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#OccupyDC Prepares to Defend Home

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 30, 2012, 11:42 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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In the wake of a recent Congressional hearing on Occupy DC, misleading threats from Mayor Vince Gray about nonexistent "health" concerns in the park, and yesterday's taser attack that hospitalized a resident of the park, the National Park Service has given Occupiers in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza until 12:00 noon today until they will begin enforcing a no-camping ban. Occupy DC has begun preparing nonviolent resistance and is calling for all supporters to join them.

Tents and other belongings have been piled in the center of the camp so that police cannot pick off individuals, while others are planning civil disobedience in defense of their home and our collective right to protest economic inequality! Watch Twitter feeds for #OccupyDC, #McPhersonSQ, #defend99, #J30, @Occupy_DC, and @OccupyDCAction. If you can't make it to McPherson, you can phone blast the Park Police at 202-610-7500. As @OccupyKSt tweeted:

One more time: we refuse to accept a world where you have to pay somebody just to take up space. We have no homes. Let us keep our park.

no safe place

Live Updates:

  • 10:00am, Tuesday Jan 31: The Tent of Dreams still stands. No arrests. Occupiers spent the night resting and playing games. There is a 10AM hearing for Occupy DC's injunction against NPS at 333 Constitution Ave NW. Lawyer invites Occupiers to come support.
  • 6:20: - Sustainability Committee reports they have just planted a tree ("the occutree") in the park!
  • 6:10: - General Assembly underway at the Tent of Dreams.
  • 4:10: - Nearly 20,000 have signed petition to keep out NPS police at saveoccupydc.org. A group of Occupiers issued a citizen's arrest of a Fox News van that was illegally parked blocking a fire hydrant, asking police to evict them instead of peaceful protesters.
  • 4:00: The Occupier tazed last night for removing eviction notices has been released from jail, given order not to go to McPherson.
  • 3:30: Tensions still high at McPherson. Meanwhile, Freedom Plaza has apparently decided to comply with Park Service -- all tent flaps there are open, small crowd.
  • 2:30: 1000s now assembled. Most corporate media have left, police still around park entrances but not acting. If they raid, most expect eviction to happen after downtown crowds leave. Some Occupiers are blatantly defying ban on sleeping by taking a nap inside a clear tent made by local artists.
  • 1:40: After addressing media, cops circle around Tent of Dreams, leave.
  • 1:30: Park Police commanding officer Schlosser giving press statement now, as protesters mic check him. Officer says "enforcement will be ongoing, no deadline for police action." Says police will be back "when all of this is over." Protesters respond: "You work for us, you work for the people! We'll call you when we need you!" and "Evict corruption, not people protesting it!"
  • 1:00: Hour past deadline. From Twitter: 4 Park Police came by, saw crowd and left.
  • 12:40: Occupiers mic-checking the Declaration of the Occupation and someone arrived with a sound system for a dance-party! No major police presence.
  • 12:30: We've heard mic checks from students dreaming of a world without debt-forced servitude, veterans hoping for a day when service members aren't left behind by service cuts, and more.
  • 12:15: Occupiers have finished creating their tallest tent to date -- a 30 foot "Tent of Dreams" around the statue at the center of McPherson Square, referring to their slogan of "Let Us Sleep So We Can Dream."
  • 12:10: Reports of federal Protective Services and police sirens approaching. The park is swamped with media and reporters.
  • 11:50: Labor, including a nurses' union, has shown up to support!

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[-] 7 points by therestofus (40) from Estancia, NM 2 years ago

RISE OCCUPY! We refuse to live on our knees as mindless consumers indebted. We refuse to be ruled by extortionist robbing us of our life liberty and pursuit of happiness. We refuse to work harder to unjustly enrich while we chase the infamous golden carrot called the "American dream". We refuse to compete with and exploit our fellow beings for what scraps the looters of our country throw down occasionally. We are the 99% and we are too BIG too fail.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13023) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the repelican party is DONE

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[-] -1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

That's a lot of refuse.

[-] 4 points by Bspivey (3) from Asheville, NC 2 years ago

Solidarity and support to all of you from Asheville NC!!! Stay Strong!!!

