H.R.589 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011

To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 as introduced.
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  • WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 10:39pm

    From Mike Krieger of KAM LP

    The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to be secure from search and seizure unless some FBI agent thinks you fit the profile of a terrorist. The government has no right to interfere with any of these freedoms under any circumstances.

    - Harry Browne

    The inherent right in the people to reform their government, I do not deny; and they have another right, and that is to resist unconstitutional laws without overturning the government.

    - Daniel Webster

    It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.

    - Samuel Adams

  • WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 10:40pm

    Rebellion Has Arrived in America

    As most of you know, I spend almost as much time studying social changes and geopolitics happening around the world as I do studying markets…

    …The American populace is now in the very beginnings of a state of open peaceful rebellion against the criminal oligarchic mafia that runs the nation through fraud and corruption. The status quo is likely to become increasingly defensive as a result and may lash out aggressively like a cornered rat, but they cannot and will not win…

    …Most of you reading this right now are thinking that this is interesting but he is exaggerating and this will blow over. I am here to assure you that it is not and this whole thing is about to grow exponentially as the economy continues to stagnate and people climb the learning curve. Are you aware that the founder of Salon.com, David Talbot, is publicly calling for an “American Spring?”


  • WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:03pm

    The Occupy Portland Model

    We’ve witnessed an exponentially growing list of communities that are banding together with our brothers and sisters on Wall St. by organizing solidarity actions in their cities. This rise in support has been incredibly inspiring and has promoted many of you to become active in organizing an event in your area. Through the enthusiasm and excitement of wanting to show your support you are all working diligently to organize events in a short amount of time. As we have followed some of theses group’s efforts we’ve seen many different approaches to organizing. We’ve also fielded many questions on advice and how to information on effectively organizing.

  • WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:03pm

    We wanted to feature Portland as an example for those of you would like a model to follow or to take from as they have done a great job joining and organizing efforts in a very short amount of time. Of course, each group dynamic is going to vary and what worked for Portland may not work for you, but at least this will give you an idea of how others are doing it.


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    where 09/30/2011 11:34pm

    @ WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:03pm

    Im hoping this is the spark that lights the fire, Most all of us have children and I for one dont wish to leave this screwed up government for them to deal with.

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    WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:45pm

    It is lit, believe me, IT IS LIT….

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    WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:50pm

    I couldn’t find a “Occupy the campground” ;) but I think you can find somewhere near it…

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    where 10/01/2011 12:13am

    @ WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:50pm

    I wish they were doing something out here in the desert =D I came accross this page today,


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    WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 7:43pm

    You need a better picture for Gods sake!

    I really don’t want to look at the dingbat with a fish bat!


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    WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 7:47pm

    And I am no Dem where……

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    where 10/01/2011 7:55pm

    I know that Was, =D

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    WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:23pm

    you should by now :)

  • WasMiddleClass 09/30/2011 11:44pm

    CT will be on the front-lines soon too!

    Occupy Hartford, CT

    Hey Folks!
    I’m a lawyer practicing in Hartford and a member of the National Lawyers Guild. The NLG is one of the legal groups that has been organizing legal observing and other forms of legal support for not only Occupy Wall Street but also for the occupations that are springing up in a lot of other cities around the US. It’s very exciting to see that there are folks here in Connecticut who are thinking about doing something here in Hartford.
    Can whoever the contact person is for this effort please give me a call or drop an email? I have some information that I think would be useful, and depending on how you decide to move forward I may be able to bring around some law students and lawyers who also want to support your efforts. My email is pdgoselin@gmail.com (website is goselinlaw.com).


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    where 10/01/2011 5:44pm

    @ Legion1 10/01/2011 9:24am

    I haven’t seen the Dem’s doing much in the last several years for anyone, Face it our elected rep’s only rep, the filthy rich.

    Hey the Democrats hate Sarah, The Republicans hate her, I like her! =D

  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 7:44pm

    Wall Street protests spread to other cities

    Demonstrations against the power of banks and corporations that were inspired by the Arab Spring movement are entering their third week in New York – and are spreading elsewhere.
    Hundreds of people were marching through lower Manhattan today as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration.
    Protesters are upset over social inequality, bank bailouts and corporate greed .
    “Corporations are not people,” said Max Richmond in New York City. “They don’t deserve the same rights people do.”
    Moira Laughlin, who traveled to New York from Ohio to participate, is frustrated because she’s been out of work for two-and-a-half years. “We have two teenage kids, we still have to pay the mortgage. send them to college hopefully, and it’s not easy.”


