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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:10 AM

TIME magazine reveals its Person of the Year 2011

TIME magazine revealed the 2011 choice for its iconic Person of the Year cover live on TODAY Wednesday. The Protester is this year’s choice, managing editor Rick Stengel told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry.

“There was a lot of consensus among our people,” Stengel told the TODAY anchors as he revealed the magazine’s cover. “It felt right.”

As it has for the past 84 years, the weekly newsmagazine selected the person (or sometimes group, or thing) that its editors deemed had the single greatest impact during the past year, for better or for worse.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45657166/ns/today-today_celebrates_2011/t/time-magazine-reveals-its-person-year/#.TuigCFbcOVo

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Reply TIME magazine reveals its Person of the Year 2011 (Original post)
dipsydoodle Dec 2011 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2011 #1
FlaGatorJD Dec 2011 #4
XemaSab Dec 2011 #35
Cid_B Dec 2011 #83
robbob Dec 2011 #85
Cid_B Dec 2011 #87
avebury Dec 2011 #2
Born Free Dec 2011 #75
MarianJack Dec 2011 #3
Beavker Dec 2011 #29
24601 Dec 2011 #56
MarianJack Dec 2011 #64
Bandit Dec 2011 #5
randome Dec 2011 #6
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #23
SaintPete Dec 2011 #27
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2011 #48
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #52
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2011 #54
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #58
tavalon Dec 2011 #79
On the Road Dec 2011 #59
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #60
On the Road Dec 2011 #62
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #65
On the Road Dec 2011 #67
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #69
ProgressoDem Dec 2011 #71
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #80
ProgressoDem Dec 2011 #84
On the Road Dec 2011 #88
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #51
Bucky Dec 2011 #33
ProgressoDem Dec 2011 #41
Bjorn Against Dec 2011 #55
Posteritatis Dec 2011 #57
meow2u3 Dec 2011 #82
DeathToTheOil Dec 2011 #7
MattSh Dec 2011 #8
Bucky Dec 2011 #34
Cal Carpenter Dec 2011 #9
greyl Dec 2011 #10
dipsydoodle Dec 2011 #11
greyl Dec 2011 #12
barbtries Dec 2011 #13
rocktivity Dec 2011 #14
midnight Dec 2011 #15
rocktivity Dec 2011 #16
midnight Dec 2011 #40
DireStrike Dec 2011 #17
girl_interrupted Dec 2011 #18
sabrina 1 Dec 2011 #43
truedelphi Dec 2011 #47
sabrina 1 Dec 2011 #53
Hardrada Dec 2011 #76
Hotler Dec 2011 #19
rocktivity Dec 2011 #20
Kingofalldems Dec 2011 #21
onehandle Dec 2011 #22
GoCubsGo Dec 2011 #26
AlbertCat Dec 2011 #24
DippyDem Dec 2011 #25
katty Dec 2011 #28
tawadi Dec 2011 #30
AikidoSoul Dec 2011 #31
workinclasszero Dec 2011 #32
Amonester Dec 2011 #36
Jefferson23 Dec 2011 #37
OswegoAtheist Dec 2011 #38
rocktivity Dec 2011 #46
Grateful for Hope Dec 2011 #39
mahannah Dec 2011 #42
handmade34 Dec 2011 #44
DallasNE Dec 2011 #45
YOHABLO Dec 2011 #49
Dragonbreathp9d Dec 2011 #50
DirkGently Dec 2011 #61
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2011 #63
TheMightyFavog Dec 2011 #66
Bozita Dec 2011 #68
Eric J in MN Dec 2011 #70
Hissyspit Dec 2011 #78
HughBeaumont Dec 2011 #81
Eric J in MN Dec 2011 #89
azurnoir Dec 2011 #72
AntiFascist Dec 2011 #73
Fearless Dec 2011 #74
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2011 #77
thescreaminghead Dec 2011 #86
Born Free Dec 2011 #90

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:32 AM

1. Gotta agree.

My choice too.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:55 AM

4. Hey look at that . . .

. . . all those kids and dirty hippies won something

With the Winter months to reorganize, along with the momentum,
I'm visualizing a Spring and Summer of 2012 the world will never forget!