[-] 3 points by Jumphrey (106) 2 years ago

Keep it up, and stand strong! Occupy DC, show them that 2011 was just the beginning!

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[-] 1 points by DonQuixot (231) 2 years ago

I have just donated to give warm clothes to protesters. Best wishes and you have all my support. 69 year old Spaniard in Alicante, Spain.

[-] 1 points by DonQuixot (231) 2 years ago

Third World War was started a few decades ago by the Group Bilderberg and the 1 % against the 99 %. This time it is not among countries. It is governments against people, banks against the rest of us. The 1 % have all the money and all the power, but cannot win. It is only a matter of time. All along history force seemed to win, but only the first battles, it was always ultimately defeated by reason and justice.

[-] 1 points by MonetPinckney (1) 2 years ago

99% nothing if they really wanted to help the people they wouldn't evacuate them from their homes. When you are kicked out of your home and you have no place to go you are no more protected. You get sick quicker and dirty quicker you have no room to speak you cannot say nothing bad about these poor people because your not in their positions . as long as they aren't bothering anyone you need to hold your breath.

[-] 1 points by Actuallyhasajob (2) from West Orange, NJ 2 years ago

Get those stupid bums out of the park. That place has become a rat infested dump. They can break the rules with no repercussions, maybe they should go home and get jobs. Most of the people that "Occupy DC" don't even stay there full time. The Occupy movement has become a joke and American have no respect for it anymore. The people in the Occupy movement are the ugly step sister of the 99%.

[-] 1 points by AllOverIt (100) 2 years ago

As if you had a clue from which to make an opinion... The entire world is in crisis and you sit smugly in your nice little bubble snarling at people to get jobs that don't exist as if THAT could solve the problem. You try losing your job, your income, your health, your wealth and find yourself living in the street without resources and with arrogant people like you casting scorn upon you instead of workable solutions. You would be wailing like an infant within the first 10 minutes of not having the resources to take a hot shower or to cook your food.

[-] 1 points by i8jomomma (80) 2 years ago

why don't we occupy the homes of the ones that are evicting us?.........we occupy foreclosed homes............why not the homes of the ones that want us in the streets or the homes of the ones with a problem with us?...........maybe if they had all their shit taken away from them........they wouldn't be talking so much shit............instead of standing in the streets..........stand in the homes or on the golf course of the ones that got us in this mess to begin with..........

[-] 1 points by connectc (5) 2 years ago

The parks are owned by "WE THE PEOPLE" (the 99%) and it is not theirs to evict anyone!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!! Now, where do I donate????

[-] 1 points by DonHawkins (37) 2 years ago

http://knowledge321.wordpress.com/ don't read the last post or watch the video

[-] 1 points by jimevanhoe1 (55) 2 years ago

Can We make it YES, with OCCUPY it is possible to regain the control of Our Nation,but we must be knowledgeable about what is going on and how to move forward correctly:

Irving Picard, we will need your discovery ability completed to uncover Madoff's Fraud, to investigate HSBC drug cartel money laundering world wide, this will come about soon! Kurt Gottfried, we will need the support of Global Concerned Scientists in tracking and IDing...see below Kalle, you need to become knowledgeable with Michael Hastings and John Cruz's work: "The Operators" & "World Banking World Fraud" and to Chris Swecker the Nation needs you NOW! and James B. Rogers I trust you and Chris have spoken! David Swanson you need to get your guys in motion and ready for serious action through to completion of the project.

Will give you all a complete plan......this is part 3

To continue part 3: A NEW US FINANCIAL SYSTEM Federal government revenue comes from toll,transmission and supply fees from:

       InterState Federal Freeway System  toll booths - tolls collected in every state 
                                                       over its 46,800 miles of roadway
     InterState Federal (new) Electrical Grid System built in conjunction with regional 
                                                        suppliers (supply system fees)
     InterState Federal (new) Energy Supply System using natural gas, oil, coal, wind and solar

Fees & Tolls collected pay off current National Debt

The Interstate Highway System

people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/.../map_interstatesystem.html As of 2005, the Interstate system totaled more than 46800 miles (see above map). Major Interstate routes are designated by one or two-digit numbers. ... in the United States, corresponding to Interstate axis (e.g. I-5, I-15, I-40, I-55, I-70, I-95).

