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Forum Post: Movement News & Commentary - Several new additions to the projects list

Posted 2 years ago on March 4, 2012, 2:48 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

what's an ad ?

I thought about all this staring at the man’s grimy hand then reached into my pocket and pulled out all the change I could grab and dropped it in his hand. That infinitesimal bit of generosity assuaged my guilt. I’d given something. I had done something.

Then I looked at myself and knew that I could be a rider on a white horse. I could start to put society back on-track by how I behaved. I pulled out my wallet and handed the man a couple of dollar bills.

Avenue Q - The Money Song

looks good

nice rhythm

[-] -2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Wow, I never heard anyone "desperate" for writers before! What a fantastical anomally! I especially like The "Money Drop" emphasized in the link below. Yes, some entity in the universe might actually want to "drop" money on writers, but not on this planet. Not at least unless they are pushing an agenda that might someday want to make you slit your own throat.

Writing is essentially a compulsion. You do it if you have to. That's it, and it will probably never make you a dime, but when somebody says they "want you," . . . you're work sight unseen; someone who doesn't know you from Adam - beware!

Just an opinion based on the my expierence with American Corporate publishing

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Thats just depressing. I'm sorry you don't like writing. I'm also sorry you feel that there is something nefarious about free speech and support for protests in this format. You have my permission to not take part in such formats or collaboration.

[-] -1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Well, it seems we are doing that here. Forgive me if I am skeptical, given the endless venues out there for expression, but when money in even emplied for contribution, my incredulity rises.

And to say I don't like writing further increases my skepicism of your effort at honest communication.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

No, this is an open forum, sprinkled with news that the few people who aren't trolls actually offer. Then there are the trolls and your type, posting and guiding based on what you can see in your immediate world and complaining about anything that interrupts your definition of what the world should be. As if you have some exclusive lock on who is allowed to break from your view. I'm sorry again but I'm not here to fit your mold and your permission is not required for myself or others to speak as we choose and in the format we choose.

[-] -1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I don't expect anyone to agree with me here. I like serious debate, but too often that debate comes down to mere talking points. They aren't a form of debate at all, but rather a simple attempt to convice with blind repetition. I don't know how many times I have tried to engage in debate here, only to be met by this pattern of endless repetition..

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

I agree. My project doesn't offer such things. Just folks with something to say and an uninterrupted chance to say it. See... I owe it to the writers that have contributed their time, to continue operating the site and make it worth the investment of their time. I also have many hours setting it up and refining it. Because of the complaints about the ads, I now pay out of pocket. All that is fine, because I feel it is a constructive way for myself and others to show support and get our opinions out there. The site may never do that well, or it could inspire the right person, who knows. For now, it's a butterfly fluttering in the metaphoric breeze.

[-] 1 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 2 years ago

Oh u are paying for it. That sucks. Did that for a corporate website once for a good.two years. Once u let it go it becomes plastered with male enhancement ads. I will try harder but I will be overseas for about two weeks coming up.

[-] -1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I think it is more infuencial than we may think. My only objection is to those who are attemting to stifle serious debate here. That is undemocratic and against the aims of furthering society.

And I would like to thank all who have contributed their efforts to provide this, I think, indispesable means of communication for the Occupy movement.

[-] 1 points by GreatBallzOfFire (34) 2 years ago

Goodness Gracious!

[-] -3 points by FreeDiscussion5 (12) 2 years ago

"Movement" news ticker?

"And this just in to the newroom, an OWS protester pulls down his pants and craps on the side of a police car. He was quoted as saying that he, like many hippies, alway enjoy being involved in a "movement" of this stature. I'm RichardKentGates, goodnight and have a great tomorrow."

[-] 1 points by Progression (143) 2 years ago

FreeDiscussion appears to have an unusual fixation with "crapping on police cars" as he has been posting this same line numerous times. One would hope he learns to keep his scatology fantasies to himself.

[-] -2 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Always remember, if your movement is not gaining enough momentum, use more laxatives and push for change.