I'm extremely proud of this generation and their willingness to go the distance.



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:41 PM

35. If they had picked someone else there would have been riots in the streets

Oh, wait.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 09:24 AM

83. Still dumb...

 

They should pick an actual person...

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Response to Cid_B (Reply #83)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 03:47 PM

85. Remember a few years ago

When the person of the year was "YOU!!!! The Reader", YOU, with your facebook and your myspace and your inter-connected identity?

And the cover was a somewhat reflective surface that was supposed to act as a mirror? Now THAT was dumb...

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Response to robbob (Reply #85)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:35 PM

87. This is slightly less dumb than that...

 

... But not much.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:47 AM

2. Agreed nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 02:17 AM

75. I congratulate the occupy movement, they earned the honor.

The Occupy movement reminds me of the Sons Of Liberty, the original, true, Sons of Liberty the ones that were made up of mostly middle and lower class. The Sons Of Liberty were not well liked at the time. Although I am not good with twitter, I keep checking to see how they are doing and hope they continue to grow stronger. I am sure there are some Tea Party people that share a lot of ideas with the Occupy movement but the Tea Party was hijacked and now they just follow their assigned leaders, which are tied the corporate money. I get excited when I see a minister that marched with Martin Luther King now supporting Occupy, not leading, just participating as Occupy can not have assigned leaders knowing the 1% will destroy them once they have a set of leaders. The 1% can only try to discredit the group by saying they are lazy or need a bath. It's much like punching into the misty air, as there is nothing solid to connect to, every time the 1% strikes the mist just moves and more appears. I am part of the 99% and although I may not have what it takes to stand with Occupy, I fully support and admire them. Once again, I congratulate the Occupy movement, they earned the honor.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:54 AM

3. I love the fact that the cover didn't list...

...the tea baggers.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 02:46 PM

29. +1

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:02 PM

56. So you wouldn't want them on the same list with Hitler & Stalin? Why not?

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Response to 24601 (Reply #56)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:51 PM

64. If you had actually read my post,...

...you might have noticed that I said THE COVER didn't mention the teabaggers.

I have nothing but contempt for teabaggers and haven't ever treated one of them with any respect.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:58 AM

5. Notice how they combined the Occupy movement with the Muslims

After the big deal about Lowes backing out of sponsorship for a show about Muslims, this sort of puts an exclamation mark on the Protest movement..Instill more Hatred, It's an American Value...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:10 AM

6. Yep.

Put another conspiracy log upon the fire. Toast those ideals until they're nice and crispy.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:49 PM

23. The Arab Spring did inspire many in the Occupy movement

Last edited Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:27 PM - Edit history (1)

While I can see where some might hope to use this to diminish us, the fact is that the people involved in the Egyptian uprising were on the side of democracy and we should feel no shame in being lumped in with them.

edit: I changed my mind on this, looking at the way the eyes are shaded in a sinister fashion on the picture makes me believe Time is using subtle propaganda to create fear of the "scary Muslim terrorist" and associate them with the Occupy movement right before the NDAA vote. We can support the Arab Spring without supporting Time's portrayal of it.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 02:00 PM

27. Exactly

ty

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:52 PM

48. ^^^^^ Yep!

+1000000

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #48)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:28 PM

52. Please read post 51 , I have changed my mind on this

This cover is only good when viewed from our perspective, but it also evokes the fear card and is subtle propaganda that will be viewed very differently by the uneducated than it is by us.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #52)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:41 PM

54. Why can't we stand up for our perspective?

I think you need to change your mind again ... and not let the enemy dictate what you stand for. Be proud that you want to be associated with a worldwide movement for democracy, and that it started with the Arab Spring. Don't shy away from what you think they'll say about you.

