Cactus visits Occupy Auckland

October 27th, 2011 at 8:12 am by David Farrar

Please go to Cactus Kate and look at her photos of the Auckland site, and read her scathing commentary. The best journalism to date on the occupiers. Some extracts:

These people aren’t even Labour voters. They are worse than that. We are talking Alliance or Mana. Or even too stoned to vote.

I was not dressed in a suit which would be a sign of war. Given I had showered that morning and blonde it was quite apparent I was there on my Blackberry to take photos and perhaps I was the 1% enemy. Any competent protest movement would have at least questioned my presence. Alas not our Occupiers.

Now I’m not anti-weed. But it was soon evident that the non-violent, non-alcoholic protest was fuelled on dak. The rolling eyes of the 40 people I counted in the vicinity were proof they were either psychiatric patients, or stoned. Or perhaps both.

Superb.

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99 Responses to “Cactus visits Occupy Auckland”

  1. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Pure comedy gold!

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  2. awb (301 comments) says:

    I hope she doesn’t one day burn out from all her hatred against other people.

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  3. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    DPF – check the series I’ve been doing on Occupy Dunedin.

    Two new posts today: Where to now? – the council want them to go, the hard core dig their toes in and piss more supporters off (one was threatened with assault on Tuesday).

    And Is this the real problem?

    International Socialists and Mana (how connected are they?) have been flying banners from day one and now Derwin Smith is more open about the connection on Facebook.

    Occupy Auckland has advertised Socilaist Aotearoa meetings in their minutes. Has the whole New Zealand Occupy been a front for communist ambitions?

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  4. ephemera (563 comments) says:

    @DPF: Why do you call polemic, “journalism”?

    Cactus was just offering opinion with pictures.

    Edit: She found just one person to speak to there, who may or may not have been representative.

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  5. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Pete that is probably the first time any of these people have heard the word “ambition” used about them.

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  6. Longknives (4,620 comments) says:

    Brilliant!
    Ephemera- Trust me, I walk past there every day. This article is hilariously accurate and pretty much completely ‘representitive’ of the calibre of unemployable druggie ‘protester’ lounging around there every day…

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  7. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    hilarious..!..

    pg is playing the ‘reds under the beds’-card..

    pure (cold-war-retro) comedy gold..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  8. ephemera (563 comments) says:

    @Longknives. I suspect you’re right. I just question why the term “journalism” is being devalued.

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  9. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    talk about can’t see the forest for the trees..

    i mean..the pope came out the other day..for the occupiers..

    ..riff away on on yr ‘drity-hippy’ meme..eh..?

    ..all it proves is that you rightwingers haven’t got a fucken clue what is bearing down on you..

    the winds of change are about to blow you away…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  10. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Phil, not in the bed anyway, most vacate the Octagon to sleep, most of the tents are empty most of the time. The Reds in the Octagon have been exercising faux democracy while their heavies intimidate opposing speakers. Classic communists.

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  11. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..Classic communists…”

    an expert on the subject are you..?

    do tell..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  12. Longknives (4,620 comments) says:

    They even seem to have misspelt Gandhi!
    (I also note no mention of Gandhi’s own Brahmacharya ‘experiments’ as one of their “Dangers to Human Virtue”…)

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  13. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..most vacate the Octagon to sleep..”

    who in thr right mind would sleep in a tent in that frozen part of the country..anytime..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  14. big bruv (13,450 comments) says:

    “..all it proves is that you rightwingers haven’t got a fucken clue what is bearing down on you..

    the winds of change are about to blow you away…”

    Phool, do you really believe that crap?

    The 1% of parasites (yourself included) who seem to be of the drug fucked opinion that this ‘movement’ is ever going to amount to much are deluded.
    The 99% of us will tolerate you for a while, we will put up with your moaning and bitching but very soon we will scream enough is enough.
    No longer will we put up with you low life scum stealing from us week after week, no longer will be accept that you have ‘entitlements’, no longer will we allow you to take from society without giving anything back.
    Despite what you and the rest of your fellow losers think Phool times are only going to get tougher for the scum.

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  15. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    “all it proves is that you rightwingers haven’t got a fucken clue what is bearing down on you..”

    What could that be?

    A visit from WINZ? Nope.

