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We now have more than 1,000 official "Occupy" sites around the globe.

Granny is with you.  

We just want to see that smiling and determined smile in the right places at the right times.  

You're a force that just won't go away.  There are thousands of you.  

Encampments are important, but where you are during the day is also important.  

My question:  What isn't occupied yet that should be, or would just be fun to occupy?

Here are some possibilities to consider:

*Restrooms in offices all around Wall Street and in big greedy financial institutions around the globe

*Bars and taverns in the financial district.  But just order soft drinks and talk real loud and long.

*Places of worship, especially where the wheelers and dealers and major financial players go to worship or make their weekly appearance

*Yuppie and high end restaurants in financial districts.  I know this could get to be quite expensive, but could you afford a cup of coffee?

*Country clubs and pro shops.  Stop by and inquire about jobs, membership fees, booking events.  In other words, tie up the staff with lots of questions.  Maybe even dress up like a rich dude.  You can wear a small Occupy button, if you want.

*Garden clubs, where lots of spouses (especially wives) like to meet.

*If you have the money, "occupy" some operas and/or classical concerts.  Eat lots of beans a day or so ahead of the event.

*How about bidding at some of those high-class auctions that only the wealthy can afford?  Not enough money?  Stop bidding at the opportune time, or bid and oh-oh, you just don't have enough money because the dog ate it this morning.

*Apply for jobs at the best private schools and daycare centers.  Don't frighten the children.  Just keep staff busy turning you away.

*Occupy the phone lines to all your elected leaders and corporate CEOs.  You just don't understand what the operator's telling you.  Can she repeat that?

*Occupy your local city council and country commission and zoning board and human rights commission meetings, plus any other public meeting. Most have open comments at the beginning and/or end.  Speak as long as they'll let you.

*Occupy a big bank, inquiring about opening an account, getting a CD, and then changing your mind over and over.

*With the Christmas shopping season coming up, be sure to occupy the exclusive stores.  Try on some glitzy clothes.  At the last minute, decide it's just won't go with your sleeping bag.  But then, maybe those sexy skin-tight jeans would.  Decisions, decisions!

*Occupy the media, including your local TV, radio and newspapers.  Call, email, fax, show up and ask to speak with the editors. If they turn you down, do it again the next day and the next.  Eventually you'll get their curiosity up.

*What about a cruise ship that the wealthy like to frequent?  Can you get a job as a deck hand or server?  If so, leave little secret messages here and there on tiny pieces of paper that state a fact about one of your grievances.

*Then there are sports events.  Football, basketball, how about a half-time show all your own?  Or start an Occupy Wave, a cheer.  Possibilities are limitless.

*And don't forget about the grooming places, the barbershops, beauty shops, shoeshine spots.  Gab up the Occupy Movement big time while you have a chance to embarrass those waiting their turns.  Another expensive option, but remember, most likely these are the 99 percenters, too.


I think you get the general idea.  Occupy started out as a movement to bring attention on Wall Street about the greed and fraud that pervades the area.  But now as towns and cities all over the globe have added their own occupies, it's time to get more creative.  Don't let there be a hiding spot where your nice little smile isn't before them.  

And remember, even many on Wall Street itself are 99 percenters.  You are doing something many of them can't do right now because of countless responsibilities at home and elsewhere.  But they are with you.

Being a historic Occupier is a full-time job.  Thank you for your service to your country and the globe.

Originally posted to people power granny on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 05:22 PM PST.

Also republished by DKos Asheville.

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  •  Wicked clever! (7+ / 0-)

    "Shared pain is pain lessened; shared joy is joy increased."--Spider Robinson

    by Maggie Pax on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 05:43:20 PM PST

    •  I agree. They can't do parks forever. (2+ / 0-)
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      hyperstation, Youffraita

      They have to keep moving.

      I would like to see Occupy Philly occupy some abandoned buildings. Camp out inside old industrial facilities made of brick with cast iron girders. Good spaces. Tons of them are standing empty.

      Make a safe space. Then make small businesses inside the space, etc.

      I am making a sign for my window that says Occupy Cottage Street.

      I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

      by CherryTheTart on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 06:25:47 PM PST

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  •  classical music isn't just for the 1% (5+ / 0-)

    so please don't gas out the enjoyable (and often quite inexpensive) time off for the 99%.

  •  This is so incredibly (4+ / 0-)
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    duckhunter, VClib, VeloDramatic, FG

    juvenile and counter-productive that I feel like I'm wasting my time even responding to it, but maybe I can teach something here.  Basic rule of public relations:  You cannot simultaneously antagonize and influence.  Just what message is it that you would intend to convey by any of these stunts?  A person who would do this kind of thing cannot be called a protestor of a demonstrator.  He can only be called a jerk.

    Yours truly, a user of public toilets and sometime visitor to bars and taverns.

  •  So you propose for people to have full-time (0+ / 0-)

    jobs passing gas in the opera?

  •  Some of these are great, but some are petulant (0+ / 0-)

    and a few would be horribly misinterpreted and shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.  Most are good, but these are a bit childish and counterproductive:

    *If you have the money, "occupy" some operas and/or classical concerts.  Eat lots of beans a day or so ahead of the event.

    *Occupy the phone lines to all your elected leaders and corporate CEOs.  You just don't understand what the operator's telling you.  Can she repeat that?

    *What about a cruise ship that the wealthy like to frequent?  Can you get a job as a deck hand or server?  If so, leave little secret messages here and there on tiny pieces of paper that state a fact about one of your grievances.

    And these would be guaranteed to be misinterpreted in the worst possible way:

    *Garden clubs, where lots of spouses (especially wives) like to meet.

    *Apply for jobs at the best private schools and daycare centers.  Don't frighten the children.  Just keep staff busy turning you away.

    When someone with an apparent ax to grind with the rich is obtrusively trying to gain access to wives and children of potentially prominent rich people, what does that look like to a suspicious mind accustomed to thinking evil thoughts?  People have to be careful with each other's perspectives and how things look to them.

    But more generally, a tone of earnestness is far healthier and more productive than petulance.  Fight Club tactics aren't much of a solution to our problems.

    Democracy? You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

    by Troubadour on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 10:02:14 PM PST

    •  I don't know, I think (0+ / 0-)

      some of the ideas are funny.  Not so much taking over garden clubs (although, if you're a 99 percenter who is into gardening, it might not be such a bad idea) but the general thrust of the ideas seems like: tie up the time of the minions the 1 percenters rule, so that they don't have any extra time to devote to the things the one percenters actually want them to do.

      And that could be brilliant.  NOT be hostile.  NOT be argumentative.  Just be time-consuming.

      If I read people power granny correctly, time-consuming is much of what she advocates.

      Over the past 30-odd years, the Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved into a mental hospital. --Bill Maher

      by Youffraita on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 12:47:30 AM PST

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  •  Torchlight Demonstrations (0+ / 0-)

    How about torchlight demonstrations in front of the Wall Street Barons residences?  Make them feel your anger at their hide outs.  Chant eerily for justice through the nite.  Make it very uncomfortable for them to live with all their stolen goods.

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