Interstate Highway System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_Highway_System About one-third of all miles driven in the country use the Interstate system (2003 figures). ... The Interstate Highway System had been lobbied for by major U.S. ... History - Standards - Numbering system - Financing

Interstate Electric Transmission: Enabler for Clean Energy

www.aep.com/about/transmission/docs/EnablerforCleanEnergy.pdf File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View We should be planning for an electric transmission system with the needs of the .... voltage levels of 1000-kV, but we believe the U.S. grid can be built efficiently ... the power transfer is only economical on a long-distance point-to-point basis ...

Electric power transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission In the US, these are typically referred to as "power grids" or just "the grid", while in the UK ... A sophisticated system of control is therefore required to ensure electric .... Long-distance transmission of electricity (thousands of kilometers) is cheap and ..... Localities with cheap electricity have a disincentive to making interstate ...

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www.geni.org/ Get Free National Energy Grid Maps/ Graphics/Reports/Info of the World!

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_Plan The Pickens Plan is an energy policy proposal announced July 8, 2008 by American businessman T. Boone Pickens. .... Map of available wind power for the United States at 50m. .... in the same way that President Eisenhower did by declaring an emergency to build the interstate highway system in the 1950s and 1960s.

Unified Smart Grid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Smart_Grid Unified National Smart Grid is a proposal for a United States wide area grid that ... the US energy economy what Dwight Eisenhower's Interstate Highway System ... According to energy independence advocates such as T. Boone Pickens, it is ...

THE U.S. MILITARY

Budget is to be cut by 75%, foreign bases and operation costs overseas will then be paid for in large part by the countries who benefit from: 11 aircraft carriers and their battle groups around the globe....if the countries say in the Indian Ocean do not<<< pay their share they will not be covered....there are no longer any free lunches for the US Military or for those countries who do not pay. It absolutely isn't US Taxpayers business to protect the entire globe. Protect it from what? Police actions by the US Military needs to be paid for by all those who want it..that's it. Do the math. US immigration laws to change within one year from Chris Swecker taking office. The border to the south will be completely secured and the illegals inside the USA at that time will be given Citizenship, be full tax paying citizens and be paid better wages, because they are not illegal... again cheap wages through illegal workers is screwing our economy up completely.....they do not <<< make enough money to provide for their over all needs throwing those costs of: schools K-12, health and higher education on everyone else. They have no extra money to spend and there for contribute less in sales tax revenue. Remember the US Government is borrowing 40 cent of every dollar it spends in large part because illegals from south of the border and eastern Europe do not make live able wages. DO THE MATH>>>>>>>>>>>>>> get it !!! 30 million illegal people getting paid 1/2 of what they should be getting.....does that mean prices will go up absolutely<<< but with 30 million workers getting paid higher wages the rest of us 120 million will make more money by 27%....do the math... seriously do the math.