    A tap on the door from the Police? Nope.

    A call from the nice lady at the Job Agency? Nope.

    A personalised photo on Police 10/7? Nope.

    A knock on the door from the debt collector? Nope.

    What we will most likely get, Philu, is a request to dip deeper and deeper into our pockets in order that societal parasites such as yourself, can continue to enjoy your free loading lifestyle courtesy of the taxpayer. But keep a lookout, Philu – the thing that may be bearing down in your own direction is the very distinct prospect that your own career as a beneficiary, may be coming to a close.

    Ain’t life grand?

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  16. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    @big bruv – Snap! :P

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  17. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Who in their right mind would try and sleep in the centre of the city – the busiest part traffic-wise during the day and drunk-wise during the night.

    Occupy London: Thermal imaging suggests part-time protest

    “thermal imaging from police helicopters has reportedly revealed that nine out of ten of their tents were unoccupied overnight.

    Hardly anyone there either.

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  18. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    wind of change? No just a faint waft of b.o. and dope smoke, soon to float away like so much fart gas

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  19. ephemera (563 comments) says:

    Pete, the thermal imaging story has already been debunked. Please do try to keep up

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  20. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    ephemera – the numbers I have seen at the Octagon suggest low occupancy. Reports from ex occupiers back that up.

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  21. ephemera (563 comments) says:

    I’m talking about the Occupy London story in the Telegraph, refuted by City of London police themselves, whose images the Telegraph were using as source.

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  22. ephemera (563 comments) says:

    I now see 3 News is copying the Telegrpah’s pitch.

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  23. lyndon (330 comments) says:

    What exactly did she expect to happen to her if she was identified? I have the vague idea that people in the top tax bracket are actually allowed to be there.

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  24. vendetta (60 comments) says:

    Always did strike me as a bit of a silly idea to stage a protest which requires the participants to be unemployed in order to participate. I’m sure there are plenty of everyday people who would like to make a stand against corporate greed (if, indeed, that’s what they’re standing for, they seem to change their minds a lot and tack a lot of other fringe-type causes on).

    Unfortunately most of those everyday people are holding down a job and simply don’t have the time or inclination to faff around in tents for weeks on end.

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  25. Longknives (4,620 comments) says:

    “all it proves is that you rightwingers haven’t got a fucken clue what is bearing down on you..”

    Maybe not Philu- But my wife and I work 50-60 hours a week each in our respective professions…Like most ‘right wingers’ we are far too busy trying to make ends meet and working our arses off to make a better life for ourselves than to sit at home smoking drugs spouting socialist philosophy,talking about the ‘winds of change’and the like.

    Does it not make you feel just the slightest bit guilty that people like us drag ourselves out of bed before bloody sunrise every day -work 10-12 hours- and then drag ourselves home when its bloody near dark??

    Do you not feel the slightest twang of guilt when you crawl out of bed at 11am and spark up your first doobie knowing that I’ve been in my office for nearly five hours already?? (This week coughing and hacking away with a bloody flu…)

    Rather than criticising us ‘right wingers’ you should be kissing our collective arses! Without those of us working our butts off and paying huge amounts of tax there wouldn’t be those endless WINZ ‘Emergency Entitlements’ I know from personal experience people like you are so fond of exploiting…

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  26. gravedodger (1,526 comments) says:

    @ephemera, 08 42, “why do you call polemic, journalism”.

    Maybe, just maybe it is an outcome of the current trend for TV news to be exactly that, “opinion with fucking pictures”

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  27. kowtow (7,858 comments) says:

    Cactus says ,to prove her “liberality”…….”Now I’m not anti weed…”
    Then she goes on to point out the effects of weed ,clearly a negative.

    Well I’m anti weed and this country has a huge problem with it.Particularly our young .

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  28. Ender (105 comments) says:

    talk about can’t see the real world…

    i mean..i am a fuckjob..all i wana do is use youse guys money..

    ..i neva went to school..why shuldnt i just camp in a public place all day..eh?

    ..all it proves is that you rightwingers are hard working people who i hate for being successful..

    phil(douche.co.nz)

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  29. adze (1,935 comments) says:

    Phil, I wouldn’t be too keen to gloat about support from the pope… This is the same pope who was a member of Hitler Youth back in the day… Not really compatible with your passion for anti racism… Eh?

    Awb
    “I hope she doesn’t one day burn out from all her hatred against other people.”

    Best not visit Bomber’s blog then. That boy has some issues.

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  30. lastmanstanding (1,228 comments) says:

    It seems to me that these groups around the world are starting to get shit scared that the gravy train is about to stop. They are finally waking up to the fact that their Gumints are broke and wont be able to finance their lifestyles in the future.

    They are also shit scared that we the long suffering tax payers are about to tell our Gumints to stick any ideas of raping and pillaging us for more tax up where the sun dont shine.

    This is why they are protesting. They are scared and so they should be.

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  31. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    PG said…
    International Socialists

    Hehe, PG, you’re saying that you’re not one? You’re a socialist without you being aware of it. Someone like you who believes that rights doesn’t exist but it is purely granted by wishes of the majority is a true socialist.

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  32. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Falafulu Fisi, I could say what you are without you realising it but I’ll refrain. We had a discussion about rights, that’s all. You’re as bad as Lee at applying generalised labels based on some narrow nonsense.

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  33. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    There have been some great examples of the general stupidity of the OxS protestors around the world but this Globe and Mail article has a very representative set of quotes that are just too funny. The gold medal one for me was this:

    “It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it’s time to go, they’re still there. I guess that’s why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That’s the power of greed.”
    – Jeremy, 38

    Perfect. Just perfect.

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  34. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    PG said…
    You’re as bad as Lee at applying generalised labels based on some narrow nonsense.

    PG, it is not narrow nonsense. I’m stating the facts here. Majority of voters don’t want WFF handouts to be chopped by any Govt, be it Labour, National, Greens, etc,… Do voters have rights to handouts like WFF even though a minority don’t agree with it because they get no benefits to themselves except contributing for those who are on WFF? What do you call that? Where is your definition of rights then? The Govt’s role is defence, judiciary, law & order. They shouldn’t grant rights to handouts because it is outside their mandate according to the moral justification of its existence?

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  35. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    PG, I’ll ask you. What is your (Peter Dunne) party is actually standing for? I know. You want to use taxpayer $ to promise certain voters (vote buying) to do things for them using their own money, ie, good things according to you/Dunne such as Govt handouts, more Govt bureaucracy & including new Departments plus over-spending beyond its means, and so forth. Isn’t that socialism or not? If it is not then I don’t know what.

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  36. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Falafulu Fisi – you’re talking about your ideal government – is that proven to work succesfully anywhere?

    Our government’s role has evolved with our democratic system. If you want your model get popular support, start a petition, initiate a referendum and take see how you get on.

    You are like Lee – unless anyone complies with his narrow ideal he labels them something with derogatory intent. That’s what you do. Good luck showing how popular your ideal is.

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  37. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    PG, when I call you out as a socialist, you crybaby and said that you’re not. Are you playing word semantics or not? Just admit that you’re a socialist and stop obfuscating. There’s nothing wrong with you admitting that you’re a socialist. Why are you in denial?

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  38. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Haha FF, funny. I’ve called you out. You call anyone you don’t agree with a socialist – have you been spending time on Trueblue?

    You’ll have to do a lot better than that to bait me.

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  39. Brian Smaller (4,016 comments) says:

    Haha FF, funny. I’ve called you out. You call anyone you don’t agree with a socialist – have you been spending time on Trueblue?

    You’ll have to do a lot better than that to bait me.

    In a competition between the two of you I would say that Pete is probably the master baiter.

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  40. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    No, it’s different when I do it, then it’s called eliciting responses and prompting discussions :)

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  41. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    longknife said:…”..Do you not feel the slightest twang of guilt when you crawl out of bed at 11am a..”

    i actually arise @ 5-5.30 am..every day/seven days a week..

    ..and i work at compiling/editing a news-aggregation website called http://whoar.co.nz/

    ..where i attempt to cherry-pick a tasty compilation of the most interesting/relevant/amusing journalism/comment..on any given day…

    ..locally and from around the globe..

    ..as i go on quality..not any set number..the number of stories/links varies each day..but is usually between 25-35…

    (i think it is what you might call a ‘start-up’..)

