Freed Iran Hikers Speak at Occupy Oakland

What a difference a day makes, I guess. Having recently been freed from an Iranian prison on trumped up charges they are now free to join in solidarity with their would be captors in celebrating the Occupy Movement.

This is a wonderful development, coming from countries that truly know how to provide for their citizens. Our worldwide support is growing. No longer can our corporate media hide the truth that the rest of the world knows- the American capitalist system is an abomination and we could learn a thing or two from the countries that understand social justice.

Iranians certainly understand the implications of the Arab Spring, and see good things from our movement. We're on the right road. Down with capitalism!

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Electronic Medical Record: American College of Physicians Speaks

Reading provider notes has never been a terribly enjoyable, but even the worst of notes were informative in some way. Problem lists, medication lists and allergies are always the must read section of any note. Histories, presenting symptoms, background information was always at the top and worth a glance before an initial visit. With a bit of experience one could even predict who the sub specialist provider was based on sentence structure and word use and if not from that the dictated physical exam was a give away. The cadence and rhythm of a person comes out as you drone on into a telephone receiver. I hated dictating as an intern/resident, now I hate to see it give it up, but like all things it is becoming something of the past. Not everyone is happy.

As with any system, an EHR produces the outcome for which it was designed. The most widely used EHRs are designed for auditing, compliance and billing. They are not designed for more efficient patient care in the office, better communication among providers, or the collection of group data for quality improvement efforts. As yet, there is no evidence that the use of an EHR provides less expensive care and/or better outcomes.

Medical record templates do not lend themselves to either recording or reporting meaningful clinical information. Details of a patient's story can be lost in a format that boxes individuals into disease categories, making it hard, for example, to distinguish one person with diabetes from another. Judicious use of cut-and-paste can save time and provide continuity with previous encounters. Poor use of it can perpetuate errors, and such files are often so poorly edited that two contiguous sentences can contradict each other.

Rather than being easier to read and navigate, encounter documents are longer, filled with extraneous information, and often lack the key elements of the physician's thoughts behind the assessment and plan. “Where are those informative notes we used to receive following our patient's visit to subspecialty clinic?” asked one of the community physicians who was swamped by the size and redundancy of the office notes he now receives and must file from consultants. Sadly, this problem affects us all.

After several months, I can now negotiate the system, but it still takes more time, effort, concentration and emotional energy than it should. The satisfaction of the examining-room encounter with my patients is compromised more than I could have possibly imagined. Furthermore, our high-priced EHR cannot import laboratory values from other organizations, is not configured to provide us with group data about blood pressure control and cannot electronically send our records to doctors outside our system with whom we share patient care.

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Vote: What will Happen with the Occupy Wall Street Movement?

The movement known as "Occupy Wall Street" has spread to multiple countries since its inception.  Despite disturbing cases of antisemitism and violence, Democrats on Capital Hill have voiced support for the group.  And, with a clear bias in favor of "OWS," the Main Stream Media has propagated the movement.

On the other side of the aisle, conservatives have derided Occupy Wall Street's hatred, as well as the crimes that have been committed by the group.  Many on the right believe that the "movement" will quickly die out.

So, the question is, what do you think will happen?  Will OWS continue to spread, or will it fade away? Vote below:

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What's that Sound I Hear?

Shelia Jackson Lee in all her glory said on the other day on the floor of The House:

“Just as the courts ruled unconstitutional and upheld the provision of the Texas law that required a doctor to talk first to a woman seeking an abortion and to allow or force them both to listen, uh, to sounds that, uh, might discourage this needed action, this is going to be held unconstitutional. This is not a law that can pass,”
Sounds that might discourage, could she be talking about the baby's heartbeat? 

Ms. Lee and her ilk would love to continue to tell the lies that we tell young women today "it is just a bunch of cells", "it is just some tissue", or other such nonsense.  Having an abortion should be a hard decision, it also should be an informed one. 
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Occupy Wall Street Defaces 9/11 Memorial Statue

Seward Johnson’s sculpture “Double Check” has sat in Liberty Park, near Ground Zero, since 1982. The statue is of a businessman double-checking to see if he has everything in his suitcase. But it is more than just a random piece of art in the minds of millions of Americans.

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Double Check survived the chaos. It was photographed that day, covered in ashes, reminiscent of the thousands that had fled for their lives, commemorating those who had lost theirs:
Double Check right after the attacks of 9/11
To many it is a national treasure; a reminder of what was and what we have lost.  However, to members of the Occupy Wall Street "movement," it is merely a piece of capitalist propaganda that must be attacked.

