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Forum Post: Time To Move Forward

Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 9:31 a.m. EST by Idaltu (662)
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overplay (overplays 3rd person present) (overplaying present participle) (overplayed past tense & past participle ) 1 verb If you say that someone is overplaying something such as a problem, you mean that they are making it seem more important than it really is. (=exaggerate) I think the historical factor is overplayed, that it really doesn't mean much. V n 2 If someone overplays their hand, they act more confidently than they should because they believe that they are in a stronger position than they actually are.

I think the tent and physical occupy has outlived its usefulness. We have everyone's attention...it is time to remove the head of the snake which is congress.




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[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 10 years ago

but wouldn't asking that everyone go home send a message to congress that the discontent was a flash in the pan. wouldn't this allow congress to once again overplay its hand? i hate to be pessimistic about the national ethos but once you get rid of the bill board, wont the naysayers feel they were right all along.

[-] 1 points by Idaltu (662) 10 years ago

Getting rid of campsites does not mean going home. It means having booths in parks etc where information is distributed, a Kisok type system, tied by computers across the nation. Then a printer that can be used to print out the names of public officials that are deeply invested in special interests...keep it local but have that network set up.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

No, that would have shown compassion for their supporters, and their opponents, and the occupations should have been suspended 11/11/11. NYCGA fail. They should have simultaneously announced the plan for the National General Assembly as per the 99% Declaration, but they didn't do that either. NYCGA fail. Now the camps are gone and the movement is dying in it's cradle. NYCGA now bears complete resemblance to the existing political leaders, totally clueless and lost in their ideology and egos. FAIL.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 10 years ago

i'd be careful with such a shallow analysis. to say congress and protesters are "totally clueless and lost in their ideology and egos" is to say that America is a nation of egotistically, ideologically clueless citizens.that makes us the same. But, the ability to show compassion would be a good token of sincerity. i'll agree with your first statement and retract my original concern.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

I didn't say "protesters" I said NYCGA representing oh maybe 1% of the protesters. But yes, I should have said "who seem" 'totally clueless...'

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 10 years ago

you're right, my bad

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 10 years ago

I think you are mistaken, because it is a powerful demonstration of the loss of our rights and the vast majority of americans support the right to protest: even those who dont support what the protest is about. It has had a huge impact on the status quo. More attention needs to be brought to the arrests and manipulation of reporters, the connections between the judiciary and those whom they are serving. Too few judges are standing up to the illegal and unwarranted arrests and evictions. Every picture and video of abuses reminds people of what this country is supposed to be in stark contrast to what it has become.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

1 st Amendment right to peaceably assemble -good, 1st Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances - bad, RIGHT NYCGA?

[-] 1 points by doctorlove (-10) 10 years ago

OWS supporters. Go Get a job you losers or better yet, move out of my great country. your empire has ended and will not longer exist other than your shitty hippie loving website. Read and weap. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/30/occupy-los-angeles-protesters-brace-for-eviction-as-police-deploy/?test=latestnews What a bunch of liberal assholes

[-] 1 points by Cocreator (306) 10 years ago

Valentines Day Occupy Washington D.C.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 10 years ago

It is the repelican party in Congress that you are looking for. As we tear at their lies, and expose all of their corruption, they will no doubt point fingers at their counterparts across the aisle, hoping to deflect our attention.

this is a good thing. By focusing on one, the other naturally sees advantage in providing assistance. And the one focused on provides the material on their opponent.

In this way, corruption on both sides is exposed.

Both sides are already at each other's throats. By choosing one side, the side with the biggest lies, we conserve our own energy, by simply facilitating a process already underway.