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Sam Houston Points You Towards A Nice And Productive Weekend

Above is the great Sam Houston in Houston’s Hermann Park.

Sam is pointing you towards having a restful and productive weekend.

The two are not all contradictory. Getting stuff done can help ease the mind.

One thing you could do is visit the Sam Houston Memorial Museum up the road from  Houston in Huntsville.

Another idea would be to support Occupy Houston and Occupy Galveston over the  weekend.

Here are some facts about Sam from the excellent Handbook of Texas Online.

Sam looks to have someplace in mind with his pointing up on that statue.

But for our purposes let’s just say that Sam is suggesting that you pick any enjoyable and helpful course for the weekend.

October 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photos From Occupy Houston—Learn About The Occupy Movement For Yourself

Below are five photos from Occupy Houston that I took a few hours ago.

The Occupy Houston has been going on for a week so far.  

1. New participants are always welcome.

2. Each day there is an agenda.

3. If you come to visit or to stay overnight–There will be some healthy food for you to eat.

4. The Occupied Wall Street Journal from the New York Occupy Wall Street effort relates the news from where this movement began.

5. This fine young citizen made his own sign, and then worked to convey his message.

Here is the Occupy Houston web site.

There is also an Occupy Houston Facebook page. There are Occupy Facebook page for many Occupy efforts across the nation. Search Facebook for a movement near you.

Here is a post I’ve made with a link to Occupy Galveston and to other Occupy efforts in Texas. 

Here is a list of Occupy movements in our great nation.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street web site.

The Occupy Wall Street effort is a chance for a real national movement that is free of big money and that brings many of our fellow Americans into political activity for the first time.

I ask my fellow citizens to take the time to consider the Occupy movement, and to consider if this is something that is relevant to your life.

Occupy Wall Street is about the 99% of us who can’t afford a lobbyist, and who simply want hard work and playing by the rules to lead to a decent life.

October 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 6 Comments

Occupy Galveston Protest On October 15th—Links To Other Occupy Movements In Texas

Among the many Occupy movements in Texas, I’m glad to report there is one in Galveston.

Galveston is a great Texas city. It is a fine spot to spend a day at the beach and to enjoy all the attractions, and it is a great place to stand up for the other 99%.

(Above–The Flag of Texas waiving proudly in Galveston Bay. Photo copyright Neil Aquino.)

Occupy Galveston has a blog.

Occupy Houston also has a Facebook page.

From the Occupy Galveston blog—

“We will be protesting in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world on Saturday, October 15th, at 3:30PM on 37th and Broadway. We have chosen this location rather than a downtown one in an effort to gain maximum exposure within the community. We will be providing education regarding what the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together, and Occupy Galveston movement is about and how you can take part. Please come out and join us!”

Here is the Occupy Wall Street web site.

Many Texas cities have Occupy eforts taking place.

Here is a list with links of some of these Texas cities—

If there is not an Occupy movement where you live, then start one yourself. The work of freedom and democracy is up to each of us.

October 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 3 Comments