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(Mother Jones)   What five Occupy Wall Street protesters are doing now - one year later after the occupation   (motherjones.com) divider line 104
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2012-09-18 01:08:31 PM
They all found jobs working for the corporations they railed against? I'd RTFA but I actually don't care.

/And hey, I was a booster
 
2012-09-18 01:13:33 PM
In that article, I learned everything I need to know about why OWS failed.
 
2012-09-18 01:28:01 PM
laterafter? Is that like lederhosen?
 
2012-09-18 01:34:18 PM
So wait, the 3rd guy married a 12 year old?
 
2012-09-18 02:43:21 PM
I did not RTFA, but let me guess...

uppermidwestgourmet.com
 
2012-09-18 02:46:10 PM
I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.
 
2012-09-18 02:46:40 PM
Well, since two of them are lawyers, you first five idiots are just that.
 
2012-09-18 02:47:36 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I did not RTFA, but let me guess...

[uppermidwestgourmet.com image 309x526]


A guy happy at work would be a victory for OWS, right?
 
2012-09-18 02:47:40 PM

skullkrusher: "I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.


That was about as far as I got and closed the tab.
 
2012-09-18 02:48:09 PM
99% of the OWS is probably still asleep right this moment.
 
2012-09-18 02:48:48 PM
"thought I was more Arab than American-but that's not the case." (I could not reach Mischa for comment).

Mischa was cutting class.
 
2012-09-18 02:49:42 PM

skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.


Maybe they felt an obligation to report the facts.
 
2012-09-18 02:50:04 PM
So one moved to a "hippie enclave" in San Francisco, one is a part-time bartender, one is a junkie, one quit his law firm because he was "making too much money" and one just enrolled in law school.

Pretty much what you'd expect.
 
2012-09-18 02:51:20 PM

skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.


Although the first part of the quote is stupid, the second part - "and I wasn't happy" speaks volumes.

You can take any job in the world, but if you're not happy with it, you're going to be miserable. Doesn't matter how much money you make.

I was in a job for five years in which I was miserable but I was making good money. I actually took a job that paid less than what I was making (it wasn't a huge financial cut, but it was sizable in relation to benefits) for happiness.
 
2012-09-18 02:51:34 PM

genepool lifeboat: skullkrusher: "I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.

That was about as far as I got and closed the tab.


then you missed the part where he burned a tax collection notice biatched about tapping his 401k to help his sick father.
 
2012-09-18 02:51:39 PM
The Occupiers will end up just like the Hippies. Some of them will continue to live up to the ideals that they are espousing, but most of them will melt back into mainstream America.
 
2012-09-18 02:51:43 PM
They are all in line for the new iPhone?

/didn't RTFA
 
2012-09-18 02:52:16 PM
"making too much money".

You can give it to charity. Why do you hate the hungry children to whom you could have bought food?
 
2012-09-18 02:52:19 PM
This is why America has no left: the "movement" is composed of individualists who can't abandon their own extreme myopia in favor of building this utopia.


Like the farmer who criticizes cities. No one is going to get on board with abandoning cities. Ever. That's not even a discussion.
 
2012-09-18 02:52:51 PM
er, for whom you could have bought food?
 
2012-09-18 02:53:48 PM

MattyFridays: Although the first part of the quote is stupid, the second part - "and I wasn't happy" speaks volumes.


absolutely. I left a great paying job at CSFB (6 figures at age 25 in 2000) because I was miserable with the business and the soul numbing nature of having to sort through the lies my own company was telling to help my clients make money. Making "too much money" wasn't the problem.
 
2012-09-18 02:54:27 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.

Maybe they felt an obligation to report the facts.


I'd imagine there were factual account of people who didn't sound as terrible as most of this farking schmoes
 
2012-09-18 02:54:54 PM

ModernLuddite: This is why America has no left: the "movement" is composed of individualists who can't abandon their own extreme myopia in favor of building this utopia.


Like the farmer who criticizes cities. No one is going to get on board with abandoning cities. Ever. That's not even a discussion.


Yeah, it was especially ironic considering the anti-city guy moved to New York and then to San Francisco.
 
2012-09-18 02:55:12 PM
I don't care.
 
2012-09-18 02:56:25 PM

Mock26: The Occupiers will end up just like the Hippies. Some of them will continue to live up to the ideals that they are espousing, but most of them will melt back into mainstream America.


one of the old dudes at work kept up with all his hippy friends from the 70's. Two lawyers and a judge, and assorted other businessmen. Pretty funny.
 
2012-09-18 03:00:21 PM

skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?.


It's called "telling the truth"
 
2012-09-18 03:00:47 PM
Back home in Ohio?
 
2012-09-18 03:01:06 PM
More fun quotes from the article:

"I hate New York..." "It's becoming a cop state..." "Where else are we gonna go?"

Uh, I don't know, maybe someplace where the cost of living isn't stratospheric and construction jobs are plentiful like North Carolina?
 
2012-09-18 03:01:46 PM
Man, I wish I could find what forum I was posting on blasting the OWS marriage, because I *SO FREAKING CALLED* that marriage was doomed. I want to gloat.
 
2012-09-18 03:04:58 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ModernLuddite: This is why America has no left: the "movement" is composed of individualists who can't abandon their own extreme myopia in favor of building this utopia.


Like the farmer who criticizes cities. No one is going to get on board with abandoning cities. Ever. That's not even a discussion.

Yeah, it was especially ironic considering the anti-city guy moved to New York and then to San Francisco.


Back in the late 60s and early 70s, my family had several groups of people approach us about living in the several old houses that were in various states of decay around our farm (we live close to UNC and Duke). Sure, we thought, charge them a minimal rent and see what happens. My grandfather, still alive at the time, was amused by the groups and took them under his wing, teaching them skills like how to build a fire in the fireplace - none of these houses had central heat or even plumbing. So he also taught them how to build/maintain outhouses.

A few of them started gardens but found out that between the mold, the insects, and the deer there's not much left for human consumption.

In a ten-year period, three of the five houses were burned to the ground by one accident or another. Luckily no one was hurt - well, except for the woman murdered by her biker boyfriend, who was in turn murdered by her brother. Anyway, after a while these folks discovered that farming is, well, HARD WORK. They all drifted off to find jobs inside, with air conditioning and plumbing.

About two years ago I spotted a car parked at one of the remaining houses. I walked over and found a couple of the original group, come back for a nostalgic visit. We had a nice chat and they offered condolences on the death of my father and grandfather, and we had a few laughs about their little experiment. Judging by the car (a new Audi) and their suits, I don't think they are still farming.

Sunday afternoon I was sitting on my breezeway, enjoying life, when a young guy drove up into the yard and asked if he could speak to me for a few minutes. Sure enough, he wanted to know if he could move into the old house and plant a garden in return for helping me around the farm. I'm still mulling that over, these days I'm more worried about being sued if he burns the place down around his ears. But, it would be kind of fun to have some hippies around again.
 
2012-09-18 03:06:07 PM

skullkrusher: Old_Chief_Scott: skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.

Maybe they felt an obligation to report the facts.

I'd imagine there were factual account of people who didn't sound as terrible as most of this farking schmoes


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, good one dude!
 
2012-09-18 03:06:48 PM
Teaching Russian Literature to the next generation?
 
2012-09-18 03:07:12 PM
Mothe Jones is as farking bad as Breitfart
 
2012-09-18 03:08:04 PM

Slappywag: skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?.

It's called "telling the truth"


No, I don't think so. I am sure they could have found a sampling of "regular" people who went on to do whatever it is that "regular" people do which would have been far more indicative of the general population of OWS.
 
2012-09-18 03:08:45 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: skullkrusher: Old_Chief_Scott: skullkrusher: I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.

Maybe they felt an obligation to report the facts.

I'd imagine there were factual account of people who didn't sound as terrible as most of this farking schmoes

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, good one dude!


where was the joke that prompted your sarcastic laughter?
 
2012-09-18 03:10:30 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ModernLuddite: This is why America has no left: the "movement" is composed of individualists who can't abandon their own extreme myopia in favor of building this utopia.


Like the farmer who criticizes cities. No one is going to get on board with abandoning cities. Ever. That's not even a discussion.

Yeah, it was especially ironic considering the anti-city guy moved to New York and then to San Francisco.

Back in the late 60s and early 70s, my family had several groups of people approach us about living in the several old houses that were in various states of decay around our farm (we live close to UNC and Duke). Sure, we thought, charge them a minimal rent and see what happens. My grandfather, still alive at the time, was amused by the groups and took them under his wing, teaching them skills like how to build a fire in the fireplace - none of these houses had central heat or even plumbing. So he also taught them how to build/maintain outhouses.

A few of them started gardens but found out that between the mold, the insects, and the deer there's not much left for human consumption.

In a ten-year period, three of the five houses were burned to the ground by one accident or another. Luckily no one was hurt - well, except for the woman murdered by her biker boyfriend, who was in turn murdered by her brother. Anyway, after a while these folks discovered that farming is, well, HARD WORK. They all drifted off to find jobs inside, with air conditioning and plumbing.

About two years ago I spotted a car parked at one of the remaining houses. I walked over and found a couple of the original group, come back for a nostalgic visit. We had a nice chat and they offered condolences on the death of my father and grandfather, and we had a few laughs about their little experiment. Judging by the car (a new Audi) and their suits, I don't think they are still farming.

