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Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by you must supply a verb on May 28, 2015 12:26 AM

And this is what happens when people make assumptions about other people. I'm about as far from right-wing as you can get. I'm a leftist, gay man in my 40s. I was bringing up a talking point, but something that I witnessed with my own eyes. I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zinful on May 28, 2015 12:02 AM

I'm a little surprised by the hostility expressed over my opinion. People are hostile because you sound like a right-wing talking point, and because the monstrous poor person who doesn't use their food stamps right is a propaganda... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zinful on May 27, 2015 11:51 PM

I never received government assistance or asked for it. I want to point out that it would not exactly have been the world's greatest tragedy if you'd gotten some food stamps and bought some groceries here, nor would this have turned you... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zinful on May 27, 2015 11:46 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by waitangi on May 27, 2015 11:28 PM

The thing is, we all might change our minds about big life choices. I wish I had gone on the Oxford Semester in college because I surmise that it would have set me on a much more fulfilling and respected career path. I could have - I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by adamt on May 27, 2015 11:00 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by nanook on May 27, 2015 10:29 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Scram on May 27, 2015 10:23 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zardoz on May 27, 2015 10:10 PM

(I mean, if there is one thing that is truly bourgeois in activist circles, it is the idea that only Too Much Radicalism prevents a loose agglomeration of people with very different experiences, understandings and goals from coalescing... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by standardasparagus on May 27, 2015 9:57 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by standardasparagus on May 27, 2015 9:55 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Matt Oneiros on May 27, 2015 9:34 PM

$45 a month (what she says she spends on cigarettes) is very little - $1.50 a day. She could get...a candybar? A very cheap coffee? A couple of donuts? I don't think $45 even gets you very much weed, right? I am not rich, but I don't have kids... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zinful on May 27, 2015 9:26 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by suedehead on May 27, 2015 9:10 PM

It's simple, really. Look at Occupy. Look at Selma. It's really, really important not to say that the primary difference between these events is one of decision-making process (and clothing choices??!!). This does a huge disservice... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by suedehead on May 27, 2015 9:07 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by suedehead on May 27, 2015 9:03 PM

But Quakers, especially here in the midwest where I live, are a remarkably homogenous people with a comprehensive set of shared values. We value process over product; one of the very best business meetings I've ever been part of ended with us... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by haltingproblemsolved on May 27, 2015 9:02 PM

And one more comment - the single most important thing I've found in making groups work on any basis is to take the time to do appropriately chosen group-building stuff. Training for Change, an organization with a rather peculiar underlying... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by haltingproblemsolved on May 27, 2015 8:57 PM

(I mean, if there is one thing that is truly bourgeois in activist circles, it is the idea that only Too Much Radicalism prevents a loose agglomeration of people with very different experiences, understandings and goals from coalescing... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by haltingproblemsolved on May 27, 2015 8:55 PM

The thing is, we all might change our minds about big life choices. I wish I had gone on the Oxford Semester in college because I surmise that it would have set me on a much more fulfilling and respected career path. I could have - I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Lexica on May 27, 2015 8:42 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on May 27, 2015 8:38 PM

It's simple, really. Look at Occupy. Look at Selma. It's really, really important not to say that the primary difference between these events is one of decision-making process (and clothing choices??!!). This does a huge disservice... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on May 27, 2015 8:37 PM

And one more comment - the single most important thing I've found in making groups work on any basis is to take the time to do appropriately chosen group-building stuff. Training for Change, an organization with a rather peculiar underlying... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on May 27, 2015 8:36 PM

I assume that there is a supply problem for dentists as there is with doctors, where they control the number of medical school graduates and create barriers to doctors from overseas freely entering the profession here. (I assume that the theory... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Dip Flash on May 27, 2015 8:33 PM

(I mean, if there is one thing that is truly bourgeois in activist circles, it is the idea that only Too Much Radicalism prevents a loose agglomeration of people with very different experiences, understandings and goals from coalescing... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on May 27, 2015 8:32 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on May 27, 2015 8:31 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Chrysostom on May 27, 2015 8:20 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by ActionPopulated on May 27, 2015 8:17 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by viramamunivar on May 27, 2015 8:13 PM

But Quakers, especially here in the midwest where I live, are a remarkably homogenous people with a comprehensive set of shared values. We value process over product; one of the very best business meetings I've ever been part of ended with us... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 8:12 PM

The thing is, we all might change our minds about big life choices. I wish I had gone on the Oxford Semester in college because I surmise that it would have set me on a much more fulfilling and respected career path. I could have - I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Salamandrous on May 27, 2015 8:10 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on May 27, 2015 8:10 PM

It's simple, really. Look at Occupy. Look at Selma. It's really, really important not to say that the primary difference between these events is one of decision-making process (and clothing choices??!!). This does a huge disservice... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on May 27, 2015 8:07 PM

But Quakers, especially here in the midwest where I live, are a remarkably homogenous people with a comprehensive set of shared values. We value process over product; one of the very best business meetings I've ever been part of ended with us... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Cash4Lead on May 27, 2015 7:54 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 7:50 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zug on May 27, 2015 7:23 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by whistle pig on May 27, 2015 7:22 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Pizzarina Sbarro on May 27, 2015 7:13 PM

And one more comment - the single most important thing I've found in making groups work on any basis is to take the time to do appropriately chosen group-building stuff. Training for Change, an organization with a rather peculiar underlying... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 7:12 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Devika on May 27, 2015 7:00 PM

( I really, really like the etat routlette thing, actually, and may propose it should I get back involved with a particular project.) What would actually be useful might be gathering some information about times where consensus is felt to have... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 6:57 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by headspace on May 27, 2015 6:51 PM

(Re "breeder": As I encountered the term, it was an eighties thing that the gays/lesbians used to refer to straight people - an insult from a time when being gay or lesbian was a lot more universally stigmatized than it is now and when,... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by mearls on May 27, 2015 6:47 PM

(I mean, if there is one thing that is truly bourgeois in activist circles, it is the idea that only Too Much Radicalism prevents a loose agglomeration of people with very different experiences, understandings and goals from coalescing... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 6:43 PM

Some very useful organizations emerged from Occupy. I mean, I had no connection to the movement then or now, but calling it a failure because it (eventually) ended and gave way to other things is taking Occupy to be the termination point, rather... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Thella on May 27, 2015 6:42 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on May 27, 2015 6:41 PM

It's simple, really. Look at Occupy. Look at Selma. It's really, really important not to say that the primary difference between these events is one of decision-making process (and clothing choices??!!). This does a huge disservice... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by ch1x0r on May 27, 2015 6:37 PM

And one more comment - the single most important thing I've found in making groups work on any basis is to take the time to do appropriately chosen group-building stuff. Training for Change, an organization with a rather peculiar underlying... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Thella on May 27, 2015 6:36 PM

(I mean, if there is one thing that is truly bourgeois in activist circles, it is the idea that only Too Much Radicalism prevents a loose agglomeration of people with very different experiences, understandings and goals from coalescing... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by ch1x0r on May 27, 2015 6:32 PM

I've been part of organizations that operated by consensus for most decisions and that worked pretty well - at least as well as the similar organizations that ran on voting. (It's a mistake to think that voting solves the problems of power - holy... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Thella on May 27, 2015 6:28 PM

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