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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Thats not necessarily a good thing.
    No, not necessarily. But I like to see the spirit, and as of right now with options closing down; if we don't watch it and wake up from this daze we seem to be in, we will be left with no other option.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Fire them all for not showing up..

    Thats what I say.
    We don't do that anymore. You can't fire them during a strike or a shut down from protesters.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Yeah! Down with the police!! Let's get those pigs!
    Who polices the police?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    I agree. That includes the vast majority of the Occupy participants as well.
    Doubt it. Or why else would they be there?


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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Doubt it. Or why else would they be there?
    Considering the signs I see everyday in Boston, I'd say a majority are thoroughly confused.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    mad at wall street?... shut down a port!

    makes perfect sense.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We don't do that anymore. You can't fire them during a strike or a shut down from protesters.
    Maybe if its unionized you cant......
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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Hmmmm.....well, I believe a strong, nationwide strike would be the real way to effect change in our country. That's the reason why our government works so hard to make it easy to go into debt...harder to strike, or lay out of work for a day, week, month, when you got a mortgage, student loan, etc.

    Having said that, if something like this takes off, it could actually make a difference...but the question is, what KIND of difference? Say we go on strike...What would we ask of our leaders? Do we even know the questions? I mean, I know the questions I would like addressed...but I'm one person. I wonder of the OWS people have put any thought into this, and then I think...well, being leaderless, they probably haven't.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Who polices the police?
    Internal Affairs investigates the police. As for who investigates them, well, that's kind of the trick isn't it? Eventually it just comes down to either a handful of bureaucrats or the masses keeping an eye on things and the masses are usually impeded as much possible from keeping an eye on things that handful of bureaucrats doesn't want them looking at.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland: City braces for general strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Maybe if its unionized you cant......
    Yeah, I suppose that's true. I would have assumed the dock workers would certainly be unionized though.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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