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Someone please reveal to our inquiring minds,  how does one misplace trillions of dollars?   Imagine going to your bank and finding out that they “misplaced”  your money…like it’s gone, oops, sorry.  Would you give them more?   Of course NOT!  But yet we’re still required to send millions more to the government, yes the same one who “lost” trillions and last reported it was 29 trillion that is missing.

Wouldn’t this be a good time to have a plan?    What if  we formed an escrow account  (The People’s Trust) for tax fund deposits from individuals & businesses who agree to participate.  We immediately  stop sending money to the government, and instead have it go into trust until the following happens: (more…)

Christmas caroling at Pueblo House

We hope everyone has food to eat, shelter to stay warm and family & friends to keep you company!  2017 was a very good year for us at OTR with the launch of our new radio station KOYC (Own Your Community) 98.5 FM LP in Pueblo.   We have a range of about 8-10 miles, so we’re covering a good portion of Pueblo.  Our programs are all about local; whether musicians, youth, schools and events we want to ensure everyone’s voice is being heard.  That’s why we call ourselves  the VOICE & RHYTM of Pueblo. (more…)

Hello Santa Fe!

November 25th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Santa Fe - (0 Comments)
Cathedral Bastille St. Frances

We spent most of the day with Crystal Zevon, after meeting up at the Railroad Place in Santa Fe. There was so much to see and we sure were grateful to the church for letting us park there because parking was very limited. After Shar, Jimi and I met Crystal we walked to the plaza where we found the most amazing art and food. After veggie pizza and visiting the old Basilica church we parted ways and ventured down (more…)

The V is back on the Roads!

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Santa Fe | Taos - (0 Comments)
Rio Grande Bridge

From Pueblo to Taos and then on to Santa Fe.  The scenery is spectacular.  It’s been 5 years since I came through here originally.  Hope to meet up with some occupiers if they’re still around.

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The ‘V’ gets a new roof!

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo - (0 Comments)
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The weather held out as we put a new roof on the ‘V’    She was in pretty bad shape with all the wear and tear throughout the years.  Not to mention all those trees scraped while trying to park in cities around the country.

The roofing supplies went on sale at almost 1/2 price so the timing was perfect.  Now we’re good for another 10 years with two layers of rubber compound to stop any leaks. (more…)

Reality TV and Occupy!

September 25th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
MLK - silence

People attack you for standing up to the status quo and for equality. It’s hard to be different and be your own person with your own thoughts, in a world that wants a nation of clones. Ah, but now in the news… all this talk about football players kneeling during the anthem! In this country we have “rights” protected by the law? Freedom of Speech is one? If those who think everyone should just follow and not do, or say anything to disrupt the apple cart then perhaps they should go live in a country where you’ll be told what to think and say. As long as you follow the ‘rules’ no problem, right? (more…)

Portland Protest

The ‘V’ spent a few days on the sunshine coast traveling all the way to Squamish, BC Canada where it surely was a big hit with all our revolutionaries on the side of it.

The day before leaving I noticed a lady riding her bike in front of the house. She had her dog on a leash and as I came out of the house to put some stuff in the RV, I saw that she had stopped and was now taking pictures of the RV, so I put the stuff down in the inside, closed the door and went to say hi. She said, “that’s quite a vehicle you have there”, to which I replied yes indeed. Then she stated how each person whose picture adorned the ‘V’ were so inspirational and made the world a different and better place. She remarked about people and serious struggles that were prevalent today. She said the world had changed and mentioned it was tough to deal with all the issues we faced without getting depressed (I remind myself this was Canada), then she mentioned that she cries almost every night about the things that are happening around us.   (more…)

Back occupying some roads

August 30th, 2017 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (0 Comments)
posters up on the V

The ‘V’ is back occupying a few roads as we make our way west across the US and then up to Canada where it will be parked for a week or so while we enjoy some ocean time.

The trip through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and then across the border into B.C. Canada was beautiful.

We met a couple interesting men while getting tires checked in Utah and surprisingly enough found some of the same issues there as were plaguing Pueblo.  Crime and drugs do not have defined borders.  The interview will be posted shortly. (more…)

boys playing checkers

We’ve been working hard on the radio station to bring programs for youth and part of that entailed interviews of kids on the Eastside.  It’s pretty sad when 50% of the 10 kids interviewed openly admit they’ve thought of suicide because life is too tough.  We’re doing our best to reach out to kids and let them know they have support and options.

Two of our donated houses are now up and running.  We host MakerSpace @ 816 E 5th on Fridays from 4-6 pm.  On Saturdays we have open mic and yard fun @ 824 E 5th.   There are more programs coming, we just need funding to make it happen.   Our gardens have been planted thanks to Baker Seed Co (Rare seeds) who donated $250 worth of non-gmo seeds. (more…)

Chelsea Manning

Obama’s flood of last-minute commutations marks the second day this week that he has reduced sentences for federal inmates. On Tuesday, he commuted the sentence of soldier Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking US diplomatic secrets. Manning will walk free on 17 May. (more…)