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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 04:14 PM
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Hamline professor David Davies joins the "99 Percent" with letter on student debt
Edited on Tue Oct-18-11 04:14 PM by geardaddy
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/10/hamline_prof...
David Davies' letter has gone viral on Facebook.
​David Davies is a professor of East Asian studies at Hamline University. Or, at least, that's what he was yesterday. This morning, Davies woke up to find he'd become an internet sensation, and the new Minnesota face of the "We Are the 99 Percent" movement.

Davies's contribution was a letter modeled after those on the "We Are the 99 Percent" website, in which protest sympathizers take a picture of themselves holding a letter with their take on an issue. After the website didn't post his letter, Davies simply threw it on his Facebook page.

Monday morning, it had 10 Facebook shares. Yesterday it had about 30 shares.

This morning, Davies woke up to find that his posting had hit the tipping point: As of this writing, it's been shared more than 1,200 times.

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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 12:49 PM
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1. The comments on the Strib's website are enough to make one despair
Very anti-education, anti-liberal arts, full of exaggerated ideas about how much professors earn or how much they work, assumptions that Davies is "filling his students with left-wing propaganda."

Ugh.
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fegi052li Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 06:39 PM
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