Friday, December 28, 2012

Free For All Friday

The Occupy The Mic gang discusses some of the big news stories of the past year. BJU, Occupy Movement, Gay Marriage, Marijuana legalization and more.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

No Fiscal Cliff deal for you

News Topics

President Obama cut his holiday vacation short and flew back to Washington, DC to to work on a fiscal cliff deal with Congress that has yet to materialize. Some people are saying Republicans are acting like a soup nazis.

As 2012 comes to close, some are looking back at all the rage and protest that erupted in Europe over various country's austerity measures.

The FBI monitored the Occupy Movement and viewed as a national security threat according to reports.

The US government is proposing a sale of spy drones to South Korea to help defend against North Korea.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Free for all Friday

What news stuck with you the most during the week? Occupy The Mic and let us know and give your opinion on any global issue.

Does the proposed assault weapons ban put on the table by Democrats go far enough in addressing violence prevention? What do you think?

Republicans pull back their Fiscal Cliff legislation raising political stakes.

Obama nominates John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Sec of State.

Fox News reports that a "top State Department official acknowledged Thursday that cables warning of serious security concerns at the U.S. compound in Benghazi went to department headquarters – and possibly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office – in the months leading up to the deadly Sept. 11 attack."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Political Prisoner Radio w/ Kazi Toure

Kazi Toure is a former U.S. political prisoner and has been a longtime community organizer and freedom fighter against oppression. He is said to be the Black person convicted of seditious conspiracy. He served nearly ten years in prison from 1982-1991. He has served as co-chair of the National Jericho Movement and worked for Amnesty for Political Prisoners in the United States 2005-2009. He was a Co-chair of the American Friends Service Committee's Prison Program, 1997-2005.

Mr. Torue was also a A.N.C. Delegate of the South African Truth and Reconcilation Committee in 1996. He was a N.G.O. Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Racism, 2001. Currently he works as trial consultant/paralegal, Law Office of Attorney Barry P. Wilson and he continually struggles for the liberation of all oppressed people.

Free All Political Prisoners!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Banks skate on drug money laundering charges

When a kid gets busted selling a joint, she may face serious consequences. College scholarships may be denied, family may be kicked out of their homes and there may be stiff fines to pay. Passing a bad check can do the same. So why can HSBC get away with laundering drug money and UBS can get away with manipulating the LIBOR financing system with little more than a slap on the wrist?

The "Law of supply and demand" says that when the supply of something is reduced, but the demand is not limited, then the price will tend to rise. This higher price leads to the development of alternatives to the product which is expensive as people run to get in on the high prices. But what about when supply and/or demand are manipulated by corporate or governments powers? Do we actually have an energy crisis, or do we have a crisis of energy supply being manipulated by non-market forces?

Welcome to the New Austerity. Back in the 1960s there was hope that the "New Left" or the "New Politics" would save us from the environmental damage that international war and corporate capitalism had caused. A new feeling of freedom and interdependence would fill the human spirit, ending hunger, war and racism.

Today all the talk is about belt tightening. From France to Greece workers and students are marching against austerity, but is anyone marching for what we WANT?

Finally, South Korea's new Prime Minister is a woman. Great Britain, Australia, India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Ecuador, Brazil and dozens more have elected women to lead their nations. How is a nation governed differently under a woman leader, and why is the United States not on the list of governments to be led by women?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Violence & Hollywood: Networks now airing disclaimers for violent programming

Join the SC Occupy crew as they analyze and give their thoughts and opinions on the following stories of the day.

The entertainment industry is now airing disclaimers before violent programming in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut.

According to the AP, The Connecticut school shooting rampage compelled Hollywood to air disclaimers before violent television shows, swap some programs for others, cancel film openings and present somber specials on daytime TV shows that are usually more focused on entertainment.

Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye died on Monday at age 88. Inouye had represented Hawaii in Congress since it was forced to join the union, Inouye waa a decorated World War Two veteran who lost one of his arms during battle died on Monday at age 88.

President Talabani of Iraq in coma. The USA invested lives, brought death and money to leave President 'Talabani' in office, and he has a stroke? A veteran of the Kurdish guerrilla movement, Mr. Talabani, 79, is Iraq's first president from the ethnic group that mainstream media reports say were gassed with chemical weapons Saddam Hussein bought from the United States government to kill Iranians.

According to US News, A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed an unenforceable bill to jail any state or federal official trying to implement “Obamacare” in the state.

Pursuing an archaic legal theory that punctuated pre-Civil War disputes between the federal government and states, South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley last week pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would criminalize implementation of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform law.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

SC Governor appoints Black conservative

Gov Haley selects the replacement senator for South Carolina. Some are asking was her selection based on race or Tim Scott’s very Tea Party brand of politics, a republican representative from Charleston, was this decision based on race?

President Obama spoke on the Connecticut school massacre last night and said it is up to us to decide what we can do to protect a child. He also said “We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change.” Now a US Senator is looking to ban assault weapons sparking the perpetual  gun control debate.

Have the tragic shootings distracted America from the fiscal cliff debate, what is the latest news on the impending automatic cuts.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said gay people should not be killed or persecuted, as MPs continue to consider a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for the death penalty.

