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(Washington Post)   Hey, Occupy Wall Street, call me when you've spent 32 straight years sitting outside protesting, like this old lady   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 89
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2013-05-06 03:29:43 AM
Hero tag? Really? For wasting your life? Well... this is Fark.
 
2013-05-06 03:50:25 AM

sendtodave: Khazar-Khum: BullBearMS: SpiderQueenDemon: Poor crazy lady. It is nice that she is determined, but with about the same effort and rather less...well...being bughouse-nuts, she could really achieve great things.

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Did Mother Teresa waste her life, or did she spend it trying to teach the world a lesson it needed to learn?

Mother Teresa spent time actually helping to heal people, not camping on the sidewalk.

No, she didn't help heal people.  Quite the opposite.

She helped them die.


And did zippo to make Calcutta any better a place to be poor. All she did was give the place a global reputation as nothing but a shiathole, while doing nothing to make it any better.
 
2013-05-06 04:00:24 AM
The person outside of UD?
 
2013-05-06 04:33:52 AM
The crazy lady outside of the White House got a Hero tag?  WTF?
I live and work in DC most days (when I'm not PCS), and this lady is just plain crazy.  Not Hero.

"That's why she wears her helmet; the government, she says gravely, is aiming electromagnetic waves at her head."

Full blown crazy.
 
2013-05-06 04:52:26 AM
man thats a talky article.Anyone wanna sum up?
 
2013-05-06 04:58:54 AM

fusillade762: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)

Protesters weren't able to stop the Iraq war, either. Does that mean they shouldn't have bothered?


It means they should seek a more effective method...

People appear to go to protests to say they went to protest, instead of actually protesting.  Or, in the case of PacWest  protests, to burn shiat.
 
2013-05-06 05:43:29 AM
What would you like to know? This farker gives a lot of time and energy to the White House Peace Vigil. Spent last summer there,
 
2013-05-06 06:27:34 AM

SuddenlySamhain: man thats a talky article.Anyone wanna sum up?


What an inspiring example of civil disobedience.
"She wears a helmet Because the government is aiming radio waves at her brain."
...
Damn.
 
2013-05-06 06:29:30 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: fusillade762: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)

Protesters weren't able to stop the Iraq war, either. Does that mean they shouldn't have bothered?

It means they should seek a more effective method...

People appear to go to protests to say they went to protest, instead of actually protesting.  Or, in the case of PacWest  protests, to burn shiat.


farking THIS.
 
2013-05-06 06:49:25 AM
Also, one of those signs is the Norman Mayer Memorial.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Mayer
 
2013-05-06 07:04:04 AM
So basically, people like this protest lady are the modern equivalent of this:

stmarypawtucket.org


(Only with fewer snake groupies.)
 
2013-05-06 07:08:16 AM

Alonjar: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)



Maybe. After 32 years... you have to wonder how many times a president has stared out his window contemplating world issues, and drifted his gaze around this lady's protest.

For the amount of people she has likely spoken to and impacted even in the smallest way.. i find it very difficult to believe that she incited absolutely nothing in the populace anywhere.

Also, my first reaction to the headline was "32 years? fark id have upgraded to blowing shiat up by then....". until i realized shes protesting nukes. Cant really win that argument through violence, eh?


It's my understanding that you can't win any argument through violence.
 
2013-05-06 07:21:32 AM

jaybeezey: Alonjar: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)

Maybe. After 32 years... you have to wonder how many times a president has stared out his window contemplating world issues, and drifted his gaze around this lady's protest.

For the amount of people she has likely spoken to and impacted even in the smallest way.. i find it very difficult to believe that she incited absolutely nothing in the populace anywhere.

Also, my first reaction to the headline was "32 years? fark id have upgraded to blowing shiat up by then....". until i realized shes protesting nukes. Cant really win that argument through violence, eh?

It's my understanding that you can't win any argument through violence.


Have you ever tried?
 
2013-05-06 07:29:10 AM

ArcadianRefugee: BullBearMS: SpiderQueenDemon: Poor crazy lady. It is nice that she is determined, but with about the same effort and rather less...well...being bughouse-nuts, she could really achieve great things.

