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#1 Joker

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

Much more to this at the link


Occupy Wall Street Activists Respond to the 99 Percent Spring

Allison Kilkenny on April 6, 2012 - 10:38 AM ET

Seizing on the popularity of Occupy Wall Street, a broad coalition of liberal-left groups and organizations created the 99 Percent Spring, a movement aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans to learn the ways of non-violent direct action. The initiative is led by MoveOn.org, and includes support from the AFL-CIO, Greenpeace, the Working Families Party, 350.org, Campaign for America's Future, United Students Against Sweatshops, CodePink, Global Exchange and Color of Change, among other groups.

The plan has been heavily promoted by celebrities such as Edward Norton, Elijah Wood, Marisa Tomei and Jason Alexander and political heavyweights like Van Jones, founder of Rebuild the Dream.

However, Occupy Wall Street protesters have expressed mixed feelings about the 99 Percent Spring, a response that should have been expected given a statement like, "Occupiers have varying opinions," is a beige platitude akin to, "humans have varying opinions on life." OWS is a big tent movement, and as such, it attracts the entire gamut of the (generally) lefty political spectrum.

"I can't blame the Occupy movement for being at best suspicious," says Joe Macare of Truthout and the Occupied Chicago Tribune, and observer of the Occupy movement, pointing out the 99 Percent Spring has adopted the language and imagery of Occupy Wall Street.

"I think Van Jones means well and is a smart, formidable guy, but I disagree with a lot of what I've read in his analysis about the extent to which President Obama, as opposed to just the Tea Party, the GOP-controlled Congress, etc., needs to be held responsible for the mess the United States is in. If Rebuild the Dream and MoveOn.org are serious about challenging corporate power, that's going to mean calling out a lot of Democratic policies and a lot of Democratic politicians who are bought and paid for by the private sector."

#2 Tim the Beek

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Nice idea. Don't much care for MoveOn though...

#3 Joker

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I think the idea of a peaceful Occupy movement is great. But this is all about corrupting that movement for the sake of furthering their own political agenda.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

You've been telling us everything that's been wrong with the movement since it first started.

You had a problem with the tents. You had a problem with the message. You had a problem with the "violence."

And now you're worried that the movement will be corrupted :lol:

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#5 Joker

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Nope never once did I say I had a problem with the tents. Never had a problem with the message. In fact, I've said repeatedly I agree with the message and that my problem was with the violence.

Why can't you be honest?

LIAR :lol:

#6 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

:lol:

#7 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

"Folks do have the right to assemble, they dont have the right to set up shop, basically squatting, and prevent others from using public property."


http://www.gathering...rk/page__st__50

#8 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

argh...this board sucks

#9 Smiles

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

yeah thats happened to me a couple times. i suspect gremlins

#10 Joker

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

"Folks do have the right to assemble, they dont have the right to set up shop, basically squatting, and prevent others from using public property." http://www.gathering...rk/page__st__50

And? It's the law that says they're not allowed to do it, not me.

#11 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

:lol:

#12 Julius

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

People who are concerned with what a movement is called are missing the point. Aren't you doing this to promote your issues? Who gives a damn who gets the credit.

#13 Joker

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

:lol:

In other words, you got nothing...again :P

#14 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

posted 8 days before the eviction, so...

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#15 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Nope never once did I say I had a problem with the tents.

:lol:

#16 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

basically squatting :lol:

#17 Joker

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

People who are concerned with what a movement is called are missing the point. Aren't you doing this to promote your issues? Who gives a damn who gets the credit.

I think this 99% Spring is more about support for the Dems and Obama than it is the Wall St. issue.

#18 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

People who are concerned with what a movement is called are missing the point. Aren't you doing this to promote your issues? Who gives a damn who gets the credit.


people are concerned about some lolberal douchebags coming along and stealing the fire and taking a movement that supports no political parties and trying to repackage it into an obama election campaign

obama and the dems have no concern for the "99%" and they need to stop acting like they do just bc it's election time

#19 vic

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

<p style="margin-left: 40px">koch bros., george soros...same fucking difference</p>
<p style="margin-left: 40px"> </p>
<p style="margin-left: 40px">divide and conquer</p>


#20 PeaceFrog

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

wow, Joke called me a liar again.

It isn't even a milestone anymore since it happens so often.

You haven't posted on this board if Joke hasn't called you a liar.

#21 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

WC: Hasn't posted on this board

[X] JBetty

#22 Joker

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

WC: Hasn't posted on this board [X] JBetty

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Welcome :hitheresmiley:

#23 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

gneub'd :lol:

#24 Feck

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

[x] feck

#25 Joker

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

And the list could just keep growing because the vast majority of people here are honest. It's not like I use it on those that don't agree with me (hell that would be a shitload of you all :lol: )

Other than the gneub with the boobz, those I have called out, earned the title

#26 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

It's so nice to have Joke as our resident minister of honesty here on this board.

Nobody would know what is fact or fiction if not for him. :thup:

#27 Joker

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

It's so nice to have Joke as our resident minister of honesty here on this board. Nobody would know what is fact or fiction if not for him. :thup:

Once again you're wrong, the vast majority here seem to know the difference. ;)

#28 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

I'm glad we have Joke as our resident minister of what everyone else seems to know.

How else would I know that the vast majority of posters here seem to know the difference between fact and fiction. :thup: