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Border Collie is the first Dog to lead an Occupation

Border collies were bred to herd livestock including sheep. Border Collies are also noted for their intelligence. Occupy protesters are not known for being sheep, so it must be Shelby’s intelligence that prompted Occupy Denver to elect this 3-1/2 year old Border Collie mix as their leader. That and being pressured by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to name a leader in order “to deal with City and State officials.”

One of the organizers, Al Nesby, nominated Shelby as the group’s leader after filmmaker Michael Moore showed up and rubbed him the wrong way by refusing to follow general assembly rules. Shelby’s bodyguard, filmmaker Peter John Jentsch, was happy to comply and Shelby received a landslide vote.  Shelby maintains a strict protest against leashes and has pawticipated in the Denver Occupation for the past month. Protesters have already made an official request for Shelby to meet with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Denver politicians are probably scratching their heads wondering who let the dogs out.

But since corporations are now considered people, the Denver Occupiers feel that Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. “Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people,” said a Shelby supporter at the time of her election.

Shelby is getting her paws wet becoming a real political animal. It is expected that she will not condone any of the usual dog-eat-dog tactics.

Shelby exhibits heart, warmth, and an appreciation for the group over personal ambition that Occupy Denver members feel are sorely lacking in the leaders some of them have voted for on national, state, and local levels.

Newly-elected leader Shelby will be leading this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march against Corporate Personhood, and invites all other civic minded dogs (and their leash-holders) to join.

Cici and I would have really enjoyed a Pit Bull dog being named the leader of the Denver Occupation since pit bulls and pit bull mixes are banned in Denver. That would have been a real coup for the breed. It would take a special ambassador for the breed to lead that march.

Is YOUR dog up for becoming the SpokesDog / Leader of the Pack of your local Occupation?  Cici welcomes dogs of ALL breeds to provide leadership.What does YOUR dog occupy most of the time? Tell US Your Story (photos, too). Thanks.

Today is 11-11-11… time for our weekly Pet Blog Hop thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  Grab the code and hop away

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update: occupation goes global

just one week ago when I wrote about the Occupy  Wall Street protests, it was below the radar, it is HUGE what has happened in just one week…. there are now 1,000+ cities that have protesters including all across the USA, Canada and Europe, even Australia. There is a group protesting the Federal Reserve as well as the London Stock Exchange.

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/680940/massive_marches_on_wall_street_as_protests_shake_the_world;_assange_speaks_in_london/#paragraph2

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/15/occupy-wall-street-movement-global?fb=native

who are the 99%?

http://www.observer.com/2011/10/50-portraits-from-the-occupy-wall-street-megamarch/

Today, October 15, is Global Occupation… Occupation Everywhere…

http://globalrevolution.tv/

http://15october.net/

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Monterey-CA/

end the war, tax the rich, send banksters to jail, get money out of politics, what the 99% want, #OWS

It’s the Inequality, Stupid, the game is rigged against the 99%

Bush Tax Cuts Cost the Rest of Us $11.6 Million An Hour. Yes, An Hour.

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/10/15

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph

Democrats are trying to co-opt the movement for their own political advantage…

“We emphatically reject the attempted leadership of any political party,
organization or individual.” – We the People

powerful short film, USA hypocrisy

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=RGRXCgMdz9A&feature=player_embedded

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=261812387188047  get corp money out of politics

Occupy Berlin | Occupy Budapest | Occupy Cairo | Occupy Lisbon | Occupy the London Stock Exchange | Occupy Madrid | Occupy Moscow | Occupy Mumbai |Occupy Paris | Occupy Rome | Occupy Seoul | Occupy Taipai | Occupy Tel Aviv |Occupy Tokyo | Occupy Vienna | Occupy Warsaw | Hundreds More Occupations Worldwide

“In total, students from at least 100 college campuses around the country walked out of class in a show of solidarity and support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.” Peter Rothberg, The Nation

nypd white shirts on bankster’s payroll

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/10/financial-giants-put-new-york-city-cops-on-their-payroll/

lawsuits have been filed…

BOSTON/Dewey Square – At 1:30 a.m. this morning, elements of the Boston Police Department, Transit Police and the Massachusetts State Police – with assistance from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department – arrested approximately 100 protestors who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience in defense of a second encampment started by #OccupyBoston activists adjacent to their existing Dewey Square encampment yesterday on a stretch of the Rose Kennedy Greenway bounded by Purchase St., Pearl St., Congress St. and Atlantic Ave.

http://www.nationofchange.org/why-elites-are-trouble-1318346172   paradigm shift happening

http://www.nationofchange.org/seven-snappy-comebacks-those-lame-anti-occupy-talking-points-1318344312

They love making fun of the demonstrators’ looks, but it’s pretty difficult to step outside the system and live outdoors without looking a little rough in the eyes of the moneyed classes. Jesus and his disciples probably looked pretty rough to some people, too. I’m sure the rich people looked down their noses at Him after He overturned those tables.

That’s not done in polite company.

Think about it: A guy rides into town on a donkey. Then he says the moneyed interests are exerting too much influence on the government – and on some of the religious elite, too. And what was that about the wealthy? Oh, yeah – “It’s easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter heaven.”

No matter what you believe or don’t believe spiritually, it’s clear that oligarchic wealth has corrupted our politics, polluted our culture, and debased our basic sense of morality.

And that’s why they’re we’re protesting. I’ve been to New York’s demonstration, and Washington’s. Next stop is LA. But they’re all over the country.

If you haven’t been to one yet, why not stop by? ‘m not an organizer, just an admirer, but consider this an official invitation: Your presence is requested as democracy – and history – unfold before us.

Dress is casual. If you’re part of the 99%, come as you are. (Sandals optional.)

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