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August 7, 2012 : Linda Ronstadt, Fuzzy Math, and Joe the Plumber

Ground-breaking news today as Mexico's Yo Soy 132 announces a cross-cultural alliance with OWS, The groups immediate focus is the notorious Carlos Slim, who they designate as representing the “one percent of the one percent” and whom Forbes recently named the world’s richest man. The alliance slams Slim for vaulting into the top spot on the backs of Mexico's poor, a notion seemingly confirmed by an OECD report that says Slim's Mexico telecom conglomerate overcharged customers $13.4 billion a year from 2005 to 2009, hurting the nation’s economy in the process.

It could be the first step in a true “internationalization” of Occupy. Cynics on Slim's side claim the global protesters dogging the bazillionaire in his gallivant across the planet are paid plants , earning $20-$30 to show up.

Aug 4-5 Weekend Edition : Chick Fil A, Strip Club Owner Backs Occupy, Olympic Update

File Under : No, seriously, what did you tell him? Some cops get a reprimand, maybe a suspension for abusing protesters. Others get a ticket out of town. Such is the case for Lt. John Pike, busted on youtube after first warning UC Davis students to get off a campus road, then letting them have it, sending several for medical treatment. Sticking to her story, at all times seemingly, is UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who defends herself, saying “I explicitly directed the chief of police that violence should be avoided at all costs.”

August 2, 2012 : Olympic Coverage Special : Whims of the One Percent Collide with the 99



photo : BENOIT TESSIER, REUTERS / August 1, 2012

Notable Quotables :

There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
Gertrude Stein

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. Gore Vidal

July 31, 2012 : Dear Kathy, What's Up With This?

Huffpost is a trusted source on all things Occupy. One of the few places that covers Occupy in a “fair and balanced” manner. Today though, the new establishment media trips up, running a piece by high school student Kathy Dong, under the headline “Why Occupy Wall Street Isn't Working,” Today, M-Bed responds and submits the daily update, all in one!


Congrats on your publication in this morning's Huffpost, you're all over the internet!

July 30, 2012 : Anaheim Roils, What Year is this Anyway?

Anaheim is roiling. SWAT teams and cops. They look like National Guardsmen. The photos horrify and appear to be taken in Iraq or some other conflict zone, not down the street from Disneyland. Is this America? With the militarization of police forces across the United States it can be hard to tell. OC Weekly , huffpost (photos) It must be America if you can safely picket Disneyland, but the cops shut that down too, stopping demonstrators a half mile away from fantasy land. LA Times

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