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I didn’t realize car wash workers work for tips. Horrible!

They took the books – again

Why didn’t they just Tase the books if they were so dangerous? Last night:

The NYPD seized the People’s Library again tonight. We set up the library again today with 100 books, and the police came over this evening and stood in a line around the books, blocking anyone from reaching the books by creating a fence with their batons. The officers then ordered the Brookfield property sanitation crew to throw them in a trash can. We photographed it all, and video is available on the blog here. The police were asked why they were taking the books and one officer said “I don’t know.”

Them belly full…

This one is for the gang of donors at the breakfast fundraiser for Sen. Jon Kyl, who is often mistaken for an overfed rhino:

Philly piggie of the week

Sen. Kyl, you’re the worst…

… Time to put the people first.

He might not be the absolute worst of the Republican politicians owned by the rich, but he’s near the top, and he’s on the so-called Super Committee.

Here’s why the careful candidate literally has nothing to hide:

Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor’s office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives, and the Romney administration’s emails were all wiped from a server, according to interviews and records obtained by the Globe.

Romney administration officials had the remaining computers in the governor’s office replaced just before Governor Deval Patrick staff showed up to take power in January 2007, according to Mark Reilly, Patrick’s chief legal counsel.

As a result, Patrick’s office, which has been bombarded with inquires for records from the Romney era, has no electronic record of any Romney administration emails, Reilly said.

More here.

Why Republicans love privatization…

… and high incarceration rates:

Last year the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prison company, received $74 million of taxpayers’ money to run immigration detention centers. Their largest facility in Lumpkin, Georgia, receives $200 a night for each of the 2,000 detainees it holds, and rakes in yearly profits between $35 million and $50 million.

Prisoners held in this remote facility depend on the prison’s phones to communicate with their lawyers and loved ones. Exploiting inmates’ need, CCA charges detainees here $5 per minute to make phone calls. Yet the prison only pays inmates who work at the facility $1 a day. At that rate, it would take five days to pay for just one minute.

More here.

Dorli Rainey

Just want to make sure everyone sees this remarkable interview with the 84-year-old activist who was pepper-sprayed at Occupy Seattle. She’s a real hero:

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