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2012-04-01 11:08:01 PM  
And the media is what again?
Liberal?


Right. Sure.
 
2012-04-01 11:09:36 PM  
It made more impact than you might think. People seem less willing to accept 'in the good of the company' than they used to. It's colored the campaigns too.
 
2012-04-01 11:13:00 PM  
5 minutes after OWS started, the corporate press was already saying it was all over, nothing to see here, time to go home.

lets see what happens as things warm up.
 
2012-04-01 11:14:21 PM  

GAT_00: It made more impact than you might think. People seem less willing to accept 'in the good of the company' than they used to. It's colored the campaigns too.


hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.
 
2012-04-01 11:23:13 PM  

Weaver95: hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.


mild rattling at best. Things are continuing on merrily as they were. If any real change is going to happen, more rattling needs to occur.
 
2012-04-01 11:25:16 PM  
Yet they still make headlines.
 
2012-04-01 11:27:30 PM  

SilentStrider: Weaver95: hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.

mild rattling at best. Things are continuing on merrily as they were. If any real change is going to happen, more rattling needs to occur.


yeah, but remember that the corporate news spent a LOT of time and effort (and presumably money as well) to make it look to the nation and world that OWS was not happening and had zero effect on anything anywhere under any circumstances. seriously - 4 months of beating the exact same message: OWS isn't working, OWS has no message, OWS is lame. OWS gives you cancer. OWS causes AIDS. Over and over and over again. One or two words every day about how useless OWS was and how nothing changed...then back to ignoring the large crowds and angry mobs.

do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.
 
2012-04-01 11:29:22 PM  

Weaver95: do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.


Its not exactly like they're hurting for cash.
 
2012-04-01 11:30:17 PM  
My SO is watching Occupy San Francisco do their April Fool's Day march on livestream, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-04-01 11:30:28 PM  

SilentStrider: Weaver95: do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.

Its not exactly like they're hurting for cash.


yes, but money is how they measure importance. And the corporate press spent a LOT of money to manipulate public opinion about OWS. someone puts up boatloads of cash, I tend to think its important to 'em.
 
2012-04-01 11:32:06 PM  

Weaver95: SilentStrider: Weaver95: hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.

mild rattling at best. Things are continuing on merrily as they were. If any real change is going to happen, more rattling needs to occur.

yeah, but remember that the corporate news spent a LOT of time and effort (and presumably money as well) to make it look to the nation and world that OWS was not happening and had zero effect on anything anywhere under any circumstances. seriously - 4 months of beating the exact same message: OWS isn't working, OWS has no message, OWS is lame. OWS gives you cancer. OWS causes AIDS. Over and over and over again. One or two words every day about how useless OWS was and how nothing changed...then back to ignoring the large crowds and angry mobs.

do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.


Weaver95: SilentStrider: Weaver95: hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.

mild rattling at best. Things are continuing on merrily as they were. If any real change is going to happen, more rattling needs to occur.

yeah, but remember that the corporate news spent a LOT of time and effort (and presumably money as well) to make it look to the nation and world that OWS was not happening and had zero effect on anything anywhere under any circumstances. seriously - 4 months of beating the exact same message: OWS isn't working, OWS has no message, OWS is lame. OWS gives you cancer. OWS causes AIDS. Over and over and over again. One or two words every day about how useless OWS was and how nothing changed...then back to ignoring the large crowds and angry mobs.

do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.


Yeah, pat yourself on the back Weaver, you had a good run. Until your pals got co-opted by the farking public employee unions, lulz.

Enjoy paying their extravagant unfunded pensions.
 
2012-04-01 11:44:12 PM  
 
2012-04-01 11:49:37 PM  

Weaver95: SilentStrider: Weaver95: hey, OWS forced the G8 summit to change locations. it's also scared the piss outta lots of 1% types, not that they'll actually admit to it in public. OWS rattled cages, that's for sure.

mild rattling at best. Things are continuing on merrily as they were. If any real change is going to happen, more rattling needs to occur.

yeah, but remember that the corporate news spent a LOT of time and effort (and presumably money as well) to make it look to the nation and world that OWS was not happening and had zero effect on anything anywhere under any circumstances. seriously - 4 months of beating the exact same message: OWS isn't working, OWS has no message, OWS is lame. OWS gives you cancer. OWS causes AIDS. Over and over and over again. One or two words every day about how useless OWS was and how nothing changed...then back to ignoring the large crowds and angry mobs.

do you know how much you'd have to pay for that sort of blackout/advertising/media manipulation? And the mainstream corporate news teams kept that up for MONTHS.


