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#OCCUPYXMAS begins

Here comes the new Normal.

This years’ Black Friday was a resounding success. Fifty-five billion dollars chimed through cash registers across the USA. Two hundred and fifty-thousand people went into the malls and spent on average 400 hundred dollars each, the biggest shopping day ever. Some notable purchases included ten limited edition Ferraris with matching luggage from Neiman Marcus’s exclusive holiday catalogue, $395,000 each, gobbled up in under an hour.

We in the 99%, alongside our sympathetic friends in the 1%, need to challenge this “normal” way of doing Xmas and come up with a new normal. The holidays need another paradigm.

So what are we occupiers going to do different this season? For starters, we’re going to take the personal plunge and move our money. We’re going to take it away from the big banks and put it into our local credit unions. And that will be the one great first step in breaking beyond the encampments and into the new Xmas imagination.

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Anonymous

Have you watched any of the occupy events, they want down with the government system. They want everyone to earn the same that is called communism. OPEN YOUR EYES and stop watching MSLSD

Anonymous

Have you watched any of the occupy events, they want down with the government system. They want everyone to earn the same that is called communism. OPEN YOUR EYES and stop watching MSLSD

Anonymous

Do some research on the "Peace Pilgrim." She was a woman who cris-crossed America waking for peace. I saw her at a number of rallies in the 1980s.

Anonymous

Do some research on the "Peace Pilgrim." She was a woman who cris-crossed America waking for peace. I saw her at a number of rallies in the 1980s.

Anonymous

This is something people may consider in terms of consumption or small business. Let's say, within your neighborhood 5 people would like a nice printer. However, you can't afford it on your own, and you can't justify that expensive a printer for just yourself. If you and all your neighbors however agree to chip in and buy the printer, it automatically becomes the community printer. Everyone pays less upfront and everyone still gets the benefits of using it. TA DA! True not everyone could use the printer at the same time and you would have some sort of maybe community area to put those items in. But doesn't that make more sense? I mean really we should consider what we can share amongst each other that isn't used all the time. Sporting Equipment, Videogame equipment, Yard Tools. Etc. Etc. Eventually they would wear out, that's true, but it saves people from having to spend a large amount upfront at one time.
It's smaller amounts per person. Or borrowing between each other as long as you trust the person and that whatever you borrow will be returned in the condition it's given.
I think you may be able to even trade errands, to save each other time.
For example you say to your neighbor in talking "Yeah I've got to run to the store." And your neighbor goes "Hay if I give you 5 bucks will you pick up some milk for me? I've got to stay here and keep an eye on what I'm doing." And you say "Sure."
You are already on your way there, it doesn't hurt you to pick up their milk with your milk. They save time. Maybe the next time your out of milk, they'll do the same. If that happens enough your saving each other time. Plus your potentially saving them gas.

Anonymous

This is something people may consider in terms of consumption or small business. Let's say, within your neighborhood 5 people would like a nice printer. However, you can't afford it on your own, and you can't justify that expensive a printer for just yourself. If you and all your neighbors however agree to chip in and buy the printer, it automatically becomes the community printer. Everyone pays less upfront and everyone still gets the benefits of using it. TA DA! True not everyone could use the printer at the same time and you would have some sort of maybe community area to put those items in. But doesn't that make more sense? I mean really we should consider what we can share amongst each other that isn't used all the time. Sporting Equipment, Videogame equipment, Yard Tools. Etc. Etc. Eventually they would wear out, that's true, but it saves people from having to spend a large amount upfront at one time.
It's smaller amounts per person. Or borrowing between each other as long as you trust the person and that whatever you borrow will be returned in the condition it's given.
I think you may be able to even trade errands, to save each other time.
For example you say to your neighbor in talking "Yeah I've got to run to the store." And your neighbor goes "Hay if I give you 5 bucks will you pick up some milk for me? I've got to stay here and keep an eye on what I'm doing." And you say "Sure."
You are already on your way there, it doesn't hurt you to pick up their milk with your milk. They save time. Maybe the next time your out of milk, they'll do the same. If that happens enough your saving each other time. Plus your potentially saving them gas.

Anonymous

I'll suggest the idea of sharing sporting equipment at my kids next football meeting. I mean, why do they all need their own helmets anyhow?

Anonymous

I'll suggest the idea of sharing sporting equipment at my kids next football meeting. I mean, why do they all need their own helmets anyhow?

Anon

Now you are just populist a-holes occupying the word occupy.

Did you run out of place to add Uber or do you just generally lack imagination?

If you do not want to celebrate Christmas then don't.

Just don't complain about the bargain I got on my spanking new Ferrari.

Anon

Now you are just populist a-holes occupying the word occupy.

Did you run out of place to add Uber or do you just generally lack imagination?

If you do not want to celebrate Christmas then don't.

Just don't complain about the bargain I got on my spanking new Ferrari.

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