The Bush Drug Cartels-HSBC Bank money laundering we need the support <<<< of the Global Concerned Scientists here...to completely develop tracking and IDing of the different types of drugs based upon where they are grown and manufactured. Why the DEA or the Federal Marshals have not done this to Stop HSBC from money laundering and the Drug Cartels from shipping, only leads many to concluded the two agencies are negligent and or corrupt. Again read John Cruz's book "World Banking World Fraud" an insider's documented case against these banks who launder world wide drug cartel funds. This allows for crimes to be committed in our neighborhoods, leaves our ghettos and "Children at Risk" in grave danger of being killed or corrupted, destroying their future...BUT providing the Bush family's buddies<<<< who build Prisons for Profit over a 10 yr period 4 million individuals to be incarcerated. Class Warfare at its perverted best..thanks to the George Bush Family and their drug cartel operations & money laundering. I am in contact with Michael Hastings author of "The Operators" he stated on National television just the other night General Petraeus was working in unison- directly with the largest Heroin Supplier in Afghanistan and this brings home this: why in almost 10 yrs of the Afghan War has Heroin become an even larger crop? in fact...Afghanistan drug lords grow and distribute more Heroin world wide than any other country on the Planet thanks in large part to Petraeus failure to stop it.
The ability for the US Military to completely scan the skis over Afghanistan is absolute<<<absolute for the last 10 years<<<< fact and 10 yrs of trafficking by the Afghan drug lords especially the one Petraeus has been known to have worked with is an absolute known factor...so does the Bush Cartels and Petraeus again play a very large roll....in my opinion they do ABSOLUTELY. Those "Children at Risk" millions of American Kids over a ten year period, instead of spending $25,000 to $50,000 a year to incarcerate them<<<a fact we need them to be educated and productive citizens adding to the economy not draining it.... Like the US Military ..Prisons for Profit overall is a financial drain to the Country<<<fact...combined they are a drain of $1.7 trillion dollars every 2 yrs.
Costs that bring no real return of profit for the Country. "Children at Risk" are absolutely worth saving, period.....maybe not to the perverted and corrupt Bush Family and their cronies, but to this Country's ability to compete Globally....we need every body within our population to be productive! Setting them (Children at Risk) up to Fail isn't the American Way it is criminal and it is financially draining resources in every state, but making Bush and his buddies millions.

IT IS TIME TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CHRIS SWECKER AS PRESIDENT.
OBAMA KNOWING THE FACTS AS LISTED ABOVE SHOWS over and over again he is incompetent, Romney is just a politician who wants to be a bigger politician, his actions are absolutely unworthy. With Newt I think his heart and ability is 10 times that of Obama or Romney but he is years in the dark with what really must take place in the USA over the next 4 yrs....

We will all crash and burn, Our ability to be a Nation to compete globally will be cut in 1/2 and as much as 2/3s. We must stop Public Corruption, convict corrupt politicians at all levels of government and clean out corruption by Wall Street. Glass-Steadgall must be reenacted period.

Do the math!

James P. Evanhoe

[-] 0 points by grumpy2 (-9) from Bernards, NJ 2 years ago

If OWS could learn to control their tempers, your little protest might earn some respect. For now, attacking women and children will never fly in this great country - I suggest you move somewhere else, far away, and we'll check in from time to time, but you'll see how good you've got it. Try somalia. I hear you don't need a permit to take a crap ANYWHERE!

[-] 1 points by shifty2 (117) 2 years ago

How the world's wealth is distributed - the top two percent own half
http://www.mindbodynsoul.com/Mind-Power/two-percent-own-half-the-worlds-wealth.html

[-] 0 points by grumpy2 (-9) from Bernards, NJ 2 years ago

why do you care? You can't do anything about it. Not without getting your head blown off, cut in two, smashed to pieces.

Go ahead......try.

[-] 1 points by Joe4more (165) from Cranston, RI 2 years ago

I commend all participants and supporters of the movement. We have gotten the attention of the 1% and they are doing everything in their power to stop the momentum. I'm hopeful and remain optimistic we can continue to have an impact on the national dialogue. The MSM is giving more coverage to confrontations than substance of the movement. Clearly they fear our message: FAIRNESS; EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; don't forget, MSM is owned by the 1%. What they are not taking into consideration is the onslaught of supporters that will take to the streets when the weather warms this spring. I look forward to the coming days and months. Keep up the good fight!

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[-] 0 points by HaywoodJablowme (1) 2 years ago

Fcking Hippie AHoles. Take a Fcking bath get a grip and get a Fcking Job... Pssys!

[-] 0 points by pedro01 (1) 2 years ago

Don't think of it as being kicked out of the DC park; think of it as the U.S. Park Service occupying the Park. They are fellow occupiers in a sense! U.S. Park Service and DC police please give McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza back to the people and take it away from the Communist/anarchist invaders.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

Ok, that was funny.

And accurate.

Personally, I like the park service.

[-] 0 points by PatrickOxOethafulm (35) 2 years ago

Yes! love them <333333333333

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[-] 0 points by shifty2 (117) 2 years ago

Why not find a legal place to camp and return to protest during the Day, I do not understand why you want to clash with the cops, Maby I am missing the point. We protest every Sat in a small town in Fl, I am 65 and losing my home but when I do I will not camp at our court house, There is always ways to secure housing, Not trying to be a wise guy just asking a question whats the point.
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[-] 5 points by Jumphrey (106) 2 years ago

It was a legal place- a few weeks ago.

