Tagged: Wall Street

PHOTOS: Moving Planet Global Day Of Action

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Photo Credit: Hanoi, Vietnam by Bo via 350.org

“Endless thanks for all who made #movingplanet so…moving. I dare you to look at the photos with a dry eye.” -Bill McKibben via twitter

Friends, don’t ever be fooled into thinking nothing’s happening. There are protests and demonstrations, not just on Wall Street, but all over the world and on the environmental front too. These demonstrations are held locally, this means no one has to hop in a car and go to Washington D.C. to protest, you do this in your neighborhood, hop on the internet, then share your images and experience with others.

On Saturday, September 24 writer Bill McKibben’s 350.org in partnership with hundreds of organizations around the world held over 2,000 events in over 175 countries for Moving Planet and they’ve got pics of children all over the world to prove it! Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren For The Win

It is impossible to buy a toaster that has a one-in-five chance of bursting into flames and burning down your house.

But it is possible to refinance your home with a mortgage that has the same one-in-five chance of putting your family out on the street.” ~Elizabeth Warren

While SFSG was away the White House snuck off and hired Harvard’s Elizabeth Warren, the consumer’s champion. Continue reading

Israeli iPads Are A Go, But Are They Green?

Photo Credit: AP photo

Israel had begun letting Apple’s iPads into the country starting Sunday. For 2 weeks their customs wasn’t allowing them into the country based on fears the iPad would interfere with other wireless devices.

20 confiscated iPads will finally be released. Most of us will be waiting a lot longer for our iPads than those getting their confiscated iPads back. After weeks of intentional infliction of iPad envy on others by people like the extra infatuated PBS host Charlie Rose many hoped iPad news would die down…and maybe hoped the prices would drop.

Now that Charlie Rose and his iPad have finally gotten a room Continue reading

MoveOn.org To Hold Wall Street Rally

Photo Credit: awearnessblog.com

One thing that bothers me about getting emails from MoveOn.org is that they’re so needy. They always need money! Maybe that makes sense because they are a non-profit, progressive, public policy advocacy group and political action committee. They’ve managed to do a lot online and now they’re looking to get bodies out to this protest they’re having on Wall Street on Thursday.

Side note: I’ve taken a pic on that Wall Street bull before when I was a kid. It was cold and a little creepy, kind of like Wall Street itself in my opinion.

Here’s what MoveOn.org sent me:

“Right now politicians in Washington are making critical decisions about our economy: Are they going to let the big banks off the hook for ruining our economy or are they finally going to rein them in? Continue reading

Are You Here For The Love Of Obama?

Look at him. Isn’t he lovely? I think this year a few more persons out there than just Michelle Obama will have President Barack Obama as their Valentine this year.

For those who care about that sort of thing President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is 50% in the most recent three-day Gallup Daily tracking, from Jan. 29-31. I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen a Gallup rep with a clipboard or gotten a call from these people. Who cares about that anyway?

Our president is dreamy though isn’t he? Tall, dark and handsome. Loves his wife, kids and that little dog of theirs.

Covert war with Pakistan what? Getting rid of Van Jones who? How can we think about things like this when our new president is such a fox…and he loves us, right? Continue reading