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Filthy, Stinky, Jobless Occupiers: Newt’s Dirty Little Secret

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Within seconds of the unfortunate death of a homeless man in Pioneer Park, the Utah freak-show cheered in unison; “SEE? We told you! The Salt Lake City occupiers are all homeless, drug addicts!”

For many Utahns, it was better than if the historicity of The Book of Mormon were provable.

I got pissed. I grabbed my video camera and went down to the new camp at Gallivan Center. I interviewed ONLY people who had or were still camping. All of them had jobs and NONE were homeless.

This is a snapshot of those interviews (Full interviews at OneUtah.org )

We can fight this plutocracy-funded propaganda by publishing many and often, ad hoc interviews of the regular Americans who are showing up for Occupy. We must do it locally, keep it “close to home.” Keep it real.

Last Saturday, Newt Gingrich stepped up the smear campaign against Occupy Wall Street (I didn’t know, you could get high on Cialis).

It was a full-guns-a-blazing frontal assault on every single American including the assholes that cheered when he said the “…after you take a shower” part. Check Mika Brzezinski’s gut reaction.

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Expect great things from Occupy Salt Lake City (OccupySLC)

For those of you who don’t know, Salt Lake City is VERY liberal. We like to say, “Salt Lake is a world class city surrounded by Utah.”

The massive show of police force for the Pioneer Park eviction on November 12th was clearly orchestrated by PERF/DHS. There were at least 4 policemen for every camper.

I’m SURE DHS threatened Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder with funding cuts to get him to mobilize every scrap of metal in the county with flashing lights.

SLC Mayor Becker was punked by DHS. He was so disgusted about having to evict the occupiers from Pioneer Park, he disappeared (“vacation”) the next day. Chief (police) Burbank proved by his actions throughout the 2-year Tim DeChristopher sham trial, to be a great and respectful advocate of civil disobedience.

Christ, protesting in SLC, you practically have to BEG to get arrested. The authorities are on our side. If we can nudge them over, we will have won!

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This Land is YOUR Land

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

I want you to consider an America where we all have jobs in abundance.  I want you to imagine being sick and going to a doctor, FOR FREE.

I want you to take into yourself the concept, that not all is lost, and get PISSED.  I’m mad as hell!! When did we give these corporations authority to annihilate the American dream? When did you, the American working class, give the permission to General Motors to blight entire cities? Why did you let this happen?

Was it the thought that your  free market could take (everybody to the top) ?

Was it the thought that the American Sofistaclass would NOT leave you behind?

News flash… They don’t give I flying fuck about you, and believe me, if they didn’t have to pay you minimum wage…. they wouldn’t.

The top 1% would like you to believe that everything will be fine as they kick you out of your home. When do we draw the line in the sand? 21 million homeless Americans? Well if thats the case, it would be today.

I invite YOU, if you are a real patriot, to join YOUR Occupy movement today.

You might even get to meet me in person….

Thank you,

Martin Bammes

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Open Letter to Chief Burbank and Mayor Becker: Let OWS Campers Stay!

Mayor Becker and Chief Burbank,

Please don’t let the media put you in reactive mode. It won’t make us safer and might create issues where there were none before.

Its been a month, by your grace. Before booting everyone from Pioneer Park; think about how many homeless die in Salt Lake City every month? Certainly its more than one?  It must be more than one.

I don’t see the basis for attributing this death to the circumstances at Pioneer Park. Not without SOME numbers.

Chief Burbank, the media is telling us you can’t do your job and keep Pioneer Park safe with the OWS campers there.  Is that really true?

I think we all know, you couldn’t wish for a more cooperative group.  Heck, they all love you and you know it!  The DeChristopher group has nothing but high praise for you.

Is it possible that homeless deaths in SLC have gone down since the Occupy group started camping in Pioneer Park?

What are the numbers?

Is it possible Pioneer Park is actually a SAFER place for the homeless after hours as the result of the OWS campers.

Tell us the numbers?

Popular movements will always tax law enforcement disproportionately. But please, do not let this important movement and message from the people, be muzzled because of the inconvenience.  Don’t let them win.

Thank you both for your sincere efforts, patient service and generous wisdom.

My Sincere Regards,

Cliff Lyon

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