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Shot for filming

This Seattle protester was shot by a cop for filming them. Watch:

Most Americans are strongly in favor of higher taxes on the rich and many other common-sense measures that David Leonhardt’s article either doesn’t mention or carefully downplays. More here.

Student loans

I was just saying to someone the other day that I’m surprised Occupy isn’t spending more time on repealing the bankruptcy reforms. This is only one of the many reasons that’s a good idea.


It’s because all of a sudden, Americans just decided to be slackers! If only they’d pull themselves back up by their bootstraps… well, if they had bootstraps left…

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known – reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent.

The numbers released Monday are a new supplemental poverty measure aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty of America. They are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15.1 percent, or a record 46.2 million, that was reported in September.

Much of the increase in the new measure comes from rising everyday costs, such as out-of-pocket medical expenses, that aren’t factored into the official rate. Americans 65 or older had the biggest poverty jump – 15.9 percent, versus 9 percent under the official formula.

And then there were four

Another women alleges sexual harassment by Herman Cain. Press conference at 1:30pm EST.


What a crazy, un-American idea! Let the people vote on the super committee austerity plan? What is this, Greece? Ha!

Jimmy Breslin

On Occupy Wall Street and the media:

I am starting the day reading the paper while I’m walking to the subway to go downtown to cheer a new gathering of the Wall Street protesters. The entire city is just starting to be convinced that these crowds are going to change things and forever. Just follow the numbers and energy of the people.

Still, the people you thought would be first to tell the country all about this are news people. But they have stayed seated in the office. These desks in a warm office save some newsmen from going out to the site where they would have to get cold and push through the crowds of protesters. That is work — and they are not so busy at that.

Instead, they’re telling another kind of story.

The New York Post had a front-page headline on Thursday for the city:

“Enough! Post Editorial. Mr. Mayor, it is time to reclaim Zuccotti Park — and New York City’s dignity.”

The paper’s ownership comes out of Australia and LondonEngland. The owner is Rupert Murdoch, who is friendly with New York politicians who fall down when they get a glimpse of his money.
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A wedding at Occupy Philly

View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.

And for their honeymoon, they plan to visit other East Coast Occupy sites. Aww!

Two members of the Occupy Philadelphia protest movement put politics on hold for a day to form a more perfect union – their own.

Alicia “Ally” Nauss, 24, of Philadelphia and Adam Hill, 27, of Norristown, who met a month ago while working at the information tent at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment next to City Hall, were wed Sunday afternoon before scores of fellow protesters and other onlookers.

“It just made sense,” Nauss said before the ceremony at the encampment. “We met here, we fell in love here, and this is our lives right now. We really believe in this movement.”

Minister Michael Pierce, a fellow Occupy member who officiated as the couple exchanged vows and rings, invited all to witness as the two vowed “to occupy each other.”

“One day you’ll be able to tell your grandchildren that on the day you met was the day the world changed, the day the world woke up,” he said as the couple exchanged rings and read vows promising respect, honor, kindness and compassion.

“I now pronounce you two ‘occupied,’ Pierce said to the cheers of onlookers and the silent hands-aloft, finger-waggling movement’s gesture of approval.

The bride wore a backless champagne-colored gown, the groom a dark suit, and her daughter Rhys, 2, who reposed in her mother’s arms as vows were exchanged, a pink and white dress and brown boots while clutching a white bunny.

Nauss said the couple have lately been spending about half of the week at the encampment, retreating indoors when Rhys is with them so as not to expose her to any harsh weather. But they probably wouldn’t be spending their wedding night there.

“Too many people know where our tents are,” she said.


Diane Birch and Daryl Hall:

How often have great literary works been made into great movies? Certainly more often than the Eagles have won the Super Bowl (never), but only slightly more often than the Phillies have won the NL championship (seven times). More here.

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