Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 16, 2014, 08:05:43 AM
522340 Posts in 39344 Topics by 4869 Members
Latest Member: ilikeithot
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Occupy Everything! « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3
Author Topic: Occupy Everything!  (Read 1955 times)
claws
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 3694


« on: November 12, 2011, 03:45:24 AM »

When did this "Occupy whatever" thing get started? Is it some hip new movement?
It seems to be all over the place lately and is starting to annoy me.
Logged
Rev. Powell
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken
****

Karma: 1712
Posts: 13821


Click on that globe for 366 Weird Movies


WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 09:34:46 AM »

It's the liberal equivalent of the Tea Party.  Unfocused outrage with no practical ideas.  Ignore it and it will go away soon enough.
Logged

"The best parts are watching Sly go through the full range of emotions: deadpan, deadpan with raised eyebrow, deadpan with quivering lip. There's also a great sequence where Sly drives his VW Beetle down the interstate for about 20 minutes, staring dramatically through the windshield.."-Joe Bob on A MAN CALLED RAMBO
Trevor
Professor of South African Underpantology
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 788
Posts: 10288



WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 10:11:54 AM »

I wish they would occupy my undies: that would make them go away in a hurry.
Logged

tracy
Inventor of the Turnip Twaddler and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 290
Posts: 2931



« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 01:03:31 PM »

A good friend of mine in New York has to pass by or through these characters 5 days a week to get to where he works. He says it looks like a bad party with no focus....that has gone on too long.
Logged

Yes,I'm fine....as long as I don't look too closely.
LilCerberus
A Very Bad Person, and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 194
Posts: 2609


ORANGE


WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 02:11:36 PM »

If they're the 99%, I suppose I'm the other 99%.... Question
Logged

"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
Normal is what people are until you get to know them.
http://www.wrir.org      http://www.youtube.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolutely-Als-Bag/235489689811513      http://lilcerberus-ob.blogspot.com/   https://plus.google.com/109856182158905164403
Criswell
i got better
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 81
Posts: 918



WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 08:56:14 PM »

Bored college students that don't really know whats going on.
Logged

indianasmith
Archeologist, Theologian, Elder Scrolls Addict, and a
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 1317
Posts: 7724


A good bad movie is like popcorn for the soul!


« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 11:35:30 PM »

I think the Reverend nailed it.  These folks are mad at everybody that has more than they do, because it's just not fair!  Most of them seem to be in violation of numerous civic codes, others have crossed the line into vandalism, arson, and assault.  The Oakland bunch was particularly thuggish.

Time for that Napoleonic "whiff of grapeshot"! BounceGiggle
Logged

"Carpe diem!" - Seize the day!  "Carpe per diem!" - Seize the daily living allowance! "Carpe carp!" - Seize the fish!
"Carpe Ngo Diem!" - Seize the South Vietnamese Dictator!
Mofo Rising
Global Moderator
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 430
Posts: 3098


My cat can eat a whole watermelon!


WWW
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 03:50:56 AM »

I find the whole thing pretty interesting, especially since I've noticed that people's viewpoints about it seem particularly colored by the manner in which people receive their news.

There are plenty of people involved in the Occupy movement with more nuanced views than are generally reported. If you receive your news from organizations that are not in sympathy with the protestors, they are generally presented as either naive college kids or, at worst, thugs similar to the recent riots in England. There's more going on there than that.

A lot of what the occupiers do is theater, but that's protest. It is what it is.

Stepping aside the politics of the protestors, I find the police response to the situation to be fairly odious. indianasmith brought up Oakland. The Oakland police have been some of the worst offenders as far as the over-use of force, such as shooting clearly non-threatening photographers with non-lethal projectiles, or tossing a flash grenade into a group of people attempting to help another wounded person. Both of those incidents are very easy to find online. Combine that with the widespread practice of police covering up there name tags to avoid identification (also readily available online), well... that is just inexcusable.

Small | Large


I like the police, but there's a reason people in positions of authority need to be held to a high level of accountability. The abuse of authority going on in these situations should concern anybody who cares about this country.
Logged

Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them. It gets up and kills. The people it kills, get up and kill.
JaseSF
Super Space Age Freaky Geek
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 577
Posts: 11892


Soon, your brain will turn to jelly.


« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 06:07:43 PM »

I support them fully. The only way to affect real change is to take action. People are fully within their rights to protest and well should be if they're really in  a democractic society...something of which I wonder about more and more these days.
Logged

"This above all: To thine own self be true!"



R.I.P. Geoffrey William Stirling
FatFreddysCat
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 129
Posts: 1653



« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 10:34:34 PM »

I sympathize with the ideas behind the movement, shame that the only people within it that get press/media attention are the delusional wanna-be's and the clueless who are just hanging out cuz it's the new "hip" thing to be doing.
Logged

Check out my CD and Movie Reviews on HubPages:
http://fatfreddyscat.hubpages.com/
Newt
Mostly Harmless
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 626
Posts: 2882


I want to be Ripley when I grow up.


« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011, 11:21:27 PM »

The prolonged occupations turn into shanty towns.  This does nothing to impress or attract the support of the public.  In Toronto the social workers are saying that (by Friday last) at least 10% of their clients have moved out of shelters and into tents in the park.  Hard to see that as a good thing.

No focus, no practical suggestions and no sign of the potential of getting any soon.  They've passed the point of having any positive effect: time to pack up and move on to the next thing.  Whatever that may be.
Logged

"I absolutely adore movies. Even bad ones. I don't like pretentious ones, but a good bad movie, you must admit, is great." - Roddy Mc Dowell
"May I offer you a Peek Frean?" - Walter Bishop
"Thank you for appreciating my descent into deviant behavior, Mr. Reese." - Harold Finch
 "I'm going to need a swat team ready to mobilize, street maps covering all of Florida, a pot of coffee, 12 jammie dodgers and a fez." -  11
Flick James
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 487
Posts: 4645


Honorary Bastard of Arts


« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 11:42:35 AM »

Thanks Rev for a succinct yet measured response. The liberal equivalent of the Tea Party movement is about as appropriate a comparison as we're likely to get.
Logged

I don't always talk about bad movies, but when I do, I prefer badmovies.org
Rev. Powell
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken
****

Karma: 1712
Posts: 13821


Click on that globe for 366 Weird Movies


WWW
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 11:50:45 AM »

Small | Large
Logged

"The best parts are watching Sly go through the full range of emotions: deadpan, deadpan with raised eyebrow, deadpan with quivering lip. There's also a great sequence where Sly drives his VW Beetle down the interstate for about 20 minutes, staring dramatically through the windshield.."-Joe Bob on A MAN CALLED RAMBO
JPickettIII
A BAD MOVIE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 45
Posts: 975


HELP! WE ARE STUCK IN A GOOD MOVIE!!!


« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 12:21:28 PM »

If they're the 99%, I suppose I'm the other 99%.... Question

Me too.  My question is, how are these people eating and paying for the bills.  If they are the 99% that is, (I have a lot to say and the server will crash with my wordage about this goofs) Oh nevermind.  All I know is that these people need to stop occupying everything and start applying for everything (employment).

I think I will keep the rest of my opions about these people quiet.

Later,

John
Logged

\\\\\\\"Freedom is not free\"\\\\\\ or ///\"Where ever you go, there you are!\"///
Flick James
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 487
Posts: 4645


Honorary Bastard of Arts


« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2011, 12:42:35 PM »

If they're the 99%, I suppose I'm the other 99%.... Question

Me too.  My question is, how are these people eating and paying for the bills.  If they are the 99% that is, (I have a lot to say and the server will crash with my wordage about this goofs) Oh nevermind.  All I know is that these people need to stop occupying everything and start applying for everything (employment).

I think I will keep the rest of my opions about these people quiet.

Later,

John


Those are my sentiments as well. It's not that I don't have sympathy. Believe me, I do. It's not that I don't understand how rough it is. I do.

However, economic recovery is what we need. Occupy Wall Street, whether they mean to or not, are countering economic recovery. I understand that they are angry for being out of work. But shutting down businesses is exactly what you DON'T want to do if you want econmic recovery. It's like trying to cure a headache by cutting off your head.
Logged

I don't always talk about bad movies, but when I do, I prefer badmovies.org
Pages: [1] 2 3
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Occupy Everything! « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.