    ..so by that 11.00 am hr you mentioned..i have been working for 5-6 hrs…

    ..and as i update thru the day/evening…i think a ‘days’ work’ is done..eh..?

    (just thought i wd fact-check that for you..eh..?..)

    ..oh..!..and since being a ‘sole-dad’…i have completed a masters degree at auckland university..

    ..so i guess i have made the case for you to take yr ‘judgements’ on me..

    ..and place them somewhere that receives very little direct sunlight..

    ..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  42. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    Ironic that ad homs seem to be the theme of the day. Farrar whacks Philu with 20 demerits for unprovoked abuse, and proceeds to post this diatribe, calling it ‘superb’.

    Rich.

    It seems Odgers and a number of commenters here seem intent on undermining the credibility of the protesters by painting them as:

    Drugtakers
    Dole bludgers
    Smelly
    Ill educated
    Scardycats
    Envious
    Criminal

    ~How enlightened~

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  43. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    kowtow said..

    ‘Well I’m anti weed and this country has a huge problem with it.Particularly our young …’

    do you use alcohol at all kowtow..?..(i ask as someone who does not….

    and am very aware of the damages/deaths caused by alcohol..(which is advertised on television..)

    (oops..!..i’ll get ‘off-topic demerits..!..go to g.d..!.)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  44. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    It seems Odgers and a number of commenters here seem intent on undermining the credibility of the protesters by painting them as ….

    That’s probably quite true. Fortunately that undermining has been made very easy as a result of the sheer volume of material that comes from the protestors themselves.

    I love how one of the claims (another standard moth-eaten theme) is that “we” want to silence them. I’m sure the parents of many children trying to get a night’s sleep near their protests do want that – but I think I speak for many on the right-wing in saying that I want them to keep talking and talking and talking……

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  45. Ender (105 comments) says:

    philu, how the fuck did you write your dissertation with grammar and spelling such as you have displayed here?

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  46. graham (2,247 comments) says:

    philu:

    You DON’T “work” on your website. It’s a hobby for you – nothing more, nothing less.

    (Just thought I would fact-check that for you … eh?)

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  47. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    Just stop responding to him guys. It’s pretty simple – though I admit those of you lacking Firefox and RIP suffer the disadvantage and frustration of excessive scrolling.

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  48. RightNow (6,780 comments) says:

    Even I agree with at least one sentiment of the original OWS protest – that financial institutions shouldn’t get taxpayer funded bailouts. And to be absolutely fair, neither should drug-addled criminals.

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  49. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    tom hunter says:- “Fortunately that undermining has been made very easy”

    tom, it would be easy for me if I were a reporter, to pop down to the protest to selectively photograph well made signs and normal looking, employed, abstemious and articulate spokespeople. The are there. I’ve seen them.

    Problem is, normal looking people don’t sell advertising, cause no one’s interested in them.

    The media may be left leaning, but newsworthiness trumps politics which trumps impartiality.

    Kind of like a loaded game of ‘paper rock scissors’.

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  50. Danny-boy (102 comments) says:

    Speaking of fact-checking …

    .oh..!..and since being a ‘sole-dad’…i have completed a masters degree at auckland university..

    Go to Auckland University’s Graduate Search Engine and search by Phillip/Philip/Phil Ure or variants of the same. What do you say, Phil? eh .. eh .. ?

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  51. meh (165 comments) says:

    Danny, I’ll save people the tedious searching by year (crap web-development!)…

    Phillip Bruce Ure Master of Arts with Second Class Honours Second Division in Political Studies 20 April 2009

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  52. joe90 (273 comments) says:

    http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/uoa-home/current-students/cs-academic-information/cs-graduation-information/cs-graduation-search-and-confirmation/cs-graduation-search-results

    Phillip Bruce Ure Master of Arts with Second Class Honours Second Division in Political Studies 20 April 2009

    Phillip Bruce Ure Bachelor of Arts 3 May 1996

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  53. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    …. that financial institutions shouldn’t get taxpayer funded bailouts.

    That’s one of the big jokes about these protests. It’s the one thing they have in common with the Tea Party groups, the vast majority of whose members were very much opposed to the original TARP and the like. Not that that mattered when it came time to vilify those members of the GOP who voted it down in Congress the first time: in the desperate need to get Obama elected they were held to be moronic villians who did not understand the economic situation (there were also some 80 Democrats who voted the same way but naturally they escaped the same criticism).

