Anonymous hacks police & Int’l Assoc of Chiefs of Police (still down) sites | Data online | #ows 2

Although they had a hand in starting the Occupy Wall Street protest, the hacktivist collective Anonymous has been pretty quiet since it started. No longer: Anonymous claims they just hacked a ton of police sites and leaked usernames and passwords.

The biggest target of today’s hack was the International Association of Chiefs of Police, whose website is still down as of this writing. It’s auspicious timing, as the IACP is holding its annual meeting in Chicago.

A press release by Anonymous said that the hack was timed to the IACP meeting as part of a “Day of Action Against Police Brutality.”


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We are OCCUPY Albuquerque in support of OCCUPY Wall Street #occupyburque #ows 10

Here recently in Albuquerque, quite a bit of problems have erupted over the term “Occupy.”  Last week, there was a lot of talk of changing the name to “Occupy Wall Street Liberate Albuquerque.”  Many people were in favor of this change.  Then, on Sunday, a rather rogue move was made – without proper announcement to all on the “Official” Facebook Page – many attending the General Assembly made a sneak attack and came to a consensus to change the name to “(Un)Occupy Albuquerque”.  If I had been aware of this, I would have made it to General Assembly and blocked this move.


Video showing the capture of Gaddafi **Graphic** Reply

I was torn about posting this video, it is graphic.  You feel as though you are there.  But I decided it should be shared…. it is your choice to watch.

In the very beginning at about 6 seconds, even though the cell phone camera is moving all over, you can see Gaddafi’s mouth moving…. probably pleading.

Update post publishing:  When I first watched this, I thought he was dead by mid-video.  I watched it a few more times, and he is still alive… pleading as they lift him in the back of the transport.  I did change the title to reflect this is not the video showing him being killed.


Footage in showing Gaddafi’s dead body Reply

Al Jazeera has acquired exclusive footage of the body of Muammar Gaddafi after he was killed in his hometown, Sirte.

Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, confirmed that the ousted leader had been killed on October 20, 2011 near Sirte.

“We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of the revolutionaries,” Ghoga told a news conference in Benghazi.

The news came shortly after the NTC captured Sirte after weeks of fighting.


Gaddafi dead???? Reports say he is Reply

According to Reuters, ousted Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by Libya’s National Transitional Council. According to the report, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid told Reuters’ Samia Nakhoul that “He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance.”

Later, Reuters reported that Gaddafi had died of his wounds.


Crews return to pump oil from New Zealand ship “Rena” 1

The weather in New Zealand has calmed enough to allow salvage crews a third attempt at pumping oil from a stricken ship.

After a three-day break due to bad weather and rough seas, the agency Maritime New Zealand says nine salvage workers reboarded the Rena and resumed pumping oil Thursday afternoon. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef near Tauranga harbor since Oct. 5 and has spilled about 350 tons of oil into the ocean.


NYPD White Shirt KO’s an #ows protester… as he is walking away! Slow-mo video Reply

We have all seen some very dramatic footage taken of officers not playing very nicely with the protesters… the pepper-spraying incident for one.  Here is another.  A protester (wearing a green t-shirt) has his back to the NYPD White Shirt and is walking away from him, when the officer grabs him from behind and flat out KO’s him.  Here are two different angles of the incident.  One is very apparent that the protester has his back to the officer and is walking away.  No, we do not see what “green shirt” did to provoke this, but regardless, the response of the officer is way out of line.  Green shirt was not being aggressive at that time.

Both videos will first play in real time, then the actual incident in slow motion. More…

The American Dream | An animated video explaining the Federal Reserve 1

I had watched this video a several months ago and found it mildly interesting.  I did not watch it in it’s entirety, though, as it is 30 minutes long.  However, in light of all the recent Occupy Wall Street spreading like wildfire, this link came back to me once again.  This time, I watched it from beginning to the end.


Charts: And just who ARE the One Percent? 2

Occupy Wall Street has focused national attention on the vast majority of Americans who have been left behind by the economic growth of the past few decades. But if OWS isthe voice of the 99 percent, who exactly are the 1 percent?

A quick look at the numbers reveals that they aren’t all bailed-out Wall Street execs or brokers pulling down fat bonuses. That’s just some of them: More…

Alabama Law Makes It A Felony For Undocumented Immigrants To Have Water At Their Homes Reply

At least one utility company in Alabama posted a sign informing its customers that a section of Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law prohibits them from providing water service to undocumented immigrants. According to the sign at Allgood Water Works in Blount County, Alabama, customers must have “an Alabama driver’s license or an Alabama picture ID card on file” by the date that the immigration law went into effect; otherwise, they risked losing their water service.


Photos from the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm Reply

October 20th, 2011, will be the twenty year anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm of 1991.  The fire has also been called the Oakland hills firestorm, the East Bay Hills Fire, and the Tunnel Fire (because of its origin above the west portal of the Caldecott Tunnel) in Oakland. The fire ultimately killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The 1,520 acres (6.2 km²) destroyed included 3,354 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units. The economic loss has been estimated at $1.5 billion. More…

Occupy Wall Street #ows Clean-up postponed Reply

A cleaning planned for the Manhattan park where “Occupy Wall Street” protesters have camped out for weeks has been postponed, a move that averts a showdown between demonstrators and police.

The New York mayor’s office said Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park, told the city late Thursday the scheduled cleaning is off for now and “for the time being” they are “withdrawing their request” made earlier in the week for police assistance during the cleaning operation.


Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts 2

This article was posted by Noam Chomsky on July 21st, 2011.

The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke (pictured to the left), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets. Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Sander’s webpage earlier this morning: More…

A very truthful video about how our government is reacting to Occupy Wall Street et al Reply

This video has gone viral, and for good reason.  The hypocrisy is thick within.  Although our government compares greatly to those who have recently revolted, such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, we are still a people who are now protesting our own government, and corporate greed and corruption.  The words spoken here by our elected officials currently seem as though to do not apply to our own citizens.

Very moving.  If you only watch one video today, please make it this one. More…

Occupy Albuquerque | The March of the Banks Oct 12 2011 Reply

Yesterday, Occupy Burque took to the downtown streets and spread the word.  This video is not a march full of chants, nor any police action, but was done to spread the word and educate the public about the facts of what the banks are doing to this country… to each individual.  Some of the numbers provided are shocking.