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jmg257 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 11:49 AM
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31. Curious - is the Paul tent a part of OWS, or does it just happen to be there too? nt
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  -"Occupy" and the Ron Paul campaign MH1  Oct-19-11 10:16 AM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-19-11 10:21 AM   #1 
  - My 'concern'???  MH1   Oct-19-11 10:28 AM   #2 
  - What are you doing yourself to help Occupy Philly? Have you  coalition_unwilling   Oct-19-11 11:03 AM   #10 
     - Not yet, but I intend to.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:38 AM   #29 
        - My wife is something of an armchair anthropologist (familiar with  coalition_unwilling   Oct-19-11 05:24 PM   #61 
  - Can you elaborate on why you (apparently) think this is unimportant?  MH1   Oct-19-11 10:45 AM   #3 
     - Why do you think "progressives" want them there?  Luminous Animal   Oct-19-11 11:00 AM   #8 
     - I have no idea. That is what puzzles me. But I've seen Paul supporters here at DU.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:08 AM   #15 
     - Anyone can set up a tent at a public protest. Period. DUers get that, OWS folks get that.  Poll_Blind   Oct-19-11 11:10 AM   #16 
        - It LOOKS like it has to do with the Ron Paul campaign  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:16 AM   #19 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-19-11 11:23 AM   #26 
  - Yep, I've worried about the Paulbots co-opting this thing too  socialist_n_TN   Oct-19-11 10:52 AM   #4 
  - Exactly my point.  MH1   Oct-19-11 10:54 AM   #5 
  - It is a concern of mine also. nt  Mojorabbit   Oct-19-11 11:16 AM   #18 
  - OWS is fundamentally democratic  PETRUS   Oct-19-11 10:58 AM   #6 
  - I'm going to suggest that the tents be rotated every couple days or so  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:05 AM   #12 
  - All people are welcome.  PETRUS   Oct-19-11 11:22 AM   #25 
  - Is it? I thought they were trying for "consensus".  socialist_n_TN   Oct-19-11 11:50 AM   #33 
     - Look up democracy, or democratic  PETRUS   Oct-19-11 12:09 PM   #39 
        - Thanks for the reply. I confess  socialist_n_TN   Oct-19-11 12:21 PM   #43 
           - Yup.  PETRUS   Oct-19-11 12:41 PM   #52 
              - Thanks to the Stalinist bureaucracy, they sure did  socialist_n_TN   Oct-19-11 01:09 PM   #53 
  - Just be glad it's not the Larouchies  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-19-11 11:00 AM   #7 
  - I hate (ooh! such a strong word!) Ron Paul. So this is what I'd do.  FormerDittoHead   Oct-19-11 11:02 AM   #9 
  - Excellent idea! I'll look into it.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:07 AM   #13 
     - I really hate these guys. Maybe you should think about sticking some of THESE around their tent!  FormerDittoHead   Oct-19-11 03:43 PM   #59 
        - LOL ... I think I get your point, but I wouldn't want to be caught  MH1   Oct-19-11 04:23 PM   #60 
  - I think for OWS to be successful they shouldn't be endorsing presidential candidates  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 11:03 AM   #11 
  - I agree. I think campaign signs are a bad idea in the OWS movement.  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 11:19 AM   #20 
  - However.... I do think it's in their best interest to register voters  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 12:03 PM   #38 
     - Yeah, I'm going to write 'Occupy the Voting Booth Nov. 8" next time I go by the Idea Wall  MH1   Oct-19-11 12:17 PM   #41 
     - Definitely!  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 12:27 PM   #47 
     - Could not agree more.  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 12:27 PM   #49 
  - Thanks, Lynne, I agree wholeheartedly with your post.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Can you claim to represent the 99%  kctim   Oct-19-11 11:07 AM   #14 
  - OWS Philly doesn't represent the 99%. I walked through there yesterday  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:13 AM   #17 
  - OWS supports and represents different people now?  kctim   Oct-19-11 11:19 AM   #22 
  - I'm speaking literally that the folks inhabiting Dilworth plaza don't appear to be a cross-section  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:31 AM   #28 
  - I want to clarify ....  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:21 AM   #23 
     - I think you are overreacting.  McDiggy   Oct-19-11 11:50 AM   #32 
        - they aren't in the 1%, but are shills for the 1%  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:57 AM   #34 
        - So you don't think the fact that Paul would disable government laws & programs...  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 12:09 PM   #40 
           - Hitler was kind to *SOME* children. Jewish children, um, not so much - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Oct-19-11 05:32 PM   #62 
              - Point taken but on the surface to your average non-jewish german....  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 09:15 PM   #63 
  - Ron Paul and his ardent supporters are whores for the 1%.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Oct-19-11 11:19 AM   #21 
     - Thank you. nt.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:22 AM   #24 
  - The cure for bad speech is MORe speech  booley   Oct-19-11 11:46 AM   #30 
  - Thanks, excellent post and good ideas.  MH1   Oct-19-11 12:01 PM   #36 
  - Curious - is the Paul tent a part of OWS, or does it just happen to be there too? nt  jmg257   Oct-19-11 11:49 AM   #31 
  - Interesting question. It wasn't there until OWS.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:59 AM   #35 
  - Thanks, makes sense - maybe you can ask the people manning the tent 'who they are'? Good luck! nt  jmg257   Oct-19-11 12:03 PM   #37 
  - I honestly don't think the 2 are hand in hand  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 12:30 PM   #50 
     - That's what I was thinking..& if so, hard to ban someone else from a public space you're occupying.  jmg257   Oct-19-11 02:06 PM   #54 
        - And there lies the dilemma  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 02:20 PM   #56 
  - See my comment in another thread on Paul's anti-science stand  philly_bob   Oct-19-11 12:18 PM   #42 
  - Thanks  MH1   Oct-19-11 12:25 PM   #46 
  - Yes. Here is a relevant post from a few days ago:  Zorra   Oct-19-11 12:23 PM   #44 
  - My thoughts are that the movement is not only a great opportunity for the RP camp but all the other  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-19-11 12:25 PM   #45 
  - at every major protest I have ever been at - there have been all kinds of groups  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-19-11 12:27 PM   #48 
  - To me the OWS has two major parts  LynneSin   Oct-19-11 12:35 PM   #51 
  - I have taken down many Ron Paul signs in downtown Chicago.  Tatiana   Oct-19-11 02:10 PM   #55 
  - Ron Paul works for NO regulations for corporations and MORE regulations on peoples' private behavior  blm   Oct-19-11 02:29 PM   #57 
     - Exactly.  MH1   Oct-19-11 03:01 PM   #58 
     - They hope that since they do agree with a few points the OWS belive in...  LynneSin   Oct-20-11 01:27 PM   #64 

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