    But these idiots think the problems caused by government will be solved by making government even bigger – as long as they run it. As Steyn so memorably put it a few weeks ago, They’re anarchists for Big Government, which is more deeply stupid than any of the many stupid things they’ve actually said.

    Still, nice to see they actually protested on Jeffery Imelt’s lawn the other day. Maybe they’ll even crawl down the Interstate in great numbers to protest outside the real source of the problem – The Whitehouse, Senate and Congress – but I’m not hopeful.

    Here’s another great example of their general ignorance – Are You Smarter Than A Wall Street Occupier. It’s from a sample of 50 “occupiers”, but in the context of the size of the protests that’s probably a far better sampling than your average political poll. Eighty four percent don’t know what the Dodd-Frank Act is.

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  54. nasska (10,823 comments) says:

    I’m writing a poem about people involved in Occupy Auckland. What rhymes with unemployed bludger?

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  55. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    it would be easy for me if I were a reporter, to pop down to the protest to selectively photograph well made signs and normal looking, employed, abstemious and articulate spokespeople

    Ironically, this is an age where individuals have been more empowered with information power then ever before, with digital camera/video phones and easy uploading to the internet – so why wait for the reporters? You appear to have time on your hands, why don’t you pop down to the protests and grab some examples of the non-dak crowd, their signs, and thoughts.

    You can either post them here or upload them to YouTube and provide the link as a counterpoint to the comments and observations of so many others like Cactus. Or perhaps someone has already done this and you merely have to find it. Either way it should be easy to demonstrate your claims in the same way that mine have been demonstrated.

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  56. Cactus Kate (549 comments) says:

    Scott Chris

    There were no examples of such people. I was there for half an hour. There’s no point in pre-determining you will be there as a reporter because they would bring down the “leaders” of this silly thing and PR puffed. It was apparent to me that they are not occupying, rather dropping-in when they are called to be there for PR purposes.

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  57. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    nasska (1,958) Says: “I’m writing a poem about people involved in Occupy Auckland. What rhymes with unemployed bludger?”

    Tax Return fudger?
    :P

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  58. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    (one for the hippie-bashers..)

    http://whoar.co.nz/2011/dont-diss-the-drum-circles-why-hippie-culture-is-still-important-to-our-protests/

    (excerpt..)

    “…It is precisely the mystical utopian energy that most professional progressives so smugly dismiss -

    - that has aroused a salient, mass political consciousness on economic issues.

    Progressives and mainstream Democratic pundits disagree with each other about many issues at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protests -

    - but with few exceptions they are joined in their contempt for drum circles, free hugs, and other behavior in Zuccotti Park that smacks of hippie culture…”

    (cont..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  59. RightNow (6,780 comments) says:

    I’m guessing today would be a bit light on the ground in Aotea Square. It’s benefit day isn’t it?

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  60. cabbage (455 comments) says:

    Phil. If your output in my office was manually aggregating only 25 stories a day, you would be out on your ear. Furthermore, to be considered a viable startup, I would expect your website to have some clever coding to capture articles of interest. Otherwise, a business model that relies on a potsmoking ex-con to manually find 25 stories a day is not exactly what I would call solid, and most certainly not what I would call a startup.

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  61. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    tom hunter says:- “why don’t you pop down to the protests and grab some examples of the non-dak crowd, their signs, and thoughts”

    Well tom, I could do that, but:

    1) How would you know I hadn’t faked them and,
    2) The publications that would be inclined to publish them would not be the publications that you would be inclined to read.

    As you well know, niche publications and their readers share a symbiotic relationship.

    Question is, who is molding who’s opinion?

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  62. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    1) How would you know I hadn’t faked them and,

    I don’t think you’re capable of doing that!

    2) The publications that would be inclined to publish them would not be the publications that you would be inclined to read.

    Awwwww. You really have been trying so hard recently to pigeonhole me as someone who only reads one side of the issues.

    Aside from that aspect your reply seems a sad excuse for not backing up your assertions. The people who filmed/photographed the concentration camps decades ago knew that the easiest way to demonstrate non-fakery was to post sequences of panoramic shots with lots of background. Also, most blogsites allow commentators to upload photos and we now have date/time and even GPS location data built into the photos that can be displayed. Finally, you can surely hijack a friend into taking separate shots from different angles and parts of the protests at the same time.

    Or as I said earlier, you could just track such stuff down on Google/Facebook/Shutterfly etc.

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  63. Fletch (6,093 comments) says:

    I see the cops in the US have evicted the Oakland protesters, arresting 75 of them…

    “Oakland police say they arrested 75 people while clearing an anti-Wall Street protest in front of City Hall that had grown into an encampment with dozens of tents. [...] There were reports of a sex assault and a severe beating and fire and paramedics were denied access to the camp, according to city officials, who said they had also received numerous complaints of intimidating and threatening behavior.”

    Video of police using tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the mob –

    Good on ‘em I say.. Need to do something similar with our lot.

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  64. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    Cactus Kate says:- “There were no examples of such people.”

    Well, fine. Perhaps you only saw what you wanted to see, as the normal looking people would have a tendency to look like… well, normal people.

    Hard to distinguish from a bystander unless you administer the old olfactory test. Lends new meaning to the term, “sniffing out a good story” I suppose.

    One thing I like about you Cactus, is that you don’t pretend to be impartial…. so why start now?

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  65. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    tom hunter says:- “Aside from that aspect your reply seems a sad excuse for not backing up your assertions.”

    I don’t think I have to tom. You’ve had enough life experience to know that lefty protesters come in all shapes and sizes. You are simply choosing to ignore this obvious fact because it conflicts with the images the media have presented, most of which conform to your socially conditioned idea of what the quintessential smelly hippy protester should look like.

    Heck, I’m just as impressionable.

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  66. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    Perhaps you only saw what you wanted to see ….

    Well, her and her camera.

    Shorter Chris Scott: Well, I’m out of arguments at this point so I’ll just point out how one-eyed you are – which also nicely implies how impartial I am

    I don’t often quote anything religious but Chris very much reminds me of the Pharisee in the Temple: “Lord, I thank thee that I am not like other men…”

    UPDATE:

    … with the images the media have presented

    The “media”?

    The images I’m judging them on have mainly come from bloggers who took the time to go down to the protests and photograph them, as well as the images they’ve posted on their own sites such as the various “We are the 99%”.

    But I think you already knew that. More of the deligitimisation game?

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  67. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    @ philu

    ..and i work at compiling/editing a news-aggregation website called http://whoar.co.nz/

    Thats not work, or a job, thats a hobby. A job is when you get up and do work that pays you money. Stop bludging off working people you lazy bum.

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  68. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    @Ender (69) October 27th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Very good. Heh!

    Careful that the self appointed narc doesn’t run squealing to the teacher than you’ve been mean… Bwahahahahaaaaaa
    :P

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  69. Steve (4,517 comments) says:

    There you go Phool. You have been told by Lee01 that you are a lazy bum.
    Bloodsucking leech is a better term

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  70. Black with a Vengeance (1,608 comments) says:

    Just wondering how many of the occupiers were Pasifikan ?

    I’m sure that prickly bitch would have loved to have seen some filthy maaris smoking dope and beating their stepkids down there so she could spew her hateful bile about them on her irrrelevent blog.

    [DPF: 20 demerits]

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  71. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Hey imagine that, Black with a Vengeance is here with an irrelevant and pathetic attempt to redirect.

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  72. Black with a Vengeance (1,608 comments) says:

    oh put it away Put it away. It’s entirely relevent.

    Cactus Kate is suffering more from ‘race’ shame that most of the occupiers are white middle class like her and have that ‘equality of opportunity’ she always goes on about, only she hates them because they’re not greedy or hateful of the ‘pathetic heaving underclass’ and don’t regularly conduct exercises in cyber bashing brownies, nor aspire to be mega rich.

    if anyones attempting to redirect, it’s the barren prickly one herself.

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  73. Black with a Vengeance (1,608 comments) says:

    Hah…20 demerits for calling Cactus Kate a bitch when she’d rightly acknowledge herself that she is one = PATHETIC

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  74. reid (16,061 comments) says:

    The stench of the unwashed was soon apparent…

    Well this backs up Saturday’s eye-witness smell report. I love it when I’m right, especially when it’s about whether or not the Occupiers are smelly or not. Case closed, phil.