[-] 0 points by BystanderDC (91) 2 years ago

Are you talking about McPherson Square? Or Freedom Plaza? We I only have legal permits for Freedom Plaza. The Tent of Dreams went up at McPherson Square. We don't have permit there. Just wanted to fact check you so you don't accidently put out misinformation.

[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

interacting with society is such a method of finding a home

[-] 2 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

I think they are purposefully doing this to call attention to many issues and make a point. If you quietly secure housing as one of the lucky ones, or lose your housing and suffer alone, then no one sees your plight and no one is invited to think about the injustices of our society. The people of my hometown are too humble, too willing to just take it with their heads down because that's the best they can do. They never stop to think that maybe their human dignity might deserve better, something like FDR's Second Bill of Rights.

[-] 2 points by WooHoo (15) 2 years ago

Clashing with the cops is the only thing that keeps the media from ignoring them altogether. And 'clashing' really isn't the word. You get one or two dim bulbs like Taser Boy yesterday who actually have some interaction with the police, the rest just fold up their tarps and do as they're told with that stunned "why isn't camping changing the world?" look on their faces.

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[-] 0 points by BystanderDC (91) 2 years ago

I was there when we erected the tent of dreams and Occupy members were hoping the US Park Police and/or DC Police would move in. I personally felt this move was less about covering a statue and more about provoking the police to take action. Like the structure put up in December, which a lot of people knew it would provoke a police response. But after covering the statue the Police didn't take the bait while the media was there. And the media got bored of watching nothing happen and left.

[-] 1 points by nicky2 (46) 2 years ago

Good morning, I am 65 and also losing my house.It is my personal issue but certainly a far cry from being my only issue. I would love to protest nearby with a group but nothing seems to be around here. I am still working so M-F are out but the occupiers in the city steadfastly maintain their presence there. The 1% needs to know they're there and they won't be going away.We the 99% need to know they are rock solid and not going away. A base is a center of ideas, support and solidarity. We are the 99% and we matter. The confrontations with the police come whether there's an encampment or a protest and even as we remain peaceful. So sad to see our country go this way. .. I cry for my children and grandchildren. Good luck to you and yours. I have made a commitment to partcipate as often as possible even if I must travel to the city. Occupiers are truly the brave among us.

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[-] -2 points by jalexander (0) 2 years ago

I think the occupy movement people in the video are acting in a way that is just to ask for a hand out. I think the smarter moved would be to become more organized less chaos. Speak with a clear message against the constitution violations as opposed to going after class warfare. Go after freedom. People would resignate better and support the cause better.

[-] 7 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

the class differences are about freedom

the rich tell the poor what to do if they want any money

[-] -1 points by jalexander (0) 2 years ago

Capitalism is what the country was founded on. The problem isn't capitalism its the government regulations and new laws that prevent small businesses from growing. But the bigger issue is still that of where did the rights go to. Your targeting a cause that not all Americans share. Even the rich see that the rights are being stripped they would even support a movement to restore the rights of the people.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

Idiot. Sorry, but that is about the most polite way I could put it.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-troll/#comment-615991

I try to be careful when I use the word "you" when posting

[-] 2 points by jalexander (0) 2 years ago

Let me rephrase I lost my job had my salary drop like a rock lost my house, lost my car, and I don't believe that I need a hand out. What I need is the rights I've lost back. I can recover and have since started my own company since I couldn't find a job. We the people don't need a hand out what we need is the government to stop trying to block the people so they can succeed. Like I said I'm against the new regulations that prevent growth. I've hired people in my company only to have to lay them off due to new regulations. I would rather hire more people but the regulations are making it an impossible task. If the OWS are looking for good jobs they need to first help stop the stupid government regulations that interfere with not only the people but with the businesses.

[-] 2 points by PandoraK (1678) 2 years ago

It's not the regulations that are the issue, but rather the application of the regulations that is.

