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And any links, directions, information about them would be greatly appreciated.

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  •  Google Says: (3+ / 0-)

    http://www.occupythevote.org/

    and Huffington I see has an article about them from Jan 2012.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri May 09, 2014 at 05:55:37 PM PDT

    •  Actually My Best Diary Was ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, occupystephanie

      ... I'm here because the Huffington Post stabbed me in the back. So pardon the ad hominem appearances but its not like I'm going to trust HP  with something as important as this.

      Collect Different Days

      by Homers24 on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:11:47 PM PDT

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    •  I think it's a dead site (0+ / 0-)

      One page has the Error 404, not a good sign. The blog's last entry was dated January 2013. The linked FB page has 26 likes.

      Then there's this:

      True Middle Ground is about the belief that there exists a true middle ground on every issue that matters.  That is to say there is a point at which practically all of us can agree.  At first glance you may say, "that can't be possible," but if it's not possible than why would you anyone even try to make their case and persuade others.  As it turns out, the middle ground does exist and what is more, it has not moved.  
      http://blog.occupythevote.org/...
      What the fuck? It goes on like this, sounding for all the world like something written for the Third Way astro-turfers.

      Whatever this site was, and I think it was a false-front for the Third Way, it's dead now.

      Join Essa in a revolt against the gods. Continue the fight, Causality.

      by rbird on Sat May 10, 2014 at 11:38:35 AM PDT

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  •  Is This Allowed On Daily Kos? (0+ / 0-)

    There was another diary. This one:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    And I happened to make this comment on it. And then realized that it actually is kind of what I'm trying to say here.

    Here's The Problem With Gerrymandering

    It needs to be changed. No doubt. Any chance of that happening before 2020? I don't think so. And SO we must accept the political reality we really have and not the political wishful thinking we wish we had.

    The numbers for us progressive/liberal/Democrats are worse than they were in 2010 and the chances  of losing the Senate are now at 85% and that's by the same pollsters and pundits we were bragging about in 2012. We also have mid-term history and tradition against  us. So we need to face those realities and then throw Gerrymandering and voter suppression (a much worse and pressing problem) to see just how much of a political landslide we liberal/progressive/Democrats are looking at.

    And here we are, us poor, besieged, under funded, good intentioned, but constantly lied about, more or less in line ideology, stumbling along with the truth on our side, with only one, a single weapon if you will, at our disposal. And its is a simple and crude weapon. Something that dates back through the ages. We are the majority.

    That's all we've got. Somewhere between over 50% and 99% actually agree with us on some level or another.

    Now, how feeble is that? Well, not feeble at all really since every time liberal/progressive/Democrats actually turn out to vote in heavy numbers we win. Simple as that. If Democrats turn out in heavy numbers they win  and if we don't  we lose. Whether its 2014, 2016, or 2020.

    So no. The only answer to any of these many many questions is get out the vote. We need like an "Occupy The Vote" effort to pull something like that off.

    And if we don't your excellent Gerrymandering Diary won't matter anyway since the conservative/Republican/Tea Party will be in the majority Gerrymandering again.

    Collect Different Days

    by Homers24 on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:16:49 PM PDT

  •  Two different things (1+ / 0-)
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    occupystephanie

    I saw somebody's sig that captured it perfectly.  Remember Reagan's "Trust, but verify"?  Kind of like that.  "Vote, but Occupy."

    Pay no attention to the upward redistribution of wealth!

    by ActivistGuy on Fri May 09, 2014 at 07:29:16 PM PDT

  •  My Occupy Melbourne group (1+ / 0-)
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    skohayes

    distinctly did NOT Occupy Voting booth. Refused to, actually. That was a big turnoff. They didn't really Occupy anywhere either. I was willing to make lasagna and soups. But no.

    "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
    Teh Twitterz, I'z awn dem.
    Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

    by OleHippieChick on Sat May 10, 2014 at 03:13:58 AM PDT

    •  Occupy Albuquerque was many things... (0+ / 0-)

      ...so many it made my head swim.  They were all noble goals, but, way too many of them. And we didn't seem to stick to any of them for long. It kinda depended on who showed up for the general assembly that week.

      At first we were for economic reform and bank regulation. That was the exciting first phase, in opposition to the 1%.

      Then we became a soup kitchen for poor and homeless people. That was a worthy goal, especially as it seemed to fit in with the 99%/1% theme.

      But then that stopped. The AIM crew showed up and we became a native American movement. We even had a big parade...but the AIM people went away after the parade.

      After that, it became an anti-GM food movement.

      After that, back to feeding the poor, except by this point things were falling apart. A lot of donated food spoiled.

      After that...I don't know. The spoiled food thing got on my nerves and I stopped participating.

      Join Essa in a revolt against the gods. Continue the fight, Causality.

      by rbird on Sat May 10, 2014 at 11:47:59 AM PDT

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