    I won. You lost. Eat that.

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  75. Clint Heine (1,568 comments) says:

    @Black with a Vengeance – you’re kidding. Cactus has never nor will ever “suffer” from race shame.

    The great unwashed are turning into an even bigger joke by conforming with all other unwashed peoples from other nations. The NYC one has turned commercial (outstanding) and the NZ one only confirms that the 1% is really a 0.00000000001% at best. I think we should encourage more student unionists to join in and then we give them a nice cold shower – and send them the bill.

    If Len had some balls he’d tell them where to go and present the organisers with a bill for the mess they have caused. Like all good socialist no-hopers, they won’t pay or claim responsibilty.

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  76. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    BWAV said…
    Just wondering how many of the occupiers were Pasifikan ?

    And your point is?

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  77. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    The hard core of Occupy Dunedin get more open about their International Socialist links.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119713464803891

    And ISO plus Mana links. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504134517

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  78. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    And the same Mana + Socialist links in Occupy Auckland:

    Joe Carolan: http://www.facebook.com/solidarityjoe?sk=wall

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  79. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    pete ‘reds in the tents’ george maintains his intrepid-vigilance..

    ..on all our behalves…

    ..(is he in a building across the road..?

    ..does he have binoculars..?..

    ..disguises..?

    ..infiltrators..?)

    and reid…for someone who occaisonally pretends to be intelligent…

    ..yr focus on the smelly-hippy-meme..

    ..isn’t really doing yr iq-image any favours..eh..?

    ..and ‘gramps’-steve…calling me a ‘bloodsucking-leech’ is factually inaccurate..eh..?

    ..i’m a vegan..

    ..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  80. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    Phil, I’ve been to both Occupy Auckland at Aotea Square and to Occupy Dunedin in the Octagon. And there’s this think called the Internet.

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  81. Manolo (13,514 comments) says:

    A motley array of filthy, unemployable no-hopers always willing to claim other people’s money.

    As Dalrymple wrote in his book Anything Goes: “The promotion of rights to tangible benefits leads eventually to a vile mentality. which oscillates between ingratitude at best – for why should they be grateful for something that is a right? – and resentment at worst.

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  82. thedavincimode (6,576 comments) says:

    … a vegan leech??

    … if you say so.

    So maggie, have you found any really amusing/thoughtful/insightful intergalactic comments this morning that are on topic and worth shamelessly link-whoring through your tatty web failure this am?

    What is the world saying about occupy Auckland, and how are you reading the mood of the brothers and sisters down at body odour central? How is it going with the St Pauls 90%?

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  83. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    “…down at body odour central”

    Haha – brilliant. :D

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  84. Black with a Vengeance (1,608 comments) says:

    @Black with a Vengeance – you’re kidding. Cactus has never nor will ever “suffer” from class shame.

    FIFY

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  85. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    pg..i went to aotea square..

    ..and with yr mission in mind..

    ..i actually looked under a few tents..

    ..nary a commie/red to be seen..

    ..eh..?

    ..and davince..re st pauls..

    ..a minister in the church has resigned over church opposition to occupy..

    ..and there is an expose on the wealth/income of that church..

    ..(i have both stories/links/..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  86. thedavincimode (6,576 comments) says:

    Silly magpie.

    You know very well what I was referring today, you naughty 90%er you. :)

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  87. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..he seeks them here…he seeks them there..

    ..from the octagon…to aotea square..

    ..wherever occupiers lurk underneath the tents..

    ..’cos he’s a dedicated follower of commies…

    (pause..)

    ..and when he’s on..his little rounds..

    ..round the saggy tents .. of our towns..

    ..all the people look at him – and fall about in glee…

    ..’cos he’s a dedicated follower of commies..”

    (apologies to ray davies…)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  88. Scott Chris (5,946 comments) says:

    And so the thedavincimode (crikey, what a humble name to choose) continues to pick on the odd one out.

    I’m sure you’re a better person than that really, but the old political pack instinct of ganging up on the eccentric will often rear its ugly head if a person isn’t truly self aware. Or doesn’t have a heart. ;)

    I mean, we expect it of Elaycee and Bruv because of their low self esteem, but you too Dav?

