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#GreenPirateAlliance -- [alternative energy, environmental protection; open internet, open government; legalized marijuana]

... our goal is to encourage #Occupy to embrace the Pirate Party

We support both PPI and WPP [World Pirate Party] strategies.

Below is the WPP manifesto (as presented by Adbusters):

We, the people of Planet Earth, hereby launch the World Pirate Party, a global horizontal people’s party for all those who are ready to stand up for and fight for our blue-green-black platform:

Blue – the color of intellect and imagination – stands for mental environmentalism and our party’s commitment to the vision of internet democracy championed by the Pirate Parties of Europe.

Green – the hue of Earth and immortality – stands for the four-decade-strong resistance movement against environmental degradation which we must win for a sane, sustainable future.

Black – the tenor of struggle and justice – stands for our party’s promise to abolish corporate personhood and institute a new global world order in which corporations bow to the will of the people.

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Disclaimer: OTP (Occupy The Polls) is not an "officially" endorsed #occupy page. We have been involved with Occupy since day 1 (Sept 17, 2011), but the movement has always had a somewhat ambiguous stance on the utility of voting. Understandably. We feel, however, that in addition to occupying, citizens need to become radically politicized. 

OTP: Twitter ... SoundCloud ...

Also of Interest to Us: #pirateparty #PPInt




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#NewHampshire voters are heading the ballot box for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Tuesday, with record turnouts reported across the state throughout the day and half a million Granite State residents predicted to cast votes. Polls close statewide at 7pm EST.

#BernieSanders scored a largely symbolic but auspicious early-morning win in the small district of Dixville Notch, which historically opens the primary. The U.S. senator from Vermont headed into the primary with a double-digit lead over national frontrunner #HillaryClinton. 
New Hampshire voters are heading the ballot box for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Tuesday, with record turnouts reported across the state throughout the day and half a million Granite State residents predicted to cast votes. Polls close statewide at 7pm EST.
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"People In The Market For Many, Many Years Have Been Replaced By An Algorithm" -- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-08/people-market-many-many-years-have-been-replaced-algorithm

This is how [ZH] summarized ... almost exactly two years ago:

With increasingly more homo sapiens-type banker FX traders being laid off left and right for pervasive and ubiquitous manipulation of currencies (who can forget the infamous "Cartel" chat room, JPM's head of spot trading presiding), what this means is that more and more algos will rush into this product to fill the voids left by carbon-based traders.

Two years later, Bloomberg caught up to the fate of what it calls #WallStreet's "dying breed", the once proud FX traders who over the past two years have become an endangered species between losing their jobs to Virtu's #algos, and to countless FX rigging scandals which revealed that the world's biggest market was nothing but one grand conspiracy in which a handful of banks schemed illegally in so-called chat rooms.

#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #ThisTown #FX
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When a ship runs aground, the women and children are loaded onto lifeboats first – until two passengers (Larry David, Sen. #BernieSanders) voice their objections.
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"You could take #LloydBlankfein in an alley and slit his throat, and it would satisfy them for about two days," Clinton said. "Then the blood lust would rise again."

Ordinary people aren't just overemotional and dumb, they're also zombies! They don't have grievances, just blood lusts.

The attitude shared by Lloyd and Geithner and Bill Clinton is that the mindless quality of public discontent means that there's no point in worrying about it, or negotiating with it. This is funny because Blankfein is the one complaining that people like Sanders and his followers don't want to compromise with him.
Lloyd Blankfein charges for investment advice — but his political wisdom is free
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Back alley throat slitting isn't in our best interests, madam Secretary. However fining these crooks, regulating their industries, taxing them, then jailing their asses would go quite a long way indeed.
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During a campaign event in Concord on Saturday, the former Secretary of State declared: "Young women have to support #HillaryClinton. The story is not over!"

"They’re going to want to push us back," she continued. "It’s not done and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other."

#Sociopaths4Hillary ... #HillaryHell
Maybe it wasn't such a great idea for Hillary Clinton to invite Madeleine Albright to campaign for her in New Hampshire. During a campaign event in Concord on Saturday, the former Secretary of State declared: "Young women have to support Hillary Clinton. The story is not over!"
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+Bruce Bigby How will she be on a goal ?
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Update (9:54 PM): A 'Huuge' victory in New Hampshire, fueled by record-breaking and enthusiastic turnout, is just a taste of things to come says #BernieSanders

Bernie Sanders took the stage in #NewHampshire on Tuesday night after claiming victory, by what appears to be a substantial margin, over #HillaryClinton.