Own it! Your first comment is right on. Commitment and principle is what we have; they have smear and invective. Fuck them. Let us own who we are!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #54)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:09 PM

58. I do stand with the Arab Spring protesters, but not with Time Magazine

Look at how they shaded the woman's eyes on the cover they are clearly meant to look threatening. The media has a long history of using racist images to promote fear and it appears to me that is what they are doing here, she has a sinister look in her eyes and I do not believe Time did not do this intentionally. l can stand with the Arab uprising without accepting the corporate media portrayal of it.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #54)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 06:32 AM

79. I think what Bjorn Against is railing against is the once again subtle diss in the middle of

a supposed honor. The person looks angry and sinister on the cover.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #52)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:26 PM

59. The Arab Spring Protester

is much less threatening than the Guy Fawkes image that OWS has used on its own initiative.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #59)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:35 PM

60. I was never a big fan of using Guy Fawkes masks, but it is not the same thing

I liked the movie, but never thought it was a good symbol for Occupy. I don't necessarily view it as threatening though, violent movies have long been a part of American culture so I don't think people mean for the mask to be threatening they are just embracing a movie they enjoy that happens to have political themes to it. The mask is not an official symbol of Occupy, it has just been embraced by many ordinary citizens who happen to support Occupy. These people do not have the same reach as Time magazine does however so I really don't think you can compare the two, plus the mask does not evoke bigotry as I am worried this picture does.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #60)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:16 PM

62. The Figure on the Cover of Time is a Protester for Democracy

The majority of Americans sympathized with the Egyptian uprising, even if that's the only one they knew about.

Guy Fawkes was an actual terrorist. The V character was a violent revolutionary, not only casually cutting the throats of law officers, but blowing up the British equivalent of the 9-11 buildings.

The Guy Fawkes character is intended to be subversive and dangerous. It's difficult to see the complaint about using the Arab Spring figure.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:54 PM

65. I doubt the majority of Americans know what the Arab Spring is

Yes V for Vendetta is a violent movie, but it is a part of American culture. A large number of American movies portray people as heroes while they kill people by the dozens, that is American culture but advocating violence in movies does not equal advocating violence in real life. Yes I am aware that Guy Fawkes was a real person, but the mask is from a fictional movie and is produced by the studio who created that movie. Like I said I do not think the mask is a good symbol for the Occupy movement to use, but I don't think you can compare it to the subtle propaganda from Time because they are completely seperate issues. The question is was the Time cover meant to evoke fear of Muslims? I think the answer is yes, but I will admit it is up for debate. With the Guy Fawkes mask however there is no debate on whether or not it is bigoted, there is no bigotry in the mask period. It arguably promotes violence so I don't think it is a good idea to use it, but the people wearing the masks are not working for one of the world's biggest magazines they are common citizens and there is no comparision between them promoting a movie and Time magazine.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #65)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:18 PM

67. In a Sense, They are Separate Issues

It is just that the complaints seem to be inconsistent.

Time pretty much had to use an Arab protester since the scale and impact of those protests was so much greater. The partially covered face might be seen as threatening, but I suspect Time meant it to depict actual protesters whose lives were threatened and to make the figure less of an individual and more of a global symbol.

Complaining about that seems utterly self-absorbed from a group many of whose members go out their way to disguise themselves as a violent terrorist. If the ideals of V are the ones being championed, the being seen as a threat is a plus. Can't have it both ways.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #67)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:35 PM

69. Can you point me to an example of Occupy promoting the ideals of V?

If you can I will codemn it, but while I have seen the mask I have not seen the ideals of V promoted in fact the Occupy movement has been very clear that they promote non-violence. In a culture saturated with violent movies promoting a character in a movie is not the same as promoting the actions that character takes. People get killed by the dozens in many Hollywood movies and the people doing the killing are often portrayed as heroes, but if someone copied their actions in real life it would be viewed very differently.

