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Forum Post: Fellow protestors. Please expand your reach. Post all over the web. Not just here. It's easy and efficient.

Posted 3 years ago on June 23, 2014, 6:08 a.m. EST by StillModestCapitalist (343)
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Craigslist has a 'politics' forum in every major city and a bunch of smaller ones. They have general 'community' forums as well. All of you should be posting there as well. I discovered their politics and community forums about two years ago. Sometimes, when an event makes the news that I want to comment on, I'll go to the CL city location most relevant and post an entry. For example: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pol/4534073965.html

I've made a lot of CL users angry all over the country. I've even had my life threatened a few times. That should tell you something. When someone tries desperately to make you shut up, there is a good chance that you're doing something right. Don't worry. It's anonymous and secure. My views are as controversial as anything out there and nobody has found out my identity. Anyway, there are Federal laws protecting our anonymity.

Blogspot.com is another good one. I used to go to the library and sit there for hours posting copies of my rants all over the web. I had it down to a science. It was easy. Well over 60 copies per hour.

All of you should be all over Craigslist and Blogspot. I guess facebook also but I hate facebook. I created a fake account with a fake name there a while back because a bunch of websites would not let me post without a facebook account. But I have no intention of creating a real account on facebook ever. I don't like their model, their abuse (ownership) of user information, and I sure as hell don't like Zuckerberg.

You should be all over the web and talk radio as well. It's easy and efficient. I hope a few of you will expand your reach. The bad guys have been doing just that.



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[-] 2 points by OccupyNews (1220) 3 years ago

People here don't seem to care that when they repaste an entire story from another site here, the drop off in hits to that site actually weakens THIS site. Sites that generate leads to other sites get noticed.

I started www.occupynews.blogspot.com so occupiers could keep tabs on other occupy sites all over the U.S. and the world.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 3 years ago

I can't type for anyone else but I'm an information junkie. I'd like to see many more stories pasted here with full text instead of just the links. It doesn't bother me one bit. I would like to visit your Blogspot site also. When did you start it?

[-] 2 points by OccupyNews (1220) 3 years ago

I started Occupynews.net in October of 2011 or 2012 I think it was.

The only reason I see in repeating a full story here is just in case the original story is taken down. So one compromise would be to put the link first, and then show a few paragraphs. If the link ever went bad, one could google a sentence from the article and find it under the "cache" option in most cases.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8631) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

I prefer to see original content I believe the forum could be a proving ground of ideals much like a “paid for” think tank, I expressed this view often in the beginning, but the nature of the net or perhaps simply my inability to rally support for the position led me to more or less abandon that pursuit. Still I continue to post my thoughts from time to time I still believe original content is what the site needs. The site never developed a method for debate to occur and be fairly judged, I saw it as a perfect solution to the “leaderless” issues but the concept of considering the forum an active part never caught on and the movement remained restricted by geographical limitations, a shame really given the digital age and all.

[-] 2 points by OccupyNews (1220) 3 years ago

The problem is a lot of people have their own ideas and it is difficult to get others to buy in. A couple of mine include the Debt Neutrality Petition and Debt Suspension Rights for Consumers, where are they?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8631) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

Not having read your docs, or actually I think I have, the general problem with such proposals is there is no feasible method by which they would be employed, i think the change can come from simply telling the truth, and using the power of words to make people understand, once people understand that the Waltons are a Royal family getting better policy will be more likely. (just for example)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8631) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

If the forum had better software it would be possible for ideals to be discussed and refined here without the inference of trolls and those driven by outside interest. For instance I think a tracker that showed the number of total comments a poster has made along with one for readers to rate those comments would help clear out the trolls, but mostly the power of the forum has been ignored completely quite contrary to much of what OWS claims as it's roots.

Why don't you reply to your pieces, they will roll to the top and see if they spur discussion?

To me one thing OWS has is it's ability or at least the ideal that positions would flow from the masses with no editor or "work group" to restrict them, if the forum was refined to capture the power of its many readers (a number in decline) it could become a very powerful tool.

[-] 2 points by OccupyNews (1220) 3 years ago


However, I have a more specific idea about reducing all credit card and student loan debt by 66% and then raising the monthly minimum payment on credit card debt from 2% to 5%. The monthly payments remain about the same as before, but the respend to interest rate charge is superior and the ability to pay off the remaining debt has been vastly accelerated.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8631) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

The problem here is that it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to make you King, I have many simple and elegant solutions to our current problems, I even put a few in my profile here, but the only way to actually get change is to vote in a smart way and to convince others to do the same, at this time wealth inequality is so great I really do believe the GOP can be wiped out, if that happens everything does change, of course people have to vote every chance they get, and something has to counter the power of paid advertising OWS could do that if it were smart enough to want to change things, but I fear there are many with a separate agenda, their great dream is is to build yet another political party, one built on total disregard of reality.

There is a solution to credit card debt, don't pay it, yes it will wreck your credit, but that does you the favor of preventing you from borrowing money, neither a lender nor a borrower be.

As far as student debt, school is for fools. Americans are too educated, too hard working and too productive, I say stop making the Masters rich.

Having ranted at you I will share an ideal, how about a national repeal of "right to work" and a national card sign law, where there is no "vote" on a union, which during the campanian the company can decide who supports the union and who does not, thereby deciding who to promote later, anyway point being change the laws to make it very easy to form a union at work instead of very hard as it is now, in the long haul the only answer to wealth inequality is stronger unions.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 3 years ago

When I was a regular here back in 2011, I got permission from a few of you to copy and re-post some of your entries on other sites. If any of you have a problem with that, let me know. I will never take credit for any of your entries. I will simply state that they were copied from another site. That's what I always do.

I don't use Twitter and I probably never will. I would appreciate it if some of you tweet links to some of my entries in addition to your own.