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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 05:36 PM
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Occupy Iowa City (pics)
The place is buzzing with activity. Seems to have grown to about 20 or so tents. Activities are scheduled hourly. Donations of all kinds (sleeping bags, ground pads) are being accepted but donations of the $$ kind are important for the long slog ahead. It's easy to be upbeat when it's 80 and sunny but the 40's and rain are not far away. And of course, the Iowa winter. It's a fifteen minute walk from my house so I plan to frequent often. Keep you updated.



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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 09:57 PM
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1. please do keep us updated.
i never get enough.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 05:44 AM
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2. Thanks for the pics
as well as the updates. I am planning to travel to IC Saturday night for Robert Randolph show at the Englert, so if I get there early enough, Maybe I'll talk to the people at OIC and show my support.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 07:12 AM
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3. Nobody knows where this is all headed but enjoy the ride.
It's awesome to have something to believe in.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 08:47 AM
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4. Thanks for the pics
we have some old sleeping bags we will never use again......
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 09:24 AM
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5. I question some of the necessities, rural.
They have addresses for bathrooms that are obviously in apartments. And only a couple. I mean if I have to drop a Palin at 3 in the morning I have to hoof it four or five blocks? Trying to find out if they have inquired about a port-o-let. I'm sure Kinnick can spare one.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 08:19 PM
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6. A Port-O-Let!!! More pics from today
Edited on Tue Oct-11-11 08:23 PM by Condem




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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 08:24 PM
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7. Stopped for about an hour this afternoon
strangely peaceful - like a different world. Everyone friendly.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 08:27 PM
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8. Even more pics...






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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 07:40 PM
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9. Day 6. Just before a massive storm hits. Pic
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happyiowan Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 07:51 PM
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10. Tonights festivities have been pretty much washed out.
Back at it on the 'morrow.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 08:03 AM
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11. Saw on the big board at College Green that there will be a rally at Old Capitol Saturday night at 8.
I'll verify that today. I'll be at Kinnick, so anyone going snap some photos. C'mon! Let's get out and support these people!!
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 06:01 PM
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12. Correction. It will be at the PedMall at 10 am Saturday.
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 06:13 PM by Condem
I truly hope it's a short one because drunken football fans and the Occupiers will not mix. Game should be over around nine and if it's a loss there are some folks who take it very seriously. It could get ugly. But spirits are high with the news from NYC. I'll post their website tonight. Cheers!
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 07:23 PM
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13. Okay. Officially. Saturday, 10:00 AM
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 07:29 PM by Condem
Corner of Washington and Dubuque. Part of the whole world wide protest against banks. More at occupyiowacity.com
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 11:45 PM
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14. Just a little break in the action.
Posted in the Sports Forum but all Iowans need to see this. It was great pulling this off. http://btn.com/2011/10/15/kinnick-stadium-card-stunt-delights/
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:08 AM
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15. Thanks Con; GREAT to see!!!
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 08:23 AM
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16. Hmmmmmmm. Interesting.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 08:14 AM
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17. Good morning and what appears to be some good news!
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 03:15 PM
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18. Just released on the City of Iowa City's website...
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 05:56 PM
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19. What did it say?
It says something about being "expired". So Ihave no idea what it said.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 07:49 PM
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20. Here ya' go, Bluz.
Just came from there. Winter preperations are in full swing. And a live concert. http://www.icgov.org/default/apps/GEN/news.asp?newsID=7462&page=1
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:08 AM
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21. And the Pulitzer Prize winning Press Citizen follows it up this morn...
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:35 AM
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22. Homecoming parade tonight - lineup usually around college street park
hope there won't be any trouble.
I was harassed by a group of young turk Republicans a few years back.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:56 AM
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23. Shouldn't be, rural. Very few incidents of harassment thus far...
...aside from the shouts of "get a job" and other brilliant lines. They have around the clock security detail. The Occupiers are planning on building a headquarters (about 200 2x4's were delivered yesterday) for the GA's and storage because the City wants the Gazebo freed up. A little confused to what was agreed on Wednesday night but OIC seems to be settling in for the long haul.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 07:28 PM
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24. A little over two weeks in. (pics)
A couple of new additions to College Green. A huge sign welcomes you to the occupation. And a skeleton of a structure that is supposed to be a potential kitchen. But a 'cease building' injunction was slapped on it Friday by City Manager Tom Marcus. I don't know. You haven't signed the permit offered by the City but you decide to start building a kitchen? I can understand the part of not signing the offered permit but don't tempt the good faith of the City by building a structure without permission. Just my humble opinion.



