In a world where everything is happening at an ever accelerating pace, and the MSM is more into lulling you to sleep mode with the psuedo-politics and celebrity watches (with as many commercials as possible per segment), it is hard to focus on the important issues; the issues that will directly affect your life.
For the next few weeks we suggest you pay attention to these issues.
Wall Street Protests
The protest that started without leaders or agenda has really picked up steam and has spread to 26 cities nationwide. There is also a singular articulate voice arising from the group. Simply put, it states that the 99% of us are no longer going to tolerate the greed and avarice of the 1% and their hijacking of the political system in America.
Specifically, the organization has issued this statement below. I think you will find it both interesting that MSM is portraying these demonstrations as unorganized gatherings of druggies, the usual assortment of protestors that show up at G7 meetings, etc. I think after reading their statement you will understand that these demonstrations are much more than that. You be the judge.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*
To the people of the world,
We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.
Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.
To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.
Join us and make your voices heard!
*These grievances are not all-inclusive.
The Second Issue to watch is the slow “Sam Peckinpah” demise of the EU. There is talk of having the IMF step up and buy all of the paper, but it just that talk. Walking the walk would mean that member countries would have to pony up about $3.7 Trillion and either they simple don’t have that kind of dough or the political will to extract it from their people. Germany is frantically printing Deutschmarks as we speak. The impact to the markets is well.. can you say tsunami.
The Third Issue remains the solar weather. We have currently one of the most active “earth facing” sunspot situations so far. Two of the most active and of concern areas are Sunspot #1305 which has already produce a couple of impressive CMEs and geo-storms, and Sunspot #1313 which is just now rotating into view. #1313 is believed to have produced the “full Halo” CME on the backside just a few days ago. Check those batteries and candles one more time.
Finally, we have some interesting news out of NASA on Wednesday. It seems just as we to pass through the path of the non-important ELENIN path, we ARE going to encounter a “Draconid Meteor Outburst!” Honest folks, I couldn’t make this up. This from NASA:
Draconid Meteor Outburst
Oct. 4, 2011: On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors. “We’re predicting as many as 750 meteors per hour,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “The timing of the shower favors observers in the Middle East, north Africa and parts of Europe.”
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner in Nov. 1998 photographed by astronomers at Kitt Peak. Every 6.6 years Comet Giacobini-Zinner swings through the inner solar system. With each visit, it lays down a narrow filament of dust, over time forming a network of filaments that Earth encounters every year in early October. “Most years, we pass through gaps between filaments, maybe just grazing one or two as we go by,” says Cooke. “Occasionally, though, we hit one nearly head on–and the fireworks begin.” 2011 could be such a year. Forecasters at NASA and elsewhere agree that Earth is heading for three or more filaments on October 8th. Multiple encounters should produce a series of variable outbursts beginning around 1600 Universal Time (noon EDT) with the strongest activity between 1900 and 2100 UT (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT). Forecasters aren’t sure how strong the display will be, mainly because the comet had a close encounter with Jupiter in the late 1880s. At that time, the giant planet’s gravitational pull altered the comet’s orbit and introduced some uncertainty into the location of filaments it has shed since then. Competing models place the filaments in slightly different spots; as a result, estimated meteor rates range from dozens to hundreds per hour.
So make sure you have your popcorn and beer stocked up. It looks like an interesting helluva of a week.