Friday, December 14, 2012

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Daisy, Gorgeous Gregg and Double A take a look at the political news of the day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oregon Shooter ID'd. Mother/Daughter Porn ?

News topics for tonight's broadcast of Occupy The Microphone:

Oregon shooter identified as well as his victims. Police said 22 yr old Jacob Tyler Roberts shot himself and died from his wound in a press conference today. Local law enforcement credited training they had to address this exact situation prevented more deaths. Is this type of terrorism being all to common? Are lone wolf types with rifles shooting up public places more likely to strike than Al-Qeada? What are you more worried about?

A 22 yr old cited a poor economy as the reason she got into making porn movies and now she has recruited her mother who plan to make a film together in the same scene hoping to cash in. The two have actually had real life practice she boasts. Is there a moral decline in America or is this acceptable mother/daughter activity in the 21stCentury?

Fox News has renewed its anti “Ground-Zero Mosque” campaign in New Yorkagain recycling old material this time with Donald Trump offering to buy the space. Of course Trump is no stranger to controversy and why he is considered to be on the right wing lunatic fringe. Has your feelings changed since the last Fox campaign to stop the “Ground-Zero Mosque”?

North Koreanswere reportedly celebrating after launching a satellite into orbit. This technological achievement is being described as proactive by western media and the UN is said to be mulling over a response. The U.S. military just launched its own classified space mission said to involve an unmanned miniature space shuttle. Is that a provocative act and should North Koreabe placed under more sanctions?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News of the Day 12/11/2012

News Topics

Michigan is bracing Tuesday for passage of right-to-work legislation 

U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis 

Eavesdropping technology being installed in public transportation

Haley Vulnerable in South Carolina

SCOTUS Justice Scalia making comments that dehumanize gays

Monday, December 10, 2012

News of the Day 12/10/2012

Tonight on Occupy the Microphone:

Afghan women’s right activist killed in shooting

Unknown gunmen shot dead a senior female government worker on Monday, officials in eastern Afghanistan said, five months after her predecessor was killed in a bomb attack.

Netanyahu is accusing the international community of double standards

Israel's prime minister on Monday accused the international community of "deafening silence" in response to recent vows by the head of the Hamas militant group to fight on until the Jewish state is destroyed, and appeared unmoved by the gathering storm of global condemnation of his government's plans to continue settling the West Bank.

Bar owner Frank Schnarr suggests area stoners grab a booth

Thanks to a successful ballot initiative last month, Washington state residents can legally smoke marijuana in the privacy of their living rooms as of Thursday. When that gets old, bar owner Frank Schnarr suggests, area stoners have another option: grab a booth at Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill in Olympia and toke up there.

Jenni Rivera, Mexican music star, confirmed dead

Jenni Rivera, the California-born singer who rose through personal adversity to become a superstar adored by millions in a male-dominated genre of Mexican-American music, was confirmed dead in a plane crash in northern Mexico, theNational Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday.

Cable subscribers are about to get a sneaky fee

If you have cable TV service, you probably have at least one set-top box in your house. On Monday, a federal rule change takes effect that could eventually force you to rent more cable boxes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Double A takes charge on Occupy the Microphone as he and the rest of the gang take on these subjects:...

Ted Nugent, the Rock and Roll Slimeball
Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, Gene Simmons, in the world did these (and other rock stars) turn out so conservative, and how do we respond to it?

Drink This!
In Alice in Wonderland, Alice drank from a vial labeled "Drink this", but there was nothing which said "Rub this below your equator." But in a North Carolina prison it was decided that inmates should drink Habenero hot sauce and then put it on their genitals to entertain the guards.

Dock workers in California are on strike and the War Resisters League gives a peace prize to dock workers in Egypt who refused to ship US made poison gasses to a war zone.

Tax & spend or borrow & spend?
As we rush towards the so called "fiscal cliff" we talk about taxes, spending, and priorities for real people. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Newark NJ begins a week on food stamps.

Pushing and shoving for education
In Greenville SC parents were lined up to enroll their children in an elementary school with a special focus on engineering. When the bell rang these parents rushed the school doors, injuring at least one parent.

Monday, December 3, 2012

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News Topics

What do you need?
Gregg goes to court for a speeding ticket. Dressed well and behaving nice, he is asked how he wants to "handle this ticket." When Gregg explains that he wants to avoid losing his driving license, the prosecutor asks him "What do you need?"

Really Doctor Oz?
First he seems to be advocating a "gay conversion" scheme, and now he claims that we don't need to know what's in our food! "GMOs are GOOD for ya." he seems to be saying.

Fill 'em full o'lead.
The Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio and the Police Chief held a press conference today about the shooting of two unarmed citizens who were killed in a hail of gun fire with 13 cops firing at and into the vehicle 137 times.

Where have all the white men gone?
We haven't had a white man as Secretary of State since 1997. Now President Obama is said to be preparing to nominate Susan Rice to be Sec of State. The SoS will decide whether the Trans-Canada pipeline will be built. Shouldn't that be decided by old white men?