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Forum Post: Calling All Occupiers

Posted 7 years ago on March 2, 2013, 3:23 p.m. EST by Anarcat (42)
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To anyone who may help us - Please join the thousands of students who are suppose to meet in Sacramento,CA - this Monday. On March 4th, 2013 there will be a "March to the State Capitol" around 10:30am by students from many different regions. We are protesting budget cuts and supporting the rights for Higher Education. Please help us support our Universities and Community Colleges. This is suppose to be a peaceful demonstration. Please bring your signs, your friends, and your voice!!!!!!!! The government should not sell education as if it were a privilege. Education is our right!! - Not intended for only those who can afford it... Please Join Us. Thank you!!



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[-] 3 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

I wish I could afford to attend a university. I recieved a fee wavior for my community college. Still had to dish out over $500 for one symester. :-/

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

We Did It!!! Today San Jose City College joined colleges and Universities statewide to protest budget cuts and define human rights. We spoke very loudly at our capitol. I will try to post pictures later. Thank you to everyone who was there and thank you for chanting with me.

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

The state's complicated school funding formulas remain an ongoing battleground in the Capitol, with rules still being defined 25 years after voters approved the underlying initiative, Proposition 98. As part of the 2011 budget deal, Brown and lawmakers sent about $6 billion to local governments so they could assume former state responsibilities, most notably housing inmates and watching parolees.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/02/california-appellate-court-dismisses-school-budget-challenge.html#storylink=cpy

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

From an article I was just reading in the Sacramento News:

California also set a single-day record Jan. 16 when the Franchise Tax Board received $2.2 billion in taxes, mostly in payments from the 6 percent of filers who pay quarterly rather than have money deducted from paychecks.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/23/5134032/california-sees-a-revenue-bump.html#storylink=cpy

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

Analyst says Jerry Brown's budget plan vulnerable to legal attack By Kevin Yamamura - Updated: Wednesday, February 20 2013 - 7:58 am The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Tuesday that Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal "raises serious legal concerns" in at least two instances where the governor wants to use fees to fund potentially unrelated programs. CalSTRS reports $64 billion deficit By Dan Walters - Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013 - 7:42 am The trust fund that provides pensions to the state's retired teachers has a $64 billion deficit and would need a $4.5 billion-per-year infusion of revenue to become fully solvent, according to a new internal study.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/budget/#storylink=cpy

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

I still thank you all for your feedback. Also- thank you for taking part in the Occupy Movement.

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

Thank you for replying. I will answer your question as soon as you can explain to me a bit more about your definiton of budgetary reforms. What reforms are we referring to? I am not the leader of this demonstration. I am merely a student who was invited and became entirely supportive. I wish I could lead such demonstrations. Not only for the schools but for the Occupy movement as well.

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 7 years ago

California still has one of the topmost university systems in the whole world. Yes, its commitment to highly affordable public higher education has wavered and dwindled but wasn't that really due to its nearly-out-of-control budgetary woes? It is laudable that you are pressing for reversing the trend but have you thought of pressing for budgetary reforms first to free up some slacks to shore up the enviable higher educational institutions of California?

[-] 2 points by ericweiss (575) 7 years ago

protect yourself - get a one-two square foot American flag
wet it thoroughly
put it in a zip lock bag
if they use gas - hold it over your face
protection & great photo op

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

LOL - your awesome!!!

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

-Typo in the reply- (I meant to write: "400,000 students were at risk of losing their opportunities to attend school."

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

In 2012, due to a tuition increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown, 400,000 students were at risk for losing their opportunity to school. Teachers need jobs and income. We also need to be able to afford their services.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

You may want to include a REAL education as well. The level of "higher education" is dropping rapidly, along with high school. We are getting smoked by the rest of the world.

Making it free wont make one smart. Only quality education will do that. One without the other gets us right back to where we are now.

[-] 1 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

I appreciate the feedback. I am not suggesting free schooling. I would appreciate more affordable options. The government does partake in unnecessary spending. California has one of the highest tax rates in the nation. It took months to approve the Keystone Oil Pipeline and the Bullet Train going from NorCal to SoCal - but it is taking years to resolve the public school system financial stability issues. I am just supporting equal rights for students.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

What do you think they can do immediately to make it more affordable?

[-] 0 points by danya8 (-98) 7 years ago

Oops. Look like nobody showed,,,nobody covered it...and as always when it comes to OWS. NOBODY FUCKING CARES.

Fucking losers. Give it uip

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

[-] 1 points by danya8 (-19) 0 minutes ago Oops. Look like nobody showed,,,nobody covered it...and as always when it comes to OWS. NOBODY FUCKING CARES. Fucking losers. Give it uip ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply permalink

You are a paid to post Koch whoring cockroach--a real dirtbag. Your words don't really mean much.

[-] -1 points by danya8 (-98) 7 years ago

Check the news in Sacramento asshole. Nobody showed...and nobody covered it. Can't deal with the truth??

Great fucking rally! HA HA HA HA HA.

What a pathetic bunch of chuckleheads.

But PLEASE, PLEASE...whatever you do......promise me you won't call me a Koch again. I just couldn't bear it.

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 7 years ago

I can't help but blame the students for part of this. Their thirst for education isn't for knowledge, but for the fat salaries that the education will buy. They will become the teachers and administrators whose salaries will become inflated higher by the increased demand of the next generation of students.

[-] -1 points by WooHoo (15) 7 years ago

Get a degree. Become a teacher. Then teach for no pay. Problem solved, education is free.

[-] 2 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 7 years ago

hey, great idea! I love starving.

[-] -2 points by TimetoStop (-55) 7 years ago

Distraction. You have accomplished nothing.

[-] -3 points by TimetoStop (-55) 7 years ago

Education is a "right"? Since when?


[-] -2 points by TimetoStop (-55) 7 years ago

Education is a "right"? Since when ? You answer with nothing but cliche.


[-] 0 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

Proud to say I am not a republican.


[-] 1 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago


[-] 1 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

Cliche? Sorry if my words aren't impressive. Normally I am a little more vulgar and offensive but since I am addressing a great number of people here, I decided to censor myself. Why do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Maybe it has something to do with higher taxes, higher prices for health care, deficits, budget cuts, job cuts, and unnecessary spending. I tie all the bullshit in with our (the people's) rights for affordable educational systems. I don't care how many times my neighbors have been to Hawaii, or how many yachts their cousins own. I just want an equal right to opportunity. No reason to feel pressure from a so-called "superior" wealthy race. It is our country. I suggest it feel like it.

[-] 2 points by Anarcat (42) 7 years ago

It should be considered a right to everyone. Education isn't merely a personal advantage. It is also a component to the substructure within humanity. To learn is to evolve. To end it is to die.