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Police's bizarre supoena to Twitter for Occupy Boston participants' personal data, begets an even more bizarre court proceeding.

don't know if you heard about the strange subpoena to twitter for the personal data of users associated with Occupy Boston. it generated many chuckles in its ignorance, kinda like your grandmother asking you what it means to google something...
see here
http://boingboing.net/2011/12/24/boston-pds-bizarre-occupy-su.html

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you're not thinking of giving to the salvation army, are you?

in case you needed another reason to look elsewhere for your charitable giving, consider the salvation army's long history of anti gay politics and practices:

also see the writing of this man, who knows firsthand, because when he was a homeless man in a committed relationship, he was directed to break up with his SO as a condition of receiving services.

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Festivus Holiday wishes, and tips for creating your own celebration

happy festivus season everyone! here are some great tips on hosting your own festivus celebration, including some for those of us with no class.

festivus montage for nostalgia's sake:

now for tips on your own festivus celebration, you will have to go to the yo*tube channel to see it because embedding is disabled. if you have autoplay enabled, you will see all four in succession, but never fear, i have them all linked:

How to Celebrate Festivus:
http://youtu.be/_ETJLZQw-pg

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you are NOT going to believe this

ladies, i had to take a breather from Occupy just to keep my sanity (all things being relative). i am well aware of the port action out west. i will resume writing about this, when i get the headspace to do a good job about it. for a while there i was thinking i needed to give some level of analysis, or at least perspective, because clearly you no longer need me to inform you of events. it's in mainstream news now, the movement doesn't need my publicity. sort of.

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Krugman says it's a depression

in today's NY Times, Paul Krugman calls it what it is, a depression. not a recession, not a "double dip recession" (my favorite euphamism) but a depression, and reminds us how dire those are.

http://nyti.ms/ubuyHf

Depression and Democracy, by Paul Krugman

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Occupy Comics: a movement born in art, joined by artists who created the imagery, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

pay no attention to the poseurs "occupying" congress. this is a movement which germinated in art, and will continue to grow there.

http://kck.st/t7ZDCV

a little spat actually started a while ago when Frank Miller, a comic book author who is both american and awful wrote a vapid "rant" calling occupy activists losers, louts, an unruly mob... http://frankmillerink.com/ this was a month ago and i didn't bother to repost it since i don't care what a twit like miller thinks he believes about a social movement so massive you need perspective to understand, any more than i care what adam carolla the hack comic with even less talent thinks of it. http://nydn.us/ujVIgD ever since i had the misfortune of hearing him interviewed by marc maron - an interview in which he stated that "the vast majority" of “welfare” recipients (of course, not understanding what welfare actually is in real life, like most critics of its “recipients”) are exactly like the only two he ever knew, his parents, who were depressed from a "sedentary lifestyle." yeah, i thought his dumbass schtick was ironic like dice. turns out no. frank miller and he are very similar in this respect, what you see is what you get. not a lot going on upstairs. miller's work is everything everyone who dislikes comic books, dislikes about comic books, which you can totally tell within two pages of sin city.

the dislike between he and alan moore, the comic writer who is both genius and english, is sustained and ongoing. rightfully so, given the delta between them in talent, following, let alone sensibility, moore is insulted by comparisons by stupid reviewers.

if you're not aware, alan moore is the guy who wrote V for Vendetta*, a comics series which birthed the guy fawkes mask as a symbol of rebellion against the status quo, against the ruling class, and the centrality of the use of art in this pursuit. and whose icon was again repurposed for Anonymous in their activism, and in turn the Occupy movement. if you haven't read V for Vendetta yet, seriously do so, especially if you're interested in Occupy and hackitvism even peripherally. if you know me i would be glad to lend you my copy, but don't remove my post its where i marked my favorite pages. it's no overstatement to say that having read V has shaped my view of Occupy and of Anonymous and by extension, Adbusters. i truly feel that the ideas espoused by V in that book, which are themselves drawn off of classic themes and philosphy, artfully composed largely in alliteration, using the letter V. the last chapter, where it leaves off is named “vox populi,” which is where the activists of today have picked up.

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