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Great Article from the Chair of the Washington County GOP – The Article that he resigned over

Rather than let him resign they should have had a parade for this man for finally having the cajones to speak out and speak the truth cej

Liberalism is an atheistic cult. The DNC is actually communism wrapped in their liberal religion to mask the fact they are attempting to create their utopian enslavement. The first thing Communists want is to take God out of all government institutions such as schools and government to be replaced with secularism. Secularism is an atheistic belief which replaces the Bible’s Ten Commandments and teachings of honesty and integrity with moral relativism. One can lie, cheat and steal if the end justifies the means. This gives the government officials, elitists and leaders free reign to make up morality as they see fit and declare what is right and wrong. Rather than having personal morality or responsibility they believe in a social morality allowing them to live an immoral personal life and having it absolved through social morality.

The Democrats have replaced personal morality with social morality which means to be a good person you no longer have to worry about your personal failings but your societal failings. This allows you to put the social good in front of your personal responsibilities to make yourself a good person. You can be a drug addict, leave your family in shambles or steal from your boss but, as long as you drive a Prius and are concerned about polar bears, you are a good person. You can live any immoral lifestyle you want and, as long as you believe in Social Justice, you are a saintly person in their belief system. This is where the cult lifestyle comes in since you have to take God out of your life and replace it with social morality to work yourself into goodness. Liberals earn their way into their heaven of a perfect liberal.

Liberalism is a Godless religion whose High Priests are scientists. Since they don’t believe in God or a superior being the only people who can explain; existence or truth are scientists. They won’t accept the “myth” of creation so they have to have the scientist explain our coming to being through evolution. According to evolution the top of the evolutionary chain is man which means that the only thing superior to man is a more intelligent man or a group of men together like government or science. That should disprove their theory right there.

The average liberal will accept anything a scientist says since they think the scientific method is based on facts and infallible. When a scientist declares something true by consensus such as evolution or Global Warming they accept it as absolute truth. Never mind science has been wrong about similar theories such as acid rain, DDT, Spotted Owls or AIDs affecting heterosexuals they accept it without question. The liberal will accept it completely without hesitation and when someone dares to question the findings of these scientists, that person is attacked and declared a heretic or ignorant of science. The truth is science has been corrupted by politics and now is closed to competitive theories and will destroy careers of non believers.

Many liberal will brag about how they are vegans who love Polar Bears and try to save the earth from those evil 1%ers. They are tolerant of everyone except those who disagree with them. They live their lives to be the perfect liberal who try to earn their way into liberal perfection. Their lives are a series of clichéd phrases and actions, trying to be more liberal than the liberal next to them. They are all pro-“choice”, for homosexual marriage, for salary equality, they worship the earth and most of all you vote Democrat. None of these social laws have anything to do with personal responsibility but enslaving others to your social morality. Tolerance is their sainted behavior and intolerance and Republicanism is the ultimate sin. Every one of these cultish beliefs either directly or indirectly lead you to voting for more Democrats and less individual freedom.

While they look with sanctimonious disdain at Christians and their religious myths and intolerance to be scoffed at they will spend untold millions on frauds which have no credible proof. It takes far more faith to believe in evolution than God when you look at the extremely long odds of random evolving of our complex species yet they laugh at the idea there may be a creator. Both take large amounts of faith to fill in the gaps yet one’s is laughed at while the other is taught in every institution in the country. The reason is these institutions have agreed that evolution is true through consensus which means all gaps in the theory are ignored completely and questioning is stopped. Anybody who argues against the so called proof or evidence are declared heretics to their religion and not admitted into the church of science. This consensus tactic has been repeated throughout liberal politics to declare their ideas right and any dissention attacked.

The mediots are who determine which theories are valid and which need to be rejected and they of course are members of the cult. The media has decided to promote every tenet of their religion from evolution, feminism, veganism, racism, homosexuality, choice, Global Warming, hate the wealthy, communism and every other lifestyle agenda the establishment considers normal. The only miracle is after forty years of political and cultic brainwashing the American dream still lives in half of this country’s citizens. After being mocked and vilified for all of these years Conservatives still have the ability to make these elections competitive considering the overwhelming forces standing against them. There are still people willing to stand up and proudly proclaim their faith in God as well as their trust in individual responsibility.