So my question is do you have an example of someone in Occupy encouraging people to copy the acts they saw in the move? If not then they are not championing the violence in the movie any more than someone at a sci-fi convention wearing a Darth Vader mask is championing the Dark Side.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #69)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:56 PM

71. What if Darth Vader masks were being adopted as the symbolism for #OWS?

It is just a movie?

The point is: A Star Wars convention is for fun. #OWS is not for fun, and since its image to much of America is still up for grabs, using symbolism from a movie like that isn't really going to help the movement out.

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Response to ProgressoDem (Reply #71)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 07:28 AM

80. I never said it would help the movement

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #80)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:51 AM

84. I'm saying it doesn't help the movement.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #69)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:52 PM

88. No, I Can't Point to Example of Occupy Promoting the Ideals of V

That's kind of the point.

OWS has been almost 100% pacificist. Martin Luther King or Mohandas Ghandi would be more appropriate faces of the movement. Instead, a lot of people are using the image of a violent terrorist, whether the character or the historical figure is intended.

I understand the argument about Hollywood violence vs real violence, but I just don't buy it in this case. If you're protesting, you're protesting in front of the world. Personal symbols have to give way to public perception, or the cause is undermined. One of the reasons "V for Vendetta" didn't inspire me like it did a lot of other people is precisely because of the casual attitude towards violence.

It's very strange to me. It's like the civil rights movement championing John Brown.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:24 PM

51. As I think about this more I am actually bothered by this cover

While I celebrated this cover at first as I think more about how this is meant to look to people who are not on our side it becomes far more bothersome. We don't notice the propaganda because we are not the bigots it is aimed at, but look at the person on the cover and tell me what she is protesting. Now many of us assume the Arab Spring but there is no indication of that aside from the fact she appears Muslim, we only assume we know what she is standing for because we are educated about the nature of the protests in that part of the world. Now think of what an uneducated person who is bigoted against Muslims would think when they saw this cover, "Scary Muslim terrorists". This is very effective propaganda because it makes our side celebrate while simutaneously sending a subtle message to the many bigots in America that makes the associate us with terrorists right as the NDAA is being voted on which would allow our government to label protesters as terrorists and lock us up without charges. The more I think about this cover the more it bothers me, I have no problem being associated with the Arab Spring but I do have a problem with subtle propaganda that is designed to make the bigots see something else.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:30 PM

33. And the Greeks. And the Russians. Now everyone thinks occupy is a bunch of frat boys in "Rush Week"

Or maybe literate people aren't that stupid.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:28 PM

41. Come on.

#OWS is constantly hearkening back to the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring was the start of the protests and has been the most successful thus far. It makes sense to have this cover.

(And if the cover was something else, people would be caterwauling about how TIME ignored liberal Muslims in an effort to diminish the idea that Muslims could be progressive.)

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Response to ProgressoDem (Reply #41)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:48 PM

55. When I first saw that post I thought the same thing, but as I think about it more...

I realize that the reason I thought the way you did was that I was viewing the cover through my own lens. Who is the woman on the cover? What is she protesting? Is she even protesting anything at all? We don't know we only make assumptions, but we have to remember people who think differently than us are making assumptions as well. What is an uneducated bigot going to see in this cover? As sad as it is millions of Americans are going to see the "scary Muslim terrorist" and associate Occupy with that right as the NDAA is being voted on. Remember Time has never been on our side, I do not trust their motives in choosing this picture. I celebrated this cover at first, but as I think about it more I see what Time is doing and I am not so happy.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:07 PM

57. This kind of facepalm generator makes me want a reconstructive surgeon on speed-dial.. (nt)

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:59 AM

82. The Occupy movement and Arab Spring are both pro-democracy movements

The difference is the type of dictatorship they're protesting. Arab Spring protesters demonstrated (and may well still be demonstrating) against flesh-and-blood dictators whereas Occupy is protesting corproate tyrants who've all but own Western governments, as well as their puppets in the government.

