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Forum Post: Just Another Day In Paradise

Posted 7 years ago on March 24, 2013, 10:34 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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Someone said that to me today, and then gave me the wrong change for a $50.


Can you imagine?

The Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast this AM, and the food was great. I hesitated to go, thinking jeez, what are the odds of a mass outbreak of illness connected to the event . . . but you know, my world has been relatively . . . stable . . . for a while now, more or less . . . so you know, I thought I would check it out, support the emergency services providers, who generally tend to see us during our worst - or even our last - moments . . .

and like I said, the food was great. They even had real maple syrup. Isn't that special? Yes it is, it is special.

After my forth helping and third coffee I decided it was time to go wash the beard. It was the only thing to do, either that or save all of that savory sugar for afternoon tea - but since I don't drink tea, well. You get the picture. It was time to wash.

Leaving the mens room I passed by what I will for the purposes herein describe as the radio room - from whence emanated the sound of the radio, blaring the emergency signal. My heart sank and I wanted to cry. Really. All of those folks went to so much trouble to put on such a feast for so many - did someone really need to ruin it all, with bloodshed . . .

I kept walking away, with a heavy and sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, said sickness having absolutely nothing to do with the massive consumption of delectable breakfast treats . . .

then I heard the sound of the dispatcher announce 911 dispatch, I passed through a doorway, the door closing behind me, and I heard no more.

Out in the parking lot there was no sign of commotion, the trucks were still parked for viewing by the general public, in this instance that generally refers to RESIDENTS of the area . . .

A Canadian guy was walking toward me, he kinda looked tired and hung over - French accent, two kids, he had a weary smile on his face. So do you hear the smile? or see the words?

You don't understand my question?

I said he had a french accent? And a smile. His words:

shut your fuking mouth

Honestly, I would if I could, but it just isn't in me . . .


Instead I signed a petition, one I found here:

and I tweeted it, but I had to change the tweet text so it met the 140 character limit - the edited version I tweeted:

ACT Against the Military / Intelligence Agencies Use of Organized Stalking and Electronic Torture - Sign the Petition http://tinyurl.com/anti-sic-petition

Which for some reason Twitter shortened even further. Go figure.

And then I posted this here post.

Why you ask?

I'll tell you the truth - sometimes I piss people off. It's true. I do. And sometimes that's a good thing. Other times I piss people off, and

I just don't give a shit.

But maybe you will, and if so, maybe you too, will sign the petition.



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[-] 2 points by Renneye (3874) 7 years ago

You brave soul, Zen...

I spent some time on your website this evening. You've added more poetry. Beautiful. My mind was swirling in imagery.



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



[-] -2 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

Some are satisfied with online petitions, others are activists.


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

You are a puppet of a puppet.

Did you get what you came for?

[-] -2 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

No, I want a better forum. You're still spamming it with repeated questions in each thread. That's an embarrassment to OWS. We are better than that. We need to work together to create real change, not talk political babble drivel. It's time for anarchy, direct action, civil disobedience, community projects. It's not time to discuss the finer points of a political policy only politicians can implement. We, the people have the power to make a better world for ourselves, we don't need representatives.

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

No, you don't. And you don't have the balls to start your own.

You are not an anarchist. You have never been an anarchist. You are a puppet. A right wing shill in sheeps clothing. A sociopathic waste.

[-] -1 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

A right wing shill that always posts about anarchy? I never once promoted a right wing ideology here, all my posts are about anarcho-syndicalism, community projects, bettering the forum, etc...

And, really, I don't like the republican vs democrat debate you try to box people in. It's lame. I work on community projects with democrats, republicans, whatever... I don't care. I just painted my neighbors house with 50 other people in the community. We represented a bunch of parties. Still, we worked together. You should try that. You won't make US better by pushing the ones who have different ideologies than you far away. You'll create a better world when you start building community projects with them. That's how you tear down the walls of lame party politics, and reach common understanding. We are all human. We have things in common. Don't let party affiliations blind you of that.

You're caught up in the political discourse that was created just for that purpose. You dish everyone who you think are republicans. You insult them with childish name calling. That's not what OWS is about. OWS is about democrats working with republicans because whether a person is a democrat or a republican does not matter. OWS is about creating community projects to bring everyone together. After two years, I'm surprised you don't understand that. Lame beyond belief.

You don't turn republicans or democrats into socialists by insulting them. You turn people towards socialism by creating community projects that benefits them. When they see the people around them can help more than governments, than they will turn towards anarchy and communal participation by themselves.

You're wasting everyone's time with your trolling, and you make OWS look bad in the process.

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

You are a right wing shill. That comes in to create divisiveness on the one hand and that spends a fair amount of time bitching about how bad the infighting that you created is. Sock puppet.

[-] -1 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

Believe what you will. That's OK.

My opinion is that we shouldn't try to divid people along party lines. That's not the goal of OWS. We should find common community projects that can bring us together. We are all humans. We all have points in common. You don't like right wingers. That's fine. But, you won't make them into socialists by insulting them. You'll make them into socialists by creating community projects that help them more than what the government does for them. That's when they will realize the power of anarchy, the power of people helping each other instead of waiting for representatives.

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

I'm not trying to make 'em into socialists. You are a right wing shill. A puppet of a puppet. You are repeatedly banned for the same thing that you are playing here. You are a cockroach.

[-] -2 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

We should try to make everyone switch from capitalism to socialism. That's what OWS is all about. Community projects. The fact that you don't understand that is telling. OWS is about coming together as a people by doing it with community projects, not by dividing people along party lines like you are doing. Get with the picture.

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

Oh, I understand completely. I see that you are a puppet of a puppet. A right wing shill and a cockroach.

[-] -2 points by littleflower (6) 7 years ago

OK. Whatever. In the meantime I'll keep promoting the Occupy idea of uniting everyone through community projects. You can keep on dividing the nation along party lines. Is that OK? I think it's OK to disagree. Everyone can have a voice.

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

Well, you are going to come on here and try to fake your way through more bullshit, like you do. You're going to do it because you are a suck ass troll.

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

You are a puppet. A sock of a sock of a sock. Transparent.