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Tidbits - October 12, 2011

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Tidbits - October 12, 2011

* Why Occupy? The Video You've Got to See (message from the 
  United Steelworkers (USW))
* Re: The Euro Zone Crisis - Worse than it Appears (John 
  Talbutt)
* How Americans Can Travel to Cuba: A CBS Early Show Report
* National Lawyers Guild - workshops open to the public -
  Oct. 13 - 16 - Philadelphia
* The Seven Biggest Economic Lies (Robert Reich) - video
* Re: What Really Happened When Columbus Discovered America
  (Lisa Ortega)

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* Why Occupy? The Video You've Got to See
From:  United Steelworkers <[log in to unmask]>

Sisters and Brothers,

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain momentum
as thousands of Americans from across the country take to
the streets to stand up against corporate greed and to fight
for an economy that works for everyone.

Many are asking, what is this movement really about and why
is it so important? The beauty of it is that the answer
depends on who you are, really. But despite the organic
nature and diversity of this grassroots effort, there is a
common thread: people are angry that most of us are
suffering because of the greed and unchecked power of a very
few.

We're proud of all the Steelworkers who have joined this
movement. Keep sending us your photos at [log in to unmask] and
posting your reports on our Facebook page and Twitter feed
with the hashtag #OccupyWallSt.

And for one of the best explanations we've seen yet, check
out this amazing video featuring Massachusetts U.S. Senate
candidate Elizabeth Warren  and produced by D.C. Douglas.
http://youtu.be/wx2H31ZgkIQ

Let's keep standing up and fighting back until we win back
our economy and our future!?

Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/steelworkers

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* Re: The Euro Zone Crisis - Worse than it Appears

Just a few  words in response to Carl's insightful
presentation on the Euro Zone crisis.

The comments of the German Bild (think New York Post on an
overdose of steroids and viagra) imply that the financial
practices in the Euro Zone were not as risky and dangerously
leveraged as those in the U.S.  Such is not the case.

When the xenophobic Austrian Foreign Minister remarks that
Euro Zone fundamentals are superior to those of the U.S. is
she whistling in the dark or showing a willingness to write
off Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and enough of
the others to make her remark make any sense at all?

Obama's  remark that the way the crisis is being handled is
"scaring the world" seems to refer directly to this:  the
drive of the economically stronger EU nations to continue to
enforce austerity - risking a collapse of the EU -  in the
vain and greedy hope of emerging even more dominant.

John Talbutt

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* How Americans Can Travel to Cuba:

A CBS Early Show Report

Caribbean, CBS News, Passports & Customs, TV/Videos, Videos
- on October 11, 2011 2:10 pm

http://www.petergreenberg.com/2011/10/11/how-americans-can-travel-to-cuba-a-cbs-early-show-report/

For years Cuba has been a forbidden country for Americans,
only assessable to travelers willing to risk losing their
passport in the process. But this year, thanks to changes in
policy implemented by the Obama Administration, the first
group of Americans were able to travel legally to the
country.

On the CBS Early Show, Peter reports on the new travel
opportunities available to this island nation and the
restrictions that still exist.

Watch the video below:

For more of Peter's CBS Early Show segments take a look at
our CBS News Category.
http://www.petergreenberg.com/category/cbs-news/

Find out what the easing of restrictions mean for travelers
and for US-Cuban relations in our corresponding news story,
Americans Tour Groups Arrive in Cuba, Diplomatic Thaw Ahead?
http://www.petergreenberg.com/2011/08/15/american-tour-groups-arrive-in-cuba-diplomatic-thaw-ahead/

[thanks to Walter Lippmann for posting on his CubaNews list]

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* National Lawyers Guild - workshops open to the public -
Oct. 13 - 16 - Philadelphia

Please post information on great workshops

These great NLG workshops are open to the public.

http://www.nlg.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Annotated-
Agenda.pdf

Check it out!

Sharon Hurley

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* The Seven Biggest Economic Lies

by Robert Reich
Robert Reich's blog
October 12, 2011
http://www.readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/7845-the-seven-biggest-economic-lies

http://youtu.be/rUrOQesOwtM

2:47

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* Re: What Really Happened When Columbus Discovered America

I am Latino. My family resides in Puerto Rico and my father
has told me that we are Taino..how can I find out if we
carry Taino DNA or any other tribe?

Lisa Ortega

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