Oh, and don't even consider joining OWS, because the people who are at OWS are getting arrested, maced, and shiat-kicked by police, and if you're at OWS, you'll get arrested, maced, and shiat-kicked by police, and you'll deserve it.
 
2012-04-02 12:02:32 AM  
They had a couple good 'core' grievances and if they kept it at that they might have had a lot more support. Sad really, if occutards and the teatards would both boot their fringe, they could actually come together and possibly accomplish something. But we got stuck with unwashed people stinking up the park and tricorner hat-wearing drummer boys.

Next time, maybe next time.
 
2012-04-02 12:02:53 AM  
OWS hasn't gone away. Not a single bit.
 
2012-04-02 12:03:34 AM  
RELIGION OF PEACE
 
2012-04-02 12:03:39 AM  
CBC Radio just did long piece on Sunday about what's next for the Occupy movement.
Listen here.
 
2012-04-02 12:04:01 AM  
I've seen the Occupy Boise camp. I have seen better looking camps put up by retarded boy scouts. I wouldn't take a dump in that camp for fear of improving the situation.
 
2012-04-02 12:06:37 AM  

Weaver95: 5 minutes after OWS started, the corporate press was already saying it was all over, nothing to see here, time to go home.

lets see what happens as things warm up when our currency crashes.


/little more specific
 
2012-04-02 12:07:34 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: I've seen the Occupy Boise camp. I have seen better looking camps put up by retarded boy scouts. I wouldn't take a dump in that camp for fear of improving the situation.


To be fair, it IS in Idaho
 
2012-04-02 12:08:19 AM  
Once it's no longer 50 degrees out shiat's gonna hit the fan.
 
2012-04-02 12:08:26 AM  

Kittypie070: OWS

NKTOB hasn't gone away. Not a single bit.

FTFY
 
2012-04-02 12:10:39 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com
If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.
 
2012-04-02 12:10:52 AM  

violentsalvation: They had a couple good 'core' grievances and if they kept it at that they might have had a lot more support. Sad really, if occutards and the teatards would both boot their fringe, they could actually come together and possibly accomplish something. But we got stuck with unwashed people stinking up the park and tricorner hat-wearing drummer boys.

Next time, maybe next time.


When various 1%ers (Democrats and union bosses) started standing with the OWS folks that doomed it from ever becoming anything with real teeth. That and once the astroturfness of it came out.
 
2012-04-02 12:11:47 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Yet they still make headlines.


Sure, like how Cecilio and Kapono playing at your local live house makes headlines.
 
2012-04-02 12:13:11 AM  
Do I remember Occupy?

You mean, that thing that's still currently going on in downtown DC, that I walked past four days ago?

Pretty easy to remember.

Bring on the 75-degree days and the social unrest.
 
2012-04-02 12:13:17 AM  

aerojockey: Kittypie070: OWS NKTOB hasn't gone away. Not a single bit.

FTFY


Ninja Kittens Training On Beaches?
I dunno.
 
2012-04-02 12:13:33 AM  
wait... could it be??? did the news just say what ive been saying for years? that standing around with signs screaming and marching, taking beatings and tear gas has... faiiiiiled to change anything????

omg omg omg... who wants to be the first one in denial over that fact?

who do you think is gonna come up with the next retarded half wit idea thats supposed to change the world for the first time in... thousands of years...

lawl.
 
2012-04-02 12:13:55 AM  
So OWS should be on the front pages of every major newspaper until the international banking system is overthrown and everyone rides bicycles to their farmers market co-ops?
 
2012-04-02 12:14:43 AM  

Theaetetus: If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.


As a bonus for the establishment, it sends this message: "Look what will happen to you, citizen, if you stop being a good little authority-fearing citizen and step out of bounds. You will suffer immediate and severe physical punishment, possibly enough to debilitate you for the rest of your life. So, please, if you value your health, stay home."
 
2012-04-02 12:14:46 AM  

Kittypie070: OWS hasn't gone away. Not a single bit.


But if it doesn't make the news then it may as well have. If people protest and nobody knows about it, does it affect anything? It's all about controlling what appears in the media in order to marginalize certain positions.
 
2012-04-02 12:16:22 AM  

Theaetetus: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x377]
If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.


That GED in Medicine must really be paying off.
 