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Did Mother Teresa waste her life, or did she spend it trying to teach the world a lesson it needed to learn?

That lesson was "suffering will bring you closer to Jesus, so suffer". The woman was a deluded biatch who would rather see someone in agony than give them painkillers. Because, you know, Jesus.

She openly praised the Duvaliers.

She offered no defense when accused of spending donations to further missionary work instead of improving the care currently being offered in her so-called hospices (see above).

If there is a Hell, the biatch is in it.




This! Plus her preaching the "evils" of birth control.
 
2013-05-06 07:33:30 AM
www.washingtonpost.com
Pssst...lady, camera's over here.
 
2013-05-06 07:48:51 AM
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2013-05-06 07:50:40 AM
Fark needs a HIPPIE tag.
 
2013-05-06 08:06:44 AM
I think every country in the world that has Nukes,  should be scraped off the surface of the planet, with a spatula, and get dumped somewhere out of reach and out of sight,  like the back side of the moon...
 
2013-05-06 08:18:49 AM

BullBearMS: SpiderQueenDemon: Poor crazy lady. It is nice that she is determined, but with about the same effort and rather less...well...being bughouse-nuts, she could really achieve great things.

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Did Mother Teresa waste her life, or did she spend it trying to teach the world a lesson it needed to learn?


What lesson? That converting people at virtually any price is far more important than ending their pain?
 
2013-05-06 08:22:22 AM

Skyday: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)

...and what have you done, exactly?  If you have done anything, please let us know.  Peace takes us all to stand together, encompassing truth and love.  I doubt anyone here actually enjoys war and dying (unless you are a government official war profiteering asshole with no sort of empathy or soul)


Perhaps he pays his taxes so delicate geniuses like this can protest for 32 years.  Otherwise, Love one another has always worked for me.  Tend to your own mess first then t'others.  His opinion has as much validity as yours.
 
2013-05-06 08:28:08 AM

fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: serial_crusher: 'round these parts we call that "being homeless", not "protesting"

Captain Dan: It's about homeless people setting up camp and shouting crazy jibberish at passersby.

Not homeless.

Her health has suffered since she was hit by a cab weeks ago, and the activist-run house that has been her shelter when she's not in the park is endangered.

Yet.

If someone has to avail themself of a homeless shelter when they are not camping on the sidewalk under a temporary structure made of a tarp and an umbrella, they are homeless.

Just because they use the word "shelter" in that sentence does not necessarily make it a "homeless shelter". "Activist-run house" could mean any number of things.


I just finished reading TFA.  It's not a homeless shelter.  It's a house that the now-dead member of the trio bought for the purposes of sleeping in while not protesting. SpiderQueenDemon has the right of it. I would feel a little more respect for this woman -- the message is all about nuclear disarmament, which okay fine sure -- but she's wearing a wig taped to a metal helment to keep out the government mind control rays.
 
2013-05-06 08:34:50 AM

Shmopee: Sweet Baby Ray...this woman's been at this almost as long as I've been alive...

/Kinda makes me wonder WTF I'm doing with my life...


Being an OWS FleaBagger is no way to go through life son.
 
2013-05-06 08:38:12 AM

DrPainMD: Hero tag? Really? For wasting your life? Well... this is Fark.


What is not wasting your life then?
 
2013-05-06 08:53:37 AM
she must be around back because I was in DC a couple years ago and spent a good hour at the White House and didn't see anything like this.
 
2013-05-06 08:55:23 AM

3rotor: I think every country in the world that has Nukes,  should be scraped off the surface of the planet, with a spatula, and get dumped somewhere out of reach and out of sight,  like the back side of the moon...


So you fine with some nation having "earth-scraping spatula" technology.  Funny, that's what nukes do, in a sense.
 
2013-05-06 08:58:44 AM
Some people know what's important to them early in life.

I'm still trying to decide on a major.
 
2013-05-06 09:04:20 AM
"Homeless woman holds record for longest ineffective protest in history."
 
2013-05-06 09:05:50 AM
Posted by Caitlin Gibson on May 2, 2013 at10:30 am
...
"In these final months of the 2012 campaign cycle, "


Looks like someone copypasta'd their article.
 
