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The Rolling Jubilee

The Occupy Wall Street movement is trying a new tactic to help folks struggling with debt burdens. Banks and other financial traders buy debts from each other for pennies on the dollar, but still try to collect every bit of it plus interest from the debtor. There’s no reason that those debts can’t be bought [...]

Civil Unrest LEGO Collection

(YouTube link) Slate V imagines LEGO sets that reflect what is going on in the world, in your choice of Occupy Wall Street or Arab Spring versions. If these really existed, I would be in line to get one! Then it would be easy to illustrate the events of the past year in LEGO. Link -via [...]

The Cutest Protestors At Occupy Wall Street

By now you’ve probably already seen a few pictures of pups from Occupy Wall Street, but if you want to see all the adorable critters, then check out the Awwccupy Wall Street blog, featuring cuties from protests around the globe. Link Via Laughing Squid

Christmas Blogs and Other Niche Blogs

It’s not hard to find Christmas blogs. It is, however, hard to find Christmas blogs that are still active, really dedicated to Christmas, and aren’t trying to sell you something. I’ve found an interesting few for your perusal, although I feel this is only scratching the surface. Mistletunes is dedicated to Christmas music, particularly the rock-and-roll [...]

Adorable French Bulldog Playing With A Police Horse

(Video Link) If Occupy Wall Street was more like this, there certainly wouldn’t be so many fights between the protestors and the police. Via Cute Overload

Zombie Iron Man Is Falling Apart

Zombie Iron Man showed up at the Paris Zombie Walk 2011 looking like a billion bucks. I’m surprised he wasn’t at Occupy Wall Street supporting the 1% by eating protestor’s brains! Wouldn’t it be hilarious if this caught on as a Halloween costume? Link

NYPD Blames Occupy Wall Street for a Jump in Gun Crimes

Did Occupy Wall Street cause gun crimes to jump higher in New York City? That’s what the NYPD is sayin’: Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their [...]

When Occupy Wall Street Goes Geek

Regardless of your personal political affiliations, I think this is a movement we can all get behind. Geeks Are Sexy has other funny, geeky Occupy Wall Street parodies at the link. Link

13 Peaceful Protests and Whether They Worked

© Julie Dermansky/Julie Dermansky/Corbis The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for over a month. From one side, we hear that the occupiers are a bunch of naive kids who need to change out of their hemp ponchos and take a shower if they want to be taken seriously. Others say the demonstrators are [...]

Occupy Wall Street? There’s an App for that!

Yesterday’s post about first world problems continues today as I’ve just learned that there’s a new Android app called, “I’m Getting Arrested,” which alerts one’s family, friends (even lawyers) to the wonderful news that they’re about to be arrested. Quadrant 2 Inc., which makes software for worldwide financial institutions, non-profit arts organizations, household names and mom [...]