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Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by BlackRockCityPimp » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:49 am

My top 3 favorite occupiers are Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:02 am

Hitler, Genghis Khan, Elvis Presley.
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Post by TomServo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:47 am

The Roman Army
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Post by Bob » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:37 am

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Post by wh..sh » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:05 am

Justin Bieber

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Post by ygmir » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:46 am

the Mayflower gang
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Post by Bob » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:04 am

Ygmir, you forgot...

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:49 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odoacer
Probably of Scirian descent, Odoacer was a military leader in Italy who led the revolt of Herulians, Rugians, and Scirians that deposed the last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus on 4 September AD 476.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:51 am

Bob wrote:Ygmir, you forgot...

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hahah........well, yes, Otis is dear. but I'd classify him as a resident, not occupier..........
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Post by lemur » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:03 am

i cant believe nobody has mentioned zombies.


clearly zombies are the best.
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Post by Nipple » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:06 am

Having seen the mugshots of people that got arrested from the PDX Occupy camp... it's possible that they were actually zombies.

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:09 am

Nipple wrote:Having seen the mugshots of people that got arrested from the PDX Occupy camp... it's possible that they were actually zombies.

Dose that make then bad people :?: :roll:

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Post by lemur » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:09 am

yeah those occupy people probably ARE looking for brains...
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Post by Nipple » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:12 am

unjonharley wrote:
Nipple wrote:Having seen the mugshots of people that got arrested from the PDX Occupy camp... it's possible that they were actually zombies.

Dose that make then bad people :?: :roll:
No. Did I say it did? I merely question their dead/undead status.

Are you some kind of zombie rights activist?

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:16 am

Nipple wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
Nipple wrote:Having seen the mugshots of people that got arrested from the PDX Occupy camp... it's possible that they were actually zombies.

Dose that make then bad people :?: :roll:
No. Did I say it did? I merely question their dead/undead status.

Are you some kind of zombie rights activist?
No.. just had a bunch of 'em for co workers..

The only problem was.. They were sucking my brain dry..Still they could not think for them self..

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:20 am

You're comparing apples and oranges. Gandhi and Martin Luther King actually stood for something and had specific causes and demands. Rosa Parks, whom I'd met once and also got to help coordinate an online chat for in the early 90's, was sort of accidentally co-opted into the movement. As she told me herself, she wasn't trying to make a stand, she was just tired and there weren't any other seats left on the bus. Hmm, I suppose since Rosa didn't have any kind of articulated plan she would sort of be similar to the current occupant movement, but it still seems like a bit of a stretch to me.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:12 am

trilobyte wrote:You're comparing apples and oranges. Gandhi and Martin Luther King actually stood for something and had specific causes and demands. Rosa Parks, whom I'd met once and also got to help coordinate an online chat for in the early 90's, was sort of accidentally co-opted into the movement. As she told me herself, she wasn't trying to make a stand, she was just tired and there weren't any other seats left on the bus. Hmm, I suppose since Rosa didn't have any kind of articulated plan she would sort of be similar to the current occupant movement, but it still seems like a bit of a stretch to me.
I understand that Miss Parks was involved with her local NAACP and she had known of a previous attempt to start a boycott had been aborted when it turned out that the teen in question was (?) I think pregnant and unmarried. She had not been tapped for this, but, if true, she was aware that plans for a boycott were afoot.

Wikipedia offers differing stories, neither quite like mine.
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Post by JStep » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:14 am

trilobyte wrote:You're comparing apples and oranges. Gandhi and Martin Luther King actually stood for something and had specific causes and demands.
I think you'd have to be decidedly ignorant about the Occupy / 99% movement to say that we don't stand for anything and have no causes or demands.
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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:34 am

I'll bet most revolutions start with someone being tired.

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Post by Bob » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:46 am

Pole-sitting is related to the ancient ascetic discipline of Stylitism, or column-sitting. St Simeon Stylites the Elder (c. 388-459) of Antioch (now Turkey) was a column-sitter who sat on a column for 37 years.

Flagpole-sitting was a fad in the early 20th century. The fad began when a friend dared stunt actor Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly to sit on a flagpole. Shipwreck's initial 1924 sit lasted 13 hours and 13 minutes. It soon became a fad with other contestants setting records of 12, 17 and 21 days. In 1929, Shipwreck decided to reclaim the title. He sat on a flagpole for 49 days in Atlantic City, New Jersey, setting a new record. The following year, 1930, his record was broken by Bill Penfield in Strawberry Point, Iowa who sat on a flag pole for 51 days and 20 hours, until a thunderstorm forced him down. From 1933 to 1965 Richard "Dixie" Blandy claimed various records as champion at 77, 78 and 125 days until he died in 1974 when his pole collapsed.

For the most part, pole sitting died out in 1929 because of the crash of the stock market.

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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by BBadger » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:07 pm

Wow, what a cut lumping those famous people in with the "occupiers."
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:35 pm

My favorite is Mother Teresa. She cared for the sick and dying all of her life. She was selfless, compassionate and strong.
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Post by JStep » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:29 pm

BBadger wrote:Wow, what a cut lumping those famous people in with the "occupiers."
That's ok, we're not taking offense. ;)
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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by cowboyangel » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:32 pm

Famous Occupiers??? Let's see... how about the maggots that feast and occupy the corpses of the 1% who grace humanity with their deaths?
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Post by junglesmacks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:22 am

cowboyangel wrote:Famous Occupiers??? Let's see... how about the maggots that feast and occupy the corpses of the 1% who grace humanity with their deaths?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by shykat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:23 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:Hitler, Genghis Khan, Elvis Presley.

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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by BlackRockCityPimp » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:11 am

JStep wrote:
trilobyte wrote:You're comparing apples and oranges. Gandhi and Martin Luther King actually stood for something and had specific causes and demands.
I think you'd have to be decidedly ignorant about the Occupy / 99% movement to say that we don't stand for anything and have no causes or demands.
Im pretty sure trilo was refering to my inclusion of Rosa Parks in my list. I listed Rosa since she occupied that bus seat because se was tired and just couldnt take it anymore. But I can see trilos point, I just dont think you have to be an organizer or even heavily involved to be disobediant and say I am not moving.

As far as the many others in other threads that claim we dont stand for anything being ignorant. Well this is true, sad but true, ows has plenty of stuff on the web for them to read. The opposition chooses not to read and rely on fox, cnn, and other corporate media to be told what they should think.

At least some of us are familiar with the ideas, and ideas cannot be arrested or killed. I saw some folks mention that the movement is over now that the raids are done. Fat chance of that.. ows is in some real nice office space planning actions like occupy broadway complete with Rev Billy. The internet still works so people will still be reading. The movement that some think is a fad or over is growing everyday and will continue to do so.

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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by BlackRockCityPimp » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:12 am

cowboyangel wrote:Famous Occupiers??? Let's see... how about the maggots that feast and occupy the corpses of the 1% who grace humanity with their deaths?
Those are the best occupiers mentioned so far. :D

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Re: Who are your favorite occupiers in history?

Post by JStep » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:29 pm

So, for the doggedly, obstinately ignorant, here's a spoon fed version covering one main demand of the 99%. Not that everyone can agree on it (since that's not the point and is a red-herring distraction from the meat of the issues) but is a recurring theme. (F*in annoying music aside)

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