2013-05-06 09:12:34 AM

elchupacabra: 3rotor: I think every country in the world that has Nukes,  should be scraped off the surface of the planet, with a spatula, and get dumped somewhere out of reach and out of sight,  like the back side of the moon...

So you fine with some nation having "earth-scraping spatula" technology.  Funny, that's what nukes do, in a sense.


well yeah, of coarse I am... Spatulas do not leave a nasty deadly lingering smell in the air, with a 275,000,000 year half-life to it... it's clean painful and slow, and once done, things can immediately start growing there again...  ;~))
 
2013-05-06 09:22:22 AM

Skyday: The One True TheDavid: Skyday:

Peace takes us all to stand together, encompassing truth and love.

Dream on.

I shall :)  <3


Get a job, hippy.
 
2013-05-06 09:47:18 AM

roddack: BullBearMS: SpiderQueenDemon: Poor crazy lady. It is nice that she is determined, but with about the same effort and rather less...well...being bughouse-nuts, she could really achieve great things.

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Did Mother Teresa waste her life, or did she spend it trying to teach the world a lesson it needed to learn?

What lesson? That converting people at virtually any price is far more important than ending their pain?


She didn't forcibly convert anyone. People were treated according to their faith.

Is thinking that suffering is a good thing extreme? Yes.  Now, please tell me all about how Government restricting access to painkillers is also a good thing.

Anti-birth control is a  tenet of the Catholic faith, so blasting her for that is idiotic.

She took money from Duvalier. Well, so did a lot of other people. It was used to open more missions. What was she supposed to do with it?  Most of the people that ended up with her were there because there was nowhere else that would give them even the rudimentary treatment her people provided.
 
2013-05-06 10:12:59 AM
Interesting article- I've seen this protest many a time over the years when I was in Washington DC and decided to walk past the White House.  She truly sounds farking crazy though, no question.
 
2013-05-06 01:14:51 PM

RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)


Hey now. It got her an article on the Washington Post.
 
2013-05-06 01:26:12 PM
She is not a hero, she's crazy and should be under psychiatric attention.
 
2013-05-06 03:16:54 PM
<i>"Some people won't dare come close," she says. "People automatically assume there must be something wrong with this person, which speaks to our fear and our lack of understanding. Here is a woman who hurts nobody, who is a legend, who has the longest-running peace vigil," Feriha says. "People can't understand why she does this, so they have to qualify it: 'She's homeless, right? She's crazy, right?' "</i>

Feriha has noted the woman's insistence at wearing a helmet to offset the government's electromagnetic brain control rays, right?
 
2013-05-06 05:27:20 PM
She yelled at me one morning a couple of years ago because I stopped to a picture of the White House and she said I was blocking the President's view of her.
 
2013-05-06 05:38:11 PM
That was one heck of a long winded article. Glad I only read like one paragraph.
 
2013-05-06 06:18:01 PM

Alonjar: RembrandtQEinstein: And this protest has accomplished what exactly? (rhetorical since the answer is obviously nothing)

Maybe. After 32 years... you have to wonder how many times a president has stared out his window contemplating world issues, and drifted his gaze around this lady's protest.


Since the Oval office, bedrooms and all the reception rooms save one wall of the East Room are all on the other side of the house... yeah, not so much. With all the protests and random loonies barking and waving signs on the street pretty much 24/7/365 here, they just blend in with the traffic.  I walked down that block no less than 260 times in the last year, probably a thousand times in the last ten. I don't remember the last time I noticed her.

Sad, really. At least when a few thousand people show up on some weekend in summer when no one is in Washington to hear them, much less give a shiat apart from "don't take the Red line today," they've only wasted their time for a day or two. The occupiers showed up for months and farked-up the lawn in McPherson Square. Bless their hearts, but they changed nothing but the topsoil in a park at a cost of several million dollars since it was a freakin' HAZMAT site by the time they were done.

So, "hero?" No. She's just a crazy homeless person espousing an idea that approximately 0.0000001% of the world disagrees with in the slightest.
 
2013-05-06 08:58:37 PM
Let's just say I happen to know the 32 year protest hasn't hampered her love life... if you know what I mean.....
 
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