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> Should Council Evict Occupy Glasgow?, Legal stand-off in George Square
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post 8th Nov 2011, 02:48pm
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QUOTE (Wendy Davidson @ 8th Nov 2011, 01:09pm) *
I, for one, have had enough of these protesters in Kelvingrove Park and they've only been there for less than a week! Why on Earth the council put them there I do not know. They have been given full facilities including power, lighting, toilets, refuse collection, etc, etc.

Their presence is already a blight on a lovely park and I can tell you now that - while out walking the dog - I have heard quite a few people complaining about this rabble. Goodness knows what types they are likely to attract over the coming weeks. I dread to think!

Might be time for a petition to get them out before they have time to settle.

Set the dogs on them, it's a public park not a private camping site. I hope these idiots freeze off their extremitries.
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post 8th Nov 2011, 06:56pm
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Here are the nine points of the 'statement of intent' from the Occupy Glasgow flyer:
  1. "The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.
  2. We are of all ethnic backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities, dis/abilities and faiths. We stand together with occupations all over the world.
  3. We refuse to pay for the banks' crisis.
  4. We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable. We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.
  5. We want regulators to be genuinely independent of the industries they regulate.
  6. We support the strike on 30 November and the student action on 9 November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing.
  7. We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world's resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.
  8. We stand in solidarity with the global oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression.
  9. This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us!"
The statement adds that: "This is NOT a party political movement, people from all political ideologies are welcome and encouraged, we are in this together."

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post 8th Nov 2011, 07:03pm
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Also, see the website below for a list of things that the group need, or ways in which you could help out, if you are inclined to do so.

http://www.occupyglasgow.org/help-out.html

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post 8th Nov 2011, 08:08pm
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I'd like to win 20 million on the lottery, but that's not going to happen anytime soon either.
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post 8th Nov 2011, 08:56pm
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Their presence is already a blight on a lovely park and I can tell you now ,sez wendy

rolleyes.gif thought you wis talking about dog turds fer a minute then wendy? how can other humans be a blight anywhere let alone a public park, get a life smile.gif


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post 8th Nov 2011, 11:47pm
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QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th Nov 2011, 07:34pm) *
I'd like to win 20 million on the lottery, but that's not going to happen anytime soon either

Are you at least buyin' a lottery ticket on the chance that it might? rolleyes.gif


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post 9th Nov 2011, 06:52am
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QUOTE (GG @ 8th Nov 2011, 07:22pm) *
Here are the nine points of the 'statement of intent' from the Occupy Glasgow flyer:
  1. "The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.
  2. We are of all ethnic backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities, dis/abilities and faiths. We stand together with occupations all over the world.
  3. We refuse to pay for the banks' crisis.
  4. We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable. We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.
  5. We want regulators to be genuinely independent of the industries they regulate.
  6. We support the strike on 30 November and the student action on 9 November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing.
  7. We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world's resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.
  8. We stand in solidarity with the global oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression.
  9. This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us!"
The statement adds that: "This is NOT a party political movement, people from all political ideologies are welcome and encouraged, we are in this together."

GG.

Admirable targets but unrealistic in the foreseeable future or probably even further, what they are talking about is Utopia or Anarchy (in its true sense of the word).
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post 9th Nov 2011, 11:31am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 9th Nov 2011, 12:13am) *
Are you at least buyin' a lottery ticket on the chance that it might? rolleyes.gif

What? I have to buy a ticket as well? LOL
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post 9th Nov 2011, 11:40am
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It's all very well these people messing up our parks and cities, criticising the government and listing the problems that are world wide and that everyone knows about, but how about giving us some solutions? It's easy to criticise when your in opposition or (as these people are) have no chance of ever getting in to power. If you don't have a solution yourself then you have no right to criticise others in the same position. That's like someone who only speaks one language criticising others who aren't multilingual.
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post 9th Nov 2011, 11:43am
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QUOTE (Wendy Davidson @ 8th Nov 2011, 01:09pm) *
I, for one, have had enough of these protesters in Kelvingrove Park and they've only been there for less than a week! Why on Earth the council put them there I do not know. They have been given full facilities including power, lighting, toilets, refuse collection, etc, etc.

Their presence is already a blight on a lovely park and I can tell you now that - while out walking the dog - I have heard quite a few people complaining about this rabble. Goodness knows what types they are likely to attract over the coming weeks. I dread to think!

Might be time for a petition to get them out before they have time to settle.

IMO, Wendy is entitled to her own opinion. If we all had the same opinion there would be no messageboards as there would be absolutely nothing to discuss.
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post 9th Nov 2011, 12:20pm
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i really dont know enough about this to have an opinion but as someone who once stood oi grosvernor square (london) and threw stones at the american embassy........
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post 9th Nov 2011, 12:29pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 9th Nov 2011, 12:09pm) *
IMO, Wendy is entitled to her own opinion. If we all had the same opinion there would be no messageboards as there would be absolutely nothing to discuss.

Yes, but it would be good if she, and you for that matter, would join the boards so that a "discussion" could actually take place. It's easy to post opinions anoymously without then having to justify your position.


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post 9th Nov 2011, 12:45pm
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QUOTE (droschke7 @ 9th Nov 2011, 11:06am) *
... It's easy to criticise when your in opposition or ... have no chance of ever getting in to power.

Two points there Droschke:
1) The opposition is there to criticise (Dictatorships rule that out.)
2) The people who protest can eventually overcome the power (Look at Egypt, Libya and etc..)


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post 9th Nov 2011, 12:50pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 9th Nov 2011, 11:09am) *
IMO, Wendy is entitled to her own opinion. If we all had the same opinion there would be no messageboards as there would be absolutely nothing to discuss.

Now that we agree that Wendy's entitled to her opinion can we discuss whether or not it's a valid opinion since that's what discussion boards are for? rolleyes.gif
Over to you. tongue.gif


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post 9th Nov 2011, 02:40pm
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Yes lets ban those folk who mess up our parks. Ban dog walking
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