I went to Occupy Philly today!

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    Oct 07, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    It was AMAZING, and the Anarchist turnout was surprisingly low (thank god). There was laughter, solidarity, commitment to their message, heartbreaking signs, and witty ones (all spelled correctly!).

    The most amazing thing about the event though was the diversity, you had EVERYONE out there, old Asian ladies screaming into megaphones with younger college kids of all races. parents with their college age kids, neighbors, and the LGBT turnout was incredible.

    Expect photos soon!
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    Oct 07, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    If there was one stand out message that you heard most, what was it ?
  • creature

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    Oct 07, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    Glad to hear you had a great experience. I'll have to check the schedules to see if anything is happening in DC this weekend. If not, I'll attend one in New York when I go next week.
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    Oct 07, 2011 9:33 AM GMT
    realifedad said If there was one stand out message that you heard most, what was it ?


    The media, our government, and the "two parties" are corrupt. They are owned by the top 1% of the people. The message is to end the corruption in America by the wealthy buying our government and media. ALL MEDIA. (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX...)
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    Oct 07, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidIt was AMAZING, and the Anarchist turnout was surprisingly low (thank god). There was laughter, solidarity, commitment to their message, heartbreaking signs, and witty ones (all spelled correctly!).

    The most amazing thing about the event though was the diversity, you had EVERYONE out there, old Asian ladies screaming into megaphones with younger college kids of all races. parents with their college age kids, neighbors, and the LGBT turnout was incredible.

    Expect photos soon!



    Took the day off from work to attend, did you?


    Luckily people in this country still have vacation time. . . FOR NOW!
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Pyke said
    realifedad said If there was one stand out message that you heard most, what was it ?


    The media, our government, and the "two parties" are corrupt. They are owned by the top 1% of the people. The message is to end the corruption in America by the wealthy buying our government and media. ALL MEDIA. (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX...)


    ^What he said.

    It was pretty interesting the way things are set up too. They have medic stations and medics patrolling the area at all times (they have professionals giving triage training for those looking to volunteer), information centers where people can learn about the different ideas and talk about how to move forward with planning, and even an area with stacks of reading material.
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    Oct 07, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    Pyke said
    realifedad said If there was one stand out message that you heard most, what was it ?


    The media, our government, and the "two parties" are corrupt. They are owned by the top 1% of the people. The message is to end the corruption in America by the wealthy buying our government and media. ALL MEDIA. (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX...)




    This is the way it appears to most Americans, that's why congress and Obama's approval rating have dipped to record lows.

    These politicians making promises when campaigning, then turning around and when some money is waved in front of them going in the oposite direction has got to end.

    I voted for Obama and will again to keep these far right religious fanatics from coming into even more power and control than they already have, but I am so disgusted with Obama over his lack of spine that I'll have problems voting for him even though the lessor of the evils.

    We can ask both parties, WHERE THE HELL ARE THE JOBS YOU TALKED ABOUT ? One party took their eyes off that recession ending goal of jobs, and the other did everything they could to stop anything the first party 'weakly' attempted to do. The corps and Bank/Wall Street bailouts were well taken care of though.
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    Oct 09, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    I've been super busy lately on other stuff but the photos should be posted around Monday night.

    For now this is a video I took earlier today when I just happened to be coming out of the store.



    And no I wasn't attacked, a friend of mine I totally didn't see scared the shit out of me.
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    Oct 09, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidIt was AMAZING, and the Anarchist turnout was surprisingly low (thank god). There was laughter, solidarity, commitment to their message, heartbreaking signs, and witty ones (all spelled correctly!).

    The most amazing thing about the event though was the diversity, you had EVERYONE out there, old Asian ladies screaming into megaphones with younger college kids of all races. parents with their college age kids, neighbors, and the LGBT turnout was incredible.

    Expect photos soon!



    Took the day off from work to attend, did you?



