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Forum Post: What's New Here? 4.5.13 Political Tools : Contemporary Categories Of OWS.org Popular Issues updated 4.6.13

Posted 5 years ago on April 3, 2013, 9:28 p.m. EST by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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How To PARTICIPATE...... General Info Site .... Bridge to the Ground.....


Current Popular http://occupywallst.org/forum/thirty-two-trillion-hidden-in-offshore-accounts/


Virtually all of our OWS goals would be achievable IF we severed the link between crapitalism & democracy BY starting with Rick Nolan's HR29 bill in Congress. corporations are not peope & money is not speech OWS site: http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com


Recent Top Commented Posts Last Week or So



Wall st/bankster/corp corruption, prosecution (lack thereof), reform!

Environment, No oil, no nukes, no fracking, no coalGreen tech, no corp water grab, etc.

Debt: student debt, cr card debt, illegal foreclosures strikedebt,


ETHICS. http://gypsyking1.wordpress.com/ - http://occupywallst.org/forum/-1-points-by-auargent-190-1-day-ago-what-do-really/

SOULESS CORPORATION. http://www.icij.org/blog/2013/04/likely-largest-journalism-collaboration-history

AUDITING. http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-possible-direction-auditing/

MONSANTO http://occupywallst.org/forum/whistleblower-monsanto-wants-to-kill-the-bees-to-m/

OIL http://occupywallst.org/forum/keystone-spilling-already/

NRA. http://occupywallst.org/forum/myths/

JUSTICE PENAL SYSTEM. http://occupywallst.org/forum/private-prisons-incarceration-insanity-the-class-w/

WEALTH INEQUALITY http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-inequality-corrupts-society/#comment-955221

SOCIAL SECURITY http://occupywallst.org/forum/excellent-article-5-huge-myths-about-social-securi/#comment-955742. http://occupywallst.org/forum/social-security-does-not-contribute-to-the-debt-an/#comment-955784

Libertarians http://www.spectacle.org/897/trust.html

ALEC http://occupywallst.org/forum/state-policy-network/#comment-955798 - http://occupywallst.org/forum/alec-indoctrination/


NEOCON AGENDA. http://www.thwink.org/sustain/articles/017_PowellMemo/index.htm



AUSTERITY http://occupywallst.org/forum/austerity-can-kill-you-literally/#comment-955222 - http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-cuts-to-the-safety-net-no-austerity/


  • The Sunlight Foundation .. one of the best http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/ activist government watchdog sites...Is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use. We want to catalyze greater government transparency by engaging individual citizens and communities -- technologists, policy wonks, open government advocates and ordinary citizens –- demanding policies that will enable all of us to hold government accountable. Sunlight Tools Academy http://training.sunlightfoundation.com/


. .VIDEO Metonia: Rise Like Lions http://occupywallst.org/forum/rise-like-lions/ .





Political Information Involvement . GSW, BradB, LeoYo inspired by GypsyKing's Positive Voice, Inclusionman's categories.

Any good sources, tools feel free to send a link.



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[-] 4 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Creating a top stories feature would be a good move. The top comments has kind of turned into a popularity contest of sorts.

[-] 3 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

The top 32 Super PAC donors, giving an average of $9.9 million each, matched the $313.0 million that President Obama and Mitt Romney raised from all of their small donors combined—that’s at least 3.7 million people giving less than $200. Nearly 60% of Super PAC funding came from just 159 donors contributing at least $1 million.  More than 93% of the money Super PACs raised came in contributions of at least $10,000—from just 3,318 donors, or 0.0011% of the U.S. population. It would take 322,000 average-earning American families giving an equivalent share of their net worth to match the Adelsons’ $91.8 million in Super PAC contributions. Super PACs accounted for more than 60% of outside spending reported to the FEC. For the 2012 cycle, Super PACs received more than 70% of their funds from individuals, and a significant percentage (12%) from for-profit businesses.  


Some Political Info Tools Above May Be of Interest

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

Virtually all of our OWS goals would be achievable
we severed the link between crapitalism & democracy
starting with Rick Nolan's HR29 bill in Congress
corporations are not peope & money is not speech
OWS site: http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

[-] 4 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

And word will not get out if people dont organize:


[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Forum Post: Compiling Lists of Facebook Groups for Action Notification Posted 2 days ago on April 4, 2013, 8:18 a.m. EST by OTP (-278) from Tampa, FL This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Would anyone be interested in creating a list, of their homestate, of all the different political groups on facebook? The lists could be used for promoting actions by all here. Facebook was no doubt the leading mover when things got going in 09/11. People were interested, they were curious, and they came out. There's lots of things like that can be done online like this that furthers the ability to create integrated campaigns. We can all talk to each other about political parties and issues until we are blue in the face, but until it turns into movement, its just that- talking.

Anyone down?

it's on the to do list towards top of this post

[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

I support that but its in committee http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres29

And they give it low prognosis for making to floor.

But we should sign petition, mails our representatives and possibly if congress goes to dems in future.


