Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, Mike made his fifth visit to #OccupyWallStreet and delivered the following address from the steps on the east side of Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) amplified by the ‘human microphone’:
“This is a historic day. This movement has come together because the people wanted it to happen. Not because of a leader. Not because of a dues-paying organization, but because the people wanted it. I love the human microphone and I’ll tell you why. Because this isn’t just my voice or his voice or her voice. It’s all of our voices. Let’s keep the movement like this. Do not let politicians co-opt this movement. Each one of you here today represents another 100,000 Americans who couldn’t be here today but are happy that you are here. And they will be there in their cities. The occupy movement is everywhere. Occupy! Everywhere! Continue reading →
Pursuit of Happiness YOGA sends Pizza to Wisconsin State Capitol to feed union protesters…
Ian’s Pizza has reported that they have received orders from over 38 states and 12 countries, even China, Turkey, Germany and Egypt.
Here is the contact information for Ian’s Pizza if you want to show your compassion, empathy and support for what is going with the war on Democracy and the middle class in Wisconsin:
Hours Sun – Fri: 11:00am – 2:30am Sat: 10:00am – 2:30am Address: 115 State St. Madison, WI 53703 Phone: 608.257.ZA4U (9248) Email: email@example.com Please do not use this email address to place orders! Or just click below:
Out of the fire our future will be written and all who have forgotten or who have been in fear to stand up for what is good and right about us; like ethics, humanity, collective consciousness and the truth that all beings should have the right to pursue Happiness. These people who ignore the responsibility to think in… Terms of the next 7 generations into the future rather than a 24 hour news cycle or a business quarter will have missed the opportunity to suck all the juice out of the fruit of living and being here now! We are at a crossroad and I hope we carefully consider the road not taken!
“And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our heart, some stability in our heart, some peace in our heart. Only then will we be able to relieve the suffering around us.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
My good friend Joey Lugassy shared his letter to President Obama and Obama’s response with me… I asked permission to publish here… Joey and I park our hybrids in the same garage! With friends like him I know I am not alone… Thank you Joey for representing!
Mr. President and barackobama.com,
I have stood by and with you from the beginning. But please answer this – Why aren’t there 30,000 troupes along the shore making sure that this doesn’t hit beaches and marshland? Why do I see locals with a 5″x 5″ napkin wiping single blades of grass? Why do I see someone with a kitty litter rake trying to rake up oil from the sand?
I AM COMPLETELY DISSAPOINTED AND DISILLUSIONED BY OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION!!!
56 DAYS AND WE’RE STILL TALKING AND LETTING THESE PIG LIARS RUN THINGS IN THE GULF?
WHY AREN’T THE BEST ENGINEERS, MARINE CORP AND NAVY TAKING OVER??!!??
You mean you can’t devise a wide vacuum suction to skim the water at 200′ wide? Hell, I KNOW people that can do this!!!
YOU CAN’T HAVE TRACTORS WITH 100′ RAKES???
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???
GET TO WORK!!! IT’S ALREADY WAY TOO LATE!!!!!
RESPONSE FROM OBAMA “PEOPLE”
In a message dated 6/14/2010 8:56:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation’s history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.
We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.
But our work will not end with this crisis. That’s one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.
Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than two percent of the world’s oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month — including many in dangerous and unstable regions.
In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.
The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything — from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks — more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.
Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy — and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.
There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf — we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.
The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate — a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans — that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.
So I’m asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.
Dear Mr. President,
sent to http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Your presidency of, by and for the people; is quickly slipping away and it is your own fault for becoming a centrist instead of representing the people who elected you… You get a salary and many of us out here have no clue how we will afford the rest of you lives. Main Street is headed for disaster. After bailing out Wall Street there is a big question every time Unemployment benefits need to be renewed and after 99 weeks we are only left to welfare while you and big business continue to receive you paycheck like clockwork at our expense.
It would seem that you have become a corporatist and have abandoned Main Street … what a shame we had such hope for change and you have not lived up to your contract with us, your constituency.
How sad that you have no balls to make things right. Look you have even alienated James Carville and that is a big statement in itself…
IMHO you have changed from a Statesmen to a simple self serving Politician. How sad that you don’t live the words that you say and as a result of that all of us on Main Street continue to suffer… I held such hope for your presidency and it saddens me to see it fall apart based on your lack of authenticity and your inability to follow through on your promises.
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