gus4488 said:

Just updating on the blocked Maksyl dance Youtube vids. Yes, seems like Disney has blocked all of S18 and S17 especially from uploader "dancingwts09" and "ballroomstars." But I can still see Derek/Nicole dances from (season?) in HD and Maks/Erin (S10), too, so their copyright complaint isn't consistent. Maybe Disney was annoyed with all the talk that nothing can top S18 Maksyl?

Again, that is just messed up. Nothing is going to top them, no matter what they try.

Thanks for letting me know.


It’s the anniversary of the Occupy movement, a movement which I made an effort to document over the course of this year through photography submissions from people who had witnessed or participated in rallies and protests across the US (and even across the pond, I received a few Occupy Londons, an Occupy Bristol, and even an Occupy Dublin). Above are just a handful of the photographs I collected from people. If you want to see the full collection, it’s housed here on The Political Notebook and also here on Pinterest

Here are some longreads, old and new, on Occupy, its origins and its future.

Photos: [1] Occupy Philadelphia Day 59. Eviction protests. Michael Albany. [2] Zuccotti Park. Fall 2011. Jack Massey. [3] UC Davis. Pepper spray cop. Brian Nguyen. [4] Occupy London, October 2011. Tahlia Hein. [5] Zuccotti, Fall 2011. Luis Antonio Thompson. [6] Zuccotti, Fall 2011. Bianca Farrow. [7] NYC, Fall 2011. Ceridwyn Asher. [8] Occupy Dallas, Fall 2011. Chris Wang. [9] Occupy London, November 30th. Allan Shaw.

The U.S. Constitution Needs You

According to federal law, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that all federally financed educational and governmental institutions must teach about the Constitution.

When is the last time “We the People” read the Constitution—all 4400 words?  How much do we “citizens” know about its original history, the need for a Bill of Rights, or the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment?  And, perhaps most importantly, what is the document’s influence on our daily lives?  If you are like most people, the answers are likely disheartening, as is evidenced by embarrassing test results about civic knowledge and a general ignorance that borders on constitutional illiteracy. 

This constitutional illiteracy, and the apathy it seems to indicate, is odd, because the United States Constitution defines our national identity.  In fact, this document’s pride of place in our cultural heritage is part of what makes the country unique: Constitutional values, and not race, ethnicity, or religion bind us together as a nation.  We are “Americans” because of a shared belief system, and that belief system begins with those first, inspiring words etched in the Constitution.  

So how do we make the Constitution relevant to our daily lives?  How do we connect to the Constitution?

Read more. [Image: Library of Congress]

Stay Safe, Stay Peaceful #ALLsept17 protestors!!!! #Sept17 #takethesquare
With that said it is now time for bed.. the livestream embedded on my page  should be solid if not try back in an hour. The police scanner link is solid.

Here are the external links:
Here are some livestreams and a live scanner audio feed #occupywallst #takewallstreet:  (police scanner NYC)

Global livestreams for #ALLSept17 #Sept17 #antibanks can be seen here: last I heard it was Spain, Greece, and France going off currently. 

You can also follow #occupybankofEngland on twitter for what is happening in London. I shall return with more after I get some rest. This pic is from an adbuster article back in August.. <3

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#OCCUPYWALLSTREET Protest Arrests; Local NY News Crew Hit by Mace, Baton

The protests on Wall Street continue to grow. The rallies and their participants are showing no signs of slowing down. Wednesday evening, crowds surged past barriers and NYPD officers moved in to contain the protesters. By many accounts, mayhem broke out.

Officers swatted protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace, according to video from the scene.

Fox 5 photographer Roy Isen was hit in the eyes by mace, and Fox 5 reporter Dick Brennan was hit by what he believes was an officer’s baton.

Both were all right and continued to cover the protests and arrests.

Cops arrested dozens of protesters, but the final tally was not known.

Occupy Wall Street: One year later and people still don’t “get” it
September 17, 2012 

As American anti-capitalists prepare for the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street today, media outlets are reviving beaten-to-death stories questioning the movement’s tangible influence.

Of course, barely any legislative reforms have come from the protest movement that stirred so much debate last year. Money continues to reign supreme in elections, Wall Street oligarchs are still President Obama’s beloved mistresses, education debt is continuing to skyrocket and corporations are still the kings of policy. But that is what slides by most people trying to grasp the influence of OWS.

A radical movement like this cannot (and must not) work within the system it is trying to replace. Protesters who first camped out at Zuccotti Park and other campsites across the country already know voting for Politician A or Politician B will only enforce the parasitic capitalist system that tramples on the working class. Camaraderie between big banks and politics can’t be broken unless capitalism is replaced with social justice. We cannot expect fair and equal education opportunities without severing the chains that tie students to debt and private interests. We’re not looking to support the “lesser of the two evils”; we want to create an alternative. So of course policy changes can’t be seen as a win for OWS. The movement is beyond electoral politics and complying with those who only strengthen the institutional powers that hold us down. But just because play by the rules gains haven’t been won doesn’t mean OWS has rendered itself useless one year later.

The radicalization and awakening of Americans has been one of the most difficult and most crucial wins for the anti-capitalist struggle. Seeing the web of connections between environmental degradation and corporate greed, student debt and privatization, women’s rights and electoral politics, mainstream media and poverty has most visibly become OWS’s most vital legacy. Once connections are molded between the working class struggle and the ruling class that tried to suppress OWS, they cannot be erased. But occupiers already know this.

Activists aren’t waiting for the mainstream media to catch up because there is work to be done. OWS knows what its demands have been from day one and now that we are enlightened, action must continue and spread. The year wasn’t perfect, but a mere beginning was all people needed.

Groups once solely focused on OWS have now broken down their struggles to combat various branches of capitalist deterioration. Fights against mass incarceration, Monsanto, worker’s rights, immigration, foreclosures, police brutality and poverty have replaced complacency for those occupiers who spent the latter of last year in tents and general assemblies. So we cannot expect the mainstream media or politicians to “get” what we’re doing. OWS is still in its natal stage and is already developing into a whole new creature on the revolutionary trajectory to rattle the ruling class.

Happy one year anniversary to a movement that flooded the streets in nearly 100 countries and shook many out of their apathy.


I got part of a programming degree before the bottom fell out of the tech industry and all of an AS in electrical design that cost me $60k in debt.

I got laid off 4 months ago. Because I refused to work 60+ hour weeks, I can’t get my old managers to call me back. As a 5-year industry veteran with no industry references, I can’t get hiring managers to call me back.

I’ve gone bankrupt to escape credit cards, but student loans are for life.

I have an ER bill I can’t pay, an untreated skin condition I can’t see anyone about, wisdom teeth coming in sideways I can’t get corrected, and asthma I treat with coffee to save the inhaler for emergencies.

I live on unemployment in two spare bedrooms in my mother’s double-wide.

I’m wiring books in the hopes of one day living on a skill I possess again.

And, if I’m very lucky I’ll be able to get a job in the fall working on a janitor crew a friend manages.

I AM THE 99%