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dodger501 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 10:46 AM
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Here are my pictures from OccupyMN:
http://dodgerdigital.blogspot.com /

A good day, the weather sure helps. I was half-worried about police in riot gear and/or taking a provocative stance. Nope.
If anything, I got the impression they thought these orders were a joke and an easy day's O.T. pay.
The lack of electricity on the plaza was a hindrance. When announcements had to be made, a leader would stand up high, shout instructions, and a half dozen or so volunteers would repeat them, loudly, to the crowd.

You had the expected number of what tight-assed conservatives would consider 'ultra-lefties' types there but there were plenty of folks who would have passed their muster.
Instead of dicks like Eric Cantor and Peter King trying to scare Americans about these people, how about reading up on what exactly it is they want?
While there is no one set of demands, the big difference is that the Teabaggers turned their anger and rage against Obama and the government in the name of "freedom", not much on the banksters who perpetrated the mess we are in.
At OccupyMN, there was no doubt who was the subject of ire.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 09:15 PM
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1. Great pictures Dodger
and it will always be Dayton's to me.

BTW what have they replaced Jameson with?
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dodger501 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 04:37 PM
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5. Something called 2 Gingers
They said you can get Jameson but you gotta ask for it.
I asked for it in my 2nd one. And 3rd . . .
It was like a summer afternoon down there that day.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 05:25 AM
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2. Thanks for the pics and participation.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 10:28 AM
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3. Great pictures, Dodger.
We went on Friday evening to the People's Plaza and it was a good get together with one of the Bellecourt brothers (I think) speaking about the environment and they did a drum song, which always moves me. There were a lot of great speakers that night.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 09:13 PM
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6. Clyde Bellecourt was there
Vernon died a few years ago.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 01:04 PM
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4. I went on Sunday afternoon to donate a few things that were on their wish list
(sun screen, tissues, hand sanitizer, liquid soap, poster board, markers, etc.) and they said that they'd been getting a lot of donations. While I was there, one guy brought in a case of soy milk, since a lot of the protesters are vegan or vegetarian.

There weren't a lot of people camping out there, but a lot came and went during the hour or so that I was there, and I heard honks from the people driving by.
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