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  •  I'm not sure some in the group would agree... (1+ / 0-)
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    but I would certainly be in favor of a vocal NYC contingent coming out and educating the occupiers here in Boston as to how to hold a productive GA.

    We've had many people who have participated in Occupy Wall Street attend here in Boston and several I have talked to noted the difference in organizational structure between the cities.

    Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity, only not as much fun.

    by Toktora on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 01:39:54 PM PDT

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    •  One of the strengths of the process (1+ / 0-)
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      Is that it gives a voice to those who are normally excluded. If you let people ramble off topic this strength can be easily lost.

      I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

      by AoT on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 03:04:45 PM PDT

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      •  We're pretty good at keeping comments brief, but (0+ / 0-)

        we're pretty horrible at keeping people from using points of information to bring up unrelated issues.

        For instance, the facilitator will lay out the agenda for the GA and someone (often someone I don't recognize - so most likely a newcomer) will raise their hand and ask how/why the agenda is the way it is - and maybe it should be xxxxxx instead. Unfortunately, instead of laying down the law the facilitators try to explain and reason with the question, which allows for others to ask why about something else...quite exasperating...

        Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity, only not as much fun.

        by Toktora on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 05:52:27 PM PDT

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        •  suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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          When people do that ask them politely to talk after the ga so you can explain how it works.

          I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

          by AoT on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:07:45 PM PDT

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          •  If I were a facilitator I would totally do this... (0+ / 0-)

            but I don't have enough free time to devote the occupation to be one...

            Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity, only not as much fun.

            by Toktora on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:13:03 PM PDT

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