Thus, the state that commemorates an iconic day in the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans had garbage dumped all over it.  On the "businessman's" head was attached a bandana and a mask:
There are some things that are more than voicing your free speech.  Standing in a pile of hippies and shouting is part of free speech.  Even complaining about capitalism while profiting from it is part of the First Amendment.  But defacing something that commemorates the death of 3,000 Americans?  That's just disgusting.

Update- Thank you to Big Government for the link.  Also, please take a look at our new video

Update #2- Someone defending this said it was only "one individual" doing this. Yeah, this picture really looks like one person:

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White House Insists Obama Bus Tour Isn't Political

Yeah, he's just going through highly-political towns in swing states while he's running for re-election.  It couldn't be any less political... if you're a moron:
President Obama will kick off a three-day bus trip through small towns in politically competitive North Carolina and Virginia Monday, but White House officials insist the trip is about jobs, not votes.

So much so, in fact, that they convened a conference call Sunday to reiterate that point several times, pointing out that the trip is fully on the taxpayers' dime, not the president's re-election campaign's.

'The message to the American people and to Congress will be clear," said principal deputy spokesman Josh Earnest. "Pass the bill this week to protect the job of a North Carolina teacher, or come down here, look her in the eye...."

Well, you get the idea. Obama's message for the next three days will be to challenge Congress -- particularly Republicans -- to support key elements of his jobs plan or explain why they won't.

The trip coincides with a new legislative strategy for Obama and congressional Democrats. Now that Senate Republicans have blocked the full $447 billlion plan from being considered, Democrats are breaking it apart.
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Occupy Media

The Occupy Wall Street crowd has been clogging up the news cycle for five weeks now, even though they have no stated mission - other then blaming Wall Street for all their ills - or stated solution to said ills - other then redistributing the wealth - and reflect the various leftwing grassroots that have been silenced since early 2009.

I don't understand the media's infatuation with the Occupy Wall Street crowd, because they make liberals, and their allies in Congress, look bad. Voters are having flashbacks to the 1960's and I'm waiting for one of the Republican candidates to bring Richard Nixon's "law and order" campaign ads, and memos, back to life.

But that hasn't stopped "journalists" from touting the Occupy crowd 24/7 in all forms of media - print, radio, web and cable - with glee unseen since January 2009. Apparently, thousands of college kids occupying any parcel of land near Wall Street gets the media going, even though the Communist Party and Nazi's approve.

As someone who appreciates media in all forms and outlets, this has really been surprising to me - I did not realize the absolute desperation of liberal media types until these demonstrations started because their news coverage has reflected pure liberal activism.

I usually don't write this, but to my fellow bloggers: Ride right through them; they're demoralized as hell!

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Occupy Otsego Devolves Into an Anti-Fracking Rally

The "Occupy" movement made its way to Oneonta New York over the weekend. Not surprisingly, it seems to be more of a anti-natural gas drilling rally than anything else. I can find no estimates on the size of the rally, but it doesn't seem particularly impressive if the pictures are any indication.

From the Occupy Otsego Facebook page.

At least there was a bit of sanity in the mix.

I would love to be able to talk to this fellow. Perhaps he heeded the call of Herman Cain to Occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and did so in spirit.

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Poll: Herman Cain Holds Decisive Lead in the South Carolina Republican Primary

The Hurricane keeps on going:
Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.

The Insider-Advantage/Majority Opinion Research poll of 476 registered voters likely to vote in the GOP primary gave Cain 32 percent of the vote, twice the share of Mitt Romney’s 16 percent.

Rick Perry holds 12 percent, making him essentially tied with Romney because the difference is within the 5 percent margin of error.

"In this case, South Carolina is a three-man race," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery.

Rounding out the field is Newt Gingrich with 8 percent, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann each with 6 and Jon Huntsman with 1. Four percent of those surveyed favored someone not listed in the choices, and 15 percent remain undecided.
Herman "Awesome" Cain
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Edward T. Hall III (The Meltdown Kid at OWS): "The Universe Conspired for this to Happen"

You may remember this fellow who had an epic meltdown at an Occupy Wall Street rally:

This guy's name is Edward T. Hall III. He is what is commonly known as a "trust fund-baby." In other words, his wealthy relatives set up a fund for him and all he has to do is sit pretty without ever having to work.

