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Forum Post: What should I prepare for?

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 2:18 p.m. EST by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN
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I'm going to New York this week from Indiana to join the movement. I noticed now tents and sleeping backs aren't allowed. Should I leave my tent at home? How should I prepare? What should I bring? Any advice/information would be exceptionally helpful. Thanks!

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[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 11 years ago

Don't camp in New York.

Its too cold, you'll get sick.

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 11 years ago

Personally, I would stay at home until a clear message emerges. Having all these people milling about and complaining about whatever ails them changes only one thing; the general public's level of tolerance and acceptance of us. We keep showing off how "powerful" we are, but have yet to tell folks what it would take to satisfy us. America tires of us, and a critical opportunity to unify them behind a common message is being lost. We seriously need a coherent and actionable message.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

I have noticed the undeniable influx of people who are protesting just to protest. It's a shame it's been polluted so much.

[-] 1 points by thrasmyaque (5) 11 years ago

Go to thrasymaque's training web page and learn how to run a non violent campaign- then in the American spring (may 2012) you will be ready. http://tinyurl.com/7rvpv43 thrasymaque

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

I was hoping to join what was left of this one. Is it really at its close?

[-] 1 points by thrasmyaque (5) 11 years ago

Join a local chapter of ows- they need people such as you- Terre Haute, IN http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyTHaute

no ows is not closed- its alive and well, presently we are demonstrating thought out this country and the world- we would be honored to have you join us - today, tomorrow anytime-

[-] 1 points by screwtheman (122) 11 years ago

You shouldn't come. We are calling it quits.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

Is it really over?

[-] 1 points by screwtheman (122) 11 years ago

We are all heading home today.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 11 years ago

YES!!

[-] 1 points by PatriotSon01 (157) 11 years ago

Enlightenment. Prepare to expand your horizons and the exercise your civic duty by learning much more about your government. Allowing yourself to be pushed around by the government and having your rights violated is similar to letting a clay pot beat the potter each night. It's simply absurd...

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

I'm really very excited to meet the people and become more educated. I was blown away when the movement started and recently, watching the various videos of how protesters were being treated, I realized it's not just my job as a citizen to support it, it's my job as a citizen to contribute. I know I'm late in the game, but I feel like I'll do okay. Do you know where the majority of the people are sleeping now? I know there has been a motion to begin shifts, elimination the camping problem. I suppose what I'm most worried, or unsure, rather, about is what to expect with the sleeping arrangements. Not that I expect many have been made. Haha

[-] 1 points by PatriotSon01 (157) 11 years ago

We should rent out a hotel or ask for use of a house... Rotate shifts in it.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

Call me crazy here, but what are the odds of being able to rent out an old factory building or something? You know, one that's not being used and hasn't been for years? I don't know if that's even plausible taking into consideration health concerns and what have you, but it's a thought. I don't know what the budget is or who is in charge of it, but surely something can be done.

[-] 1 points by WeMustStandTogether (106) from Newark, NJ 11 years ago

Occupy abandoned buildings.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

Exactly! Except with consent of the owners. I don't think abandoned buildings qualify as public property, therefore we'd end up in jail relatively quickly. haha

[-] 1 points by WeMustStandTogether (106) from Newark, NJ 11 years ago

When it's winter and a building stands abandoned you occupy it. Whoever owns yet abandons it is immaterial. So are concerns about going to jail when it's winter and you're jobless and homeless. It'll help some folks.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

You know, come to think of it, I did read an article not terribly long ago in which it mentioned courts overturning punishment of squatters in abandoned buildings.

[-] 1 points by WeMustStandTogether (106) from Newark, NJ 11 years ago

Well i mean it'll be a spectacle witnessing a bunch of homeless folks hopping up & down with glee when they're sentenced to jail after squatting in abandoned factories and warehouses. Peace.

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[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 11 years ago

you'll need a place to stay at night, but participate during the day.

[-] 1 points by NuggetWindsock (9) from Terre Haute, IN 11 years ago

It is still going then?

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 11 years ago

www.nycga.net/events/

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