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Music Video Featuring Videos from Occupy 2011


An interesting thing happened back in November – I got a message in my inbox asking if I would be alright with the potential use of my footage in an upcoming music video. I agreed, and recently got a message sharing this:

My footage didn’t make it in – but honestly, that’s fine. I was admitedly a little concerned that this would wind up being something glorifying anarchy – but watch the whole thing, take note of the images we see. Happy protesters, mad protesters, people caught in the middle, calm police, rough housing police, calm protesters, protesters destroying things and being violent. It’s a broad swath of the humanity at play in the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring in the fall of 2011. That and the song -is- good.

These folks were polite enough to approach and ask for permission – and at the end credited ALL contributions! No matter where they’re coming from, these folks deserve a shoutout and respect! Also – the fact that all footage was taken from citizen journalists and folks on the ground like me? Very cool, very awesome, and worthy of applause.

So what do you think? Thought provoking commentary on humanity, or sappy hippy style unicorns and rainbows?

ALSO! There’s a podcast today. On KSDT! Click the tab up above labelled ‘The Invisible Voice’ for more information!

Half Test, Half Actual Content.


TheDougem Drives, where I rant in my car in order to make use of all the damn time I spend driving. Consider this my ‘unplugged’ segments. I’ll probably go off on tangents, I’ll rant, get pumped up, and probably bellow some since usually I’ll be talking about things that piss me off. Don’t turn this up too loud!

In this inaugural rant I discuss Breitbart’s death and the tone of commentary surrounding it as well as the broader political sphere.

Skeptic Conservative Show — 1/13/2012


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That was a fun show! Far less attendence then the previous one (8 live) but I am not unhappy with this – I’m used to spikes in attendence and frankly it’s normal.

Show notes and thoughts after the jump.

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October & November 2011 Post Round-up


A little something to tide all of you over until I can actually write again. Yes, hardly anything new – but it’s organized! With pretty formatting! And links! And all of my blog content since the revival back in September!

Full listing after the jump. See that underlined ‘read more’? Click it. Now. You know you want to.

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Response to an Occupy Sympathizer – PART THREE


[UPDATE 11/20/2011] New arrivals – please visit this story!  it details the incidents of occupy so far that I will put up in my next post that is CURRENTLY in progress! Thanks!

-Dougem

My initial impression of occupy. Please read!

Sneak peek of the photos I will use next post – occupy San Diego’s current presence. Quite small.

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Part 1

Part 2

What’s this? A twist?

“More bias. Blocked. I’ll be in tinychat.com/debate @ 7pm on Monday. Lets see how many people you can get to meet there.”

No, drysift, I’m not going to roll unless enough of my audience wants me to. I’ve brought up my concerns, fleshed them out in agonizing detail, and you’re leaving it all hanging unchallenged. Not only that – but you name a time and place – without even checking to see if I am able to go! Are you maximizing my chance of not being able to show, drysift, so that you can claim an empty victory?

My audience are free to go. I won’t encourage them to because I am willing to bet good money that it will just descend into a flame war – know this ahead of time folks. It’s your choice and yours alone.

So, audience – what do you think? I think it’s time for some direct democracy!

[UPDATE] This is what democracy looks like! The majority, 4 voters, felt drysift needs to respond to my rebuttals like any serious debater would. Thanks folks for putting up with this exercise in Drama. I promise we’ll be moving on shortly.

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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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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Full-on Revival


For reasons of convenience, I am briefly reviving this blog to act as a host for citizen journalism efforts I am planning to undertake over the next several months.

Those of you who follow me actively, consider this my supplemental blog for the Skeptic Conservative Podcast.

Those of you stumbling upon this – Hello! I am TheDougem, an independent conservative/gaming vlogger currently pursuing a history degree at UCSD. I like sharing my love of strategy games and my take on current events on my youtube channel. I try to be receptive to all points of view, and encourage a healthy skepticism of all political creeds. If you wish to get in touch with me, leave a comment here 🙂