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(Boulder Daily Camera)   Occupy Boulder plans to hold a rally to protest the rumors that a Walmart might possibly move into an empty commercial plaza. Remember when the movement used to mean something?   (dailycamera.com) divider line 41
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2012-11-10 09:31:58 AM  
No, I don't.
 
2012-11-10 10:15:16 AM  
I really never saw how they effected any real change to corporate America.
 
2012-11-10 10:31:22 AM  
Something something something pooping on cop cars, something something gangs of young hippies in the streets raping, looting and killing.

/we're done here
 
2012-11-10 10:49:29 AM  
Sounds like a South Park episode to me...
 
2012-11-10 10:50:50 AM  
Just today. In the shore towns of New York city and Long Island and New Jersey. They're better organized and delivering more than the government backed Red Cross. 

Oh, and they cost must less than Halliburton.
 
2012-11-10 10:51:28 AM  
That movement failed the second they made the decision to not run any candidates for office, in conjunction with actively driving away any pre-existing member of Congress that offered assistance. They guaranteed that the media wouldn't give them the time of day once the campaign actually got going. To get airtime at campaign time, you either need to be running for something or be advocating for someone who's running for something. A deliberate avoidance of candidates, leader or even demands means sooner or later the media's just going to throw up their hands and give up.

Well, actually, that's not entirely true. Russia Today seemed to take an ongoing interest in them.
 
2012-11-10 10:55:56 AM  
They're protesting the rumors?

DOWN WITH RUMORS
 
2012-11-10 11:36:20 AM  

FriarReb98: No, I don't.


Done in One, as the wise ones say
 
2012-11-10 11:37:30 AM  
Protecting local business means something.
 
2012-11-10 11:58:43 AM  

SlappyKincaid: I really never saw how they effected any real change to corporate America.


I don't know about corporate America, but Romney's 47% video is a direct result of the 99% vs 1% rhetoric.
 
2012-11-10 12:25:03 PM  

wiredroach: They're protesting the rumors?

DOWN WITH RUMORS


No one in Boulder has a real job. They have plenty of time on their hands.

/live there for three years
 
2012-11-10 12:30:43 PM  

Gosling: That movement failed the second they made the decision to not run any candidates for office, in conjunction with actively driving away any pre-existing member of Congress that offered assistance.


You're right, they hate Elizabeth Warren. That's why she didn't get elected to the Senate.
 
2012-11-10 12:40:13 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Gosling: That movement failed the second they made the decision to not run any candidates for office, in conjunction with actively driving away any pre-existing member of Congress that offered assistance.

You're right, they hate Elizabeth Warren. That's why she didn't get elected to the Senate.


A Democrat won an election in Massachusetts? She surely couldn't have done that without Occupy support.
 
2012-11-10 12:56:55 PM  

That_Dude: thurstonxhowell: Gosling: That movement failed the second they made the decision to not run any candidates for office, in conjunction with actively driving away any pre-existing member of Congress that offered assistance.

You're right, they hate Elizabeth Warren. That's why she didn't get elected to the Senate.

A Democrat won an election in Massachusetts? She surely couldn't have done that without Occupy support.


She still ran for office on ideas that were popular with OWS. As for "driving away any pre-existing members of Congress that offered assistance"... [citation needed].

Note: Lip service != assistance, falling for that shiat is the Tea Party's job.
 
2012-11-10 01:09:46 PM  
The joke is on them, because it's cold and rainy outside today. Suckers.

On the other hand, DAMMIT. That's where 24hr Fitness is, and now that plaza is going to be flooded with traffic. Where else am I supposed to change my oil or put a new radiator in? Also, sometimes people stay there in their campers without an issue...I wonder if Walmart is going to change that policy. This has ruined my week.
 
2012-11-10 01:12:06 PM  
It's a strip club, not a Walmart.
 
2012-11-10 01:23:20 PM  

BitwiseShift: Just today. In the shore towns of New York city and Long Island and New Jersey. They're better organized and delivering more than the government backed Red Cross. 

Oh, and they cost must less than Halliburton.


But how many government workers are they displacing? Those people have to feed their families too!
 
2012-11-10 01:43:36 PM  

VTGremlin: people stay there in their campers without an issue...I wonder if Walmart is going to change that policy. This has ruined my week.


Wal Mart has a tradition of allowing RVr's spend the night in their parking lots.
 
2012-11-10 01:45:42 PM  

Tom_Slick: Wal Mart has a tradition of allowing RVr's spend the night in their parking lots.


Link didn't work from the Wal-Mart Corporate site

While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best customers. Consequently, we do permit RV parking on our store parking lots as we are able. Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.
 
2012-11-10 01:49:35 PM  
How is protesting to prevent a Walmart not consistent with Occupy ideals? Walmart is one of the biggest offenders in underpaying employees for the financial benefit of higher ups.
 
2012-11-10 02:59:44 PM  
OWS never was going to make any changes or run any candidates, they never could. But that shouldn't make people make light of what they were trying to point out about corporate America.
 
2012-11-10 03:02:06 PM  
...having said that, I don't get this Wall*Mart business.
 
