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Who is behind Occupy Austin?

October 11, 2011

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Several people have contacted me regarding the #OccupyAustin movement. Some thought I maybe participating, others that I might actually be a chief organizer. Neither is the case but they were all right to assume I had a strong interest in understanding what its about, who’s behind it, and what if any connection it has to […]

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Mike Huckabee, Occupy Wall Street and how Supply-side Media works

October 10, 2011

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In his monologue Mike Huckabee referred to Occupy Wall Street as ‘young and the wanna be young’ who would rather ‘yell’ than work. He continued, saying they should put down their iphones and get jobs in a field picking vegetables. He was trying to be clever and infer these people were hypocrites for using technology […]

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Occupy Austin “This movement is about Democracy”

October 7, 2011

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I returned to #OccupyAustin about dusk. The occupiers had grown in number to over 1,000 and the atmosphere was festive. The crowd skewed young but was at least as diverse as the city itself. There were impromptu sing-a-longs, home made signs and lots of folks who were clearly there out of curiosity. I walked into City Hall which […]

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Occupy Austin at City Hall

October 6, 2011

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Occupy Austin, a set on Flickr. I arrived about 11am at Austin City Hall for the #OccupyAustin event. The occupiers numbered about 300. There were about 5 news trucks from local Austin media who were browsing the crowd for interesting looking characters to interview. The APD was also out in force. After exchanging several emails […]

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Occupy Wallstreet (Anywhere)

October 6, 2011

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Today is #OccupyAustin and as I talk to local politicos about the burgeoning new “occupy[insertyourtown]” movement we speculate on how long it will be before some highly funded, issue specific group comes in and marginalizes it like the TEA Party. Within the Occupy Austin movement there is a clear structure being created with a General Assembly […]

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Why we tax the rich- for dummies

October 4, 2011

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Why should we tax the rich? Its a question that reminds me of a childhood argument I had with my parents every time they bought me a new pair of shoes. I wanted the latest (and most expensive) Nike tennis so they would always remind me of how much it cost to make them, how much […]

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Not so smooth…like Keystone XL

August 30, 2011

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“It’s not the easiest thing on Earth for law-abiding folk to come to risk arrest,” –Bill McKibben Environmentalist/protest organizer Born and raised in Southeast Texas I can attest that a new pipeline is hardly worthy of a headline. This is different, and even with a notable amount of national media attention it is still proving difficult to […]

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That First Step – Citizens REunited

August 23, 2011

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I’ve been wanting to restart my blog again for a while now. Many factors have led to my procrastination not excluding the hours berating pundits on cable news. I think my point of view is fair and balanced but not just because I say it is. I do my best to site my sources but […]

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