Tag Archives: Occupy San Diego

Hey, Haven’t we Seen Her Before? Occupy SD Kicked off Texas Bus


So remember back in November/Octoberish when that woman from Occupy San Diego punched the camera out of that one lady’s hands? That incident sparked off the whole “debate” with drysift!

I do believe we have stumbled into her once again, tied into a story about a small contingent of occupiers getting kicked off a greyhound bus. Links and a little discussion…After the jump.

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A Closing of the drysift Saga


Alright, this post has been long in coming, primarily because I’ve been a busy guy the past while. This topic deserves some kind of closer before I move on, considering the volume of traffic it generated and the strong feelings at play.

After the jump, I’ll throw up the links to the whole darn thing, as well as my articles on Occupy before my commentary. Those who are well and truly -done- with it all – never fear! You don’t have to hit ‘read more’.

There was also a show last night! I had fun, as did the 21 folks listening live. Many thanks to them!

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Responding to an Occupy Sympathizer Part 2


 

First part of this series can be found here

So! As stated earlier, drysift got back to me. If you haven’t read the first part, please do so – otherwise, if you enjoy things being way out of context or you’ve already caught up, the reply and my rebuttal can be found after the jump. Before I go further, a quick disclaimer: I know this person is not the entire Occupy movement, and I would -love- to speak to an Occupy San Diego person especially regarding some of my issues. As long as that person doesn’t behave like drysift here.

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An Open Response to an Occupy San Diego Sympathizer


No-one responded to my question about whether or not to respond openly to a pm I got – so I decided to go do it anyways! Below is the message in full. I understand it’s a busy week for everybody – but all the same I hope I get you folks on the weekend. The video in question is linked in my previous post

Quick note to site newbies, please read the about tab before jumping to conclusions about how I tick, kay?

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Production Machinations and Skeptic Conservative Shows 9 & 10


Thought I should post more – and at the same time share some of the production things I busy myself with!

First, a screenshot for the curious. More below.

Yes, this is for an audio podcast

Mixing 'cards' to go with each individual segment on the show.

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Quick Update: A List of Demands?


A potential list of demands for the occupy movement has finally presented itself. I’m still working on a post covering my overall thoughts – this will have some effect, but my main points of contention remain. Here it is, for those of you inclined to peek at it – I’ll pick it apart in detail later today/as I have time to do so!

The living, breathing manifesto 

This is a constantly adapting document – and it’s a meaty one. I’ll explain more in detail, but my immediate thoughts –

  1. This seems like a lot of policy, very quickly
  2. Many of the issues are overtly partisan
  3. Explanations of propositions are simplistic and full contextual links are not always provided
  4. Too many issues at once risks alienating potential supporters more then it will attract them
  5. A significant portion of the movement feels that publishing any demands is wrong, and it speaks volumes of their motives
It’s important to note that this isn’t an “Official” policy brief. It’s the closest thing the movement has to one, however.

 

 

The Occupy Movement – A Few Links Worth Sharing


…because ultimately these folks give word to the issues better then I could. Links and more of my thoughts after the jump.

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The Occupy Movement – A Critique of the Message


Well, this has certainly been long in coming. Last friday – October 7th – I went in person to observe the Occupy San Diego protest. I haven’t been able to do any follow up since, but I’m planning to drop by Civic Center Plaza sometime this week to take note of crowd sizes, and most especially how the message has evolved since day 1.

Before I went down, I had several questions buzzing around my mind. We already had two weeks of the Occupy movement taking place, varying in attendance from city to city, but with a few common themes – the 99% argument, a general attitude of anti-corporatism, and anti capitalism that seemed to have socialist sympathies. It was being sold as a noble movement – the oppressed, the homeless, the foreclosed, the unemployed lower classes rising up against the rich to call for economic fairness. The leftist version of the tea party, if you will -a  comparison that has been made many times – usually by those commenting from the leftist sphere of opinion.

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Occupy San Diego Day One Photodump


Here you go. Editorial comments come later – for now, enjoy, comment, and help me identify the signs.

First Camera

Second Camera  

NOTE: There is a metric crap ton (~120) photos in there! If you have any comments – ANY comments – I would love to hear them 🙂 I’m still working on my analysis essay – I’m really taking the time to think it through. It’s going to be thorough. If you have any questions or things you’d like me to address, please clue me in on twitter, youtube..or here! Thank you. -Doug