This should still give us hope that if we find candidates who can articulate Conservatism there are enough people to vote for them. Rather than trying to be like liberals with all their group dividing “isms”, let’s explain how capitalism and God free you rather enslave. Rather than falling for the right colored or gendered candidate, we need to find the ones who can explain the concept of trusting in our own individuality to provide for our families and friends. Rather than bowing to evolution and Global Warming we need people to become informed of the giant gaps in those theories and ask the dirt worshipers to explain why evidence points away from evolution and why there was no warming of the earth for the past ten years?

Let’s move away from consensus as a Party and use the power of variety and experimentation to pave a way to victory from election to election. The country is starving for leaders and rather than following the affirmative action consensus model let’s promote leaders who will lead the followers into our ranks and start attacking the cult. As one of their heroes said, let’s choose our leaders by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

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December 30, 2012 · 10:03 am

When They Come For Your Guns…You Will Comply

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The dress rehearsal for the gun grabbing that we are leading up too took place during Hurrican Katrina …They kicked in doors …without warrants…without cause…and they ransacked house after house and took every gun they could find…and do you know what people did about it?? They did NOTHING! Thats why I thought this article by Jim Karger I read at the dailyreckoning.com was especially on point. The only way you will get to keep your guns is too make sure they aren’t being kept at your house when they roll down your street.

When They Come For Your Guns…You Will Comply by Jim Karger

“When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms.
And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you except face down in a pool of your own blood [in] the middle of the street, just another dead fool resisting the State?”
This is not a question they are comfortable with, if only because the intent of their saber-rattling was to imply they would fight to keep their weapons, and win.
Nice fantasy. It’s not happening.
If the federal government decides to disarm the public, and when the increasingly-militarized rolls down your street after a not-so-subtle request that you kindly turn over your firearms and ammunition “for the common good,” it will be nothing less than suicide by cop to do anything other than what you are told.
The militarization of US police forces is ongoing and escalating. Many cities and towns now own tanks, armed personnel carriers, even attack helicopters, and almost all are outfitted with military weapons not available to the general public.
And, it is not just your hometown cops who are getting new boy-toys. The military itself is buying up weaponry not just for use in the current or next scheduled war, but to deal with the likes of you, citizens who don’t seem to understand that the Bill of Rights has been overruled, and that specifically includes, but is not limited to, the right to protest and engage in civil disobedience.
Also ignored (as if it didn’t even exist) is the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States.
According to Public Intelligence:
“…for the last two years, the President’s Budget Submissions for the Department of Defense have included purchases of a significant amount of combat equipment, including armored vehicles, helicopters and even artillery, under an obscure section of the FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the purposes of ‘homeland defense missions, domestic emergency responses, and providing military support to civil authorities.’ Items purchased under the section include combat vehicles, tanks, helicopters, artillery, mortar systems, missiles, small arms and communications equipment. Justifications for the budget items indicate that many of the purchases are part of routine resupply and maintenance, yet in each case the procurement is cited as being ‘necessary for use by the active and reserve components of the Armed Forces for homeland defense missions, domestic emergency responses, and providing military support to civil authorities’ under section 1815 of the FY 2008 NDAA.”
And, they are not just arming cops and weekend warriors for domestic purposes. Active duty Marines are now being trained for law enforcement operations all over the world (of which the US remains a part) specifically to deal with civil uprisings, and the US government knows that civil uprisings are coming to a town near you just as soon as the fantasy of a healing economy is shattered, the US dollar fails, and unemployment goes to 30%+ in real numbers.
And, to you tough-talking Neo-Cons with your AR-15 rifles and a few thousand rounds of ammo, here is the reality: they will take your guns, and no, all your Second Amendment bluster aside, you are not going to do anything about it. You are not going to take on a platoon of Marines with state-of-the-art automatic weapons and the best body armor you cannot buy protected by armed personnel carriers and attack helicopters unless you choose to die that day — for nothing. You will either be in the country or out, and if you are in, you will stay in and you will comply.
That is your choice… for the moment.
Regards,
Jim Karger

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December 21, 2012 · 3:17 am

Prosperity: US Drops Out of Top Ten and Behind Even Conservative Led Canada

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Prosperity: US Drops Out of Top Ten
Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world’s ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London’s Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.’s slippage is being driven by “a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead.” Well, they’re right: in Barack Obama’s America, hard work doesn’t cause you to get ahead; being politically connected does. We are all paying the price for the corruption of the Age of Obama.

