Mom just got back from D.C. and told me how she shook hands with a bunch of C.E.O.s that gave themselves million dollar bonuses and met a very interesting army vet all in the same day.
The army vet was talking to her on the plane about how our soldiers hardly ever use new upgraded gear to protect themselves during the wars overseas because lots of congressmen have shares in the companies who produce the old materials and they don’t want the companies who produce the better gear to make money.
It might be a bit hard to understand because I’m terrible at explaining, but essentially: the government honestly doesn’t care about our soldiers’ safety and protection. They truly just want to make sure they gain money from their shares in these old companies, so they always vote to keep using the old gear instead of investing in better protection for our soldiers.
@1 year ago with 45 notes
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@1 year ago with 265 notes
#occupy wall st #occupy wall street #michelle obama #obama #barack obama #government #occupy #hawaii
Talk about putting your best foot forward…
Tim Mathieson (left), husband of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, shows First Lady Michelle Obama his cowboy boots before she hosts a luncheon with the spouses of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (or APEC) leaders in Hawaii.
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My mother’s boss is married to the lady that plans all of Michelle Obama’s fundraisers and events she does. The boss and his wife were in Hawaii with Michelle at this dinner and a kid that was supposed to be the live entertainment went up on stage and sang a whole song in front of the President and the guests about Occupy Wall St.
That kid had balls. The beach the hotel was on was lined with barbed wire fence all the way into the water. Just to get to the pool my mom’s boss had to show his badge four times. But this kid gets up on stage and tells the president face to face about this uprising.
How fucking awesome is that?