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  1. #1 OWS "summer camp" -- it'd be hilarious if they weren't committing child abuse* 
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    *That was tongue-in-cheek, but still... these poor kids.

    The camp, which runs through Aug. 24 at a redbrick former schoolhouse on Maujer Street in Williamsburg, was only three days old, and fellow Occupiers, swept up in the pioneering spirit, had been coming by in droves to lend a hand. A few guys from Occupy Tech Ops had spent the afternoon tweaking the old computers and hooking up the Ethernet connection, and an Occupy artist had silk-screened 20 T-shirts (with a book-and-raised-fist logo) to serve as camp uniforms. Occupy librarians were finishing the reading room, and some Occupy farmers were discussing how to bring in provisions. A tattooed video jockey from Occupy TV was milling about, recording it all on a Sony hand-held camera.

    The only thing missing at that point were the campers. By Wednesday, there were three.


    On the camp’s second morning, two campers — which is to say, the only two — Leslie Rojas, 12, and Jonathan Smith, 14, sat at desks in the second-story classroom, receiving a lesson on the Freedom School movement from David Dobosz, a retired city public-school teacher. They were reading from a textbook, “Freedom Summer,” by Deborah Wiles, and the question of the day (“What is freedom?”) was chalked on the blackboard.

    The children looked weary, eyes glazed over, slumping in their seats.

    “There’s just so much to learn,” Mr. Dobosz encouraged them, “especially with the top-down corporate control of education that’s sucked the life out of the heritage of our children.” He glanced at his students, with a sigh. “All right, why don’t we do some science...”


    Then, on Maspeth Avenue, Mr. Wedes asked the campers what they knew about the Occupy effort. Leslie seemed unsure about the subject, but Jonathan said at once, “It was the fight against the 1 percent by the 99 percent.”

    “That’s exactly right!” Mr. Wedes exclaimed. He congratulated the boy on having put it so succinctly — despite, he said, “the efforts of the mainstream media who usually try to confuse you and make things sound confusing, when they’re not.”

    Edit: Oops. That title should be "it'd be hilarious," not "it's." Stupid fingers.
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    With Apologies to Allan Sherman

    Hello Faddah
    Hello Mama
    I'm Occupying
    Camp Obama
    I'm protesting
    Wall Street grabbings
    And trying to avoid the hobo stabbings
    On my iPhone
    With my last tweet
    I down-twinkled
    Jews on Wall Street
    Please don't worry
    About psychosis
    'Cause my Guy Fawkes mask repels tuberculosis
    We are saving
    This whole nation
    With some squad car
    We went marching
    in Zucotti
    And got applauded by the Nazi Party
    There's a raping
    Every day now
    Some are straight and
    Some are gay now
    Latest outbreak
    In the food tent over by the Ben & Jerry's
    Taaaake me home
    Oh Dad and Mama
    Taaaake me home
    From Camp Obama
    Don't leave me
    Out in the plaza scent
    Made by
    The 99 percent
    Cosign loans
    Oh Dad and Mama
    Don't make groans
    Oh Dad and Mama
    'Cause Van Jones
    Assures me that it's cool
    For me
    To go to graduate schooooool
    Just a minute
    Dad and Mama
    Got a message
    From Obama
    He doesn't like the
    way we're livin'
    So our student loans are hereby all forgiven
    No more worries
    No more bothers
    All thanks to our
    Founding fathers
    Our dear leaders
    won't let me fail
    Dear Mom and Dad please disregard this email

    November 14, 2011 in Occupy | Permalink
    Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.

    Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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    CU Royalty JB's Avatar
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    ďThereís just so much to learn,Ē Mr. Dobosz encouraged them, ďespecially with the top-down corporate control of education thatís sucked the life out of the heritage of our children.Ē
    I just did a Wait What in another Occupuke thread. These dudes is crazy.

    I'm so glad there's so many stupid people in this country. It makes it so much easier for the rest of us to do well.
    Be Not Afraid.
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    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    Speak "Truth To Power" OccuTards!!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    I just did a Wait What in another Occupuke thread. These dudes is crazy.

    I'm so glad there's so many stupid people in this country. It makes it so much easier for the rest of us to do well.
    Ain't THAT th' friggin' troof!
    But sometimes stupid is as stupid does, and there are legions of people who "do" stupid well in spite of their ability to "do" otherwise.
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    Poor children. All they wanted to do this summer was swim at the beach and play videogames, but no, their parents are idiots.
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