He is also attending Columbia University, an Ivy League college. In fact, I was able to track down his college profile on http://columbia.academia.edu/, accompanied by this picture:
Under the "about" section, he writes of his interests:
I study intertemporal choice with respect to environmental decisions. I wish to develop socially based interventions to help moderate excessive discounting. I am also especially interested in the organizing of research information for public use, and open access use of ideas for problem solving.
In other words, everything this kid has ever gotten has been handed to him on a silver platter. He is part of the "1%" that he is supposedly protesting.

You may also know that Hall was arrested for trying to "crawl through the baggage carousel" at JFK airport.  For whatever reason, an author thought this illegal action was just grand, so he sat down with the trust-funder and conducted an interview.  It went about how you'd expect.

Here is the very beginning of the interview (emphasis mine):
Zachary Urbina: First, what were you thinking?

Ted Hall: Ha ha! I wanted to spend a little more time with Maya. The universe conspired for this to happen.
Uh... yeah.  And these are the people the Main Stream Media supports giving extra, illegal power to?
No thanks.

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Video- Dan Wheldon, Reigning Indy 500 Champ, Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas


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Occupy Albany: 100 Liberals

Approximately 100 demonstrators occupied Albany yesterday afternoon in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement that has dominated the news cycle since late-September and has spread to cities, - large & small - across the country, including in my own county of 30,000 mostly Republican inhabitants.
Albany, N.Y. - Typical Occupy Wall Street sign.
The local liberal Times-Union described the demonstrators mood as anti-corporations, anti-capitalism, anti-war, and even anti-hydofracking, which is typical for the Occupy Wall Street crowd: disorganized opposition to anything remotely conservative, or traditional. There were also Muslim supporters of two Albany-area jihadists who were arrested and convicted several years ago.

No one was arrested and only a couple of police officers were present.

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White House Official Publicly Touts Occupy Wall Street, Slogan

Trying its hardest to show that it has no idea what is going on, an official in the Obama White House has now publicly touted the Occupy Wall Street movement, using their own slogan.

"The interests of the 99 percent of Americans are well-represented on [President Obama's campaign] tour," said Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest Sunday. Secretary Earnest is referring to the
OWS slogan, which states that "the 1%" of "rich capitalists" are oppressing "the 99%" somehow.
Secretary Earnest
The Occupy Wall Street movement is mainly focused on ending capitalism, spreading more of "the wealth" around, and calls for the end of political favors to so-called rich Wall Street donors. They also seem to support President Obama, who ironically raked in more money from Wall Street than any President in the last twenty years.

The OWS movement also has a severe antisemitic overtone, even though it calls for "economic equality," and is decidedly more violent than the Tea Party movement, even though Occupy Wall Street claims it is peaceful.
An Occupy Wall Street protester tackles a police officer
With so many internal and external contradictions, it would seem logical that such a movement would quickly fall apart. In fact, even the Obama White House aides are "acutely aware" at how disorganized and lawless the supporters are.

However, thanks to support from the Main Stream Media and protesters benefiting from the system they so despise, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues.

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Communist Party Throws Support Behind Occupy Wall Street

That means that Occupy Wall Street is now supported by both the Communists and the Nazis. And people think this is a "just cause" because...?

From the Communist Party's website:
Southern California Party leader Arturo Cambron will share how the CPUSA and Young Communist League (YCL) are working in “Occupy Los Angeles.”

This movement, also known as the “99% movement,” is being hailed across the country. Movements and organizations are reaching out in solidarity. The AFL-CIO is opening union halls and offering other material assistance. Ordinary people are donating food, money and materials.

In many areas, the “Occupy Movement” is linking up with the National American Wants to Work Week of Actions, Oct. 10-16.

No doubt the “Arab Spring” demonstrations and those that exploded in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere have inspired it. But underlying it all is the economic crisis, the massive unemployment and growing realization that nothing is getting better, and in fact we may be slipping into a “double dip” crisis. The crushing student debt and the feeling of being locked out of society with no future compound this.

The movement is the newest wrinkle in the all-people’s upsurge against the banks and corporations and reflects a new level of class-consciousness.

While there is a wide range of political and ideological trends, there is a consensus against corporate greed, getting money out of politics, taxing the rich and putting people before profits.

A big challenge for the CPUSA and left, progressive movements is to link these demonstrations with the labor led all-people’s coalition and help deepen understanding that the path to progress must be through electoral and political action including defeating Republican Tea Party reaction in 2012.

