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#91553 15-Oct-2011 13:30
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Is anyone attending any Occupy events around New Zealand, or planning to attend?

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

I've been watching the above livestream from the NYC Wall St event for the last couple of days (not constantly).
Some very inspiring stuff going on around the world.

The revolution is upon us.

We are the 99%.
We will not be ignored.

http://www.occupytogether.org/

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  #533682 15-Oct-2011 13:49
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  #533687 15-Oct-2011 13:57
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codyc1515: Go occupy a job.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs


Lol... you dirty capitalist!
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  #533688 15-Oct-2011 13:57
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Is anyone able to explain, in a few succinct sentences, what the Occupy movement stands for?

Thanks,
Joseph



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  #533690 15-Oct-2011 13:59
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jofizz: Is anyone able to explain, in a few succinct sentences, what the Occupy movement stands for?

Thanks,
Joseph



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  #533691 15-Oct-2011 14:02
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jofizz: Is anyone able to explain, in a few succinct sentences, what the Occupy movement stands for?

Thanks,
Joseph

Inciting violence in order to overthrow governments. 

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  #533695 15-Oct-2011 14:10
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[Edit: This isn't directed at an individual - this is directed at the movement as a whole]

Sorry, but you will be ignored, especially in the current state with no clear goals, no clear leader and, sorry to say it, no real clue.

There's not much that annoys me more than people that'll go on and on about a problem, but don't want to offer even an attempt at what the solution might be.

So go and sit in front of a building, throw pies at some guy that has the same education as you but made a few better life choices, got a few more lucky breaks etc. If it makes you feel great then all well and good.

My life sure as hell isn't perfect either, but I'm not going to start blaming everyone else for my problems and choices in life.



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  #533704 15-Oct-2011 14:43
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I suppose the whole Occupy movement could be a little bit lacking in a well defined point of order, or lacking a real direction towards offering solutions to fix the issues that are being protested (and the issues are real, and they need to be addressed).

But I guess that's the whole reason why these Occupy movements have started in the first place. People have been frustrated by the state of things enough to at least try and get the message out there.

Indeed, the message does seem a bit vague, but at least it's a start.

 
 
 
 


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  #533719 15-Oct-2011 15:03
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jofizz: Is anyone able to explain, in a few succinct sentences, what the Occupy movement stands for?

Thanks,
Joseph


America is really fk'd up right now financially and politically, over 10% unemployment massive government deficit... no sign of the needed changes....

Some protesters in NZ like to copy America even if it's not relevant.

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  #533722 15-Oct-2011 15:17
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I got better things to do,

Wash my car and clean my room

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  #533728 15-Oct-2011 15:39
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[Youtube video quoted]

I see. They are complaining about EVERYTHING, from animals in cages to education debt, and foreclosure.

Do they want ALL laws rewritten? What do they want actually then?





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  #533729 15-Oct-2011 15:45
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freitasm: Do they want ALL laws rewritten? What do they want actually then?

As I said previously, they clearly are looking to overthrow the government. Lets not forget that Revolutions in the US are illegal....

 

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  #533738 15-Oct-2011 16:11
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I got the thought for the day via email today:

"10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.

Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash!!"

Sorry about the off topic...




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  #533748 15-Oct-2011 16:47
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I attended the event in Wellington and it was a bit chaotic. The organisers didn't want to make specific plans as they wanted attendees to decide what they wanted to do, but the lack of leadership and a clear message was really counter productive. At one point we were told by one of the organisers that we should only march on the footpath because there had been no approval sought from the council or police for us to use or cross roadways, and then one minute later one of the other organisers started hysterically ranting about how we should "break the rules" because "civil disobedience is our right". 

A lot of the people who got up and spoke had some good coherent ideas about what they were concerned about and what needs to be done to fix it, but a lot of people just got up and waffled.

It could have been a good event if it had some clear direction. 

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  #533749 15-Oct-2011 16:52
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hairy1: I got the thought for the day via email today:

"10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.

Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash!!"

Sorry about the off topic...


It will be a sad, sad, day when Kevin Bacon dies  

(I cannot take credit for that one - saw it on lamebook.com)

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  #533750 15-Oct-2011 16:52
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Dontpanic42 your signature "People are stupid" says it all. Tell us how it feels?

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