[+] -4 points by HoarFriday (27) 2 years ago

All the farmers where I live are republicans. I've noticed when eating their vegetables, I dump twice as much as when I'm fortunate enough to eat democrat vegetables, which I find to be much better colored, cheaper than free, tastier and they also make me swim better.

Why is this?

[-] 1 points by FreeDiscussion5 (12) 2 years ago

That is VERY nice to know. So you dump twice as much with republican vegetable? I guess that means after eating democrat vegetables you are really are FULL of SHIT. There you go,,, the answer to a long question I have had. Your full of shit,,,, there you go,, that is your answer.

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[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

women are often accused of being men if they show any assertiveness

to propagate the idea that men should be an power

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[-] 0 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Are you trolling or something? I don't think there is any significant difference between the farming habits of Democrats and Republicans, I have no idea what you are talking about. It honestly sounds like you are trolling and mocking us, but I am sure you have good intentions. Maybe the republican farmers use less fertilizer to cut costs and hurt people.

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[-] 2 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Alright, I will answer you with anecdotal evidence I have personally collected.

In the summer of 1995, I was walking home from work.

[-] -1 points by HoarFriday (27) 2 years ago

Thank you, all I wanted was some civil discourse and heart felt advice.

You've restored my faith in humanity unless anyone in your lineage ever voted Republican.

[-] 3 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Stop it! Let me finish. Can I do it this time without you interrupting??

In the summer of 1995, I was walking home from work. On my merry way, I noticed some children playing with a kitten by the road. I told them to move a little farther from the road, because it was dangerous. One of them looked up at me and said, and this is his honest to goodness answer, "Okay, mister. Thanks."

So I keep walking, and when I get down the block, I noticed The exact same children playing with the same kitten when I turned around and glanced at them. Exactly where I suggested they move. So anyway.

I get downtown, where I live, and you will never guess what I see, right there by the side of the road: A pretzel cart! I bought a pretzel. It was pretty good, but it went down funny.

So I get to my front door and knock. I lived alone, so no one answered. Right as I put my house key in the door, I realized I had to defecate like I never before had in my life. I couldn't get my key in the door because I was shaking so bad and actually had to kick the door open to get inside in time. I ran in the bathroom, and before I could even shut the door, I experienced a thunderous explosion like I had never seen, heard, or felt in my life. I actually arsonized the house later, clean up would have cost too much, and the very next day I started living under a bridge.

I cleaned out my bank account the next morning and bought a pretzel cart.

I do hope this helps you out.

[-] 1 points by FreeDiscussion5 (12) 2 years ago

Speaking of ass holes. I saw two OWS guys standing at a corner the other day. They were trying to hitch a ride. Told them that the car lot I had just been at looking at a car, had a camel for sale. It was a trained camel. I was told that If it saw a green traffic light it would go. When it saw a red traffic light it would stop. I suggested they see if they could afford it. I drove off. Down the road I stopped at a WalMart for a while. When I left I continued on my route home. A couple of miles down the road I see these two OWS guys standing on a corner. I stopped and asked them what they thought of the camel. The one OWS guy said, "Yes, we liked it and the car lot guy took $20 for it. I asked, "So what happened?" "Well we got on the camel and was riding it down the street. Dang,,, at a traffic light if it was green the camel would continue through the intersection. If the light was red it would stop and wait for the light to change." I said, so if you bought it,,, where is it?. The other OWS guy said all was going great for several miles. Then there was a red stop light and the camel stopped. Two really sexy rich 1% ladies pulled up next to us. One of the cute girls yelled, "Hey,,, look at the two ass holes on the camel." We both got off to look behind. The light changed and the camel went on down the road without us. Dont you just love OWS idiots. (I bet they thought it was GirlFriday behind)

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

double space for line breaks

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[-] 1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 2 years ago

How Deep bitch

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[-] 2 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 2 years ago

Im very sad to say not evan close.I feel so ashamed.

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[+] -4 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

This is the single most stupid thread I've seen on this site. Perhaps you can do away with any concept of citizenship and then you and your communist friends can do away with the border and welcome these people with open arms. Good gods you are stupid.