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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:11 PM

Just a thought, remember Occupy












In the end, we are still on opposite sides.....


Good night

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Reply Just a thought, remember Occupy (Original post)
DainBramaged Apr 2013 OP
Dawson Leery Apr 2013 #1
limpyhobbler Apr 2013 #2
Cleita Apr 2013 #3
limpyhobbler Apr 2013 #5
RBInMaine Apr 2013 #4
Earth_First Apr 2013 #6
DainBramaged Apr 2013 #8
BeyondGeography Apr 2013 #7
DainBramaged Apr 2013 #9

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. kick

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:17 PM

2. I don't think cops and occupy should be on opposite sides.

99% definitely includes cops.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. They shouldn't be and I never blamed cops at protests for doing what they

did because they were basically doing their job and following the orders of their superiors. It's those guys we should be upset with, the politicians and industrialists who push the police department to crack down on protesters. When I belonged to a union and we went on strike, we did have some incidents between union hotheads and scabs. The cops had to arrest those involved and push the rest of us back. But at other times they would bring us sodas and news that they were getting about the negotiations. They were on our side. They just had to do their jobs.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:29 PM

5. Yeah they have a job to do.

I think the goal for protesters like OWS ought to be get the cops to join you. Or at least to like you enough so they would refuse to shoot you. Sometimes at a protest people get arrested but there's a civil way to be arrested where you can maintain a mutual respect with the cops.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. They needed to occupy the voting booths and not just dirty up parks. Where are they now?

It brought some needed light to an issue, but what did it become? Messing up parks, thus pissing off the general citizenry and local government, and NO continued political movement.

Little to NOTHING is its legacy. Don't waste time and energy with protests. ORGANIZE POLITICALLY.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:32 PM

6. Complete and utter tripe.

Plenty of what Occupy did contributed and still contributes to the daily lexicon of our society and the issues affecting it.

Try taking the blinders off and you'll see the a much broader perspective.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:20 AM

8. Of course it is, the police are here to help. always

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:00 PM

7. Until you need their help

Good night.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:56 PM

9. Next time they may come without a terrorist as an excuse.....

when your liberties are trashed in the name of 'crime stopping' what will you do when they come for you?

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