    All of them took the day off. 75% of them are on welfare or recieving some kind of government check, the other half work for low wages and are being "victims". Its good business, you can get a vacation day and try to get your message heard that you want to milk the hard working taxpayers for more money.
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    Oct 09, 2011 1:37 AM GMT



    All of them took the day off. 75% of them are on welfare or recieving some kind of government check, the other half work for low wages and are being "victims". Its good business, you can get a vacation day and try to get your message heard that you want to milk the hard working taxpayers for more money. [/quote]

    75%+ 50% = 125%
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    Oct 09, 2011 10:30 AM GMT
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    All of them took the day off. 75% of them are on welfare or recieving some kind of government check, the other half work for low wages and are being "victims". Its good business, you can get a vacation day and try to get your message heard that you want to milk the hard working taxpayers for more money.


    75%+ 50% = 125%[/quote]
    Par for the course for U.S. right wing thinking: sloppy, chaotic and their math does not add up.icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    So what exactly is the message that you're trying to send? Why is it so conveniently nebulous? "I'm angry and unhappy". So what's the plan? What's the goal? What is the objective?
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
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    tazzari said


    All of them took the day off. 75% of them are on welfare or recieving some kind of government check, the other half work for low wages and are being "victims". Its good business, you can get a vacation day and try to get your message heard that you want to milk the hard working taxpayers for more money.


    75%+ 50% = 125%

    Par for the course for U.S. right wing thinking: sloppy, chaotic and their math does not add up.icon_lol.gif[/quote]


    Well I was trying to decide is it half the people collecting welfare and government checks or 75% collecting. I'm still not for sure.

    I called all those protesters good business people, you have to agree with that. Double Dipping is what its all about. Maybe I should go join them. I think I will screw my boss over by taking a sick day. Maybe some of these protesters will share some drugs and teach me about how to rip the taxpayers off.
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidSo what exactly is the message that you're trying to send? Why is it so conveniently nebulous? "I'm angry and unhappy". So what's the plan? What's the goal? What is the objective?


    Did you apply this same scrutiny to the Tea Party?
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidSo what exactly is the message that you're trying to send? Why is it so conveniently nebulous? "I'm angry and unhappy". So what's the plan? What's the goal? What is the objective?


    Did you apply this same scrutiny to the Tea Party?

    Why do you fail to understand the basic message from Tea Party supporters, specifically, smaller government, less spending, taxes no higher. You may disagree, but it is not too hard to see that message.
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    mocktwinkie saidSo what exactly is the message that you're trying to send? Why is it so conveniently nebulous? "I'm angry and unhappy". So what's the plan? What's the goal? What is the objective?


    Did you apply this same scrutiny to the Tea Party?

    Why do you fail to understand the basic message from Tea Party supporters, specifically, smaller government, less spending, taxes no higher. You may disagree, but it is not too hard to see that message.


    I understand their "message" such as it is. But when they are surveyed, the majority of Tea Partiers hold contradictory viewers (less spending, but don't touch my services, smaller government, but don't touch my Medicare or Social Security, and don't raise taxes on the wealthy or corporations despite the fact that I work at Walmart).

    So, the Tea Party, being an AstroTurf group, is putting out a message that benefits their corporate masters not themselves.
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    mocktwinkie saidSo what exactly is the message that you're trying to send? Why is it so conveniently nebulous? "I'm angry and unhappy". So what's the plan? What's the goal? What is the objective?


    Did you apply this same scrutiny to the Tea Party?

    Why do you fail to understand the basic message from Tea Party supporters, specifically, smaller government, less spending, taxes no higher. You may disagree, but it is not too hard to see that message.


    I understand their "message" such as it is. But when they are surveyed, the majority of Tea Partiers hold contradictory viewers (less spending, but don't touch my services, smaller government, but don't touch my Medicare or Social Security, and don't raise taxes on the wealthy or corporations despite the fact that I work at Walmart).

    So, the Tea Party, being an AstroTurf group, is putting out a message that benefits their corporate masters not themselves.