Consider, a company, well established, earnings have exceeded expectations for the year, remove regulations from this company and what happens? Earnings will increase, while a great many necessary things suffer.

Consider a small start up company, naturally establishment is being sought, earnings are minimal, regulations applied the same as the previous company result in stunted growth.

Oh, but wait...small start ups don't all have to obey all the same regulations large well established companies do...Some regulations do not yet apply because of the size of the company, number of employees etc...

Not all the regulations applied to business are federal, many are state, some county, some even city.

I've owned companies, all of them start ups. I never found regulations onerous once I did the proper research and understood the ones that applied to my company and the ones that did not yet apply.

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 2 years ago

What sort of regulations are inhibiting the growth of your company?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I've heard this story before

what is your company ?

perhaps I can help get the name out

http://www.jalexanders.com/index.php?

[-] 1 points by jalexander (0) 2 years ago

No thats not my link. But that isn't important all I see is OWS sitting around in the park having a good time and noone is speaking out to help bring attention to the cause in which OWS is suppose to be fighting for. This isn't a non-violent protest its a block party. We're are the speakers standing up to tell the people to band together for a common cause. Instead there is nothing. Speak if you expect to be heard.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

anyone in business knows name recognition is important

[-] -1 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Perhaps we need to focus more on WHY the decisions are being made rather than on WHO is making those decisions.

Yeah, I agree that we are losing rights, but is not the decision makers that are coming up with the crazy rules that take those rights away.

Do you know even one representative in Washington that has any reason whatsoever to propose legislation to control the wet lands of this nation. That legislation was proposed and was more than likely written by citizens seeking to promote their own environmental agendas. You will see the day, when you have even more rights taken away. For some crazy reason, we seen to think that lobby organizations represent only the 1% business, banks, and wall street. We are losing more rights to self seeking groups of citizens, most based on fear, than any other source.

Check it and see if you do not find the same thing.

You can also check out supposed facts that say Big Oil is to blame for oil prices - where I live, it was a group of misguided citizens that lobbied for and got restrictions on drilliing that resulted in greatly increased prices for drilling in areas where they was not historical record of any ground contamination - all because they wanted it. Now we will pay at the pump for all future gas.

Why can we not get people interested in deeper attention to what is really causing problems today rather than just jumping on the band wagon for whatever reason and evidently enjoying the luxury of attention.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-critics-of-ows-have-been-trying-to-vote-up-the/

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Your post lacks so much information that it is worthless.

I received a refund from the IRS last year too after paying in over $50,000. NOT TOO IMPRESSIVE when you consider that they kept the other $43,000.

Chevron received a refund of $19 million - big WHOOP. Can you also tell us how much they paid in before getting that refund and stop slanting your post to control our minds.

[-] 0 points by HarryPairatestes2 (380) from Barrow, AK 2 years ago

So?

[-] 2 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

I think what you say is right and what is going on right now is right. We need visible people in the streets calling attention to everything, and we need organization and strategy. What people are good at and can do, they should do. So we need our strategists planning things out while those willing to be arrested continue to kick up a fuss.

[-] 1 points by RebelRebel (25) 2 years ago

But what is strategy? And how does one get consensus on the right strategy?

[-] 3 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

We already have strategies that have been tried out and written down by civil dissidents before us. Consensus comes from the protesting group meeting beforehand and deciding that this protest will involve a human chain only, blocking traffic, or marching. It must be organized, because a "mob" is scary not only to the police, but to citizens who might sympathize with us.

[-] 2 points by RebelRebel (25) 2 years ago

Thanks for responding. I haven't seen much strategy that's why I asked. I gave seen non-violent protesting strategy and by your clarification that makes sense.

[-] 1 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

Sure thing! Good luck in your endeavors. :-)

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[-] -2 points by netural22 (0) 2 years ago

Bspivey why don't you invite them to set up their tents in your back yard! Then we will see how much solidarity you will have!!!!!

[-] 6 points by freewriterguy (882) 2 years ago

they are welcome in my yard, i hate people who have complained about another mans yard, making ordinances beyond his scope of his business, like it says in the bible, "be ye not busy bodies involved in other mens matters"

[-] 3 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

Nice quote :D