Consistent with this finding is the fact that for the first time in history, the average Canadian is wealthier than the average American. Canada has a conservative government, and they have passed us like we are standing still. Which we are, at best.

All of which raises the question: do Barack Obama and his minions want America to be one of the world’s ten most prosperous countries? If you believe, as I do, that actions speak louder than words, the answer is No.

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The Left’s Obsession with THE BIG LIE!

The Left’s Obsession with THE BIG LIE!
I solved the problem …I have unwound the deadlock and discovered the nature of its genesis in the graveyards and ruins of discarded and debunked liberal ideas. The reason Ronald Reagan said “it’s not that the democrats don’t know anything …it’s that they know so much that just isn’t so” …is because for years conservatives and libertarians have called the left out …fed them facts and figures refuting their claims …over and over and over again …and when they are presented with evidence that their worldview is based upon flawed and manufactured nonsense they get aggressive and abusive but more importantly they act as though you are speaking Japanese and completely ignore it

Its one thing to believe nonsense and it’s another thing entirely to disseminate it. The big lie is the left wing battle cry …it’s their secret handshake …it’s etched into their psyche … and on the tip of every leftwing tongue…“The GOP is the party of the 1% …the party of Wall Street and Big Corporations and they are all stealing everything you have! The surprising part is …people believe what they want to believe, and they believe this to the extent that no amount of evidence to the contrary will shake their loyalty to the big lie. After all, isn’t the fear of loss a stronger emotional motivator than the desire for gain? By supplying this mythical enemy (The Top 1%) …then telling people that it’s the GOP who is the party of the 1% and wall street (Both extremely provable lies) they are then free to load all of blame for their failed policies, stupid ideas, 9%+ unemployment, etc .etc etc ..Onto the backs of the Judas goat GOP and cast them all out… once again avoiding all responsibility for what they have done..

CONSIDER THIS CASE STUDY I PERFORMED LAST WEEK AT A LEFTWING ‘PROGRESSIVE’ BLOG
Written without a care in the world for the facts or the truth “Diogenes” (the man who has been quoted as saying “if there is one thing I know it’s my own ignorance…a suiting name indeed) showcases the lefts immoral and irrational death grip on the “Big Lie” like no other post I have ever read consider these salient and dispositive excerpts:
https://politicalminacity.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/the-lefts-obse…th-the-big-lie/

“The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent – despite trumpeting itself as the “Silent Majority” and the “New Majority.”

Nikita Khrushchev, as I recall, once thought that the Democratic Party was the natural ruling party of America. (My note: High praise indeed from a communist)

To put this in perspective, we need only look at disturbing trends – not only in the Republican philosophy of government – but in their political tactics. Deception, corruption and manipulation. Since then, the Republican playbook has clearly been based on divide-and-conquer tactics. Fear-mongering, distrust and enmity toward the “other” is the order of the day. Damn the liberals, Democrats, immigrants, people of color, politically active women, NOW, ACORN, the Tri-lateral Commission, gun control advocates and on and on. (Projection…You think?) All demonized and held up to scorn by a legion of talking heads from Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage to Sean Hannity.

The combination of Fox News and conservative talk radio has created a Republican echo chamber in which “facts” are transmitted only after they have been filtered and embellished by a host of talking heads. Almost always, these facts are lies, distortions or gross exaggerations. But then, propaganda does not require truth. It requires impact.

The overseers of the Republican Party – the ultra rich and various whole industries from Wall Street and international oil to health care and pharmaceutical interests – pay vast sums of money to control information and manipulate the electorate. Wealth-class propaganda

How does the One Percent control the Republican Party – money and lots of it. Corrupting politicians by means of campaign contributions and promises of future riches is not confined to Republicans of course, but it is part of the conservative fabric. That fabric is stronger than ever in the age of the Super Pac – grand old political slush funds activated by anonymous donors.
Thanks to the Citizens United case, decided by radical conservatives, we suffer under the destructive assertions that corporations are people and money is speech.

