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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:30 PM
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47. I've never understood the concept of a hunger strike -
- I don't see where it serve any purpose and don't think it's an effective tool. Can only speak for myself, but knowing that someone is on a hunger strike has never made me reconsider their situation or take notice of what they are protesting or advocating. My first thought is "How stupid?" when someone chooses not to eat when they can, especially when so many would love to eat but can't.

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  -Occupy Wall Street Hunger Strikes Begin as Occupy Portland Camp Shut Down by Police Hissyspit  Dec-04-11 10:54 AM   #0 
  - The problem with hunger strikes is that  Drale   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #1 
  - Or at the very least if they are responsible for you - as in prisons etc  dmallind   Dec-04-11 11:27 AM   #2 
  - The OP says they are expecting to be arrested.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:18 PM   #15 
  - If I may add... if they care and if you are visible.  russspeakeasy   Dec-04-11 11:27 AM   #3 
  - The point is to shame those who would react that way.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 12:16 PM   #7 
  - Please see Reply 15. DU is a hoot sometimes, isn't it?  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:20 PM   #16 
  - bingo!!!  newspeak   Dec-07-11 10:18 AM   #41 
  - I say do it. The more the veil comes off the government, the more  Arctic Dave   Dec-04-11 11:47 AM   #4 
  - Yes.  Zorra   Dec-04-11 02:07 PM   #10 
  - You know, we could start helping somehow. I wonder if DUers, or even half of them, would commit to  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:24 PM   #17 
     - I think that is a great idea.  Arctic Dave   Dec-05-11 10:14 PM   #24 
  - I can see conservatives celebrating!  grasswire   Dec-04-11 11:48 AM   #5 
  - I believe the point is to ultimately shame those who have no sympathy.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 12:15 PM   #6 
  - So they will magically acquire sympathy?  randome   Dec-04-11 12:27 PM   #8 
  - No. Sympathy from OTHERS who see the petty responses.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 02:48 PM   #11 
  - Making TPTB look bad is a fairly innucuous goal.  randome   Dec-05-11 06:41 AM   #13 
  - LOL, more honest disagreement.? Seriously, what is your point?  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:31 PM   #19 
  - Ask the mirror. nt  U4ikLefty   Dec-07-11 03:54 PM   #46 
  - You can't shame people with no sympathy  lbrtbell   Dec-05-11 06:12 AM   #12 
     - true, or more DUers would be ashamed of what they are saying about OWS and what they  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:33 PM   #20 
  - Gee, Thanks for the support.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:27 PM   #18 
  - Bad idea. The PTB want the protestors dead. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-04-11 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Some of the lowest, er, I mean, lowliest folk seem to want the same.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:35 PM   #21 
  - As effective as holding their breath; won't work.  Islandlife   Dec-05-11 10:13 AM   #14 
  - Well, you could be emailing media and their sponsors demanding they  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:37 PM   #22 
  - These are some brave, determined people. Respect.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:45 PM   #23 
  - Send pizza! Oh, wait...nt  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-06-11 11:57 AM   #37 
  - When was the last time that a hunger strike by a non-prisoner was successful?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 09:17 AM   #25 
  - Looks like a big FAIL for the mock and undermine set.  Kingofalldems   Dec-06-11 09:50 AM   #26 
  - How is pointing out a likely ineffective strategy mocking or undermining?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 10:37 AM   #29 
     - Being against everything and anything OWS is undermining  Kingofalldems   Dec-06-11 11:27 AM   #30 
        - +1  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:33 AM   #32 
  - When was the last time a movement in the U.S. went on a hunger strike, successful or not?  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:31 AM   #31 
     - 2006:  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 11:37 AM   #35 
     - yes, the hunger strike during the suffrage movement  newspeak   Dec-07-11 10:26 AM   #42 
  - OWS = Fail  rethymnon   Dec-06-11 10:33 AM   #27 
  - LOL! Tell the apoliticals at your office something for me. Tell those shits to fuck themselves.  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:35 AM   #33 
  - the corruption is so rampant in this country today  newspeak   Dec-07-11 12:38 PM   #43 
  - LOL! Aw, are we scarin' ya? Might as well get used to it!  Zorra   Dec-07-11 05:42 PM   #49 
  - This is stupid. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 10:34 AM   #28 
  - Thanks for your concern. I am sure OWS pales in comparison to all your accomplishments, but  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:36 AM   #34 
     - I want them to succeed - that's the point. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 11:51 AM   #36 
  - One of the Issues with a Hunger Strike Is:  On the Road   Dec-06-11 06:11 PM   #38 
  - Or with dead protesters  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-07-11 08:54 AM   #39 
     - I Know -- I Mean My Issue with It  On the Road   Dec-07-11 09:45 AM   #40 
        - the OWS has already accomplished something  newspeak   Dec-07-11 01:02 PM   #44 
           - Who Said OWS Accomplished Nothing?  On the Road   Dec-07-11 03:39 PM   #45 
  - I've never understood the concept of a hunger strike -  lynne   Dec-07-11 04:30 PM   #47 
     - Here: MISS ALICE PAUL ON HUNGER STRIKE;  Zorra   Dec-07-11 05:15 PM   #48 

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