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OccupyPhilly took part in a joint action with the former ACORN in Philly today at Wells Fargo, about the millions of dollars they charged the school district over credit default swaps:

Baby I’m a-mazed

See, I don’t get that whole corn maze thing. It sounds incredibly boring. They used to have them near the Hellmouth, but I was never tempted to go to one. It just never seemed like my idea of a good time.

I’ll bet these people agree with me now.

Another day in Crazyland

“Oh shit,” I said to myself. “Self, you need to go get your new photo license before you get on the plane tomorrow, because your old one expired last week.”

So I found the new photo card, grabbed my purse and ran downstairs to make it to the license center before closing — but my battery was dead.

My battery was dead because for days, I had an “open door” sign that wouldn’t go away. I never made the connection.

Fortunately, my landlord had one of those chargers. “Don’t you have a passport?” he asked. “No, I’m an American,” I explained. Anyway, he hooked up the charger and after 15 minutes or so, I was on my way. I got there just before the place closed, and even though I was out of breath and my hair was flying all over the place, at least I have an official ID and can get on the plane tomorrow.

What I really need is a wife.

Heh

So you see, their op-ed page isn’t the only place where they lie!

One of Rupert Murdoch’s most senior European executives has resigned following Guardian inquiries about a circulation scam at News Corporation’s flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal.

The Guardian found evidence that the Journal had been channelling money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal’s true circulation.

The bizarre scheme included a formal, written contract in which the Journal persuaded one company to co-operate by agreeing to publish articles that promoted its activities, a move which led some staff to accuse the paper’s management of violating journalistic ethics and jeopardising its treasured reputation for editorial quality.

Internal emails and documents suggest the scam was promoted by Andrew Langhoff, the European managing director of the Journal’s parent company, Dow Jones and Co, which was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation in July 2007. Langhoff resigned on Tuesday.

Teamsters

At OccupyPhilly:

Laughing at tornadoes

The band parked at a diner in Kansas and a tornado blew up. There was darkness and then hail that ricocheted off the RV like a million BBs. I laughed as Barney told the story, but I tried not to really think about it. More here.

How to Occupy New Haven

Useful little video about how they planned their occupation:

If you’re in the market

For a new phone, this seems like a good deal.

Trying to ride the wave

See, kids? This is what political leverage looks like!

Strike prevention

Q: Which side is Obama on? A: Ha ha, just kidding!

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