Life is What Happens While You Are Making Plans

"The problem with life is that there is little or no time for practice."
LIWHWYAMP is a compilation of things I find interesting or am passionate about. Which pretty much boils down to fairness for all people, architecture, science, cinema and animals - at least, judging by my postings.

Puddinhead Wilson: Law to Find Tax Evaders Denounced

I’ve got no problem with this.  As a US citizen, I want what is ours.  

Maybe, if we are lucky, this policy will make more Masters of the Universe go Galt and we can get the financial sector back in the hands of real Amuric’ns.

Yeah, I know… But one has to dream.

puddinheadwilson:

NY Times Reports:

Legislation meant to help the United States government locate overseas assets of American tax cheats created little stir when it was quietly slipped into a jobs bill last year.

But the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, as it is known, is now causing alarm among…

(via wherelibertydwells)

Definitely evidence of something having gone wrong.  
I’m giving up my current job to run for congress.  It certainly has significant dividends that are not available to the average working stiff.
thepoliticalfreakshow:

Breakdown of Congressional Net Worth

Definitely evidence of something having gone wrong.  

I’m giving up my current job to run for congress.  It certainly has significant dividends that are not available to the average working stiff.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Breakdown of Congressional Net Worth

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Reinventing Debtors’ Prisons for the 21st Century

NPR just ran a story called “Unpaid Bills Land Some Debtors Behind Bars.” As they report, ”Here’s how it happens: A company will often sell off its debt to a collection agency, generally called a creditor. That creditor files a lawsuit against the debtor requiring a court appearance. A notice to appear in court is supposed to be given to the debtor. If they fail to show up, a warrant is issued for their arrest.” Marie Diamond has more.

This is sickening.  On the plus side, can the next Charles Dickens be far behind…

(Source: azspot, via stephaniesays-feminism)

theleftcorner:

politicalprof:

The power of silence.

In case anyone had any question after the pepper spray assault on students on the UC-Davis campus, this video demonstrates that Chancellor Linda Katehi is, to put it euphemistically, toast.

h/t: npr.

She’s done for.

Whoa!  Somebody made boo-boo.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

oldtobegin:

theurbangriot:

floatinhopinifindpeacesomewhere:


Dr. Cornel West arrested after he led a mock trial against Goldman Sachs in Zuccotti Park. (More information to follow on this as more becomes available).


2011 looks more and more like 1954 every day

soooo they’re arresting one of the smartest people on the planet for being smart in public? great.

oldtobegin:

theurbangriot:

floatinhopinifindpeacesomewhere:

Dr. Cornel West arrested after he led a mock trial against Goldman Sachs in Zuccotti Park. (More information to follow on this as more becomes available).

2011 looks more and more like 1954 every day

soooo they’re arresting one of the smartest people on the planet for being smart in public? great.

(via mysunwolf)

thepoliticalnotebook:

That’s right… a second veteran has been injured, pretty severely at Occupy Oakland. Kayvan Sabehgi, who has served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was apparently beaten by three or four policeman after being told to move (and having nowhere to move to). He was arrested and jailed, despite being in poor medical condition and a considerable amount of pain. He is currently in intensive care with a lacerated spleen, let out on bail 18 hours after his arrest.
Read the story at the Guardian.
(Above photo of police forming a line at Occupy Oakland. Credit: Kimihiro Hoshino/AP)

thepoliticalnotebook:

That’s right… a second veteran has been injured, pretty severely at Occupy OaklandKayvan Sabehgi, who has served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was apparently beaten by three or four policeman after being told to move (and having nowhere to move to). He was arrested and jailed, despite being in poor medical condition and a considerable amount of pain. He is currently in intensive care with a lacerated spleen, let out on bail 18 hours after his arrest.

Read the story at the Guardian.

(Above photo of police forming a line at Occupy Oakland. Credit: Kimihiro Hoshino/AP)

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Now why would he be covering up his name?  Hmmm…?

fearandwar:

Proof that cops in Oakland were covering up their names so they could not  be identified. This does violate policy, as a senior officer made the cop remove the tape over his name. See more here.

Its in most police departments policies that all officers in uniform must show some form of identification. OPD does not wear badges with #’s, how do we hold anyone accountable?

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

GOP Losing Political Narrative Over OWS

Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) speech last week at the Heritage Foundation is evidence the GOP is “worried that it is losing control of the political narrative…. Ryan offered the classic defense of inequality, arguing that what really matters is upward mobility, and that the United States has more of it than those horrible welfare states in Europe….

The only problem is that upward mobility has declined as inequality has grown, and social mobility is now higher in Europe than it is in the United States….

All of this explains why efforts to taint Occupy Wall Street as nothing more than a bunch of latter-day hippie radicals haven’t worked.

It’s also why Obama, by sharpening his arguments about what’s fair and what’s unfair, has finally stopped his slide in the polls.” - E.J. Dionne, WaPo

The Republican slide and Obama strong finish: #two_terms

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

This is a big deal!  
Think about what this sign is saying, “Hey, 1%, we’ll do anything we want and you can’t stop us.”  
We’ll start seeing more of these public displays of “disobedience” across the country over the next few weeks.  It shows the 1% that ultimately they are powerless since the 99% controls everything they have - gasoline, elevators, trash pick-up, food.  Money has no intrinsic value, it’s the good money allows you to buy that gives it value.  
If there is a class war, it’s going to be very one-sided and very quick.
Class warfare:  Bring it on.
socialismartnature:

“We the People … Occupy Boston” 
Sign put up next to the highway into Boston by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 103

This is a big deal!  

Think about what this sign is saying, “Hey, 1%, we’ll do anything we want and you can’t stop us.”  

We’ll start seeing more of these public displays of “disobedience” across the country over the next few weeks.  It shows the 1% that ultimately they are powerless since the 99% controls everything they have - gasoline, elevators, trash pick-up, food.  Money has no intrinsic value, it’s the good money allows you to buy that gives it value.  

If there is a class war, it’s going to be very one-sided and very quick.

Class warfare:  Bring it on.

socialismartnature:

“We the People … Occupy Boston”

Sign put up next to the highway into Boston by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 103

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

think-progress:

MASSIVE crowd for Occupy Wall Street today in NYC. 

think-progress:

MASSIVE crowd for Occupy Wall Street today in NYC.