To this we add their stubborn obstruction in Congress where they have a majority. They are now truly the Party of No. Republican tactics and innovations do nothing less than undermine and subvert our democracy. Their agenda is clear: Preserve, protect and advance the interests of the financial elite and large corporations

The One Percent and the party it rules has overreached and America is waking up. “
WOW! Let’s break this down into bite sized chunks of wrong thinking …
Diogenes and The Big Lie say:

“The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent” Meaning the GOP is the party of only the top 1% The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent 1% of the wage earners in the country.”

Now let’s look at the facts:
Not only is it intuitively absurd …it’s also equally challenged for factual legitimacy. When we talk about the top 1% we are no longer talking about the ‘other evil rich people’, the ones who make 250k or above …no we are talking about the stinky rich… you know …the type who hang out on the Forbes 100 list … So let’s take a look at that list shall we? Here are the top 25 or so… Now who is the party of the 1% …the party of Wall Street …The Party of GE and the party of corporate America… always follow the money because when you do you will find Democrat politicians with one hand out and the other hand selling their votes and souls

DEMOCRATS
D-Bill Gates 56 Billion
D- Warren Buffett $50.0 billion
D- Lawrence Ellison $39.5 billion
D- Jim Walton 20.1 billion
D- Alice Walton 20 billion
D- S. Robson Walton 20 billion
D- Michael Bloomberg 18 billion (was a D for 20 yrs then became a RINO and is now an I)
D- Larry Page – Google – 15 billion
D- Sergey Brin – Google – 15 million
D- Sheldon Adwelson – 14.7 billion
D- George”Spooky Dude” Soros – Crime Inc,.14.2 billion
D- Mark Zuckerberg $13.5 billion
D- Dustin Moskovitz $2.7 billion
D- Sean Parker $1.6 billion
D- Peter Thiel $1.6 billion
D- Yuri Milner $1 billion
D- Eduardo Saverin $1.6 billion

REPUBLICAN
R- Michael Dell 14 billion
R- Charles Koch 21.5 billion
R- David KLoch 21.5 bllion

Progressives, even more so than liberals “have bought into ‘the big lie’ …hook line and sinker and there is no fact dispositive enough, and there is no argument compelling enough, to allow them to see the truth behind ‘the big lie

They completely ignore anything that doesn’t square with ‘the big lie’ because all of their arguments for all of their whiz bang gov’t programs and all of their income re-distributive ideas all require the big lie to be true. Imagine trying to start a class war with no rich people being vilified

Take this beautifully written post by Diogenes for example. When I read it thru the first time my jaw hit my desk in disbelief. I thought to myself “how can anyone believe this stuff …with the truth on these things so easy to access how is it possible to mis-quote reality so consistently and profoundly? Now I know …it’s because of the Big Lie.

What is the Big Lie?
The Big Lie is the lie from which most of their other incidents of wrong thinking flows…it is the belief that the GOP is the party of the rich. The Big lie is the GOP represents only the ‘wealth class”, the big big lie is that the GOP is in the pocket of Wall Street and Big Corporate America, the Big Lie is that all Fox news and Talk Radio report are lies (whenever I see someone say that they never bother to tell us all exactly what lies they are talking about or further attempting to provide any legitimacy to their barking) The Big lie is that the GOP is the overfunded political machine hell bent on instituting anti American ideologies on the unsuspecting citizenry…that they want to suppress the vote and kink the elections and that every time they find themselves in the majority it’s only because they managed to scare and confuse the electorate…and every time they vote according to the values and ideas their election to office was based upon then they are obstructionists and do nothings. But the heart and soul of the Big Lie (pabulum for the unproductive class) is that the GOP is only about money and Wall Street and greed and corporatism which they use to corrupt and subvert our way of life and values. Barf!

If the GOP is the terminal minority why do over 41% of Americans identify as conservatives (19% identify as liberals)

If the GOP is the party who exists to serve its Wall Street masters then why does Wall Street give most of its money to the Democrats?