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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:27 PM
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25. The permit is official.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 09:50 AM
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26. 70 degrees tomorrow, but winter getting close.
Next week in the 40's. And no more Daylight Savings. LLLoooonnngggg nights. http://thegazette.com/2011/10/30/occupy-protesters-prepare-for-cold-iowa-winter/
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:30 PM
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27. Security needs to be beefed up....
The huge Occupy Iowa City sign (Post #24) was stolen last night. Mischief night or an act of desperate Tea Partiers???
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 11:11 AM
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28. OIC to stage protest at Iowa City city council meeting tonight at 7:00 PM
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 11:16 AM by Condem
Seems the City Manager changed the language of the rules AFTER Occupy Iowa City signed in good faith. The original:


and the updated permit:

The 3 PRIMARY Changes:
No structures of any kind
Limit of 6 per tent
Renewal clause removed (the BIG one)

Isn't that cheating on the part of the city? Protest at City Hall
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 12:45 PM
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29. Wow! I fucked that up.
Much smaller versions here. Scroll down a bit. http://www.facebook.com/occupyiowacity
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:27 AM
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30. Congrats to the Occupiers. Looks like a little victory.
The Gazette reports on last night's City Council meeting. http://thegazette.com/2011/11/02/iowa-city-modifies-occupy-iowa-city-permit/
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:26 AM
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31. Not exactly IC related, but here's a way to help Scott Olsen
It seems that he used to live right here in the Quads for a year or so and some friends are trying to help him pay his medical bills. www.qctimes.com and click on local news link. Or simply call the Ascentra Credit Union, of which I am a proud member, at 563-355-0152.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:58 AM
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32. Thanks for that, Bluz. Excellent!!
I hope everybody's cool with my updates.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:49 PM
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33. While all the hubbub about OIC was going on, Herman Cain opened his campaign HQ in IC...
...across from the Sports Column



Look out, ladies. He means bidness.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:50 PM
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35. Cain across from a bar?
At night in Iowa City? Wow. If my daughter went to U of I, I'd tell her to carry mace or something around that guy. I hope the young ladies were safe from him.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 06:41 PM
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34. Wow. has it been a week? OIC has got themselves an arctic tent
....taken after sunset and the picture doesn't justify how large it is...

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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:41 AM
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36. All eyes of OIC on NYC.
following the NY Times blog...http://www.nytimes.com/ Check out the OIC Facebook page upstream in the thread for updates at College Green.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:48 PM
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37. Here's another site to follow OWS in NYC
Edited on Tue Nov-15-11 01:05 PM by Condem
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:03 PM
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38. OIC Holds a Candlelight Vigil for OWS
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 08:53 AM
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39. Yesterdays protest covered by the great Press Citizen...
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 08:53 AM by Condem
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:49 AM
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40. The latest update from the stand off between Occupy Cedar Rapids and the City.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:58 PM
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41. Many thanks on this day to the fine folks of OIC. (Pics)
Putting their lives on hold for a very noble cause. A very quiet day at College Green.







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Armin-A Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 02:48 AM
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42. these are great!
what is food for pigs?
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:15 AM
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43. Let's put it this way, Armin-A.
College Green is a long way from Zuccotti Park, both literally and figuratively.
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Armin-A Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:28 AM
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44. please illustrate further
i'd like to know your opinion if you don't mind
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:54 AM
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45. First, and foremost, OIC has a permit that allows them to camp through the end of February...
...which I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe the only Occupy protest to have this. Eviction is a non-issue. OIC has a very good working relationship with the city. How many camps have a port-o-let? I've been there a bunch of times and the only police presence I have seen is when a couple of the homeless who are camping with OIC got into a bit of a fracas. The police were gone in five minutes. Aside from the usual "get a job" and "dirty hippies" catcalls, there has been very little incidents of trouble. Man. Even on Thanksgiving people were yelling that shit. Believe that? But it must be a nice feeling to hit your tent everynight and not have to worry that your head is going to be busted in like the big city camps have.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:35 PM
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46. Winter encampment. 6 degrees, this morning.


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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 12:23 AM
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47. bout the only sleeping bag I have
I'd never risk bringing there. it's gramps. but I've been out that cold. crazy moron yes but did that well passed where the cassette player ate the tape. (do'h....) little icicles on the top of the dome tent from breathing. pretty much slept inside the um... sleeping bag.

glad its still rocking...
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