange, but police quickly intervened arresting 185 people who shouted it’s an unfair economic system that only benefits super rich and corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens.  Other protesters began waving banners, banging on drums, marching, chanting and singing “Happy Birthday” on their one-year anniversary.

Occupy Unmasked (

Coming to movie theaters September 21st in Memoriam Andrew Breitbart (2/1/1969 – 3/1/2012) one of the filmmakers delves deep beneath surface of Occupy Wall Street Movement revealing its dark anarchist roots.  Film is available on DVD.

Occupy Sandy

From Occupy Wall Street protesters to volunteers, Occupy Monster Sandy group members across the New York area deliver aid including hot meals, food, water, medicine and sleeping blankets to storm victims.

Female OWS Protester Faces Seven Years in Prison

25-year-old Cecily McMillan a female OWS protester following a three-week trial in Manhattan Supreme Court was convicted by a jury on May 5, 2014 of assaulting a cop in Zuccotti Park.  She didn’t remember hitting him, but there was a video of the incident.  McMillan could get probation.  Court ordered held without bail until May 19th sentencing.  Her attorney says she would be appealing.  Wall Street activist sentenced to 96 days in the pokey for assaulting policeman.

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Hey kid can’t give up that cigarette? Better yet, why don’t you smoke yourself to death? Yep, take another puff schmuck! Go right ahead and choke on that smoke you damn dope. Nope, I’m not some whacko. If those cigs are so great and you think they’ve got a pleasing taste why don’t you take off that white paper wrapper and start chewing the tobacco.

Have you ever heard of the stuff called “Snuff?” People chew it and then spit out the stuff. They can’t seem to get enough of the gooky black snuff. Not only does it taste like shit, but your breath won’t smell right and your pearly whites will be yellow for the rest of your life. Of course you could purchase the mint snuff, but it’s still pretty bad stuff. Just do yourself a favor and get rid of those cigs before you start looking like some sick pig gasping and fighting for your life. There’s really no other way unless you want to die from lung decay.

Here are a few quick methods to stop coughing and choking from smoking. There are special tablets and drops to help you stop. Another way is by putting a magnetic device behind your ear to help you fight lighting up and taking another puff. Nicotine patches, lozenges or flavored coated gum are also great substitutes to eliminate the urge. Purging those cigarettes is your best bet. These special tablets, drops, magnetic ear device, nicotine patches, lozenges or flavored coated gum will give you long-lasting action and great satisfaction to get rid of your craving. Think of all the cigarette money you’ll be saving. No one wants to be a tobacco slave and land in the grave.

Whenever you crave a cig kid make a promise to yourself that you’ll never go back to opening up another pack. Pick up some nicotine flavored coated gum, lozenges, patches, special tablets, drops and don’t think twice about a magnetic ear device to get you on the right track. Remember it’s better to win than giving in and going on a cigarette binge.

Cigarette smoking is an addiction that not only causes the human body harm and affliction, but others around you are bound to get sick from the toxic effects of that cigarette. Tobacco smoke contributes to heart and lung disease, strokes, breathing problems, allergies, sinus headaches and migraines. It will lessen the drain on your body if you refrain. Smoking is a bitch to lick. Don’t be tricked by SmokeStik. This product is not a smokeless cigarette it’s filled with liquid nicotine and food grade flavorings are heated up by the gadgets battery to create a mist for the user to inhale and exhale. It’s hard to understand how this product is harmless for the smoker as he or she is still inhaling besides exhaling nicotine making it harmful and very annoying as second-hand smoke is no joke.  Sure seems much safer than a traditional cigarette, but the goal is to quit using nicotine entirely.

SmokeStik does not seem like the best option and should come with some sort of instructions on how to slowly lessen usage to fully quit smoking. It is not the only electronic cigarette which some versions claim to be nicotine free. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not fully evaluated eCigarettes for safety and some electronic cigarettes claiming to contain no nicotine did in fact contain this substance.

FDA has sent five American cigarette companies and many E-Cigarette businesses warning letters for their violations including unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing.

Smoking is a bitch to lick, but you can kick this bad habit. Get rid of that pack of cigs.

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Thought I saw a drone flying low outside my home.  I was all alone.  My neighbor phoned that she saw something that looked like a drone.  It was frightening and scary.  I called the authorities, but they told me not to worry.  The drone was delivering delicious pizzas to some of the neighbors.

What a way to start the day.  I asked a policeman if he knew the name of pizza company and he told me it was “Pizza Heaven.”  The pizza dough did have a heavenly smell as it passed by my window.

Couldn’t wait to place an order for heavenly pizzas with toppings.  When a drone delivered the pizzas they were decorated with tiny chili cheesy cones.  It was not only thin and flaky, but extremely tasty.  The next time I order a heavenly pizza by phone hope it will be delivered by a drone.

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(Airlines complaining that drones are flying too close)

(California bans Paparazzi drones)

(Companies looking for drone pilots – Salary $100,000)

(President Obama calls for regulations ever since drone found on White House grounds)

(Secret Service to conduct drone exercises over D.C. )

(New FAA rules coming soon)

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