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nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:46 AM Jun 2013

Texas last night was electric

The tweeter sphere was shall we say...incredible. National news media, as usual, missed a local story of national importance, just like Wisconsin and Michigan in the beginning. Hell, they never covered an honest to goodness hunger strike at the end of the line, aka San Diego.

Occupy was covered, in the most negatives of ways.

There are thousands of these short bursts (fracking activists for example) across the country, most of the time barely covered by local news if at all..

Now here is where dot connecting comes in. We are having short bursts of citizen outrage, some successful, last night, some not...the hunger strike, Wisconsin. But the fact is that those muscles are starting to get exercise, after decades of atrophy...which brings me squarely to the NSA...

Occupy was spied on by DHS. This is no longer under debate. We can surmise that DHS used data from Stellar Wind, and occupy was designated a terrorist organization. As we further organize we will see more and more of these tools deployed against the citizens for our own good of course, and to keep us safe from those evil terrorists...terrorists has replaced communist by the way.

This is not about the terrorist from abroad, but us. And it has become a race between a state that like all states are desperate to maintain the current order (this is very much partisan independent) and a people that is starting to exercise rights we mostly have not for used for a while.

Buckle in...it will be a heck of a ride...what is at stake is nothing less than what the country really is, not a national myth.

Now...if I can find a mimeograph machine...

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Texas last night was electric (Original Post) nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 OP
I was following this on the Texas Tribute youtube feed Gothmog Jun 2013 #1
I got to it late in the day nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #4
Which is why anyone who's paying attention needs to stand against pre-emptory data mining villager Jun 2013 #2
Exactly nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #3
Nadin did they pass the bill in the end? hrmjustin Jun 2013 #5
No...12:02 nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #7
Thanks! I followed up to 3 in the morning NY time but was just too tired beyond that. hrmjustin Jun 2013 #8
I went to bed at 1:30 pst... nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #9
I know how you feel but when I woke up to the news of the SC today I perked up. hrmjustin Jun 2013 #10
Yeah that was great nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #11
If I ever were to get married here in NY I could now get federal benefits. hrmjustin Jun 2013 #12
Hubby and I were talking about it in a military sense too nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #13
I hope the legal and legislative momentum continues. hrmjustin Jun 2013 #14
It was an amazing night! hamsterjill Jun 2013 #6
That's why they rammed the vote suppression bill through KamaAina Jun 2013 #17
Yes it was great... ljm2002 Jun 2013 #15
I sincerely doubt it they will nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #16
Yep, no disagreement here, sadly. n/t ljm2002 Jun 2013 #18
I couldn't sleep. It was sooooo exciting!! LeftInTX Jun 2013 #19

Gothmog

(142,835 posts)
1. I was following this on the Texas Tribute youtube feed
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:59 AM
Jun 2013

It was a great show. I am really proud of Wendy Davis and I was proud of the crowd and the citizen filibuster.

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
4. I got to it late in the day
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:01 PM
Jun 2013

And could not go to sleep until,settled. I don't live there...but it matters beyond Texas.

Fun fact...this bill came from the ALEC factory

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
2. Which is why anyone who's paying attention needs to stand against pre-emptory data mining
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:59 AM
Jun 2013

...since the 1%ers and their government errand-runners know exactly what's coming, too...

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
3. Exactly
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:00 PM
Jun 2013

I will not be too shocked to see things like oh twitter...closed in if you know what I mean

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
7. No...12:02
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:11 PM
Jun 2013

So they decided there was too much evidence of a felony in the open. Aka the record of changing the time stamp.

This is my guess of what happened when they went behind closed doors. Democrats had the grubby evidence of the time stamp change in two print outs. I even got the photo and screen caps.

Fun fact, if you ever get into elected office. Reporters tend to photograph boards too, and the photos we take have all that metadata in the file, including date and time. So on top of that they had local and national photogs. Too much evidence of tampering in the open

 

hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)
8. Thanks! I followed up to 3 in the morning NY time but was just too tired beyond that.
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:13 PM
Jun 2013

Yeah you got to love the fact the gop did not realize there were people paying attention.

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
13. Hubby and I were talking about it in a military sense too
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:37 PM
Jun 2013

A couple can now get Tricare, benefits, death benefits.

 

KamaAina

(78,249 posts)
17. That's why they rammed the vote suppression bill through
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:53 PM
Jun 2013

so they could be ready for SCOTUS to give them the green light.

ljm2002

(10,751 posts)
15. Yes it was great...
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:51 PM
Jun 2013

...very compelling theater. And waking up to find out they didn't pass the bill was a great thing!

I do have a question about the rule of law, however. Whether or not the Republicans finally backed off, there is clear evidence of illegal tampering with the timestamps. Since that is the case, why is no one being held to account? We don't back off charging the Little People with crimes, even if they are unsuccessful. Just try robbing a bank; even if you don't succeed, you'll be cooling your heels in jail for your attempt. Apparently this is not the case for our lawmakers, even at the state level.

I sincerely wish someone would go after them; if not to charge them with a crime, then at least to expel them from the legislature on ethical grounds.

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