Of primary importance is linking it with the burgeoning fight for jobs and especially passage of the American Jobs Act.

We can also play a role in offering more advanced programmatic ideas like nationalizing the banks and socialism.

To have a positive impact, the CPUSA and YCL must be a part of the “Occupy” movement, participating at every level and building greater local support for the actions among labor and progressive forces.
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Ground Zero Mosque Owes $1.7 Million in Unpaid Rent

This doesn't particularly surprise me:
Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll terminate your lease and take back our property.

Con Ed and mosque developer Park51 have an unusual, uneasy alliance, sharing ownership of a site slated to be one of the most controversial projects in city history.

The utility owns a former substation on the western half of the property, at 51 Park Place, and the mosque developers own a five-story building on the eastern half. The buildings were connected years ago and used to house a Burlington Coat Factory store.

Park51, which leases the substation from Con Ed, wants the two buildings so it can knock both down and build a $100 million, 15-story community center.

But the plan hit a major obstacle in August when Con Ed raised the rent from $2,750 a month, a rate set in 1972, to $47,437 a month, retroactive to July 31, 2008, The Post has learned.

When the mosque failed to fork over the $1.7 million, the utility fired off a letter demanding the money by Oct. 4 and threatening to evict.
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Museveni: U.S. Personnel; Not Troops

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stressed earlier today that the 100 U.S. combat troops deployed to assist and train his forces in their fight to defeat Joseph Kony's LRA are more like 'personnel' than troops, since they wont actually be fighting.

This comes after near-media panic on Friday that this would become another Vietnam, or some nonsense, and further speculation that we are entering Uganda because George Soros has oil interests there, or some crazy conspiracy theory bullshit.

Our reasoning for aiding Uganda is simple: they have contributed thousands of soldiers to the ongoing war in Somalia to defeat the al-Qaida linked al-Shabab terrorist network that has wrecked havoc in the country for decades now and we're stepping up our assistance to their fight as thanks, and because that's what allies do.

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Occupy Wall Street Hatred, Violence, and Antisemitism Compilation

The Left is lying when they say that the Occupy Wall Street "movement" is peaceful, respectful, and follows the law.  They whine that it's a conspiracy when damning evidence it put forward; as always, liberals simply cannot argue with facts and rely on crazed fantasies to push their agenda.  So this article is a compilation of the violence, the hatred, and the antisemitism extremely prominent in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

If you see these pictures and do not realize that there is a major problem with Occupy Wall Street, you are officially brain-dead.

Calls to violence in forum and protest:
Violence in pictures:
Antisemitism on full display:
Link; Expletive Blurred
Antisemitism in video:

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Trample American Flag

No surprise, they are not too fond of the United States of America:

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Media Spin: Occupy Wall Street Did Not Burn Buildings... People Marching With them Did

First off, I would like to point out that no Tea Party rally in my recollection ever created violence, resulted in crimes, or culminated in arson, let alone burning buildings and cars.  Second, nearly every "Occupy Wall Street" event has had some sort of crime take place during or because of it, many of which happen to be felonies.

And yet, the Main Stream Media is trying its damnedest to explain away the wave of violence that has come out of the Occupy Wall Street protests.  Case in point, ABC's exceedingly slanted articled entitled Rioters Hijack Rome Protests, Police Fire Tear Gas.

Thus, their first paragraph reads like so:
Italian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday in Rome as violent protesters hijacked a peaceful demonstration against corporate greed, smashing bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles.
Let me break this down for you, even though I'm quite sure anyone can see right through this drivel.  ABC goes out of its way to say that "peaceful protesters" were rightfully demonstrating against corporations.  It emphasizes, however, that the riots were "hijacked" by violence.
According to ABC, this did not happen
The major, disgusting problem with ABC's slant is that they never say were these so-called hijackers came from.  Instead, their article makes it readily apparent that these thugs were at the event the entire time, marching in solidarity and on the behalf of Occupy Wall Street.
Also did not happen, according to ABC
Even the headline, Rioters Hijack Rome Protests, Police Fire Tear Gas, emphasizes the supposedly violent steps police took to ensure safety.  In the first paragraph of the story, ABC conveniently left out that the rioters were also burning buildings.  The spin is so incredibly deep that it is bewildering, but sadly not unexpected.
Also didn't happen
On top of it all, ABC also decided to completely ignore the violent rhetoric coming out of Occupy Wall Street, like members' call for the beheading of children and hanging of capitalists.

But I am not surprised.  This is the Main Stream Media, after all.

