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Wall Street Mocks Protesters By Drinking Champagne 2011

Wall Street has shown Americans how they feel about protests. This video shows unidentified occupants watching protests from the balconies of Wall Street in amusement while sipping champagne.

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Keith Olbermann Interviews Michael Moore on "Occupy Wall Street" Movement

Keith Olbermann has now given daily updates of the events on Wall St. In Thursday's report he interviews Michael Moore. Both agree that the main stream media has ignored OWS.


The battle of Broadway: Protesters clash with police as officers make 80 arrests during anti-capitalist march in Manhattan

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Uprising: Protesters armed with signs and sleeping bags continued their Arab Spring-style occupation protest in Union Square last night

Anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in New York yesterday after beginning an impromptu march up one of the city's most famous streets.

Police officers were accused of using overly-aggressive tactics as they battled to control the quick-moving demonstrators who left their camp near Wall Street to march up Broadway.

Scores of 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrators were arrested, cuffed with plastic tags and dragged on to sidewalks. One video showing a protester thrown to the floor by an officer with little provocation.
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Unrest: The 'Occupy Wall Street' protest is now in its ninth day

Some protesters were calling: 'Banks got bailed out, we got sold out' and calling shoppers to join them. At least 80 protesters connected with the protest were held near Union Square in Manhattan.

Protesters have been camped in Wall Street since last Saturday - sleeping on cardboard boxes, eating pizza and takeaway dinners that were paid for by donations to their cause.

There are around 200 left in the makeshift camp, down from their peak of 1,500.

'They're angry at what's going on in the world,' said Rich Marini, 37, a software writer from Great Kills who has been taking part in the protest.

'But it's a good atmosphere. They have a sense of love with each other.'


UK: Queen's Windsor Estate Gets £224k Annual Farming Subsidy from EU

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Dairy queen: The subsidy on Queen Elizabeth's dairy and cereal farm has increased by almost £40,000 since 2009
The Queen was paid more than £224,000 in EU subsidies for her Windsor farm estate last year, according to figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday.

Details of the payments, released under the Freedom of Information Act, raise questions about the country's richest landowners benefiting from grants under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The subsidy for the 500-acre dairy and cereal farm, which was founded by Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, has increased by almost £40,000 since 2009.

Similar amounts are thought to have been paid to the Monarch to support her estates in Sandringham and Balmoral, but the Government refused to release this information.

Meanwhile, Environment and Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon's family estates received £211,000 in EU farming grants.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has enforced an information blackout on all other farming subsidies paid to wealthy landowners, claiming an EU ruling last year prevents disclosure of the information.


Police find decapitated body of Mexico newspaper editor

The editor of a Mexican newspaper was found dead, her body decapitated and with a note next to it, officials said.

Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, 39, was the editor in chief of the newspaper, Primera Hora.

Her body was found Saturday morning, according to the attorney general's office in the northern Tamaulipas state. A message "attributed to a criminal group" was found next to her, the office said.

"The state government expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones affected by these lamentable acts," the office said, adding that it is investigating.

Earlier this month, attackers left ominous threats mentioning two websites on signs beside mutilated bodies in northern Mexico.

A woman was hogtied and disemboweled. Attackers left her topless, dangling by her feet and hands from a bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. A bloodied man next to her was hanging by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply the bone was visible.

Signs left near the bodies declared the pair, both apparently in their 20s, were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities.

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Power blackout hits Chile

© Reuters/Eliseo FernandezA woman listens to news on the radio during a blackout in Vina del Mar city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago September 24, 2011.

A massive power blackout paralyzed crucial copper mines in Chile on Saturday and darkened vast swaths of the country including the capital Santiago before energy was largely restored, officials said.

The outage acutely exposed the fragility of the energy grid in the world's top copper producer, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake in 2010.

Critics have blamed Chilean President Sebastian Pinera for under-investment in infrastructure and his popularity ratings have dropped since taking office last year. Prior to the power failure, he was already struggling with massive protests by university students demanding deep educational reforms.


Nepal Tourist Plane Crash Kills 19 On Board

The 19 people on board the plane all died when it crashed in dense fog

A plane carrying 19 people, mostly foreign tourists, has crashed in Nepal while trying to land in dense fog, police have said.

A witness said he saw as many as 18 of the bodies pulled out of the wreckage in Bisankunarayan village, a few miles south of the capital, Kathmandu.

The final person on board was rushed to hospital but also later died.

Eyewitness Haribol Poudel told Avenues Television the plane had hit the roof of a house in the village.

Officials said that there were 13 foreign tourists on board - 10 Indians, two Americans and one Japanese.

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Saudi king gives women right to vote

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Riyadh - Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

He also announced that women would have the right to join the all-appointed Shura (consultative) Council, in an address opening a new term of the council.

"Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles," he said.

Comment: Wow, progress in Saudi Arabia... not.


US: Missing Moon Rock Found Among Bill Clinton's Files

A long lost, highly valuable moon rock, bought back by Apollo 17 has been found in former U.S. president Bill Clinton's files.

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The rock, missing for 30 years, was one of 50 presented to each state after the 1972 space mission. It was presented to Clinton's predecessor Gov. David Pryor in 1976. The rock hung in the governor's office that was later occupied by Clinton. The rock was apparently packed away with Clinton's memorabilia after it fell off its plaque.

The moon rock is estimated to be worth $10 million. NASA says that few of the rocks, which were encased in acrylic and mounted on a plaque with the intended recipient's flag, can be located.

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Genius Video: Bank Bailouts Explained - The Screwing Of The American People

Yes, these clips look infantile, but stupid this one is not.

From the creator of QE2 for dummies...

Paulson, Geithner, AIG, Goldman, Bernanke and more.

On the Goldman Sachs:
  • "Because when you already own the U.S. government, you don't need to buy any more banks."
  • "What about the president Obama and the change? Did the president Obama bring the change to the Timothy Jeethner?"