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#1 I think it would be hilarious if someone created the rumor that OWS was turning into a suicide cult, like "Heaven's Gate" cult, and were planning a "mass event", that would "Show them. It will show them ALL!"
Most of the OWS attendees are spoiled slackers and freeloaders, and the idea that the free food and drink they would get might be poisoned would be a major turn-off.
"Of course it's not poisoned! Have some coffee!"
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-19 10:07||
#2 Universities support a movement made up former students wanting student debt forgiveness from the feds/taxpayers.
I'm shocked SHOCKED at the naked financial self interest here.
Posted by Clolump Groting4508 2012-02-19 11:04||
#3 Anonymoose good thought. Flees and lice are a good and current problem in the cities. I remember in emergency waiting room the staff sprayed everything down because a person was loaded with all manor of evil nasty things. Makes you think about public transport or services.
Posted by Dale 2012-02-19 12:18||
#4 Clolump: I disagree. It's in direct conflict with universities' financial self-interest. By the time a student graduates with debt, the university has already been paid. Thus, forgiving government subsidized/guaranteed student loans would seriously threaten that continued stream of boodle. Which happens to be the only reason universities have enough cash to fund such useless garbage to begin with. The administrators are smart enough to know this, but the professors are not.
So I read this as just more of the same old 60's radical perfectability-of-man navel-gazing: "let's make some trouble, bitch and scream about some discomfort - hardly matters anymore - call it a movement, then go back to university to teach everyone about how righteous we were!"
Posted by RandomJD 2012-02-19 19:51||