Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taking Wall Street by Twitter - Day 5

Occupy Wall Street in its 5th day

Utterly fascinating, and another glimpse of what can amount to electronic democracy and the power the Nets can be, dispersing information outside gatekeeper control. Information wants to be free... and it will find a way.


Twitter continues to be the media point for this event, although some interesting stories are now coming out:

Keith Olbermann Calls Out MSM For "Media Blackout" Of Occupy Wall Street

Steven Colbert: Occupy Wall Street [you tube]

Dylan Ratigan Show: "Wall Street Protests over Wealth Gap" [MSNBC]

NY Daily News [finally! I mean it's only local ]

Amy Goodman at The Guardian:
Why 'Occupy Wall Street' makes sense

Occupy Wall Street: the protesters speak [Guardian]

Great photo series at Handelsblatt, Germany's largest financial newspaper

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Information just want to be seen

A lot more information to articulate the protester's position is being passed around; articles, video links and pictures detailing the financial crisis and the involvement of the banking community is speculating and basically gambling with other people's money:

Loose Lips Twitter at Goldman Sachs []

Evidently a submarine tweeter at Goldman Sachs has been entertaining people since August with tweeted convos from inside the corporation that... don't look very nice :D

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Loans [Bloomberg]

True Cost Of The Wall Street Bailout - PBS Video

Wall Street Regulator Says Complaints About Market Manipulation and “Suspicious Trading” Significantly Increased This Year

FBI warns of mortgage fraud 'epidemic' [CNN 2004]

Bank of America is just a hair above junk status! CHART 09-2011

"We Are All Mercantilists Now"

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A march takes place to show respect and recognition of Troy Davis, executed today in Georgia [many rueful and unhappy tweets]

Hawt Protest: Protesters go topless! [You Tube]

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Fave Tweets & RTs:

[many, many tweetouts to Keith Olbermann & Steven Colbert for their public stances]

[many international tweets expressing pleasure at hope for American again]

coz Valero Energy, $68B in 2010 sales received a $157M tax refund check from the IRS

Today, on the Intl Day of Peace, US blocked Palestinian statehood, executed 2 men, arrested Wall Street supporters & bombed Libya

I have yet to see any bankers or brokers arrested for ruining the country's economy.

Things have changed alot at #occupyWallStreet since I left. Things are much more organized and lots more gear here

Private prisons are some of the sickest institutions America

PEW polls say>> Average US household lost $100k in holdings 06.08-03.09 due to upheaval in world markets. Where did it go?

NSFW tweet: @ColbertReport is a fearless journalist with a huge fucking cock .THANK YOU SIR!

[many encouragements] A little rain isn't going to stop a movement!

and this bit of social engineering, RT many times: overheard officer talkiing about how they should be marching with us. Rt

My Own Tweets

I decided to take the high ground tonight, opting for support via music tweets and giving those folks down there some small laughs. As you know, the one thing the Lizards lack is a sense of sublime humor, which is nonetheless true in a metaphorical way:

"You cannot #occupywallstreet because we already occupy those you call bankers. It's our meat, monkey boys!" - Cthulu's Minions

I dunno what this is about "media blackout' - Twitter, You Tube, blogs and independents are working fine for me :D

Rumor: Guy Fawkes masks are incredibly sexy.

Have a real tea party on Wall Street; everyone drink TEA tomorrow!

You stay away from them/ they'll rip your lungs out, Jim/ heh; I'd like to meet their jailors. Ahoooo werewolves #occupywallstreet

After this practical demonstration, they should really be called The Lamestream Media

Wall Street Masters of the Universe deny brains sucked out by Red Lectroids; public skeptical.

Wall Street: Will It Blend?

and in response to this tweet: "Facepaint is covered under that same stupid mask law. That sucks a lot. Why don't they arrest mimes?" I responded: capital punishment is too good for mimes. They should be made to mime their own electrocution. And they'd BETTER BE GOOD AT IT!

... as well as doing some call-out of my own:

Musicians in NY- you know MPAA and RIAA are in cahoots with the lizards - do an appearance at #occupywallstreet to raise courage and spirit.

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Soundtrack for Wall Street

My soundtrack for the night, tweeted:

Democracy - Leonard Cohen

Shakin' The Tree - Peter Gabriel & Youssou Ndour

True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

Kids in America - The Muffs

Keep On Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young & Pearl Jam

Heroes - Bowie

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day

Stand - R.E.M

Leonard Cohen

It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that this ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
It's coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
from the staggering account
of the Sermon on the Mount
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin'
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray
for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

It's coming to America first,
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range
and the machinery for change
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
It's here the family's broken
and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the women and the men.
O baby, we'll be making love again.
We'll be going down so deep
the river's going to weep,
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
It's coming like the tidal flood
beneath the lunar sway,
imperial, mysterious,
in amorous array:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on ...

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

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