Eclair

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  • Eclair commented on the diary post March 17, 2012: Harbinger of the American Spring? by EdwardTeller.

    2012-03-19 11:50:42View | Delete

    Thanks for the NV resource links, TarheelDem!

  • Eclair commented on the diary post March 17, 2012: Harbinger of the American Spring? by EdwardTeller.

    2012-03-18 09:55:57View | Delete

    I have a few questions here, about training for Non-Violent Direct Actions. I read the Counter Punch article on the 99% Spring; nothing surprising, since I learned about the 99% Spring Training through MoveOn, and just assumed it was a MoveOn thing. Occupy Littleton and Occupy Denver are presenting a series of workshops later in [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post March 17, 2012: Harbinger of the American Spring? by EdwardTeller.

    2012-03-18 09:26:45View | Delete

    Thanks, EdwardTeller. I think that what is happening – increasing oppression and police brutality – are the inevitable reactions of a power structure (PS) against a growing social movement. We should welcome these reactions because they are the indicators that the PS is afraid. The Occupiers, the Conservationists – and now, women who are angered [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park Reoccupied for Semi-Anniversary; Dozens Arrested (Video) by Gregg Levine.

    2012-03-18 08:54:20View | Delete

    I am happy, no, delighted and reassured, to see that the bus used to haul off these peaceful protestors, is labelled “Clean Air Electric Hybrid.”

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Tell AARP CEO Barry Rand to End Back-Room Strategy Sessions With Safety Net Opponents by Brian Sonenstein.

    2012-03-16 14:42:34View | Delete

    Exactly, mattcarmody. Why any “retired” person would belong to AARP is beyond my understanding. I have been tearing up their pleas to join for years.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Sheriff’s Sale Disrupted on Jamie Dimon’s Birthday by ghostof911.

    2012-03-16 14:32:01View | Delete

    Thanks for the report on the sheriff’s sale disruption in Delaware, ghostof911. We have had an interesting week out here in Denver, also. Our state legislators killed a bill that would have required lenders to actually produce the Note that authorized them to institute the foreclosure. This bill was not radical, as it only reinstated [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post ‘Rogue’ US Soldier Kills 16, Wounds 5 in Kandahar by wendydavis.

    2012-03-11 10:42:11View | Delete

    I saw the headline you write about in this morning’s NYT and sighed. I think I am becoming hardened to such atrocities. A broken soldier, product of a broken system, shooting innocent women and children in an occupied foreign land. God help us all. Except I don’t believe in a god.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Sunday Food; Black Beans by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-03-11 10:31:51View | Delete

    Love beans of all kinds. And, after moving to Denver at 5500 feet altitude, I discovered that a pressure cooker was a necessary kitchen appliance. Otherwise, the beans were crunchy.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Denver’s Foreclosure Auctions: Nothing to Joke About by Eclair.

    2012-03-10 12:27:00View | Delete

    Wendy, thank you for your comments, especially about the ones about the people in foreclosure who are so ashamed that they can’t even tell their extended family. It is bad enough that our economic system forces so many folk into this situation, but then to add insult by isolating them so that they feel they [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Denver’s Foreclosure Auctions: Nothing to Joke About by Eclair.

    2012-03-09 14:15:21View | Delete

    Thanks, Masoninblue. Denver had 12 foreclosed houses auctioned off this week. Our Foreclosure Working Group is tracking the current foreclosures in the system. For Denver County and the surrounding counties of Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson, that adds up to over 6,500 homes, with more being added every day. One of our members, who is a [...]

  • Eclair wrote a new diary post: Denver’s Foreclosure Auctions: Nothing to Joke About

    2012-03-09 12:21:51View | Delete

    It’s Thursday, March 8th, at 10 AM and another foreclosure auction is taking place at Denver’s Wellington-Webb City and County Building. A dozen houses are being sold to the highest bidder, sometimes for as little as one dollar over the lender’s minimum asking price. Today the auction room is packed and the deputies scurry around, bringing [...]

  • Eclair commented on the blog post Rush Limbaugh Boycott Up to at Least 36 Advertisers

    2012-03-07 10:17:27View | Delete

    Hear, hear!

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Firedoglake Members Help Us Innovate for Change by Brian Sonenstein.

    2012-02-28 12:09:16View | Delete

    Wow, and what a year it has been! Through the Arab Spring, the depressing summer, the unbelievable excitement of Occupy Wall Street, facing Denver Police kitted out in riot gear, and now our own suburban town’s Occupy group is immersed in reading Gene Sharpe and planning how-to workshops for creating non-violent actions. What a year! [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post I’m not Bill Cosby, but I’m tired by dca.

    2012-02-22 10:40:22View | Delete

    Whoa there, dca! Post this on the front doors of Goldman Sachs, tack it up on the portals of Congress, nail it to the trees on every town commons – those that haven’t been privatized. This is an impassioned and anguished wail straight from the gut of the hundreds of thousands of us. And for [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Never Move in a Tactical Fashion, plus Scahill on Yemen: It’s the Drones, Stupid by wendydavis.

    2012-02-20 10:35:28View | Delete

    Obscenities, my dear Wendy, simply … obscenities.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post This Week in Birth Control with Seth & Amy, Really?!? by Elliott.

    2012-02-19 11:36:32View | Delete

    At Saturday’s first People’s Congress at the University of Colorado at Boulder, most of the state’s Occupations had representatives. A last minute addition to the afternoon’s focus group calendar, War on Women, attracted over 50 outraged women (and a scattering of equally outraged men), to discuss actions against the increasingly virulent attacks on women’s reproductive [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Occupalooza! by firedancer.

    2012-02-19 11:26:35View | Delete

    Hey, firedancer, thanks for the report on your Occupation up there in Traverse City. You have a group of really dedicated and creative people! What great ideas for actions and events. And, love the paste recipe and the flyer/poster designs. Hope you don’t mind if we borrow some of your ideas.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Been underground for so long….. by Eclair.

    2012-02-18 06:50:28View | Delete

    Thanks, Larue. But before I start getting calls from those cosmetics advertisers who put ads on blogs: 80 year old Littleton mom looks 60!!!!! ….

    8th decade of life equals being in one’s seventies. Although I still hope to be agitating in my 9th decade.

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Been underground for so long….. by Eclair.

    2012-02-17 18:15:19View | Delete

    Yeah, that was me. I’m not good with off-the-cuff remarks and I was soooo relieved that we had managed to pull off the action without anybody getting arrested, that I was babbling a bit. Truthfully, I was scared. I’m a non-confrontational person and when, at a meeting of our foreclosure group, I found myself saying [...]

  • Eclair commented on the diary post Been underground for so long….. by Eclair.

    2012-02-17 18:02:21View | Delete

    Hi Wendy, I’ve been popping in to read your posts, among others. You cover a lot of ground and have so much information at your fingertips. Keep on writing!

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