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patrice

(47,992 posts)
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:03 PM Feb 2012

Hello from OccupyKochTown - Fight Tar Sands in collaboration with Sierra Club 2/17-19/12 pt.2



























P.S. Casual remarks from Wichitans along the route of Saturday's march indicate that they do not know the Koch bro's Tar Sands Pipeline project is for FOREIGN oil on its way to ASIAN markets, nor that it is estimated to raise the price of a barrel of oil by $3.00.
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Hello from OccupyKochTown - Fight Tar Sands in collaboration with Sierra Club 2/17-19/12 pt.2 (Original Post) patrice Feb 2012 OP
More great pics. UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2012 #1
I love the flower girl vs. the oil guy. Hope that's not actual oil Leopolds Ghost Feb 2012 #2
The "oil" is chocolate syrup. patrice Feb 2012 #3
Brony starroute Feb 2012 #6
tl;dr Leopolds Ghost Feb 2012 #9
Tks! patrice Feb 2012 #11
Tree currency? Sounds cool! Leopolds Ghost Feb 2012 #8
Love the pix..... KoKo Feb 2012 #4
Those photos are fantastic. I love the flower girl and the oil guy also. sabrina 1 Feb 2012 #5
You are welcome. And yes, a flier with all of the important facts would be good, for instance, did patrice Feb 2012 #7
Thanks to the "Kelo" decision by Supreme Court Leopolds Ghost Feb 2012 #10
Gotta give a Sunday Night Kick to those Wonderful Photos! KoKo Feb 2012 #12
 

UnrepentantLiberal

(11,700 posts)
1. More great pics.
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:32 PM
Feb 2012

Last edited Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:49 AM - Edit history (1)

Activism is what it's all about. Only the second day and this group is already rocking.

Leopolds Ghost

(12,875 posts)
2. I love the flower girl vs. the oil guy. Hope that's not actual oil
Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:27 AM
Feb 2012

That stuff can be harmful to your skin.

Gotta wash it off with turpentine. Funny thing is turpentine is allegedly carcinogenic but is much less toxic than oil or mineral spirits.

The guy with a pink occupy fist? Definitely a brony.

Is this (Occupy Wichita) a new occupy?

If so, congratulations on the huge turnout and street theater!!!

patrice

(47,992 posts)
3. The "oil" is chocolate syrup.
Sat Feb 25, 2012, 01:02 AM
Feb 2012

a brony??

Yes it's OccupyWichita, hosting a total of 22 cities comprised of Occupies KC, KU, Tulsa, and Central Oklahoma, and Sierrans.

I think OccupyWichita is only about a month younger than OccupyKC and we started in September last year.

Right on about the street theater!! There was also a free poet, from OccupyKU, who riffed constantly on tree-currency, a people's art-based script, that he used to illustrate points about money and value, a BIG, outrageous looking guy, with a huge voice, spouting his own original, clever and really quite good poetry about money and economics. He. was. AWESOME. Spontaneously played a huge role in front of Koch HQ, with counter demonstrators, and a few dozen police, our tree poet introduced just the right degree of anarchy into the situation to make a very important, and educative, point about Occupy autonomy.

Leopolds Ghost

(12,875 posts)
8. Tree currency? Sounds cool!
Sun Feb 26, 2012, 03:47 AM
Feb 2012

Occupy should start a local currency project, similar to Ithaca Hours which supports small businesses and homespun occupations.

With so many Occupy's across the nation, it might actually work (unlike most.) I figure a working group of three people in every town could make it happen...

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
5. Those photos are fantastic. I love the flower girl and the oil guy also.
Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:21 PM
Feb 2012

Those people are wonderful. Thank you for the photos.

It's interesting that most people are not fully aware of what this is about. Do you think it would be good idea to make up a pamphlet explaining the whole thing, and leave them at supermarkets etc? The media won't explain it, so I guess we have to be our own media.

Anyhow, thank you for the pics,

patrice

(47,992 posts)
7. You are welcome. And yes, a flier with all of the important facts would be good, for instance, did
Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:31 AM
Feb 2012

you know that some of the eminent domain that's being used to acquire pipeline real-estate is eminent domain that is being used by a PRIVATE corporation? I didn't think such a thing was possible. Thought it HAD to be government that has that kind of power to seize real estate. But apparently in this situation Trans Canada, a private foreign corporation, is empowered to use eminent domain. WTF!!!

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/24/oil-company-is-bullying-land-owners-for-keystone-xl-pipeline/

Leopolds Ghost

(12,875 posts)
10. Thanks to the "Kelo" decision by Supreme Court
Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:31 AM
Feb 2012

It is a "center-right" effort to corporatize the Constitution... all the "moderates" on the Supreme Court now vote for stuff like this.

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