"Together we have sent the message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California," Sanders told the crowd. "And that is: that the government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs."
Update (9:54 PM): A 'Huuge' victory in New Hampshire, fueled by record-breaking and enthusiastic turnout, is just a taste of things to come says Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders took the stage in New Hampshire on Tuesday night after claiming victory, by what appears to be a substantial margin, over Hillary Clinton.
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"We the People in order to form a more perfect Union,....."
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Iran hosts some of the world’s oldest cultural monuments, including 19 Unesco World Heritage Sites, and its varied terrain ranges from desert locales to ski resorts.

#SkiIran ... #SkiSochi ... #SurfCrimea ... #FuckMurika
 
American tourists are heading to Iran in the aftermath of last month’s sanctions removal which saw Iranian tourism boom again, a new report says.
A new report says American tourists head to Iran after sanctions lift.
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Selling public assets in exchange for a one-time payment is what the city of Chicago government did when it sold the 75 year revenue stream of its parking meters for a one-time payment.

The Chicago government got money for one year by giving up 75 years of revenues. By sacrificing public revenues, the Chicago government saved real estate and private wealth from being taxed and also allowed #WallStreet investment banks to make a fortune.
Two years ago, Russian officials discussed plans to privatize a group of national enterprises headed by the oil producer Rosneft, the VTB Bank, Aeroflot, and Russian Railways.
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With so many bold proposals, what might a #BernieSanders presidency do to the national economy?

It turns out, great things.

In fact, according to the economist who performed the first independent, comprehensive analysis of the candidate's economic agenda, a Sanders win could usher in a modern-day #NewDeal, under which Americans would see incomes rise, job markets grow, and an overall budget surplus by his second term. 
With so many bold proposals, what might a Bernie Sanders presidency do to the national economy? It turns out, great things. In fact, according to the economist who performed the first independent, comprehensive analysis of the candidate's economic agenda, a Sanders win could usher in a modern-day "New Deal," under which Americans would see incomes rise, job markets grow, and an overall budget surplus by his second term.
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Agreed.  I think we are of the same generation, have seen the same events, but interpret in slightly different ways.  My father was a businessman, but I've always worked in the public sector.
I'm fortunate to have grown up when I did and quite pleased that I will not be around when things get VERY messy.  Established power structures never go quietly. 
Let's see what happens in New Hampshire and on Super Tuesday.
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The rule of law enforcement, a new column by National Magazine Award winner #BarrettBrown -- https://theintercept.com/2016/02/02/barrett-brown-the-rule-of-law-enforcement/

"AFTER HAVING SPENT the prior six months in a fruitless cycle of retaliation and counter-retaliation and counter-counter-retaliation with the administration of the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Worth, where I managed to do about half of my time in the hole before finally getting kicked out altogether, I was delighted to arrive here at FCI Three Rivers, a medium security prison subject to occasional outbreaks of gang warfare that also happens to be quite a lot of fun.

And though one’s first few days at a new prison are always given over largely to errands and social obligations, I did manage to get in some much-needed reading time when someone lent me a copy of Five Families, a history of the American mafia by the veteran New York Times crime reporter Selwyn Raab." -- Barrett Brown

#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #Clocks #FreeBB
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each prison is its own unique snowflake, fluttering about on gusts of cultural drift and BOP lawlessness
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International relations expert Rob Prince shares this sentiment. He believes that Washington wants President Bashar al-Assad out of the picture "so that the oil fields and pipeline corridors could be secured by the western oil giants and protected by new US military bases sprinkled across the country."

In the expert's opinion, this has been Washington's "basic game plan since Day 1."

#Syria v. #AmericanExceptionalism 
Washington's true intentions with regard to Syria have long been a hot topic, with many saying that the Obama administration is still determined to pursue a regime change in the war-torn Arab country despite the fact that it has toned down its "Assad must go" rhetoric.
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That is why the US and Israel created , funded, and armed ISIS and turned them loose on the citizens of Syria. Destroying the EU and thus eliminating the Euro as a competitive currency is just a side benefit, just Cheney gravy if you will.
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