    The difference is they have paid into Medicare and Social Security over the years, and that represents a contract that should not be broken. Their position on taxes, which you disagree, is that increasing taxes on corporations will jeopardize economic, and in turn job growth. You may disagree with all that, but the position is consistent. BTW - are these demonstrators AstroTurf, or do that get a pass based on Pelosi's blessing? LOL
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    As someone who has been to Tea Party and Occupy events, the difference is night and day. Occupy is loaded with intelligent conversation, respect, ideas, and people from ALL walks of life (not just one self entitled demographic)
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Mocktwinkie,

    If you are looking for a simple message out of all the messages that are being expressed by the protesters, here is something Senator Bernie Sanders pointed out

    Now that Occupy Wall Street is shining a spotlight on Wall Street greed and the enormous inequalities that exist in America, the question then becomes, how do we change the political, economic and financial system to work for all Americans, not just the top 1 percent?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/wall-street-protests_b_1000642.html

    It's an organic movement that has just been formed. So in a sense, you're watching it in its embryonic stage. It may, further down the road, have specifics and be a force to reckon with.

    The protests are highlighting the discontent with business as usual. Is the voicing of their discontent going to do anything? No. Is sitting outside of a banking institution going to do anything? No. But if they mobilize, channel their anger into something concrete such as increasing voter registration and targeting Republicans and Democrats who sided with the banks with the swipe fee bill, then you'll witness something concrete.
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    Oct 09, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidAs someone who has been to Tea Party and Occupy events, the difference is night and day. Occupy is loaded with intelligent conversation, respect, ideas, and people from ALL walks of life (not just one self entitled demographic)


    LOL, The Occupy is the self entitled demographic. They rely on the funds that the Tea Party pays in taxes. Thats why they want taxes raised so they can get their government checks raised.
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    Oct 09, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
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    DoomsDayAlpaca saidAs someone who has been to Tea Party and Occupy events, the difference is night and day. Occupy is loaded with intelligent conversation, respect, ideas, and people from ALL walks of life (not just one self entitled demographic)


    LOL, The Occupy is the self entitled demographic. They rely on the funds that the Tea Party pays in taxes. Thats why they want taxes raised so they can get their government checks raised.


    You have a very single track mind don't you?

    When I use self entitled I'm suffering to the fact that the tea party is made up of old white people mostly angry because they feel the playing field evened out. Everyone else being treated fairly is not socialism, or a loss of your rights, it's just a loss of undeserved privilege.
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    Oct 09, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
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    DoomsDayAlpaca saidAs someone who has been to Tea Party and Occupy events, the difference is night and day. Occupy is loaded with intelligent conversation, respect, ideas, and people from ALL walks of life (not just one self entitled demographic)


    LOL, The Occupy is the self entitled demographic. They rely on the funds that the Tea Party pays in taxes. Thats why they want taxes raised so they can get their government checks raised.


    Wrong. Occupy is younger in demographics and they want jobs but can't find them since our economy is 12 million jobs short of being able to employ them. Whereas the Tea Party is primary baby boomers and older. Some are rightly angry that they have lost their jobs and their savings, but they are angry at the wrong people and spurred on by groups like FreedomWorks.
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    Oct 09, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI'm suffering to the fact that the tea party is made up of old white people mostly angry because they feel the playing field evened out. .



    You are so freaking brainwashed and clueless. There are plenty of African-Americans and all other races in the Tea Party. I don't believe you have actually ever been to a Tea Party Rally.


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    Oct 09, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
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    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI'm suffering to the fact that the tea party is made up of old white people mostly angry because they feel the playing field evened out. .



    You are so freaking brainwashed and clueless. There are plenty of African-Americans and all other races in the Tea Party. I don't believe you have actually ever been to a Tea Party Rally.




    HOLY CRAP!!!!! 6 non white people!

    Look at the video I posted of the Occupy Philly March icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 09, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    You have a very single track mind don't you?



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