Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Occupy Wall Street, on ice

It’s 33 degrees Fahrenheit at this moment in New York City, on the afternoon of October 29th, and the weather service says that it “feels like” 28. Having been outside quite a bit today in the torrential wet blowing snow, I can attest that it is not pleasant at all. My post from yesterday remains apropos: Occupy Wall Street: getting cooler, but not in the way they’d like.

And I like this:


(from Ben Lansing)

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Guilty of murder in Philadelphia

In the case centered around atrocities which took place for many years in the abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, two of his former employees today pleaded guilty to murder. One woman, Adrienne Moton, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for picking up an infant that had been born alive and snipping the baby’s neck and spine with a scissors. The other woman, Sherry West, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for administering a fatal overdose of anesthesia and painkiller medication to a woman who had come to the clinic for “treatment.” The infant who was killed was not named; the name of the adult victim was Karnamaya Mongar, who had arrived in the United States from Nepal only four months earlier. Continue reading Guilty of murder in Philadelphia

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Occupy Wall Street: getting cooler, but not in the way they’d like

At Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan this morning, the New York City Fire Department moved in and removed generators and gasoline from the small encampment of protesters which has been hunkering in that location for about five weeks. Naturally enough, the tiny public plaza was never intended for the kinds of activities taking place, and fire codes were being violated all over the place in the name of heating and cooking. Until now, a blind eye had been turned to it. It is an interesting time to now turn an unblind eye towards it, one must say, with temperatures having just plummeted in the New York City area, and with actual snow being predicted for tomorrow night. Continue reading Occupy Wall Street: getting cooler, but not in the way they’d like