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OccupyWallStreet: Adopt the 12 Word Platform

Jobs for Everyone

Tax the Rich

Medicare for All

End the Wars

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Spread the word.

28 Responses

  1. Why the hell not? Hope they’re reading!

    • Now, if we could only get the rest of the lefty blogosphere to write that post and sticky it to the top of their frontpages…

  2. I think the 12 word platform is perfect for the Occupations.

    • Gee, maybe someone should print up flyers and distribute them. Or something.

      • Good idea! I’ve been feeling kind of aimless about going to the KC Occupation. … like I’d be a gawker …. but, having my own fliers would give me a purpose!!!

        (crap. the weirdest thing about this Lion thing is the backwards rolling on my mouse roller)

        • You’ll get used to the reverse scrolling.

          • Yep. You’re now scrolling the content instead of the little scroll bar with the new direction. Once it gets in your head you realize it actually makes more sense. And of course it happens to coincide with how mobile / touch interfaces work. But it takes a while for the brain to adjust.

  3. Ok, I’m going to visit OccupyWallStreet tomorrow. Should be fun. Any other overeducated unemployed geeks (That’s OUGs, for short) who want to represent, bring your labcoat and goggles.

    • There’s now an Occupy Everywhere site on FB – and it’s possible that I may even get an event closer to where I live so I can actually participate – rather than simply support – the effort. Can’t wait.

      RD – looking forward to your pictures and on-the-ground report. Love the idea of lab coats and goggles!

  4. Sure is a good thing Dr Murray is on trial right now or the media wouldn’t have anything to report as news! Yesterday’s news should not have been the arrests, it should have been the reason behind the peaceful marches across the country. But, how else will we be kept from gathering if we weren’t having the consequences beaten into our heads. Seems to me that if enough peaceful protests are handled by police arresting the participants, the likelihood we will experience our own uprising grows.

    Thank heaven for blogs! I have been so distracted with real life and the death of my dad that I haven’t been reading regularly.

    The media is going to ignore the unrest with the same diligence they kept Wisconsin from being news.

    • So sorry to hear that your father died. 😦

      • Thanks. The nursing home he was in for rehab after a broken hip is under criminal investigation for neglect. The care they gave my dad earned them a federal citation from APS, and the potential for criminal prosecution. The detective on the case is very committed. It has all added so many layers to the stress.

        • Oh, that’s really bad. I’m sure you don’t need that on top of everything else. I hope the truth comes out and the bad guys are prosecuted.

    • {{{gweema}}} I’m so sorry.

      • Thanks, Katiebird – the nursing home had to transport him to the ER just a day before I was leaving for my annual Overland Park visit. I wouldn’t cancel the trip because it gave me a chance to personally visit with my dad’s only other remaining sibling and tell her what was going on in person. I was so seriously distracted the whole time I barely remember the trip. He lived another 2.5 weeks, so I didn’t have the guilt of not being here to add to the torture of not having seen what that nursing home was doing to him,

        • Wow — I can imagine the stress! I’m glad you could talk to your aunt and still get back to your dad. People talk about nursing homes as if they are the sole solution to problems. But, it seems like they come with a whole set of their own problems too.

          Do you have my email address ? katiebird@gmail.com …. I’m in Overland Park and would love to get together sometime.

  5. The Livestream chat is pretty good. We are worldwide.

  6. What the heck is a Zombie March? it looks like I might have to make 2 trips to NYC this week. {{peeks into wallet. hmmmm…}}

  7. The Occupations Declaration doesn’t sound unspecific at all http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/

    It reads almost like the Declaration of Independence. It’s quite a list.

    • Yes, I was really impressed that they resisted the urge to “word-smith”. There’s nothing that will kill a movement faster than a bunch of prissy wordsmithers who debate for hours over the use of “will” and “shall”.

    • I like it.

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