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#OCCUPYXMAS kicks off Nov 25/26

Let's take back the season!

Hey dreamers, occupiers, rabble-rousers,

You’ve been sleeping on the streets for two months pleading peacefully for a new spirit in economics. And just as your camps are raided, your eyes pepper sprayed and your head’s knocked in, another group of people are preparing to camp-out. Only these people aren’t here to support occupy Wall Street, they’re here to secure their spot in line for a Black Friday bargain at Super Target and Macy’s.

Occupy gave the world a new way of thinking about the fat cats and financial pirates on Wall Street. Now lets give them a new way of thinking about the holidays, about our own consumption habits. Lets’ use the coming 20th annual Buy Nothing Day to launch an all-out offensive to unseat the corporate kings on the holiday throne.

This year’s Black Friday will be the first campaign of the holiday season where we set the tone for a new type of holiday culminating with #OCCUPYXMAS. As the global protests of the 99% against corporate greed and casino capitalism continues, lets take the opportunity to hit the empire where it really hurts…the wallet.

On Nov 25/26th we escape the mayhem and unease of the biggest shopping day in North America and put the breaks on rabid consumerism for 24 hours. Flash mobs, consumer fasts, mall sit-ins, community events, credit card-ups, whirly-marts and jams, jams, jams! We don’t camp on the sidewalk for a reduced price tag on a flat screen TV or psycho-killer video game. Instead, we occupy the very paradigm that is fueling our eco, social and political decline.

Historically, Buy Nothing Day has been about fasting from hyper consumerism – a break from the cash register and reflecting on how dependent we really are on conspicuous consumption. On this 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day, we take it to the next level, marrying it with the message of #occupy…

We #OCCUPYXMAS.

Shenanigans begin November 25!

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firstoccupier1981

Occupiers, It sounds like to me we are ready to improve the middle, and working class financial condition and the Main St. economy. As the first occupier I have been working on decreasing the wealth gap since 1981. I am an economic scholar, author and retired small businessman. I am Chairman of a special Committee For Economic Reform and A Better Economic Future. A better future; Isn't this what we're all working towards? You say you have the brightest minds of several generations standing by. Well lets put them to work getting out the word that there is a better way to prosperity than what either of the Republicans or the Democrats are proposing. Cuts in vital programs is not the answer. Neither is massive deficit spending Keynesian Economic Policies. Then what is the solution? Have your brightest minds look over the information posted at www.foreclosurecrisissolved.wordpress.com/ www.recoverygovforthepeople.wordpress.com/ and economysflaw.wordpress.com/ Read: "People's Economic Recovery Plan, A Private Sector Solution To Job Creation and Economic Recovery," and "Eliminate The Fed Income Tax and Six Other Fixes For our Economy" to start with. Then get back to me. [email protected] We will let President Obama, Congress, and the 1% know where the real power is!!

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firstoccupier1981

Occupiers, It sounds like to me we are ready to improve the middle, and working class financial condition and the Main St. economy. As the first occupier I have been working on decreasing the wealth gap since 1981. I am an economic scholar, author and retired small businessman. I am Chairman of a special Committee For Economic Reform and A Better Economic Future. A better future; Isn't this what we're all working towards? You say you have the brightest minds of several generations standing by. Well lets put them to work getting out the word that there is a better way to prosperity than what either of the Republicans or the Democrats are proposing. Cuts in vital programs is not the answer. Neither is massive deficit spending Keynesian Economic Policies. Then what is the solution? Have your brightest minds look over the information posted at www.foreclosurecrisissolved.wordpress.com/ www.recoverygovforthepeople.wordpress.com/ and economysflaw.wordpress.com/ Read: "People's Economic Recovery Plan, A Private Sector Solution To Job Creation and Economic Recovery," and "Eliminate The Fed Income Tax and Six Other Fixes For our Economy" to start with. Then get back to me. [email protected] We will let President Obama, Congress, and the 1% know where the real power is!!

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LimeQ

An income tax is a tax levied on the income of individuals or businesses (corporations or other legal entities). A lot of Americans whine about the amount of income tax they pay. They wonder about the purpose of income tax. Nobody enjoys paying tax but it is necessary for running any governmental entity. It turns out, as reported by information from the OECD, that we Yankees are a bunch of spoiled brats. America really has the lowest taxes among first world nations and its citizens need to stop complaining and probably lose some weight. Get more info at: http://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2011/12/01/americans-income-taxes/

LimeQ

An income tax is a tax levied on the income of individuals or businesses (corporations or other legal entities). A lot of Americans whine about the amount of income tax they pay. They wonder about the purpose of income tax. Nobody enjoys paying tax but it is necessary for running any governmental entity. It turns out, as reported by information from the OECD, that we Yankees are a bunch of spoiled brats. America really has the lowest taxes among first world nations and its citizens need to stop complaining and probably lose some weight. Get more info at: http://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2011/12/01/americans-income-taxes/

Anonymous

no offense but i bought something for 10$ on black friday that costs 40$ otherwise
i considered it a major score
so actually it would have hit my wallet if i had not shopped for that one item that day.

try buy nothing week or two
and you will have an effect

Anonymous

no offense but i bought something for 10$ on black friday that costs 40$ otherwise
i considered it a major score
so actually it would have hit my wallet if i had not shopped for that one item that day.

try buy nothing week or two
and you will have an effect

Anonymous

buying nothing sounds good but not practical or effective, boycot Mobil exxon for a month or two and you will make change. cripple one the rest will listen. Its easy get everyone to buy any gas but mobil gas, EASY practica, effective. We must get them to react to us the people. Its the only way to get big money out of our Gov. I do not buy Mobil Exxon........Start today!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

buying nothing sounds good but not practical or effective, boycot Mobil exxon for a month or two and you will make change. cripple one the rest will listen. Its easy get everyone to buy any gas but mobil gas, EASY practica, effective. We must get them to react to us the people. Its the only way to get big money out of our Gov. I do not buy Mobil Exxon........Start today!!!!!!!!

Michel

What would it take to get the economy healthy again? Support Ron Paul!
What would it take to get all soldiers back home? Support Ron Paul.
What would it take to renovate education? Support Ron Paul.
What would it Take to keep the money your worked hard for? Support Ron Paul!
What Would It Take to Eliminate the Federal Reserve and the IRS? Support Ron Paul!
What would it Take to Be Free again? Support Ron Paul!
What Would It Take to Simply follow The Constitution Again? Support Ron Paul!

Support Ron Paul!! Don't MIss This Chance!

Michel

What would it take to get the economy healthy again? Support Ron Paul!
What would it take to get all soldiers back home? Support Ron Paul.
What would it take to renovate education? Support Ron Paul.
What would it Take to keep the money your worked hard for? Support Ron Paul!
What Would It Take to Eliminate the Federal Reserve and the IRS? Support Ron Paul!
What would it Take to Be Free again? Support Ron Paul!
What Would It Take to Simply follow The Constitution Again? Support Ron Paul!

Support Ron Paul!! Don't MIss This Chance!

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