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Ventura County Democratic Party Adopting Occupy Ventura?

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Ventura County Democratic Party E-mail

Certainly looks like it.

The Conejo Valley Democratic Party sent out this missive earlier today.

So, the questions abound.

Do the Ventura County Democrats subscribe to the principles of Occupy Together’s Collective Statement?

Occupy Ventura website

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

  1.     They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
  2.     They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
  3.     They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  4.     They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
  5.     They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
  6.     They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
  7.     They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
  8.     They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
  9.     They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
  10.     They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
  11.     They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
  12.     They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
  13.     They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
  14.     They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
  15.     They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
  16.     They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
  17.     They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
  18.     They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
  19.     They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
  20.     They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
  21.     They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
  22.     They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
  23.     They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world, We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

So, who are they?

  • President Obama?
  • Congress?
  • The Tea Party?
  • Democrats?
  • Republicans?

Or, are the Democrats just co-opting this movement to support their partisan agenda?

Inquiring minds would like to know, as the Democrats hit the bricks in a day or so.

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American Debt Linit

Day By Day July 25, 2011 – Truck Stop

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Notwithstanding Sam, but President Obama is throwing the American people under the bus in insisting on a debt ceiling deal that carries past the 2012 Presidential elections. Actually, he is playing Russian Roulette with the world-wide financial markets.

The House GOP should send him a short term “all cuts” deal and dare the Democrats in the Senate and/or the White House to block it.

Then, the Dems/Obama break it, they OWN it.

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David Wu

Updated: Oregon Rep. David Wu Will Not Run for Re-Election But Will Not Resign – Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Sunday night for an ethics investigation into allegations that embattled Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) forced an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a young woman.

Pelosi’s statement came shortly after Politico first reported that Wu would not seek an eighth term next year, which a Democratic source confirmed, adding that pressure is building for his resignation.

“With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter,” Pelosi said. “I will send a letter to the Ethics Committee [Monday] asking them to formally initiate a review of this matter.” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) supported the Minority Leader’s request in a separate statement.

And, DCCC Chairman Rep Steven Israel is calling for Wu to resign.

But, again, what leverage does the leadership have?

Congressman David Wu of Oregon did some interesting things right before his re-election in last years midterm elections. He allegedly wandered around Oregon like an insane person, for one. Also, it appears he sent his staff e-mails like an insane person, along with photos of him dressing up like some kind of tiger furry

This has to be driving the Dems wild in D.C.

Embattled Rep. David Wu will not seek reelection in 2012, but he wont resign from office now despite allegations that the Oregon Democrat had an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a close friend last Thanksgiving.He isnt going to be running for reelection, a Wu adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO late Sunday night. But he hasnt done anything that rises to the level of requiring him to resign.

Wus decision to stay in office comes after a frenzied weekend of lobbying and pressure tactics designed to convince the Oregon Democrat to leave office, all of which seemed to have failed for now. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is likely to step up the pressure on Wu following this latest development.

Pelosi and other top Democrats are reviewing their options on Wu, which include outright calls for him to resign or to seek an Ethics Committee investigation into the explosive allegations against him.

First it was New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and the continuing story of the strange behavior of Rep. David Wu.Not a good summer for Congressional Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.

By the way, Wu should be assigned to a closet until he resigns.

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