2012-04-02 12:16:27 AM  
Aww let's not bring OWS up again, the smell is just starting to clear up =/
 
2012-04-02 12:16:45 AM  
Thay didn't do anything but pollute the parks and left a stinky mess go home a holes and get jobs
 
2012-04-02 12:16:47 AM  

Weaver95: lets see what happens as things warm up.


It's nice to know that the hippies care until they get a little chilly.
 
2012-04-02 12:17:20 AM  
This shiat is still going on?
 
2012-04-02 12:17:44 AM  

Treygreen13: Theaetetus: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x377]
If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.

That GED in Medicine must really be paying off.


I'm sorry, Doctor Frist, did you have a different interpretation of that picture?
 
2012-04-02 12:17:56 AM  

GAT_00: It made more impact than you might think. People seem less willing to accept 'in the good of the company' than they used to. It's colored the campaigns too.


I assume that everyone is scared shiatless by the police action against the Occupiers.
 
2012-04-02 12:18:13 AM  

violentsalvation: They had a couple good 'core' grievances and if they kept it at that they might have had a lot more support. Sad really, if occutards and the teatards would both boot their fringe, they could actually come together and possibly accomplish something. But we got stuck with unwashed people stinking up the park and tricorner hat-wearing drummer boys.

Next time, maybe next time.


If the Tea Party was legitimate, it would have appeared after the first Bush tax cuts.
 
2012-04-02 12:19:43 AM  
I do.

Occupy Eugene did a little "guerrilla theater" here in front of a Georgia Pacific mill nearby. They dumped a barrel of yellow liquid in front, set up a hazmat area, full suits, everything.

The only one that I saw report it was a local independent paper.

They're also trying to work with the city to deal with the homeless problem. Apparently, a lot of the kids (and even some adults) that turned out to the protests somehow didn't realize we had a major homeless problem.
 
2012-04-02 12:19:53 AM  
Hey corporate dick-sucking trolls, riddle me this:

Have you ever done anything to improve the world, even one little bit?

Or has your ingrained sense of apathy and bitter despair prevented you from being as brave as that girl in the photo?

You can say "get a job, hippie", all you want, but take the big-business cock out of your face first. It's impolite to talk with your mouth full.
 
2012-04-02 12:20:23 AM  

Theaetetus: Treygreen13: Theaetetus: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x377]
If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.

That GED in Medicine must really be paying off.

I'm sorry, Doctor Frist, did you have a different interpretation of that picture?


In my expert opinion, I would not recommend that unless the woman was extremely limber.
 
2012-04-02 12:20:28 AM  
Looks like the "liberal" media has done a bang-up job in marginalizing the popular movement to hold Wall Street accountable.
 
2012-04-02 12:20:50 AM  
The only thing that I remember about the occupy movement was after the rose parade. I was trying to walk to my uncle's house which was against the flow of the occupiers parade on the major street, and they told me (more yelled at me) that I had to get out of the way. I found this funny as most of the occupy protests were based around being allowed to be someplace because it was a public area.
 
2012-04-02 12:22:13 AM  
Well this ought to still bring out some of the erstwhile knuckledraggers who can't handle politically-driven expression. I guess some would prefer apathy.

Take a drink every time someone says "get a job" or
"#Occupy has no clear goals"
 
2012-04-02 12:22:37 AM  
i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-02 12:23:27 AM  

meat0918: Apparently, a lot of the kids (and even some adults) that turned out to the protests somehow didn't realize we had a major homeless problem.


That's pretty amazing. Then again, I suppose one could live in parts of south Eugene and never realize how many street folk there are. Really though, even up in Coburg we have a few homeless people.
 
2012-04-02 12:23:36 AM  

9beers: Weaver95: lets see what happens as things warm up.

It's nice to know that the hippies care until they get a little chilly.


A little hypothermia never hurt anyone, amiright?
 
2012-04-02 12:23:51 AM  

Theaetetus: Treygreen13: Theaetetus: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x377]
If the feet being held by the officer on the left and the handcuffed arms being held by the officer on the right both belong to that screaming girl in the middle, then I do believe they just tore her rotator cuffs, and possibly damaged her spine.

That GED in Medicine must really be paying off.

I'm sorry, Doctor Frist, did you have a different interpretation of that picture?


Other than "there's no way you can look at a single still image of somebody actively being arrested and definitively state that she has dual-rotator cuff injuries in addition to spinal trauma", no. I have nothing to add.

/but seriously come to whatever ridiculous conclusions you want
//nobody cares
 
2012-04-02 12:24:55 AM  
images.stuffofawesome.com
 
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