The Arab Spring, the Spanish and Portuguese "indignados" (not mentioned in the article), and the Occupy movement are all pro-democracy. That's where the similarities end.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:36 AM

7. K'd & R'd

 

Sorry, I didn't see this one before replying to the duplicate.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:15 AM

8. Get ready to do it again next year!

Hey TIME!

Get ready to do it again next year, 'cause you ain't seen nothing yet!

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Response to MattSh (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:31 PM

34. Naah. Whoever gets elected President gets Time's PotY.

I think you have to go back to the 60s to find an exception.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:23 AM

9. Way to jump on the bandwagon, Time

Now go back to pushing the status quo.

I suppose this means that the protests are accomplishing something, that's good news, but Time is Time and fuck them.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:38 AM

10. That looks like Prince! nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:47 AM

11. the artist formerly known as ?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:48 AM

12. Yes, formerly then, and now currently. :) nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:03 AM

13. love it.

let it grow, let it grow, in 2012.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:08 PM

14. This just in: The temperature in hell has just hit a balmy 32 degrees Farenheit.

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Well done, Time -- and I'd say that even if I hadn't voted.

They've made so many stupid and gutless calls over the years that ridiculing them has become one of my Christmastime traditions. When I voted, I also posted that they'd never vote for "You" a second time. Well, I hereby apologize to Time, and may it always feel this good to be proven wrong!












rocktivity

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:17 PM

15. I support the nomination, but wonder about the cover pic....

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Response to midnight (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:22 PM

16. I'm okay with it

because I don't think there could have been a Wall Street autumn if there hadn't been an Arab spring.


rocktvity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:25 PM

40. Ok...I went back and re-read and your make a good point... Thanks.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:23 PM

17. Will the US edition of time have a different version of person of the year?

How about Steve Jobs? He did important stuff, like marketing and stuff... came up with great new technology that could wrest more disposable income from the upper middle class than ever before!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:24 PM

18. K&R! Physical Abuse, Verbal Abuse, nothing is going to stop it now

People willing to put themselves on the line, for what the believe it. The more people learn what the movement stands for, the more they will identify with it. Thank you Time Magazine! I can't wait for spring.

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Response to girl_interrupted (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:39 PM

43. Couldn't agree more, girl_interrupted!

Wait until the Spring! The old order has to change, six billion people are demanding it.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:24 PM

47. Is it still six billion? I thought Planet Earth had

Acquired its seventh billion person some several weeks ago.

And only 500,000 of 'em from the Duggar Family!

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #47)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:40 PM

53. Lol, I left out the Dugger family. They don't have time to protest.

Seriously I think you are right and there are nearly 7 billion of us. But what is a billion here or there, we are still in the majority on this issue

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 02:34 AM

76. Nach jedem Dezember, kommt WIEDER EIN MAI!!

 

After each December, May will return!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:27 PM

19. Good! k&r n/t

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:32 PM

20. WE'RE #2!!!

Last edited Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:28 PM - Edit history (1)

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the most Yes (and, oddly, also No) votes. But if you combine the Yes votes of the 99% (the #3 top vote-getter) and the Arab Youth (#6), The Protestor takes indisputable possession of second place!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098928_2098929,00.html


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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:59 PM

21. Anti-OWS intruders not liking this one

K and R

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:08 PM

22. The only choice that I approve of over Steve Jobs.

He was in the top tier, but this makes total sense.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:54 PM

26. Some of those runners up are a complete joke.

Kate Middleton? Paul Ryan? Are they fucking kidding me? Someone is a runner up for Person of the Year because she snagged a prince? What a joke.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:54 PM

24. See?!

They get it right every once in a while.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:54 PM

25. Yup...they changed history and will continue to. N/T

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 02:11 PM

28. great pick - amazed they actually allowed this

o my are we suddenly getting the real message, MSM?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:01 PM

30. Good choice

From Egypt to OWS in small town USA the protests were THE story in 2011.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:15 PM

31. It's way too big to ignore. We are like a single, huge organism.

And we are getting bigger and bigger.


