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  •  When in doubt, leave it out. (1+ / 0-)
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    Why argue for/against oil spills, torture and profiteering, animal rights, colonialism (!), etc? The single overriding issue is our fight for economic freedom.

    Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Main Street. Occupy everything. Force a tsunami of change on the nation.

    by Black Max on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 05:41:15 PM PDT

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    •  not the rule of thumb for direct democracy (1+ / 0-)
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      "doubt" often serves the power class.

      Direct democracy is designed to make sure marginalized voices are included. So, it only excludes if there are "blocks" - which is a specific tool in the process wherein someone can only block if they have serious ethical or safety issues, such that they would leave the community if that thing were done or included.

      this process requires that early iterations include everything, along with the kitchen sink. This way, everyone feels that their voice is represented.

      Messages may be refined later.

      By the way, there was a similar process in the founding of our country. Early documents show long laundry lists of issues.

      Please remember to Witness Revolution. It means so much to them that we pay attention.

      by UnaSpenser on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 09:41:55 PM PDT

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