If the GOP is responsible for the financial meltdown then why does left wing billionaire nutter George Soros keep saying this: “World financial crisis was “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

George Soros …fresh from enjoying the culmination of his life’s work (wrecking the US economy he says) invests billions of dollars in Petrobas (Brazils big oil company) at the time this became his largest single position in any company … 3 months later US President Obama goes to Brazil and stimulates their economy and specifically Petrobas to the tune of 2 billion US tax dollars (in loan guarantees) so they can expand their offshore drilling shortly after Obama shut down all US Offshore drilling costing the US over 160,000 jobs. And the GOP is in the pocket of big oil and the Wall Street ultra rich? Are you freaking nuts?…This is just 1 out of literally 100′s of examples of Obama propping up America’s competition in service to his Wall Street and international financial masters IT’S NOT THE GOP THEY OWN IT’S THE DEMOCRATS!

When are common sense and the facts, based upon the reality we live in going to start to impacting the lefty’s obsession with the Big Lie?

Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest of the big players on wall street …there are no fewer than 24 top officials / czars/ cabinet members etc in the Obama administration drafted from the list of Goldman Sachs executives … yet the GOP is the party controlled by Wall Street? Give me a break! That’s a Big Lie!

Diogenes quotes Khrushchev’s perception of who the ruling party of the US should be…that’s not an endorsement to brag about, but he goes on to say: “The overseers of the Republican Party – the ultra rich and various whole industries from Wall Street and international oil to health care and pharmaceutical interests – pay vast sums of money to control information and manipulate the electorate” The only problem with that is it does NOT mesh well with reality “Of the 16 Big Wall Street firms who gave large sums of money during the 08 election 16 of them gave most of that money to Democrats!” Isn’t it amazing how facts always disprove what Liberals and progressives wish were true? In my earlier comment up thread I listed the richest 25 people in the US and only 3 of them are Republicans …that’s reality. Thinking that the GOP is the party of the “ultra rich” …that’s Big Lie fantasy.

He rightly complains about the corrupting influence of money in our elections ….he mistakenly tries to suggest that the GOP are the people guilty of using super pac money and big corporate money to buy elections. This is certainly consistent with the big lie but also at radical odds with reality. In the 08 election it was Obama who ‘changed his mind’ (aka he lied) when he agreed to stop raising money after the convention and accept the public finance money … The result was that Obama and the DNC spent almost 1 billion dollars buying the necessary votes in the must win states to win the election… outspending the “party of wealth and wall street” by 3-400 million dollars!

He thinks that GOP efforts to stop dead people, and illegal aliens from voting in our elections (for Harry Reid lol) are examples of the GOP kinking our otherwise fair and open elections. His short term memory has forgotten about the felony indictments and defunding of ACORN and the voter registration crimes they committed for the Democrat party in all 50 states. The are forgetting the cheating that occurred when George Soros decided to buy mouth breather and left wing pond scum Al Franken his US Senate seat. Guess that doesn’t mesh with the Big Lie.

When you didn’t think it could shovel any faster we get this: “The One Percent and the party it rules have overreached and America is waking up. That overreach has produced the Occupy Movement which focuses on a prime symptom of the American malaise – gross mal-distribution of wealth” which according to the big lie is believable …but according to reality and the facts (and all of those emails and occupiers who went on the news to tell the world they were being paid $100 a day to be there) is just not so!

And lastly this truly misleading and false claim: “It (the OWS) has produced an awakening in Wisconsin where Republican radicals were unceremoniously evicted from the state senate. It has produced the results we saw in Ohio and Maine and all over the nation on Tuesday night.” Reality says that in Wisconsin the recall efforts which took place before OWS was a failure with 4 of the 6 people targeted for recall keeping their jobs and the GOP keeping their majority. There was no “producing results all over the nation” last Tuesday …there was a vote on public employee unions in Ohio and that’s it!

I understand that the facts that refute every single justification which leads to his conclusions here will be ignored just as surely as if I had been writing in Japanese. To those of you on the left who think all of today’s evils come to us from the GOP and the right I say … ‘physician …heal yourself”

CEJ

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Whats Goin On With the Occupy Movements? – Two Different Viewpoints~!

In the spirit of fair play and equal time I decided to post a recent blog on the Occupy Portland Movement written by a friend of mine; David Loftus. David has been actively volunteering his time and effort to the OP movement and has a much different perspective than I do.

My take on these occupy movements taking place all over the country (with varying degrees of participation and success)is this:

1. I question any movements motives and agendas that is as manufactured and contrived as this one was. Breitbart’s reposted emails spelled out the movements genesis with very little left to doubt.

