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Forum Post: OWS is now a political forum

Posted 6 years ago on June 1, 2012, 8:26 a.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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Since the mods aren't on here long enough to delete all of the partisan threads or ban users like RealityTime and peacup, I'm declaring this forum as a political battleground. Apparently the staff either doesn't have the resources or doesn't care about this forum to clean it up.

Therefore, I'm going to keep posting partisan crap until you either delete all of the political threads and ban the political posters or shut down the entire forum. It is clear that this place has turned to shit and is nothing more than a sideshow at this point.

The usual suspects can PM me if they still want to go elsewhere for some REAL, non-partisan discussion.



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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

here's my vote for JUNE % san diego elections

Prop 28 http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/28/title-summary.htm

Reforming Legislator's term limits

Under Current law legislators can not serve more than 6 years in the Assembly House and 8 years in the Senate House.

This law would allow them to serve 12 years total.

A legislator could serve 12 years in one house.

This would improve the experience and long term projects of the legislative branch.

I vote YES http://ca.lwv.org/action/prop1206/prop28.html

Proposition B

san diego city has a ballet measure to move retirement for public employees into private account

I vote NO

private banks have enough

dollar cigarette tax

I vote yes on prop 29

I vote against all judges who support the death penalty

I also do not favor those that thought putting away ghetto people

I am writing in NO WAR for me presidential candidate

No on Prop A

no government money for private profiteers


DeMaio's fought pensions, tax increases and unions, and fought for outsourcing for a decade. You know where he stands and he won't compromise on his core principles.

I don't understand how cutting programs constitutes principles


class size should be limited to 24

"If San Diego Unified goes through with the 1,600 layoffs of teachers, we're going to have class sizes approaching 50," Filner(Mayor Candidate) said. "That's just wrong. The teachers can't teach. The children can't learn, and we got to get adequate funding."


seems like it's the same fight every year

why isn't there a push for more teachers not fewer ?

new and innovative is empty jargon

Fletchter(Mayor Candidate) touts tough on crime focus

(doesn't help me or the schools)

he's for bipartisan problem solving

(when it's suspect the both parties work for the rich)

Fletcher can't say close loop holes without saying tax cuts


Mayor Candidate Dumanis

We must NOT forget the military which fuels our local economy to the tune of $16 billion annually. As Mayor I will make sure the military receives the region’s undivided support and assistance in growing their local presence.

hooray for bombs

City Budget

My approach and my philosophy to budget issues can be summed up in four words: Living within our means.

(translates) Cut's have to made

we give up to being poor

Mayor Candidate Tobiah Pettus

Based on my extensive review of the state of the City, my opinion is that the City of San Diego’s budget is balanced. In fact, there’s a surplus. Comprehensive Pension Reform addresses only ~1.75% of the City’s annual budget. Reform, though needed, should not include the unethical reduction of earned retirements.

San Diegans do not want

  • homeless people living and dying on our streets.
  • pan-handlers on almost every corner.

San Diegans want

  • good roads, good infrastructure, including bridges, reliable electrical power, reliable water, reliable sewage systems, etc…

San Diegans want

  • litter removed from their roadways and beaches.
  • the economy to dramatically improve
  • and jobs!


Matt Holck at work washing Dishes

[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 6 years ago

a political forum sounds contradictoray to me, heres why: OWS wants change, change comes by government, but if we talk about government officials isnt that a political forum, and so what? I think we should continue talking about politics as they really are, for we the people are getting to be smarter than the politicians.

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 6 years ago

yes I agree,. mods need to moderate or the dipshts and assholes run rampant. this is a factor when anonymous posting

Is there a good Occupy forum anyone can point to,. I looked previously and there are several, just looking for an active forum that is MODERATED!

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 6 years ago

It's kind of funny to see so many people on this site calling for more moderation, when Occupy in general is very hostile toward law enforcement. Isn't anarchy what most people here want? Then why are a bunch of anarchists begging for more cops?

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

Most OWS protesters I meet are more progressive left leaning than specifically anarchist. I think Anarchy is to undefined for most people while many see it simply as a violent movement (incorrectly)

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

I find your post indeterminate

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

I can't predict what you will post

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

Is that a bad thing? Does it even matter whether I am predictable?

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 6 years ago

That would be "non-deterministic"

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 6 years ago

You confuse anarchy with chaos (civil disorder) perhaps,. anarchy is not giving some, power over others. egalitarianism. In a public forum, that has a subject, it is common practice to have post ON TOPIC,. if not they are removed. this is a social convention or community standard and nothing to do with LAW enforcement.

We do not need post about political parties,. both are tools of the 1%,. the left (center right) and the right hand of the banksters and the military-corporate control structures.

[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago

We're not all (or even majority) Anarchists. I don't want OWS to just be a more political version of 4chan. We have enough chans as it is. I want this site to be a place where collaboration, planning, and action can take place.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 6 years ago

Take a look at some of the comments on this post to see the sad reality of what people around here think about cops: