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  •  Flash sit-ins are good..... (4+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, Seamus D, evergreen2, Creosote are street linings.....more people will get the message with 10 people on 50 corners than 500 people in one park or square...

    9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

    by varro on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:15:07 AM PST

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    •  So THAT's what it's called! Street linings! (4+ / 0-)
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      I had another name for it but that doesn't matter.  Street Linings it is!  

      Yes, I love that tactic.

      Totally legal, totally peaceful, and totally effective at covering a very very large area and getting the message out to a huge number of people who otherwise might have detoured around a march or a crowd.  

      Also goes well with "Honk if you're in the 99%!"  You can stir up a nice noisy ruckus that way (horns hooting) without any risk of things going bad.  

      All of which gets uncommitteds curious, puts them in a vaguely jolly mood, and brings them over to our side like few other tactics do.  

      "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:20:06 AM PST

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      •  That's just what I call it... (4+ / 0-)

        ....and it doesn't block the streets, either....and courts here (Oregon) have ruled that horn-honking is protected speech, and tickets written against drivers were invalid.

        I also like the idea of Steampunk people dressing in period dress parroting how the banks are good and the line "Are there no prisons?   Are there no workhouses?" like the pre-ghosts Scrooge.

        9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

        by varro on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 12:35:14 PM PST

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