2012-11-10 03:47:34 PM  

VTGremlin: The joke is on them, because it's cold and rainy outside today. Suckers.

On the other hand, DAMMIT. That's where 24hr Fitness is, and now that plaza is going to be flooded with traffic. Where else am I supposed to change my oil or put a new radiator in? Also, sometimes people stay there in their campers without an issue...I wonder if Walmart is going to change that policy. This has ruined my week.


Don't worry, there's still that derelict mall with the DMV, so I'm sure there'll still acres of empty parking.

Apparently the biggest problem with that shopping center is that it's broken into so many different parcels owned by different people that they can't get them together to revamp it.
 
2012-11-10 04:08:36 PM  
Wherever they build it in Boulder the parking will suck. Parking lots in Boulder seem to be 1/3 the size needed. Yea Home Depot your on that list along with every other place I went to when the work took me there. Walmart sucks but so does Boulder.
 
2012-11-10 04:08:51 PM  

Mugato: ...having said that, I don't get this Wall*Mart business.


It's a store that sells things.
 
2012-11-10 04:10:16 PM  

NotARocketScientist: How is protesting to prevent a Walmart not consistent with Occupy ideals? Walmart is one of the biggest offenders in underpaying employees for the financial benefit of higher ups.


not being a Wal-Mart Lovebunny, just saying - underpaying employees for the financial benefit of higher ups / investors is a standard of large successful businesses in America. and for the most part if a person has earned a college degree they probably won't be stocking shelves on the night crew at the local WM if you know what I mean. Special Ed doesn't get paid Jaguar money.

---- Meanwhile I'm a little surprised why OWS folks would protest WM moving into an empty plaza. sure they sell Made In China but hell who doesn't, and it is jobs for locals. But most of all they are not building on top of a wildlife refuge, a cemetery or sacred native people ground.
 
2012-11-10 05:22:11 PM  
Remember when the movement used to mean something?

No.
 
2012-11-10 05:32:56 PM  
from the Occupy Boulder website "On the local level, Wal-Mart has been instrumental in driving out local business and notorious for outsourcing their products from other countries besides the United States. Recently there have been protests led by Wal-Mart employees in five different states, calling to amend the inadequate working conditions they encounter daily. In addition, Wal-Mart drives down their employee wages, causing their workers to rely on social programs for assistance costing the taxpayers millions.

Please visit these linked websites to research ..."

Sounds like a local Occupy group decided to look out for local businesses, local workers, and American manufacturers.
 
2012-11-10 05:56:24 PM  
There are always protests at the site of a new Wal*Mart. OWS-Boulder being involved doesn't change that. Subby whiner looking for an excuse to whine.
 
2012-11-10 05:58:44 PM  
Wouldn't mind seeing something, anything, replace what is currently there. Of course, it will be annoying having to deal with the traffic when I am going to get some coffee but I can live with it.
 
2012-11-10 07:04:30 PM  
But who is babysitting their pet bunnies?
 
2012-11-10 10:50:40 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: There are always protests at the site of a new Wal*Mart. OWS-Boulder being involved doesn't change that. Subby whiner looking for an excuse to whine.


Whiner looking for an excuse to whine about whiners looking for an excuse to whine?
 
2012-11-10 10:56:04 PM  
This seems more focused and effective than OWS.
 
2012-11-10 11:19:59 PM  

uber humper: Whiner looking for an excuse to whine about whiners looking for an excuse to whine?


This really needs to be one of the rotating taglines that appears under the Fark logo on the main page.
 
2012-11-11 12:07:03 AM  
Protesting shiat like WalMart is exactly what the should be doing, subby

speak truth to power, that's the whole point
 
2012-11-11 01:04:04 AM  
If you ain't never been to Boulder don't ever come to Boulder cause you wouldn't understand Boulder. So stay the fark out of Boulder.
 
2012-11-11 01:08:03 AM  

SlappyKincaid: I really never saw how they effected any real change to corporate America.


They did change public politics. Before the Occupy Movement the Republicans were on a warpath demanding austerity measures. When Occupy created the 99% narrative it suddenly reminded people that a shiat ton of people were unemployed by no fault of their own. Austerity died, the 'job creator' line was exposed as the bullshiat it was and the middle class took precedence.

//Granted, I'm glad the Occupy movement as fallen back. The leaderless system was full of more disfunction than the US Senate.
 
2012-11-11 02:35:45 AM  
This is an outrage! Where will I place my misplaced outrage if OWS doesn't mean anything?! An outrage, I say!!
 
2012-11-12 10:12:48 AM  

FriarReb98: No, I don't.


Occupy means a continuing source of amusement to the non-insane segment of society. So there's that I guess.
 
2012-11-12 10:20:06 AM  
There's a ridiculously popular Target in Boulder so I don't see why they're protesting a Walmart. I bet 99% of the protestors got their supplies from Target.
 
2012-11-12 08:37:51 PM  
Penn and Teller Bullshiat S05E02 Walmart PART 1 of 4

Pen & Teller can tell you why WM haters are just a bunch of whiny hippies better than I can.
 
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