Nobody Succeeds Alone

In all of the turmoil going on around the world, it’s easy to think that some people got success all on their own. No forces were at work that helped them along. Nobody was there. They did it all by themselves. Sometimes it takes a puppy to point out the truth, and that’s just what Rufus Dogg does in his post called You Were Carried. Beginning with a great historical reference to the baby that Sacagawea carried to the modern-day 53%, Rufus notes that we all are carried, even if we may not realize or acknowledge it. This is a great and timely post!

Post Title: You were carried

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Occupy Wall Street Or Just Get Back To Nature

Mark Robertson found himself deeply angered when he saw footage of people on Wall Street drinking champagne while watching the protesters who made up the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. The dichotomy, you have to admit, was a bit startling. However, you may not find Mark in the streets protesting. He might be more likely to “go back to the garden” as Joni Mitchell sang, or to the woods where Thoreau hung out. What is your reaction when you see societal turmoil? Share your thoughts with Mark on his powerful post.

Post Title: Further East of Eden (There Is A City)

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Calling Out 21st Century Robber Barons

Throughout American history, and indeed throughout world history, there have been segments of the population that have gotten rich at the expense of people who are not rich. Here in the 21st century, the latest incarnation of this tradition is the Wall Street robber barons who made money as the country and the world went into a recession. Is it any wonder, asks Clint Reilly, that people are protesting and that the OccupyWallStreet movement is growing? To get more information from Clint’s perspective, read this excellent post.

Post Title: I Hear You, Occupy Wall Street

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Advice to the OccupyWallStreet Movement

From a dog :)

Rufus the Dog may be a canine, but in watching and reading about the OccupyWallStreet movement, which began on 9/17/11, Rufus notes that if the New York Times and other media outlets are using words like “hodge podge” to describe your movement, you probably need some help. For example, a really easy-to-remember slogan. T-shirts. A clear “ask.” To read more of this advice, which is all spot on (no pun intended), read this great post!

Post Title: 99% Does Not Mean 99 Things #occupywallstreet

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