Where are the smiles? I can't find the little smilies.... where or where? Help doesn't list them as smilies or smiley or anything similar.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:25 PM

32. Occupy the WORLD!

Time got it right, but...

Wait till 2012!!!!



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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:01 PM

36. K & R

Made my day.

Thanks!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:26 PM

37. Hard earned too. Excellent and K&R.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:36 PM

38. Third time for me...

...2003 "American Soldier" (though technically I was on IRR at the time), "You" in 2006, and now "The Protestor".

Oswego "Maybe I should put that on my C.V." Atheist

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:18 PM

46. Holy hat trick, Batman!

Last edited Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:21 PM - Edit history (1)

And in your honor, let's spin an oldie but goodie -- where's what the Daily Show had to say about "You"!
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-18-2006/newsweak?xrs=share_copy


rocktivity

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:02 PM

39. Excellent!

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:34 PM

42. I'm so happy that it "felt right" for those folks at Time. Where the hell have they been?

...and where are they now?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:14 PM

44. as well it should be...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:18 PM

45. Notice The Explanation

That reads "from he Arab Spring to Athens, from Occupy Wall Street to Moscow". In other words, the broad based protests. Some seem to think OWS only when it is much broader than that and should be a message to all smug politicans world wide.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:17 PM

49. Conservatives Will Hate This One.

I don't subscribe to TIME, I find it awfully right wing leaning and corporate .. so this comes to me as a surprise. This movement is just beginning .. stay tuned to chapter 2.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:19 PM

50. Hey! I'm the person of the year!

Lol

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:13 PM

61. Weirdly astute, given what weak sauce Time has become. (nt)

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:27 PM

63. excellent choice

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:17 PM

66. And... in response a right winger I knew in high school

Posted a picture of the asshole at OWS shitting on the police car with the caption "Behold, Time's person of the year."

I wonder how much more pissed he's going to be when I tell him his idol Paul Ryan was on Time magazine's shortlist?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:26 PM

68. FWIW, this is the main topic on Charlie Rose tonight


December 14, 2011
Tonight Rick Stengel and Kurt Andersen on "Time" magazine's Person of the Year: 'The Protester.' Later Viola Davis on the film 'The Help.'

www.charlierose.com

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #70)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 05:17 AM

78. Look how nice she looks there. On Time's cover she looks evil and has a scary fire-like (violent)

background. That is such a nice photograph and they turned it into something ugly. I agree with their choice of the protesters (and it should be plural), but what the fuck is up with that horrible artwork?

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #78)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:41 AM

81. Eyes are definitely angrier. Color looks like it's meant to Red-bait.

I think it's done, as it says above, to convey a message of "BE VERY VERY AFRAAAAIAIAAAD OF THE LEFT, MIDDLE AMURKA!!"

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #78)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 06:45 PM

89. Time Magazine hired the guy who made the Obama 'Hope' poster

...to do the cover (Shepard Fairey) and so they probably didn't mean to portray protesters negatively, even if it turned out that way.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 12:33 AM

72. Good for Time

The Protester has been one of the main driving forces for the news in 2011

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 12:52 AM

73. From the cool mega-corporation that also brought us...


the film version of "V for Vendetta". Just sayin'.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 01:08 AM

74. I wonder if the cover will be shown in America...

considering their track record.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #74)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:30 AM

77. Good point. This might "scare" some people...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:35 PM

86. I got the LULz for this one

 

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Response to thescreaminghead (Reply #86)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:25 AM

90. Wrong to lump them all together

I think it is wrong to lump (and boycott) all the biggest businesses together, just as I believe it is wrong to lump all the rich, poor, middle class or immigrants, whites, blacks, etc. For example, both Wal-Mart and Costco are similar businesses but operate differently, if a company grows while taking care of it's employees they should be rewarded. I know members of the middle class that will screw their coworker if it means an extra dime in their pocket, these are not the values that should be promoted else you end up with replacing the top 1% with another group that is no different in the way they operate. The idea should be to reward good behavior and encourage more to strive towards that good behavior.

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