It is at top of this page too. Never give up.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

As long as the Rs control the house -
and therefore the house committees -
it will be hard to move this forward -
that is why we need to vote for PRO-99% electable candidates

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

Anti Large Corporation Act. H.R. 1622: Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2013 (Supports Small businesses by getting large businesses excluded from contracts identified for small businesses)

The purpose of this Act is to modify the definitions relating to whether a business concern qualifies as a small business concern to establish additional requirements that ensure that no publically traded business concern, subsidiary of a publically traded business concern, foreign-owned business concern, or subsidiary of a foreign-owned business concern is considered a small business concern for the purpose of Federal Government contracting and subcontracting, including for procurement goals.



H.R. 1622: Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2013

Introduced:Apr 18, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor:Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. [D-GA4] Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia (for himself, Ms. NORTON, Mr. RUSH, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. WILSON of Florida, Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. CHU, Mr. CLAY, Ms. BORDALLO, Ms. KAPTUR, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois, and Mr. MCDERMOTT) introduced the following bill;

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

Text S. 685 TBTF Introduced by Bernie Sanders in the Senate ... 'Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act’.

A bill to address the concept of "Too Big To Fail" with respect to certain financial entities.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s685/text (This one) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s685

Rick Nolan's HR29 bill in Congress. corporations are not people & money is not speech (From your text above)


H.R. 1450: To address the concept of “Too Big To Fail” with respect to certain financial entities.
Introduced: Apr 09, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1450 (No Text yet)

H.R. 949: Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013

Introduced: Mar 05, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Rep. Nick Rahall II [D-WV3]
To ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, iron, and manufactured goods that are produced in the United States, and for other purposes.


H.R. 919: SECTORS Act of 2013

Introduced: Feb 28, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]

To promote industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement, and for other purposes.


H.R. 381: Reinvesting and Ensuring America’s Ability to Lead Act of 2013

Introduced: Jan 23, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2]

To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require long-term cost benefit analyses of introduced bills.

‘(2) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall devise criteria to evaluate American global competitiveness, including the bill or resolution’s impact on--

‘(A) job creation;
‘(B) economic growth;
‘(C) consumption;
‘(D) investments; and
‘(E) savings.


S. 238: Federal Reserve Modernization Act of 2013

Introduced: Feb 07, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]

A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes. SEC. 102. PRICE STABILITY MANDATE


S. 8: End Wasteful Tax Loopholes Act

Introduced: Jan 22, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]
(1) eliminate wasteful tax loopholes that create incentives for taxpayers to engage in transactions that have no economic substance solely to lower their tax bills;
(2) eliminate corporate tax loopholes and wasteful tax breaks for special interests;
(3) enhance tax fairness by reforming or eliminating tax breaks that provide excessive benefits to millionaires and billionaires;
(4) crack down on tax cheaters and close the tax gap;
(5) use the revenue saved by curtailing tax loopholes to reduce the Federal deficit and reform the Federal tax code;
(6) address provisions in the Federal tax code that make it more profitable for companies to create jobs overseas than in the United States; and
(7) reform the Federal tax code in a manner that promotes job creation, competitiveness, and economic growth in the United States.


[-] 1 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Thank you very much for gathering and sharing these bills that deserve our support. I just emailed my reps for HR29.

And Look forward to requesting their support on all these populist issues. Thank you very much!

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

I enjoyed it. Hope none of the bills get rewritten by Lobbyist at the last minute.

I looked at them and think they sound good. Harry Reid's bill looks like something the whole country would want.

I saw some other bills that are ambiguous. Hard to say what bills titled to change Regulations or Change Regulatory behavior are really intended to do.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

They can always slip something in at the last minute, I don't know what we can do, but she'd light on it.

It is pretty intense reading the bills, I was seeking section 735 in the appropriations bill, which allows GMO foods, whiich are scary ... Now thatis stuff of dust pain science fiction, now reality.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 5 years ago

Important, and valuable list. excellent effort.

Perhaps the "official" OWS "News articles" should always be at the top as well.

Either way this is a great compilation, thanks.

Did you determine what is added by numbers of comments alone?

[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Robinhood Tax is on top of page now. Good Issuen to popularize, as you have been last two years. Good tenacity

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 5 years ago

Looks like a great protest. I believe I got it through NOW!

[-] 1 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Just brief look of most commented, maybe too like GKs post on tax sheltered 37 trillion leaked, was going to be big.

Good thought on official news at top. Usually people can just utilize news button.

And for breaking stuff, see what's new in archive.

If there ....are any good tools or links you get lots of articles and info, any sources you think could go in tools section.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 5 years ago

Right. Ok. thanks.

Well done.

[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

another way to search current popular topics and political information tools

send me link of good resource, Maybe I'll update new post every few days, if anyone finds this of use

mostly current higher comment posts of last few days, and some categorized posts

this may be helpful for a newcomer to peruse, before jumping in

[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Washington State present: who'd like to join to present, visit Olympia representatives?

Many Reasons We Need Citizen's Initiatives...How about these ruinous trade deals?

  • we could prevent terrible deals like these, and preserve our citizenry rights and resources


[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

Good Idea. I'm sure I will find some new things I want to learn. Glad you have taken all the time to pull this together.