Saturday, February 18, 2012

Updates 2/18/12

Hello everyone.

So my doctor gave me a tentative diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, and gave me a referral to see a specialist. Now to come up with the $150 deductible and 20% co-pay. Hmm. I'm sure I'll figure something out eventually.

NEWS! :D ( or D: depending. )

-- Occupy Asheville broke up their encampment yesterday, packing their belongings and tents in anticipation of the enforcement of the City Hall park's new hours. Protesters are allowed on the property between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to police. A few Occupiers refused to leave, leading to the arrests of three people for civil disobedience. After the arrests, officers folded their tents and stored them in a van.

-- The faculty at UC Davis cast their votes yesterday, and rejected the vote of 'no-confidence' against the Chancellor. Final scores were 697-312 in favor of the Chancellor. Another vote was 586-408, expressing confidence in the Chancellor but condemning the use of pepper spray used against students. Faculty were given two weeks to vote, and massive debates sprung up between them concerning the issues. Many advocated for the 'no-confidence' vote, but in the end, the majority expressed their confidence.

-- My friends over at Occupy Tacoma apparently lost power supply on Wednesday night, and it is unlikely it will be turned back on. The park owner says that he did not turn off the power, but that a circuit breaker likely overloaded and tripped a breaker. He says the power will not be turned on in the park again until protesters leave, due to liability issues. The group lost power. semingly coincidentally, after a large discussion on the group's eventual inevitable eviction.

Here's a few articles to make you think and make you pissed off:

--Occupy Chicago has teamed up with a group of parents to save a school. Working together, they are attempting to stop what is called a 'turn-around.' Check it out here:

-- Hot Air is a right wing website that regularly attacks Occupy movements. Read what they have to say about Occupy Albany, and who they believe the group is supporting:

-- The American Free Press website has uncovered some startling facts about the unemployment rates in the U.S.. Read this to see why things may be bleaker than previously thought:


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