2. David is upset because he thinks the media has been purposely ignoring what the movement has been saying and doing since it started. I posted over 100 links to various news stories (all reporting some level of criminal activity or arrest) to prove him wrong. The truth is we are both right and wrong at the same time; they are getting their coverage …it’s just been all negative and I agree that, “yes” the rest of what they6 have been up too has been curiously as missing in action as Ron Paul’s campaign coverage.

3. My biggest concern is that the occupy movement has gone hunting with a shotgun and is more focused on killing something than killing the right thing. I told David and others that if they are after corporations (who are designed to make money for their shareholders), and rich people then they have the wrong targets in their sites. If however they are after Wall Street and the small group of international financiers who have been actively trying to enslave us all …then I am with them.

4. Why in the world would these occupy movements be holding hands with big labor? This is a huge concern. Granted, the OWS appears to have been started by big labor but in my opinion it’s impossible to protest jobs being sent overseas and be pro-labor union.

In my opinion the OWS people in every city need to police their ranks, clean up their campsites, exclude the drug addicts, freeloaders, racists and criminals. Take some of their money and rent portable toilets, sever ties with the labor unions who are using them as shills to do the heavy lifting and advance the movement for them. Anyone who remembers their “Cloward and Piven” and “Alinsky” training manuals will no doubt see that this movement appears to be following their scripts, line and verse. They need to refine their aim so they target the cause of the problems and not just the symptoms. The should be demanding an end to the Federal Reserve! They should be demanding a breakup of the TBTF Banks and force a clear separation between their banking operations and their investment banking business. They should be demanding a smaller and less intrusive government and finally they should take a good long look at the people currently in office who accept money from Wall Street and in return vote in lockstep for Wall Street every single time (Obama, Wyden. Blumenauer, Frank, Pelosi et. al) and organize to have them retired to the scrap heap of corrupt politicians who sold out the interests of this country in favor of their own.

Here is David’s Blog posts on Occupy Portland:

Occupy Portland, part 1 – First Impressions

I knew that if I volunteered at the Information desk I’d be learning a lot more than I’d be helping anyone. But that was part of the point: I figured this would be the fastest way to get a handle on what’s been happening on Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, downtown Portland, over the past two weeks.

You probably won’t be able to read it in the above photo, but posted at the entrance to Lownsdale Square, and elsewhere around the parks, are the camp’s extensive “Collective Agreement on Guidelines for Community Safety and Well-Being.” They dub the Occupy site weapon-free and nonviolent; prohibit any recreational alcohol or drug use; sequester cigarette smoking to the corner of SW 4th and Main; and call for respectful treatment among everyone, among other things. The panel on the right lists the steps to take in response to any threats to safety and well-being on the site.

I had participated in the initial protest march on Oct. 6 that involved at least 4,000 people and might have drawn in as much as 6,000 or 10,000 – various numbers have gotten batted around in the media – but I hadn’t had a chance to get a good look at the site where the long-haul protesters had chosen to camp ever since.
I looked around for an hour on Thursday, Oct. 20 and was intrigued by what I saw. When I came home, I skimmed the local newspaper’s website to check the latest official spin, and found the usual snarky comments from readers … probably people living out in the suburbs who had never been in these parks a minute of their life, never mind checking out the protest for themselves. Then a Facebook friend dumped a bunch of the usual “witticisms” about gross, un-bathed hippy types and the smell, and that made up my mind to get involved.
So for four hours on the morning of Oct. 21, 2011, the fifteenth day of the Occupy Portland protest and the fourteenth morning of occupation, I sat at the table in the Information tent and talked with people who stepped up to it.
It turned out not to matter that I didn’t know much. Most citizens who came to the Information desk just wanted to talk. Some were curious folks who asked the usual “What is this for? What are you doing here?” — not me, in particular, just the entire camp — and I gave them my answer. At this point there is no single right answer, and I certainly wasn’t authorized to speak on behalf of anyone else. Others just wanted to know how the protest was going.
Still other visitors were passing through Portland and either desired to see what they’d been hearing about on the TV, or had news from other Occupy protests to pass along to us. CONTINUED AT THE SOURCE!

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