Sunday afternoon I was sitting on my breezeway, enjoying life, when a young guy ...


That is one of the coolest stories I have read on FARK.
 
2012-09-18 03:12:15 PM
I know what these assholes aren't doing.........they're not replanting the grass they killed where they had their "encampment" in Pittsburgh. I was surprised. I really thought the occu-tards would replant the grass that was killed where they had their tents just like they promised they would.
 
2012-09-18 03:12:31 PM

ModernLuddite: This is why America has no left: the "movement" is composed of individualists who can't abandon their own extreme myopia in favor of building this utopia.


Like the farmer who criticizes cities. No one is going to get on board with abandoning cities. Ever. That's not even a discussion.


You not only hit the nail on the head, you smashed it clear through the 2x4.

The biggest problem with Occupy Wall Street is there was no real organization, and that was mainly because it was full of self-centered people who couldn't see past their own ideas to work as a team.

THAT was the problem. They couldn't come up with a descriptive platform to get their message across outside of "corporations are BAD, maaaaaaaan!". They didn't have a plan. And when you don't have a plan, people don't take you seriously.
 
2012-09-18 03:12:38 PM
WTFDYW
In a ten-year period, three of the five houses were burned to the ground by one accident or another.

Was it foxfire?
 
2012-09-18 03:12:59 PM

skullkrusher [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 02:46:10 PM

I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.

It's the paper's fault he said that?
 
2012-09-18 03:13:32 PM
Filing this under my 'who gives a fark' folder......
 
2012-09-18 03:13:59 PM

OnlyM3: skullkrusher [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 02:46:10 PM

I thought Mother Jones was a progressive paper? Why is it trying to make occupiers look like exactly the opposite of righteous, everyman fed up with corporatism?

"I felt like I was making too much money"... wow, dude.
It's the paper's fault he said that?


uhhh... no?
 
2012-09-18 03:14:11 PM
You quoted the wrong person RanDomino
 
2012-09-18 03:20:08 PM
an effort to sleep on the sidewalk

Watching Zeta navigate New York City over the next few weeks brought to mind Henry David Thoreau in the Mall of America

the happy couple crashed at Mischa's mom's house while Emery looked for work


Bums of NYC, Where Are They Now?

'Hey, this one is living under this bridge!'
 
2012-09-18 03:21:08 PM
Of course OWS failed. They did not bring enough guillotines.

images49.fotki.com
 
2012-09-18 03:22:32 PM

RanDomino: WTFDYW
In a ten-year period, three of the five houses were burned to the ground by one accident or another.

Was it foxfire?


Heh.

In order:

1. Chimney fire
2. Kerosene lamp knocked over (altho I suspect the bong got in the way)
3. Hot grease on woodstove

Oh, yeah, and another little bit of information for you prospective homesteaders - deer absolutely love cannabis sprouts.
 
2012-09-18 03:23:58 PM
WTFDYW
You quoted the wrong person RanDomino

*cough*

OldManDownDRoad
In a ten-year period, three of the five houses were burned to the ground by one accident or another.

Was it foxfire?
 
2012-09-18 03:24:29 PM
Lots of people in here saying "I don't give a fark." Thanks for sharing.

/methinks thou doth protest too much.
 
2012-09-18 03:24:46 PM

skullkrusher: MattyFridays: Although the first part of the quote is stupid, the second part - "and I wasn't happy" speaks volumes.

absolutely. I left a great paying job at CSFB (6 figures at age 25 in 2000) because I was miserable with the business and the soul numbing nature of having to sort through the lies my own company was telling to help my clients make money. Making "too much money" wasn't the problem.


The big difference is, I imagine you had another job lined up and kept on working and making a living. You didn't go on an extended camping trip in a major city whilst going broke. The worst part is that he was taking care of his sick father with those 70k bonuses and now he's biatching because he's gone into debt.
 
2012-09-18 03:28:11 PM

Igor Jakovsky: skullkrusher: MattyFridays: Although the first part of the quote is stupid, the second part - "and I wasn't happy" speaks volumes.

absolutely. I left a great paying job at CSFB (6 figures at age 25 in 2000) because I was miserable with the business and the soul numbing nature of having to sort through the lies my own company was telling to help my clients make money. Making "too much money" wasn't the problem.

The big difference is, I imagine you had another job lined up and kept on working and making a living. You didn't go on an extended camping trip in a major city whilst going broke. The worst part is that he was taking care of his sick father with those 70k bonuses and now he's biatching because he's gone into debt.


left to manage the family business for 4 years before realizing that bagelry just wasn't for me as a career.
 
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