Retired Philadelphia Police Captain gives his opinion on the why and how of the police repression of Occupy Wall Street.
Found her on the mailbox in my apartment’s vestibule. Escorted her outside.
She wants to remind you to come to my tree walk on Saturday.
Some wind last night brought down a large branch of Tompkins Square Park’c central elm, the large tree in the central lawn of the park. Last year a companion elm slightly south of it came down completely.
It’s a beautiful tree, I hope the park’s department arborists don’t think it needs to come down. It doesn’t appear to be hollow, like the giant elm nearby they removed a month ago.
As usual, EV Grieve got the story first.
Hope, I’m not too late.
This is a short post to apologize to Steven the postal worker gathering signatures to save the Post Office from cuts at OWS today. Sorry, I screwed up the audio in your video again. I promise to get it right the next time I see you. Please leave any information you want to get out there in the comments.
Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Under PAEA, USPS was forced to “prefund its future health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years in an astonishing ten-year time span” — meaning that it had to put aside billions of dollars to pay for the health benefits of employees it hasn’t even hired yet, something “that no other government or private corporation is required to do.”
As consumer advocate Ralph Nader noted, if PAEA was never enacted, USPS would actually be facing a $1.5 billion surplus today