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|this mornings speech||3||06:07, 18 November 2011|
|Main Occupy Portland Page Almost Unusable||1||17:40, 28 October 2011|
|Bond financing conference the day before Occupy Portland||0||15:18, 3 October 2011|
|Made some major changes to organization, format||1||14:29, 3 October 2011|
|Announcement of march location||0||09:29, 2 October 2011|
the woman speaking this morning had all the irratating maturity of a 12 year old . what a drama queen . the protesters were repeadly warned of the citys expectations and now wish to whine about it , because they didnt get thier way . what did your lil tantrum /protest dope encampment accomplish , other than to cause the tax payers of oregon thousands of dollars because you cant act like adults .
Unfortunately, there is a somewhat widespread misconception that folks at Occupy Portland had assembled in two downtown parks to protest dopes. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth; indeed we warmly welcome all internet protocol addresses, such as yourself, with open HTTP gateways. We'll make sure the library at our next encampment comes equipped with a speak 'n' spell for you and our prepubescent drama queen friend.
Are you more concerned about the 'thousands of dollars' spent on free speech than the $20 million dollars we are currently spending, per hour, on war? Best,
Awww c'mon, Mark! The Obama administration has budgeted only $159.3 billion for war in FY2011. If we do the math (159,300,000,000 / 8,765.82 = 18,172,857.80) we see that little more than a puny, tiny, nearly insignificant $18 million dollars is the hourly allocation for mass killing and wanton destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Don't you think it's high time we thank our corporate benefactors in the weapons of mass destruction industry for such a magnificent peace dividend?
The main Occupy Portland article is so cluttered it has become virtually unusable. Let's please organize a small group to:
- Create a clear, consistent and easy to use navigation section that combines all Occupy related articles into coherent groups (based on similarity of topic).
- Construct an easier to use announcement and breaking news templates that encourage frequent, ongoing updates.
- Combine links to external resources into a table that includes:
- name of resource
- type of resource
- resource summary
- Place as much of the above as is practical into separate templates based on resource grouping.
I am posting this here because I could not find a place to post anonymously elsewhere. Could someone please pass this along to Occupy Portland organizers?
There will be a fairly high-profile bond financing conference occurring the day before Occupy Portland kicks off. Some of the sponsors include Bank of America, US Bank, Key Bank, and Wells Fargo. The content in general is fairly positive stuff in my opinion: economic development, local and state investment in businesses, etc. However, a significant concentration of Oregon "movers and shakers" in the political and business sectors will be in attendance, and a thoughtful, civil, and accessible Occupy Portland presence may help push the dialogue in an even more positive direction, or at least provide a counterpoint to the financial behemoths sponsoring the event. Apologies for the short notice.
This conference will garner some press coverage, likely in the Oregonian and other local news outlets.
Trying to get the front page as user-friendly as possibly. Reorganized some of the material, changed a lot of bold to italics, etc.
I know I should have done this in smaller steps to make it easier to roll back individual changes, but I got ahead of myself!
Please let me know if you think any of the changes are a bad idea...
Looks good, Racer!
Each meetup happens at The MEZZ coffee shop (NW 12th & W Burnside). We usually show up sometime between 6:30-7:00 p.m. At the very least, we can show you some more geeky wiki tricks.