Why I'm an Omnivore.
Omnivores, if you don’t know, are animals that can eat both grass and meat. I’ll start by asking some questions: Humans don’t eat each other… most don’t anyway, so no questions need to be asked there. We do eat plants and animals though. So let’s ask an animal how it feels about us eating it. While we’re at it let’s ask plants and grains how they...
(The following event took place on or around February 10th) #Occupypep was insane. First I hung out with the crowd across the street from Brooklyn Technical High School. Heard some speak outs from politicians who of course said the generic crap about “students need education, can’t cut funding, blah blah blah.” Even heard from Marty Markowitz too. I heckled him personally...
Occupy is only dead if you say it is
As a general point of information: To all those who think the Occupy movement is “dead.” My response, the movement is only dead if YOU say it is. The Occupiers who have been with the movement from the start have not rested a day since it began. Even though the numbers have dwindled since our Times Square march, or our walk over the Brooklyn Bridge; I can assure you there are...
Livestreaming for Occupy Wall Street
If you want to help Occupy a great way to get involved (without even really doing much) is to become a livestreamer. If you have a smartphone get the ustream or the bambuzer app. It’s free to create an account on those sites. Once you’re set up all you have to do is this: On ustream, open the app and select “go live.” next in the box you will see type in...
When the skies fill with fire, Will we forget where we came from. Be it a storm or a fallout, Will our progression face never-ending drought? From a time of primates We have been guided by the North Star. But upon reaching civilization… Will the clouds become napalm? Will we risk ourselves, gone. The full reaching unity Which maintains its potential… Can it surpass...
Chanting the wrong things at marches
I really don’t get why, when marching, there are certain chants that do nothing but antagonize the police. A chant about Police Brutality like “From Oakland to Greece, Stop Police Brutality” makes sense. However a chant like “whoop whoop, that’s the sound of the police” does nothing put taunt someone to be violent. A chant like “Obama, come out,...
A comment on the recent trend against bullying. How about this? Instead of ceaselessly analyzing the bully and what makes him tick, and just how much psychological damage is inflicted upon the victim, lets add a few things to the mixture: First, get the bullies parents to be responsible. Second, talk to the victim and get him/her to stand up for themselves. Not necessarily violently,...
So these days, if you look up 1 sentence descriptions of any historical figure, and it tries to put them in a positive light it will always say “this person had a great respect for people, and always donated to the poor.” If we lived back 50 years ago and were looking the person up then we’d probably see this “this person hated black people, jews, and hispanics. the irish...
“It’s never thrilling to watch mass demise when you know it’s because people are too stupid to open their eyes.”
I am a livestreamer for Occupy Wall Street and I want to make note of something. Whenever I’m livestreaming, and I stream police officers in riot gear, I am NOT streaming them for the sake of ridicule or insult. During most marches it is pretty obvious that Occupiers just walk forward and 90% of us remain nonviolent, respectful, and responsible the entire time. If I film an arrest...
The Republican Race
So people keep focusing on the Republican race for the Presidential Nomination. My feeling is, I’d never vote for them anyway so I really just don’t give a shit. The only REALLY absurd thing I’ve heard from the Republicans is when Newt Gingrich said he wanted to colonize the moon. Not “let’s go to moon!!” He said to “colonize it.” I mean,...
Internet and the Post Office
I was hanging out at the Occupy office a few days ago having a discussion about the following issue: There are plenty of people in this country with very sub-par internet connections. Due to monopolies, providers have no interest in providing better services as they are faced with little to no competition. The public suffers greatly as a result of this. The providers also keep raising...
Anonymous asked: He's written tons of speeches, essays, and books on it. You don't have to read between the lines. Pay attention. He's specific: you don't have a right to force someone to labor for you. A right to HAVE health care, like youu phrase it, is a right to force someone to perform health-related labor on you. He's been clear.
Ron Paul can be sneaky with words too
Just a real quick note about Ron Paul. He is certainly consistent in his views on ending wars, auditing the Fed, and ending the drug war. He’s even consistent about his views of universal healthcare. It think it must be noted though, in his own way, he’s just as sneaky as the rest of them. He has said everyone should have the freedom to choose whether or not we have...
New Year's Eve with Occupy Wall Street (detailed...
(NOTE: I will be a livestreamer for future events so if you are interested follow me @stopmotionsolo on twitter and my watch www.ustream.tv/user/stopmotionsolo) I don’t think I’ve ever had a more exciting New Year’s Eve. I’m going to try to recount the night’s events chronologically… This might be difficult haha. I got to Zuccotti Park around...
Wealthy people for the people?