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Occupy Italy Burns Buildings, Cars

I wish I could find an article that wasn't so slanted left, but I can't.  Either way, the violence so evident in their threats and words are coming to fruition:
Italian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday in Rome as violent protesters hijacked a peaceful demonstration against corporate greed, smashing bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles.

Elsewhere, hundreds of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" marched without incident in cities across Europe, as the "Occupy Wall Street" protests linked up with long-running demonstrations against European governments' austerity measures.

Heavy smoke billowed in downtown Rome as a small group broke away and wreaked havoc in streets close to the Colosseum and elsewhere in the city.

Clad in black with their faces covered, protesters threw rocks, bottles and incendiary devices at banks and Rome police in riot gear. With clubs and hammers, they destroyed bank ATMs, set trash bins on fire and assaulted at least two news crews from Sky Italia.

Riot police charged the protesters repeatedly, firing water cannons and tear gas. Around 70 people were injured, according to news reports, including one man who tried to stop the protesters from throwing bottles.

TV footage showed one young woman with blood covering her face, while the ANSA news agency said a man had lost two fingers when a firecracker exploded.
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Some of the better ones from Twitter:

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Occupy Wall Street raises over $150,000 in Tax-Deductible Donations

Once again, those protesting capitalism are benefiting from it:
After 26 days of protests in New York's financial center, the Occupy Wall Street movement has raised over $150,000 in donations, according to Pete Dutro, a member of the protest's financial arm. 
This massive fundraising was made through donations via mail, two websites -- occupywallst.org and nycga.cc -- and in person to members of what the movement calls its "Finance Working Group." 
Separately, four days ago, "Occupy Wall Street Media" successfully raised over $75,000 worth of donation pledges to be used toward the protest's official publication, The Occupy Wall Street Journal, according to the online funding platform Kickstarter. 
In addition to overseeing fundraising, members of the Finance Working Group, distinguishable by their gold dollar sign armbands, are also charged with disbursing funds to the other groups within the movement. These groups, which range from more permanent teams like Security and Media, to temporary teams assigned to isolated tasks, become eligible for funding upon approval by the general assembly. 
"It's been chaotic," Dutro told CNN. "It's kind of like doing an office job inside of a mosh pit."
The poor, poor Occupy Wall Streeters at their laptop station
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Uganda Welcomes U.S. Troops

The decision to send 100 U.S. combat troops to Uganda - in accordance with The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 - passed in March 2010, to hunt down LRA leader Joseph Kony and train Ugandan soldiers might have caught Americans off-guard, but Ugandan officials are quite pleased.

Via AllAfrica.com:
Uganda said Saturday it welcomed US combat troops to help its forces battle the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal rebel force whose leaders are international war-crime fugitives.
"We welcome this gesture -- it has been well overdue," said Uganda's acting foreign minister Henry Okello Oryem.
United States troops will not be fighting the LRA, except in self defense, but we will be using our intelligence assets to track down the leader, who is responsible for unimaginable crimes against innocents in Uganda and neighboring countries, and hopefully defeat his terrorist organization.

I support this action by the United States government and hope some of our allies, particularly Great Britain or France, join in our efforts to defeat Kony's terrorist organization that has wrecked havoc in Africa for two decades.

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Occupy Wall Street: Beheading of Children, Hangings Will Make People "Fall in Line"

As days go on, it becomes evident that the Occupy Wall Street "movement" grows more and more desperate.  The other day we covered them attacking one another and after that we uncovered their attempts to scrub their website.  Now, they have taken their insanity to a whole new level: they are calling for the beheading of "white kids," the "hanging" of capitalists, and the murder of parents.

Their violent and murderous rhetoric is all over their movement, along with their atrocious antisemitism.  Here are just a few examples of the hundreds out there.

"Lop heads off a few white kids:"
This screen shot was taken by this intrepid site, before it was removed by Twitter
From the Occupy Wall Street website, a user responds to what to do with capitalists after the 'revolution:'
And from the same thread, "there is not forgiveness for those that have no soul (Capitalists):"
On another thread, yet another user says "people will have to die" and that the US should become like "North Korea" (expletive blurred):
And yet another person call for death, but this time for the religious:
Occupy Wall Street asks: why not kill your parents:
One Twitter user simply pushes for the murder of celebrities:
This last particular person is unnervingly insane, with posts like these (not to mention a skull for his/her profile picture):
There is a clearly violent aspect of this movement.  Anyone around these people needs to be careful.

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