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  89. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..he sees the reds..under the beds…

    ..and he’s afraid…he’s got the scareds..

    …all the time he runs around and screams and waves his arms…

    ..’cos he’s he’s a dedicated follower of commies…

    ..with occupy…he’s seen the enemy…

    ..beads n’ braids…he’s seen a commie..

    ..but all the people look at him and fall about in glee…

    ..’cos he’s a dedicated follower of commies..”

    (even more apologies to ray davies..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  90. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle

    (Contd…)

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  91. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    no elaycee..darling..you have to be just a little bit creative..and make up yr own words…eh..?

    go on..!..give it a go..!

    (i mean..you even stole that from one of the other numbnuts here..i forget who..who also stole it..

    ..creativity is a bit of an arid desert on the right..eh..?

    ..it has always been thus…

    famous rightwing comedians..?..dennis miller and that shrink guy from cheers are about it..

    famous rightwing musicians…?..ted nugent..(snigger/snort..!..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  92. Elaycee (4,318 comments) says:

    Phool – you still bleating because I cut and pasted something you posted about yourself on Kiwiblog?

    C’mon, Diddums. You should know by now that these bad decisions from your past will continue to haunt you for the rest of your life. Its called consequences for your own actions. And these actions resulted in a criminal record to boot.

    (snigger / snort) eh? .. / .. / .. eh?

    Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle.

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  93. thedavincimode (6,576 comments) says:

    “I’m sure you’re a better person than that really,”

    No, not really.

    “Eccentric”?

    I don’t think so. Bone lazy, bludging off everyone in effect including those that actually deserve more assistance than they get? Yes. Gives beneficiaries a bad name? Yes. Lightening rod for those who would ditch any form of taxpayer assistance? Yes.

    And its not the money Scott. At the margin, he costs fuck all in the scheme of things. Its the principle. You being a man of great principle who would never gratuitously insult anyone (unless they offended you first of course) would know all about that Scott.

    Should I do it? No.

    Your point? That I should be a good person like you Scott? I’ll pass on that if you don’t mind.

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  94. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    what also amuses me is the courage these anonymous people have..

    snivelling cowards…afraid to stand beside/behind their words/ideas…

    and heads up..!

    ..soon there will be an app. that will enable you to trace alias’s back to their real names..

    ..on that day..

    ..i shall be matching peoples’ real names with edited highlights of the vomit they have spewed here..

    ..so all yr ‘friends’/professional-colleagues can know who you really are..eh..?

    ..that’s something for you to look forward to..eh..?

    ..and it could be especially embarrassing for the nact-politicians who also snivel/throw shit here from behind alias’s..eh..?

    ..won’t that be fun..?..

    ..for many of us..

    ..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  95. thedavincimode (6,576 comments) says:

    That will be a great day indeed silly magpie. When anonimity is gone, we’ll be able to get together and have a drink. Do you want an invite?

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  96. tom hunter (4,532 comments) says:

    Heh, heh, heh.

    Seems that for the US OWS protests at least some reality has begun to intrude:

    For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.

    They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.

    But…. but….but….. the OWS protesters have, and the others have not. Is this not what these protests are all about, to take from those who have and give to those who don’t? Surely these poor people who’ve been turning up for such good food are justified in taking because they have nothing?

    Clearly the acquisition of almost any property – even something so humble as pieces of organic chicken – has turned the OWS folks into a bunch of reactionary conservatives. God knows how reactionary they’d become if they each got a BMW.

    I did love this from the comments:

    Tragic. The horses are tired of working for the cats, who don’t contribute anything, and have taken their case to the pigs. Let me know if they get this resolved before the farmer comes back.

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  97. adze (1,935 comments) says:

    Lol Tom. That’s priceless.

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  98. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    you kick it off da vinci..

    ..give us yr real name…

    ..stand behind/beside yr words…

    ..eh..?

    ..don’t cower..

    ..stand man..!

    ..or woman..!

    ..what/whoever you are..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  99. thedavincimode (6,576 comments) says:

    Silly magpie. We’re waiting for the app.

    SO, do you want to come to the drinks or not. And how was work today? (cchhessstt).

    BTW, did you read Tom H’s post above? Fantastic wasn’t it? :)

    What did I tell you the other day? Eh, eh, EH??

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