    YES 99ers are there!

  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 7:45pm

    ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Spread Across the Country

    ABC News’ Olivia Katrandjian reports:
    The Occupy Wall Street movement, growing to more than 1,500 people in its second week, called for a march in lower Manhattan today at 3 p.m. to “show that it is time that the 99% are heard.”
    “We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent,” read a post on the Occupy Wall Street website.


  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 7:51pm

    Notice who wrote those articles I poster.

    ABC, CBS, AP, NBC, Huffpost, big newspapers, and on and on…

    We have big media coverage now!

  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:11pm

    Van Jones Praises Occupy Wall Street, Says Progressives Launching ‘October Offensive’ To Rival Tea Party


    Let me make one thing VERY CLEAR. The Democrats WILL NOT be allowed to hijack THIS movement like the Republicans did with the ORIGINAL Tea Party!!!

    It is not in support of ANY party!!!

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    nancym 10/01/2011 10:10pm


    Are you saying that because you think Van Jones represents the Dem Party? That would be a mistake. Rebuild the Dream (I don’t like that title, but..) is not part of any party. It represents the non-partisan contract for justice that thousands put together and voted on (including myself), and doesn’t stand for any particular candidate.

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    WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 10:35pm

    I am Leary of politicians jumping on our bandwagon…

    Just like I am of the AFL-CIO doing the same…

    THEY did not start this.

    The Tea Party was actually pretty good in the beginning, before big money stole the movement…

    I can’t comment on Rebuild The Dream because I have not researched it (yet).

    And…are not “progressives” (his words) not considered part of the Democratic party generally?

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    where 10/02/2011 7:08am

    @ WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 10:35pm

    There are two Tea party’s, 1. Tea party patriots 2. Tea party express

    The Tea Party Express is the Republican Hy-jacked version, to wit Sarah Palin is a major player, She believes that there is no chance for a third party to win an election, So she has attempted to blend the two party’s together.

    The Tea party Patriots does have a small minority of radical conservatives, But most are just frustrated with the bailouts and out of control government that refuses to follow the will of the people.

    The liberal media will never explain this, And often purposely trys to confuse the subject.

    I like my picture NancyM =D

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    WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 10:41pm

    And it is a little suspect that this, “Progressives Launching ‘October Offensive’ To Rival Tea Party” suddenly popped up NOW…

    Don’t get me wrong, I agree with many progressive ideas, as you may know by now…

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    nancym 10/02/2011 1:39am


    Yes and no. Progressives self-identify with opposing the decay of the Dem Party. So I guess you could say it depends on what level of disgust they have, whether or not they are still attached and trying to reform it or not.

    As for Rebuild, they’ve been planning their Rebuild the Dream conference and subsequent actions for Oct 3-5 for months and months now. And so have some of the unions. Remember the 10,000 union members who marched on Wall Street last year, when the media completely ignored them too.

    Just because things are happening roughly at the same time doesn’t necessarily mean that anyone is copying anyone else, inspiration can come from all corners. You’ll see some of those LiveStream folks at Liberty Park talking about USUncut, while others there don’t even know what that is. Same way some are more hip to Anonymous, or other groups. The sources of people’s frustrations are enough to inspire action, regardless of what group organized around that anger.

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    nancym 10/02/2011 1:49am


    I have a fine art background. By way of comparison, I saw many art students make the big mistake that whoever did something similar to what they were doing was copying their work, when what was usually happening was that there were always similar ideas and inspirations floating around in society at the same time that made for similar visual expression. The better artists simply looked deeper into those ideas, instead of sulking about being “ripped off” and spending their time trying to protect their particular work.

    Having said that, I understand your point about the need to be wary of everything that is happening being co-opted, in the way the original Tea Party ideas were usurped by the Koch brothers and the Repub Party. This whole process will probably take a long time and will have to evolve somehow, so I hope everyone isn’t looking for big immediate changes. Remember the Civil Rights movement.

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  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:45pm

    Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
    Scores held by NYPD – including New York Times journalist


  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:51pm

    Livestream from NY


  • WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:57pm

    Occupy Wall Street Protests: Police Arrest More Than 400 on Brooklyn Bridge

    By IBTimes Staff Reporter | October 1, 2011 8:45 PM EDT
    Protesters closed the Brooklyn Bridge in one direction and police arrested hundreds of people on Saturday as Occupy Wall Street entered its third week.


    I’m searching worldwide news THIS is spreading like WILDFIRE!

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