Gotta point out something quickly. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have come out and said that “while tax breaks are nice, they don’t need them.” Warren Buffett made some attempt to bring legislation to back up his talk. However, though at least Bill Gates is considered a philanthropist, have either of them actually pumped money into congress (or lobbied at all) in dispute...
All this police brutality
Someone made a comment not too long ago about the recent brutality we’ve been seeing in the news. He asked if this brutality was taking our attention away from the issues which were originally the reasons for protesting in the first place. Some arrests and brutality, though horrible to see, are good for exposure and drawing more support for a cause. Too much of these things will...
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I don’t hear voices. I see faces!
I’m listening to a war documentary on history channel and I notice how it’s all narrated by a man and is very to the point and historical. I had the thought, “what if it were narrated by a woman and was presented with the stereotypical female perspective in one of those jokes comparing how men describe things, as opposed to women?” “It was such a beautiful day when...
Michael Jackson wins in death
Michael Jackson’s doctor convicted. Apparently, even after death hollywood celebrities still can’t lose.
Fix the economy
So I had an idea of how we could fix the world economy in 5 seconds. Give the people all the money they already have in the banks back (if any money has been lost we can always create it out of nothing, we’re not strangers to that). Then allow those banks to fail. Next, forgive all debt. Problem solved. Next thing we could do is just eradicate the concept of money since all it...
Evangelical Christians and why we need them.
So I had a thought. Evangelical Christians, it’s not that they aren’t smart, or analytical or don’t read. It’s that they only read and analyze obsessively ONE THING, the bible. They have very keen, strict interpretations of the bible as well. Furthermore they are extremely disciplined in their studies of it. Can you imagine what would happen if that focus was...
The Occupy Wall Street Movement
I have to speak briefly in the defense of some of the uncertain press that has come out with relation to Occupy Wall Street. This isn’t a defense saying they are accurate in their portrayals. It’s more of a defense to say that I can understand why they are reporting the way they are, even if you take out the bias of a corporate backing. Most of them probably do not spend a...
The term “grammar-nazi” is grammatically incorrect because it refers to people who correct more than just grammar.
CEO's in heaven.
I can just imagine everyone on the planet dying and going to hell for not being more responsible with the Earth. The wealthy CEO’s though die and go to heaven, because God has an incurable need for blue jeans, beer, and a bank account.
Columbus was a poser. Vespuchi all the way.
Fuck Christopher Columbus, I’m all about Amerigo Vespuchi. Vespuchi btw is the man whom America was named after. Columbus stumbled on Columbia. Vespuchi was the one to go to the king and say “it’s not China, it’s a new land we can colonize that we didn’t know previously existed.” So I suppose this means that unlike the rest of you posers today, I’m the...
What might need to happen to our economy.
So I had a depressing realization today based on two things: The first, Noam Chomsky’s assertion that since the early 20’s the winning candidate in most elections has been the one who spent the most. The second: people have to feel personal pain before they take action to save an economy. For the sake of elaboration on this I will use the example of FDR’s candidacy for the...
The Stock Market, and what we don't understand.
Let’s examine Wall Street. I’m not referring to the recent protests there, I’m referring to the effect which the Stock Market has on the overall economy. I want to say now that it is a little scary that it does in fact have the effect it can. The stock market does not actually contribute any money to the economy at all. It is just money which is ALREADY IN THE ECONOMY, being...
They used to say that the worst thing to happen to the ruling classes was that the commoners learned to read. Now that worst thing is worldwide internet access.
I've seen it all
A homeless dude just yelled out “michael jackson died for us”
I realized today, and i’m baffled as to how it happened, but it is often said that the death of JFK (and the 60’s in general) was the “death of american innocence.” What fascinates me is, if that was indeed the case, we somehow managed to regain our innocence or the protests going on in the country right now wouldn’t be necessary.
Prepare to shit yourselves →
This dates back to 71 mind you. I can’t even blame the FIRST Bush for this lol Not even REAGAN. Fuck, all of my liberal ranting is useless here. It happened during Nixon, and those rants are just cliche.
I got high off my leg once…It was asleep.
The vegetable marijuana
So a vegetable is pretty much anything which grows in the ground and is eaten during the course of a meal. You could eat pot brownies during a meal. Thus they are a vegetable. So the next time your mom says “eat your vegetables!” You can respond with “Gladly, pass a brownie. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to do my homework though.”
If I ever get sentenced to 3 life-terms in prison the first thing I’m gonna say to the judge is: “Really, you’re honor? 3 life-terms? What are you gonna do, grab my soul after I die and stick it in a freezer? Like seriously, how the fuck are you gonna give me 3 life-terms? Force me to have a kid and then imprison it as a symbolic notion that you are imprisoning my blood-line...