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Fkin STRIP SEARCH? In the USA? WHAT? SRSLY? Now I’m Mad.

Let's Protest Strip Searches by Driving Naked

NSFW - click to view video

STRIP SEARCH!Good idea or police state tactic? Here’s my initial take from a first-hand routine traffic stop:

I had no idea the other day, in my white middle class neighborhood that I could’ve been strip searched when I said, “That’s fucking ridiculous to the cop that was pulling me over.” I’m betting in other areas, with my skin being a bit different and my auto being a bit more run down, I’d have been in for a different experience all together.”We’re cracking heads on the OWS folks all over this country in a way that we would frakin invade other countries for. Regardless of how you feel about OWS, it’s not right.

And now they have the power of the STRIP SEARCH? I think no one, none of us smart ass honkeys, can actually believe it would happen. Not to us, not in our neighborhood. But it that truck of smelly outdoor workers gets stopped in front of our house, heck, they might have been illegals too. They were speaking Spanish.

Disgusted with my country at the moment. That’s why I’m activating with the99spring.com and my own little uprising http://facebook.com/99stickers

Of course stickers won’t solve anything. But they can get us talking to each other. We can spread the dialogue with thinking folks and see if we can tip the balance away from the tea party and the way RIGHT that are trying to get Santorum elected. SRSLY? What kind of nightmare would that be.

I encourage you to get involved somewhere. Make sure your opinion is heard. And if you don’t agree with me, that’s cool, but let’s keep the discussion in the top levels of the hierarchy of a disagreement, okay.Bungle in the Jungle or What’s In a Snipe: Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement

But we definately need to raise up our voice on this one. What’s the MEME that we can start online to support or defeat this amazingly retro ruling?

Hey they won’t have to strip us if we’re naked. That’s it. DRIVE NAKED.Thanks RR for the push.

Namasté,

J Mercurial
permalink; http://99stickers.com/2012/04/strip-search/

Video of the new Movement: DRIVE NAKED (NSFW)

Bill Moyers Talks about the 99% Spring

Non-Violent Direct Action of the 99% Spring

Bill Moyers Journal: The 99% Spring (VIDEO)

3/30/12
By Bill Moyers Journal


Activist George Goehl on People Power from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

The Issue: Democratic Reform, Workers Rights

The Initiative: The 99% Spring is a weeklong series of trainings in April about economic inequality and non-violent action techniques.
Bill Moyers interviews organizer George Goehl.

Background: The 99% Spring is being organized by a coalition of over 40 national and local groups and movement leaders — including George Goehl, Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo — who “envision a new economy that the 99% can count on.”

From April 9-15, 2012, 99% Spring organizers plan to gather 100,000 people across America, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. They are organizing trainings to:

  • Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
  • Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
  • Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.

There are already over 890 trainings planned around the country.

I’ve Got A Problem With 99 Stickers

My problem with 99 Stickers on Facebook.

Pay per click advertising on Facebook

Pay per click advertising on Facebook

Yeah, I’ve got a problem. This is a wonderful experiment. And what we’ve got here, in a few short months, is an actually “community” on Facebook. And we’re sharing, commenting, and reposting a lot of information.

My problem is this. Unless I pay for it, we’re not getting any more “reach.” Meaning no one is joining us, unless I pay ¢.25 to ¢35 per click, on an advertisement similar to what got you here. So what’s the issue? Why aren’t WE sharing 99 Stickers to others?

One more, minor problem. My vision was that people would get the stickers and send back pictures of the stickers in funny places. And a few of you have done that, but not 500 – 600 of you. That’s how many stickers I’ve given out so far. And I’ve gotten $65 from Pay-Pal since the beginning.

My question: What’s wrong with this approach? Is facebook not conducive to sharing? Are you afraid to publish or promote your connection with something so clearly 99% related?

I’d really like to know what you think. That’s why I’m here.

NOTE: And if you’re reading this on the 99stickers.com website, what’s your perception, what’s your disconnect? I want to CONNECT, not disconnect. So what’s your problem with 99 Stickers?

J Mercurial
permalink: http://99stickers.com/2012/03/a-problem/ ‎

Also, check out the99spring.com. I will be leading some trainings in Austin, Texas. I hope to see you there.

Know Your #occupy Twitter Hashtags: #ows vs #occupy vs #99spring

While spending time in a training for trainers of the99spring.org group I was interested in learning which hashtags still had momentum. It’s good to know where the conversations are happening and Twitter is a powerful tool to understand public sentiment.

One of my favorite tools is TwitterVenn. A quick way to compare the volume of tweets.

Occupy Wall Street and the communications war

Here’s a post that has even more ideas for harnessing the information available on Twitter.

How to Get Useful Business Information Out of Twitter: Hashtags for Social Media Research

Get organized and be heard. We are the majority, let’s empower ourselves with action.

The 99Spring Movement Awakens Americans

My 99 Spring DEF: It’s not about parties, it’s not about race or religion, it’s not about DEM vs REP. It’s about empowering your voice, and grouping up for more support and momentum. (That’s why I’m here.)

You don’t have to believe or align yourself with the Occupy Wall Street movement to understand that the 1% (maybe really the top 5% of the 1%) really wield the power in the US. Today I participated in a training session put on by the99Spring.com. Please check out the site and see if there is something there for you. According to local organizers there are 700+ 99Spring Groups meeting across America.

The training in Austin is at Ventana Del Soul. And you need to learn about them as well. This is a fantastic non-profit facility and restaurant that is training people and helping people with life work, and work skills.

Ventana Del Soul - Non-Profit Training and Restaurant

And one of the exercises we did, was to design our ideal city by drawing a map of what we wanted. Here is my group’s city: “Dignity City.”

Working for equality with 99 Spring Org

Rosa Parks example being used to show us how a simple act of civil disobedience and NON-VIOLENCE can have an affect.

A few of our whiteboards, self-identifying who we are.

99Spring - The Story of Us

99spring - We Work Hard

See the99Spring.com for more information about getting organized to tell your story and take action.

DAY TWO

Values City Exercise - 99 Spring

Last Circles of the Day

99 spring - training the trainers in Austin, Texas

training trainers at 99 spring

Moveon.orgthe99spring.com

Namasté.  Snag the free stickers by emailing your address to 99stickersite[at]gmail[dot]com